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July 26, 2013, 09:24:10 PM
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Bitcoiners 'seem' intelligent because it's part of the self-image of Bitcoiners that they are intelligent.  And why is that?  Because Bitcoin is the Dunning-Krugerrand, you idiot!

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July 26, 2013, 11:03:11 PM
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Bitcoiners 'seem' intelligent because it's part of the self-image of Bitcoiners that they are intelligent.  And why is that?  Because Bitcoin is the Dunning-Krugerrand, you idiot!

It takes someone intelligent to come up with that kind of recursively mocking quip. Nicely done! But, but... where does that leave us? Is we is or is we ain't?


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July 26, 2013, 11:15:01 PM
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Quit patting yourself on the back.

I've never seen so many con men and marks together in the same place.

The Bitcoin world has reproduced in miniature almost every financial scam known, from pump and dump to blind pools to bucket shops to front-running. There are plenty of marks on here who have no clue how to recognize a con game.  It's embarrassing.   
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July 26, 2013, 11:22:41 PM
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Quit patting yourself on the back.

I've never seen so many con men and marks together in the same place.

The Bitcoin world has reproduced in miniature almost every financial scam known, from pump and dump to blind pools to bucket shops to front-running. There are plenty of marks on here who have no clue how to recognize a con game.  It's embarrassing.   

I hate to say this, but... con men tend to be more intelligent.
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July 26, 2013, 11:39:41 PM
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Quit patting yourself on the back.

I've never seen so many con men and marks together in the same place.

The Bitcoin world has reproduced in miniature almost every financial scam known, from pump and dump to blind pools to bucket shops to front-running. There are plenty of marks on here who have no clue how to recognize a con game.  It's embarrassing.   

Well, I was never cheated out of any bitcoins, wasn't involved in any of the scandals. Perhaps pure luck, or just because I used common sense? Perhaps I have a tad of intelligence?

Nagle, why are you always so negative? I know you won't answer this, as you never answer questions, you just spew your propaganda. Smiley But, is there anything in your life you're discontent with, that makes you a grumpy fart? Anything we could help you with to feel better about yourself?  Tongue
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July 26, 2013, 11:42:20 PM
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Herpa derp derp
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July 26, 2013, 11:51:22 PM
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Herpa derp derp

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=herp%20derp

    
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Something idiots say. Usually it is supposed to indicate stupidity in somebody else, but the person saying it is usually the dumb one.

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July 27, 2013, 12:04:19 AM
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Quit patting yourself on the back.

I've never seen so many con men and marks together in the same place.

The Bitcoin world has reproduced in miniature almost every financial scam known, from pump and dump to blind pools to bucket shops to front-running. There are plenty of marks on here who have no clue how to recognize a con game.  It's embarrassing.   

You've been saying that kind of thing for over two years now, since your newbie days in June, 2011: "It is completely incorrect to describe Bitcoin as a 'pyramid scheme.' Technically, it’s a 'pump-and-dump.'"

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=20907.msg264914#msg264914

right up to this month's "Someone needs to sue Mt. Gox. Now."

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=251895.msg2738504#msg2738504

Fascinating.

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July 27, 2013, 03:18:16 AM
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Part of it is that it is a niche community that requires some effort to understand....

And I think an equal part of it is confirmation bias Smiley
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July 27, 2013, 04:52:28 AM
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Most normal people can't wrap their head around Bitcoin. I've tried explaining it to many people for hours and they still have no idea what I'm talking about.

These are not stupid people I'm trying to explain it to either- these are people with college degrees and successful businessmen. I think it is the technical (geeky) side of Bitcoin that is really a huge hurdle that most people can't overcome to understand Bitcoin easily without doing a lot of research on the subject.

Bitcoin certainly needs to become easier to use/understand to go mainstream.

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July 27, 2013, 05:17:27 AM
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Nagle, why are you always so negative?

I'm realistic.
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July 27, 2013, 07:54:14 AM
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Most normal people can't wrap their head around Bitcoin. I've tried explaining it to many people for hours and they still have no idea what I'm talking about.

These are not stupid people I'm trying to explain it to either- these are people with college degrees and successful businessmen. I think it is the technical (geeky) side of Bitcoin that is really a huge hurdle that most people can't overcome to understand Bitcoin easily without doing a lot of research on the subject.

Bitcoin certainly needs to become easier to use/understand to go mainstream.

there's a certain level of (technical and economic) literacy and awareness it takes to understand bitcoin, is all. some people won't spend the time and effort to attempt to understand

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July 27, 2013, 11:17:52 AM
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Bitcoiners 'seem' intelligent because it's part of the self-image of Bitcoiners that they are intelligent.  And why is that?  Because Bitcoin is the Dunning-Krugerrand, you idiot!

It takes someone intelligent to come up with that kind of recursively mocking quip. Nicely done! But, but... where does that leave us? Is we is or is we ain't?




Bitcoiners get recursion and self-mockery.  'Nuff said!

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July 27, 2013, 11:34:05 AM
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Seems that you rarely stumble upon ignorant fools on here.

I admit, i havent been very active lately...
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July 27, 2013, 01:45:49 PM
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Most normal people can't wrap their head around Bitcoin. I've tried explaining it to many people for hours and they still have no idea what I'm talking about.

These are not stupid people I'm trying to explain it to either- these are people with college degrees and successful businessmen. I think it is the technical (geeky) side of Bitcoin that is really a huge hurdle that most people can't overcome to understand Bitcoin easily without doing a lot of research on the subject.

Bitcoin certainly needs to become easier to use/understand to go mainstream.

I think a good think is to be visionary, open-minded and have the ability to look outside the box you live in, many people don't have this ability.
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July 27, 2013, 01:50:09 PM
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Seems that you rarely stumble upon ignorant fools on here.

I admit, i havent been very active lately...


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July 27, 2013, 01:51:40 PM
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Nagle, why are you always so negative?

I'm realistic.

But Bitcoin isn't realistic; it's both idealistic and futuristic.
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July 27, 2013, 07:09:57 PM
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Similar to the early days of the internet, Bitcoin currently requires proficiency and some technical knowledge, so people who aren't smart enough to use Bitcoin aren't likely to come and talk about it.
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July 28, 2013, 10:50:25 AM
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i feel on 4chan/reddit there are many intelligent kids, they're just also cynical and let off steam.


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July 28, 2013, 12:28:41 PM
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Because you are perceptive, and we are all intelligent.

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