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  • Commented on The prospects of the Space and Freedom Party reconsidered in light of the crisis of 21st century capitalism
    No, it's because eradicating the last pockets of polio is not that easy when there's significant portions of the world that simply haven't had access to the vaccine - that combined with the switch from oral vaccines to the safer...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    You didn't read to the bit where the land in london is valued at an amount of money that exceeds several multiples of the GLOBAL GDP. That's the difference between London prices and Hebredean prices for housing - london prices...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    I thought up a solution to that problem actually, based off of Google's business model; Governments possess massive quantities of personal data relating to their citizens, and it seems sensible that governments can sensibly argue that they are best placed...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    Wasn't the justification for NASA's whole X-33/VentureStar SSTO space plane to install the sort of satellite phone network you'd need to handle the sort of dataload you're talking about? I think you may have squared the... not-entirely-equilateral-sided-tetragon between the Muh...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Comparing the french & german empires to the british is problematic for the simple reason that the british empire evolved around one very simple plan: Step 1: Make sure a fuck ton of trade was constantly moving to and through...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    That puts it on par pricewise with uncut cocaine m8, so you may need to recalibrate what "rare" constitutes....
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Corporate capture of regulators happens at whatever level is cheapest for the corporations involved - in the context of europe's many multinational agricorps, that's at the EU level. Of course having said that... Westminster can still pass legislature to allow...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    A good example of how the principle of commensiality works in relation to the EU and its memberstates is here: EU makes laws detrimental to allotment owners and beneficial to agricorps. If westminster wants to protect allotment owners, Westminster is...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Did the bank BUY the bitcoins off him or something? The problem, from an investor's standpoint, with bitcoins is that you can only "turn" it into real money by convincing someone to buy your bitcoins FOR real money. It's why...
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    The real fun with bitcoins is once you get over the whole "it's a new currency!" sham and get to the meat of it: it's a commodity. Made of a hash-string. That can only be "sold" and converted to actual...
  • Commented on Lies, damned lies, and popular beliefs
    Unfortunately, the EU has become a classic bureaucracy and IS interfering in areas that are none of its’ concern. That'd be true if it was, but it isn't; The EU was founded on the principle of Subsidiarity, which basically means...
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