shiruken's recent activity

  1. Comment on Exploiting vulnerabilities in Cellebrite UFED and Physical Analyzer from an app's perspective in ~comp

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    I'm guessing that law enforcement agencies aren't that judicious about updating software so this could completely undermine the use of Cellebrite.

    I'm guessing that law enforcement agencies aren't that judicious about updating software so this could completely undermine the use of Cellebrite.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Whistleblower alleges Ubiquiti massively downplayed a “catastrophic” incident to minimize the hit to its stock price in ~tech

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    Don't worry, it's just a "third-party cloud provider" of no significance.

    Don't worry, it's just a "third-party cloud provider" of no significance.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Volkswagen is rebranding its North American division as 'Voltswagen' in ~finance

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    Uh... WSJ is now reporting that this is an April Fool's joke despite the North American division confirming to multiple news outlets that it wasn't.

    Uh... WSJ is now reporting that this is an April Fool's joke despite the North American division confirming to multiple news outlets that it wasn't.

    18 votes
  4. Comment on Dota 2 introduces many new features and systems to help new players, and makes smurfing a bannable offense in ~games

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    The website is also finally out of beta after over a decade of existence.

    The website is also finally out of beta after over a decade of existence.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on "Why is this subreddit private?" or why some large subreddits are protesting the censorship of discussions about a reddit admin's ties to pedophilia. in ~tech

  6. Comment on "Why is this subreddit private?" or why some large subreddits are protesting the censorship of discussions about a reddit admin's ties to pedophilia. in ~tech

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    She (u/bpwpb) was added to the r/LGBT moderators in September 2016, when she was 18 years old. Her father wasn't even charged with his crime until November 2016.
    • Exemplary

    She (u/bpwpb) was added to the r/LGBT moderators in September 2016, when she was 18 years old. Her father wasn't even charged with his crime until November 2016.

    8 votes
  7. Comment on "Why is this subreddit private?" or why some large subreddits are protesting the censorship of discussions about a reddit admin's ties to pedophilia. in ~tech

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    She was previously a moderator on several LGBT subreddits including r/LGBT on her old account (now deleted). Perhaps more related to her hiring, she was the de facto head moderator for the entire...

    For some reason Reddit hired her as an admin

    She was previously a moderator on several LGBT subreddits including r/LGBT on her old account (now deleted). Perhaps more related to her hiring, she was the de facto head moderator for the entire RPAN community and its related subreddits. Here's her introduction as an admin a few months ago.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on "Why is this subreddit private?" or why some large subreddits are protesting the censorship of discussions about a reddit admin's ties to pedophilia. in ~tech

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    Best to take that Graham Linehan article with a grain of salt since he's a vocal transphobe. Not that that discredits any of the previously existing claims or the way Reddit has handled the entire...

    Best to take that Graham Linehan article with a grain of salt since he's a vocal transphobe.

    Not that that discredits any of the previously existing claims or the way Reddit has handled the entire situation.

    18 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit announces online presence indicators in ~tech

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    Of course they are enabled by default

    Of course they are enabled by default

    14 votes
  10. Comment on Zack Snyder's Justice League - Official trailer in ~movies

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    I found this extensive comment on r/movies particularly informative regarding how much new footage this cut of the movie will contain. TL;DR:

    I found this extensive comment on r/movies particularly informative regarding how much new footage this cut of the movie will contain.

    TL;DR:

    Zack Snyder's Justice League releasing next month, which is 4 hours, will contain at minimum 3.5 hours of footage we never saw.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Tesla buys $1.5 billion in bitcoin, plans to accept it as payment in ~finance

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    Absolutely. I'm just concerned about how many people may think they can buy something with Bitcoin and avoid paying taxes on their HODL gains.

    Absolutely. I'm just concerned about how many people may think they can buy something with Bitcoin and avoid paying taxes on their HODL gains.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Tesla buys $1.5 billion in bitcoin, plans to accept it as payment in ~finance

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    Bartering is a taxable event according to the IRS. You have a taxable gain if the fair market value of the property you receive exceeds the original cost basis. Most people aren't buying Bitcoin...

    Bartering is a taxable event according to the IRS. You have a taxable gain if the fair market value of the property you receive exceeds the original cost basis. Most people aren't buying Bitcoin and then immediately using it to buy a good or service, they're holding it over much longer terms with significant capital gains.

    IRS: Frequently Asked Questions on Virtual Currency Transactions:

    Will I recognize a gain or loss if I exchange my virtual currency for other property?

    Yes. If you exchange virtual currency held as a capital asset for other property, including for goods or for another virtual currency, you will recognize a capital gain or loss.

    How do I calculate my gain or loss when I exchange my virtual currency for other property?

    Your gain or loss is the difference between the fair market value of the property you received and your adjusted basis in the virtual currency exchanged.

    5 votes
  13. Comment on Tesla buys $1.5 billion in bitcoin, plans to accept it as payment in ~finance

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    I hope people are prepared to pay capital gains taxes in the United States when they realize their BTC gains by making a purchase. Nothing like paying (at minimum) an extra 15% to use your "currency."

    I hope people are prepared to pay capital gains taxes in the United States when they realize their BTC gains by making a purchase. Nothing like paying (at minimum) an extra 15% to use your "currency."

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Homeserver, hosted server, domains and stuff. What do you do, what should I do? in ~tech

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    If you have to allow remote SSH, then disable password authentication.

    If you have to allow remote SSH, then disable password authentication.

    12 votes