congressmen let industries write the laws that will regulate their industries? Maybe that's giving too much credit to congressmen to recognize and acknowledge their ignorance of many topics. Maybe they just do it that way because it fills their Cayman accounts with $.
20 TB worth of content in the first place should easily be able to afford a backup system for it. He did come into that 20TB of content by legitimate means, right? You can't legally transfer a digital copy of a Blu-ray disc to HDD, so it must be UltraViolet copies, so he must have the original Blu-ray discs...
I recall a lawsuit that the RIAA brought against someone several years ago in which the defendant used an interesting argument to defend his having tons of illegally acquired music files on his computer/iPod. I may have some of the details wrong, but the argument was essentially that since songs cost $.99 each on iTunes, and an iPOD (at the time) could hold 8GB (or was it 16GB) equivalent to >$20K worth of music that no one in their right mind would ever pay for music to fill up an iPod. Therefore, Apple was encouraging people to get music illegally by providing a device to keep and play more of it that any sane person would ever buy.
I don't think the guy won with that argument, but it does make one think about the huge HDD capacities that are available for very low cost. What would people ever have to keep that takes 3TB (a single HDD), if not a bunch of movies, TV, etc., the majority of which has been acquired illegally? I'd bet the number of people who could legitimately fill that sort of space (home movies?), let alone 20TB, is very small.
"You would have to be an almost psychopath to still be holding all your bit coins at this point."
Which further demonstrates how bitcoin is like scientology...
Hubbard figured out a long time ago that the best way to make a lot of money was to start a "religion".
Bitcoin, like scientology, is a religion (with money as its god), and a small number of fanatical zealots (whose net worth is tied up in it) who will defend it no matter how ridiculous it looks to people uninvolved in it.
Nakamoto is truly brilliant. It's brilliant to start up your own currency, pile up a bunch of it for yourself, then convince others that it is worth something in real money terms. The real stroke of genius is that since it is anonymous, he can cash out before everyone figures out he has exited his own house of cards. It isn't a quite a pyramid and it isn't quite a Ponzi scheme. Since mining coins becomes more "difficult" as more coins are mined, it guarantees that the folks who started it up when mining coins was easy and cheap, will get paid the most and first.
That's the sound of the last few nails being driven into the Bitcoin coffin.
Right. The PD has nothing better to do than arrest people for "threatening" to record someone in a public place.
I think the stand-your-ground laws should apply here. If someone threatens you in ANY way, whether it is to hurt you physically, or verbal insults, or "threatening" to record you without your written permission, you should be able to defend yourself by shooting them in the face. What use is it to carry guns around if we don't get to use them once in a while, right?
Actually, they aren't the same. A phone call comes with the expectation of privacy, typically one person talking to another. When you are in a public place, you'd have to be an idiot to think you have any (right to) privacy.
people put in plain sight as I am about all the hidden cameras that seem to be multiplying.
I am concerned about people physically attacking others, for any reason at all, especially for one as stupid as someone wearing GG.
It isn't a return until you cash out. Good luck with that.
Yet another example of that person's poor decision making/critical thinking skills...
Wait a minute, the FBI can identify who spent which bitcoins on what items? I thought the whole point of bitcoin was anonymity.
Using bitcoins is a pointless risk if the most fundamental, founding principle of the currency is false. If you don't have anonymity and they can be stolen as easily as all the recent thefts indicate, what sane/intelligent person would keep any money at all in bitcoins?
Beanie Babies. This bitcoin stuff is just KRAZEE!
It has a camera for all the potential uses that might be created for it. The camera and software might be able to recognize street signs and integrate with a GPS app to show you where businesses or homes are located. It might be used to recognize faces of people to remind you of their names, interests,etc. It might be used to recognize pieces of equipment and automatically display operating info. There are a million uses for cameras that don't involve sexual activity, and the idea of recording everyone you look at is just silly. What would anyone ever do with all that video? When would you ever watch it? Would you also record the display you're looking at while you're watching all that video?
I don't know why people get so upset about the camera in Google Glass. But then, I don't get why people get upset about teaching evolution. Ignorance sucks.
"3: I don't care about seeing ads when I look around."
I think you mean you don't want to see ads when you're just looking around (presumably ads displayed by the glasses).
Maybe there's an app that recognizes and blocks from view all billboards and neon signs. That would be pretty good!
they protect my credit card info?