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mk  ·  313 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.

_refugee_  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wash it inside out when you wash it!

elizabeth  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like the look of the futureswap thing! Might put in some ether just to test it out. If i understand correctly, you basically become a lender and earn returns, as if you were the bank? And the platform "guarantees" your investment. It's hard to distinguish between platforms that just promise you can pull out your money anytime vs the legit ones, internet's full of scammers. But this seems legit enough for a quick try. Do you have a referral code?

mk  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Unfortunately, you'll have to wait a bit on FS. They got way more volume than they anticipated with their alpha and closed it early. I believe the original plan was 28 days. The alpha test revealed opportunities for traders to do something called 'backrunning', and it started to get costly for liquidity providers instead of providing a profit. No hacks, but they know several things they want to change before their beta launch. I'll ping you when it does.

No one in crypto treats 'alpha' like 'alpha' or 'beta' like 'beta', however. I'm guilty myself. :)

    If i understand correctly, you basically become a lender and earn returns, as if you were the bank? And the platform "guarantees" your investment.

If trading remains un-gamed, then yes. If you put X USD in, you should get X + n USD out. That was the case until yesterday, when n turned negative.

elizabeth  ·  311 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks for the info! I’ll wait for the beta then :)

kleinbl00  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·  

FOSS can lick my nuts.

At 8am I decided to install Brave on my linux VM on the least-used PC to play games. 4 1/2 hours later and I'm up from VMWare 12 to VMWare 15, have upgraded Mint from 16 to 17, have lost copy-paste, have gained audio, am unable to find "the universe" and am currently binning the whole f'n Mint distro and attempting to do a clean install of Ubuntu 18.

Windows or Mac I could have clobbered in the head and rebuilt three times over by now.

user-inactivated  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    sudo add-apt-repository universe

You may now paste that one bash.org quote.

kleinbl00  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

LOL hell that might have worked. As it is, Ubuntu didn't give me the same errors.

Now if you can get my copy-paste working...

user-inactivated  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is it copying and pasting into and out of the VM that you're having an issue with? I'm not that familiar with vmware, but there will have to be something like Virtual Box's Guest Additions to make that work. Google tells me that the something is called VMware Tools.

kleinbl00  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah that's a program that effectively never works. "have you updated VMTools?" "of course I've updated goddamn VMTools." "On the host and the guest?" "Yes of course on the host and the guest." "and you've tried uninstalling and reinstalling?" "Yes I have followed the only three available steps anywhere on the Internet and no it has not fixed the problem."