Author Topic: Just warned my pal not to try this out.  (Read 174 times)

gm66

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Just warned my pal not to try this out.
« on: May 08, 2018, 10:55:57 AM »
Can't believe Dragon's Den people fell for this, it's like the word 'bitcoin' makes people think it's magic, i warned my pal not to try it :

http://detaileddiscovery.com/the-coolest-scientific-discoveries-of-2017/?id=002
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Re: Just warned my pal not to try this out.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 03:05:01 PM »
Wait, what's the bitcoin tie-in and what are people falling for?

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Re: Just warned my pal not to try this out.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 05:40:13 PM »
No need to even read it, the domain and sector says it’s bollocks.


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Re: Just warned my pal not to try this out.
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 10:26:34 PM »
From the mirror report on this: 

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A survey carried out by cloud distributer intY has revealed that 36% of Brits believe ‘cryptocurrency’ relates to funeral finance.

The survey involved 2,000 members of the British public who were asked a set of 20 questions relating to computing and technology.

And when asked “What is the blockchain?”, 41 per cent answered that it was another name for an old-fashioned toilet pull flush.

Priceless.
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Re: Just warned my pal not to try this out.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 11:16:42 PM »
Priceless.

Not just for the humor, but as a reminder of how robust my filter bubble is. I would have expected some people to think that (funeral financing, toilet pull chain), but not in THOSE numbers.

It reminds me of the time someone told me that he was 100% certain that GW Bush would lose the 2004 election (and I thought he would win). "Why do you say that?" I asked.

"Because nobody I know is voting for him."

Now I feel like him. "But everybody *I* know knows what cryptocurrency is!" And that statement is most assuredly wrong.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 11:47:25 PM by ergophobe »

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Re: Just warned my pal not to try this out.
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 02:35:32 PM »
You have to ask where have they been.... its been in the news over here.  :'(

so perhaps the survey was Brits in prison, or some other group detached from society for some reason.....

got it, the survey was in old people homes !!!!  :P
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