The NSA approves of this messege.
In retrospect, I rather regret not leaping on some bizzare and obscure science topic very early on in my career. With my early knowledge of pop-science and fantasy TV, film, and comic books, I could have made big headways in modern cosmology and theoretical physics by now.
A Typical Mix-Maxer response. The rules _technically_ allow this, so I will ruin the game for everyone by twisting/optimizing them to the limit to win even if I have to destroy the game to do it.
Future generations will see the mass influx of STEM geeks into the finance and business arena as a catastrophic social development in early 21st century industries.
Obviously, I imagine an upskirt picture does not reveal any more than what you would see at a beach in any western country.
It's not about what is visible and what isn't. It's about technologically equipped perverts intimidating women on public streets and public transport, for their own personal kicks. It's about people doing something wrong because it offends another person. If you allow this kind of behavior to go unchecked, worse will follow.
(A) If it's visible in public, it's fair game. (This is the only way really to square this with so many other free-speech issues.)
Wait; Do you literally live in a sewer drain?
He flew a model next to a helipad and wonders why the FAA are stomping on him. They apparently overreached a bit when going into the commercial motivations for flying the model, but he was being a dick and the FAA is not entirely wrong to stomp on people who are flying like a dick.
You sir are a unapolagetic "moocher", obviously ignorent of the Galt-ian philosophies of liberty which divinely entitle -- nay, oblige -- this man to use his superior intellect and skills to pilot and above all profit by flying this cheap, personal risk-less drone in an environment which should be free of all oppressive government regulations, no matter how many leechers walk or crash into the path of his unfiled flight-plan. The world's creative and productive elites will not be held back by the like of you and your FAA -- they'll strike!
That's what the media is supposed to do.
Actually the media is supposed to speak truth to power, an to perform these investigation and exposes on corrupt and criminal bankers, politicians, civil servants, etc, etc. Needless to say, this isn't happening.
Whoever Dorian Nakamoto is, it's clear he's not a powerful person. So this isn't journalism; it's exploitation.
I've been following this pretty closely today and it honestly seems to be fairly convincing to me that he is.
The problem here is false positives. If you slowly go through all the Satoshi Nakamoto's in the entire world, what is the probability that you _won't_ find one who fits the profile of a secretive computer geek? Chances are that that is basically what we are seeing here.
The list of circumstantial evidence is fairly convincing, but it must be weighted against the odds of _not_ finding such a person. If you look for a person with the name "David O'Neill" who could fit Bitcoin Satoshi's profile, odds are you will also find such a man, with just such a set of circumstantial evidence.
On top of all that, there are details of the story which, bluntly, make it seem fabricated. The line about the cop who knew about "the guy who invented bitcoin" reads conspiculously like either an embellishment or an outright fabrication
"What?" The police officer balks. "This is the guy who created Bitcoin? It looks like he's living a pretty humble life."
I don't think the story has much credibility. Then again, I have a pretty low opinion of journalists anyway.
*Stands up* I'm Satoshi!!
So what does it change? Nothing!
Apart from Newsweek's ad revenue, which probably skyrocketed after publishing this story.
We live in an age of propaganda, mendaciousness, and manipulation. PR-men are literally in charge of public policy. A positive public information campaign reliant on trust is impossible in our present circumstances.
Why do people even need to "deposit" their coins with Flexcoin in the first place? The chain is completely public; the exchange knows how much everyone has anyway. Is this an operation thing or do people who use Bitcoin still have some kind of pathological need to store their coins in a "bank" of some kind?
To be fair, it could be defeated completely by wearing the crocodile mask.
I am detecting a significantly elevated level of story quality and of course, beta changes, in the last week or so. I guess you guys really did listen...eventually.
Brilliant, so let's say the inventor starts his or her own company. MegaCorp sees the idea, likes it, and uses its massive financial and market power to create their own version which is better, faster and shinier. MegaCorp gets a 3% rise in stock prices, the inventor gets nothing.
OK. So let's say a chef starts his or her own restaurant. MegaCorp sees the menu, likes it, and uses its massive financial and market power to create their own version which is better, faster and tastier. MegaCorp gets a 3% rise in stock prices, the chef gets nothing.
Explain the difference to me? Explain why inventors get monopoly protections from competition and other entrepreneurs and workers don't?
The inventor has another brilliant idea, but this time he or she keeps it under their hat and the whole of society suffers as a result
I would liken this to a cook at home with a secret recipe which they don't even serve to guests. The resulting "suffering" of society does not bother me.
What value has this man added to a single piece of equipment sold in the last 40 years? What part of these machines relied on his effort or ingenuity? If his patent had never been filed, are we to seriously believe that progress would have been held back by so much as an hour.
Let drop this passive-aggressive geek myth of the vital "small-guy" inventor and the civilization changing ideas which supposedly emerge from his superior brain. It is far, far easier, and far, far better for society as a whole to simply regard all patent holders as parasites, and simply stop issuing them. Inventors can start their own companies or get a job like everyone else.
Reward belongs to those who add value. To those who produce things; produce wealth. it does not belong to the people who "thought" of doing so, or who had some "bright idea" sometimes in the 1970s. It belongs to the three generations of people since who put their -- unpatented -- ideas into action and made them a reality. To the people who competed based on the merits of their results, and not the entitlement they felt their intellects deserved.
It's time to put patents away. All patents. Our society will make better progress without them. Inventors are not worth the price being paid to parasites.