A Brief History of Vanity License Plates Gone Wrong

The stories might sound unbelievable, but they’re all real—and a cautionary tale for anyone who wants to get clever at the...

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The Most Important Aspect of Bitcoin Is the Separation of Money and State
Aug19

The Most Important Aspect of Bitcoin Is the Separation of Money and State

Many cryptocurrency supporters believe the technology allows for the separation of money and state in a manner that’s never been seen before. Governments inflict two forms of robbery against nonviolent citizens by forcing them to pay taxes while also stealing from them silently through inflation. Now there’s a wide array of digital currencies competing in different ways to help remove the parasitic behavior perpetrated by...

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Bitcoin History Part 15: Silk Road Is Born
Aug19

Bitcoin History Part 15: Silk Road Is Born

Silk Road launched in February 2011 as the darknet’s first bitcoin-based marketplace. Within four months, it would be the darknet’s most notorious site whose reputation extended all the way to the U.S. Senate. The origins of the drugs marketplace can be traced back further, however, to a philosophical thread on the Bitcointalk forum. It was only later that the significance of this thread would be fully appreciated. Also...

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DISH Files $10m Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Easybox IPTV
Aug19

DISH Files $10m Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Easybox IPTV

As the use of unlicensed IPTV services continues to gain popularity with consumers around the world, content owners and broadcasters are faced with a growing illicit market to disrupt. As a result, copyright infringement and similar lawsuits against ‘pirate’ IPTV providers are definitely on the rise, with US-based broadcaster DISH Network at the forefront. This week, DISH filed another lawsuit in the United States, this...

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An introduction to bpftrace for Linux
Aug19

An introduction to bpftrace for Linux

Bpftrace is a new open source tracer for Linux for analyzing production performance problems and troubleshooting software. Its users and contributors include Netflix, Facebook, Red Hat, Shopify, and others, and it was created by Alastair Robertson, a talented UK-based developer who has won various coding competitions. read...

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