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721  Economy / Economics / Re: The Moneyless Man on: January 08, 2013, 04:57:31 PM
LOL wut?

Bitcoin is a 400 Megawatt waste of energy.

Do you even know what a Megawatt is?
722  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The Hurricane Sandy False Flag on: January 08, 2013, 04:12:06 PM
So, you're saying that if the US government had a hurricane machine, other governments would pick a fight with them?
723  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The Hurricane Sandy False Flag on: January 08, 2013, 02:39:17 PM
http://www.thenation.com/article/170918/hurricane-sandy-greek-tragedy

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Sandy is short for Cassandra, the Greek mythological figure who epitomizes tragedy. The gods gave Cassandra the gift of prophecy; depending on which version of the story one prefers, she could either see or smell the future. But with this gift also came a curse: Cassandra’s warnings about future disasters were fated to be ignored.
724  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Right to endanger? on: January 02, 2013, 10:07:02 AM
I haven't read this thread but since we're on the topic, has anyone touched on whether it's prudent to let women or Asians drive?
725  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Those fuckers! Fiscal Cliff Rolled Back! on: January 01, 2013, 09:04:06 AM
Speaking of economics and cliffs, this seems relevant:

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benjamindees 3 years ago

"If it were unprofitable to drive off that cliff, we will be able to stop before we get there."

*jams accelerator*

*jumps out of car*
726  Economy / Economics / Re: Paul Krugman Has had an epiphany... on: January 01, 2013, 08:32:33 AM
LOL, I think I'm going to have to take credit for this.  In return, at least, I did learn about Physiocracy.

There's no telling why Krugman missed this.  I don't think he's an actual idiot.  I think he's mostly just a political shill.

Either way, it's not really surprising to me.  Economists don't seem to have the slightest clue about the real world.  Here's a perfect example, from an argument I had several years back with a couple of economists on YouTube.  I just happened to stumble upon it, looking for some of my recent posts on the obsolescence of human labor:

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Yes, that is a real life economist.  And, yes, he thinks that matter and energy cannot be depleted.  Do you see just how screwed we all are?
727  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Those fuckers! Fiscal Cliff Rolled Back! on: January 01, 2013, 07:38:38 AM
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America, you have now gone over the fiscal cliff. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. All retweets are now considered endorsements. The price of milk is now $170 a litre – yes, a litre, because everything is now METRIC.

I can live with this.
728  Economy / Economics / The Moneyless Man on: January 01, 2013, 05:49:31 AM
Mark Boyle
"The Moneyless Man"
TEDxO'Porto


Economics student sees "Gandhi", decides to go live in the woods without money:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr1NUkIXd_c

His website:
http://www.justfortheloveofit.org/

I wonder, can the Bitcoin community convince people like Mark that Bitcoin offers a solution to re-connecting economics and the environment without having to forage berries and wipe your butt with leaves?
729  Economy / Economics / Re: Inflation that's equally distributed. on: January 01, 2013, 04:20:50 AM
There is no way this can actually exist in reality.  Defining "people of a country" and distributing anything evenly is doomed to failure.
730  Economy / Economics / Re: What's a proper measure of economic growth? on: December 16, 2012, 02:17:32 AM
Jobs...

Jobs destroyed?
731  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Blowing up today on Reddit - go upvote!! on: December 12, 2012, 05:43:11 PM
wow, just saw that bitcointip bot. That's awesome.

Unfotunately it doesn't answer my messages ;(

Could it be down or am I doing something wrong?



/time traveler spotted
732  Other / Politics & Society / Re: 30 years ago I was warned about appliances spying on me in my home... on: December 12, 2012, 05:23:02 PM
Ten years ago I lived next door to a Quaker woman who was at Kent State and witnessed the National Guard shooting.  She would walk her dogs, and patrol the neighborhood late at night.  She thought the street lights were spying on her.

http://rt.com/programs/why-care-summary/street-spying-us-cities/
733  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Dwolla could be going away soon on: December 10, 2012, 04:16:03 PM
Good.  Dwolla is a pack of incompetent morons.

734  Other / Off-topic / Re: Solar AC Unit Experiment advice needed please on: December 07, 2012, 04:19:52 PM
Listen, here's the way to do this.  First, buy batteries with the lowest-voltage cells you can get.  If you're going to spend $1000 on batteries, get 6-volt golf-cart batteries at least, or perhaps even a battery of 2-volt forklift cells if you can find one cheap.  They will last longer, and losing a single cell won't be as catastrophic.  Secondly, make sure to get a pure sine wave inverter with a surge rating that's appropriate for starting an air conditioner compressor.  It takes a lot of power, but 2000 watts should be plenty as long as the inverter is well-made.  Consider a 24 or 48 volt inverter, depending on your battery bank.  Lastly, you definitely need more than 300 watt solar cells.  Even the smallest air conditioner uses around 600 watts while running.  If you want to run the air conditioner more than 3-4 hours a day, you'll need more solar cells.  And, lastly, yeah use watts and watt-hours because your calculations are all wrong.  Learn to use Google Calc.  A battery bank that's rated 400 Ah at 12 V can store 4800 Wh of energy, and will run an 800 W air conditioner for 6 hours.
735  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Bitcoin-Central, first exchange licensed to operate as a bank. This is HUGE on: December 07, 2012, 09:54:22 AM
So, to recap:

  • Not a bank.  Not a PSP.  "Partnered with a PSP."
  • Bitcoins still not regulated.  Services that hold and transmit fiat money for others regulated.  Just as before.
  • Bitcoins not insured.
  • Still supporting US and UK users, only now without any USD/GBP exchange.

Ironically, your first act after becoming "licensed" is to make a public announcement insinuating that you are a "bank" and that Bitcoins are regulated and insured.  None of which, apparently, is true.

What marvelous value licensing thus brings to the Bitcoin community!  The value of marketing bullshit under color of law!

Of course, as demonstrated by this thread, none of this makes the least bit of difference to the uncritical legalists in the Bitcoin community.  All you have to do to gain their unwavering trust and support, apparently, is to say magical words like "regulated," "legal," "institution," "funds," and "insured" enough times to cause their higher faculties to shut down due to authoritative goodness overload, and they begin signing up for your service and handing over all their Bitcoins.

Ah well, regardless, good luck in whatever it is you are attempting to accomplish, I suppose.  Perhaps it will provide some value to someone.
736  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Bitcoin-Central, first exchange licensed to operate as a bank. This is HUGE on: December 06, 2012, 04:52:32 PM
(or more precisely a PSP which is basically the same as a bank, just without the debt-money issuing part)

So, not a bank, but a payment services provider?
737  Other / Off-topic / Re: saw Girl Rob Bank video? on: December 06, 2012, 02:43:06 PM
See, with decentralized currency, cute, trashy girls in Bumblefuck, Nebraska wouldn't throw away their futures thinking that $6,000 is a lot of money.

Just another example of the mis-allocation of resources caused by fiat money.
738  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Harry Potter: A Satanic Conspiracy? on: December 06, 2012, 02:28:40 PM
Yeah, Harry Potter is sex magick.

"Something sliver-white, something enormous, erupted from the end of his wand"

disclaimer:  I have never actually seen or read any Harry Potter books or movies.
739  Other / Politics & Society / The Titanic insurance fraud of 1911 that ushered in the Federal Reserve on: December 06, 2012, 12:02:06 PM
http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/out-there-1/the-sinking-of-the-titanic.html

Proof the ship that hit an iceberg and sank was not the Titanic, but its nearly-identical sister ship the Olympic, which had been damaged in a prior collision and denied insurance pay-out.

Among the victims was John Jacob Astor IV, the richest man in the world at the time, a friend of Nikola Tesla, and an outspoken opponent of the creation of the Federal Reserve.  Astor gained his wealth, in part, as a real estate builder, investor, and inventor.  Other prominent Federal Reserve detractors, such as Benjamin Guggenheim and Isa Strauss, also died on board.

The White Star Line, owner of both the Titanic and Olympic, was a subsidiary of JP Morgan's International Mercantile Marine Company.  JP Morgan was, of course, the largest banker of the day and the driving force behind the creation of the Federal Reserve.  Morgan had a private room on the Titanic, and was scheduled to be on its fateful voyage, yet canceled at the last minute.

"Futility, the Wreck of the Titan" was a novella published in 1898 about the wreck of a fictional "unsinkable" ocean liner sinking in the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg.


740  Other / Off-topic / Re: Living in the Woods Somewhere on: December 06, 2012, 11:33:09 AM
I suggest to look into building a "tiny house".  There are lots of websites with info.  If you make it 12' wide, it can be moved fairly easily if necessary.
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