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We don't set out to to de-anonymise the thief - we are researchers, not law enforcement, and we are just using that as an example to show its possible to trace the flow of Bitcoins around the network.
It is possible to use Bitcoin in a way that is almost certainly anonymous, in the same way it is possible to get almost certain anonymity on the Internet, by using encryption, onion routing, and never associating your identity with your actions.
Our point is that you don't get this anonymity automatically, and that most casual users of Bitcoin may not be anonymous, even though many of them may believe they are.
The system looks more anonymous than it is.
This, of course, is something we've already discussed ad nauseum here.
range may be to long
on the wifi
on the cpu
on the software.
Wouldn't you want someone to notify you of this horrible transgression so that you can fix it and go to heaven?
I see that exact rationale used all the time. It makes me sad.
... Marvel doesn't give a shit about doing faithful comic book movies as much as they care about making movies that people actually want to see.
Agreed. As nerdy as I am, I'd rather see a fun comic book movie with a new canon than a faithful retelling of old canon that produces a movie I regret watching.
I'm not the only one who's encountered people who are experts in their field, yet lack the ability to coherently explain even the basis because they don't have the skills to do so.
I work with them. *sob*
Get prescribed amount of work done, then do whatever you want for the rest of the day.
I was homeschooled from fourth grade through twelfth. This is pretty much what I did, except I did it in week chunks. My mother would plan out the school year in advance then hand me my workload for a given week. I would then crank through as much as I could, often getting my work done on Wednesday, leaving Thursday and Friday for leisure time.
That schedule allowed me to start up my own computer repair business when I was 16. It was great - I could schedule clients during normal business hours when I might have been in school wasting time for the slower kids to catch up.
That article made a lot more sense to me and had significantly less amounts of fanaticism.
Besides, it's not like you couldn't have seen this coming. When you install the app to your Android phone, you get the following screen:
This application has access to the following:
* Network communication (create Bluetooth connections, full Internet access, view network state, view Wi-Fi state)
* Your personal information (add or modify calendar events and send email to guests, read contact data)
* Phone calls (read phone state and identity)
* System tools (Bluetooth administration, change network connectivity, change Wi-Fi state, modify global system settings, prevent phone from sleeping, automatically start at boot)
If that doesn't scream "We are going to take data about you and sell it", I don't know what does.