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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: Possible Solution to the spam problem

    @cryptonaut

    @pookone

    @cryptonaut

    @pooktwo Though now I dont have the fun of flagging posts late at night :( lol

    haha the battle probably isn't over quite yet!

    This is a test. Nice that you do not have to type something in but rather you just click the box. I think that is very attractive and easy for people to do. Also I couldnt find the login information, so I created this account. Its ok though, because I will give it to my friend who is known as PookOne :D So dont delete it

    Also just as a note, this does not allow a user with under 10 posts to like something either. I think thats cool, but I wasnt sure if you know it does that

    Actually the like system changed a while ago so that new users do not automatically have the ability to give out likes (to prevent PoP point farming) until they have received at least X amount of likes from somebody else. So in a way you need to be vouched for by other members. Also the more LTBC you have, the more valuable your "likes" are. So with just the 1 like that I gave your account just now, I think that should give you enough points to have the option enabled, thanks to my dragon-hoard of coin :)

    Nice! That actually makes sense, I never knew that was implemented, Keep up the good work Conker :D

  • Re: Possible Solution to the spam problem

    @cryptonaut Alright, made a quick update for this (said I was going to do it the other day, but that didnt end up happening lol). You are now required to enter in a captcha in order to create any new topic or post a reply until you have at least 10 posts. ReCAPTCHA V2.0 is much nicer also, just a checkbox you have to hit most of the time, and only if google suspects you are not a human then it requires typing the usual distorted letters. Hopefully this stems the tide, will have to wait and see

    Nice, I will check it out with another account that i had early on that I do not use. Good work my friend :) Though now I dont have the fun of flagging posts late at night :( lol

  • Re: Is World Peace Possible?

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    @tintin @pooktwo

    Guys, I can give you a very rough outline for the thinking behind the video. The ideas come from Oswald Spengler. What Spengler does is take Goethe's ideas of morphology: structured life cycles of biological forms i.e. the life-cycle of plants, and mixes it with Nietzsche's analysis of moral decay. In other words Spengler does not believe in linear progress within the context of history.

    So, Spengler studied the life-cycles of 9 civilizations and found marked commonalities between the growth periods and decline periods for each civilization that each mapped on to each other.

    Culture is founded on deeply religious thinking, this gives absolute meaning and shows itself throughout the culture, mathematics, architecture, philosophy, music, arts etc it is deeply rooted in the heart of the culture.

    There is a period in each culture when all possibilities are exhausted i.e. "God is Dead", that was Nietzsche's famous pronouncement. What that means is absolute meaning has started to break down as the philosophers start to rationalise and question everything i.e. Socrates and in the West's case this was the Enlightenment era and the time of the French revolution.

    The end of absolute meaning is the phase at the end of high culture and the start of decline of civilization. As civilization becomes senile, in its later stages (where we are now), the strong virtuous values that built the culture become weaker i.e. Democracy, Human rights, feminism etc Now that might sound offensive to you, but you have to look behind these things. Each of those things promote equality rather than champion the strong.

    So, to this video. The video is asking if there is any value in holding the Ideal of peace when put in to historical context. The answer is there is no evidence of Utopia in human history.

    That makes sense with you putting it that way, but the video I was not a huge fan of, it is not that descriptive of the message. Hidden messages are kind of cool, but I would prefer an explanation like you have given

  • Re: Is World Peace Possible?

    True peace in my opinion will not be achieved anytime soon. Yes I believe that the world is heading in a positive direction, even though the news might make you think otherwise, but you must take many things into factor that are unsolved problems in the world:

    • The Haves and the Have Nots - In every society there is a drastic difference in these classes of people. The haves must give to the Have nots for them to survive in some way shape or form. With that being said, someone with nothing will be willing to do anything. This is a major cause of war and crime. Politicians can disagree with another civilization and pay the have nots to further their agendas by joining the military and creating a forceful army or business in the city will be robbed by the have nots who they cannot hire.

    • Religion - Although religion at its core can be a great thing and many practice peacefully, many leaders will use it as a way to brainwash people into furthering the agenda of the religious mission (which throughout time is usually hidden behind a political agenda). This has been one of the biggest causes of war since the dawn of man. So even if you practice religion in a peaceful way, you still will support the bad parts of it by believing in it, even though one might not be radical about it. For example: Phil from "duck dynasty" (which for the record i have never watched) in an interview on fox was saying that he wishes to convert ISIS or kill them. What he doesnt realize is that ISIS wishes to convert him or kill him. Its such a ridiculous thing that many are blinded to acknowledged that all religions are virtually the same: Worship your god, be good, convert those that don't believe, and kill those that refuse to convert. Many will not kill, but its still written in the Bible, Torah, and Quran, making it dangerous.

    • Money - Though BTC can solve many problems, greed is not one of them. There is always going to be people trying to get more. And if you have all the money in the world then you simply seek power, because having all the money allows you to do anything and people will get board of the luxory life eventually and will look to further whatever their new desires are (can be bad or good).

    • Living essentials - Until you can 3d print food, homes, cars, medicine, ext.. for free, there is always going to be those that do not have these things. To get these things in many cases, you have to play ball with the local government or society's to get a chance at receiving these things. And many cases around the world is not a good situation.

    • Media - The Media outlets will do everything they can to turn the 2 party system against each other. People think of this D vs R, black vs white, or rich vs poor but this is simply not true. Its the division of the people that they aim to achieve to keep them hating eachother rather than the people in power. When someone like Ralph Nayder, Raul Paul, or Ross Perot try and make a difference they are simply ridiculed and ignored by the masses because MSN or FOX did not endorse them

    Something like The Venus project http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Venus_Project is a great idea for world peace, but it is still just a dream, not a reality.

  • Re: LTB Network Tutorials! Here's What We're Doing, What Are We Missing?

    @adam We are actually starting to make more videos about more things than just FLDC, we are expanding to creating Counterparty videos in general. I would love to create some videos for the following explanations that you have put forth:

    • What is the Token Distributor?
    • Registering, Creating a Wallet and Submitting your first Article (i already have this one for the Folders, but i can recreate it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5vE-zt7wvE to be better suited towards LTBC. Also I noticed I have minor mistakes in it as well, so it needs to be redone)
    • Publishing a Blog on the LTB Network
    • What is Token Controlled Access?

    We now have a professional video editor that is working with us, and we just released our first professional video with him, rather then just me doing it, here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRL1ewGw6AY

    Let me know if i can help :)

  • Re: Reward Notification?

    @franckuestein @ikidesu I think that last period payments aren't on our Counterwallets, yet. ;)

    Last period was until the 7th of february, is it true? If it's true, we just have to wait and payments+notifications are going to appear, don't stress :D

    It looks like the distributions have not pushed through for anyone yet. Like franck said, it will push through within time, @cryptonaut is very busy with a lot of things and I know he is working hard on it, he has never let us down :)