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homeless snail
Mar 14, 2007



I'm just glad they don't have the :10bux: to buy an account, if a Bitcoin forum guy started posting in this thread, all our plans would be ruined!

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Devian666
Aug 19, 2008

Take some advice Chris.



Fun Shoe

Lolie posted:

You'd think they'd be happy when the trading volume picks up and there are large sales just like on real exchanges...but apparently not.

It seems that if you're a holder of a large number of BTC and you choose to cash out, you must be some kind of financial terrorist.

Bitcoins are suffering from being a deflationary currency. No one wants to spend the currency because it's likely to increase in value in the long term (excluding the bubble they may be worth $10 one day in the distant future). You cannot base a banking system on the currency either.

The depression was caused by terrible gold backed currency and laws were amended in 1933 banning the hoarding of gold and exchanging the gold for paper money. We couldn't have financed the world we live in with a deflationary currency. Welcome to the bitcoin depression.

carticket
Jun 28, 2005

white and gold.


homeless snail posted:

I'm just glad they don't have the :10bux: to buy an account, if a Bitcoin forum guy started posting in this thread, all our plans would be ruined!

I think they'd be okay with dumping $10 to post here and get banned. I mean, those ten dollars are fiat poo poo that aren't backed by anything, and they'll be valueless within decades. Now, if it were to cost .8 bitcoins, then it would be throwing away something of value.

FuriousxGeorge
Aug 8, 2007

We've been the best team all year.

They're just finding out.


Posters on Bitcoin forums don't have to pay to post, they get paid by the post. That's how you know they are better.

Devian666
Aug 19, 2008

Take some advice Chris.



Fun Shoe

FuriousxGeorge posted:

Posters on Bitcoin forums don't have to pay to post, they get paid by the post. That's how you know they are better.

Getting paid 0.325 cents for each post? I've been doing it wrong this whole time. Nothing creates a community like being paid in bitcoins.

Lolie
Jun 4, 2010



quote:

Mock whoever you like. Just don't contribute useless drivel, being rude and insulting to bitcoiners, and especially encouraging Atlas to go ranting about his idealogy.

Sounds like a challenge to me.

text editor
Jan 8, 2007



J. Alfred Prufrock posted:

Dude, shut the hell up. They're clearly reading this thread: just check the last page, where they say the exact number of pages. We don't want to give away which mod is a plant, don't ruin our loving trolling. loving '11s, I tell ya what.

It's hilarious that you think one of the mods is a plant there are at least two

War sans End
Feb 3, 2006
enter text here

fishmech posted:

Many of them say you would pay a subscription to a private police force and a subscription to a private judge system and this would solve the problem.

Somehow this is TOTALLY not like taxes to them.

Not to mention, this is totally what's happening in Somalia.

Nog
May 15, 2006



ClosedBSD posted:

It's hilarious that you think one of the mods is a plant there are at least two

Not anymore Atlas got de-modded because he started playing too crazy. It's tough walking that line between crazy forum member and obvious troll.

nice mattimer
Mar 3, 2008

the wind that shakes the buttcheeks


J. Alfred Prufrock posted:

Dude, shut the hell up. They're clearly reading this thread: just check the last page, where they say the exact number of pages. We don't want to give away which mod is a plant, don't ruin our loving trolling. loving '11s, I tell ya what.
*turns music up*
okay, we're safe now

ContinuityNewTimes
Dec 30, 2010



Hello, old friend. I thought I'd seen the last of you! :allears:

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Jan 8, 2007



ripped0ff posted:

Not anymore Atlas got de-modded because he started playing too crazy. It's tough walking that line between crazy forum member and obvious troll.

Ahh, wasn't sure if that happened yet. Well we still got one sleeper left.

text editor
Jan 8, 2007



Herpus posted:

Hello, old friend. I thought I'd seen the last of you! :allears:


Where the hell do you keep getting this from?

FuriousxGeorge
Aug 8, 2007

We've been the best team all year.

They're just finding out.


Atlas posted:

This would never happen under sound, private incentive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4JOjcDFtBE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmWbV_YkQT0&feature=related

THEY COULDN'T AFFORD IT.

However, when you can waste money like no tomorrow, who gives a gently caress?

https://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=29707.0

ContinuityNewTimes
Dec 30, 2010



ClosedBSD posted:

Where the hell do you keep getting this from?

I just got it the once but it's proving to be a bit like herpes.

e: unless it's coming from Somethingawful or the buttcoin forums.

Space Skeleton
Sep 28, 2004



Herpus posted:

the buttcoin forums.

Where else do you expect it to come from?

ContinuityNewTimes
Dec 30, 2010



Death Himself posted:

Where else do you expect it to come from?

Libertarians wouldn't rob me of my right to internet self-determination. Only looters do that.

Good Citizen
Aug 12, 2008



Herpus posted:

Hello, old friend. I thought I'd seen the last of you! :allears:


You'd think with unique bitcoin addresses, and every idiot posting their address everywhere asking for donations, the culprit would be pretty easy to trace.

ContinuityNewTimes
Dec 30, 2010



Good Citizen posted:

You'd think with unique bitcoin addresses, and every idiot posting their address everywhere asking for donations, the culprit would be pretty easy to trace.

How might a technological illiterate go about doing that?

Space Skeleton
Sep 28, 2004



Herpus posted:

Libertarians wouldn't rob me of my right to internet self-determination. Only looters do that.

Libertarian is just a front for being a greedy motherfucker.

Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008

i like cats


Herpus posted:

Wait what, who is damaging property?

For technoanarchistlibertarians feelings are property. Hurting their feelings = damaging their property.

ContinuityNewTimes
Dec 30, 2010



Death Himself posted:

Libertarian is just a front for being a greedy motherfucker.

Really I should thank them because they've basically given me a free oven.

fishmech
Jul 16, 2006

by VideoGames


Salad Prong

Herpus posted:

Hello, old friend. I thought I'd seen the last of you! :allears:


Real talk: submit copies of that program and everything that came with it to all the big anti virus companies. Here's a few to start:
http://www.mcafee.com/us/mcafee-labs/resources/how-to-submit-sample.aspx
http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/submitsamples.jsp
http://www.ca.com/us/support/gsa/security-advisor-news-and-information/security-advisor-information/submit-a-malware-sample.aspx
http://samples.f-prot.com/
http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/submit.aspx

ContinuityNewTimes
Dec 30, 2010




This is a good post. I'll do that.

Lolie
Jun 4, 2010



Good Citizen posted:

You'd think with unique bitcoin addresses, and every idiot posting their address everywhere asking for donations, the culprit would be pretty easy to trace.

Atlas got jumped on a few weeks ago because his website was hijacking people's computers but he swears he took the script off his site. I managed to listen to his first podcast without picking up anything so I'm not sure when his script was active.

It might be worth running Malwarebytes to see whether it flags it.

Also, the wallet address to which the coins are being sent will be in the programme. Some goons are still in good standing over at their forums so we might be able to track down who's responsible if you can find the address.

Octopus Darling
Nov 26, 2007

The inverse of this is wonderful.

Good Citizen posted:

You'd think with unique bitcoin addresses, and every idiot posting their address everywhere asking for donations, the culprit would be pretty easy to trace.

If you use a new address every time, or just use an e-wallet, this doesn't affect anything right?

Nixnihil
Apr 3, 2007
Where is His will needed?

Man, it's all-out buttboin warfare up in this bitch. poo poo's getting real.

Insert puns here
May 31, 2011

The sealiest poster


Lolie posted:

Atlas got jumped on a few weeks ago because his website was hijacking people's computers but he swears he took the script off his site. I managed to listen to his first podcast without picking up anything so I'm not sure when his script was active.

It might be worth running Malwarebytes to see whether it flags it.

To be clear, the script Atlas was using is javascript, not a windows application. If you checked your task manager while it was running, you wouldn't see a separate process, it would just look like Firefox was reeeeaaally busy all the sudden. All you needed to do to stop it was close your browser. Herpus's little problem is new and much more troubling.

Space Skeleton
Sep 28, 2004



No way I am going on anything bitcoin related now. So I guess they won!?


Or maybe they lost if word spreads that there is a goddamn bitcoin virus out there.

ContinuityNewTimes
Dec 30, 2010



Insert puns here posted:

To be clear, the script Atlas was using is javascript, not a windows application. If you checked your task manager while it was running, you wouldn't see a separate process, it would just look like Firefox was reeeeaaally busy all the sudden. All you needed to do to stop it was close your browser. Herpus's little problem is new and much more troubling.

So I'm special? :downs:

Also hey look at this, this is nice
https://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=29672.0

Facebook Aunt
Oct 4, 2008

i like cats


Herpus posted:

So I'm special? :downs:

I know what happened, you better sit down. It isn't a virus. You have an alternate personality. That is a troubling mental disorder by itself, but yours is worse. Your alternate personality is a techno-anarchist libertarian Bitcoin enthusiast. Sorry dude, your alternate personality is a douche.


If it is any consolation, he's pretty mad and :tinfoil: about someone sneaking in and deleting his mining program.

lexan
Apr 24, 2004

Someday I'll be a big producer on Broadway, and you'll be singin' your opera in the street with a tin cup in your hand!



Holy poo poo, Vegetta's the sensible one in that thread.

text editor
Jan 8, 2007



lexan posted:

Holy poo poo, Vegetta's the sensible one in that thread.

Holy poo poo, about to dive in and defend him because he's right.

This is the latest :stare: to come from him yet, and it's because he's right

Herstory Begins Now
Aug 5, 2003



I had honestly pegged Vegetta as being a similar level of retarded and baselessly self-righteous as Atlas, but no.

Now Atlas... he's a real piece of work.

Kavros
May 18, 2011

sleep sleep sleep
fly fly post post
sleep sleep sleep

I think the most interesting part about all this is that pretty much the best, least cloying, and most direct advice atlas needs to hear about his general immaturity (both personally as well as ideologically) is .. well, right here in this thread!

It's a phase, atlas! Lots of us go through it! It's nothing to be ashamed of, unless you don't grow out of it. Then you become a fidgety fat person spending most of their time online, trapped in a beastly pathos of implicating society and governance for one's own financial and personal shortcomings.

bosschair
Jun 22, 2011


I posted this over at the buttcoin forums, and while my little free speech throwdown was mostly a challenge to make the libertarians slightly conflicted about banning me, I don't like making empty threats, so I am posting this here too:

bosschair on that retarded forum posted:

Ok, look. I will make no bones about the fact that I finally signed up here, after reading a LOT of threads, because I could no longer suppress the urge to respond to Vagetta's posts. I haven't been rude or particularly snarky to him. I have simply tried to inject a bit of level-headedness to what I (and many others) consider delusions of grandeur. He's talking like he's already revolutionized twitter in ways that make no sense and are demonstrably over-inflated, and he now thinks he's set to claim a meager 10% of the online porn industry.

If civilly questioning this sort of craziness -- which has nothing to do with bitcoin, I might add -- means I am "bashing" or "trolling" then these forums are even more of an echo chamber than I thought. If Vagetta's plans seem sound and without reproach to a significant number of posters here, then good luck to bitcoin -- you may as well ban me now.

If people want bitcoin to be taken seriously, you need to be willing to tell the idiots they're idiots, rather than giving them a big pat on the back for being idiots who like bitcoin.

I'll post this over on the other forum too, just in case the libertarian ideal of free speech somehow fails to prevail here.

Hurrr durr I am a troll.

max4me
Jun 15, 2003

by FactsAreUseless


lexan posted:

Holy poo poo, Vegetta's the sensible one in that thread.

Should it give me hope that some of our illes are soo obviousle that even a bit coiner get its?

text editor
Jan 8, 2007



Vegetta posted:


shackleford posted:

Random claims? Please elaborate.... I was going to post the definition of the word fair as fundamental as it seems that is the the problem. I guess if I had a graph on what "fair" is then I could be considered correct. I thought I was being nice..

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fair

So we are redefining the word "fair" here? You think it's fair to pull the plug on seniors, take away college grants from students, and rip unemployment from the unemployed while we continue to give trillions of dollars in tax cuts to Billionaires? Ever heard of "fair" shared sacrifice?

Paul Ryan sure has.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5kgnE1Xvec

He's like some bizarre mix of /r/mensrights, Atlas, and LF, but I'm warming up to him pretty fast

Danzou
Oct 24, 2010

by angerbot


Vegetta posted:

I realize that I have to explain my ideas better so that some people begin to give me the respect I feel I deserve. Lies can be dispelled with truths. Sometimes the truth hurts especially when it's against your own-self. However, the ability to grow during these bad times is crucial for the progression of our race; man-kind. We must dispel the lies within our government, within our businesses, within our communities, and within ourselves... So that we can ultimately find the peace and prosperity we all so eagerly desire. Happiness is the key to the land of divinity my friends…
I like Vegetta a lot more than Atlas. They're both bombastic kids grappling with adult issues for the first time, but it seems like he has some humility, so maybe there's hope for him yet.

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Jan 8, 2007



Danzou posted:

I like Vegetta a lot more than Atlas. They're both bombastic kids grappling with adult issues for the first time, but it seems like he has some humility, so maybe there's hope for him yet.

Yeah, I've tried slowly trolling Atlas into being a normal human being before but eventually came to the conclusion that he's pretty much doomed to being found alone and dead by his keyboard at 40 or with a lifelong jail sentence after killing 'parasites' at college or something equally depressing. He holds himself and his terrible ideas in such high regard but has zero empathy for anyone else or contempt for any thought process that isn't objectivism.