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Comment: Re:I started wondering... (Score 1) 134

by themusicgod1 (#47877533) Attached to: Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet
There are no advantages whatsover to bitcoin
It's global. You can spend it anywhere in the world, assuming you can find two people who need to send/receive it. It's also not prone to being stopped by governments. If you're in Argentina and want to invest in a business in Russia, you can do that. No one can stop you. Of course, it's up to you to invest wisely - - but there are situations where it makes sense. You no longer need to use credit cards to buy things online -- no more worrying about identity fraud.

Comment: It's difficult but not in the way you kids think (Score 1) 145

by cHiphead (#47829035) Attached to: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

I miss being able to plug a modem into any phone line and have internet access. Cable and DSL just destroyed that freedom of mobility (and we all accepted it, in exchange for Mbps bandwidth instead of Kbps bandwidth). Wifi kinda brought it back but its all locked down in Terms and Conditions away from any rights conveyed as a result of the lines being covered by common carrier rules.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 3, Insightful) 108

by cHiphead (#47791389) Attached to: Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

You're kidding right? This is absolutely a farse. The data set isn't insanely large and they could simply redact any specific records that may relate to active investigations.

The LAPD obviously doesn't want people to know they just run the shit out of everyone without cause, effectively committing searches without probable or even generally reasonable public safety cause.

Comment: Re:question: does IE support adblock and noscript? (Score 2) 426

What would it matter? So long as you can't know what's going on in IE's engine, ghostery is pointless as people who pay off Microsoft can still spy on you, your browser sessions can be unencrypted whenever Microsoft chooses, etc. You might as well not use Noscript, either, what's the point of forbidding people from running software on an already compromised-to-the-hilt machine required to run IE (ie Windows)?

Comment: Re:Smart (Score 1) 85

by themusicgod1 (#47619127) Attached to: Ecuador To Forge Ahead With State-Backed Digital Currency

. It is a very fine balancing act to maintain currency values but it can be and has been done for a long time.

On the contrary, since the Federal Reserve got started, the markets have been less not more stable, and both the US and global financial system has seen more, not less panics, of greater, not less severity.

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir