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Archive for February, 2014

Publishing A Warrant Canary

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1z5z4r/bitcoin_exchanges_should_publish_a_warrant_canary/ I am happy to say a great deal of my news has been coming from reddit lately.

I’ve always loved this idea of protecting one’s self and it’s sad that free speech has been under consistent attack since the beginning of time. Spread the word.

Bacon Appearance in Bitcoin Magazine

I came across a bacon-related Bitcoin image I made for Pokebit appearing in Bitcoin Magazine.

The Promise of Crypto

baconprice

Wonder where else it might pop up!

Article is written by David Mondrus

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Ninetales

Ninetales
(R)
90 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (W)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(R) – Quick Shift
For the remainder of the game, any time any of your Pokémon performs an attack, put 1 damage counter on the defending Pokémon. For the remainder of the game, you can’t draw any prizes.

(R)(R) – Dream Up – 50
Reveal your hand to your opponent. Discard an energy card from your hand, if any. The defending Pokémon is now Burned.

… And that is the final entry in my list of fake Pokémon cards! Thanks for reading

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Vulpix

Vulpx
(R)
60 HP
Basic
Weakness (W)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(C) – Tail Whap – 10

(R)(C) – Realize – 20
You and your opponent reveal the top 3 cards of your decks. Return the top 3 cards to your opponent’s deck in any order (your opponent does not get to see the order). Your opponent does the same (you do not get to see the order).

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Vulpix

Vulpx
(R)
60 HP
Basic
Weakness (W)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(R) – Regulate – 10
If an attack does more than 20 damage during your opponent’s next turn, change the attack’s damage to 40. If an attack does less than 30 damage, change the attack’s damage to 20

(C)(C) – Heat Source – 20

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Ninetales

Ninetales
(R)
100 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (W)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(R) – Hubris – 10
Discard a card from your hand. Until the end of your next turn, all players may attach an additional energy card during their turn.

(R)(C) – Fire Cover – 20
Between turns, if this Pokémon is your active Pokémon, put 1 damage counter on the defending Pokémon.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Vulpix

Vulpx
(R)
50 HP
Basic
Weakness (W)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(R) – Justify
Move an Energy card attached to the Defending Pokemon to another of your opponent’s Pokemon.

(C)(C) – Payback – 30
If this Pokémon was damaged last turn, the defending Pokémon is now Burned.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Knowledge!

Knowledge!
Supporter
Search your deck for 2 Pokémon and show them to you opponent. If they have the same name, discard any 2 basic energy cards in play. Shuffle the Pokémon you showed to your opponent into your deck.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Malamar

Malamar
(D)
90 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (F)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(D)(C) – Commit – 20
Do damge to one of your benched Pokémon (you choose the amount). During your opponent’s next turn, if one of his/her Pokémon does more damage than that amount, your opponent’s Pokémon becomes confused. If one of his/her Pokémon does less damage than that amount, discard 3 cards from the top of your opponent’s deck.

(P)(C) – Night Slash – 40
If you used this attack last turn, this attack does 70 damage instead

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Inkay

Inkay
(D)
50 HP
Basic
Weakness (F)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(D) – Claim
You may not draw any prizes next turn.

(D)(C) – Pluck – 10
This attack does 10 more damage for each card attached to the defending Pokémon.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Zygarde

Zygarde
(N)
110 HP
Basic
Weakness (N)
Resistance (L)
Retreat cost (C)(C)

(F)(C) – Ownership – 60
Flip a coin. If heads, during your opponent’s next turn, prevent all effects of attack done to this Pokémon by Pokémon aren’t evolved.

(C)(C)(C) – Stream – 70
The next time a player draws a prize, he/she must put 2 damage counters on one of his/her Pokémon.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Aurorus

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Aurorus
(F)
80 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (G)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

Ability – Moving Problem
Increase the retreat cost of all (F) Pokémon by 1 for each energy attached to this Pokémon.

(F)(C) – Weathering – 50
You can’t play any Items or Supporters during your next turn.

(C)(C)(C) – Materialize
You may do 60 damage to the defending Pokémon or you may discard 2 cards from the top of your opponent’s deck and do 40 damage to a benched Pokémon.
You can’t play any Items or Supporters during your next turn.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Amaura

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Amaura
(F)
50 HP
Basic
Weakness (F)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(F) – Heighten
Does 10 damage to one of your opponent’s benched Pokémon.

(C)(C) – Cramp – 20
This attack does 10 damage to one of your benched Pokémon. Flip a coin. If heads switch your opponent’s active Pokémon with one of his/her benched Pokémon.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Heliolisk

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Heliolisk
(L)
90 HP
Stage 1
Weakness (F)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)(C)

(C) – Advanced Lightning Beam
Does “2X^2″ damage (rounded to the nearest 10). “X” is the number of cards attached to this Pokémon.

(C)(C) – Set Up – 60
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent may put a card from his/her discard pile into his/her hand.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Helioptile

zzz_helio
Helioptile
(L)
60 HP
Weakness (F)
Resistance none
Retreat cost (C)

(L) – Nip – 10

(L)(C) – Staunchness – 10
Your opponent reveals his/her hand and then discards a card from it.

Pokémon Fakes Archive: Unmatched Mercy

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Trainer
Unmatched Mercy

If you have less than 2 Pokémon in play, you can’t play this card.
Put one damage counter on any of your Pokémon. Choose another Pokémon you have in play. Discard all cards attached to it. Put the highest stage of that Pokémon face-down into your prizes. Draw a prize.

Semi-Positive Customer Experience With Bitcoin Retailer

I made a purchase from major online retailer that recently started accepting Bitcoin, TigerDirect, just to show them my support, to speed up Bitcoin adoption.

I bought a couple of items from them on January 24th. I paid with Bitcoin. I then received an email confirming that the order was complete and that the items were shipped.

On January 30th, I received a document in the mail, asking that I pay TigerDirect with dollars. They already have my Bitcoin. I paid them already.

Make me pay twice, no don't think so!

I sent them an email yesterday:

Hi just want you to know that some people might be getting invoices for payments that were already made.
I bought items ***, ***, and *** and I paid with Bitcoin. The order number is ***.
Yesterday, I received an invoice in the mail in DOLLARS for products that I already purchased with BITCOIN.

Congrats on joining the Bitcoin economy. I look forward to seeing people getting all the kinks worked out.

Just today, they sent me an email:

Dear Valued Customer:
Thank you for your order.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

We understand your concern that you got the payment invoice for Bitcoin. Please disregard the notice you received because this information has been forwarded already to our management. If you have paid twice or charged double, please contact Bitcoin for refund at 855-424-8729 for your convenience.

Thank you for visiting our website. We appreciate your business. If you have further inquiries and reply to this email, please make sure to include your entire message, so we can address it appropriately. Please feel free to contact me at the phone number below should you require any further assistance.

Sincerely,
***
TigerDirect.com Customer Advocate

Now, I gotta say, the phrase “please contact Bitcoin” makes no sense at all, but hey, whatever, I’m not paying TigerDirect twice and they acknowledge this, so I’m good!

Keep businesses in line. Some are good at responding to customer requests, concerns, and complaints. Some are not. Bitcoin-accepting businesses being honest and efficient is good for Bitcoin’s image. Thanks for staying honest, TigerDirect!