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1601  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Guns on: August 03, 2012, 04:54:42 AM
The thing is, that suing someone after I'm dead doesn't bring me back to life. Throwing knives at people might not kill them, but it's risky. Do you think throwing knives at people is legal?
Yup, people do it all the time:
rofl. I'm just going to assume you know what I meant.
Drunk drivers kill thousands every year. Thus, drunk driving should be illegal. Prevention saves lives. Raising the insurance of the drunk driver will not bring me back to life.

I'm not arguing that prevention doesn't save lives. I'm arguing that prevention need not be coercive.
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How do you suggest we prevent drunk driving?
1602  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Guns on: August 03, 2012, 04:29:24 AM
The thing is, that suing someone after I'm dead doesn't bring me back to life. Throwing knives at people might not kill them, but it's risky. Do you think throwing knives at people is legal? Drunk drivers kill thousands every year. Thus, drunk driving should be illegal. Prevention saves lives. Raising the insurance of the drunk driver will not bring me back to life.
1603  Economy / Securities / Re: (FEEDBACK WANTED) 100% Insured PPT bond (GLBSE) on: August 03, 2012, 03:22:17 AM
My feedback on this would be that I like it, but if you're selling them at 50% above the insured price then they're 66.6% insured, not 100%
Also, I take it your insurance amount will not change with bond prices?

The face value is 1 BTC and that is 100% insured. If you pay .5 BTC for it, it is not 200% insured, you just got a good deal.

Smiley
But if you pay 1.5 for it, and pirate defaults, then you lose 33%. Surely a bond which can cause a 33% loss of investors' money at any moment is not 100% insured. "Face value" is a worthless term, because bonds almost never cost their face value (even in the real world). It's like saying "I'll give you 200% PPS of 0.5 MH/s!!!11one"

Think of it as a nonrefundable fee to buy insurance. Insurance is not free, never has been.

The Bond will trade a different rates on the open market but the 100% insurance of the face value will not change.

I know these semi technical terms might be tripping you up but they do have meaning. I have expressed what this is correctly.

It is refundable, however. I can sell the bonds to someone else later on. In fact, I expect a certain amount of liquidity.

News! I am selling bonds for 1 BTC with a face value of 0.001 BTC each. They pay 200% weekly interest and are 100% insured. A buyback can be placed at any time for the face value.
1604  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: What do you guys think about this Whole Newbie system? on: August 03, 2012, 02:40:25 AM
If you just look around Newbies, it's a mess. Most of the spam and garbage and trolls with 1-post accounts saying "positive paypal trade" doesn't make it to the rest of the board, and that's good.
1605  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Guns on: August 03, 2012, 02:36:41 AM
Don't smoke near me
Don't drive while intoxicated near me
Don't give me an infectious disease
Don't drive without a license near me
Don't use a firearm irresponsibly near me
Don't do drugs near me either, unless there's no chance of my inhaling it or otherwise being exposed

And that pretty much covers it. The rest is choices (I won't have a 12th beer, thanks) or force (drink the goddamn beer before I rape you and force-feed you tobacco)

Let's rephrase those in a libertarian manner:
Don't smoke near me
Don't do drugs near me either, unless there's no chance of my inhaling it or otherwise being exposed

Don't force me to share your drugs (tobacco smoke, etc)
Don't drive while intoxicated near me
Don't drive without a license near me

Don't hit me with your car
Don't give me an infectious disease
Don't use a firearm irresponsibly near me
Don't shoot me

See how simple that is? If it doesn't impact you, it doesn't matter if they're doing it.

That simply doesn't work for cars. A new, unsupervised driver is just as dangerous as a drunk one. I would much rather have drunk driving be illegal than simply suing after the driver has killed a family. Likewise, I would prefer a person who is 12 and has never driven before not drive on the highway. "Don't hit me" doesn't quite cut it, because when they do hit me, I could be dead.

I really did mean "don't drive while intoxicated near me."

Unnecessarily risky behaviors (risky towards others) should be outlawed, so that we can practice prevention.


Translate that to guns (please stop reading here and answer the above first if you disagree with the above) and we get "don't use a firearm irresponsibly near me." Because when you do so, you risk killing me. I don't want people killing me, AND I don't want people to risk killing me. If there is a better way than certification, please speak up and I will wholeheartedly endorse it.
1606  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: you can BUY BITCOINS FOR CASH - EASY TO DO - SOLID REP on: August 03, 2012, 02:28:00 AM
May I ask why the thread isn't locked?
1607  Economy / Securities / Re: (FEEDBACK WANTED) 100% Insured PPT bond (GLBSE) on: August 03, 2012, 02:12:24 AM
My feedback on this would be that I like it, but if you're selling them at 50% above the insured price then they're 66.6% insured, not 100%
Also, I take it your insurance amount will not change with bond prices?

The face value is 1 BTC and that is 100% insured. If you pay .5 BTC for it, it is not 200% insured, you just got a good deal.

Smiley
But if you pay 1.5 for it, and pirate defaults, then you lose 33%. Surely a bond which can cause a 33% loss of investors' money at any moment is not 100% insured. "Face value" is a worthless term, because bonds almost never cost their face value (even in the real world). It's like saying "I'll give you 200% PPS of 0.5 MH/s!!!11one"
1608  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Guns on: August 03, 2012, 12:25:05 AM
someone can hurt you with a pillow case full of popcans, should they be illegal....?
How many people are killed every year by popcorn pillows? If it is a significant number relative to population, then there should be mandatory certification for the legal operation of a popcorn pillowcase.

Just like cars.
1609  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: you can BUY BITCOINS FOR CASH - EASY TO DO - SOLID REP on: August 03, 2012, 12:23:08 AM
That's fine. My demand wi be going elsewhere, though.

Have a nice day

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out!

That wasn't neccessary. I gave you an amicable response and ended with an equally friendly valediction.
1610  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Guns on: August 03, 2012, 12:16:39 AM
Nobody can fall from a bed and hurt me (well I don't use "bunk" beds). They can certainly hurt me with a gun though.

This was posted early on in the thread:


Don't smoke near me
Don't drive while intoxicated near me
Don't give me an infectious disease
Don't drive without a license near me
Don't use a firearm irresponsibly near me
Don't do drugs near me either, unless there's no chance of my inhaling it or otherwise being exposed

And that pretty much covers it. The rest is choices (I won't have a 12th beer, thanks) or force (drink the goddamn beer before I rape you and force-feed you tobacco)
1611  Economy / Long-term offers / Re: [BitcoinMax.com] Paying 6.9% per week... Small accounts welcome. on: August 03, 2012, 12:10:25 AM
http://uni.xkcd.com/

The popular geek comic xkcd, navigable through a unix-like prompt. It was an April-fool's joke a few years back.
1612  Economy / Securities / Re: (FEEDBACK WANTED) 100% Insured PPT bond (GLBSE) on: August 03, 2012, 12:08:09 AM
My feedback on this would be that I like it, but if you're selling them at 50% above the insured price then they're 66.6% insured, not 100%
Also, I take it your insurance amount will not change with bond prices?
Wow! Someone else can do math! Cheesy

Also, boy oh boy the "insured" pirate market has exploded. From 1 to 5 (YARR, GIPPT, Tygrr-something, Hashking's, and the original PPT.X) in what, a few weeks? Shocked
Hey, competition is good. It's just that I don't know if my analysis thread title can fit many more names Tongue
1613  Economy / Speculation / Re: 1DkyBEKt5S2GDtv7aQw6rQepAvnsRyHoYM on: August 03, 2012, 12:00:53 AM
Oh boy.
Dread Pirate Roberts
pirateat40

coins sent to silk road go to the fat address
the fat address has a strong pirate taint

there was a withdrawal from that address when pirateat40 (unauthenticated) said he moved the market

proprietary mixing scheme

Here we go Shocked Shocked Shocked
1614  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Guns on: August 02, 2012, 11:39:12 PM
Why mandatory certification? Are gun accidents special, or should we have mandatory certification for all dangerous tools?
Gun accidents are special, because they happen frequently and do a lot of damage. All tools which cause  a significant number of fatalities/injuries each year should require mandatory, free certification. Including cars and guns. Do you want someone who has never driven before driving unsupervised on the highway? I certainly don't. There are enough drunk drivers (about 1 in 10, but after midnight it's about 1 in 3) ready to kill me already. I also don't want someone fiddling with their new gun on Main Street, nor do I want them leaving it cocked on the table for their kids to find.
1615  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: ButterFried Labs introduces a new line of chips for miners! on: August 02, 2012, 05:23:58 PM
Then I assume that nobody is allergic to "Natural flavors" Tongue
1616  Economy / Securities / Re: [GLBSE] Gamma Insured Pirate Pass Through on: August 02, 2012, 05:04:09 PM
Waay underpriced IMO & BMC (by my calculations)

Which is why I'm buying some Cheesy
1617  Economy / Securities / Re: Market Capitalization of top 20 most traded GLBSE assets on: August 02, 2012, 05:01:36 PM
GLBSE's Market page is sorted by "Total Vol฿"
1618  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: ButterFried Labs introduces a new line of chips for miners! on: August 02, 2012, 04:56:55 PM
I'm concerned about that "something extra:" billy bob will sue you if he's allergic to it. Make sure you give a full ingredient list.

I wonder how KFC gets around that, by just being able to say 11 secret herbs and spices? In our case, they are herbs and spices, but if I gave it away, it would kind of ruin the secret recipe.

On a side note, do you think people would be turned away from our chips if we renamed them KancerKrisps?

I believe the difference between that and this is that KFC is a restaurant, whereas you're selling a consumable product that isn't in a restaurant.

That doesn't... that..  what?

I don't think thats entirely true, see: coca cola
Ever read the ingredients label on a coke can? It's all there. They just don't tell you the proportions or how they make their "artificial flavoring"
1619  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Circle of Trust [Game/experiment] on: August 02, 2012, 04:55:33 PM
Grr... it's not a gambling game, it's an experiment.
1620  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: you can BUY BITCOINS FOR CASH - EASY TO DO - SOLID REP on: August 02, 2012, 01:27:31 PM
That's fine. My demand wi be going elsewhere, though.

Have a nice day
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