My eyes! The goggles do nothing!
You mean like Steve Wozniak?
The transaction fee was about $10 and some change to sell. So far I've made about $500 in profit, not counting the bitcoins I spent to buy humble bundles and some silver coins (probably about $200 worth.) This is including the costs of GPU's that I bought for gaming and used for mining (and gaming) in addition to an ASIC I purchased with both cash and bitcoins. It also includes the cost of electricity.
I have not purchased any bitcoins, rather I've only sold them and/or bought stuff with them....mostly video games. Kind of fitting that my graphics cards do work which gets me more games.
I think the problem the government has with bitcoin is that bitcoin has the potential of destroying the US government. In fact, any currency other than the US dollar does actually.
The government currently has a habit of going perpetually further into debt (spending exceeds income every year for the last few decades, the only exception being during the economic bubble of the late 90's where tax revenues were artificially high.)
So long as the government maintains control of the value of the dollars that it spends with, it can simply devaluate the dollar to make up for its losses (which comes at the expense of you and me, as well as encouraging consumer borrowing instead of saving.) Of course, that house of cards will come crashing down should the dollar ever run into any serious trouble. Bitcoin has the greatest potential of causing that to happen than any other currency.
Then again, every time bitcoin bubbles and pops, it rises to unexpected levels later.
People like you were saying exactly this when it dropped from a high of $200 to a low of $50, and said the same thing in the bubble prior to that. My only regret at the time was that I believed it. Not long after, it began trading at $1300.
Anyways, I've actually profited rather well off of bitcoin; in fact the whole thing could collapse tomorrow and I'd still have made a profit. The silly thing is that while you've been rolling on the floor laughing at me, I've been rolling in cash.
To be honest, if you have student debt, you probably aren't smart enough to truly deserve college to begin with. I'm literally getting paid to go to school, and it isn't even hard to do; you don't even need good grades. (Though I do have a 4.0 GPA, it had no bearing on the fact that after all expenses, the school cuts me a check for $1,250 per semester just for attending their institution.)
All you have to do is sign up for FAFSA. That lands you the federal pell grant in most cases, and many universities themselves offer their own grant that they give to you based on your FAFSA results.
I'll be finishing school with a cash surplus, not a debt.
Not caring isn't antisocial, nor is it even defined as any type of disorder by any competent psychologist.
If a moose dies in the woods, nobody will really give a shit. Sure, they might say "oh yeah that's sad" or whatever, but they aren't going to dig a hole to bury it.
Two days ago I went the whole day without eating mostly because I just didn't feel like getting up and going to the store. That was mostly just a problem of me being lazy and ultimately I got over it. I don't think anybody else gives a shit about that any more than I give a shit about some guy who doesn't want to work at all and chooses to be homeless. Hell, unlike me he doesn't even have to pay for his food, he can just go down to a shelter and some college student being forced to do community service will serve him with a silver platter (well, stainless steel to be more precise.)
This libertarian actually says "fuck the government sponsored monopoly" and pirates it instead.
I've been doing it for years, and nobody has kicked me. Further I've even gotten it automated (sickbeard, couchpotato, and transmission) and don't even need to subscribe to usenet or a seedbox.
I tried going the legit route in the beginning but the cable company CCI flags all channels so, short of using Windows Media Center, nothing works. Paid $250 for a cablecard tuner that I can't even use.
The pay TV industry brought this problem upon themselves, and given their hostility I don't see why I should care.
Actually it was more of a swipe against the Nobel prize...Obama isn't the only lemon it's been issued to.
Well if it takes a Nobel then it sounds like there's an easy fix for people like him: Just run for office as a democrat.
If that were really the case, then Morse should have won the Colorado recall by a landslide. His side literally outspent the opposition 11 to 1.
Notice something else about these is that they require actual effort to participate in.
Meanwhile a DDoS can be performed by some derp running a script while he watches game of thrones. "Oh I hate what that guy said, I think I'm going to disrupt the infrastructure for a service I never use anyways. Fuck everybody else, only my opinion matters, I get to play god here, and I say nobody should use that website while I go do something else."
It's a total dick move. If you want to protest them, then fucking picket them or something. Personally I think even picketing is stupid. I remember when PETA was picketing a local KFC once - I went inside to buy some chicken because of them. Now how am I supposed to counter-protest PETA if they decided to DDoS a website where you buy exotic meat? Oh yeah I can't, because the website is completely offline.
I never said they should be able to do that. In fact if you read my post history, I've been rather supportive of websites deemed illegal by the US government. It made me laugh when chuck schumer demanded that the DOJ seize the silk road's domain name, because for once there was a major website that the US government hated so much yet they couldn't touch it.
BoA, Wells Fargo, and Chase are the douche banks. Most banks will do better but not much, but some are pretty good.
I'm with USAA myself - haven't ever had to pay a single fee for anything I get from them. My checking account even yields interest, and features that the 3 douches charge money for are included for free. USAA was actually the first bank to offer deposits using smartphones in fact, and it always has been free.