4,246 sats stacked
stacking since: #316027longest cowboy streak: 1
Nice! I managed some consolidation overnight about 50 sats/vb if you're patient. Still trying to work out what the best amount is to keep at an address.
Thanks, I'll check it out!
I don't think there's any bitcoin in the one I'm reading, it came out in 1998.
The History of Money by Jack Weatherford, about 6 chapters in, very interesting.
Interesting topic, thanks.
I'm currently body-building, progressive overload style and trying to keep as lean as possible. It's slow going but I'm cool with that.
I've cut down on carbs considerably and am considering going further so your post is pertinent but I'm concerned about lack of energy. On weights day I tend to have some carbs as I beleive(d)? this would boost my performance. When I don't have the carbs the workout is much tougher.
Will that energy return after a couple of weeks/months of sticking with it?
You might do a bit of over-consumption for a few years, when you're young and have a little bit of disposable income / no dependents but eventually most people's mindsets turn to that of saving and becoming more conservative in view. Perhaps it's because you realise how much work is needed to earn so little? I'm generalising of course, there's a lot of old lefties out there too.
Perhaps it's because we realise the futility of searching for the next best thing. I for one have been guilty of assigning some sort of imagined value to an object. It might make you happy for a short while but that moment is fleeting and soon the (G)ear (A)cquisition (S)yndrome kicks back in and you itch for the next thing.
Without going too wacky religious on you... I think the buddhists have it right. They see no intrinsic value in anything because everything is in a constant state of change. It's an illusion that having the thing will bring you happiness; it's actually the opposite. You will suffer in different ways if you hold on to things. The idea is to let go.
Going even deeper into 'emptiness', the idea that any object is actually an object is debatable because the object is made up lots of constituent parts. Once you see an object is just a collection of smaller bits it becomes less valuable, not even an object - it's an illusion of an object.
I've drifted off the subject but fuck it, it's Friday, so's here's my anecdote.
When I was clearing out a garage once. I found a CD in a box with a load of other shite, it was the Stoneroses' 'Second Coming' album. I had forgotten I had it, I held it in my hands and reminisced about my teenage years. I remembered I had to go to the local record shop in my hometown and ORDER IT IN, hah. It took a couple of weeks and then the goth store owner calls me up "Hey man, your CD is here." I dashed down there full of excitement and got home, probably listened to it a hundred times; it's a great album.
"Wow!" I thought to myself, so glad to have rediscovered it and happy to reconnect with the object and the memories. I put it to one side carefully... "I'm keeping that little gem safe."
I continue to sift through the box of other crap and suddenly... WHAT. THE. FUCK? There's another identical Stoneroses CD in there. I must have picked up another, borrowed it or something...
So now I'm in a real quandry.
Do I keep them both and assign some sort of 50% nostagia value to them? Clearly that's mental. Do I keep one of them? and hope that I've picked the original? And then I question why do I even want to keep what's little more than a piece of plastic?
And that's when it dawned on me. LET GO. And I did. I've let go of a lot of stuff since. But the funny thing is, I now think MORE about the CD, the memory and that experience than I ever would have done if I put the thing back in the box. So much so I bothered to tell you fine folks about it.
Have a good day.
I'm 100% with you dude.
I've always tried to save first and then get it. It's the same with cars, so many people have a snazzy new car but the reality is a lot of them are paying never-ending monthly fees. You can get this to work but in the long run I'm not convinced.
I didn't realise I've always had a low-time-preference until I read The Bitcoin Standard and that's when the penny literally dropped and why BTC makes so much sense to me. The volatility argument also fades away then because time is your side :-)
I don't really want to send traffic to reddit(!) but there's a similar discussion going on over there.
The mod has added a link to a previous discussion which goes into quite a lot of detail about what you can do to help if you felt that way inclined.
Obliviously MAME has thousands of games by default but the majority I'd never play so heavy filtering was needed.
I'll check out Thunder Hoop and Willow...
I read that VanEck's bitcoin ETF ticker will be $HODL
10 years almost to the day!
It's brave to admit you've made a mistake and it's good that Saylor does this rather than trying to explain away his previous comments.
You will be rewarded I'm sure. Love the direct approach to mining yourself. Wish I had more sun where I am, I watched a video about a guy who turned an old mill into a modern-day power source by using the river; too cold and damp for me though.
Good luck to you man!
I thought that might be the case. I haven't used an ASIC before so I don't know how much power they consume. Are you turning a profit yet?