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Robert Morrison
Re: Butterfly Labs Asset Seizure Spurs On Mining Industry Competition - http://bitcoinmagazine.com?p=1...
"Thank goodness I asked for a refund in time, before the forced shutdown. BFL made good on its promise and the money hit my bank account a week or so before "game over:... Wheeew. :-)" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Czech Republic sends business delegation to Iran - PRAGUE POST | The Voice of Prague - http://www.praguepost.com/world-n...
"I remember back in the early 90's there were banners in Prague advertising "Iranian Culture Days" or something like that. It was around the time that the Czech Republic was trying to sell its stealth radar to the Iranians. Bill Clinton came over and put a stop to that... and played the saxophone at Reduta. :-)" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Social media users feel 'ugly, inadequate and jealous' - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technol...
"I have more than 75,000 "real" followers on Twitter, so perhaps I know a bit more about social media than you realize. And no, the comment section of a newspaper hardly qualifies as social media, as per my earlier comment. Connecting people in the way Facebook does might be a good thing, but then again it might not, as nothing is 100% black and white. However I am less concerned with the simple "connection" aspect than I am with the other mechanisms that come into play on Facebook, the more insidious ones that are certainly not in the user's control. There is a raft of recent information about these, I believe the debate is just beginning really." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Social media users feel 'ugly, inadequate and jealous' - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technol...
"See my more detailed response to your comment below." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Social media users feel 'ugly, inadequate and jealous' - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technol...
"This is is the comments section of an article, so I think only the very broadest definition of social media might include this as a fringe element. And I don't consider this newspaper a virtual community or network. So no, there is no irony here at all. Anything I post here engages only the simple mechanisms necessary to deliver replies to my comment, like yours. Sharing and liking on Facebook engages a whole raft of other mechanisms, many of them insidious and commercial in nature, that can have tremendous impact on users who are not aware of the degree to which they are being manipulated, and I'm afraid their number is legion." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Apple can extract personal data from iPhones without user's knowledge - http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg...
"Hmmmm... I am thankfully 100% Apple-free, but I wonder if Android also has such a terrible security flaw... :-(" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Machines Will Outsmart Humans by 2075, Say 90% of Computer Scientists - http://bigthink.com/ideafee...
"But at what expenditure of energy? For such a thing to be of any value to us lowly humans, the relative cost of "smart" needs to be quite low, I think. OK, so we might have a machine that is twice as smart as your average genius, but what if it consumes the electricity needed to power a small town? I think we would just have to pull the plug. In fact we already have the beginning of this sort of nonsense with the NSA's massive data centers, and all we are getting from that tragic waste of energy is trampled civil liberties and the end of privacy." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Social media users feel 'ugly, inadequate and jealous' - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technol...
"And this is only the beginning of a growing backlash against all this time-wasting "sharing", which is mostly a bunch of fabricated BS anyway. We can only hope the resistance to sites like Facebook continues, so that we can finally regain our lives... and our humanity." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Understanding What Hamas Wants - http://www.theatlantic.com/interna...
"Given your background we will have to take what you have written here with a grain of salt... :-)" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: NASA: Humans Will Prove ‘We Are Not Alone In The Universe’ Within 20 Years - http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2014...
"Just let an alien race with an attitude like ours arrive with superior technology (*real* star wars "whoop ass" weapons of mass destruction) and we will be the first to disappear from the food chain..." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: NASA: Humans Will Prove ‘We Are Not Alone In The Universe’ Within 20 Years - http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2014...
"Well, I certainly do what I can... usually without sarcasm. And you?" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: NASA: Humans Will Prove ‘We Are Not Alone In The Universe’ Within 20 Years - http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2014...
"No judgement on my part, that was a simple statement of fact. Or perhaps you do not believe that a huge percentage of the world population lives in hunger and misery, and that those people are not somehow oppressed? Or maybe you believe it is true, but you think it is necessary for such a condition to continue to exist even when there is so much concentrated wealth in this world in the hands of a relative few selfish and greedy individuals that the problem could easily be fixed within a generation? It's hard to believe that so-called "intelligent life" has such obvious disregard for the other members of its own species. Really, if alien life is as bad as we are, then we better hope they never find us or vice-versa. And certainly no congratulations are in order, not for me, not for you." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
praguebob on I like my coffee like I like my slaves - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Three likes and you're out!" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: NASA: Humans Will Prove ‘We Are Not Alone In The Universe’ Within 20 Years - http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2014...
"Wherever they are out there, I hope they aren't as bad as the human race, it's kind of sad that the top of the food chain on this planet is so selfish and greedy that it lets a large percentage of its own kind live in hunger and misery, in fact purposefully keeps them in that wretched state. So unnecessary." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Microsoft Is The Very Antithesis Of Strategy - http://techpinions.com/microso...
"Microsoft was never a good product company. It set computing back by at least a decade over the course of its existence with its crappy, bug-ridden products. A marketing company though, and pretty good at ramming its crap down everyone's throats, that about sums it up. I will be glad when Microsoft finally goes the way of the dinosaurs, I only hope I live to see that day." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Snapchat CEO ‘Mortified’ by Leaked Stanford Frat E-Mails - http://www.bloomberg.com/news...
"No shoes on the couch, please!" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Musk’s Tesla Income Plummets 99.9% to Less Than $70,000 - http://www.bloomberg.com/news...
"I personally believe that Elon Musk is on his way to being the world's first bona fide US dollar trillionaire. I think he is smart, bold and his companies hold the key to the future." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Strach a hnus v Sillicon Valley - http://echo24.cz/a...
"Silicon Valley (ne 'Sillicon'!)" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Ebola: A swift, effective and bloody killer - http://www.cnn.com/2014...
"Scenario: Newly infected CNN International journalists unwittingly in service to the Bilderberg group (who own/control the major media along with the with the central banks and trans-national corporations) will indeed spread Ebola into major world cities, causing the much longed-for pandemic that will reduce the world's population by 90%, the target originally set by David Rockefeller and his co-conspirators. Meanwhile the "elite" will retreat to their safe houses and bunkers until the all clear. Afterward any survivors be "allowed to exist" to serve that elite, thus fulfilling the real plan for a new world order... :-)" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Foreign teachers may be sacked from Czech schools - PRAGUE POST | The Voice of Prague - http://www.praguepost.com/educati...
"Americans brought know-how to the Czech Republic after the "revolution" and Czechs continue to reciprocate with "how no"... :-)" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
"I think the key word here is individual. It is not up to the government to decide what is best for us, we should be the ones to decide. The government should reflect the will of the people and not exploit technology to control them in the service of the corporations which have hijacked governments everywhere and now give us only the illusion of choice. We need to be wary of transnational corporations, for it is those that are undermining governments worldwide and helping them through technological means to turn people everywhere into wage slaves, completely at their mercy from womb to tomb. We must stop this evil from spreading at all costs. Small is beautiful, think globally and act locally. Do whatever it takes to keep the transnational corporations from acting globally, for that is the path to complete and utter tyranny, worldwide. Do I dare mention the word? Bilderberg. Educate yourselves about this threat to freedom everywhere. Then educate others. Buy and use bitcoins, because..." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Flaw in Bitcoin, exchange shutdowns, $2.7 million theft: Is the end coming? | VentureBeat | Business | by Barry Levine - http://venturebeat.com/2014...
"End? No... Beginning." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Bitcoin drops another 20% as Mt Gox highlights bug - http://www.cnbc.com/id...
"There is nothing wrong with the bitcoin protocol, however there is something wrong with mtgox.com and it is now time for people to stop using it and simply switch to the other exchanges, which are functioning normally. Hopefully people with bitcoins on mtgox.com will be able to recover them sometime soon, as the exchange really does need to fix its technical problems in any case, and mtgox.com needs to stop blaming the bitcoin protocol for its own problems." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Russia prohibits use of Bitcoin : Regions : Venture Capital Post - http://www.vcpost.com/article...
"Russia bans bitcoin, how pathetic and weak. The real joke is the ruble. Who wants those?" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Bitcoin Price Plunges as Mt. Gox Exchange Closes Indefinitely - http://www.businessweek.com/news...
"MtGox.com is not "closed", indefinitely or otherwise, the website is functioning normally and I am logged in at the moment. What is wrong with you people? Is this a deliberate disinformation ploy by Bloomberg on behalf of your Bilderberg masters? This is certainly not journalism." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Bitcoin Is a High-Tech Dinosaur Soon to Be Extinct - http://www.bloomberg.com/news...
"Bloomberg is the dinosaur about to be extinct! What an idiotic article, comparing some dated, historical attempts at currency to the modern phenomenon of Bitcoin. It makes me all the more convinced that these journalists are simply lackeys, or at least in the thrall, of their central banking and Bilderberg masters. Bitcoin will prevail exactly because these dangerous clowns cannot control it." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Why Microsoft Got It Right With New CEO Satya Nadella - http://www.wired.com/wireden...
"Yawn... Microsoft and its new boss are as exciting as burnt toast. Maybe less exciting." - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Czech household debt at banks grows 42.6 billion Kč in 2013 - PRAGUE POST | The Voice of Prague - http://www.praguepost.com/economy...
"So much! Wow, I would have figured something less than $100,000. I am not sure that the Czech figures include real estate (mortgages), but I am guessing that the American figures do?" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
Re: Czech household debt at banks grows 42.6 billion Kč in 2013 - PRAGUE POST | The Voice of Prague - http://www.praguepost.com/economy...
"If I am not mistaken, this means that on average, Czechs owe the banks about $6,000 apiece. I wonder how this compares with Americans? :-)" - Robert Morrison
Robert Morrison
"I am an American living in Prague for more than 20 years, and the first thing that occurred to me when reading the article was, "wait a minute, you are not even Czech, stop saying 'us' and 'we', studying for a while in Prague and having some Czech ancestry does NOT give you any license to claim that you are Czech and to write this stuff from that perspective, most of it is just nonsense anyway." So I am very glad to see this rebuttal from a local Czech... :-)" - Robert Morrison
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