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steve  ·  3 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Best Vacation I've ever had

don't ever stop treating her like your girlfriend...

but treat only her as your girlfriend...

it keeps things fresh.

and congrats! Very, very exciting.

steve  ·  4 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Toyota, Merck Join Ethereum Group to Build Blockchain Network

and back up to 178

and back down to 162

and back up to 181

and back down to....

nope... you can't... but if you're anything like me, you also can't not...

As a friend of mine said earlier "Holy Volatility Batman"

I had been successfully not looking this morning until after lunch. It's this weird mix of excitement and dread.

thenewgreen  ·  3 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

Craziness. May God bless mk for nudging me. May he also bless my wife for not being reluctant but going all in :)

Now to decide, when to exit some to $? kleinbl00 what say ye?

kleinbl00  ·  2 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

I had a long thing written. I browsed away. It's gone. I'm not upset. It was a lot of prognosticating with very little point.

I got into Bitcoin at $170. I got out at $450. If I'd gone to cash I'd be bummin' right now - unless I needed the cash at that moment. I didn't. I went to ETH. I still don't need the cash.

My investment in ETH is nominal and I felt no impact from that money leaving my coffers. I have not yet felt the impact from it returning. As such, my ETH investment remains in an alternate reality where dreams are built. Cashing out now means a more meager dream. If I needed that cash to keep my current reality alive? I'd have a very different attitude and I'd be thankful of the resources I have that others lack. As it is, it's an abstraction.

When I bought into BTC, Very Clever Publications were saying it might be worth $2000 one day. That day was yesterday. The crazies had another opinion. They might still be right, but I don't think so. But when I bought into BTC, it was cheaper than ETH is now.

If I'd piled my retirement funds into ETH back when I threw my handful of change on the table, I'd be fuck-you rich right now. I'd also be a terrible person. I invested what I could risk and the risk paid off. It's still crazy risky. I told my dad a few months ago I owned some crypto. He advised me to get out now while I still could it's all a crazy scam. I think ETH was trading at $17 that day.

I guess it comes down to "what would you do instead?" Real estate? Not in this market, boyo. Stocks? Have you seen the lagging P/Es lately? Bonds? Please. Brick'n'mortar? You've got someone else's money backing Forever Labs and not buying them out right now is a great form of hedging. A new car?

Five years from now, that might be your eighty million dollar Honda. It might also be your fifteen hundred dollar Honda. If you need a car, buy a car. If you don't...

Women generally make more money investing than men do. Why? they fuck with it less. I don't understand this market and I don't have any insight. I can also afford to lose it all. Thus comes complacency.

It's still a long thing. It's still pointless. Sorry.

thenewgreen  ·  1 hour ago  ·  link  ·  

not pointless. I feel similarly.

I get the point of the article... we will have to adapt if we eradicate disease... but the

ZOMG WE ARE ALL GOING TO FEED ON EACH OTHER IF WE DON'T DIE OF NATURAL CAUSES

tone was a bit over the top.

    Should we not treat or prevent stroke or heart attack in 90 year olds?

Maybe not... that's a complicated question.

mk  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Maybe not... that's a complicated question.

Do you become less deserving? Serious question. Is it a matter of ROI?

snoodog  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well ROI for that is negative so that's a pretty good reason not to. Better invest in fighting diseases that have high end of life cost so people live long enough to die from heart attack

steve  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trading in a post-truth world

While on a vacation a few weeks ago, I was chatting with a fellow traveler who happens to be a financial planner. He advised me to move some things in my 401k around into more "stable" funds. I hope he's right and I hope he's wrong all at the same time.

kleinbl00  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The old adage is that bear markets return money to its rightful owners.

I've been reading Galbraith's Great Crash. It could have been written yesterday about today, instead of in 1955 about 1929.

steve  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Joy Division: Disorder - 1979

Conquistadors who took their share

steve  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Joy Division: Disorder - 1979

Radio

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Joy Division: Disorder - 1979

I've seen the troubles and the evils of this world

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Chaffetz to announce early departure from Congress

    he will appear on Fox News

that's what I want from all of our elected officials.... leave early to go GET PAID...

what an ass.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Roger Ailes Dies at 77

in case anyone wants to watch the whole thing (like I do).. not that I expect many surprises...

http://www.bravenewfilms.org/watch_outfoxed

kleinbl00  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's well worth watching. Greenwald was saying what we all knew in 2004 and that lump of shit calcified for another 13 years.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Joy Division: Disorder - 1979

When routine bites hard...

yes - I intend to add random JD songs to this thread throughout the day...

johnnyFive  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Probably one of my favorite songs by them. Also, The Cure did a great cover.

steve  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 17, 2017

    mamils may be the biggest threat.

I almost wet my pants laughing... I hadn't heard mamils in a while... I usually call them "leg shavers"

steve  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Should I take the job?

hrm.... $16 new with prime... or $2 used with some mild shipping....

there's basically no reason for anyone interested in photography to NOT buy this book.

buy this book.

or at least check it out from your library.

steve  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Should I take the job?

holy shit - great primer!

seriously elizabeth - I think you've got a lot of resources in this comment alone, as well as people like me and kb (and countless others that I don't know) who will happily answer photography questions for the fun of it. So study up... ask questions...

steve  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

hrm.... $16 new with prime... or $2 used with some mild shipping....

there's basically no reason for anyone interested in photography to NOT buy this book.

buy this book.

or at least check it out from your library.

steve  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Should I take the job?

My thoughts are this:

If you don't go, a little part of you will regret that you passed it up... but I think that part will grow.

If you go, and you decide you don't like it - you can bail at any time - it's not like you're joining the military.

If you go, you have an opportunity that could (to expand on goob's exploding metaphor) send you into supernova.

Not going just means you'll for sure go to your friend's wedding.

Not going just means you'll be around your boyfriend (who seems awesome BTW)

Not going means you might go to Burning Man... but it's not Burning Man 15 years ago...

so yah... go... chase that adventure. I think (and hope) you can tell from all of our comments that we are all trying to live through you vicariously. There is no certain downside to doing this. There's only the possibility of HUGE upside.

Basically I secretly hate you out of pure jealousy... but I don't... I love you.

steve  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ethereum Name Service auction bot

but snaggleteeth!