[News] strange happenings of 2015

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Postby pwhodges » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:08 am

View Original PostGob Hobblin wrote:Well, damn it, Monk, where else can we discuss the deplorable situation of Renaissance Italy's social situation!?

QC, in the "Discuss!" subforum of course!
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:09 am

I dunno...isn't that forum a hotbed of Pope-supporting Ghibellines, with their backwards country ways?
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:11 am

Well, it's really not for me to comment on that, is it!
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Postby Dataprime » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:49 am


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Postby The Imperialist » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:07 pm

[url]http://www.sankei.com/economy/news/150102/ecn1501020005-n1.html[/url]

Essentially according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, the Mount Gox thing (contrary to what they are saying) is that the illegal transfer, disappearances of BitCoin was an inside job. Sorry it is in Japanese.
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Postby soul.assassin » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:02 pm

View Original PostThe Imperialist wrote:[url]http://www.sankei.com/economy/news/150102/ecn1501020005-n1.html[/url]

Essentially according to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, the Mount Gox thing (contrary to what they are saying) is that the illegal transfer, disappearances of BitCoin was an inside job. Sorry it is in Japanese.


And thus it could be something to do with at least one suicide of those execs handling the business.

Also, the North would love to use this as agitprop ammo:
http://www.philstar.com/world/2015/01/03/1409055/living-hell-slaves-remote-south-korean-islands?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Postby Ornette » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:04 pm

I think bitcoin is viable money. I have a bitcoin wallet, and I've mined them (which is nothing more than providing transactional services). It's actually more transparent than anything that exists since everyone can see the public ledger, everyone can see every transaction and every transaction is traceable. It's definitely dangerous in some ways because it's a pretty new way of doing things, like if you lose your private keys, then you lose your money.

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Postby Chuckman » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:09 pm

I want to get into bitcoin but everything I read about it makes my eyes glaze over.
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Postby Monk Ed » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:00 pm

I second what Ornette said except I don't have any cuz I intend to use bitcoin as an actual money once it's sufficiently mainstream rather than as a stock to buy into and hope its value goes up and fret over the price of every day.
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Postby The Imperialist » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:25 am

I personally would say once proper regulations starts popping up and accountability then I might consider. Until then, too high risk for me.

In another news, major Japanese (domestic) companies are starting to consider salary raises (10% or so) it is always good to see Keynesian economics working as theory predicts.
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Postby BiQ » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:03 pm

[s:3sq7d0mx]My view[/s:3sq7d0mx] on bitcoin: http://brokenlibrarian.org/bitcoin/

EDIT: Sorry, I wrote that in a hurry. Obviously I have not written that article, but I do agree with it, like 100%.
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Postby Rosenakahara » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:15 pm

Getting away from the mess that is bitcoin:
FOR SCIENCE!
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Postby soul.assassin » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:47 pm

View Original PostBiQ wrote:[s]My view[/s] on bitcoin: http://brokenlibrarian.org/bitcoin/

EDIT: Sorry, I wrote that in a hurry. Obviously I have not written that article, but I do agree with it, like 100%.


I should quote that the next time it gets mentioned somewhere.

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Postby The Imperialist » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:52 pm

I remember Prof. Krugman going on about why bitcoin is bad too- and how it is also economically speaking proto-gold standard. His blog methinks.

In another news, maglev train plan in Japan looks like it is very much on schedule (one of the check up by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure is about to happen soon) In fact, they are thinking of extending the line from Nagoya to Osaka and trying to figure out the economic benefits of extending the line. Again, in Japanese.

[url]http://www.sankei.com/economy/news/150104/ecn1501040003-n1.html[/url]
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Postby Rosenakahara » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:14 am

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5oInypeRpo[/url]
creating the abomination that was sonic-chu and insulting basically all transgender people by pretending to be a woman so he can get laid (that was actually his reasoning) was not enough for chris-chan it seems.
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Postby soul.assassin » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:14 am

View Original PostRosenakahara wrote:[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5oInypeRpo[/url]
creating the abomination that was sonic-chu and insulting basically all transgender people by pretending to be a woman so he can get laid (that was actually his reasoning) was not enough for chris-chan it seems.


The last that was heard of him was that their house burned down after the coffee machine caught fire, and, according to KYM, he ranted at the manufacturer.

Ah, as what Warhol said, in this century everyone gets his or her 15 minutes.

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Postby Squigsquasher » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:37 pm

View Original PostRosenakahara wrote:[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5oInypeRpo[/url]
creating the abomination that was sonic-chu and insulting basically all transgender people by pretending to be a woman so he can get laid (that was actually his reasoning) was not enough for chris-chan it seems.


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


What a moron.

In other news, Ebola is in the UK, and the nurse who brought it here (although it is thought there are other potential carriers in the country) is in critical condition.

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Postby pwhodges » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:41 pm

It's not the first case to be treated here; and sad though it is, there are many, many diseases that kill more people than ebola.
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:35 pm

I expect minor panic followed by either death of the nurse or a recovery, at which point the nation will eventually move on to the next great catastrophe.

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Postby Tankred » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:15 pm

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:I expect minor panic followed by either death of the nurse or a recovery


Listen m80, the only thing that'll make us panic is a sudden shortage of beer, port, cheese and crackers.


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