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Comment: Re:Quantum Computing (Score 2) 332

by Procyon101 (#46038489) Attached to: Marc Andreessen On Why Bitcoin Matters (And A Critique)

It would distribute the concentration of computational power and increase the security of bitcoin transactions. The security of the protocol is dependent upon individuals not being able to outcompute the rest of the network. A widespread distribution of computational power reduces the opportunity of individuals and bolsters the protocol security.

Comment: Re:Atlas Shrugged (Score 1) 700

by Procyon101 (#41639943) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Books Have Had a Significant Impact On Your Life?

I was a Libertarian long before I read Atlas Shrugged. I read it this year and I was very disappointed actually. I found the book to have a very shallow plot and was very long winded and preachy. It should have been a short story. Marketing that book as the Libertarian Opus makes me realize why people think Libertarians are pseudo intellectual idiots.

Comment: Re:Really a violation? (Score 1) 154

by Procyon101 (#41422523) Attached to: GPL Kerfuffle Takes Xbian For Raspberry Pi Offline

It is kind of grey. The GPL says you cannot link, but in doing so it is governing usage, not copying, which could be considered outside of the copyright holder's jurisdiction. They are defining what it is to be a derivative work, which isn't something a copyright holder can necessarily do. They can have an *opinion* as to what defines a derivative work, and the FSF certainly does have a strong opinion on that. Someone can of course disagree with that opinion and link anyway. Personally, I sure as hell don't want to be the one defending the opposing opinion against the FSF in a court of law, so your interpretation is by far the safer one.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759