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+ - Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they're private corporations, immune to oversight->

Submitted by thermowax
thermowax (179226) writes "Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws. Kind of amusing this is in arch-Liberal Mass, but enough editorializing: I don't even know where to start here. No FOIA demands, no investigations, or reviews... the police state gets more real on a daily basis."
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+ - Jackson Palmer leaving Dogecoin

Submitted by pankkake
pankkake (877909) writes "Jackson Palmer, one of the founders of Dogecoin, announced he was leaving because the "movement" felt "cultlike", after being involved in a public argument over Dogecoin's trademark.

Not that people were not warned abundantly.

Dogecoin has been steadily losing value and it is anticipated that it will lose more. The author points that altcoins attract increasingly homogeneous groups, confirming Palmer's statements."

+ - Xfce: Choice Desktop environment for new Linux Users-> 1

Submitted by MrBingoBoingo
MrBingoBoingo (3481277) writes "A lot has changed and continued to change in the world of Linux and Unix desktop environments. A stong case though can be made that Xfce is the best direction to point new desktop Linix and *nix users towards. With rapid change happening in the world of desktop environments, what direction is really the best to point aspiring Linux users towards?"
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+ - Bitcoin Securities Issuer Settles with SEC->

Submitted by MrBingoBoingo
MrBingoBoingo (3481277) writes "The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has extracted a Settlement from Erik Voorhees that consists of $15,843.98 in profits and a penalty of $35,000 for the high crime of having been involved in financing two offerings with Bitcoin. If you read the Security and Exchange Commission's actual filing you can see that all of the fines and settlements relate to FeedZeBirds with any actions relating to S.DICE on MPEx consisting of a strong finger wag and stern look. With the light assessment in this case, it seems that the SEC's ability to act in mature Bitcoin markets like MPEx may be limited unless they work to build cooperative relationships with those markets."
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+ - MtGox Collapse should come as no suprise->

Submitted by MrBingoBoingo
MrBingoBoingo (3481277) writes "The recent closure of the famous Bitcoin exchange MtGox has grabbed a lot of media attention lately, but people involved heavily in bitcoin have been raising alarms about business practices at MtGox for quite some time now. With the MtGox failure being Bitcoin's biggest since the collapse of the ponzi run by Trendon Shavers, also known as Pirateat40, it might be time to revisit the idea of counterparty risk in the world of irreversible cryptocurrency."
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Comment: Re:Not true in many ways (Score 1) 711

by pankkake (#40025741) Attached to: FreeBSD 10 To Use Clang Compiler, Deprecate GCC

> I mean honestly, what statement of mine do you disagree with?
"If you're against copyright, then you're against the GPL."
For the third time.

You do not understand, or do not want to understand, that a world without copyright is not close to a world with copyright + BSD.

> In my personal politics I tend more towards the libertarian than the paternalistic. I'm a live and let live type. I view most attempts to control how other people live as somewhat unsavory at best. Having said that, I appreciate both licenses for their flexibilities, use GPL programs, and have donated to both GPL and BSD projects.

Reading your comments, I don't believe a word of it.

I thought you were retarded, but I now think it is worse, you are just dishonest. There is absolutely no use talking to you.

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