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Comment: Re:Seems pretty different, not a gesture (Score 1) 408

by Troed (#46711647) Attached to: Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

No phone manufacturer ever thought of making a touchscreen based hand-held device prior to Apple as it was believed (and very correctly too) that it was inherently difficult to operate a 3.5" touch display. It was the app store that outweighed the negatives of iPhone touchscreen

Sony Ericsson P800 - released in 2002

Full touch, full web, app store

http://www.thaimobilecenter.co...

Comment: Re:unbelievable (Score 2) 81

It's been known and well documented since 2011. It's in the wiki. What programmer does not study the API documentation when implementing a multi-million dollar service?

https://bitcointalk.org/index....

An incompetent one. The transaction id is an id of that specific transaction. If another transaction is created with the same inputs and outputs is a new transaction, thus a new transaction id.

(A better id to use if you want to track actual transfers is a hash over the sorted input and output adresses)

Comment: Re:Why unlikely? (Score 4, Interesting) 84

by Troed (#46135231) Attached to: Astronomers Investigating Unknown Object That Hit the Earth In 773 AD

2000 years of global extreme climate events from historical records: http://www.breadandbutterscien...

773 A.D. In 773 A.D., a severe drought struck Shensi (now Shaanxi province) in central China at Sian.

In 773 A.D., there was a great drought in Shensi province in China.

774 A.D. In Scotland, there was a severe famine with a plague.

Winter of 774 / 775 A.D. In the year 675, there was the greatest frost in England.
[This entry was out of chronological order and I believe Short was referencing the year 775 A.D.]

775 A.D. In England, there was a drought with excessive heat, after a great frost.

The winter was so hard that the Euxine Sea (Black Sea) was quite frozen over. The ice was 30 foot or
cubits thick. People could walk 50 or 100 leagues (150 to 300 miles, 240 to 480 kilometers) on the ice
from the Danube River to the Euphrates River. On the ice fell 30 cubits deep of snow. When the ice
broke, it appeared like great mountains on the sea, which demolished and carried down whole villages
standing on the shore. This winter was succeeded by so excessive heat during the summer that all springs
dried up.72 [The Danube River probably refers to the Danube Delta in Europe, eastern Romania and south
western Ukraine. The Euphrates River rises in Turkey, passes through Syria, and joins with the Tigris
River in southeastern Iraq to form the Shatt al Arab, which empties into the Persian Gulf.]

In the year 775, “Snow fell, and lay 30 Cubits on a Level.”

[In Byzantium], the summer was hot and all the wells dried up.62 [Byzantium at this time included
Turkey, and the western part of the Balkan peninsula.]

In 775 A.D. during the period 1-30 August, floods struck Chekiang (now Zhejiang province) on the east
coast of China at Hangchow.

Comment: Re:SLAPPed hard (Score 1) 393

by Troed (#46085769) Attached to: Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

He WAS awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Vice President Al Gore and his colleagues of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

No, he was not.

Thus it is incorrect to refer to any IPCC official, or scientist who worked on IPCC reports, as a Nobel laureate or Nobel Prize winner.

The above quote is from the IPCC official statement on the matter: http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/nobel/N...

To freshen your memory - this is the exact statement still available in a post by Mann on his own Facebook page:

Dr. Mann is a climate scientist whose research has focused on global warming. In 2007, along with Vice President Al Gore and his colleagues of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Presumably this was written by a legal counsel, not by Mann himself.

Irrelevant - that's what he or someone under his guidance submitted to a court - "a Nobel prize recipient". Whatever happened later to that submission does not change the wording that was used.

I fail to understand what benefit you see from posting falsehoods into a discussion. Are you often in denial to proven facts?

Comment: Re:SLAPPed hard (Score 2) 393

by Troed (#46079407) Attached to: Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

Mann referred to himself as a Nobel prize recipient - which the IPCC has stated he's not allowed to do. Why are you posting obvious falsehoods in his defence throughout this thread?

Dr. Mann is a climate scientist whose research has focused on global warming. In 2007, along with Vice President Al Gore and his colleagues of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

https://www.facebook.com/Micha...

It is one thing to engage in discussion about debatable topics. It is quite another to attempt to discredit consistently validated scientific research through the professional and personal defamation of a Nobel prize recipient.

http://legaltimes.typepad.com/...

PS: I'm also a "Nobel laureate" if Mann is:

A peace prize made possible by the people has now been passed on to the people. The EU won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, but the European Parliament believes this honour belongs to everyone. During a special ceremony in Strasbourg, the prize was symbolically handed over to 20 citizens of different ages and nationalities to represent the people of Europe.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/...

Comment: Re:Still an idiot (Score 1) 243

by Troed (#45776655) Attached to: Ulbricht Admits Seized Bitcoins Are His and Wants Them Back

Even if he somehow could get out of the drug dealer and murder for hire charges he would still have the problem of proving how he legitimately got the money and why he didn't pay taxes on it. Penalties for failing to report tens of millions of dollars in income could easily put him in prison for a decades and would still result in the loss of the bitcoins because he can't prove any legitimate means why which he got them.

I assume he will claim he mined them (which could very well be true - an early adopter could've easily mined that many - although it will be interesting to see how the argument will be countered with block chain analysis) and that they aren't taxable until the gain in value is realised (by selling them for dollar).

Comment: Re:How is Norway going to know? (Score 1) 245

by Troed (#45705165) Attached to: Norway Rejects Bitcoin As Currency; Taxes As Asset, Instead

When the time comes that you can easily buy a Ferrari for bitcoins

Don't know about Ferrari, but this Lamborghini purchase for bitcoin is legit: http://fr.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1sn0gi/someone_on_4chan_actually_bought_a_lamborghini/

... which followed this Tesla purchase from the same dealer: http://www.newsday.com/classifieds/cars/bitcoin-used-for-tesla-model-s-purchase-at-lamborghini-dealership-1.6568853

Comment: Re: If you can't be the best (Score 1) 476

by Troed (#45302315) Attached to: Microsoft, Apple and Others Launch Huge Patent Strike at Android

No.

1) Apple isn't the seller. The post Lessig referred to applied to those having bought their phone from the carrier. The correct action in the EU is to make your claim towards the seller - not the manufacturer.

2) Lessig himself did try the reinstall.

Why is it apparently this important for you to misrepresent the issue?

Comment: Re: If you can't be the best (Score 1) 476

by Troed (#45302135) Attached to: Microsoft, Apple and Others Launch Huge Patent Strike at Android

I live in the EU. If the product does not work as advertised it's completely irrelevant whether it's due to software or hardware. The seller is responsible for making sure that it starts working as intended.

The definition of "as intended" is judged by price level and what's considered the norm in the relevant market place. I.e, you cannot just claim your product is "special" and get away with it.

Comment: Re:Sweden's FRA was set up to help the US (Score 1) 170

by Troed (#45247337) Attached to: EU Parliament: Other Countries Spy, But Less Than the UK, US

According to a poll made by Novus on behalf of the Pirate Party 9 out of 10 Swedes reject having personal communication monitored if there's no suspicion of a crime.

http://press.piratpartiet.se/2013/09/24/87-av-svenskarna-ar-emot-att-deras-kommunikation-overvakas-och-13-kan-tanka-sig-att-rosta-pa-piratpartiet-i-eu-valet/

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928

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