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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #320 on: May 19, 2014, 09:46:35 PM »
I don't know

then why are you posting?

All I know is that every actual bitcoin is represented physically. The medium of storage is irrelevant.
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #321 on: May 19, 2014, 09:50:16 PM »
I don't know

then why are you posting?

All I know is that every actual bitcoin is represented physically.

Can you give me an example of something that isn't represented physically?

Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #322 on: May 19, 2014, 09:52:32 PM »
The medium of storage is irrelevant.

Sounds abstract to me.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #323 on: May 19, 2014, 09:53:08 PM »
Can you give me an example of something that isn't represented physically?

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #324 on: May 19, 2014, 09:53:52 PM »
I don't know

then why are you posting?

All I know is that every actual bitcoin is represented physically.

Can you give me an example of something that isn't represented physically?

No. Well, maybe time.
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #325 on: May 19, 2014, 09:54:34 PM »
I don't know

then why are you posting?

All I know is that every actual bitcoin is represented physically.

Can you give me an example of something that isn't represented physically?

No.

Then this entire discussion is obviously redundant.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #326 on: May 19, 2014, 09:55:23 PM »
I don't know

then why are you posting?

All I know is that every actual bitcoin is represented physically.

Can you give me an example of something that isn't represented physically?

No.

Then this entire discussion is obviously redundant.

I know. But somebody on the internet was wrong.
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #327 on: May 19, 2014, 10:15:45 PM »
Most conversations between Alexandyr, Rushy, and/or fappenhosen (or anyone on this site, really) degrades into a pedantic argument regarding the meaning of words.

Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #328 on: May 19, 2014, 10:19:32 PM »
The meaning of "abstract" is pretty clear.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #329 on: May 19, 2014, 10:35:12 PM »
Usually an HDD or SSD.

Are they the only media that can be used to record a bitcoin?

Your wallet has the encryption keys. The blockchain has the addresses, and everyone mining bitcoins has information on every bitcoin transaction through the blockchain. That's how a transaction is verified as legitimate.
Except the people who use bitcoin to anonymously launder money.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #330 on: May 19, 2014, 10:41:02 PM »
The number one exists in all networks.

It's how your computer processes information and communicates. It's how the 'bitcoin' serial number is calculated.

You are trying to make a number (and an algorithm) into a 'physical thing'.

High/Low, On/Off, 1/0... these are states of things, not physical things.  A computer cares as much about the number One as it does about C. 

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #331 on: May 19, 2014, 10:49:06 PM »
Most conversations between Alexandyr, Rushy, and/or fappenhosen (or anyone on this site, really) degrades into a pedantic argument regarding the meaning of words.

It's been that way for years. Why should we stop now? I blame Parsifal.
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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #332 on: May 19, 2014, 11:11:14 PM »
If you can interact with an object, the object is physical, because you are physical.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #333 on: May 19, 2014, 11:57:46 PM »
If you can interact with an object, the object is physical, because you are physical.

^This.

Example:
"A computerDollar cares as much about the number One as it does about D. "
"A computerGold Bar cares as much about the number One as it does about G. "
"A computerCar cares as much about the number One as it does about D. "

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #334 on: May 20, 2014, 02:07:41 AM »
I think... I think someone needs to call someone. This could prove to be a monumental discovery.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #335 on: May 20, 2014, 02:30:52 AM »
I think... I think someone needs to call someone. This could prove to be a monumental discovery.

Only to a select few people in this thread who instigated this entire nonsense argument.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #336 on: May 20, 2014, 04:11:57 AM »
I think a Bitcoin written down on a piece of paper might be a bit harder to pay with than a Bitcoin stored on your computer

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #337 on: May 20, 2014, 12:28:45 PM »
Doesn't a physical bitcoin defeat the purpose of virtual currency?
Abandon hope all ye who press enter here.

Science is what happens when preconception meets verification.

If you can't demonstrate it, then you shouldn't believe it.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #338 on: May 20, 2014, 01:01:32 PM »
Doesn't a physical bitcoin defeat the purpose of virtual currency?
No more than saying that a digital bank account defeats the purpose of a physical currency.

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Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Reply #339 on: May 20, 2014, 01:19:48 PM »
Doesn't a physical bitcoin defeat the purpose of virtual currency?

I think the point of bitcoin was more to have a stable currency that was not tied to any particular country or economic union.  That it ended up being done digitally has a lot to do with expedience.

Someone who knows more should please correct me where I am wrong.