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Google Formally Puts Palestine On Virtual Map

Ambiguous Coward Re:all part of the big ploy? (338 comments)

Someone didn't watch the documentary Apollo 18.

Also, it was the Russians.

about a year and a half ago
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Disney Announces "One Star Wars Movie Per Year" Plan

Ambiguous Coward Re:Yes, they have (342 comments)

Time for a car analogy!

Person owns a car.

Car is used to run over and kill multiple pedestrians.

You buy said car.

YOU WERE RUNNING OVER AND KILLING MULTIPLE PEDESTRIANS!

See how ridiculous that makes you sound? :)

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

Ambiguous Coward Re:Judo (692 comments)

Here, let me lay out the "analysis" in question for you:

1) The economy is like martial arts! Right? Right? Guys?
2) Let's assume Forbes invested a bunch of money in bitcoins.
3) Forbes is trying to use reverse psychology to get you to invest in bitcoins!
4) Therefore, Forbes thinks bitcoins are moneymoneymoney!

How is that not for or against bitcoin? The conspiracy theory laid out in the OP is the sort of self-dellusional thing hardcore bit coiners come up with all the time. "It's not a bubble!" *pop* "Okay, but this time, it's really not a bubble!" *pop* "Okay, but next time, it REALLY WON'T BE A BUBBLE!" It's like they're missing whatever part of the brain results in cognitive dissonance.

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

Ambiguous Coward Re:Judo (692 comments)

I don't need to prove him wrong. It's like someone claiming that breathing the atmosphere will make your lungs turn inside out and cause your feet to explode. It's so clearly inane that the only thing to do is say, "That's bullshit," and call it a day.

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Forbes: Bitcoin Not Money

Ambiguous Coward Re:Judo (692 comments)

That is some seriously inane bullshit there. I realize that in your fantasy world bitcoin is going to be a huge success and all that money you sunk into this at best zero-sum game/ponzi scheme is going to be worth millions, but back here in reality, we're all laughing at your antics. Look at me go: ha.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Enterprise Bitcoin Mining For Go-Green Initiatives?

Ambiguous Coward Re:*POP* (312 comments)

Of course I meant "worth" as in "current cash-out value." The OP was suggesting mining only when the cash-out value is high enough, but that could only even possibly work if they cash out IMMEDIATELY upon getting any amount of coin. Otherwise, they risk holding on to their funbux based on the assumption that they can cash them out at X amount, and then X suddenly drops well below their "we shouldn't have been mining" threshold, which is incidentally calculated in USD because that's what the power company et al. takes, having no interest whatsoever in a highly volatile, deflationary currency.

Bitcoin is, quite literally, a ponzi scheme. The only way to win is not to play.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Enterprise Bitcoin Mining For Go-Green Initiatives?

Ambiguous Coward *POP* (312 comments)

Bitcoins are currently trading around $75.

Until the imminent pop, at which point all those bitcoins you were hanging on to because they were going up uP UP! are now worth squat, and there's still a giant power bill to pay.

about a year and a half ago
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Bitcoin To Be Regulated Under US Money Laundering Laws

Ambiguous Coward Re:They don't get it (439 comments)

See now, that's actually MORE plausible.

about a year and a half ago
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Bitcoin To Be Regulated Under US Money Laundering Laws

Ambiguous Coward Re:They don't get it (439 comments)

We don't need fiat USD. We can purchase the ever growing number of products&services with BTC without the use of USD

Haha, yes, I've seen the videos. "Watch me buy gas with bitcoins!" *transfers bitcoins to friend, waits 20 minutes, friend buys gas with USD*

about a year and a half ago
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The Data That Drove Yahoo's Telecommuting Ban

Ambiguous Coward Re:I can slack off anywhere (529 comments)

Way to intentionally mis-read an analogy regardless of the obvious context, I guess? Where should we send your award?

about a year and a half ago
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The Data That Drove Yahoo's Telecommuting Ban

Ambiguous Coward Re:I can slack off anywhere (529 comments)

You don't triage a patient who's bleeding out by stopping the heart just because you can't keep up with the blood loss.

about a year and a half ago
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Gamer Rewrites Valve's Steam Installer For Debian

Ambiguous Coward Re:Wow Slashdot! (158 comments)

I don't even know what that means! We need laws outlawing this sort of thing, NOW.

about a year and a half ago
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State Rep. Says Biking Is Not Earth Friendly Because Breathing Produces CO2

Ambiguous Coward Re:How much smaller of a tax? (976 comments)

Apparently I'm all out of mod points, but you deserve 'em anyhow.

about a year and a half ago
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Dennis Tito's 2018 Mars Mission To Be Manned

Ambiguous Coward Re:Very VERY stupid idea... (233 comments)

No, you flat out dismissed it simply because it hasn't happened yet. If people flat out dismissed interesting new developments--as you did, in your own words--just because they were in the very earliest stages, then the Apollo missions never would have happened because they were as insignificant as an extra speck of dust on your desk.

Getting things like this done requires people getting excited about it before it happens.

about a year and a half ago
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Dennis Tito's 2018 Mars Mission To Be Manned

Ambiguous Coward Re:Very VERY stupid idea... (233 comments)

You're right, we shouldn't give a shit about anything until it's already said and done.

about a year and a half ago
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Jonathan Coulton Song Used By Glee Without Permission

Ambiguous Coward Re:Its not Jonathons song (307 comments)

Interestingly, Coulton made some changes to the lyrics of the song itself, and those changes were used in the show. For instance, the line "Johnny C is in trouble" is in the Glee "rendition."

about a year and a half ago
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Man Charged With HIPAA Violations For Video Taping Police

Ambiguous Coward Re:sigh (620 comments)

The great thing is that, at least in some states (AK for instance) by refusing to allow the officer to search your car, you're giving him reason to impound it as evidence so it can be searched at their leisure and without your presence. Fun, eh?

about 2 years ago
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The Trials and Tribulations of a Would-Be Facebook Employee

Ambiguous Coward Re:Yawn (241 comments)

Also, submitter apparently doesn't have a shoulder to pinch the phone to his ear with.

about 2 years ago

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