Ask the USA too. "Long term stability" and "dollar" do not go together for many decades now.
He was storing them at Gox?
OR they did use it in this case, realized it wasn't a "real" threat and so did not pass along the information to the local police.
We've been hearing this on Slashdot for 3.5 years now and during the time bitcoin has gone from well below dollar parity, to here.
This sounds like a copy and paste from 2011 on Slashdot.org. It is a good thing that people listened and didn't buy in at $1 or $3 or $0.10.
Don't forget to add things like LISP, snobol, prolog, Pascal, Modula-2, SML, APL etc.
And if he is really concerned about the "free market" not doing enough, there is always the option of starting a competing service that is more "free market" and responsive. Yes, that costs something, but that is the nature of the "free market" - it isn't free to everyone, someone's time costs something, always.
Perhaps prioritizing based on when a person registered themselves to be a DONOR would be helpful too. This would encourage people to be donors and eliminate some of the issues for matches because there would be many more people who were donating.
E.g. Someone registered to be a donor when they were 18 and needed something at 60, would be placed ahead of someone who registered at 59.5 (or not at all) and needed one at 60. This would encourage many, many people to donate, alleviating the shortage and finding many more matches. It would likely result in the time of registration rarely or never coming in to play.
And then you'd get part way done and the government would want it an ounce lighter, 1.23 inches shorter, and
You see, this was not COTS, but custom.
Joshua: Shall we play a game?
He knows because the poster says near the very bottom of the post: "this free citizen living in Hancock, Michigan"
And if you have not used Java in 30 days, Apple disables it in the browser. (At least Java 6 and I believe any Java version).
Not to mention the difference between a military/government contract and a private one. One has a lot more cost and design controls, the other has a lot more political input for spreading the work around.
Viagra and Cialis are NOT "COMPLETELY OPTIONAL."
If you are a prostate cancer patient increasing blood flow to the area for up to 3 years will improve healing - for nerve damage and the like. They are only "optional" in the sense that physical therapy is optional or that statins are optional. You want healing for both continence and potency among other things.
A little knowledge goes a long way, but to claim that it is completely optional ignores the studies showing the benefits for at least prostatectomy patients.
The example still holds though: if Doctors and patients are not aware of the benefits of a drug, they won't prescribe it.
The slightly different option is to default to only installing through the App store with an option for users to turn that off, perhaps in the Accounts section of System Preferences. This gives a compromise where people on Slashdot can use whatever method they want and naive users will be much more protected.
Remember that 99% of the users out there know very little about computers. They think a Computer Science degree or Computer Engineering degree means you "know how to fix computers." Kind of like an "electrical engineer" can come and wire your house or a "mechanical engineer" knows how to fix your car.
The question here is: how much do you protect users from their own naivety/stupidity/credulity (depending upon how you want to phrase it)?
I believe that in the long term, like it or not, the trend will be that the operating system will be closer to the walled garden approach for just this reason.