On the other hand, that's just your opinion, and a lot of people believe otherwise. I have no thoughts one way or the other.Heater wrote:Never mind the porn.
I was shocked that the Raspberry Pi Foundation, as a charitable organization with an educational remit, would want to associate itself with a subversive money making scheme that many consider a scam.
If nothing else encouraging people to make money out of thin air (at least after they have paid for the latest bit coining gizmo) is akin to encouraging gambling. Hardly an educational endeavour.
OK, I see a couple of auction for adult site access. These particular ones aren't explicit on the listing.mikerr wrote:Adafruit just links to bitmit.net [deliberate non-link there]
The problem is Bitmit redirects that randomly - sometimes to "bestsellers", sometimes to "hot auctions" etc..
My guess is that there may be adult content in "hot auctions" at some times of the day
there are certainly explicit advert listings on bitmit if you look ; it's like a non-policed ebay
While I like the idea of bitcoins, it's hard to ignore its heavy use for less savoury activities.
What I am observing is that a lot of people want to run a bitcoin miner in the hope of making money in return for doing nothing.On the other hand, that's just your opinion, and a lot of people believe otherwise.
Quite a lot of companies sell you stuff, I believe it's what make the world go round. As far as I know, it's not related to gambling.Heater wrote:jamesh,What I am observing is that a lot of people want to run a bitcoin miner in the hope of making money in return for doing nothing.On the other hand, that's just your opinion, and a lot of people believe otherwise.
I observe there is a booming market in gadgets, to do that bitcoin mining.
Clearly people are buying those gadgets in the hope of making some money out of nothing.
Clearly the guys selling those gadgets realise that it might be more profitable to make and sell those gadgets than do any actual bitcoin mining. After all if the gadgets worked as advertised why would you sell them rather than just use them yourself to make bitcoins?
Conclusion: This is no different than gambling. There is not much room for my opinion here, it's just what is happening.
Of course there are many other facets of the bitcoin idea that maybe a matter of opinion. Like: Is it OK for people to desire to use a method of exchange that is outside of the banking system or any government regulation etc etc?
Please read all the thread before making defamatory statements. MikeR has already explained why during the day the links seem to be ok. As I have stated this site is NOT using cookies to decide on the content to displayed.solar3000 wrote:Thanks for turning yourself in.
Now we know that you watch hardcore porn all the time and that your web browser cookies are haunting you.
hear, hear!MattHawkinsUK wrote:Making money out of nothing is what the World's banking system is based on. BitCoin just removes the cocaine-covered paper component. If value was truly determined by effort then most of us in the developed World would have the shock of our lives ...
Thanks for doing that Mike.mikerr wrote:Seems to be a bit of disbelief going on...
Your first click through to Bitmit homepage is often auto-directed to local listings based on your location
Bad luck if you're located in or near Swindon,UK:
(quite small screenshot, blurred - but that's unedited what greets you)
It doesn't bother me personally, but I can see people getting a shock/surprise.
Part of me thinks that Bitcoin is only for those evading taxes / state disruption of their trading activities (rightly or wrongly). The other part of me thinks "Hey - it could be the future, so don't knock it". It's weathered a few storms and seems to be increasing in popularity...Bitcoin mining is not for the faint of heart, nor for the mathematically challenged. Invest only what you can afford to lose. Or better yet, enjoy this crazy sideshow from the bleachers.