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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The Writing on the Wall on: June 20, 2011, 08:48:53 AM
If you think it's dead, stop posting and disappear.

We'll see you down the road.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: this 'crash': extremely shady/genius moves by TradeHill? on: June 19, 2011, 07:07:39 PM
Why would trade hill crash the market and make itself lose money? lol
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: *- RED CROSS donate suggestion -* on: June 19, 2011, 08:11:18 AM
Red cross overhead is only 9% according to most charity watchdogs, and a lot of that is outreach. That is pretty low for such a large organization. You shouldn't disparage a good thing.

How can a figure like 9% be derived when they bank money for future use?  How can that number be believed with the kind of mishandling of funds they continue to get away with after disasters such as the 89 San Francisco Earthquake, the OKC Bombing, 911, Katrina, Haiti?

Red Cross can bank as much money out of donations as they want.  They can divert the money to any cause they want.  When someone donates money to a cause, they want it spent on that cause, not tossed in the bank so executive salaries and incentives can be guaranteed for years to come.

I'll never give money to Red Cross again. There are plenty of charities to give money too, even during major disasters.  I don't need the government's official endorsements and telling me who to give to and who to be careful about, and the media advertising for Red Cross.  I can do the research myself.  I don't give money to ignorantly feel better because I have an official tax right off for "doing good."  I actually want to help people.

For people just wanting to give money to do good in general, don't just give it to the Red Cross.  Find a local charity.
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: *- RED CROSS donate suggestion -* on: June 19, 2011, 07:11:51 AM
I have a suggestion: Donate to some other organization.  Red Cross is just about the worst place to donate money.  If you actually desire to have a tiny little fraction of the money you donate being used to help people, then be my guest.  But if you would like to do something besides paying a despicable amount of overhead, which a large portion of is just making executives richer, you'd do better picking just about ANY other charity at random.

Find some local place near you where people need help.  Talk to them about how to use bitcoin if that is all your really care about.

I can't believe people even still talk about giving money to the red cross after the last 10 years of their crap.  Just google it and you'll see plenty of pages about how awful that org is.  You'll even find it all through the official propaganda news media.
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BitCoin = JesusCoin on: June 07, 2011, 08:04:24 AM
there is no "un"-anything. Unconvinced is a cop out. You push people's buttons hard/fast enough, you will very quickly find out what their conviction, their underlying theme of their life is, or let's put it succinctly - you will find out who their god is.

This is appears to be another faith based position you've acquired.

If you push some people's buttons, you might find people who are unconvinced that there is any conclusive or rational evidence to claim there was an all powerful creator of the universe or a deity who expects worship from its creation.
If you push enough people's buttons, you might even find a person who thinks your "there is no un-anything" statement is sane.

Actually when I say the word "you" in the last 2 sentences, I mean "people in general". But when it comes to you specifically I have faith that you have already decided what you think about every person who can possibly fall under the category atheist and that you have lots of silly empty statements like "unconvinced is a cop out" that you find clever in discussions against atheists and that regardless of their emptiness, still give you strength in your faith based positions.

And I'd just like to add, you sound a bit psychotic to me, mostly due to your path of extrapolation.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BitCoin = JesusCoin on: June 07, 2011, 06:44:13 AM
I'm not overstating it, I swear - search for "Jesus" on the forum - you find His presence at least in 20+ different instances!  Cool (sorry atheists, tho I have great respect for you too as it takes 1000x more faith to deny God/Jesus/Holy Spirit than to surrender as I a little weakling have Smiley

At least you're making it clear that your belief is founded on fear.

But you are wrong to generalize all atheists into people who exhibit some great bravery by denying god.  All it takes to be an atheist is to be unconvinced that a god exists.  Nothing special there except that there is so much pressure from society to be convinced for silly reasons.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoins: designed to fail on: June 04, 2011, 10:18:37 AM
Well, you might as well toss some more wikipedia stats in there and come up with how many bitcoins the distribution of wealth will leave people with;

1% of the world population own 40% of the global assets.
The richest 2% of the world population own more than 51% of the global assets
The richest 10% own 85% of the global assets.
50% of the world population own less than 1% of the global assets.
The whole global assets volume is about 125 trillion US$.
1.125 Dollar-Billionaires own 4,4 trillion US$. They own 4 times more than the 50% poor people of the world.
Over 80% of the world population lives on less than 10 US$/day.;
Over 50% of the world population lives on less than 2 US$/day;
Over 20% of the world population lives on less than 1.25 US-Dollar/day
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoins: designed to fail on: June 04, 2011, 10:05:57 AM
secret hint: each bitcoin can be devided by 10^8 please do some more fancy calculations

And it can be changed to divide further.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This would be a nice addition to the US Constitution on: May 23, 2011, 04:56:44 AM
Congress shall make no law that allows government access to private communication originating from or intended for non-convicted  US citizens.
Congress shall make no law that hinders the trade or sale of private currency or precious metals whether or not exchange is based in US tender.
Congress shall make no law that allows taxations on sale or trade of private currency.

Would it be a terrible idea to stop all taxation on sale and trade of precious metal?  Is there a way to word that so that it only applies to like silver/gold/platinum/rhodium type of value investments, and not just showing up at a jewelry shop and buying a ring? lol
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin censorship on: May 23, 2011, 03:56:57 AM
did you try like bitcoinjoey?
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Milestones on: May 20, 2011, 04:48:38 PM
first major bitcoin fraudulent scandal that hits the press outside of being a joke
12  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Need help connecting to mining pools on: May 20, 2011, 07:26:45 AM
1) We need to know what graphics card and operating system you are using.

2) If you're using windows, guiminer is probably easier:

3) If you haven't, Create a login on slush's pool

4) If you haven't, register a new worker on slush's pool

The main login and worker login are not the same.

5) Use the worker login in the guiminer interface.

6) Check here for tweaks to your graphics card

Just type it into the Extra Flags field like this:

That should do it.  I'd try to be a little more clear but I'm about to pass out.

If you need more help PM me or something and I'll try to help tomorrow.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Milestones on: May 20, 2011, 05:11:08 AM
Anyone care to contribute to a list of major events, milestones and challenges that bitcoin faces as the public and governments become more aware, as more users start to use bitcoins, as the value continues to increase, and so on?

Such as the day bitcoin reaches a value of $10, $25, 50, $100 USD, and possibly $1000 USD.
The day the first government officially reacts and takes some kind of action.
The day a major media outlet officially shows recognition.

I was thinking of just keeping up with any milestone events here that I think of, and trying to come up with names for them Smiley

If anyone cares about this at all, I'll add them to the original post.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Choose your race on: May 16, 2011, 08:26:54 AM
No, that bar would have been reached with these three options:


But then it would have been clear that he was insincere and as far as I can tell, he is serious with the options he gave.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Choose your race on: May 16, 2011, 07:14:08 AM
This topic defines the bar for maximum failure.
16  Other / Archival / Re: How to set up secure bitcoin savings account in 14 easy steps on: May 16, 2011, 07:08:51 AM
SpiderOak <--

It's like dropbox except that it's encrypted locally before transmission to their servers so the company only sees ciphertext.

I'd skip all the steps about truecrypt and just use spideroak.  If you want to use the email backup method, then 1) schedule jobs to make backups, 2) use whatever encryption capable archiving tool you like, such as bzip2+openssl or in windows 7zip/WinZip etc 3) use a command line emailer mail/sendmail/sendEmail/etc in linux or something like blat in windows, to automatically mail it to your gmail account.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Caution for those using Dropbox on: April 23, 2011, 09:01:44 AM

Just use spideroak.  It does client side encryption, so all the data is encrypted locally before being transmitted to their servers.  Unlike dropbox, who has FULL ACCESS to your data and FULL ACCESS to disclose all your data directly to the government.

Also, you get the same free 2GB, but the prices are lower:

SpiderOak 2GB Free
DropBox 2GB Free

SpiderOak  100GB $10.00/mo
Dropbox 50GB $9.99/mo

Dropbox 100GB $19.99/mo

Spideroak 100GB $100/yr

I like when a company doesn't have to do that 1 cent down marketing $9.99 crap.  I respect them more.

The Spideroak client also lets you have more control over what you sync and some other stuff.  Check it out.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Ron Paul and bitcoins on: April 03, 2011, 06:49:00 AM
Can't wait until Ron Paul is president of the US!

When people start seeing Ron Paul break his promises, they'll have no choice but to think for themselves Cheesy

What promises has he broken so far?  You do realize how long he has been making promises, how long he has been acting upon those promises, and how long he has been in government right?

He may not have broken any promises yet. I just think he will. And if he does, I think it'll be better for society than if he keeps his promises. Because faith in the idea that we can pick other people to do all our thinking for us will start to erode.

It looks like someone else is doing your thinking for you and injecting this opinion into your head.  Your are summing everyone who supports Ron Paul as people who aren't thinking about anything and just worshiping him or something.  I don't understand where you have come up with this.  You are on the wrong track, see, you're talking about how people feel about presidential candidates like Obama was that were plastered all over the TV.  People who supported Ron Paul did so because the things he was doing and saying were what they actually wanted and when Ron Paul says something it's not like a salesman trying to screw you over to get into office.  He has history of how he has acted in government.  There's no sheep quality inherit to agreeing with him and supporting him unless you are truly doing it without thinking and I don't know *ANYONE* that falls into that category who supports Ron Paul but I do know dozens of people who supported McCaine and Obama who fit that category.  If you analyze his work (you know, thinking for yourself instead of defaulting to "he is going to break his promises even though he hasn't thus far" lol), you'll see he's a useful politician to back.

The problem with electing Ron Paul for President is not so much that he will break his promises, but rather that he won't be able to fulfill them.  There's a difference.  Even if he manages to get elected he will likely have a hostile congress to contend with and will find it very difficult to accomplish anything.  Presidents don't have as much power to change the system as we like to think.

Yeah that is a an important point but wouldn't it be nice to have someone who was already on the side of the individual citizen though instead of there for big business interests?
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Ron Paul and bitcoins on: April 02, 2011, 09:58:06 AM
Can't wait until Ron Paul is president of the US!

When people start seeing Ron Paul break his promises, they'll have no choice but to think for themselves Cheesy

What promises has he broken so far?  You do realize how long he has been making promises, how long he has been acting upon those promises, and how long he has been in government right?


I don't see why Ron Paul would have any reason to mention a start up currency unless he just some how learned all about it and got really excited about it.  I doubt he'd make himself that easy of a target on TV though.  Basically *every thing* he says is rock solid, which is why the media has to just sound retarded to try and make him look bad.   Sure I disagree with him about religious stuff, but most people are actually religious, while I am not.

If on the other hand he got a really strong understanding of bitcoins and understood the beauty behind it, he might have some terrific insight into what kind of impact a prolific bitcoin market could have on the economy.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: when all bitcoins are mined, then what on: February 13, 2011, 12:08:48 AM
Ah ok, I didn't realize that is how it works.  I thought the difficulty didn't drop.
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