You are seriously comparing the Fed to Zimbabwe while harping how Bitcoin is so far superior to the US dollar? The only little problem with your theory is that reality has bitcoin fluctuating in value over 30% a day whereas the US dollar is still (despite 60 years of doom and gloom prophecies) the world's go to reserve currency. If I had a good I wanted to sell in Bitcoin I have NO FUCKING CLUE how to price my good, since I don't know how much bitcoin will be worth tomorrow. Call me when you can buy a car or a house in Bitcoin.
It's ok to live in a theoretical world if your models fit reality somewhat snugly to reality. However when your theoretical world has no connection to reality it's called FANTASY.
Bitcoin is backed by mathematics.
So is Euler's equation, but it's not particularly useful to anyone to put food on the table.
All money is made-up bullshit.
Yes, but the US dollar is backed with the US banking system, the US government, and the US military. Bitcoin is backed by the fact that the exchange you use maybe doesn't want to rip you off today.
Then isn't it lucky for you that other people are doing that for you.
Yes. People you trust. Except a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
And yes, I wrote that here. Like I said. Punchcards. I cut my teeth on mainframes. I'm sure there are plenty of knowledgeable people here. That doesn't make me less knowledgeable "just because I use Windows".
Use Linux, no one forcing you to do anything ever again. Might learn something about how computers actually work too. It's not hard, just daunting at first glance. It's an awful lot easier than it used to be, when we where using dip switches and jumpers to configure hardware.
I guess you're used to talking to Joe Average who doesn't even know why he bought a computer. Maybe that would excuse you. But considering I've been around computers since punch-card days, can code in anything from ASM to LUA, have always built my own rig, have had several installs of linux from slackware through mint and I probably know a great deal more about computers than you do, I find you come off as a tad bit patronizing. Not everyone who uses Windows is a red neck hill-billy.
My statement stands. You however are full of shit. Keeping track of every little nuance of your linux distro is a full time job. If you DON'T stay current, then you have as little choice as to what happens to your linux kernel and distro as any Windows user has over their OS. apt-get update is not going to save you. Open source is all well and good if you're on the coding team for that particular project. No one has time to go through every single fucking line of code for every driver, utility, application, etc. So you end up "trusting" the open source community. Well guess what.....
Some of us would rather skip the illusion of safety and open-ness and get on with our lives without kidding ourselves.
And all of this argument doesn't change the fact that Microsoft is using its market position to force the consumers down a path they don't necessarily want to go.
Any programming language is at its best before it is implemented and used.