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Comment: Re:Hmmmmmmmmm (Score 2) 136

by takeya (#44201437) Attached to: LXDE Previews Port From Gtk+ 2 to Qt

I was in the same boat but I finally adopted VLC as my media player and it depends on the basic Qt libraries. It is so much faster to start and uses the least memory of any video player, for GTK+ or Qt. It really proves to me that Qt code can run just as fast as GTK code, even on a primarily GTK machine.

Also bear in mind that LXDE has not yet announced any plans to drop GTK support, but GTK3 team has been openly dismissive of anyone not developing for Gnome in specific, so it may be inevitable.

Comment: Re:Cool! How do they feel in your hand ? (Score 1) 437

by UnCivil Liberty (#43001785) Attached to: World's First Bitcoin ATM

What size are they...

Oh, what's that ?

You can't ?

While this ATM doesn't dispense them there are physical Bitcoins you could carry on your persons, https://www.casascius.com/

So long as they can be kept physically secure in the machine there is nothing to stop future BitCoin ATMs from being able to dispense said coins.

Comment: Re:What's with all the hostility? (Score 1) 437

by UnCivil Liberty (#43001777) Attached to: World's First Bitcoin ATM

And in the end, when I want to sell WoW weapons, buy webserver space, or play a few games of poker online, why would I use gold, credit card or paypal, which all require me to remember log-in creditials, give away information and/or pay a bunch of third party fees.

In the United States banks were ordered to block these transactions under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unlawful_Internet_Gambling_Enforcement_Act_of_2006 ), though there are some poker sites that continue to accept US players following Black Friday.

For BitCoin poker SealsWithClubs.eu (available in the US) runs exclusively on BTC deposits and withdrawals while SwitchPoker (US players not accepted) takes it as a deposit method and then converts it to fiat. Another site, InfinityPoker, which has been in beta for close to 6 months plans to also be available to US players and will accept BTC as a deposit method and convert it to fiat (and back to BTC when you withdraw).

Comment: Re:And your point is? (Score 4, Informative) 627

I wrote back and they replied insisting that the $50k was a firm number. I had forgotten too that they had approached me about buying advertizing from them several weeks ago and I rejected them because although Boston is the major DMA, my campaign can't afford to pay to broadcast to 5million who are not in my district.

Comment: Re:Idealism is Impractical (Score 1) 3

There was no announced criteria previously. It seems most likely that this is a response to my having refused to buy advertising from them, which I did because I'm buying on local cable in my district rather than on a broadcast that reaches 5 million people who are not in my district.
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+ - Libertarian Candidate Excluded From Debate For Refusing Corporate Donations-> 3

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fishdan writes "I'm a long time /. member with excellent karma. I am also the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Congress in Massachusetts 6th District. I am on the ballot. I polled 7% in the only poll that included me, which was taken 6 weeks ago, before I had done any advertizing, been in any debates or been on television. In the most recent debate, the general consensus was that I moved a very partisan crowd in my favor. In the 2 days since that debate, donations and page views are up significantly.

Yesterday I received a stunning email from the local ABC affiliate telling me that they were going to exclude me from their televised debate because I did not have $50k in campaign contributions, even though during my entire campaign I have pointedly and publicly refused corporate donations. They cited several other trumped up reasons, including polling at 10%, but there has not been a poll that included me since the one 6 weeks ago — and I meet their other requirements."

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