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+ - The Eye of Sauron Has Spotted Bitcoin->

Submitted by jordan314
jordan314 writes: Jack Mullen writes, "If bitcoin does indicate a relationship between its own value and purchasing power relative to banker currency, it will start a mass exodus into the new currency as people try to find a way to protect their assets and wealth from contrived currency devaluation. ... Bitcoin, until recently a fledgling new alternative currency, has stepped up to its fate and destiny, as the giant eye of Sauron has taken notice and doesn’t like what it sees. ... Bitcoin priced in dollars has changed by three orders of magnitude since its beginnings, if this continues, soon we will see hundreds of millions of BTC and tens of billions of dollars involved with daily transactions. At those levels, the establishment banking monstrosity would surely bring heavy guns into play."
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Comment: Cross that section out (Score 1) 467

by jordan314 (#39015629) Attached to: Dealing With an Overly-Restrictive Intellectual Property Policy?
I don't know if this is legit, but when I was hired and saw that clause, I simply crossed it out before signing it. It seemed ridiculous to me that they would own an iPhone app I wrote on the weekend that had nothing to do with the company. HR was ok with me crossing it out.

+ - Double Fine Adventure Raises $1.4M on Kickstarter for new Adventure Game-> 1

Submitted by jordan314
jordan314 writes: Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert have raised $1.4 million on Kickstarter for creating a new adventure game in the style of Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, and other LucasArts classics. Backers of $15 or more will get a copy of the game when it is released. The project has broken several Kickstarter records including most backers and most funding in 24 hours.
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Comment: How do we know the third storm is coming? (Score 1) 111

by jordan314 (#37021124) Attached to: Power Companies Brace For Solar Storms
This is hurting my brain a little. How do we know a third storm is coming when it's traveling at the speed of light toward us? Don't we detect storms by seeing them from earth, when the EM radiation has already traveled here? I'm guessing maybe we have sensors closer to it? Also doesn't it only take 8 minutes for sunlight to hit the earth?

+ - Satellite Sentinel finds evidence of mass graves->

Submitted by jordan314
jordan314 writes: George Clooney's Satellite Sentinel Project has found evidence consistent with allegations that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Government of Sudan-aligned (GoS) militias have apparently engaged in a campaign of systematic mass killing of civilians in Kadugli, South Kordofan. Based on an analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and eyewitness reports obtained by the Satellite Sentinel Project, SSP has identified a site consistent with mass graves in Kadugli.
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Some of my readers ask me what a "Serial Port" is. The answer is: I don't know. Is it some kind of wine you have with breakfast?