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  1. Comment on Let's talk about that annoying thing we all don't want to think about: funding. in ~tildes

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    Yea I understand. The mobile has been working pretty well so far honestly. The biggest thing is you're going to have to have more subtildes to make this work because part of the reason I love...

    Yea I understand. The mobile has been working pretty well so far honestly. The biggest thing is you're going to have to have more subtildes to make this work because part of the reason I love Reddit are things like fantasy football, NFL, most, college football, cryptocurrency, etc. The main subs are meh. I do like how you're trying to focus on comments which is the real key. I see real potential in this site.

    I'm an anarcho-capitalist but something always rubs me the wrong way about voat.

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  2. Comment on Let's talk about that annoying thing we all don't want to think about: funding. in ~tildes

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    So it is still technically advertising but maybe you guys should look into something like Basic Attention token with Brave Browser. Just an idea Honestly if the site gets big enough and has the...

    So it is still technically advertising but maybe you guys should look into something like Basic Attention token with Brave Browser. Just an idea

    Honestly if the site gets big enough and has the more subtildes... like fantasyfootball, I'd be fine with paying $1 per month or year. Having a good Android and iOS app is a must though before you can really charge I think

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  3. Comment on What have yo been playing recently? in ~games.tabletop

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    Ha, I had a pretty good strategy of getting a vehicle then just staying at the perimeter and raiding houses. At the end I ditched my car and started sniping. Worked well but I messed up which gun...

    Ha, I had a pretty good strategy of getting a vehicle then just staying at the perimeter and raiding houses. At the end I ditched my car and started sniping. Worked well but I messed up which gun I had and accidentally equiped the sniper over my M16 and the other dude beat me.

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  4. Comment on What have yo been playing recently? in ~games.tabletop

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    I would but I'm on Xbox One and I assume you're probably on Steam

    I would but I'm on Xbox One and I assume you're probably on Steam

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  5. Comment on Let's talk about that annoying thing we all don't want to think about: funding. in ~tildes

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    BAT crypto (Brave Browser) is kinda designed for micropayments like this

    BAT crypto (Brave Browser) is kinda designed for micropayments like this

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  6. Comment on Bitcoin's energy consumption is growing at 20% per month and threatens to erase decades of progress on renewable energy in ~science

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    This is a big question but basically in my opinion sound money needs to have 6 characteristics. Medium of Exchange - Is able to be used as an intermediary in trade. Unit of Account - Is able to be...

    This is a big question but basically in my opinion sound money needs to have 6 characteristics.

    1. Medium of Exchange - Is able to be used as an intermediary in trade.
    2. Unit of Account - Is able to be numbered and counted.
    3. Durable - Has a long usable life.
    4. Divisible - It can be divided equally into smaller units (You can make change).
    5. Portable - It is easy to carry or transport.
    6. Fungible - Each unit is capable of mutual substitution, meaning units are of equal value ($1 in my wallet is worth the same as $1 in your wallet)

    If it is going to be used as a storage of value it also need to have:

    1. Scarcity

    Bitcoin and Ethereum solve all of these except for #6. Honestly it is a little debateable whether or not ethereum is actually that secure due to the fact that it sacrifices security in order to have more uses. By being turing complete it opens itself up to not only more attack vectors but also more user error as can be seen by things such as the Dao hack that forced the fork of ethereum and ethereum classic. Even ignoring that, both Bitcoin and ethereum are both completely transparent ledgers. Because of this, coins can be tracked and blacklisted. The ability to blacklist coins makes each coin not the same as every other coin so it is no longer fungible. Technically fiat money is not fungible either because it has serial numbers on it, it is only fungible due to law.

    Because every transaction in Monero is private, every coin is equal and it is the only truly fungible currency. This also has the added benefit of people not knowing how much money is in your wallet. Imagine if every time you went to the gas station the clerk could easily figure out how much money you had in your checking account. Everytime you send Ethereum or Bitcoin to someone, that person could relatively easily estimate how much money you have by some simple blockchain analysis. You could get around this by making a new wallet and transaction for every transaction, and that might increase the difficulty to figure it out a little bit but even that is easily traced. I don't want everyone to whom I transfer money to be able to figure out how much money I have.

    Andreas Antonopolous sums it up best without even mentioning Monero

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  7. Comment on Sex without explicit consent is now rape in Sweden in ~news

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  9. Comment on Bitcoin's energy consumption is growing at 20% per month and threatens to erase decades of progress on renewable energy in ~science

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    Ethereum is not sound money. Monero is. Ethereum may have its place in the crypto world but Monero is the closest thing to actual digital money.

    Ethereum is not sound money.

    Monero is. Ethereum may have its place in the crypto world but Monero is the closest thing to actual digital money.

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  10. Comment on Bitcoin's energy consumption is growing at 20% per month and threatens to erase decades of progress on renewable energy in ~science

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    What people don't understand is that the power consumption of Bitcoin mining is tied to 1 thing: its value. It has nothing to do with network size or number of transactions, etc. The price of...

    What people don't understand is that the power consumption of Bitcoin mining is tied to 1 thing: its value. It has nothing to do with network size or number of transactions, etc. The price of Bitcoin must always be greater than the electricity cost to mine it or else miners will stop mining it.

    Therefore if you think mining Bitcoin is an issue you either need to raise electricity costs or lower the value of Bitcoin. Counter-intuitively, banning Bitcoin and or mining will do nothing but temporarily lower the price but long term raise the price. Bitcoin arose from people being fed up with the centralization and censorship of money.

    The solution is to have a currency not centralized by one authority OR to have multiple competing currencies not tied to any government control. If the US actually had sound money, the price of Bitcoin would plummet because there would be no point in using it. Unfortunately governments will never give up their tight control of monetary supply so Bitcoin is here to stay.

    Bitcoin is a good thing in the face of oppression, just ask Venezuelans. If you think the US is immune to something similar happening (even if not to the same extent) then you're not paying attention.

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  11. Comment on Pornhub launches it's own VPN service called VPNHub in ~comp

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    US based company so anyone seriously looking for privacy should probably pass

    US based company so anyone seriously looking for privacy should probably pass

    7 votes
  12. Comment on Obesity, Discrimination and Public Helath: What is the right balance to strike with government policy? in ~talk

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    We need to get rid of farm subsidies. These are incentivizing using unhealthy food such as high fructose corn syrup through corn subsidies and changing the farming industry into the behemoth we...

    We need to get rid of farm subsidies. These are incentivizing using unhealthy food such as high fructose corn syrup through corn subsidies and changing the farming industry into the behemoth we have today. It is one of the major causes of the dissapearance of the small farm

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  13. Comment on NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem in ~sports

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    "There is an interplay between media and consumption. Without a symbiosis, neither would persist." I agree with that and I think that's what we're seeing here. Something that's not a huge deal for...

    "There is an interplay between media and consumption. Without a symbiosis, neither would persist."

    I agree with that and I think that's what we're seeing here. Something that's not a huge deal for most people being blown out of proportion because people like drama and there's nothing else to show in the off-season.

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  14. Comment on NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem in ~sports

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    The media is making a big deal about it because it's drama in the off-season when they have nothing to talk about. End. Stop. The vast majority of people do not care even if some keyboard warriors...

    The media is making a big deal about it because it's drama in the off-season when they have nothing to talk about. End. Stop. The vast majority of people do not care even if some keyboard warriors on Facebook claim they won't support the NFL because they're on one side or the other when most of them didn't watch anything besides the super bowl anyway

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  15. Comment on NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem in ~sports

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    I mean Colin is fired but not because he kneeled, because he's a mediocre at best backup level qb who's girlfriend has said some incredibly racist things about the Ravens owner and Ray Lewis and...

    I mean Colin is fired but not because he kneeled, because he's a mediocre at best backup level qb who's girlfriend has said some incredibly racist things about the Ravens owner and Ray Lewis and the media shitstorm that would come with having him on your team isn't worth his mediocre skill set.

    NFL is a private business. Owners can do what they want. Patriots don't allow anyone with any history of domestic abuse on their team. No one is making a big deal about the fact that they are just about the only team with that policy.

    I respect the guys for kneeling and I respect Kanye for having an actual opinion that's more than "I'm black so I have to be a Democrat". I will also defend the NFLs right to fine people who kneel. It's just a smart business move.

    This still seems like one of those political things invented by the media to distract from serious things going on though

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  16. Comment on NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem in ~sports

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    I mean, the NFL can do whatever they want, it's a private organization. Makes sense from a business standpoint to fine them because to people who think it's disrespectful, it looks like they're...

    I mean, the NFL can do whatever they want, it's a private organization. Makes sense from a business standpoint to fine them because to people who think it's disrespectful, it looks like they're being punished. To people who care, the players are still kneeling and it makes them look even more noble. Also gives NFL owners a chance to look good with players and hello pay fines for them. It's a savvy business move.

    Most people who watch NFL don't care though.

  17. Comment on Browns selected to be the featured team on this summer’s Hard Knocks in ~sports

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    Looking forward to see who Hue throws under the bus on HBO

    Looking forward to see who Hue throws under the bus on HBO

  18. Comment on What's something new that you're watching that's good? in ~tv

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    When does the new season come out? It feels like I've been waiting forever

    When does the new season come out? It feels like I've been waiting forever

  19. Comment on What have yo been playing recently? in ~games.tabletop

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    PUBG. Have finished #2 but still haven't won it all

    PUBG. Have finished #2 but still haven't won it all

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  20. Comment on NFL clubs to be fined if players kneel during anthem in ~sports

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    Really? I see most people mocking Kanye and defending the players' right to kneel

    Really? I see most people mocking Kanye and defending the players' right to kneel

    1 vote