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1  Other / Off-topic / Re: So many online stores doing dropshipping from China, is quality sacrificed? on: September 24, 2018, 05:11:57 PM
I wouldn't make a blanket condemnation of every dropshippable item you can find online, particularly at Alibaba. You need to proceed in a case by case basis. This is also the reason why you succeed initially at dropshipping when you are more careful and choosy about the stuff you offer, because you can do more research on the manufacturers. But, when sucess makes you scale, such 'micro-managing' research becomes difficult or impossible, and then the whole op turns sloppy.

If you can steer around these obstacles, this is a lucrative field for 'easy money' where once you set up ops, minimal further attention is needed.
2  Other / Off-topic / Re: Electric car - do you like it? on: September 24, 2018, 12:32:11 AM
Regarding the problem of range and issues of charging time on long distance trips, I think instead of recharge points en route, there should be battery swapping stations, where the mechanics can replace the onboard batteries with fully recharged ones in a couple of minutes at the most. For this, the battery will need to be owned by the company, as there will be a new set with each trip to the 'gas station'.

Also, I have noticed the problem that an electric car is very silent. Often, it's moving past you, and you don't even realise it, there are no audio cues. Hence, there should be some speaker to generate a particular sound to make people aware of the presence of the car in their vicinity.

These are my main issues with fully electric cars for now.

3  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Shitcoin Offering [SCAM Slayer] on: September 23, 2018, 08:19:19 PM
Hello guys! I invite you to my community to detect ICO scams projects with me!

Read my articles here

Join me! Wink

I like the writing style in your reviews. Reminds me of game reviews, and it is very readable and entertaining.

If you have some telegenic skills; like a nice conversational style with good diction and good screen presence, you will certainly do well on YouTube and other similar platforms. The particular style that I suggest you try out is the one adopted by game review shows on television channels, as that's your inner passion as revealed by your writing style.

Should you venture to try this out, do keep us informed here on this forum.  You have my best wishes for Your success!  Smiley
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Launching new ICO on: September 18, 2018, 07:49:36 PM
The funny thing about the original post is that while talking all the time about 'launching new ICO' in the title, the OP scrupulously disregards any mention of ICO in the content. So, yes, even if some interesting stuff is on sale, it is not any coin/ token but physical goods that need to be paid via fiat, without any Blockchain or Cryptocurrency.
5  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: ****Seeking Full Stack Developer**** on: September 17, 2018, 11:26:06 PM
what is the full stack developer going to get? Potatoes?

Virtual potatoes that he can devour in 'online only' mode.   Cheesy
6  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Open Source Social Media on: September 17, 2018, 09:29:20 AM
We are a team developing a new open source social media.We have been working on this project since the first adpocolyspe problem on youtube arised. Today based on the recent issues, we think the existing social media needs a change and the changes have to originate from the community itself. We realized that if more participants join the community the more successful our project will be. Therefore, we are looking for motivated participants to join the community.
The main idea of the project is to give the ability to the creator to directly make contracts with the advertisers. The main goal is to change the incentive from content going viral to the quality of the content. The next step is to create a guardian system similar to blockchain miners but instead of verifying transactions they will verify content quality. We have furthermore ideas, but like I mentioned before first we need to make our community grow! We are specifically looking for front-end developers, graphic designers, and copywriters but any other help is welcome.
Please contact me if you feel we need the same change in social media!!!


Seems interesting at first glance, but it would be better if you can show a demo site that displays the feature/benefit set you claim.

7  Other / Off-topic / Re: are captchas going Crazy? on: September 16, 2018, 10:49:15 PM
LOL  Cheesy
I faced similar ones in the past and was also wondering if it's just coincidence.

BTW you know nothing about captchas  Roll Eyes if you haven't faced Rapidshare's ones in the last period of that site great popularity:

It wasn't about checking if you're human, it was more like test of your skills - survival of the fittest  Grin

LOL, I can see a cat in only two letters, not four; and I can't even decipher what those letters are.   Cheesy
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / ICO promotion by dancing to techno music on-stage at a Blockchain Conference on: September 16, 2018, 02:59:57 PM
A couple of months back, I watched the proceedings of a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency conference, perhaps in Seattle, courtesy of the Instagram live story feature of an Influencer. Most of the presentations were standard and clinical.

Then this ICO bunch came on-stage. Music blared out, the room darkened except for stage lights, and then these guys started grooving to the music as a means of promoting their Cryptocurrency. The influencer flipped out and terminated the live feed at that point!

What do you folk think of this strategy? I for one will never take them seriously. Will you? Or, is it that these guys raised some seed funds, found out that's as far as they could ever go because their coin was all wrong, and then decided to make the best 'use' of their funds to have a gala time on stage and during the conference. Do you agree with me that they should've been more reserved, because after this infraction nobody will ever take them seriously ever, their reputation seems tarred and feathered by this indiscretion?

9  Other / Off-topic / Re: Machine Gun Kelly Diss Eminem on his track Rap Devil. Any thoughts? on: September 16, 2018, 01:17:56 PM

Either way this is going to do wonders for MGKs career  Cheesy.

Tru dat.  A johnny come lately seeks parity with a legendary genius. Hoe does he go about achieving that? He seeks some personal weakness of the target, forcing a response. Viola, in the public's eye you're already associated with him now. Eminem and MGK are now on the same boat as far as the people are concerned.  Mission accomplished!

Eminem should've best ignored him, rather than ban him and thus make him famous.  OTOH, salute to MGK's marketing team. Crafty, devilish, but very, very clever.   Cheesy
10  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: How can I build communities on: September 16, 2018, 10:08:36 AM
Basically, first you will need to disclose your project, and display a sufficiently impressive website so that people can be attracted to your project. That's the core of any community: a magnetic attractor of an idea. If it's workable, your community will build up organically over time through the network effect of the growing interactions.

But, all of this takes time. You seem to be in a hurry, seeing that you are rushing into forming a community without having a core powerful idea that you can express through an elevator pitch here on this thread. Many people take the short cut of buying their community so that everything seems impressive right from the very start, but these things get exposed and eventually fall through in the long run.

So, take your time, and progress methodically, one step at a time, starting with your attractive pitch. That way, you are sure to succeed!

11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Satoshi's Bitcoin interpreted as a 'system patch' that forestalls the Revolution on: September 15, 2018, 02:37:06 PM
Satoshi Nakamoto's original vision of Bitcoin as an honest alternative to fraudulent and crony-capitalist Federal Banks sought to take the power of creation of money away from the Central Banks and put it in the hands of the common man. What was the alternative?

An overthrow of the prevailing corrupt system orchestrated on the lines of the Communust insurrection in Russia, China, and elsewhere. These sought to physically overpower and overthrow the offending institutions, and proceeded to replace them with financial institutions acting per their ideology. The Soviets attempted and lost, the Chinese and Vietnamese deftly side-steppped the issue, and the latest wannabe Venezuela has now ended up neck deep in the financial quagmire.

In this light, Bitcoin seems like a welcome ray of light, a beautiful alternative to the cancerous polity that is decaying the Western body politic. But for this schematic to work, the mechanics of Bitcoin have to be less 'malleable'. How so?

Whereas Bitcoin is expected to transcend the nation state, a majority of the miners operate out of China exploiting it's subsidised electricity. Secondly, those very institutions that corrupted the fiat dispensation are now looking to make merry in the Bitcoin arena with their synthetic (non-BTC based) trade offerings.

So, while Bitcoin offers these perennial offenders a chance to reform and redeem themselves within the ambit of a peaceful transition; if they continue their old '1 percent' ways, then not only will their system fail, worryingly it'll drag down Bitcoin with it.

Then, the only option will be a new ideological 'system reset' that physically overpowers and removes the extant institutions; and Bitcoin well may find itself unfortunately entangled with these latter ones in that case.  Therefore, it is important for Bitcoin to discover this ideological situational awareness, in preparation for the troubled times ahead.

Chris Hedges, author of the book, 'America, A Farewell Journey' states that the amount of quantitative easing that ended up fattening the economic criminal bankers of the 2008 recession episode could have ensured not just Universal Basic Income for every citizen, but also free health care and education for every American, and great improvements in the crumbling infrastructure. But, it went to the 1 percent. In previous times these were the outrages that fomented revolution.

Hence, Bitcoin needs to do it's own 'housekeeping' on these matters, not only to avoid the backdraft from these evils, but also so that it can remain robust should such a physical systemic overthrow, that renders the Bitcoin introduction infructuous, take place.

In fact, Bitcoin could explore the possibility of forestalling such physical revolution through it's own unique policies and abilities to influence the economic situation. But, for that, the Bitcoin community must realise this ideological situation, and elevate Bitcoin above it's current 'novel commodity for trading and profiteering' status. The vision of Bitcoin as set forth in Satoshi's paper was expansive and idealistic, but operationally it seems just like another profit-making tool of the '1 percent'. This needs to change.

12  Other / Off-topic / Re: Honey is a the healthy on: September 15, 2018, 01:20:57 PM
I like Eucalyptus honey the best. It tastes different from all other honeys, and somewhat similar to the taste of Ferradol, an Iron tonic I used to take as a child.

btw, it's called Eucalyptus honey because the bees are raised in a plantation comprising exclusively of Eucalyptus trees. Hence, the bees can only source these flowers, and their honey ends up with that characteristic and unique flavour.

You gotta try it out at least once! You can find it in a local health store, or on Amazon.
13  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Prerequisites needed for a project manager in blockchain project on: September 15, 2018, 01:12:16 PM
Hallo All. I would like to participate on a project in blockchain/ICO. What should I know? How can I start to build myself?

What's your background? Are you an expert coder? How many (computing) languages do you know, and what's your level of expertise in each of them?

Speaking of Project Management, what are your relevant formal qualifications? Do you have any hands-on PM experience, preferably in an IT context?

You need to add your resume to any such post you make. Else, there's no way to evaluate your capabilities.

14  Other / Off-topic / Re: How high is the possibility of us living like the people in Wall-E on: September 15, 2018, 08:09:56 AM
You know the ones who are just sitting all day in front of a monitor drinking milkshake? We already have VR headsets so we do not even have to look at a monitor. It can provide us an alternative reality that is to our liking. I am not sure how we could stay healthy that way. Maybe instead of milkshake we can drink the shakes made by health nuts?

Couch surfing never made anyone healthy, and invariably had detrimental effects on their health and life-span. Wall-E is literally cartoon fiction, so it's best to leave it at that. Just imagine plotting your next moves based upon observations of some episode of Tom & Jerry! You'll have better luck with The Simpsons though.
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: What keeps you here, why? on: September 14, 2018, 09:19:50 PM
This forum is highly recommended for anybody with the slightest interest in crypto. Accordingly, I'm here.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Nucleus Vision ditches Telegram! Will other ICOs follow? on: September 14, 2018, 08:42:12 PM
So, Nucleus Vision is shutting down it's Telegram channel. By way of explanation, they have said that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, and their own website are sufficient enough to get their message across to their userbase, and to interact with them. Glad that finally somebody has seen some sense. Smiley
The way most Telegram channels of ICOs function, it's inevitable that Telegram is about to become redundant in ICO marketing strategies.
17  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Your Whitepaper is copied,What do you think about the white paper plagiarism? on: September 14, 2018, 05:40:20 PM
Plagiarism automatically involves copyright violation; and the remedies are financially stringent for the offenders. If it's an ICO, then their entire corpus amount raised in the ICO can be seized by law, and additional penalties imposed on the team, including perhaps the advisors.

With so much to lose, why would a genuine promoter indulge in copying? Therefore, the likelihood is that it's a scam setup from the very outset, wherein the cheats who launch it have no expectations beyond ripping off innocent and ignorant retail investors of a few hundred quid at a time. These scammers may be making at best a few thousand quid per scam; but with so many scam sites that they launch at once, they could pocket a cool hundred thousand quid or more across all their scam sites. And, since their gains per site are too insignificant, nobody pursues them for copyright violations.

Will Satoshi Nakamoto pursue a charge of copyright infringement against that last mentioned ICO which copied the abstract of his original paper verbatim?!
18  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Looking for social startup investment via blockchain on: September 12, 2018, 06:10:08 AM
I would like to fund my social startup via blockchain. I realized that most of startups here are getting funded via ICOs, they create coins and they distribute coins to investors. My app is social one like Snapchat or Vine, it doesn't require coins. Can I look for investment via blockchain without ICO and coins?

Your request has a fundamental contradiction that makes it unlikely to work. If your product doesn't require any coin/token, then it's not on the blockchain. The coin /token is necessary to keep on mining, and thereby keep that blockchain alive.

You can look for investments without ICO and coins, but that's traditional investing. Given these constraints, you may seek out the Angels and VCs, or try your luck at some of the crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.
19  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: How to find early investors ? on: September 10, 2018, 06:51:21 AM
Have you formed a Company yet? Investors require all such formal devices to be in place. You will also require to lawyer up for all the various documents relating to your new Company, as well as the actual documents relating to the Investment proper.

Getting the terms of Investment correct is very important for your future. While for now you might care only about the money, these terms come into play at a later date when operational factors and your stake come into play.

Read up the masses of content on various startup fora, whether on Reddit, or elsewhere. Also, simple Google searches; there's no short cut to due diligence!

20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BlackRock ETF, Antonopoulous and the Bitcoin Bubble on: September 07, 2018, 03:16:52 PM

I really wish to understand where all this is going. I honestly am beginning to feel that we cannot really bank on anyone.

Not even Wall Street or the institutionalized investors.

The global financial markets are irrational, period.  When Bitcoin entered the mainstream sometime back last year, (if not a few years prior to that), it implicitly endorsed this sentiment, and wrapped itself around it.

Welcome to chaos; where sleazy maeket-makers dictate the trends, and simpletons get trampled upon in the incessant stampedes.

When a new innovation that took it upon itself to upend the extant system seeks to traverse the territories of that very system; don't even for a moment inagine that the denizens of that territory would be kindly disposed toward this upstart.  The knives were always out for Bitcoin; their reticence is more a functuon of the desire in the carver to get the best cut, rather than any self-saving functionality in the upstart itself.

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