They still do booths. They had one at SCALE at the end of February.
You may want to familiarize yourself with the concept of rubber hose cryptography.
Granted, the United States Federal Government won't literally beat you with a hose, but they will take away your freedom until you comply with the lawful orders of the courts. The Government will go over your finances with a fine toothed comb, accounting for any and all assets you currently or previously owned, including bitcoin. If you obtained any of those assets via fraud you're going to be on the hook for repayment, plus criminal and civil penalties on top of the fraudulent earnings.
Want to play the "I lost them" card? You can try, but you're still going to be on the hook for the full amount Uncle Sam thinks you owe your victims, plus the aforementioned penalties, and you're not wiping any of that away with a bankruptcy. It will follow you until the day you die.
Bitcoin doesn't spend at the prison commissary, nor am I aware of any reputable criminal defense attorneys that accept payment in bitcoin.
Bitcoins are just an asset, like any other, and if you think the US Attorney's Office can't build an asset paper trail you're in for a rude surprise.
Have fun serving an indefinite sentence in Federal prison for contempt of court if you're ordered to turn over your bitcoin and decline to do so.
Yeah, it's not like anyone has posted this story to Slashdot today.
We're tied for third lowest homicide rate in the country, so why would I want to carry a firearm?
I don't care about what you want to do, I care about what I can do. Nobody forces you to carry a firearm if you live in any of the gun-friendly States.
Power and heat. In a large server farm, those are king.
2.5s are less power hungry and generate less heat than 3.5s or 5.25s.
Hell, back around 1990 or so, I was working on a touchscreen interface for the Army, and we had to test with arctic gloves.
For POC on the algorithms, I brought in some ski gloves, then we used the real arctic gloves for QA.
Mod parent up.
George Mallory knew it. Hell, Robert Burns knew it back in the 1700s. "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"
Well, we do not require transvaginal ultrasounds for women who want to get abortions.
You also make it virtually impossible for the average citizen to carry a firearm for self-defense, an activity that's allowed with very few questions in 43 of the 50 States. You can't even legally carry pepper spray in MA without a license, something that I'm pretty sure is allowed without a license in every other State in the Union.
Thanks, but no thanks. Plenty of States to choose from that don't regulate self-defense or abortion.
I have no idea to this day if Simpson did it or not
The problem with living in Austin is that you're subject to the Texas Legislature.
Just like the problem with Silicon Valley and LA (Disclaimer: I live in LA) is that you are subject to the California Legislature.
Here.... I've got evidence for you.
If I take a picture, and a woman's bikini covered boobs happen to be in it, am I guilty?