"Bitcoins are like cash."
I really REALLY wish people would stop saying this
So very little music you hear out today can be considered "musical" at all.
That's always true, and there's always plenty of good music being made, we just tend to have an emotional attachment to music that we associate with the time in our lives when we were listening to a lot of music and going out into the world and doing new things, and obviously since they're lasting musical choices, our kids end up hearing them and liking them because they're stuck in the same house with us (and the bands we enjoyed in our formative years are genuinely good)
I'd recommend giving some good stuff made in the last decade a listen to see how you get on. Anything by The Black Keys or Cold War Kids is a safe bet. If you're a fan of albums as complete experiences, try Everything All The Time by Band of Horses, Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter, Teen Dream by Beach House, Glory Hope Mountain by The Acorn, Becoming a Jackal by the Villagers and plenty more.
There's never been a better time to love music than now - we have the internet, we have a world of music at our fingertips. There are plenty of bands in all different genres keeping it real all over the world. You're cheating yourself out of a world of fantastic music if you stick with decades old American rock.
How do they go about figuring out anything else about me?
Indeed. The only use for Bitcoin (other than gambling) is immediate money transfers that do not need to be anonymous. But I can do those with my credit card already, and at far lower risk.
All a site needs to do to accept a bitcoin payment is generate a wallet address for that session and present it to the user - all they need to do to know they've been paid is see the funds hit that wallet on the address they generated for your session.
You don't need to give them your email address, a card number, an expiry date, a security code, your address... they don't even need to know your name.
It's overpowering, and completely debilitating, I literally can't stand up through it. The physical feeling lasts maybe a minute, then transitions to a feeling of dread (which is now "oh shit something terrible just happened" obviously, but I used to get the dread feeling before I knew what was going on too - it seems to be a natural part of whatever is going on)
Take that however you will, I'm just some guy online and all so I don't expect much, but it seemed worth mentioning in this context. I'm very laid back generally, and don't really experience what I would describe as panic at any other time, I'm also very firmly grounded in the natural world, science, all that good stuff, but when people I care about get hurt I feel it the moment it happens, and I don't have any idea what the mechanism behind it might be.
When you upload worthy clips, they're also shown in a playlist on the store page for that game, so rather than simply browsing to a game you're interested in buying and watching a selection of cutscenes and carefully manicured gameplay trailers from the publisher, you get to watch as many gameplay clips as you like that average gamers thought worth recording - arguably a lot more useful in forming a decision on whether or not it's a game you'd enjoy playing.
You cannot fit a complete description of reality in said reality.
But you don't need to describe reality to the extent that it can trick those outside the simulation, it only needs to be complex enough to fool the AI.
anyone spending that amount of money for a fucking headset should be shot, period.
Jesus dude, don't hold back.
I bet he can't even say why he bought it other than things that could easily be disproved through simple tests.
I can't speak for that guy, but I've got some PX5's too, and here's why I like them, feel free to disprove these points through "simple tests"
- Dual bluetooth - I can switch between voice chat and a phone call without touching my phone or interrupting my game, and I'll still be able to hear what's going on in the game while I do so, or I can fire up a custom mp3 soundtracks on the PS3 even though the console doesn't support it
- 7.1 surround sound without a mess of cables running around the room, and which I can pump up as loud as I want at any time without bothering the people around me
- works on my ps3 and my 360, no need to have two different headsets lying around
- audio profiles that actually work, you can store profiles that selectively equalise the audio, raising the volume of footsteps to the point that it feels like cheating in multiplayer
- good quality mic - better than my other 360 or PS3 headsets according to the guys I routinely play with
- voice chat volume dynamically adjusts, so the game audio never drowns it out.
- comfy as fuck
That'll probably do.
I have no idea how showing the video of the murder is a disrespect if it is what happened and in no way altered.
So if your mother was raped and the event was recorded, you wouldn't find people posting the video of it on "bestrapes.com" disrespectful?
You might want to give your position a little more thought.
All the reasons you gave as to why aliens wouldn't bother with Earth also applies to why humans wouldn't waste their time with [continent/country/landmass].
That's one advantage the new coins offer. Sure, their value is in the pennies rather than the hundreds, but that doesn't stop us sending the equivalent real-world value we want to send, it just means more coins have to change hands during the transactions.
We clearly haven't seen a legitimate rival to bitcoin's dominance yet (the current rivals have almost all been forked from its codebase somewhere along the way) but it'll happen, in the meantime some of the clones are definitely worth using.
So they generated a ton of good will by telling us they would let us own what we bought... the same guys who stripped the Linux functionality out of a device they'd already sold us just a couple of years back, and you believed them?