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    As kooky as that sounds, coming from Peter Theil...

    As kooky as that sounds, coming from Peter Theil lends it serious consideration. I've never really cared for all this name worshipping but Peter Theil is a fascinating entrepreneur in his own right....
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    Agree. The grid keeps things level. I think every...

    Agree. The grid keeps things level. I think every professional should use it to keep things level.

    If, as Kalisto says, that the photo with the noticeable crop/rotate artifact was corrected for...
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    Perhaps. Uncorrected, the mountains in the...

    Perhaps. Uncorrected, the mountains in the background look quite suitable. Why the angle needed to be corrected in post surprised me.




    And that is why I thought it strange to see that one...
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    You didn't answer the question, Lee.

    You didn't answer the question, Lee.
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    Nice shooting! Nice skiing too! My only...

    Nice shooting! Nice skiing too!

    My only question is, are these rotated after the fact to make them look steeper? Seems like a rotation artifact, no?

    Which other ones were rotated?

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    That's an interesting read. Definitely covers a...

    That's an interesting read. Definitely covers a lot of misconceptions, like blockchains being more secure than databases.

    I find it intriguing when he says that "puzzle solutions are twice...
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    Cypress Mountain has been hitting it out of the...

    Cypress Mountain has been hitting it out of the ballpark this year. The Raven Ridge quad chair has often been ski-on even when the others have had long lines. And the moguls on First Sun and Lower...
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    That's why this isn't a zero sum game. If it was...

    That's why this isn't a zero sum game. If it was a zero sum game, the sum would be zero. But this is a negative sum game. Only constant inflows offset the constant outflows.
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    Or perhaps Sunday nights are just not a good time...

    Or perhaps Sunday nights are just not a good time typically for people to do a lot of buying.

    Given that it takes $50M per day just to pay miners on the network, any pause in buying has the exact...
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    Excellent trip reports this last week on South...

    Excellent trip reports this last week on South Coast Touring. Don't miss yesterday's Callaghan to Exodus traverse. That one is standout.
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    Which is why crypto miners want to sell you their...

    Which is why crypto miners want to sell you their tokens for a trusted commodity. US dollars imprinted "In God we Trust". In God crypto still trusts. Because it is all about finding ways to part...
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    "Don't trust. Verify." ~Satoshi. It is not...

    "Don't trust. Verify." ~Satoshi.

    It is not easy to create cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generator that can be used for financial and/or secret communications purposes. Can you show...
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    I digress. Regarding ETHEREUM above (see '(3)'),...

    I digress. Regarding ETHEREUM above (see '(3)'), one major problem that is inherently impossible to solve on the network is a contract that has a function to generate a secure random number. Without...
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    Really? Store of value doesn't go up and down 85%...

    Really? Store of value doesn't go up and down 85% every 4 years. Neither is it so easily hackable. Think of all the people that have lost money in crypto (the vast majority). Try to convince them...
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    Wasn't the deadline to use last years credit by...

    Wasn't the deadline to use last years credit by Sept 17th, 2020? Pretty sure it was a use-it-or-lose-it one time offer.
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    We visited SV last year just around when covid...

    We visited SV last year just around when covid was getting going. One of our favorite hills for sure. On the POSH factor it was pretty much the top tier for ski places we've been to. The piste...
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    Now that is interesting.

    Now that is interesting.
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    And I also stand corrected, that is $9.99 CAD...

    And I also stand corrected, that is $9.99 CAD price. I've had mine for 10 years. The bits have withstood occasional use. Perfect for putting in a backcountry kit for fixes on dynafiddles and the...
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    Maybe. Can't be worse than this year overall. At...

    Maybe. Can't be worse than this year overall. At least they can pack each chair/gondola now and if they get the lifts from the village sorted it can be back to normal. It doesn't limit anyone to...
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    Must provide all information on customers and...

    Must provide all information on customers and transactions and deposits/withdrawals for past and present by April 6 - including OTC trades.
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    Big YAAAY for the EPIC PASS discount!!!

    Big YAAAY for the EPIC PASS discount!!!
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    The party is never over. $1 to $2 is the same as...

    The party is never over.
    $1 to $2 is the same as $100 to $200.
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    I got a set of 3 different Pozi bits in the IKEA...

    I got a set of 3 different Pozi bits in the IKEA screwdriver set. $14 CAD or something like that. $9.99 USD

    FIXA 17 PIECE SET
    https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/fixa-17-piece-tool-kit-00169254/

    As...
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    white paper: "The $330 billion digital...

    white paper: "The $330 billion digital advertising industry is failing users, publishers and advertisers. The Basic Attention Token solves the endemic inefficiencies and privacy violations hobbling...
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    Everything is evolving. Farts on the...

    Everything is evolving.

    Farts on the Blockchain.
    https://nypost.com/2021/03/18/nyc-man-sells-fart-for-85-cashing-in-on-nft-craze/
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    ^^^ This.

    ^^^ This.
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    Satoshi's words on BitcoinTalk: Food for...

    Satoshi's words on BitcoinTalk:




    Food for thought. In Feb and March, BTC fees are approximately $20 per transaction - regardless of the amount of the transaction. So, to compare it with VISA,...
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    Power consumption is its biggest problem? Well,...

    Power consumption is its biggest problem? Well, apart from money laundering, exchange scams (a business model in itself), ransomware, ponzification of currency/futures/markets etc..

    Of course ... ...
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    Ha ha. Love it! ...

    Ha ha. Love it!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6UBxpXOEDw
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    BTC taking a bite out of gold :D?

    BTC taking a bite out of gold :D?
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    Took a look at Cardano. Their use-cases lists...

    Took a look at Cardano. Their use-cases lists with prominence the same classical raison d'Ítre as was used in early Bitcoin and Ethereum promo materials:

    __ provenance tracking for high end...
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    Some interesting info from Amy Castor re NFTs. ...

    Some interesting info from Amy Castor re NFTs.

    https://amycastor.com/2021/03/14/metakovan-the-mystery-beeple-art-buyer-and-his-nft-defi-scheme/

    I wonder how Cryptokitties is faring now that...
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    A little gold I found on the way.

    A little gold I found on the way.
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    Is it a zero sum game? And if so, when will it...

    Is it a zero sum game? And if so, when will it favor the withdrawals side of the equation?
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    BTC isn't a store of value. Something that goes...

    BTC isn't a store of value.
    Something that goes up to $20,000 one year and down to $3,800 one year later (BTC 2017-2018) can't possibly be a store of value.
    A store of value can have some...
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    I don't get why crypto bros have such a fetish...

    I don't get why crypto bros have such a fetish for the gold comparison.
    Sure, Gold has been held as a store of value. That's doesn't say much though.

    Gains in each from 1964 - 2020
    S&P500:____...
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    Is Bitcoin OK with the same people that take...

    Is Bitcoin OK with the same people that take issue with E-Bikes?

    Date ______ Price ___ Hashrate
    2021-02-11 _ $36.93K _ 153.00 TH/s
    2018-01-18 __ $6.51K __ 15.38 TH/s
    2016-09-07 _ $0.583K __...
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    Wow. That looks amazing.

    Wow. That looks amazing.
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    Just put it in an S&P500 fund, right? Gains in...

    Just put it in an S&P500 fund, right?
    Gains in each from 1964 - 2020
    S&P500:____ 23,454%
    Berkshire:_ 2,810,526%
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    That was almost a year ago. Dude with more than...

    That was almost a year ago. Dude with more than 50,000 ETH makes a typo?

    Big news today is that @Bitfinexed has made his Twitter feed public again.
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    There's no shame in cashing out early. Suppose he...

    There's no shame in cashing out early. Suppose he bought at $1 and sold at $30. Or maybe he bought at $20 and sold at $30. Or suppose he bought at $29.50 and sold at $30.

    In the last scenario, he...
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    https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/chelsea-handler-to...

    https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/chelsea-handler-topless-skiing-whistler

    I would have thought that with the intelligentsia here, we'd have seen some advance photos and a few closeups without having...
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    ^^ got my vote. Save me a slice!

    ^^ got my vote. Save me a slice!
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    CBC Radio - Ideas program. "Mark Carney says...

    CBC Radio - Ideas program.
    "Mark Carney says post-pandemic 'bump' not enough for smooth recovery"

    Listened to part I and II last night. Very very interesting. Highly recommend for anyone that...
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    Deltec bank hacked. Emails, customer lists,...

    Deltec bank hacked. Emails, customer lists, account balances, personal ID, visas etc.
    https://twitter.com/Tr0llyTr0llFace/status/1364832405501210624

    Popcorn machine goes brrrrrrr.
    Who knows what...
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    https://stripe.com/blog/ending-bitcoin-support ...

    https://stripe.com/blog/ending-bitcoin-support

    Stripe made a public statement along those lines in 2018.
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    You know what people in denial do? They double...

    You know what people in denial do? They double down on the fantasy.
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    Random Thoughts on Mining Is Bitcoin mining...

    Random Thoughts on Mining

    Is Bitcoin mining like mining gold? Are they 'found'? Is someone discovering Bitcoins hidden in some complicated math or deep crypto treasure chest?

    "New bitcoins are...
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    Leave it to Canadians to produce solid...

    Leave it to Canadians to produce solid journalism.

    First Bitcoin ETF will combine simplicity of cryptocurrency with integrity of investment stocks
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    It is. Were at the 'make fun of Stalefish for...

    It is. Were at the 'make fun of Stalefish for thinking that hashrate means security' phase.
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