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I am probably working on Hubski.

Send me a PM or post with the tag #bugski if you think something is broken.

I filter #thebeatles.

I do not agree with everything that I post. I hope you don't either.

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mk  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My Brain Tumour, Something’s Leaking?

Good God, a runny nose.

I am so happy to hear that you dodged a second and unnecessary surgery! I can't imagine the anxiety.

Let's hope that like donating blood, draining out a little CSF is good for you. I'm sure there's little to no downside from draining, aside from the horror of it and the risk of infection, of course.

You cousin was right enough?

Happy Hanukkah, lil!

mk  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My Brain Tumour: Hospital - fourth night


mk  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 24, 2021

Go Moderna. I had no ill effects at all. Same with GQ and ecib.

mk  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 24, 2021

Sorry to hear it.

I got three Moderna and never felt a thing for all three. My wife felt a touch achy on number two, but nothing else.

mk  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: NFT Collector Sells People's Fursonas for $100K In Right-Click Mindset War

Pretty sure that was fair use anyway. I think if it can't be mistaken for the original, and was used for artistic purpose the collage is fine.

Immaturity on both sides.

mk  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 17, 2021

Started on adding foreground color to the trees.

We are going to Puerto Rico for a few days next month. That will be the first flying vacation since before times. Looking forward to it.

Here's something I am looking for: Decentralized storage, doesn't need to be persistent, can be very small (as little as a few MBs), but needs to be free.

mk  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The billionaires are angry

I am not talking about fine art, but the art that we all consume, literature, furniture, film, music, decorations, etc.

Currently the market for creators is abysmal, and rent-seekers typically capture >95% of profits. The disintermediation of the markets for creative goods is going to realize the value creatives bring to society. In addition, by increasing the sheer numbers of creators, there are going to be knock on effects.

mk  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The billionaires are angry

    Maybe make it illegal to use company stock as collateral for a personal loan?

A perfectly reasonable solution.

mk  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The billionaires are angry

    Imo, if more people can afford to be artists, that would improve culture the most.

I hope you are tracking NFTs, because it is going to make the arts a real profession for the masses. In fact, I expect that in 10 years, many billionaires will be artists. In 25 years, most will be.

mk  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The billionaires are angry

IMO the system that creates them is worse, and that the wealth tax is a treatment of a symptom, designed specifically to pass the buck and oversimplify for political reasons.

mk  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The billionaires are angry

We don't need to create a property tax for equities to pop the bubble. Old fashion raising rates will do it.

Taxing stocks is also problematic. Do you tax at the high water mark, or the average price over the whole year? How does an owner know when to sell? One could easily have an obligation that wiped out a very large part of their portfolio if they sold too late if there was a large draw down. Could a CEO lose shareholder control of the company because of a crash after a Game Stock like spike? i.e. "You had $1B of stock in June so you owe $230M, sorry that the stock in now worth $200M in August. You should have sold."

mk  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to Bitcoin by mk

I don't own BTC, but it seems to be working.

mk  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The billionaires are angry

This is a dumb idea. The problem is billionaires taking loans on those assets. Tax those loans. That's the income that they are trying to target. The same money printers and defenders of zero rates which created this massive equity distortion are blaming those who benefit most so that they can create a tax law that forces people to sell their property. Like the AMT, it will grow to affect more people with time.

It will be only a few years before all of this is avoided by the creation of options.

I am all for increasing taxes on the wealthy. But this is a dumb way to do it, that can only be sold because people think it will never affect them (see title of article). This will be extended, and it will affect more people in time.

Tax the income ultra-wealthy are creating via loans, and stop pumping the stock market at all costs.

mk  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 458th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

mk  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Untitled in E Flat

That was very nice.