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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Unique platform for investors on: June 26, 2018, 10:21:26 PM
Profitable probably only airdrop Grin Shocked
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Unique platform for investors on: June 26, 2018, 10:17:53 PM
Thank you for giving us such a service!
Thank you for doing this job and finding ICO where I can without investing my money.
I love your mom
3  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Fan Speed vs Heat on: July 15, 2011, 07:27:47 PM
Fans do not last forever. Presumably the longer you run them at high speeds, the shorter the fan's lifespan will be.
4  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Other is closing in on 50% on: July 07, 2011, 06:01:49 PM
Deep was in the land of DDoS at that time
Correction: it *is* in the land of DDoS at *this* time.
5  Other / Off-topic / Re: Please, stop having children. (Discussion about overpopulation) on: July 03, 2011, 05:12:16 PM
This not true at all.  The Renaissance stemmed from people being released from the confines of a Feudal/Monarchical system of control.  In 13th century Italy, where it had it's beginnings(and spread over centuries from there) people were experiencing Political and Social freedoms.  This intellectual awakening flowed into more than just the Political and Social realms.  When people are free you will see them reach far beyond their grasp and accomplish amazing things.
I don't think we are in disagreement here. With political/social freedom comes economic freedom. Feudal lords and monarchs stopped taking and wasting people's money/resources/labor/time. People are allowed to keep more of their money/resources, save it for emergencies/retirement, invest it in productive endeavors, etc. Savings allows for free time - to become entrepreneurs, and push the limits of our knowledge. How can you say "this is not true at all" when we are in perfect agreement?
6  Other / Off-topic / Re: BitTorrent is ten years old today. on: July 03, 2011, 05:07:49 PM
When I duplicate .avi files I have absolutely no intention of theft from hollywood studios.

Huh So your argument is that duplication is not theft because its not theft? Or that duplication is not theft because you don't intend it to be? Neither constitutes an argument. An objective court of law determines your true intent - you do not get to claim it, and have it presumed to be true.
7  Other / Off-topic / Re: BitTorrent is ten years old today. on: July 03, 2011, 05:05:40 PM
The same argument can be extended to the Internet as a whole.
Agreed. Your point?


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As such it does not hold a an effective criticism of P2P sharing systems.
As such? Were you planning on providing an argument? Or are you simply going to define theft out of existence for certain realms?

The fact that a large network of computers is involved in a theft does not mean a theft did not occur. It just means it is more difficult to place blame. But that is what a court of law is for - to gather all the facts of the situation and at determine who is to blame, to what extent, etc. The same goes for, say, a mob stampede/riot.
8  Other / Off-topic / Re: BitTorrent is ten years old today. on: July 03, 2011, 05:01:02 PM

Perhaps it's a moral issue, but simply having a duplicate of my wallet.dat is not theft.

Just like having a duplicate key to my apartment is not the same as stealing my TV.
It depends on intent. Nobody goes around duplicating apartment keys for no reason. It takes work, time, money to do that. The key is a means to an end, not the end in itself.
9  Other / Off-topic / Re: BitTorrent is ten years old today. on: July 03, 2011, 03:42:22 PM
the indefensible moral issue of theft

...as compared to the defensible moral issue of duplication.

Please, allow me to duplicate your wallet.dat, seeing as there is nothing wrong with mere duplication. It's all just ones and zeroes, after all. Information wants to be free!  Roll Eyes
10  Other / Off-topic / Re: BitTorrent is ten years old today. on: July 03, 2011, 03:37:17 PM
Taking the unearned is not freedom. It is the violation of individual rights, and is necessarily opposed to freedom.

Besides the indefensible moral issue of theft, services like bittorrent - when used to steal property - help inflate the same sort of economic bubbles that we have seen (and increasingly will see) bursting, by creating artificial demand that would not exist in a free market that upholds and protects property rights. As one example, a software company suddenly inundated with support calls/emails/forum posts from thieves using their software, is forced to either a) hire more support staff, or b) lock down their support services. In either case, wealth is malinvested and user experience degraded.

Do not want for that which you cannot or will not voluntarily trade.
11  Other / Off-topic / Re: Please, stop having children. (Discussion about overpopulation) on: July 03, 2011, 03:13:43 PM
Please have more children! We need more division of labor! The ability to specialize brings technological progress in all fields, whether science, engineering, medicine, etc. The ability to pursue a career in a field that you enjoy is only made possible by the fact that all other necessities have been taken care of for you. The Renaissance was only possible once people had free time to think.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: MT GOX... 5 DAYS PASSED!!! Where is my Liberty Reserve? on: July 03, 2011, 12:41:38 PM
Mind your own business my friend.

You post on a public forum, and then tell people to mind their own business?!?!

13  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [330 GH/s] "Eligius" pool: almost feeless PPS, hoppers welcome, no registration on: July 03, 2011, 12:37:57 PM
I'm still waiting my unpaid EU balance. The US one was received promptly when Luke-Jr said it would, but nothing yet for EU.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: A disadvantage of NOT being recognized as currency by governments on: July 02, 2011, 01:37:34 PM
Ok, the person has contacted me in a panic by email. He is really sorry and having anxiety attacks about it.
He's only in a panic about being caught. Where were the anxiety attacks when he was hatching the scheme?

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But I worry what if he wasn't and I told?
It will be up to him to recover his reputation through honest transactions.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: A disadvantage of NOT being recognized as currency by governments on: July 01, 2011, 08:14:00 PM
only remaining anonymous because I promised before the conversation expecting some type of business deal

You have no responsibility to someone trying to commit fraud. If I tell you to promise to keep a secret, and then reveal to you that my secret is that I am a lifetime conman or a serial killer, you do not have a responsibility to keep my secret.

On the contrary, you have a responsibility to let people know who is attempting this fraud, so that people may protect themselves from this scum. He's likely conning unwitting people in the Bitcoin Marketplace right now.

So, who is it?
16  Other / Off-topic / Re: Very annoying: unnecessary abbreviations on: July 01, 2011, 01:37:22 PM
This is quite beyond the length with which I am accustomed, so I have chosen not to proceed with examining the contents of your post. (tl;dr)
17  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Mark Ames on Ayn Rand on: July 01, 2011, 02:05:28 AM
After all without Medicare and Social Security 90%+ of you can expect to be bunking up with said elders once they have trip and fall or otherwise have a health problem that they can't afford or their insurance won't cover. 
With my savings from not paying into Medicare/Social Security, my parents/grandparents will be living better off than they would be under Medicare. For those people who chose not to save for their parents' elderly care, that is their responsibility, not mine.
18  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Mark Ames on Ayn Rand on: July 01, 2011, 01:00:34 AM
it's just more blatantly hypocritical bullshit peddled by a nasty old hypocrite of a woman.
The woman constructs a whole philosophical system, giving you ample opportunity to inspect and discover flaws in her logic, and the best you're capable of mustering is an ad hominem?

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she's often used as the inspiration for killing medicare
As she should be. Other things that should rightly be gotten rid of: medicaid, social security, minimum wage, etc.

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and yet IIRC she utilized medicare at the end of her life to pay for her cancer (or whatever it was) treatment.
She would only be a hypocrite if she pulled an Alan Greenspan, and advocated one thing earlier in her life, but advocated another thing later in life. She was always opposed to the medicare program, but her moral system demonstrates that there is no problem with taking advantage of medicare (which is forcibly funded with taxpayer dollars), so long as you continue advocating for its abolishment.

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All you really need to know to understand Ayn Rand's books is that she was a rich girl who's family lost everything when the revolution came through her town, and that that traumatic event framed her thinking for the rest of her life.
This is exactly why she has a better insight than most. She has first-hand experience with the logical conclusion of the altruistic system under which her family was destroyed: communism.

You pretend that a person's arguments can be refuted by discovering that they're motivated by their experiences with reality. By that logic, everyone's arguments can be refuted. In truth though, your rebuttal is a simple ad hominem fallacy, and will be disregarded.
19  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Mark Ames on Ayn Rand on: June 30, 2011, 11:53:38 PM
Brilliant.. how? The typical "Ayn Rand type" was a "heavy metal headbanger who worshipped Charles Manson"?! Huh

I've only been to one Objectivist Conference in my time, but I didn't see a single one in the lot that fit that description. It reminded me more of a meeting of businessmen than death worshippers. Clearly his assertion is not based in reality.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Which do you prefer more - Sex or Bitcoins? on: June 29, 2011, 07:57:22 PM
Missing options: Sexcoins! or Bitsex! I see new market potential! Tongue
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