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AMD Unveils the Liquid-Cooled, Dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 At $1,500

gapagos But does it run Crysis? (146 comments)

I think we need to come up with a new benchmark joke, guys.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

gapagos Re:What if? (631 comments)

What if you went to an Indian casino, exchanged your dollars for chips, and when you went to leave and cash out your remaining chips, they refused to exchange the chips for dollars, and instead decided to close shop. Would you still trust the dollar?

I think you've got your analogy backwards and upside-down. The correct question would be, "Would you still trust the casino chips?"

I dont think you understand this analogy. In this analogy the dollars represent bitcoins and the chips represent mt gox's internal units. They represent bitcoins much like the casino chips represent dollars, but as we learned were not backed with actual bitcoins.

I dont think you understand his question. In this question, the casino chips represent any casino chips (and indirectly, Bitcoins), not just the Indian casino's chips (or MtGox's "internal units"). If one casino would suddenly decide to close shop, would you trust other casino chips equally as before?

about 6 months ago
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I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...

gapagos Re:Bitcoins (265 comments)

What about Litecoin? Peercoin? Sharecoin? Dogecoin? BBQcoin? Namecoin? Primecoin? Feathercoin? Devcoin? Megacoin? Tagcoin? Yacoin? Digitalcoin? Fastcoin? Anoncoin? Phoenixcoin? Mincoin? Bytecoin? Junkcoin? Infinitecoin? Liquicoin? Am I making my point clear or should I continue?

about 8 months ago
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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

gapagos Re: Who would believe it? (457 comments)

^ Mod parent +5 insightful.

about 8 months ago
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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

gapagos Re: Who would believe it? (457 comments)

Yes. In Marketing / PR management.
It is also a useful supplementary tool to monitor the impact of some emergency initiatives / disaster responses.

about 8 months ago
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Rough Roving: Curiosity's Wheel Damage 'Accelerated'

gapagos Re:AAA? (157 comments)

I don't know about MAA, but my CAA policy states that it doesn't cover off-road driving incidents, and I believe Mars is off-road, so...

about 8 months ago
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DHS Turns To Unpaid Interns For Nation's Cyber Security

gapagos In other news, bribes are cheaper than ever before (174 comments)

"Hey kid. They're not paying you, but we can help out! All we need you to do is run "trojanbackdoormasterleaker.exe" on the server with admin privileges. We can even pay you twice as much as McDonald's would! Your $30,000 salary's in the mail!"

about 8 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Value Halves After Chinese Ban

gapagos Bitcoiners on reddit are completely delusional (475 comments)

Bitcoiners on reddit are completely delusional. They constantly interpret any kind of news from China as "good news" and any price drop as a sign to "buy more Bitcoins at a cheaper price". Wake up people. This "currency" is never going to have anything close to wide adoption.

The inability to charge back is the #1 reason that prevents any consumer from perceiving it as a safe currency against vendor fraud. It serves no benefit to the consumer.

Its incredible volatility is the #1 reason that prevents any vendor from seriously adopting it. It's impossible to do business when you have no control of your prices. This is why every "Bitcoin accepted" vendor isn't actually adopting bitcoins, just merely accepting them at current exchange rate. Bitcoins will get "adopted" when vendors start listing their prices in fixed bitcoins, i.e never.

Posting this on reddit gets you instantly downrated because users there only upvote anything positive about Bitcoin, no matter how ridiculous it is. Whenever somebody with any form of economics, finance or political education reminds Bitcoiners of the realities of world foreign exchanges, people downvote it to hell and ignore it because those people have been "brainwashed by the system".

Bitcoiners have been warned, and ignored all sensible advice, only motivated by their greed. Now, after constantly bragging about their virtual billions earned and insulting their friends who are not convinced and reminded them to be careful, they are upvoting the National Suicide Hotline for the U.S. Too bad not many people will feel sorry for them after this whole fiasco.

about 8 months ago
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Private Mars One Mission Contracts Lockheed For Exploratory Mission

gapagos Re:Will they pay them with Bitcoin? (35 comments)

Let me assure you, my question was sarcastic. I was saying that unless they invested all their money at Bitcoin when it was worth $0.10 and are now "ZOMGS we have so much $$MONEYS$$$" like typical early bitcoin adopters, I don't see how they could possibly have secured enough financing for their project.

about 9 months ago
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Private Mars One Mission Contracts Lockheed For Exploratory Mission

gapagos Will they pay them with Bitcoin? (35 comments)

Because otherwise I am still struggling to understand how Mars One would ever be financially viable.

about 9 months ago
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Is GWU Econ Prof. Nick Szabo Satoshi Nakamoto?

gapagos Re:No.. (120 comments)

No. *I* am your father.
Bitcoin: NOOOOOOooooooooooo!!!!!!!
Me: And Likecoin is your sister.
Bitcoin: Uh......

about 9 months ago
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Why Bitcoin Boomed During the Government Shutdown

gapagos Re:Nobody cares about bitcoin (282 comments)

"Nobody uses cold hard cash anymore, except people who have a reason to hide where their money goes. E.g. drug dealers and pirates."

Uhm, this is actually VERY close to the truth. Cash transactions are very rare nowadays, at least in Canada. The main occasions where cash is used is:
1- Tim Hortons
2- Garage sales / Craigslist
3- At your local bar to order drinks.

Most people now pay restaurants with credit cards, store purchases with credit cards, money transfers between friends with interac email, and rent by check. It's actually ILLEGAL for a landlord to accept rent payment in cash because it can be used as a form of money laundering. If you don't like paying processing fees, vote for a government that will legislate them.

about 10 months ago

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