What really impresses me is that it downloads the entire Wikipedia, with "no internet connection required!" That's an engineering feat if I've ever heard of one!
Public servants are the only ones that have legally been able to trade on inside information. Why would they stop now?
25 bitcoins every 7 or 8 minutes. That's the max. And that's supposing they deployed so much hashing power that the rest of the network (ie -- all the miners currently deployed, in production, or contemplated to be in construction) only accounted for the slimmest percentage of the resulting network.
Having the us government involved might be beneficial, only in the sense that when block rewards diminish, if the fees aren't enough to reward miners to continue, then having a "miner of last resort" available would probably lend itself to stability. Who knows though.
Because it's backed by the general revenues as taxing authority if the United States. Big difference when your a government and can arbitrarily adjust all the externalities to suit your needs.
Because, well, windows sucks. It's redeeming quality is the huge amount of software that's available for it. Take that away, and there's nothing left.
Kind of like every version of windows was an unstable POS until they dropped all of the dos underpinnings from it? Or should companies who have realized their products have outlived their utility be forced to continue to support them with their current products even decades later?
why is that so bad? What happens if they drop all human variables from the models and discover that the change would not be nearly as severe as is now claimed? Wouldn't that bolster the theory that they're so adamant on protecting that they won't even do research that doesn't involve it?
Like, what if a politician said "i don't believe in dark matter. do a study and demonstrate what the universe would be like if there wasn't any dark matter in it". Would scientists simply refuse to even broach the subject? Of course, dark matter is not at all politicized, so they wouldn't be afraid of their names appearing on a study that disputes that, even if the result of it is that dark matter must exist of the universe to behave as it does...
So, scientists refuse to conduct research that might call into question their own previous findings and presumptions? What if "scientists" refused to conduct any studies or research into weather systems because the research could be used to overturn their own beliefs that the weather is controlled by the gods?
I'm sorry, I just don't agree; it's a complex issue and every angle needs to be explored, if nothing else than to quantify the effect of natural vs. unnatural causes. To refuse to do research because it concentrates only on the natural side of climate change seems, well, unscientific. This shows just how bad it is for society as a whole that science is as politicized as it is; scientists are now refusing to conduct research that goes against the community consensus.
Yes, if you 51% the network. But you'd undo every payment that occurred since then, and you'd undo every miners block reward as well. Therefore, no one will possibly go along with that idea.
So, your government arresting someone who allegedly tried to have two people executed isn't helping you? Not only tried, but he thought he succeeded. His jaw probably hit the floor when he found out both his hits were nothing more than fantasies in his own mind.
They're in a brand new wallet; all the coins were transferred in on 10/25/2013. So even if someone had a backup of DPR's wallet (which they don't, otherwise they would have moved them themselves already), the coins are gone from it now. And if the coins had already been spent, it would be obvious, too (the block chain.info link above would show a zero balance).
Moral of the story; Crime pays. Lots. But what good is that if you can't benefit from that pay?
It was the mid or late 90's, I recall I had a 4 or 5 am flight to Chicago; slept through all my alarms and my bosses wife was banging on my door 45 minutes before takeoff. Unbelievably, we were at the airport 30 minutes later, and I had to book it through the terminal. When I got to the gate, the stewardess was laughing and said "you must be lucas!" I was like "how'd you know?" And she sAid "your boss is in first class, he said if someone came running as if his job depended on it, that would be you"
Nowadays? Not even a chance. I got to the airport for a filth a couple years ago with 29 minutes to spare, but because it was 29 minutes and not 31, ticketing refused to give me a ticket; the security lines were empty.
Took a call to JetBlue's headquarters who somehow got me waved through. Thankfully I made it to my cousins wedding!
Has apple ever claimed that iMessages were secure? I'm not thinking so. Just that you could send iMessages to other ios users and not get billed for lots of texts, which are far less secure still than iMessages. Next story?
People have to get this idea of him benefitting from this coin stash out of their heads. Not gonna happen.
For one, there was no back up plan, no person he delegated responsibility to make transfers in his absence. He said as much in his forbes interview; that he delegated customer service responsibilities but it was him and only him that could manage the site or it's bitcoins. No reason to disbelieve it. Maybe early on, he had delegated but after the first employee theft (the first alledged hit), certainly he would have moved to change that , as paranoid as he seemed to be in some regards.
Second, even if somehow he gets his sentence reduced, it'll certainly be preconditioned on his turning over his remaining proceeds. They won't say "give us your money and you're free" to his "I'm sorry, I would I forgot my key though" and reply "ok, sounds good, you're free"
They'll instead say "were sorry you forgot; if you ever happen to remember, let us know and then we'll start arranging your release. Til then well just hold you on contempt charges since you've served your original sentence"
No. There's no way he's being released any time in the future if there's even a question that he could access those funds. Maybe he should start praying that bjtcoin finally reaches its overdue demise so that the Feds don't think he has anything of value any longer. One day...
Ok, you run OSS software on your desktop. If your email is hosted,you're still f'ed. Or your host your own email (at your house) so the nsa just taps your recipients emails instead. And is there even such thing as ssl for dns lookups?
There's many weak links, even running your entire system with 10%security means that the "adversary" (I use that term since that's what they call us) still gets 50% of it. Which is more than enough to reconstruct the whole.
Free software isn't a panacea. It is closer to it though