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1  General Category / Bitcoin / Re: Darkcoin on: July 23, 2014, 08:42:29 PM
What are the advantages of Darkcoin supposed to be?

It is supposedly anonymous whereas Bitcoin is "pseudo-anonymous". Payments made in Darkcoin go into a pool and the recipient pulls small amounts until the payment is complete. The idea is that you can see that payments are occurring in a blockchain like Bitcoin, but you can't tell who is paying whom.

That's just what I've gathered from their site - I haven't tried it myself.
2  Videos / Other Videos / Re: Update on live in Chile -- Paraguay coming soon on: June 24, 2014, 10:51:38 PM
What version of Firefox are you running? You're probably able to view some videos with HTML5. I was able to view this one ok in Firefox in Linux.

https://www.youtube.com/html5
3  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Permaculture, Drylands on: March 06, 2014, 10:18:14 PM
Are you familiar with desertification?

I was not really aware, but I've looked into it more after seeing your recent posts on the topic. I found the videos in the 'Greening the Desert' thread to be really interesting, especially the TED presentation. One can only hope the strategies to fix the land are adapted.

I was talking to a person in the Permaculture section of reddit and the user said that they were from phoenix and were using these techniques to great effect.


I thought you might be from phoenix because of your pseudonym

Nope - Ohio (NH, someday?). Arid conditions aren't really a problem here, but I do have a decent size home garden so I'm somewhat familiar with techniques to keep the soil productive - no livestock though.
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Permaculture, Drylands on: March 06, 2014, 09:24:41 PM
Are you familiar with desertification?

I was not really aware, but I've looked into it more after seeing your recent posts on the topic. I found the videos in the 'Greening the Desert' thread to be really interesting, especially the TED presentation. One can only hope the strategies to fix the land are adapted.
5  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Permaculture, Drylands on: March 05, 2014, 09:16:13 PM
This is amazing stuff. There is so much surface of the planet that is currently "useless" - tundra, desert, etc. that it's only a matter of time before more of this is employed on a mass scale.
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: You're a Racist if you use Bitcoin on: March 01, 2014, 01:13:19 PM
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Why isnít the crypto-currency of the future taking hold among communities other than the elite?

I didn't realize I was an elite!

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They are the ones who need more institutional support, not less, to be financially successful.

This type of thinking is exactly why people dependant on the state are not successful.
7  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Software for the Cause: Ideas? on: December 29, 2013, 11:54:57 PM
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I figured it would be better to ask here than to start a whole new thread, but out of curiosity how many people here have actually developed an app of some kind?

I've been working on an Android podcasting app called Hairy Podder, mostly to get my feet wet learning Android. If anyone wants to try it and give me some feedback, that would be great. For whatever reason, you can't search for it in Google Play, so here is the direct link to the (free) app. No one has downloaded it yet, most likely because it doesn't show up in the search results. Keep in mind this is my first Android app, so it's likely to be buggy - but hey, it's free!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hairypodder.android

I figure at some point I could include some "author's picks" podcasts like Molyneux feeds or something which might open the eyes of a few other people out there.
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: What is our growth rate? on: August 08, 2013, 09:36:49 PM
Second, based on what I see on the internet, I would guess 0.001% of the population, or slightly more than 7 million.

0.001% (e.g., one in one hundred thousand) of 7 billion is 70,000, not 7 million.  Perhaps you meant 0.1%.

Ah, you're right.

Note, that I'm including people that don't actively think about this stuff but would agree that the state is a hindrance. Based on that, I think it's probably accurate to stick with 7 million. If you mean how many actively think about it the way we do, then it's probably no more than 1 million.
9  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Are you getting bored with internet? on: August 08, 2013, 09:32:41 PM
There is still a ton of good material out there - especially if you're self educating. I'll bet a lot of what you're experiencing has to do with being bored with the status quo. By that I mean that when you first are thinking about a new philosophy such as anarchism, you want to read and talk about it as much as possible. It's exciting.

After a while, it gets to the point where there is nothing new to talk about and you basically agree with everyone you're talking to (unless it is a moron you're talking to, in which case it's just frustrating). Hopefully it goes without saying that this feeling has no bearing on the goodness or validity of anarchism as a structure for society.

It's just that it's fun to progress intellectually and it can be a let-down if the process slows.
10  General Category / General Discussion / Re: What is our growth rate? on: August 08, 2013, 09:24:59 PM
1. How many market-anarchist, anarcho-capitalist, voluntaryists, whatever, you think there are in the world right now.

and

2. What you think our rate of growth is. Do you think our numbers are doubling every year? Every 5 years? Every 5 months?

Two answers. First, based on my experience in day-to-day life, there is 1 voluntaryist, and the growth rate is 0% ;-)

Second, based on what I see on the internet, I would guess 0.001% of the population, or slightly more than 7 million. Growth rate is probably not more than 4%/year - mostly minarchists/libertarians who read too much LRC/Mises/Molyneux and it finally hits them.
11  General Category / General Discussion / Re: I'll leave when X happens on: June 16, 2013, 08:47:08 PM
Hey guys. It's been awhile.

I'm not leaving under any circumstances. What would be the point?  The tyranny is global.  I made my choice to plant my flag in NH come what may.  If the rest of The Awoken do the same, NH would be a stronghold. 

My wife and I just bought a house in NH. 
This is where I stand.

Agreed. I'm planning the same thing, hopefully within a couple of years. We just did a very short visit to the south-east region of NH and were impressed (clean, less taxes, economic activity seemed to actually exist, etc.). Houses are pretty expensive though so I need to sock some money away for a while before making the move.
12  General Category / General Discussion / Re: On Subjectivity on: May 26, 2013, 09:52:43 AM
What if it's good for someone to keep a slave.  They benefit from this.  And what if no one else knows about this situation, such that the master gets away with it?

It's arguable that it is not a net good. What sort of mental condition would a person be in such that they keep a slave? How do they relate to other people in their lives having the mindset that people are property? What measures does he have to take in order to hide the slave from other individuals?
13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: On Subjectivity on: May 21, 2013, 08:47:10 PM
After reading your last post, I don't think we are fundamentally disagreeing on anything, but maybe just using different terms or coming at it from different angles. If part of what you are saying is that sensory perception is incapable of discovering the truth of objective reality (only estimates or guesses), I agree with you. That doesn't mean that objective reality is any less real though. The only deficiency is man's knowledge of objective reality.
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: On Subjectivity on: May 20, 2013, 08:09:18 PM
Objective reality is always at the mercy on the man's subjective perception.

I think this is better restated: Man is always at the mercy of his own ignorance regarding objective reality.

Wisdom or ignorance of what is true (i.e. real) doesn't change or have an effect on reality.

Thus, the argument that a stateless society is better than one with a state is not so much an objective 'fact' as much as a scientifically tested (via Austrian logical economics) theory that seems to hold up more when compared to reality than other theories.

If it is a theory, would it not be a statement of fact (whether true or false) regarding the nature of reality? The scientific method simply tests if the statement of fact about objective reality is true or false.

Just to clarify my terms:

Objective: That which exists independent of the mind and is not affected by opinions, thoughts, emotions, etc.
Subjective: That which exists only in the mind of the actor; e.g. opinions, thoughts, emotions, etc.

My point is that either it is true that a stateless society is better in reality for human beings, or it is not. That reality is either true or false (i.e. objective) regardless of anyone's opinion or knowledge of that fact.

As "ancaps" or whatever word is chosen, we claim the knowledge that a stateless society is better, regardless of the details of how that would take shape.
15  General Category / General Discussion / Re: A question of the Law on: May 20, 2013, 07:50:50 PM
What happens when a guy without a DRO comes in? Sounds too much like a housing council I hate housing councils.  And democracy

It doesn't matter if the other guy has a DRO or not. Your DRO insures *you* against *him*.
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