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1  Economy / Digital goods / [WTB] Real USA/UK/Canada phone number method on: May 12, 2017, 09:13:50 PM
I am looking for a way to obtain real USA/UK/Canada phone numbers to receive activation codes on them.

These numbers need to show up as "mobile" in the number type field here: https://www.textmagic.com/free-tools/phone-validator.

I will pay $30 for a method via bitify (unless you are a Senior or higher member).
2  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: DirectBet Ice Hockey Prediction Game *** Win Free Bets ! *** Free to Enter ! on: January 07, 2017, 10:56:06 PM
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Memphis Grizzlies 106 @ 115 Golden State Warriors
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Charlotte Hornets 94 @ 100 Boston Celtics
5  Economy / Economics / Re: USD to unpegged currencies on: January 27, 2013, 12:41:42 AM

Similar trends by countries not engaged in the race to the bottom:

http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=USD&to=PLN&view=10Y


PLN ? Seriously, they keep buying Formula-1 engines in their race to bottom with debt from EU. It's one of the most inflationary currencies on earth.

Inflation in december alone was 2.4%.
6  Economy / Speculation / Re: Should i allocate 100% of my savings to bitcoin ? on: January 21, 2013, 04:01:26 AM
Interesting variety of opinions Smiley

I guess this poll would have been much more bullish had i asked this same question when bitcoin was at 30$, before the big exchange hacks and before the ponzi scams Wink


Would you invest 100% of your savings in one company on the share market?  Bitcoin is no different.  I know it's all smiles at the moment as we've seen a massive ramp up in price from $2 to $16, but consider being on the other end of it buying in at $32 and seeing it drop to $2.

If that one company was the only company in the world that had a realistic solution to a very big problem, i absolutely would.

I've been involved in ecommerce for quite a few years. One of the most depressing thing about it is that consumers pay a very high price, because the current online-transaction systems are so easily exploitable. By an estimate, in 2008 online fraud had grown to 4billion USD, today this figure is likely only to grow exponentially. http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/996-Chart-of-the-Week-Online-Fraud-Cost-Merchants-4-Billion-in-2008 Especially when added, the post 2008 crisis obsessive regulations on financial institutions, the hidden cost of fraud, regulations, and so on is only going up. My own little business has an operating margin of just 1%, but the "spread" for my clients is 30% (primary due to fraud).

Bitcoin seems to be the creature, that appears just crazy enough to be able to solve it. But the issue remains that most businesses as well as consumers still need exchanges to pay their bills (in other currencies than bitcoins), and exchanges are the point where the fraud will continue to happen, hence the lowcost bitcoin is still not so low cost for most people. Wide adaption would solve this, or perhaps bitcoin is just too crazy of a creature for wide adaption.
7  Economy / Speculation / Should i allocate 100% of my savings to bitcoin ? on: January 19, 2013, 09:16:08 PM
A while ago i did a publicly feeded trade, sold bitcoins as a result of this poll https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=121174.msg1305375#msg1305375

If i had done no trades i would been better off lol. I ended up liquidating about 50% of my holdings. But it was still quite entertaning to just trust the decentralized forum consensus.

This time around regarless of shortterm overbought technicals im really tempted to move all my savings to bitcoin, mainly because of this: http://bitcoinmagazine.com/bitcoin-price-breaks-15-4-august-2012-high/

Should i, or should i not ? please post whatever you find most convincing.
Once again i'll submit to whatever the poll tells me to. ie: If 75% say yes it means i'll allocate 75% of my avail resources to bitcoin.
8  Other / Off-topic / Re: Re: [FAQ] Is BitCoin a Ponzi or pyramid scheme? (Newbie-Friendly) on: January 19, 2013, 10:30:30 AM
The profitability of hoarding bitcoins can be compared to interest rate...


No it absolutely can't! Interest rate is a tool central banks use to give the currency a value because the potential total moneysupply is infinite, and thus intrinsic future value of a USD is 0. Now that can be considered a ponzi, because the people who get to spend/borrow the new money FIRST get most for their buck while the last people in the business-cycle pay inflated prices. (last pay for the first)

But in bitcoin there is no interest rate. Because bitcoins are in themself attractive due to a fixed, predictible supply similar to gold, nobody gets any benefit of spending/borrowing the money first or last.

Hoarding, is not an investment, its a speculation. And it can lead to losses.
9  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: January 17, 2013, 05:26:12 PM

that is hilarious isn't it?  where'd all the sellers go?

Became the panicbuyers ?
10  Economy / Economics / Re: How many $s are there on: January 15, 2013, 08:11:23 PM
How many USDs are there in the world total. Is there any way of checking?

Theoretically infinite, it all depends on what the central bank, and the commercial banking system decide. On monday you may find trillions dollars available for loan, then by tuesday interest may be adjusted and suddenly there is a shortage of money without anyone touching the total money supply.
11  Economy / Economics / Re: Regression theorem & Bitcoin revisited on: January 14, 2013, 07:39:16 PM

Did I get any of the facts wrong? Is my reasoning flawed?

I think your reasoning was very solid.

But i'd probably shoot straight at the core of monetary utility.

Gold has zero internet utility (even with the best compression methods it cannot be transfered over IP). While "cryptography+communication" does, so much that without it we couldn't have the kind of internet we have, and that's what gives bitcoin a physical backing.

Which seems to have been his final argument (which btw is invalid, something becomes money once 1 or more people accept it as valuable):

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That is, even if it does have value as a consumer good to some people, it's not enough people for it become money.

12  Economy / Speculation / Re: The Bitcoin Millionaire Syndrome extreme Bitcoin speculation and Bitcoin Economy on: January 12, 2013, 05:55:37 AM
I have caught the Bitcoin Millionaire Syndrome. I think that some day my few Bitcoins may become worth anywhere from a small fortune to a large fortune. This means that I am much more reluctant to actually spend Bitcoins. Is it possible that this thinking and behavior is common among those who own Bitcoins and is it detrimental to the expansion of the Bitconomy? for a more in depth post look at http://wp.me/p2VF4G-r. Please forgive me for putting this on the wrong board.

Hoarding is limited due to "Time Preference", at times when bitcoins are overbought even the most bullish longterm speculators will find better shortterm returns elsewhere.

http://wiki.mises.org/wiki/Time_preference
13  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Thirty seconds to live on: January 12, 2013, 05:46:38 AM
The carrying capacity of the earth is not static. Technological advancements continually expand it. We aren't living in a glass bottle, but a rubber balloon.

+1
14  Economy / Speculation / Re: Review of S.DICE on: January 11, 2013, 11:53:35 AM
who would play this without some kind of martingale strategy?

Marting Gale is just a "gamblers fallacy", but i believe a lot of "believers" run bots with it. Unless satoshi dice isn't random, no system will be any better than placing completely random bets at random times.

http://wizardofodds.com/ask-the-wizard/betting-systems/martingale/
http://wizardofodds.com/gambling/betting-systems/
15  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Attention Alex Jones Fans... on: January 10, 2013, 04:08:08 AM
When does his Infowars enterprise IPO ? He seems to have great brand loyalty and his shows are addictive to a lot of people. Wink
16  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Gun freedom advocates - what weapons shouldn't be legally available? on: January 10, 2013, 03:55:41 AM
So you like guns.

I'm interested in knowing what weapons, body armour and other high tech gadgetry you think should be allowed to the general public private citizen, not affiliated to any government and not necessary skilled in the use of the device.

This is for me a very interesting question because most people will have limits, even if that limit is a nuclear weapon. The limits various people have help me understand their political beliefs better.

Edit: If you do think there should be no limits on ownership, please indicate if you have procedural limits on the use of a typical item.


Imposing limits on others is itself a WMD.

I consider private citizens, people.
Corporations, people.
Nonprofits, people.
Governments, also just people.

You can't have limits, for the simple reason that when you do it, only thing it does is dumb down a lot of naive people to believe that something isn't being developed or doesn't exist. (like the Manhattan Project doesn't exist, Anders Breivik didn't use firearms in his terror act in norway because norway forbids firearm possession).
17  Other / Politics & Society / Re: What are the minimum prerequisites for Capitalism to be possible? on: January 10, 2013, 03:45:58 AM

What other requirements are there, if any? And why might they be needed? Smiley

Capitalism already exists in biology. Cells trade resources with eachother. Look inside yourself Smiley
18  Economy / Speculation / Re: When the price is going up as expected? on: January 09, 2013, 05:45:59 PM
Everyone knew the block reward was being halved...  The market anticipates such things.  See the rise from $6.50-$13 as the doubling people expected.  Wink

THIS

Its same as option pricing, option prices dont stay flat until day of expiration and then skyrocket or go to zero on expiration day, they increase/decrease every second of their lifetime.

Perhaps we need a "black&scholes" like, bitcoin pricing calculator ?
19  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Gun freedom advocates - what weapons shouldn't be legally available? on: January 08, 2013, 10:41:44 PM

How would AnCap deter jihadists from acquiring nukes? Or anyone else who would value the nuke more than their own lives? Restitution is capped at one's lifetime income.

One question is what motivates current "jihadists" to do what they do ? (that seems to be that their competing jihadists, also known as governments who likewise are willing to sacrifice lives of own soldiers for political or ideological goals, drew lines on maps and claimed by force "these are your borders now sucker". Not saying any of those 2 jihad groups are justified, they're both acting like small children fighting over toys, but if it wasnt for the governments interfering in their affairs the jihadists would find something better to do).

Keep in mind that the 2 main sponsors of "Jihadi groups" are the USA, and Russia. With some of their subsidiaries co-sponsoring, such as Iran, Israel, etc.

So how would ancap resist NGO jihad from aquiring means to cause lots of damage, the same way it would resist a Government-form of jihad. Social pressure, few ppl would trade with you if they see you aquire stockpiles and/or if you have a history of bullying. You'd have to pay a premium for your reputation, in other words the rest of the world would get their weapons cheaper than you and you'd never get to the point where you can do any damage.
20  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Public Perception of Science on: January 07, 2013, 07:11:10 PM
From what I have observed most public debate regarding science revolves around two issues:

1) Climate Change due to human influence on the environment
2) Evolution of life on Earth due to long term natural selection

How do you determine what to believe (or not) regarding these theories?
What kind of evidence would convince you to change your mind?
Why do you place trust (or not) in the consensus of the experts in these fields?
Given infinite resources, how would you determine the "truth"?

No idea if anybody thought of this before, but how about just apply the scientific-method ? Essentially what im suggesting here, is to do opposite of what unscientific "career-scientists" such as Richard Dawkins is doing.

This> You try to prove wrong whatever you tried to believe. = science
Not this> You try to prove whatever you believe to be right. = religion
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