True. Now bitcoin is the best currency. But that's not it's day job. By day it does yeoman's work as a p2p transaction protocol which preserves a transparent global general ledger.
I think any successor to bitcoin will build on top of the bitcoin network. It's the worlds largest supercomputer. You'd have to be an idiot to throw away the worlds largest supercomputer.
I like to keep my savings in the most secure storage vehicle which current technology allows. A successor to bitcoin will need to be just as secure, in order to compete. That means either it uses the bitcoin mining network, or it spends a billion dollars building a competitive network.
Layered protocols will enable smart contracts, legal custody proof, provable notary services, p2p currency exchange, and an unknowable number of new applications. This is like the advent of the LLC or double-entry accounting. It is a game changer. and first movers will grab the land.
At least i looked.
The government has always been above the law.
The only time people in sufficient positions of power go to jail for crimes is when they governing body been sufficiently embarrassed by the situation they've created that they want to start over with a clean slate, and at least pretend like they never condoned whatever crime was committed Since this is determined by what the *government* actually wants, and not anything constituents may want or choose to do, there is no way that citizens can exercise any control over this.
Apple wants you to use the app store for app management. If you use it, it's a simple click to update everything. Outside of that, it's an individual thing.
Apps are really mini file systems that should include all it's files. Hence, to delete, just delete the file. In reality however, some apps leave a footprint. AppCleaner does a decent (though not perfect) job. Or, just do it manually.
Ultimately, the macbook can be used as a cookie sheet.
Reply or moderate, reply or moderate. I replied.
Once, at the office, i requested a database driver for a server, and proceeded to find an alternative method until the official solution came.
Some months later (end of year?), i get a call from support asking if the issue was resolved. I explained to him that we were using a workaround. He asked if he could close the ticket.
It takes a special kind of asshole to gain all that benefit from the work of earlier developers, then try to deny it to any successors.
This is my quote of the day. I wish you hadn't posted AC.
I would expect the government to just use direct deposit.
Yes, I can come up with a thousand free market answers. And yes, that pretty much answers your question.
Would you buy a vehicle from any company whatsoever if you knew that parts were difficult to acquire? A manufacturer can play a game with parts availability only if they don't plan to stay in business.
Maybe we should go back to renting our phones from ATT as well.
If we remove the dealer who is going to stock parts, deliver them, and install them?.....Eventually either you stop getting parts and service for cars after 5 years or your start getting gouged in ways you can only imagine
Yes, quite true. I'll just run down the road to my local (California) MG dealer to get parts for my '71 MG...... Oh wait!
Guess what, parts for my MG usually cost less than than equivalent parts on new cars.
Tesla wants to open a store in New Jersey to sell cars in New Jersey. That's not interstate commerce, no reason for the Feds to get involved.
I go to my local pharmacy to fill a prescription -- it is treated as interstate commerce for the purposes of legislation. How is it different?
I created a ticket to report a bug in Spreadsheet::ParseExcel on 8/23/11. Just got the reply today, 3/11/14. Is 2.5 years good turnaround?
Of course, the response was to reject the report and blame it on someone else.
I am mostly inactive here. I stopped reading the front page some time ago. As to JEs, "I sometimes write them to write. I many times write them for replies."/A>
It's come up before, how to backup JE posts. Maybe i should do that now. Do you have a script you are willing to share?
Backup, good point, i ought to do that.
Slashdot has been around almost two decades now. While it isn't what it was, it is something. A major change will likely hurt, but i don't think will kill it. Nerds are younger and different, maybe they need the change.