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1761  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This is HUGE: WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin on: July 26, 2012, 03:12:43 AM
I'll bet money against any optimist. That way I'm either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
1762  Economy / Securities / Re: Completly transparent security on: July 26, 2012, 01:51:39 AM
Bonus points if it doesn't have to do with mining or pirate -- I've already made my decisions in these fields and GLBSE is frankly over-saturated by them.

Nothing against either, but it's hard for new upstarts to compete when there are so many options already. I'm up for new ideas.
Hard to compete, and like I said I've made my choices. There's mining shares, bonds, and MOORE bonds which get deterministically better. As for pirate, there's dividend ones and ones which are bought back at a higher price. I've found what I consider to be the best deals in both and I've taken them. Additionally, even if your plan is 0.01 BTC / Mhash/s, buying pressure is sure to bring the price up.
1763  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: July 25, 2012, 10:47:34 PM
If the price goes lower I'll be happy because I can buy cheap bitcoins. If it goes up I'll be happy because I'm worth more Cheesy
1764  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This is HUGE: WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin on: July 25, 2012, 10:44:42 PM
No. I just don't want people announcing stuff which doesn't exist. Sure wikispeed has prototypes, but I bet they won't sell one before June of next year. I don't really care to know about it right now. I'm not a venture capitalist. Same thing with BFL, Bitcoincard, Ellet, etc. Maybe if any one of these people set an ETA which was anywhere near on time (does wikispeed even have an ETA?) then I'd be interested.

Really, I'm bashing the unrealistic ETA's. Some of these products won't ever exist, even though they were supposed to come out months ago. There's a saying that it's better to be 15 minutes early, so that even if you're 12 minutes late, you're still on time. Really, once I left middle school, I stopped being late.

I'm starting to think I can make money on this. Every announcement of a big product in this forum, I'll ask for an ETA. Then I'll make a bet that they won't hit it. We can do a negative interest thing: for every day before the eta that they ship, I'll give them 1% extra. For every day late, they give me 1% extra.
1765  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Payment Not Delivered by "R-" for Work Rendered on: July 25, 2012, 06:22:25 PM
I thought if you told PayPal "bitc-" they'd hit the reverse button and lock down his account?
A credit card chargeback should be really simple though (I've only done it a few times). I just call the company and say "there's been a fraud, can you reverse payment XYZ?" They ask you a few questions and then you're done.

As for him owing you $70, that's not really correct. If you charge back the whole $70 (which I would do), then you basically got 4 free bitcoins. The payment owed is owed at the time of the transaction agreement.
1766  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Choose: Walk The Plank or Keelhaul on: July 25, 2012, 06:16:06 PM
Didn't Charles Ponzi successfully sue for libel?
1767  Economy / Securities / Re: Completly transparent security on: July 25, 2012, 05:52:09 PM
Yes, it would make it much more desirable than the practices used by f.ex. Obsi.HRPT.
The more transparent it is, the lower risk it is (well, it diminishes one risk factor at least) and the higher I'd be willing to pay for a share. Of course, the business behind it matters; if you plan on picking up bottles on the side of the road and returning them for a nickel a pop, I'll politely decline Wink
Bonus points if it doesn't have to do with mining or pirate -- I've already made my decisions in these fields and GLBSE is frankly over-saturated by them.
1768  Economy / Securities / Re: [GLBSE] MOORE: Mining Bond Beating the Moore's Law (Secret Plan Launched!) on: July 25, 2012, 05:47:43 PM
If you don't mind my asking, why did it come in 3 parts over the span of more than an hour? Not angry or anything, just curious.
1769  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This is HUGE: WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin on: July 25, 2012, 05:41:18 PM
I'm not bashing Bitcoin, I'm bashing the vaporware which happens way too often. Just "because Bitcoin" doesn't mean people should announce every thought that pops into their heads.

In any case, it has no roof. Like I said, show me a sale. It doesn't even have to be paid in bitcoins, and I'm betting that it won't be.
1770  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Get PAID to buy bitcoins with cash (USA) on: July 25, 2012, 05:39:04 PM
I routinely sell 1000 BTC there at 2% below gox price.  check the depth, I've been there almost every day for the last 2 months.
So you are actually helping pirate to bring the price down?
He's avoiding mtgox, problem?
While my previous statement was more a joke (see bitpays claim to trade against pirate), selling 2% below gox does in fact attract arbitrage traders (bots?). And arbitrage has several effects, first a lower gox price, and second this results in additional trades on gox, which ensures that gox stays the biggest exchange. If bit-pay would be selling for say 0.5% below gox, arbitrage would not be profitable, and some real buyers could buy those cheap coins.

True - however I start to wonder if the only reason there are any buyers in the first place is because arbitrage is profitable, and they wouldn't be there even if the price was consistently 0.5% lower than the gox. I wish more actual users would switch.
I think bitfloor has to add more funding option, they are way to limited right now. And BTW, this is the free market, when bitfloor ignores that people want to have more options, they simply don't deserve success.
Ahh the free market. Yep, that's why I don't trade there. How many Chase banks are there in the U.S.?
1771  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This is HUGE: WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin on: July 25, 2012, 12:03:46 PM
Show me a sale. Seems everything which touches Bitcoin is announced years ahead of time and never arrives, or arrives very lates.
1772  Economy / Speculation / Re: look at all that volatility... on: July 25, 2012, 04:34:04 AM
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pirate
inb4 shitstorm
1773  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Get PAID to buy bitcoins with cash (USA) on: July 25, 2012, 01:22:42 AM
I only have Key Bank, Community Bank, and NBT Bank AFAIK Sad
1774  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Should I bring the blockchain to a new OS? on: July 25, 2012, 12:27:38 AM
I think it's worth the trouble. Downloading the blockchain takes a long time and plenty of bandwidth.
1775  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Where are you ideoligcally on: July 24, 2012, 11:41:02 PM
Some of those questions are really not relevant.
Yeah, I don't see how my stance on gay marriage affects economics or how authoritarian I'm not.

Also, this:

Shows how far up and right the middle has shifted Undecided
What was once radically right is now unspeakably left.
1776  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Get PAID to buy bitcoins with cash (USA) on: July 24, 2012, 07:53:50 PM
I'm not sure why more people in the US don't use this, it seems like a no-brainer to me!
...  Am I missing something here?
There is no Chase within 50 miles of my house.
1777  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This is HUGE: WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin on: July 24, 2012, 07:50:55 PM
I call vaporware.
1778  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: BCX do it on: July 24, 2012, 07:49:09 PM
He won't do it. Quick, someone make a betsofbitco.in about it
1779  Other / Archival / Re: deleted on: July 24, 2012, 07:47:36 PM
Why not pull off some double-spends while you're at it? Send LTC to the exchanges, sell for BTC or USD, mine some blocks spending it back to yourself... you might as well take out all the bids.
1780  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: This is HUGE: WIKISPEED, first car-maker in the world to accept Bitcoin on: July 24, 2012, 02:07:11 AM
This is great. I really like the fact that it's modular and you can swap pieces around. They should make computers like this. I'm thinking about the Retina MacBook.

I guess they just like making them out of solid pieces of aluminium.
Have you read Steve Job's biography? It talks about that. He would always insist that the inside look pretty, and that nobody ever see the inside. Look up the NeXT as well.
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