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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Don't know anything about bitcoin. Can I buy gold with it?
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Don't know anything about bitcoin. Can I buy gold with it?
    There's another investment I've never really understood. For the doomsday prepper types, I mean. It's a shiny rock with a few niche industrial and vanity uses, all of which basically vanish if the dollar/economy/civilization collapses. You can't eat it, you can't make anything useful with it, and nobody is going to want it more than things you can eat, drink, live in, or defend yourself with. It was a currency for a long time basically because it was both rare and useless.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Bitcoin has been hit hard numerous times and it doesn't take anything remotely as drastic as a solar flare or an EMP.

    It's not "rather" volatile. It's atrociously volatile, and nobody with any ****ing sense would trade American dollars for frigging bitcoins.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    There's another investment I've never really understood. For the doomsday prepper types, I mean. It's a shiny rock with a few niche industrial and vanity uses, all of which basically vanish if the dollar/economy/civilization collapses. You can't eat it, you can't make anything useful with it, and nobody is going to want it more than things you can eat, drink, live in, or defend yourself with. It was a currency for a long time basically because it was both rare and useless.
    Oh, I'm not a prepper or anything like that, but gold has value right now and it's probably a safer bet than bitcoin.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Oh, I'm not a prepper or anything like that, but gold has value right now and it's probably a safer bet than bitcoin.
    Right. You can buy gold with the intention of selling it later for more dollars than you bought it for. That's a way better idea than bitcoin.

    Just don't buy gold because a TV commercial told you to. "We have this big stock of gold and it's going to go way up in value, so obviously what my company wants to do is sell it to you because we hate making money!"
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    If they us MS, then yes, and they deserve every virus and hack they get plus all the costs associated with security.

    But then, everyone who ever pulled or marked for a Dem in anything but very local elections are also dumbasses, so there being a large number, even a majority, shouldn't be a surprise.
    A regular office worker would not know how to use linux. They would freak out and many business software would not be compatible.
    Most viruses happen due to outdated security systems. Not using new MS softwares.

    Wow you really have political tunnel vision don't you? No one is talking about politics here. Now that you mention it, Bitcoins have been used in political donations for public elections so why not MS use it?
    There's no greater irony than a Trump supporter pointing out hypocrisy; Unless it's Trump himself.

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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Good for them, and anyone else stupid enough to still use MS software products.
    Apparently you consier the great majority of people to be stupid? No arrogance there, huh? This post was composed on and sent from a Linux computer.

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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Apparently you consier the great majority of people to be stupid? No arrogance there, huh? This post was composed on and sent from a Linux computer.
    Think? Obama in the white house and most pc using windows, evidence that leads to that consideration. Hardly arrogance to consider the facts and draw a conclusion.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Think? Obama in the white house and most pc using windows, evidence that leads to that consideration. Hardly arrogance to consider the facts and draw a conclusion.
    It takes a special kind of stupid to somehow draw some parallel between Microsoft's dominance of the operating system market and Obama. It truly does.
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    Re: Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    A regular office worker would not know how to use linux. They would freak out and many business software would not be compatible.
    Most viruses happen due to outdated security systems. Not using new MS softwares.

    Wow you really have political tunnel vision don't you? No one is talking about politics here. Now that you mention it, Bitcoins have been used in political donations for public elections so why not MS use it?
    Then time to hire new office workers if they are really that dumb. BTW, at the user level, there is very little difference in how things are accessed on a Linux system with a gui and with how they are done on Windows. The important differences are not at that level, if you actually knew anything about Linux you would know that. A Linux GUI can even be set up to look just like windows, should someone actually want to do that.
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