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[–] KoKansei 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago  (edited ago)

As a long-time supporter of philosophy behind bitcoin, I just want to say: fuck the Bitcoin Foundation. They have been a mismanaged shitshow since the beginning and their entire approach is antithetical to the bitcoin ethos. Bitcoin is a distributed emergent system for exchanging value that is supposed to replace or make irrelevant many legacy forms of governance. Anyone who claims to "represent" bitcoin or act as an "authority" on behalf of bitcoin is at best an idiot who doesn't understand the entire point of the bitcoin project or at worst an outright charlatan.

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[–] Sciency 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

The bitcoin foundation is a non-profit, which is generally a big red flag. They have always received a fair amount of criticism from the true proponents of bitcoin. They had their fingers all up in the silk road, which is likely why they started the non-profit: making bitcoin more popular would increase its value. Its shocks me very little to find out one of these guys is a creep.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

How did you track down "An Open Secret"? It checks out from the IMDB link, but I never would have noticed. Did you know from another context?

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[–] bloodguard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So nefarious that they made a south park like cartoon of it.

Dot Com Boom & Bust - Digital Entertainment Network (NSFW).

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[–] Baconmon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This is why bitcoin community wanted to hard-fork the block-chain in to the "bitcoin classic" version, because the bitcoin foundation is making stupid decisions like keeping the block-size at 1MB instead of raising it to 8MB because so many transactions are starting to happen every day that all the information can't fit in to a 1MB block any more, yet bitcoin foundation refuses to raise the limit..

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[–] Ben77 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Call me paranoid but I am pretty sure they are told to keep it like that by 'the powers the be'. The more convenient and speedy it gets the more people will use it. An anonymous (if used properly) international payments system, outside of establishment control would make certain people very unhappy.

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[–] Tancred 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Are you sure it's the bitcoin foundation who gets to decide that?

I thought it's up to the miners to switch to the new software and the issue is that Chinese miners are loyal to some of the developers of the software who are against raising of the block size.

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[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Didn't they add in the ability to alter transactions after they're made instead of raising the limit? And then there's the entirely not suspicious orbital nuking of anyone caught running Bitcoin XL...

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[–] Dont_Panic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm not convinced of Pierce being an abuser but don't doubt that he was abused. I haven't watched the film though so if anyone has a streaming link...

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[–] pitenius 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

People say this and act like its a fact, but I'm not sure it is. In my experience, a sizable portion of people (15%? 20%?) have had child sex abuse problems. Of those, next to none go on to abuse kids themselves. However, of child molesters, maybe 40% were molested? This "statistic" that "a lot" of abused children "perpetuate the cycle of abuse" is instrumental in keeping kids silent about abuse and in making it very strange and traumatic for children to give evidence. Basically, the kids get told that they're "broken" (like how people used to believe it "turned you gay"). Then, other kids won't corroborate evidence or actively deny stories.

It also wins the molesters sympathy, and fuck that.

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[–] RidinMyGoatCart 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Epstein's favorite customers

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[–] CeepsNo 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

wtf i hate bitcoin now