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Probably one of the best reads on this Bitcoin mania going on.
When you’re confronted with the urge to jump into a new mania you have to pull yourself back and ask yourself what the hell you’re doing in the first place?…So, you have to figure out if you’re touching your savings, your investment money or your dumbass money. [Yeah, what the hell are you doing? I really like the “savings, investment, dumbass” money part. I suggest you have no dumbass money at all but most people won’t go for that!]
Likewise, you shouldn’t own Bitcoin if you’re unwilling to invest some time in understanding it. You’ll still be a Bitcoin dumbass, but being less of a dumbass will likely decrease the rate at which you lose your dumbass money. [My solution…No dumbass money at all, don’t be a dumbass!]
If FOMO is the main driving force behind your dumbass decision then wait 18 months, sober up and find a new hobby so you don’t waste your dumbass money on something that you wanted to buy just because someone else bought it for a lower price before you. That’s called “holding the bag” and you don’t want to be the bagholder even with your dumbass money. [To the dude who wrote this paragraph—–>It is brilliant!]
I am not saying that Bitcoin itself is bad. I do not pretend to know how Bitcoin will impact the world in the coming decades. The decentralized technology is certainly interesting and potentially world changing, but no one really knows if that’s true or not at this point. Yes, lots of people think they know, but they really don’t. So you have to put these ideas in the dumbass pile because anyone allocating assets to this segment is taking a flier on something they can’t really be that certain about. In other words, Bitcoin is more speculative than anything else. And it’s fine to speculate, but also important to know that you’re speculating. [My feelings exactly]
Another sad story about a young person dying from a drug overdose. But this one is written by his father and is really touching. It is also very educational on the struggles addicts go through. Talk to your kids and friends not to start this shit. Oh shit, Kellyanne Conway is now America’s Opioid Czar? Phuck uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!
Scientists who study addiction understand how little the disease needs to return at full strength. Even brief flashing images of drug paraphernalia are sufficient to trigger a flood of dopamine in a recovering brain, which can, in turn, cause a relapse. The addict is all the more vulnerable when access to the drug is easy.
Drug overdose, like the one that took Jonathan from us, is now the leading cause of death for Americans younger than 50 years old. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 64,000 Americans lost their life to a drug overdose in 2016, including 15,446 heroin overdoses. The total is more than 20 times the number of Americans killed on 9/11.
This is one of those reads I just could not stop until I had read it all. I had heard about this and seen some images but never really knew what exactly went down back in 1987 in Chicago. Twice that night on November 22 TV viewers were interrupted by one of the most bizarre hacking episodes, here is what they saw. At the end he gets spanked lol. The dude was supposedly portraying another TV character at the time, Max Headroom.
The whole story is VERY fascinating and just ODD. And we like odd here in TBB land woohoo. Remember, those were the pre Internet days. Heck, there were no computers back then…just bulletin boards and telephones lol. Oh, by the way, it has never been revealed who was behind this to this day!
But the Headroom hack wasn’t like the hacks that get media coverage now, with their often heavy political or social undertones. Meanwhile, the digitization of television systems and the use of fiber optic lines and signal encryption has helped make TV hacks increasingly look like artifacts of another era. And when you look back at the history, none have come close to the Headroom hack for sheer notoriety or strangeness. There was no clear motive, no clear message, and thirty years on, no clear perpetrator. It was a hack of and for its time, done for the curiosity and the glory of simply doing it.
It’s ripe for media studies too, perhaps—a cyberpunk culture jam, an anarchic protest decades before Anonymous and hacktivism became household terms, reminding unsuspecting audiences how unsuspecting they really were. But the incident’s impact lies in its murk. I wonder if the hackers could have suspected that their momentary coup on the broadcast spectrum would find a new life on the Internet, where it still plays forever on repeat, forever subject to analysis and befuddlement. It lives in that ambiguous space between uncanny and scary, that place where “the hacker” continues to live.
Stuff you learn blogging…How could I add my CSP affiliate link on this post….I.Just.Can’t. Okay, lets get back to TBBing. I had never heard of this Lyrebird bird. Check out the sounds it makes, they will blow you away WOW!
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