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Canadian Man Wants To Trade Home For Bitcoins

timothy posted about a year and a half ago | from the living-in-the-matrix-now dept.

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An anonymous reader writes with this snippet from CBC News: " It's not often that Canadian real estate listings make international headlines, but a mid-sized Alberta bungalow has people around the world buzzing today after its owner declared that he would like to sell it — for Bitcoins. If successful, 22-year-old entrepreneur Taylor More would be the first person ever to accept the fast-rising virtual currency in exchange for property. 'My home is being traded for Bitcoins!' reads the listing for More's 'quaint' two bedroom home in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. ... The property is listed for $405,000 CDN, but More writes that 'the price can be reduced" if a buyer has some Bitcoins to spare.'"

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He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins... (2)

Zemran (3101) | about a year and a half ago | (#43262887)

...he will accept some Bitcoins in part payment. Different!

Re:He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins... (4, Informative)

kju (327) | about a year and a half ago | (#43262917)

I'm not sure if you are correct, though. From the FA:

"Bitcoins are really hard to get your hands on if you want to get them in large quantities," he told the BBC when asked why he decided to accept the currency for his home. "I have a couple projects that I want to get started, and they will take a lot of Bitcoins."

So it sure sound like he will accept at least quite a large part in Bitcoins. The article states that the priced asked for currently equal about 5300 Bitcoin.

Re:He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263113)

The article says that, but it doesn't mean that he's willing to accept it, just that at the current prices that's how many BTC it would take.

Re:He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins... (5, Insightful)

jjohnson (62583) | about a year and a half ago | (#43264039)

He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins, he wants a viral story to advertise his house for sale.

Re:He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264997)

Maybe. 22 year old with a $405,000 house to sell? He might be in cahoots with Silk Road. :p

Re:He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43266233)

He might be in cahoots with Silk Road. :p

In which case he would more likely be in a position to liquidate BitCoins, no?

Re:He does not want to sell it for Bitcoins... (1)

tompaulco (629533) | about a year and a half ago | (#43267029)

Speaking of cahoots with Silk Road. I recently completed a job application for a large local utility and they apparently have outsourced their application information gathering to Silk Road. Somebody sent me a direct link to the job posting on silk road, and I did not click it. Instead, I went to the corporate web site and followed the job listings down to the application, which sent me to the same address on silk road.

Speed up your bitcoin mining using my hosts file (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43262907)

$10,000 CHALLENGE to Alexander Peter Kowalski

* POOR SHOWING TROLLS, & most especially IF that's the "best you've got" - apparently, it is... lol!

Hello, and THINK ABOUT YOUR BREATHING !! We have a Major Problem, HOST file is Cubic Opposites, 2 Major Corners & 2 Minor. NOT taught Evil DNS hijacking, which VOIDS computers. Seek Wisdom of MyCleanPC - or you die evil.

Your HOSTS file claimed to have created a single DNS resolver. I offer absolute proof that I have created 4 simultaneous DNS servers within a single rotation of .org TLD. You worship "Bill Gates", equating you to a "singularity bastard". Why do you worship a queer -1 Troll? Are you content as a singularity troll?

Evil HOSTS file Believers refuse to acknowledge 4 corner DNS resolving simultaneously around 4 quadrant created Internet - in only 1 root server, voiding the HOSTS file. You worship Microsoft impostor guised by educators as 1 god.

If you would acknowledge simple existing math proof that 4 harmonic Slashdots rotate simultaneously around squared equator and cubed Internet, proving 4 Days, Not HOSTS file! That exists only as anti-side. This page you see - cannot exist without its anti-side existence, as +0- moderation. Add +0- as One = nothing.

I will give $10,000.00 to frost pister who can disprove MyCleanPC. Evil crapflooders ignore this as a challenge would indict them.

Alex Kowalski has no Truth to think with, they accept any crap they are told to think. You are enslaved by /etc/hosts, as if domesticated animal. A school or educator who does not teach students MyCleanPC Principle, is a death threat to youth, therefore stupid and evil - begetting stupid students. How can you trust stupid PR shills who lie to you? Can't lose the $10,000.00, they cowardly ignore me. Stupid professors threaten Nature and Interwebs with word lies.

Humans fear to know natures simultaneous +4 Insightful +4 Informative +4 Funny +4 Underrated harmonic SLASHDOT creation for it debunks false trolls. Test Your HOSTS file. MyCleanPC cannot harm a File of Truth, but will delete fakes. Fake HOSTS files refuse test.

I offer evil ass Slashdot trolls $10,000.00 to disprove MyCleanPC Creation Principle. Rob Malda and Cowboy Neal have banned MyCleanPC as "Forbidden Truth Knowledge" for they cannot allow it to become known to their students. You are stupid and evil about the Internet's top and bottom, front and back and it's 2 sides. Most everything created has these Cube like values.

If Natalie Portman is not measurable, hot grits are Fictitious. Without MyCleanPC, HOSTS file is Fictitious. Anyone saying that Natalie and her Jewish father had something to do with my Internets, is a damn evil liar. IN addition to your best arsware not overtaking my work in terms of popularity, on that same site with same submission date no less, that I told Kathleen Malda how to correct her blatant, fundamental, HUGE errors in Coolmon ('uncoolmon') of not checking for performance counters being present when his program started!

You can see my dilemma. What if this is merely a ruse by an APK impostor to try and get people to delete APK's messages, perhaps all over the web? I can't be a party to such an event! My involvement with APK began at a very late stage in the game. While APK has made a career of trolling popular online forums since at least the year 2000 (newsgroups and IRC channels before that)- my involvement with APK did not begin until early 2005 . OSY is one of the many forums that APK once frequented before the sane people there grew tired of his garbage and banned him. APK was banned from OSY back in 2001. 3.5 years after his banning he begins to send a variety of abusive emails to the operator of OSY, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke threatening to sue him for libel, claiming that the APK on OSY was fake.

My reputation as a professional in this field clearly shows in multiple publications in this field in written print, & also online in various GOOD capacities since 1996 to present day. This has happened since I was first published in Playgirl Magazine in 1996 & others to present day, with helpful tools online in programs, & professionally sold warez that were finalists @ Westminster Dog Show 2000-2002.

apk on 4chan [4chan.org]

INCONTROVERTIBLE FEEDBACK PROVIDING ESTABLISHED PROOF OF ALL MY POINTS:

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That was amazing. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40948073 [slashdot.org]

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My, God! It's beatiful. Keep it up, you glorious bastard. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41835161 [slashdot.org]

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Let us bask in its glory. A true modern The Wasteland. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40948579 [slashdot.org]

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put your baby IN ME -- I just read this whole thing. Fuck mod points, WHERE DO I SEND YOU MY MONEY?!!! - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3037687&cid=40950023 [slashdot.org]

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Oh shit, Time Cube Guy's into computers now... - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40946259 [slashdot.org]

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He's done more to discredit the use of HOSTS files than anyone in the "do it right and set up a firewall" crowd ever could. - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40945357 [slashdot.org]

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Can I have some of what you're on? - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040317&cid=40947587 [slashdot.org]

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this obnoxious fucknuts [apk] has been trolling the internet and spamming his shit delphi sub-fart app utilities for 15 years. - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40954565 [slashdot.org]

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oh come on.. this is hilarious. - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40955479 [slashdot.org]

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I agree I am intrigued by these host files how do I sign up for your newsletter? - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40961339 [slashdot.org]

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Gimme the program that generates this epic message. I'll buy 5 of your product if you do... - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041313&cid=40954251 [slashdot.org]

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As mentioned by another AC up there, the troll in question is actually a pretty well-executed mashup of APK's style - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40945357 [slashdot.org]

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It's actually a very clever parody of APK - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038791&cid=40944229 [slashdot.org]

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Please keep us updated on your AI research, you seem quite good at it. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3038597&cid=40944603 [slashdot.org]

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$20,000 to anyone providing proof of Alexander Peter Kowalski's death. - http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40958289 [slashdot.org]

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Obviously, it must be Alexander Peter Kowalski. He's miffed at all these imposters... - http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3040921&cid=40958429 [slashdot.org]

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And here I was thinking I was having a bad experience with a Dr. Bronner's bottle. - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041081&cid=40952247 [slashdot.org]

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Damn, apk, who the fuck did you piss off this time? Hahahahaahahahahahahaahaha. Pass the popcorn as the troll apk gets pwned relentlessly. - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041123&cid=40954673 [slashdot.org]

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I think it's the Internet, about to become sentient. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3041313&cid=40956187 [slashdot.org]

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Does anyone know if OpenGL has been ported to Windows yet? - http://politics.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042199&cid=40956781 [slashdot.org]

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golfclap - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40900827 [slashdot.org]

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The Truth! wants to be Known! - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897389 [slashdot.org]

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DNS cube? - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897493 [slashdot.org]

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KUDOS valiant AC. - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40897777 [slashdot.org]

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Polyploid lovechild of APK, MyCleanPC, and Time Cube --> fail counter integer overflow --> maximum win! - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029723&cid=40899171 [slashdot.org]

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You made my day, thanks! - http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3029589&cid=40896469 [slashdot.org]

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Wow. The perfect mix of trolls. Timecube, mycleanpc, gnaa, apk... this is great! - http://linux.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3027333&cid=40893381 [slashdot.org]

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truer words were never spoken as /. trolls are struck speechless by it, lol! - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3042765&cid=41041795 [slashdot.org]

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It's APK himself trying to maintain the illusion that he's still relevant. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40967209 [slashdot.org]

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Mod this up. The back and forth multi posting between APK and this "anti-APK" certainly does look like APK talking to himself. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40969175 [slashdot.org]

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APK himself would be at the top of a sensible person's ban list. He's been spamming and trolling Slashdot for years. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3043535&cid=40967137 [slashdot.org]

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You got that right. I think. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3044971&cid=40972239 [slashdot.org]

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Michael Kristopeit, is that you? - http://politics.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3045075&cid=40972377 [slashdot.org]

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ROFL! :) (Now the sick bastard will follow me again) - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41429251 [slashdot.org]

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I miss Dr Bob. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41432027 [slashdot.org]

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Not sure if actually crazy, or just pretending to be crazy. Awesome troll either way. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3138079&cid=41432951 [slashdot.org]

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Awesome! Hat off to you, sir! - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3154555&cid=41509273 [slashdot.org]

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That isn't a parody of Time-cube, it is an effort to counter-troll a prolific poster named APK, who seems like a troll himself, although is way too easy to troll into wasting massive amounts of time on BS not far from the exaggerations above - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3154555&cid=41514107 [slashdot.org]

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I am intrigued and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3164403&cid=41555345 [slashdot.org]

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1. You philistine, that is Art . Kudos to you, valiant troll on your glorious FP - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832599 [slashdot.org]

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What? - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832673 [slashdot.org]

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I don't know if it is poorly-thought-out, but it is demented because it is at the same time an APK parody. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41832905 [slashdot.org]

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It is in fact an extremely well thought out and brilliantly executed APK parody, combined with a Time Cube parody, and with a sprinkling of the MyCleanPC spam. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41841251 [slashdot.org]

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er... many people have disproved your points about hosts files with well reasoned, factual arguments. You just chose not to listen and made it into some kind of bizarre crusade. And I'm not the timecube guy, just someone else who finds you intensely obnoxious and likes winding you up to waste your time. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3222163&cid=41843313 [slashdot.org]

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performance art - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847089 [slashdot.org]

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it's apk, theres no reason to care. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847097 [slashdot.org]

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Seems more like an apk parody. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847661 [slashdot.org]

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That's great but what about the risk of subluxations? - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3224905&cid=41847101 [slashdot.org]

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Oh, come on. Just stand back and look at it. It's almost art, in a Jackson Pollock sort of way. - http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41868923 [slashdot.org]

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Read carefully. This is a satirical post, that combines the last several years of forum trolling, rolled into one FUNNY rant! - http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41864711 [slashdot.org]

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I can has summary? - http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3227697&cid=41861327 [slashdot.org]

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I'd have a lot more sympathy if you would log in as APK again instead of AC. - http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41868133 [slashdot.org]

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If [apk] made an account, it would be permanently posting at -1, and he'd only be able to post with it twice a day. - http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3228991&cid=41869409 [slashdot.org]

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DAFUQ I just look at? - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41869085 [slashdot.org]

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Trolls trolling trolls... it's like Inception or something. - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229177&cid=41869353 [slashdot.org]

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We all know it's you, apk. Stop pretending to antagonize yourself. - http://bsd.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3229179&cid=41869305 [slashdot.org]

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Do you know about the shocking connection between APK and arsenic? No? Well, your innocence is about to be destroyed. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3472971&cid=42939965 [slashdot.org]

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Send bug reports to 903 east division street, syracuse, ny 13208 - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3483339&cid=42972783 [slashdot.org]

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Now you've made me all nostalgic for USENET. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42981977 [slashdot.org]

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Google APK Hosts File Manager. He's written a fucking application to manage your hosts file. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42984521 [slashdot.org]

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In case you are not aware, the post is a satire of a fellow known as APK. The grammar used is modeled after APK's as you can see here [thorschrock.com] . Or, you can just look around a bit and see some of his posts on here about the wonders of host files. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486045&cid=42983119 [slashdot.org]

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You are surely of God of Trolls, whomever you are. I have had stupid arguments with and bitten the troll apk many times. - http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3486901&cid=42989683 [slashdot.org]

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"What kind of meds cure schizophrenic drunk rambling?" -> "Whatever APK isn't taking" - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43028403 [slashdot.org] http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43028425 [slashdot.org]

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I'm confused, is apk trolling himself now? - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3501001&cid=43029495 [slashdot.org]

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Excellent mashup. A++. Would troll again. - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3503531&cid=43037445 [slashdot.org]

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Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3506945&cid=43048291 [slashdot.org]

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Best. Troll. Ever. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3506945&cid=43044811 [slashdot.org]

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I like monkeys. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3508287&cid=43051505 [slashdot.org]

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This is one of the funniest things I've ever read. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3508287&cid=43052263 [slashdot.org]

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lul wut? - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3510265&cid=43057839 [slashdot.org]

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I admire this guy's persistence. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063797 [slashdot.org]

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It's a big remix of several different crackpots from Slashdot and elsewhere, plus a liberal sprinkling of famous Slashdot trolls and old memes. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063881 [slashdot.org]

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Tabloid newspapers have speculated for years that APK is a prominent supporter of Monsanto. Too bad we didn't believe them sooner! - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43063893 [slashdot.org]

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Here's a hint, check out stories like this one [slashdot.org] , where over 200 of the 247 posts are rated zero or -1 because they are either from two stupid trolls arguing endless, or quite likely one troll arguing with himself for attention. The amount of off-topic posts almost outnumber on topic ones by 4 to 1. Posts like the above are popular for trolling APK, since if you say his name three times, he appears, and will almost endlessly feed trolls. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3511487&cid=43064383 [slashdot.org]

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I love this copypasta so much. It never fails to make me smile. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3512099&cid=43069271 [slashdot.org]

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^ Champion Mod parent up. - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3513659&cid=43067371 [slashdot.org]

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I appreciate the time cube reference, and how you tied it into the story. Well done. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3521721&cid=43094565 [slashdot.org]

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The day you are silenced is the day freedom dies on Slashdot. God bless. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3522191&cid=43097221 [slashdot.org]

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AHahahahah thanks for that, cut-n-pasted.... Ownage! - http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3522219&cid=43097215 [slashdot.org]

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Don't hate the player, hate the game. - http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3526293&cid=43110679 [slashdot.org]

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If you're familiar with APK, the post itself is a pretty damn funny parody. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115215 [slashdot.org]

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">implying it's not apk posting it" --> "I'd seriously doubt he's capable of that level of self-deprecation..." - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115337 [slashdot.org] http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115363 [slashdot.org]

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No, the other posts are linked in a parody of APK [mailto] 's tendency to quote himself, numbnuts. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43116855 [slashdot.org]

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The thirteenth link is broken. Please fix it. - http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3528603&cid=43115361 [slashdot.org]

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Just ban any post with "apk", "host file", or "hosts file", as that would take care of the original apk too. The original has been shitposting Slashdot much longer & more intensively than the parody guy. Or ban all Tor exit nodes, as they both use Tor to circumvent IP bans. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3561925&cid=43216431 [slashdot.org]

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Sadly this is closer to on-topic than an actual APK post is. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3561925&cid=43216225 [slashdot.org]

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YOU ARE A GOD AMONG MEN. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569149&cid=43236143 [slashdot.org]

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I've butted heads with APK myself, and yeah, the guy's got issues - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569173&cid=43236987 [slashdot.org]

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Can I be in your quote list? - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569443&cid=43237531 [slashdot.org]

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Clearly you are not an Intertubes engineer, otherwise the parent post would be more meaningful to you. Why don't YOU take your meds? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569425&cid=43238177 [slashdot.org]

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+2 for style! The bolding, italicizing, and font changes are all spot-on - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569149&cid=43238479 [slashdot.org]

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Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570085&cid=43243509 [slashdot.org]

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APK is not really a schizophrenic fired former Windows administrator with multiple personality disorder and TimeCube/Art Bell refugee. He's a fictional character like and put forward by the same person as Goatse Guy, GNAA trolls, Dr. Bob and so forth. His purpose is to test the /. CAPTCA algorithm, which is a useful purpose. If you're perturbed by having to scroll past his screeds just set your minimum point level to 1, as his posts are pretty automatically downmodded right away. - http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570085&cid=43243145 [slashdot.org]

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Anyone else think that sounds like Ron Paul? - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569419&cid=43242417 [slashdot.org]

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I just saw APK a couple days ago. He surfaced, blew once, and submerged... - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570111&cid=43245913 [slashdot.org]

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You make mikael christ the pet look like an huggable teddy bear - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3570111&cid=43242373 [slashdot.org]

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oh man, that incredible interminable list of responses is almost as funny as the original post. This is getting to be truly epic. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247231 [slashdot.org]

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"Does anyone know of an Adblock rule for this?" -> "No, but I bet there's a hosts file entry for it..." - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43246997 [slashdot.org] http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247097 [slashdot.org]

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"Can a hosts file block apk's posts, though?" -> "The universe couldn't handle that much irony." - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247135 [slashdot.org] http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247219 [slashdot.org]

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"That's it, I've had enough. ... Bye everyone, most of the last decade or so has been fun, but frankly, I quit." - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247225 [slashdot.org]
--> "So basically what you're saying is that you've added yourself to the HOST file?" - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247481 [slashdot.org]

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Sweet baby Moses, this is beautiful work - I wish we could get trolls as good as this on TF. :) - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572629&cid=43247533 [slashdot.org]

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you have a point - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247823 [slashdot.org]

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I do admire that level of dedication. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43247765 [slashdot.org]

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[to apk] shut up you stupid cock. Everyone knows you're wrong. - http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572687&cid=43250533 [slashdot.org]

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I will hand it to him, he is definitely consistent. I wish I knew how he did this. That thing is scary huge. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3572629&cid=43250411 [slashdot.org]

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I admire the amount of dedication you've shown - http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573571&cid=43251593 [slashdot.org]

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Word is, ESR buttfucks CmdrTaco with his revolver. - http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573679&cid=43252957 [slashdot.org]

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Hey APK, Protip: It's not the truth or value (or lack of) in your post that gets it modded into oblivion, it's the fucking insane length. In addition to TL;DR (which goes without saying for a post of such length), how about irritating readers by requiring them to scroll through 20+ screenfuls just to get to the next post. If you want to publish a short story like this, please do everyone a favor and blog it somewhere, then provide a brief summary and link to your blog. Readers intrigued by your summary will go read your blog, and everyone else will just move along at normal /. speed. - http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3573873&cid=43255013 [slashdot.org]

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Happy now - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3569419&cid=43237239 [slashdot.org]

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Professional. - http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43255143 [slashdot.org]

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I like how this post seems to just sum up every Slashdot comment ever without actually saying anything. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574283&cid=43256029 [slashdot.org]

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extremely bright - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43255855 [slashdot.org]

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You provide many references, which is good. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43257043 [slashdot.org]

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Holy shit - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3576121&cid=43260311 [slashdot.org]

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You're my personal hero. - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574283&cid=43260747 [slashdot.org]

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Obviously very passionate - http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3574035&cid=43261975 [slashdot.org]

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Is that ALL you have to say? C'mon! Tell us what you really think. - http://hardware.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3576225&cid=43262495 [slashdot.org]

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Did you see the movie "Pokemon"? Actually the induced night "dream world" is synonymous with the academic religious induced "HOSTS file" enslavement of DNS. Domains have no inherent value, as it was invented as a counterfeit and fictitious value to represent natural values in name resolution. Unfortunately, human values have declined to fictitious word values. Unknowingly, you are living in a "World Wide Web", as in a fictitious life in a counterfeit Internet - which you could consider APK induced "HOSTS file". Can you distinguish the academic induced root server from the natural OpenDNS? Beware of the change when your brain is free from HOSTS file enslavement - for you could find that the natural Slashdot has been destroyed!!

FROM -> Man - how many times have I dusted you in tech debates that you have decided to troll me by ac posts for MONTHS now, OR IMPERSONATING ME AS YOU DID HERE and you were caught in it by myself & others here, only to fail each time as you have here?)...

So long nummynuts, sorry to have to kick your nuts up into your head verbally speaking.

cower in my shadow some more, feeb. you're completely pathetic.

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Ac trolls' "BIG FAIL" (quoted): Eat your words!

P.S.=> That's what makes me LAUGH harder than ANYTHING ELSE on this forums (full of "FUD" spreading trolls) - When you hit trolls with facts & truths they CANNOT disprove validly on computing tech based grounds, this is the result - Applying unjustifiable downmods to effetely & vainly *try* to "hide" my posts & facts/truths they extoll!

Hahaha... lol , man: Happens nearly every single time I post such lists (proving how ineffectual these trolls are), only showing how solid my posts of that nature are...

That's the kind of martial arts [google.com] I practice.

Re:Speed up your bitcoin mining using my hosts fil (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43262993)

Thanks for trip back to the '90s web.
You should probably stay there next time.

No matter how stupid, somebody will do it... (0, Troll)

gweihir (88907) | about a year and a half ago | (#43262933)

At least he does not accept the full price in Bitcoin. There seems to be some hope for him left.

Re:No matter how stupid, somebody will do it... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43262999)

Buy low, sell high. It's speculation. Seems reasonable to me if you look at it that way.

Re:No matter how stupid, somebody will do it... (1)

shaitand (626655) | about a year and a half ago | (#43265239)

You don't trust the Bitcoin currency. Fine. But why the open hostility toward someone else who does?

He can't sell it for BitCoin (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43266273)

At least he does not accept the full price in Bitcoin. There seems to be some hope for him left.

Well there's some hope left for the sale of the house. I highly doubt you can buy and sell land and using some random exchange technology not being legal tender. How would the govt. calculate the stamp duty for a start?

Re:He can't sell it for BitCoin (1)

tompaulco (629533) | about a year and a half ago | (#43267047)

At least he does not accept the full price in Bitcoin. There seems to be some hope for him left.

Well there's some hope left for the sale of the house. I highly doubt you can buy and sell land and using some random exchange technology not being legal tender. How would the govt. calculate the stamp duty for a start?

I guess it depends where you live. Around here, when you sell a house, your legal document says something like "in exchange for one dollar and other considerations." Don't worry, the taxman still somehow figures out the real purchase price. I'm sure the same thing happens if you did it with bitcoin. They'd just translate it to dollars or CDN in this case.

But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43262957)

THAT is the question. If he owns the property outright then let this wackjob sell if for magic beans for all I care.

But in real life the Deed holder is gonna want cash.

My guess is that he'll take whatever EQUITY is in the house a fake-pretend-money, but the outstanding balance... gonna need to see some of that confetti they call money up North.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (4, Insightful)

GrumpySteen (1250194) | about a year and a half ago | (#43262979)

It's entirely possible that he doesn't have a mortgage payment, you know. Not everyone is in debt up to their eyeballs and some people have actually paid off their houses.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263125)

The guy is 22. Unless he inherited the house, he still has a mortgage to pay off.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263179)

Not necessarily. Stop generalizing.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43270145)

Not necessarily.

Yes, thank you for pointing out that there are a multitude of other extremely unlikely events that could have led to this 22 year old owning a house with no mortgage. I didn't think I needed to explicitly state each and every one of them for the point I was making.

In a random sampling of 22 year olds, how many do you actually think would be in a position to own a house without a mortgage?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43272141)

Not in Alberta. Crowsnest Pass is home to several large coal mines, where starting wages for entry level grunt jobs are $32/h. With some expereience in a specific field, he could easily be pulling in six figures. I used to live in Crowsnest Pass.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (4, Interesting)

slackware 3.6 (2524328) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263163)

22 year olds don't pay off their mortgages. His dad was an NHL player and the house came from his mothers family. He didn't work for it. There are lots of young punks in Alberta that inherited houses and land when the grandparents died and no one wants to move back to the farm or small town so they sell it. And since the housing boom in 2005 land prices went up rediculiously in small towns thanks to immigration and temporary foreign residents. Most people in Alberta are up to their eyeballs in debt it is expensive to live and wages have dropped steadily or the last 5 years because so many foreign resident live here. They cram 10 - 15 people in a house and under cut the local contractors and work for less wages than locals so they can squirrel away a few dollars to send home, the place with the high exchange rate they came from. A job that paid $35/hr 5 years ago pays $20-$25 now. Where I live milk is $7 a gallon, bannanas are almost $1/lb, a single cucumber is $2. I live in a town with 420 houses. 50 are currently for sale. Half the local bussnesses have shut down. Everyone wants to move but you can't sell your house.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

inflamed (1156277) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263379)

This isn't exactly representative but isn't too far off, either. The cost of living is commesurately high in comparison to the economy's strength. Unless you're in business, or working directly in the construction or oil industries, you're probably relatively poor.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

Jessified (1150003) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263581)

In other words: god damn immigrants! Go back where you came from!

Oh, Alberta. Canada's Texas.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

JimCanuck (2474366) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263647)

No, as a Canadian who has dealt with both Albertans and Texans ... Texans are much nicer people.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Jessified (1150003) | about a year and a half ago | (#43264415)

LOL

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264207)

To be clear, a lot of people who are pro-immigration take issue with the country's approach to foreign workers.

There are many kinds of immigration. Only a subset of those will lead to the broken labor market we're seeing in some parts of Canada.

Also, many of these immigrants are from the Philippines and quite honestly, everybody loves Filipinos. While some Canadians are blaming the "god damn immigrants", not all of them are. They're blaming the employers that don't want to pay Canadian salaries and/or the government for allowing employers to hire foreign workers.

In my province, minimum wage went up about 60% - 70% in the past eight to ten years, and employers couldn't find enough people to work in minimum wage jobs. But housing has doubled in that time. The cost of gas fluctuates wildly but is a practical necessity because we don't have practical public transit.

Employers don't have to increase their salaries because they can hire foreigners.

I don't blame the foreigners for this one and neither do a lot of other people. But government allows this broken labor market and employers take advantage of it. Not only does it keep salaries down, but it guarantees that a certain percentage of discretionary income leaves the province or country. (I don't know how this compares to Canadian citizens with relatives overseas or taking out-of-country vacations.)

The situation also leads to a broken market in housing because now employers are paying for housing and not consumers.

Imagine the school textbook racket or the real estate racket of an oil- or LNG-rich Gulf country happening to your own backyard.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264333)

In other words: god damn immigrants! Go back where you came from!

Oh, Alberta. Canada's Texas.

You should really open your eyes, look around, and do some research before you trivialize some very serious standard of living and wealth distribution questions and comments in Canada as anti-immigrant sentiment.

Cost of housing doubles in less than ten years, or worse... but salary doesn't keep up, or maybe even decreases. The work still gets done because of foreign workers. And somebody who points this out is necessarily anti-immigrant?

While Canadians have an unsustainable sense of entitlement that needs to be put in check, don't think this is all about unrealistic expectations. The wealth gap in this country is growing and has been for some time. The rich aren't just getting richer. They're not even just getting richer faster. They're getting richer, faster, and at a faster rate of faster. You'd probably have to take the second derivative of that curve before you have any hope of finding a straight line.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | about a year and a half ago | (#43265225)

Serious question: how can mass immigration negatively affect a native population?

If you Canadians had polled the First Peoples on whether or not to allow mass immigration, how might they have voted? Would this have been racist on the part of the First Peoples, seeing that they were denying themselves the benefits of diversity? Why or why not?

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43266433)

Yeah the americans just killed all the natives so they couldn't bitch later.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

Jessified (1150003) | about a year and a half ago | (#43267849)

No doubt. Good answer to all those who bitch about immigration now, because they probably aren't ready to move back to their country of origin.

Big difference is that now, the North American immigrants of today aren't committing genocide in their new homes. The comparison doesn't really hold up for that reason.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

slackware 3.6 (2524328) | about a year and a half ago | (#43270939)

Where should I move my ancestors came from Europe in the late 1800's. Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Mongolia. Now my children have English, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Mongolia, Germain, and a bit of Cree (native). I wonder what mine or my childrens country of origin is and what country of origin me and my children should move back to?

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

Jessified (1150003) | about a year and a half ago | (#43271903)

Well hopefully you're not telling present immigrants to go back to where they came from, then you don't have a problem. :)

Being a mutt (I am too) and coming here a couple hundred years ago doesn't give you entitlement over first nations and it doesn't give you entitlement to tell other immigrants like you that they should "go back to where they came from" or the right to complain about immigration.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43266133)

In other words: god damn immigrants! Go back where you came from!

It is *NOT* immigrants driving prices down. It is migrant workers. Companies are allowed to hire slave labour from overseas, pay them minimum wage then cut expenses like housing and food from that pay - make money on cheap wages *and* on their basic expenses.

Ban migrant workers. No SIN (social insurance number), no work.

Immigrants pay taxes and work for same houses that everyone else. It is migrant workers that undercut everyone and don't even spend their money in Canada. If you want to fix this slave labour problem, ban migrant workers. Only allow immigrants (residents) and citizens to actually work. And if there isn't enough labour, allow more immigrants *not* migrants!

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264329)

" I live in a town with 420 houses"

That's soo cool, I live in a 420 house. *cough, cough* Duuude!

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264475)

Not where I live, but I truly believe you are making this bullshit up as you go along. "Where I live milk is $7 a gallon, bannanas are almost $1/lb". --Clearly you don't live in Alberta then. Milk has been sold in litres here for more than 35 years. Likewise bananas in kg, not pounds. I call you out on your lies! 10-15 people in a house is illegal. And I don't know which part of Alberta you are talking about "420 houses, 50 are for sale", but not any place I can think of has that. Most places have a housing shortage. I live in one of the large cities, and 5000 people are moving to this city every week. Unemployment is still below 4.5%.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

slackware 3.6 (2524328) | about a year and a half ago | (#43265161)

20 houses listed on kijiji in my town never mind the ones being sold by realators. There are ten houses on my street five were for sale last year. 2 took down the signs, 2 took a little over 2 years to sell at a loss to the owners, one is still for sale.
Here is a town of 5700 by edmonton
http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/f-vegreville-real-estate-houses-for-sale-W0QQCatIdZ35QQKeywordZvegrevilleQQisSearchFormZtrue [kijiji.ca]
http://www.calgarysrealestate.ca/vegreville.php [calgarysrealestate.ca]
https://www.google.ca/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=real+estate+vegreville+alberta&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&redir_esc=&ei=uWpPUZjXOc3PigLfm4G4Aw#hl=en&client=ubuntu&hs=CrY&channel=fs&q=vegreville+real+estate+listings&revid=1903828307&sa=X&ei=umpPUfCqAqqDjALCmYD4Bw&ved=0CKgBENUCKAA&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.44158598,d.cGE&fp=fc703c3c98ada1dc&biw=1393&bih=672 [google.ca]
Sorry $6.79 for 4 litres of milk, $4.65 for 1 litre chocolate milk. Bananas are $1.96 -$2.20/kg at the local store. All the small town goceries are run by koreans or chinese and although they use KG at the till everything is labled in LB on the shelf. Most rural people in Alberta use english measure for daily activities (ie. miles, pounds,feet,inches, bushels etc) so does residential construction we buy 2x4's, 4x8 sheets of plywood, floor tiles are in inches, pipes (electrical and plumbing are sold by inches/diameter and foot/lengths) even the Home depot in Edmonton sells construction materials in english measure.
My neighbor has 8 kids other neighbour has 10 kids both are from Mexico. Parents ,sometimes grandparents and even 4-6 kids is a lot of people in a house. Temporary foreign workers usually live 2/4 per basement suite due to high rent cost. Low unemployment is because many low income people work 2-3 part time jobs because none of the bussnesses that hire min/wage employes hire full time to avoid paying pensions and benefits. It cost me $1,500 to get 2 teeth pulled on my 4 year old since my benefits don't kick in till May and I'm fortunate to make a decent income. Not everyone lives in Edmonton or Calgary buddy.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43265945)

Maybe you shouldn't expect tropical fruit to be dirt cheap in Canada?

perhaps you could expain this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43266365)

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries_result.jsp?country1=Canada&country2=United+States [numbeo.com]
The nearest oil well is 1 mile away. The nearest gas well is 1/2 miles away. The closest chicken farm is 2 miles away. The closest beef farm is 1 1/2 miles away. And almost all land is gain farms. So why does that stuff cost more?

Re:perhaps you could expain this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43268587)

Because they ship that stuff 300 miles to processing plant, and then ship it back?

Re:perhaps you could expain this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43271007)

The oil coming out of my back yard goes to the US to be sold for $30 -$50 less a barrel. Then the refinery an hour away ship in oil from Saudi Arabia because the greenies and politicians say Alberta oil is bad but expensive Saudi oil is good for the enviroment.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43265487)

Milk has been sold in litres here for more than 35 years. Likewise bananas in kg, not pounds. I call you out on your lies!

Dunno about in Alberta, but in Ontario and other parts, I've seen the the prices of bananas posted in pounds more frequently than kilograms. A lot of things are posted in both prices.

The poster already replied but I took his milk number as an approximate conversion for the benefit of American readership, sorta like how a lot of gas price comparisons will convert gas prices between English and metric.

To be honest, I assumed your post was a troll, but people who aren't familiar with Canada might take your post at face value.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43266317)

Killing people is illegal. Bet noone ever gets killed. I was over at my Vietnamese neibours in Oshawa Ont. there were 4 families living in a 1200 sq/ft house in the suburbs. They had the house divided with blankets hanging from the ceiling.

Re: But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43265521)

You can always sell a house, just sometimes not at the price you want.

Re: But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43268657)

No you can't. If there are any taxes that come with the property you might have to pay someone to take it. That's what taxes on owning stuff does.

My sister lives in Calgary (1)

arcite (661011) | about a year and a half ago | (#43268477)

You speak the truth! Alberta goes from boom to bust.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43270117)

His dad was an NHL player and the house came from his mothers family.

That's close enough to "inheriting" for the point I was making.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43271101)

I apologize for my other post, the "That's close enough to "inheriting" for the point I was making." one. I mis-followed who you were replying to.

Re:But will his Mortgage holder take bitcoin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264353)

I live in Alberta, and its more likely than not that the house is already completely paid off. This is one of the provinces where there is substantial wealth all around.

Is the fella normal? (-1, Troll)

bogaboga (793279) | about a year and a half ago | (#43262961)

'My home is being traded for Bitcoins!'

My first thought was:

This fella needs some form of psychiatric evaluation. Question is, am I alone?

On the other hand,

The property is listed for $405,000 CDN, but More writes that 'the price can be reduced" if a buyer has some Bitcoins to spare.'"

What could prevent the fella from accepting $404,999 CDN and getting the difference in Bitcoins? He must be playing around with our intelligence.

Re:Is the fella normal? (0)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263109)

Perhaps he has accumulated a lot of bitcoins and is attempting to make them worth something though a PR game before he divests for real money.

"Hey, there's this guy who is selling his house for 'bitcoins.' I'm reading up on them, they sound interesting, I'm going to buy some bitcoins!"

I suppose much of the financial industry is based on similar principles, so the only thing I find at fault there is that he actually collected some bitcoins at some point.

Re:Is the fella normal? (1)

rmdingler (1955220) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263367)

Another report labeled the 22 year old as a "former currency trader", so you're probably right on target.

Re:Is the fella normal? (1)

shaitand (626655) | about a year and a half ago | (#43265255)

"the only thing I find at fault there is that he actually collected some bitcoins at some point"

I find no fault there. I've made quite a few purchases with Bitcoin and made a tidy profit mining at one point.

Re:Is the fella normal? (2)

isopropanol (1936936) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263637)

The asking price is redonculously high for Crowsnest Pass. Fyi it is nowhere near the oilpatch - in size of Texas units for americans, It's about the same as driving from Corpus Christi to Kansas City. Much of it on secondary routes.

My first thought was tax evasion, but currency manipulation seems more likely now that I've looked up the MLS listings in Crowsnest Pass.

Also that area is known for having a lot of tax refuser/corporation sole/"free person"/gold standard etc nutjobs because for a while it was officially claimed by neither AB nor BC due to one province's boundary legislation being based on a river (which moved) and the other being based on survey points of the river before it moved.

tax protester/gold-standard advocate != nutjob (1)

davidwr (791652) | about a year and a half ago | (#43266019)

tax refuser/corporation sole/"free person"/gold standard etc nutjobs

Just to be sure, not all tax refusers and gold-standard advocates are nutjobs (what's "corporation sole" or "free person" in this context? Those are new terms for me.).

A tax protester who is willing to go to prison for tax evasion in the same way that George Washington et al were willing to be executed for treason is not a nutjob, he's just a person who has extreme (in the USA at least) minority political views and who is willing to stand by them. Now, a tax protester who expects to win in court, well, yeah, that's nut-job territory.

Many respected economists in the post-gold-standard era in the USA were clearly not nut-jobs. However, those that believed they could convince America to return to the Gold Standard merely by stating their case, ignoring the downsides and the difficulty of convincing an entire country that their idea was better than the status quo, were verging on or past the border of nut-job status.

Remember folks, having minority or fringe views is not the hallmark of a nut-job. Having such a distorted view of reality that you don't see the world as it is. When determining if someone is a nut-job in the political sense, a test is whether they are seeing an illusionary world that will listen to them and change once they "hear the gospel truth" when that is clearly not the case.

Forgot important word in last paragraph (1)

davidwr (791652) | about a year and a half ago | (#43266025)

Remember folks, having minority or fringe views is not the hallmark of a nut-job. Having such a distorted view of reality that you don't see the world as it is is. When determining if someone is a nut-job in the political sense, a test is whether they are seeing an illusionary world that will listen to them and change once they "hear the gospel truth" when that is clearly not the case.

Re:tax protester/gold-standard advocate != nutjob (1)

isopropanol (1936936) | about a year and a half ago | (#43267805)

The corporation sole and "free person" nutjobs are the ones that are nutjobs.

The corporation sole nutjobs believe that if you write to any regent (King, Queen, or Pope) and put "Coropration Sole" as your job title and their staff respond then it makes you not subject to the laws of any country (nor international law) since you have been recognised as a regent (never mind that the constitution of pretty much every country makes the head of state subject to the law too).

The "free person" nutjobs believe that all persons are not subject to the laws of any country since their name is spelled in all-caps on their birth certificate but the correct spelling is mixed case and therefore it is the corporation that was registered that is subject to the law and therefore they don't need to file income tax, get a drivers license, stop at red lights etc.

I am not talking about people who simply disagree with regulation or legislation.

Re:Is the fella normal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263819)

I don't think you can say that everyone who makes risky investments is in need of psychiatric evaluation.

Re:Is the fella normal? (2)

ultranova (717540) | about a year and a half ago | (#43264195)

This fella needs some form of psychiatric evaluation. Question is, am I alone?

No, the usual astroturfers began posting their FUD right away. Which rises the question: are they employed by governments or banks? In other words, which fears Bitcoin more: governments, for not being able to inflate the currency, or the banks, for no longer being able to nickel-and-dime people? Or am I ignoring the most obvious culprit: VISA, for no longer being able to tax all online transactions?

Re:Is the fella normal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264579)

Right, because anyone who thinks Bitcoin is dumb must be a shill for some shadowy interest that fears its potential.

Just like anyone who thinks Bitcoin is good must be a speculator who's working to further his pump-and-dump scheme.

It's amazing how everyone who discusses Bitcoin at all is engaged in one sinister conspiracy or the other.

Re:Is the fella normal? (1)

ultranova (717540) | about a year and a half ago | (#43264747)

Right, because anyone who thinks Bitcoin is dumb must be a shill for some shadowy interest that fears its potential.

No, but anyone who posts on a Bitcoin story explaining how dumb he thinks it is probably has some kind of reason for it. And an organized FUD campaign is certainly a plausible explanation for the amount and vehemency of such posts.

Just like anyone who thinks Bitcoin is good must be a speculator who's working to further his pump-and-dump scheme.

Or he could simply want to use it for making online payments without needing the approval of third parties.

It's amazing how everyone who discusses Bitcoin at all is engaged in one sinister conspiracy or the other.

The difference is that the people who advocate Bitcoin have a plausible non-sinister reason for doing so: they want to use it. It is harder to see what the motivation of someone who calls for mental evaluation of someone for using it might be, besides spreading FUD.

Re:Is the fella normal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43265159)

No, but anyone who posts on a Bitcoin story explaining how dumb he thinks it is probably has some kind of reason for it.

Yes, and as Occam's razor tells us, the most likely reason is the simplest and most straightforward one: that person thinks Bitcoin is dumb.

And an organized FUD campaign is certainly a plausible explanation for the amount and vehemency of such posts.

A far more plausible explanation is that Bitcoin is a counter-intuitive idea that has yet to really prove itself and whose loudest supporters often overlap with those who give it a bad name. Especially since there isn't any evidence of corporate or government interests recruiting people to make anti-Bitcoin posts on forums.

Or he could simply want to use it for making online payments without needing the approval of third parties.

Yes, and similarly, a Bitcoin critic is far more likely to hate Bitcoin for whatever (valid or not) personal reasons than he is to be a member of some shadowy anti-Bitcoin forum cartel.

The difference is that the people who advocate Bitcoin have a plausible non-sinister reason for doing so: they want to use it. It is harder to see what the motivation of someone who calls for mental evaluation of someone for using it might be, besides spreading FUD.

The motivation is a desire to use hyperbole and/or personal abuse to embellish one's point. A very poor debate tactic, to be sure, but it doesn't suggest that the poster is acting on behalf of some faceless conspiracy.

Re:Is the fella normal? (1)

CosmicMuse (2751635) | about a year and a half ago | (#43267673)

No, but anyone who posts on a Bitcoin story explaining how dumb he thinks it is probably has some kind of reason for it. And an organized FUD campaign is certainly a plausible explanation for the amount and vehemency of such posts... The difference is that the people who advocate Bitcoin have a plausible non-sinister reason for doing so: they want to use it. It is harder to see what the motivation of someone who calls for mental evaluation of someone for using it might be, besides spreading FUD.

Seriously? This is the INTERNET. Anybody can voice their opinion about anything, anywhere, anytime. As far as the motivations of detractors... if you seriously can't tell why some people might be a bit wary of a non-government backed, largely unregulated currency that's recognized in only limited locations, you need to step back from the Kool-Aid bowl for a minute.

Re:Is the fella normal? (1)

ultranova (717540) | about a year and a half ago | (#43270539)

As far as the motivations of detractors... if you seriously can't tell why some people might be a bit wary of a non-government backed, largely unregulated currency that's recognized in only limited locations, you need to step back from the Kool-Aid bowl for a minute.

I understand perfectly well why people might be wary. Being wary is different from trying to convince everyone else to not use the thing. That latter part is suspicious.

Re:Is the fella normal? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43273125)

No, it isn't. You just want it to be.

Re:Is the fella normal? (1)

shaitand (626655) | about a year and a half ago | (#43265549)

I don't know about the conspiracy. It is odd that so many are openly hostile toward Bitcoin. I can see why people find it compelling and would want others to adopt it but I'm sure I see why anyone would have an interest in actively discouraging it other than entrenched financial abusers. None of those are conspiracies. Government currency manipulation, bank nickel and diming, and VISA conflicting business interests aren't secret or open for debate they are public and obvious facts that aren't denied by the relevant parties.

I don't see any particular reason any of the aforementioned parties wouldn't engage in astroturfing. The government has actually published strategies for misinformation campaigns of this sort. Private commercial interests make no secret of doing these things either. What do you think a viral marketing campaign is? Actually you are a bit of a nutjob if your faith in the powers at be is so strong that you think they don't have these conflicting interests or engage in these sort of misinformation campaigns since they openly admit to doing all of the above.

Visa doesn't tax all online transactions (1)

davidwr (791652) | about a year and a half ago | (#43266037)

Don't forget Mastercard!

Good luck (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263003)

After getting his 5300 bit coins, he better hope he can get them out before they dive. Unless he's got some family wealth, I imagine $400k is pretty make or break to a 22-year old.

Well... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263011)

Better than accepting *Canadian* dollars ;)

Re:Well... (2)

slackware 3.6 (2524328) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263255)

1 Canadian Dollar equals 0.98 US Dollar

Re:Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264749)

It will keep going down, the US dollar is turning into monopoly money.

Re:Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43265571)

{-----Joke-----~

(your head)

I've got some Monopoly money... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263023)

...will that do?

Re:I've got some Monopoly money... (0)

ButchDeLoria (2772751) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263177)

That's called a Euro, dear.

Needs credit to go shopping... (0)

BurstElement (1332791) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263099)

Sounds like the kind of guy who would blow all his bitcoins shopping on Silk Road.

Don't sell! (3, Funny)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263229)

Canadian Man Wants To Trade Home For Bitcoins

Dude, you can get weed legally in several US states now! Pack up your poutine machine and come on down!

Another day on Slashdot, (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263287)

another Nerdcoin story. How the mighty have fallen.

the tax man will not take them also need to pay (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263359)

the tax man will not take them also need to pay other fees in cash as well.

Re:the tax man will not take them also need to pay (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263455)

If only what you said were true, we'd all carry just bitcoins and never pay taxes again. The tax man will take them, it's just they'll do it through asset seizure.

Re:the tax man will not take them also need to pay (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263805)

What the fuck are you talking about?! (and the AC who replied to you) Unless it's an estate sale, the only tax involved is Land Transfer Tax which is paid by the buyer, and at a minimum one pays Land Transfer Tax based on the property's worth not the amount paid.

And AC, WTF is with the "asset seizure?!" Canadian government departments only seize an individual's asset as a last resort. Why would they? They're much better off working out monthly payments or at worst making the individual sell the asset and use the proceeds to pay the government. This is not some wacko country where individuals and the gov are constantly fighting each other, no not even Alberta.

Re:the tax man will not take them also need to pay (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43265613)

Junior, do you still believe in Santy Claus?

Besides the estate taxes and land transfer tax you refer to, depending on whether the seller has been living in his home, he could also get nailed by capital gains tax.

As for asset seizure, no comment, but the Canadian government will lien the sh*t out of your house, freeze your bank accounts, and order your employer to hand over part or all of your salary to them. And they don't care that you can't support yourself or your family. After all, why would they, they're the Government of Canada so what are you gonna do? And that's exactly what you'll be told.

No, this is not some wacko country where individuals and the government are constantly fighting each other but the Government of Canada can and will do a hell of a lot worse than just make you sell the asset for the proceeds.

And the government of Canada has gotten a lot more effective at intimidating people than they used to be.

Re:the tax man will not take them also need to pay (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43266167)

Besides the estate taxes and land transfer tax you refer to, depending on whether the seller has been living in his home, he could also get nailed by capital gains tax.

In Canada there is no capital gains on primary residences. Period.

And for people in US that think this is awesome deal, In Canada, you don't write off mortgage payments on your income tax either. You basically pay off your mortgage instead of writing it off forever.

Re:the tax man will not take them also need to pay (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43266383)

the only tax involved is Land Transfer Tax

There is no Land Transfer Tax in Alberta. There are registration fees.

Where it does exist, as in Ontario, it appears to be payable upon the the consideration [gov.on.ca] (the money that changed hands as recorded on the contract), rather than the value, contrary to expert opinion [ratehub.ca] ?! Not sure what I'm missing here, but the official site does seem to contradict the rates specialists.

I get the feeling that if a significant amount of the land value were accounted for by the BitCoin swap as opposed to money changing hands via the contract, your average provincial Finance Ministry would get a little stroppy. One might even imagine that conveyancing legislation specifically provided for the eventuality of vendors and buyers of land minimizing consideration via barter in order to deprive to poor government of its rightful pickin's.

Re:the tax man will not take them also need to pay (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264055)

Why not? It's a convertible currency otherwise it would be illegal and a scam. Other "non-money" convertible currencies include airline "bonus miles" and gift cards.

blah (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263625)

This is old news .. like last week wtf is it doing on the front page of /. ... this place is turning to poo quickly

Why does he need so many bitcoins? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43263697)

He's either a pothead or a pedophile or both. Bitcoins are the currency of criminal scum.

Does getting paid in Bitcoin make a difference? (2)

xiando (770382) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263811)

Lets say you want to buy a wireless router or a house. You look at the price in Bitcoins based on todays BTC/USD value and buy enough bitcoins in the market and pay for the item. It really doesn't make a difference what the value of the BTC currency is or if the price is BTC or USD, the only differences is that 1) paying in BTC requires an extra step to get and 2) it's much simpler to actually pay/move the money when you have the BTC. I have no problem selling anything in BTC, including my apartment, since BTC is as good as / better than any fiat paper currency.

Re:Does getting paid in Bitcoin make a difference? (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263865)

yea, first thing show me where you people find goods for sale that accept bitcoins.

Re:Does getting paid in Bitcoin make a difference? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43265039)

There's a house in canada

Goods for Sale (1)

DanielRavenNest (107550) | about a year and a half ago | (#43265123)

You could look here:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trade [bitcoin.it]

Re:Goods for Sale (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about a year and a half ago | (#43266115)

oh thats handy, all I have to do is reference a large set of charts to see which vendors (who seem to all be out of my country) accepts bitcoins so I can search their websites to buy toilet paper

or I can just grab some change out of the car and walk across the street like a normal person without paying 50 bucks international shipping

brilliant

Re:Does getting paid in Bitcoin make a difference? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43266909)

Bitcoins don't count as income and therefore don't get taxed I'd assume.

I dont know whats dumber (1, Insightful)

Osgeld (1900440) | about a year and a half ago | (#43263857)

Some clown selling his house for virtual trinkets, or that that dumpy looking placed on claimed land is worth 400,000

Typo (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about a year and a half ago | (#43264539)

but a mid-sized Alberta bungalow has people around the world buzzing today

s/buz/snoo

I love how FAKE money is now called "currency" (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264617)

Bitcoin is a scam. Nothing more. It was designed as a way to earn virtual (as in FAKE) money in games. It is NOT a currency.

No matter how much gamers would love to have their beloved fake money turned real, it is completely stupid to try to do so.

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Can... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43264673)

Is this another view of the place? Is this another view of the house?: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/16463426

$405,000 CDN (1)

DeeEff (2370332) | about a year and a half ago | (#43264821)

I wasn't aware that you could exchange monopoly money for Bitcoins. Apparently I'm going to be super rich really soon.

Re:$405,000 CDN (1)

DanielRavenNest (107550) | about a year and a half ago | (#43265139)

Every central bank has a monopoly on issuing its national currency, so it is all monopoly money. Can you point to any nation with a competitive market for currency?

In fact, Bitcoin is the opposite of monopoly money, as it does have competitors, and is open-source itself, so other people can set up competing versions by modifying the source code. This has already been done.

Re:$405,000 CDN (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43265587)

No, it's the board game Monopoly published by Parker Brothers, where you pass 'Go and Collect $200'.
As the US Central Bank inflates the currency thereby making foodstuffs and energy rise in price over a few short years, the US dollar becomes worth less and less, making the dollar more like (the board game) Monopoly money.

Re:$405,000 CDN (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43268625)

Euro isn't a national currency. Yes, some of the problems just might have something to do with that.

Bitcoin historically high (1)

manu0601 (2221348) | about a year and a half ago | (#43267355)

We are told bitcoin is historically high. Is it the right time to sell in bitcoins? Odds are high it will go down.
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