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tango alpha delta
Sep 9, 2011

Ask me about my wealthy lifestyle and passive income! I love bragging about my wealth to my lessers! My opinions are more valid because I have more money than you! Stealing the fruits of the labor of the working class is okay, so long as you don't do it using crypto. More money = better than!


have you heard Seraph's TED talk?

https://soundcloud.com/user-710437758/seraphs-ted-talk

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human garbage bag
Jan 8, 2020



The real bad thing about crypto is it facilitates illicit transactions. Helping to destroy the environment is also bad, not as bad as air travel and only slightly worse than gaming, but nowhere near as bad as being a mule for drug/sex/child traffickers. Charlie Munger said it best, would you invest in freshly harvested baby brains if it promised amazing returns? There are more ethical ways to gamble, like you could just invest in random meme stocks like a normal ape.

Non Serviam
Feb 25, 2006

wAstIng 10 bUcks ON an aVaTar iS StUpid

I've made some profit on doge, and want to see it go up.

It's absolutely loving stupid, and it will definitely crash. Thankfully I can afford to lose what I bet on this.

Flowers for QAnon
May 20, 2019





He literally keeps trying to perfect his argument with each new iteration of “totally-not seraph”.

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


Flowers for QAnon posted:

Welcome back Seraph!
is that what we're nicknaming cryptoceps fungus

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005





I don't know who Seraph is but I made $8 today that I robbed from a mom and pop protein folder shop

human garbage bag posted:

would you invest in freshly harvested baby brains if it promised amazing returns?

Half of the US legitimately believes this about Planned Parenthood already


There is more energy wastage from complaining about small time crypto people than what people with one graphics card spend on their energy bills idle-mining crypto. I am one nerd on the Internet that is pissing into a sea of piss. The entire world is a sinking ship and the bucket you're trying to hand me isn't a substitute for a bilge pump. Rally, lobby, take real action, otherwise you're just level 5 veganing

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


Knot My President! posted:

Half of the US legitimately believes this about Planned Parenthood already
what does this have to do with anything other than your brain also melting to join the same intellectual slurry

Flannelette
Jan 16, 2010




I was looking at the how the chia thing actually works and you would need a whole bunch (like 6 or more) of 2TB SSD doing nothing but mining it for even a tiny tiny chance of getting 1 coin in a month and the odds are only getting smaller lol. Most of these people running out to waste their money on SSDs will get nothing.
I was thinking this was some kind of new bitcoin thing where people could just run it and get some coins like back in 2011 but nope.

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005





The point is that holding yourself to a higher standard by not partaking in things is a personal choice as with anything. You choose to not contribute to a sex trafficking enabling cartel owned system of baseless transactionary gambling coins and I respect that. A lot, actually. In fact, I fully agree with it. I choose to do so because factually me as a person already consumes and pollutes way, way, way less than the average person. That is my choice. You can say it's still a bad thing for me to use some of my incredibly low monthly energy usage to contribute an incredibly miniscule amount to a blockchain or whatever and make a bit of side cash but honestly, truthfully, it does actually matter that there are bigger fish to fry. Pollution at the individual level is not nor ever has been the issue. If it's not mining, it's phone production, or factory farming, or anti-union rhetoric-- you have to pick your battles and bandwidth and find something you want to help improve. You've chosen to dissuade people from mining and you don't do it yourself, and that's a good thing. I have chosen to dissuade people from mining and yet do it myself, barely, which is a double standard but isn't that bad all things considered.

spunkshui
Oct 5, 2011





Just a lil human trafficking.

No one will even notice the kids gone.

Its victimless.

Flannelette
Jan 16, 2010




In lighter Bitcoin news, it was discovered someone donated some buttcoins to the Goon battlefield 3 server fund way back in '11.

Son of Rodney
Feb 22, 2006

ohmygodohmygodohmygod



Holy moly, how much?

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010



Son of Rodney posted:

Holy moly, how much?

3 bitcoin lol

Somfin
Oct 25, 2010




Nap Ghost

Knot My President! posted:

You've chosen to dissuade people from mining and you don't do it yourself, and that's a good thing. I have chosen to dissuade people from mining and yet do it myself, barely, which is a double standard but isn't that bad all things considered.

You're convincing no-one, not even yourself. I've never seen such a whiny, petulant, childish sentence as that second one. I can hear you slamming your fingers into the keyboard from here. That sentence has three separate, independent attempts to say what you're doing isn't so bad, when you know, for certain, that what you're doing is worse than just not loving doing it.

You don't dissuade anyone if you tell them you make 300 dollars worth of funbux every month but they shouldn't do the same because it's naughty. It's not that bad for you to do it? It's not that bad for them to do it either! Multiply that by millions and you literally have the loving problem that we are currently facing! A full percentage point of the entire world's electricity supply is being used for this complete loving pile of garbage, rather than not being loving generated- imagine how many loving coal plants we could get rid of without hurting the world's energy reserves right now if crypto wasn't a thing- and you are deliberately choosing to make the problem worse in your own little way.

Don't come in here with your tail between your legs looking for loving sympathy, you empty sack. You're helping folks sell child porn. On purpose.

wyoak
Feb 14, 2005

a glass case of emotion



Fallen Rib

you sure showed him

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005





Somfin posted:

You're convincing no-one, not even yourself. I've never seen such a whiny, petulant, childish sentence as that second one. I can hear you slamming your fingers into the keyboard from here. That sentence has three separate, independent attempts to say what you're doing isn't so bad, when you know, for certain, that what you're doing is worse than just not loving doing it.

You don't dissuade anyone if you tell them you make 300 dollars worth of funbux every month but they shouldn't do the same because it's naughty. It's not that bad for you to do it? It's not that bad for them to do it either! Multiply that by millions and you literally have the loving problem that we are currently facing! A full percentage point of the entire world's electricity supply is being used for this complete loving pile of garbage, rather than not being loving generated- imagine how many loving coal plants we could get rid of without hurting the world's energy reserves right now if crypto wasn't a thing- and you are deliberately choosing to make the problem worse in your own little way.

Don't come in here with your tail between your legs looking for loving sympathy, you empty sack. You're helping folks sell child porn. On purpose.

I can't tell if this is a faker post than my half-assed apathetic posting

Cirrhosis Johnson
Jan 9, 2014


Somfin posted:

You're convincing no-one, not even yourself. I've never seen such a whiny, petulant, childish sentence as that second one. I can hear you slamming your fingers into the keyboard from here. That sentence has three separate, independent attempts to say what you're doing isn't so bad, when you know, for certain, that what you're doing is worse than just not loving doing it.

You don't dissuade anyone if you tell them you make 300 dollars worth of funbux every month but they shouldn't do the same because it's naughty. It's not that bad for you to do it? It's not that bad for them to do it either! Multiply that by millions and you literally have the loving problem that we are currently facing! A full percentage point of the entire world's electricity supply is being used for this complete loving pile of garbage, rather than not being loving generated- imagine how many loving coal plants we could get rid of without hurting the world's energy reserves right now if crypto wasn't a thing- and you are deliberately choosing to make the problem worse in your own little way.

Don't come in here with your tail between your legs looking for loving sympathy, you empty sack. You're helping folks sell child porn. On purpose.

This is the most embarrassing strings of words ever typed out in the history of the forums.

Yes I sign all my posts!

human garbage bag
Jan 8, 2020



Knot My President! posted:

The point is that holding yourself to a higher standard by not partaking in things is a personal choice as with anything. You choose to not contribute to a sex trafficking enabling cartel owned system of baseless transactionary gambling coins and I respect that. A lot, actually. In fact, I fully agree with it. I choose to do so because factually me as a person already consumes and pollutes way, way, way less than the average person. That is my choice. You can say it's still a bad thing for me to use some of my incredibly low monthly energy usage to contribute an incredibly miniscule amount to a blockchain or whatever and make a bit of side cash but honestly, truthfully, it does actually matter that there are bigger fish to fry. Pollution at the individual level is not nor ever has been the issue. If it's not mining, it's phone production, or factory farming, or anti-union rhetoric-- you have to pick your battles and bandwidth and find something you want to help improve. You've chosen to dissuade people from mining and you don't do it yourself, and that's a good thing. I have chosen to dissuade people from mining and yet do it myself, barely, which is a double standard but isn't that bad all things considered.

The quality of your sleep may suffer if later on a huge child sex trafficking ring or terrorist attacked is found out to have been funded by ether. The thought that you knowingly contributed to human suffering will gnaw at you. Is that worth $300 a month, especially when it appears that you can fare just fine without that money?

Accepting $300 a month from sex traffickers to help them launder money from their clients? You wouldn't do that IRL, the fear of getting caught would prevent you. But you're ok with it as long as you won't get caught?

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005





I guess I'll go back to earning and using USD, the de facto number one currency for sex trafficking in the world, instead

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005






Sounds like an excuse to bring back Kentucky Fried Server permanently

Son of Rodney
Feb 22, 2006

ohmygodohmygodohmygod




Incredible, what are the plans?

nomad2020
Jan 29, 2007


For what it's worth, I absolutely believe this one studied econ.

It was the 'woah man, people are walking off this cliff one after another and there's nothing we can do except sell tickets' mindset that sold it.

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011
ABS THUNDERSKULL.

element: thunderbolts.

steed: a thunderbolt.

slogan/motto: "gonna clap them cheeks like a Thunderskull."


if i knew i wasn't going to get caught and i wasn't required to harm anyone with my own hands i'd take $300 a month to launder pretty much anything from anyone. that's just "being a bank." a corporate paycheque is, at MOST, one degree removed from human trafficking ANYWAY, so you're really loving punking yourself if you think you're not part and parcel of the same omnicidal system as the rest of the coin addled butt chuggers.

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mdxi
Mar 13, 2006

to JERK OFF is to be close to GOD... only with SPURTING



Knot My President! posted:

Literally everything this person has said

The whataboutism is exceptionally strong with this one.

human garbage bag
Jan 8, 2020



PHIZ KALIFA posted:

if i knew i wasn't going to get caught and i wasn't required to harm anyone with my own hands i'd take $300 a month to launder pretty much anything from anyone.

You wouldn't reveal this to your friends or family. I wonder why.

CaptainSarcastic
Jul 6, 2013

HAIL SATAN



Knot My President! posted:

I guess I'll go back to earning and using USD, the de facto number one currency for sex trafficking in the world, instead



At this point point I'm not sure if you're deliberately trolling, trying to compete with salt shakeup for the title of dumbest motherfucker in the thread, or are just Seraph.

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005





nomad2020 posted:

For what it's worth, I absolutely believe this one studied econ.

It was the 'woah man, people are walking off this cliff one after another and there's nothing we can do except sell tickets' mindset that sold it.

people are gonna walk off the cliff regardless, might as well make some money off of it


PHIZ KALIFA posted:

if i knew i wasn't going to get caught and i wasn't required to harm anyone with my own hands i'd take $300 a month to launder pretty much anything from anyone. that's just "being a bank." a corporate paycheque is, at MOST, one degree removed from human trafficking ANYWAY, so you're really loving punking yourself if you think you're not part and parcel of the same omnicidal system as the rest of the coin addled butt chuggers.

me turning down a job offer from Facebook had more positive environmental and social impact than contributing to 1/50000th of a trafficked human by mining dork dimes

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


PHIZ KALIFA posted:

a corporate paycheque is, at MOST, one degree removed from human trafficking ANYWAY,
at least link to the original taintrunner post

Somfin
Oct 25, 2010




Nap Ghost

Yeah, uh, folks, I don't dedicate my personal graphics cards to keeping USD functional

Neither do you

salt shakeup
Jun 27, 2004

'orrible fucking nights


It's absolutely digusting that this currency allows for so many illicit transactions.


EDIT: Oops thought this was the USD thread.

CaptainSarcastic
Jul 6, 2013

HAIL SATAN



salt shakeup posted:

It's absolutely digusting that this currency allows for so many illicit transactions.


EDIT: Oops thought this was the USD thread.

The current champ shows up to defend his title!

salt shakeup
Jun 27, 2004

'orrible fucking nights


Oh and Ubisoft, Atari and Sega are all investing in blockchain. Blockchain gaming is already a thing.

CaptainSarcastic
Jul 6, 2013

HAIL SATAN



salt shakeup posted:

Oh and Ubisoft, Atari and Sega are all investing in blockchain. Blockchain gaming is already a thing.

And he comes out swinging!

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005





CaptainSarcastic posted:

At this point point I'm not sure if you're deliberately trolling, trying to compete with salt shakeup for the title of dumbest motherfucker in the thread, or are just Seraph.

I don't know why it's so hard to understand that my footprint is so low that I can do things like idle my GPU for small amounts of money and not even fall under the category as "wasteful" or whatever. It's not whataboutism to point out how negligible this impact is. You can ideologically hate that I do this and justifiably so, but you're not seeing the forest for the trees. Like great, I don't idle my GPU and my total house monthly kwh goes from 350 to 290, that's basically Amish levels of power consumption. There is no whataboutism in pointing out that literally anything you do to help for any cause has a net positive impact on the world around us and getting mad at me for making negligible amounts of money with a negligible amount of power usage doesn't hurt anything but your absolutist ideals

Son of Rodney
Feb 22, 2006

ohmygodohmygodohmygod



In what world are you guys living that 300 kWh a month is low? I've doubled my yearly consumption through a move and I was really down that I hit the 1500 kWh in a year.

Somfin
Oct 25, 2010




Nap Ghost

Son of Rodney posted:

In what world are you guys living that 300 kWh a month is low? I've doubled my yearly consumption through a move and I was really down that I hit the 1500 kWh in a year.

Yeah, mine's about half that unless it's the dead middle of winter

Who thinks increasing your power consumption by 20% isn't substantial

Wendigee
Jul 19, 2004



Knot My President! posted:

I don't know why it's so hard to understand that my footprint is so low that I can do things like idle my GPU for small amounts of money and not even fall under the category as "wasteful" or whatever. It's not whataboutism to point out how negligible this impact is. You can ideologically hate that I do this and justifiably so, but you're not seeing the forest for the trees. Like great, I don't idle my GPU and my total house monthly kwh goes from 350 to 290, that's basically Amish levels of power consumption. There is no whataboutism in pointing out that literally anything you do to help for any cause has a net positive impact on the world around us and getting mad at me for making negligible amounts of money with a negligible amount of power usage doesn't hurt anything but your absolutist ideals

its because you sound like a poo poo head op, hope that helps.

Nessus
Dec 22, 2003

To witness titanic events is always dangerous, usually painful, and often fatal.





Blotto Otter's theory that gambling winnings are melting people's brains seems increasingly truthy.

Nessus fucked around with this message at 05:37 on May 5, 2021

Knot My President!
Jan 10, 2005





Wendigee posted:

its because you sound like a poo poo head op, hope that helps.

not wrong, just don't care


Son of Rodney posted:

In what world are you guys living that 300 kWh a month is low? I've doubled my yearly consumption through a move and I was really down that I hit the 1500 kWh in a year.

Like literally every place in the United States

https://www.electricchoice.com/blog...h%20per%20year.

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HIJK
Nov 25, 2012

People were stupid, sometimes. They thought the Library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books, which was true enough, but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.


You're not going to win over anyone in this thread.

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