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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Ripple Giveaway! on: March 05, 2013, 01:46:32 AM
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2  Economy / Goods / Re: 4.5 BILLION Eve Online ISK - Delivered FAST on: June 11, 2012, 04:06:54 PM
Agree entirely, though I think Bitcoin is great for most things. Tongue
3  Economy / Goods / Re: 5.5 BILLION Eve Online ISK - Delivered FAST - 27.5 BTC on: June 11, 2012, 01:37:52 AM
Bump from page 2.
4  Economy / Goods / 4.5 BILLION Eve Online ISK - Delivered FAST on: June 09, 2012, 08:32:58 PM
Hey,

Want to sell 4.5 billion ISK.

Prices:

1 billion ISK - 5.5 BTC
1 PLEX - 2.8 BTC

Cheaper for multiple orders!

Obviously it's on TQ. Can give it as ISK (but more risky for bans), ships or whatever else as long as it's FAST (don't ask me to grab loads of Tritanium ore and haul it 30 jumps).

Would also accept somewhere in the region of 130 MTGO Tickets.

Reikoku.
5  Economy / Goods / Re: Selling: 3x ATI 5850 (Sapphire) and 2x ATI 5870 (XFX) on: December 22, 2011, 03:15:05 PM
Please post here, not PM.

I will throw some pictures up when I get home on Saturday.
6  Economy / Goods / Selling: 3x ATI 5850 (Sapphire) and 2x ATI 5870 (XFX) on: December 22, 2011, 03:06:27 PM
Selling the five GPUs stated above. I am based in the EU.

First non-lowball offer takes them. Looking for at least 200BTC.

If I split them, you're paying shipping.

Buyer pays first unless very trusted. Bitcoin payment only.
7  Economy / Services / Re: Hiring somebody to help me setup my bitcoin mining rig. I can pay in bitcoins. on: October 08, 2011, 03:42:08 AM
Is your 1200W PSU running at 1200W peak or constant? If constant is only say 900W it won't be enough to run 5 cards.
8  Economy / Services / Re: Shades Minoco - A different type of mining company on: October 08, 2011, 03:38:17 AM
Just gonna throw up a bump for shakaru, known him since the early days and he's a great guy. I used to sell mining contracts and the management can be a real handful so nice to see someone else taking it on.
9  Economy / Goods / Re: 2x XFX 5870 for sale... on: October 06, 2011, 04:52:23 PM
PM me if serious.
10  Economy / Goods / 2x XFX 5870 for sale... on: October 06, 2011, 08:20:21 AM
Used. Looking for $180 or 45 BTC each.

EU-based. Can ship to anywhere in EU for $10 or 2.5 BTC.

Can get some pics soon, I'm out of the country at the moment.

Boxes are there, warranties haven't been registered and I've got the cards.
11  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [83 GH/sec] MineCo.in - PPLNS 0% Mining on: October 05, 2011, 10:51:27 AM
Hey Wuked,

Nice to see this is still running well.

Will come in IRC later to chat. Smiley
12  Economy / Goods / [EU] WTS 5870s and 5770s on: August 21, 2011, 10:48:53 AM
Trying to sell 2x XFX 5870 with boxes, they've been run for a month at 933/275 and got me about 430MH/s each. Asking 18 BTC each plus shipping.

Trying to sell 2x XFX 5770 with boxes, they've been run for 3 weeks (don't remember OC) and got me about 210MH/s each. Asking 10 BTC each plus shipping.

Warranties not yet registered so you can probably register those yourselves. Not 100% sure how this works.
13  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Somalia on: July 30, 2011, 12:59:18 AM
and the Islamic extremists would cease to have reason to exist and would ultimately disband.

Very true. Somalis are the most liberal Muslims I've ever met. It's just that the extremists are the lesser of two evils.

Now we just need some gutsy, heavily armed libertarians to move over there and establish some businesses to get things going.
+1
+1 more.


+1

If there was no war and I had the money I'd go there.

+1 more.
14  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Somalia on: July 29, 2011, 07:53:06 PM
Have you ever met a Somalian? Have you ever read the news from Somalia? It's a raging wars be with roaming warlords killing indiscriminately, like most states that end up anarchic.

Yeah, those anarchic shitholes are terrible. Nothing compared to statist utopias like Rwanda, Ethiopia, North Korea and Congo, where nobody ever dies for no good reason.
15  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Somalia on: July 29, 2011, 06:33:10 PM
No, that's pretty bad for any kind of zone. It's one of the lowest life expectancies in the world and most of the countries below it have rates of AIDS infection that go up to nearly 40% of the population. Well, them and Afghanistan. But even Iraq beats Somalia out by a solid 11 years.

And yet Somalia, despite being an open borders African country has a 0.2% adult AIDS prevelance.

I'm going to cross post my wall of text from the other thread:

Somalia is such a horribly flawed argument that I don't even know where to begin. First of all, I guess, the best idea would probably be some context.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise that you can't compare a East African nation which has been at constant civil war with would-be governments for the past two decades with a thriving developed state, so let's start by drawing our comparison between Somalia now and Somalia in 1991 when it had a state.

What's changed? Well according to this article, much has changed. This table is sourced with data from the BBC article linked:

Index19912011
Life Expectancy46 years50 years
Death Rate1916
GDP per capita$210$600
Infant Mortality116/1000109/1000
Access to Safe Water35%29%
Adult Literacy24%38%

Aside from the drop in access to safe water which is clearly a bad thing, I would say that Somalia has actually improved in its stateless condition. The average citizen is three times wealthier than he was in 1991, even accounting for inflation, he is twice as wealthy. He will live four years longer than he would have in 1991, he is 50% more likely to be able to read and write than he was in 1991. These are not signs of a country on the decline.

Here are some other choice quotes about Somalia from the article:

1. "Common sense dictates that security and stability are the necessary preconditions to economic development.

Since 26 January 1991, most of Somalia has had neither, yet the economy has not only been resilient, some sectors have shown remarkable growth."


2. "now someone can make a mobile call from anywhere in the country.

There are nine networks to choose from and they offer services from texting to mobile internet access."


Peter Little, in his 2003 book 'Somalia', notes that "there are still fees to be paid to greedy faction leaders and militia at ports and roadblocks, but levels of taxation and trade restrictions are considerably below what they were pre-1991".

Amoud University, set up in 1997, now employs 45 teachers, has 1,000 students and a library of over 100,000 books. It is respected as one of the best Universities in the Horn of Africa.

This table is produced from data from the Independent Institute's paper, comparing Somalia amongst 42 sub-Saharan countries. Statistic is a rank so higher is better (bold indicates improvement, or top 50% on a new measure):

Index20051990
Life Expectancy1837
Death Rate (per 1000)1737
Child Malnutrition20aN/A
Telephone Main Lines (per 1000)829b
Mobile Cellphones (per 1000)16N/A
Internet Users (per 1000)11N/A
Households with TV27cN/A
DPT Immunisation %4138d
Measles Immunisation %4238d
Access to Sanitation24N/A
Access to Clean Water41N/A
Tuberculosis Cases (per 1000)3140

a. Ranking out of 36
b. Ranking out of 41
c. Ranking out of 40
d. Ranking out of 39


Somalia does have private defense firms, you call them out as an extortion racket because they charge for their services? Last I checked, the government don't work for free. They have a working currency and a (primitive) legal system. The biggest issue with Somalia is inherent mistrust of the outside, their laws only extend to Somali citizens, so their chances of globalising are a flat zero. This is not consistent with libertarianism at all.

Having said that, there must be something the Somalians like about not having a state, or they wouldn't have successfully opposed every single one that tried to set itself up on their land in the past twenty years.

When you stop trying to compare imperfect anarchism with a perfect state, your arguments might make sense and have coherence. All forms of sociopolitical structure are imperfect, compare relevant shining beacons of the state like Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and DR Congo with Somalia. Compare pre-1991 Somalia with Somalia.

I would recommend that people actually take the time to understand the situation there before jumping for joy when they find an 'anarcho-capitalist' state which happens to be performing in a less-than-stellar manner.
16  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Closest thing to a libertarian utopia on: July 29, 2011, 06:02:35 PM
Somalia is such a horribly flawed argument that I don't even know where to begin. First of all, I guess, the best idea would probably be some context.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise that you can't compare a East African nation which has been at constant civil war with would-be governments for the past two decades with a thriving developed state, so let's start by drawing our comparison between Somalia now and Somalia in 1991 when it had a state.

What's changed? Well according to this article, much has changed. This table is sourced with data from the BBC article linked:

Index19912011
Life Expectancy46 years50 years
Death Rate1916
GDP per capita$210$600
Infant Mortality116/1000109/1000
Access to Safe Water35%29%
Adult Literacy24%38%

Aside from the drop in access to safe water which is clearly a bad thing, I would say that Somalia has actually improved in its stateless condition. The average citizen is three times wealthier than he was in 1991, even accounting for inflation, he is twice as wealthy. He will live four years longer than he would have in 1991, he is 50% more likely to be able to read and write than he was in 1991. These are not signs of a country on the decline.

Here are some other choice quotes about Somalia from the article:

1. "Common sense dictates that security and stability are the necessary preconditions to economic development.

Since 26 January 1991, most of Somalia has had neither, yet the economy has not only been resilient, some sectors have shown remarkable growth."


2. "now someone can make a mobile call from anywhere in the country.

There are nine networks to choose from and they offer services from texting to mobile internet access."


Peter Little, in his 2003 book 'Somalia', notes that "there are still fees to be paid to greedy faction leaders and militia at ports and roadblocks, but levels of taxation and trade restrictions are considerably below what they were pre-1991".

Amoud University, set up in 1997, now employs 45 teachers, has 1,000 students and a library of over 100,000 books. It is respected as one of the best Universities in the Horn of Africa.

This table is produced from data from the Independent Institute's paper, comparing Somalia amongst 42 sub-Saharan countries. Statistic is a rank so higher is better (bold indicates improvement, or top 50% on a new measure):
Index20051990
Life Expectancy1837
Death Rate (per 1000)1737
Child Malnutrition20aN/A
Telephone Main Lines (per 1000)829b
Mobile Cellphones (per 1000)16N/A
Internet Users (per 1000)11N/A
Households with TV27cN/A
DPT Immunisation %4138d
Measles Immunisation %4238d
Access to Sanitation24N/A
Access to Clean Water41N/A
Tuberculosis Cases (per 1000)3140

a. Ranking out of 36
b. Ranking out of 41
c. Ranking out of 40
d. Ranking out of 39


Somalia does have private defense firms, you call them out as an extortion racket because they charge for their services? Last I checked, the government don't work for free. They have a working currency and a (primitive) legal system. The biggest issue with Somalia is inherent mistrust of the outside, their laws only extend to Somali citizens, so their chances of globalising are a flat zero. This is not consistent with libertarianism at all.

Having said that, there must be something the Somalians like about not having a state, or they wouldn't have successfully opposed every single one that tried to set itself up on their land in the past twenty years.

When you stop trying to compare imperfect anarchism with a perfect state, your arguments might make sense and have coherence. All forms of sociopolitical structure are imperfect, compare relevant shining beacons of the state like Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and DR Congo with Somalia. Compare pre-1991 Somalia with Somalia.

I would recommend that people actually take the time to understand the situation there before jumping for joy when they find an 'anarcho-capitalist' state which happens to be performing in a less-than-stellar manner.
17  Economy / Goods / Re: [1.11 BTC] Cheapest EVE plex on the forum | Station Delivery | Fast on: July 27, 2011, 10:01:46 PM
I never got into STO, just seems so dull compared to Eve.
18  Economy / Invites & Accounts / Re: League of Legends Beta Account: All chars minus most recent 2. Tons of Skins! on: July 27, 2011, 09:54:21 PM
Can you PM me full details as well as EU or US?
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: How many people have you introduced to bitcoin? on: July 24, 2011, 10:27:38 PM
About 20.
20  Economy / Goods / Re: [WTS] Nintendo 3DS and Games! on: July 24, 2011, 10:21:31 PM
Subscribing and waiting for a price I can't refuse. Tongue

(i.e. it's not brand new, stop talking about 'going rate' as if it were)
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