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People are very creative, especially when it comes to cover their true colors.
Like covering envy behind environmental mentality.

If anyone has paid for its eccentric stuff and didn’t steal it he is entitled to do anything. If it’s mining on a super car or anything else. I’m not liking it, I would never do it no matter how much I would have. But I wouldn’t want it destroyed just because I can never have it, because I don’t like it, or because I can’t buy GPUs on MSRP.

Steeling energy is a crime. They should be punished as hard as possible. But turning all this hardware into waste is just stupid. Yes it’s a message to criminals, but stupidly made.

There is nothing illegal about mining if everything is paid. No matter how many is seeing it as illegal because it interferes with their gaming or anything else or because the y can’t understand it. If it was truly illegal they would have stop it years ago.

Also, trying to find reasons to ban it will only raise the spirit and ideas against oppressive govs that don’t like their citizens to have much freedom. At least as much freedom as you can get these days.

If they truly want to control mining and crypto the will just create something big and bad that will affect thousands and then they will try. It’s not the time yet, if it will ever come.
 

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If they want to stop miners all they need is to find a way to tax the snot out of it like the government did here in the USA to tobacco products.
 

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The only reason gamers hate miners is because they buy up all the GPU's they want. Imo tough, they are not doing anything illegal, just upsetting a few thousand neckbeards.

Destroying that hardware was pretty dumb though.
 
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The only reason gamers hate miners is because they buy up all the GPU's they want.
And those same gamers oddly seem to want to throw cars full of said gpus into industrial grinders.

I'd think looting might be more fun.
 
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And those same gamers oddly seem to want to throw cars full of said gpus into industrial grinders.

I'd think looting might be more fun.

Hey, don't judge me, IIRC the miner who took that image of the car trunk with GPUs did it just to anger gamers! :D

But yes, I do realize that us anti-miners have a more... barbaric and destructive attitude compared to the miners, whether joking around or not...
 

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The bottom line is everyone is going to look out for their own interests whether miners or gamers.
 
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Hey, don't judge me, IIRC the miner who took that image of the car trunk with GPUs did it just to anger gamers! :D

But yes, I do realize that us anti-miners have a more... barbaric and destructive attitude compared to the miners, whether joking around or not...
Appreciate the honest introspection.

I'll be honest and admit not being able to get a gpu is ideal for no one. We need something but what the "perfect answer" is is always going to vary.
 
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And so many people still smoke. It clearly didn't work well.

It did though. A combination of better health info and high prices dropped the smoking rate tremendously in America. When I was a kid around 40% of Americans smoked. Today it's less than 14%. Smoking was just accepted back then. You could smoke in restaurants and bars and on airplanes and amazingly even in hospitals. Tobacco companies denied the health risks of smoking.
 
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