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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Anarcho-Capitalism debunked on: April 15, 2014, 08:43:36 AM
I feel sad for having added to his view count.
2  General Category / Bitcoin / Re: Say hello to Potcoin, the digital currency for weed on: April 11, 2014, 12:02:50 PM
Most actually are scams of some sort. 

One common approach for example, often the guy that makes it keeps most of the coins for themselves.  The coin reaches X value based on those in the market, then it is flooded with the creators coins.  The whole thing is more or less trashed as the creator cashes out.

Another issue I have seen is that some don't actually ever stop inflating.  Some inflate faster in the future. 

Bitcoin is the place to be, for better or worse. 
3  General Category / Bitcoin / Re: GODDAMNIT BITCOIN. STAHP. on: April 11, 2014, 11:53:48 AM
I wonder why the Fed hasn't yet started bying bitcoin (unless they have) because acquiring a large amount would mean once mining ends they could use their vast government funding to shrink or expand the available supply. If they wanted they could by up a massive supply of Bitcoin and then flood the system with it devaluing it and causing financial strain for the "dissident" users.

They already have a significant leg up on most of us with the seizure of the silk road bitcoins. 
4  Videos / Anarcho-Capitalist Videos / Re: Is it just me or does Adam look just like Satan? on: April 05, 2014, 12:34:16 AM
I wonder if the other guy actually got anything out of the conversation. 
5  Videos / Other Videos / Re: Harassing the police in New Hampshire on: April 04, 2014, 11:10:09 AM
Warning: Do not attempt alone. 
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Open Hardware Smartphone on: April 03, 2014, 02:45:37 PM


I don't think it is open hardware, but it is the first I have seen that is designed with the intent of being able to replace parts. 
7  Questions And Challenges / Questions About Anarcho-Capitalism / Re: Was Medieval Ireland ancap? on: April 01, 2014, 07:35:20 PM
Quote from: Syock

He is making reference to a thousand years.  That spans quite a bit of time and a lot of changes.  The Celts spanned Europe prior to the Romans.  When you get to referencing Irish Celts, and before that the Scottish Celts, you are talking about groups that managed to fight back the Romans,and had yet to be conquered by the local remnants of the Romans, now and then known as the English.  A thousand years easily reaches across these changes.  I think a thousand years is also a very conservative guess as the Celts were around long before that.  

Just to knit pick sense I'm a history major, that's not entirely true about the English being Roman, they are Saxons, the English are REALY Germans. The Romanized Celts or "Romano British" were killed, outbread, or forced into Wales. It's the welsh who's ancestors were Roman.

But I agree with he gist of your post.

That was the common theme across all conquered lands.  They essentially had defeated recent celts fighting those that had not yet been defeated in waves across the continent. 
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: A question on: April 01, 2014, 12:50:12 PM
It's an intimidation thing.

Oh, I got that from the first time you posted.  I think it is an incredibly dangerous bluff though.  To top it off, you would be diverting resources from an actual defense to try it. 
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: A question on: April 01, 2014, 03:37:40 AM
Your making a theoretical leap too by assuming we would have few ICBMs. If it was a uprising of the people a committed group could make sure to capture our nuclear arsenal. There could potentially even be an uprising or mutiny in the final days. We know the location of silos, why couldn't we take them. Then if any nation began an invasion we threaten to turn them lose. It dosnt matter what the world thinks there is no forgien policy. What I'm saying is nukes are the ultimate trump card, the thing that makes world oppinion irrelivant. Should you use nukes? Fuck no casualties of civilians would be massive. there is no way to ever justify using those things, but they don't know we won't. Those people's fear of anarchism may be puffed up by the press but atleast anarchism will exist.

Rather than figuring out how to fight as an anarchist nation just prevent the fights in the first place. All the statists care about is not losing what they have and in a nuclear war everyone loses.

I never said we wouldn't have access to them.  I am saying almost no one would pay for them, to keep them operational.  It kind of does matter what the world thinks.  Not what the politicians think, but what the individuals think.  If you ever want the threat of the state to go away, you are not going to do it by scaring the world into embracing government nukes to shoot you with.  We should lead by positive example, rather than looking like a xenophobic hostile place.  

Lots of countries survive just fine without nukes, or even a military.  They are only needed if you are being a bully in the world.  You said it yourself that you would never use them.  They are an offensive weapon in every sense of the term.  We would be better served financially and morally with a defensive setup and just tell the world that their nukes represent.  They are just an atrocity waiting to happen.  

Even if you had them, and the will to use them, you can't.  Even if no one returned fire, the ancaps themselves would take you out.  The enemy could still invade.  All that money would have gone down the toilet.  

How is this for a solution?  You get your nukes and threaten the world.  I'll move somewhere that won't get nuked.  New Zealand seems like a cool place. 
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: A question on: March 31, 2014, 09:50:31 PM
The sheer volume of ICBMs possesed by major nuclear powers ...

You are jumping between theoretical and actual.  I am not going to go in depth on the actual as it is irrelevant to this thread.

The tech to defend is there, and actually has been for decades in various forms.  The political will... not so much. 

If we were making an ancap society, we wouldn't have the arsenal of a big nuclear state.  The funding would be lacking because most people do not like nukes.  We would be the rogue nation they are all hopped up about.  We would be the biggest target in the world.  Whatever we have wouldn't be enough to defeat their existing meager defenses (making MAD obsolete), would be immoral (if you care about that), and amazing propaganda for governments around the world.  Personally I would abandon a nuclear ancap ASAP, and never would financially support it in the first place. 

11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: A question on: March 31, 2014, 07:21:12 PM
Conversely if an organization exists (possibly included in your NAP contract) that uses the sellof of former government property to maintain the MAD systems of a former Nuclear State you could esentialy hold the world hostage and say "try to invade us statists, just try and find out what happens."

MAD is all but obsolete at this point.  There are automated defensive systems around the world that shoot them down. 
12  General Category / Lounge / Re: Military's new "Iron Man" suit on: March 31, 2014, 05:54:49 PM
Hacking the military should be taken as a support way, because the more you ciberattack someone the more he will learn about his flaws and fix them(maybe creating others but at military levels every exploit should be treated as a treasure)

Are you suggesting there is an alternative hack that would be even more effective?  An assault hack, rather than support? 
13  General Category / Lounge / Re: House of Cards on: March 31, 2014, 03:37:53 PM
When he said "I got to vicepresidency without any vote... democracy is overrated"(I watched the show in Spanish, I dont know if those were the actual words or not when he was being elected vicepresident officially) that phrase was astonishing, as it shows how corruption and social skills can  easily handle government mechanisms of corruption.

He said "I'm one heartbeat away from the Presidency and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated."

I always find it amusing when the impeach Obama crowd gets going.  I ask them why they want Biden as president.  They don't seem to comprehend. 
14  General Category / Lounge / Re: Military's new "Iron Man" suit on: March 31, 2014, 02:44:52 PM
Hacking cant win wars, as tanks or planes cant win wars by themselves,  you still need people to occupy and maintain positions, is a tool not a main front.

 And forget about hacking an entire country, efective hacking is a mix of social engineering and the use of exploits in security, can you get lucky and gain access to CIA or FBI? of course, but you cant rely on that and even if you gain access that doesnt mean that the entire institution is under your control.

I don't think hacking was even suggested.  It might be a good component to add though.  I am not sure what you mean by hacking an entire country.  Personally I would think hacking the military systems would be the thing to do.  The civilian stuff isn't a direct threat. 
15  Questions And Challenges / Questions About Anarcho-Capitalism / Re: Too many fees in an Ancap society? on: March 31, 2014, 12:57:27 PM
Yep! I think it's pretty much the same idea. How far it could be pushed, I'm not sure, but direct for-profit construction and maintenaince isn't the only option.

The way I see it, they are doing it for-profit.  They are essentially bartering their labor for advertising.  
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