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February 28, 2018, 12:21:40 AM



http://uk.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-on-cryptocurrency-2018-2?r=US&IR=T

    Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said no technology has "caused deaths in a fairly direct way" to the extent that cryptocurrencies have.
    He said that the ease with which people can anonymously buy drugs is a major problem, and suggested that cryptocurrencies are used to launder money and fund terrorist organizations.
    Gates also added that "the speculative wave" around initial coin offerings and cryptocurrencies is "super risky."


He keeps changing his mind about it. In January Microsoft removed its Bitcoin’ payment option, then quickly restored it.

https://cointelegraph.com/news/microsoft-removes-bitcoin-as-payment-option-for-microsoft-store

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In a blow for Bitcoin enthusiasts, Microsoft Corporation has removed the ‘Bitcoin’ payment option from its active payment instruments.

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Update: Microsoft has restored Bitcoin as a payment option "after working with our provider to ensure lower Bitcoin amounts would be redeemable by customers."

Make up your mind Bill.

Why is Microsoft still accepting payment in bitcoins if Bill thinks they "caused deaths in a fairly direct way"?
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February 28, 2018, 12:25:49 AM

Make up your mind Bill.

Why is Microsoft still accepting payment in bitcoins if Bill thinks they "caused deaths in a fairly direct way"?

Bill Gates retired from Microsoft 10 years ago. He owns maybe ~1% of MSFT stock.
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February 28, 2018, 12:30:53 AM

Make up your mind Bill.

Why is Microsoft still accepting payment in bitcoins if Bill thinks they "caused deaths in a fairly direct way"?

Bill Gates retired from Microsoft 10 years ago. He owns maybe ~1% of MSFT stock.

Oh I thought he still had some control over Microsoft even though he's retired. So Microsoft doesn't give a shit if Bill thinks bitcoin's shit?
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February 28, 2018, 12:36:22 AM

Vastly offtopic - but more relevant than race talk.

Bill Gates is the same guy who said "64 kB should be enough for anyone". Now he denies the quote is legit, but he sure acted like it, failing to endow DOS and the first Windows versions with proper memory addressing.

I almost didn't want to respond to this but... well...  No.

First, he never said that. Second, it was not 64k, but 640 Ki. Lastly, have you ever looked at the architecture of an 8088? It weren't no 6800. 1 MiB was the limit before resorting to silly paging techniques like those required on an 8051 or somesuch. Some area needed to be set aside for drivers, HW, and OS. High memory was chosen for that - less than half.
Right, it's 640, I was off by a factor of 10.

8088... no, never touched one. But I do have a secondhand idea of how an 80x86 works - and I think 286 and 386 (full 32 bit addressing possible) were current at the time he is reported to have said that (late 80's/early '90s). Advanced users were forced to use memory extender add-ons. The memory model concept was an ugly kludge, even if the quote is a fake.

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Sure, in retrospect we probably would have done it different. But I'm guessing ol' Bill never dreamed that the crude CP/M boot loader and disk reader that he bought would form the foundation for the bulk of computing for decades to come.
By that time, he knew already. Hence his dream of conquering the world with the Microsoft Network.
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February 28, 2018, 12:41:09 AM

(...) Bill Gates
said that the ease with which people can anonymously buy drugs is a major problem
I'd say it depends on the drugs one buys.

And even if it's some "wrong" drug, getting it anonymously on the Internet sure beats looking for a fix in dodgy places.
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February 28, 2018, 12:42:39 AM

Make up your mind Bill.

Why is Microsoft still accepting payment in bitcoins if Bill thinks they "caused deaths in a fairly direct way"?

Bill Gates retired from Microsoft 10 years ago. He owns maybe ~1% of MSFT stock.

Oh I thought he still had some control over Microsoft even though he's retired. So Microsoft doesn't give a shit if Bill thinks bitcoin's shit?

I'd say so.

Besides Bill was never much of a visionary anyway. He lucked into Windows monopoly but other than that... good for Microsoft to not pay attention to what he thinks.
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February 28, 2018, 01:01:56 AM

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February 28, 2018, 01:33:13 AM


Its really simmering now. Are we ready?
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February 28, 2018, 01:42:37 AM

http://uk.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-on-cryptocurrency-2018-2?r=US&IR=T

    Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said no technology has "caused deaths in a fairly direct way" to the extent that cryptocurrencies have.
    He said that the ease with which people can anonymously buy drugs is a major problem, and suggested that cryptocurrencies are used to launder money and fund terrorist organizations.
    Gates also added that "the speculative wave" around initial coin offerings and cryptocurrencies is "super risky."


Bill Gates is the same guy who said "64 kB should be enough for anyone". Now he denies the quote is legit, but he sure acted like it, failing to endow DOS and the first Windows versions with proper memory addressing.

Bill Gates is also the same guy who thought the Internet, anarchic network of networks as it used to be, would be a passing fad and everyone would just use the Microsoft Network.

Bill Gates is the same guy who can't quote you the price of common groceries found in the store, because he's up in the Ivory Tower along with the rest of the billionaires.
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February 28, 2018, 01:45:25 AM

http://uk.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-on-cryptocurrency-2018-2?r=US&IR=T

    Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said no technology has "caused deaths in a fairly direct way" to the extent that cryptocurrencies have.
    He said that the ease with which people can anonymously buy drugs is a major problem, and suggested that cryptocurrencies are used to launder money and fund terrorist organizations.
    Gates also added that "the speculative wave" around initial coin offerings and cryptocurrencies is "super risky."


Bill Gates is the same guy who said "64 kB should be enough for anyone". Now he denies the quote is legit, but he sure acted like it, failing to endow DOS and the first Windows versions with proper memory addressing.

Bill Gates is also the same guy who thought the Internet, anarchic network of networks as it used to be, would be a passing fad and everyone would just use the Microsoft Network.

Bill Gates is the same guy who can't quote you the price of common groceries found in the store, because he's up in the Ivory Tower along with the rest of the billionaires.

https://oleganza.com/all/how-bill-gates-managed-to-be-wrong-in-every-sentence-about-bitco/

refutes each point he made on reddit
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February 28, 2018, 01:50:12 AM

While the lawsuit is a nonsensical fight over unrelated funds that never belonged to either party, it offers the rest of us a valuable reminder of how you'll easily get taken advantage of if you don't follow the #1 rule of Bitcoin:
Don't trust. Verify.
Put simply, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Fortunately, thanks to Bitcoin, that's now as easy as a single cryptographic signature.

Funny how Wright has never provided one?


What if this whole elaborate lawsuit was concocted to simply call Craig's bluff and expose him as a fraud?
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February 28, 2018, 02:01:08 AM

..he's up in the Ivory Tower along with the rest of the billionaires.

Its not near as much fun up there as down here along the Wall.

What if this whole elaborate lawsuit was concocted to simply call Craig's bluff and expose him as a fraud?

Could be and I hope so..or perhaps it is the other way..to get it tied up in legalize for years to keep what ever fantasy he(they) have alive via the US injustice system.






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February 28, 2018, 02:03:13 AM

Other way round.  The law suit has been cooked up to “prove” Craig is Satoshi.  R/BTC will eat it up and pore over every page.
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February 28, 2018, 02:10:32 AM

http://uk.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-on-cryptocurrency-2018-2?r=US&IR=T

    Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said no technology has "caused deaths in a fairly direct way" to the extent that cryptocurrencies have.
    He said that the ease with which people can anonymously buy drugs is a major problem, and suggested that cryptocurrencies are used to launder money and fund terrorist organizations.
    Gates also added that "the speculative wave" around initial coin offerings and cryptocurrencies is "super risky."


Bill Gates is the same guy who said "64 kB should be enough for anyone". Now he denies the quote is legit, but he sure acted like it, failing to endow DOS and the first Windows versions with proper memory addressing.

Bill Gates is also the same guy who thought the Internet, anarchic network of networks as it used to be, would be a passing fad and everyone would just use the Microsoft Network.

Bill Gates is the same guy who can't quote you the price of common groceries found in the store, because he's up in the Ivory Tower along with the rest of the billionaires.

https://oleganza.com/all/how-bill-gates-managed-to-be-wrong-in-every-sentence-about-bitco/

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Is there a source on the internet statement? I can see how somebody would conclude that "64 kB of memory should be enough". But the fucking internet?
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February 28, 2018, 02:11:19 AM

The trendline resistance is around 10.9k?

sorry, but no

Bitcoin follows log trends.

That line is currently at 11,800 GDAX 12,200 stamp
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February 28, 2018, 02:19:42 AM

(...) Bill Gates
said that the ease with which people can anonymously buy drugs is a major problem
I'd say it depends on the drugs one buys.

And even if it's some "wrong" drug, getting it anonymously on the Internet sure beats looking for a fix in dodgy places.

so much this

Actually, with silk road, there was, really for the first time ever, some semblance of peer review and quality feedback.

I would argue that it probably reduced harm while it operated.

And who the fuck is Bill to decide for others how they may alter their consciousness anyway?
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February 28, 2018, 02:25:31 AM

(...) Bill Gates
said that the ease with which people can anonymously buy drugs is a major problem
I'd say it depends on the drugs one buys.

And even if it's some "wrong" drug, getting it anonymously on the Internet sure beats looking for a fix in dodgy places.

so much this

Actually, with silk road, there was, really for the first time ever, some semblance of peer review and quality feedback.

I would argue that it probably reduced harm while it operated.

And who the fuck is Bill to decide for others how they may alter their consciousness anyway?
Seconded. The criminalization and stigmatization of drugs causes more harm than good from a social, economical and public health perspective. Not to mention the tresspassing on individual liberty or the fact that drug crime literally wouldn't exist if it wasn't a billion dollar industry.
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February 28, 2018, 02:30:13 AM

Possible 3 soldiers forming..is forming..faded abit since i crafted this.
Anyway..still looking bullish.



Ya..what jojo said!
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February 28, 2018, 02:30:44 AM

I may spare you when shit hits the fan.

Haha. You realize, of course, that you are as impotent as the least of us here, right? The only power is vested in infofront and Theymos.


I am just attempting some dramatic effect, so don't out me  - otherwise I will consider placing you on my "NOT to be spared" list.   Angry Angry


I know you are shivering in your boots, so don't EVEN try faking calmness.   Tongue
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