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  • Email: rross@foldingcoin.net
  • Real Name: Robert Ross
  • Location: Indianapolis
  • Website: foldingcoin.net
  • Bio:

    From 2007 until present Robert has been building out MDFs and IDFs for multi million dollar companies across the midwest and has managed hundreds of new construction IT build outs for various project sizes from small retail stores to large shipping distribution centers. Also during this time frame Robert has serviced hundreds of general IT service calls dealing with everything from broadband, to network upgrades, and everything in between dealing with copper cabling, security, fiber optics, and any commercial grade IT equipment maintenance. In between this time, Robert also spent 1 year acting as a Northern Michigan Red Cross IT administrator and has dedicated a small amount of time doing Linux server configurations for a small Indianapolis company.

    In 2013 Robert discovered Bitcoin and has spent every free moment dedicating time to advancing his knowledge in the field of cryptocurrency. From March 2013 until April 2014 Robert was a Bitcoin and Altcoin miner building up a mining farm consisting of 34 GPUs and 8 CPUs. Since mining on general computer hardware was no longer profitable for cryptocurrency mining, Robert co-founded FoldingCoin Inc in July 2014 with hopes of helping to redirect a large amount of the mining power that goes into altcoins to be better used towards Stanford's Folding@home project.

    Since FoldingCoin was well received in the cryptocurrency community, Robert decided in January of 2015 to go full time in the Counterparty community. Since the beginning of 2015 Robert has taken on the following roles:

    • Director of FoldingCoin Inc
    • Community director for the Counterparty Foundation
    • Host of the LTB podcast: “XCP Weekly Update”
    • Webmaster of XCPassets.org
    • Event coordinator to the Indy Bitcoin Meetup
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    • Robert Ross
    • Director of FoldingCoin Inc
    • Community Director for the Counterparty Foundation
    • Skype: foldingcoin
    • Twitter: @pooktwoFLDC
    • FLDC Twitter: @foldingcoin
    • Email: rross@foldingcoin.net
    • Alt Email: foldingcoin.net@gmail.com
  • Bitcoin Tipping Address (This is not your LTBCOIN address): 18Emgn5f5Y6u2DEqWpcRGAxdP6veDvYtjb
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  • Re: You listen to System of a Down?

    Not sure how you want this topic to go, but yes i do listen to System.

    I used to listen to all sorts of heavy metal, death metal, screamo, ext.... And even though many evangelist heavy metal folks clam that system of a down is not heavy metal strictly because they are a main stream band is ridiculous.

    System has proven time and time again that they are far more talented then any other metal band throughout the modern crappy metal scene (although we all try and forget mesmerize). I learned as i got older that most metal is talentless music, but system stands alone as a metal band i listen to still to this day.

    Though i have been in more of a indie hippie music and rap music time in my life (i know, what a combo) when I heard Tech N9ne and Serj on a track together https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4kkzsRJObE i was inspired to listen to all of toxicity (still one of the greatest albums all time) and steal this album again.

  • Re: The Let's Talk Bitcoin! show is taking a week off. E193 will resume on March 14th

    @deweller We have a group working on pulling together some clips from the really early episodes of LTB. It is pretty fun to hear the early thoughts from episode 1 and the like.

    We may be able to edit together a collection of highlights from the very early days of LTB before Saturday.

    I would very much like to hear that :D I have heard every episode so far, but hearing old clips would be really fun and interesting to compare the talks then, with the talks now

  • Re: Bryce Weiner tips ISIS

    @page So, that tip could have caught the attention of an ISIS member that does actually start the process for ISIS using BTC. That process might weaken the US government long term, meaning the US will lose influence in the Middle East resulting in ISIS not needing to attack the West. ISIS could the begin to lose power as the people rise up to overthrow them and that could begin the process of a more settled middle east. Meanwhile BTC BOOMS!!! as western government's grip on power starts to wane.

    I am just making that stuff up, but my point stands - there's no reason to not support ISIS using BTC on moral grounds alone when the overcome is completely unknown.

    The history of religious conflict over there is longer than can be discussed here on this forum. If the US was completely gone from that area, i assure you problems would still very much exists.

    Why not donate to relief funds fighting corruption over there rather than funding a corrupt organization that was created from a corrupt organization?

    Did that last sentence make sense?

  • Re: Bryce Weiner tips ISIS

    @page So, that tip could have caught the attention of an ISIS member that does actually start the process for ISIS using BTC. That process might weaken the US government long term, meaning the US will lose influence in the Middle East resulting in ISIS not needing to attack the West. ISIS could the begin to lose power as the people rise up to overthrow them and that could begin the process of a more settled middle east. Meanwhile BTC BOOMS!!! as western government's grip on power starts to wane.

    I am just making that stuff up, but my point stands - there's no reason to not support ISIS using BTC on moral grounds alone when the overcome is completely unknown.

    Well here is the thing, the US government absolutely oversteps their boundaries on almost everything, at home and abroad. And even if it is true that its because of the US that ISIS even exists, there is still a condition not many take into account. Just like the Germans before WWII, that area is VERY VERY poor. When people are poor and they are ignored in the world and they have nothing, they can mob together and do terrible things. ISIS is the result of economic crisis just like the Nazis had been. And since they do not have access to the internet like we all do, many of them still blindly follow radical religious beliefs because thats all they know, and for them its something rather than nothing.

    So do i think the US government could be to blame for some of the status over there, absolutely.

    Does that justify ISIS actions, absolutely not.

    Radical religion is dangerous, and its even more dangerous when your followers have nothing. So i do not agree that Bryce should have given $1 even as a joke, it is making a bad situation even worse.

  • Re: Bryce Weiner tips ISIS

    @page I agree with the first reddit comments. Sending a tiny amount of BTC to ISIS is hardly the crime of the century and it certainly is no reason to have an account suspended. Especially while the ISIS account is still active.

    Totalitarian Humanism is by far the greatest problem facing the West at this current time and these are Ideals that come from within; a moral decay so pervasive and unseen that no one blinks when the ISIS tweeter account remains active while the Bryce Weiner is no more.

    http://attackthesystem.com/the-ideology-of-totalitarian-humanism/

    EDIT: If people find Weiner's (never heard of the guy personally so I don't know if that's a serious name) actions offensive then he can suffer the public consequences. What is wrong is to claim Free Speech with one hand while simultaneously applying censorship with the other. The same Free Speech and censorship that sees no problem with allowing the ISIS account to function in the first place.

    I did go on a huge rant about moral decay in the West, but I decided to delete it! :P It's in Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals if you want to read about it.

    I am all for free speech and would never censor anyone, but there is a difference between saying something, and giving money to ISIS. Now, it is clear in the tweet that he is being sarcastic, but there is no better way to attract the feds to your doorstep and trolls to forums then to tip ISIS on twitter.

    It was a bold joke in his career that will not pay off.

  • Bryce Weiner tips ISIS

    So I just read this article and this is obviously a developing story, but Bryce Weiner sent a changetip of $1 in BTC donation to ISIS in a sarcastic tone. Though it was sarcastic, why in the world would he do a stupid thing like this? Nothing good can come of that.

    http://www.coindesk.com/changetip-user-banned-isis/

    Here is the reddit conversation

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2xsg9l/pretty_funny_fake_blockchain_expert_analyst_bruce/

    One thing is for certain, if you are associated with this guy, its probably good to stay away. For those of you just curious to see the tweet, here it is:

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