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1  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Gambling is Addictive...Pay Attention to your Gambling Habit!!! on: September 19, 2020, 09:13:28 PM
Some people have strong issue due gambling, they can't stop gambling, unfortunately they are just addicted.
I am curious to understand why some people become addicted while other not. It's not just a matter of self discipline. Probably there is a mechanism on human brain that can allow this issue, like drug addiction.
As reported by OP and It's always true, play for fun.
NEVER try to recover the losses since it will generate a negative effect were people are forced to play more ( = losing even more!)

I've read that there are underlying conditions why a gambling addict got addicted to gambling, it can be depression, anxiety, sadness, drug addiction, longing, and etc. They are addicted because there is something within, it's one of a reason why almost everyone here are talking about getting a professional, cause the professional will help you pinpoint that specific problem within to control your addiction. Some can do it themselves but some really need to talk with the professionals.
2  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: What do think about skill games? on: September 19, 2020, 09:03:53 PM
Of course if I could choose a game, I will choose the game where I can really have the chance to win, the skills game, I may not be that skillful but at least I can improve and do something for myself to win.

It can also depend on my mood, If I'm too tired to think, then I'll go with the traditional games where luck should be your bestfriend. However, If I'm in the zone, I will always choose the skilled one. As much as I wanted to control my money, I also wanted to have a say about the game I'm playing, and not let luck decides my fate.
3  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: 2020 NBA Season on: September 19, 2020, 08:43:22 PM
Final Score is Lakers 126 , Nuggets 114.
Oh no, I was not able to watch the game for I have some things to do which is equally important. Probably will going to watch the highlights of the game.
If you are a Denver fan, you might get disappointed with their performance in game 1.
But go on, watch the highlights everything is there but mostly you will see is on who they got dominated by the Lakers.

If it was Clippers vs Lakers, things might be different.

So sad, that my choice did not make it to game 1. I just have to move on and hope that in game 2 they will be able to win it. If not then clearly it will be lakers play against the championship game. In the east conference boston and Miami too had been not good too with celtics. I was also hopingn for this team to get championship but it seems agaim that it will be impossible now with missing key players in their team.
The East had a good series though it was already Miami Heat who had a commanding lead but the last 2 games, games are very close and even in game 2 it always went into OT. Again, we will see a great game tomorrow, it's game 3 and it's a must win for the Celtics.

What can we say with Anthony Davis? He's unstoppable with that 37 points and a double double from lebron james, I'm with lakers with this one but I don't think it will be easy for them to defeat the nuggets. I guess it will reach game 6 or 7, lakers. With the eastern conference, I'm with the boston but it seems they are on the edgy side, but let's see if they can win to tie the series.
4  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: VALORANT Betting on: September 19, 2020, 08:34:50 PM
I've been seeing this to sports betting website on their E-sports section I thought it was some kind of common game I tried to watch a preview of this game it's interesting a shooting game and using skills it's a little bit complicated for me but seems a lot of players they have lately and that's why they were included on the E-sports section of some Sports betting website I'm playing.

Try it! It's a bit complicated at first because of the skills but you'll get used to it in less than 10 games. If I will compare it to cs go and other fps games, I will pick this one because of the skills and heroes. You have to pick your role and of course do your role cause it will cause you the game. It's fun to play with friends, so much tactics to remember and you're not just aiming like we used to on other fps games. It feels like a dota 2 and counter strike merge into one.
5  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: Inspirational gambling quotes. on: September 19, 2020, 08:23:47 PM
Among the qoutes then this one is the best thing for everybody to remember on.

7. “Gambling is not about how well you play the games, it’s really about how well you handle your money.” -V. P. Pappy.

Its a pretty common advise but very helpful for anybody on which they should realize on how to control up their finances when they are
dealing with gambling.You wont get wrecked if you wont let that thing happen.

Same, this quote really got me. This is all about it folks, you have to be good in handling your money, you can never be blinded by gambling as long as you prioritize the money you've got. You can stop at any point when you've realized that you are not in a good position. I seldom gamble especially right now, but I think this is the best quote we should remember.
6  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: 2019 Philippine Basketball Association betting discussion on: September 19, 2020, 07:37:19 PM
Quite expensive but the PBA teams can surely afford this, the only question in my mind now is that can they operate profitably with that huge expense?

AFAIK they'll only get their revenue from sponsors and advertisements, are they gonna earn more than they will spend in the Bubble?

IIRC, PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said that they won't expect much of a profit once the league resume as what matters to them is to give entertainment to the people. We can assume they already accept the fact that once they resume the league, cost > profit.

About the cost, they have funds to support the expense and they are ready to resume the league.

But for how long they can sustain the operation with only a few revenue, I don't know.

I just don't believe them saying it's just for fun, for sure higher ups will still require to earn a profit. They might as well not continue it if all they can have is their money losing. It will not work that way honestly. I think it will be pushed through if they see a certain light about gaining a profit for it, even just a few. Cause as you've said, they can't continue the operation with that set up.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is bitcoin difficult to understand on: September 18, 2020, 07:50:52 PM
I don't really think bitcoin is hard to understand, but I think how it works, the blockchain technology around it, the mining, and sort of technicality is the hardest to understand. But understanding bitcoin is so easy, you just have to know how you can use it, and to understand that it's a currency. I agree with you about having textbooks for bitcoin, and I think there are already, thousands are here in the internet too, you just have to search and take a lot of time reading about it. Forum just like this is of course helpful, that's the point we are here right.

I think aside from having textbook, it is better to learn about bitcoin in videos, its better to understand in that way. Documentaries about bitcoin create simple introduction to bitcoin. There are a lot in youtube too. I don't know but I think videos are a lot more helpful cause it helps you visualize technicalities, instead of struggling to read and be drown inside a thick textbook.
8  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: My taught of plagiarism, spamming and scam in forum. on: September 18, 2020, 07:40:09 PM
One of the reasons some users are prone to plagiarism is because almost all topics they've thought of is already written down before, they do research but found an article about it, and now they are already basing their topics on that article. One way to avoid this is always think of an angle that hasn't been tackle with the same topic or infuse your own experiences with it, do not copy word for word but create your own sentences tackling the topic in a different way, try to make it your own and be original. Always try to think that you will write better than that article. It's not bad to do research cause we all do it, it's a way to avoid plagiarism too, to double check if no one had already created something like that before. And if you wrote the same topic, it will be impossible that you got the same article word for word, there will always be a difference, you're just checking so you're aware on how you can make your article better, you have to have a certain new points about the topic cause if you don't have it, then you are just repeating the same article over and over.

When doing research, you just have to site your sources and try to avoid creating the same thing, you have to find another spot that hasn't been tackle before about the topic, and its not that hard to be original if you are really motivated to create one, you will be prone to plagiarism if your main goal is just to produce a topic and too lazy to think of a new one. 
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is Bitcoin such a big risk? on: September 18, 2020, 07:35:05 PM
It is riskier in bitcoin of course, its because you'll lose a lot if you enter in the wrong time. Your fiat investments has a risk too but it will be safe in the bank, and you'll not lose it just because of a certain price drop. But just like what others say, higher risk, higher chance of earning. Bitcoin is a big risk but once you win, you'll earn a lot even in a single night. But of course it doesn't happen in weeks, you have to wait and be patient. And all investments has its risk, its just harder to trust bitcoin because of its high volatility.
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Should bitcoin be introduced into the educational sectors on: September 18, 2020, 07:24:09 PM
I think it will be best if it will be introduce to the students who are already inclined to such topic, I won't even recommend btc, I think the best way is to start with the blockchain technology, and of course bitcoin will be a part of it. Blockchain technoloy should really be introduced to students who are inclining to be involved in industries such as computer programming. It will also be important to start with teaching financial literacy to the students.

I may find it weird to teach bitcoin to random students, it feels like you are making them learn a thing that doesn't really interest them. So it's best if the students are enrolled in courses who are in this industry. They will have to learn it either way.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The Bitcoin society on: September 18, 2020, 07:11:51 PM
I think the quality of Bitcoin society will always continue to be better than ever. Yes, there are still people who think Bitcoin is just an investment tool etc. . But in time, the number of this kind of people will be much less than now.

Not only that, a lot worse— A LOT of people still think that bitcoin is a scam and/or a ponzi scheme even if they didn't spend a single minute in actually trying to dig deeper into it. That one fact itself is huge enough of a proof that it isn't "too late" to get into bitcoin.

Agree, it's really hard to avoid such accusations cause there are really a lot of people creating scams all around the social media. They are taking advantage of what bitcoin can offer in a bad way. This is creating a certain image to those people who doesn't have any idea what it is. I've watch footage where the grab driver told his passenger that he is talking to a scammer, by that time, he already converted his money into bitcoin and send it to the caller. He thought the person he is talking to is a legit person from a credit card company, so he lost his money and the scammer use bitcoin to escape. Its true that its a red flag already if a credit card company asks for a payment in bitcoin right? So other people already thinks of red flag when its bitcoin. It has this image of being used in that kind of scams, cause its hard to trace.

The challenge is how can we inform others about this but not make them think bitcoin is scam in general.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: btc future on: September 18, 2020, 06:58:24 PM
so what is the future of btc ? 

likely goverment will shout down this like  e-gold and liberty resrve?  is btc end up like this? goverment cant shut down btc but they can ban exchangers.
and can ban all the exchangers as its not legit and still grey area.

I don't think it will come to the point of shutting it down, they can't really do it you know, maybe some government will try to make it illegal or some will create laws for their people.
Well in my country, I think it will stay the same, government is not really that interested so bitcoin doesn't exist for them. And if in the future btc will create a certain name or the price got a certain recognition once again, it will be haven for the government officials too, and if they create a law for it, it will benefit them as a btc owner as well. So I think it will not come to the point of shutting it down.
13  Economy / Gambling discussion / Re: VALORANT Betting on: September 13, 2020, 06:47:56 PM
I watched valorant gameplay on Youtube live as well and it looks like combination of other existing games with better gaming experience.Probably it could be one of the major game on esport games but in my opinion mobile games will attract more users than PC games nowadays because game specs getting increased so the requirement as well whereas smartphones are getting cheaper and everyone starts to hold high end devices in 2020.
This might be true, Mobile games today are really good and some people preffer playing mobile games because of the lack of access on a PC. There is so much factors why some people are attracted on mobile games over PC games. Some big games are converted into mobile games like PUBG and COD that is reigning on mobile game platforms. This might happen into valorant if the developers want it to happen but as of now, PC gaming is their focus. People love competitiveness and valorant have it, No wonder if valorant became a mainstream game for everyone who love FPS.

This game will really hit big in the coming years, I've been playing dota 2 and lol. But I am never addicted to fps games. My aim is not really good and I can't really enjoy fps, but then I tried to play this one and got really addicted to it. I like how the gameplays work. Different characters and skills is the bomb here, I can find and do something valuable for the team cause I ain't good in shooting. I can't really rely on my aiming skills only, so the skills and the different chacters here treally makes the game really entertaining for me.
14  Economy / Economics / Re: Remote Working and Inequality on: September 13, 2020, 06:33:21 PM
I'm a freelance writer from the asia, we are already working for companies abroad even before the lockdown, same with VA jobs, video editing jobs etc. [...] Here in my country, only a few can manage to work from home too, this is another case, they don't have the resources such as laptop, a silent and safe space, and a personal room. I have a friend who decides going to work during this time even he can work from home cause he can't stand the heat at his own house, he got a big family, and the doesn't own an internet connection.

Thanks for this. It is interesting to get opinions from around the world. I do hope that remote working will create more opportunities both within countries and between countries. As you indicate though, simply saying that a job can be performed from anywhere doesn't magically confer equal opportunities around the globe. Many people in certain countries are hampered by poor working conditions and lack of vital equipment such as laptops, and also poor infrastructure, most pertinently unreliable or slow internet connection. So the move towards more remote-working won't magically solve inequality of opportunity, but I do believe and hope that it will at least go some way towards improving job opportunities in poorer countries as well as in poorer regions within rich countries.

Yup, I wish that it will go that way too. It will still provide opportunities for others. Maybe employers or companies can do something with that problems as well, they can provide laptops, or an internet connection allowance for their employees who can't afford one. I've heard there are companies that is doing it already. I just hope more companies will take care of their employees, specially those employees that are really far from their office.
15  Economy / Economics / Re: In COVID-19 everyone needs motivation on: September 13, 2020, 06:23:15 PM
The motivation is pretty obvious here in our place and that is the monetary distribution given from the government. This is what we called as the financial assistance. The problem in this I think is that government failed to determine the real individuals or family in need of financial support. Due to corruption listings were not follow and modified to the interest of the local government units to their own interest with the financial assistance. So sad that there are many families who are in really great difficulties and there is nothing we can do to change this for the government to see.

This is what I've been thinking too, there are cash assistance in my country but they failed to target the poorest of the poor, not all the families here can receive it, they have to pick a few and local officials failed in distributing it to the right people. Some families can really survive without it but they are the one receiving the cash assistance. You're lucky if you're friends with your city officials, you will surely receive a cash assistance. It's just frustrating cause some families really need it but they are the ones who didn't even receive a single penny. They shouldn't be left behind and I hope higher authorities should do something about this.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What has bitcoin done for you? on: September 13, 2020, 05:44:08 PM
I will just summarize here what Bitcoin done for me. Both positive and negative Cheesy.

  • Bitcoin is the reason why I got involved into different investments. Without it, probably I don't know how to invest right now
  • Bitcoin changed my mind in different ways especially in work. Instead of going to work from 8-5, i choose to stay at home and find work online.
  • Bitcoin helped me buy my gadgets like my smartphone and my computer.
  • Bitcoin helped me to pay my expenses here in our home
  • Bitcoin helped me to have another income source.
  • Bitcoin helped me to know what is online gambling.

I think we're the same, bitcoin really makes me understand the concept of investing, stocks, and etc. I can't really understand it when it comes to fiat currency, but when I got to bitcoin, it taught me a lot about how one can earn with risk of course. So I have to say that aside from earning here, I also got a lot of knowledge about financial literacy, which is something I believe kids and teenage nowadays should have when they are young. I didn't have it in school, I just got interested with it when I got into bitcoin, few nights of research and reading, I got to understand how I can achieve a debt free life.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BITCOINS REALITY SHOW (BRB) on: September 13, 2020, 05:35:33 PM
I don't think this will pass even as a concept for a TV series, producers base a concept base on its popularity, entertainment, and a chance to earn. And its kind of weird having bitcoin the center of a TV show. Bitcoin is kind of mysterious for almost all the viewers, I get the point that you are trying to make them familiarize with bitcoin, however, the problem is how can it be accepted by the producers, they don't want to spend their money for something that doesn't give a promise of earning returns. You have to make it entertaining, exciting, and people friendly. What I mean is it should be watch by everyone from all ages.

Well, I think it will pass if you are trying to center bitcoin in just one episode. For example, amazing race, but the only currency allowed to use is bitcoin. Isn't it interesting? People who don't know bitcoin will be interested, same with people who had the idea of bitcoin. It's a chance for bitcoin be fully understand as a currency. That they can really be use even it is still a challenge for now.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is bitcoin difficult to understand on: September 12, 2020, 06:11:15 PM
I agree that bitcoin is really complicated at first, cause I remember encountering bitcoin twice in my life before I even try to be in the industry. I just thought at first that bitcoin is a place where you will get a lot of money, cause from the talks I've heard from friends, it sounds like they are earning "in" it. It feels like a place. 

But after being here for years, I've realized that the first thing you should teach a newbie about bitcoin is that it's a currency, try to make them understand how gold works, how a dollars work, try to explain to them the history too, why do satoshi create this currency in the first place anyway? Something like that, that's not what I really get of bitcoin when I'm starting, we have to clarify that it's a currency. If they got that idea as their first encounter of bitcoin, then they are on the great track. They can learn other things on youtube, the technicality and such.

However, based on my experience, almost all of the btc encounters of a newbie are scams, and all they think of bitcoin today is always connected to scams and illegal activities. Cause we can't deny bitcoin scams are everywhere, from social media, to films, to text messages and such. So it can also be a great way to teach them about the scams too, let them understand that bitcoin isn't all that, its just that when it comes to money, there are scams, same thing with fiat and in credit cards, debit cards, and etc.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Some Influencers Are Not Helping on: September 12, 2020, 06:01:21 PM
Anyone that follows an influencer  and listens to them blindly are plain stupid. Do you really think they are interested in bitcoin or any crypto currencies? Nope. They just tweet about them to get some attention. They know nothing about crypto currencies. They are ready to do anything. Like you said, the whole thing was staged and the influencer did it just for the money to promote Chainlink which is probably a shitcoin. They don't even care if it is a shitcoin or a scam coin. After everyone gets scammed, the influencer will start acting in such  a way that they got scammed too and try to gain sympathy.

Actually, influencers are powerful in trading signals or pump and dump groups. But for the cryptocurrency as a whole, I don't want influencers to dominate the market by their calls. Most of the time, these people could manipulate a crypto and the people who followed them knowing that their population is huge, could actually act like a whale to determine the price of the crypto. Those, that hodl and believe to the crypto in a long term might lose their investment once the crypto was dumped.

So for me, I highly suggest that we can either join a community if we are a trader, or to stick with bitcoin for long term hodling.

It just shows how gullible some people are. This influencers doesn't even deserve to be called "influencers" if they don't really understand the product they are trying to endorse, they can stay in their own lane and not try to cover all the things in the world, but who am I to tell them not to accept money right. I may agree that some "influencers" are really responsible and aware of their platforms, there are still responsible influencers, those who understand and aware about the things that they are going to influence their huge followers. They do research first and try to see if the product is acceptable in their own beliefs. They don't just say yes because of the money. We really have to choose who we are following, we should not let fame and followers blind us.

20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: It is possible that bitcoin will use nowadays in cash less transaction? on: September 12, 2020, 05:50:17 PM
If you can really survive for a month, or even a week by just using bitcoin in your country then its possible, what I mean is without hassle. I'm sure it will be hard for you to find a restaurant or a fast food chain that will accept bitcoin. Bitcoin needs to be massively adapted for it to to be use in a less hassle cashless transaction/ Its not possible in my country, and I think it will still impossible in yours too.

And the cashless transaction the government is talking about doesn't even mean bitcoin. It's the credit card, debit card, e-wallet and etc. There are also other reasons why they are requiring it, not just because of this virus.
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