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Comment: Re:Good Sign (Score 1) 176

by NFN_NLN (#47136485) Attached to: Congressman Introduces Bill To Limit FCC Powers

People doing things that benefit themselves is the very definition of capitalism.

Perhaps you're thinking of Asshole Anarchy.

Central characteristics of capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets and wage labor.[3] In a capitalist economy, the parties to a transaction typically determine the prices at which assets, goods, and services are exchanged.[4]

Writing legislation to intervene with the free portion of a free market is the opposite of a capitalism. I would like to benefit myself by using the government sanctioned cable under the ground to create my own ISP. Now go write that into law.

Comment: Re: Congressional fix? (Score 1) 217

by NFN_NLN (#46850887) Attached to: How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

I was going to mention that but I know how much "a certain demographic" shits a brick if you stomp on their circle-jerk. Much like lower IQ animals, if I don't actually say trigger words then they won't clue in. Unfortunately, you did, and now you're getting voted down (as of now).

Communism is just one extreme and and neither extreme is the answer. Just don't mention the S-word around animals that have been "conditioned" by their masters.

For now I'm going for a W-A-L-K. :)

Comment: Re: Congressional fix? (Score 1) 217

by NFN_NLN (#46849579) Attached to: How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

You trade pre-existing support now for death panels later. Have fun. I hope you have a big appetite, because I have a feeling you're going to be eating those words about your "new and improved" healthcare in a few short years.

Ditto for net neutrality should sheep like you have your way.

This is why NEW ideas have such a hard time gaining traction. Save for the fact this isn't a NEW idea. It has been implemented successfully in basically all other modern industrial nations. This is like arguing the superiority of communism after the fall of communism (hopefully the irony of that example sets off the trolls, hahahha).

Comment: Re:There isn't enough rubles in Moscow (Score 1) 313

by NFN_NLN (#46743935) Attached to: Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

> Essentially ALL doors made nowadays have a cardboard core.

All doors that poor people buy, that is. Quality is still out there, and as available as it always was, you just have to be willing to pay for it.

This is an internal door, it's not like it needs to be sturdy. Then I realized: the only time you would need a solid oak door for a bathroom.... is the little boys room at the Vatican. (I'll be here all week folks!)

Comment: Re:No problem (Score 1) 423

by NFN_NLN (#46597647) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

some people have expensive hardware that only works with xp and its NOT practical to rebuy working hardware

Old hardware as in systems without support contracts? Or old hardware with no available parts?
So you just wait until the hardware fails AND THEN scramble to get the services back online? Doesn't sound very proactive to me.

Worst case scenario is to virtualize the system and use IO Passthrough for any proprietary cards. But hardware availability should not be a limitation because hardware fails.

This should not have to be explained. Maybe I got trolled.

Comment: Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (Score 1) 275

by NFN_NLN (#46593957) Attached to: Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

Physical money isn't used very much even in real life. Less than 5% of US dollars are represented as cash/coins. It is mostly a ledger at a bank (bank account) and the banks are regulated and trusted entities not to cheat or tamper with the ledger (bank accounts).***

If you start with debit/credit cards as your model then Bitcoin is nothing more than a decentralized version of this.

Or another way to put it. If you were really poor and had no physical money. You could pay someone in an IOU and write it in a ledger. That person can pay you back in an IOU as well, but part of the IOUs would cancel out. No money ever changes hands because it never existed. It was just a ledger recording who owed who what.

This explains everything:

Comment: Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (Score 2, Informative) 275

by NFN_NLN (#46592081) Attached to: Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

THERE IS NO BITCOIN. Definitely not physical, but not even virtual! The closest thing is a wallet.

Bitcoin is nothing more than a ledger of transactions. You can't own a bitcoin. You can only own a wallet that has transactions associated with it. You create a wallet with a public and private key. The public key is what people use to increase your ledger count. The private key is what you use to decrease your ledge count by increasing someone else's ledger count..

It's like a fancy excel spreadsheet that tracks debits and credits.

Every time you close off a group of transactions in the ledger there is a pre-determined reward for the group that finds the hash. That reward is an increase in there ledger. That is the ONLY time new ledger entries are allowed that don't have an equal decrease in someone else's wallet.

What is now proved was once only imagin'd. -- William Blake