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1  Other / Off-topic / Re: Worst Movies You Have Ever Watched on: September 25, 2018, 01:47:18 PM
Idiocracy, especially watching it now in 2018

Really? I haven't watched that film in a good while, but from what I remember of it it seems more relevant now than it did then and I enjoyed it. I know it's not exactly high art and is a bit silly but it's also a scarily accurate satire of today's climate. I really need to watch it again.


2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I bought bitcoin at $20k last year on: September 16, 2018, 01:08:14 PM
I got into the bitcoin again last year after losing all my 4.5 bitcoins to ponzi schemes early last year. I bought in bitcoin again at $20k. Now bitcoin is $6k+.  I'm regretting my actions.  Huh

Would you have regretted your actions if you bought in at $200? That's the gamble with investing. You can either cut your loses or if you believe in bitcoin long term then keep holding in the hope that bitcoin will once again reach 20k. Nothing is guaranteed though and maybe it will never get back there, but many people are optimistic.

Out of interest, how much did you invest? If you bought a small amount then there's probably not much you lost but if you bought multiple coins at $20k then that's a different matter.
3  Other / Off-topic / Re: Machine Gun Kelly Diss Eminem on his track Rap Devil. Any thoughts? on: September 16, 2018, 01:04:33 PM
Eminem responded with a diss song about MGK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxQTY-W6GIo

In my opinion Eminem won, his lines were simply better!

I disagree. Eminem killed him on flow and technique, but he's bound to as even MGK said we know he's the best rapper alive so obviously Em would kill him with skill, but its a battle of words and wit at the end of the day and I think Kelly hurt Eminem here more. If you watch Eminem's recent interview with Sway you could tell he was hurt and he even admitted to being petty. Eminem's diss was great, but I still think MGK's was better but I think it was easier for him as Eminem is a bigger target to attack. How much dirt does anybody know about MGK whilst everybody knows about Eminem's dirty laundry because it's been out in public for years.

Now, the new question is will MGK respond? I think he should probably just leave it unless he can top the first one.
4  Economy / Speculation / Re: Bitcoin possible price on the last quarter of 2018 on: September 14, 2018, 01:49:05 PM
It's already 'ber months, i really believe that this is the perfect time for bitcoin to pump up like old days, it is possible that bitcoin price will pump around $15000-$20000, so stay still and hold your BTC.

I really cannot see any good reason why it would go up by so much this year. There's just nothing on the horizon to back it up. I personally expect bitcoin to creep up a little by the November/early December, but not by much, and then possibly fall back down a bit near Xmas time and New Years like it did last year. Hopefully 2019/2020 will be much better for bitcoin especially with the halving coming up then.
5  Other / Off-topic / Re: Music Recommendations on: September 14, 2018, 01:21:34 PM
New Eminem album. A return to form for him. Nicki Minaj's is pretty good too, and I haven't been a fan of her previous albums apart from a few singles.

A good pop rock band that are underappreciated are Don Broco. Really catchy songs but without being over-polished like a lot of pop/rock bands these days (maroon 5 and onerepublic etc). Check out a few of their videos from their new album:

"Greatness"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpnzmvp-VTg
Come Out To LA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc8VGHTlKts
6  Other / Off-topic / Re: Machine Gun Kelly Diss Eminem on his track Rap Devil. Any thoughts? on: September 13, 2018, 06:29:15 PM
Machine Gun Kelly Diss Eminem on his track Rap Devil. Any thoughts?

I guess I'll ask.  Why do you care?  Does it effect your life in any way? 

It's cool I just can't get into shit like this as I have absolutely no skin in the game.   



I think a better question would you why do you care? If you don't care then why even comment? It's like asking why anyone cares about about a film or any other piece of art or entertainment.

I think this is just a PR stunt. Young rappers are always trying to beef with seasoned rappers, which works well for both of them to get their name in the news!

PR stunt for who? Eminem doesn't need to pull any stunts like this. He could have just released another crappy pop album and gone platinum. MGK was just responding to what Eminem said in his song and Eminem actually had MGK blackballed from his radio station over some petty joke MGK made about his daughter. Both obviously benefit from the publicity that surrounds the 'beef' but it's not some orchestrated PR campaign from either of them.
7  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Why I don't Support KYC in cryptocurrency as it is on: September 13, 2018, 05:17:14 PM
If an ICO wants to go more legit within the existing world and comply with certain authorities, you most certainly need to do a kyc. If you want to reach traditional investors, this is the way to go also to be tradable on upcoming security token exchanges such as Polymath GBX or tZERO. I think the development of blockchain goes quicker in finding a way between evolution and revolution, implement it in the existing world and get a bit away from the thoughts of max disruption.

Anonymity was most probably one of the core ideas of the bitcoin network, but chaos was maybe not. Imo a system needs to operate in a somehow regulated framework, there should not be any profiting third party though. I further understand the privacy concerns and fear of data abuse. This again, i think will clearly be a part of the future technology dominant world, and we need to have kind of a digital identity. Therefore, data and IT security have a huge relevance within this area where it's all about trust.

It's probably not that they 'want' to go legit but are now being forced to because not doing so is illegal. Lets be honest, it was only a matter of time before the authorities started clamping down on the wild wild west that the ICO market has become. It's basically a free for all for scammers and they've certainly been taking advantage of it.
8  Other / Off-topic / Re: Why most people would like to travel around the world? on: September 13, 2018, 04:37:19 PM
Hi all,

talking with other people and reading forums around i have realized that the majority of the people dream to could travel around the world .
Many people also dream to get paid to travel e.g. as a photographer or something similar.
At the same time most of these people have not experienced  this thing they dream of or they have experienced it for a small time e.g. vacations.

Well, having done a job where i had to travel around the world for several years and i was getting paid (i was a skipper) i do not think that it is so nice after all.

It is very tiresome to be all the time somewhere else , not having people that they love you / know you , around you not having roots in short words.

So i wonder . Why so many people dream about traveling? Is it from ignorance? Is it because they cannot understand how tiresome it can be? or is it because they do not value enough their home and family/relatives/friends ? or something else?

Thank you for your time reading this.

Regards.

Probably nobody is saying that they want to be constantly traveling. When people say they want to travel the globe it should be pretty obvious why. Who doesn't want to see multiple different countries or tick places and activities off their bucket list. People like vacations but it wouldn't be a vacation if it was constant. I'd love to travel the world, but maybe over several years or a take a year out or something to do so, but I certainly don't want to spend the entire rest of my life traveling. It sounds like you just had a job where you had to travel, but probably didn't spend significant time in each of the places you visited and I could understand how that would be tedious, but I think you're misunderstanding what people are saying.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What new feature could potentially make bitcoin more valuable? on: September 13, 2018, 02:34:48 PM
I think scarcity and high demand will be the main factor that makes bitcoin rise and uptrend.

then good news, no panic, no FUD and positive support from the world.

But none of those are new features which is what this thread is about.

What do you mean by feature exactly? Something new added to bitcoin?  Undecided The only thing that makes the value go up is more demand so we need more people on board for that to happen. Keep spreading the word if that's what you want to see.
You do not really understand how this works, what do you think is going to make demand of bitcoin to increase? Or do you think the demand of bitcoin is going to grow out of nowhere? There needs to be a reason for the price to increase if not then that is just a speculation and one of the most important things that can make the price to go up is the addition of new features to bitcoin.

I don't understand how this works? I'm not sure what you said has anything to do with what I said or how that means that I don't understand. I think this is more a case of you not understanding what I said because where did I say demand grows out of nowhere? You're just making things up that I never said or just plainly just misunderstood what I said.

You also didn't state what 'new' feature bitcoin needs. Bitcoin likely won't have any new features and if it does it'll probably become a new fork.
10  Economy / Speculation / Re: Bitcoin may reach $ 20,000 by the end of this year? on: September 12, 2018, 05:51:24 PM
I really can't see bitcoin getting to anywhere near 20k this year. Maybe within a few years but it's even entirely possible we'll never see that figure again.

Everyone has the right to predict the price of bitcoin but with a note they have rationale why they mention the prediction that the price of bitcoin will rise and otherwise. But what I always consider is that many people say that history will repeat itself and so will the crypto currency market decline but with some things going to happen in the future the price of crypto currency will rise again. The other side is that every bitcoin price movement is strongly influenced by several factors and the main factor that I know is regulation. Whereas in 2018 there were many regulations from several countries that refused to use crypto currency and this is why I think that the first reason 'history will repeat itself' will never be the same.

You're right everyone has a right for prediction, but most aren't worth paying attention to. It's called speculation for a reason.
11  Other / Off-topic / Re: Any good horror movies recently ? on: September 12, 2018, 05:45:43 PM
Two horror movies I watched recently that were really great were Hereditary and A Quiet Place. Hereditary was far superior though and genuinely had a few great thrills in it and not just cheap jump scares. I recommend it for even those who don't like horrors, especially as it's not just another dime a dozen, run of the mill fright fest

I actually found both of these to be a disappointment. Everybody raved about Hereditary and the trailer for the film looked great, but the actual film wasn't really that eerie, though I will give credit for great direction and cinematography, but the story just wasn't that interesting and thought was a bit cliche. I thought the first 20 minutes up to the decapitation scene was great, but after that it just lost my interest and I wasn't spooked once. I agree with these criticisms:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a32JGznmlLk
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is bitcoin just a big bubble that is ready to burst anytime soon? on: September 11, 2018, 04:07:14 PM
There has been a lot of speculation of bitcoin being a big bubble ready to burst,what are your thoughts about it

It could be and the few great rises and falls we've been through already over the years could certainly be described as bubbles. Maybe we will see many more bubbles over the next few years as well, but one thing I know is nobody can say for certain whether it will eventually pop for good or not and only time will tell. I hope it doesn't but it's one thing we have to keep in mind.
13  Other / Off-topic / Re: Machine Gun Kelly Diss Eminem on his track Rap Devil. Any thoughts? on: September 11, 2018, 04:04:11 PM
Video of the song for those that aren't familiar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp0BScQSSvg

Thought it was great. Both a scathing diss that had a lot of truths about Eminem and at the same time quite respectful and paying his dues. Eminem behaved childishly and over-reacted having MGK blackballed from his radio station just because he made a joke about his daughter.

The real question is whether Eminem will respond or not and if he does will it be better than MGKs? Obviously Eminem is a far better rapper but does he know enough about MGK or has enough dirt on him to be effective? I'm not sure he does and that's why this diss was so effective because Eminem is a bigger target and his dirty laundry is already out in the public domain so it's easier to attack him. What do people know about MGK? Not much I expect. 

Either way this is going to do wonders for MGKs career  Cheesy.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Anyone here got into crypto before 2017? How was it before the hype? on: September 08, 2018, 01:16:44 PM
I spoke with few friends recently about the hype that the crypto market received at the end of 2017.
I wonder how was it before 2017.
Was the market easy to manipulate?
pump and dumps were more common?
Were people more into ICO's? the ICO image was better than it is today?




Pump and dumps and market manipulation have been going on for years. They're nothing new and will likely continue to happen. ICOs seem to be growing more and more each month but they'll probably die off eventually as investors get tired of all the scams and losing money on them. I think people will become more wise to them and where they put their money and only invest in the ones that actually have something worthwhile behind them, but at the moment the majority of them are just get rick quick schemes.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: whats the point with bitcoin donations? on: September 08, 2018, 01:06:32 PM
The same reason as any other donation. Not everyone just speculates with bitcoin either. I personally do hold more bitcoins than I spend, but I like to make a few purchases every now and again. I've never donated any bitcoins though, but that's because I rarely donate to anything, and I value my money.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I LOVE PANIC SELLERS on: September 07, 2018, 12:32:58 PM
I don't. I prefer panic buyers. Please keep panicking and buying as much bitcoin as you can. I'll keep holding in the meantime Grin.

I personally Love PANIC SELLERS, and I hope there can be a section on these platform where they register so that people like me can contact them to buy CHEAP from they..
Yes, i love it too, because I can buy more assets because that situation. But, sometime panic sell is not bad, i guess it's a strategy to their cut loss.

But do you really always manage to buy on the low and do it every time it falls? It's very hard to time right and know where the bottom is, and there could be that time when it keeps on falling and you might be waiting a while to sell at a profit again.
17  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-09-01] Japan’s National Police Installing Crypto Transaction Tracking Syst on: September 04, 2018, 11:59:42 AM
...
has it never ocurred to them that the best idea would be spending like 1/10 of the designated funds
and simply create a couple of mixers for coins and advertise them thouroughly
this way you will have your hands on many coins that are stolen,tainted etc.
*gifts the idea for free to all the cybercrime agencies out there

Maybe they are doing this already. You canīt really know,
who is actually running the popular mixers. It is entirely possible
that they already know way more about cryptocurrency transaction
tracking than they admit.

This reminds me of the TOR exit nodes where it is also widely suspected
that government agencies control a non-negligible percentage of all nodes.

The NSA probably already are. If a government is already doing this then most probably won't announce they're doing so so they can catch more people with it. If it becomes public knowledge that they're doing this then people will change their behavior to try avoid detection.
18  Other / Off-topic / Re: music on: September 04, 2018, 11:52:04 AM
Loving the new surprise Eminem album "Kamikaze" he just dropped. Just him going in hard on the bars over great beats. None of the pop rap rubbish he's been putting out over the past few albums.
19  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2018-09-01] Why Do So Many Blockchain Startups Create Their Own Coins? on: September 03, 2018, 08:54:28 PM
They're created because they've become the new fad in investing. Most of them are just ways for companies to get money from gullible or naive investors often for a company or product that is at best half-assed and wouldn't get investment any other way. There's no real regulatory body monitoring ICOs so most of them can do what they want and there's no repercussions if they screw up and don't deliver what they promised which is what seems to happen to most of them.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Re: Should I invest to Bitcoin or Ethereum? on: September 03, 2018, 08:50:16 PM
I see that BTC and ETH are two coins which had the highest capitalization on Coinmarketcap.
But I don't know why Bitcoin is still up and ETH always keeps current price.
Why was that happening? And in this time, should I invest to Bitcoin or Ethereum?
Thank you!

Why not invest in both? Don't put all your eggs in one - or in the case two- baskets. Either split your investment 50/50 or go with whatever coin you think has the potential for the biggest gains.
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