User talk:Quinn d

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Hello, Quinn d, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions.I am Earlymen, I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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CTRL+V in QED?[edit]

Hi Quinn, in 2011 you wrote that CTRL+V was used for pasting in QED in 1967 already. Unfortunately, the reference provided by you did not support that and the sentence was consequently removed today. Perhaps you can shed some light on this? See: Talk:Cut, copy, and paste#QED_origin_of_Control-V_for_paste? Greetings --Matthiaspaul (talk) 22:02, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Matthiaspaul This was so long ago... I truly don't remember. Wish I could be of more help, but unless I come across the reference again I don't have anything else to add. --Quinn d (talk) 19:34, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

THE POLITICS OF CRYPTOGRAPHY: BITCOIN AND THE ORDERING MACHINES[edit]

I have no education in sociology, and I do not understand the majority of your article. Nevertheless, it strikes me that you wrote: "Like many other modern currencies, Bitcoin is fiat money." My problems with the sentence are:

  • If bitcoin is fiat money then it must be money, which is not generally accepted. (Most economists think that bitcoin is not money although it is a medium of exchange - for example, it is not a unit of account outside of the block chain ledger as noted in the article.)
  • The definition of "fiat money" mentions that fiat money must be declared by a government to be legal tender, must be state-issued, and used as money because of the government decree. Thus, another reason why bitcoin does not qualify as "fiat money" is that the government, legal tender law, and the state are not involved.

Why do you think bitcoin is fiat money? It looks that you think that bitcoin is money because somebody made it money by fiat. Do you think that there was somebody who stated: "let bitcoin be money"? Did anybody have necessary power? Monetary theories generally do not admit this would work for bitcoin. Yet another question: would you mind to explain to me in plain words how can bitcoin be used as a "control society" weapon? And what is meant by "ordering machines"? Ladislav Mecir (talk) 21:31, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ladislav Mecir: Give me a few days and I'll see if I can respond to your questions about fiat money and how Bitcoin is an "ordering machine" that (may) lead to a "control society". It's all fairly complex, and (I'll admit) unlikely to be accepted by anyone trained in economics (or who generally accepts the conclusions of economics), but I'll see if I can put a few of the basic principles in plain language. --Quinn d (talk) 21:37, 30 September 2014 (UTC)