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+ - Finnish National Digital TV Broadcaster Starts Sending Bitcoin Blockchain 3

Submitted by Joel Lehtonen
Joel Lehtonen (3743763) writes "Finnish national digital TV broadcaster Digita co-operates with startup company Koodilehto to start transmission of Bitcoin blockchain and transactions in Terrestrial Digital TV (DVB-T) signal that covers almost the entire Finnish population of 5 million people. The pilot broadcasting starts in September the 1st and lasts two months. The broadcast can be received by a computer with any DVB-T adapter like this $20 dongle. Commercial production phase is planned to begin later this year."

Comment: Die Beta, DIE !!! (Score 3, Insightful) 60

by TheBlackMan (#46171855) Attached to: Slashdot BETA Discussion
The beta clearly sucks. If you guys cannot make something that is CLEARLY SUPERIOR to the slashdot we have, then DO NOT FCKIN' CHANGE ANYTHING !
If you want to try something new, justy try to make a new site, advertise it and see the results. If there is no adoption, that probably means IT JUST SUCKS !

The old slashdot is so close to perfection that it is understandable that it is difficult to improve on PERFECTION. And it is too easy to break it.


+ - Slashdot BETA Discussion-> 60

Submitted by mugnyte
mugnyte (203225) writes "With Slashdot's recent restyled "BETA" slowly rolled to most users, there's been a lot of griping about the changes. This is nothing new, as past style changes have had similar effects. However, this pass there are significant usability changes: A narrower read pane, limited moderation filtering, and several color/size/font adjustments. BETA implies not yet complete, so taking that cue — please list your specific, detailed opinoins, one per comment, and let's use the best part of slashdot (the moderation system) to raise the attention to these. Change can be jarring, but let's focus on the true usability differences with the new style."
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Comment: This shows what will happen in a world without AMD (Score 2) 339

by TheBlackMan (#43998821) Attached to: Intel Removes "Free" Overclocking From Standard Haswell CPUs
If Intel will ever be allowed to become monopoly again, it will produce extremely pricey and extremely limited processors. Everybody should love AMD, because it is the only thing stopping Intel from selling them shit wrapped in golden paper for thousands $$.

Comment: Why stop there ? (Score 1) 401

I mean now Microsoft should be fined for trying to literally break the bank with its new UEFI/Secureboot monopolistic idiocy.
But let's go higher this time - i hereby propose $ (ten US billions of US dollars).

And while doing that, why not stop this Secureboot crap from happening while we still can ?

Why a company with known history like that is allowed to continue its sick practices is beyond me.

Comment: Re:Congestion & old nets = little benefit (Score 1) 125

by TheBlackMan (#42432131) Attached to: The Future of 802.11ac

802.11ac isn't out yet but I have little hope of it really helping. I live in an apartment building I can already see 50+ routers on 2.4 & 10+ ON 5GH.

I just don't see that much of a benefit unless the congestion avoidance is really better than 102.11n.

You are probably right. I think this invention will be of more help: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/10/23/1946248/increasing-wireless-network-speed-by-1000-by-replacing-packets-with-algebra It works basically "repair data" in RAR archives for WiFi networks, so distorted/damaged packets can be recovered even if their checksums don't match.

Comment: Re:Thank you (Score 5, Informative) 139

by TheBlackMan (#38920769) Attached to: ACTA's EU Future In Doubt As Poland Suspends Ratification
I am Polish and actually, it is only our Prime Minister which is trying to manipulate the public into thinking that acta will not be ratified.

Most of us is pretty sure that it is only a suspension, not complete stop. Polish government has a long history of lying and manipulating us, so they are waiting for the protests to chill out and will push ACTA at other time.

We are now in the process of collecting signatures for a referendum, so we can kill ACTA once and for all. If that will not be enough, it may even be neccessary to remove the government.

+ - Mr. Smith wants to watch you...all of you-> 2

Submitted by ads49
ads49 (2551610) writes "Apparently this Lamar guy just doesn't know when to quit. He's now pushing a law that forces ISP's to record your search history, credit card usage, and IP addresses you've been assigned for the last 18 months. So now when you are eventually suspected of something, they already have plenty of "proof" against you. Gotta love that forward thinking. http://www.slashgear.com/sopa-sponsor-has-another-internet-bill-that-records-you-247-20210264/"
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Comment: Re:Counterattack. (Score 1) 495

by TheBlackMan (#38713664) Attached to: House Kills SOPA
It is important to realize that these guys will never ever stop unless we stop them first.

So we should actively find & destroy all politicans, corporations and organizations which create laws like these. When they get their asses kicked, they won't have such stupid ideas anymore.

Comment: Re:MS Taking Aggressive Steps Against MALWARE On A (Score 5, Insightful) 675

by TheBlackMan (#38696708) Attached to: Microsoft Taking Aggressive Steps Against Linux On ARM
Sir, you are either paid propagandist, or you have no idea what you are talking about.
The security we (Linux users) always wanted was supposed to be on software level, not on hardware level.

Doing anything like this on hardware level is definately anti-competitive.

"Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea, even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds." -- J. Finnegan, USC.