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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Conspiracy? on: May 15, 2013, 07:52:27 PM
Quantum computing will make these encryption schemes obsolete. Janos I suggest you deal with it.

I'm not saying don't use bitcoin I like bitcoin but all things come to an end. It has a timer deal with it bud.

FUD = Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt

It's funny that only a few days ago you asked for help to make your first wallet, but now you're an expert on how quantum computing will effect bitcoin. Why don't you do a quick search on bitcointalk.org, you'll find useful information there, there are plenty of ways to deal with QC.

"all things come to an end"

Yeah and in the long run, we're all dead. Thanks for this piece of wisdom, bud.
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Breaking news: Feds order DefDist. to shut down. Defcad taken over on: May 14, 2013, 09:15:57 PM
Let this be a lesson. If you have a cool new idea, stay anonymous and put it on the Dark Web.

Yeah. Millions know him, his name is forever intertwined with the first 3d printed gun, he can use his fame to start new businesses or for anything else that comes with it; all this by breaking no laws or taking any significant risks. Clearly he should have stayed anonymous.
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Conspiracy? on: May 14, 2013, 09:09:47 PM
They debase the dollar by printing more of them.  How do you do that with Bitcoin?

Along with that, wouldn't that lead to a rise in Bitcoin prices, since sellers would have a decreased incentive to offer competitive prices since the Fed would be willing to buy more or less at any price?

To answer Kunkmiester: you don't Bitcoin has a set amount of coins that can ever exist. It's a deflationary currency not an inflationary one. But Bitcoin has a timer on it this timer exists for any crypto currency when cryptanalysis has advanced to the point where they can break the encryption bitcoin will expire as it will be impossible to tell which transactions in the block chain were legitimate and which weren't. They could break the encryption tomorrow but what I find far more likely is that it will be decades from now. RSA is a form of encryption that's existed since 1977 and the largest known size key that has been broken is 768 bits, and you can make your key up to 4092... The block chain operates with a system of public private signatures just like RSA so yep....

And State-God: I think you're right. If the FED were able to create bitcoins and did so the currency would be inflationary and would face the same problems that the USD faces.


Why do you spread FUD? You even refute yourself in the same post. And the key size can be modified as needed in the future.
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The liberator in action on: May 06, 2013, 08:02:37 PM
Beautiful.
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stefan Molyneux has cancer on: May 03, 2013, 07:47:06 AM
When people say "alternative medicine" they aren't talking about "medicine not based on science" or "medicine not based on reason."

To jump to that conclusion is like saying I want alternative law and you immediately jumping to the conclusion that I want "law of the jungle" or "Sharia law."

That's your hangup, not mine. It's not my fault you don't have any imagination other than state propaganda.

Nonsense. In this thread you and somebody else talked about these things: Burzynski, Vitamin D, hemp, dietary changes; none of them are scientifically proven to cure cancer and that has nothing to do with what the state approves.

And if I look at the facebook comments, it's just more of the same.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stefan Molyneux has cancer on: May 02, 2013, 08:11:37 PM
And besides, you started off by ragging on people for recommending Molyneux look into alternative "medicine."

You basically derided anything that isn't state sanctioned, corporate approved.

I think a person is nuts if they DON'T look for alternatives to state medicine.

By alternative I didn't mean "isn't state sanctioned", but "not approved by the scientific consensus". Yes I know, the latter is not always right either, that's why I usually look at the data too.
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stefan Molyneux has cancer on: May 02, 2013, 08:03:56 PM

I'm all about the scientific method. I studied Physics at one of the top ten schools in the nation. And I can tell you from experience that a lot of scientists don't know their ass from a hole in the ground and are trapped in a very statist paradigm. You think somebody who buys into the myths of the state is going to be a good scientist? I'd say it's very unlikely! Most scientists aren't worth their weight in sand. I know that may come as a great disappointment to you.

Strawman after strawman dude, you can do better than that.
I don't know why you keep talking about the state.

Burzynski has been around for 30+ years, and he hasn't provided real evidence for his thing. Yet you support him. Why? How can you say that you're all about the scientific method?

So, people being healed isn't real evidence enough for you?

"Healed" yes, getting better, no.

Next time you get the cold, dance for 11 minutes every day. A few days later you'll get better. Did the dancing heal you? No. Did you get better? Yes. Is that proof of dancing curing common cold? No. It happens relatively rarely with a deadly cancer, but it happens. Dead people don't tell stories. And scammers capitalize on that.
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stefan Molyneux has cancer on: May 02, 2013, 07:21:52 PM

I'm all about the scientific method. I studied Physics at one of the top ten schools in the nation. And I can tell you from experience that a lot of scientists don't know their ass from a hole in the ground and are trapped in a very statist paradigm. You think somebody who buys into the myths of the state is going to be a good scientist? I'd say it's very unlikely! Most scientists aren't worth their weight in sand. I know that may come as a great disappointment to you.

Strawman after strawman dude, you can do better than that.
I don't know why you keep talking about the state.

Burzynski has been around for 30+ years, and he hasn't provided real evidence for his thing. Yet you support him. Why? How can you say that you're all about the scientific method?
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stefan Molyneux has cancer on: May 02, 2013, 06:46:59 PM

For somebody who lost three family members to cancer it seems like you should keep an open mind about things things and not judge a movie based on it's first few minutes. Millions of people die every year from cancer and the vast majority of them go the statist route. So, really, I can't see how anybody can defend the statist pharmaceutical industry.

As I said, I don't defend the statist pharmaceutical industry, I defend the scientific method of aquiring knowledge.
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stefan Molyneux has cancer on: May 02, 2013, 06:39:17 PM

I still want you to answer the question above, but I have to say this sort of response really incenses me.

I don't understand how anarchists can see just how corrupt state schools, law, roads etc. are, but think that state medicine is somehow exempt from corruption, and anything that doesn't suck up to corporate medicine is somehow unscientific.

It's the same baseless attack that Global Warming alarmists use to smear skeptics. It's also really pathetic.
 

Why do you equate state medicine with science? There's a lot of corruption obviously in FDA and similar institutions, and in scientific circles too, but that doesn't change the importance of the scientific method. Not everything in the world is a conspiracy and not everything is suppressed by the state. Where are the publications, where is the data?

My problem is not with skepticism, on the contrary, with the LACK OF skepticism when it comes to alternative medicine, and jumping on any alternative bandwagon just because it goes against corporate medicine.
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stefan Molyneux has cancer on: May 02, 2013, 06:30:52 PM
Well I'm not an expert either, but there are some red flags that I see immediately with this treatment...

I did a quick search and found that the presence of peer review is lacking. I'm weary...



Watch the movie before you judge.

There's no scientific evidence that Burzynski's method works. If it does, why hasn't he published the results of his clinical trials? Or provided other real evidence, other than an emotional movie with anecdotes?

When I heard about Stefan's condition, I was really sad. But when I read all the comments advocating some form of alternative "medicine", I got really angry. Recommending unscientific bullshit for sick people is disgusting, and it costs lives. I'm surprised his audience doesn't know any better...

Did you watch the movie?

After a few minutes I didn't see a reason to continue. But I guess you don't form your opinions on medicine based upon youtube videos neither anyway, right?

(Sorry if I come across as aggressive in this issue. 3 of my grandparents died in cancer, and I know other people too, so I take it quite seriously.)

And I always ask this in such matters: Where is the data?
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stefan Molyneux has cancer on: May 02, 2013, 05:14:52 PM
Well I'm not an expert either, but there are some red flags that I see immediately with this treatment...

I did a quick search and found that the presence of peer review is lacking. I'm weary...



Watch the movie before you judge.

There's no scientific evidence that Burzynski's method works. If it does, why hasn't he published the results of his clinical trials? Or provided other real evidence, other than an emotional movie with anecdotes?

When I heard about Stefan's condition, I was really sad. But when I read all the comments advocating some form of alternative "medicine", I got really angry. Recommending unscientific bullshit for sick people is disgusting, and it costs lives. I'm surprised his audience doesn't know any better...
13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The Paternalistic "We know what's best" mentality...IT BURNS!!! on: April 30, 2013, 09:15:15 PM
The first quote is precisely why it's so important that more people stop paying taxes, because it puts MORE burden on those that DO pay taxes, incentivizing them to quit paying taxes also.

Bitcoin makes this whole process easier.

I'm not sure if I can agree with that, I don't wish anybody to pay more taxes than he/she currently does. But as an observation on what happens as a consequence, it is correct I guess.
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: The Paternalistic "We know what's best" mentality...IT BURNS!!! on: April 30, 2013, 09:10:14 PM
I don't think we should call it shadow/underground/counter/black market. It is the real market, the default and just way to trade or interact. It's illegitimate for a third party to tax and log a voluntary and peaceful transaction, so we should call THAT the black market.
15  General Category / General Discussion / Re: 2014 Prediction on: April 23, 2013, 03:37:52 AM
The one thing we know about statists is that they have no problem with cognitive dissonance. Even if pot becomes legal/regulated/whatever, that alone I'm afraid won't change their minds about the state in general. They could even think "hey, democracy is working after all, we've fixed this, we just need to keep improving this system".

It's not about the pot smokers seeing the big picture about all things. It's about other groups unrelated to pot smokers emulating the disobedience of the pot smokers.

Think tax dodgers. Think gun owners. Think small businessmen. Whatever. There are tons of groups out there who feel repressed, just waiting to live life like free individuals.

In my country, tax dodging is a national sport, a lot of ppl do it, and they see taxing as robbery, but they still think the game is needed, they just try to rig it in their favour. They don't give a flying crap about freedom; unfortunately that's the world we live in, and things in the US will get worse before they get better.
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