He is talking about the bitcoin chain gets bigger every time there is a transaction that uses the bitcoin. This is addressed in the Bitcoin FAQ though.
I love gold zealots. Gold is up 150% vs the dollar in the last 5 years. Are you suggesting that is because gold has become 150% more valuable in industrial processes in the past 5 years? Or is it more likely that Gold is up 150% because of speculation due to unstable currencies and other commodities? Gold has some value in industrial processes yes, and is relatively rare, but so are other commodities that aren't up 150%.
Very true - not the best example. However, a more recent example is the Brazilian Real has lost 20% of its value against the USD in the last 30 days. Currencies fluctuate, and since Bitcoin isn't a heavily used currency it happens to fluctuate a lot. Even a "stable" currency like the US dollar has massive swings. It doesn't mean Bitcoin isn't "worth a shit". I'm not a Bitcoin supporter, but I think it is interesting from a tech perspective.
That makes no sense. Bitcoin is just a currency, like any other, except that it can't be inflated. No currency "takes into account real world variables". The value of any currency is variable. Bitcoin is much more variable but that is because it isn't heavily used, just like every other non-widely used currency in the world.
Like the German Mark? At one point during WWII one USD equaled 4,000,000,000,000 Marks. Yet the Mark was still used 50 years later and was considered one of the most stable currencies in the world before it was replaced by the Euro.
I heard the first edict that Tony Bates issued to his employees was that they are now supposed to call him "Master" now instead of "Tony". Get it?
What are you on about? Frigging Walmart sells model rockets and engines.
Who makes all the equipment that you use for your hobby? Who made the computer you are using right now? Also, are governments not fouling the earth as well? What planet are you living on? Fully half of the Superfund sites in my state are Federal government created sites, mostly Military. And we as the taxpayers didn't get any benefit from it, unless you consider deadly weapons a useful product.
Not sure what you are talking about. You can get full featured android based smartphones on pre-paid from AT&T/Virgin/Boost/etc in the US.
T-Mobile US will charge a lower monthly fee if you bring your own phone. So does Metro PCS and some other prepaid carriers.
You mean like Waco, Texas? Or is that not in Texas now?
Hope you are enjoying that 12+% unemployment rate.
They aren't being tried for doing their jobs, they are being tried for allegedly NOT doing their job. The point is that they intentionally disseminated misleading information and not following the correct procedures, not that they didn't predict earthquakes. At least that is what the prosecutor claims. I have no idea if he is correct or not.
But Android apps and iOS apps are not linux apps. So the argument that no one would use a new OS because no-one would write software for it has been debunked. It is entirely possible to introduce a new OS and have tons of people use it. For example: Android and iOS. Chasing after Windows is pointless. Microsoft already does Windows better than anyone else.
But in that case he was managing a non-substantial part of Walt Disney (retail stores). The point is if someone is succeeding in managing a substantial part then they should be given more.