Bitcoin Forum
June 30, 2015, 09:25:53 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.10.2 [Torrent]
 
  Home Help Search Donate Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 [42] 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 ... 329 »
821  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: bitcoin is a solution without a problem? on: February 27, 2015, 09:23:14 PM
Problems bitcoin has solved for me:

1. Price. I should not have to give up a bunch of my money to move my money. Now I don't!

2. Security. I could give you my login credentials for overstock.com and you would not be able to steal anything. If I gave you my Amazon login, my credit would be toast. With bitcoin I can buy without revealing my identity because the seller does not need it.

3. Geography. With dinosaur fiat currencies I was forever trading one money for another as I travel. (I travel a lot). I could not shop craigslist Madrid or buy a recipe from a cook in Indonesia. These things are easy now.

4. Economic freedom. Because no one has control over bitcoin I can compete in a fair market now. No one can manipulate the market via production or restrict my ability to use BTC. Unlike dollars, these are mine alone and I can use them as I wish.

I could go on, but I gota get back to work.  
822  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Will Facebook will Accept bitcoins in future? on: February 27, 2015, 08:21:22 PM
I wonder if at first they will try FBCoins or something. It seems like the newb thing to do.
823  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: NYC residents are being robbed of their Bitcoin! on: February 27, 2015, 08:16:23 PM
The way a person (ab)uses language reveals a great deal about the way they think. That's my point.
I had no idea I was abusing the language by correctly structuring a sentence. But anyway, what would you do then? You see someone shooting up a mall or whatever, what response do you have? I suppose you could show them some statistics or tell them how you think America is mentally ill.  Me, I will be in a position to end this. I hope I never have to put a bullet in some deranged psychopath but I would not hesitate to do so if needed. If you were there at the mall also you would give me anything and everything to save you. The only thing in the world that would matter to you is my gun.
824  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: NYC residents are being robbed of their Bitcoin! on: February 27, 2015, 07:03:12 PM
So I wear a seat-belt and a gun just in case.
He wears, not carries, his gun, just like his seatbelt ladies and gentlemen. Just to be safe. Because they are both safety instruments that protect you. That's why it's the same. Get it?

Just as bullets and and kevlar vests are the same. Just as shields and swords are the same. Just as a wall and a battering ram are the same.  Ignorance is strength.
I also sometimes carry a flashlight and always carry a first aid kit in my car. Oh and I very rarely wear my kevlar vest. I'm not sure what your arguing now? Equivocation on the word wear? I hope you get into a debate and not a gunfight.
825  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Dramatically Faster Bitcoin Confirmations! (without any negatives) on: February 27, 2015, 06:46:03 PM
1. Transactions are not faster. Confirmations are.

2. We wait for confirmations as a measure of security. 1 Block is the agreement of the average Hashingpower of 1 minutes. If you would reduce the blocktime to 2 minutes you would also reduce the security of a block to 1/5th. Therefore for the same level of security you now gain with 6 confirmations you would need to wait for 30 confirmations. Nothing would be gained.
...

Gosh guys why all the hate on bit-happy?

I do think this is the answer however. And for many transactions it is not necessary to even wait for one confirmation. It would require a difficult and somewhat sophisticated attack to fake a bitcoin. It's not likely that it would be worth it to scam someone out of a $10 purchase.
826  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Why make a large sale on a weekend? on: February 27, 2015, 06:30:29 PM
I could the simple fact that people have more time on their hands on the weekends and end-up making more trades.
That would be my guess also. I think i move more BTC on weekends too.
827  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: NYC residents are being robbed of their Bitcoin! on: February 27, 2015, 06:19:24 PM
Hell, my guns are better than their low bid firearms.
You could have the best, fanciest gun in the world and you'd be just as dead if a bullet from the shittiest, cheapest gun struck one of your vital organs.
Quote
I totally agree. It's more about practice. That is why I shoot at least 200 round per week.
I do not feel oppressed by capitalism
Great for you, check your privilege.
Quote
I'm just not fearful. I make things happen instead of letting things happen. Capitalism does demand your effort. It's not for ass sitters.
It's [capitalism] far from utopia, but never in human history have people had it as good as we do.
You sure about that? Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States (18% of U.S. population). 1 in 10 Americans is clinically depressed. 1 in 4 college students are depressed.
The United States is today almost certainly the most mentally ill society in the history of the world.
Quote
Never have people lived so long. Never has there been such peace. (yes, this is one of the most peaceful times in history.) and never have people had this much freedom. Heck, I could decide to live as a woman and society would play along. Unheard of historically.

Anyone who thinks you don't need a gun has been watching to many movies.
You must be joking. Hollywood glorifies gun culture like mad!
Quote
I must have been unclear, because that is certainly true and not what I'm saying. Our society should be ashamed of our glorification of violence. But we also love the underdog who who throws an impossible left hook and knocks out the armed bad guy. But that is not gun culture. Gun culture in based on safe handling. We are talking about the culture of violence.
So again, I'll stick to what I know works. That is not how a real gunfight unfolds.
You'll stick to what you believe works while ignoring overwhelming evidence to the contrary. I'll stick to an evidence-based existence.
Quote
I have seen fighting on three continents now and had more than enough experience being shot at. Never have I thought that if I threw away my weapon I would be safer. It never crossed my mind that we should stop returning fire because someone might accidentally get hurt.
So I wear a seat-belt and a gun just in case. You won't see it unless you are trying to kill me. But if someone does try to kill me then i will try to make it the last thing they ever see. I consider this to be a pragmatic decision.
828  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Fear with US based online wallet on: February 27, 2015, 03:34:39 PM
Depends? Are you laundering money, cheating on your taxes, funding a terror group?

If you are just using bitcoin in a legal way then you SHOULD be using an above board operation. You could find some "dark" exchange that avoids legal compliance. But all you will ever know about the people who run it is that they are criminals. Would you feel safer leaving your money with criminals who could take it at any time and leave you with absolutely no legal recourse? 
829  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Alaska allows recreational marijuana as campaign spreads on: February 26, 2015, 09:27:08 PM
I think Washington D.C. also legalized today. Surely it's going to get harder and harder to arrest people for pot in other places when it's legal 100 miles away. Besides, who cares about people smoking pot anymore? What a silly law to say you can't.
830  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Is OS really important on: February 26, 2015, 08:15:30 PM
I would ask the NSA.

Just kidding, you should only be using open source software.
831  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: LLOYDS STOLLED MY BITCOINS on: February 26, 2015, 07:01:22 PM
i printtet out a paper wallet i created in bitadres.org and gave it too my bank to look after incase my haus burns down or i get robbed i said"this is a bitcoin paper wallet can you put this safe in my account" the lady said "yes mr. we will keep in a safe depoist box" i gave it she took it then i walked out then...

then i 3 days later i cheked my online woallet on blocchain and the MONEY WAS MISSING SHE STOLLED IT i avenet gone to police yet i dont evidence is ther any i can do

I am thinking none things of these happen. yu most rent the safe deposit box! LLOYDS not steal yo bitcoin, you got none. dat why.
832  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2015-02-26] CD: Banking Trade Group Proposes Database for US Bitcoin Companies on: February 26, 2015, 06:56:27 PM
Interesting. The ABA is no joke. This does have implications for us all. While we argue about aliens and anarchy the big boys have been meeting. lets hope they are as incompetent.
833  Economy / Speculation / Re: We are headed to $50 on: February 26, 2015, 06:50:49 PM
Too bad that men in white coats havenīt picked this fruitcake up YET.

Not even Warren Buffet sees it comming, it's kinda funny being a pioneer, all these "old respectable people" being objectively wrong as fuck.
lol. Then again why would he know? When I have a software question I generally don't look for a senior citizen.
834  Other / Politics & Society / Re: CAN MICROBES PASS DNA TO THEIR HOST’S BABIES? on: February 26, 2015, 06:37:05 PM
Wow, that's it. I think I'm going to start loading my own DNA rounds for my carry weapon. Screw with me and I'll make sure your kids get Huntington's disease!
835  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Safe way to convert BTC to USD in Paypal? on: February 26, 2015, 05:34:18 PM
I would worry about how much I have to give up using the "dog's leg" route you described. You may want to try an add on craigslist or the like. A lot of people want bitcoin and if you can find a steady face to face buyer it is a lot simpler. But the problem you have is a common one. 
836  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Safe way to convert BTC to USD in Paypal? on: February 26, 2015, 05:25:29 PM
No is the short answer. But a better question is why not just spend the BTC? It's money.

In my case, I got crypto to help fund gamedev.  Whilst I may be persuaded to use the crypto directly, my fellow devs have absolutely no interest in doing so and just want USD (weirdly we all deal mainly in USD as a common denominator despite the fact that the dev team are based in the UK, Greece and Italy!!).

Ahh, Got ya. Hopefully some day they will evolve also. lol. 
837  Other / Off-topic / Re: If bitcoin had a smell, what would it be? on: February 26, 2015, 05:20:47 PM
Ozone or 03

That's the smell electrical equipment gives off.  Cheesy
838  Economy / Goods / Re: Valuable middle east cultural painting for collectors on: February 26, 2015, 05:17:33 PM
Super cool. I was just in Jordan and I'm sure this would sell for more in a shop in Amman.
839  Economy / Goods / Re: 300 yo ancient relics for sale on: February 26, 2015, 05:13:12 PM
Hey OP what does that say. It's a strange script, I think? I thought it was the shahada at first, but I don't know what it is?
840  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Safe way to convert BTC to USD in Paypal? on: February 26, 2015, 05:07:21 PM
No is the short answer. But a better question is why not just spend the BTC? It's money.
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 [42] 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 ... 329 »
Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!