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mk  ·  109 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 32 percent of Americans did not make a full on-time housing payment in July  ·  

The stock market clearly indicates that they bought Teslas instead.

mk  ·  191 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 22, 2020  ·  

I got a new shirt!!!

Thanks, _refugee_! I love it.

Been busy working. My wife and I got drawn into watching Poldark. She's particularly taken with the protagonist.

My good friends launched https://futureswap.com two days ago. If you are into Ethereum and Defi, it is amazing. Ridiculously good returns for liquidity providers atm.

Oh, and my dev hubski server has my local weather. Coming to a Hubski near you soon.

mk  ·  229 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Federal Reserve cuts rates to zero and launches massive $700 billion quantitative easing program  ·  

I'm old enough that as a kid, my great uncle Fran used to tell me first hand stories of the Great Depression. My grandfather would walk the railroad tracks as a kid, picking up bits of metal to sell for scrap to get bread. This central banking money system is fucked. Yields have progressively spiked and dropped within lower bounds for the last four decades. Now the bound is near zero.

Central banks are pushing on string. That said, the economy is magic. It heals and transforms. People trade, build, and create. IMO in a very real way, what will die off in this next decade needs to die off. It was on life support anyway.

My biggest worry is that skyrocketing unemployment will lead to populism, nationalism, and conflict. There's going to be fertile ground for that bullshit. But, as far as the economy goes, I think the world has a real opportunity to rebuild with one that is less top-heavy. I see crypto as a fundamental building block of that. Institutions of trust have been the focus of economic exploits. That's Bernie's whole bang. My prediction is that in the next decade, Central Bank hi-jinks will continue to prove ineffectual at best, and an organic token-based economy will grow parallel to it.

mk  ·  387 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 9th 2019  ·  

Some sort of quid pro quo badge thing going on here...

mk  ·  387 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 9, 2019  ·  

Is it bad that I was in a real bar drinking before I opened Pubski?

My daughter and I went to Maine last weekend. We stayed in a rustic cabin. It was amazing.

Also, she recently wrote this poem.

She is 7. What the hell?

mk  ·  879 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TANK  ·  

mk  ·  1410 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 21, 2016  ·  

Yesterday, I essentially put in my notice at a workplace I have been at for 15 years.

This next year ought to be a different one.

mk  ·  1822 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Things to do today - November 5th  ·  

    Pretend you are an alien and try to get a free soda from a fast food restaurant

This reminded me of a time that ecib and I showed up at a coney island around 2AM with just enough money to buy one hot dog.

ecib: Do you have, like a two-for-one deal on coney dogs?

girl behind counter: No.

ecib: Well, look, we have $2, I'm going to give it to you, and if we get two coney dogs for the price of one, that'd be cool.

girl behind counter: sigh... Order for two coney dogs.

mk  ·  1843 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Test Post, Please Ignore  ·  

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.