democracy - Page 2

  • microsoft accepts bitcoin but will it learn it also how to secure itself ?

    It is Gates who inspired the decision

    but Microsoft should go further than that and learn the Bitcoin community who is now awash with managers and investors about how to (re)secure the bad code, the bad libraries, the bad practices in development which makes it today to vulnerable too be a good platform that will survive hack and other attacks

  • #ukraine US gives itself the legal possibilities to intervene and help the attacked eastern front states

    so you are not alone and if it comes to that the US president and the military have the legal and democratic powers to intervene while the NATO can intensify their links and decide if it comes to that what they will or can do

    the bill itself :

  • Googlemaps shows status of Crimea depending on where you live #ukraine

    this says something about the universality of information and the correctness of information because it is not disputed legally, it is still legally part of Ukraine, point final

    once you start departing from that point of view you are creating problems with no return

  • are the US cruisemissiles coming back to Europe - and no peace movement now to count on

    at the time it was the US who was thinking and planning a limited nuclear war in Europe (Reagan and Haig and so)

    now it is Putin who is sending nuclear missiles to Crimea, the Baltic region and before our coasts (submarines) and along our borders in planes

    it are the Russian troops shooting every day to kill in Ukraine, having already killed already thousands of people and not willing to abide by any peace agreement or diplomatic solution

    it is in Moscow that people are parading with posters of Stalin, responsable for the deportation of 17 million people to the Gulag and nobody really knew how many millions died during the Big purge

    it is Putin that is speaking in terms of war time and time again and Obama who is looking more and more like Roosevelt was treating Stalin (like a friendly Puppy he could handle personally while Churchill didn't trust Stalin a second)

    so there may be some peace movements and demonstrations but they will be dubious (Marie Le Pen may even participate) and they won't be understood in the eastern memberstates of the EU and NATO. Well, you will also have the people who are always against the US whatever it is doing and do not want to know anything wrong about Russia because that is all propaganda

    For the moment there are about 800 russian missiles targeting Europe with a madman holding the button

    the day the first missiles land, don't be surprised that the situation will degrade quite quickly and that US troops will follow fast afterwards - except if Putin is brought back to his senses and stops this circus of military provocations and incursions and undercover destabilisation operations

  • #ukraine putin is channeling all the money he can to his croonies in these hard times


    that is what friends are for

    or also the proof that Russia is a cooperation, nothing more

  • #Anonymous leaks picture of moneystash for Putinfriendly Russian youth organisation

    source (where there is more)

  • #ukraine the Baltic states start re-arming themselves for what is to come

    and they have understood what Putin has said from the beginning

    it is about (anti)tanks - not airplanes or longdistance missiles - but tanks and troops

    so what do you buy to defend against such an enemy ?

    All US tanks have left the European Continent in 2013 although there are plans to send some back soon or they should lease them to the frontier states in the east

    in this tweet you see how many Russian troops there are in Kalingrad next to Lithuania - also re-arming themselves and the US starting to send some troops and planes

    the situation is becoming more nervous in the Baltic region the last week as the NATO has seen different Russian troop movements in Kalingrad and along the Baltic states increasing the tension

  • For those who still think that Gorbachev is a democrat and a pacifist.....

    "The former Soviet Union president further said Russia had experienced difficult times after the Soviet Union's collapse and the U.S. had taken advantage of it. Gorbachev said but today was different because Russia is well-armed. He mentioned that it was good to see Russian President Vladimir Putin taking care of security, strengthening the military and developing weapons. He has no doubt that if anything happens, Russia can "hit back."

    not much different from what Putin is saying

    maybe he is afraid of his status and his pension in this virtual democracy in Russia (it seems it is there, but it isn't, like with the virtual environment you only have to pull the cable out to end it all)

  • #tor buy stolen bitcoin wallets

    they are being stolen

    not sure if this is a scam or not but it is being advertised

  • the only reference to Belgium in the US Senate torture study

    it is a known as a fact since long time that torture does only very rarely bring real information

    just reading a book about the Great purges under Staline (nothing Great among them)

    but sometimes people just don't want to listen to real specialists who will tell you that it won't work with people who are really convinced of their case and willing to die for it and that other people will just invent thing only to make you stop

  • new #luxleaks from new sources about Skype, Koch brothers and Disney

    you can read more here

  • #ukraine now it is Finland that has put her army on a heightened state of alert

    the airtraffic over baltic where tensions are increasing daily now

  • what will come in the place of bitcoin ?

    "It wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to see the best bits of Bitcoin be grafted into new products and services (like facilitating international transfers),” said David Yermack, professor of finance at New York University Stern School of Business, to CNN.


    “A lot of the breakthrough products tend to get taken over pretty quickly by improved versions and I think that’s likely going to be the fate of Bitcoin. It’s certainly played a role in raising issues and opening possibilities that people were only dimly aware of before. But if I owned Bitcoins, I would be a seller at the current market price as I think a year from now they may be all but worthless.”

    first they seem to forget that some - even essential parts - of bitcoin (like for example the encryption) seem to have some fundamental logical mistakes which makes it insecure an sich. So incorporating parts of bitcoin into new digital currencies that are part of the normal financial systems can introduce some grave mistakes into the normal financial system. 

    secondly the biggest advantage of Bitcoin is that it is anonymous but governments all over the world are trying to limit the anonimity of money transfers because they want to receive the right amount of due taxes. So this fundamental part of bitcoin won't ever be incorporated without a backdoor for tax and law agencies. It will also be much easier to follow digital currencies through their CHAIN if there is such a backdoor than with our present ways of paying. 

    and last but not least

    bitcoin has shown what the internet have shown in so many other industries and that is that if there is an unfair interference from businesses in a normal process it can and will be replaced by an internetbased direct system. It costs much too much to transfer money around the world - and even across accounts. But I don't see the bitcoin replace the dollar as an international currency. It will be much easier to have a 'digital dollar' with the possibilities of a digital bitcoin than a bitcoin with the financial trust of the dollar. 

    and so

    there will always be anonymous digital currencies because there is a reason for them to exist and if you use them for that reason (to give anonymously to support causes by example) whatever the value of the bitcoin at any moment. But it will never become a real investment product (except as pure speculation with the risk of losing nearly everything) because it is insecure, prosecuted by law agencies and not supported by any financial institution. 

    if you use bitcoin, use it to do something with the same value you have bought it 

  • #ukraine : the fall of the Ruble in one pic


    let's hope that this will foce Putin to come back to his senses

  • ukranian cyber-forces hacked Russian ministery of interior and leaked documents


    this has only any sense if somebody who knows the russian language makes sense out of it all and translates it in english

  • ukranian cyber-forces hack securitycamera's for espionage in realtime online

    just as anybody else in the intelligence business I think

    more can be found here