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Nickname Graham
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Description Don't hate the game. Hate the hater.
Homepage http://spacecaptainisawesome.ca
Signed On Apr 4, 2009, 18:55
Total Comments 233 (Novice)
User ID 54873
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 30, 2017, 18:31 Graham
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 11:23:
Yeah, I'm done. You're not actually answering anything or providing any reasoning or new information, you're just hurling insults to deflect from your lack of evidence or explanation. This is pretty typical of the other bitcoin fanatics I've encountered. Your argument amounts to "it's worth a lot right now, so it must make complete sense for it to be worth a lot". This ignores a long history of bubbles that have resulted from similar thinking. Good luck with your crusade.

You're an utter coward with no substance to your arguments at all. If you actually had any knowledge about what you claim to, or you were actually participating as you said you are, you'd be able to answer the questions above.

Instead, when you're rightly called on your shit you hide behind the idea that I'm hurling insults (you just got your first one: you're a coward) and you run for cover.

Good riddance.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 29, 2017, 04:51 Graham
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 01:04:
Graham wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 20:05:
I think you're being distracted by the price change in bitcoin as a commodity - which has a same curve as Apple and Amazon over the same time period.
Wait, what? How are you comparing it to stocks now?

Because apparently you can't differentiate between bitcoin as a service and bitcoin as a commodity. Do try to keep up.

Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 01:04:
Graham wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 20:05:
So let's address your questions:

>who spends a currency that is rising in value like this?

Apparently the people who are conducting $2b in transactions per day. Question answered.
As I said, it just seems like speculation, not people spending it as a currency, just investing in it like a commodity, except it isn't actually a commodity.

"It just seems like..." let me stop you right there. Go take a look at Blockchain transactions; they're openly viewable and you can see nearly $2b are taking place daily. Making an argument from a place of ignorance isn't a strength so go and actually do the research instead of arguing what your gut tells you.

Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 01:04:
Graham wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 20:05:
>What actual value does it have?

Apparently a rising one, even despite fluctuations. Oh look, LITERALLY below the bitcoin headline is the headline "stocks off to a mixed start as retailers ready for cyber monday" - the stock market has crashed harder than bitcoin ever has, and yet you have no problem understanding that. The other value? It's a decentralized currency where no one can decide to simply print more money, devaluing what you already have. Don't you love having to beg for a raise every year because the $80k salary you had last year is worth $77k of buying power this year?
Companies have value. They have assets and intellectual property. They create products and generate revenues. What does a bitcoin do? What does it do that couldn't be done by any of a hundred other crypto currencies? Seems like buying into a company that doesn't do anything.

Even if I wanted to spend it like the currency that people claim it is, why would I do that, knowing that what I just gave someone will be worth more to me tomorrow if I save it instead?

Bitcoin, clearly, as we're discussing has value. Your insistence that it doesn't doesn't make it true. You seem actively ignorant about what blockchain transactions are, how they're conducted, and why they're conducted. "Seems like buying into a company that doesn't do anything" - jesus christ, do you actively work at not knowing anything you're arguing about? GO LOOK IT UP.

Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 01:04:
Graham wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 20:05:
>What happens when they eventually realize it doesn't have any real value?

Again, regulation-free, decentralized, world wide transactions that don't require a bank and that keep governments and businesses out of your business doesn't appeal to you? Alright then. Your call, dude.
What's really keeping government out of it? There's no reason at all that governments couldn't kill the currency if they decided to.

Holy fuck, son. Seriously. It is DECENTRALIZED OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE. Tell me, briefly, how they would take it over or how they'd kill it. Go on. I'll wait.

Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 01:04:
Graham wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 20:05:
>Seems like a kind of pyramid scheme...

Seems like you can't be bothered to take even a few minutes to look into how the technology works and why it's important.
I have looked into how it works, and I understand blockchain. It could be very useful for lots of things, but that still doesn't explain why Bitcoins are so valuable.

Wait... you understand blockchain? Alright... explain it to me. I'm fascinated to see how you can understand how it works but can't put two and two together on why the value of the commodity is rising. Please, I implore you, enlighten me.

Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 01:04:
Graham wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 20:05:
And it's not just bitcoin, it's blockchain technologies in general. Tell you what - you keep doing what you're doing and let me know how things fare for you in a few years.
I'm not arguing against the usefulness of blockchain technologies, so don't create some straw man around that.

No straw men here, friend. No, seriously, that's not an example of a straw man argument. Go check the wiki on logical fallacies. I was being dismissive as fuck, but it's not a straw man.

Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 01:04:
Graham wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 20:05:
Me, I just built another gaming PC from literally .14 btc that took me about two weeks to minute four years ago. Fun fact: it'll mine some more crypto for me, and maybe we can have this conversation again in four years.
Good for you. I may dabble in some blockchain tech, but not one that doesn't actually seem to do anything particularly well, and appears to be getting by on its first-mover status and network effects, but doesn't seem to be able to sustain a high level of transactions, and is apparently used primarily for speculation.

Please, do tell us all what you're "dabbling" in, I'd love to know what you think it the better place to "dabble". Maybe if you could be a bit more clear about your understanding, and what you're actually doin in the space, it would offer you some more credibility - your assessment of "first mover" status is a fascinating one, and having some context would definitely help make your argument.

So go on, answer some of the questions above. I did you the courtesy, please return the favour.

Oh, and please don't think that I'm not diversified in the space now. Maybe we're crypto buddies in whatever you're "dabbling" in - so go on, lay it all out. I want to believe.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 28, 2017, 20:05 Graham
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 19:15:
Graham wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 05:08:
$161 billion dollar market cap, with $2 billion in transactions daily. Decentralized and it's being used as currency.

Again, sorry that you don't get it, but your fundamental lack of understanding isn't bitcoin's problem.

Honestly it sounds like a lot of sour grapes from people who probably had the gear to mine this stuff and just didn't bother. Tough is your luck.

Lol, none of that addresses my question or the issues I was asking about.

So conducting a huge amount of business and having a sizeable market cap DOESN'T prove the underlying technology is a) valid and b) actually being used?

I think you're being distracted by the price change in bitcoin as a commodity - which has a same curve as Apple and Amazon over the same time period.

So let's address your questions:

>who spends a currency that is rising in value like this?

Apparently the people who are conducting $2b in transactions per day. Question answered.

>What actual value does it have?

Apparently a rising one, even despite fluctuations. Oh look, LITERALLY below the bitcoin headline is the headline "stocks off to a mixed start as retailers ready for cyber monday" - the stock market has crashed harder than bitcoin ever has, and yet you have no problem understanding that. The other value? It's a decentralized currency where no one can decide to simply print more money, devaluing what you already have. Don't you love having to beg for a raise every year because the $80k salary you had last year is worth $77k of buying power this year?

>What happens when they eventually realize it doesn't have any real value?

Again, regulation-free, decentralized, world wide transactions that don't require a bank and that keep governments and businesses out of your business doesn't appeal to you? Alright then. Your call, dude.

>Seems like a kind of pyramid scheme...

Seems like you can't be bothered to take even a few minutes to look into how the technology works and why it's important.

And it's not just bitcoin, it's blockchain technologies in general. Tell you what - you keep doing what you're doing and let me know how things fare for you in a few years.

Me, I just built another gaming PC from literally .14 btc that took me about two weeks to minute four years ago. Fun fact: it'll mine some more crypto for me, and maybe we can have this conversation again in four years.



So
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 28, 2017, 14:24 Graham
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 06:16:
Graham wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 19:55:
Sure. I turned a gaming PC that cost me $1200 into just over $50k... And I probably kicked your ass online with it when I wasn't mining. Show me how I managed to go broke again?

You didn't mine shit with a gaming rig unless your gaming rig is a chinese ASIC farm. Making anything after electricity these days on gaming hardware is pitifully slow and has been for years.

I call bullshit on your claims.

One of two wallets I have https://imgur.com/a/5cTzO

Jealousy isn't becoming, guys. 7950's in 2013 hashed quite nicely - and I literally let them sit in my wallets for four years.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Nov 28, 2017, 05:08 Graham
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 21:57:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 21:07:
What am I missing here?

Nothing, the market has zero stability and has already crashed many times. Bully for whoever has managed to ride the wave and scrape off a little bit of money, but most are just being fleeced by the mega-whale investment groups that manipulate it at will.

$161 billion dollar market cap, with $2 billion in transactions daily. Decentralized and it's being used as currency.

Again, sorry that you don't get it, but your fundamental lack of understanding isn't bitcoin's problem.

Honestly it sounds like a lot of sour grapes from people who probably had the gear to mine this stuff and just didn't bother. Tough is your luck.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 28, 2017, 05:06 Graham
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 20:16:
2 bitcoin posts, one in 2013 and one now but we're to believe you made 50 k. yeah right.

I literally mined four bitcoin with my 7950s in 2013. Held on to them. They're $50k Canadian today.

/shrug sorry that's hard for you to believe, but I don't really give a shit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 27, 2017, 19:55 Graham
 
Jagacademy wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 19:33:
Graham wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 17:10:
See where I'm going with this?

Into bankruptcy.

Sure. I turned a gaming PC that cost me $1200 into just over $50k... And I probably kicked your ass online with it when I wasn't mining. Show me how I managed to go broke again?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 27, 2017, 17:10 Graham
 
Jagacademy wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 12:24:
People that wouldn't touch Bitcoin for $20 a year ago are now paying $1000 for one.

If you bought at $20, congratulations, best investment of your life. If you're buying now, you're hopping on a bandwagon and going to get wrecked.

Sorry, I just had to fix that from last year's figures.

Jagacademy wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 12:24:
People that wouldn't touch Bitcoin for $2 a year ago are now paying $100 for one.

If you bought at $2, congratulations, best investment of your life. If you're buying now, you're hopping on a bandwagon and going to get wrecked.

And the year before.

Jagacademy wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 12:24:
People that wouldn't touch Bitcoin for $0.20 a year ago are now paying $10 for one.

If you bought at $0.20, congratulations, best investment of your life. If you're buying now, you're hopping on a bandwagon and going to get wrecked.

See where I'm going with this?
 
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News Comments > Mac Overwatch Follow-up
5. Re: LG VR HMD Specs Nov 6, 2017, 19:19 Graham
 
Shineyguy wrote on Nov 6, 2017, 16:58:
Does Blizzard have a Battle.net launcher on Mac? If not this would be my guess.

They do, and all of their other games run just fine.

I think Ford owes Mac gamers a more definitive explanation. Quite frankly this is a cop-out, and it's a bit shit.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Day One Issues Outlined
22. Re: Destiny 2 Day One Issues Outlined Oct 20, 2017, 13:44 Graham
 
Retired wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 13:32:
PHJF wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 10:23:
Retired wrote on Oct 20, 2017, 10:09:
How is FOV and does it feel like a console game?

Did you not try the beta? FOV is scales from 55-105, and performance was good in general. Destiny itself never really felt like much of a console game to begin with.

It's not going to change the world or anything, but I got quite a lot out of Destiny and expect to get quite a lot out of Destiny 2. It's what Borderlands would be if it took itself seriously and had an at least competent if not evolutionary competitive component.

Now I am interested.....

Honestly, I got three years of amazing gameplay and friendships out of Destiny 1. Destiny 2 has already delivered a similar experience on PS4, but playing on PC felt freeing - on a game that already feels like you're ultra mobile. I'm building a new rig to play this in 4k.
 
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News Comments > 3D Print and Sell Your Own Valve Merchandise
5. Re: 3D Print and Sell Your Own Valve Merchandise Sep 28, 2017, 18:37 Graham
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 28, 2017, 14:47:
Because the world isn't filled with enough useless plastic garbage we now need to 3d print more of it.

Jesus fucking christ, is there anything you people won't complain about?
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Microtransactions?
35. Re: Destiny 2 Microtransactions? Sep 5, 2017, 15:33 Graham
 
Creston wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 15:29:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 4, 2017, 17:29:
You pay full price, and then all the good stuff is available for purchase. Welcome to gaming in 2017.

Vote with your wallet. The more people keep buying shit like this, the more publishers jizz all over themselves and keep doing it.

Oh look, the same tired line that's been trotted out since horse armour. The "vote with your wallet" campaign has been SUPER effective. Yes, yes, it's the fault of those horrible people who keep buying it. Curse them, without gamers gaming would be amazing!
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Microtransactions?
34. Re: Destiny 2 Microtransactions? Sep 5, 2017, 15:31 Graham
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 09:36:
Angrius Maximis wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 08:22:
So let me get this straight.

All you Destiny hating panty waists are upset over colored armor, colored speeders, glow effects and other worthless micro transactions you dont have to take part in? GET A LIFE

You're obviously a child and new to gaming because these things have always been - and still are in good games - free. Or at least players have the option of making them themselves. As well as hosting their own servers, setting their own rules and conditions, etc. See, those are good things. When a company denies you choices, or presents you with the illusion of choice which is really just a way to needlessly keep their hand in your pocket that's a bad thing. And when you support those sorts of bad models it makes it worse for the rest of us. The reason evil succeeds in this world is not because people say yes to it, but because they don't say no. Grow up and stop thinking only of yourself. That's what children do.

Hey, Cutter - what fucking game are you talking about?

What game has seamless online co-op with campaigns and raids that also allows full modding and dedicated servers and/or player run servers?

What fucking utopia are you playing that the rest of us don't have access to?

Get with the fucking program, the thing you're talking about doesn't exist because it's untenable and unfeasible. Grow up yourself.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Open Beta
15. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 29, 2017, 16:27 Graham
 
NewMaxx wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 14:23:
I applaud them for that. I just wish they would have gone for more than a glorified tech demo for the late PC beta.

Jesus fucking christ. Why is it every time a beta comes out people expect a demo? Betas are for stability, stress testing, and to give you the tiniest taste.

And of that teaspoonful you're already "over the game"?

Jesus fucking christ.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
33. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 27, 2017, 21:59 Graham
 
We're okay with as much profanity as we can handle in games.

We're okay with getting smashed or high in games.

We're okay with loading clip after clip and emptying them into enemies–human, alien, zombies, whatever.

And we're going to buck at a little fucking?

What a strange lot we gamers are.

Someone on the first page said it's a shame Bioware has come to this? Come to what? Writing romance and sex into games with exploration, adventure and violence? Yes, it would be a shame to see that in entertainment. I'm certainly glad Game of Thrones doesn't delve into any of those things. Or Mad Men. Or music. Or thousands of other types of media.

I don't think it's remiss to say this: it's an M-rated title. Stop putting sex on a fucking pedestal and recognize that it's an acceptable focus for video games. Grow up.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Postmortem
10. Re: Diablo III Postmortem Jan 24, 2017, 02:25 Graham
 
nin wrote on Jan 23, 2017, 20:44:
Jay Wilson!? "Fuck that loser"!


This is why the gaming community at large is so damned toxic. The guy sits down to do an honest post mortem and the first reply is a fucking meme.

Grow up.
 
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News Comments > Darksiders - Warmastered Edition
10. Re: Darksiders - Warmastered Edition Nov 30, 2016, 18:29 Graham
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 30, 2016, 02:33:
God the gameplay looks terrible on this.

It's always nice when people who have no taste self-identify.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Metaverse
3. Re: Thanksgiving Metaverse Nov 24, 2016, 14:51 Graham
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 14:37:
Is there an example of what an original post looks like and one he modified? I'd be interested looking it over.

The original post read "Fuck /u/Spez" (spez is Huffman's username). The revised post substituted spez for the username of a member of a subreddit called "the_donald"
 
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News Comments > Beholder Released
1. Re: Beholder Released Nov 10, 2016, 13:49 Graham
 
Is this a game or a job application for the new administration?  
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News Comments > Diablo III Classic Diablo Mode & Necromancer Announced
14. Re: Diablo III Classic Diablo Mode & Necromancer Announced Nov 4, 2016, 17:30 Graham
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 16:09:
MattyC wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 15:55:
A lot of the internet seems rather salty over this and I am not sure why. Seems like a neat little something classic coming soon and a small pack to come at a later date.

Salty, huh? What kind of salt would that be? Hawaiian Black Salt? Himalayan Pink Salt? Fleur de Sel from Brittany, perhaps? Maybe you're implying something nautical, like an 'old salt'? Too much sodium in their diet possibly? Or is you're just on the irritating as hell "salty" bandwagon, much like when everyone was just as irritatingly describing everything as "epic". There are over 400,000 words in the English language...find something else besides "salty" already.

You sound a little frustrated. Why can't you just look at this stuff and say...

"Na".
 
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