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Comment: Re:Doing it now... (Score 1) 241

by bobbied (#49622503) Attached to: Is It Worth Learning a Little-Known Programming Language?

Not true, C# has been off of Windows for a long time by way of Mono.

Mono with .NET support is at the whim of Microsoft's choice to release the .NET framework into open source.

Not to mention that Mono exists at the pleasure of Micro$oft who could easily kill it with a simple infringement lawsuit. I'm not saying they'd win, only that such a suit would kill Mono which has no resources to fight such a thing.

Comment: Re:small business? (Score 1) 296

I'll bet that you don't reload and activate using stolen keys or keys which while valid haven't actually been issued to anybody yet.

The reason they are going after this IP is because they've been using stolen keys, keys that haven't been issued yet and apparently doing a LOT of activations. I'm guessing the stolen key thing is what got the spotlight put on them and the excessive activations is what made it worth Micro$oft's time to go after them.

Comment: Re:Exxon Mobil CEO: No fracking near my backyard (Score 1) 286

Here we go again.. The guy was opposed to the WATER TOWER being built and spoiling his view. His argument was about the TRAFFIC that fracking would produce and not an opposition to the practice. He was opposed to the water tower and the traffic it would produce ruining his peaceful backyard. He was saying build the tower lower or some other place, which doesn't have anything directly to do with fracking.

Comment: Re:Argentina outlaws Bitcoin in 3...2...1... (Score 1) 251

by bobbied (#49589697) Attached to: Bitcoin Is Disrupting the Argentine Economy

The government of Argentina doesn't have the resources to actually ENFORCE the laws they have now, what makes you think they could enforce a new one?

I'm pretty sure they have laws about converting out of the local currency into just about everything. In fact, they probably have some seriously tight currency exchange rules to keep the locals from ditching their currency and say floating into Dollars, Euros, Mexican Pecos, Oreo Cookies and poker chips, you name it. NOBODY wants to hold the local currency, at least not for long. BTC likely affords the locals a way to quickly convert to *something* other than the local script, and most likely they are willing to convert at many times the "official" exchange rate.

The government cannot pay it's debts now, so I'm sure that hiring a police force to catch and prosecute people breaking the currency trade rules doesn't rate very high on the priority list.

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