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Comment: Re:Welcome to the real world (Score 1) 290

by SpankiMonki (#48821371) Attached to: Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

So, Bitcoin wil be subject to volatility, like every other currency and precious metal in history, and that will cause troubles for the people who actually extract the stuff. Who (aside from anyone in the mining business) knew?

The problem with bitcoin is its volatility relative to other currencies. Combine purely speculative/thinly traded exchanges with a lack of an underlying economy of any note, and that's what you get.

Comment: Re:Meaningful Competition? (Score 1) 97

I don't see how a government takeover will enhance competition.

Can you point me to where in any of the linked articles this coalition is talking about takeovers? I've assumed that their goal was to offer a competing service to the telcos, not to takeover any existing telco service(s).

Comment: Re: Snowden (Score 1) 221

by SpankiMonki (#48235249) Attached to: When Snowden Speaks, Future Lawyers (and Judges) Listen

Right. So the US didn't care enough to Assange to even watch him and inform the Swedes when he left the country, nor to inform the UK police (or simply stop him) when he jumped bail and fled to the Ecuadorian embassy... but despite not even taking the time to watch him... [snip].

LOL, nobody needed to watch or keep track of Assange - that media whore announced his friggn' location everywhere he went. Anyways, I was just responding to the assertion that charges even matter when it comes to this sort of thing. If the US wants a non US citizen residing almost anywhere - especially western Europe - the US will have them. If you believe otherwise, well...OK then.

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