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Comment Re:Business and Bitcoin? What could go wrong? (Score 1) 35

this is called shooting the messenger

here is the basics of life kid:

regulations, government, often screws up. and yet it is still far far better than no regulations and no government at all

when regulators are corrupt, malfeasance or ineptitude occur, etc.: you get rid of the bad apples. you cure the sick government

but what you never ever do, unless you are a complete moron, is get rid of regulations and government. because then whatever you complained about the government doing to you, is still going to happen to you. and now you have no recourse or way to fix the injustice at all

Oh, and if you believe "there isn't a technology made by man that cannot also be broken by another man", I'd like to introduce you to modern cryptography. Both your hypothetical men will be dead and dust long before a good cypher will ever be broken.

so, moron: technological progress is frozen in time to 2015?

Comment Re:Business and Bitcoin? What could go wrong? (Score 4, Insightful) 35



there isn't a technology made by man that cannot also be broken by another man. meaning the technology is never, can never be, a "fix" for human nature. the only real fix to a bad intentioned human is a well-intentioned one. there is no technology that can safeguard against bad intent for you

but wild-eyed technophilia imagines that all the bad and failures of human nature can be overcome with a technological fix. so Mt Gox happens

there is nothing about bitcoin that magically fixes all of the problems with traditional money, even though those problems drive the gullible and naive to bitcoin. every evil you hate about traditional money, is true about bitcoin too. Mt. Gox teaches the most basic failure: simple theft. all of the other, more twisted schemes that have befallen traditional money in the past are still possible too with bitcoin. give it time and see!

the most hilarious part were all those demanding from the japanese government some accountability and protection from the events of Mt. Gox's demise

"If there were instances of mismanagement or fraud like this carried out by Mark Karpeles, then he should be held accountable," bitcoin investor Kim Nilsson said. "[But] if these charges against [him] don't adequately explain where all the bitcoin ... money went, then there are still unresolved questions, quite possibly additional crimes and criminals, that must be investigated further."

"i hate government and regulation, let's use bitcoin!"

(the inevitable happens)

"waaaaaah, please government, help us invesitgate and enforce laws on bitcoin!"

fucking pathetic

they want to escape regulation, government. and then they want regulation, government after they find out what no accountability really means

morons: if people can do bad things to you, they will. only a system of regulation backed by a government can protect you from that. there is no technological fix for that. now: welcome to reality

Comment Re:this has nothing to dow ith the tech industry (Score 1) 118

you should read what someone writes

then form a response

rather than regurgitating canned crap that has nothing to do with what someone said

if you just want to have arguments with boogeymen that only exist in your head, you don't even need the internet for that

Comment Re:this has nothing to dow ith the tech industry (Score 1) 118

i have found another way. work within the parameters of a fallible human nature

your "way" is to insist we all become saints first

you're a moron. socially retarded. not a baseless insult, an objective description of the quality of your "thinking" on this topic

Comment Re:this has nothing to dow ith the tech industry (Score 0) 118

you're not arguing against a system, you're arguing against the reality of human nature

your thoughts are invalid because you imagine the solution to our problems is to just make people behave in a new way. a way humans never did behave, and never will

you need to make peace with certain ugly aspects of reality you currently reject or unaware of. then put forth solutions that work within those confines. currently you criticize me. that's called shooting the messenger. i'm not supporting the ugly status quo you dislike. i dislike the status quo too. but i realize there is no changing certain ugly aspects of human reality, while you imagine i'm some fool who supports the ugliness

you think that you're some brave soul fighting a nefarious system, when in reality you're just a social retard who doesn't understand basic human nature

you don't matter to what you care about. because you don't understand the topic you inject your ignorance into

Comment Re:this has nothing to dow ith the tech industry (Score 0) 118

ah yes, the problem is human nature itself

if only human beings didn't behave like human beings always have and always will, the world would be a better place

thanks for the dumbfucking obvious observation

but, at some point, perhaps you would actually like to try solve the actual fucking problem, *working within the actual fucking parameters of reality*: the human condition

then the crap you spew might be worth something

Comment Re:this has nothing to dow ith the tech industry (Score 2, Informative) 118

if you have money to spend you influence media, which influences' people's attitudes. people don't derive attitudes in a free will vacuum. they hear positive things about candidates, paid for by the candidates, and they gravitate to those candidates. or they hear negative things about the actually better candidate, because the attacks are paid for, and they gravitate to the plutocrat's stooge. so the tendency to have a lot of money results in the tendency to win elections

welcome to reality

now try to form an actually valid and intelligent opinion, rather than your know-nothing purposeful intellectual dishonesty, or outright low intelligence ignorance

Comment this has nothing to dow ith the tech industry (Score 5, Interesting) 118

the donations of a few rich plutocrats who siphon their cash from technology companies does not represent the tech industry's views or opinions, not in aggregate, not even a significant minority bloc of opinions

larry ellison? really? shouldn't we say he represents yacht buyer's political donations? that's much more accurate

Comment Re:Wrong people to strip (Score 1) 546

japan is a dying country because they have no immigrants. look at the statistics about how many elderly japanese they are going to have with so few young japanese supporting them. the japanese attitude on immigration is nothing to admire, it is in fact something to pity. to see xenophobia so strong that so many japanese would rather their country slowly shrivel and die. it's pathetic sick racist self-destructive and weak. frankly, korean people are pretty much identical to japanese genetically, so the hate against koreans is just moronic

as for your attitude on hard working immigrants, i would like to know your background. if it isn't native american, why don't you fuck off with your ignorant hypocrisy and go to europe. many of the mexican immigrants have aztec mayan and other native american bloodlines far closer to the original inhabitants here, and so as a racial argument that is so popular with social retards like yourself, have more right to be here than you

btw, if your ancestors were italian or irish, they got exactly the same thuggy hysterical racist hate you heap on mexicans

if you endorse civil forfeiture, you really should educate your ignorance of the kind of abuse that has played out with that applied to american citizens. with noncitizens, that abuse will probably get far worse, and just force them to stash their money with mexican mafias. thereby actually creating the crime you and your low iq propaganda tries to pin on these hard working people

I am just waiting for the day we get some leaders with some balls who will completely dismantle the democrat plantation in all of its forms.

the demographics are clear and the nation is trending democratic. so why don't you hurry up and die with the rest of your old knuckledragging retard friends

fighting fights from 50, 100, 150 years ago that were already lost with previous waves of immigrants that are now called "true american"

btw, my WASP ancestors came over in the 1600s to new england. fought in king philips war, being scapled by native americans and scalping native americans

that's my legacy. and so according to the "logic" of you racist mouth breathers that makes me a "real american"

so granted this fake authority by your loser thought processes, i make the following judgment on you and your ilk: a guy 15 minutes off the plane from somalia or bangladesh or ecuador, if they have a positive outlook and a tolerant attitude, they therefore embody the real american spirit and real american ideals, and i embrace them as fellow real americans

rather than some "entitled* racist shitbag who thinks he's special because his bitch mother shit you out on in dirt called american, just so you could begin your life of feeling superior for false, ignorant reasons. i wouldn't want to deport you, so you could ruin some other poor country with your dim brain wattage, so perhaps you could be dumped in the marianas trench or some such, apologies to south pacific nations for the stink of your useless stupid corpse

you're simply not an american in my eyes

i mean that with every fiber of my being

you have no fucking clue what real american ideals are

all you have is whiny entitlement (ironically, considering right wing talking points on that concept)

Comment Re:All bullshit (Score 1) 258

yup. it's like the church pastor who is caught having a gay affair, smoking meth, or committing adultery. a large number of his congregation will deny it, defend him, and attack the accuser. "slut, blackmailer, out destroy a good man because the devil" etc.

welcome to the human condition: too many tribal partisan morons with closed minds who don't want their precious, erroneous, beliefs challenged

Comment Re:All bullshit (Score 1) 258

because there are many sexists and misogynists on slashdot, and in life

there is such a thing as false charges of rape. but actual rape greatly outnumbers false charges of rape

but hear it according to the prejudices of sexist people, such as many comments here, and the discussion is immediately about fake rape charges. there is no thought or consideration to the more likely possibility the girl was actually raped. because that possibility goes against their misogyny. they have to reinforce their hate. so all of the "she's faking it" information-free comments get voted up and discussed. without the slightest shred of actually looking into the case and possibly discovering that there is solid evidence of rape

many people, as the comments in this thread show, are prejudicial assholes and morons, and don't think before opening their blind ignorant mouths, to pass shallow judgment on situations they don't know, and don't try to know, just so they can preserve their ignorance, hate, and prejudice

it's a window onto the souls of some people around you, as you can see in many of the comments here, some people are hardcore shitbags

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