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Value of Bitcoin "Crashes"

NotAGoodNickname Re:Crash? More like correction. (709 comments)

He is talking about the bitcoin chain gets bigger every time there is a transaction that uses the bitcoin. This is addressed in the Bitcoin FAQ though.

more than 2 years ago
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Value of Bitcoin "Crashes"

NotAGoodNickname Re:Bitcoin (709 comments)

I love gold zealots. Gold is up 150% vs the dollar in the last 5 years. Are you suggesting that is because gold has become 150% more valuable in industrial processes in the past 5 years? Or is it more likely that Gold is up 150% because of speculation due to unstable currencies and other commodities? Gold has some value in industrial processes yes, and is relatively rare, but so are other commodities that aren't up 150%.

more than 2 years ago
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Value of Bitcoin "Crashes"

NotAGoodNickname Re:Bitcoin (709 comments)

Very true - not the best example. However, a more recent example is the Brazilian Real has lost 20% of its value against the USD in the last 30 days. Currencies fluctuate, and since Bitcoin isn't a heavily used currency it happens to fluctuate a lot. Even a "stable" currency like the US dollar has massive swings. It doesn't mean Bitcoin isn't "worth a shit". I'm not a Bitcoin supporter, but I think it is interesting from a tech perspective.

more than 2 years ago
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Value of Bitcoin "Crashes"

NotAGoodNickname Re:Bitcoin (709 comments)

That makes no sense. Bitcoin is just a currency, like any other, except that it can't be inflated. No currency "takes into account real world variables". The value of any currency is variable. Bitcoin is much more variable but that is because it isn't heavily used, just like every other non-widely used currency in the world.

more than 2 years ago
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Value of Bitcoin "Crashes"

NotAGoodNickname Re:Bitcoin (709 comments)

Like the German Mark? At one point during WWII one USD equaled 4,000,000,000,000 Marks. Yet the Mark was still used 50 years later and was considered one of the most stable currencies in the world before it was replaced by the Euro.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Finalizes Skype Acquisition

NotAGoodNickname New edict (111 comments)

I heard the first edict that Tony Bates issued to his employees was that they are now supposed to call him "Master" now instead of "Tony". Get it?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Derek Deville About High-Altitude Amateur Rocketry

NotAGoodNickname Re:Public support? (148 comments)

What are you on about? Frigging Walmart sells model rockets and engines.

more than 2 years ago
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Qu8k Rockets Above the Balloons

NotAGoodNickname Re:Homeland Security's gonna love this... (153 comments)

Who makes all the equipment that you use for your hobby? Who made the computer you are using right now? Also, are governments not fouling the earth as well? What planet are you living on? Fully half of the Superfund sites in my state are Federal government created sites, mostly Military. And we as the taxpayers didn't get any benefit from it, unless you consider deadly weapons a useful product.

more than 2 years ago
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Zune Dead, Then Not Dead, Then Officially Dead

NotAGoodNickname Re:What's the monthly TCO? (181 comments)

Not sure what you are talking about. You can get full featured android based smartphones on pre-paid from AT&T/Virgin/Boost/etc in the US.

more than 2 years ago
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The Cable Industry's a La Carte Bait and Switch

NotAGoodNickname Re:Don't see the problem. (447 comments)

T-Mobile US will charge a lower monthly fee if you bring your own phone. So does Metro PCS and some other prepaid carriers.

more than 2 years ago
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Conflict Between Occupy Wall Street Protestors and NYPD Escalating

NotAGoodNickname Re:Policy City-State (961 comments)

You mean like Waco, Texas? Or is that not in Texas now?

more than 2 years ago
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Seismologist Manslaughter Trial Begins Next Week

NotAGoodNickname Re:Social Responsiblity (185 comments)

They aren't being tried for doing their jobs, they are being tried for allegedly NOT doing their job. The point is that they intentionally disseminated misleading information and not following the correct procedures, not that they didn't predict earthquakes. At least that is what the prosecutor claims. I have no idea if he is correct or not.

more than 2 years ago
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Russian President Interested In Funding ReactOS

NotAGoodNickname Re:Let the patent war begin (186 comments)

But Android apps and iOS apps are not linux apps. So the argument that no one would use a new OS because no-one would write software for it has been debunked. It is entirely possible to introduce a new OS and have tons of people use it. For example: Android and iOS. Chasing after Windows is pointless. Microsoft already does Windows better than anyone else.

more than 2 years ago
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After Firing CEO, Yahoo Puts Itself Up For Sale

NotAGoodNickname Re:Moral of the story.... (264 comments)

But in that case he was managing a non-substantial part of Walt Disney (retail stores). The point is if someone is succeeding in managing a substantial part then they should be given more.

more than 2 years ago
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NYC Mayor Wants Traffic Camera On Every Corner

NotAGoodNickname Re:I think a better question (262 comments)

Huh? Washington DC was not designed to be inhabited? Where were all the people who worked in DC supposed to live? The Metro didn't exist in the 1700's buddy. There were no suburbs back then. Wow, you are really clueless. As a homeowner in DC I can say this is one of the best cities to live in, in the US.

more than 2 years ago
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DARPA Commits To Funding Useful Hacking Projects

NotAGoodNickname Re:Infinite Military Money (44 comments)

Very true. I know the company I work for loves these programs, there is no risk since it is guaranteed money if you win the contracts. It also diverts engineering resources into supporting these programs.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Boots Transdroid From Android Market

NotAGoodNickname Re:The grey line of theft (276 comments)

Um fashion is based on "imaginary property". Copyrights, patents, they have it too. Just try to go copy that Gucci and see how far you get selling it.

more than 3 years ago
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Trojan Goes After Bitcoins

NotAGoodNickname Re:Another visitor! (344 comments)

If the primary value is gold is that it is "visually pleasing to most people and very useful in many different processes and industries" then why did the value of gold rise over 700% in the last 10 years? Based on your statement it either has become 700% more visually pleasing or 700% more useful for industry. Gold isn't valuable at all, except people choose to invest in it. If there was no gold, some other metal would be used in the industrial processes. Obviously the primary value of gold is for speculation and hedging against uncertainty.

more than 3 years ago
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School District Hit With New Mac Spying Lawsuit

NotAGoodNickname Re:Motivation (330 comments)

Sure I will. I'm going to fire these people. Oh wait, I can't. And the people who can, won't, because of the Teachers Union. Please explain why we are paying 450k to lawyers who "win" these cases.

more than 3 years ago

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Striking Back at Telemarketers

NotAGoodNickname NotAGoodNickname writes  |  more than 3 years ago

NotAGoodNickname (1925512) writes "We have all had the unwanted calls: "Refinance your debt!", "Free consumer credit counseling!", etc. These calls are all from the dark world of unscrupulous telemarketers. With blatant disregard for your time, they continue ignore the do-not-call registries and continue on with their robo-calling. So Slashdot, is there a technological way to help put these companies out of business? Is it possible to cost them more money than they make from these activities?"

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