Troutwaxer

Troutwaxer

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    Oh man, I am so sorry....
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    Yeah. Not terribly well-written, was it?...
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    Right. Thanks very much for explaining all this, I now feel I have some understanding of what might have happened....
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    Just to make sure I have this right, the top anchor could have broken, my nephew might not have checked the resistance on the rope, or might have attempted to abseil down and failed to hold the rope with which...
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    I want to get him a plaque which reads "Darwin Award, Second Place." Can anyone translate a couple things for me from the paragraph which reads, "Officials say the incident all started when the first climber led the route and...
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    My dumbass nephew made the news: https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/climber-free-falls-70-feet-in-big-cottonwood-canyon/...
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    I hope not. I'm a xenu-phobe....
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    Cryptocurrencies are definitely a shit-show. We're only arguing about the history and motivations of that shit-show....
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    Certainly there are any number of reasons to distrust the banks, but I'm not sure that a cryptocurrency is the answer....
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    I think your quote is a little unfair. Let me put it into context: "And while it took a while, my sense is that by 2014 or so the great majority of economic commentators had accepted that looking at the...
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    BTW, not trying to sealion or anything. I'm just not seeing the path from the Nakamoto quotes which I have read to "he's a crazy Libertarian goldbug." I'd be very happy to change my mind if someone has some material...
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    OTOH, since it is acknowledged that there is a fixed upper bound ( 21 million )to the amount of Bitcoin that is ever going to be available, so it really is a goldbug ... then ... Except that it's not....
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    Other than the White Paper, I've not found any original rants by Nakamoto other than this list of quotes here: https://quotefancy.com/satoshi-nakamoto-quotes Please note that I'm that I'm not arguing with you, just noting that my own 20-minute search hasn't found...
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    Cryptocurrencies are certainly a massive scam NOW. I think the people who invented them had some relatively benign ideals... I think it's a case of doing one thing that has a relatively benign inspiration, then a second thing which had...
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    Little peer moderation here... I think that whitroth's post is certainly capable of being misinterpreted, but I've read some of hia fiction and we've discussed his politics privately a little, and I can guarantee that for all the unfortunate phrasing...
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    Definitely Dobbs. He is my ShorDurPerSav....
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    Or Moore's law, or a really good Assembly programmer, or a better algorithm... and so on. Goldman Sachs creating a crypto-currency desk is really all you need to know to see where it's going. Create a form of current Goldman...
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    I think that Bitcoin and NFTs were originally Not Intended to be scams. The utility of an artist being able to prove that they were the originator of a piece of art is obvious. The utility of a unique identifiable...
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    The original idea of NFTs was that artists should be able to prove ownership of their digital art, as such art is frequently stolen and the artist is then not compensated. This would have been a useful thing, but the...
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    How about Solarcoin. Coins guaranteed to be generated with solar energy (or wind.) Once the bubble bursts the solarcoin facilities get added to the grid....
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    I think I come in somewhere in the middle where woo is concerned. Some of the "woo" I've participated in was very helpful in concrete psychological terms. Some of it was not. I would probably argue that "Whether it can...
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    Very nicely said!...
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    Separating out the human and cargo aspects makes a lot of sense. You don't send the humans until the cargo has safely landed, then if necessary you send out a rover to make sure there's a safe landing spot nearby....
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    The story of the snake in Innana's tree, for example, and after the snake is killed the tree is made into her marriage bed... just a couple similarities there, noting huge. /s...
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    I once talked to an engineer from Hard_Drive_Manufacturer who told me about the horrible three-week period when the hard drives made in a certain factory were so attractive to ants that the little critters would GO INSIDE THE DRIVES. They'd...
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    The gender was clearly mentioned. What was the mouse named?...
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    So far - approximately 20 hours later, the main side-effect of the vaccine seems to be an enormous level of urination and dehydration, with any other symptoms being secondary to dehydration. We'll see how today goes!...
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    Cool. Unfortunately, starting to feel a little worse....
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    This is totally off-topic, but I just got my second Pfizer shot and so far I'm not feeling awful or anything. We'll see how the next couple hours go, but I'm EXTREMELY JAZZED over this!...
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    I intensely dislike the abuse of the term by both sides, because slavery is a continuum, not a category. Thank you! Exactly!...
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