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The end in near
« on: November 28, 2017, 12:04:38 am »



Supermarkets that accept bitcoin are already here:

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 09:41:14 am »

I can already order food online with bitcoin for like 3 years now. what's new?

PS: Please stay away from buildings owned by big banks for the coming time. Prophecy foretells that it will be dangerous.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 03:48:32 pm »

I can already order food online with bitcoin for like 3 years now. what's new?

Well, 3 years ago the value of a bitcoin was about 500 USD, today it is almost worth 10 000 USD, and the market capitalization of bitcoin is more than 10 times higher than it was 3 years ago.

Since cryptocurrencies are so much more valuable than national currencies, soon there is probably going to come supermarkets that only accept cryptocurrencies. And then hyperinflation of national currencies will start. First in countries that already have weak currencies and struggle with inflation. Later in countries with stronger currencies.

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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 05:25:43 pm »

How did you get the death march going with a SpathiRussian sphere of influence up? Simply not talk to them?

Anyway, I'm not sure how all this meshes with your no-tax-evasion idea, since these anonymous cryptocurrencies are notoriously and intentionally hard to track, which would be important for taxing transactions or income. Do you propose to switch to a land value tax or something?
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 08:12:04 pm »

How did you get the death march going with a SpathiRussian sphere of influence up? Simply not talk to them?

I interchanged the position of Russia and China now. Anyhow. It is very difficult to put countries in the right order according to when cryptocurrencies are going to cause hyperinflation there. Also, the countries I have used don't necessary have anything related to the SC2 species in the same positions. I soon realized that it was more or less impossible to find countries that have a lot in common with the SC2 species. Countries simply aren't so diverse.

Anyway, I'm not sure how all this meshes with your no-tax-evasion idea, since these anonymous cryptocurrencies are notoriously and intentionally hard to track, which would be important for taxing transactions or income. Do you propose to switch to a land value tax or something?

I don't necessarily think it is a very good idea to have completely anonymous cryptocurrencies. But I don't think we can ban them from Internet, unless all countries make them illegal, and that is very unlikely to happen anytime soon.

Lots of people here might think anarchy sounds like a great idea. Well, I don't. Maybe after you have experienced living in a complete anarchy, you will realize that it isn't such a great idea. Then people might also realize that Internet needs to be a bit more regulated.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2017, 11:25:48 am »

cryptocurrencies destroy the environment
cryptocurrencies make tax evasion easier
cryptocurrencies cause anarchy

... align your opinions with your goals maybe?
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 12:47:29 pm »

cryptocurrencies destroy the environment
cryptocurrencies make tax evasion easier
cryptocurrencies cause anarchy

... align your opinions with your goals maybe?

I don't understand why everybody thinks I am supportive of anonymous cryptocurrencies. I do think that the Kohr-Ah serve an important function in SC2, which is to create an incentive for the players to solve the game before they start their death march. Similarly, I do think anonymous cryptocurrencies serve an important function in real life, which is to create an incentive for people to find a solution.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 01:27:01 pm »

cryptocurrencies destroy the environment
cryptocurrencies make tax evasion easier
cryptocurrencies cause anarchy

... align your opinions with your goals maybe?

I don't understand why everybody thinks I am supportive of anonymous cryptocurrencies. I do think that the Kohr-Ah serve an important function in SC2, which is to create an incentive for the players to solve the game before they start their death march. Similarly, I do think anonymous cryptocurrencies serve an important function in real life, which is to create an incentive for people to find a solution.

That's not the way the doctrinal conflict worked. Both sides could win, so it was a 50/50 chance that they would wipe everyone out.
Besides that, death marches are not done in current game standards. It's an abhorrent and cheap tactic only used in older games, to estrange casual players and make gamers feel more elite.

We only get one earth. And if cryptocurrencies participate in destroying it permanently by those climate destroying minoing tactics it is something that we should never approve.
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 01:31:47 pm »

That's not the way the doctrinal conflict worked. Both sides could win, so it was a 50/50 chance that they would wipe everyone out.

I disagree. Here is a quote from the Chmmr:

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TWO: BECAUSE THE UR-QUAN LOST SO MANY SHIPS WHEN THE SHOFIXTI CAUSED THEIR OWN SUN TO FLARE
THE KOHR-AH'S FORCES ARE GROSSLY SUPERIOR TO THE UR-QUAN.
IF THE WAR IS NOT YET OVER BETWEEN THE UR-QUAN AND THE KOHR-AH, IT SHALL BE SOON
WITH THE KOHR-AH VICTORIOUS. WHEN THIS HAPPENS THE KOHR-AH WILL MOVE THROUGH SPACE
DESTROYING ALL INTELLIGENT RACES ONE BY ONE UNTIL NONE REMAINS.

http://www.sa-matra.net/quotes/chmmr/
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 02:04:40 pm »

That's not the way the doctrinal conflict worked. Both sides could win, so it was a 50/50 chance that they would wipe everyone out.

I disagree. Here is a quote from the Chmmr:

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TWO: BECAUSE THE UR-QUAN LOST SO MANY SHIPS WHEN THE SHOFIXTI CAUSED THEIR OWN SUN TO FLARE
THE KOHR-AH'S FORCES ARE GROSSLY SUPERIOR TO THE UR-QUAN.
IF THE WAR IS NOT YET OVER BETWEEN THE UR-QUAN AND THE KOHR-AH, IT SHALL BE SOON
WITH THE KOHR-AH VICTORIOUS. WHEN THIS HAPPENS THE KOHR-AH WILL MOVE THROUGH SPACE
DESTROYING ALL INTELLIGENT RACES ONE BY ONE UNTIL NONE REMAINS.

http://www.sa-matra.net/quotes/chmmr/

THAT WAS JUST A CHEAP TACTIC TO SELL YOU ZAPSTATS
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 08:21:29 am »

I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE CHENJESU/MRHNMHRM SELLING STATISTICS MADE ON THE SPOT (ZAPSTATS).
And I am sure they will try to sell you their ZapSat technology too.

And they lure you into boosting their photosynthesis-fueled "PROCESS".
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 09:38:04 am »

I was actually talking about the Chmmr in the kessari quadrant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2dQ42t32As
Their boasting/gloating over these devices which changed name from SC2 to SC3 annoyed me a bit back then Wink.
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 03:34:44 pm »

Meh, never noticed that in SC3.
Maybe because I disliked the voices in SC3, and simply ignored them. And whenr eading, my brain reads with an autocorrect function. So I alwas read "Zapsats".
Otherwise I take it for a spelling mistake, and the voice actor being non-knowledgeable in the Star Control universe simply read what was written.
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« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 09:32:16 am »

Meh, never noticed that in SC3.
Maybe because I disliked the voices in SC3, and simply ignored them. And whenr eading, my brain reads with an autocorrect function. So I alwas read "Zapsats".
Otherwise I take it for a spelling mistake, and the voice actor being non-knowledgeable in the Star Control universe simply read what was written.

I absolutely liked the voices in SC3 and in SC2 they are horrible, done by friends of paul and fred instead of real actors if I'm not mistaken.
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 10:14:09 am »

I was actually talking about the Chmmr in the kessari quadrant.

My quote was from SC2, not SC3. I never quote from SC3. Also. Even if some of the species in SC3 have the same names, they are not necessarily the same species as in SC2, since SC2 and SC3 have different creators.

I absolutely liked the voices in SC3 and in SC2 they are horrible, done by friends of paul and fred instead of real actors if I'm not mistaken.

I think a better system would be that everybody could submit voices, and people simply voted for the voices they liked best.
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