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Comment: Re:The scammer's dream. (Score 1) 166

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.

Comment: Re:now you lose even more money on bc (Score 1) 73

by marcello_dl (#47439201) Attached to: Finnish National TV Broadcaster Starts Sending Bitcoin Blockchain

I guess you didn't read with enough attention. Gold has intrinsic value because it does not depend on a system who says "that piece of paper is worth X". It is not the magic material that solves all problems, of course, but losing the conversion to gold is still LOSING no matter how you put it.

Comment: Re:Yet another proof creation doesn't work! (Score 1) 158

by marcello_dl (#47437863) Attached to: Hints of Life's Start Found In a Giant Virus

In absence of gravity, of course, you take two turtles, put one against the other. They will attract each other. Now put all other turtles on these two. Now it's turtles all the way down. So you typed all this when "turtles all the way down" is a completely acceptable answer to parent post.

A god created god ad infinitum, with optional looping, why not? because doesn't fit our infinitesimal brain? That's not a valid objection. A valid objection is that this requires the concept of creation to be valid in all iteration of such a model. But it's not a definitive objection, from our point of view we are unable to make one.

"Falling in love makes smoking pot all day look like the ultimate in restraint." -- Dave Sim, author of Cerebrus.