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Comment Re:how many of these people don't want to retire? (Score 1) 341

Yep, money issue here too. I got a late start in my career. In my 20s I worked low paying menial jobs and moved around quite a bit. The concept of saving for retirement didn't exist; I was scraping to get by. Now in my 50s I realize there is no way I can "retire". Unless I hit the lottery, I'll work until I'm dead.

Comment Re:Lacking faith in the currency? (Score 2, Interesting) 121

They have to buy bitcoins in order to sell them, right? While I don't see the need for a bitcoin ATM, I do believe bitcoin is useful to the internet economy as a good method for micro payments. If Paypal or Google created this crypto coin idea, people would probably be more accepting and the conversion rate to fiat currency would stabilize. That's my .0002btc

Comment Re:Oh, great .... now, instead of (Score 3, Insightful) 187

Yes. Darwin's system. When a company gets hacked and customer's information is taken, they lose business. If they get hacked enough, they go out of business. Do the customers get hurt? Sure. They get smarter too. If a company is smart and secures their data, then they don't get hacked and they keep their customers and the customers don't get hurt. More laws are not always the best answer.

Submission + - Adobe Reader CR bug (adobe.com)

edmanet writes: Adobe recently announced a new update for Adobe Reader http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-24.html but doesn't mention whether a bug found in version 10.1 has been resolved. The bug, while not a security threat, has become increasingly painful for many users. If a file path contains the letters "CR", Adobe Reader errors out when you try to open the file.

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