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April 02, 2013, 07:30:42 PM
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April 02, 2013, 09:14:04 PM
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I didn't watch the video when it started spreading, but I love Trace. Man, this guy is a fucking moron!
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April 02, 2013, 09:31:54 PM
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I love how the middle guy gets "wtf are they talking about" look every so often.  Grin
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April 02, 2013, 09:56:59 PM
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That Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric video is great.  And it made me realize that most people still don't really understand how the internet or email work, but they do their banking on it, go shopping, etc.  So doesn't seem like the huge learning curve of bitcoin will deter people...they will just use it because other smart people do.

The only reason to limit the block size is to subsidize non-Bitcoin currencies
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April 02, 2013, 10:27:45 PM
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That Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric video is great.  And it made me realize that most people still don't really understand how the internet or email work, but they do their banking on it, go shopping, etc.  So doesn't seem like the huge learning curve of bitcoin will deter people...they will just use it because other smart people do.

Exactly.

Hell, I barely know what HTML is, and I've been doing this Internet stuff since I was seven.  Tongue  It won't stop anyone from using it whatsoever.

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April 02, 2013, 10:47:46 PM
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Why should he just keep his mouth shut? Let him make his own decisions. If they are wrong, he'll have to deal with it.
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April 02, 2013, 10:58:06 PM
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Trace is not trying to deny Michael Pento his right to speak but just offering him advice along the lines of [quote from article] "it is better to remain quiet and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt".
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April 02, 2013, 11:03:21 PM
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Trace is not trying to deny Michael Pento his right to speak but just offering him advice along the lines of [quote from article] "it is better to remain quiet and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt".
But what's the point? He's not going to change his opinion because you tell him he's clueless. People rarely react that way, in particular when they already have a strong opinion.
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April 02, 2013, 11:11:49 PM
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But what's the point? He's not going to change his opinion because you tell him he's clueless. People rarely react that way, in particular when they already have a strong opinion.

So when they do come to their senses you have proof of "I told you so"

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April 02, 2013, 11:14:19 PM
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The point is that Trace can write a blog post about bitcoin. It's a rhetorical device rather than something that he expects Michael Pento to pay attention to, and if it does get the attention of Michael Pento and he reconsiders his views on bitcoin, well that's a bonus.
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April 02, 2013, 11:47:45 PM
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The point is that Trace can write a blog post about bitcoin. It's a rhetorical device rather than something that he expects Michael Pento to pay attention to, and if it does get the attention of Michael Pento and he reconsiders his views on bitcoin, well that's a bonus.

I doubt the post is targeted at Mr. Pento at all but instead those who might listen to and follow his advice. If anything it is tangentially targeted at Mr. Pento as some helpful business advice assuming he wants to retain a shred of creditability and not become irrelevant.

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April 03, 2013, 06:00:01 AM
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The Money Shot:         <- see what I did there?

MOIP: Money Over Internet Protocol

Brilliant! Who coined that phrase? Give that person a raise!

Anyone with a campaign ad in their signature -- for an organization with which they are not otherwise affiliated -- is automatically deducted credibility points.

I've been convicted of heresy. Convicted by a mere known extortionist. Read my Trust for details.
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