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Bitcoin mining website "NiceHash" hacked. $62M stolen.

Bitcoin mining website "NiceHash" hacked. $62M stolen.

No, regulatory and insurance bodies are the devil and have never done anything but hold people back.

-/sub/bitcoin

Are they FDIC insured

Because it's not like they can get away with it. I mean, there must be some sort of government regulatory body overseeing.... Oh wait.

Why would we need to associate with governments when they'll all crumble anyway?

-/sub/bitcoin

Corey Feldman's 1993 audio files naming alleged sexual predators found by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Corey Feldman's 1993 audio files naming alleged sexual predators found by Santa Barbara County Sh...

Sounds like the police dept. didn't want to find this evidence until the pressure got too heavy.

Edit: Thanks. It's always the most flippant, offhand comments that blow up. Also, I did misread. I thought it was the same department, but somehow, this seems even worse.

Poor Corey - first he was used and abused, then he was not taken seriously and treated like a laughing stock for years. The guy has taken a lot of abuse, I hope this vindication will finally help him to find some kind of happiness or peace and he can live a productive life henceforward.

"We always thought that drawer labeled 'Corey Feldman's 1993 audio files naming alleged sexual predators' was a joke!"

I heard him in an interview this past summer (before all these scandals came out) and he said Michael Jackson was the nicest most honorable person in the entertainment industry.

I'm starting to believe him and think that maybe these other fucks casted shade on Michael to keep all the attention out of their closed doors.

The Silence Breakers are Times person of the year.

The Silence Breakers are Times person of the year.
The Silence Breakers are Times person of the year.

This also makes Terry Crews a Times person of the year.

My favorite quotes from Taylor Swift's testimony:

Swift was asked by Mr Mueller’s lawyers if he had groped her more than once. “Other than grabbing my ass against my will, underneath my skirt, and refusing to let go, he did not otherwise touch me inappropriately.”

“I am not going to allow your client to make me feel like it is in any way my fault because it isn’t.”

“I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions. Not mine."

When Gabriel McFarland, David Mueller's attorney, tried to take more shots at her...

“Gabe, this is a photo of him with his hand up my skirt — with his hand on my ass,” she said. “You can ask me a million questions — I’m never going to say anything different. I never have said anything different.”

When McFarland asked the singer why the front of her skirt did not appear to be lifted in the phone, she said, “Because my ass is located in the back of my body.”

McFarland also noted that Swift was closer to Mueller’s girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, who also appears in the photo, than him. “Yes, she did not have her hand on my ass,” Swift replied.

And when asked if she criticized her bodyguards for not stepping in sooner...

[Swift] told Mr Mueller's lawyer she was “critical of [his] client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my a**."

*For those of you who are unaware, a DJ sued Swift for "ruining his career" after she complained a...

EDIT; correcting some embarrassing grammatical errors.

EDIT #2; Thanks, and I'm glad y'all enjoyed the comment! I pledge to pay it forward this week, since all humorous Swift quotes aside, harassment of any kind is a serious issue and takes a communal effort to tackle.

If you feel moved to throw in some dollars as well, every little bit counts. Find out where your local organizations are. See what's out there. Check out RAINN's website for support lines and suggestions on how to get involved. Sexual violence isn't always "just" a skeezy grope by a frosted tip DJ.

And finally, remember that children are perhaps the most vulnerable in all of this. Child and adolescent boys and girls make up a huge portion of abuse victims. The website above has some good talking points if you need help starting the conversation. Tell your daughters that their body is their own, and tell your sons that they can be victims too (and that speaking up doesn't make less manly.)

Edit #3; source for additional quotes

I still can't believe how many stories came out in a month's time. It changed culture forever. Good on all victims for having the courage to speak out. They deserve this honor.

This is the fourth time I've been named Times Person of the Year.

Cellphone Unlocking Charges and Unreadable Contracts Are Now Banned in Canada

Cellphone Unlocking Charges and Unreadable Contracts Are Now Banned in Canada
Cellphone Unlocking Charges and Unreadable Contracts Are Now Banned in Canada

So that's what it looks like when your government actually looks out for you huh? Neat.

What a glorious day for Canada, and therefore of course, the world.

Not really. The regulatory body (CRTC) loves leaving loopholes so the telecoms can just raise prices elsewhere to compensate. They jacked up the cost of all their plans by like 5 bucks.

Same thing happened when the CRTC said 3 year locked in plans were too burdensome. The telecoms just reduced it to 2 years and cranked up the price.

Every single time.

I called up today and got my phone unlocked... for no other reason than because I could. =)

Wisconsin's Gov. Walker to drug test food stamp users

Wisconsin's Gov. Walker to drug test food stamp users
Wisconsin's Gov. Walker to drug test food stamp users

Shouldn't he drug test all government employees, including himself then? They all receive public money

Florida tried this before with their welfare system. It's a waste of time and money.

I guess in a week we find out Mrs Walker owns the analysis lab that handles the testing? That's how this works, right?

Not if your wife is getting paid by the company doing the drug tests.

Kate Steinle shooting: Defense wants gun-possession conviction tossed as well

Kate Steinle shooting: Defense wants gun-possession conviction tossed as well
Kate Steinle shooting: Defense wants gun-possession conviction tossed as well

Seriously? You were deported 5 times, came back, shot and killed someone, (guns don’t accidentally go off despite the logic in SF) and now you want the gun charged drop?

Let’s just ask for compensation as well.

They already admitted he was in possession of the gun when he fired it. No matter how they swing this felons arent supposed to handle guns.

Let’s just ask for compensation as well.

You must not have heard her defense team's post judgement conference.

It was one of the most despicable, deplorable examples of "sore winners" I've ever seen. Trying to turn their ridiculous verdict into a political message?

This will bury their careers, they badly misjudged how pissed off people are about this verdict. This is just doubling up on their insanity.

Heroes in California, villains in America.

Naturally - that's what defense lawyers do. That's part of the job. Did anybody expect the lawyer to go "my client is a scumbag. Lock him up and throw away the key." He'd get disbarred in a heartbeat.

Child sex trafficking on the rise in Bay Area

Child sex trafficking on the rise in Bay Area
Child sex trafficking on the rise in Bay Area

doesnt help when the half the oakland PD slept with a minor

What hope do these kids have when the Oakland Police Department has committed human trafficking (by their own laws and admissions)?

https://m.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/badge-of-dishonor-top-oakland-police-department-officials-lo...

Yeah I figured the reason this particular crime is on the rise is those cops got fired and had to find a job they had experience in.

As young as 11? Fucking sick bastards

Former Mormon bishop asks church leaders to stop interviewing kids about sex behind closed doors

Former Mormon bishop asks church leaders to stop interviewing kids about sex behind closed doors

It's a common practice in the Mormon Church. At age 8, worthiness interviews begin. You must meet, at the very least, yearly with your bishop in order to receive a "recommend" that allows you to entire the Mormon temple, where you perform ordinances they consider essential in order to enter into the highest levels of heaven.

One of the interview questions is "do you follow the law of chastity?"

That in and of itself is fine, but unfortunately many, many church leaders take this opportunity to ask far more detailed questions such as "what kind of porn do you watch?" and "what do you think about when you masturbate?" and "describe to me exactly how you touch yourself?"

I have personally experienced this, and you can find many, many folks over at /sub/exmormon who have had to endure a far more intrusive line of questioning than I did.

I hope this man's petition inspires change. You can find the petition HERE.

Why the fuck were church leaders interviewing kids about sex anyway?

That in and of itself is fine, but unfortunately many, many church leaders take this opportunity to ask far more detailed questions such as "what kind of porn do you watch?" and "what do you think about when you masturbate?" and "describe to me exactly how you touch yourself?"

Holy shit... that is creepy!

But it's important to understand that this isn't a Mormon church policy to ask these types of inappropriate and strange questions.

Yet it's apparently widespread behavior within the church. That makes it 100% the church's responsibility.

Austria legalises same-sex marriage from 2019, ruling all existing laws discriminatory

Austria legalises same-sex marriage from 2019, ruling all existing laws discriminatory
Austria legalises same-sex marriage from 2019, ruling all existing laws discriminatory

(but, serious question, why put the waiting period?)

From the article:

It said in a ruling published on Tuesday that restrictions on same-sex marriage will be lifted at the end of 2018 unless the government does so itself earlier.

Basically it gives the government a year to get their paperwork and forms in order. If they are ready sooner, then marriage is legal sooner.

Time travel? Woo-hoo!

Oh, wait...

(but, serious question, why put the waiting period?)

You're thinking of Australia. This is Austria.

You underestimate how long it takes to write German words.

Indiana police captain on leave after saying officer has 'white male privilege'

Indiana police captain on leave after saying officer has 'white male privilege'
Indiana police captain on leave after saying officer has 'white male privilege'

Just to be clear, a white women was suspended.

As a white male I really hope we start seeing either a whole lot more of this sort of thing where people get punished for saying sexist and racist things regardless of who it's aimed at...... or a whole lot less when people see that it can also be used against them and see how silly the whole thing is.

As long as the rules are applied fairly to everyone I'll be happy.

So true. Even as a woman the double standard is obvious. If it’s acceptable for me to tell a white man he has white man privilege, it should be acceptable for him to tell me I only got a job because I am Latina and they wanted to fill a diversity quota. Or maybe we just try being civil with each other in the work place.

The amount of racist and sexist comments in this thread by people thinking they are the understanding and tolerant ones is mind-boggling.

Try one of these subthreads