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61  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: "All cryptography is breakable" criticism on: September 30, 2012, 07:09:39 PM
So what's the supposed danger here? Some super quantum computer manages to instantly solve all of the blocks and thus take all of the new coins?
62  Economy / Speculation / Re: another hype before halving or not ? on: September 13, 2012, 01:44:41 PM
I'm pretty confident that the average price will go up but I'm not sure how soon after. I'm looking at somewhat long term, not just days. I'm mining off of one machine and I'm holding onto my coins and seeing what happens over at least a few months after the halving.
63  Economy / Goods / Re: [WTS] ACTUAL certification exam questions and answers for 1 BTC on: March 17, 2012, 01:15:27 PM
I'm very interested!
64  Economy / Services / Looking for strong Go players. on: September 06, 2011, 10:55:07 PM
I'm actively working on becoming a 1 dan in Go. This is my first goal. I'm seeking out mid to high dan or even professional level players for tutoring. If anyone here is that strong and feels like they might be a good enough teacher to train me to 1 dan, please let me know. I'm just hit 5k on KGS but I'm thinking I'll do well enough to get to 4k fairly soon. Thanks!
65  Economy / Goods / WTB - micro sd to mini sd adapter on: August 03, 2011, 06:07:05 AM
If anyone has one, name your price! Thanks.
66  Economy / Goods / Re: Would anyone be interested in New/Used video games for all consoles? on: August 02, 2011, 10:46:38 AM
Saturn - Panzer Dragoon Saga, Guardian Heroes, Dragon Force.

In stock? Prices?
67  Economy / Goods / Re: Sapphire Radeon Xtreme HD 5850 FOR ONLY $145!!ˇˇ on: July 27, 2011, 09:31:31 PM
Do a search around for another and see if you can find one for under $250. Even $160 is an amazing price. But if you buy 2 or more, the shipping is about the same. So, it ended up being about $155 each for me.
68  Economy / Goods / Re: Sapphire Radeon Xtreme HD 5850 FOR ONLY $145!!ˇˇ on: July 27, 2011, 02:43:09 PM
Thanks for this link. I just ordered 2!
69  Economy / Goods / Re: {wts} Sapphire 5830 & Asus 5830 on: July 17, 2011, 09:48:39 PM
What is current bid on the sapphire?
70  Economy / Services / Re: Game & Web Programming on: July 16, 2011, 11:44:48 PM
What game libraries can you use? SDL? Allegro?
71  Economy / Services / Re: Wanted: Way to spam a cellphone with thousands of text messages on: July 13, 2011, 03:14:40 PM
Post his number on 4chan. That's real potential damage.
72  Economy / Invites & Accounts / Re: Google+ Google Plus invites FREE on: July 13, 2011, 04:57:22 AM
*raises hand*
73  Economy / Goods / Re: Custom clothing anyone? on: July 12, 2011, 03:16:16 AM
How much would a basic "large" cotton t-shirt with a picture on it cost?
74  Economy / Economics / Re: What we need is FAIR markets, not free markets. on: July 06, 2011, 11:14:33 PM
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I just don't accept the theory that you are worth what you get paid. You are worth the value you generate, not the value you are paid, and the surplus value's been rising for decades so there's plenty of room now to get minimum wages rised in many countries.

That's fine. If someone "generates" less than the minimum wage, there's no way they can get a job by even people who'd be willing to take a huge financial by hiring that person. In order to hire someone, they would have to generate enough money for the company to cover their wages, the bills, and have enough left over in profit to help grow the company. This means they'd have to earn far less than what they generate under any circumstance. What someone is worth is completely opinion based.

Minimum wage, like ALL price floors AND price ceilings are logically flawed and do absolutely NO good for the economy or society.

Also, you can refer to Karl Marx all day but that's just going to make you look like a literal communist. As we saw in the 20th century, socialism doesn't work. It destroys entire economies and leads to the worst kinds of human suffering imaginable. I just can't believe how after over a hundred million people died due to this flawed idea, so many people still support it. It's like these people don't want to understand basic facts. They are "flat-worlders".
75  Economy / Economics / Re: What we need is FAIR markets, not free markets. on: July 05, 2011, 10:04:53 PM
Life should be fair.

I agree. I think that it's unfair some people are smarter than others. Let's give them brain damage! Also, what about people that are better looking? Acid to the face! Lots of hair? Scalp removal! Taller than me? Chop off their feet! Skinny? Force-fed donuts!

The sooner we all sink to the same level, the sooner I can stop feeling sorry for my own personal shortcomings.



There was a short story with this concept. Beautiful people had to wear masks and such. What was it called?
76  Economy / Economics / Re: What we need is FAIR markets, not free markets. on: July 05, 2011, 10:28:10 AM
I can't really follow absolute anarchism. I'm a major fan of Frédéric Bastiat and "The Law" summed up every purpose of government. I see government as an essential and necessary force to some degree. But obviously the less government, the better. I think a human has a right to his/her life, liberty, and property and that there should be a justice system to help protect these rights. Outside of those basics, government has no legitimate purpose in my mind.
77  Economy / Economics / Re: What we need is FAIR markets, not free markets. on: July 05, 2011, 10:10:33 AM
Monopolies are impossible in a free market. Unfair systems that only benefit the rich are impossible in a free market. Wide-scale long-term poverty is impossible in a free market.

Some markets need to be regulated. We need a good enough minimum wage, for example.

Wrong. Nearly every economist from almost every spectrum of the economic field, be it Keynesian or Austrian, agree that the minimum wage increases unemployment, increases poverty (particularly for minorities), kills many small businesses, and many other serious issues. The minimum wage hurts the poor and never helps them. The minimum wage has zero real benefits. This is true of every regulation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DS0XXFdyfI - Walter Williams on the minimum wage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMMN3UIQmEk



78  Economy / Economics / Re: What we need is FAIR markets, not free markets. on: July 05, 2011, 08:55:33 AM
Microsoft copyright is a government-granted monopoly. Intellectual property is not possible without government coercion on other's physical property.

In the case of natural monopolies, they are beneficial because they were consented to that position with good reason.

Standard Oil (before it was disbanded) gave us the lowest oil prices we ever had. They mainly formed in the first place because they avoided state-restrictions on interstate trade. So even Standard Oil's monopoly is due to some government restriction.

Standard Oil never had a monopoly by any definition of the word. Even the Supreme Court was unable to prove any monopoly. There's a good chapter on this in a book titled "How Capitalism Saved America".

Monopolies are impossible in a free market. Unfair systems that only benefit the rich are impossible in a free market. Wide-scale long-term poverty is impossible in a free market.
79  Economy / Goods / Re: Selling Top Ramen - $0.05 in BTC on: June 30, 2011, 12:53:52 AM
Even .05BTC is like 85 cents USD, right?
80  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Anybody else getting slaughtered by this latest difficulty? on: June 27, 2011, 03:25:32 PM
Man.... sucks to be the guys who invested that much money into this. All I invested was $200 into a single video card and I've almost made my money back. I'm certainly not going to complain about a free video card.
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