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441  Economy / Long-term offers / Re: Seeking short-medium term "bank" willing to do this on: August 17, 2012, 07:13:16 AM
aha, it is a shade of green with a bright blue side access door.
442  Economy / Long-term offers / Re: Seeking short-medium term "bank" willing to do this on: August 17, 2012, 07:11:45 AM
Imsaguy,

So close! To the retaining wall even!!!! Patrick says ''unfair advantage - you have posted stuff to our house''. Was going to give you another tip but - no...

Sorry,

Wendy
Wife of Starfish since 1986

I didn't make the contest rules.  I'll let him buy me out of this contest for .75 btc.
443  Economy / Long-term offers / Re: Seeking short-medium term "bank" willing to do this on: August 17, 2012, 07:03:38 AM
Ok, a photo of our real garage is on the interweb. Tip: you need to know where (country) Starfish lives and work from there. Good luck!

I know one better than that Wink

From the picture I found, trying to look through all the plants via the street, it looks to be a white or grey, perhaps a touch of blue.
444  Economy / Long-term offers / Re: Seeking short-medium term "bank" willing to do this on: August 17, 2012, 06:51:30 AM
Hello
I am Wife of Starfish and I nominate Patrick to pay a 1 btc prize to the first person to post the colour of our garage door. Send the answer to me within 24 hrs  Wink
Wendy

I don't know the color of the door, but you have a white car.
445  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Archive] BFL trolling museum on: August 17, 2012, 06:34:48 AM
Sending test units to devs before the release? Totally fair.

there's no reason to send them.  Let them work on them remotely as they have been already with the other devices.
446  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: BITCOIN SAVINGS & TRUST - Just when you thought Bitcoin was instant.... on: August 17, 2012, 06:29:26 AM
He has NEVER stated 24 hours TO HIS LENDERS. You might be referring to his 'Bet' but that has absolutely NOTHING to do with me or the terms under which I lend to him under.
He has, several times. Of course I don't blame you for not keeping up with the daily activities of Pirate with all of the posts about him.

Well, I check 2 places for Pirate Info..... his 2 infamous LOCKED THREADS, neither of which made ANY reference in the OP to 24 Hours per Withdrawal.

While I have your attention Maged, any reason why service operators are able to get away with locking their Service Threads, when they use this forum for active recruitment ?

He has said it repeatedly in his channel on IRC.


He locked the thread because people like you troll it with stupid crap like "He's not available 24x7 and I need my bottle of milk now!"
447  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Archive] BFL trolling museum on: August 17, 2012, 03:04:01 AM
We will release a few demo units to high profile individuals (not high profile miners necessarily) to check out if we are in the accumulation phase of assembled equipment.  

What's the point of this?  Reward the people that kiss your ass?  Either order numbers order or the original 1/3 process order, but don't just make up a new shipping order now.
448  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: How Large is BTCST exposure? on: August 16, 2012, 08:10:03 PM
Pirate claims it is not illegal.

Like that means anything to the people who think he is a ponzi.
449  Bitcoin / Hardware wallets / Re: Bitcoin Wallet for Android on: August 16, 2012, 02:04:53 PM
Is it only me or do we always have to pay the transaction fee when sending BTC?

I sent 0.0212 BTC and couldn't send without a fee =(
Isn't it suppose to be without a fee if sending more than 0.01 BTC?

I've noticed that you have to pay a fee if you are sending transactions too often. I.e. right after getting them.

Basically, a transaction with 1 input, 1 output and worth 1 bitcoin will take 144 confirmations (1 days worth of mining) to be sent without a fee.  If its larger in size because of multiple inputs/outputs, then it will take more confirmations.  If the transaction is less than 1 bitcoin, it will take more confirmations. 
450  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Putting your money where Pirate's mouth is. on: August 15, 2012, 06:19:53 PM
witnessed. (from team ponzi, just to be fair)

Hey, I thought we were being impartial? Wink
451  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Putting your money where Pirate's mouth is. on: August 15, 2012, 04:31:07 PM
FYI, here is my interpretation.

Since the existing ToS includes the provision for pirate's ability to change interest rates "with notice", this latest change in interest rates does not violate the terms of the bet contract, even though it did not itself have a 30 day notice. The term "interest rates" was only used as an example of terms that may change in ToS; the list of examples was not intended to be either exhaustive or necessarily-inclusive. The point of the ToS changes section and advance notice thereof, was to make sure that users are given ample notice for any unexpected material changes.

For your easy reference, link to bet contract:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=91661.msg1013589#msg1013589

witnessed.
452  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Putting your money where Pirate's mouth is. on: August 15, 2012, 04:29:45 PM
Funny how people talk so much but won't bet on it...

http://betsofbitco.in/item?id=537

Well, anyone that doesn't believe pirate will default would get paid better to invest in him directly.  Anyone that believes he will default won't have anyone to counter bet against.  That being said, the nays outweigh the yeas by 8:1.
453  Economy / Lending / Re: Bryan Micon's List of BTC Ponzi Schemes that should not be listed as "Lending" on: August 15, 2012, 04:16:49 PM
With careful adjustments to the interest rate he might even be able to win his bet against Vandroiy, while still being a ponzi scammer.

I don't think that is possible. His problem is that every lowering of his interest rates makes his scam less attractive. If he cut down the interest to rates that are manageable over more than a year, most of his "investors" would drop out and ask for their money back, plus the already insane interest.

Vandroiy cannot lose his bet (if he has not already won it because pirateat40 violated the 30 day pre-announcement of rate change clause). Conversely, pirateat40 never even thought of winning the bet. For him it was only a public relations maneuver that went wrong, because he did not believe anybody would take the bet with any significant amount of money.

Remember how pirateat40 once offered Vandroiy to let him out of the bet? That had a 1% chance of succeeding (actually a 0% chance, but pirateat40 must have believed it had a chance). The pirate would never have done that if he had been sure to win the bet.

Gah Gah Goo Goo, this forum should really enforce an age restriction test.

They complain his rates are too high.  He lowers them.  They complain because lowering rates is a sign of things coming apart.  There really is no winning outside of shutting the business down.  I can't help but to wonder if they aren't just all shills for the same person who is actually competing with pirate for business outside of this forum.
454  Economy / Lending / Re: Bryan Micon's List of BTC Ponzi Schemes that should not be listed as "Lending" on: August 15, 2012, 04:11:35 PM
To aq, clipse, imsaguy, and burtw (who I think knows what's up but has issued so many Pirate pass-through bonds on GBLSE he is posting in his sig "no, it's not a Ponzi" which makes me believe he is greedily trying to make the scam run just a bit longer) :  do not take my word for it - ask someone that is smart and that you trust to read this thread, read BCST original thread https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=50822.0  and have them tell you their thoughts on the investment plan.

I have already.  There are similarities to a ponzi, but similarities aren't enough to determine one way or another.  I've never denied it isn't possible for him to be a ponzi, but no where have you acknowledged that its possible for businesses to have insane periods of growth and profit. I believe its that lack of acknowledgment that shows your ignorance.  Just because you've been scammed in the past doesn't make you an expert in scams and/or economics.
455  Economy / Lending / Re: Bryan Micon's List of BTC Ponzi Schemes that should not be listed as "Lending" on: August 15, 2012, 03:56:48 PM
while still being a ponzi scammer.

Until he defaults or doesn't live up to the terms of the arrangement, he isn't a scammer and has done nothing wrong.

Yes he is a scammer. He is a scammer because he's paying interest to his debtors from other debtors' money while alleging he's paying it from profits he gets from his business. The business either does not exist at all or does not generate the kind of returns he claims.

This is obvious to anyone who has even a vague idea of how the economy works.

Until you can prove that, its just a theory.

You sound like a creationist.

By the way, care to explain where I am wrong? A while back I lined out why the two main theories of how his business might be legit can't be true.

Because that's how science and the rest of the world operate.. until there's evidence, its just an idea/theory.

And a while back, I outlined a theory that is extremely plausible. So much so, that maged is researching it now.
456  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Putting your money where Pirate's mouth is. on: August 15, 2012, 03:54:44 PM
Agreed, as long as its not put into effect pirate has another 10 days left to avoid a cut in his profit margins by 5000 BTC....

It doesn't cut into his profit. Why should the pirate even think about a bet he intended to lose all along?

How do you know what pirate's intentions are/were?

Because they are so obvious.

They may not be obvious to someone who believes he can get rich by handing over his money to some anonymous guy who promises 3,300% interest, but they are obvious to me and to you. We just have opposite intentions. I would like to see you serve a jail term in the cell next to pirateat40.

lulz
457  Economy / Lending / Re: Bryan Micon's List of BTC Ponzi Schemes that should not be listed as "Lending" on: August 15, 2012, 03:53:05 PM
while still being a ponzi scammer.

Until he defaults or doesn't live up to the terms of the arrangement, he isn't a scammer and has done nothing wrong.

Yes he is a scammer. He is a scammer because he's paying interest to his debtors from other debtors' money while alleging he's paying it from profits he gets from his business. The business either does not exist at all or does not generate the kind of returns he claims.

This is obvious to anyone who has even a vague idea of how the economy works.

Until you can prove that, its just a theory.
458  Economy / Lending / Re: Bryan Micon's List of BTC Ponzi Schemes that should not be listed as "Lending" on: August 15, 2012, 03:47:18 PM
while still being a ponzi scammer.

Until he defaults or doesn't live up to the terms of the arrangement, he isn't a scammer and has done nothing wrong.
459  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Putting your money where Pirate's mouth is. on: August 15, 2012, 03:24:42 PM
Agreed, as long as its not put into effect pirate has another 10 days left to avoid a cut in his profit margins by 5000 BTC....

It doesn't cut into his profit. Why should the pirate even think about a bet he intended to lose all along?

How do you know what pirate's intentions are/were?
460  Economy / Lending / Re: Bryan Micon's List of BTC Ponzi Schemes that should not be listed as "Lending" on: August 15, 2012, 03:03:19 PM

The second option: He's controlling the markets and earning super-high profits on market movements, since he can force others' hands by having larger volume than anyone else. Firstly, there's absolutely no evidence that this is happening and extensive evidence to the contrary.

I guess you missed the day pirate was in IRC and the market was just so happening to do exactly what he would say would happen about a minute after he said it was going to do something.

Just because he's done a few childish shows of his monetary might (where he actually lost money) does not mean he's earning high profits every day. To the contrary, as a matter of fact.

If this thing truly is "in its last two weeks" because he can no longer continue to payout interest, then how would he have enough coins to move the market like that?
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