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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #90 on: July 01, 2012, 03:43:28 PM »

I come around about once a month to see what's happened. Maybe I post, maybe I don't, but I think the FB explanation is the proper one. Why? Because there's hardly been anyone *new* coming here. Most folks I've seen in terms of new faces are on reddit these days. That includes /r/Libertarian, /r/Austrian_Economics, /r/MarketAnarchism, and etc. And we're not the only ones seeing the decline btw. Mises.org's own forums are pretty much dead aside from the occasional progressive troll that comes in to stir the pot. Forums, like news groups and gopher sites, are dead. Ours is an unscaling technology, and it's not sexy anymore even though it had the potential to allow for the greatest distribution of communication power in history. People like sexy, shiny stuff over complex roll-your-own. Get use to it.

Edit: Also Second life has been turning into a dead zone as well. Basically, the dream of a distributed Internet is dead save for those of us working on stuff like Freedombox and a few other pro-user technologies.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #91 on: July 01, 2012, 04:12:27 PM »

Facebook is a fad, and the way they betray the trust of their users, it's only a matter of time before their membership runs away at full speed.  Tip to FTL: stop doing anything solely on facebook.  I won't go there for your promotions, and neither will a lot of other people.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #92 on: July 01, 2012, 04:46:50 PM »

I think the centralisation of the Internet will continue despite the flubs at FB. But...! I think we'll see the backlash fuel the decentralisation further down the road to viability. Especially with folks focusing on constructing private wireless networks (including satellites). The missing piece is funding. If kickstarter is evidence of anything, it's the fact there's still plenty of funds freely available for a quiet evolution from a central Internet.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #93 on: July 01, 2012, 05:47:31 PM »

I'd agree that some centralization is clearly inevitable.  Looking at other industries, consolidation (which I'm taking as the same thing) simply happens.  On the other hand, not everyone does all their shopping at WalMart and Target, and I don't think the politics of it has much to do with it.  I do think competing networks have a big chance against the internet.  I'm way behind on the technology, but the system they discussed on the show about a week ago (that was being used in conjunction with bitcoin wallets) sounded interesting.  Besides, people are going to get tired of governments having their hands in THIS 'net.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #94 on: July 01, 2012, 07:03:17 PM »

I'll tell you what's going on in here toots..
 this place is a fucking ghost town now.... it's like the dust bowl of the 19 twenty's,
Only, instead of fleeing famine and drought, pc douche baggery and old-boy-network cronyism has driven people away wholesale.... See, other than pc-ken, if you were part of shawba- the-huts "movie", you were part of the inner circle..... the borg, if you will...one part of the assembly never goes against another part..
 so now what you have is just the drive-bys , drovers ,dregs and bums....
 it used to be a fun kind of a train wreck party atmosphere..... now all that is left is the wooden cross on the side of the road with the wilted flowers
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #95 on: July 01, 2012, 07:42:11 PM »

I see.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #96 on: July 01, 2012, 10:15:52 PM »

Oh look.  One of the racists is out of his playpen.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #97 on: July 01, 2012, 11:50:56 PM »

Oh look.  One of the racists is out of his playpen.

Nigger lover.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #98 on: July 02, 2012, 12:17:05 AM »

Well thank Cthulhu.  It distracted April from the subject of pictures of me. 

So...about the negro lovers...
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #99 on: July 02, 2012, 02:05:23 AM »

That being said, I'll throw you out for saying "That being said". 

I'll throw you out for anything that annoys me. 

So, fuck off.




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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #100 on: July 02, 2012, 02:08:20 AM »

Well, looks like there's more than one.  I'm not just a nigger lover.  I'm also a nigger fucker.  How about them apples?  Hope you hate that.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #101 on: July 02, 2012, 03:49:11 AM »

Mah balls itch more than they probably should.

Could just be the heat.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #102 on: July 02, 2012, 06:09:59 AM »

Well, looks like there's more than one.  I'm not just a nigger lover.  I'm also a nigger fucker.  How about them apples?  Hope you hate that.

Three shemale negresses will be sent to your home to gangbang you.

Or someone with a name similiar to yours, within a hundred miles of your house. They're not picky.

Perhaps they shall seek out curvy women who are known to have once posted cheesecake pictures of themselves in Xmas lingerie on a libertarian message board instead.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #103 on: July 02, 2012, 08:53:11 AM »

Don't bother with the shemales.  Not into that.
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Re: What the Hell is going on in here?
« Reply #104 on: July 02, 2012, 09:01:13 AM »

Well, looks like there's more than one.  I'm not just a nigger lover.  I'm also a nigger fucker.  How about them apples?  Hope you hate that.

Three shemale negresses will be sent to your home to gangbang you.

Or someone with a name similiar to yours, within a hundred miles of your house. They're not picky.

Perhaps they shall seek out curvy women who are known to have once posted cheesecake pictures of themselves in Xmas lingerie on a libertarian message board instead.

Will someone please post the pics of Lindsey in her Christmas lingerie?  I'm feeling titillated now!
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