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Comment Re:Nigeria won't be far behind (Score 2) 83 83

" Forget the hoarders, the conversions and the "banks"; this is a means to transfer money that everyone should have access to."

The hoarders, the conversions and the "banks" are exactly what make Bitcoin absolutely worthless. To say nothing of the miners. No one wants to send money home to Mom & Pop if they can't trust the handlers and the value fluctuates wildly.

Comment Re:explaining our world to a 19th century person.. (Score 1) 157 157

"Our world would traumatize people from the 19th century." Victorians were not as universally repressed as popular belief would suggest. In public, there was higher standard of "official" morality, perhaps. But HG Wells had a quite colourful love life.

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten