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It is what it is. Regarding your speculation about damage control, that could also be correct. That said, I edited and put a question mark after the title (though there is no question mark on the Computer World article title).

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I noticed this earlier today - here is the html mtgox.com is serving (as of this post):

   <html>
	<head>
		<title>MtGox.com</title>
	</head>
	<body>
		<!-- put announce for mtgox acq here -->
	</body>
   </html>

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GotAnyMegadeth 54 days ago | link

Could mean Annual Compliance Questionnaire... http://www.acronymfinder.com/ACQ.html

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wheaties 53 days ago | link

It's wishful thinking. He wished he had security until he had none. He wished people would blame bitcoin until they called him out. He's now wishing someone would acquire him.

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For a combination of the two, I recommend the Bleeding Heart Libertarians website[1]. The two are not mutually exclusive. It's not a tech-focused site like HN, but does address the topics you mention - a focus on solving problems facing communities and the under- priviledged. 1. http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com

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Photoshop may be dead as a starting point, but not quite dead as an intermediate step for customized template design. A workflow that works today for quick site turnaround in commercial web design is to screenshot a Wordpress or other CMS responsive template, bring that into Photoshop, drop in branding, color changes, and replace content to produce a comp for presentation to clients. It is still quicker to make design changes in this Photoshop intermediate phase. Once the design is signed off, it's fairly easy to customize the CSS in the original template and arrive at a branded site the client is happy with.

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danboarder 156 days ago | link | parent | on: The Wallaby Card

Wow, thanks for sharing. Loop does away with carrying cards entirely and works with 90% of existing credit card readers - impressive.

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a fix would be to use betadownload.cyanogenmod.org which is a single level subdomain (rather than beta.download...)

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danboarder 175 days ago | link | parent | on: “God” == God

This idea that viral ideas are like cultural software running in society that result in real-world results (like cathedrals and other infrastructure) is a brilliant observation and I would suggest it applies similarly to other perhaps less viral ideas that grow into institutions, governments, and other social constructs. I'm not a sociologist or anthropologist but I would like to hear one of either provide input on this topic.

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xenophonf 174 days ago | link

That's exactly what a meme is.

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danboarder 173 days ago | link

Are you saying a meme can result in real-world creations cathedrals and other infrastructure? I think I see what you're getting at in that they are related as far as cultural virality goes. However my understanding of a meme is a flash-in-the-pan viral idea that gets '15 minutes of internet fame' and then people forget about it.

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writtles 172 days ago | link

Value Memes ala Spiral Dynamics are probably more applicable here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_Dynamics

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Speaking of income tax, can we get a discount for the days that the federal government is shut down?

For example, if the government is offline for 18 days (5% of the year), I suggest that downtime should be applied as a 5% federal income tax discount.

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FellowTraveler 195 days ago | link

> Speaking of income tax, can we get a discount for the days that the federal government is shut down?

The income tax doesn't go to fund the government.

Rather, debt spending is used to fund the government -- debt that your unborn children are saddled with -- and then the income tax revenues extracted from their labor is what's used to cover the interest payments on that debt.

Interestingly, the Federal Reserve inflates about $85 billion per month, which works out to about a trillion dollars per year. (And that money is created as debt, which we owe back plus interest.)

So if we were able to trim the fat and reduce the Federal Budget to that amount, then we could fund the entire Federal Government simply by continuing to print $85 billion per month. (Which would not require any new debt, and which would not require any income tax, and would not require saddling future generations with interest payments on their own money.)

So instead of asking about getting a "discount" on our income tax, we should be asking about eliminating the income tax entirely, reducing government spending to sustainable levels, and eliminating creation of money through debt.

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muzz 197 days ago | link

Except that the shutdown will actually cost money instead of save it.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2013/0930/Federal-shutdown...

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tomflack 196 days ago | link

OP's logic I presume, is that certain government services aren't available for that time so why is he being asked to pay for them?

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do-it-good 196 days ago | link

Because police with big guns.

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Have you tried Google SketchUp? It might be the closest thing to this type of ease-of-use that I've seen so far, and it's free.

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MichailP 221 days ago | link

Thanks, will try it out, but wrom tutorial vids it looks more on the CAD side than handdrawing side.

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danboarder 225 days ago | link | parent | on: Adafruit's Trinket

Another option is the even smaller "open source hardware" Digispark with USB on board, arduino enabled, supporting many shields (grove shields etc): http://www.crowdsupply.com/digistump/digispark-mini-usb-ardu...

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