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Comment: Re:The scammer's dream. (Score 1) 172

by marcello_dl (#47553439) Attached to: US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

> That's why Bitcoin needs regulation

Regulation doesn't stop scams, it merely makes them more creative. Let's regulate 'till only lawyers can own a business? Scams could be not prevented but undone, by total transparency and traceability, which is easier to implement than you think ("the books have no trace of transactions involving you and this thing? then you don't own it").

But, unfortunately, transparency would expose powerful people and their tricks, so the powerful people allow STASI-like spying and your children groped at the airport, so you rebel and seek comfort in privacy. Checkmate, you lose.

I am against BTC regulation because every time you earn something real or money, from bitcoin or whatever, you should put it in the tax form else you're being dishonest. BTC, like virtual game goodies, fall in this category IMHO.

Comment: Re:Server 2012 already looks like Windows 8. (Score 1) 322

by marcello_dl (#47523721) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

You look at trees and miss the forest. Bash deals with unix commands and tools, that means that if I need OOP i can do it in the scripting language of choice, which comes in a no strings attached license. It also means that a one liner can produce a mastered standard video dvd with a transcoded and trimmed video clip.

Comment: Re:cause and/or those responsible (Score 1) 667

by marcello_dl (#47500635) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

When a civil airliner went down near Ustica, the amount of disinformation and cover up was so extensive that western governments cannot claim they have always had higher standards. The moral responsibility of Italian, US, and possibly other EU countries towards the victims with regards to the truth is there no matter which theory you agree more with.

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