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Bitcoins! Cargo Cult Economy of the Future!
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Monkey Mcdermott



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:


Personally, I would love to hear sam's argument so that I can demolish it.


The only things you're capable of demolishing are 1. People's patience for your particular brand of bullshit on this forum and 2. People's belief that you are an individual who views things through a lens of sane and cogent thought.
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Heretical Rants



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:

You have HR who lost yet another major argument to me.

To have him blow it off like it is nothing by laughing at a picture that sam showed him, that means ...


No. It means you didn't present any new arguments, and mostly focused on things that I never argued either for or against. I didn't see any point in responding again.
I had checked this thread several hours before Sam posted anything. If I had held any inclination towards responding to what you said, I would have done it then.

wait, wait, I'm breaking character
uh
this post needs some sarcasm in all caps

THY IS A MIND READER
OH NOOOOOOOOO
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay, wait, two things:

1)it's possible to block people's posts? where do I get this script?

2)I haven't read the majority of this thread, nor do I know much about bitcoins, so just bear with me: as I understand it, it has become rather... let's say "risky" to buy drugs online with sites like 'the silk road' and the like being more closely monitored if not shutdown altogether. so if we're back to meeting dealers in person once again then cash seems the obvious currency of transaction... so what the hell is the point of bitcoin anymore?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finnegan wrote:
okay, wait, two things:

so what the hell is the point of bitcoin anymore?


Uses Of Bitcoin:

* volatile commodity with no inherent value for speculators to invest in
* a way around certain fees in certain situations where it's worth the inconvenience and risk
* a way to burn electricity and computing power on looking for arbitrary numbers with a chance to profit off of the speculators if you have access to cheap electricity and specialized hardware
* a way to run your online casino or ponzi scheme with minimal accountability
* a way to feel like you're breaking out of, like, the system, man
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WAIT NO I BROKE CHARACTER AGAIN

LOOK, A DISTRACTION:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And apparently you can add "buying your way into a tax haven" to that list.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my response was going to be, "but, drugs..."

but after reading that article I realize that for a mere $400,000 I can buy a foreign passport and realize my lifelong dream of faking my death and starting over someplace else as someone else!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barring further inflation, $400,000 is about what I'd need to have in a savings account to live in decent poverty with for the rest of my life. (This was solely based on a savings account rate that I had at the time, and an end goal of having $10,000 a year. I'm sure it's more complicated than that.)
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Thy Brilliance



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
Thy Brilliance wrote:

You have HR who lost yet another major argument to me.

To have him blow it off like it is nothing by laughing at a picture that sam showed him, that means ...


No. It means you didn't present any new arguments, and mostly focused on things that I never argued either for or against. I didn't see any point in responding again.
I had checked this thread several hours before Sam posted anything. If I had held any inclination towards responding to what you said, I would have done it then.

wait, wait, I'm breaking character
uh
this post needs some sarcasm in all caps

THY IS A MIND READER
OH NOOOOOOOOO



Hi Mr. "Good for them"

I find this highly unlikely, seeing as how I addressed all your points.

You're on tilt. I can see it as plain as day.
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Thy Brilliance



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tat, if you are reading this thread, and you feel confused, let me clear up everything for you.


I will summarize the relationship between myself, sam, and wheels using this handy dandy youtube video.


I play the role of Owen Wilson, sam plays the role of Ben Stiller, and wheels plays the role of Billy Zane.



enjoy
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Eiden



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thy Brilliance wrote:

Eiden I've called you a coward before, but now, I'm absolutely positive that you are plain stupid.


I know. This is your standard response to anyone who even in good faith tries to point out where you're not making sense or being inappropriate.

I attempted once in good faith. You couldn't handle accepting that what I (and others) say about you is true, so you externalize and villainize, and then you announce as many times to yourself as you need to feel better about yourself that you have won the argument.

You should not be here. You should go. What would it take to get you to leave?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:22 am    Post subject: I'm guessing friendship is out of the question. Reply with quote

Eiden wrote:
Thy Brilliance wrote:

Eiden I've called you a coward before, but now, I'm absolutely positive that you are plain stupid.


I know. This is your standard response to anyone who even in good faith tries to point out where you're not making sense or being inappropriate.

I attempted once in good faith. You couldn't handle accepting that what I (and others) say about you is true, so you externalize and villainize, and then you announce as many times to yourself as you need to feel better about yourself that you have won the argument.

You should not be here. You should go. What would it take to get you to leave?


Such is the arrogance of someone who actually believes they understand me.

Whatever.

Nothing short of tat himself telling me to leave and explaining why he thinks I should leave. Or he could ban me, one of those.

PS: I will accept bitcoin donations as well since you are so genuinely concerned about me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

EEEEEEEEEee~
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRIXIE DOES NOT TRUST WHEELS
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Such is the arrogance of someone who actually believes they understand me.


This statement alone makes you a humongous hypocrite! You've had no end of arrogant (and completely wrong) declarations about the motivations and feelings of others as you've played an extremely irrational pseudopsychologist to anyone who has contradicted you (or worse, found you out when you were lying).

I do understand quite a bit about you. I've already discussed it with you at length, for what little good it does you (I do not believe you are capable of really understanding my position, or the position of anyone who asserts that you are very irrational in the way you present yourself here). You may not even really remember what it was that I said. No matter.

Thy Brilliance wrote:
Nothing short of tat himself telling me to leave and explaining why he thinks I should leave. Or he could ban me, one of those.


Oh? If he told you you should leave but didn't want to explain himself, you would stay against his wishes? And it absolutely has to be the intercession of an absent moderator? There's no appeals to reason that can be made directly with you that does not rely on an authority figure? Telling.

Please additionally forego suggesting friendship to me or in any way making any further suggestions related to getting to know me better, on or off the forums, unless you want to be a really creepy man, by the way.

I suppose this wraps this up. Does anyone else want to work out a plan for advising people about Thy if they start to respond to his posts?
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