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1  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Do NOT use MtGox, they have NO customer service AT ALL on: October 12, 2011, 03:32:47 PM
I doubt they're insolvent.

I do strongly suspect they're dumping all the ready cash they have into the French legal system so they can keep drinking from the fount of euros they were so used to over the past year.

Magical Tux, if you're reading this, take it under consideration: let us get our money out of your rinkydink operation. Drop the fucking court proceedings and pay what you owe.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is Silk Road the best setup to handle commerce?? on: October 11, 2011, 02:13:49 PM
Why would you clone Silk Road for legit stuff? There's already ebay for that, a bigger and better site that supports multiple currencies in multiple countries and has an incredibly large userbase and variety of crap for sale.

I'm not even being facetious here. This is how the majority of the world buys regular crap, from ebay. Bitcoin appears to be absolutely irrelevant to this process.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Project Mainstream - So we got Bitcoin on Alex Jones. [Link Inside] on: October 11, 2011, 02:06:43 PM
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Jones: ...the globalist's want to hold us hostage with the currencies they're debasing, uhhh, as a form of economic warfare.

long pause

Emmanuel: Definitely.

Whatever. You don't even sound like you believe the pandering bullshit that comes out of your mouth, dude.

Way to push bitcoin just a touch further into irrelevancy.

Keep it up.

4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Project Mainstream Update - We're calling in Alex Jones tomorrow. on: October 10, 2011, 03:41:11 PM
Hey guys just popping in from reddit to say that the majority of bitcoin users, boosters, detractors and bystanders have already left this forum behind. So if you think this is a good idea or a bad idea don't worry too much about it, nothing is going to get accomplished by this kind of thing because nobody who matters is still here to do anything about it.

Enjoy your increasing and irreversible irrelevance. It's ponzi-scheming price fixations like this that made this forum the single worst place on the internet to realistically discuss bitcoin.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: SolidCoin - A fiasco or a success ? on: September 13, 2011, 06:53:10 PM
yes, SLC had a good chance to be success but if your project lead is so damn stupid -  all you are going to get is shit storm in your favorite tea cup.


steve jobs isnt a douche?

I dnt agree with everything realsolid has said or done, but I judge my success by my income.

That sounds like a well-rounded approach.

6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Mt Gox Break In Part 2 on: September 13, 2011, 03:11:25 AM
I notified MagicTux through his support email, and he sent back a useless form letter as a reply.

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Hello,


Recently there has been a large increase in the number of “phishing” attacks that have been made against the users of Mt.Gox.

I consider this a smoking gun.

It probably is.

But he may have just forgotten who you are. Perhaps he thinks your some run-of-the-mill bitcoin crackpot. I don't know if you've noticed, but there are more than a few of those around.
7  Economy / Speculation / Re: Stagnation usually precedes a drop in value, but not always on: September 13, 2011, 03:04:16 AM
Something is associated with something else except when it's not?

Just another great thread on this forum. Thank you OP!
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin is Closed. If you were cool enough you would already be here! on: September 13, 2011, 02:29:24 AM
Agree wholeheartedly OP, but I just want to say that there are many better options for discussing bitcoin and they will eventually supersede this forum in importance now that it's been spun off from the main site.

Seriously, try the bitcoin subreddit. Keeps up with the important news, has a reasonable trickle of new users asking interesting questions, and is generally more balanced and worthwhile than most of the stuff here.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I just increased the value of your coins. on: September 13, 2011, 02:20:39 AM
While this is good news for the immediate future, its stuff like this that makes my skin boil. Bitcoins are kind of like Elves. They rarely come into being, there's a finite number of them and each loss is a tragedy!  Angry

Don't fret.

This is not real life.

To most people this is not even money, and money is nothing.

Not worth boiling your skin over.
10  Other / Meta / Re: Are we not allowed to discuss silk road? on: September 05, 2011, 03:42:56 AM
Ok, thanks for the clarification.
11  Other / Meta / Are we not allowed to discuss silk road? on: September 02, 2011, 12:51:44 PM
There was a thread about it in the main forum and now it's gone.

Again.


If it's against forum policy, can you make a sticky or something? I don't want to waste time contributing to something that's going to arbitrarily disappear
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: These guys are UNBELIEVABLE. on: September 01, 2011, 11:10:39 PM


It will be a pleasure to watch them crawl and moan and suffer while Bitcoin slowly kills their system Wink

The good part is that the general public will all know what Bitcoin is when the banks start their war on Bitcoin.
And the effect will be completely opposite to the banksters goals Cheesy
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Don't get hysterical with joy yet.

You'll notice they use bitcoin as a proof that these things are possible, not that anything is really happening worth noting. And if you'll read the rest of the paper it goes on to show that African financial services and WoW gold are actually much, much more important than bitcoin probably will ever be. After all, how many new bitcoin users were there in Kenya today? One? Zero? There were thousands of new M-PESA users. These guys don't give a shit about bitcoin.

And frankly, I'm surprised that any of you all are shocked or angry that some think tanks are proposing obnoxious policy solutions. That's what they do. If nobody paid any attention to their whitepapers, nobody would give them any funding, and the moderate thinktanks are thus squeezed out of the public discourse.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: bitcoin vs solidcoin on: September 01, 2011, 09:22:20 PM
The tragedy of these forks is that they're trying to bleed off a few hundred or thousand devotees from a small segment of the tiniest corner of the most marginalized and obscure offshoot of the almost fractally invisible group of geeks and libertarians... and they don't even seem to realize it. Bitcoin just barely has enough people to sustain what bare and sparse economic activity we have. There's not enough to go around for all these forks. I guess the long-term strategy is to eventually convert the entire bitcoin userbase to their own version.

That's fine with me. May the best cryptocurrency win. Problem is, I don't see how solidcoin can attract anyone who is actually worth having. Most people who contribute something significant are already invested in bitcoin (and I mean emotionally, not financially here). Speculators will be attracted to solidcoin but since they don't actually do anything, nobody cares.

Reading those hyperbolic posts the solidcoin folks make on their website really turns me off, though. Have a tiny bit of self-respect, will you? If your clone is good enough it's good enough, nobody is listening to what you have to say about bitcoin, believe me.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin after a major catastrophe on: September 01, 2011, 09:05:57 PM
Homebrew power and mesh networks seem to be a more likely solution. Printed copies can be... er... copied, which kinda ruins the point of a cryptocurrency.
15  Economy / Speculation / Re: Why aren't more people buying bitcoins? on: September 01, 2011, 07:13:20 PM
I agree that the main thing causing lack of growth of bitcoin is that it is just a geeky pain in the ass not geared towards the common person and the common person would not even understand a need / use for it except maybe for two things right now:

#1 silk road

College kids find out about silk road, which only takes bitcoin, which leads them to find out about bitcoin and want to buy stuff.  It is ridiculous but this is probably the number one thing holding the bitcoin to any real value right now because why in the hell would you go through all the hoops and hassles for anything else?  Wire money to some strange internet company you no nothing about to get a weird intermediate currency / commodity to buy what? Overpriced socks and bad dry and canned food? Why not just BUY the stuff with your currency.


Silk road will never catch on because college students already have a place where it is extremely easy and safe to buy drugs, it's called college.

Luckily for Silk Road, the majority of drug users in the world (that is, the majority of people, most of whom are drug users in one way or another) aren't in college. And as of today this forum has 38,053 members, while Silk Road has about 30,000. So yeah... sounds like a real flop.
16  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights on: August 31, 2011, 05:40:42 PM
There are no such things as "rights."


/thread

You get what you defend, end of story.



And since when did moron2cash become Atlas?  He's now adopted the thread crapping post style, leaving these idiotic, increasingly angry and nutty threads all over the board.

Just a heads up - use the ignore button, left side of screen under the username. It is the only effective defense against trolls and angry, shitty people.
17  Economy / Speculation / Re: A study in anchored bias - Speculation Topic Analysis on: August 29, 2011, 07:16:30 PM
There is an ignore button, you know.
18  Economy / Marketplace / Re: MYBITCOIN: No access to username/password on: August 29, 2011, 07:03:12 PM
I'm sorry you're probably not going to get your bitcoins back. But on the other hand, if there are a few of you who can't remember your passwords or don't show up for the coins, perhaps "Tom Williams" will let the rest of the victims who remember their details split up the coins.  I doubt very much that will happen (I have my own suspicions about them being scamming asshats) but it would be nice if it did.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: WSJ doesn't like Bitcoin on: August 29, 2011, 06:57:40 PM
I hope to see some day one and serious enterprise with Bitcoin.

There already is. Silk Road has over 30,000 members. If even 10% of those are active buyers, that's blowing every other bitcoin related venture out of the water right now.

Somehow everyone seems to forget bitcoin's most stunning success story.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Double-spends in the wild? on: August 26, 2011, 12:55:45 PM
Has anyone seen a confirmed double spend attack?

Mybitcoin doesn't count.

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