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    Today, 05:22 PM
    What sort of medical necessary reason would there be to remove the hands? Shouldn't that alone cause some big investigation?
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    Today, 05:17 PM
    Would you consider the hundreds of catholic priests who were part of their scandal liberal or conservative? Or are we just talking about people who have been recently caught?
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    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    I wonder on the metrics. If they went with just the largest wallet balances that could be mining pools, exchanges, and other services. Not to say there aren't whales yet it may not be all that bad.
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    12-08-2017, 05:17 PM
    Have you posted in reddit, or on bitcointalk? There are experts who know the inner workings rather well there
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    12-07-2017, 11:30 PM
    If the various estimates of hitting 60K on up in a year, that would still be around 400% increase in your money in a year...
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    12-07-2017, 03:25 PM
    Why would any RPF admit to such a thing? taxation is theft ;)
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    12-07-2017, 09:43 AM
    I could see an alt coin that had a fixed value to gold as something some people may like. Fluctuations like BTC can have may cause issues with businesses. Although not Bitcoin itself. Having gold backed would make it centralized which is entirely opposite of what Bitcoin is about. Look at how easily Egold was closed.
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    12-07-2017, 09:40 AM
    What I find amusing late at night doesn't always carry over when I'm fully awake... Although I do find it strange that the Sec of Education has a brother trying to create a private CIA. With the wealthiest cabinet in history, I'm curious if that helped any opening of dialog or as a wealthy guy who already had military ties Prince could just get a meeting without any problems?
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    12-07-2017, 02:07 AM
    Is this the answer to our educational problems? Find the problematic students and send them to a private military. And here I thought the whole education role was just a way to get every schoolkid selling Amway.
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    12-05-2017, 10:57 PM
    What's even more surprising is that enough people thought that a guarantee of 1,354% profit in a month was real to get them 15 million.
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    12-04-2017, 11:51 PM
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/4/cryptocurrency-provides-security-without-officiald/ The End of Government Monopoly Money By Richard W. Rahn Published December 5, 2017 After two centuries of government monopoly money, private monies are re-emerging and will likely come to dominate ultimately. Back in 1976, Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek published his little classic, “Denationalization of Money.” In essence, Hayek argued that money is no different than other commodities, and it would be better supplied by competition among private issuers than by a government monopoly. His book detailed the problems with government monopoly money and how most of these problems could be overcome with private competition. Even though many agreed with Hayek’s argument, it was not clear until now how the government monopoly on money would be broken. As with so many other things, technology has come to the rescue. We are now witnessing the beginnings of the development of practical, private, digital cryptocurrencies, the best known being bitcoin. Bitcoin and most of the other new currencies enable users to make transactions from person to person without going through a bank or other intermediary. This is accomplished through the use of a “blockchain.” Before the development of the blockchain, those who had developed cryptocurrencies were not able to solve the double-spending problem to keep people from copying or counterfeiting the digital coin, and the “Byzantine general’s problem” of how to keep a malicious party from intercepting and changing the transaction before it reached its intended recipient.
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    12-04-2017, 07:17 PM
    You could make a living finding ways to put your sign in various places. Hrmmm...
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    12-04-2017, 07:16 PM
    The bitcoin client allows you to sign a message with your private key. This shows you own the address without giving away your key or having to move any coins.
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    12-04-2017, 07:31 AM
    Oh and isn't Bitcoin Jesus worth far more? He moved 250,000 Bitcoin recently if I recall. Although since he's all in on Bitcoin Cash he may actually not own many Bitcoin
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    12-04-2017, 12:10 AM
    Unless Satoshi had russian ties I don't think the white house will care.... ;)
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    12-03-2017, 11:49 AM
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    12-03-2017, 11:38 AM
    Can't wait until they're worth more than Zuck
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    12-03-2017, 12:53 AM
    If you go to the client console and enter listaddressgroupings do you get additional addresses? Of course those failed transaction IDs don't show up in a BTC explorer or even a testnet explorer. You may also want to find the version of bitcoin that was around when you created the original wallet.dat to see if using the new version somehow changes the addresses somehow when using old data. I haven't heard of that happening but it's worth a shot
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    12-01-2017, 07:11 PM
    I can understand that getting shot is about as personal as possible and any reasonable person would want the shooter to suffer, a lot. However shouldn't a guy charged with protecting the law not be so blatantly promoting rape?
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    12-01-2017, 06:55 PM
    The OP said he was trying to sell some, coinbase or blockchain fit if it was an immediate need. Also blockchain is designed so the wallet is yours, they can't get it not even the privkey. I wouldn't consider it as secure as a hardware, paper or personal wallet but it still secure enough for small usage. I'm not seeing any transactions for that address either. unconfirmed transactions are rare, would be strange to have a multitude of them. However I agree, ask on bitcointalk or reddit and some of those more familiar with the inner workings of a wallet may help.
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    11-30-2017, 03:14 PM
    It sounds like the wallet is still syncing data to get current. A full bitcoin wallet will take up 130 gigs or so If you're curious about the actual balance get the address and go to blockchain.info and put it in. It will show current balance. Also you'll be able to get corresponding amounts of bitcoin cash, bitcoin gold, and any other forked coins. If you have the space and time to wait for the wallet to sync you should be fine. If you're in a hurry you could get the private key and use blockchain.info's wallet by importing the private key. Not overly hard but it takes a few steps. I could walk you through it, I'm sure there are instructions online too.
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    11-30-2017, 02:15 AM
    A little story about licensing in my state. Plumbing licenses in the state of Michigan are a joke. My father's a licensed master plumber and a licensed plumbing contractor. The contractor part is required to advertise in the state that he's a plumber. I read the fine print on the renewal form this year, it's a set fee for a master plumber, it's a set fee for the contractor. However if you renew the contractor it automatically renews the master plumber so don't need to pay that. I pointed that out, he said he's been paying both fees for as long as he recalls. No refund checks... hrmm, go figure. Random people are advertising on local facebook groups that they're plumbers, they're not licensed. Some bad advice given even. Gave a call to one to let them know, was told I was a prick. Nice guy. So I contacted the state licensing board to lodge a complaint. Their response? They can't do a thing since he's non licensed so he doesn't fall under their rules. Talk to the prosecutor as that's a law being broken. Prosecutor said advertising plumbing services on facebook group with 3000 members doesn't actually count as advertising so no laws were broken. Interesting. Somehow I bet if I said I was a lawyer on facebook they'd reconsider that. If someone hired a non licensed person for work that requires a license they could press charges after the fact personally.
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    11-29-2017, 10:33 PM
    And like Doge the US Government has plenty to be considered a joke
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    11-29-2017, 04:20 PM
    Ripple is centralized, was made for bank's usage, it goes against what bitcoin all is.
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    11-29-2017, 01:10 PM
    A few municipalities own their own lines and have fixed interconnect rates. Anyone can connect to them, the providers can then be differentiated with service. I've been out of the connection industry for awhile but from what I know they're well liked services. There was talk about turning the government paid telephone lines into the same sort of arrangement in the 90s but that didn't get far. I could almost get behind this sort of thing. Since the companies with the mandated agreements broke their contracts multiple times, in huge ways, taking over the infrastructure isn't such a bad idea. Make the lines an actual utility that anyone can use. There's no other way we'll ever get 400 billion + back. Of course realistically this wouldn't turn out well. The lobbyists would get their way to turn things basically back to what we have now under a different name. For awhile, while things were still forcefully deregulated, companies were selling wholesale DSL higher than retail DSL.
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    11-29-2017, 12:37 PM
    I do wonder about the level of inappropriateness and finding the correct sort of response. There is a big range between a bad joke and picking up teens at the Mall. I wonder how they'd handle this in Lake Wobegone?
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    11-29-2017, 10:57 AM
    Dialup is still a thing, barely. It's also not realistic anymore for anything beyond straight up text email. The web has changed to expect a client to have basic broadband. Even basic web ads are huge compared to a decade ago. Youtube or a basic facebook feed would take ages to load. It's like pagers are still a thing. Or horse and buggies. They exist for niche markets, no one really wants to use them daily. Satellite is a thing, a very slow thing. The current tech has geo sync sats that are so far away the speed of light becomes a noticeable issue. You have a 1/2 second delay round trip at the best, realistically it's longer than that. The average consumer hates this. This is why it's normally only used in areas where there is nothing else as it's better than dialup but not much else. If you're only pulling data then a second delay between clicking play on a video and getting video isn't so horrid. Forget anything interactive. If you try to do a skype call it doesn't work so well. Games, forget it. You may not have had DSL as an option. It's not universal even in cities depending on the lines. There have been various tech discussions and work on solar flying drones, blimps, balloons, low earth orbit micro sats, and the like. AFAIK this is how Facebook, google, and others want to hit Africa and other undeveloped areas. Neat in theory, I don't see this being allowed in the US as the telco lobby is strong. Most people have the duopoly of cable or DSL, typically 2 choices at best.
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    11-29-2017, 10:25 AM
    https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/feathercoin/#markets This shows the various exchanges carrying FTC and latest price. Bittrex looks to have the best price which is common since they're one of the biggest exchanges. Bittrex does do the KYC and will require to know who you are. Cryptopia has been a good exchange also. However right now that's a lot of difference on the coin As to always existing it matters if it retains a community of users. FTC is an older coin and has a 66 mil USD market cap, the 100th most popular coin. While it should stick around awhile, I imagine it'd be like one of the Trek episodes where people from the past wake up. The guy who had a huge stock portfolio was dissapointed when the entire economy changed and wealth like that didn't exist anymore.
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    11-29-2017, 02:23 AM
    I saw that Stallone movie. I honestly believed it was stretching to be different from every other prison break movie. I had no idea it's based on reality. Should I take the prison space station movie seriously now?
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    11-29-2017, 01:56 AM
    If this were actually deregulated that'd be a step in the right direction. However by various state and federal laws the telco landscape actually has the country broken up into regional baby bell areas who run the show. If you want to lay more lines you can't without those incumbent telco's permission. (technically they usually have to get permission from the state but that's basically a rubber stamp) If you want to interconnect you have to have their permission. The government has chosen the winners already. Cable is a whole other beast with local governments protecting those monopolies. The government already has the best interests of those companies in mind. The feds have given a few hundred billion in tax breaks and other incentives to large telcos for fiber everywhere, with service agreements that were never met, yet they never had to pay back those funds. A prior FCC chairmember has been compiling a running tally in regular reports. "The plan was to have America be the first fiber optic country -- and each phone company went to their state commissions and legislatures and got tax breaks and rate increases to fund these 'utility' network upgrades that were supposed to replace the existing copper wires with fiber optics -- starting in 1992." Do a search for 200 billion broadband scandal and copies of the report come up. The author also has interesting info in this thread https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/6c5e97/eli5_how_were_isps_able_to_pocket_the_200_billion/ In 1996 the telcos were actually partially deregulated by congress, the incumbent telcos were forced to allow other companies to interconnect with them so a phone call / data call could tie into the full system, at competitive rates. Thousands of ISPs and phone companies opened, new phone services started where you could get a flat rate unlimited long distance, free features like voicemail, all those other various goodies we take for granted now, also Internet in smaller areas. So many companies they had to offer better products and services to get and retain customers. The big telcos hated that! This was rolled back in the early 2000s by the FCC when the large telcos realized the thousands of startups offering Internet were actually catching on. This led to the large telcos wanting to stop allowing competitors in on their government mandated monopolies. They promised if there was no more competition, they'd finally improve broadband. They got their wish, thousands of ISPs closed up shop because of the law changes, and once again the monopolies didn't do any real improvements. My local electric co-op has been running fiber to their customers as they upgrade their electric lines. It's great that farm houses in rural areas are getting gig fiber, at rates that are better than the big telcos are offering in cities. However that's one of the rare instances where crony capitalism doesn't only offer customers 1 or 2 choices for internet.
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