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Arto Bendiken: arto on Anyone want some open source CC0 sound assets?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:41
Arto Bendiken arto on Anyone want some open source CC0 sound assets? - http://www.reddit.com/r... Tuesday from Reddit - Comment - Like "Good on you. In my own experience of releasing all my creative output for the last five years directly into the [public domain](http://unlicense.org/), the people who would credit you in any case (the vast majority of users) will continue to do so despite not having a [gun](http://ar.to/2010...) held to their head about it. And the people who wouldn't credit you anyhow wouldn't do so even if you did have a license that ostensibly required it." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on TIL that in 2002, a 15 year old boy inspired by 9/11, stole an airplane and flew it into a skyscraper in Tampa, Florida. It damaged one office room and he was the only person that died.

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 18:02
Arto Bendiken arto on TIL that in 2002, a 15 year old boy inspired by 9/11, stole an airplane and flew it into a skyscraper in Tampa, Florida. It damaged one office room and he was the only person that died. - http://www.reddit.com/r... February 20 from Reddit - Comment - Like "The Darwin Awards *"recognize individuals who have supposedly contributed to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool via death or sterilization by their own actions. [...] The candidate is disqualified if 'innocent bystanders', who might have contributed positively to the gene pool, are killed in the process."* I suspect that many people might hold that this case would qualify on those grounds. On the other hand, you are likely still correct: > The nominee must be at least past the legal driving age and free of mental defect (Northcutt considers injury or death caused by mental defect to be tragic, rather than amusing, and routinely disqualifies such entries). > After much discussion, there also exists a small category regarding deaths below this age limit. Entry into this category requires that the peers of the candidate be of the opinion that the actions of the person in question were above and beyond the limits of reason. > However, in 2011 the awards..." - Arto Bendiken

You: jhuckabee on Hiya! Does anyone have any recommendations on the best places to find remote Ruby or Rails jobs, or companies that work remotely?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 20:14
You jhuckabee on Hiya! Does anyone have any recommendations on the best places to find remote Ruby or Rails jobs, or companies that work remotely? - http://www.reddit.com/r... February 5 from Reddit - Comment - Like "We're looking for remote Rails devs at Cyanna (http://cyanna.com)" - You

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road."

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:03
Arto Bendiken arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road." - http://www.reddit.com/r... January 16 from Reddit - Comment - Like "The issue is a little more systemic than that even: > The history of the FBI Lab hasn't been without controversy. Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, who joined the FBI in 1982 and served as a Supervisory Special Agent at the Lab from 1986 to 1998, blew the whistle on scientific misconduct at the Lab. In a subsequent investigation, it was found that evidence had been falsified, altered, or suppressed, or that FBI agents had testified falsely, in as many as 10,000 cases, resulting in many false convictions. More than a decade later, cases were still being overturned because of this massive fraud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road."

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 13:01
Arto Bendiken arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road." - http://www.reddit.com/r... January 16 from Reddit - Comment - Like "So far, anyhow. The century's just begun." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on DHS fingered Mt. Gox's Mark Karpeles as original Silk Road founder

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:54
Arto Bendiken arto on DHS fingered Mt. Gox's Mark Karpeles as original Silk Road founder - http://www.reddit.com/r... January 16 from Reddit - Comment - Like "> The history of the FBI Lab hasn't been without controversy. Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, who joined the FBI in 1982 and served as a Supervisory Special Agent at the Lab from 1986 to 1998, blew the whistle on scientific misconduct at the Lab. In a subsequent investigation, it was found that evidence had been falsified, altered, or suppressed, or that FBI agents had testified falsely, in as many as 10,000 cases, resulting in many false convictions. More than a decade later, cases were still being overturned because of this massive fraud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road."

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 23:04
Arto Bendiken arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road." - http://www.reddit.com/r... January 15 from Reddit - Comment - Like "> Ulbricht’s lead attorney, Joshua Dratel, said that Karpeles was the man pulling the strings behind Silk Road from 2011 until 2013, and that his associate Ashley Barr, a Canadian computer scientist, became the famously libertarian voice of Dread Pirate Roberts. http://www.dailydot.com/crime..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road."

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 22:53
Arto Bendiken arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road." - http://www.reddit.com/r... January 15 from Reddit - Comment - Like "That is Karpeles." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road."

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 22:03
Arto Bendiken arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road." - http://www.reddit.com/r... January 15 from Reddit - Comment - Like "http://www.dailydot.com/crime..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road."

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 21:25
Arto Bendiken arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road." - http://www.reddit.com/r... January 15 from Reddit - Comment - Like "It's not quite clear which reporter actually jumped the gun here. This story out just now has the most details available thus far: http://www.dailydot.com/crime..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road."

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:38
Arto Bendiken arto on "Defense in Silk Road trial arguing Mark Karpeles, CEO of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was the real mastermind behind Silk Road." - http://www.reddit.com/r... January 15 from Reddit - Comment - Like "https://twitter.com/tristan..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 01:57
Arto Bendiken arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3 - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 29 from Reddit - Comment - Like "Again, thank you for your considered responses. It's pretty late here and I can't prepare an adequate reply right now to the specific points you raise; please expect a proper reply tomorrow. In the meanwhile I will point you at two essays that were influential in moving me towards a copyright abolitionist (as opposed to copyright reform) position: * [Who's Afraid of the Public Domain?](http://stpeter.im/writing...) by Peter Saint-Andre. Like the author of the essay, I've placed everything I've published in the last five years directly into the public domain with no copyright strings attached, and have only benefited thereby. * [The Surprising History of Copyright and The Promise of a Post-Copyright World](http://questioncopyright.org/promise) by Karl Fogel. This is an essential history lesson for understanding the ignoble origins of copyright monopoly beyond the standard "civics-class theory of copyright" that even RMS still quotes. Rick Falkvinge has researched..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 17:26
Arto Bendiken arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3 - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 29 from Reddit - Comment - Like "Thanks for taking the time to read that and for your thoughtful replies. The paragraph you quote wasn't aimed at the FSF or copyleft advocates, but (as it says) at anyone at all who pirates copyrighted material in violation of affixed licensing statements and yet continues to publish their own creative output under a copyright license, whether that be copyleft or permissive or something else altogether. By definition, that is hypocrisy: I won't respect your copyright monopoly, but I expect you to respect mine. Do as I say, not as I do. The anti-copyleft tirade in the essay was just an interwoven subplot. I consider copyleft advocates to be doing more harm than good in attempting to twist copyright monopoly to serve their ends. That is, they are holding up the death of copyright which without them would be proceeding marvelously in the software field, at least; and still is proceeding satisfactorily, despite them--just somewhat slower going. In honesty, though, five years ago when I..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 18:30
Arto Bendiken arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3 - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 28 from Reddit - Comment - Like "Note that I didn't say the FSF are hypocrites, I said that the developers of OpenBay are. I could perhaps have made that distinction clearer. The FSF have a consistent philosophy, if you happen to accept their premises. Namely, the essential criticism of them at root comes down to whether one believes that ends can justify means. (Their ends being mandatory sharing, their means the police enforcement of a legal monopoly.) I don't believe their ends are worthwhile, nor do I believe ends justify means, and hence view their mission as a counterproductive self-contradiction. Stallman et al believe differently. That doesn't necessarily make them hypocrites, just ideologues; Stallman isn't truly anti-copyright (see earlier link), but rather anti-proprietary, and for all I know he has never himself pirated a single bit. So, while I don't like him or his values much, I'm not going to claim that he's a hypocrite. The TPB, however, was explicitly, consistently, and ardently anti-copyright and..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 23:48
Arto Bendiken arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3 - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 25 from Reddit - Comment - Like "> I don't see the hypocrisy. > Pirate bay is strongly pro sharing [...] TPB is pro-sharing *and* anti-copyright. The GPL is a copyright-based means for attempting to achieve pro-sharing ends. Copyright, however, is an inherently anti-sharing institution. This contradiction is inherent in copyleft, and will be a growing problem for that movement going forward, what with declining general support for copyright per se. Stallman himself is on the record as being opposed to abolishing copyright monopoly, because ["to his view, without copyright, enforcing copyleft would be impossible."](https://rudd-o.com/monopol...) I find that an untenable position. I've myself previously written at length (see [Set Your Code Free](http://ar.to/2010...)) on how I personally stopped being a hypocrite about copyright and moved firmly over into the anti-copyright camp: > If you’re pirating copyrighted material or clicking through..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 18:08
Arto Bendiken arto on TPB Source Code and Databases are now Open Source under GPLv3 - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 23 from Reddit - Comment - Like "It does seem a tad hypocritical." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on Anybody on /r/paleo use nootropics?

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 19:48
Arto Bendiken arto on Anybody on /r/paleo use nootropics? - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 22 from Reddit - Comment - Like "I buy it online, paid in [bitcoin](https://bitcoin.org/en/). Most online pharmacies sell it. The parcel will usually ship from India, so the delivery can take a while. In Europe, you can also buy it from [Ireland](http://www.qhi.co.uk/), paid with a credit card. More of a hassle (requires faxing paperwork), but pretty quick delivery." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on Anybody on /r/paleo use nootropics?

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 18:03
Arto Bendiken arto on Anybody on /r/paleo use nootropics? - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 22 from Reddit - Comment - Like "I used [modafinil](http://modafinil.com/) quite a lot for a couple of years. These days, I value my sleep somewhat more (having read Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, etc) but still do keep some pills handy for those rare occasions when I can't avoid having to stay up past my comfort margins. That is, if I'm in any case going to have to pull an all-nighter for a tight deadline, or if I have to do a long drive, there's at least no reason to feel sleepy during that, so I just take some modafinil beforehand. But I no longer do the converse, i.e., use modafinil as an enabler to pull frequent all-nighters, as I used to do." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Was isolated from 1999 to 2006 with a 486. Built my own late 80s operating system."

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:44
Arto Bendiken arto on "Was isolated from 1999 to 2006 with a 486. Built my own late 80s operating system." - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 15 from Reddit - Comment - Like "There may be some more information in the Hacker News thread about this: https://news.ycombinator.com/item..." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on "Was isolated from 1999 to 2006 with a 486. Built my own late 80s operating system."

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 19:19
Arto Bendiken arto on "Was isolated from 1999 to 2006 with a 486. Built my own late 80s operating system." - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 14 from Reddit - Comment - Like "I'm the OP, but not the author, so I can't answer that." - Arto Bendiken