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1  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Suicide on: August 17, 2015, 06:19:49 AM
Suicide is illegal because it is a crime to destroy government property.
2  Other / Meta / Re: Theymos (operator of Bitcointalk and Bitcoin subreddit) is censoring Bitcoin XT on: August 16, 2015, 03:00:13 PM
If XT is so great, no one should have to sell it to anyone, people will just switch.

There is avast difference to discussing XT vs "selling" XT to users.

Kind of hard to discuss it if reddit moderators keep deleting posts/threads related to XT and moving XT discussion to alt coin section of this forum.

People can only switch if there is enough discussion about XT.

They won't just wake up one day and go "i'll with go to xtnodes.com and download the latest client" without anyone previously mentioning it on a forum etc.

Ultimately users will choose what they want in the end.

All of this back and forth is drama and kiddy BS. Pick a stance and stick to it without the ad hominem or personal attacks (<----directed at those going out of their way to bash others).

What is stopping you from making a Reddit for XT? What ENTITLES XT to a right to be in the forum main sections? Like I said earlier, this is nothing more than an altcoin namejacking Bitcoin. Infinitecoin had the SAME issue with "Infinitecoin 2" which was later renamed Colossuscoin after public protest. The developer of that coin tried to use many of the same arguments I see here for XT. This is a game they have played before in the altcoin scene, now they have just decided to use this strategy on a bigger target. This whole idea is carefully crafted to leverage peoples ignorance of the protocol to divide the community in the hopes they will find enough ignorant people to sign on with them thinking they are supporting something genuine. Don't be fooled, this is an attack on Bitcoin.

The name of the game is a death of a thousand cuts. If it works once they will do it over and over and over until the community is completely divided and ripping the infrastructure apart. Real distributed consensus comes down to who has the better code, not if they have access to all the main information outlets. If XT is really better, it doesn't matter one bit where people post about it. THAT is how real open source works, not these namejacking political semantics games we are seeing used to try to leverage the launch of XT.

As far as the bolded part, you never engage in that kind of behavior now do you?
3  Other / Meta / Re: Abuse or not? on: August 16, 2015, 02:40:52 PM
I think the real question is where does this policing stop? A lot of people object to sold accounts, as do I, but its really not something that can be effectively enforced, and frankly negging sold accounts just incentivizes them to sell more because they will need to buy a new one with a clean rep anyway, so more money in the farmer's pockets. The problem with this type of policing is eventually everyone will start doing it for everything they just don't like, and negative ratings will become meaningless and become ignored, as well as hundreds of people inserting themselves uninvited in perfectly legal person to person trade.

Isn't that why Bitcoin was created, so we wouldn't have financial nannies constantly telling us what we can and can not do with our money? The negatives outweigh the positives, and if you think you are preventing anything from happening you are totally naive. A fool and his money will soon be parted, always. Always has been, always will be. Focus on the ones that actually did something instead of playing Tom Cruise in Minority Report busting future crimes. It is just not a healthy mentality for the community in general.

So what do you suggest? Do nothing and let the scammers be free to do whatever they please? I won't argue with you that wrong negative feedback from DT members can harm when wrongfully given, I know that but you keep forgetting or ignoring the fact that some of those who are new to bitcoin never come back to bitcoin after being scammed. Nothing will stop the long term cons but negative trust will slow them down while making users a little more aware IMO.


Scammers aren't already free to do what they please? Sure fooled me. Please, be real, the trust police don't stop anything, at the very best they delay the inevitable. That effort spent patrolling the forums looking for targets could be better spent teaching honest users how NOT to get ripped off, or actually helping people in some way. You think people will just leave after they have been scammed? I disagree, most people understand that scammers are everywhere and won't blame Bitcoin or the entire forum for what an individual has done. Furthermore I have seen many people who were duped stick around to try again, knowing their own lackadaisical attitude was the cause of their loss, not the forum.

Conversely though, if people who are perceived to have authority here (trust patrol) permanently ruin their reputation over mere suspicion, there IS a very high likelihood they will leave and never come back, unfortunately the scammers ALWAYS come back, usually within seconds to start up what they were doing right again. The ONLY effective defense is teaching people how to protect themselves, the rest is just self serving bullshit that is destructive to the community rather than being helpful no matter how many times you repeat that you are doing good.

Even if you really believe that, without teaching the user how to protect themselves, they will just walk right into the very next scam! Playing whack-a-mole is not the solution, and a lot of innocent moles are getting whacked over the rising nanny state on this forum known as "scambusters". All this serves to do is make new users have the erroneous impression someone is filtering out scammers for them, making them that much more vulnerable. A fool is a fool, and saving him from a single scam does nothing if he is still a fool, he will just walk right into the next one.
4  Other / Meta / Re: Abuse or not? on: August 16, 2015, 01:49:52 AM
I think the real question is where does this policing stop? A lot of people object to sold accounts, as do I, but its really not something that can be effectively enforced, and frankly negging sold accounts just incentivizes them to sell more because they will need to buy a new one with a clean rep anyway, so more money in the farmer's pockets. The problem with this type of policing is eventually everyone will start doing it for everything they just don't like, and negative ratings will become meaningless and become ignored, as well as hundreds of people inserting themselves uninvited in perfectly legal person to person trade.

Isn't that why Bitcoin was created, so we wouldn't have financial nannies constantly telling us what we can and can not do with our money? The negatives outweigh the positives, and if you think you are preventing anything from happening you are totally naive. A fool and his money will soon be parted, always. Always has been, always will be. Focus on the ones that actually did something instead of playing Tom Cruise in Minority Report busting future crimes. It is just not a healthy mentality for the community in general.
5  Other / Politics & Society / Re: ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape on: August 15, 2015, 03:21:51 PM
I wonder why we never hear feminists talking about this rape culture.
6  Other / Meta / Re: Theymos (operator of Bitcointalk and Bitcoin subreddit) is censoring Bitcoin XT on: August 15, 2015, 02:40:23 PM
What the fuck are you on about?
7  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Transgender on: August 15, 2015, 01:19:15 PM
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Didn't know that discussing a medical problem and the politics that surround it serves ulterior and maleviolent purposes.  Nobody ever said we can't discuss the issues you mentioned, doesn't bring any less legitimacy to these.  
Um, what medical problem?

Hasn't transgender defined itself as a confusion within the brain for which no actual, physical medical problem exists?

Regardless, putting the spotlight, the media attention, the percentage of the news, on a very small and innocuous problem, does in fact divert attention from major issues.  Legitimacy isn't the issue.  The plight of one lonely Sub Saharan farmer whose cow has been recently sick should, of course, be of legitimate importance and receive international attention.

The activist groups infiltrated with Marxist socialized identity theory would have you believe there is no biological basis for these issues whatsoever. They would be wrong, there is plenty of evidence to support diagnoses such as hormonal imbalances that can cause these symptoms. Marxists love playing both sides against the middle so everyone is fighting with everyone else, and society is that much weaker and susceptible to socialism as a result. The same identity hijacking games are played with race, gender, age, religion, etc anything you can think of.

I think you've pretty much nailed this one.  Although it's important to emphasize that all of those propagating these myths are not culpable - the essence of propaganda is naive propagators.

Marx called them "useful idiots".
8  Other / Politics & Society / Re: World war brews in space between China, US and Russia on: August 15, 2015, 01:14:02 PM
One thing that most people don't understand is that space war could literally kill the human race. A lot of people hope that some day we will be able to escape this planet and inhabit other worlds, and at the rate the population is growing, we might have to if humanity is to survive and not just collapse the ecosystem under the endless demand for resources.

The only way humans can inhabit other planets is if they can travel past our atmosphere and orbit. If there are satellites blowing each other up and creating random debris everywhere in Earth's orbit, then it will become impossible to fly any kind of spacecraft outside of its orbit. Furthermore we would not be able to maintain communications, GPS, internet connectivity, Television, etc because all of these systems are heavily reliant on satellites which would also take damage from the debris moving at different velocities.

Anything up in space would just be ripped apart by the space junk left over from such a conflict. When China did some of its most recent testing of anti-satellite technology, this was one of the main reasons protests that were raised from the scientific community. Because of this, if we have space war we might literally be damning ourselves to living out humanity's last days on the ever shrinking resources of this rock, even if we actually develop the technology to leave.
9  Other / Meta / Re: Theymos (operator of Bitcointalk and Bitcoin subreddit) is censoring Bitcoin XT on: August 15, 2015, 11:46:17 AM
Most people know I am not a fan of how Theymos handles some things around here, so I have no reason to kiss his ass... that being said discussion of Bitcoin XT belongs in the altcoin section. It has its own blockchain, therefore it is not Bitcoin, no matter how much it is based on Bitcoin. If people start using XT and it "becomes" Bitcoin, then the Bitcoin core will be the one relegated to the altcoin section.

Until that day happens shut your mouth and trade your little altcoins with people who care about it. People arguing XT should be allowed in all of the Bitcoin main sections and Reddits are basically just namejacking and using a combination of semantics and people's ignorance of the protocol to drive a wedge between the community. If XT is so great, no one should have to sell it to anyone, people will just switch.
10  Economy / Digital goods / Re: [WTS] xbox live 2 day code for .01 on: August 15, 2015, 11:28:23 AM
These are available for $0.25 or less even some times 0.01 BTC is way over priced and no one will buy it for that.
11  Other / Politics & Society / Re: University researchers: smart contracts will possibly be used by criminals on: August 15, 2015, 09:24:01 AM
University researchers: (insert any technology here) will possibly be used by criminals.


Fixed that for you.
12  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Transgender on: August 15, 2015, 02:36:33 AM
...
Didn't know that discussing a medical problem and the politics that surround it serves ulterior and maleviolent purposes.  Nobody ever said we can't discuss the issues you mentioned, doesn't bring any less legitimacy to these.  
Um, what medical problem?

Hasn't transgender defined itself as a confusion within the brain for which no actual, physical medical problem exists?

Regardless, putting the spotlight, the media attention, the percentage of the news, on a very small and innocuous problem, does in fact divert attention from major issues.  Legitimacy isn't the issue.  The plight of one lonely Sub Saharan farmer whose cow has been recently sick should, of course, be of legitimate importance and receive international attention.

The activist groups infiltrated with Marxist socialized identity theory would have you believe there is no biological basis for these issues whatsoever. They would be wrong, there is plenty of evidence to support diagnoses such as hormonal imbalances that can cause these symptoms. Marxists love playing both sides against the middle so everyone is fighting with everyone else, and society is that much weaker and susceptible to socialism as a result. The same identity hijacking games are played with race, gender, age, religion, etc anything you can think of.
13  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: PatMan = IYFTech = cathoderay = deleterase = .....Really? = lobogil = +8 others on: August 14, 2015, 03:14:19 PM
LOL, you know you have made it when you have your own "other attackers" category.
14  Economy / Goods / Re: [ANN] Big Head Custom - wooden pendants, hip-hop gear, iced out chains, logos gr on: August 14, 2015, 07:21:17 AM


http://i.imgur.com/U80B0Y1.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7LvVhCI.jpg

Note: I modified the lettering in the top right in order to better define the letters in this format, they did not take liberties editing it. This is why it is not exactly the same as my profile image.

15  Economy / Goods / Re: Custom Printing, 3D Printing, Laser Engraving & Cutting, Physical Wallets & More on: August 14, 2015, 03:26:15 AM
UPDATE
16  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Transgender on: August 14, 2015, 02:51:52 AM
They probably have some mental health disorder that is causing a problem, sure, but it is not because they are transgender. In Jennerís case, it probably had something to do with being attached to that Kardashian clan for such a long time.


Don't forget all the feminization of men due to chemicals, GMOs etc.

More and more men are bitches?

Now I'm confused.

I thought it was just the transgender confused ones always bitching who were bitches.

And let's not forget about all the trans-black people too.


What are you talking about?

An equally fake, made up "problem" as the one "discussed" on this thread.  Only that I am making it up.

Unfortunately this is not just a figment of your imagination. People are claiming to be trans-black. This is the kind of identity hijacking you get when you take Marxist driven socialized identity theory to its natural conclusion. People need to start recognizing this for what it is. Marxism. Educate yourself about it, don't just pretend you know, because 9/10 people I talk to within the US have no clue what Marxist doctrines are. This ignorance is allowing that ideology to fester within the US and weaken the nation as well as society as a whole through division. Divide and conquer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKRj_h7vmMM
17  Other / Meta / Re: Mike Hearn talking about theymos and BitcoinTalk forum policy on: August 13, 2015, 10:37:16 PM
Any hard fork is immediately an independent network and therefore competing for resources. Competing blockchains also give overall strength to the cryptocoin community to a point, and do provide some redundancy and opportunity for testing new protocols. I have personally had to oversee hard forks in the Infinitecoin protocol several times in order to patch the original code which was not written with long term use in mind. In that case this was usually not hard to convince people to switch because of technical difficulties in the old fork, so it mostly went off without a hitch. In this case, at this point of time the original core code doesn't have any major deficiencies, so convincing people to move to another fork is in essence more like an altcoin than a hard fork (even though technically it is both, if you accept the definition of an altcoin as being any independent blockchain from Bitcoin.).

Every time this is done you technically run a risk of people not switching over for various reasons, but generally the fork which is smaller will usually atrophy and stop being supported, and the vast majority of the resources will then be focused on the new fork. There is a small chance a competing network could be sustainable, but it is not likely unless it provides significant improvements or builds its own infrastructure. In my opinion this is nothing but an altcoin posing itself as a Bitcoin hardfork (which technically the majority of altcoins are to a degree), so this is largely a semantics game, but with computer protocols some times semantics are important. They want free resources from the Bitcoin core community infrastructure, but don't want to support the protocol the core developers are supporting. You branch off from the blockchain, that's fine, but you have to then provide your own infrastructure. That is part of the burden of making any altcoin.

That being said I think XT should be treated like any other altcoin, and while I don't agree with the divisive way it was deployed, I don't consider it at all a  threat to the Bitcoin core's existence any more than any other altcoin is. At the end of the day Bitcoin has the infrastructure, functional code, and the popular support, that is what counts. In any p2p network consensus is king. In order to have genuine consensus there needs to be a free flow of information. They want to declare the code different for the purposes of its protocol, but at the same time want to pretend it is not an independent blockchain of Bitcoin . In spite of the fact Theymos has a habit of playing fast and loose with his own rules, I think relegating XT to the altcoin category is appropriate, and discussion there should be freely allowed. People who keep pushing the issue as if it is not an alternate chain don't understand the protocol and are only dividing the community with ignorance.
18  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Get (pledge) out of New York! on: August 13, 2015, 10:22:20 PM
OP: Why start a thread like this if you aren't even going to bother to maintain it?
19  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Huge Explosion In Tianjin, China on: August 13, 2015, 07:11:06 PM
This is the most closest . he's probably dead now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVvrw98MAOw

This particular video is crazy... you can actually see the shock wave rip everything apart as it moves towards him.
20  Economy / Goods / Re: [ANN] Big Head Custom - wooden pendants, hip-hop gear, iced out chains, logos gr on: August 13, 2015, 07:05:23 PM
I purchased a chain from this user and I am very satisfied. They have very good attention to detail as well as great communication skills, along with a product that is well crafted and reasonably priced. Thanks Big Head Custom!
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