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Comment If you can't spend them... (Score 1) 158

How does EU legislation have any effect on Bitcoin? Just ignore them, same as those who legislate the value of PI.

If you can't spend any BT in EU because BT are not traceable as legally required, what do you think is then the usefulness of BT for merchant ? Zero. For all practical purpose this would make for the crushing majority of people BT worthless in EU, barring doing illegal transactions.

Comment this si the flaw of the US process (Score 1) 634

"Well, d'oh. If you change the electoral process you can get different results"
Then your electoral process is deeply flawed. With a direct process like in my country, it does not matter how many time you partition and recount : sum are commutative and associative in the end you get the same final number. But with a represenative process you have shenanigan like gerrymandering and you can "win" election before the vote and recount can change the results. That alone should tell you haw deeply flawed the process is.

Comment nice looking graphs != useful graphs (Score 3, Informative) 59

They were glorified scan graphs some other company presented before which I can't recall the name. They used to have a software to which you could feed your firewalls logs and get a similar graphs (reverse lookup on country always showed my home IP as being from half a world away but i digress). The problem is that scanning does not mean threat or attacks, and those graphs means next to nothing beyond marketing. Sure nice looking. But empty of meaning.

Comment It does not matter (Score 1) 208

The web page was maybe in english (because that's a language which can be shared in europe) but it STILL is directed at person of the Europe region which will expect their way of counting. Why the heck should they adopt the decimal point at the same time they use English ? That is a stupid argument sorry. The language and the numerical convention are separate. And in this case since it is an europe web page, it is expected to use the comma point convention as decimal separator because it is expected to be read by people using that convention.

Comment Which region you mean ? (Score 2) 208

That's a Europe region web page for an Europe audience in an Europe zone by Europole and therefore use convention that most of europe uses (e.g. decimal notation). Do you have any other extremely evidence question question ? Alternatively you go there and count the countries in Europe which uses point as decimal separator. Hint : only UK , and SWISS (only for currency). In fact the majority of the world use comma as separator. Look at the picture.

Comment Worst than that (Score 1) 208

I could pardon not knowing what decimal and thousand separator is. But there is what is written : "12.353," see 6the comma at the end ? The submitter did not even THINK why there would be a comma at the end. Even if I did not knew that , can be a thousand separator in some regions , if I see 12,000. $ it is quite obvious the . is a thousand (or hundred in some region !) separator and the comma a decimal separator.

Comment legal sale? (Score 4, Interesting) 190

"So in effect, they are suppressing behaviour that is completely legal"

Porn magazine and otehr sex toy paraphenelia are legal to sell to 18+, roughly like guns, and yet some outfits refuse to stock them. As a private entity it is up to facebook to see what it wants to put up with. As such you can certainly see why a corp would avoid any non licensed sale, as it could bring them heat.

secodnely, the definition of violent crime differs in the US and UK. When you look at the crime which are considered violent in Uk they are not even in the stats in the US :


âoeIn the FBIâ(TM)s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.â (FBI â" CUS â" Violent Crime)

* And ehre is UK :

Violent crime contains a wide range of offences, from minor assaults such as pushing and shoving that result in no physical harm through to serious incidents of wounding and murder. Around a half of violent incidents identified by both BCS and police statistics involve no injury to the victim

So you get pushed and shoved, and hurt your ankle ? In UK a Violent crime. That would not even count as aggravated assault in US :

Basically when you look into it, the myth that there is more violent crime in UK than US is jsut a myth, usually misused to pretend gun are needed for self defense. They are not. They are escalation tools, they lead mugger and petty crime to escalate the force they use in their crime.

Comment Any evidence for that ? (Score 1) 223

PPM is more like building an open system that only coincidentally appears closed because we don't yet know how it it is not closed.

Once a PPM has been built we can discuss the merit of your statement. Until then I think it is safe to say that ppm are only a nice idea but impossible with the known evidenced law of physic.

Comment This is not a closed system (Score 1) 223

Law of thermodynamic pertaining on PPM only works on closed system. Your geothermal is actually an open system. A closed one would be earth+geothermal+motor+sun. That system is closed and you only shift energy from one part to another with loss and the entropy of the whole rises. PPM are more like I have an box, put stuff in it, close it hermetically, say "shazam" and when I open the box I have more than what I put in.

Comment And yet you ignore cascade failure (Score 1) 162

As shown a few years ago a simple software bug in an operator room led to a breakup, which led to a cascade failure read the sequence of event. You may not even need a big emp, a few well placed C4 charge on important transformer and equipments in the power network may be enough as this above demonstrate.

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