[Chugalug] More on Bitcoin:
william.roush at roushtech.net
Fri Aug 23 04:19:39 UTC 2013
Figured if we were going down this route we might as well have it in the
On 8/23/2013 12:13 AM, Chad Smith wrote:
> If I go into my gargage (assuming I had one) and build a car, from
> parts I get from a junk yard, or order online - whatever. If i build
> that car, and sell it to someone - and that car blows up and kills
> that person ... I'm going to go to jail.
> If I buy a plot of land, start digging for oil, find it -but end up
> spewing giga-gallons into the neighboring wetlands .... I'm probably
> going to go to jail - or at least being hit with a fine so big I'll
> never see another dime of income for as long as I live.
> BUT - if I do those things under the protection of acting on behalf of
> a "Corporation" - worst that can happen is I lose my job, and if I own
> any stock, that stock becomes worthless. Probably, though, if I'm
> high enough on the corporate ladder to actually be responsible for
> those things, nothing bad will happen to me at all.
> That's the type of personal responsibility I'm talking about. Nothing
> to do with any french royalty.
> /-Chad W. Smith/
> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com
> <mailto:dave at brockmans.com>> wrote:
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> On 8/22/2013 5:48 PM, Stephen Kraus wrote:
> > 1. I don't frequent Reddit, nice try. 2. Edison, the man who paid
> > kids to capture neighborhood pets to electrocute with AC to prove
> > how terrible Tesla's electrical system was, cheated Tesla out of
> > $10,000 for fixing his issues with DC, got most of his 'innovative'
> > ideas from a staff of inventors he paid (poorly) and then patented
> > their ideas under his own name for his company.
> Edison was a douche, on so many levels... It's a shame (and you guys
> DID all ready 1984, right?) just a tad bit scary how our history has
> already been rewritten.
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