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Comment: Re:"But can a network relying on such assurances s (Score 1) 351 351

How on earth do you short BTC?

It's not like BTC is currently traded by brokers and I don't know anybody who is selling BTC future contracts.

If you know a way to do this, let me know.. There is serious $$ to be made here.

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Comment: Re:Moral Hazard (Score 4, Insightful) 377 377

No way any of these trades should be unwound. You want to give an algorithm your wallet and let it make lightning trades on your behalf? Fine, but learn to live with the consequences.

These trades aren't being unwound to protect the company with the "glitch". Remember that for every transaction there is a buyer and a seller.

Let's say you owned one of those stocks and had a stop loss in place so that your shares would sell if the price dropped by 25%. You would have been hit and sold your stock near the low on a "glitch".

Still think they should let all the trades stand?

Comment: Re:I'm not going to panic just yet... (Score 2) 411 411

Most believe an average of 5 Degrees Celcius per year, the actual figure is more like 0.5 C per annum.

What the hell are you talking about? Most proponents believe an average of 5 degrees Celsius per year over the last decade? Yeah, a rise of 50 degrees C seems reasonable.

Comment: Re:Hmm... Won't this be iPhone 6? (Score 1) 427 427

No, he's right.

3G referred to the network. 3GS was an update to the 3G. 4 is named by the generation. 4S is an update to the 4 (but is the 5th iPhone).

There is no way they would now release "iPhone 5", especially to coincide with the release of iOS 6.

Comment: Re:Makes sense... (Score 1) 410 410

Oh for the love of god....THAT'S THE POINT ABOUT PRIOR ART! Where the fuck have you been??? That's the point about all these patent challenges, is their prior art. If so, then the patent is invalid. Get a fucking clue!

I couldn't help but read this while hearing the voice of Tom Smykowski...

"Well look, I already told you! I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?"

Comment: Re:Not really (Score 3, Funny) 327 327

You don't get bonus points for "but he survived to feel the impact" on your autopsy report.

No, but if you're already a goner you might as well have some fun with it.

I've decided that if I manage to survive the exit and the falling, I'm going to aim for someone's swimming pool and then yell CANNONBALL during my last few seconds. Hopefully someone is around to witness it.

Comment: Re:Let's just be clear on what they mean here (Score 1) 438 438

I second this. I've owned Saabs all my life (900S, 9000CSE, 9-3, 9-5), and do all my own work, including some stuff that does require a hoist (rebuilt the transmission in my 900). The 900 was the easiest car to work on that I've ever seen. You could do brakes and rotors with basic tools in under an hour. And the parking brakes were in the rear, not the front.

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