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1201  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin critics suffer from Stockholm syndrome on: July 19, 2011, 06:06:40 PM
Stockholm syndrome is a "paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors; sometimes to the point of defending them," according to Wikipedia. Bitcoin critics have fallen in love with the bankers who pillaging them and lash out at the solution to their problem.

Meh, bitcoin critics just don't like anything new or crazy.
1202  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This is everything Bitcoin should not, and cannot be. on: July 19, 2011, 02:26:27 AM
Why don't you do something about it?

Whining about something you can't change is a waste of forum attention.
1203  Other / Meta / Re: Synaptic Polluting Thread and the Ignore Button on: July 18, 2011, 10:25:24 PM
Some people find it easier with an Ignore button. I do. If there was an Ignore button here, you wouldn't be compelled to use it. What's wrong with having the option?

Yes, it took a conscious effort not to reply to Synaptic.
1204  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is This Bitcoin Weekly Comic Crap? on: July 18, 2011, 10:13:57 PM

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Bitsquirrel - I actually find this one kinda cute and funny. It's reliant on people understanding the values of the increase in bitcoins though.
I disagree. The squirrel getting crushed is still an unexpected outcome. I think that's humorous.

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If you wish to make it more funny and "gag-a-day", you need a more humour with wittier dialogue and funnier scenarios, the objective should be to make the personal laugh a priority.
This is what I wish to focus on.

Though, comedic comics won't be the only things we will focus on. I got the idea of pivoting to educational comics or perhaps stories involving bitcoin. However, they probably takes more effort and capital to write, which is not what Bitcoin Weekly have at the time. We're still building our warchest.
1205  Other / Meta / Re: What's up with the forum link? on: July 18, 2011, 12:36:31 PM
Probably the developer thinks this forum is a cesspool filled with a bunch of anarchists who may be bad for PR. (BTW, I agree that it is becoming a cesspool)
1206  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Weekly's New Look on: July 18, 2011, 12:25:20 PM
IF you guys have aesthetic suggestion, I am happy to hear them.

Also, I am happy to feedback, negative or otherwise on the look of Bitcoin Weekly.
1207  Other / Meta / Re: A growing social threat to our community. on: July 18, 2011, 04:23:40 AM
Mock whoever you like. Just don't contribute useless drivel, being rude and insulting to bitcoiners, and especially encouraging Atlas to go ranting about his idealogy.
1208  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: US Dollar maybe shit aug 2nd GO BITCOIN watch video on: July 18, 2011, 03:35:16 AM

The fact that people like you are advcating for flat taxes are why the US is in massive debt with some of the lowest tax rates in the world (that are still apparantly "too high" despite repeated cuts). If people don't want to support a country they live in they can fuck the hell off and live in whatever third world shithole they want.
You got a whole bureaucracy dedicated to tracking down tax evasion. You got folks like me thinking about  doing taxes and not knowing if I violate any tax law. Then you got breaucract social engineering with taxes. I will never see a damn dime out of social security. The tax money will be used to enrich and pay off political supporters, support business that would not otherwise succeed.

A fiat tax, or a sale tax, that have no exceptions and very easy to understand would be far more socially efficient. One that does not tax the productive thought capacities resources of a whole societies. Rich people devising clever scheme to do tax evasion is symptomatic of the problem, not the cause of our woes.

Honestly, if I am worth a million dollars in productive capacity, and the government took a very large percentage of my earning, I too would be talking to tax lawyers for ways to preserve much of that earning. Perhaps, I will shred the job that I am very productive in and the economy will be worse off for it.

Also note that flat taxes are not in contradiction with higher taxes.

However, higher flat taxes will not solve the problem with our economy and how we govern. Moreover, the current situation have to do with governments not balancing their budget. It have something to do with the systematic incentives of politicians giving into short term gains by over-promising for the future.

It is precisely democracy that is the problem as it is asking 300 million people to select politicians who will decide on every issue in congress. We are expecting a population to be well informed and able to keep eyes on our politicians. This is not feasible when the population can't ever know or be informed by everything, have busy lives and concern of their own, and skills that they need to maintain.

Right now, the elderly have lot of free time in order to vote while the twenty-something have better things to do. They demand their medicare and social security as promised by the government, but which will bankrupt the government. Also note that they have been paying social security taxes for years.
1209  Other / Meta / Re: A growing social threat to our community. on: July 18, 2011, 03:02:45 AM
This forum starts to suck anyway. If you cheerlead bitcoin or your political ideology too much, you are bound to get rude comments about it.

If you love bitcoin, we already know that you are part of the tribe.

Moar entrepreneurship, less tribal posturing.
1210  Economy / Economics / Re: Sacred Economics on: July 17, 2011, 09:55:13 PM

But now that we've escaped the starvation etc, I'm suggesting it's time to change the paradigm again. Once we've crossed the river, we don't need the boat anymore.

When you become very wealthy, you don't need to worry about generosity or hording anymore.

If people are poor, it's probably because they have corrupt governments, go to war too much, vote for leaders that belong nominally to their tribe regardless if he's crooked or not.
1211  Economy / Economics / Re: Sacred Economics on: July 17, 2011, 09:30:39 PM
I'm suggesting generosity. I'm not suggesting hoarding.

Saving is how we become wealthy.
1212  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Weekly's New Look on: July 17, 2011, 08:26:35 PM

Huh? You could get Wordpress installed with a new theme in less than 30 minutes without paying a single cent. So from a trade-off perspective, be it in terms of MHash/sec or value of your personal time, or the long term success of your site, it doesn't make sense for you to keep doing the work of a CMS developer when you are supposed to be an editor/writer for Bitcoin weekly.

My value proposition is no longer writing and editing, though I occasionally write an article. I exercise very little editorial control. What I merely did was I write a system that allow writers to review their work, thus removing me from the loop almost altogether. Then I encourage them to write in a very specific mindset. The last step I need to do is write down the policies and guideline of how Bitcoin Weekly writes article.

Instead, my time is spent on a lot on programming the CMS or promoting the content.
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So unless your job is forcing you to use a RoR CMS, you're better off getting a hang of the big 3 CMS. You've already tried Drupal, so it's down to Wordpress or Joomla Cheesy

Wordpress seems to be the best choice. Find a couple of plugin and be done with it. On the other hand, I like too much learning ruby on rails development.

I care about others appreciating my magazine and efficiency and making money, yes. But I also like doing rails development, therefore I will trade some fun for some inefficiency. End of story.
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1. You're going to start your own pool?

Inaccurate. I need it because my business model needs it, unless there's a less hassle free way to do it. Manually ransoming articles and paying people takes quite a bit of time each week. I wish to automate that drudgery away.
1213  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Weekly's New Look on: July 17, 2011, 07:38:34 PM
CMS platforms like Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla are made specifically to enable content sites such as webzine and blogs.


I used Drupal for the last bitcoinweekly website. It was ghetto and horrible.

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The time saved from making the site look good could be better invested in new articles and learning new things that could be more useful for your career.

I could have hire a designer or buy a template and be done with it. I don't need to go full CMS. Thus, from a tradeoff perspective, it would be better that I wait a few more weeks after my dollars are translated into bitcoin(Why? So I can support the bitcoin economy) and spent that time investigating technologies, reducing my OODA loop latency, or any number of beneficial activities.

It is also uncertain to me what CMS that I should use for ruby on rails. My job will be forcing me to use a CMS framework probably pretty soon, though right now I am working on an ecommerce site. This provide me an automatic avenue of investigation and if I think the tradeoff in converting Bitcoin Weekly to use a rails CMS is good enough, I will convert to it.

Right now, I have more pressing needs concerning revenues:

1. Upgrade the VPS so that I can run bitcoind on it.

2. Write the ransom system.

3. Follow through on the verbal deal that I made with tcatm.

Anyway, thanks for the discussion. I am a much more rational businessman.
1214  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Weekly's New Look on: July 17, 2011, 07:07:49 PM
If you want to learn more about programing and CSS, working on an existing CMS would help you too if you need to start messing with plugins or customizing themes. What people have done can also serve as a basis for learning, either because it's really bad or it's really good.


Dunno. I thought ruby on rails is a platform.
1215  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Weekly's New Look on: July 17, 2011, 07:06:42 PM
+1 to post above

my honest feedback: when i sow your site it wasn't worth spending any time on it , it straight up told me - there's nothing to see

You don't like the look now? I thought I improved it quite a bit.
1216  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Weekly's New Look on: July 17, 2011, 05:49:02 PM
I love bitcoinweekely Smiley

Nice to know that someone appreciate my magazine, but that doesn't tell me anything about the site's new look.
1217  Economy / Economics / Re: Sacred Economics on: July 17, 2011, 05:16:24 PM

I said I believed. I didn't say I knew. I do believe hunter-gathers viewed the world very differently to us. Isn't there evidence that Native Americans and Australian Aborigines had/have very different world views too?
So?

For anybody who live in cyberspace, we have more wealth than we can ever imagine. Trying to consume all the world's greatest book will never be done in any normal human lifetime.

What is the use of generosity and hording if we effectively have unlimited wealth?
1218  Economy / Economics / Re: Sacred Economics on: July 17, 2011, 04:53:43 PM
It depends how you measure wealth. If the whole world was shared by the whole human race, everyone would have the whole world as a playground. As it is you can barely take a step off the road without infringing someone's 'property rights' (at what point was the land stolen from the common people, and under what just law?). Yes, I do believe the patriarchal systems of the last six thousand years have accelerated technology incredibly for the good, but I also believe that these systems have reduced the perception of wealth to the finite and measurable rather than the infinite and immeasurable, and our enjoyment of the world is the poorer for that. Now that we've mastered the planet from a technological viewpoint, we need to get to the next stage before we do too much more damage.

What the hell do you know about the perception of wealth? You never been there 200 years ago.
1219  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The Bitcoin Sun is dead? on: July 17, 2011, 04:43:48 PM
Anybody at The Bitcoin Sun wants to tell me if the magazine is dead or alive?
1220  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / The Bitcoin Sun is dead? on: July 17, 2011, 04:39:44 PM
It seems that my competitor, http://thebitcoinsun.com is dead?  Huh

The last published date is almost a month ago.
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