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  1. Strictly, Litecoin was an early popularish altcoin bitcoin clone with trivial changes to block rate and supply schedule. The creator was pretty successful at marketing his (bullshit) claims that his changes were good. But its essentially just a Bitcoin clone, and since he didn't mess anything important up with his changes... its still a decent alternative to Bitcoin today. There are other ledger systems out there that focus on more interesting niches. Ethereum tries to handle more adaptive contracts than Bitcoin. MimbleWimble gets rid of contracts in transactions, and is pure transaction only (or at least thats what I heard during its early development). Monero has cryptographically hidden senders, recipients, and amounts transferred (much higher privacy). I'm not saying any of these are all good, I'm just providing interesting design choice alternatives. I suspect Ethereum will one day be worthless, since its more or less a clusterfuck of inefficiency of solutions looking for actual real life problems to solve. And they moved away from Proof of Work preference to a "consensus" to determine the "official" ledger, which turns it more into a centralized organization that can be attacked by government regulation. I welcome competing ledgers. Some may be more suitable for different use cases, as their differences in features result in different market desires being fulfilled with differing efficiencies. Theres the possibility that an alt coin in the future could have some invention that makes it significantly better than Bitcoin technology. Better at handling more transactions with less network bandwidth or less CPU verification work. But then Bitcoin can adopt the new tech (unless its patented). People want to be able to trade for what ever their use cases are with the least cost/losses. Using the slavers' monopoly money has high costs that most people dont realize. I'm not saying Bitcoin will definitely be the ledger of the future that everyone will eventually use. But theres the possibility... that Michael, Max, and I all fantasize of. Where theres no men who get to rule the world by bribing slavery-enforcing-mercenaries with monopoly money.
  2. Re: can bitcoin be hacked? Bitcoin technology is a ledger. Transfer/spending of ammounts requires a public key digital signature. People determine which history of the ledger to use based on which had the most work to build (proof of work) using brute force hash cracking. If someone found a vulnerability in the digital signatures, people can move their amounts into a different public key algorithm. People have already found minor (inconsequential) optimizations to improve the efficiency of the brute force hash cracking. If someone found a way to break (solve in 1 try) the hash in use (sha256) for Proof of Work, then Bitcoin developers (and users) would have to switch the software to use a new hashing algorithm that doesn't have the vulnerability. Theres a pretty huge economic incentive for people to break these things. Theres actually a controversy back when an upgrade to Bitcoin's transaction signature storage (SegWit) was trying to be released by developers. The primary Bitcoin mining company was trying to deny the upgrade because: we suspect they were taking advantage of a little undocumented optimization in finding PoW hash solutions that SegWit would foil. If you were able to break Bitcoin's public key crypto or block PoW hashing algorithms... you could get rich quick spending early generated bitcoins or creating new blocks to get the block rewards. Its pretty dang hard math protecting it though... afaik theres only brute force. Some people claim "quantum" computers can break Bitcoin's current public key crypto, which would be a problem for people who received coins from different transactions at the same address. I initally use the definition "bullshit" when I read the word "quantum", as this is the most commonly used meaning of the word. User's computers can be hacked though. A specialized keylogger trojan can steal coins from your wallet. Its been done on web browser and phone wallets. The solution to that is hardware and cold storage wallets. These are wallets that are disconnected from the internet, and have to be physically tampered with in person to be able to install a trojan.
  3. I've talked to a number of people in my life who say without their faith they are a depressed nothing. I get it. Without the worldview including some kind of everlasting purpose, why do anything? Hence the brain that lacks faith does nothing and dies. The one that has faith takes living actions and continues. Evolution prefers those with some kind of belief in an everlasting purpose to work towards fulfilling. Whether it includes dogma for an individual depends on how susceptible they are to peer pressure, go with the flow, or independent minded they are. The dogma isn't necessarily impactful on decision making. So you say... "esoteric certainty" practitioners claim we are in a bad matrix movie world... and that with their red pill they can be Neo. Something like that. Versus when I watched the Matrix... I was thinking the bad world is what the powers that be try to trick all the slaves to live within. Neo was able to see through the tricks, break their rules, and do all that is possible within our reality. The slave world we live in is so, because the slaves are ignoring reality and drinking the snake oil cool aid. Snake oil world = a "esoteric certainty" trap. Most sheeple prefer the safety nets offered by the snake oil salesmen.
  4. Michael, I think maybe you linked me to this before but I didn't watch the vid, I just read some of your comments. This time I took the hour to watch his 2hr talk at double speed. My tldr of the first video: Tldr: critical race theory, being "woke", gender redefine: its all "gnostic" training/methods to deny reality, claim what we are doing is bad, and attempt their authoritative demands of what we should do since "what we are doing is bad". In college I tried to deconstruct another's religion to at the time try to "help" the other adopt my "superior" skeptical philosophy and morality... which today I look back upon and regret my naivety. Eventually I realized being skeptic, although being logically infallible, left a life without meaning/purpose. I denied ideas, but I had nothing satisfying to offer in their place. It seems to me a gnostic took the path from there to manipulate/control others and encourage hedonistic behavior. I searched for years for what was real, and what I should do with myself. I eventually concluded that we should live in a manner where we would be invited into a superior being's resourceful domain in a world where there is finite resources and the potential for violence, like ours... thats in my other thread. I think I'm understanding this guy correctly. Michael I appreciate your reference so I can more easily recognize this method of manipulation.
  5. I'm currently re-reading a book, "Blood of The Fold", by Terry Goodkind. Its part of the fictional Sword of Truth book series... where a guy named Richard kicks ass while seeking truth and defending himself, friends, and the innocent. (The author is influenced by Rand). A "baneling" in his books means, translated to Christian: "a person who serves the devil". See also his meaning of "the wizards first rule": The mind is ruled by psychological biases. Such biases twist the mind into believing some things are true, when they are not. Two of the most powerful biases are hope (or, described differently, optimistic belief that something may be true) and fear. When someone hopes something may or may not be true, such as that a friend did not betray him, then he may actually believe in a lie told to him by another, or told to himself, that the friend did not betray him, when in actuality the friend did. Similarly, when someone fears something may or may not be true, such as that one is not competent enough to fill one's job responsibilities, then he may actually believe that such is true. Instead of allowing biases to twist one's brief, one must try and escape the effect of the biases and determine the actual truth of a situation. Baneling, Terrorists, Witch, all mean the same thing... a person who serves evil. A term commonly used (with false accusation) by power seekers to create fear (control) and eliminate threats to their power. "US killed over 4.5 million people since 9/11". Hmm, emergency call 911. 911. 911. Fear fear danger danger, need gov to protect me. Friend government, allways my friend protecting me. Or else whole metal buildings will fall through themselves as if all their beams had been exploded simultaneously. And all of my neighbors will want to kidnap my kids and shoot them. Yay go team America, world police! Here to save the day from terrorists! Since the day of "danger call the government for help" the mercenaries killed 5 million of them! Magic from the lips of the mainstream media made metal beams fall through themselves due to kerosene in the minds of their slaves. ========== Many sheeple are mercenaries enforcing the slavery of their brethren. From my best judgment, its impossible to convince the sheeple that our current money system is the root of evil and we need to switch to free market competition of money. I tell my friends IRL... I know of only three ways to greater freedom, either: 1. Most of the sheeple die (which the powers that be seem to be working towards severely reducing herd size) or 2. Bitcoin technology disrupts the centralized monopoly money printing, which bypasses the need for large numbers of sheeple to die. 3. Move to the "frontier", which in the future includes places beyond Earth. Bitcoin technology might be able to create a prevalence of free market money, despite the power mongers' wishes. Then most sheeple will stop being mercenaries for the power mongers... since the power mongers will have less to bribe with. There will still be the old religious leader mind tricks... but that is a much smaller and easier problem to defend against.
  6. The obedient mercenary slaves killed all those terrorist baneling families on the other side of the world. Cant have the terorists simultaneously exploding I-beams with aluminum and kerosene. Only baneling magic from evil witch terrorists can do that. The wise money printers knew exactly who to bribe with newly printed monopoly money to eliminate the 5 million banelings.
  7. Strictly, In such a powerful surveillance state, bitcoin tech can adopt more computationally costly procedures to hide transaction history. It would then only be useable in the black/gray market.
  8. Strictly, ok. Its not feasible for most people to build their own computers from scratch. I'd never suggest anyone fully trust a computer they didn't make themselves... especially one connected to the internet. I do think the CIA can take over any computer connected to the internet whenever they want. If they used that power to temporarily disrupt bitcoin... they would reveal their card, and a lot of people would want to build new computers to defend themselves from such an attack, which would reduce the CIA's power to hack computers in the future. At this point Bitcoin is still a very new technology. One day there may be dedicated bitcoin wallets made by hundreds of companies. You could have 10 of them in your pocket all verifying your transaction to buy a house, at a escrow company who uses all 100, with the house seller who uses 5 wallets from 5 different companies. I'd highly recommend that people use gold and silver to some extent as a fallback for trade, and a portion of their portfolio for shit hits the fan and return to sound money scenarios. I'm not sure if Bitcoin tech would be competitively advantageous in a situation where the monopoly on banking was broken. Our current system might be replaced by local moneies and thousands of big business issued monies... which may all be based on contracts to deliver gold/silver. But the current powers that be dont allow such, hence bitcoin's decentralized nature has a niche, despite its inefficiencies. What I would recommend is that one puts most of their resources into creating a lasting society... developing their land to be prosperous and secure. Money is a tool for trade. Just hold enough for nearterm transactions in the kinds of money you dont like all that much. I really do like local gold delivery contracts more than bitcoin for most transactions... theres just that little problem of the world being full of dupe slave sheeple who transform into valueless mercenaries to enforce a monopoly on slave money.
  9. I'll offer some bitcoin Q&A answers here. Bitcoin software only relies on your ability to connect to one other honest person in the network. It doesn't necessarily rely on the middle men carrying messages. Originally the communication network didnt use public key encryption to verify the identity of other users (or verify their messages are from them)... but it could... if that became a problem. For example some people communicate over TOR with bitcoin. Bitcoin software just asks the world for the hardest-to-build blockchain, that has the highest tower of work built up. One can verify for oneself with Bitcoin software which tower communicatedto you was the hardest to build. No middle man information injection.
  10. I've been lied to about some pretty serious things in my life. I leave a lot of things in the unknown category that most people would take the word of others and put in the true category. Whether an event is true or not... know the media is not liable for communication of truth, it is only entertainment. The mainstream news is funded by the powers that be, who print the monopoly money that slaves work for. Individual mainstream media companies may sway a little from core purpose on less important matters. But they all exist for the same purpose: to program the brains of slaves. What message was written into the brains of slaves with this video?
  11. Michael, The shutdowns during the "virus" "pandemic" influence me and my best friend to switch gears and get some rural land to build a farm and make sure our families were very secure vs shortages. We didn't want to be stuck in a situation where we had to go to some camp to get food/starved... but only if we submitted our bodies to questionable medical procedures. God, it still blows my mind how the American people and businesses went along with the shutdowns, and the fucking stupid 6 foot and mask stuff. The world is full of sheeple. The farm is going pretty good, much more expensive than I thought to get started though. We eat mostly naturally fed animals... by the way... and not much else. Ill check those things out. I dont really like signing up for online freedom projects... since when Ron Paul ran & there was a freedom minded organization (tea party) that turn into an IRS shitlist honeypot. 100% chance those projects will be infiltrated and monitored by CIA etc. Theres also the "freedom cell" thing people are doing. My little community IRL isnt advertised. Its just my close friend and some respectable productive people whose life situation jive with ours. I commented on Bitcoin the last time I posted here. As soon as I heard about it I dived into it deeply on how it works. I'm a computer engineer... so I code reviewed the whole thing. I'm also an Austrian Economist. Bitcoin technology, including its consensus and mining proof of work system, is absolutely revolutionary and extremely useful for honest people who want to trade and store honest money without being victom to the slavers in the slaver world we live in. I'm extremely excited to see what extent Bitcoin tech can shrug off the Predators primary source of power: printing monopoly money.
  12. Michael, Its good to talk to you again too. This should have been a quick post, because I needed to go help on the farm. Ill have more time tomorrow or next at home on my computer, where i can fix grammar and spelling faster. "I am confused by what you mean by realities that are different and will be prohibited from interacting with each other. There is only one reality. No?" There is only one reality we can and ever will be able to verify the existence of, ours. Its not that we are "prohibited". Its that they simply are completely different entire systems. For example there may be a Reality with just one neutron... and it just... is. And then another Reality that is two neutrons, and they circle around eachother forever. And another one with two neutrons, but instead of a circle orbit, its slightly oval. And another one with even more stretched oval. None of these Realities interact with the others, they just are what they are, and do what they do, purely independently from the others. Why do I assert that an infinite number of Realities exist? Because its a satisfying answer to the ultimate creation question: "how did our Reality come into existence... when something cannot come from nothing?" My answer: all fully self consistent systems existence as independent Realities, simply because they are self consistent/true. We happen to be in this one. We can model simpler Reality systems within our own. My only requirement for joining our society is to agree to respect the property of our members. I have ideas of what kind of behavior is virtuous, and our members inherently want our society to be successful... because many are parents... and we are working towards providing an environment for the children to flourish in. Know that Ive been slave trained, and I also reject authority commands and attempts at injections of purpose. Notice how careful I was about not demanding members do anything or believe anything, and encouraging leaving and factioning. I agree, bad guys taking over good groups is a big problem. Im confident the Predators do it regularly, they seek thriving growing successful cultures and work to destroy them... particularly if they are threatening to free sheeple. Thats another reason why I prefer a more distributed approach. I want to make a collection of books and ideas and make it he basis of a new... bible... that encompasses old religions, and their consistent integration with all of my ideas and ones Ive got from talking with others, and put them in a digitally signed video and text data package that includes defining all the basic words with video. Its a big project... who knows if I will be ambitious enough to complete it. People want to join the society im building because ive been successful, and I've helped them, and I've offered to help them in the future. In the future, as our society grows... others may want to join because it is becoming known that our underpinning ideas make us successful. Our ideas are better, they make people healthier and happier, in real. If there is a severe flaw, of course, Reality may be cruel, and wipe us out. Again I am very weary of the Predators, the men behind the curtain, the Rothschilds, etc, and the general police. I try to be tactful. Re: government structure: Note I make no prescription on governance. I'd prefer there were thousands of societies like mine all factions, each with varying sized communities and cities, each with their own government structure. I personally dont like interacting with government in any way. I live a hybrid life between living in the city and farm. Theres no gov for my small society, just the idea of a Court of Record, which we've never needed to do. I am with you on the vigilante thoughts. Sometimes gov/court cant create justice because of lack of witness evidence or corruption. In that case, a man may need to wisely create justice himself. I am confident most of the slavery and corrupt power system today is a result of the enforcement of monopoly on money printing by the bankers. It started with them bringing over and auctioning slaves, which among other more obvious problems, wrecked the Purpose of our great great grandparents children: to do productive simple work for the success of the family (learning to LIVE, voluntarily, with asking all sort of questions, making mistakes, and creatively coming up with new ideas to make work easier). Living: taking actions that result in growing and improving one's body and external resources, both material and ideological, and fostering children. The bankers then later said they had to conquer our great grandfathers to "free the slaves" (that they brought over and gave), and in the process, Established the District of Columbia, centralized banking, confiscated real money and land through generations, and caused our grandfathers to go from being human kings of their own land in Common Law jurisdiction to subjects (social security cardholders) who pay taxes to the powers that be, who live with all sorts of statutes of what they can do on the land they are Residents on (instead of king on Domain), with money that empowers the slavers via money printing and bribery of mercenaries. Dean
  13. I propose we create a new society. The purpose of our society is to foster its membership, so that its base of ideas (recording both accepted and rejected, and maluable with membership consent or factioning), and its contining new generations of membership flourish unending through the future. To become a member, one must agree explicitly to respect the property of other members. Violations of property are encouraged to be resolved peacefully between violator and victim if possible. If not, the claim can be brought to a requested voluntary proceeding of a common Law "Court of Record" (Black's Law 5th edition), with a magistrate (not judge) a recorder, and a jury of peers. The base of ideas is a work in progress. Any suggestions of contributions to the base are welcome. A member need not agree to everything in the base. Formation of competing societies and factions is welcomed: I encourage such, if you find it worthwhile. ------ My proposed initial base: - All fully self consistent systems of changing state systems (Realities with time/physics) exist. There are an infinite number of such systems, each with different states or processes of change (physics). - A Reality in no way can interact with another. They are fully independent. - We happen to be in this Reality, we are a part of it. - It is possible that our perceptions are only from a simulation... with simulated state and physics performed by a supercomputer in a meta Reality. Examples: the Matrix movie computer simulation, or maybe Earth vs the world Heaven is in, as in the Jewish, Christian, or Islamic religion. - Imagine: 1. A city & lands maintained by incredibly intelligent, wise, and powerful friends; 2. In a world with finite (yet bountiful) resources, and the potential for lies and violence. What kind of character must one have in order to be accepted as their friend, and invited into their domain? Productive, Honest (between friends), non-Violent, Intelligent, Mentally Rigorous, Physically Capable, more. - Lets each act to make ourselves worthy of such an invitation. - Lets work towards creating a such a society of friends now, in this experience. - To whatever extent we can defend it without allowing slavers and looters from benefiting: lets work towards developing nourishing domains (land, tools, and communities). - Find the Society(ies) where you determine you best belong, or make new ones, and work towards it thriving perpetually. - Lets default towards peace and trade with non-members. If a non-member violates (or threatens severely enough) our property, then we can treat them like violators. Repeated acts of violence resulting from mental incompetence a definitive trait of an animal. ---- Discussion: This "society" idea is the culmination of my work trying to discover a satisfying purpose for my life. With these ideas, anarchists and miniarchy cats become powerful motivated members of a society. Atheism and Christianity are united (x the Jesus/John 3:16 part, which was likely an invention of slavers). One I didn't come to these conclusions of satisfying unifying purpose alone. It was through years of learning and debating. I like our conversation. I hope we can together forge a new and extremely successful society. Even within this slave culture we live in. Theres probably a lot we can learn from the Amish/Mennonites, especially in aspects of parenting and interacting with the State. I was born into a slave culture, and still likely have lots of bad premises and habits. I hope the powers that be dont wipe us out. Hence distributed and carefully built systems of value should be the starting point... until/unless the slaver system collapses. I dont want to disturb them by rapidly red pilling herds of sheeple. Sheeple must be left as slaves to the slavers, we cant save them. Slavers are too powerful via bribery and vast numbers of looters, trickable (foolish), and blue pill (prefers to deny reality to accept an easy life of being a dependent slave). They need to be able to see the sky ( themselves, with us only there to help guide them if they seek us. Theres a good chance some of the slavers are intentionally culling the herd now. I think they are inventivizing bad nutrition, medical procedures, and war. They are culling the looters, fools, and lazy. Lets work to survive the cull. Cheers, Dean
  14. Hello, Hey, its Bitcoin, one of my favorite subjects! In the past, gold as money has been shut down by the federal government via confinscation and taxing banks. Hence USD's monopoly position on money has been enforced. The federal government confinscates all sorts of wealth from producers, and channels that wealth towards all sorts of things that would be considered wealth redistribuition rather than "protecting the property of innocent citizens". 1. Federal Reserve & Big Banks print money for themselves and their friends, stealing market purchasing power from wage earners and other producers. 2. They buy the news channels and manipulate the sheeple 3. They advertise their political picks and marginalize the free market opposition, giving the sheeple only 2 false alternatives for their political representatives. 4. Sheeple are trained to believe Keynesian fantasy rather than Austrian economic consequences, and they are frequently ok with wealth redistribuiton, empowerd by the government 5. Federal Reserve is now buying/holding US Treasuries: funding the federal government via money printing Bitcoin has the potential to break the shackles of the current USD money monopoly. Bitcoin is not as vulnerable as gold to taxation and confinscation. As more people store wealth in Bitcoin rather than USD, the market purchasing power available to the bankers and federal government and will be diminished. Hence Bitcoin is one of my favorite things. I would recommend Bitcoin as an investment, and as a store of wealth, and as a means of trade, and as a means to protect yourself from monopoly money inflation. Similarly I would also recommend gold, but of course with different properties and different risks. I think gold is undervalued at the moment. Bitcoin is a new technology, that as a money is not very well proven, so of course it is a risky investment. Might I point out that Bitcoin's use to purchase (illegal) drugs is a good thing, enabiling people to do what they want with thier own bodies with less risk and cost than previous channels of purchasing from local gangs. Drugs should not be illegal. Government should get out of approving/banning drugs and licensing sellers. I personally don't do drugs, but I'm a proponent of self ownership. Cheers, Dean
  15. Jonathan & Brant, sarcasm: I was in the WTC 7 stairwell when it was blown apart by explosives minutes before the building was demolished! Above is the photographic evidence! You guys offended me so much! Post #79 was my last post in this debate, of which is yet to be debunked. It uses high school physics to prove that World Trade Center building 7 was demolished using a controlled demolition.