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BitCoin is NOT strongly anonymous, contrary to popular belief just ask these two thiefs.

That's why these to young men got busted. To acquire BitCoin, you either buy it with a linked bank account, identifying you, or you mine it, which can be anonymous or someone gives you some, which could be anonymous on receipt, but to spend it, you either convert it to cash via a linked bank account, identifying you, or purchase a product with the BitCoin and have it shipped to you, identifying you. It's very difficult to both acquire AND spend BitCoin without identifying yourself. If you want both your acquisition AND spending to be anonymous, your options are very limited.
The theft of 5,400 bitcoins in 2013 from illegal online drug site Sheep Marketplace spawned conspiracy theories and Reddit vigilantism, but a recently filed forfeiture agreement alleges two 21-year-olds pulled off the heist.
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fuckin sweet!!!!!
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People are already getting fantastic images in their back yard telescopes. It's impossible to miss in the sky with no magnification aids at all... just with your naked eyes. Of course, it just looks like a bright orange star, but you can't miss it. Get some binoculars and you can see some actual detail. Get a telescope and see some great images.
Check out Mars…no scope needed! Look up & to the right of the moon to see Mars at its closest approach. Viewing tips:
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The hammer is dropping on Hillary.
Bombshell Announcement by U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay By Kosar Global Research, May 30, 2016 This is bombshell announcement! Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) just shared damning news for Hillary Clinton...
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Nothing like an orange pant suit with a nice set of bracelets
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Apple wood smoked with bacon and cheddar with Sriracha chili ketchup, A1 marinade and hickory smoked BBQ. Dogs are beef with smoked cheddar.
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Yes, it was! :)
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Good post. 
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So much win. So much win...
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Amen brother!
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By Chick-fil-A @ Old Denton Rd in Carrollton, Tx via FB

This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms. The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty. The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers. The vase is tied with a yellow ribbon, a symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. A slice of lemon on the plate reminds us of their bitter fate.The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God. The glass is inverted — to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s toast. The chair is empty — they are missing.

#heartstone #memorialday #neverforget
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Porn spammer spamming porn. Report their price twice. Once for nudity, again for spam.
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Title says it all.
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This is amazing!
Imagine if you could repaint your videos in the style of van Gogh’s paintings? It's possible thanks to #deeplearning. 
Using deep learning, a team of researchers from Germany’s University of Freiburg has developed a method of artistic style transfer to videos.
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It's simple math. No matter how much we WANT artificially raising wages to help, it is impossible to change the math, the reality of the actual market. Reality doesn't care about my or your or his or her ideology. PERIOD!
Wendy’s (WEN) said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages.

This is what you get for enforcing artificial labor price supports on a market.

Before you go ahead and call Wendy’s just another evil corporation, here are some real world statistics to consider – imagine you were the owners of Wendy’s. Wendy’s makes a profit of $120 million dollars per year and employs 37,000 employees. This means if each employee worked 2,000 hours per year (38 hours a week), with a $1.62 increase for each employee, the company would lose all $120 million in profits and break even. Again, this is with a small wage increase of $1.62, never mind all the way up to $15. At $15/hr the company would bankrupt themselves. This is the problem of raising a minimum wage and a perfect example of the harm wage increases can cause to the work force, corporations and the economy all at the same time.
Wendy’s said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up w…
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I think the current issue of Reason has another piece about this and it's
progressive" roots, early 20th century "progressives". The minimum wage was all about racism and keeping the "inferior" OUT of the work force.

These loons twists things around to get votes.
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If you've been thinking about getting into BitCoin, now's the time, BEFORE July's halving event

And yes! I put my money where my mouth is! I'm in!

Read the linked article and also this one from myself, which is a quick intro to BitCoin:

And for those of you so out of the loop and so far behind the times who still think it's a ponzi scheme it some kind of scam, this link is for you:

Thanks to +Randy Hilarski​ for the link below.
Bitcoin has risen more than 25% in the last week, from near $430 to a high over $545 today. It has now risen more than 100% since last summer when we said it was a screaming buy. In that time, it has been pronounced dead at least once and is now at a 20-month high. We …
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Programming is my passion.  My current side project is building GUI front ends to many of the Linux command line utilities.  The die hards may hate me for it, but the non-geeks will appreciate it.

I cut my binary teeth on 8-bit 6502 CPUs and have been heavily involved in software development ever since.  My true love in this field is getting under the hood and programming directly on the metal, though, that's impractical for most things today.

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I won't be discussing politics (at least, I'll try not to) because my primary reason for participating here to discuss science and technology.  Once in a while, some bill will come up that directly affects our technology and I'll speak up on those bills.  Oh, and since G+ is a global community, I guess I should point out that I'm a U.S. citizen and the bills I discuss will almost always be U.S. bills.

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I post content on all of those topics and those are the topics I am generally interested in reading as well.

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Vehemently disagree with Google+'s "real names" policy! I've lived through 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit, and now 64 bit computing from the inside out. My first computer had a 1Mhz processor, 64KB of RAM and a 140KB 5.25" floppy drive, no hard drive (had never even heard of one), and with it I had to walk up hill to school in 6 feet of snow, bar foot, BOTH WAYS and I liked it! My current computer has 4 2.4Ghz processors, 8GB RAM, 6TB of hard drive space and my phone is 800 times faster than that first computer and has more than 252,265 times as much RAM as my first computer and neither has enough space nor is fast enough and my kids get their homework assignments online and have never seen a record player. [Edit] We were cleaning out my parents' garage and now they've finally seen one!
I design and write software as both a hobby and a profession. I write about what I love to do on my blog and here. I value my privacy and that of my family emensely which is why you won't see a lot about my personal life here. This is an interactive outlet for my blog and for me to help people solve their technology problems in a more interactive and personal way than is possible with just the blog. Google just doesn't get it.
A little pricey and very greesy, but the greesy is not a complaint... it's a burger joint! And their burgers are large and juicy and tasty as well as their grilled chicken sandwich. Put your own toppings on and fill your own drinks. There's an arcade and a bakery in there. Very high ceilings and decarated with Rock'n'Roll memoriabilia. Get the onion rings. They're really good!
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By far, the best pizza in West Knoxville. Get the spicy sauce and have them put extra on it. Don't forget to install their mobile app and have them scan your QR code on each visit.
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My favorite tasting local pizza.
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Was very happy with how everything was handled with my new vehicle purchase. Gerrad was a great salesman. (Hope I spelled your name right!)
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Garlic knots were fantastic. Pizza was really good. Service was polite.
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My favorite BBQ place in Knoxville. Their thick sauce is incredible. I always order a chicken sandwich and sometimes macaroni & cheese.
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Really, really good pizza, bread sticks, and sauce. Place is very clean, well lit, and clean. Did I say it was clean? It was very clean. I ate here MANY times the few times I stayed in Norwell.
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