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Comment: Re:The point of an exchange (Score 1) 48

by Cigarra (#46505645) Attached to: OKCoin Raises $10 Million To Become China's Largest Bitcoin Exchange

It would be interesting, if somehow the exchange functionality were built into the protocol and entirely P2P. Getting rid of these centralized exchanges seems like it would really stabilize the currency. I don't know how remotely feasible that would be, it is far too early in the morning without coffee.

Effectively, what you describe is the protocol(which is p2p as well), except that the protocol does not address the issue of matching prospective buyers and prospective sellers (a protocol that does this, without a central market-operator, would be neat; but bodging one into a protocol for transferring virtual coins without double-spending would probably be unwieldy, though clients that implement both would be logical).

Uhm... isn't Ripple supposed to be that decentralized exchange?

Comment: Re:Just start the war already! (Score 1) 498

by Cigarra (#46447835) Attached to: Ukraine May Have To Rearm With Nuclear Weapons Says Ukrainian MP

...Poland had a huge military, which is why Germany had to take them out before tackling France.

This statement doesn't make any sense, and unfortunately nullifies your entire argument. Invading Poland was the plan all along (to reach the USSR eventually). Why would Hitler start by invading France if the lebensraum was on the East?

Comment: Re:Creepy (Score 1) 1034

by Cigarra (#46023255) Attached to: AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

He was using a video recording device (i.e. wearing it with the camera pointed at the screen) in a cinema.

What does this have to do with the FBI!? Are you idiots seriously saying the FBI should get involved with this trivial garbage? This is why copyright law needs to be scrapped.

If they don't like it, kick him out.

Actually yeah, since copyright laws are federal matter, it's the FBI who should be involved. Yes, it IS absurd, but it is the law. If you don't like it, fight to change it.

Comment: Re:Creationists love Social Darwinisim (Score 1) 770

by Cigarra (#45987465) Attached to: Creationism In Texas Public Schools

[sarcasm]Why should the poor have more now when they have the "Kingdom of God". If you ask me they are getting the best of the deal, so we should take more from them. [/sarcasm]

That would be the Catholic doctrine (poor in life, rich in heaven for eternity). Your typical (protestant) creationist actually believes the Grace of God manifests in this life too, so rich people are chosen already, and the poor are screwed pretty much now and forever.

Comment: Re:Killing two birds with one stone? (Score 1) 408

by Cigarra (#45984721) Attached to: US Government To Convert Silk Road Bitcoins To USD
Who's to say they HAVE to get 28 million out of it? Just like any forfeited assets, they can make a judicial auction and sell the BTC to the highest bidder, with a base price of, say, 100$/BTC, and let it go from there.

And they don't even need to use any exchange at all: the highest bidder can write a big fat check to the FBI, and they send the coin to whatever address he says.

Comment: Re:But seriously speaking ... (Score 1) 465

by Cigarra (#45856083) Attached to: Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers

... I did experience some kind of "reality bending", about 9 minutes prior to the earthquake that triggered the tsunami in Japan.

The date was April 11, 2011.

Well considering your "experience" happened one month after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, I wouldn't consider it a premonition :-D

Comment: Re:Going to change everything (Score 1) 162

by Cigarra (#45598819) Attached to: Andy Rubin Is Heading a Secret Robotics Project At Google
What makes you think humans can forever "move on" to more complex tasks once machines start doing their job? Farming and manufacturing is one thing, but what if computers completely replace white collar work? What if the displaced workforce don't find anything else to do, not in one nor in three generations? What will we have them? A 1% owning elite and a 99% pariah caste?

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