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+ - MtGox files for bankruptcy protection, confirms rumours 4

Submitted by Sockatume
Sockatume (732728) writes "The beleaguered MtGox bitcoin exchange has officially filed for bankruptcy in Tokyo, as reported in various news sources via AFP. According to the Wall Street Journal (paywalled; see The Verge for re-reporting) Bitcoin held an impromptu press conference that addressed recent rumours. They state that they have over $60m in liabilities against just $30m in assets, and confirm the loss of over $500m worth of Bitcoins, split between customers' balances (750,000 BTC) and company assets (100,000 BTC)."

+ - Mozilla will start showing ads in Firefox-> 3

Submitted by sfcrazy
sfcrazy (1542989) writes "Mozilla has taken a u-turn from their previous stand on online advertisement where they were blocking ad cookies by default. Now the organization is opting for showing ads on a user's home page which they call Directory Tiles. There is no doubt that Mozilla is in a tricky situation as it's multi-year deal with Google will end this year and it's uncertain if Google will renew it. So, ads may be their last resort. Still it's ironic."
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+ - How to fix Slashdot Beta? 17

Submitted by Forbo
Forbo (3035827) writes "Since the migration to Slashdot Beta was announced, it seems all meaningful discussion has been completely disrupted with calls to boycott and protest. Rather than pull an Occupy, what can be done to focus and organize the action? What is the end goal: To revert entirely to the previous site, or to address the problems with the new site?"

Comment: Re:Exporting the Male Population Surplus (Score 2, Informative) 132

by iNaya (#33023096) Attached to: Porn Sites Still Exposed In China

Unfortunately for us English speakers, Mandarin is much harder to learn than English is for Mandarin speakers :P

I disagree. Mandarin isn't a very hard language. Chinese writing, however, is very much harder than English writing to learn... But even then, once you have a thousand characters or so down, the rest are a lot easier to learn.

Comment: Re:OK (Score 1) 293

by iNaya (#32896002) Attached to: Chile First To Approve Net Neutrality Law


How would you know what the most common mistakes are with Chilean speakers of English? Do you speak in English much to Latinos? I've met a great deal of foreigners, and I am most impressed with the English of continental Europeans. South Americans don't tend to have great English, and neither do Asians, where Japan seems to have the best speakers, disregarding pronunciation.

I have a few Chilean friends, and they do tend to make a lot of mistakes.

And just in case you think that your English is perfect, you should know that it is not. Here are some corrections:

"like an poorly" should be
"like a poorly"

You should have a comma like so:
"excuse my poor english," since
"excuse my poor english", since
depending on style guide. Basically, you need a comma there.

"poorly educated American would fool people"
should be
"poorly educated American, you would fool people"
Missing comma and not reiterating the subject (you) in the second clause.

In fact you are an arsehole for judging where someone is from simply from how they typed. Guessing is fine. Making a solid judgment and believing it to be true... not so fine. You are a complete idiot in fact.

From your obnoxiousness, I am certain that you are not human, and would never believe you otherwise. Humans just aren't that stupid.

"Look! There! Evil!.. pure and simple, total evil from the Eighth Dimension!" -- Buckaroo Banzai