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Did you paraphrase this from the Department of Homeland Seurity bomb threat response model?
But what about first mover advantage? The stability and security of bitcoin is far ahead of all the other crypto currencies.
A long time ago, gold was only used to make jewelry and trinkets, and few people had use for it. But it was rare, so demand always outstripped supply which meant the price stayed relatively high. It was also lightweight, durable, easy split, and comparatively easy to distinguish the real thing versus fakes. It was around the best store of value available in the day. So eventually people who had no need for it's original uses as jewelry, used it as such. This increased the amount of value a piece of gold could have, which in turn, increased its demand. Eventually this feedback loop slowed and came into equilabrium and this is how gold became so valuable today.
Sure there are crashes and bubbles but the price of gold always is a premium over its use as a trade good, because it also is a convienent store of value.
BTC also is useful to a small group of people, where bureaucratic red tape, high fees, and/or lack of trust makes trading with traditional currencies less convienent. And it too is useful as a store of value. You can hold 0.0001 as easily as 1 million BTC. You can transfer it quick and easily to anyone. You can even plausibly deny you own it. This gives it the status of best store of value for some use cases, today. So, I believe, eventually it, too, will go through same feedback loop that gold did.
The lack of "understanding" of some poster on slashdot is so terrifying as to leave you mentally disturbed? Holy shit, how do you get out of bed in the morning?
It isn't a zombie movie. It's a pretty good time travel flick.
garbage humans -> waste collectors
Of citizens, of course. Every year, remove the 14.5% poorest citizens. There you have it, poverty ended!
Nah, he was... "It's too bad she won't live! But then again, who does?"
Why not make them asexual then? Gay relationships can have self-destructive crazy, too.
Gay tendency could be a side effect of other gene that is beneficial (or a combination thereof and/or along with a nurture component). For example, you wouldn't argue that blind spots are a survival trait, would you? And yet eyes without them would be considerably better.
You could say that about every genetic trait modern humans have. What about short sightedness, then? How about an allergy to peanuts? Are these survival traits, too?
It's because the poor people that do vote, senior citizens mostly, don't like living next to drug addicts that engage in petty theft, sell drugs and sometimes do much worse deeds, and live off the government dole. For whatever sins the republicans are known for, the thought is they will help prevent theiving meth heads from living next door to them.
I am just surprised, really. I'd like to know how you came to that conclusion. Although, I could see how female gamers might like it because of the limited interaction between players prevents a lot of the griefing in other games.
Yeah, but Dark Souls is also really popular with women.