How do you know there was rage involved?
How do you know there was rage involved?
its hurting big G's widdle feelings.
too fucking bad, big G.
You're assigning emotions to google which are probably not present. The fact that they stopped the campaign (the first time, anyway) doesn't really imply much of anything at all except -- in this instance -- they attempted to do the right thing.
I think it's likely, though, that you yourself are butthurt about something google has done, and are now projecting.
The TFA says it works in low humidity, such as that found in arid regions.
The thing is, this doesn't punish the governments. It punishes the people in those countries that already endured a government shutdown.
Way to pour salt on the wounds.
Yes, precisely like cash. Now I know that many on
This is a terrible argument. First, you rely on the assumption that any one authority gets to "allow" Bitcoin to exist, when none do. Bitcoin already exists, people are using it, no permission was needed, and none was asked. Second, you seem to be saying that because cash can be used illegally (in addition to the substantial legal use that cash enjoys) that we don't need another currency that might be used illegally, while ignoring the substantial legal uses and novel features that a digital currency provides.
Car analogy time: Gasoline cars can be used to mow into crowds of people, so we shouldn't allow electric cars to be licensed for street use, lest they also be used to mow into crowds of people.
See? It's a dumb argument.
Let's say bit coin becomes legit. How long before we got greedy copy cats sniffing money and start breaking in?
You're late to this particular party. Really late. Bitcoin has been legit enough for long enough that the number of copycat cryptocurrencies is fast approaching infinity.
How many forms of money will it take before money becomes worthless?
All of them.
Cash can be regulated and tracked. Bitcoin not so much.
My mistake. I didn't realize you were from bizarro-world, where everything is backwards and the women wear goatees.
...for fraud. This is serious folks. Bitcoin is all about hiding transactions and avoiding taxes.
You mean like cash?
If you think your side of the political coin is any cleaner, you're still part of the system.
This is what people say when the candidate they voted for turns out to be a fuckwit after all.
The internet is a public place. Do not do anything on the internet that you wouldn't do in your front yard. To expect more privacy than that is to completely, utterly fail to understand the internet.
That's the stupidest false equivalence I've heard all day. Truly.
It will. You won't know it, though, because your head is stuck in a hole in the ground.
This is why hydraulic fracturing has been attacked in order to drive the prices back up.
No. Fracking has been attacked because it runs the risk of poisoning the groundwater.
Animal fat gives you heart disease.
Science does not support your claim, though there are plenty of people who think it does.
This, 100 million times. I used to be embarrassed to ask such basic questions, but so many people miss the most fundamental things that I don't apologize any more.
My favorite question to determine if someone likely has spent any time at all in C: ask them to describe how a C string is stored in memory. I find a lot of people who know some OO derivative of C will think they are, by definition, also C programmers, but this tends to utterly stump them.
Why is this important? Well, I'm a career OS engineer, so I'm biased. But if you don't have the faintest idea how a C string is stored, you probably also can't tell me how the stack works, or know intrinsically (without thinking about it) whether a given hunk of memory is on the stack or on the heap. I've done probably 1000 technical phone screens in the last 4-5 years, and I see a pretty clear pattern emerging: Java programmers (those whose primary instructional language during college was Java) are, by and large, awful programmers. Even if you put aside the fact that they don't understand memory basics, can't use pointers (and often argue with me as to whether that matters) and don't know how anything outside of Java works, they are just plain shite programmers with bad instincts and bad coding habits.
I have often found it necessary to restrain myself from telling a candidate that they should go back to their alma mater and ask for their money back. Seriously, college CS programs are doing an enormous disservice to their students by sticking primarily to Java.
Most of the water problems are created by stupidity.
I hear this sentiment a lot from otherwise smart people. What those smart people don't seem to grasp, though, is that these situations exist because we live in a free, capitalist country. If someone thinks they can make a go of growing rice in California, there's nothing to stop them from doing so, except simple economics. If they can obtain the water, and the numbers pencil out, then they are free to grow what they want.
Your implication seems to be that you think we are currently living in a centrally-planned society (aka "communism") or you are actually advocating that we should abide by some kind of central planning doctrine (aka "communism"). But you'd be wrong on both counts.
TL;DR: You're not actually as smart as you think you are.
Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -- who has no gills. -- Ambrose Bierce