Your posts don't come across as "reporting" because you don't act like a real reporter. You pick sides and you present only partial truths. You are advocating for one side, and you're not reporting on the issues in an evenhanded manner. You do realize this, right?
Mike has stated that he doesn't subscribe to the belief that "he said/she said" or "false balancing" reporting is the best way to present a story. It's a little more risky that way and has the possibility to backfire, like this story did somewhat, but it represents "real" reporting where the truth is paramount, as opposed to just everyone getting spout their side of things.
I would not be confused, but I would certainly be annoyed by this type of link bait.
How is this "link bait"? Amazon doesn't sell this particular brand of watch and you are doing a search on Amazon's site, so what are they supposed to do, provide you with a link to a competitor's website?
Re: Re: By the way: Bitcoin is not backed by any substance, nor actually traceable, can be remotely deleted, and subject to fraud.
But with bitcoin, the ability to print more is removed. The decision structure is distributed, not subject to the whim of a fed or central banker.
Right. What is really funny is that I've seen Blue rant about the Federal Reserve on more than one occasion. Here's one example. Now we are talking about Bitcoin, which doesn't allow such manipulation by design, and Blue's still bitching.
Just goes to show that Blue is only here to nay-say everything he possibly can, even to the point of contradicting himself and looking foolish.
Re: Re: That was then, this is now. When starting, different methods apply. And people change when are rich. What's difficult to understand?
There are regulations on pet rocks? Do you have to get them spayed and neutered now?
Yeah, Blue actually gave a little chuckle with that one.
The regulations concerning pet rocks are the exact same regulations we always have had concerning any rock since, well pretty much forever. Don't hit other people in the head with them, don't trow them through other people's windows, etc.
Re: By the way: Bitcoin is not backed by any substance, nor actually traceable, can be remotely deleted, and subject to fraud.
By the way: Bitcoin is not backed by any substance...
The US Dollar isn't backed by anything other than faith that the US government will continue to exist. How is Bitcoin any different in that respect?
...nor actually traceable...
The transactions are completely accountable. More so than even our current banking system. Everyone can see the block chain which lists the transactions. The parties involved are obscured, but the transactions are there.
...can be remotely deleted,...
How? Please explain. There's thousands of copies of the block chain and if yours doesn't match it gets tossed.
...subject to fraud.
Perhaps. But you know what else is susceptible to fraud? Any currency.
Well, if this were the military we were talking about and the commander asked for a unicorn, he'd shortly after be presented with a horse with a horn duck taped to its head. Duck tape fixes everything, after all.
US Military personnel refer to it as "100 mph tape".
Yup, he's a Democrat - a fact that isn't mentioned a single time in this article, nor seemingly in any previous articles on this case. How strange. Especially since party identification always seems to occur in the very first line of any article about a Republican's misdeeds.
Not here at Techdirt. Political parties are only mentioned here if it actually has something to do with the gist of the article.
I agree with Techdirt's policy on this. Political partisanship usually only serves to distract from the real issues.
Way to go everyone! The article's comments have been completely (with one exception) taken over by the troll ... with, of course, your complicity. Way to go!
Your complaining about people responding to trolls also disrupts and derails the conversations too, ya know.
I have no problem when threads go off-topic. Some of the most interesting conversations here have been off-topic and in response to trollish comments. If you have that much of problem with it, you are free to skip over them. That way no one has to conform to what YOU view as a proper discussion forum. Just my 2¢
What good or improvement or enlightenment has ever come from replying to Blue's posts? None.
I'm going to agree to disagree with you on this.
Notice I said "mostly" up there. I'm aware that sometimes I do digress to his level. I am only human and the only thing that annoys me more than someone being stupid is someone being stupid loudly.
As one of the more prolific repliers to his comment, I just hope that someday you'll take the hint from your handle, wake up, and say, "Gee whiz! I wasn't helping the problem, I was making it worse."
I would have to view it as a problem in the first place. I just don't see it as that big of a deal.