Why don't someone with a few minutes to spare and a clue about data analysis use this as a case-study to show how what a joke bitcoin privacy is: https://www.slightfuture.com/security/patreon-bitcoin-extortion.html ? As far as I can tell, there is no mathematically sound scheme for laundering bitcoins at any interesting scale, so it should be easy enough to reveal the identity of the perpetrator of any such blackmail (assuming that anyone actually falls for the scam, and the guy(s)/gal(s) in question actually try to extract the money).
#nazitrump is a thug. He should be in prison. Solitary confinement. For life. // Donald Trump approves of the way his supporters responded to a Black Lives Matter protester, reportedly beating him during a Saturday rally in Birmingham, Alabama. "Maybe he should have been roughed up," Trump said during a Sunday morning call-in appearance on "Fox & Friends." "It was absolutely disgusting what he was doing." A CNN reporter captured video of the Saturday incident in which a protester was reportedly punched and kicked after he was tackled to the ground by attendees or security at Trump's rally. At least one onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" according to The Washington Post. Trump is heard in the video yelling, "Get him the hell out of here!" //
Worst case scenario, UK loses tax revenue from tech companies (IIRC some French companies are similarly relocating out of France due to draconian data retention laws there) and customers of major tech companies will have to download strong crypto from elsewhere. #TBT to the early 90s when strong crypto is hampered by US export laws anyone?
Excerpt : Such a hijacking of the English language from right-wing politicians has become so ingrained on our culture that some of us have become complacent and unconcerned. A large section of the populous fail to see the sociopathic nature of this unabashed spin, and consequently the perception of the general public becomes swayed as a result
The fullness of empty picture frames. (“Empty Photographic Frames. Punctuating the Narrative,” Nancy Pedri, Image and Narrative, vol 15, no. 2, 2014, pp. 60-76.. Featuring dramatic readings by Sue Wellington.)
Shoe-throwing at weddings, the great untied-shoelace experiment, washing machines that go wandering, the fullness of empty picture frames, and the capacity of the nose — all these all turn up in this week's Improbable Research podcast. LISTEN TO IT! …or click on the “Venetian blinds” icon — at ...
The most authentic Spanish restaurant in Jakarta by far, serving a wide range of pintxos and tapas, as well as larger dishes such as paella. Came for brunch and would have to go back with a larger group to cover more of the menu!
Overpriced, badly prepared (though decently plated) food and drink, overly loud music with thumping bass reminiscent of a cheap club. This place banks only on its location on top of Jakarta's tallest building.
If you're not an impressionable yuppie, avoid this place.
Nice place for gadget window-shopping, and the iBox service center there is probably the most competent in town for Apple products. Decent food vendors too (Outback is downstairs). For accessories, Mangga Dua still offer better prices.