All fungi can fuck off. Seriously.
So this is actually a test of the one of the attractive principles of Bitcoin: no one can separate you from your money, assuming that you control your private keys. Karpeles isn't a complete idiot, so I'm certain the keys to what balance he himself maintains are safely stored somewhere only he knows (brain wallet?). So, assuming that he has substantial holdings in bitcoin, then what good does the asset freeze do? He is free to spend bitcoin, unless the asset freeze also prevents businesses from accepting money of any kind from him.
Same holds for the two companies, but they are much more likely to have a larger USD balance that is actually affected by the freeze.
From what I read, it looks like they sold the fuel at "full cost", rather than "market rate".
Does this mean they sold the fuel at the same cost NASA paid for it? If so, what's the big deal? NASA is a government agency, not a business. They don't have to sell fuel at a profit.
It's not like they were giving it away or losing money on it!
Arguably, simply holding your phone to your ear and talking on it is a lot less distracting than LOOKING at the phone and tapping to find map directions.
Why is the former illegal, while the latter is okay? Either make them both illegal, or make it okay to *talk* on the phone as well.
Ahh, my mistake then. Still, these are very early machines that were no longer being sold after 2007. I think de-supporting 7 year old machines, especially for good reasons (major architecture changes) isn't something that we need to be so up in arms about. Seven years is an eternity in the tech world.
Supporting ancient hardware for so long is one of the reasons why Microsoft software tends to be so bloated and unreliable. If your seven year old hardware isn't supported, you can likely find 5 year old hardware on the used market for next to nothing and upgrade your stuff.
Are there Macs that can run Snow Leopard but cannot run Lion?
My 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 supports Lion, and it's one of the oldest Intel Macs. I don't think there's many people "stuck" on Snow Leopard; they should be able to upgrade to Lion and get security updates. Apple has historically only supported the current and previous versions of OS X. Basically, Lion users are getting unexpected support right now, and I think it's because of the large installed base that can't run anything newer than Lion.
Rightfully afraid; this is Miami. Bikes will vanish relatively quickly if locked outside. Also assholes who realize they can't steal it because you used a good lock will just vandalize it instead.
Yup, no way in HELL I'd commute on this bike unless I had a secure place to keep it at work.
(I actually do; I could just tuck the bike into one of our server rooms. Mmm, climate controlled bike locker! But most people don't have this luxury. Also I bet if all the employees started bike commuting, management would put a quick stop to it)
There was actually a brief time when some ISPs tried to *BAN* routers! Yup, they said you couldn't use a router and had to connect your computer directly to the Internet. There were also clauses that tried to ban you from connecting multiple computers to one connection.
This was in the days when cable and DSL access was just starting out. They would actually send a guy over to your home to set up the hardware AND install software on your computer. They would often refuse to install on anything that wasn't a Windows machine, so if you ran Linux or a Mac you had to set up a "dummy" windows machine for them to do the install on, then switch back to Linux when they left.
It was a horrible, dark time, and I'm glad it's over.
"No routers allowed", hah.
I often wonder this. I've been on AT&T since 2010 and they've always handed me an IP behind a NAT. I know prior to 2010, Sprint handed out real IPs but I bet they've stopped by now.
You can supposedly pay an extra $15 a month to AT&T for an "Enterprise" data connection that gives you a real routable IP. I've had absolutely zero use for it, but I bet it comes in handy for folks using USB cellular modems.
Either way, this is how cellular providers are staving off IP depletion. Frankly I don't care; the lack of a real routable IP has never kept me from doing anything I need to do with my phone.
I HATE it when governments do this. They can't simply admit to having made a mistake and made those files public (albeit difficult to find). They have to fine this poor person just for coming across something interesting and posting it.
Fuck them. Fuck them hard with a chainsaw, every last one of them who pushed for this.
Old-school Slashdot user from the 90s here.
I think what everyone is trying to say is that Slashdot should be left alone. No big makeovers, no big changes. We like it the way it is, and want it to be immune from the pile of suck that has taken over the rest of the web.
Slashdot has remained one of the few sites that has changed little over the years. It is already perfect the way it is, and any change is just going to make it worse. Leave it the hell alone. There is nothing wrong with its usability, readability, etc. the way it is.
Not only that, but... if you are trying to attract a different type of user to the site, you need to keep in mind that the people who are here LIKE the current company. If you attract scores of new users, it will be like an awesome small club opening its membership to all the drunk hobos in the city. The atmosphere and feel of the site are just not going to be the same, and us core, loyal, long time users will LEAVE.
Do what you must, I hope my advice is at least read.
...to see just how in the pocket of huge corporations the GOP is, and yet people continue to vote for them, against their own interests.
What will it take to wake people up? I fear it may not happen until it's too late, if not already.
Methinks if Mr. Hiroshima had the funds available, or pro-bono lawyer stepped in, there's grounds for a lawsuit against at least PayPal if not also GoDaddy.