And this is why cryptos may not be useful in a crisis, or at all. Not because of any of the things you said; those were not real points and they showed you don't understand crypto. But *because* most people don't understand crypto.In my eyes cryptos are less than an weekend in Vegas
Yeah, you are gong to have lot of grief from me going back and forth, trying to sit on the fence as you do. Better put me on your ignore list.So now I know you're approaching this argument dishonestly. Meaning I probably shouldn't bother to go on but I like to give people second chances. The list you're kvetching about didn't say Bitcoin would be useful as money for small purchases in a crisis. It said it was a "tangible asset."
But anyway it would be a boatload easier to buy gas with bitcoin in your scenario (where there is a generator on-site) than to use, say "museum-quality art". Unless this gas station also has a resident art appraiser? And did you want to trade your "Night vision equipment" for gas? I mean, maybe, but again the article wasn't talking about money for small transactions but tangible assets.
Definitely if you were going to buy a large piece of property, the art could be useful. Bitcoin even more so.
Want to understand how? Maybe to stop assuming you already know would be a good prelude?
Perhaps I will. What's the magic word?
I've never sat on the fence on any issue. I can't imagine what you're referring to. Also: don't care!trying to sit on the fence as you do
I didn't know we could do that until you said so. Doing that now, thank you!Better put me on your ignore list.
The Internet (capital "I") is so called because it is an interconnected networks of networks. You will have to have some sort of replacement internet (small "i") that connect all the nodes in real time. May not be "The Internet" (capital "I") but it will be an internet of some sort (via shortwave radio, etc.), and every node will have to use the same protocols that will have to be decided by someone. Without the Internet, getting all of that set up and working would be a monumental if not impossible task. If it were set up NOW, it might be feasible, but after a SHTF event, I just can't see it happening.You're right that if you can't sync nodes you have a potential serious problem. But you also made the assumption that you need the internet to sync nodes. If you separate these and start thinking about solutions, even the very obvious ones, I'd be happy to help brainstorm that with you.
Am I supposed to pretend to take this seriously? At least you didn't say it's a series of tubes.You will have to have some sort of replacement internet (small "i") that connect all the nodes in real time.
This is cringe-worthy now. Seriously you're like a teenager who changed a headlight once and is lecturing a barbershop full of people on which engine is the best for one of their cars. Lucky for you, you don't seem to know enough to be as embarrassed as you should be.every node will have to use the same protocols that will have to be decided by someone
Yeah, um, it already is. Sheesh.The communications would have to be encrypted
Oh my goodness! Then I guess we have to unplug every wifi router in the country before someone finds out!and my understanding is (maybe some of the ham operators on the site can chime in) that you cannot do that legally over the public airwaves.
This is the only thing you said that is true. *You* "just can't see it...." It would take someone who has a basic understanding of networking to understand it. So, every single tech support person, every IT person, everyone who has set up a router extension to work in his barn, etc. We're talking about stuff you'd learn in week 1 at an entry level job out of college.I just can't see it happening.
I'd like that. But you'd have to stop making assertions you can't back up. Ask questions, don't throw down nonsense. Here's an example:I thought you wanted an intelligent discussion about it.
IBM's TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical OverviewThe words internetwork and internet is simply a contraction of the phrase interconnected network. However, when written with a capital "I", the Internet refers to the worldwide set of interconnected networks. Hence, the Internet is an internet, but the reverse does not apply. The Internet is sometimes called the connected internet.
Pay grade? Maybe. The people who get paid the most usually sit in conference rooms and use buzzwords but don't actually know anything about technology. *If* you really were an IT Director that would explain both your ignorance of basic networking and your certainty that you do know what you're talking about.BTW I was an IT director for 18 years and yes I earned a PhD when you were 5 years old. I also ran a full bitcoin node around ten years ago. Sorry, I must have been talking above your pay grade.
I don't have any particular fetish for bitcoin and if I could choose a whale-size Bitcoin fund or a scrooge mcduck style vault I'd put on my swim trunks and jump right in.if there's an blackout and no access to the internet i hear or read always "this never will happen".
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