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(The Wire)   Dogged investigative journalist discovers the real identity of the founder of Bitcoin, who has long hidden behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto is a Japanese man named, er, Satoshi Nakamoto   (thewire.com ) divider line
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2014-03-06 01:48:57 PM  
That's some real fine journalism work there, Lou
 
2014-03-06 02:08:59 PM  
much report, very facts..wow
 
2014-03-06 02:11:08 PM  
Mastermind.
 
2014-03-06 02:12:40 PM  
Who really owns Fark?
 
2014-03-06 02:14:02 PM  

BalugaJoe: Who really owns Fark?


I pwn fark daily with my witty comments..or so i tell myself
 
2014-03-06 02:21:47 PM  
It was the perfect disguise.

BalugaJoe: Who really owns Fark?


Insert <Brewer> of the Month?
 
2014-03-06 02:22:41 PM  
That is one person I would not like to be for a while.
 
2014-03-06 02:22:51 PM  

BalugaJoe: Who really owns Fark?


Apparently not Drew, but a man by the name of F. Ark.
 
2014-03-06 02:23:46 PM  
Then he told Nakamoto he'd accepted an invitation to speak at the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters. "I hope that by talking directly to them and, more importantly, listening to their questions/concerns, they will think of Bitcoin the way I do - as a just-plain-better, more efficient, less-subject-to-political-whims money," he said. "Not as an all-powerful black-market tool that will be used by anarchists to overthrow the System."

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That probably didn't end well.


"I am no longer involved in [Bitcoin] and I cannot discuss it. It's been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now."

So the anonymous untraceable money that no one has dominance over, made by a man who was hunted down and outed, has since fallen into the hands of "other people", who are "in charge"...

Thats nice to know.

/Time to invest in tinfoil.
 
2014-03-06 02:23:53 PM  

tbhouston: much report, very facts..wow


It's an article about the effects of the article linked from Newsweek. In short if you want more info follow the links.
 
2014-03-06 02:29:53 PM  

way south: So the anonymous untraceable money that no one has dominance over, made by a man who was hunted down and outed, has since fallen into the hands of "other people", who are "in charge"...

Thats nice to know.


i.ytimg.com

Top. Men.
 
2014-03-06 02:31:11 PM  

way south: So the anonymous untraceable money that no one has dominance over, made by a man who was hunted down and outed, has since fallen into the hands of "other people", who are "in charge"...

Thats nice to know.


Top. Men.
 
2014-03-06 02:39:07 PM  
Bitcoiners heads are asploding as their saviour has turned out to be a regular guy who likes model trains and not a uber economic jet setting hipster god!

img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-06 02:40:37 PM  
Holy Crap.... Newsweek actually discovered a scoop!

I didn't know journalism even still existed!
 
2014-03-06 02:51:23 PM  
Man, I really can't read reddit threads.
That format is atrocious, and the upvote/downvote things creates inconsistent conversations.
How the hell did this become popular?
 
2014-03-06 02:54:28 PM  
neatnik2009.files.wordpress.com
It's all in the pronunciation.

/I have been assured nothing is too obscure for Fark.
 
2014-03-06 02:56:09 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Man, I really can't read reddit threads.
That format is atrocious, and the upvote/downvote things creates inconsistent conversations.
How the hell did this become popular?


Because Drew promoted it?
 
2014-03-06 03:00:11 PM  
Where Japanese means American of Japanese extraction.
 
2014-03-06 03:04:07 PM  

tzzhc4: Bitcoiners heads are asploding as their saviour has turned out to be a regular guy who likes model trains and not a uber economic jet setting hipster god!

[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 103x83]


Reading reddit right now is great entertainment. What did they think he would be like? I fully expected an introverted neckbeard in his 40s or 50s.

This is like reading, after the election, how Republicans really did think the unskewed polls were accurate, or something.
 
2014-03-06 03:07:07 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Man, I really can't read reddit threads.
That format is atrocious, and the upvote/downvote things creates inconsistent conversations.
How the hell did this become popular?


Threaded conversations are more inconsistent to you than long, linear lists like most forums?
 
2014-03-06 03:15:40 PM  

LasersHurt: Threaded conversations are more inconsistent to you than long, linear lists like most forums?


Yep.

When someone adds a post on a linear forum, it's pretty easy to spot. Makes "following" the thread much easier.

I've never had to ctrl-f "minutes" in a fark thread to find new posts.
 
2014-03-06 03:26:35 PM  
digilander.libero.it

"Does this look like the face of a Bitcoin?"
 
2014-03-06 03:30:00 PM  

impaler: tzzhc4: Bitcoiners heads are asploding as their saviour has turned out to be a regular guy who likes model trains and not a uber economic jet setting hipster god!

[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 103x83]

Reading reddit right now is great entertainment. What did they think he would be like? I fully expected an introverted neckbeard in his 40s or 50s.


Yeah, I was expecting some 40-something fedoratard myself.

But when he says he's not involved any more and has left it in the hands of other people, I can only read that as "edged out of his own project by internet libertarians, drug dealers and pedophiles."
 
2014-03-06 03:33:12 PM  

tzzhc4: Bitcoiners heads are asploding as their saviour has turned out to be a regular guy who likes model trains and not a uber economic jet setting hipster god!

[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 103x83]


Really?  I haven't seen that to be the case at all, but hey, whatever imaginary fantasy gets you off.

Most of the "outrage" is over the fact that this could have been alternately titled, "coont reporter harasses private citizen who clearly wishes to be left alone by coont reporter, writes article about it."
 
2014-03-06 03:49:33 PM  
LasersHurt:
Threaded conversations are more inconsistent to you than long, linear lists like most forums?

It really is. Time remains linear and new information will always be at the bottom. *chan boards are pretty much the opposite, and I'd say I prefer them while admitting that neither one is ideal. Fark does it pretty well, although a mechanism to prune quote-quoating-a-quote-that's-quoting-a-quote bloat would be nice.

I loathe upvoting/downvoting as well, but that's a subject for another day.
 
2014-03-06 03:51:47 PM  

LasersHurt: God-is-a-Taco: Man, I really can't read reddit threads.
That format is atrocious, and the upvote/downvote things creates inconsistent conversations.
How the hell did this become popular?

Threaded conversations are more inconsistent to you than long, linear lists like most forums?


Ranked threaded conversations are actually quite terrible for anything other than AMA type nonsense.
 
2014-03-06 03:53:08 PM  

impaler: Reading reddit right now is great entertainment. What did they think he would be like? I fully expected an introverted neckbeard in his 40s or 50s.


Of the bitcoiners I know they were expecting a combination of Steve Jobs and Richard Branson or a thinktank backed by Warren Buffett and the Koch brothers.
 
2014-03-06 03:57:14 PM  
From an earlier piece:

What are the odds that a phrase in Nakamoto's Bitcoin paper would be replicated in a patent application filed the same year? Further, what are the odds the domain name for Bitcoin would have been registered 72 hours after the patent application was filed?

Based on the timing, I wondered if one of the people on the patent application--or perhaps all three--had based the Bitcoin concept on research that led them to this patent application. The three inventors listed on patent #20100042841 are Neal King, Vladimir Oksman, Charles Bry, and all three have filed numerous patent applications over the years.
 
2014-03-06 04:12:42 PM  

mcreadyblue: patent #20100042841


Is it me or does the patent for Bitcoin read like a description of Kerberos?
 
2014-03-06 04:16:11 PM  

tzzhc4: impaler: Reading reddit right now is great entertainment. What did they think he would be like? I fully expected an introverted neckbeard in his 40s or 50s.

Of the bitcoiners I know they were expecting a combination of Steve Jobs and Richard Branson or a thinktank backed by Warren Buffett and the Koch brothers.


"bitcoiners"
 
2014-03-06 04:29:56 PM  

tzzhc4: mcreadyblue: patent #20100042841

Is it me or does the patent for Bitcoin read like a description of Kerberos?


Technically, it's not a patent; just a published patent application.  The number is too big for it to be a granted patent.

Patents are numbered sequentially as they pass to issue, and so far there have been like 8.5 million of them.  For example, US patent N° 3,093,346, issued in 1963, is for the Mercury space capsule.  Published applications are written with the year first, and then a serial number assigned sequentially for all publications made that year.  The application above was the 42,841st to publish in 2010 and did so in mid-February; since applications are, by law, published 18 months after their filing, it's pretty clear that the USPTO gets a lot of filings.

The US is somewhat unusual in that the application publication has its own number.  In Europe and most other jurisdictions, the number stays the same from one to the other, but is appended with a letter signifying what kind of document it is, e.g. "A" for an application publication, "B" for a granted patent, so on.
 
2014-03-06 04:43:00 PM  

ikanreed: LasersHurt: God-is-a-Taco: Man, I really can't read reddit threads.
That format is atrocious, and the upvote/downvote things creates inconsistent conversations.
How the hell did this become popular?

Threaded conversations are more inconsistent to you than long, linear lists like most forums?

Ranked threaded conversations are actually quite terrible for anything other than AMA type nonsense.


I find them useful when referencing any past conversation (usually AMA). Still-happening conversations suffer from voting.Not sure what the solution is though.
 
2014-03-06 04:57:33 PM  
The people having meltdowns over this on Reddit are hilarious.
 
2014-03-06 06:47:46 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Man, I really can't read reddit threads.
That format is atrocious, and the upvote/downvote things creates inconsistent conversations.
How the hell did this become popular?


This.
 
2014-03-06 07:13:45 PM  
I'm sure I don't give a damn, about any of this.
 
2014-03-06 07:32:16 PM  

extroverted_suicide: It's all in the pronunciation.

/I have been assured nothing is too obscure for Fark.


Not even remotely. Is that his brother?
 
2014-03-06 08:07:13 PM  
Robo Beat:

Are you a bot or a person? Your post really seems odd.
 
2014-03-06 08:17:36 PM  

extroverted_suicide: [neatnik2009.files.wordpress.com image 772x434]
It's all in the pronunciation.

/I have been assured nothing is too obscure for Fark.


No one listens to darwinpolice.
 
2014-03-06 08:37:18 PM  

tzzhc4: Bitcoiners heads are asploding as their saviour has turned out to be a regular guy who likes model trains and not a uber economic jet setting hipster god!

[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 103x83]


If you ever watched the Ghost in the Shell tv series he's exactly the sort of dude you'd expect to invent something like Bitcoins and then get shafted by a bunch of cynical opportunists.
 
2014-03-06 08:47:00 PM  

extroverted_suicide: [neatnik2009.files.wordpress.com image 772x434]
It's all in the pronunciation.

/I have been assured nothing is too obscure for Fark.


That's the one with Hercules and the solid light hologram chick he never got it on with, right?
/beware of right hands of vengeance also being the boots that will kick your sorry ass back to Earth
 
2014-03-07 01:06:41 AM  

tzzhc4: Robo Beat:

Are you a bot or a person? Your post really seems odd.


Give him a CAPTCHA. If he can solve it, he's a bot.
 
2014-03-07 01:16:06 AM  
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!
Soon, my imaginary play money might not be worth ANYTHING!
 
2014-03-07 11:11:36 AM  

tzzhc4: Bitcoiners heads are asploding as their saviour has turned out to be a regular guy who likes model trains and not a uber economic jet setting hipster god!

[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 103x83]


If you were familiar with BTC and the community at all I think you'd find this about exactly the kind of guy everyone expected to be behind this.
 
2014-03-07 11:43:13 AM  

Cpl.D: Meh.   I prefer the works of Hamada Masatoshi and Matsumoto Hitoshi.

[i301.photobucket.com image 588x498]


Hamada...Tanaka...Matsumoto...OUT-OH!
 
2014-03-07 02:07:42 PM  

inglixthemad: Not even remotely. Is that his brother?


Yes.  Is one of them.
 
2014-03-07 11:17:59 PM  

Cpl.D: bmckenna: Cpl.D: Meh.   I prefer the works of Hamada Masatoshi and Matsumoto Hitoshi.

[i301.photobucket.com image 588x498]

Hamada...Tanaka...Matsumoto...OUT-OH!

Ok, we've got one.  We can work with one.  You know, each year I submit recorded streams of the new years' batsu games, and every year, they get redlit?

Poor bastards have no idea what they're missing.


Holy hell they are fantastic. I was thinking about starting to dig them all up in chronological order...my buddy introduced me to them and they are fantastic. I've seen the 24 hour tag, the spy school, the one in your picture (was a short iirc), and the high school. All amazing.

I just started watching one on youtube earlier today from 2003...I guess they used to use blowguns instead of a foam bat for the punishment? Think it was the hot springs one. That was kind of crazy, heh.
 
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