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Post-Battle Assessments, Future Possibilities, Meta, Mission Creep, Commentary and Ideas

Greetings!
I've been sick for a few days and I'm a little fuzzy right now, so please forgive any typos and so forth. I find when I'm not feeling well and need to occupy my brain with something is the best time to ponder about big ideas and events and the meanings and possibilities thereof, and I actually have the time to put fingers to keys and try to make sense of such things with my typical walls of text. I'd like to address several things here, so let's get started.
First off, is a postmortem of the Wiki Month celebration for #GG's 5th anniversary. I'm proud to say that most of my "big ideas" have lead to success in one degree or another over the past half decade, but this was not one of them. Apart from our resident hero u/Mikisayaka33 and a few others, turnout for the #GG Wiki party was very small. This is mitigated by several factors including:
The deplatforming of 8chan and scattering of the #GG community there The split between KiA and KiA2 absorbing a ton of the Reddit community's creative energy The banning of Mombot and with her the last major central node in the old #GG Twitter network
With so much going on, I couldn't expect that many people were going to take a great deal of time to do the fiddly, exacting work needed to make good articles on a Wiki about troubles in the world of interactive Mongolian flipbook paintings. Nevertheless, good work has been done there. Hopefully it will continue to pay dividends.
Secondly, let's talk about 8chan. As many of you are doubtlessly aware, 8chan was taken offline by Cloudflare around August 10th, as we were in the middle of planning for #GG's anniversary events and shitposting away. Almost simultaneously, the Reddit community 8chan was shut down and a huge schism erupted here over the board staff's behavior, leading to the explosive growth of KiA2. In the month of August, almost on top of the 5th year anniversary, an entire #GG hub community found itself scattered to the wind and another fractured in half. Shortly thereafter, the last BIG #GG voice on social media was suspended. To top it all off 8chan's previous owner, Frederick (Hotwheels) Brennan, pulled a face-heel turn and went on a crusade against 8chan. He went so far as to team up with corrupt journalists on Twitter to put pressure on the site owners, to such an extent as to file paperwork to get the owner's citizenship requests revoked in the Philippines. He has alluded to using the substantial Bitcoin donations that 8chan users once contributed to him to pay for DDoS attacks on the site, threatened to write and release an open source flood script to keep it offline, completely reversed his stances on Internet censorship and free speech, and recently came out as a furry. It's been a rough four months for the goodguys. Maybe by design, as #GG as a whole seemed to suffer a "perfect storm" of events that disrupted us in ways very convenient for certain parties.
All that being said, 8chan is finally back online and recovering at its new address of 8kun.top. /gamergatehq/ has returned as well, addressed in the customary fashion. The site is working out a few minor bugs, but the communities are finally starting to recover, and the site now has its own in-house DDoS prevention software that is keeping the jackals mostly at bay. Our large communities survived in the interim by turning to the darknet as well as a self-healing clearnet Webring of "bunker" sites. The second largest of these bunkers is still online and holding a significant part of 8chan's old userbase, and it remains to be seen if they will be coming home or staying put. For #GG's part we should be recovered enough to get some things done within the coming weeks, probably after the Christmas Stalingrad season. Related to the subject of 8chan and #GG, I think its finally time for me to weigh in a bit on the KiA meta issues in a public manner. Lord knows I don't have to tell anybody here, mods or users, anything about the problems your board is facing. I have my private thoughts on that and I've made them known to the staff already. But what hasn't ever been addressed amounts to a pair of elephants in the room, and I would like to spare some oxygen to talk about them.
The first thing is a brief reminder of who your allies are. When #GamerGate kicked off, the pro-#GG side began as a huge coalition centered around three hubs: The imageboard community, KiA, and Twitter Front. Each served a different purpose: Small and classically nasty, 8chan did most of the planning and think-tank work, and had an informal network of people (including yours truly) carrying information back and forth between the three hubs and helping everyone coordinate. Huge and mild-mannered KiA could throw weight of numbers behind operations and served as a fantastic recruitment ground on the normie Internet. And chaotic Twitter could raise hell, apply social pressure, and grant massive public exposure to our efforts. A great system that we all collectively leveraged to great effect. There's just one problem: KiA seems to have forgotten who the 8chan hub is made up of. 8chan #GG was comprised of three factions. A hidden hub (/v/ #GG), a public "honeypot" hub (/gg/ - /gghq/), and the "Shekel Shoah" operation (/pol/).
Yes, THAT /pol/
Not to put too fine a point on it, but your allies in this thing from day one, including the minds behind Operation Disrespectful Nod, have been /pol/ in all their warts and triumphs, and to this day 8chan #GG remains a joint /pol/-/v/ project. How this was common knowledge in 2014-2015 and has somehow slipped beyond the veil of the obvious here beats me. You already know, in your heart of hearts, why I'm bringing this up. As a moderate lurker with intimate knowledge of the hub communities it has become quite apparent to me that the KiA of today has manifested something beyond the "agree to disagree" deference that signified that branch of the alliance for the first few years. There is a certain visible intolerance of "/pol/-types" on the part of both the mods and the community that has taken root here, that was not here in the first two or three years, and that is (at least in my opinion) fueling a good portion of your community fracture. /pol/, for their part, has never liked Reddit, but have always been happy to work together with this specific community in accomplishing a common goal. It is with high irony that I can state that they are more tolerant than you are, at this point. Those are sharp words, but they're sharp for the sake of honesty and not for the sake of insult. In the beginning we all set our political and cultural differences aside and became one community. Now something has elevated political differences in importance and we are fracturing as a result. From my experience, KiA2 resonates with more of the original "attitude" that once defined KiA. A certain moderated rowdiness and willingness to disregard our differences that I can't quite put to words. And yet it still feels like it is missing something from the absence of respectable viewpoints and personae that remain cloistered here. Pause and give that some thought if you will, before you read into the next paragraph.
Much has been said, including by myself, on the subject of "mission creep." We had no shortage of people pushing for #GG to be about more than just gaming media, even as far back as December of the first year. They were roundly, and loudly, and repeatedly, and rightly told to stuff it by the majority. To paraphrase IA in the Quinnspiracy videos, "if all of us together can't even clean up something as puny as the gaming media, what hope does anyone have of fixing the bigger issues?" Keep focus. Stay on target. Keep digging. Send those emails. And damn if we didn't! Millions in ad revenue up in flames, Gawker torpedoed, enough corporate fear and fury to deluge us in hitpieces and hate articles and we just surfed the wave higher as we watched them sink all the while. Any suggested diversion from that path immediately reeked of shill tactics. An underhanded effort to unfocus the autism laser. Indeed we had a traitor faction within our own ranks create and propagate the "ethics cuck" meme specifically to split our community and drive us toward politics and anti-SJW warfare instead of fighting our war in gaming. I personally fought alongside many others to put a stop to that. That happened in 2015! But whereas our victories are almost universally counted in what we have destroyed, not much gets said about the culture #GamerGate created.
Tech-savvy and Internet savvy meme connoisseurs Wide awake and aware of media propaganda and bias (redpilled) A developed taste for grassroots activism A developed hatred for censorship, whether in art or points of view
One quarter million people, with a reach of over three million. That's how big #GG was at our peak. Smaller forces have toppled governments. Now consider the state of the gaming media today, compared to pre-#GG. Yes, its still trash. But for years now the likes of Kotaku haven't dared to antagonize and demonize gamers the way they did to us in 2014. They learned a very painful lesson. Undisclosed conflicts of interest are much more rare now as well. While they're still pumping out "woke" garbage articles and clickbait, the original cassus belli of #GG has largely gone away since the fight was never about their generic quality but rather their brazen collusion to attack and silence gamer culture. Its only if you're holding out for vindication of #GG, an apology for their past behavior, or engaging (as in my case with Kuchera) a blood vendetta against the few remaining figures in our rogue's gallery that #GG's original conflict really has any gas left in it. We've been in "watchdog mode" for nearly four years, and there has been comparatively little to watch. That isn't a judgement, but I think its a valid (and somewhat welcome) observation. We have no realistic power to make the games media good, but we succeeded in hurting them as payback, and making them more ethical to prevent further big issues. For the main, basic, simplest goal that more or less everyone agreed with in 2014, #GamerGate has apparently won the war. Or at least reduced it to no more than an occasional mopping-up operation. Now all those SJW-aware, redpilled, Internet savvy gamers who hate media bias and censorship and have a taste for activism can just go home.
There is a fly in that ointment, however. Over the long course of #GG we learned something about our opponents in the media. Both in the games media that created the lies about us from whole cloth, and the mainstream media who happily backed their play to spin a narrative: We learned their motivations. Beginning with GamesJournoPros we learned that the major players and gatekeepers in the games media shared certain political sensibilities that justified everything they did. When they colluded behind closed doors, it was with other people who shared their political sensibilities. When they circled the wagons and defended each other from criticism, it was on the basis of their political sensibilities. When they lashed out at gamer culture it was to direct others who shared their political sensibilities to attack us. When we appealed to higher authorities we were denied on the basis of different political sensibilities. When our voices were censored from seemingly the entire Internet, it was on the basis of not having the right political sensibilities. When Wikileaks took notice of us, they warned us that the corruption and bias we were seeing was "mirrored at the very top." And for #GG's culture who is now aware and sensitive to the presence of media bias and corruption and who have knowledge of these motivations, we can now see those same political sensibilities driving enormous problems at every level of life from local politics to Hollywood to Presidential elections. And for people with a taste for activism, it is not something that can be dismissed as "not my problem" while still being true to yourself. There are four lights, afterall. With this state of affairs looming in the foreground, there is a very reasonable appeal in using the downtime resident in "watchdog mode" #GG to think and talk about the bigger problems stemming from the same sources, and perhaps eventually formulating some sort of activist solutions to improve the situation. In 2014, 2015, or in my opinion even 2016 I would argue that this would be "mission creep." Premature and dangerous with so much still up in the air. Today, five years hence and with so little on our plate, it now seems much more like a natural evolution of goals driven by the core culture of #GamerGate itself. The community is changing its goals because it has grown into change, and not because its hand is being forced or manipulated. Take a moment to reflect on this, and then consider the events and attitudes that split your community in light of it, and perhaps things will become more understandable without the animosity. Its better to have strange bedfellows than to fight alone.
Finally I would like to address something that I think is sorely needed. The few of you who know me personally know I already have more project irons in the fire than I can handle on a given day, so I'd like to pitch this as an idea to the more Reddit-savvy technical folks here. I call the concept "Salvation." Imagine a custom fork of Gab's open-source Dissenter application, but tailor-made for Reddit. Allowing anyone to comment and reply to any Reddit thread via a third party overlay that the Reddit admins have no power to enforce against.
Imagine it. You could post whatever you wanted "on Reddit" again. The use of such an app could be integrated into a board's culture. On the surface where normies lurk you would see only the clean, advertiser friendly milquetoast nonsense of the Reddit administrators. Yet then established members of the community could go beneath and say what they really think with no oversight from Reddit's admin staff. Real discussions and activism could happen again, using Reddits infrastructure to build and maintain communities, and yet placing the dedicated members beyond the reach of Reddits Byzantine TOS and redname whimsy. Free speech could be restored sitewide for the cost of a browser app and a sticky telling everyone where to find it.
Thank you as always for reading. Cheers, KiA.
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Setting the record straight on Peter Thiel

Hey Guys,
 
So, Peter Thiel has been really unpopular on reddit lately and there's been a lot of stuff spreading about him that isn't true (at least, I don't think it's true). So, I wanna go over some of the usual criticisms against him.
 
1) Peter Thiel is sexist and said that women getting the right to vote was bad for democracy.
So, this criticism comes from this essay Peter Thiel wrote in 2009 about The Education of a Libertarian (It's a pretty interesting read). He made this statement in the essay
Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women — two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians — have rendered the notion of “capitalist democracy” into an oxymoron.
If you actually read his essay, it is extremely obvious that the comment was just saying that women's suffrage has been bad for the Libertarian movement. This is because, women aren't libertarian and you can look at polls and see this is true. Thiel was saying that women's suffrage has been bad for the Libertarian movement and that's a true statement.
 
2) Peter Thiel just got lucky off Facebook. He's actually an idiot!
Well, Peter Thiel is has a 2200 FIDE chess rating and has the USCF Life Master title. He went to Stanford undergraduate and Stanford Law. He took over as CEO of Paypal after Elon and took the company to a $1.5 billion acquisition (He made ~$55 million off the acquisition). Then he invested in Facebook (and made ~ 1 billion off that). After he managed a macro-focused hedge fund and got extremely good returns, so much so that the macro fund grew from $10 million to managing $7.2 billion dollars. He did fail though post-financial crisis and the hedge fund lost a lot of money and closed ( A LOT of macro fund managers strugged post 2008, so I wouldn't exactly call him a failure for that ). He started Palantir (he's the largest shareholder) and that company has grown to be valued at $20 billion ( more on this later ). He's made early-stage investments in LinkedIn, Quora, Stripe, Tesla, SpaceX, Lyft, some weed company (although that might be overhyped idk) and some others I've probably forgot. He also bought a lot of bitcoin in 2013 and bought $15-20 million worth when it was ~$2500. He also said Uber was the most ethically challenged company in Silicon Valley 3 years before the Travis Kalanick was forced to resign (due to tons of Uber scandals). I could honestly state a bunch of other things he's said that ended up being true (he's been saying Google and Facebook have monopolies for years, he predicted the rise of Amazon in 2012 ), but my point is Peter Thiel is actually a really smart dude.
 
3) Peter Thiel is a Libertarian who hates competition and supports Monopolies
So, this comes from his book Zero to One, where he states that when you start a business, you want to start a monopoly. He's stated multiple times that this is just how you should think as an entrepreneur, and that obviously monopolies aren't necessarily best for society. BUT, if you're an entrepreneur, than you want to capture as much market value as possible and you want to avoid competition since competition will kill your profit margins. If you're an investor, you want to invest in monopolies. This is advice purely from an investoentrepreneur's perspective, which makes sense as the fucking book's target audience was entrepreneurs/investors.
 
4) Peter Thiel thinks colleges should be abolished
Nope. He said there is a place for college but it isn't for everyone, and he questioned why college was getting so expensive. He said that there was a bubble in higher education as the price of college was increasing rapidly and the quality of education wasn't matching the price increase. Therefore in 2010, as a trial, he gave 20 kids $100,000 if they dropped out of college to pursue any idea ( Those kids have since raised $400 million dollars in funding for their ideas ). You can see his views of higher education here
 
5) Gawker
So, somehow people seem to have forgotten that the guys at Gawker were fucking assholes. They outed people who were in the closet (Peter Thiel, David Geithner ), outed one of politic's moderators (Gawker links were actually banned from reddit for some time because of this), posted a video of a random college girl getting gang-raped and refused to take it down despite pleas from the girl and her father and of course, posted a video of Hulk Hogan having sex (where Hogan didn't know he was being filmed) and refused to take the video down despite Hogan's pleas. So, I don't think it's a stretch to call Gawker a group of pieces of shit. They also had a ton of lawyers on retainer because they knew people would sue them for the shit they were doing. However, no one was able to because 1) Lawyers are really expensive and Gawker would easily outspend you and 2) Gawker was able to use free speech argument so suing them would be incredibly difficult. Peter Thiel decided that he wanted to take Gawker down and he realized that he was one of the few people who had the resources to do so. Even so, Hogan was the underdog. From the beginning of the lawsuit, Gawker NEVER took it seriously. The gawker editor who posted the video said under deposition that he would be fine with posting child pornography. The editor also said that Hogan's sex tape was NOT news worthy. You'd have to be retarded to say this kind of shit in a deposition and the editor later said he was joking about the child porn remark. This just shows how cocky Gawker was. Even the day before the trial, Nick Denton predicted Gawker had a 90% chance of victory. All of this stuff made Gawker look like huge assholes to the jury and that's why Gawker lost. Saying that Thiel could use this tactic to take down an actual news organization is absurd. I'd highly recommend Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday. The entire story is fascinating, and Ryan Holiday gets exclusive access to both Nick Denton and Peter Thiel.
 
6) Palantir
So, a lot of criticism has been directed at Thiel from Reddit for his involvement with Palantir. Thiel's actual reason for why he started Palantir was because he rejected the traditional notion with regards to Privacy. The standard narrative is that you can either have no government tracking of your data but you will have less security and more terrorist attacks OR you can have less privacy but more security and fewer terrorist attacks. Thiel rejected this notion and created Palantir with the aim of applying advanced machine-learning & computer science so you can have more privacy AND more security. Thiel talks about this here
 
7) Trump
I suspect this is one of the biggest reason people don't like Thiel. I'll just link this video where he spends 10 minutes going over why he supported Trump.
 
8) He has a blood boy and injects the blood of younger people into himself
The story wasn't true
 
In my opinion, taking down Gawker was something great Peter Thiel did. I think his book Zero to One is a great read and I think his views on the "stagnation" are extremely insightful and important (He's been saying that innovation has been slowing over the past 40 years. All the innovation has been IT/Computer related and none of it has been related to "the world of atoms". He wants to people to put more effort into changing this).
What do you guys think I'm getting wrong in this? I plan on linking this to friends who say Peter Thiel is a monster etc etc.
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Peter Thiel isn't that bad of a guy...

Hey Guys,
In my opinion, Peter Thiel isn't some super-villain. He's been really unpopular on reddit lately and there's been a lot of stuff spreading about him that isn't true (at least, I don't think it's true). So, I wanna go over some of the usual criticisms against him.
 
1) Peter Thiel is sexist and said that women getting the right to vote was bad for democracy.
So, this criticism comes from this essay Peter Thiel wrote in 2009 about The Education of a Libertarian (It's a pretty interesting read). He made this statement in the essay
Since 1920, the vast increase in welfare beneficiaries and the extension of the franchise to women — two constituencies that are notoriously tough for libertarians — have rendered the notion of “capitalist democracy” into an oxymoron.
If you actually read his essay, it is extremely obvious that the comment was just saying that women's suffrage has been bad for the Libertarian movement. This is because, women aren't libertarian and you can look at polls and see this is true. Thiel was saying that women's suffrage has been bad for the Libertarian movement and that's a true statement.
 
2) Peter Thiel just got lucky off Facebook. He's actually an idiot!
Well, Peter Thiel is has a 2200 FIDE chess rating and has the USCF Life Master title. He went to Stanford undergraduate and Stanford Law. He took over as CEO of Paypal after Elon and took the company to a $1.5 billion acquisition (He made ~$55 million off the acquisition). Then he invested in Facebook (and made ~ 1 billion off that). After he managed a macro-focused hedge fund and got extremely good returns, so much so that the macro fund grew from $10 million to managing $7.2 billion dollars. He did fail though post-financial crisis and the hedge fund lost a lot of money and closed ( A LOT of macro fund managers strugged post 2008, so I wouldn't exactly call him a failure for that ). He started Palantir (he's the largest shareholder) and that company has grown to be valued at $20 billion ( more on this later ). He's made early-stage investments in LinkedIn, Quora, Stripe, Tesla, SpaceX, Lyft, some weed company (although that might be overhyped idk) and some others I've probably forgot. He also bought a lot of bitcoin in 2013 and bought $15-20 million worth when it was ~$2500. He also said Uber was the most ethically challenged company in Silicon Valley 3 years before the Travis Kalanick was forced to resign (due to tons of Uber scandals). I could honestly state a bunch of other things he's said that ended up being true (he's been saying Google and Facebook have monopolies for years, he predicted the rise of Amazon in 2012 ), but my point is Peter Thiel is actually a really smart dude.
 
3) Peter Thiel is a Libertarian who hates competition and supports Monopolies
So, this comes from his book Zero to One, where he states that when you start a business, you want to start a monopoly. He's stated multiple times that this is just how you should think as an entrepreneur, and that obviously monopolies aren't necessarily best for society. BUT, if you're an entrepreneur, than you want to capture as much market value as possible and you want to avoid competition since competition will kill your profit margins. If you're an investor, you want to invest in monopolies. This is advice purely from an investoentrepreneur's perspective, which makes sense as the fucking book's target audience was entrepreneurs/investors.
 
4) Peter Thiel thinks colleges should be abolished
Nope. He said there is a place for college but it isn't for everyone, and he questioned why college was getting so expensive. He said that there was a bubble in higher education as the price of college was increasing rapidly and the quality of education wasn't matching the price increase. Therefore in 2010, as a trial, he gave 20 kids $100,000 if they dropped out of college to pursue any idea ( Those kids have since raised $400 million dollars in funding for their ideas ). You can see his views of higher education here
 
5) Gawker
So, somehow people seem to have forgotten that the guys at Gawker were fucking assholes. They outed people who were in the closet (Peter Thiel, David Geithner ), outed one of politic's moderators (Gawker links were actually banned from reddit for some time because of this), posted a video of a random college girl getting gang-raped and refused to take it down despite pleas from the girl and her father and of course, posted a video of Hulk Hogan having sex (where Hogan didn't know he was being filmed) and refused to take the video down despite Hogan's pleas. So, I don't think it's a stretch to call Gawker a group of pieces of shit. They also had a ton of lawyers on retainer because they knew people would sue them for the shit they were doing. However, no one was able to because 1) Lawyers are really expensive and Gawker would easily outspend you and 2) Gawker was able to use free speech argument so suing them would be incredibly difficult. Peter Thiel decided that he wanted to take Gawker down and he realized that he was one of the few people who had the resources to do so. Even so, Hogan was the underdog. From the beginning of the lawsuit, Gawker NEVER took it seriously. The gawker editor who posted the video said under deposition that he would be fine with posting child pornography. The editor also said that Hogan's sex tape was NOT news worthy. You'd have to be retarded to say this kind of shit in a deposition and the editor later said he was joking about the child porn remark. This just shows how cocky Gawker was. Even the day before the trial, Nick Denton predicted Gawker had a 90% chance of victory. All of this stuff made Gawker look like huge assholes to the jury and that's why Gawker lost. Saying that Thiel could use this tactic to take down an actual news organization is absurd. I'd highly recommend Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday. The entire story is fascinating, and Ryan Holiday gets exclusive access to both Nick Denton and Peter Thiel.
 
6) Palantir
So, a lot of criticism has been directed at Thiel from Reddit for his involvement with Palantir. Thiel's actual reason for why he started Palantir was because he rejected the traditional notion with regards to Privacy. The standard narrative is that you can either have no government tracking of your data but you will have less security and more terrorist attacks OR you can have less privacy but more security and fewer terrorist attacks. Thiel rejected this notion and created Palantir with the aim of applying advanced machine-learning & computer science so you can have more privacy AND more security. Thiel talks about this here
 
7) Trump
I suspect this is one of the biggest reason people don't like Thiel. I'll just link this video where he spends 10 minutes going over why he supported Trump.
 
8) He has a blood boy and injects the blood of younger people into himself
The story wasn't true
 
In my opinion, taking down Gawker was something good Peter Thiel did. I think his book Zero to One is a great read and I think his views on the "stagnation" are extremely insightful and important (He's been saying that innovation has been slowing over the past 40 years. All the innovation has been IT/Computer related and none of it has been related to "the world of atoms". He wants to people to put more effort into changing this). I think he's been a net positive to humanity and look forward to reading your guys' counterpoints.
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Nakamoto Dundee and Dave Kleiman: what evidence is there that Kleiman knew Wright or was into Bitcoin, other than evidence provided by Wright or the 2015 "leaker"?

I'm currently stuck on trying to make any fucking sense of the story of Professor Dr Dr Craig Wright. I have a zillion documents from 2015-2016 here, with Nik Cubrilovic's superlative evidence compilation as my main guide.
Currently I have a timeline something like:
(any corrections to this are most valued)
(btw, that LRB piece is actually awesome. He never calls Wright a "fraud" himself, but he really doesn't have to. It's worth getting to the end of the 34,000 words.)
The only third-party backing for this is this May 2016 post by Ian Grigg, stating outright that "Satoshi" was a team of Wright and Kleiman (and maybe others), per Grigg's personal knowledge. Wright was a fan of Grigg's "triple ledger accounting" paper that may be one of the precursors to Satoshi's blockchain. Grigg is a bit weird (he's got lots of crank "free banking" advocacy on his site) but he's presently gainfully employed by the R3 blockchain consortium, so presumably knows a bit of this stuff technically.
The thing is: was there ever any pre-2013 evidence of Kleiman (a) knowing Wright (b) being into Bitcoin? I mean evidence that didn't come via Wright or his "leaker".
Kleiman was actually a noteworthy person, slightly famous in computer security and forensics, author of a few books; his Wikipedia article was created in 2006. But I'd never heard of him before Nakamoto Dundee and I bet you hadn't either.
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Why The US Government Have Likely Already Approved Bitcoin

Hey Reddit, throwaway account. I'm currently doing some research for an article I hope to have published later this month. I have a very, very rough draft at the moment and your feedback would be lovely.
The Elephant in the Room
Bitcoin is an enigma. It has renowned economists like Paul Krugman entirely perplexed whilst Silicon Valley CEO's are falling over one another to get a piece of the action. The headlines change on a daily basis: “It's A Ponzi Scheme!”, “It's Gold 2.0!” , “It's A Bubble!”, “It's The New Internet!”.
As a result of these, often conflicting articles, it's value shoots up and down like a yo-yo, swinging wildly to the slightest bit of news, good or bad.
Of course, these swings wouldn't be so exaggerated if there was a simple way to address the elephant in the room...is bitcoin legal?
Government officials have been oddly quiet in addressing this question. Aside from some rudimentary FINCEN guidelines and a vague ECB report, there's been no statement one way or another about its legal status.
Whilst I can't provide any definitive proof as to what decisions have and are being made behind closed government doors, I do think it's just possible we already have enough circumstantial evidence to suggest that the US government has already given Bitcoin the thumbs up.
Satoshi's Lament
Back in December 2010 Satoshi was involved in a heated discussion amongst Bitcoin developers on BitcoinTalk as to whether they should support Julian Assange by offering Bitcoin as a means to bypass the notorious banking blockade that had rendered Wikileaks' cash reserves impotent. Bitcoin's creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, was extremely wary that any association with Julian and Wikileaks would 'bring too much heat' to the project.
“No, don't 'bring it on'” he pleaded with his fellow developers. “The project needs to grow gradually so the software can be strengthened along the way.” He went on to clarify. “I make this appeal to WikiLeaks not to try to use Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a small beta community in its infancy. You would not stand to get more than pocket change, and the heat you would bring would likely destroy us at this stage.”
By 'destroy us', he was likely talking about a government or corporation pulling the trigger on this nascent project. Amongst other things, Satoshi was fearful that if a nefarious entity such as a commercial bank got wind of the project, at that point in time they could have easily compromised the project by purchasing enough computing power to overrun the network (known as a 51% attack).
Despite Satoshi's protestations, Wikileaks went along and adopted Bitcoin and, it seemed Satoshi's worst fears were confirmed when, just 4 months later in April 2011, Gavin Andresen (now lead developer at the Bitcoin Foundation) announced that the C.I.A. had contacted him.
“I'm going to give a presentation about Bitcoin at the C.I.A headquarters in June at an emerging technologies conference...I accepted the invitation to speak because the fact that I was invited means Bitcoin is already on their radar, and I think it might be a good chance to talk about why I think Bitcoin will make the world a better place. I think the goals of this project are to create a better currency...I don't think any of those goals are incompatible with the goals of government.”
Satoshi disappeared shortly after.
Gavin recently spoke to the New Yorker about the event. "...I think people realized once I got invited to speak at the C.I.A. that there was no kind of hiding. They, whoever “they” are, already knew about this project." [Source: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/04/the-future-of-Bitcoin.html]
The Silk Road Goes Live
2011 also saw the release of the notorious 'Ebay for Drugs' website, Silk Road. It received much press attention, first breaking in June via Gawker where a developer described his experience of buying LSD through the site as "Kind of like being in the future". It was clear that the Silk Road was where Bitcoin would find its first major real-world trading niche and it's not a coincidence that the BTC price, client downloads and trading volume began to skyrocket after its inception. [Source: http://gizmodo.com/5805928/the-underground-website-where-you-can-buy-any-drug-imaginable]
A week after the Gawker article, Senator Chuck Schumer called a press conference where he went on record demanding that the Silk Road be shut down “Something must be done about Silk Road...Literally, it allows buyers and users to sell illegal drugs online, including heroin, cocaine, and meth, and users sell by hiding their identities through a program that makes them virtually untraceable...[it's] the most brazen attempt to peddle drugs online that we have ever seen. It's more brazen than anything else by lightyears." he told the assembled press.
As an aside, it is worth noting that the program that “hides user identities” is TOR, developed by the US Naval Research laboratory and endorsed by Senator Hilary Clinton (Schuman's former co-Senator from the state of New York) as “an important tool for freedom of expression around the world”. Indeed, the TOR Project claims that over 80% of its funding in 2012 came directly from the U.S Government [Source: Tor Project Annual Report 2012]
The Radar Screen Lights Up
Suddenly, thanks to the Silk Road and Wikileaks, Bitcoin was now on the radar of those in public office. The question on everyones lips must have been “How do we kill Bitcoin (and by extension Wikileaks and Silkroad)?”
The C.I.A, thanks to Gavin, were now fully aware of the threat Bitcoin posed to the the current monetary system, and the illegal activities it was funding via Silk Road and other places would have done nothing but confound their concerns (or so you would think). They must have also known (just as Satoshi did) that if there was ever an opportunity to kill Bitcoin (either with regulation, criminal proceedings and/or a 51% attack) then it was back then, in 2011, with the network still in its infancy, that they should strike.
We should have expected the kind of domain seizures that we saw with the likes of Megaupload; Bitcointalk, Bitcoin.org and the Bitcoin Foundation should have been wiped off the map. They could have also moved with the banks to shutdown any accounts seen to be associated with Bitcoin trading (as we saw happen with Online Gambling websites during the Bush Regime). They could have then disrupted what remained of the Bitcoin network by performing a relatively cheap and simple 51% attack.
And yet, none of that happened... Bitcoin.org and the Bitcoin Foundation have been left to prosper and go from strength to strength. VC's, Wall Street traders and the average Joe were all left free to pump money into this burgeoning experiment without any government intervention whatsoever.
Eric, Julian and the Bilderberg Group
Back in 2010 Google dipped their toes into the world of virtual currencies, acquiring a little known company called Jambool for $70m. For awhile they ran a platform called Social Gold which was later usurped in 2011 by Facebook Credits (Facebook's attempt at a virtual currency). This was phased out in mid-2012. Techcrunch cites that this was likely due to the problems Facebook had encountered in educating the public about using another form of currency, and goes on to speculate that by offering a centralised means of exchange, Facebook may have also faced increasing legal and regulatory scrutiny.
In June 2011, Julian Assange met Eric Schmidt online in a secret 5 hour chat in which they discussed - amongst other things - Bitcoin. The full transcript - which was leaked last month - is available here: http://wikileaks.org/Transcript-Meeting-Assange-Schmidt
Also in attendance at the meeting was Jared Cohen, a former Secretary of State advisor to Hillary Clinton, Scott Malcomson, Director of Speechwriting for Ambassador Susan Rice at the US State Department and current Communications Director of the International Crisis Group, and Lisa Shields, Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Here's an excerpt:
JA: ...there’s also a very nice little paper that I’ve seen in relation to Bitcoin, that… you know about Bitcoin?
ES: No.
JA: Okay, Bitcoin is something that evolved out of the cypherpunks a couple of years ago, and it is an alternative… it is a stateless currency.

JA: And very important, actually. It has a few problems. But its innovations exceed its problems. Now there has been innovations along these lines in many different paths of digital currencies, anonymous, untraceable etc. People have been experimenting with over the past 20 years. The Bitcoin actually has the balance and incentives right, and that is why it is starting to take off. The different combination of these things. No central nodes. It is all point to point. One does not need to trust any central mint….
...
ES: That's very interesting
So, now we know Bitcoin was on the radar of the C.I.A, various politicians and, thanks to Julian, the CEO of Google was now beginning to get an inkling as to its disruptive potential.
Just 13 days prior to the Assange meet, Eric had attended the annual meeting of the notoriously secretive Bilderberg Group in St. Moritz, Switzerland and went on to attend the meet again in June 2012.
Topics of discussion included:
Some of the 2011/12 attendees included:
Heads of Barclays Bank, AXXA, HSBC and the President of The World Bank Group were also in attendance.
[Source: http://www.bilderbergmeetings.org/index.php]
To see so many tech luminaries in attendance at Bilderberg is indicative of the kind of power and respect that geeks and hackers now command in shaping the world stage. Just how many high-level decisions are being influenced by this new technorati is hard to say, but in a rapidly changing world where technology is moving faster than the old rules remain relevant, we are seeing that people, united through technology on a global scale – not governments – are dictating the speed of change.
Joining The Dots
None of this means that bitcoins ride is going to be friction-free - just because Eric Schmidt is open to the idea of bitcoin displacing traditional currencies (as he and Jared Cohen alluded to in a recent CNBC interview), does not mean that Douglas Flint (Group Chairman, HSBC) is going to be equally enthused.
However, I do think that if we join up all the dots the general conclusion that we can draw looks overwhelmingly positive for the future of bitcoin. That so many powerful actors within the intelligence community, technology industry and government have let bitcoin survive this long is almost an endorsement itself.
It suggests to me that any nefarious corporations that attempt to shutdown bitcoin because of a perceived threat to their business model, will be met by those same powerful actors coming together to ensure they will have a very tough fight on their hands.
Indeed, in the years to come, we may well see Hilary Clinton coming out to trumpet bitcoin as “an important tool for freedom of expression around the world” in much the same way she praised the TOR project.
And perhaps, ultimately, we will discover that bitcoin, like TOR, was also developed by the US Naval Research Laboratory.
Though I prefer to think it was just some lone genius sitting in his attic who accidentally changed the world.
Whatever may be the case, it seems that - for now at least - our governments have handed their people a rare gift – the freedom to shape their own future.
It's up to us to try not to screw that up.
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Informal survey, how/when did you first hear about bitcoin?

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Wow. Much news. Such recap. Very Feb 26th.

Lots of activity today. I'll shut up. Here's the news:
Dogecoin News
Cryptocoin News Mentioning Dogecoin
As always, if I've missed any news in the past 24-ish hours please let me know in the comments and I'll get it added!
Yesterday's News: Wow. Much news. Such recap. Very Feb 25th.
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PK's Link Post #1

Hi everyone, I thought I might do a semi-regular post full of links that I think are relevant. I usually send this stuff to my significant other throughout the day, but I'll try to collect it into a self-post whenever I have time and put it here. I read everything I post to make sure there is something good there, but I wouldn't want to spam up the entire subreddit with individual link posts, especially if they aren't all likely to provoke interesting discussions but have merit nonetheless. I figure that this is a good way to do it, it's a common sight on various blogs and there is a nice place for discussion in the comments below.
This first one might be a little light, as time goes on I'll be able to prepare more substantive posts ahead of time. For fun, in each post I'll link to a cherished song in my collection as well, hopefully with some connection to leftism (perhaps a tenuous one, but hey, I don't have a gigantic radical music selection on hand). Please give me feedback - if nobody likes it or considers it spammy, I won't do it in the future!
PS: If you have a bunch of links of your own, you can put them in the comments or PM me to add them here. Or post them yourself if you feel like doing so!
EDIT: Changed formatting of links to make it cleaner.
Links:
Walmart Starts Its Slide Out of Retail Dominance - Gawker
Julian Assange to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London - The Guardian
A Bitcoin Believer’s Crisis of Faith - The New York Times (AKA "When right-libertarians come to grips with reality")
U.S. Media Condemns Iran’s “Aggression” in Intercepting U.S. Naval Ships — in Iranian Waters - The Intercept
Venezuela president declares economic emergency as inflation hits 141% - The Guardian
Netflix Founder Drops $100 Million to Join Billionaire Crusade to Privatize Our Public Schools - Alternet
Leaking Methane Plume Spreading Across L.A.'s San Fernando Valley - Inside Climate News
'Poor internet for poor people': India's activists fight Facebook connection plan - The Guardian
New Report and Maps: Rising Seas Threaten Land Home to Half a Billion - Climate Central (published before the Paris conference but relevant all the same)
Goldman to Pay Up to $5 Billion to Settle Claims of Faulty Mortgages - The New York Times (Be careful of that "$1.8 billion in relief to consumers" and how much it might actually turn out to be - and they seem to be able to write this off their taxes, somehow)
UN database for Gaza aid may give Israel targets to attack — secret memo - The Electronic Intifada
‘Welcome to America’: Australia’s first female Muslim parliamentarian ‘interrogated’ at LAX - Raw Story
Have Minimum Wage Increases Hurt the Restaurant Industry? The Evidence Says No! - Cornell Hospitality Reports
Official: Draghi confirms the colonial mechanism of the euro-dictatorship - the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens
Ted Cruz Hates “New York Values” But Sure Loves New York Money - The Intercept
What are Americans willing to trade their privacy for? - The Christian Science Monitor
The Dancer - Existential Comics
Song of the Day:
Radio Birdman - Hand of Law
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11/18/17

Post# Title Subreddit Url Upvotes
1 Fulfill a promise to a old friend, keep watch one last time /pics link 112257
2 Jack Black talks about how his son racked up a 3000$ bill on an in-game currency and mentions the predatory nature of these games /gaming link 98818
3 TIL Vitaminwater is basically sugar-water, to which about a penny's worth of synthetic vitamins have been added. A bottle of vitaminwater contains 33 grams of sugar, making it more akin to a soft drink than to a healthy beverage /todayilearned link 79733
4 Synchronized diving /gifs link 73965
5 These bikes have airless tires /mildlyinteresting link 71044
6 Pixar's Incredibles 2 Trailer /movies link 72070
7 Two friends who got fit together /pics link 64396
8 Rocky. /gifs link 63033
9 Rescued baby anteater exploring /aww link 65545
10 Maybe the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. My niece and her cat Ceecee /aww link 54277
11 Mall Santa helps a deaf girl out /HumansBeingBros link 56294
12 Jack Black talks about how his son racked up a $3000 bill on an in-game currency and the predatory nature of these games /videos link 54204
13 Trump made millions of dollars from drug money laundering in Panama /politics link 45216
14 The wallpaper at the vet's has animal silhouettes with shiny skeletons in them /mildlyinteresting link 50338
15 New California Republic When???? /gaming link 44651
16 AC/DC member Malcolm Young has passed away /Music link 44870
17 A photo of artist Iris Scott and one of her amazing finger paintings /pics link 41376
18 Roses are red, butter is creamy, /funny link 44971
19 Running with the pack /aww link 39830
20 Is it too early for Christmas memes? /wholesomememes link 39032
21 Ikea keeping it real /funny link 38412
22 Big Cable's pillow talk with FCC to forbid US states from writing own net neutrality rules /technology link 35721
23 "You cannot contain me" /Eyebleach link 35104
24 Thermite Cannon /Damnthatsinteresting link 33683
25 Local game store is trying to trick some unsuspecting parents with shady tactics. /gaming link 31886
26 Oklahoma’s former lead seismologist testifies State officials coerced him to alter findings linking earthquakes with fracking wastewater disposal. /news link 31395
27 U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of big game trophies on hold until he can “review all conservation facts.” /worldnews link 31108
28 Disney CEO Bob Iger himself contacted EA expressing concern over their handling of Star Wars Battlefront II /xboxone link 30506
29 The one man in America who continues to be “safe” from sexual harassment allegations is the president /politics link 31400
30 PC immersion cooling /interestingasfuck link 30503
31 AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64 /news link 32735
32 A 90 year old Holocaust survivor told me this joke. /Jokes link 30221
33 Wasn't even gone a millennia /trippinthroughtime link 33789
34 🔥Killer whale uses a fish to go birding🔥 /NatureIsFuckingLit link 33628
35 Of all places /AnimalsBeingJerks link 29334
36 Beards. Always the Beards. /gaming link 29879
37 Kimishima saves Nintendo /gaming link 27728
38 Kushner received emails from Sergei Millian — an alleged dossier source who was in touch with George Papadopoulos /politics link 26831
39 First day as a drug dealer /WhitePeopleTwitter link 28337
40 The Las Vegas Strip from above at night /woahdude link 27145
41 Capitalism silences the truth /LateStageCapitalism link 26803
42 Repost in honor of the US Navy /Unexpected link 25939
43 To all the redditors that post screen caps of their Facebook friends' posts to things like ihavesex or crazypeopleonfacebook, have you ever been caught by these people, and if so what happened? /AskReddit link 27141
44 Bam Margera tells a story about a time he was raped /videos link 24889
45 Fake hair to make you swipe up /assholedesign link 25187
46 This is why I want bitcoin to hit $10,000 /Bitcoin link 24625
47 Who would have thought this would happen. /PoliticalHumor link 24326
48 Keanu Reeves, 1984 /OldSchoolCool link 24139
49 need i say more? /CrappyDesign link 24008
50 me_irl /me_irl link 26894
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The Silence from Gawker is deafening.

Not a single article from Gawker. Ever.
They must have a pretty big head over what they did for Bitcoin.
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IM PISSED. THE DEEP WEB IS RUINED

Literally fucking fuming that ignorant fucktards had to completely expose the deep web and everything about it. The deep web will never ever be safe to use again, I moved to the freenet long ago when dumbass cracked and gawker writers started pumping out 20 articles a day and making youtube tutorials showing exactly how to get on deep web marketplaces and buy bitcoins. Who the fuck thought it would be suuuuchhh a great idea to spread such sensitive knowledge with AS MANY FUCKING PEOPLE as possible, 90% of which are too stupid to properly use tor and just fucked shit up for the rest of us. 90% of tor is now 13 year old kids on their moms dell watching a tutorial on how to get bitcoins so they can order shitty weed for $30 a gram. This is why every marketplace fails. This is why every single good dealer left tor. FUCK YOU ALL, LEARN TO KEEP A SECRET. SOME SHIT SHOULDNT BE KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC rip tor 2002-2015
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Subject: Re: [CT] discussion: 'Silk Road: Not Your Father's Amazon.com'

These are emails sent between Stratfor employees.
Email-ID 5473333 Date 2011-10-19 21:55:32 From [email protected] To [email protected] Bitcoin does provide a more discreet form of a transaction. Transactions can be tracked but bitcoin's transactions do not possess identifying information without a private key. Better to use cash, but better to use bitcoin than any common form of electronic transfers.
On 10/19/11 2:45 PM, Matt Mawhinney wrote:
The original article from Gawker on Silk Road: http://gawker.com/5805928/the-underground-website-where-you-can-buy-any-drug-imaginable also mentions that the bitcoin site keeps a transaction log that can be pieced together to figure out the identity of users.
Even if there were a way to use Silk Road just as a payment method as opposed to a shipment method (assuming you could get the drugs to your customer some other way), drug dealers looking to move any amount would be better off not creating an electronic record of their cash transactions.
I also think the article does a good job of explaning the anarchist/libertarian roots of the bitcoin movement. I think that this stuff can and will be used to facilitate a healthy amount of unofficial economic transactions. This idea sort of came up in a discussion Kevin started a few weeks back about alternative currencies in Greece. Bitcoin could become one alternative among many.
On 10/19/11 12:38 PM, scott stewart wrote:
LE will target these guys just like they do pedophiles and other "anonymous" online illegal entities. From: Sean Noonan [email protected] Reply-To: CT AOR [email protected] Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:32:56 -0500 To: CT AOR [email protected] Subject: Re: [CT] discussion: 'Silk Road: Not Your Father's Amazon.com' yeah the problem here is it will be much more difficult to run a sting operation on the sellers. How would it be a threat to law enforcement? unless they are hiring elusive contract killers with bitcoin. The other thing is that it does not enable large shipments of illegal goods. That will still be just as difficult as it was before.
why don't you try and access the site from a non-stratfor IP address? Then i'm sure you could find out a lot. On 10/19/11 11:18 AM, Sidney Brown wrote:
Here is a site: http://www.npr.org/2011/06/12/137138008/silk-road-not-your-fathers-amazon-com to an article Silk Road: Not your Father's Amazon.com. The site is being called the Amazon.com of illegal drugs. There are 340 items sold on the site and include: cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and marijuana. The products are delivered through the regular mail and shipping services to the buyer's front door. The site overall is not legal and it hard to find. How consumers access the site is only through TOR an anonymous Internet network and can only conduct transactions in digital currency, bitcoin. The site launched in Feb. 2011.
Any thoughts on this site? An almost one-stop-shop for a drug user to buy their drugs. Supposedly, it is pretty difficult for law enforcement to track the main administrator(s) of the site and is proposed, by some, the only way to end the site is to target each individual buyer one by one. Does this site pose a threat to law enforcement? Will the access to this site increase the accessibility and use of illicit drugs?
Sidney Brown Tactical Intern [email protected]

Sean Noonan
Tactical Analyst
Office: +1 512-279-9479
Mobile: +1 512-758-5967
Strategic Forecasting, Inc.
www.stratfor.com

Matt Mawhinney ADP STRATFOR
What a coincidence DPR is being charged with contract killings. Stratfor sold their intel to the feds who then built a fake case around evidence they acquired illegally.
good day.
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"If you value your life you should pay attention to Bitcoin."

I thought you fellow redditors would appreciate this interview from Bitcoinist.net. If you like it come and see me at the Bitcoin Investor Conference in Vegas or at Inside Bitcoins in San Diego:
What role do you want the Digital Currency Institute to attain in bitcoin related circles?
“I want DCI to be known for its support and training of the cypherpunk ideals – primarily the idea of sound money that empowers mutual, voluntary exchange while being resistant to third-party interference.
Our instructional focus is on:
  1. Wallet security best practices
  2. Economics of Bitcoin
  3. Familiarity with the tools that make using Bitcoin easier while preserving or enhancing its privacy and censorship resistant nature.”
What are your thoughts on Bitcoin XT? Do you plan to address it at the conference?
“I’m not a computer scientist but I do have a good understanding of economics. From that perspective, the most important features of Bitcoin, in my view, are 1) Its potential to act as a long-term store of value; 2) Privacy; and 3) its ability to act as a tool for self-defense against tyranny.”
“I’m not a fan of XT Coin personally but I’m glad it was released because it has forced the public debate on many levels. It is also a “stress test” for Bitcoin itself. At any rate, it looks like Bitcoin is working like it is supposed to. Consensus is hard and it should be extremely difficult to make changes to the core protocol. Ultimately, the market always decides and I think it is making the right choice at the moment by rejecting XT Coin in its original form.”
How much time have you been aware of bitcoin. Consequently, working with it?
“I was first introduced to Bitcoin in January of 2011 but I didn’t really take notice until the June, 2011 article in Gawker Magazine which was a story on The Silk Road. When I learned that a persecuted minority of the population could trade freely using this amazing new currency I immediately saw its potential for enhancing individual liberty. It is truly revolutionary. I’ve been hooked and involved full time ever since.”
What are your thoughts on Bitlicense?
“I am against violence in every form. All licensing is simply the use of violence by some people to restrict the lives of other people. Licensing – and most laws – are the act of committing an immediate and certain crime (restricting voluntary association) with the hopes of stopping a possible, future crime. Licensing is anti-human and anti-life at its core. Committing an immediate crime to hopefully prevent a future crime is unacceptable in a free society.”
What do you hope to achieve at the upcoming Inside Bitcoins conference?
“My goal is to always promote tools that can maximize individual liberty and provide for self-defense against tyranny. Bitcoin is one of these tools if used properly and I hope to convey this message to all who care to listen.”
Consider the pros and cons of using Bitcoin. Which pro outweighs most of the cons?
“Without a doubt it would be its potential to act as a long-term store of value. Capital always flows to where it is respected and protected. Bitcoin protects capital because bitcoin is in limited in supply, it is relatively easy to protect, and it is useful in trade. Capital (property) is the product of our life energy. Capital is the fruit of our labor. Capital is life. Bitcoin is life. If you value your life you should pay attention to Bitcoin.”
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"This is only one front in a larger war on nerds, and that we need to stand together because now's our chance to fight back."

OPERATION GUMMYBEAR: Spread the truth about #Gamergate and get more people involved! A Motivational PSA that everyone should read.
http://www.reddit.com/KotakuInAction/comments/2kts8o/bronies_bitcoin_and_gamergate_we_have_much_more/
http://www.reddit.com/KotakuInAction/comments/2mf8jd/the_biggest_failure_of_gamergate_has_been_the/
The message is clear. We need find new ways to spread our message and gain support. Sitting back and being reactionary is a horrible strategy and it needs to stop. Reacting to the latest shenanigans on Twitter. Reacting to the latest stupid article from Gawkasutragon. Reacting to the Mojo Jojo's.
Gamergate on Twitter has been “preaching to the choir”. Most of the people on Twitter already have their minds made up- so we’re wasting our time trying to argue there within the tag. It's said that Twitter is our public face- if it is, it's an ugly one. It doesn't present information well and is ephemeral.
If anything, KiA should be our public face. 8chan can't, for obvious reasons, and Twitter is too overwhelming for outsiders. PR is important, at least within the gamer community. So many people need to hear the truth, and they won’t unless someone tells them.
Make the case: Why should I care, if I don't read Kotaku? Explain that these websites are read by devs, and they have the power to indirectly censor through review scores. The sell has to be personal, this is effecting the games YOU like. Make a better sell than "ethics in gaming journalism". That sounds lame to an outsider, or anyone who doesn't read the websites in question. GG is about different things to different people- and I think a better phrasing of our main concerns would be "Fighting Corruption, Censorship, and Protecting Artistic Freedom". To other non-gamers, the message should be that this is only one front in a larger war on nerds, and that we need to stand together because now's our chance to fight back.
Let's get people pissed off- at corrupt journalism.
We're too small right now, and we need to grow first and foremost. Let's do a sign-up-drive for KiA and have our big names telling people to join. Let's get the word out and get more midsize youtubers to condemn Gawker.
We need more voices to rise up and say no, Gamer's aren't dead. 20000 people is great, but it just isn't enough. 200000? That's more like it.
If we're really serious with getting YTers to send their subscribers here, I don't think it's impossible that we might get 2 million people involved. Games has 6 million.
We've talked about it for a long time, but no one has taken action.
Today I've taken the liberty to compile a list of midsize youtubers to engage, people who may be sympathetic to our cause.
More outreach. More bridgebuilding and communication between us and other victimized communities. More proactiveness. This "sit back and wait" nonsense ends today, because it's been a disaster. The enemy has largely been successful at keeping us locked up inside our few refugee forums online, and "in the tag" on Twitter.
Stop it. This has been a prison of our own making, a prison of fear. The media has said it's worst about us, we have nothing left to be afraid of. Tag your posts with popular video games and other video-game related things, or you're just telling people who already know.
Check out this suggestion:
http://www.reddit.com/KotakuInAction/comments/2mb86v/psa_why_intel_reinstating_ads_with_gamasutra_is/cm32g4c
If we aren't growing, we're dying.
You can say that the SJWs are our best recruiting tool all you like, but they aren't half as good as a group of motivated supporters. Until we get the majority of consumers on our side and boycotting Gawker, until people actually stop going to Polygon, they will always find new advertisers to replace the old. I think Intel did go back to Gamasutra- and I think this should be a wake-up call to everyone here. We have the ammo. We know Ben Kuchera, Will Wheatface and Chris Kluweless said some horrible things that would've ended their careers if they weren't self employed. USE IT.
So wake up. We are fighting a PR war- but not for Gamergate, against Gawker.
Until Kotaku becomes an object of ridicule and people are made fun of for going there, don't tell me we're "winning". Tell me we're winning when their stats are going down, not when they're having one of their best months ever. Don't.
Consider this a "get the word out" effort, and not necessarily a PR one. The more people who publicly join us on Youtube, the more diverse people who make videos, the more support we have. These are people willing to put their face behind Gamergate, and that's brave. We can build a network of supporters that's resilient, strong and powerful. This IS a culture war. Not against "feminists", this is a war between old and new media. Youtube vs Ye Olde Daily News. They own the TV, but they don't own the internet. USE THIS TO OUR ADVANTAGE. The Game Journos were dying before this. They were terminal. This is their last gasp at being relevant to the average gamer, so let's put them out of their misery shall we?
We can do this thing if we work together. We will win, because we have the truth on our side. But we can't hold back because we'll be worried about what people will think. GET HYPE and go all in. This is the list of Youtubers. Let's get started. All the info you need is right here, including who to PM and what to say.
http://pastebin.com/ZadggiLx
EDIT: Can someone share this with 8chan? I was suspended until Monday.
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Break It Down Barney Style (Please)

Yes I'm catching the wave from the Gawker article, and like plenty of others it just seems to good to be true. I'm also not the most computer savvy person out there, and though I've read a few articles about the specifics of using SR, before I can even begin to start combing through the forums (also, link please?) and SilkRoad for trusted sellers, some of the intricacies confuse me, namely the following:
  1. How exactly does one use bitcoins and what other websites do I need to go through (i.e. I keep seeing Mt. Gox and a few others pop up) to get my real money into bitcoins?
  2. The whole encryption process for sending my address to a seller is mystifying to someone like me.
If anyone who's got some experience could explain those things to me like I'm their grandma (their drug-using grandma) I'd be extremely appreciative. Thanks.
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Bitcoin questions not in FAQ

I’ve been quietly following bitcoins for a while now, more out of interest in cryptocurrency then actually acquiring. I didn’t see these answered in the faqs, so if someone could confirm/deny/help, I’d appreciate it.
  1. First, it seems the sudden popularity of bitcoins can be attributed to reddit. As I mapped it: a few threads mislabeling the deep web made it to the front page, which in turn brought more people to the hidden wiki (which is not deep web), which lead them to TOR (mostly the silkroad for the media), which gets picked up by the ‘oh we’re soo on top of things’ gawker network, which leads to a wired article, which leads to… well, where we are now. Anyone else see this?
  2. Bitcoin lacks a central bank or monetary authority to manipulate the liquid market. From the people I’ve asked, this lack of central regulation is a boon to currency stability, as central authorities can sometimes foster instability in the form of inflation through unnecessary regulation. The more I look at this though, the more it looks like the bat could swing both ways. How volatile is this market in its sudden popularity?
  3. Anonymity- since bitcoin works as a P2P I understand there is no need to work through banks; thus, one can avoid setting off the SAR alarms in the transfer process. Moreover, being that they are a form of cryptocurrency, their intrinsic value is consistent across borders. One needs not register usernames and personal information to acquire and transfer bitcoins… but as I understand it the legitimacy of payment processing/transaction hinges on a complete record of transactions kept as blocks in an overall block chain. Each block is comprised of a series of transactions that is sent by the block before it. This process is one of confirmation, in that each new block confirms the integrity of the block before it, back to the genesis block so as to maintain block integrity. …So, in this manner, could the ownership of bitcoins, as they proverbially ‘change hands,’ be charted? Or am I way off the mark in how it works?
  4. I’m not an economist, but it seems like bitcoins are awkward to trade for USD. What currency works best security-wise as an intermediary?
  5. I’ve heard rumors of a bitcoin installing piece of malware. Anyone else heard or think it’s even possible?
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Subreddit Stats: netcult posts from 2013-01-02 to 2013-04-21 22:18 PDT

Submissions % Comments %
Total 452 1139
Unique Redditors 41 56
Upvotes 1754 84% 2080 90%
Downvotes 315 16% 210 10%

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 232 pts, 50 submissions: halavais
    1. RIP, Aaron Swartz (17 pts, 11 comments)
    2. Learning Narrative (Due March 7) (8 pts, 61 comments)
    3. Who are you?! (7 pts, 56 comments)
    4. Lecture on Coleman Reading (crowdsourced) (7 pts, 2 comments)
    5. Be sure your clothing is flight appropriate... (7 pts, 2 comments)
    6. "Write it. Shoot it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE." - Joss Whedon (7 pts, 1 comments)
    7. Course syllabus (6 pts, 23 comments)
    8. As We May Think (6 pts, 1 comments)
  2. 216 pts, 68 submissions: NomadBlack
    1. Outrage Erupts Online Over 17-Year-Old Girl's Suicide After Her Rape Goes Viral (9 pts, 5 comments)
    2. How a (pin tumbler) lock & key work (7 pts, 5 comments)
    3. 2600: The Hacker Quarterly (6 pts, 1 comments)
    4. Would you like to play a game? #GOLDMAN | Adbusters (6 pts, 0 comments)
    5. Games. (5 pts, 9 comments)
    6. Internet = Dystopia? (5 pts, 2 comments)
    7. FCC pushes for gigabit broadband in all 50 states by 2015 (5 pts, 1 comments)
    8. Reality is Augmented. (5 pts, 1 comments)
  3. 141 pts, 39 submissions: kappan
    1. Why Is Barrett Brown (the Face of Anonymous) Facing 100 Years in Prison? (8 pts, 3 comments)
    2. This Is How The Overly Attached Girlfriend Creates Hugely Popular Viral Content (7 pts, 0 comments)
    3. How do you explain to people that they are a YouTube sensation, when they have never heard of YouTube or the Internet? (7 pts, 0 comments)
    4. How I come up with such creative projects. (6 pts, 0 comments)
    5. Netcult Werewolf: Day 1 (6 pts, 39 comments)
    6. How to be a Creative Badass (5 pts, 1 comments)
    7. Reddit confession time: I killed my sister's boyfriend. OK, your turn... (5 pts, 0 comments)
    8. Netcult Werewolf: Day 3 (5 pts, 70 comments)
  4. 139 pts, 43 submissions: RyanASU
    1. FBI Wants To Spy On Your Online Chats As They Happen (7 pts, 0 comments)
    2. Online Decoder (6 pts, 1 comments)
    3. Twitter's hacking problem (6 pts, 0 comments)
    4. Why Legal Experts Say It's Okay To Kill A Civilian Hacker In Cyber Warfare (6 pts, 0 comments)
    5. (ONLINE VOTING) New Jersey: Post-Sandy voting by e-mail will be secure (5 pts, 0 comments)
    6. Beginners Guide to Mining Bitcoins (5 pts, 0 comments)
    7. Print Me A Pizza!: MIT's Digital Food Printer (5 pts, 0 comments)
    8. Fusion Power Could Happen Sooner Than You Think (If you can bring electricity to the world you can bring the internet to the world!) (5 pts, 1 comments)
  5. 91 pts, 48 submissions: jfoppenh
    1. CISPA passes the House, privacy battle moves to Senate - Post Tech (6 pts, 0 comments)
    2. CISPA - Behind Closed Doors (6 pts, 0 comments)
    3. Femen Stages a 'Topless Jihad' - In Focus warning there is nudity involved (6 pts, 2 comments)
    4. iOS 6.1 hack lets users see your phone app, place calls | Apple (5 pts, 0 comments)
    5. Zuckerberg bores staff in new Facebook Home ad | Technically Incorrect (5 pts, 0 comments)
    6. Google head worried about privacy risk posed by civilian drones (5 pts, 2 comments)
    7. Project ideas. (4 pts, 2 comments)
    8. Supreme Court OKs Discounted Resale Of 'Gray Market' Goods » News (3 pts, 0 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. NomadBlack (382 pts, 237 comments)
  2. halavais (287 pts, 160 comments)
  3. EyreRochester (161 pts, 90 comments)
  4. kappan (124 pts, 59 comments)
  5. icollectmaps (77 pts, 47 comments)
  6. LookingGlassSelf (74 pts, 29 comments)
  7. RyanASU (69 pts, 53 comments)
  8. rohoro (55 pts, 31 comments)
  9. hrademac (53 pts, 40 comments)
  10. Rogaso (51 pts, 25 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. RIP, Aaron Swartz by halavais (17 pts, 11 comments)
  2. Cable admits data caps are a money making scam by JayXCR (10 pts, 3 comments)
  3. How to get through the assigned reading for this class. (or any class for that matter) by bigsquish (9 pts, 5 comments)
  4. Outrage Erupts Online Over 17-Year-Old Girl's Suicide After Her Rape Goes Viral by NomadBlack (9 pts, 5 comments)
  5. Why Is Barrett Brown (the Face of Anonymous) Facing 100 Years in Prison? by kappan (8 pts, 3 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 6 pts: HighSocksLowStndrds's comment in Who are you?!
  2. 6 pts: LookingGlassSelf's comment in TEDx: Education as Cartography, Internet as the Classroom
  3. 6 pts: halavais's comment in RIP, Aaron Swartz
  4. 6 pts: bigsquish's comment in Feminism display in Barretts Honors College UCB 201 - GO NOW!
  5. 6 pts: LookingGlassSelf's comment in Tuesday Round-up of Projects
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The Good Wife TV Show: New Silk Road Episide (link to watch)

It's pretty good so far, Im watching it halfway thru now. It's about a 24 year old kid allegedly a moderator for Silk Road, with some interesting twists and turns.
Kind of pissed me off that they say you can get hitmen and guns on SR, which is not true (so I assumed this was taped a few years ago) but then they talk about "When the MtGox exchange went bankrupt we were able to look at all their records and trace the Bitcoin to your clients computer"
It's an interesting watch. I know everyone will say "This is terrible, MSM is always talking about Silk Road and it gives us bad press". I agree, but dont forget that this Gawker article about Silk Road is what originally set off the first bubble and where many early guys learned about Bitcoin in 2011
Here is the link to watch online (USA)
If you don't want to watch, here is a recap/review (spoilers)
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5pm Mon 14 May 2012 - /r/technology

  1. Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Weapons-Grade Uranium Hidden In a Basement gizmodo.com comments technology
  2. Musicians Realizing They Don't Need Major Labels Anymore techdirt.com comments technology
  3. "Right now we have access to every classified database in the U.S. government."- Anonymous news.nationalpost.com comments technology
  4. Pirate Bay Founder Takes Case To European Court torrentfreak.com comments technology
  5. Zune hardware was a mistake, admits former Microsoft exec. theverge.com comments technology
  6. On Facebook's stock exchange flotation ..."In other words, the future of Facebook is on mobile phones, and we haven't the faintest idea how we make money from that" bbc.com comments technology
  7. German Pirate Party wins 7.8% of the total vote in Germany's most populous state. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  8. Maximum PC | The Proof is in – The Switch From Fluxless Solder to Thermal Paste is the Cause of Poor Ivy Bridge Overclocking Temperatures maximumpc.com comments technology
  9. F22 raptor pilot "was to blame for the crash because he was too distracted by his inability to breathe to fly the plane properly." news.yahoo.com comments technology
  10. Do humans dream of android prostitutes? extremetech.com comments technology
  11. Microsoft Funded Startup Aims to Kill BitTorrent Traffic torrentfreak.com comments technology
  12. Welcome to Life tomscott.com comments technology
  13. Unholy Partnerships Between Telecoms & Government Spy Agencies: Have We Learned Nothing? whistleblower.org comments technology
  14. Two schools near nation's capital take opposite approaches to education; One school believes "technology immersion will make their students more excited about learning and better prepared for college and careers." Teachers at the other school think "technology is a distraction and overhyped." washingtonpost.com comments technology
  15. Dawn of a new wireless: first 802.11ac router available today | Ars Technica arstechnica.com comments technology
  16. Why Facebook may soon cost you money news.cnet.com comments technology
  17. A retinal implant - or bionic eye - which is powered by light has been invented by scientists at Stanford University in California. bbc.co.uk comments technology
  18. $1 Billion Ghost Town Being Built as a CITE (Center for Innovation Testing and Evaluation) in New Mexico biginscience.com comments technology
  19. How to save the space program? Build the Starship 'Enterprise' mydesert.com comments technology
  20. State of West Virgina installs $20K Cisco enterprise routers to support a handful of PC's... using taxpayer money. wvgazette.com comments technology
  21. Apple OS "really vulnerable", claims Kaspersky Lab CTO. computing.co.uk comments technology
  22. Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach arstechnica.com comments technology
  23. Apple’s next iPhone to feature brand new design according to leak bgr.com comments technology
  24. H.R.96 A.K.A Internet Freedom Act introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn on January 5th, 2011. What is it? opencongress.org comments technology
  25. ACTA is not dead: "...it appears more likely than not that the [European Parliament's] Development Committee will vote in favour of ACTA." edri.org comments technology
  26. Engineer thinks we could build a real Starship Enterprise in 20 years. universetoday.com comments technology
  27. What Obama Can Do About Gas Prices - Businessweek businessweek.com comments technology
  28. Civil liberties watchdogs oppose Senate cybersecurity bill fiercehomelandsecurity.com comments technology
  29. A Microsoft-funded startup aims to crush BitTorrent/file-sharing, and its first test was supposedly somewhat successful bgr.com comments technology
  30. Zune hardware was a mistake, admits former Microsoft exec Robbie Bach geekwire.com comments technology
  31. NJ Town Ticketing Pedestrians Caught Texting While Walking gawker.com comments technology
  32. As Facebook prepares to go public, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says that he sees both himself and Steve Jobs in Mark Zuckerberg news.cnet.com comments technology
  33. Students Convert a 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak Into an EV dsc.discovery.com comments technology
  34. Kodak Park had a nuclear reactor in a city! democratandchronicle.com comments technology
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6pm Mon 14 May 2012 - /r/technology

  1. Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Weapons-Grade Uranium Hidden In a Basement gizmodo.com comments technology
  2. Musicians Realizing They Don't Need Major Labels Anymore techdirt.com comments technology
  3. Pirate Bay Founder Takes Case To European Court torrentfreak.com comments technology
  4. "Right now we have access to every classified database in the U.S. government."- Anonymous news.nationalpost.com comments technology
  5. Zune hardware was a mistake, admits former Microsoft exec. theverge.com comments technology
  6. German Pirate Party wins 7.8% of the total vote in Germany's most populous state. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  7. F22 raptor pilot "was to blame for the crash because he was too distracted by his inability to breathe to fly the plane properly." news.yahoo.com comments technology
  8. On Facebook's stock exchange flotation ..."In other words, the future of Facebook is on mobile phones, and we haven't the faintest idea how we make money from that" bbc.com comments technology
  9. Unholy Partnerships Between Telecoms & Government Spy Agencies: Have We Learned Nothing? whistleblower.org comments technology
  10. Dawn of a new wireless: first 802.11ac router available today | Ars Technica arstechnica.com comments technology
  11. Welcome to Life tomscott.com comments technology
  12. Maximum PC | The Proof is in – The Switch From Fluxless Solder to Thermal Paste is the Cause of Poor Ivy Bridge Overclocking Temperatures maximumpc.com comments technology
  13. Do humans dream of android prostitutes? extremetech.com comments technology
  14. Microsoft Funded Startup Aims to Kill BitTorrent Traffic torrentfreak.com comments technology
  15. Two schools near nation's capital take opposite approaches to education; One school believes "technology immersion will make their students more excited about learning and better prepared for college and careers." Teachers at the other school think "technology is a distraction and overhyped." washingtonpost.com comments technology
  16. A retinal implant - or bionic eye - which is powered by light has been invented by scientists at Stanford University in California. bbc.co.uk comments technology
  17. $1 Billion Ghost Town Being Built as a CITE (Center for Innovation Testing and Evaluation) in New Mexico biginscience.com comments technology
  18. Apple OS "really vulnerable", claims Kaspersky Lab CTO. computing.co.uk comments technology
  19. Why Facebook may soon cost you money news.cnet.com comments technology
  20. How to save the space program? Build the Starship 'Enterprise' mydesert.com comments technology
  21. Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach arstechnica.com comments technology
  22. State of West Virgina installs $20K Cisco enterprise routers to support a handful of PC's... using taxpayer money. wvgazette.com comments technology
  23. [xpost] Congress could kill rocket builders' new space race floridatoday.com comments technology
  24. Apple’s next iPhone to feature brand new design according to leak bgr.com comments technology
  25. H.R.96 A.K.A Internet Freedom Act introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn on January 5th, 2011. What is it? opencongress.org comments technology
  26. A Microsoft-funded startup aims to crush BitTorrent/file-sharing, and its first test was supposedly somewhat successful bgr.com comments technology
  27. Zune hardware was a mistake, admits former Microsoft exec Robbie Bach geekwire.com comments technology
  28. Students Convert a 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak Into an EV dsc.discovery.com comments technology
  29. Mozilla cites “Windows monopoly power” in ARM browser debate arstechnica.com comments technology
  30. ACTA is not dead: "...it appears more likely than not that the [European Parliament's] Development Committee will vote in favour of ACTA." edri.org comments technology
  31. NJ Town Ticketing Pedestrians Caught Texting While Walking gawker.com comments technology
  32. Text spam driving you crazy? Here's how to fight back mercurynews.com comments technology
  33. Engineer thinks we could build a real Starship Enterprise in 20 years. universetoday.com comments technology
  34. Kodak Park had a nuclear reactor in a city! democratandchronicle.com comments technology
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3pm Mon 14 May 2012 - /r/technology

  1. "Right now we have access to every classified database in the U.S. government."- Anonymous news.nationalpost.com comments technology
  2. Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Weapons-Grade Uranium Hidden In a Basement gizmodo.com comments technology
  3. Pirate Bay Founder Takes Case To European Court torrentfreak.com comments technology
  4. Musicians Realizing They Don't Need Major Labels Anymore techdirt.com comments technology
  5. Zune hardware was a mistake, admits former Microsoft exec. theverge.com comments technology
  6. Microsoft Funded Startup Aims to Kill BitTorrent Traffic torrentfreak.com comments technology
  7. On Facebook's stock exchange flotation ..."In other words, the future of Facebook is on mobile phones, and we haven't the faintest idea how we make money from that" bbc.com comments technology
  8. Maximum PC | The Proof is in – The Switch From Fluxless Solder to Thermal Paste is the Cause of Poor Ivy Bridge Overclocking Temperatures maximumpc.com comments technology
  9. State of West Virgina installs $20K Cisco enterprise routers to support a handful of PC's... using taxpayer money. wvgazette.com comments technology
  10. How to save the space program? Build the Starship 'Enterprise' mydesert.com comments technology
  11. German Pirate Party wins 7.8% of the total vote in Germany's most populous state. torrentfreak.com comments technology
  12. Apple OS "really vulnerable", claims Kaspersky Lab CTO. computing.co.uk comments technology
  13. H.R.96 A.K.A Internet Freedom Act introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn on January 5th, 2011. What is it? opencongress.org comments technology
  14. ACTA is not dead: "...it appears more likely than not that the [European Parliament's] Development Committee will vote in favour of ACTA." edri.org comments technology
  15. F22 raptor pilot "was to blame for the crash because he was too distracted by his inability to breathe to fly the plane properly." news.yahoo.com comments technology
  16. Two schools near nation's capital take opposite approaches to education; One school believes "technology immersion will make their students more excited about learning and better prepared for college and careers." Teachers at the other school think "technology is a distraction and overhyped." washingtonpost.com comments technology
  17. Engineer thinks we could build a real Starship Enterprise in 20 years. universetoday.com comments technology
  18. What is Yahoo actually for? guardian.co.uk comments technology
  19. Do humans dream of android prostitutes? extremetech.com comments technology
  20. Adobe backpedals, will now patch software for free networkworld.com comments technology
  21. London used CCTV to follow IOC members and turn traffic lights green for them. vanityfair.com comments technology
  22. Bitcoins worth $87,000 plundered in brazen server breach arstechnica.com comments technology
  23. Civil liberties watchdogs oppose Senate cybersecurity bill fiercehomelandsecurity.com comments technology
  24. Zune hardware was a mistake, admits former Microsoft exec Robbie Bach geekwire.com comments technology
  25. Windows RT browser concerns to be reviewed by Senate Committee neowin.net comments technology
  26. Why Facebook may soon cost you money news.cnet.com comments technology
  27. Unholy Partnerships Between Telecoms & Government Spy Agencies: Have We Learned Nothing? whistleblower.org comments technology
  28. Bee research breakthrough might lead to artificial vision phys.org comments technology
  29. A Microsoft-funded startup aims to crush BitTorrent/file-sharing, and its first test was supposedly somewhat successful bgr.com comments technology
  30. Yahoo CEO to resign allthingsd.com comments technology
  31. NJ Town Ticketing Pedestrians Caught Texting While Walking gawker.com comments technology
  32. Facebook Taken to UK Court Over Trolls thenextweb.com comments technology
  33. The Future Is Now: Anything Can Be A Touch Screen Thanks To Disney Research idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com comments technology
  34. A retinal implant - or bionic eye - which is powered by light has been invented by scientists at Stanford University in California. bbc.co.uk comments technology
  35. Kodak Park had a nuclear reactor in a city! democratandchronicle.com comments technology
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BITCOIN DUMP WARNING - Bitcoin Today [July 9th 2020] MAN USES $1,000,000 PPP LOAN TO BUY BITCOIN Bitcoin review of Masters & Slaves of Money! Bank of England Fedcoin? Stock market is BTC fuel tank! Grow your Bitcoin intro Bitcoin Will Never Be Truly Private Says Andreas Antonopoulos

Thiel said in 2009: “Valleywag [a then Gawker Media blog] is the Silicon Valley equivalent of al-Qaida.” In 2014 he published a book of business and life advice called Zero to One. It was 2011. I read an article from Gawker about Silk Road, and the article mentioned Bitcoin being the only currency accepted. That got me interested in that there is a digital currency that works in the wild. Bitcoin is striving to be a global currency of sorts—one that's not backed by any government or institution. Bitcoins aren't cash, technically. Gawker Article 2010, 2011, 08/09/2019 - Commentaires fermés sur Les débuts de Bitcoin: comment le passé de Crypto est très différent du présent. Au cours des dernières 24 heures, les passionnés de crypto-monnaie ont discuté d’une transaction qui a vu 94 Half a year later, on February 9, 2011, the value of a Bitcoin had reached the price of one dollar. It hit a peak on June of the same year - an article published on the Gawker portal proved to be a hit, conquering the Bitcoin network and reaching a significant group of investors, helping raise the BTC price to USD 31 during the week.

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