Today's random stupidity story...

There must be more to life than football?
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Post by mrblackbat » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:59 pm

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Seems a lot of hassle for a tiny profit. It's an incredibly cheap horse though, can't be good for much.
You say that, but that's exactly the method used by stock market traders to make millions. If you make a 12-16% profit every minute, it starts adding uo pretty quick.

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Post by Rover the Top » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:43 am

mrblackbat wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:59 pm
Dan wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Seems a lot of hassle for a tiny profit. It's an incredibly cheap horse though, can't be good for much.
You say that, but that's exactly the method used by stock market traders to make millions. If you make a 12-16% profit every minute, it starts adding uo pretty quick.
Yes, stock market traders literally stand in the stock exchange passing horses back and forth every minute... :yeahright:

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:38 pm

There's nothing in the riddle that suggests the man moved an inch to sell his horse....

I'm sure there are plenty of traders who buy and sell shares in commodities such as race horses, and farms. One might suggest they're selling horses...

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Post by Dan » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:11 am

Here's a twist. The traders are the horses. Take that, mumsnet.
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Post by mrblackbat » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:50 pm

Romanian court tells man he is not alive

"A spokeswoman for the court explained to local news outlets that Reliu had been too late with his appeal against the death certificate and had thus lost the case. The ruling is apparently final and cannot be appealed against, leaving Reliu in legal limbo."

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Post by Gibbon » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:28 am

Kind of satisfying in a way, after all he left his wife legally bound by marriage for 9 years with no other recourse to free herself.

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Post by mrblackbat » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:37 am

Well I'd just say that's as equally ludicrous a legal system. You can declare someone dead in absentia but can't divorce?

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Post by Gibbon » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:20 pm

Oh yes, no argument from me.

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Post by Gibbon » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:48 pm

Bitcoin blockchain found to contain illegal content. Might be time to dump it while you still can.

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Post by mrblackbat » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:07 pm

Gibbon wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:48 pm
Bitcoin blockchain found to contain illegal content. Might be time to dump it while you still can.
Or not. So many inaccuracies in how the blockchain actually works there. You don't have to download the (currently) 149 GB block chain at all to possess or trade in bitcoins.

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Post by Gibbon » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:50 pm

Phew

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Post by theadore » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:14 pm

Although they are all tanking and this was a factor... If major mining nations move towards any sort of Blockchain ban it could well be terminal.

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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:48 am

South Korea and China have been going that way for a while, which is why they've tanked since the massive overspeculation in December and January.

The next important take off points are if any serious banks start to really properly use blockchain currencies for international transactions. They're more reliable and faster than the existing methods that it will happen at some point.

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Post by theadore » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:24 am

I'm skeptical whether that will ever happen.... obviously no expert, but I would expect the big banks will look to create their own blockchain tech rather than rely on the existing offerings.

Yeah - I saw the early year bump... weirdly google chrome has somewhere flagged cryptocurrencies as an interest somwehere... I guess we were all reading about it for a while... and therefore I get spammed with the price drop/spike stories on a fairly regular basis... which I obviously read and add to the future spam.

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Post by Jim » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:02 pm

I’m eagerly waiting for the arse to drop out of this crypto currency crap so that I can actually buy a graphics card at a half-reasonable price.

I’ve heard Nvidia are producing mining specific cards (rumoured to be anyway) in their next-gen range which may take the strain off gamers like me but I’m not holding out much hope just yet.

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