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Tracking a Bitcoin Thief, Part II: Illustrating the Issue of Trust In Altcoins 13

Posted by timothy
from the sometimes-the-good-guys-win dept.
An anonymous reader writes The team over at the BITCOMSEC (Bitcoin Community Security) project released a second part to their 'Tracking a Bitcoin Thief' series in which they disclose what happened to a once-rising alternate crypto currency project that promised to place guaranteed value of its MidasCoins by backing it with actual Gold. Dealing with the reality of user compromise, the projects founder ups and runs away with all of the communities coins; cashing them out at an exchange for Bitcoins. A sobering tale of trust issues within the alternate crypto currency community. (The first part is interesting, too.)

Comment: Re:I bet Amazon would love to hire more women. (Score 1) 344

by praxis (#48429585) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

My wife and I are both programmers, and she makes pretty much the same money I do (more right now - I was out of the workforce for a while dealing with cancer).

The fact that you feel the need to justify why your wife makes more money than you do illustrates some of the problems we have with gender issues. It should be perfectly normal for a woman to make more than a man.

Comment: Re:"Getting whiter" (Score 2) 344

by swb (#48428289) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

You want a peaceful civilization? Encourage lots of different people to live next to each other.

Wow, I feel misinformed despite my NY Times subscription. You mean to tell me there's a war going on in 90+% white Scandinavia and I didn't know about it? Given how oppressive their governments are known to be and the complete absence of social welfare there, such barbarism I guess should be expected.

I'm especially glad to know that multiethnic regions like Africa and the Middle East are so peaceful and nonviolent, that must have been another article I missed out on.

Comment: Re:FBI Director James Comey may not care. (Score 1) 82

by IamTheRealMike (#48427861) Attached to: WhatsApp To Offer End-to-End Encryption

it's all, once again, a lot of buzzwords, and zero security.

That's a bit unfair. Yes, any security system that tries to be entirely transparent cannot really be end to end secure, but nobody has ever built a mainstream, successful deployment of end to end encryption that lets you use a service even if you don't trust it. There are many difficult problems to solve here. Forward secure end to end encryption behind the scenes is clearly an important stepping stone, and OWS has said they will expose things like key verification in future updates. Just because they haven't done everything all at once, and solved every hard problem, does not mean it's just a lot of buzzwords.

Comment: Re:TFA is a crappy piece of socialist propaganda (Score 1) 344

by geekoid (#48427631) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

"Women are not paid less if they are doing the same jobs and spending the same time doing them as men do, "
demonstrably false.
I assume the rest of your post is based on that false data and did infect my mind with your stupidity be reading it.

Let be guess:
You incorrectly call it socialist. You assume gathering data that show something you don't like is 'whats wrong with America' and you make ad hom attacks against the article and author

Did I get that about right?

Comment: Re:The workplace is changing. (Score 3, Insightful) 344

by geekoid (#48427593) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

A) You can't seem to do math.
B) Female Vets do work the same hours
C) Female vets general spend more time with the pet owners then men.

"t 4-5 female vets do the job of one male vet."
this just keep driving me up a wal. So by your "logic" a female vet works 3 hours a day?

Comment: Re:Slashdot: polical-correct leftists anti-freedom (Score 1) 344

by geekoid (#48427465) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

"Amazon should be free to hire who them like"
Yes, lets bring back etrenched racism, thing went so well

"and now lost again back to communist-socialism"
I see you are an idiot.

"Also flash news, weman[sic] do not prefer hard physical work all that much you know. "

Comment: Re:Bullshit Stats. (Score 4, Insightful) 344

by geekoid (#48427371) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

So people who are artists and nurses are stupid?

You are a moron,and I hope you have a lot of daughters so you can watch and try to fight a variety of entrenched attitudes and systems that push them away from what they want to do.
I have a daughter who like science and want's to be a game designer. I see how she has it stacked against her compared to my son.

Society pushes those biases onto the kids, not just parents.


Interviews: Ask Adora Svitak About Education and Women In STEM and Politics 131

Posted by samzenpus
from the go-ahead-and-ask dept.
samzenpus writes Adora Svitak is a child prodigy, author and activist. She taught her first class on writing at a local elementary school when she was 7, the same year her book, Flying Fingers was published. In 2010, Adora spoke at a TED Conference. Her speech, "What Adults Can Learn from Kids", has been viewed over 3.7 million times and has been translated into over 40 different languages. She is an advocate for literacy, youth empowerment, and for the inclusion of more women and girls in STEM and politics. 17 this year, she served as a Youth Advisor to the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. and is a freshman at UC Berkeley. Adora has agreed to take some time from her books and answer any questions you may have. As usual, ask as many as you'd like, but please, one per post.

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.