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June 20, 2011, 08:05:28 PM
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are you suggesting that the internet has not noticably changed the world?  

From the point of view of the rich, yes, that is what I am saying.

To the rich, the net has provided new avenues for venture capital, and expanded the opportunity for investment in net-related technologies, but these by and large have been bubble investments.  And the rich were already profiting from bubbles - for example, nobody needed the web to invent mortgage-backed securities.  Generally, very little change there.

Sure, there are exceptions, but by and large, the "immutable bylaws of business" have continued to accrete capital to the rich.   In 1996, the wild-eyed among us were certain that capital itself was being democratized and decentralized (such as Bitcoin/P2P cryptocurrency is often said to be doing).  That is, to say the least, not the case a decade and a half later.

 
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June 20, 2011, 08:19:36 PM
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Noob miner reporting for duty. Smiley
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June 20, 2011, 08:20:21 PM
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So, because the rich have gotten richer we should all just abandon this and let the Fed run the world.

Nice try, Ben Bernanke.

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June 20, 2011, 08:25:42 PM
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So, because the rich have gotten richer we should all just abandon this and let the Fed run the world.

Nice try, Ben Bernanke.

Hahahaha

Yes, I said those things.

Exactly.

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June 20, 2011, 08:29:35 PM
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Hello.

We're really allowed to just say hello and knock off 1/5 of the requirement to become jr. member?

Yes.

P.S.: Hello.  Wink
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June 20, 2011, 08:45:44 PM
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From the point of view of the rich, yes, that is what I am saying.

To the rich, the net has provided new avenues for venture capital, and expanded the opportunity for investment in net-related technologies, but these by and large have been bubble investments.  And the rich were already profiting from bubbles - for example, nobody needed the web to invent mortgage-backed securities.  Generally, very little change there.

Sure, there are exceptions, but by and large, the "immutable bylaws of business" have continued to accrete capital to the rich.   In 1996, the wild-eyed among us were certain that capital itself was being democratized and decentralized (such as Bitcoin/P2P cryptocurrency is often said to be doing).  That is, to say the least, not the case a decade and a half later.

 

well, thats merely side of the coin now isn't it.  I do beleive it(our beloved internet) has atleast mildly shrunk the gap and allowed many people to elevate themselves, and made it much cheaper for the little guy to try and get ahead, share information, get around the big bad fortune 500'ers and other rich fat cats.

many of the rich are rich for a reason, they are ruthless and/or smart and of course use new tech to stay richer
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June 20, 2011, 08:48:25 PM
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Hi
I'm lilika from Brasil, and that's my 2nd post......need 3 more  Cheesy

gimme gimme just a little bit
gimme gimme just a little bitcoin
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well, thats merely side of the coin now isn't it.  I do beleive it(our beloved internet) has atleast mildly shrunk the gap and allowed many people to elevate themselves, and made it much cheaper for the little guy to try and get ahead, share information, get around the big bad fortune 500'ers and other rich fat cats.


In the US, there's been zero income gap-shrinking, sorry.  Certainly not since the 90s - it's been exclusively gap-widening.  Actually it's been gap-widening since the 50s, the time when labor was most organized and taxes on the rich at their highest.   See: http://www.businessinsider.com/15-charts-about-wealth-and-inequality-in-america-2010-4  (It's also true that that time was when the bulk of the rest of the industrialized world was in ruins due to WWII).

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many of the rich are rich for a reason, they are ruthless and/or smart and of course use new tech to stay richer

Sure, there are different reasons, but the biggest reason is this: at least half of the rich are rich because of inheritance.  I'm not sure how ruthless or smart one needs to be to come chargin' outta that privileged uterus.  Here's how it was in 1997: not much different today. 

http://www.faireconomy.org/press_room/1997/born_on_third_base_sources_of_wealth_of_1997_forbes_400

To be clear, I'm not saying that it's hopeless to use Bitcoin, P2P or the web or anything.  I'm saying that overstating the power of these things does us all a disservice and that equal time and attention should be given to the real world we live in as these cool new systems arrive.  As a writer, that's kind of what  I'm here to do Smiley
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June 20, 2011, 09:15:29 PM
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I see.
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June 20, 2011, 09:29:10 PM
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Officer Krupke here.
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June 20, 2011, 09:30:27 PM
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Hey there,

that's me && I want to get out of this noop section Tongue.

I don't like IT but IT likes me.
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June 20, 2011, 09:42:55 PM
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I'm a coinvestor pronounced [coin]-[vestor]

My name is Ryan and I am conjointly running the Coinvestor account. My partner Scott will be the other proprietor of the account. Both of us are experienced in tech start-ups, social media, marketing, advertising, investing, entrepreneurship, economics, and consulting on all topics. We love discussions and questions.

We've begun mining operations, trades (currencies & GLBSE), and purchasing w/ BTC for personal interest. We'll see where that leads for business opportunities.  Wink

We're both excited to get our hands dirty in the fields of bitcoin. Any time we post you'll know who's who. I'll be signing "Coinvestor (Ryan)" and he'll do the like. PM us with the topic and to whom the message is intended in the subject line. We'll be punctual if you send it in U.S. hours.  Smiley


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June 20, 2011, 09:58:19 PM
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I am CosicMiner and I am addicted to bitcoin.
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June 20, 2011, 10:00:22 PM
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Currently mining for fun, might be developing when being able to contribute on the forum.

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June 20, 2011, 10:19:55 PM
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Coinstacker was here.
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June 20, 2011, 10:26:21 PM
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Hello I found out about bitcoin thanks to all the silkroad media attention but the concept
really struck a cord wth me as I am a huge fan of Neal Stephensons books particularly cryptonomicon
and some libertarian ideas. Not a real libertarian though. I consider myself a socialist libertarian as their are some
things like energy that are to important and need long term planning so need more controls than a for profit company. 
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June 20, 2011, 10:34:23 PM
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Howdy!

I've been followin' BitCoin for a few weeks now, and I'm interested. I'm very open to a cryptocurrency but I'm terrified that this isn't going to be the one that 'sticks'. Either way, I'm willing to start getting into it.

I'm really hoping to meet some local bitcoin folks and see what kind of services I can offer them. I have a welding torch, a plumbers wrench, a multimeter, and a ton of small appliances.  Usually I work off USD via craigslist, but I'm gonna start taking BitCoins for all my small sales as well. I hope I don't regret it, and I am super nervous about how I'm going to calculate value of physical objects for BitCoins; but I am not relying on small contracts and sales to keep myself fed and in rent so the risk might be worth it.

Now how many bitcoins is a geodesic dome worth?  HRMMMMMMM......
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June 20, 2011, 10:39:12 PM
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Just a lowly one-GPU pool miner interested in the technology of bitcoin.

Just basically registered to discuss in a few threads about the opening up of top level domains.
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June 20, 2011, 10:53:48 PM
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Hey,

its me!!!!

Post to get out of this noob shizzle
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June 20, 2011, 11:01:38 PM
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Hello.  I'm a miner, only a few weeks old.  Just started trading on mtgox seriously a day before the big hooplah.  Was furiously hitting buy the whole time but it was apparent things were seriously not working at that point.   I'm glad they're rolling back and taking the time to implement some serious security and test it.  Largely I want to get my 50 posts in so I can say that to the whiners with 1000 points.  Let them get it right.

I'm mining maybe for profit but at least to pay off my new hardware.  It's perfect for some future programming plans of mine involving AI and genetic programming.  Bitcoin mining clued me into the strength of ATI in integer ops.  So kudos! Smiley    Anyway, very exciting, all of this massively exponentially increasing GPU power.

Mark (and my username is just my last name because I wasn't feeling creative at the time)
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