Yeah, in reality that's what happens.
On the other hand, it would be interesting to see a comparative study of the energy resources consumed (per user) to create and maintain the paper money supply. I wouldn't be too surprised if the per-capita efficiency advantage was actually on the BitCoin side, once all the paper production costs, transport costs, guard costs, legal overhead, etc is tallied up.
Well, please take into account that less than 1% of currency is even printed. The rest is all digital anyway. But with less overhead.
To avoid any feeling of obligation you mean? Probably
But as I said, once the initial (few) date(s) are over, most women start going dutch. In fact, I'm having trouble thinking of the last beyond-third date I went on where it was expected that I continue to be the only one paying.
Well, ghash.io does have over 50% of the mining power; they do have the ability to double(triple)-spend bitcoins; and they do have the ability to ensure only they mine new blocks, pushing their number up to 100%
I take it then that your wife/GF insisted on going dutch on all your dates?
Ummm... yeah. With the exception of first dates (or maybe the first few dates), I find almost all women want to go dutch. Or, more likely, take turns buying dinner.
I suppose you have to be nice enough/not misogynistic enough to get a second date for that to pan out, so maybe that explains why you're inexperienced with this phenomenon.
"Equality" in their mind is getting all the perks of being a woman (men fawning over you and buying you free food and drinks, sexual power, the taboo on physically attacking you, etc.) while simultaneously also getting all the perks of being a man (higher breadwinner pay, political power, etc.)--and all without having to suffer ANY of the downsides of either gender.
Well, let me say, I think it's entirely reasonable for both genders to expect a "taboo on being physically attacked" (exceptions for friendly scuffles aside).
If you're talking about "free food" being dinner, that's probably offset by the higher priced clothes, makeup and haircare.
If you're talking about "sexual power" as the inability to hit on a guy, and needing to wait for him to hit on them, or she's overly aggressive/slutty.... well, that may or may not be a better position than guys have. I'm not even sure.
. All the problems we have seen with thefts have had nothing to do with the Bitcoin protocol.
No, the problems with the bitcoin protocol are two-fold. First, it's extraordinarily wasteful to burn electricity for "proof-of-work". Second, the largest bitcoin mining operation has sufficient horsepower that it can manipulate any bitcoin it wants.
Use an OS that prevents on application from rummaging through your computer.
All the reactions I saw were very positive.
Yeah. Because all the people with a negative reaction (like me) avoided your stepson, probably taking steps to walk behind him. Thanks for inconveniencing me. But beyond that, you intend to take the skewed sample as evidence that you're on the side of right. I suppose you could have written this in the 50's, about how there didn't seem to be any objection about the bus segregation - after all, all the reactions you saw around your seat were positive.
Well, Britain had treaty obligations to defend Poland. But more importantly, maybe starting to arm then would have resulted in a much shorter WWII.
his guy seems to only want the patent so he can sell it to patent trolls
To be fair, at 74, I don't think he really has any other option to try to monetize it. He doesn't have that long to enjoy the trophy wife the millions will get him.
. I did something I think was fairly smart. Joined the military. 10 years and loans are gone.
Good for you. The only mistake you made was not joining at the start of med school. It would have simplified your residency process, for one. But more importantly, going in early requires a lesser commitment (IIRC). I think it's still 10 years, but the time you spend in medical school counts towards your length of service.
The lenders already get a bailout. College loans are not bankruptable. They'll just take 20% of your wages for life.
The cancelation rep also can schedule a tech's visit for no reason.
Well, there's a damn good reason. Cause retention can generate almost as much "one-time costs" as new accounts. Maybe more
It's dickish to take pictures of people without their consent. About surveillance cameras:
- People do mind security cameras
- The lack of a person affects more what people can do about it (who do you ask to turn it off?) than if people are offended.
- The purpose is different (at least theoretically). Identifying/deterring criminals is worth X. Taking pictures of a bar that you happen to be in is worth less than X.
- Most security cameras record on a loop, and are never viewed before they are recorded over.
- Even the ones that are viewed are typically seen by a small group of people in an isolated environment, not uploaded into a massive data collection for later facial recognition/data mining