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21  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: I had a discussion with a scammer on: October 24, 2020, 03:06:42 PM
I’ve wasted the time of a scammer or 10 while bored, lol.. Troll them a bit sometimes..
I am astounded as to how incredibly stupid many of them are.. Many don’t know a lick about crypto at all..

Once I saw a guy scam a scammer.. Not sure about the morality of it but it was pretty funny..
Their was a usual “doubler” scam on Twitter, guy checked the recent transactions to the doubler address and found a recent one for 0.01 BTC..
Sent the scammer a message saying something like “I just sent you 0.01BTC TXID but I meant to send 0.1, could you send the 0.01 back to xxxxxaddy so I can fix it and send the 0.1?”
And the idiot scammer actually sent the 0.01, which ofcourse he just lold and kept..
22  Economy / Reputation / Re: [Interviews] with Bitcointalk members on: October 24, 2020, 02:43:25 PM
I was thinking the same thing.. At the beginning I thought this was going to be more exclusive, but now it even contains interviews of spammers now banned for plagiarism..

It's just that if the publications continues at the same pace, this thread will lose the meaning for which it was really created.
I share this concern. I used to read all interviews because I recognized the names, and I'm interested in their story. I'm not really interested to read the story of users who barely earned some Merit. If their other posts aren't worth reading, I'm pretty sure this is a waste of time too. Some of them are already on my ignore list, and they didn't get there for posting interesting stuff.
A very first check would be if users are on BPIP's Most Recognized Top 1000, and even that list has many names I'm not familiar with.

The interviews could atleast be ordered by UID, though not perfect, the chances of smaller UIDs being more worth reading I think would be a lot better than nothing..

And how did Vod get a red inventor tag? What did he invent?
If I do an interview can I request a green “awesomest user” tag or something?
23  Other / Off-topic / Re: Laptop Shopping Suggestions on: October 23, 2020, 05:12:28 PM

Asus Rog is good choice if you are looking for RGB combination woth performance laptop but more the graphic card then the leas backup power it will be. Did you increased your RAM from the stock because most of the laptops in this orice range are coming with 8/16 GB of memory.

I bought it like that, but it may not have been originally built that way.. IDK..
I bought it used and definitely got my money’s worth out of it.

No comments on durability?
24  Other / Meta / Re: DefaultTrust changes on: October 23, 2020, 05:03:54 PM
I am pretty sure there are more better candidates for DT1, peloso is wasting "lottery space" and someone who is trolling whole trust system:

...should be blacklisted, I am not sure why he isn't.

System should be trollproof no? As long as their are more non-trolls than trolls..
Consider it pen testing, or possibly trolls should have their own representation too?

It’s just one troll.. Just wait until their are 20 or 50 trolls making DT1..
Imagine the day the DT system is ran with the morality of amaclin and co..

But surely they won’t get the required merits no matter how good their posts are.. Right?
Better think twice about the morals of the user before sending them too many merits..
Where did all those merits come from that voted peloso onto DT1?
Which sauces are responsible for this irresponsibility?

Is this how the merit and DT system is SUPPOSED to work?
Trolls and scammers are SUPPOSED to make DT as long as they and their friends make intelligent posts?

Maybe... theymos is an anarchist afterall..
25  Economy / Reputation / Re: nullius tags for trolling discussion - revmoved content from off-topic thread on: October 23, 2020, 04:35:29 PM
Nulli buddie...
Are you trying to make enemies out of everyone?
26  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Presidential debates on: October 23, 2020, 02:56:38 AM
his weird ass condemnation of the oil industry which came out of no where.

He admitted he was carbonphobic
Wants to shut down the entire oilfield..
Exactly what all of America's enemies want..

By by PA and OH.. OK, LA, ND, TX, etc.. And anyone with enough braincells to realize that CO2 is NOT a pollutant..

Catch where he hit on the fact that wind turbines create more pollution than than they solve, and that natural gas is cleaner??

My biggest issue is clean air.
Screw wind turbines right?

Biden was beating him heavily on COVID response and healthcare.

Trump smoked him with "you called my travel restrictions xenophobic" and he was absolutely right about the shutdowns causing more harm than covid itself..
"You can't do that Joe"..

Biden had no solutions to covid other than more shutdowns..

Trump was right on "protect the elderly and health compromised"..
We can't shut the whole country down.. Rather we should just protect those who are highly at risk.. Just like the flu (but no vaccine yet)..

I am a life long asthmatic.
My wife still has lung damage due to covid.

You have a positive covid antibodies test to be sure? Or you just assume that?
Did it hit you hard too? Are you SURE it was covid?

I think it's likely I had covid.. I had a cough for 3 weeks and I've mostly gotten over it..
Have a physical coming up Tuesday preceded by a fitness evaluation.. Wish me luck..
Damn I just love geting my BP and heart rate taken just after maxing out on squats and pushups etc.. NOT...

You ever blow into one of those pulmonary test jigs? Not fun at all..
"Beep- ""Blow blow blow blow blow blow"" hhhheeee ""blow blow blow blow"" Beep" ... Like damn man, I've been flat chested for 10 seconds and I'm supposed to keep blowing? Humans can do that?
"Shit doc, am I gonna die soon? I know I smoke too much.. Sad"
"No you passed"
"Good thing you already took my BP yo Wink"
27  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Presidential debates on: October 23, 2020, 02:46:20 AM
Trump was far too soft.. Should have drilled harder on more points.. Should have got demanding..
Biden looked like he was just trying to survive..

Trump won on China, Russia, NK, Ukraine, covid, oil, "green" BS, etc..

Or maybe it's just my bias..

Trump should have railroaded Biden and the moderator and hit harder on the whole Hunter Biden situation..
Wish he would have just ran them over like a tank..

Trump sounded like he was talking to a child the entire time..
Boooo Trump.. You are supposed to be a killer..
28  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Presidential debates on: October 23, 2020, 02:04:42 AM
Watching.. Trump is being too soft, but still kicking his ass..
29  Other / Off-topic / Re: Laptop Shopping Suggestions on: October 22, 2020, 09:25:40 PM
Your 6th gen w/ 32 GB is still a good spec for me.

But a corner of the bottom case is broken, the charger port connection for the charger recognizing thing is broke (will not charge/recognise charger/Dell), "Y" button will not stay on anymore, touchpad ribbon is made by me, and the last straw now is I let my kid nephew watch a movie on it and he smashed the screen completely..
I've already fixed it many times.. Time for a new one..

I'm not going to have the time to maintain junk anymore, I need a laptop to travel/fly with that just works and is reliable, and it has to be something that I'm proud of and will respect..
30  Other / Politics & Society / Re: [BET] Trump or not Trump 2020, eddie13 vs suchmoon on: October 22, 2020, 09:12:03 PM
What term to describe people that view homosexualsity negatively

treat them like shit because they're gay
We should have the right to association and be free to disagree, which does not equate to "treat like shit"..

believe it was their decision to be gay or believe they have something wrong with them would you prefer?
They either made the decision, or their is something wrong with them from an evolutionary/Darwinistic/mental health point of view..
31  Other / Politics & Society / Re: [BET] Trump or not Trump 2020, eddie13 vs suchmoon on: October 22, 2020, 08:05:25 PM

Transphobia today is what Homophobia was 20 years ago.  

Both of these words are propaganda deflection terms.. 
Those who are the ones actually afraid of the lgbtq+++ agenda are those who stand by to accept the filthy degeneracy being pushed into the faces of our young children as a positive and "normal"..

Those who are NOT afraid will not cower down to it and will speak their mind, not being afraid to be labeled as "transphobic" and "homophobic"..
Anti-normalization of dangerous degeneracy, especially when it is pushed to children, is not fear, it is conviction..
Yes "dangerous" for many real physical and mental health risks..

In the big picture it is just one more tool of which to more easily enslave the people via disarming them of all strong morals and convictions..

I am all for your rights to fuck, dress, and act however you want, but I will not protect you from ridicule, idolize you for it, or pretend like it is a positive or good decision, especially to be pushed to children as it is now..
32  Economy / Speculation / Re: My 'vast' BTC hodl on PayPal on: October 22, 2020, 05:25:17 PM
They are selling


 Roll Eyes oh..
bch.. ugh..

So what exactly can you do with those bitcoins except sell them back to PayPal at some point? You can't move them, right?

It's a grand scheme for PP/banks to eventually own ALL of the BTCs and keep them all locked up in 3rd party holdings Wink
No delivery, paper BTCs for the plebs only..

Surely may cause a bunch of buying-up of Bitcoins in any case.. It could hardly cause more sell-pressure.. If it is causing this pump, I don't know, but it seems so..
33  Other / Meta / Re: DefaultTrust changes on: October 22, 2020, 05:11:07 PM
I don't know what your unhappiness with the merits is based on but if it's something I did - let me know Smiley

No.. Not you..
By "Team" I mean whatever "clique" is in control of DT..
Right now it is mostly good oldschool users and the scambuster crowd, but could be overtaken by scammers, turks, russians, "CH alts", etc..
It's all about the merits..

What I dislike about the merits thing is that they are supposed to be for one thing (posts that aren't shitposts to rank up accounts), but also translate into the basis of all voting power..

I see a large incentive to withhold merits from great posters that one would otherwise not want to have a lot of voting power, and on the other hand to shower merits on not so great posters but whom one would want to increase their voting power..

I can think of atleast one user with a lot of merits that make very good posts and deserves them for the original intention of the merit system, but the thought of them having that much voting power because of them is scary..

For example, a merit source may not want to give many merits to a user who excludes them, but has incentive to send many merits to a user who includes them..

Not a me problem, a you problem, or anyone in specific problem.. I just think it corrupts what the concept of the merit system was originally intended for by adding power based strategy to the mix..

Actually it's pretty much the opposite. I don't think this threatens any "team". This threatens users who otherwise don't have much support. Someone like peloso can kick them out or extort them, and that's whom he's mainly targeting at the beginning of each month. And he has no limit of DT1 down/up votes, which I think is also a flaw in the system. Limiting each user to 5 or 10 votes would solve some of the issues.

If they have such little support that a single rogue actor can kick them out then maybe they need more support by those who don't think they should be kicked out?
Of DT2 or DT1? Either way..

Extortion is another thing entirely.. Anyone on DT I think should not want to be on DT so badly that they would allow themselves to be extorted by 1 DT1 vote..
Don't be threatened by one prick with one vote guys.. They should just do the right thing and not give in to it..
If they give in to the extortion of 1 vote, maybe they should get more downvotes just because..

If you would like to limit DT1 in/out votes, I think it would need to be done with a separate list specifically for that voting..

Limiting each user to 5 or 10 votes would solve some of the issues.

Limiting merit-based votes could be a thing too..
Ex-Any user can have up to 20 250 merit votes counting, but that's it..

It's a good thing that the current concentration of merit-power is in pretty good hands for the most part..
But concentration of power is still concentration of power..

I DO think the system has worked very well thus far though.. It's also pretty cool and fun to theorize/theoretically-strategize about..
Keeps things interesting..
34  Other / Off-topic / Laptop Shopping Suggestions on: October 22, 2020, 04:20:26 PM
Help me be research lazy..

Looking for something to replace my Alienware M14X R3 basically..
Durability- Thing is gonna get dropped a lot I'm sure.. (no touchscreen crap please)
Lot of CPU and RAM to handle serious live charts and a million open tabs-
RGB keyboard- RGB chassis is cool too-
Hate the Dell charger problems-
Don't play videogames but a big graphics card is better than no or crap graphics card right?

Kinda looking at the MSI Raider laptops, but don't know if I need/want a new one with the latest gen I7s or if I should save some money and get maybe an older one with an 8th gen I7?
Bang for the buck?
New with warranty or used?

Would dual boot it, probably triple actually..
I need 7 or older for some of my car diagnostic programs.. It's fun to also have a linux OS..
So warranty would probably be worthless?

I could spend $1,200, but do I need to? Would rather not really..

My M14X has I think a 6th gen I7 and 32gb of ram, and am looking for a little upgrade from that, and to escape the Dell charger problems, and it is now quite broken in many ways..

Don't want a huge screen.. 14"-16" ish..

Could I maybe just put my 32gb of ram out of my m14x into whatever new one I get?
Don't really care about a huge SSD, and tb hdds are a dime a dozen..
Think I have a 256 ssd and a 1tb hdd I could also transplant?, but want a big CPU..

Do I really need a beast of a laptop? No..
But I like having nice things, and want one.
Needs to be cool..

Halp? What do?
35  Other / Meta / Re: DefaultTrust changes on: October 22, 2020, 03:53:19 PM
I can sorta kinda understand the rationale for allowing excluded DT1 members to "cast a vote" on other DT1 members but how about this:

If someone has been excluded from DT1 for e.g. 6 months, suspend their eligibility until they get enough support to be included again. Perhaps this could have a threshold lower than -1, e.g. -5.


  • If you have 0+ DT1 inclusion/exclusion balance you stay in DT1 and vote for DT2 members, as usual.
  • If you have -1 to -4 you can no longer vote for DT2 members, but can vote for DT1 peers, as is the case now.
  • If you have -5 or less for up to five months - same as above.
  • If you have -5 for six consecutive months you can no longer vote for DT1 peers until you get to -4 or higher.

As the peloso example shows, one shithead can wreak havoc by immediately downvoting new users and/or soliciting mutual inclusions. Clear abuse of the system but there is nothing anyone can do about it.

I say leave em alone and let em vote..
If enough users with enough merits elect enough DT1 to outvote whatever team you are on, you lose..

Oh yeah, this reminds me it all falls back to the almighty power of the merit..
Merit isn't just for good posts now is it? It is for giving users DT votes ultimately..

So I'm sure users can and do restrict giving merits to those who they would not agree with their votes they would eventually cast with them..

Merits: These are to be awarded to good posts, that are high effort, worth reading, or any other reason, not that you agree with that post..
But make sure not to give too many merits to anyone that doesn't vote your way in DT..


How did peloso get on DT1?
Well, enough people who would vote for him got enough merits to make it happen..
36  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: October 22, 2020, 03:37:25 PM
My Granny asks me sometimes how my weird stocks are doing..
She is interested but I tell het that it could all crash to nothing or go to the moon basically..

I do give her a bit of investment advice, in that she should get her money out of fiat and put most of it into gold atleast, and tell her that I'd put like 2% into BTC if I was her just for the gamble, but I never really try to get her to do anything..

She still like, writes personal checks for all her bills, and balances her checkbook against her statements..
I ask her "What are you doing? Checking the banks math?".. Granny, "Yes"..

I keep trying to get her to just put the bills to her CC and then pay that once a month, or get auto withdrawal set up, but nope, I guess she loves writing all those checks, actually mailing them, and balancing her checkbook still..

I get other people and family asking me about BTC often but I don't really have the breath to explain it all to them every time..
I just basically tell them that yeah it's crazy but I believe..

Granny also has a hard time believing that my little brass coin with a sticker on it is worth more than her sealed graded gold coins, but whatever..
Especially when I tell her what I paid for it and what it is now worth in the relatively short amount of time I have had it, just a few years..
37  Economy / Speculation / Re: My 'vast' BTC hodl on PayPal on: October 22, 2020, 03:29:32 PM
I'll sub up to this and follow to see what happens..

It seems everyone these days have these new Facebook Pay apps and Venmo and stuff, with PayPal kinda being left behind for transactions between friends/acquaintances.. Maybe this is PayPal attempting too keep up with the Joneses? 

I have always heard of PayPal to be the main target for Bitcoin to put out of business, and PP has always had terrible TOS clauses against BTC and cryptocurrencies..
It seems a bit ironic/hypocritical for them to add BTC now, but what do you expect?

How long do you think before PP starts adding a bunch of inferior coins? Ya think Ver is on the phone with them nonstop right now trying to get his scamcoin added? And SV? They could even add ETH soon, but I doubt coins like XMR..
38  Economy / Reputation / Re: Self-pitying whiner says “waaaaaaaaah!” as a cheap excuse for SCAMS on: October 21, 2020, 09:57:06 PM
spoiled brats who have it relatively easier, so they whine about “depression” and/or kill themselves over trivialities.
To hell with self-pity.

39  Economy / Reputation / Re: In re the aptly-named #234771 “suchmoon” on: October 21, 2020, 09:41:46 PM

some of your recent (and not-so-recent) ill-behaviour will be addressed

Nulli VS SM?
OMG I can't wait!   I have been so bored..

Thought Lauda leaving may stamp the boredom in permanence, but maybe not? 
40  Economy / Reputation / Re: Goodbye, world! on: October 21, 2020, 09:33:42 PM
really want to attempt beating a dead cat

No actually.. I have been trying not to..
But your bait.. Irresistible! Twice already..

My self control leaves some to be desired..
My bad.. My bad..
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