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Comment: Re:Boost mobile (Score 1) 209

Maybe enough for you. For me, I would need to research more to find out what they consider high speed data (which is capped) and 3g speeds (which is what your streaming video is limited to).

Caps and throttling.

I'll never give up my Verizon unlimited. No matter how good looking the Verizon rep is, and no matter how much a month they promise to save me for switching to a new plan.

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Comment: Re:Could be dangerous (Score 1) 46

by deesine (#48031413) Attached to: Four Charged With Stealing Army Helicopter Training Software

Now here's a little item I think you might go for in a big way - Dragonteeth mines. Made in the US and used successfully in Vietnam, I might add. These little honeys won't kill ya', but they're guaranteed to take a foot off. Take a couple of samples, take 'em home, see if you like'em, let me know how many you need. Okay?

--Eddie Muntz

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Investor Tim Draper Announces He Won Silk Road Bitcoin Auction 115

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the plans-to-build-moon-fortress dept.
After some speculation yesterday about the winner of the auction for the first block of bitcoins seized from the Silk Road, the winner went ahead and made his identity public. Tim Draper has won the U.S. Marshals bitcoin auction and is partnering with Vaurum to provide bitcoin liquidity in emerging markets. ... Tim offered this in a statement: “Bitcoin frees people from trying to operate in a modern market economy with weak currencies. With the help of Vaurum and this newly purchased bitcoin, we expect to be able to create new services that can provide liquidity and confidence to markets that have been hamstrung by weak currencies. Of course, no one is totally secure in holding their own country’s currency. We want to enable people to hold and trade bitcoin to secure themselves against weakening currencies.”

Comment: Re:"MEOW" (Score 2) 148

by x2A (#45923973) Attached to: Physicists Claim First Observation of a Quantum Cheshire Cat

The splitter is functionally equivalent to taking a measurement, you may not be extracting the information, but it is an interaction, and it's the interaction part of "taking a measurement" that changes it, not the information extraction/conversion into another form.

We know the splitter changes it, because its velocity changes... it leaves along a different vector.

Comment: Re:Alternate Title (Score 2) 144

by x2A (#44923659) Attached to: Research Finds Link Between Inflation and Laughter In Federal Reserve Meetings

When inflation is above interest, or you store money in a way which doesn't get interest, then yes, it does act as a stimulus by allowing spending of money that is otherwise not being spent. Unfortunately, the main spending of the US federal government is on its war machine... so the problem is what is done with the debt+inflation tax, not the fact that it exists.

You do also need income to at least rise at the rate of the inflation, and then it only hits money not being spent, but neoliberal policies are making that happen less and less, with the worst off seeing a decrease in real wages, a refusal to increase minimum wage being heavily responsible there.

Comment: Re:Security professionals generally missing the po (Score 1) 341

by x2A (#44493655) Attached to: TOR Wants You To Stop Using Windows, Disable JavaScript

So what makes them so sure that only Windows machines were targeted?

Um... as it says, the exploit code is Windows specific... IOW, the code which collects the hostname and MAC address will be using Windows API calls.

They probably would have spotted if the exploit bundled WINE!

Comment: Re:Security professionals generally missing the po (Score 1) 341

by x2A (#44493643) Attached to: TOR Wants You To Stop Using Windows, Disable JavaScript

Ugh, if he was a plant then part of his job would be to create impressions such as those, so you having those impressions and believing they mean anything shows that you probably shouldn't be calling other people "idiots".

The only relevant point is that his source code is open, so you don't HAVE to trust him. That's the whole point!!!

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