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    Today, 10:19 AM
    The satellite systems Musk is talking about is a constellation of them in low earth orbit, it should work wonderfully for Internet. The current satellite internet services are in geosync orbits about 22K miles away which means a round trip time to the bird and back is 1/4 of a second each way at best, so 1/2 a second is tied up automatically. Then you add the other quarter second and you can't do realtime. This isn't bad if you're entirely passive, click a link, wait a second, click another. Can't do remote work very well.
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    Today, 07:58 AM
    Satellite as it currently is isn't a good replacement for anything other than dialup. Speed of light to a geo sync satellite makes latency a huge problem. Noticeable delays between clicking a link and getting information, gaming isn't doable, telephony has bad delay. Musk has talked about low orbit micro sats, facebook has been playing with high altitude drones, google has been testing weather balloons, but that tech isn't there yet. The cities that signed exclusive contracts were idiots but that's at least their problem to clean up. It's when a government monopoly like a telephone company won't allow a new company to put lines down that it becomes a troublesome problem. Or the government changes legal definitions so companies can sell you "fiber optic" internet even where there is a copper line going to your house, as long as fiber is within a 1/2 mile of your house. My electric co-op - which in itself is not all that common - has been putting fiber to customer's homes as they update the electric lines. That's at least a way around the monopolies. This actually was only doable as part of TARP as Michigan used some of those funds to put a fiber ring around the state which companies can tap into.
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    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    The telephone system ones were granted monopoly status by the feds. Cable companies often have exclusive deals within the cities they cover.
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    The wired world has defined government mandated monopolies by region - the baby bells. Even worse they got tax breaks and the ability to charge extra fees to supposedly give super fast connections to nearly every home in america. This was to the tune of 400+ billion. A past FCC person has been writing on this for a long time now, he started when it was the "200 billion broadband scandal". I'm of the opinion if the telcos pay back their 400 billion then they can act as a regular business. Until then they should be forced to act as if the free market actually applied to them. You know there are issues when a company the size of Google can't put fiber into cities.
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    12-12-2017, 09:32 PM
    David Brin had an interesting post on this https://www.facebook.com/thedavidbrin/posts/805765103146?pnref=story Aaaand... Putin wins again! With this decision to squander NASA resources on the same dumb goal as China, Russia, Europeans, Indians and various billionaires, DT sabotages our chance to do what none of those others - only we - can do...go where the real riches are. Asteroids & Phobos. Sure, a lunar orbital station is valuable for many reasons. (For one thing: we could sell services to all those wannabe groups desperate to plant dusty footprints on the (for now) useless moon.) But repeating Apollo? Go ahead. Name any benefits for the US joining the symbolism craze - going back down that dusty gravity well! All you Republicans - (and return-to-the-moon' is a GOP catechism) - can offer is vague arm-waved justifications, zero facts. All this does is make us PART OF THE PACK! While we, alone could access the vast wealth in asteroids! Which is why Putin and the Kochs want to divert us. Oh, and of course this associates NASA with both money-wasting and Trumpism, now. Undermining overall support among the US citizenry. Spaceba!
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    12-12-2017, 06:16 AM
    Nothing new here, same scare tactics that have been around for years. Bitcoin has promoted decentralized networks and shown the world how to do it. There are now 19 crypto currencies worth more than a billion in market cap. I don't see why anyone would go for a gov backed one when there are over a thousand alternatives right now. Also the article has some half truths. The hacker news about RSA being cracked requires running things on the same hardware as the encrypted file. If you own the hardware then any software with a password is easily cracked. The SHA256 problem is a known concern. If there is ever a way to break that then there is a serious financial concern for everyone involved to switch to a new version of bitcoin that will have a different mining algorithm. There are already dozens of different ones that are in use by alt coins. Large scale quantum computing won't be cracking crypto in the immediate future. If some amazing breakthrough happens there have been discussions on how to quantum proof bitcoin already.
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    12-10-2017, 10:55 PM
    Any coincidence that their first audit is happening? Maybe 44,000 people are going through the books and making up fake receipts
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    12-10-2017, 05:22 PM
    What sort of medical necessary reason would there be to remove the hands? Shouldn't that alone cause some big investigation?
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    12-10-2017, 05:17 PM
    Would you consider the hundreds of catholic priests who were part of their scandal liberal or conservative? Or are we just talking about people who have been recently caught?
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    12-09-2017, 06:11 PM
    I wonder on the metrics. If they went with just the largest wallet balances that could be mining pools, exchanges, and other services. Not to say there aren't whales yet it may not be all that bad.
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    12-08-2017, 05:17 PM
    Have you posted in reddit, or on bitcointalk? There are experts who know the inner workings rather well there
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    12-07-2017, 11:30 PM
    If the various estimates of hitting 60K on up in a year, that would still be around 400% increase in your money in a year...
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    12-07-2017, 03:25 PM
    Why would any RPF admit to such a thing? taxation is theft ;)
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    12-07-2017, 09:43 AM
    I could see an alt coin that had a fixed value to gold as something some people may like. Fluctuations like BTC can have may cause issues with businesses. Although not Bitcoin itself. Having gold backed would make it centralized which is entirely opposite of what Bitcoin is about. Look at how easily Egold was closed.
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    12-07-2017, 09:40 AM
    What I find amusing late at night doesn't always carry over when I'm fully awake... Although I do find it strange that the Sec of Education has a brother trying to create a private CIA. With the wealthiest cabinet in history, I'm curious if that helped any opening of dialog or as a wealthy guy who already had military ties Prince could just get a meeting without any problems?
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    12-07-2017, 02:07 AM
    Is this the answer to our educational problems? Find the problematic students and send them to a private military. And here I thought the whole education role was just a way to get every schoolkid selling Amway.
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    12-05-2017, 10:57 PM
    What's even more surprising is that enough people thought that a guarantee of 1,354% profit in a month was real to get them 15 million.
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    12-04-2017, 11:51 PM
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/4/cryptocurrency-provides-security-without-officiald/ The End of Government Monopoly Money By Richard W. Rahn Published December 5, 2017 After two centuries of government monopoly money, private monies are re-emerging and will likely come to dominate ultimately. Back in 1976, Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek published his little classic, “Denationalization of Money.” In essence, Hayek argued that money is no different than other commodities, and it would be better supplied by competition among private issuers than by a government monopoly. His book detailed the problems with government monopoly money and how most of these problems could be overcome with private competition. Even though many agreed with Hayek’s argument, it was not clear until now how the government monopoly on money would be broken. As with so many other things, technology has come to the rescue. We are now witnessing the beginnings of the development of practical, private, digital cryptocurrencies, the best known being bitcoin. Bitcoin and most of the other new currencies enable users to make transactions from person to person without going through a bank or other intermediary. This is accomplished through the use of a “blockchain.” Before the development of the blockchain, those who had developed cryptocurrencies were not able to solve the double-spending problem to keep people from copying or counterfeiting the digital coin, and the “Byzantine general’s problem” of how to keep a malicious party from intercepting and changing the transaction before it reached its intended recipient.
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    12-04-2017, 07:17 PM
    You could make a living finding ways to put your sign in various places. Hrmmm...
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    12-04-2017, 07:16 PM
    The bitcoin client allows you to sign a message with your private key. This shows you own the address without giving away your key or having to move any coins.
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    12-04-2017, 07:31 AM
    Oh and isn't Bitcoin Jesus worth far more? He moved 250,000 Bitcoin recently if I recall. Although since he's all in on Bitcoin Cash he may actually not own many Bitcoin
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    12-04-2017, 12:10 AM
    Unless Satoshi had russian ties I don't think the white house will care.... ;)
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    12-03-2017, 11:49 AM
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    12-03-2017, 11:38 AM
    Can't wait until they're worth more than Zuck
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    12-03-2017, 12:53 AM
    If you go to the client console and enter listaddressgroupings do you get additional addresses? Of course those failed transaction IDs don't show up in a BTC explorer or even a testnet explorer. You may also want to find the version of bitcoin that was around when you created the original wallet.dat to see if using the new version somehow changes the addresses somehow when using old data. I haven't heard of that happening but it's worth a shot
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    12-01-2017, 07:11 PM
    I can understand that getting shot is about as personal as possible and any reasonable person would want the shooter to suffer, a lot. However shouldn't a guy charged with protecting the law not be so blatantly promoting rape?
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    12-01-2017, 06:55 PM
    The OP said he was trying to sell some, coinbase or blockchain fit if it was an immediate need. Also blockchain is designed so the wallet is yours, they can't get it not even the privkey. I wouldn't consider it as secure as a hardware, paper or personal wallet but it still secure enough for small usage. I'm not seeing any transactions for that address either. unconfirmed transactions are rare, would be strange to have a multitude of them. However I agree, ask on bitcointalk or reddit and some of those more familiar with the inner workings of a wallet may help.
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    11-30-2017, 03:14 PM
    It sounds like the wallet is still syncing data to get current. A full bitcoin wallet will take up 130 gigs or so If you're curious about the actual balance get the address and go to blockchain.info and put it in. It will show current balance. Also you'll be able to get corresponding amounts of bitcoin cash, bitcoin gold, and any other forked coins. If you have the space and time to wait for the wallet to sync you should be fine. If you're in a hurry you could get the private key and use blockchain.info's wallet by importing the private key. Not overly hard but it takes a few steps. I could walk you through it, I'm sure there are instructions online too.
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    11-30-2017, 02:15 AM
    A little story about licensing in my state. Plumbing licenses in the state of Michigan are a joke. My father's a licensed master plumber and a licensed plumbing contractor. The contractor part is required to advertise in the state that he's a plumber. I read the fine print on the renewal form this year, it's a set fee for a master plumber, it's a set fee for the contractor. However if you renew the contractor it automatically renews the master plumber so don't need to pay that. I pointed that out, he said he's been paying both fees for as long as he recalls. No refund checks... hrmm, go figure. Random people are advertising on local facebook groups that they're plumbers, they're not licensed. Some bad advice given even. Gave a call to one to let them know, was told I was a prick. Nice guy. So I contacted the state licensing board to lodge a complaint. Their response? They can't do a thing since he's non licensed so he doesn't fall under their rules. Talk to the prosecutor as that's a law being broken. Prosecutor said advertising plumbing services on facebook group with 3000 members doesn't actually count as advertising so no laws were broken. Interesting. Somehow I bet if I said I was a lawyer on facebook they'd reconsider that. If someone hired a non licensed person for work that requires a license they could press charges after the fact personally.
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    11-29-2017, 10:33 PM
    And like Doge the US Government has plenty to be considered a joke
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