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2014-03-01 05:43:54 PM  
That's why I keep all of my bitcoins safe at Mt. Gox.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-03-01 05:52:25 PM  
This guy didn't seem to know the difference between civil inconvenience and making trouble for himself/being a nuisance.  Exercise your rights freely.  Also, nobody likes a dick.  Asking the TSA explicitly to "not touch your dick" doesn't help you sail smoothly.  No one is asking for your allegiance, just your cooperation.  I'm trying hard not to invoke a Godwin.
 
2014-03-01 06:07:04 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-03-01 06:07:15 PM  

433: This guy didn't seem to know the difference between civil inconvenience and making trouble for himself/being a nuisance.  Exercise your rights freely.  Also, nobody likes a dick.  Asking the TSA explicitly to "not touch your dick" doesn't help you sail smoothly.  No one is asking for your allegiance, just your cooperation.  I'm trying hard not to invoke a Godwin.


What like how the Nazis set up checkpoints demanding people to present proof of citizenship?
 
2014-03-01 06:12:28 PM  

duffblue: 433: This guy didn't seem to know the difference between civil inconvenience and making trouble for himself/being a nuisance.  Exercise your rights freely.  Also, nobody likes a dick.  Asking the TSA explicitly to "not touch your dick" doesn't help you sail smoothly.  No one is asking for your allegiance, just your cooperation.  I'm trying hard not to invoke a Godwin.

What like how the Nazis set up checkpoints demanding people to present proof of citizenship?


Some day they're going to ask us things like "Please provide papers that you exist or else we will be forced to cause your fleshbody to expire since you're not real."
 
2014-03-01 06:16:00 PM  
cdn3.volusion.com
 
2014-03-01 06:16:48 PM  
The level of retardation with the TSA has reached epic per portions Just when you thought the derp and herp couldn't get any thicker, they are looking for coins that don't exist. Seems more like they were interested in stealing his valuables than looking for an actual threat. Seems more like a mugging than a security check.
 
2014-03-01 06:17:22 PM  

433: This guy didn't seem to know the difference between civil inconvenience and making trouble for himself/being a nuisance.  Exercise your rights freely.  Also, nobody likes a dick.  Asking the TSA explicitly to "not touch your dick" doesn't help you sail smoothly.  No one is asking for your allegiance, just your cooperation.  I'm trying hard not to invoke a Godwin.


WHAAAT? Somebody who travels to libertarian conferences and posts to Daily Anarchist acted like a selfish, self-involved dick? GTFO.
 
2014-03-01 06:19:37 PM  
Textbook example of looking for trouble.

I fly enough to find trouble without looking for it.
 
2014-03-01 06:23:23 PM  
Rough translation: Guy acts like gigantic douche to security personnel. Security personnel, seeing he is wearing a bitcoin shirt and has a collection of bitcoin in his luggage buttons, decides to use that as an excuse to screw with him a bit.
 
2014-03-01 06:23:44 PM  
Read the first paragraph, wondered what I am reading, looked at the sitename and decided to not waste my time. I'm sure this well adjusted individual is an objective reporter and all but no way I'm reading a wall of text like that on a site that calls itself the daily anarchist.
 
2014-03-01 06:27:55 PM  
1. If you act like a douche,  you'll be treated like a douche.

2. Yes, the TSA is quite capable of looking for Bitcoins as if they were real, physical "coins" and to be perplexed when they are unable to find them in your luggage.

Next, they will be trying to locate cloud storage on the actual cloud it is stored on, and be concerned a terrorist might fly a plane into the cloud and knock all the files off of it.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-03-01 06:30:56 PM  

Gyrfalcon: 1. If you act like a douche,  you'll be treated like a douche.

2. Yes, the TSA is quite capable of looking for Bitcoins as if they were real, physical "coins" and to be perplexed when they are unable to find them in your luggage.

Next, they will be trying to locate cloud storage on the actual cloud it is stored on, and be concerned a terrorist might fly a plane into the cloud and knock all the files off of it.


LOL. So much win in that right there. I larfed so very loud and snorty.
 
2014-03-01 06:34:07 PM  
As much as I hate the TSA the guy is just making problems for himself trying to be some kind of activist.

You let THEM make the first strike.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-03-01 06:34:18 PM  

Gyrfalcon: trying to locate cloud storage


OMG! I found where it all is!
www.blogto.com

/shhh, don't let the terists know
 
2014-03-01 06:34:49 PM  
there is this younger guy at work, friend of mine. (say 30ish) and a couple of months ago he was telling every one how bitcoins were the way of the FUTURE (say future to yourself the 50's newscaster voice). and me with an onion tied to my belt asked what backed up the virtual currency? he said nothing backs it up, just like the U.S. currency. I said yes, we are not on a gold standard anymore, but the United States is a real thing. It is a tangible thing. if something exists in cyberspace, it's not real, it's a fantasy that exists only as long as people believe it does.
/let's say everyone who has any vested interest in mtgox said "oh, wait the money really is still there, our bad"
//so this unicorn money is suddenly back again?
///like I said the U.S. is a thing, Russia is a thing.
////bitcoins are smoke and mirrors. just  Ponzi scheme for those get in early, rip every other sap off, then disappear with the money.
////then who do you call? fdic? visa? ghostbusters?
 
2014-03-01 06:35:12 PM  
Yeah, I'm sure a website that thinks that "anarcho-capitalism" exists is going to be credible.
 
2014-03-01 06:37:10 PM  

gja: Gyrfalcon: 1. If you act like a douche,  you'll be treated like a douche.

2. Yes, the TSA is quite capable of looking for Bitcoins as if they were real, physical "coins" and to be perplexed when they are unable to find them in your luggage.

Next, they will be trying to locate cloud storage on the actual cloud it is stored on, and be concerned a terrorist might fly a plane into the cloud and knock all the files off of it.

LOL. So much win in that right there. I larfed so very loud and snorty.


Oo! Thanks for the TF!!
 
2014-03-01 06:38:27 PM  
We live in a free society with individual rights where one must submit to authority in a properly submissive and respectful manner no matter what that authority demands and have the same beliefs as the mainstream.
 
2014-03-01 06:42:27 PM  

433: This guy didn't seem to know the difference between civil inconvenience and making trouble for himself/being a nuisance.  Exercise your rights freely.  Also, nobody likes a dick.  Asking the TSA explicitly to "not touch your dick" doesn't help you sail smoothly.  No one is asking for your allegiance, just your cooperation.  I'm trying hard not to invoke a Godwin.


yeah, you're probably right

except he wasn't the one who told the TSA guy not to touch his dick

but yeah, if your are behind, beside, or, generally, in the vicinity of someone who doesn't treat them with total respect, they're probably well within their rights to violate your rights
 
2014-03-01 06:42:47 PM  

leadmetal: We live in a free society with individual rights where one must submit to authority in a properly submissive and respectful manner no matter what that authority demands and have the same beliefs as the mainstream.


You say that like it's a bad thing, but it really is true especially if you replace "the mainstream" with "me".
 
2014-03-01 06:44:50 PM  
I only deal in dogecoin.  wow.  no search.  so not finding them.  such win.
 
2014-03-01 06:45:23 PM  
nyoobserver.files.wordpress.com
 
rpm
2014-03-01 06:45:25 PM  

bigbobowski: there is this younger guy at work, friend of mine. (say 30ish) and a couple of months ago he was telling every one how bitcoins were the way of the FUTURE (say future to yourself the 50's newscaster voice). and me with an onion tied to my belt asked what backed up the virtual currency? he said nothing backs it up, just like the U.S. currency. I said yes, we are not on a gold standard anymore, but the United States is a real thing. It is a tangible thing. if something exists in cyberspace, it's not real, it's a fantasy that exists only as long as people believe it does.
/let's say everyone who has any vested interest in mtgox said "oh, wait the money really is still there, our bad"
//so this unicorn money is suddenly back again?
///like I said the U.S. is a thing, Russia is a thing.
////bitcoins are smoke and mirrors. just  Ponzi scheme for those get in early, rip every other sap off, then disappear with the money.
////then who do you call? fdic? visa? ghostbusters?


US is a real thing. US currency? Notsomuch. It's only real because we say it is, nothing more. Most USD doesn't physically exist either, it's just numbers in a computer. Remember the savings and loans crash?
 
2014-03-01 06:49:39 PM  
Also:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-01 06:59:16 PM  

rpm: bigbobowski: there is this younger guy at work, friend of mine. (say 30ish) and a couple of months ago he was telling every one how bitcoins were the way of the FUTURE (say future to yourself the 50's newscaster voice). and me with an onion tied to my belt asked what backed up the virtual currency? he said nothing backs it up, just like the U.S. currency. I said yes, we are not on a gold standard anymore, but the United States is a real thing. It is a tangible thing. if something exists in cyberspace, it's not real, it's a fantasy that exists only as long as people believe it does.
/let's say everyone who has any vested interest in mtgox said "oh, wait the money really is still there, our bad"
//so this unicorn money is suddenly back again?
///like I said the U.S. is a thing, Russia is a thing.
////bitcoins are smoke and mirrors. just  Ponzi scheme for those get in early, rip every other sap off, then disappear with the money.
////then who do you call? fdic? visa? ghostbusters?

US is a real thing. US currency? Notsomuch. It's only real because we say it is, nothing more. Most USD doesn't physically exist either, it's just numbers in a computer. Remember the savings and loans crash?


U.S. currency is backed by the full faith and trust of the United States government. So far, that's been good for 224 years. As not real things go, it's pretty farkin' real.
 
2014-03-01 07:00:10 PM  

433: This guy didn't seem to know the difference between civil inconvenience and making trouble for himself/being a nuisance.  Exercise your rights freely.  Also, nobody likes a dick.  Asking the TSA explicitly to "not touch your dick" doesn't help you sail smoothly.  No one is asking for your allegiance, just your cooperation.  I'm trying hard not to invoke a Godwin.


Mmmm. A TSA apologetic; this tastes better to my eye-tongues than the finest of conservative tears.
 
2014-03-01 07:03:51 PM  

Gyrfalcon: 1. If you act like a douche,  you'll be treated like a douche.

2. Yes, the TSA is quite capable of looking for Bitcoins as if they were real, physical "coins" and to be perplexed when they are unable to find them in your luggage.

Next, they will be trying to locate cloud storage on the actual cloud it is stored on, and be concerned a terrorist might fly a plane into the cloud and knock all the files off of it.


I'm more concerned about what happens if it rains.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnxrJiS5uKU

(and I really want one of those open air audio recorders)
 
rpm
2014-03-01 07:16:10 PM  
mbillips:
U.S. currency is backed by the full faith and trust of the United States government. So far, that's been good for 224 years. As not real things go, it's pretty farkin' real.

How many debt standoffs have there been lately? Trust is a fragile thing.
 
2014-03-01 07:19:32 PM  

rpm: mbillips:
U.S. currency is backed by the full faith and trust of the United States government. So far, that's been good for 224 years. As not real things go, it's pretty farkin' real.

How many debt standoffs have there been lately? Trust is a fragile thing.


Yeah. And when the us was down graded the markets were so scared that they pulled money out of the markets and invested in the us debt.
 
2014-03-01 07:20:59 PM  

tjassen: Gyrfalcon: 1. If you act like a douche,  you'll be treated like a douche.

2. Yes, the TSA is quite capable of looking for Bitcoins as if they were real, physical "coins" and to be perplexed when they are unable to find them in your luggage.

Next, they will be trying to locate cloud storage on the actual cloud it is stored on, and be concerned a terrorist might fly a plane into the cloud and knock all the files off of it.

I'm more concerned about what happens if it rains.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnxrJiS5uKU

(and I really want one of those open air audio recorders)


Oh, indeed. And a tornado would be even worse! All that data would get all mixed up with other data in other clouds!

How much do those open air audio recorders cost? I'd be interested in a, er, bulk discount.
 
2014-03-01 07:23:49 PM  
Ok.
1. Douche at airport.
2. Acts like douche.
3. Gets treated like douche.
4. Whines like a douche.
5. Writes long-winded douche-blog.

Why didn't TSA just shoot him? I'd watch it on YouTube.
 
2014-03-01 07:24:24 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: The level of retardation with the TSA has reached epic per portions Just when you thought the derp and herp couldn't get any thicker, they are looking for coins that don't exist. Seems more like they were interested in stealing his valuables than looking for an actual threat. Seems more like a mugging than a security check.


Yet we allow it.
 
2014-03-01 07:25:58 PM  
TL;DR.

Sorry.
 
2014-03-01 07:27:15 PM  
rpm:

US is a real thing. US currency? Notsomuch. It's only real because we say it is, nothing more. Most USD doesn't physically exist either, it's just numbers in a computer. Remember the savings and loans crash?

Almost all money is bookkeeping, even money backed by gold
 
2014-03-01 07:28:31 PM  

dahmers love zombie: That's why I keep all of my bitcoins safe at Mt. Gox.


I've got some bad news for you, buddy.  <sad trombone>
 
2014-03-01 07:28:41 PM  
Goofus displays suspicious behavior to employees looking for suspicious behavior.

Gallant answers their questions and offers information to explain his strange luggage.

Goofus invites a tense confrontation with jack-booted Nazis and wastes hours being terrified of the sinister security state.

Gallant never meets the jack-booted Nazis and enjoys a pleasant flight.

This idiot is so fortunate he was born white otherwise he'd have never survived his first police pull-over.
 
2014-03-01 07:33:36 PM  

TEA-PARTY-PATRIOT: 433: This guy didn't seem to know the difference between civil inconvenience and making trouble for himself/being a nuisance.  Exercise your rights freely.  Also, nobody likes a dick.  Asking the TSA explicitly to "not touch your dick" doesn't help you sail smoothly.  No one is asking for your allegiance, just your cooperation.  I'm trying hard not to invoke a Godwin.

Mmmm. A TSA apologetic; this tastes better to my eye-tongues than the finest of conservative tears.


If you think that TSA apologists only come from conservative circles then I have some very bad news for you.
 
2014-03-01 07:33:48 PM  

rpm: mbillips:
U.S. currency is backed by the full faith and trust of the United States government. So far, that's been good for 224 years. As not real things go, it's pretty farkin' real.

How many debt standoffs have there been lately? Trust is a fragile thing.


Resulting in zero defaults, because everyone with any sense (this excludes Tea Partiers) knew those standoffs were a joke. That is a reason to have less trust in the solidity of U.S. currency, but it's not much of a reason. If it were, interest rates would have gone up.
 
2014-03-01 07:43:08 PM  

mbillips: U.S. currency is backed by the full faith and trust of the United States government. So far, that's been good for 224 years. As not real things go, it's pretty farkin' real.


US currency has only been entirely without metal backing since 1971. Not quite the "224 years" you claim.

Fiat currency has always led to a collapse of that currency, even when the country was otherwise going strong. France is a real country, but they've had three fiat currency collapses so far (1720,1800,1960). Russia remains a superpower, yet their currency collapsed in 1998.

Also, "full faith and trust" means a faith and trust in the US government's ability to pay its bills. As was seen in 2011 and 2013, it only takes a few dozen people to bring the government to its knees and threaten a total collapse of the dollar.
 
2014-03-01 07:45:13 PM  
This is called basically acting like a jerk or dick, as other FARKers have noted
simply to be a pain in the arse.
I used to see a lot of that back in the 60's. Then again, in the 80's.

In the 80's it was psuedo-intellectual Yuppies.

I don't fly, because of the expense, the simple fact of being crammed sardine like into a metal cylinder with no way out once it takes off and from entering the terminal to reaching your destination, you're surrounded by noisy, uncaring, seething mobs of people.

So, I don't get to actually encounter the TSA.
 
2014-03-01 07:47:42 PM  

the ha ha guy: mbillips: U.S. currency is backed by the full faith and trust of the United States government. So far, that's been good for 224 years. As not real things go, it's pretty farkin' real.

US currency has only been entirely without metal backing since 1971. Not quite the "224 years" you claim.

Fiat currency has always led to a collapse of that currency, even when the country was otherwise going strong. France is a real country, but they've had three fiat currency collapses so far (1720,1800,1960). Russia remains a superpower, yet their currency collapsed in 1998.

Also, "full faith and trust" means a faith and trust in the US government's ability to pay its bills. As was seen in 2011 and 2013, it only takes a few dozen people to bring the government to its knees and threaten a total collapse of the dollar.


The dollar is still really, really stable in spite of that thanks to the petrodollar and the strong fundamentals of the American economy. That's not to say that America will be a financial superpower forever, but rather suffer from a very long and gradual decline like previous superpowers such as England, France, and Spain instead of imploding like Russia.
 
2014-03-01 07:47:58 PM  
Hate to say it but the TSA was always more about the War on Drugs (and Money) than it ever was about terrorism. Terrorism is just the excuse to infringe on your civil rights and civil liberties....
 
2014-03-01 07:51:41 PM  
Full stop. State speech is hate speech.

Yeah, I'd stop this guy, too.  Repeatedly.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-03-01 07:52:10 PM  

Rik01: the simple fact of being crammed sardine like into a metal cylinder with no way out once it takes off


I took lsd in LA International before boarding a flight to Hawaii.  It was mostly pleasant, but there was an overarching theme of "I'm in a flying box over the ocean, and I can't see who is piloting the damned thing.  In retrospect, I should not have done that.  It was a relief to land, greeted with a garland of flowers.
 
2014-03-01 07:52:44 PM  
So the TSA doesn't know how bitcoins work, and is concerned man might be flying internationally with greater than $10,000, which must be declared. So instead of saying "no" when asked if he's flying internationally, which would have immediately ended his terrifying ordeal, he argues, won't answer questions and starts peeing in his pants at the prospect of a long holiday at Guantanamo bay.
Thank God his friend Bill was there with his wife to answer the TSA's reasonable question with a simple no. Really scary stuff.
 
2014-03-01 07:57:50 PM  
Just another example of "Those that seek trouble usually find it."

"These aren't the bitcoins you're looking for." *jedi hand wave*
"These aren't the bitcoins we're looking for."
"You can go about your business now." *jedi hand wave*
"You can go about you're business."
"Move along." *jedi hand wave*
"Move along... Move along."
 
2014-03-01 08:00:30 PM  
I couldn't get past the suck of the header on that blog
 
2014-03-01 08:02:55 PM  

www.bitcoinnotbombs.com


Looks to get a reaction, surprised when he gets one.

 
2014-03-01 08:09:09 PM  

rpm: bigbobowski: there is this younger guy at work, friend of mine. (say 30ish) and a couple of months ago he was telling every one how bitcoins were the way of the FUTURE (say future to yourself the 50's newscaster voice). and me with an onion tied to my belt asked what backed up the virtual currency? he said nothing backs it up, just like the U.S. currency. I said yes, we are not on a gold standard anymore, but the United States is a real thing. It is a tangible thing. if something exists in cyberspace, it's not real, it's a fantasy that exists only as long as people believe it does.
/let's say everyone who has any vested interest in mtgox said "oh, wait the money really is still there, our bad"
//so this unicorn money is suddenly back again?
///like I said the U.S. is a thing, Russia is a thing.
////bitcoins are smoke and mirrors. just  Ponzi scheme for those get in early, rip every other sap off, then disappear with the money.
////then who do you call? fdic? visa? ghostbusters?

US is a real thing. US currency? Notsomuch. It's only real because we say it is, nothing more. Most USD doesn't physically exist either, it's just numbers in a computer. Remember the savings and loans crash?

see, here is what you miss, currencies value and devalue. but what I am saying is that despite this, my country the United States exists, we have a sh*t load of land, apparently now I'm told a sh*t load of gas, despite what everyone says we do still make a lot of crap here. plus IT, Tech, all that goes with it.

this is why the world trusts the dollar.
/this is why we can get a loan.
//real things have a value
///bitcoins are for rubes
 
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