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re: Poli Board stalker - WikiTiger
[quote]It amazes me how much personal info posters reveal about themselves, or one of their IRL friends on here reveal about them, and then when someone references that information, they suddenly accuse the other poster of being a stalker. [/quote] So then are you ok with people posting informati...


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re: Poli Board stalker - WikiTiger
[quote]Apparently wiki and GMorgan have visited my LinkedIn home page which I don't object to since it's in the public domain anyway[/quote] I have never viewed your LinkedIn page. Please stop lying. [quote]GMorgan apparently takes offense at having his identity known which I find curious...


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re: Poli Board stalker - WikiTiger
Also, FWIW, Gmorgan is not the only person that LSURussian has stalked from this site. I know of at least 2 others....


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re: Poli Board stalker - WikiTiger
here's the email I just sent to chicken regarding how I know LSURussian's name. Long story short, LSURussian is a creepy stalker: [quote]I know LSURussian's name because he is a creepy stalker who harasses friends of mine. In one of his stalking activities, he used LinkedIn to stalk Gmorgan...


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re: Hey all you capitalist/boo government types, get ready for a bigger cable bill - WikiTiger
[quote]I thought the FBI cracked down on all those "black boxes" back in the 90s, no?[/quote] :lol: Nah, I just have an antenna that gets me enough free over-the-air TV. I can then supplement with Netflix and other online options. No need to pay for television anymore, IMO....


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re: Hey all you capitalist/boo government types, get ready for a bigger cable bill - WikiTiger
[quote] it is not a free market in any way shape or form and really never has been. [/quote] This is very true. Especially when it comes to some local governments and their granting of limited geographic monopolies to certain cable companies. Did you see the recent articles about how cabl...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]But you also said it will destroy governments and revolutionize money.[/quote] I did say that. Did you think I meant it would happen tomorrow?...


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re: Hey all you capitalist/boo government types, get ready for a bigger cable bill - WikiTiger
I'm one of those types but my cable bill is currently $0.00 and it will be going up by 0%. I'm fine with that....


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]It doesn't seem to me that this: [quote]most of y'all don't understand how bitcoin works and thus you believe that regulation will be effective.[/quote] addresses this: [quote]Yes, regulation and security will very much be needed.[/quote][/quote] This seems to be w...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]Yes, regulation and security will very much be needed. Unless you concede that Bitcoins will never be anything more than a nerds project. [/quote] The problem is that most of y'all don't understand how bitcoin works and thus you believe that regulation will be effective. I have even sa...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]You took the time to respond to this, but nothing in response to Russian. Starting to look pretty pathetic on your part.[/quote] I guess so. :lol: It's funny to see y'all squirm so much....


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]Only to find out, middle men are very much needed for ease and security. [/quote] Ahhh, the Money Talk board: Where descriptions of optional services are interpreted as needed. ...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]What we see is you contradicting yourself. It's plain as fricking day. How in the fricking frick can you discount what you said? [/quote] :lol: You serious, bro? The first quote is me having a discussion with you about the difficulty in setting up a hidden service in the TOR network. ...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]I am talking about coinbase..... [/quote] coinbase does charge for their services though. [link=(https://coinbase.com/merchants)]https://coinbase.com/merchants[/link] first $1,000,000 in processing is free, after that they charge 1% here's bitpay's pricing: [link=(https://bitp...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]One more question, for you and everyone, do you ever hear bitcoin talked about in real life? Outside of TD, the interwebs, and media, do your friends, coworkers, random conversations you hear, ever involve bitcoin? Seriously, I have never heard one. Trying to decide if that's a me issue.[/quo...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]I just can't see a third party taking up the amount of transactions Mastercard handles FOR FREE...[/quote] But it's not for free. For one thing, there's a block reward for processing transactions. Currently that reward is 25 bitcoins, and it halves every 4 years. A block is solved on av...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
Quick question: Do y'all see through the lame bull shite that LSURussian posted? (the quotes of me talking about different aspects that are easy) Or do I have to address those as well?...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]why?[/quote] Because the processing of transactions (aka mining) is distributed and is an equilibrium finding market. If it gets too expensive to mine, then miners drop out of the network and the difficulty goes down. If the difficulty goes down, then mining because more profitable. I...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]But honestly, what would make a hick from TN, who doesn't travel overseas, who doesn't have anything to hide from the government, and all of the other things it is "good" for, want to change and use it? Seriously, its a pain in the arse as is, when you get a new card and have to go online to u...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]Then why are more not doing it? [/quote] More are doing it everyday. The amount of merchants accepting bitcoin is still small, but more join the network every day. [quote]Also, the other day on the OT, a guy used a poor example, IMO, of how he used bitcoin and did it with ease. Went to...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]That's what it is right? A crypto-currency? [/quote] It is, but that's a very simplistic way to view it. "Currency" is just the first application of the bitcoin network. There will be other applications that are developed on top of it as well. Just for clarification, I refer to the ...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]So then you really have no grounds of saying it is any cheaper, do you....[/quote] It is cheaper right now. And I believe it will continue to be in the future. ...


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[quote]I do remember him saying that.[/quote] No you don't. I have routinely talked about bitcoin being like the internet in 1993, which required specialized knowledge and expensive hardware to get on and there wasn't much there anyway. I have in the past said that learning about proper...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]Much cheaper because of the low volume.... Or what data do you have to suggest that the bitcoin network could handle the amount of transactions Mastercard deals with "daily" for less.[/quote] [link=(https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Scalability)]https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Scalability[/link] ...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]And ironically the article you linked weakened your stance that bitcoin is safe from fraud from the off block chain transactions. It pointed out that security from double spending during off block chain transfers depends entirely on the honesty of the exchange/wallet provider and can't be ver...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]You didn't explain it. You provided a link to a wikipedia article explaining it. [/quote] Yes I did. [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/display.aspx?sp=48209932&b=2&s=1&p=48204363)]LINK[/link] [quote][quote]what was wrong with his post and what did your link discredit?[/quote]...


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[quote]Most businesses that accept bitcoins, immediately receive those bitcoins and convert to cash, right? I could be wrong on that. But if I am correct, doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose? [/quote] Yes, they typically convert to cash. BitPay and Coinbase both offer these services, they al...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]Further, you keep referencing a 3rd party in relation to "being easy to use". In other words, its only easy "if" you use a 3rd party. [/quote] I have acknowledged on a great many occasions that bitcoin is not ready for prime time yet. The infrastructure needs to be built up around it. Ri...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
[quote]he resorts to telling us how uninformed we are[/quote] Well, y'all are uninformed. Most of y'all had no understanding of the concept of off-chain transactions until just 2 nights ago when I explained it. Most of y'all have very little to no understanding of the technological aspects ...


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re: Bitstamp Halts Withdrawls - WikiTiger
For those interested, here's a nice blog post about bitcoin that ignores all the political and emotional aspects of it: [link=(http://www.articulateventures.com/articulate-blog/category/i-was-invited-to-a-meeting-at-the-federal-reserve-and-this-is-what-i-said)]I was invited to a meeting at the Fede...


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