Numerous sources are reporting that Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (WOT:nonperson) has broken a promise he made earlier to personally offer his second home as housing for refugees arriving in Finland (archived). Sipilä cited concerns about security and "heavy publicity" in withdrawing the offer, even though the offer was made in order to generate publicity. Sipilä reportedly has two privately owned homes in addition to the residence provided to him by Finnish taxpayers. By offering the home it initially appeared that Sipilä intended to ease a portion of the burden he was imposing on taxpayer through inviting the world's poor to make their own cold weather Africa on Finnish soil at taxpayer's expense by at least housing one refugee family himself. Instead he just demonstrated that he was just another Trump-Clinton full of empty promises putting tax payers on the hook for his hollow publicity stunt. Sorry for your loss.
Dentistry enthusiast and amateur security researcher Justin Shafer is the latest casualty in the Government war on persons who speak out on web insecurity. Shafer discovered a flaw in dental record software which led to the discovery of a public FTP server that contained a trove of unsecured patient dental records. (archived) Despite the responsible disclosure of his discoveries, Shafer's home was raided by FBI agents on Tuesday on behalf of the software maker's parent company Patterson Dental. The company is claiming he “exceeded authorized access” in accessing its FTP server as defined under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. A seized property list indicates that federal agents took 29 items from Shafer's home including dental magazines. While Preet Bharara is likely foaming at the mouth at the possibility of prosecuting the case, the government has yet to formally charge Mr. Shafer.
MP (WoT:mircea_popescu) Hey, mind doing an interview with me to be published on qntra ?
VC (Vincent Canfield WoT:vc) Sure, I don't know what qntra is though.
MP qntra.net, bitcoin news site.
VC Oh I see.
MP So then… let's see… why did you quit college ?
PD1: "The Romania-based e-mail admin concluded his video with this proclamation: "It’s raining dicks right now. And the forecast isn’t that good either. There’s a 90 percent chance of dicks tonight and a 90 percent chance of dicks tomorrow." — gggggold.
VC I dropped out because I was at a shit university and also I had a job where I was making as much as with a degree so I didn't really see the point. Since then my decision has been confirmed with professional experience and also I'm travelling the world instead which has been leagues better to me than university ever was.
MP What was your major ?
VC CS, specializing in computer security.
MP Ever thought of trying something more alligned with the actual purpose of universities (ie, scoring) ? Dunno, humanities, bidniss, whatever ?
VC Maybe, though I have heard bad things about the university here, I am currently living in Romania ;)
MP Where in Romania ?
MP Possibly shittiest city in the whole country. Try Brasov or Cluj or something eh.
MP So how do you like Romania ?
VC It's great, the internet here is very fast4 and the food is very good :@) It's also very cheap to live here, considering I still work for a US company.
MP I lived there for a few years. 2nd bitcoin conference also held there (Timisoara). Meanwhile though, moved to Argentina. So what was your involvement in that 2015 "scandal" ?
VC Someone registered on my public E-mail server and sent threats through my service, I was the only public face other than the police or the school district so I was subject to a lot of media attention. I was all over the news in the US and Romania for 3 or 4 days.
MP You know vc.gg is not responding ?
VC Works on my machine ™.
MP I see. Alright, so what are your plans for the future ?
VC Re: future plans https://my.mixtape.moe/rwuurt.jpg
MP I'm kinda hoping for something with cocks in it. So how did you hear about bitcoin ?
VC idk I first got into it in 2010 I think? BTC was $0.8 – $0.9
MP Did you do anything ? Services, whatever ?
VC Mostly just between friends, and buying stuff with bitcoin when it was available. I gave away several bitcoin when they were worth nothing :)
MP You ever heard about Eulora ?
MP How about the SEC sending supoenas to this Romania-based dude back in 2012, when they were posturing about Satoshi Dice ?
VC I do remember Satoshi Dice, though I don't remember much past that.
MP Interesting how fragmented this supposed "bitcoin community" actually is. Alright, so what's your plan with the hoster ? What was it, cock.li ?
MP Do you plan to pivot from corporate life to independence with it ? Or is it just a hobby on the side ? For the lulz ? For the whats ?
VC The server hardware I purchased can host a maximum of 280 clients with some more memory and disk space, so after I get it up and running and stable then I'm probably going to go for that. I don't think those are necessarily mutually exclusive ;)
MP So what do you mean "get it up and running and stable" ?
VC I have literally 0 experience running a VPS provider.
MP What do you have experience with ?
VC I have lots of experience as a linux sysadmin, which helps ;)
MP That's not really 0 then, is it ?
VC I dream of a world where I incorporate cock.li and operate and expand a semi-trolling corporation. The way I had it described to me is "almost like ironic professionalism". I take inspiration from GNAA in that regard, though I think I could make it into an actual profit-producing company. Also yes, fair point :)
MP Do you happen to know the republic has been looking for an actual republican ISP ? Actually, you even heard of tmsr ?
VC I have no idea of the republic or tmsr I just heard shit was hot and poppin' here so I joined.
MP Pretty cool. So… are you married ?
VC Nope, I'm 21. I almost got married though a couple years ago. (After a 6 year relationship, so it's not like I was jumping in feet-first).
MP What broke it off ?
VC Oh, you know, reasons ;) Turned out to be one of the best decisions I've made.
MP As in, other cocks ?
VC Haha. Not getting married has allowed me to pursue travelling the world and pursuing other ventures. Only after it was all over did I realize I'm too damn young to get married.
MP So where've you been besides Maine and Bucharest ?
VC Nowhere that's public information :@) Though I plan on backpacking most of Europe next year, and Asia the year after that.
MP Sounds like a plan eh. So what's your favourite Romanian dish ?
VC Cow bone soup O_O
MP Id est oxtail soup ?
VC I had lunch at Excelsior in Bucharest, if you know that place.
MP I do.
VC I went with an older friend who was a government official before he retired. Crazy place.
MP So what don't you like about it ?
VC Excelsior? Nah it was great.
MP Nah, the country.
VC Ah. I don't really know anything I don't like, though I did see a gypsy shitting in the street about a month ago, that was pretty unsettling.
MP Better in the street than in your enchilada though.
PF5 Wait till you make it to Asia…
MP Alrighty, anything you want to tell teh readership in closing ?
VC Yes, always follow you are dreams.
Perhaps also of interest, the off-the-record discussions once the mike cut.
Spanish police (WOT:nonpeople) have raided a number of Bitcoin mining farms and arrested their operators over "money laundering" concerns. The willingness of Spanish police to do this in the face of Chinese and Anglophone mining hegemony exacerbates, but not critically the miner problem. In spite of the love various "anarchists" give Spain, Spain doesn't seem to reciprocate that affection.
The launch of the Lisk sidechain application development platform is off to a lulzy start with early investors mumbling "fraud" to themselves. The developers failed to accurately publish a docker image necessary for their blockchain and site to work properly, leaving users scrambling to move coins to exchanges where it had already begun to trade. The project's homepage at login.lisk.io at times leads to a improperly configured root server index page, with devs cobbling together fixes while the exchange coins continue to sell heavily. Price was down -91.13 % at the time of this article, with an average price hovering around 25 cents per coin according to coinmarketcap.com. Projections show that it likely wont be worth two cents.
Today Bitcoin network difficulty hit 199312067531.24301147 putting it near 200 billion after a 2.6% rise over the previous value. Current estimates still put the next halving sometime near July 10th, 2016.
Tax inspectors of the government of the Nth French Republic have raided a Paris office maintained by United States based surveillance agency Google.1 The Nth French Republic's Finance Ministry insists the surveillance outfit owes them ~2 billion United States dollars. Sorry for your loss.
Known locally as La Google. ↩
Kenneth Starr (WOT:nonperson) former Solicitor General, former Independent Counsel, and most recently former President of Baylor University has apparently changed his tune on the subject of sex scandals as well as on the subject of Clintons. Starr was fired from his position at Baylor University for facilitating a sex scandal involving the Baylor football team and criminal convictions for sexual assualt and coincidental with his firing, Starr began heaping praise upon America's first black president William Jefferson Clinton. This is an odd turn because Starr spent most of the 1990's prosecuting Bill Clinton for covering up his many sex scandals including President Clinton's alleged criminal sexual assault of Paula Jones.
Bill and Hilary Clinton sent their public relations enforcer, the snake headed queen bitch James Carville, on an extended campaign of character assassination against Starr which continued well after Clinton was impeached and left the White House in shame at the end of his final term. Apparently Starr's own recent ordeal assisting in covering up a sex scandal helped him to empathize with the Clinton way of life. Peace in our time.
The intimate details of Bruce Fenton's (WOT:nonperson) attempts to revive the faux "Bitcoin Foundation" were brought to light this morning after a reddit user posted a link to private emails on pastebin. (archived) Fenton was quick to respond to the leak, stating "The purpose of this email was to solicit input / advice from core [client fork] Devs and to let them know that the Bitcoin Foundation feels we represent all of Bitcoin including all of Core [client fork] and that we would welcome help and input." Qntra has reported previously on the fact that Phoundation members frequently do business with scammers, and is not a worthy replacement for the real bitcoin foundation.
The Mirror reports that an increasing number of British children have to be placed on mechanical ventilators because they are too fat for their bodies to sustain independent respiration. Respiration is of course an basic activity that a person must undertake in order to sustain life independently, but English socialism1 of course is opposed to the independent living of individual homo sapiens as an organizing principle. Though no spokesperson will likely admit it publicly, the complete dependence of this latest generation of children upon the government's National "Health" Service is an ideological victory for Ingsoc. Hamplanetry, Transmayogenderism, and criminal Obeastiality plague the entire anglophone world the embrace of Ingsoc in the United Kingdom appears to be giving Britain the lead in both their general level of socialist depravity as well as their growth in endemic morbid obesity.
Commonly referred to as Ingsoc ↩