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by senior83
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is Bitcoin?
Replies: 208
Views: 23223

Re: What is Bitcoin?

The dollar bill itself has no value. It represents goods and services with equivalent value to a dollar. I guess you can say the same about Bitcoin. Although I can't answer why people recognize 1 Bitcoin is worth $4000 of goods and services in the same way that a dollar bill is worth $1 of goods an...
by senior83
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is Bitcoin?
Replies: 208
Views: 23223

Re: What is Bitcoin?

I do not understand how to value Bitcoin, or why it has any value in the first place other than "because other people think so." I can calculate the value of a stream of future cash flows, but I don't know how to value a crypo / digital currency that does not produce anything of value. Hell, I can ...
by senior83
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What is Bitcoin?
Replies: 208
Views: 23223

Re: What is Bitcoin?

Does Bitcoin pay dividends? If not, then why not? No. Because that's not how the code works. The code is the bare minimum to enable a decentralized record keeping system that cannot be easily tampered with - any other behavior would have to be added on after the fact. But there is no central author...
by senior83
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Oregon road trip help
Replies: 85
Views: 5389

Re: Oregon road trip help

Oh, this will be true for any metro area near the path of totality. Spend some time in traffic! It's not a Seahawks game -- it's once-in-a-lifetime! It's not "spending some time in traffic." It's north of one million people from out of state converging on a strip of land 60 miles wide. Emergency se...
by senior83
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laptop suggestions pls
Replies: 30
Views: 2326

Re: Laptop suggestions pls

I'm not currently in the market but I've been keeping an eye out for small (11-13 inch) laptops with decent specs for a while and the prognosis is not great. There is so much more diversity in the 14-15 inch range, which is simply larger than I want. And I'm a "power user" FWIW. I hope this changes ...
by senior83
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why is everything done with a mouse?
Replies: 49
Views: 5056

Re: Why is everything done with a mouse?

- How do you cut and copy a file in Windows or Safari? ANswer: Drag and drop one file from one area to another. The end. ctrl-C ctrl-V (or cmd-C cmd-V) :mrgreen: A query....do you use the 'multi-touch' capabilities of that trackpad? A trackpad is much more than a mouse replacement....in many ways i...
by senior83
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it Safe to Get Your DNA Tested?
Replies: 71
Views: 6713

Re: Is it Safe to Get Your DNA Tested?

As a Counterpoint to what a lot of people are saying here, I am a very privacy-conscious individual, and I did get the 23andMe test. This was quite a while ago before the FDA Crackdown that caused 23andMe to water down their results. At that time I was given access to a lot of digested health report...