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  • PhilB's Avatar
    05-16-18, 01:07 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Crypto currency discussion in Off-Topic
    Well, no. In the cases you just cited, it is still a "trust this guy to be honest" kind of thing. With the source code issue, you (again) can...
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    05-16-18, 11:52 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Crypto currency discussion in Off-Topic
    It also changes *who* gets to *pick* the trusted party, which is critical. You don't have to trust any given party, if you can't verify it yourself,...
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    05-16-18, 11:08 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Crypto currency discussion in Off-Topic
    The fact that the source is open code means that you don't have to trust the software, you can check it out. Your point about cash is valid, except...
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    05-14-18, 03:36 PM
    That was my first bike as well. Good choice in general, although the seat height might be a bit high for who he's talking about. Tires with tubes...
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    05-14-18, 02:47 PM
    For inexperienced riders, I think under 500cc is better, 250-300cc is best; and close to a 300-lb bike as possible. With more experience, the...
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    05-10-18, 07:21 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Crypto currency discussion in Off-Topic
    lol. Ain't that the pot calling the singularity black. Now that's just precious. PhilB
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    05-10-18, 07:08 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Crypto currency discussion in Off-Topic
    Well, that was an awful lot of "replying" to things I didn't say. No wonder you have so many misconceptions about so many things. I did not ever...
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    05-10-18, 12:12 AM
    PhilB replied to a thread Crypto currency discussion in Off-Topic
    lol. a) No, what I was talking about by theft was currency manipulation by the government, intentional inflation, printing their way out of debt,...
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    05-06-18, 09:20 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Crypto currency discussion in Off-Topic
    You missed at least one: sound money, based on a fixed standard. That's a better alternative for people. It's not as good for governments, as it...
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    05-06-18, 12:06 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Crypto currency discussion in Off-Topic
    That's because it IS. Um, wow. PhilB
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    04-23-18, 06:50 PM
    PhilB replied to a thread Squirrels in engine bay in Off-Topic
    Just chain a mink or ferret down in there, and toss in a rat to keep it fed now and then. PhilB
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1993 Ducati Monster M900; 265,000 miles -- killed by minivan 30Oct17

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