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Comment Re: LOL (Score 1) 899

Here are some links as to why having too large of an ego is a bad thing:

https://www.google.com.tw/amp/...

http://madamenoire.com/420569/... (there is a picture of Adam Sandler in this one. Quite funny)

https://www.powerofpositivity....

You should probably think on this. The links show having a too large ego can lead to a lot of issues both with oneself and the people surrounding a person.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 153

Lol, like they wouldn't be able to prevent you from fiddling around with your bitcoins?

Er, what? Unless they physically capture and restrain you, they can't stop you from "fiddling" with your bitcoins.

Better yet, can you buy a plane ticket with bitcoins to flee the country or make your house payment? Can you go to the grocery store and buy food with bitcoins? Can you buy a gun or gasoline with bitcoins? Will your lawyer accept bitcoins? No, no, no, no, no, and probably no.

And? You can trade bitcoins for cash and get all of those things.

As we've seen, with Bitcoin, your security is in anything but your own hands.

Mt. Gox, Bitstamp, Bter, Mycoin, Gatecoin, Exco.in, Poloniex, Justcoin, Cavirtex, Cryptsy, Bitfinex, Neo & Bee, BIPS, Flexcoin, PicoStocks, Kipcoin, CryptoRush, ShapeShift, Blockchain.info, Moolah, MintPal, bitXoin...tell me again how the security was in the hands of the owners of those bitcoins?

A lot of those exchanges haven't lost their clients' money, so I don't exactly understand what you are trying to say. If you are talking about coins lost at an exchange, however, then it wasn't in the hands of those owners, because those owners gave up control of them by storing them there. If you use a shady exchange (or worse, store them there) and lose your bitcoins, that is your own fault. If you lose your keys, or have your keys stolen, it's also your own fault. But that's better than the idea that daddy government will make sure everything is safe and ok for you, as long as they don't get a bee up their butt, and decide to take everything you own.

Comment Re: damn forgot to preview (Score 1) 153

Just because an investment is high risk doesn't mean it isn't a good one. Lottery tickets are a bad investment, objectively and are also high risk. But that doesn't mean that all high risk investments are bad. It also doesn't mean they must be too complex for an amateur investor to understand.

And I'd argue, due to the prevalence of people thinking like you do, the current high risk investments out there are probably better than the low risk do to their lack of popularity (it's a buyers market)

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