I think you are talking about "TankMan", my personal hero. I never want to know whom he is, but I would like to know that he is alive, well and still fighting for his beliefs.
I happen to agree. The most important issue here is that now someone has pointed a bulls-eye on this poor old man ( founder or not ). This person never sought to be public and now has to deal with the public. He's like a lottery winner but in this case worst, he might not be "that guy"
At the end, he's been placed in a very uncomfortable position, and at risk. Unacceptable risk.
I really look unhappily to the tragic ending of this, being know as the guy with 400 million dollars in bit coins, and it's possible to be untraceable. he is going to get kidnapped or something just as bad.
This man will become the catalysis for privacy.
and maybe the news reporter will be a criminal for her actions.
Iran had contract to sell oil to Japan back in the 90's that were priced in Yen. They also trade in Euro's. With that said, Most if not all oil is traded based on benchmarks priced in USD ($)
while there is not expectation of privacy in a bar, I would think that some sort of privacy does exist when you enter a bar. I would like to think that management does care about my privacy. If someone is drowning their sorrows, their should be no one is around filming it and posting it on you-tube.
soon we will see signs posting that say something like " no filming, and no recording devices ".
imagine if the founding fathers of the USA had to deal with recorded evidence against the British, planning the revolution. might just not have happened.
here is the youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Goodbye, Cold Fjord.
While your incessant shilling, political doublespeak, out-of-context quoting, thread-diluting gibberish and lack of applicable morality have been interesting...I cannot say, with any grain of truth, that I will miss you.
From the ashes of Slashdot rises http://soylentnews.org/
....find another client.
The phrasing is a bit misleading. The star was 6000 light-years away when it first emitted the light, but the empty space between stars (and galaxies, now) has been expanding continuously (but at a nonconstant rate) since then. Imagine a car driving along a rubber sheet that's stretching. The sheet *starts* 6000 miles long and the car drives at one mile per hour, but since the sheet is growing as the car drives along it's 13.7 billion years long by the time the car reaches the other end.
So we're seeing the star as it looked 13.7 billion years, ago, not as it looked 6000 years ago, the current physical distance between us and the star is actually a whopping 46.6 billion light-years, and the 6000 light-year number corresponds to the distance between us and the star when the light was first emitted. (The universe was much smaller then.)
Note that this goofy universe-expansion correction factor doesn't apply to such short distances nowadays. The center of the Milky Way galaxy is 30000 light-years away, but since space itself isn't expanding so rapidly today, we see the center of the galaxy the way it looked about 30000 light-years ago, as expected. The most ridiculous rates of expansion took place shortly after the Big Bang.
Maybe I'm missing something but isn't the entire point of the fuckbeta campaign to ruin the experience of coming here, to demonstrate to the idiots in charge of Slashdot that their website is worthless without our cooperative participation and contributions? By doing your best to quell our political dissent it could be said that it is you who are collaborating with Dice to flush our mutually favorite website down the toilet of corporate mediocrity.
The one last desperate chance we have to save this site (such as it is) is to destroy it, at least temporarily. I apologize for inconveniencing you during our brief struggle with corporate greed/stupidity.
And no, I will not hide behind anonymity.
Hopefully it's going to get real quiet in here in about twelve hours and you and your fellow collaborators can feel free to get together and blow smoke up each other's butts and pretend nothing is wrong in the resulting echo chamber.
Fuck beta, and boycott Slashdot Feb. 10th to 17th.
When the cops are all wearing them, they no longer need us to wear them.
Edward Snowden seriously fucked up their roll-out schedule--GoogleGlass was meant for us--so now they focus on getting it in place on the people that control us. They are running out of time because of people using websites like Slashdot, sharing information and raising public awareness. Even without Slashdot, YOU can still do the same. Seriously, folks--do you really think they are killing Slashdot on accident? Sheer stupidity? They are killing Slashdot to silence us.
If history is any sort of an indicator, any rights we sell today, our children must buy back with blood tomorrow
These guys think Beta is 100/100.
Apparently, they want people to write reviews for beta.slashdot.org.
A quick Google search reveals that "fuck beta" brings up only one result in the first ten pages relating to Slashdot, as follows (YMMV, default search, no scripts allowed, cache cleared)...
How is that possible?
" So why not make Slashdot picutre based only, to open it up more to the masses (who often have the intellectual capacity of a 2-year-old anyway)?..."
I'll give it a shot.
Did that convey my message sufficiently?