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Comment: Re:What an idiot (Score 4, Informative) 180

by Rinikusu (#48879059) Attached to: Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

And finally, once the FBI is there, knocking down your door (metaphorically speaking), you're pretty much fucked. The investigation that led them to you is probably more than enough to indict you and probably get the conviction, and refusing to turn over your keys once they already have you pinned down will be viewed as contempt of court and you'll sit in prison for a long damned time without a trial. This is why, from what I can tell, the defense is mainly focused on the procedure/evidence that led the FBI to him (poisoning the well) since if they can't give a good accounting for how they connected him to the SR, then all that evidence is for nothing if they used illegal techniques to get it.

Comment: Re:Which is kind of a shame (Score 1) 314

by Rinikusu (#48823777) Attached to: Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

Yes, which means there's a great market opportunity for local shops to open, of which one may become the next Radio Shack. I'd love a shop (even if it's a dank, basement style shop of yore) where I could see and demo 3D printers (and print stuff for you for a price), arduino/netduino boards, with classes on making/doing. Make it like a gaming store. Hell, you could probably sell magic cards, too (not like they take up a lot of space), but I digress. it's always fun to have a place one can go to talk shop. IRC works for many, but sometimes, a cold beer with a new friend is irreplaceable. The problem is online pricing will always beat store prices (if that store wants to stay in business), so there will have to be some sort of incentive to get people to come out. Bands are having this problem, as is the movie industry. Everyone wants to save a dollar, not sure how to convince people to buy it there.

Comment: Come on, now. (Score 1) 164

by Rinikusu (#48822793) Attached to: The Mainframe Is Dead! Long Live the Mainframe!

Who didn't think mainframes were like the epitome of cool back in the 80s/90s? Who doesn't, now, want one of those massive computer-as-art Cray installations, with the comfy couch and the processor coolant trickling across some sculpture that served as eye candy as well as a radiator, and the subtle blinkenlights flashing away, seemingly at random? And then came the Beowulf.

Comment: Re:What I'd expect now from the muslim world (Score 2) 490

by Rinikusu (#48776897) Attached to: In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

Like this guy?
Or these guys? (and holy shit that's the Saudis)

Or maybe you'd like to say "If only the Muslims would fight ISIS and the fundamentalists!"
I mean, who do you think the YPK is made up of? Or Hezbollah (which, oddly enough is an ally in the fight against ISIS and their ilk)?

The fact is, there are MANY MANY MANY Muslims who are sick of this shit, just like non-Muslims. And they speak out against their backwards, inbred rednecks. The media is loathe to report this side of the story (see the Fergeson protests.. the media only concentrated on the trouble makers, not the hundreds/thousands who protested without managing to rob stores and burn shit down). All it takes is a cursory look around and you realize that money is to be made by sensationalism, and you've been had.

Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"