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Comment: Re:In plain English, what's a FreedomBox? (Score 1) 43

by complete loony (#46775031) Attached to: All Packages Needed For FreedomBox Now In Debian
The core problem, is that FreedomBox doesn't know what they want to be. They have no clear leadership and no clear goals. FreedomBox is what happens when you try to get consensus from a random collection of people who are drawn to the project only because of it's name.

Comment: Re:Holy smoking wallets, Batman! (Score 3, Insightful) 88

If you just want a laptop, this isn't for you. Think of it as a portable workstation with FPGA and other features for rapid hardware prototyping and hacking.

Personally I think it would be more usable with the traditional clamshell design. Right off the bat, you're going to need another layer of protection for the screen and somewhere to store a keyboard before you can consider lugging this thing around.

Comment: Re: Easy (Score 1) 134

If you took your balance out of MtGOX, sure. But how many people had a cash or bitcoin balance held by them that didn't actually exist? A balance they now cannot recover? MtGOX is certainly negligent, but if they suspected that the cash didn't exist and ignored it while continuing to pay out, that's fraud and practically a Ponzi scheme.

Comment: Re:Ponzi scheme (Score 2) 357

by complete loony (#46562039) Attached to: Cryptocurrency Exchange Vircurex To Freeze Customer Accounts

Classifying something as a Ponzi scheme, usually involves outright fraud. ie someone is claiming that there is a huge pile of cash somewhere that doesn't actually exist.

There may be individuals committing fraud using bitcoin. And bitcoin may be a speculative asset bubble with very similar outcomes to a Ponzi scheme. But it isn't *technically* a Ponzi scheme.

When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.