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Predict the 12/31/2014 bitcoin price (plus 2013 year in review) - WikiTiger
Bitcoin began 2013 valued at approximately $13.30 on MtGox*. Bitcoin ended 2013 valued at approximately $815.00 on MtGox. That is an increase of 6027.82%. What do you think a bitcoin will be worth at the end of 12/31/2014? My prediction: $5250.00 Cutoff date for predictio...


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Where does the US Constitution give the Federal government the power - WikiTiger
to regulate air drone commerce? Specifically air drone commerce that never crosses a state border. As I understand it, Amazon is currently prohibited from using their drone technology to deliver packages until the FAA updates the regulations to allow it, which is expected sometime in the next yea...


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How Football Fleeces Taxpayers - WikiTiger
[link=(http://reason.com/reasontv/2013/12/02/the-king-of-sports-gregg-easterbrook-tac)]How Football Fleeces Taxpayers[/link] This ought to be an interesting topic on this site. [quote]Whether you like football or not - whether you've ever bought a ticket to a high school, college, or NFL...


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College kid gets bitcoin sign on ESPN - Bitcoin community tips him over $25,000 - WikiTiger
[img]http://i.imgur.com/q1aR9Ee.jpg width=450[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/uOWc3uG.jpg width=650[/img] Here's a link showing the bitcoin wallet and all the transactions he received after getting on TV: [link=(https://blockchain.info/address/1HiMoMgBaAikFHgAt3M4YJtetp4HrnsiXu)]LINK[/link]...


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TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.businessinsider.com/cord-cutters-and-the-death-of-tv-2013-11)]TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It[/link] this shouldn't surprise anyone here, but the charts are still interesting to look at. your thoughts?...


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US Senate virtual currency live hearing on C-SPAN - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3-CC/)]LINK[/link] Thought some of y'all might be interested in this....


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Interpret this Senator's statement regarding drugs and policy - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/media/majority-media/chairman-carper-statement-on-the-unveiling-of-the-so-called-silk-road-20-website)]Chairman Carper statement on the unveiling of the so-called “Silk Road 2.0” website[/link] [quote]“This new website – launched barely a month after Federal age...


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Silicon Valley's Ultimate Exit - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOubCHLXT6A)]Silicon Valley's Ultimate Exit[/link] This is an amazing 15 minute talk that discusses some very important concepts that will be coming into their own in the near future, but also that have existed throughout time. The concept of voice vs. e...


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PTA's "The Master" - WikiTiger
Someone help me out here. Normally I love this kind of stuff. PTA is one of my favorite filmmakers of all time. I count "Magnolia" as one of my all-time favorite films. I love pretentious crap like this. But I just finished "The Master" and I did not like it at all. I don't know if I jus...


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IBM's Watson wants to fix America's doctor shortage - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/15/4837828/ibms-watson-wants-to-fix-americas-doctor-shortage)]IBM's Watson wants to fix America's doctor shortage: The supercomputer's greatest opponent may be the American healthcare system[/link] We had an epic debate thread here a few months back discus...


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Any Arduino fans here? I need some advice/guidance - WikiTiger
I'm about to start an Arduino project (my first) and I'm still in the research and planning phase. I'm quite a good coder so that part doesn't bother me at all, but I have trouble finding info on all the different pieces of hardware, different models, this standard, that standard, this connector, t...


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Biggest state propaganda victories? - WikiTiger
-the state is necessary and without it chaos and violence ("anarchy" according to the state) will break out -taxation is not theft -it's normal for children to be educated by the state and children who are educated at home by their parents are "weird," socially inept," or "abnormal" in some wa...


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Flat fee payment processing with BitPay - WikiTiger
Anyone interested in talking about disruption in the payment processing arena and not about bitcoin specifically? [link=(https://bitpay.com/pricing?1=)]BitPay introduces the world's first All-Inclusive Processing with Zero Transaction Fees, and Zero Hidden Charges.[/link] Flat monthly fee and ...


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What would Metallica be like if Cliff Burton had never died? - WikiTiger
Let's face it: Metallica was better with Burton. "Ride the Lightning" and "Master of Puppets" are two of the best metal albums ever put out, and "Kill 'Em All" ain't half bad for a debut. Now, I'm not saying that Metallica post-Burton was bad, because I very much enjoy "...And Justice For All...


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Great video of Kevin Spacey talking about network business models and... - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ukYf_xvgc)]...other stuff[/link] very, very interesting talk. Your thoughts?...


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"We have yet to find anyone who thinks they add anything of value to the FQ" - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/09/new_orleans_city_council_deman.html#incart_river#incart_m-rpt-2)]New Orleans City Council demands crackdown on illegal T-shirt shops[/link] [quote]Meg Lousteau, executive director of Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates, prese...


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Who was the best 'final girl' ever? - WikiTiger
Who was the best [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_girl)]final girl[/link] ever? I'm partial to Nancy Thompson, but Laurie Strode and Sally Hardesty are good choices as well. While I love 'Scream,' I never felt any particular sympathy for or connection to Sidney Prescott. Am I the o...


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Constitutional Scholars: Police Stop Analysis - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9343oWQO7Yk#t=54)]Idaho State Police stop video[/link] Who was right? The cop or the man who was detained? (You only really need to watch from 0m54s through 5m15s, unless you really want to watch the whole thing.) (I'll post m...


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The Internet’s next victim: Advertising - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.salon.com/2013/09/02/the_internets_next_victim_advertising/)]The Internet’s next victim: Advertising [/link] Really good article on the state of the internet advertising industry, and it's un-winnable (IMO) fight against adblocking. [quote]A report released this week by P...


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Sawyer steals Cher's purse - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfNmyxV2Ncw)]but she chases him down and kicks his arse and then flips off Dick Shadow[/link] yea, yea, this is probably common knowledge but I just realized Holloway and Dorff were in it. ...


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Political Talk
If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2013/08/private_school_vs_public_school_only_bad_people_send_their_kids_to_private.html)]If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person[/link] You can't make this shite up. This is what someone actually believes. [quote] ...


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The Death of the 40 Hour Work Week - WikiTiger
For a few years now, I've been on this board predicting that we'll see a 20 hour work week as the standard within the next 30 years or so. And until recently it didn't really hit me but I realized one day a couple months back that we are actually in the middle of that transition right this moment...


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SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields,' - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/18/swat-cop-says-american-ne_n_3776501.html)]SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields,' Claims Cops Face Same Dangers As Soldiers In Afghanistan [/link] More of the same, really. But this quote is really scary: [quote]We trainers ha...


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"We've won the State's War on Drugs because of Bitcoin" -- Dread Pirate Roberts - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/08/14/meet-the-dread-pirate-roberts-the-man-behind-booming-black-market-drug-website-silk-road/)]Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road[/link] [quote]If Roberts is paranoid, it’s because very ...


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Evolution of a "conspiracy theory" OR moving goal posts - WikiTiger
I've noticed a recent trend on this board of people re-defining what a "conspiracy theory" is. I suspect this is to prevent cognitive dissonance associated with the revelations about the NSA. So I present to you the evolution of a "conspiracy theory" and my prediction for future evolutions. ...


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Language and its impact on political culture - WikiTiger
I believe that language is powerful. I believe that word choice is very important, especially when it comes to propaganda and shaping opinion. It's no secret that politicians and political entities think the same way. In the mid to late 1800's there was a change in the language used to describe...


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Money Talk
SEC Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin-Denominated Ponzi Scheme - WikiTiger
[link=(http://www.sec.gov/News/PressRelease/Detail/PressRelease/1370539730583#.Ue67FmYief6)]SEC Charges Texas Man With Running Bitcoin-Denominated Ponzi Scheme[/link] [quote]The SEC alleges that Trendon T. Shavers, who is the founder and operator of Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BTCST), offered an...


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Political Talk
Liberals who complain about 'crony capitalism' or 'corporatism' - WikiTiger
Don't they realize that none of that would be possible without the state? I just don't understand how a group of people that are so pro-state can avoid placing the blame where it truly belong: on the state....


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Changing definitions and the impact on political thought and actions - WikiTiger
Recently I've had debates on this site about the definition of 3 words that have apparently significantly changed from their origin. Now I understand that language evolves over time. I'm ok with that, but I also wonder about the consequences of such word evolution when it comes to politics. I'm...


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Those of you who believe our system works, how do you explain this? - WikiTiger
I can't count the amount of times someone on this board has advocated changing the system by voting. I, of course, believe voting to be absolutely useless. But there are many of you that believe it works. So how do you explain things like this: [link=(http://ij.org/americans-want-to-lega...


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