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1  Other / Politics & Society / Re: 0bama won’t attend France peace rally on: January 13, 2015, 07:13:23 PM
The President of the United States is the worst perpetrator of violence in the world.  I think it is only appropriate that the occupant of that office stay away from protests against violence.  People who live in glass (White) houses, and all.

Furthermore, it's not as if the President would be paying for such a trip out of his own money.  It would be paid for with money taken from his subjects, like everything else the Presidency does.  It's best the he cut down on the expensive trips until he can afford to pay for it himself.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin-Over-Tor Anonymity 'Can Be Busted for $2,500 a Month' on: October 29, 2014, 09:25:50 PM
Basically they detail a denial of service attack to Bitcoin nodes running behind tor, by sending transactions from all known tor exit nodes until all those nodes are banned for 24 hours.

It seems to me the solution to that is to run your own Bitcoin node outside of tor and whitelist the IP address you want to connect from, or a modification to the protocol that allows transactions to be specially signed and let through even from blocked nodes.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: [LTC] [BTE] Buy Litecoin with Bytecoin (24 hour auctions) on: October 25, 2014, 03:44:44 AM
8BTE

Winner!

What a great deal folks are getting here. Cheesy
4  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Charlie Shrem is a scammer, watch out on: October 25, 2014, 03:33:19 AM
Thanks Walter.

I addressed the payment this morning, about 7 hours ago.

Since this is going to get dragged into public whether anyone likes it or not, we might as well ask for clarification for the record - by "addressed the payment," do you mean you mailed the rest of it, as fiat currency?  Or am I confused?

Hey Walter,

What I meant by 'addressed' was that I addressed the issue. I told Bracek that every week he would receive a payment. I ended up sending 2 payments the first week a few days apart to show my commitment. Next payment is due this coming week.

Ah, okay.  I was looking at the address thinking that meant you had sent more.

I have no idea why I continue to follow this thread with morbid curiosity, but it's pretty apparent this is going to continue to get handled in the public eye.  I figured I might as well ask my question before somebody else with a similar misunderstanding started leveling accusations and accusatory language or something.
5  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Charlie Shrem is a scammer, watch out on: October 25, 2014, 12:42:29 AM
Thanks Walter.

I addressed the payment this morning, about 7 hours ago.

Since this is going to get dragged into public whether anyone likes it or not, we might as well ask for clarification for the record - by "addressed the payment," do you mean you mailed the rest of it, as fiat currency?  Or am I confused?
6  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Charlie Shrem is scamming me, watch out on: October 25, 2014, 12:39:10 AM
You are calling me out, while he did not do his part of the deal,

You might remember a famous movie from many years ago that contained the line "Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view."

There is a lot to learn in life from learning to understand the point of view of other people besides yourself, and learning to speak about subjects from different points of view, without leaping to brand a perspective "right" or "wrong," as you are doing here.  And if you want to do business you certainly have to be able to understand the point of view of your customers.

Being unable to understand a point of view that differs from your own, and punishing people with angry outbursts and namecalling makes you a very dangerous person to deal with, frankly.  I personally consider angry outbursts to be a form of temporary insanity.  When you are angry and there is adrenaline in your blood stream you are not thinking rationally, and the things you are thinking of doing or saying will usually make your problem worse!  If you learn to relax when you are frustrated and forbid yourself from choosing to have an angry outburst, over time you actually redirect the way the neural pathways in your brain are connected.  Instead of reinforcing the habit of anger and irrationality, your brain directs its efforts and its wiring toward being better at problem solving.  Even when somebody has wronged you this is absolutely invaluable, because in the end you really can't force someone to make things right with you by calling them names.  All you will do is make them want to get away from you as quickly as possible (and they may choose to punish you with anger, as well), and you make yourself look bad to everybody else.  There are better ways to solve your problems, and you can tell the facts of your situation to the world, without losing it and getting irrational.
7  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Charlie Shrem is scamming me, watch out on: October 25, 2014, 12:32:30 AM
And if I say anything that helps people learn to relate to each other better, it makes for a better Bitcoin community to live in.
8  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Charlie Shrem is scamming me, watch out on: October 25, 2014, 12:30:38 AM
oh, come on , Walter !!
you are such a boot licker

You are calling me out, while he did not do his part of the deal,
this is unreal

whats in it for you ?

Actually, I get a lot out of teaching people how to relate better to each other and eliminate hostility and anger in their lives.  It's immensely rewarding at an emotional level.
9  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Charlie Shrem is a scammer, watch out on: October 24, 2014, 07:09:49 PM
I agree, talk is cheap

20/60 paid

40 more to go


This status appears to be unchanged looking at blockchain.info:

https://blockchain.info/address/1EYn7SvBGm6PGgzq6XCQ74MB5RXvRT7USd

I suggest contacting Charlie privately and asking if he is going to send 10 BTC this week.  If he doesn't send it or indicates he isn't going to, then you start getting public about it.

Don't start everything out at red alert.  It makes you look like the kind of person most of us are going to want to have no dealings with.
10  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Charlie Shrem is scamming me, watch out on: October 24, 2014, 07:07:20 PM
I have been polite all the way

Not in my opinion.  Being polite means avoiding namecalling, among other things.

You feel you have been wronged, but two wrongs don't make a right.

Most people reading this thread don't feel you have been wronged.
11  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Charlie Shrem is scamming me, watch out on: October 24, 2014, 07:06:07 PM
look,
you keep polishing your story, but only when I squeeze a bit more,
I stand same ground from the beginning

There shouldn't be any need for him to polish more or for you to squeeze more.  You are being belligerent in a way almost everybody reading you is going to think is unnecessary and counterproductive.  I know I certainly wouldn't make any agreements with you after seeing all of this.  They way you are handling this is something I would want to avoid dealing with at all costs, and I'm sure lots of people feel the same as me.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: [LTC] [BTE] Buy Litecoin with Bytecoin (24 hour auctions) on: October 24, 2014, 01:57:05 AM
8BTE

Winning bid so far in the auction that will end 2014-10-25T00:00:00Z
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: [LTC] [BTE] Buy Litecoin with Bytecoin (24 hour auctions) on: October 24, 2014, 01:56:37 AM
Bid: 5 BTE
about an hour to go for this x1000 investment return offer, everyone reading this, Are you going to let me win  Wink ?
btw received me 2 ltc's, thanks Walter Rothbard!

Winner for the auction that ended 2014-10-24T00:00:00Z - I'll send a PM with payment information.

And you're right - this is a great deal!
14  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The United States Of America Is The Greatest Union on this Earth for me... on: October 23, 2014, 08:04:37 PM


Did your God write 1 Peter 4:15?  Because it seems to be a laundry list of the things your beloved union does.

What is unclear to you here : "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances". Huh

It all seems perfectly clear to me, but I have no idea why you brought it up, nor why you didn't answer my question.

I don't advocate any infringement of your right to practice your religion, so long as you don't infringe anyone else's rights to life, liberty, or property in your practicing.

In other words, make sure you aren't an evildoer, a thief, a murderer, or a troublesome meddler.

Which is exactly what 1 Peter 4:15 says, interestingly enough.  Did you read it?  The Christians in Congress obviously haven't.
15  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: What is the legal definition of Bitcoin? on: October 23, 2014, 06:10:02 PM
Let us assume that a country wants to make Bitcoin it's legal currency. Or it wants to pass a law specifically about Bitcoin.

How could it legally be defined?

Could they just say "Our country recognizes the following currencies to be legal forms of exchange <current currency>, bitcoin, ..."

With its decentralized nature and evolving blockchain, would there not be a requirement to have some sort of central authority which would continue to update the definition of Bitcoin? What if there is a branch off due to a code change, something is added and some miners accept it and some do not. What source of the code would be considered the "official" source? etc..


So far countries have been able to just group "cryptocurrencies or digital currencies" into one group which covers many things. But at some point it will probably be necessary to legally define Bitcoin. Not just as a country's currency but via contract disputes, payment agreements, property laws, etc...

Simply practicing salutary neglect would be the easiest and best course.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: [LTC] [BTE] Buy Litecoin with Bytecoin (24 hour auctions) on: October 23, 2014, 01:57:34 AM
9.9 BTE

Winner!

Another auction has started.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Re: [LTC] [BTE] Buy Litecoin with Bytecoin (24 hour auctions) on: October 22, 2014, 10:17:21 PM
Current bid is 9.9 BTE.  Is there another awesome snipe in our future?

Who would have thought that 10 Bytecoins could buy so much. Cheesy
18  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The United States Of America Is The Greatest Union on this Earth for me... on: October 22, 2014, 10:14:16 PM
So God Bless The (these) United States of America & of course in GOD WE TRUST.

Did your God write 1 Peter 4:15?  Because it seems to be a laundry list of the things your beloved union does.
19  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The United States Of America Is The Greatest Union on this Earth for me... on: October 22, 2014, 10:12:54 PM
Why? Because what ever I may think, I am sure that in at least one State it will be main stream... and that in all States I will be able to say it, even if I am alone.

So God Bless The (these) United States of America & of course in GOD WE TRUST.

Why do you disagree?

I guess that's great and all if you believe in unions.  Since I think it sucks to be forcibly united with no recourse, I can't possibly agree with you.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Good news! Gavin Andresen: I think everybody should switch to talking in "bits" on: October 22, 2014, 10:07:37 PM
So what?

Gavin is an expert on technology, not language.


https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-authority
Nice try, but you need to brush up a bit. Gavin is one of the top thought leaders in the Bitcoin space; as well as Chief Scientist, he's also a published writer and entrepreneur.

Wow, Gavin gave himself a title. I'm sorry, but if this means anything it is that Gavin seems to be in need of admiration.
Frankly, I don't understand the hype about Gavin. There are other developers as well, who are not member of a highly questionable organization (The Bitcoin Foundation), don't receive pay, but still contribute significantly.

We don't need provisions on how to call Bitcoin's smaller units. Names will emerge naturally. I can't see any advantage of introducing "bits", because we already have Satoshi as a name for the smallest unit.

ya.ya.yo!


Well I do admire Gavin, actually, but I'm still not interested in using "bit" as a unit at this time.  I'm content transacting in fractions of a Bitcoin - it's very analogous to a world where we might transact in milligrams of gold or something.
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