If you live 15 minutes from Newegg, just pick your stuff up in person to avoid shipping fees and to get your stuff in as little as four hours.
^^ This what all the "see you do need regulations, I told you so" crowd does not get.
A cheat is a cheat is a cheat and they will cheat you using unregulated BitCoins, just the same way they will cheat you using regulated dollars.
It isn't as if regulations create some magical inviolate barrier. Madoff ran a ponsi scheme masquerading as a hedge fund with SEC reporting requirements and everything. Much of the monies were never recovered. The subprime crisis is another example the brokers just faked all the paperwork and wrote the liar loans.
The only differences in the end is possibly if someone goes to jail or not. FRAUD however is still a crime even if there are no specific securities statues that apply to BitCoin. So these guys certainly could be charged as criminals too. This has NOTHING to do with regulations.
The Russians had a solution for that: Doomsday device. Forget launch capabilities et al, just build one bomb deep underground and well protected but so big it will kill the entire planet.
Right I just don't get this, does not matter if we are talking tablets, media pcs, or phones. All of these machines are big powerful enough now that the possibilities are essentially unlimited. Yet rather than embracing the best of the 90's PC era opening up and trying stuff out; its a rush back the narrow vision that was the Macintosh in 83.
No he was very much running a regulated business. Was he violating regulations, yes, but there is the point it isn't as if something being against the rules creates some magic inviolate barrier to doing it.
Yes the SEC shut him down, just like the bankruptcy court is going to be shutting down Mt.Gox. In both cases after much of the money is long gone.
A cheat is a cheat, using Dollars or Bitcoins. Getting conned sucks for the victim and a slightly longer list of criminal complaints against the conman, beyond say simple Fraud, does not make it suck less.
Worker gets laid off, loses employer-provided health plan. Worker can't find full-time employement; becomes consultant to pay bills; buys health insurance. Conclusion: buying health insurance motivates worker to become consultant!
Except he does not buy health insurance. Why because unlike the good old days when you could your Insurance agent and by an individual catastrophic plan any time you wanted now their an enrollment period to keep people from just signing up after something goes wrong. (Sure if something did go wrong before and you tried to buy a plan you'd be denied for per-exhisting condition) but for anyone without a 'condition' you had no need to do COBRA, you just got a cheap catastophic plan before the end of the month.
So now this employee is destine to pay COBRA for the rest of the year, or if they choose not to do so be slapped with the tax penalty. Those rates are not going be subsidized and are likely absurdly expensive. So really there is one situation where even this bassackwards Obamacare apologist thinking in the above quote works out well for someone.
Worker gets laid off on after October 1st, loses employer-provided health plan. Worker can't find full-time employement; becomes consultant to pay bills; buys health insurance sometime in January. Conclusion: buying health insurance motivates worker to become consultant!
The defenders of this law are guilty of more spin than the Iraqi Information Minister some years back.
Give it a rest, you lost your money and nobody can prove where it went. Oh the joys of an unregulated currency.
Give it a rest, you gave your money to Madoff. He lost it and nobody can prove where it went. Oh the joys of a regulated currency.
Good news though you also got to caught up a bunch of money in Taxation to support the SEC that didn't save you...
The problem with your reasoning is that it presumes that money is given in exchange for work of equal value, but of course the very basis of business is that you pay less than what the work is worth, and the difference is your profit. So this notion of a 1:1 connection between money and value is simply mistaken, and not only that, it's impossible in a capitalist society.
No you don't understand capitalism.
In a free market people don't exchange something of lessor value for something of greater value or vice versa, one of the parties would never agree. What happens is we meet and discover we value things differently.
If I hire you do a job, I do so because I value the "work" less than my money. That might be for any number of reasons: maybe I don't have time to do it myself despite the need; maybe I have a lot of money I don't need for anything else; maybe I don't know how to do the work and so If I chose to invest time instead of dollars the costs would be much greater; etc.
You on the other hand have offered to do the work because you have time, and want something else more and believe that you could satisfy that if you had more money. You value your time and labor less than my dollars.
You can 184.108.40.206 is google but you could just any valid dns server.
No it will try them in the order listed until it gets a 'response'; I think if it gets a response like SRVFAIL it will also continue trying the remaining servers, but if gets a incorrect NXDOMAIN it will trust that value and not try the remaining servers.
No we are not being unfair to Feinstein. Secrect committees and secret courts monitoring secret agencies about what secret data they are collecting in their secret facilities; isn't a workable model on the scale we are trying to do it.
Sure state craft requires some secrets and shadows, but democracy in the form a functioning republic needs a lot a sunshine. We have been trying to get people like her to understand we have gone way way way to far with this crap. We have created a monster "We the people" can't control, they 1% who can get elected Senator can't control either. What we have is something that is almost completely beyond control at this point. That monster is crushing our most basic principles under boots year by year, month by month, day by day, moment to moment; destroying the very society it was breed to protect.
Its high time to we take the NSA out behind the tool shed and put it down. The CIA and FBI need a sound kicking; right sizing and reminding of their core missions.
We are all equal but some of us are little more equal.
Not only that its the same Senator who argued how necessary to national security the NSA surveillance programs are after the Snowden leaks.
Hypocrisy at its finest; curb stop my constituents 4th amendment rights and thats all fine, but violate my rights and look out!
I'd like to think she might learn something from this, but I doubt she will.
The problem is getting paid.
1) Load drugs on drone
2) Drone flies to destination
3) Recipient unloads drugs
4a) Recipient considers attaching agreed upon bundle of cash for a moment
4b) Recipient decides instead to curb stomp drone
The "terrorists" we all have to be so afraid of think setting off some small firecrackers in the car with a propane cylinder is going to destroy Time Square.
The fact is only really deranged individuals want to be mass murderers. Most of time such a serious mental condition does not correlate with the mental facilities needed to acquire the education (sit attentively thru HS Chemistry) and create an effective plot.
Once in a while you get a Collide Shake Mohammad (sp?) but most of the time you get a propane cylinder and hand full blackcats.