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Old 05-02-2016, 09:33 AM   #1
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Craig Wright revealed as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

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Mr Wright has revealed his identity to three media organisations - the BBC, the Economist and GQ.
Craig Steven Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto. Is he?

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Old 05-02-2016, 04:06 PM   #2
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No wonder so many women are looking for Mr Wright.
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:39 PM   #3
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No wonder so many women are looking for Mr Wright.
He has 'left' us with coins we cannot spend in stores. Imagine leaving a tip with a bit coin (unfortunately you must virtuallly imagine). That coin is worth about $440. Would a waitress say thank you to the person who left that tip? Probably to Mr Wright? (But could she use it to buy her wedding dress?)

Well, he has just outted himself placing him with Julian Assange and Edward Snowden. What some people will do for their 5 minutes of fame.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:02 AM   #4
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I'll never trust Bitcoin.
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I'll never trust Bitcoin.
It does not matter what you feel. Only relevant is why.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:50 AM   #6
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Because he feels it untrustworthy, that's why.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:52 AM   #7
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Because he feels it untrustworthy, that's why.
Obviously that is not why. That would be an emotion that only children entertain. If bitcoin is untrustworthy, then a logic reason for why exists. Silly emotions do not say why.
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Old 05-04-2016, 11:02 AM   #8
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Trust is both an emotional and logical act. You can't take the emotion out of it.

If something is known to be secure, then you don't need to evaluate the situation, and don't need to decide if it is trustworthy. It's simply secure. Period.

If there is inconclusive evidence that something is secure, then you have to take the given evidence and use your emotions to make a judgement call on its trustworthiness.
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:07 PM   #9
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Because he feels it untrustworthy, that's why.
Exactly. Unregulated. Linked to criminal activity. Way to expensive to buy.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:11 AM   #10
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Exactly. Unregulated. Linked to criminal activity. Way to expensive to buy.
'Feels untrustworthy' is only a silly emotion. Unregulated and linked to criminal activity are logical reasons. First is how adults who are still children make judgments. Latter is what an adult does before preceding to any conclusion.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:47 AM   #11
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For someone who has little respect for other people's need to express their emotions, you sure do spend a fuckload of time ranting about it. Talk about your wasted bandwidth.

You're a hypocrite.
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Old 05-07-2016, 01:15 AM   #12
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For someone who has little respect for other people's need to express their emotions, you sure do spend a fuckload of time ranting about it. Talk about your wasted bandwidth.

You're a hypocrite.
Agreed. I am starting to wonder if TW respects his/her own emotions.

Emotions can often be useful. They reside in us, all the time, helping us to navigate throughout our daily lives, informing us about how to experience safety, acceptance, connection, contribution—all very basic needs of human beings of any age. When we’re emotionally blocked, we’re more likely to feel distance from ourselves and others and disempowered. Giving our emotions quality attention supports us in experiencing choice of new action which lead to breakthroughs and fulfillment.

As Robert Henri (1865-1929) said "Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them."

Now, back to the main topic since apparently TW can't handle thread drift either.

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Old 05-09-2016, 10:52 PM   #13
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Emotions can often be useful. They reside in us, all the time, helping us to navigate throughout our daily lives, informing us about how to experience safety, acceptance, connection, contribution—all very basic needs of human beings of any age.
Emotions should never run our lives. Process of becoming an adult is to use and control emotions as a tool. A tool used by the adult (logical) mind. Not as something to justify actions or make decisions.

High atop a building, one can have fear. A child entertains that fear - may scream or panic. An adult knows that fear is the subconscious mind reminding him to take extra care. A tool. One never entertains that fear. One uses that emotion to make a definite, careful, and logical decision.

A perfect example of adults acting like children is in N Korea. A BBC producer, reporter, and cameraman were held for eight hours in extensive questioning. Then deported. Accused of insulting "Dear Leader". Another example of adults acting on their emotions - not thinking logically like adults. Adult who make decisions based upon emotions are why N Korea is so dangerous. Emotions must never be justification for actions.

Hitler was another perfect example. He was driven by an emotion called ego. His ego needed him to annex or conquer other nations (ie Czechoslovakia, Poland). All for the greater glory of his ego and other emotions. The purpose of life (as understood by an adult mind) was irrelevant to his life ambition. Another example of why adults who are still children can be problematic.
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Process of becoming an sociopath is to use and control emotions as a tool.
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Emotions should never run our lives.
I agree, but certain emotions, even negative ones, can lead to good decisions.
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