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These people may have not been wrong, just early. Keep inflating a balloon - it's hard to say when it's going to pop, but still accurate to say that it will at some point.

If I had money invested in bitcoin, I would pursue a strategy that kept in mind that it very well could be a bubble- and one that could lose most of it's value before you have a chance to get out.

The wisest plays aren't the ones that make the most money, but the ones that concrete gains by taking the profit off of the table: Sell out X% every time it hits a new arbitrary high.

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drcode 144 days ago | link

Protip: You can only argue something was a bubble if the current price is lower than the price at which you said it was a bubble.

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giarc 144 days ago | link

Is taking profit off the table easier given that BTC can be bought/sold in very small quantities 0.0000x?

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ISP: Comcast

Location: North Alabama

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This is very true. I use RescueTime to monitor my output. This works for me because of the menial nature of much of my work in addition to ensuring that I'm completely honest in my logs / productivity scoring.

I shoot for eight "very product hours" (+2) per day. Even though the standard workday is considered eight hours, it's pretty difficult for me to hit such a target without invest 10-11 hours of what I would call pretty distraction free work. I'm self employed, so I'm able to avoid a large amount of the normal worktime lost to meetings, chitchat, and the like.

Comparing eight hours of "very productive" rescuetime output feels as if it would be comparable to about 12+ hours standard in a normal work enviroment.

Often, when I hear people exclaiming that they've put in a 70hour/week or whatnot I wonder how many very productive rescuetime hours that would correlate to... 50? 40?

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Due to the expansion of space the edge of the observable universe is now about 46 billion light years away: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_expansion_of_space

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I see the Getting Started developers intro, but I'm having trouble visualizing what this can look like purely from the customers side. Do you have any live implementations you can link to as an example of a Stripe integration?

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boucher 933 days ago | link

Stripe doesn't communicate directly with your users, so there is no standard look from a customer's perspective. We're providing the tools to build your own payment forms hosted on your own website. Perhaps in the future we'll look into helping by communicating more directly to customers.

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IIRC, in Groupon definition, customer acquisition is money spent on the sales teams.

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I wouldn't quite say adding 7000 is a "huge boost" to the economy.

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Not until there is the political will to accept millions of US losses. Our current engagements are a walk in the park compared to what "bringing regime change" to North Korea entail. I'd wager that there hasn't been another large populace so thoroughly brainwashed in modern history- Nazi Germany isn't even comparable to "the hermit kingdom."

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jhamburger 1074 days ago | link

I think you're totally wrong, there's no idealogical support for the regime there. The military support him because he makes them 1st class citizens and they know it's the only way they can eat. The civilians are just scared to death and trying to survive.

And there wouldn't be millions of US losses, we would never put ourselves in that situation. It would be relentless airstrikes aiming at disabling air defenses/artillery positions and decapitation of the regime. The problem would be mass civilian casualties in south korea.

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metatronscube 1074 days ago | link

Perhaps, however I think its hard to brainwash starving masses turning to cannibalism fleeing the country in thousands across the border to China. The German Nazi regime was well fed and well equipped.

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We have seen a negligible (and debatable) conversion rate increase using Trust Guard. However, it's much cheaper than any of the alternatives- so cheap that we opt to have it despite concrete evidence of it's success.

I agree with you in that all of these certs are a sham, but I would argue that for many customers of standard e-commerce (especially online retail) operations they are another thing going in your favor in attempts to appear as a professional outfit.

I'd never put any credence in a seal, but there are many customers that may. It's not worth a $1000/year to us, but it is worth ~$125/year.

Hope this helps!

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Exactly. Assange's influence has only become widely discussed within the last month. It seems he is more likely to be on track to be POTY in 2011 than to have been skipped over entirely.

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