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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

Arto Bendiken: arto on Is this a place to ask questions(they're on x86 and x86_64)?

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 13:31
Arto Bendiken arto on Is this a place to ask questions(they're on x86 and x86_64)? - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 14 from Reddit - Comment - Like "You could do worse than start with Richard Burgess's classic book [Developing Your Own 32-Bit Operating System](http://wiki.osdev.org/Books#I...), which is now [freely available](http://www.ipdatacorp.com/mmurtl...) in PDF form. The author's MMURTL kernel targets the x86 and the book explains how it's all implemented, also answering most of the specific questions you posed." - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on Need a degree to get out of Europe. I'm 32, so it should be something relatively fast to get. Help me choose please.

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 17:16
Arto Bendiken arto on Need a degree to get out of Europe. I'm 32, so it should be something relatively fast to get. Help me choose please. - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 10 from Reddit - Comment - Like "You might consider doing a degree remotely, and relatively inexpensively, with Open Universities Australia: http://www.open.edu.au/" - Arto Bendiken

Arto Bendiken: arto on Wall Anxiety, Done with CC, looking for sperm and $ provider -

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 15:16
Arto Bendiken arto on Wall Anxiety, Done with CC, looking for sperm and $ provider - - http://www.reddit.com/r... December 8 from Reddit - Comment - Like "This reminded me of the article [Why women lose the dating game](http://www.smh.com.au/federal...). Biology is a bitch: > The endgame [is] already in play for hordes of unmarried professional women - the well-coiffed lawyers, bankers and other success stories. Many thought they could put off marriage and families until their 30s, having devoted their 20s to education, establishing careers and playing the field. But was their decade of dating a strategic mistake? > The crisis for single women in this age group seeking a mate is very real. Almost one in three women aged 30 to 34 and a quarter of late-30s women do not have a partner […] > "I can't believe how many men my age are only interested in younger women," wails Gail, a 34-year-old advertising executive as she describes her first search through men's profiles on the RSVP internet dating site. She is shocked to find many mid-30s men have set up their..." - Arto Bendiken