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Comment: Nobody should trust these scammers (Score 4, Insightful) 76

by gavron (#48893611) Attached to: Winklevoss Twins Plan Regulated Bitcoin Exchange

Who would trust them?

First this:
(bitcoin trust)

Then this:
(bitcoin payment system)

Now this thing... ("regulated" exchange that can't leave the US for an international virtual decentralized currency...)

Perhaps they just didn't get that memo about their relevance having tanked somewhere after they wanted to
renege on their FB settlement and go for a do-over uh-gain:

Their fifteen minutes of fame is up. The harder they try and bring themselves
into relevance the funnier it gets. The bell has rung. Time to get off the stage little boys.


Comment: Fear solves nothing (Score 1, Interesting) 161

You can be afraid or not but that has nothing to do with this.

The "summary" doesn't make things sound worse than they are. READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE!

ISPs now MUST forward notices. They did not have to before.
ISPs now MUST share subscriber name and address and info with the complaintant. They did not have to before.

What kind of a moron would think any of this is a good thing? Of course, purchased politicians and the MAFIAA who bought them.


Comment: FAA has sole jurisdiction (Score 4, Insightful) 68

by gavron (#48625353) Attached to: Councilmen Introduce Bills Strongly Regulating UAV Use in NYC

In the United States the Federal Aviation Administration is the entity with jurisdiction over all airspace SURFACE to SPACE*

This has been discussed on slashdot so many times in the last year wrt drones and FAA authority that it's beating a dead horse.

NY Councilmen can posture and mumble and pass laws all day long but they have no authority over the air.


* Note that this includes surface to 400ft which some people believe is magically exempt from regulation... except the FAA has recently shown it's not.

Comment: Re:Hope he doesn't lose power (Score 1) 56

by gavron (#48596405) Attached to: Raspberry Pi In Space

No, I'm afraid not. (And these are name-brand Class-10 cards).

When the corruption hits the Pi won't boot at all. No grub no kernel no initrd no monitor sync.
A fresh card fixes things. Restoring the image to the old card fixes it too.

We have near 100 of these in the field and while I've bench-powerfailed them to no avail,
out in the real world they die due to fs corruption.


Comment: MODS ARE DICKS (Score 1) 234

by gavron (#48475653) Attached to: Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

Just check - every thread about "nextweb" and its analysis that this blog is incorrect is modded 0 points.

This thread is modded 0 points.

Your note is modded 0 points.

Apparently "sharing the real facts" and "debunking the hysteria" is modded down.
Discussions about how Google/Android are bad, permissions aren't granular, uber is bad, uber has a German name so they must be worse still, etc... those are modded 4-5.

Happy thanksgiving.
Mods - go meta-mod your "peers". They are out of control.



Comment: Military bases have moats (Score 1) 213

by gavron (#48422547) Attached to: Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

I live in Tucson, Arizona. We have one air-force base and one army national guard base. Both have a moat around them and a fence on both sides of the moat, and a bridge to the inspection station.

Here's a picture of the bridge over the moat.

Note the lack of water. Tucson, Arizona. It's a dry heat.

If it's good enough for military bases, it's good enough for the President. Also Congress. And if they continue to perform so well in representing us, they can be forced to swim it.


What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!