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November 24, 2012, 11:32:55 PM
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That argument by the Starfish is pretty telling, actually.  Admitting that it is possible for oneself to be scammed is the first step in avoiding scams.  

The kind of person who gets scammed by a long con is the kind of person who has the arrogance to assume they're "too smart to get scammed."  So when they do bite on the hook for something, whether it's something as ridiculous as a Nigerian 419 scam or something more sophisticated, their refusal to face the fact that they've been scammed encourages them to keep throwing bad money after good.

In short, the surest way to be scammed is to be sure that you're too smart to be scammed.  It's also the surest way to keep getting scammed.

If anyone would know this, it's a poker player.  Not only is the whole game about lying and catching other people lying, but the whole milieu is filled with degenerates and scammers of various kinds.  If you couldn't spot them you wouldn't have money to keep playing poker for very long.
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November 24, 2012, 11:35:29 PM
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That argument by the Starfish is pretty telling, actually.  Admitting that it is possible for oneself to be scammed is the first step in avoiding scams.  

The kind of person who gets scammed by a long con is the kind of person who has the arrogance to assume they're "too smart to get scammed."  So when they do bite on the hook for something, whether it's something as ridiculous as a Nigerian 419 scam or something more sophisticated, their refusal to face the fact that they've been scammed encourages them to keep throwing bad money after good.

In short, the surest way to be scammed is to be sure that you're too smart to be scammed.  It's also the surest way to keep getting scammed.

If anyone would know this, it's a poker player.  Not only is the whole game about lying and catching other people lying, but the whole milieu is filled with degenerates and scammers of various kinds.  If you couldn't spot them you wouldn't have money to keep playing poker for very long.

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January 14, 2013, 09:37:00 AM
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BFL info incoming

mods maybe move to "scam accusations"

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January 14, 2013, 11:53:32 AM
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If anyone would know this, it's a poker player.  Not only is the whole game about lying and catching other people lying, …

Can't remember having lied or listened to lies while playing Poker.
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January 14, 2013, 11:56:00 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table. It's even more hilarious when they fail to understand that it's possible to be a winner on the long run yet complain when they see people calling Bitcoin a scam or whatever.
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January 14, 2013, 11:57:13 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table.

Can you explain this proverb for me? It doesn't scan in english.

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January 14, 2013, 06:48:13 PM
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Fish is poker lingo for bad (losing) player.
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January 15, 2013, 01:29:40 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table.

Can you explain this proverb for me? It doesn't scan in english.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_(poker) (Link is buggy add ')' at the end of the link)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_sharp
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January 15, 2013, 01:31:49 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table.

Can you explain this proverb for me? It doesn't scan in english.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_(poker)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_sharp

OK, I assume the table is the poker table? Why would they play poker if they dislike poker players?

It's probably clear from this that I don't play poker, but it's relevant to my interest.


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January 15, 2013, 01:38:38 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table.

Can you explain this proverb for me? It doesn't scan in english.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_(poker)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_sharp

OK, I assume the table is the poker table? Why would they play poker if they dislike poker players?

It's probably clear from this that I don't play poker, but it's relevant to my interest.
I've met some fish that dislike other players especially when they are always losing. Why do they play? Maybe addiction or inflated ego... Anyway, this sentence is flawed. It was probably before my first coffee and my english is far from perfect.
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January 15, 2013, 01:50:36 AM
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Some people seems to dislike poker players. Most of the time they are fish at life and at the table.

Can you explain this proverb for me? It doesn't scan in english.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_(poker)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_sharp

OK, I assume the table is the poker table? Why would they play poker if they dislike poker players?

It's probably clear from this that I don't play poker, but it's relevant to my interest.
I've met some fish that dislike other players especially when they are always losing. Why do they play? Maybe addiction or inflated ego...

Thank you for that.

Anyway, this sentence is flawed. It was probably before my first coffee and my english is far from perfect.
Now you've explained it, it's perfectly comprehensible. The problem was with me, not you.

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September 19, 2014, 08:20:31 PM
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http://insidebitcoins.com/trendon-shavers-bitcoin-ponzi-schemer-charged-40-million-fine/

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something *may* be happening at BFL: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2gvnhm/butterfly_labs_bfl_raided_by_us_marshals_today/

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