Ultimate n00b guide to Bitcoin client installation and security/cold storage!

I previously submitted a thread which you can find here with a video tutorial to use the very robust Armory bitcoin client. But for this submission I will provide the instructions to use Electrum BTC client which provides “Instant on” (your client does not download the blockchain, it uses a remote server). This will show … Read moreUltimate n00b guide to Bitcoin client installation and security/cold storage!

Protecting your data: survey indicates that with 4 exceptions major companies fail miserably

With so much recent concern about how the NSA and GCHQ (and, likely, others) basically look at unencrypted traffic as an easy way to hack into your data, it’s becoming increasingly important for the big companies which manage tremendous amounts of the public’s personal data to encrypt as much as possible. The folks over at … Read moreProtecting your data: survey indicates that with 4 exceptions major companies fail miserably

What are the implications of the recently leaked draft of the TPP intellectual property rights chapter?

First it is a draft text. Negotiations like these go through dozens if not hundreds of draft texts. Each one can change things drastically – or just be updated punctuation. This could be one which has been tossed, or one which is about to be released as the official version. No way to know really … Read moreWhat are the implications of the recently leaked draft of the TPP intellectual property rights chapter?

Mark Shuttleworth "Alright, Alright. I'm sorry!"

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The Ubuntu issue is complex and hard to pinpoint exactly. I agree with Shuttleworth that the trademark response was blown completely out of proportion. However, I find some things about his apology confusing.
For example, why would Shuttleworth call fixubuntu.com a “sucks” site without even having the courtesy to mention it by name? The name sounds kind of derogatory.
I also should say that I don’t agree with Shuttleworth that vocal non-technical critics of software are wasting time. There’s at least one person behind every software project, and it shouldn’t be considered a bad thing to know about the people and circumstances outside the actual code. If anything, I’d think Shuttleworth would agree with that.
Lastly, it’s a bit peculiar that he didn’t address the elephant in the room: Why Ubuntu’s online search lenses aren’t disabled by default.

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