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1441  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-15 CNBC - Bitcoin gets the FBI, Homeland treatment on: August 15, 2013, 10:30:07 PM
Senate oversight MO ...

"illegal spying? out of control agencies? massive executive overreach? ... "yeah we'll get back to you, nothing to worry about, move along quickly now"

"virtual currencies allowing people freedom to peacefully transact globally?" ... "ten different committees are looking into it, red alert, blue-ass fly mode"

The contrast couldn't be starker.
1442  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Google PATCHES critical Android crypto flaw used in $5,700 Bitcoin heist on: August 15, 2013, 10:10:18 PM
I'm wondering what commonly used code on Android has been accessing this "flawed" RNG ... e.g. TSL connections, banking apps?
1443  Economy / Economics / Re: Bitcoin could bring about smaller governments - and that is a good thing on: August 15, 2013, 10:08:28 PM
i don't think smaller governments are necessarily a good thing, in theory or in practice. when a government has less power, corporations have more power. yes, there may be problems with the government, lots of corruption. but it is still for the people. we should not replace government with corporations. it would be terrible for the world and the future of humanity. unfortunately it is starting to happen and it looks like the government is somewhat/partially owned by corporations.

Did you read the OP and the referenced paper?

Smaller governments are better for more economic growth ... or do you have some kind of problem with economic growth that you didn't spell out clearly?
1444  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Google confirms critical Android crypto flaw used in $5,700 Bitcoin heist on: August 15, 2013, 06:12:15 AM
google "crypto flaw" or google nsa back-door?

... guess we'll never know, they got laws for lying about stuff like that.
1445  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BitCoins for Edward Snowden. on: August 15, 2013, 04:57:06 AM
Just sent 1 BTC to our hero.

USA official declare him enemy of state so why you call him hero

.. it's just how it happens with rogue states. Lies are Truth, up is down, black is white, bad is good ... everything goes crazy because the governing infrastructure is effectively at war with the citizenry so nothing seems to make sense any more. It's kind of tearing itself apart, the fabric of society is being disintegrated by the legal and moral contradictions spewing out in the form of decrees and edicts.
1446  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-13 CNBC - Benjamin Lawsky discusses the Subpoenas. on: August 15, 2013, 04:52:07 AM
Does anyone really believe this is not about eventually placing control mechanisms in the Bitcoin protocol?

Obviously they see they must target the The Bitcoin Foundation companies who control the lead developer.

The problem is that the majority of the Bitcoin network's hash power is outside the regulator's jurisdiction.

... that's okay, he invoked the "national security" magic words so the US military is now involved and his jurisdiction just became the world ...
1447  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: NY regulator memo: Notice of Inquiry on Virtual Currencies on: August 15, 2013, 04:49:31 AM
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Sshhh...Lawsky has a secret.

 Cheesy That's pretty good ... I can spot at least 4 hidden btc references are there any more?

Lawsky's reference to "national security" was been duly noted. This is govspeak for the "National Security Agency" is taking an interest/helping us with us investigation ... i.e. the US military resources (NSA) can be used once they declare it a matter of "national security".
1448  Other / Off-topic / Re: Lavabit.com and Tormail Email Alternatives... on: August 15, 2013, 04:19:09 AM
I assume someone has already mentioned bitmessage.org (even though it's not email) it could replace email someday as a secure alternative.
Unless it becomes possible to send and receive messages to non-bitmessage users I highly doubt it will gain much acceptance. There's too much network effect to overcome.

It is already possible to configure Thunderbird mail client to route mail through the bitmessage network ... it will become just another protocol layer option like POP, IMAP, SMTP, etc.

Is there a tutorial? If so, I would love to do this.

In fact, yes there is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppk_zzjZRIg

no guarantees on what privacy leaks this opens up regards using the mail client both over bitmessage and normal channels. To begin with I would not use a Thunderbird client configured for bitmessage transport for regular mails or vice versa ... and I have no idea what other traffic Thunderbird may send/leak out, I know it can have lots of plugins etc ... so dyodd.
1449  Other / Off-topic / Re: Lavabit.com and Tormail Email Alternatives... on: August 15, 2013, 04:14:44 AM
Kim Dotcom of megaupload fame wants to get in on the act as well, starting an end-to-end encrypted email service:

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/08/11/1244209/after-lavabit-shut-down-dotcoms-mega-promises-secure-mail

This should be good ... he may come across sometimes like a big, funny guy (clownish) but you know what? ... He just goes ahead and does shit, he doesn't just talk about it.
1450  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: NY regulator memo: Notice of Inquiry on Virtual Currencies on: August 14, 2013, 09:31:20 AM
Government always accomplishes what it sets out to do (which is 180 degrees from what it publicly claims it sets out to do).

quite right ... and they invariably accomplish it so well that they have to double the size of the program and extend it for twice as long ...
1451  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-13 CNBC - Benjamin Lawsky discusses the Subpoenas. on: August 14, 2013, 09:20:46 AM
Uh-huh ... shall we have a whip 'round for Lawsky then?

... who wants to start the "BitCoins for Lawsky" thread?

He might just want to put a donation address up somewhere, let's test his open mind to new ways of doing business ... ah, actually, it maybe more like the old way of doing business.
1452  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: NY regulator memo: Notice of Inquiry on Virtual Currencies on: August 14, 2013, 03:30:15 AM
Probably time to start writing your senator and congressman.  We have a few friends in DC now.

... better yet forward them an ounce of the finest from SR to demonstrate how effective bitcoins really are ...

(ps: kids and idiots should not try this at home)
1453  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-12 Politico: Congress starts looking into Bitcoin on: August 14, 2013, 03:28:14 AM
They probably just want some plebe aide to do all the legwork and get them up to speed with how they get their kickbacks and bribes in the new internet anonymonies .. then they can go on SR and get wild with hookers and blow like they used to ...
1454  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: NY regulator memo: Notice of Inquiry on Virtual Currencies on: August 13, 2013, 11:00:47 PM
Would you put Lawsky (or anyone from NYFDS) on payroll to administer a IT system holding bitcoins?

(NB: looks like he has a shiny 4-screen monitor bank ... all with empty windows desktops Smiley)

It's going to be ages, if ever, these guys can "have a conversation" about bitcoin. Imagine how ridiculous it would look if they started sending legal letters out to Bittorrent companies ...
1455  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-13 bitservicex.com - Why Bitcoin needs centralized regulation on: August 13, 2013, 10:53:12 PM
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Solution: Bitcoin needs... centralized regulation and personal (non-anonymous) transactions.

Basically reads like the poor kid wandered into the wrong bar and got stuffing kicked out of him ... now he wants to cry in public about it. If he read the manual of what bitcoin was before setting up his insane business model he'd have been better placed ... who did he think he was, Elon Musk setting up the next PayPal?
1456  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-12 Politico: Congress starts looking into Bitcoin on: August 13, 2013, 10:39:26 PM
Before anyone trumpets the benefits of Senate making up rules about bitcoin you need to ask yourself this ....

"Is there a Senator that you would allow to administer your computer system that holds bitcoins?"

And then think through the ramifications of the inevitable answer to that ....
1457  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-12 Politico: Congress starts looking into Bitcoin on: August 13, 2013, 01:10:03 PM
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Growth is good, organized growth is better.

All the evidence from economic history shows that to be wrong ... most centrally planned "growth" endeavours are epic failures.

The only one rule the Senate could possibly put in place that would be better is "Do not touch Bitcoin" ... anything else will be a hindrance, a perversion, a compromise, a vested-interest loophole-riddled bastardisation ... so that is what I'm fully expecting (mainly because most people think, erroneously, like you do).
1458  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: NY regulator memo: Notice of Inquiry on Virtual Currencies on: August 13, 2013, 12:51:49 PM
Someone might want to have the fungibility conversation with Lawsky ... for a regulator of monetary products he seems entirely ignorant of what properties good money needs to have ... it's like asking all cars that are not US made to have square wheels.

... also his name is just a little too cute for law guy ... really, it's like a joke that starts out "lawsky, copsky and thiefsky go into a bar for a brewsky ..."
1459  Economy / Speculation / Re: Gold collapsing. Bitcoin UP. on: August 13, 2013, 12:32:32 PM
Nagasaki and Hiroshima were real world tests, plain and simple. The fire-storm bombings of Tokyo http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/tokyo.htm had already broken the japanese spirit and several more civilian attacks like these over the other big Japanese cities would have likely caused the same desired surrender outcome that was needed to stop the horrific island fighting as the Allies advanced on the mainland.

Do you know what a Monday morning quarterback is?

Hit a yankee nerve did I?
1460  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-08-12 Politico: Congress starts looking into Bitcoin on: August 13, 2013, 12:11:45 PM
This is great! Hopefully they can develop guidelines that we as a community can get behind.

You are joking right?

Satoshi developed all the guidelines we need to get behind.

If you don't agree with them perhaps you are playing in the wrong game?
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