#281
Don't get cocky,
it's gonna get rocky,
We gonna move down to the next ya jockey now
Duck!
Jump!
Turn!
Pose!
Duck!
Jump!
Turn!
Pose!
Listen carefully
#282
#283
Buddhism was recently proven wrong when bitcoin found a way to make people greedy over nothingness
#284

cars posted:

Buddhism was recently proven wrong when bitcoin found a way to make people greedy over nothingness


#285

cars posted:

Buddhism was recently proven wrong when bitcoin found a way to make people greedy over nothingness


i love this forum

#286
Damb
#287
someone found a way to make bitcoin funnier
#288
#289
get a rope
#290

Petrol posted:


It's cool that we live in a world with a global communications network of never before seen scope and speed and yet something we have known about for... three? years is now Freshly Discovered Shocking Discovery Hot News

#291

shriekingviolet posted:

It's cool that we live in a world with a global communications network of never before seen scope and speed and yet something we have known about for... three? years is now Freshly Discovered Shocking Discovery Hot News


all it took for journalists to notice was a 10000% price increase followed by a press release for an academic paper. The system works

#292
not everyone can have a getfiscal
#293

cars posted:

not everyone can have a getfiscal


everyone ought to. a getfiscal in every home.

#294
Donald-chan... (ToT)
#295
Donald-chan (Maoist)
#296
this is not financial advice. i am not a financial advisor. but in my opinion if someone can buy bitcoin then they should buy bitcoin. it is good in the most material sense possible. if it can successfully resist state actors then we'll have successfully mitigated like 99.99% of shady backroom government deals that cause so many problems. this technology can very realistically push us significantly toward something closer to the star trek universe. agree/disagree?

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#297
shit bro that s totally whack

#298
I downvoted but on reflection every single thing in that post is wrong and that should be appreciated
#299
okay. understood.
#300
someone found a way to make bitcoin funnier
#301

raptornomics posted:

if it can successfully resist state actors then we'll have successfully mitigated like 99.99% of shady backroom government deals that cause so many problems.



can you expand more on that?

#302

dizastar posted:

raptornomics posted:

if it can successfully resist state actors then we'll have successfully mitigated like 99.99% of shady backroom government deals that cause so many problems.

can you expand more on that?



i don't really want to. no offense.

#303
Raptornomics, I appreciate your advice, don't listen to any nerds who want to tell you you're wrong but can't verbalize the reasons. That's just rudeness masquerading as knowledge - more of a self-deception if you ask me. My only quibble is that I think that value should somehow be tied to social reproduction and not to its opposite. (If I knew what a quibble was, that might lead me to flame you, so take that as implied.)
#304
copy that swampman
#305

raptornomics posted:

successfully resist state actors



one problem with this view is that resisting state actors isn't necessarily desirable, e.g. a worker's state needs absolute control over it's own economy and impeding this would be counterrevolutionary

#306
Elon Musk can unilaterally drastically change the price of crypto, and let me tell you, i think that's a lot worse than the ghouls in washington, or the dorks in brussels, or the chads in beijing manipulating their respective currencies.
#307
does anybody doubt that bitcoin was brought to us by the same people who made tor?
#308
tor provides clandestine communication channels for the people who run it, and surveillance of anybody dumb enough to use it. bitcoin extends the same to financial transactions. though lately reading about how bitcoin mining uses more power than a bunch of small countries I can only think about how that infrastructure (GPU farms) is exactly the same thing needed to run state of the art machine learning algorithms. so if bitcoin abruptly crashes and those miners are forced to sell off their hardware for pennies on the dollar, I'll be expecting the imminent incarnation of the machine god what makes sure nothing changes ever again
#309
the most effective criticism of bitcoin as a store of value, even beyond the abstract more philosophical arguments, is that the energy usage necessary to sustain it will literally kill the planet
#310
on the other hand, if you had bought 1 bitcoin on may 1, 2013 for $116 when getfiscal made his post, it would now be worth $48,366
#311
I had ~4-5 bitcoin on a laptop that I wiped in 2016
#312
did u securely wipe it with zeroes/random numbers or just format it? it still might be recoverable if you did the latter and haven't written much data to it lol

a quarter of a million bucks probably makes the effort of cloning the harddrive image with dd or ddrescue and seeing what photorec drudges up worth it

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#313
its a 2008 thinkpad and I've installed a dozen different operating systems since then, and probably zeroed it at least once. I'm also not sure if the wallet was on the laptop itself or an external hard drive that's long gone. might still be worth taking to a recovery place lol, though idk if you can trust them

anyway I was buying something in 2011. the price was so volatile and transactions took like 24 hours, so the rule of thumb was to purchase ~20% more bitcoin than you needed in case the price fell in the meantime. instead the price went up, and I wound up with the aforementioned 4-5 extra bitcoin. iirc they were worth a dollar or two apiece
#314
haha fuck I remember I spent around $100 in april of 2011. looked up the price and I had wayyy more than 5 bitcoin leftover.
#315
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#316
I definitely would have sold it for a couple hundred bucks
#317
Just want everyone to know that I took Raptornomic's financial advice and invested my life savings - $700 - into bitcoin. Current mood, a little hungry.... for fat returns :) and groceries
#318
capitalist roader raptornomics never even thought of using the internet coins to buy credit card dumps so labor aristocrats could do their part in funding peoples war all over the globe. instead hes gonna wake up one day, see the line went down during his sleep, and feel acute anxiety. many such cases!
#319
people really care about bitcoin and really care when other people care about bitcoin, they love to talk about bitcoin, promote bitcoin, laugh at people who promote bitcoin, score some points, make a play for clout, say its bad, say its good, say its stupid, say whatever - but the one constant is they are obsessed with it, hypnotized by the $$$. functionally both sides feel no different from your uncle who talks about how he almost bought shares in microsoft in the 80s or whatever. fortunately even though bitcoin-hypnotism is save vs spell at -4, you get to roll an attempt to break free at the beginning of every round from today until the final destruction of reality or your meat-death, whenever one comes sooner
#320
i was done with internet fake money after egold folded, as i was able to make real world cool friends who could supply my contemporaneous demand for molly. also i don't believe in having money i didn't get paid for contributing to society, or investing money, and am very boring and moralistic so bitcoin has nothing to offer me