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1  Other / Off-topic / Re: Comparison of operating systems on: September 26, 2015, 11:51:14 AM
Obviously windows is the most popular but there are several threads about what operating systems people use already.

Ubuntu works perfectly for me.  Smiley

What is this?

L2G.
2  Other / Off-topic / Re: Everyone always say: Diversify your investment! on: September 26, 2015, 11:43:21 AM
Well there are no safe or sure investments so you've just got to study the markets and make your own mind up. People don't have to invest either and if people feel like they need to they're more likely to lose their money all together.
3  Other / Off-topic / Re: Will I be able to make a living doing only arbitration on OB? on: September 14, 2015, 01:10:46 PM
What do you mean? It's a marketplace not a currency exchange so not sure how you could do arbitrage on it. Please clarify.
4  Other / Off-topic / Re: Last Movie you watch ? ( Daily thread ) on: September 14, 2015, 01:08:15 PM
Run All Night last with Liam Neeson. Pretty average really. Neeson just plays the same character all the time now.
5  Other / Off-topic / Re: Downloading Torrent in States on: August 28, 2015, 04:28:32 PM
Just use a proxy. That's the only way you'll be able to protect yourself. You'll probably have to pay for one though they're not expensive but depends how much you value your privacy.
6  Other / Off-topic / Re: Myth Busters Takes On Walter White's Booby Trap on: August 28, 2015, 04:24:15 PM
They did an entire episode on Breaking Bad on various things that had happened. From what I recall none of them actually passed the test of being possible but that's TV for you.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: So Whats the Difference when you use BTC? on: August 17, 2015, 02:49:42 PM
Other than that, how does it benefit you to use btc?  I mean you need fiat to get btc, and then usually need to take fiat out.  So where is the net benefit besides the fees being lost by the big banks/payment companies?

Not always. You can earn bitcoins in various ways or sell/trade something for them. I think using bitcoin is just a great way to buck the current system and use something that s truly decentralized. "Be the change you wish to see in the world". Hopefully one day we'll be able to spend bitcoins around the world just like we would use cash.
8  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Ecuador’s new virtual currency is a source of pride, worry on: August 17, 2015, 02:21:39 PM
Skeptics, however, fear the system opens up a backdoor for the cash-strapped administration to shed the restrictions of its dollarized economy and, just perhaps, “print” its own digital currency.

As opposed to the US dollar which is just 'printed'?


“This way you don’t have to struggle to find the exact change,” he said, as he plowed his yellow cab down a busy street. “And it’s safer than carrying cash — because of the risk of getting robbed and all that business.”

Couldn't they just steal the phone or send all the money on it to another? Sounds like it could be less safe to me.
9  Economy / Economics / Re: Why have Bitcoin instead of cash? on: August 01, 2015, 03:52:42 PM
The biggest plus is from an investment perspective. Money should grow in value over time not devalue like fiat does so that's a plus. No authority can mess with the supply so that's another.
10  Economy / Economics / Re: Can bitcoin help the world's unbanked? on: July 08, 2015, 02:22:48 PM
I don't think volatility will become an issue in the near future. We can see that price are stabilizing and that goes to show when adoption increases with more people using bitcoin and the market size getting huge, whales will find it harder to manipulate the markets.

I think volatility is always going to be an issue, though I hope I'm wrong. However, an ideal scenario would be bitcoin to keep rising as more and more people get involved. I think this is how money should work. Money should grow over time and not devalue like fiat.
11  Economy / Speculation / Re: Snapchat worth 15 billion. Bitcoin market cap: 3.82 billion on: July 08, 2015, 02:20:06 PM
I don't think investors are really considering the size of the markets that bitcoin can potentially disrupt.

Not yet.

Really? There seems to be lots of investors putting millions into bitcoin related start ups at the moment.

How many Snapchat users?

Many, many indigent teen users who will never spend any money related to anything they see on snapchat.

Doesn't really matter. They still rake in money via adverts but these sort of apps are great at collecting vital info which is worth a lot of money to certain organizations whether its for advertising or spying.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Use cases. What do you actually use Bitcoin for? on: July 08, 2015, 02:07:29 PM
Over the 3 day weekend I took a trip to Poland. Instead of using the exchanges like I usually do, I checked on localbitcoins for a seller. I arranged to meet him about an hour after I arrived at my hotel. He met me in the lobby and I sold enough bitcoins to get the local currency for the weekend.

My hotel was paid for through Expedia and my plane ticket paid with cheapair.com.

I even had lunch at a restaurant that accepts Bitcoin. All in all, a fun weekend paid for with bitcoins.

This is what I want to be able to do. I'd love to travel the world on bitcoin, only in a few years time when bitcoin is more widely accepted around the world... and is worth a lot more than it is now  Grin. I haven't used my bitcoin much so far, just small purchases like vpn providers and filehosting sites etc but I would certainly like to spend it more just when I can get more value for it.
13  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Drug War Explained on: July 08, 2015, 01:55:37 PM
The drug is very dangerous if you get hooked on it, you can not stop to use it, very harmful to your body. I think that is the mildest form of the drug marijuana, but marijuana begins after switching to something bigger, heroin, cocaine.

It's really not very dangerous and is probably one of the safest drugs you can take as it's impossible to overdose on it, though smoking it isn't exactly great for your lungs and like any drug you can get addicted to it though most can smoke it casually without any issues. The cannabis is a gateway drug theory which you allude to in your last sentence isn't true either. Tobacco and Alcohol are the true gateway drugs but it's not the drugs themselves that lead to others but people usually try these ones first before they try others.
14  Other / Politics & Society / Re: School Tells Girls to Dress “Modestly” to Please Nearby Moslem Asylum Seekers on: July 08, 2015, 01:17:52 PM
The fact that people need to alter their behavior to avoid being sexually abused should be enough proof that third world immigrants don't belong in western nations.

Who said they have to alter their behavior? The school who suggested this based on nothing but their own prejudice and fear? It's like them sending out a letter saying please make sure to lock your car doors because there's a camp for insert minority here nearby.



BTW... I am not sure whether this type of clothing is fully legal, as you have noticed that the ladies are baring their arms. According to the Islamic State theologians and scientists, this is not allowed.

Fully illegal? According to who? There are many different schools of thought on what female Muslims should wear and I don't think it even states anything in the Quran or Hadith that women should be fully clothed from head to toe other than that they should dress modestly. Some aren't covered at all like most of the Muslims in my country. And they're not baring arms. There arms aren't bare but their hands are which is most women who wear hijabs or burkas do. They most extreme version of this is they have to be covered down to their hands and ankles and are not allowed to show anything above them like in the picture.
15  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The real reason America is exceptional on: July 08, 2015, 01:02:17 PM
In addition, there is the part of my, above, post that you didn't quote. It talks about freedom for all people... how Americans can regain freedom from their own government that they seem to have lost. God wants freedom for people, just because that's the way He is. He would like freedom for all people so that they might spread His Word. But He offers the freedom even if they don't do His work. America has freedom built into her founding documents. Because of this simple fact alone, God favors America.

The points listed in this post are just the beginnings of why God might continue to maintain freedom in America, even though many of the people of America are sinning much.

Smiley

Lol. America likes to portray itself as free and freedom loving but but there's nothing free about it and the idea of America is just a colossal hypocrite and contradiction. Land of the free but spying on its citizens and the rest of the world? Land of the free but lock up more people than any other nation and most of them for petty drug offenses? Land of the free but will evade your country whenever it feels like it? Land of the free but is a country that is founded on genocide and theft? I don't think so. America is a delusion and so is anyone who think it's the greatest country or the country of god etc and this is exactly what's wrong with both blind belief in religion and blind patriotism.
16  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Drug War Explained on: July 08, 2015, 12:45:04 PM
There's a big difference between trying weed once or twice and habitual stoners who think weed is the magic medicine that can cure cancer and every other form of disease and maladies.

Why don't you jail habitual users of alcohol and tobacco?

What the heck are you talking about? Who said anything about jailing anyone? I'd love to know how you deconstructed me saying weed isn't a magic medicine to we should jail weedsmokers?
17  Other / Off-topic / Re: Bitcoin and Porn on: July 08, 2015, 12:12:31 PM
Yeah, the thought of violating the copyright of a business that makes its money abusing women keeps me up at night. I would never torrent porn because the producers couldn't afford the meth to keep their girls in line.



I'm not going to get into a discussion about the morality or ethics of the porn industry, but for the vast majority most women willingly choose to accept money in order to do the 'job' so I have little sympathy for ones that feel like they're being 'abused' when they knowingly signed up (providing it was their own choice of free will to get involved and not pushed into it by an abuse partner or whatnot) but of course their is usually some underlying issues why women would want to get involved with sex work but there's nothing you can really do about that when they make the decision themselves.
18  Other / Off-topic / Re: Bitcoin and Porn on: July 08, 2015, 11:33:06 AM
Why would anyone pay for porn?  There are tons of free porn sites online LOL

Why would people pay for anything? Porn, films, music etc. Heck, why even pay for food or clothes when you can just go to a shop and steal them? Why even pay rent or buy a house when you can squat for free? Some people prefer the convenience of paying for services or goods and also don't want to break the law (whether you agree or disagree with copyrite theft).
19  Economy / Economics / Re: Why have Bitcoin instead of cash? on: July 08, 2015, 11:28:45 AM
I don't think there's that many benefits about using bitcoin over fiat at the moment for the average person, but it's the future potential and benefits I'm interested in. Bitcoin is very risky currently as the price tends to go down than up, but if it gets adopted by more people or industries in the future then the value should steadily rise. There's also the benefits of you being in charge of it, so it would help citizens like in Greece or Cyprus who's banks were restricted or even raided.

9) It is far easier to carry 500 BTC with you on a plane than 500 BTC worth of cash.

And that's a reason why the taxman or law enforcement aren't going to like bitcoin very much.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: CITIBANK DEVELOPING ITS OWN CRYPTOCURRENCY on: July 08, 2015, 11:20:47 AM
*sigh*

By definition of cryptocurrency, there is no such thing as someone's "own cryptocurrency".

Why not? I'm not sure a currency has to be decentralized to be a crypto, just employ or rely on cryptography to produce and safely send/store the coins which it almost certainly will. Sure, bitcoin and most alt coins rely on decentralization but those ones can just be known or called decentralized crypto to distinguish the two.
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