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Setting up a Debian-based Bitcoin node

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:58:15 +0000

I’ve previously mentioned how is a scam. However, I was a bit too optimistic about the state of Bitcoin availability on mainstream Linux distributions, and the state of Debian. As it turns out, there is a bitcoind for squeeze, but not for the more recent wheezy. Not that it matters, as that version is […]

The book that sank in

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:35:24 +0000

It’s been nearly a decade since I’ve read Atlas Shrugged. It is way too long1, and it’s not particularly well written2. At the time, I already knew what to expect; I didn’t take it as a revelation nor did it change any of my opinions. However, there are some things that make more sense to […]

Why do we have freedoms?

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:07:54 +0000

I often think, we claim that we aren’t free, and that it’s getting worse, but then why are we able to claim it? Why wouldn’t our oppressors censor us?1. By looking a tad deeper, we see that states actually constantly try to censor. Of course, it’s to censor the bad stuff like pedonazism2. Obviously, if […] is a scam

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:57:53 +0000

So, another thing that gets media coverage. Let’s look into it. They are using extremely overpriced ISPs1. For the same price, they could easily host more than four times as many nodes. At least they are not charging you more than it costs – the servers they list really use those ISPs, and the cheaper […]

Bitcoin is not a payment network

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:00:09 +0000

Bitcoin is often presented as a payment network1. I think this happens because it is more convenient to ignore the more politically controversial aspects of Bitcoin. After all, everyone agrees that credit cards suck. You’re basically giving your private key to entities so they can charge you what they want; fraud is very high and […]

No, do not dencentralize everything

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:50:48 +0000

Many newcomers, with their basic understanding of Bitcoin, marvel on how great it is. It then becomes their hammer, and everything they think of becomes a nail. Everything has to be decentralized and blockchained. Worse, many untalented scamvelopers now promise “disruptive” “decentralized” whatevers. And the general public buys it, either the dream or the “IPO”. […]

Bitcointalk, always retarded

Tue, 06 May 2014 17:55:01 +0000

Retarded, as in late. Bitcointalk has the tendency to fall in love with scams, live in denial, hate the ones calling out the scams, then eventually realize they got scammed. Way too late. Many of those clairvoyant people were actually banned from the forums; this isn’t just some groupthink à la reddit but an actual […]

Yo #bitcoin-assets, I put contrarianism in your contrarianism

Fri, 02 May 2014 19:27:02 +0000

Apparently, a ritual of #bitcoin-assets is to blog about how #bitcoin-assets is marvelous and how we are superior to everyone. Not entirely incompatible with my blog, which from its inception has been about how I am superior to everyone. Still, I just don’t feel it is quite right. Perhaps this is a better description: herbijudlestoids:i […]

Accounting for the Amazing Company. The Bitcointalk standard.

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:35:58 +0000

Q. This introduces the accounting rules for Bitcointalk public companies Such accounting rules are proper and necessary, because Bitcointalk investing is fundamentally and structurally different from investing. Since no revenue is to be expected, we consider most accounting standards to be useless. Some unique properties, which will follow, make them inappropriate anyway. This accounting scheme […]

Feminism is a mental illness

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:28:10 +0000

Read this. So she: – took a picture of the “offending” guys without their knowledge (isn’t that illegal?) – published it on twitter – instead of confronting them, publicly complains to thousands of other people who should not give a damn – write a 2000 word unreadable blog post about the “situation” – seems proud […]