No, service providers are always a good thing. Bitcoin's biggest feature is that the currency's printing is controlled by math, not by a central bank. The transmission is controlled by a trustless P2P network, not by a banking network. But there will always be services built around it, and it's a good thing.
I have heard the same tune in 2011 (I can't believe we are still trading at $5, we'll never get back to $32), then again in 2013 (I can't believe we are still trading at $100, we'll never get back to $266). To the non-believers: Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Except if it's still a decentralized coin, then what good does it do for the government to create its "own" coin? if it's not decentralized, then it'll be shunned by the current Bitcoin users, most will not switch.
It is not traceable, unless you are just careless with it. Silk road itself was running a free mixer service, to make your coins untraceable.
You either don't have to program or have a super human ability that filters out all distractions that comes with open-floor layout.
and your account is how old? I support ragingbull1965's comment 100%, my account I believe is old enough?
You mean when USD de-coupled from gold? it lost 50% value over night.
Sure, currently it doesn't have much use in daily life. BUT it has its uses, for example you CAN'T gamble online with your US dollar, but you could with Bitcoin.
unless we have miners on Mars or some other planet, Bitcoin will end by the time Earth ends.
yes, quantum computers can possibly break today's Bitcoin. But Bitcoin protocol will get updated long before quantum computers are commercially available.
1. no you can't, windows does not restore your PC to FACTORY status, only the vendor restore disk can do that. 2. I'm pretty sure windows update don't update vendor software or BIOS. Btw, updating BIOS is very safe today, there's no chance you can mess up your BIOS at all. You are thinking of 2002 BIOS update maybe, not 2012. BIOS update is very useful, probably the single most significant way to boost compatibility and performance. 3. Webcam/camera don't always come with software, especially the used ones, and the vendor software isn't usually better than the Cyberlink software. You are getting a paid software for free, why complain. 4. Spotify, I agree, there's no point to pre-install
oh geez, you can play TF2 on linux, windows is surely doomed as a gaming platform. Let's ignore the tens of thousands other games that only works on windows.
How hard would it be for MSFT to provide a button to clean up all the crap 3rd party stuff in a single click and return the OS to original state. They don't care about the users.
Actually I really prefer they load the PC with as much crapware as they can, so my total buy price gets subsidized. It's a piece of cake to remove them. I'd rather receive a crap loaded PC for $100 less, than paying more for a clean PC.
formal channel cost 50X more money