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Posted on 18-11-29, 05:38
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The voice-actor for the Emperor of the Universe in the recent Voltron series sings a song from Hamilton.

The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.
Posted on 18-11-29, 09:21
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Yes, Cryptocoin isn't real money, but it is a tradeable asset with value.

But so are, say, plastic robots. Or lists of e-mail passwords.

The problem is BitMain now controls roughly 42% or now more of the hashing power.

Yes, THAT is the problem with BitCoin.

This could damage BitCoin as an asset heavily causing many people to lose millions or even billions in asset values.

Isn't that business as usual in BitCoinLand?

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Posted on 18-11-30, 15:46 (revision 2)
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To the buttcoin apologists/defenders: god damn it, you're starting to sound as retarded as the government of our country, which is trying HARD to shove down their shittyass Petro down our throats, despite the fact 1) buttcoins are not suitable for dumpsters like this country, and 2) not even scammers want anything to have with it.

Please do reply all of the following questions:
- Can I go to the nearest supermarket and buy food/soap/etc with cryptocurrencies?
- Can I go to the nearest farmers' market and buy vegetables/fish/eggs with cryptocurrencies?
- Can I pay the bus fares with cryptocurrencies?

The following are NOT acceptable answers in almost all real world scenarios:
- "You can, after you find someone willing to convert your buttcoins into whatever passes as real money in your country"
- "You can, they just have to wait several hours/days until the blockchain does its thing"
- "You can, just install $APP on the smartphone neither you nor your counterpart have!"
- "You can, because reliable Internet connections are ubiquitous"

> Yes, Cryptocoin isn't real money, but it is a tradeable asset with value.
So are computer parts, but no fish/meat shop will accept hard disk drives or case fans as payments for fish or meat, despite the fact that they're "tradeable assets with value". Selling an used HDD or case fan is very hard at the moment, why it would be better/easier for something with a relatively high barrier of entry as cryptocurrencies? Anyone sane enough will only take cash, bank transfers, or (if they're lucky enough to own/rent a POS terminal) debit/credit cards. Some are adventurous enough to risk their lifes by accepting hard currency (read: USD), but outside the Twittersphere, crypto is (and will remain as) a non-starter.

Guys, you won't change my opinion on this: cryptocurrencies are NOT money, they're a scam designed to benefit scammers. They're of no use for me, my family, or any normal citizen. Maybe China should do the world a huge favor by bursting the buttcoin bubble for good.

And before you ask: yes, I've met people that has been involved into the crypto craze. A close friend of mine is a buttcoin trader, and while the market has brainwashed him somewhat, he already has enough brains left to tell me that it's a high risk business where you can earn $100 in a day... and lose $400 in the next two hours. Last time I spoke to him, he left the trading market to join a startup... which involves the use of the "blockchain" buzzword. I threw his marketing materials right into my Spam folder.

Oh, here is your Buttcoin Fail Of The Day:
https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/11/30/011255/floyd-mayweather-dj-khaled-charged-for-illegally-touting-crypto-offerings

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Posted on 18-12-01, 10:27

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BitCoin is about as big of a scam as Wall Street then by fair comparison.

Yes, you can't just buy stuff with it, until the establishment accepts it if they ever do. It's basically e-stock, nothing more. You buy, sell, and trade it between other traders like normal stocks. While it is more volatile than stock in say for instance Pepsi or Coca-Cola, its still stock in the same sense, so if Wall Street and the stock exchange operate the same ways and means, then its a scam as bad a BitCoin, if not worse because people's livelihoods can be made and lost in a single trade on the stock market just as easily as Cryptopia or any other crypto exchange.

I'm not going to make excuses for it, but I do criticize the direction many coins have taken from being decentralized to being centralized for whatever reason.

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Posted on 18-12-01, 11:04
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While it is more volatile than stock in say for instance Pepsi or Coca-Cola, its still stock in the same sense

What company does one buttcoin grant you partial ownership of?

Futures trading is different than stock trading. And the entire premise strikes me as being shady as all get-out.


so if Wall Street and the stock exchange operate the same ways and means, then its a scam as bad a BitCoin

There IS an argument to be made there, though they DON'T operate the same way.
I wouldn't say it is on the same level, since the actual promise is "you will own a sliver of the company you bought a share of", and it is kept. Everything else is people using the stock market for things it wasn't really meant for. The primary intent behind the stock exchange was not "you can buy a share of a company and flip it to someone else later when the company becomes more valuable".

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Posted on 18-12-01, 22:50 (revision 2)
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Speaking about meme money, did I've mentioned banknote collectors around the world are lusting for our "sovereign" memenotes? Collectors are freakin' insane, and here is the proof:

International Bank Note Society - Banknote of 2018 - Nominations

Several fancy banknotes from real countries with (mostly) real currencies. Canada and some old pretty woman. Mother Russia and its FIFA™®-brand rubles. Even Mexico and Bolivia have decent representations. And... Venezuela's new 100 VES banknotes, which are worth exactly a quarter kilo of nothingness today. Or as I would prefer to call them, the "Gay Zamora" issue.

For those not in the know, this Zamora, best known as one of the biggest traitors and murderers in the independence wars era. Naturally the commies have some affinity with him, and now he is on the most colorful banknote ever issued here. There you have, the perfect definition of meme money! No buttcoins were harmed in the making of this idiocy.

Banknotes nominated must have been issued to the public (specimens and non-circulating currencies are inelligble) for the first time during the year of the award, and must have artistic merit and/or innovative security features and be in general circulation.

Security features? Let me check: lameass security thread first seen in 2007 (recycling is cheap!), no optically variable ink (that costs money!), and the rear side looks like a bad photocopy on a printer with counterfeit toner (once again, why bother splurging on superfluous things like full intaglio print for a piece of paper that will be withdrawn from circulation in less than a year?). So I guess having the rainbow spectrum of colors plastered there now qualifies as "artistic merit". Whatever float your boat, dudes.

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Posted on 18-12-02, 04:52
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Tomman, on the 100 bolivar note what is up with the monkeys right leg (or whatever that creature is)? Our left, its right.

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Posted on 18-12-02, 05:52

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The argument that anything has value is set by the society, not the individual unless its an heirloom with sentimental value.

Here's a good question, who exactly determined thousands of years ago gold was even worth it? By all accounts its too soft to be of real usage, heavy as hell to transport, and has about the same color as Vitamin B laden piss.

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Posted on 18-12-02, 06:21

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The argument that anything has value is set by the society, not the individual unless its an heirloom with sentimental value.

Here's a good question, who exactly determined thousands of years ago gold was even worth it? By all accounts its too soft to be of real usage, heavy as hell to transport, and has about the same color as Vitamin B laden piss.


For me, while I do not use buttcoins for nothing, nor do I see any real use for them, I really like the idea that things only have value if people believe that. You won't see a monkey trading its bananas for a piece of paper simply because it's just paper. The fact we believe that paper has any value at all is a result from years of history which led the man to give a value to it to help stablish concepts like modern working, etc.

Indeed, it's sad people limit themselves to what big corporations/goverment say has real value, but we don't live in a perfect world.
Posted on 18-12-02, 07:27
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Posted by james4591
The argument that anything has value is set by the society, not the individual unless its an heirloom with sentimental value.

Here's a good question, who exactly determined thousands of years ago gold was even worth it? By all accounts its too soft to be of real usage, heavy as hell to transport, and has about the same color as Vitamin B laden piss.
Gold hit a comfortable sweet spot of being uncommon and useful for jewelry and decoration that made it one of the smallest things you could carry around for trade.

It is notable that it was not initially what people wanted, in and of itself. It was a convenience feature to make the barter system smoother. Instead of directly trading eggs for a goat, you could trade the amount of gold you could give a jeweler for a goat. And if you wanted out, you could just trade your gold to a jeweler.


Of course, things went off the rails and people started viewing a pile of gold as the end game, instead of a lubricant to ease the machinations of whatever they were actually trying to achieve.

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Posted on 18-12-02, 11:12

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Tomman, on the 100 bolivar note what is up with the monkeys right leg (or whatever that creature is)? Our left, its right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4BbxV3iJg8
O.O I think of all the questions one could ask about the situation in Venezuela, this one has got to be the most random(?) and least relevant of all.

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Posted on 18-12-02, 13:57
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Tomman, on the 100 bolivar note what is up with the monkeys right leg (or whatever that creature is)? Our left, its right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4BbxV3iJg8
O.O I think of all the questions one could ask about the situation in Venezuela, this one has got to be the most random(?) and least relevant of all.


Questions about meme money are ALWAYS relevant, and better than politics (even if the answers DO involve politics by its very nature) :P

First things first: here are the design specs for the "colorful" note.

About the monkey: that's a brown spider monkey, which is a endangered species (no wonder why I have never seen one... but then I live at the southeast of the country!). I guess its feet are like that. Don't get confused with the crease at the bottom of the note, which is product of the slightly wider than usual security thread.


In other unrelated news, here is your daily pile of Node.js fail:
https://it.slashdot.org/story/18/12/01/2217231/nodejs-event-stream-hack-reveals-open-source-developer-infrastructure-exploit

Why, oh why we still let kids play with webpage scripting languages!?
Hell, even Visual Basic was far superior to this nonsense, despite being a subpar language only useful for hobby projects and terrible LoB systems. And yes, I loved Visual Basic 6.0.

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Posted on 18-12-03, 18:25

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Can something that's less than a decade old be a classic?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd7FixvoKBw
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https://www.dailywire.com/news/39056/transgender-miss-universe-contestant-now-odds-james-barrett

I guess it's official, men are better at being women than women.

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Posted on 18-12-06, 09:29
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https://www.dailywire.com/news/39056/transgender-miss-universe-contestant-now-odds-james-barrett

I guess it's official, men are better at being women than women.
It stands to reason. We're better than women at everything else, there's no reason we SHOULDN'T be better at being women.

And I'm getting flamed into ashes in five...

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Posted on 18-12-06, 15:07 (revision 1)
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https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/12/bethesdas-attempt-to-fix-a-fallout-76-blunder-leaks-angry-shoppers-pid/
Actually important to read if you yourself have made a claim for the replacement Canvas Bag. Bethesda made it so everybodies information is viewable by everyone else making a claim.
I went on the support website today to update a ticket of mine, and surprisingly (or not...) I ended up being able to see all sorts of tickets, with people putting their personal information in them, like receipt screenshots, names, addresses, and so on. I'm assuming this is a bug in the website, because I don't see for what reason Bethesda would make tickets public.

People could also edit each others support tickets.

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https://www.dailywire.com/news/39056/transgender-miss-universe-contestant-now-odds-james-barrett

I guess it's official, men are better at being women than women.
It stands to reason. We're better than women at everything else, there's no reason we SHOULDN'T be better at being women.

And I'm getting flamed into ashes in five...

Hope y'all are joking but I suspect you're not. -_-
Posted on 18-12-06, 21:29
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I was joking.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obH3gnCGXu0

So, these guys shoot a lot of stupid shit out of shotguns. Apparently, for various reasons, they decided to take a BB, like you would use in an airsoft gun, and put it on top of a .38 cartridge, like you would use in a real gun.

The result? Supersonic BBs punching through metal plates.

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