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81  Other / Off-topic / Re: I'm eating a sandwich on: September 13, 2013, 03:16:03 AM
And did you ever see Kurosawa's No Regrets for our Youth? It's one of my favorite Kurosawa films. See the tribute here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUGhS7t903c

Just got a copy today!
82  Other / Off-topic / Re: I'm eating a sandwich on: September 12, 2013, 05:12:20 PM

Thanks for the guideposts.

I have to admit that I have a copy of "When a Woman Ascends the Stairs", but have not yet watched it. That darn syndrome where, when you have a copy of a movie, you feel no need to watch it immediately? And then you save it for later. And later... I know, I'm sad.

Yeah. I did that with Kurosawa's Red Beard for about eight months. And then I watched it and discovered one of Kurosawa's best works. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs is one of my favorite movies of all time. It stars Hideko Takamine. That is the truth. Watch it.

Setsuko Hara was Ozu's muse, but she also starred in some Naruse titles. Hideko Takamine was Naruse's muse, but she also starred in some Keisuke Kinoshita titles. And Kinuyo Tanaka was Mizoguchi's muse, but she also starred in some Naruse titles, and one Ozu title.

Oh, and Setsuko Hara was in two Kurosawa titles.

Here's a youtube guy who puts together some tributes to Setsuko Hara and Hideko Takamine. I love it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O6tdZucyVc


Thanks for so many things to look for. And that tribute was moving.

Also, have you seen Millennium Actress? While we are on the topic of Setsuko Hara.
83  Other / Off-topic / Re: I'm eating a sandwich on: September 12, 2013, 04:45:38 PM
Busted! The Coke gave it away! Smiley

I just assumed that well, you know, OZU...

Only "Tokyo Twilight", and "Tokyo Story" blows me away every time I see it. That's it so far. I'm looking for the others now. Thanks for the suggestions!

Tokyo Story isn't my favorite. Of course, that's within the canon of Ozu films. It's still way way up there relative to other stuff.

I love Tokyo Twilight. Seriously.

You need to watch the Noriko trilogy for starters. That would be Late Spring, Early Summer, and of course, Tokyo Story. It's called the Noriko trilogy because Setsuko Hara plays a character named Noriko in each - albeit, a different Noriko.

After the Noriko trilogy, you need to start in on Ozu's color work. Oh my gosh, but you have some wonderful films to watch. Equinox Flower, Late Autumn and Floating Weeds are my favorites among his color films.

Separate question: have you watched any films by Mikio Naruse?

Thanks for the guideposts.

I have to admit that I have a copy of "When a Woman Ascends the Stairs", but have not yet watched it. That darn syndrome where, when you have a copy of a movie, you feel no need to watch it immediately? And then you save it for later. And later... I know, I'm sad.
84  Other / Off-topic / Re: I'm eating a sandwich on: September 12, 2013, 04:26:10 PM
Busted! The Coke gave it away! Smiley

I just assumed that well, you know, OZU...

Only "Tokyo Twilight", and "Tokyo Story" blows me away every time I see it. That's it so far. I'm looking for the others now. Thanks for the suggestions!
85  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: BitcoinAverage.com on: September 12, 2013, 04:16:57 PM
Feature Request -

Allow me to choose which exchanges to include/exclude in the average.  Store this as a cookie so every time I return my preferences are remembered.

Thanks!

Hi

We've considered this as an option in the very beginning, but discarded as conceptually wrong approach. The purpose of BitcoinAverage.com is to give one well grounded average market price everybody can refer to. Excluding mtgox was a hard decision and we came to a compromise here to allow exclude only mtgox and nothing else.
If we would give an option to include/exclude any exchanges - there would be no single reliable price, but a mix of multiple irrelevant prices. So we would not implement such a feature, and would remove the "exclude mtgox" button as long as the mtgox situation will solve itself.

If you really need to exclude some exchanges and you have programming skills - you can easily do required calculations using our volumes API. All data you would need for that available at http://api.bitcoinaverage.com/exchanges/all.

Regards
Alex at BitcoinAverage

Thanks for the site. How about an option to "De-Weight" MtGox? Maybe put in a slider control.  I know, so many requests! Cheesy
86  Other / Off-topic / Re: I'm eating a sandwich on: September 12, 2013, 04:02:44 PM
Have you watched the three clips (not including the one without subtitles)?

I have learned about friendship honesty & trust

Well, I suppose. There was a clip I was going to share with you that featured coke. Look here at the this list, voted by directors worldwide every ten years, and see what film is voted the greatest film ever made, out of all films ever made: http://explore.bfi.org.uk/sightandsoundpolls/2012/directors/

Now, you have just seen three clips from three films by that director. There is a reason his films are praised so highly. And I mean highly. His films can be rewatched with undiminished pleasure over and over. And, his themes, despite seeming Japanese, are critically acclaimed as being universal.

You now have ten films to watch, and they will change the way you look at cinema, forever. They are:

Late Spring
Early Summer
Early Spring
Tokyo Twilight
Equinox Flower
Late Autumn
The End of Summer
Good Morning
An Autumn Afternoon
Floating Weeds

Great taste in films! But why is "Tokyo Story" not mentioned? That one is probably in my top 5 list of all time. (Ikiru is #1)

edit: Sorry, I just realized they had "COKE" in them! Carry on...

2nd edit: I just clicked on the link for best film ever. You're way ahead of me! Please start a movie thread, I'll follow it!
87  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Do you think BTC will hit $200? on: September 11, 2013, 10:17:15 PM
If I buy some then no it will not, it I sell everything I have then it is morel likely to.

Can I pay you to come to Vancouver and carry an umbrella? Cheesy
88  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The Matrix vs Inception on: September 11, 2013, 02:25:53 PM
SPOILER WARNING: Dark City, and the 13th Floor both deal with the theme of living in simulations. The 13th Floor was adapted from a great book called "Simulacron 3" by D.F. Galouye. Well worth a read.

Also check out "Permutation City" by Greg Egan. His novel "Diaspora" also touches on this.

There's also a novel whose name and author I can't remember which deals with a world wherein most of humanity has migrated into "the Bin", a simulated world. Anyone know of this?

And SPOILER WARNING: "Bios" and "The Harvest", by the always excellent Robert Charles Wilson.

Also: "Time Out of Joint", by the great Philip K. Dick.
89  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Litecoin is Silver to Bitcoin's Gold? No So Fast Mister on: September 10, 2013, 08:57:54 PM
What about Strangemattercoin and Neutroniumcoin? Of course, only Kryptonians can spend these...
90  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: far future issues on: September 10, 2013, 08:44:36 PM
Each planet will have its own locally-mined cryptocurrency (Marscoin, etc), which each have a floating exchange rate to the original Earth-based Bitcoin. Marscoins and bitcoins can be directly traded for each other in order to settle interplanetary trade balances, the only issue is the speed-of-light delay for confirmations (which is unavoidable no matter what). Naturally Bitcoin can't be mined on Mars and Marscoin can't be mined on Earth, but that's not important.

An interplanetary coin with a block target of several Earth days (to allow interplanetary mining) is also a possibility for interplanetary trade or as a solar-system-wide reserve currency, but probably not necessary as long as the planetary coins can be freely traded, in which case it's likely that Bitcoin will become the solar-system-wide reserve currency (making all previous price predictions seem hopelessly pessimistic).

That pretty much nails it.

Does anyone remember “The Probability Broach” by L Neil Smith, wherein space faring humans in an alternate universe use gold and silver coins as currency? And the use of fingerprinting techniques is seen as revolutionary in forensics investigations?

Also, does the topic of currency ever come up in Ursula K. Leguin’s “The Dispossessed”?

And Charles Stross in “Neptune’s Brood”: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=252633.0

Also: on Orionsarm:   http://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=302

"...it's divided into slow, medium and fast money. Fast is every day cash, medium is investments in infrastructure and slow is money that can only be transferred once the sender, receiver and a bank have all registered the trade. The point of the latter is that all three will be in three separate systems and because of how long it will take to organise slow money payments will be immune to problems of inflation and financial fraud that cash would be over interstellar distances.”

Hmmm. One of these sounds a bit like our favorite coin, doesn't it?
91  Economy / Speculation / Re: Further sell-off incoming on: September 10, 2013, 04:43:18 PM
Capitulation = (1) acknowledgement of previous bubble (2) admission that bitcoin is over-priced and (3) extreme skepticism by almost everyone, including mega-bulls, that price will climb up steadily and/or a new bubble will form.

Suppose we flash-crash to single digits within 24 hours. This is not capitulation. The crash is too quick to dry up all the fiat. Enough would remain for an immediate flood of buys in anticipation of a reverse flash upward, effectively forming a new bubble.

Real capitulation will come in one of two ways:

(1) very very slow ride down, lasting months or maybe years; or

(2) flash crash to single digits or cents, and price remaining within that range for months or maybe years.

Pick your poison. One is most definitely on the horizon. I'm leaning towards (2) but only if we see repeated flash crashing over shorter and shorter periods. This will quickly dry up any remaining fiat sitting on the exchanges and discourage new depositors.

Maybe. But what if you're wrong? In case you read the direction wrong, would it not be of some benefit to dollar cost average? One could argue that regardless of direction it would be profitable, in the long run. Unless the price doesn't move at all. How likely is that?
92  Economy / Speculation / Re: When is bitcoin going to raise again? on: September 10, 2013, 04:28:59 PM
This is bullshit! It's been stuck at $125.63 for almost 2 minutes. When is it going to move again?

LOL! Thank you, Sir P.G.

93  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: Free Lotto for all on: September 06, 2013, 03:37:21 PM
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add me

...and thanks!
94  Other / Off-topic / Re: Blockchain currencies and long space travel on: September 06, 2013, 02:47:04 PM
I knew about the dwarf galaxies, and the clouds, but didn't know about this one. Pretty cool!

95  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What is "correct horse battery staple" on: September 06, 2013, 05:00:27 AM
96  Other / Off-topic / Re: Blockchain currencies and long space travel on: September 06, 2013, 04:43:22 AM
So in some future may it be near or far away;
A Star Ship sets its path to some planet in the Alfa Centauri Galaxy

Guess where I quit reading.

I'm sure he meant "Star System", not Galaxy. The nearest star system is 4.3 l.y. away. Andromeda is, well, if you can just wait a billion years or so, it's going to collide with us anyway...
97  Other / Off-topic / Re: Blockchain currencies and long space travel on: September 05, 2013, 11:16:33 PM
Help me understand this.  Assume no mining is done.  I could still broadcast a transaction from Mars, right? It would take several minutes to get to Earth, and terrestrial miners would then include it whatever block they are working on. Once the block is made and broadcast, I would receive it with a delay, and would be able to check the validity, broadcast it locally, etc. Where is the problem?


Assuming you have no problems paying for the intersteller bandwidth and waiting an extended amount of time there is no problem.

But as you can imagine it would be kinda dumb to record the payment for every cup off coffe on Mars, on the Earth blockchain.  Instead it is highly likely Mars would develop an alt-coin.   Transactions between blockchains would be rare but could be accomplished.  Most people probably never would do it directly rather they would rely on a broker agent who has both access and funds on both chains.

Say you are no Mars and wanted to buy some land on earth.  All your currency is in Mars coins and the land cost 100 BTC.  You would find a broker who would give you an exchange rate, say 18 MRC for 1 BTC which includes their fee/markup.   You would pay the broker 18,000 MRC, they would pay the land owner 100 BTC.   The broker could prove the transaction was completed by giving you the tx id from the "EarthCoin = BTC" blockchain.

While it would be possible to use a single blockchain across vast distances it really would make no sense.   Given the improved utility it is highly likely other currencies would be created to better serve the needs of the users.

We may even see the same thing on earth with a lot of mundane tx going off blockchain.  This could be in the form of private ledgers or in the form of alt-chains which serve specific niches or even geographies. 
   

Well thought out. I sure missed some obvious points. Thanks for pointing them out. Wonder if there are some parallels to be applied to Earth alone re: Alt coins?
98  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: announcement: the international "when-bitcoin-reaches 1000,- $ party" on: September 05, 2013, 09:19:51 PM
Need I remind you (about asian girls):  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=105136.0

In any case, count me in!
99  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: announcement: the international "when-bitcoin-reaches 1000,- $ party" on: September 05, 2013, 08:38:47 PM
There must be a place in Tokyo near Mt. Gox.        .....What?
100  Economy / Speculation / Re: POLL - what would you do with 5,000$ on: September 05, 2013, 04:19:04 PM
two chicks at the same time.

since that option is missing, chose "dollar cost avg" Smiley

LOL! that's what I chose. "Dollar cost avg", I mean.
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