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Posts posted by ryoder

  1. 1 hour ago, gowlerk said:

    Talk about awkward. I just heard a D congress critter from NY interviewed on NPR about how it is so unfair that the Canadian border is not open for vaccinated Americans to visit their families and properties up north. And I can sort of agree with him that we should welcome those of our neighbours who have done the right thing. But how are we supposed to know who is vaccinated and who is just plain lying?

    Didn't we cover this before?

    Just ask them who won the election.

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  2. 40 minutes ago, lippy said:

    Indeed...it's gonna get so hot I'll shit myself!  Was pushing 100 in Ft. Worth today, pretty toasty for mid-June.

    101F in Denver today, and this crap is going to continue until Friday.

    My 23yo a/c runs continuously when it is > 95F. :-(

  3. 2 minutes ago, wolfriverjoe said:

    You have a slightly different definition of the word 'brilliant' than I do. 

    Either that or we really need a 'sarcasm' font.

    That's on the same level as worrying about Guam capsizing. 

    Surely, you and I have been around here long enough that you can recognize my sarcasm! LOL!

    I swear Gohmert must be one of the stupidest people in Congress.

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  4. 4 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

    That is a huge drawback.....lots of people in jail because of that little snag. It not only needs to be transported, it has serial numbers and laundering it can be very expensive. 




  5. 1 minute ago, gowlerk said:

    Actually, it is vitally important that governments get a handle on and stop the anonymity of crypto. The difficulty of collecting ransoms is the main reason kidnapping is no longer common is first world countries. If Russian or any other criminals can get away with these payments, so can others and we will soon be seeing the children of rich people needing heavy security.

    If it's anonymity you need, cash is the way to go. Only draw back is that it needs to be physically transported.

  6. 4 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

    Yes, there is an unknown amount of Bitcoin, and I suppose others that may as well be in a hole in the bottom of the sea because the keys are irrecoverably lost. But that is a different matter from having the FBI able to track the transactions.

    You know it is a public ledger, right? Once you can connect someone's identity with their crypto address, it's all there for anyone to look at.

    Example for BTC address 1BrasiLb2KMbdtuhb1chAVnS2FvcNGfV9J:




  7. 5 minutes ago, gowlerk said:

    If they can do that it means one of the key advantages of crypto has been lost. If that is so its value will take a big hit.

    The history of crypto is littered with stories of fraud and crypto-exchanges disappearing and leaving the suck....errr...customers with nothing. 

  8. 5 minutes ago, wmw999 said:

    And, if there is anything either legally or softwarily a problem, what'll it do to the accumulated cryptocurrency out there?

    Wendy P.

    I would assume they just transferred it to a govt-owned account, so it would have no effect on anyone but the crooks who lost it.

  9. 40 minutes ago, kallend said:

    What goes on inside a woman's body is nobody's business but her own.

    Not the Pope's, not a politician's, not rcdrury's, not mine, not the governor of Texas's or any legislators'. 

    Her business, and hers alone.

    You know the rules:

    The GOP is all about preserving life, right up to the moment of birth;

    After that it's every man for himself.

  10. 2 hours ago, gowlerk said:

    It is sad to watch the effects of the US education system sometimes.

    I'm not ruling out the Russian education system in this case.