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Weekly FIREUK Blog posts

UK FI blogger posts from the last 7 days
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The Escape Artist Fri, 14 Feb 2020 The Compound Advantages of Hard Choices 2
7 Circles Fri, 14 Feb 2020 The Most Important Thing 2 – Risk and Cycles 4
South Wales FI Fri, 14 Feb 2020 What is a financial bridge- and do I need one? 2
fiukmoney.co.uk Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Net Worth update of 21 year old on the path to FIRE 2
Gentleman's Family Finances Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Child Benefit Sadface: the perils of BIK 2
Monevator Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Weekend reading: Many shall be restored that now are fallen and many shall fall that now are in honour 3
Skint Dad Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Wilko Half Price Pick and Mix (February 2020) 7
The Young Money Blog Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Two bits of personal news from Young Money Blog! 6
The Frugal Cottage Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Life Update #27 2
FIREMusings Thu, 13 Feb 2020 SIPP vs ISA – The Tax hit and benefit of deliberate drawout 1
Money-Side Up Thu, 13 Feb 2020 Productivity Hacks To Help You Save Money And Live Better: Feeling Heavy? 1
Banker on FIRE Thu, 13 Feb 2020 What Your Employer Doesn’t Want You To Know: Loyalty Doesn’t Pay 2
Pursue FIRE Wed, 12 Feb 2020 Each Way Betting Home Page 2
The Humble Penny Wed, 12 Feb 2020 Why Your Lack of Consistency Is Keeping You Poor 1
MoneyGrower Wed, 12 Feb 2020 Have A Little Patience – Blue Chip Stock Investing 1
The Mini Millionaire Wed, 12 Feb 2020 How To Get A Makro Card Without Being A Business 2
Finumus Wed, 12 Feb 2020 What if my broker goes bust? 1
theFIREstarter Wed, 12 Feb 2020 resigned to my fate 1
The FI Fox Tue, 11 Feb 2020 Let's talk about Bitcoin (Part 2) 1
The FIRE Shrink Tue, 11 Feb 2020 The Financial Dashboard – January 2020 1
{ in·deed·a·bly } Tue, 11 Feb 2020 Not very sporting 2
Having Fun Cracking Retirement Tue, 11 Feb 2020 The 2010’s – What A Decade 1
TuppennysFIREplace Tue, 11 Feb 2020 How To Successfully Live On One Income (With 30+ Helpful Tips) 5
Foxy Monkey Tue, 11 Feb 2020 Why you Should Invest Even If you Have No Money 1
Monethalia Tue, 11 Feb 2020 How to calculate your FIRE number 1
Money Bulldog Tue, 11 Feb 2020 Shawbrook Bank Savings Review 1
Inspiring Life Design Tue, 11 Feb 2020 How Did I Get On With My January Goals? 1
Hustle Escape Mon, 10 Feb 2020 The Frequently Ignored Productivity Benefits of Walking 1
Disease called Debt Mon, 10 Feb 2020 Loans with no Credit in South Carolina for your Emergency Situation 1
Much More With Less Mon, 10 Feb 2020 Five frugal things to start February 1
One Million Journey Sun, 09 Feb 2020 Hola Dividend Portfolio 1
FIRE v London Sat, 08 Feb 2020 Fighting complexity 1
Frugal Brits Sat, 08 Feb 2020 A small 20 minute investment in a hobby has sparked my interest in passive income 2
Money Mage Sat, 08 Feb 2020 January 2020 Savings Report 1
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Weekly FIREUK Blog posts

UK FI blogger posts from the last 7 days
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FI Blogger Last Posted Latest Post Posts This Week
A Way to Less Sat, 08 Feb 2020 How to Create Good Habits 3
Frugal Brits Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Net Worth Update – January 2020 1
Monevator Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Weekend reading: Remembering bear markets 2
South Wales FI Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Why is South Wales such a good place to F.I.R.E ? 1
averagemoneyman Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Ignoring social media 1
{ in·deed·a·bly } Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Illusion of progress 1
The Obvious Investor Fri, 07 Feb 2020 PeerBerry Review 2
Getting Minted Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Getting Minted One Year On 1
fiukmoney.co.uk Fri, 07 Feb 2020 How I’m going to FIRE in 5 years 1
Financial Anvil Fri, 07 Feb 2020 January Finances 1
Life after the daily grind Fri, 07 Feb 2020 Smombie apocalypse: being a smombie ruins your brain 1
Skint Dad Thu, 06 Feb 2020 Iceland Pancake Day Deal – £5 Bundle inc the Pan 2
Ad Otium Thu, 06 Feb 2020 2020 Goals 2
Sassenach Saving Thu, 06 Feb 2020 My First Net Worth of 2020 1
The FIRE Shrink Thu, 06 Feb 2020 Thought Experiment – Your best or worst decade? 2
7 Circles Thu, 06 Feb 2020 Ready to Retire? 4
Much More With Less Thu, 06 Feb 2020 Cheap and free tools for slimming without a slimming club 2
MoneyGrower Thu, 06 Feb 2020 Achieving Financial Safety In An Uncertain World 2
Igniting FIRE Thu, 06 Feb 2020 Blitz Your Bills – 10 Ways to Reduce your Energy Costs 1
Fire – Lifestyle Thu, 06 Feb 2020 January 2020 – Financial Update 1
The Young Money Blog Thu, 06 Feb 2020 Young Money World: How to beat inertia (part 1) 3
Banker on FIRE Thu, 06 Feb 2020 Don’t Click Here: Five Hard Truths You Don’t Want To Acknowledge 2
Quietly Saving Wed, 05 Feb 2020 January 2020 Savings, other updates + next FIRE meet 1
TuppennysFIREplace Wed, 05 Feb 2020 11 Best Ways To Boost Frugal Living To The Extreme 5
The Humble Penny Wed, 05 Feb 2020 How To Become Your Home CFO 1
Hustle Escape Wed, 05 Feb 2020 The Contrast Effect: A Finance and Productivity Weapon 3
The Frugal Cottage Wed, 05 Feb 2020 Dividend Income January 2020 3
Inspiring Life Design Wed, 05 Feb 2020 What New Side Hustle Should You Start This Year? 1
The FI Journey Tue, 04 Feb 2020 The Evolution of your FIRE Pursuit 1
Finumus Tue, 04 Feb 2020 Grandma prefers accumulation units 1
Playing with FIRE Tue, 04 Feb 2020 January 2020 update 1
Monethalia Tue, 04 Feb 2020 Monthly Savings Report: January 2020 1
A Simple Life Tue, 04 Feb 2020 My January review with some ideas to cut your budget 1
85 Years Mon, 03 Feb 2020 Achievable meditation 1
Sparkle Bee's Journey to FI Mon, 03 Feb 2020 Monthly Update – Jan 2020 1
The Mini Millionaire Mon, 03 Feb 2020 Free Sinking Funds Envelopes Download 3
Saving Ninja Mon, 03 Feb 2020 Savings Report #19 – Life is a Rollercoaster 1
One Million Journey Sun, 02 Feb 2020 Monthly Update #14 January 2020 – A Bananas One 1
The FI Fox Sun, 02 Feb 2020 Let's talk about Bitcoin (Part 1) 1
FIRE v London Sat, 01 Feb 2020 Jan 2020: borrowing to pay taxes 1
MedFI Sat, 01 Feb 2020 Average Investing – Performance 1
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Top Posts and Comments of the Day

Top of the Day for 11/02/2020

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First Place
This little guy always bring dried seed to trade for some nuts
posted by vosszaa on /aww
Click here to view the post. ● 142,756 Upvotes ● Posted: 10/02/2020 at 08:52:30 UTC
Second Place
Keanu Reeves brought his mom to the Oscars
posted by Prophettx on /pics
Click here to view the post. ● 121,964 Upvotes ● Posted: 10/02/2020 at 00:42:02 UTC
Third Place
We can all relate to this
posted by MrGae_Boi on /memes
Click here to view the post. ● 95,895 Upvotes ● Posted: 10/02/2020 at 06:32:07 UTC
Fourth Place
Iwata truly was an amazing man
posted by wj7_02 on /gaming
Click here to view the post. ● 94,811 Upvotes ● Posted: 10/02/2020 at 11:08:56 UTC
Fifth Place
Parasite Wins Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards
posted by rekrap13 on /movies
Click here to view the post. ● 92,269 Upvotes ● Posted: 10/02/2020 at 04:28:06 UTC

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First Place
bong joon ho about to get so drunk tonight
posted by JoeKoh on /movies
Click here to view the post. ● 20,387 Upvotes ● Posted: 10/02/2020 at 04:28:26 UTC
Second Place
this confirms he knows the location of the fountain of youth
posted by CptnBligh on /pics
Click here to view the post. ● 11,735 Upvotes ● Posted: 10/02/2020 at 01:02:46 UTC
Third Place
How’d you get that started?
posted by Meydez on /aww
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Fourth Place
Me if Parasite didn’t win: The Oscars are meaningless and I couldn’t care less for awards shows. ` Me right now: The Academy once again recognizes real talent, go ahead.`
posted by johny-karate on /movies
Click here to view the post. ● 9,865 Upvotes ● Posted: 10/02/2020 at 04:31:26 UTC
Fifth Place
Rode a taxi in Seoul when the news was announced. `Taxi driver’s like,` Hell, we may as well just give him the presidency at this point. ` #BONG 2022`
posted by KloudMcJoo on /movies
Click here to view the post. ● 9,162 Upvotes ● Posted: 10/02/2020 at 04:45:48 UTC

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First Place
Hello Reddit! Just want to share my latest work with you guys. Have a great week!
posted by wagnerkuroiwa on /pics
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Second Place
We have each other
posted by lolaBe1 on /assholedesign
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Third Place
Rick Astley says he's going to play \"Never Gonna Give You Up\" actually covers \"Africa\" by Toto.
posted by Hyperc3 on /videos
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Fourth Place
TIFU by getting busted by the cops while in my bra/panties after breaking and entering to get my friend insulin
posted by BombAssDay on /tifu
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Fifth Place
Evening commute in Tokyo - Part 1, Me, Photography, 2020
posted by MewSoul on /Art
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Most Gilded Comments of the Day

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First Place
There's genuinely nothing quite like American optimism. `I know, I know... the done thing is to shit-talk America in threads like this, but speaking as a Brit, that's what really makes the USA special and relatively unique in terms of national histories. America is a country that's (at least theoretically) built on the idea of equality and justice quite literally for all. You had the sheer brass balls to put a big ol' statue up at one of the most trafficked entryways in the world -- yes, yes, OP's momma notwithstanding -- that literally asked the world to give you its tired, its poor, its huddled masses yearning to breathe free. You built an entire mythology around the idea that, by pulling together and with a little elbow grease, you can make something of yourself no matter where you start from.` Is it true? No, not completely -- not for a lot of people. But it *is* important. It's a hardscrabble world out there, and the idea that Americans are better because they'll do the right thing, the honourable thing, the *decent* thing no matter how hard that might be makes things a little bit brighter. It's important that the first thing countless immigrants got to see wasn't a display of America's power and strength and prosperity but of America's guidance: a torchlight in the darkness. That most mythological of figures, Superman, espouses the idea of Truth, Justice and the *American* Way for a reason. That's not because it's the way things are, but because it's the way things can be. It's something to aspire to. It's Atticus Finch and Jefferson Smith and Rocky Balboa and the Little Engine That Could. `You lose your way sometimes -- and you really, *really* do lose your way; no one should dispute that, especially given recent events -- but you're never so far gone that you can't pull your way back. America is one of very, very few countries where you always feel that that return is both possible, and something that you root for. It's the world's largest superpower that has never quite learned that it isn't the plucky underdog.` Don't let that optimism and hope for the future die out. Don't let the feeling that you can step up and change things even when the odds seem stacked against you become apathy, hate and fear. Don't be afraid to learn, to improve, to be better. I spend a *lot* of time writing about American politics, and I know full well how stressful it can be, but without hope there can be no change for the better. Improvement is aspirational, and it depends on people getting out there and choosing to try, even when it looks and feels like it makes no difference at all -- because it still does. ` If anything, that's when it matters the most -- and it's worth keeping.`
posted by Portarossa on /AskReddit
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Second Place
It happens across America. `Just some examples of thin blue line law and order #BlueLivesMatter` * [An inmate died after being locked in a scalding shower for two hours [skin melted off]. His guards won’t be charged.](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/20/an-inmate-died-after-being-locked-in-a-scalding-shower-for-two-hours-his-guards-wont-be-charged/) ([More examples of guards laughing while murdering](https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/thirty-two-stories-jeffrey-epstein-prison-death/596029/)) `* [NC agencies lock down info on inmate’s death from dehydration ](https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article10122629.html)` * [Timothy Souders died of dehydration, chained to a concrete slab, on surveillance video.](https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-death-of-timothy-souders/) `* [2 corrections officers in inmate's beating, cover-up, Feds say](https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/2-corrections-officers-arrested-in-inmates-beating-cover-up-feds-say/2072968/)` * [Jailers shut off water to Terrill Thomas' cell, and he died of dehydration. The jail was under the leadership of then-Sheriff David Clarke, a hero to law-and-order types.](https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/29/us/milwaukee-inmate-dehydration-lawsuit/index.html) `* [Trump Pardons Convicted Crooked Cop Arpaio · The Collected Crimes of Sheriff Joe Arpaio](https://longreads.com/2017/08/28/the-collected-crimes-of-sheriff-joe-arpaio/)` >His officers burned a dog alive for no reason, then laughed as the dog’s owners cried. `>He staged a fake assassination attempt against himself, costing taxpayers more than $1 million.` * [What Dog Shootings Reveal About American Policing](https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/what-dog-shootings-reveal-about-american-policing/533319/) `* [US police shoot dogs so often that a Justice Department expert calls it an “epidemic”](https://qz.com/870601/police-killing-dogs-is-an-epidemic-according-to-the-justice-department/)` * [Bodycam Catches Cop Planting Drugs During Traffic Stops [parents lost their children due to these felony arrests]](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UANRvFNc0hw) `* [Cops arrest man for recording them performing illegal search. Then accidentally record themselves destroying the evidence and conspiring to charge him with a felony.](https://www.thenation.com/article/police-arrested-this-cop-watch-activist-but-then-recorded-themselves-by-accident/)` * [Cops don disguises, trash cars of man who filed complaint against them](https://www.nj.com/monmouth/2019/09/cops-don-disguises-and-trash-cars-of-man-who-filed-complaint-against-them-in-stunning-act-of-revenge-prosecutor-alleges.html) `* [Undercover reporters went to multiple police stations & attempted to get the forms to file complaints against police officers. They were refused & even threatened at nearly all of them.](https://twitter.com/IntheNow_tweet/status/1123723776280092673) ([Longer news story](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnJ5f1JMKns))` * [Police Union Complains That Public Got to See Them Roughing Up Utah Nurse](http://reason.com/blog/2017/09/27/police-union-complains-that-public-got-t) `* [I Can Breathe Shirts - NYPD Police Protest Eric Garner](https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2014/12/79850/i-can-breathe-shirts-eric-garner)` * [NYPD caught planting drugs for arrest despite effort to turn bodycam off](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrfZuPFrH8A) `* [Video shows North Carolina deputy picking up, slamming child to floor](https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-shows-north-carolina-sheriff-s-deputy-violently-slamming-child-n1102191?cid=public-rss_20191214)` * [Seattle police investigate viral videos showing officers attacking anti-Trump protesters · Seattle police are investigating two viral videos showing officers ramming their bikes into pedestrians ... throw him on the wall and arrest him; Another shows an officer trip on his own bike then tackle a demonstrator](https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7799359/Seattle-police-investigate-viral-videos-showing-officers-attacking-anti-Trump-protesters.html) `* [Cop Assaults Critical Mass Rider. Charges Filed Against Cyclist. Words fail when watching this clip of an NYPD officer forcibly knocking a Critical Mass rider to the pavement last Friday. The assault was caught on video by a bystander in Times Square](https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2008/07/28/cop-assaults-critical-mass-rider-charges-filed-against-cyclist/)` * [Two police officers in Roswell, Ga., used a coin-tossing app while they decided whether to arrest a woman they had pulled over for speeding.](https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/14/us/police-coin-flip-arrest.html) `* [Pennsylvania State Police crushes suspect with bulldozer, recordings vanish](https://apnews.com/c93fd1d73eb8f933080fed2321947c5e)` * [Graphic video shows Daniel Shaver sobbing and begging officer for his life before 2016 shooting](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/12/08/graphic-video-shows-daniel-shaver-sobbing-and-begging-officer-for-his-life-before-2016-shooting/) `* [Kinsey was lying on the ground with his hands in the air and [complying] when he was shot. The officer who shot Kinsey remains employed and has not been terminated.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Charles_Kinsey)` * [Cast-Out Police Officers Are Often Hired in Other Cities · An Oregon officer was barred from taking another police job after a charge involving a child. Three months later, he was a police chief in Kansas. Experts say it's a widespread problem.](https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/11/us/whereabouts-of-cast-out-police-officers-other-cities-often-hire-them.html) `* [Kansas City, Kansas, police broke into a man’s home in the middle of the night and beat him before having him charged with battery of a law enforcement](https://apnews.com/fd1b9a575ae2af1c8da804d45c039a6a)` * [Man sues Honolulu police, city for forced urinal licking](https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/man-sues-honolulu-police-city-forced-urinal-licking-68730420) `* [SURPRISE RULING: Ga. deputies granted immunity, won’t face murder charges in Taser death. The confrontation began when Martin, an African American, made a simple request for water on a hot July evening.](https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/judge-deputies-won-face-murder-charges-taser-death/ehSY0KBwwVbN1vNsuTv6gL/)` * [Chattanooga police officer being sued for forced baptism and groping during a traffic stop](https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2019/10/03/tennessee-deputy-forces-womans-baptism-chattanooga-lake-lawsuit/3850537002/) `* [Louisiana Police Appear To Be Using A Hoax Antifa List Created By 8Chan To Open Criminal Investigations](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180902/08580340566/louisiana-police-appear-to-be-using-hoax-antifa-list-created-8chan-to-open-criminal-investigations.shtml)` * [Texas Cop Kills 2 People, Allowed to Resign, Joins New Dept, Shoots Man on 2nd Day](http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-found-not-guilty-deadly-shootings-joins-new-department/) `* [Texas officer wins appeal of dismissal over feces sandwich](https://apnews.com/c76f863d591b436cb1b22f4e35718ebe)` * [Texas officer sexually abuses 14 year old girl, receives no sex offender status](http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Former-HISD-officer-admits-to-fondling-middle-11170371.php) `* [threw out the felony conviction of a high school teacher accused of having sex with a student after it was revealed that the sheriff’s detective on the case was having sex with the victim and had lied... he resigned with full benefits and moved to Florida](https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/san-juan-sheriffs-use-of-courtroom-camera-to-view-jurors-notebook-lawyers-notes-sparks-outrage-and-dismissal-of-criminal-case/)` * [Cops Having Sex With Detainees Should Always Be Considered Rape, Say New York Politicians](https://theintercept.com/2017/11/02/nypd-rape-charges-new-york-law/) `* [9 Cops Show up to Hospital to Threaten NYPD's Teen Rape Victim Into Staying Silent](https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/02/nypd-detectives-raped-a-teen-in-the-back-of-a-police-van-after-her-arrest-prosecutors-say/)` * [No jail time for 2 NYPD officers who admitted to raping teenage prisoner](https://theintercept.com/2019/08/30/nypd-anna-chambers-rape-probation/) ` * Domestic abuse is 400% higher in the law-enforcement community`
posted by NRAsays on /news
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Third Place
That takes me back :) - So much has happened since that first comment... I was in a pretty dark place when I started looking for laughs with this. I had just finished cleaning out my fathers house after his death... official cause of death was \"unknown due to decomposition\" and I had been tasked to clean out his house where his body had been found. It was 100+ degrees around his house when he died and he didn't have an A/C unit. His body decomposed quickly and pretty much melted into the floor. The mattress he had died on was obviously removed... and so was the floor under it... and then the dirt under the subfloor needed to be excavated... I could never get that smell of death out of my mind and had to deal with it for the 30 days while I packed up his belongings. While cleaning out his house I found 3 suicide notes in envelopes next to several empty pill bottles... also a book on different ways of committing suicide earmarked. Most of his belongings had to be tossed out as everything smelled like death... I wasn't in a good financial place and was living in an old RV parked on some abandoned property. It was in the old RV sitting at the \"kitchen table\" when this all started - and after that first comment I laughed out loud for about 10 minutes. ` Things got better for me for a while... Bitcoin went through the roof and I had managed to get my hands on a few - so when it hit 15k or so I sold them. Bought myself a good car, sold that RV, and moved into a rental house. From there life has had it's ups and downs but that was def. a low point for me when this started... a VERY low point. In a weird way the entire Undertaker thing was a way for me to laugh and smile - something I didn't do much back then. Anyway, I know most of you are expecting this end a certain way but I wanted to get serious for a minute and mention what all this means to me. Thank you all for laughing with me... it really means a lot to me. <3 - SM`
posted by shittymorph on /shittymorph
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Fourth Place
We are simultaneously one of the fattest countries in the world and one of the most athletic countries in the world. Sometimes we combine the two and make Offensive and Defensive lineman.
posted by RCJHGBR9989 on /AskReddit
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Fifth Place
That's really sad. Like, really sad. I'm all for having hobbies and doing what you enjoy, but sitting on your ass 10 hours a day, *every day*, is downright pitiful. I love video games as much as the next person but I wish gamers would stop glorifying this kind of activity. It's not healthy nor impressive. Working 70 hours a week is extremely unhealthy, which is basically what this guy did, and he didnt even get paid.
posted by TommyPhamsGlasses on /classicwow
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Jeremiah Nichol (/u/jtnichol) @ EthTrader's Community Member Spotlight

Hey fam, Welcome to the first talk of the series! jtnichol and I just got off the phone! We had a great conversation thanks to the questions submitted. I'm using the built-in webcam so low resolution, but the audio quality is quite decent.
Link to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I2rDQCF7Fs Link to MP3: https://ethcs.org/files/jtnichol.mp3 RSS feed: https://ethcs.org/files/feed/podcast/

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https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2017/10/10/the-blockchain-man/ https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2019/02/28/markets-are-eating-the-world/
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Welcome to /r/conspiracy, where we all know that criminal conspiracies are ongoing in the political sphere, but thousands of people want to come here and tell us we're wrong.

While this sub is progressively getting targeted more and more obviously, and while reddit continues to deteriorate and we all know what those problems entail, there is good news.
First of all, you are all being told you need to be scared of Russian bots and propaganda and blah blah blah. With all of this anxiety pushed onto the Internet community, the truth is there is a simple answer to this problem.
Just ignore the "bots." (We know they're shills.)
They employ a variety of strategies that you are probably getting better and better at spotting them. They even push political agendas in subs that have nothing to do with politics.
brokedown created /bestofnopolitics, which is amazing because it is automated to remove political content. You can use these tools for the power of good. But, beyond politics I have come across a variety of troubling agendas being pushed even in places like /relationships. Imagine if someone was always pushing bad advice in places like that through a variety of accounts.
These strategies cost money. https://upvotes.club is one of many places where you can buy upvotes or downvotes, accounts, comments, submissions, etc. Check it out.
What this means is that if you talk about Pizzagate anywhere on Reddit, someone is paying to disrupt that conversation. So, while you get hate and you get downvotes, you can take comfort in knowing that those were paid for and you are costing someone money... or bitcoin. Notice people are even buying bitcoin positive propaganda and propaganda that is negative to bitcoin. Who is playing on each side of that?
If you really wanted to have fun, you could employ this type of service to upvote Pizzagate evidence directly to the front page for not that much money. In turn, the opposition has no choice but to outspend you. It's a win-win for reddit and that is why they look the other way.
Another simple strategy that you can employ is just using basic automation tools, like IFTTT. SpecialAgentRando decided he wanted to experiment with some of his friends, so they used IFTTT to search RSS feeds to populate places like /FBIWatch.
What immediately happened is the news adapted and had to start changing the title of their articles because only negative stuff started showing up. I'm sure plenty of people can do better, but I think those subs were created just to illustrate a point.
Certain topics seem to get you banned and I am very curious how much a ban costs.
For example, if you were to go to /exmormon and create a detailed list of evidence that supports the truth of the Pace Memorandum, you will get banned. It seems /exmormon is controlled opposition and designed to make ex Mormons look like hateful idiots. If you actually start crushing them with evidence that illustrates how the prime LDS families, like the Kimball's, have been in bed with the Clintons for ages (in the DR, no less) you will get banned.
Recently, in /The_Donald, I learned that detailed posts about Ruben Vardanyan will get you banned. Ruben Vardanyan was appointed by Putin and was involved in paying up to a $100 million into the DNC machine in the time coming up to the election. Between this money and Herb Sandler's money, we can see that the Russian interference DID OCCUR, but they were supporting Hillary. Plain and simple.
It is very curious that the most vindicating information for /The_Donald users will get you banned. It seems their interests are diametrically opposed to the truth.
Ultimately, I started with the Panama Papers and became very interested in the Uranium One scandal. The Uranium One scandals proves a few very important things that the Internet interference is desperately trying to keep the public from knowing.
1) The news is NOT just in it for the ratings, they are serving an agenda and they do exactly what the FBI, John Podesta and the CIA tell them to do.
2) Pizzagate is real in the sense that the Clintons are involved in human trafficking and you only have to go so far as State Department reports to prove that the Uranium One mines in Kazakhstan are using forced labor and the Glencore connections also involve forced labor, along with VCS mining, Rusoro, etc. FEC records prove that Comet Ping Pong is one of many money laundering nodes that help break down larger sums, so that Ruben Vardanyan & Co can avoid exposure.
3) The intelligence community is likely multi-national, correlated by think takes like Tavistock and coordinated in a very compartmentalized manner where their guiding principle is to control and manipulate "the social dream," and they are, essentially, legalized organized crime.
4) The amount of media they have infiltrated and taken over is basically everything... movies, tv, the news, the Internet, music, etc. Again it's compartmentalized for plausible deniability, but as soon as you know how compartmentalization works, it is impossible to deny. Why? Because now you can follow the money without bias.
FOLLOW THE MONEY
Good luck everyone. It's all going to be okay.
(Oh yeah... and new accounts are blocked not to stop bots... they are used to stop people who were recently banned from coming right back and posting again. The SS was created to slow down posting because it costs too much to just let everyone post tons of contents that need downvotes.)
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All The Longreads (So Far)

I'm trying to work on a system that would pull only the longreads links out and shove them into their own RSS feed. It's super hacky and embarrassing and all the other things that prevent people from sharing code (I will eventually, I promise...it's only 11 lines of python right now). But, I should at least share all the links, by date, in a post. Please enjoy all the longreads:
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 21:56:00 -0000 * How The Wall Street Journal is preparing its journalists to detect deepfakes * Self-driving trucks in US offer window into where machines may replace humans * When Elon Musk Tunnels Under Your Home * The Case Against Quantum Computing * HOW GOOGLE AND AMAZON GOT AWAY WITH NOT BEING REGULATED * How to Use an iPod Touch as a Secure Device Instead of a Phone * Scientists say goodbye to physical definition of the kilogram
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:15:10 -0000 * THE GENIUS NEUROSCIENTIST WHO MIGHT HOLD THE KEY TO TRUE AI * Are Killer Robots the Future of War? Parsing the Facts on Autonomous Weapons * The Internet Has a Huge C/C++ Problem and Developers Don't Want to Deal With It * How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit * THE HAIL MARY PLAN TO RESTART A HACKED US ELECTRIC GRID * Space Camp grows up
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:56:00 -0000 * Why Technology Favors Tyranny * Tech C.E.O.s Are in Love With Their Principal Doomsayer * HQ Trivia was a blockbuster hit — but internal turmoil and a shrinking audience have pushed its company to the brink * ‘It’s Giant and Has Like Five Million Buttons.’ The Office Desk Phone Won’t Die * Why Doctors Hate Their Computers * Here Comes ‘Smart Dust,’ the Tiny Computers That Pull Power from the Air * ASTRONOMERS SEE MATERIAL ORBITING A BLACK HOLE RIGHT AT THE EDGE OF FOREVER
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * The Facebook Dilemma, Part 1 * The Facebook Dilemma, Part 2 * A Cryptocurrency Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopia in Nevada * The Man Behind the Scooter Revolution * A Fork in the Road for Avis * The Encyclopedia of the Missing
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * Inside Rockstar Games' Culture Of Crunch * At Netflix, Radical Transparency and Blunt Firings Unsettle the Ranks * Podcast on Netflix Culture * It Might Get Loud: Inside Silicon Valley’s Battle to Own Voice Tech * How Dara Khosrowshahi’s Iranian heritage shapes how he leads Uber * AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF SILICON VALLEY DISRUPTION
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * The iPhone XS & XS Max Review: Unveiling the Silicon Secrets * Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over * Raised by YouTube * Old Unicorn, New Tricks: Airbnb Has A Sky-High Valuation. Here's Its Audacious Plan To Earn It * EA announces ‘FIFA 19’ PS4 esports tournament
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * How Uber is getting flying cars off the ground * Coinbase Wants To Be Too Big To Fail * The Apple Watch – Tipping Point Time for Healthcare * Meet the Community Keeping Obsolete Supercomputers Alive * The first Android phone 10 years later: An annotated review * Hacker says he'll livestream deletion of Zuckerberg's Facebook page
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:46:00 -0000 * Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’ * Bitcoin Miners Flock to New York’s Remote Corners, but Get Chilly Reception * Living The Stream * A brief history of the numeric keypad * Inside the Dramatic, Painful--and Hugely Successful--Return of Reddit's Founders
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:55:47 -0000 * Android 9 Pie, thoroughly reviewed * Why a Leading Venture Capitalist Is Betting on a Decentralized Internet * Olaf Carlson-Wee Rode the Bitcoin Boom to Silicon Valley Riches. Can He Survive the Crash? * Memo to the Silicon Valley boys’ club: Arlan Hamilton has no time for your BS * Driverless Hype Collides With Merciless Reality
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 21:02:25 -0000 * Inside the World of Eddy Cue, Apple’s Services Chief * Bezos Unbound: Exclusive Interview With The Amazon Founder On What He Plans To Conquer Next * The Super Rich of Silicon Valley Have a Doomsday Escape Plan * What went wrong at Social Capital * How Android Pie’s Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness work * The man who won the lottery 14 times
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code * Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media * How Big Tech Swallowed Seattle * The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * VIRGIN GALACTIC’S ROCKET MAN * Inside Evernote’s brain * LET’S ALL GO BACK TO TUMBLR * Why Can’t Europe Do Tech? * To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * How Robot Hands Are Evolving to Do What Ours Can * Why the Next Silicon Valley Will Probably Be Outside the U.S. * Masayoshi Son’s secret to running his $100 billion fund: Telling start-ups to treat each other like family * What Happened to General Magic? * Growing Up Jobs
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 20:56:00 -0000 * Brock Pierce: The Hippie King of Cryptocurrency * How Silicon Valley Has Disrupted Philanthropy * THE 'GUERRILLA' WIKIPEDIA EDITORS WHO COMBAT CONSPIRACY THEORIES * Inside Google’s Shadow Workforce * MySpace and the Coding Legacy it Left Behind
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:55:00 -0000 * Hell for Elon Musk Is a Midsize Sedan * How Twitter Became Home to the Teen Status Update * Why Some of Instagram's Biggest Memers Are Locking Their Accounts * GEORGE HOTZ IS ON A HACKER CRUSADE AGAINST THE ‘SCAM’ OF SELF-DRIVING CARS * THE ONLY GOOD ONLINE FANDOM LEFT IS DUNE * Netflix Isn’t Being Reckless, It’s Just Playing a Game No One Else Dares (Netflix Misunderstandings, Pt. 3)
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:50:39 -0000 * How Twitter Made The Tech World's Most Unlikely Comeback * The Legend of Nintendo * Intel now faces a fight for its future * INSIDE THE CRYPTO WORLD'S BIGGEST SCANDAL
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 20:57:00 -0000 * ‘I can understand about 50 percent of the things you say’: How Congress is struggling to get smart on tech * The Twitter crime mystery that gripped Spain * Meet the people who still use Myspace: 'It's given me so much joy' * Exploring The Digital Ruins Of 'Second Life' * Why Aren’t We All Buying Houses on the Internet?
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 20:57:00 -0000 * Obama's US Digital Service Survives Trump—Quietly * he Search for Women Who Want Cybersecurity Careers * How Futures Trading Changed Bitcoin Prices * The Growing Emptiness of the "Star Wars" Universe
Fri, 11 May 2018 20:57:00 -0000 * Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand * How to Make Your Open Office Less Annoying * The 15 People Who Keep Wikipedia’s Editors From Killing Each Other * The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion of Bitcoin in Bunkers * Supercomputers are driving a revolution in hurricane forecasting
Fri, 04 May 2018 20:57:00 -0000 * ‘Hi, It’s Amazon Calling. Here’s What We Don’t Like in Your City.’ * Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. Inside the Wild Race to Overthrow Every Consumer Category * All We Want to Do Is Watch Each Other Play Video Games * CoinTalk
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:30:29 -0000 * Inside Jeff Bezos’s DC Life * Hulu Beyond 'Handmaid's Tale': Execs and Stars on a Promising Yet Uncertain Future * Can Silicon Valley Get You Pregnant? * You could be flirting on dating apps with paid impersonators
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 21:05:17 -0000 * Lawyer bots take the hassle out of fighting parking tickets and property taxes — and could cost local governments real revenue * How Europe’s new privacy rule is reshaping the internet * Checking in with the Facebook fact-checking partnership * A 200-Year-Old Idea Offers A New Way to Trace Stolen Bitcoins * South Korean millennials are reeling from the Bitcoin bust
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From Epicenter Bitcoin to Epicenter

We’re approaching the 3-year anniversary of this podcast and with, this have officially entered the dinosaur category in the cryptocurrency and blockchain community. But with age comes change and some things that once looked shiny and fresh on this baby dinosaur have become ill-fitting. One of these is our name ‘Epicenter Bitcoin’.
Back when we started, most of the projects in the industry were related to Bitcoin or altcoins somehow, and the term Bitcoin was both the name of the most prominent project, but also an umbrella term encompassing the wider field. Even then we thought that at some point the explicit reference to Bitcoin would become too constricting and lose its relevance. That time has now come.
Thus, going forward, we will be using the name Epicenter instead of Epicenter Bitcoin.
Wait! Did Goldman Sachs buy you? Have you joined the dark side?
Unfortunately, so far we have been neither loud nor annoying enough to receive a fat acquisition offer to remove that pesky ‘Bitcoin’ from our name or dull our content to an indistinguishable grey. So rest assured, in terms of content there will be no changes. Already in one our first episodes we covered Ethereum and have a majority of our episodes have not been Bitcoin related but covered the countless other exciting projects like IPFS, Tendermint, Zcash or many others.
All of the show’s distribution channels will remain unchanged. Listeners who subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or RSS, or through the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network feed will continue to receive new episodes every Monday. Our social media presence and profiles on YouTube, SoundCloud, TuneIn and other podcast apps also remain unchanged.
We’ve got a shiny new website too!
One more big(-ish) news we do have: We just launched our new website Epicenter.tv! This has been in the making for a long time so we’re very happy it’s finally ready.
The new website will bring more focus to video, includes an updated design and will make it easier to find episodes by theme and guest. We’re still working out a few kinks so please bear with us as we fix all the bugs and progressively roll out all the new features. We hope you’ll like it and are open to your feedback or suggestion on social media or at [email protected].
On a final note, we would like to thank you guys, our listeners for all the love and support you’re given us these past almost-3 years! In this time, Epicenter has become, along with Let’s Talk Bitcoin, the two most influential and widely listened show in the industry. Almost 10,000 people listen to it on a weekly basis from all corners of the world and that’s a wonderful thing. Also thanks for all the Tweets, iTunes reviews and emails we got. They are what keep us going so thank you!
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Let's aggregate some news sources for newcomers shall we?

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

Can we make a list of helpful newsfeeds for our newcomers? I'll take suggestions and add them to this post and save them in a Google Doc for future reference.

NEWSLETTERS

Sign up for alerts from Joe Urgo - joeyurgz and follow his Medium account for the Dapp Daily newsletter https://dappdaily.com/ and follow his twitter @jfurgo as well. Get notified by Twitter.
Also This Week in Ethereum is a weekly newsletter by evanvanness along with his twitter @evan_van_ness http://www.weekinethereum.com/ Sign up for his newsletter and get notified by email.
https://theetherian.wordpress.com/ A really nice blog!

NEWS SITES

https://www.ethnews.com/ has Android and iOS covered for you with plenty of journalists to follow. They have an RSS feed you can read if you have an RSS feedreader for your phone/desktop. https://www.ethnews.com/rss.xml

VIDEO FEEDS

Consensys: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBeLEwM-yhIKuIxHTx0VzdQ
Ethereum Development Team: https://www.youtube.com/useethereumproject
Mr_Yukon_C has a great YouTube channel. When he posts a video it's ALWAYS worth a watch. Just a splendid fellow with plenty of useful information. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClfAgeZvfwC9hcJrFisW8cQ
darkestchaos has pretty much a video everyday and talks about a wide variety of topics in Crypto. I enjoy his feed as well. Really nice guy and knowledgeable across many platforms. Plus he can play a mean piano. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdUSSt-IEUg2eq46rD7lu_g
I can't remember this guys reddit name but his video channel is really clean. I like his take. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI9POyyP-f93JHfkhr2ma2g and on Twitter https://twitter.com/EthereumRussian

HELP and HOW TO's

How to safely store eth tokens in MEW: https://youtu.be/Txq8nSM8DWc
Ledger Wallet Support http://support.ledgerwallet.com/help_center

Calendars and Countdowns

http://timesofethereum.com/ - Global Calendar for Google Calendar!
http://www.icocountdown.com/ - Coutdown of some of the hottest ICO's. (buy at your own discretion)

State of the Dapps

http://dapps.ethercasts.com/ - Look at all of em! See what stages they are all in with an easy to follow color coded system.

What is Ethereum?

A beginner’s guide to Ethereum by Linda Xie
Introduction to Ethereum: The Internet’s Government by Karl Floersch
Just Enough Bitcoin for Ethereum by Mike Goldin
Ethereum: Bitcoin Plus Everything by Mike Goldin
Programmable Blockchains in Context: Ethereum’s Future by Vinay Gupta
App Coins and the Dawn of the Decentralized Business Model by Fred Ehrsam

Start Developing Dapps

Tools and Technologies in the Ethereum Ecosystem by Mahesh Murthy
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Smart Contracts in Ethereum by Manuel Aráoz
A 101 Noob Intro to Programming Smart Contracts on Ethereum by ConsenSys
Smart Contract Best Practices by ConsenSys
Library Driven Development in Solidity by Jorge Izquierdo
Developing Ethereum Dapps with Truffle and MetaMask by Dan Finlay
How to create decentralized apps with Clojurescript re-frame and Ethereum by Matúš Lešťan

Official Links

Ethereum Project Home
Ethereum Wiki
Ethereum Blog
Ethereum White Paper
Ethereum Yellow Paper
Ethereum Homestead Documentation
Solidity Documentation
There are MANY more than this but these are some resources to get you started on mobile. Hope this helps so let's pitch in and get this list going!
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Introducing DOGpass

dogzipp, the DOGnzb admin, made this post earlier today on the DOGnzb forums.
 
Let's be honest. Hosting DOGnzb is not cheap. The costs of multiple servers (five at the moment), maintaining and upgrading them every so often, monthly hosting costs, bandwidth and development of new features, is simply hard.
Subscribing to DOGpass is a way to support our community and give us the resources needed to run our services efficiently.
Here’s a brief rundown of starting features for DOGpass (For the most up-to-date list, check the full summary on the DOGpass tab on the Profile page)
Improved Indexing Results
API+ access
Priority Pushing and Bookmarking
Access to Premium Features
Early Access to new Features
Exclusive DOGpass forum badge
Private DOGpass members discussion forum
No Advertising
Most features are new, but some are already available. So what's changed and why?
Custom Searches. Customs searches are only used by a handfull of users, but still are a CPU/SQL hog. They are very intensive, take a lot of resources, and at some point will require a dedicated server. Standard users can still use Custom Searches, but they will run once per day. For DOGpass members, they will run every 15 minutes.
Push Notifications. This feature is used a lot. So much, that push services are charging us, for going over monthly free quotas. Some other services, just stop sending notifications from us, until the new month rolls by. So we need to make this a premium feature. Want notifications, you'll have to be a DOGpass subscriber. Desktop notifications, will still be available for regular users.
IMDb and Trakt Sync. Another feature used by so many users, we are going to have to dedicate extra resources and probably run it 24/7. Standard users can still sync, but once per day. For DOGpass members, sync will be every 60 minutes.
iCal Feed. This was available for a while (in beta) for any user, and since then moved to DOGpass.
Now, let's talk about new features.
Do you have custom retention limits on your Usenet Provider? No problem. You're having propagation issues and need to delay your Watchlist settings. Go ahead. A TV show or Movie, has missing or bad information? Trigger a metadata refresh see if it fixes automatically. And lots more.
What's coming? We have so many ideas, and you can help us gauge what's important or not.
For example, Secondary Push Servers. You can two servers for pushing files. Choose one for the watchlists, and when you want to manually push a file, you can select to what server to push it to. Or a Quick Status page of your server on any screen (like a summary of the queue page, but in popup mode), where you can see what's being downloaded, pause it, resume it, check what file comes next, what was downloaded previously, etc. There's an exclusive DOGpass forum to discuss new features and ideas.
What does this mean for standard users?
I know a long, long time ago, we used to call you guys VIP (when we had free accounts). Since then, VIP just went away. Basically, your donation gave you lifetime access to DOGnzb, and that's not going to change. While we will do our best, to not take features away also, I think I managed to explain the reasons we had to remove notifications, and limit syncing and customs searches.
Will new features only be developed now for DOGpass subscribers? Obviously no. Lots of fixes and improvements are allways taking place everywhere on our site, and you probably noticed lots of improvements over the last couple of weeks. Fixes, development and new features will still happen often and will be for every user.
But DOGpass subscribers will have access to more complex and premium functionality, like the ones discussed in the examples above.
Is DOGpass for everyone?
Of course not. Most of our users will probably never notice a difference in service, or miss anything. But this is for all those users that want to contribute extra, and help us. As a token of our appreciation, we give you a little more.
 
So it looks like one of the best is going to get even better. However its going to cost you a little extra over and above your entry donation. 1 year of DOGpass will be $15, 3 years will be $35 and 5 years will be $50. And of course DOGpass subscription fees are payable by Bitcoin only.
edit: correct 2 years to 3 years
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Bitcoin and Rationality, Part 2: Why Bitcoin is not like the lottery, and when to sell

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Bitcoin and Rationality, Part 2: Why Bitcoin is not like the lottery, and when to sell

April 15
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Eliezer Yudkowsky disagrees with Scott’s Crypto Autopsy post, writing:
The idea of “rationality” is that we can talk about general, abstract algorithms of cognition which tend to produce better or worse results. If there’s no general thinking pattern that produces a systematically better result, you were perfectly rational. If there’s no thinking pattern a human can realistically adopt that produces a better result, you were about as sane as a human gets. We don’t say, “Gosh, I sure do wish I’d bought the Mega Millions ticket for 01-04-14-17-40-04* yesterday.” We don’t say, “Rationalists should win the lottery.”
People who obtained Bitcoin early on and are sitting on a large windfall are often compared to lottery winners, suggesting that the role of luck far overpowers any possible skill. One should not beat themselves up over missing out on Bitcoin, because it’s not any different than winning the lottery.
I agree one should not beat themselves up, because dwelling on the past is a poor use of one’s time, but that is not because Bitcoin is like the lottery, which it isn’t. The most obvious evidence such a comparison is wrong is the fact there is so much Bitcoin regret but no lotto regret. Surely if they were the same thing, we would not see so much discussion about Bitcoin regret, just as we don’t see discussion about lotto regret. No one says “drat…I wish I picked 5,45,20,99 instead of 1,7,33,23.”
Scott is right. There was an opportunity to make effortless riches–that in theory anyone could have done, as easily as mining them when it was easy or buying them cheap. Getting rich with bitcoin merely required two actions that anyone could have done easily: become aware of the existence of Bitcoin, and then buy & hold it. There were pitfalls along the way: hacking of exchanges, lost keys, selling too soon, spending bitcoin instead of saving, etc.
Why are there so many posts and articles about Bitcoin regret but not lotto regret? Eli falsely equates the two when they are not the same. Acquiring Bitcoin early, unlike guessing numbers out of hundreds of millions of possibilities, as explained above, is something anyone could have conceivably done.Unlike the lotto, it didn’t require pure luck but rather a combination of awareness and action. Right there, in front of you, are the coins at $.1-$10 waiting to be bought. All you had to do was buy them. Same for Ethereum…$1 ether tokens…right there. Nowadays, unlike before 2016, there are too many coins and picking the next Ethereum or Bitcoin requires much more luck.
A 50% gain in an individual stock over a 1-year period is considered exceptional. Bitcoin blew this away by a magnitude of thousands. No individual stock (or any sort of investment opportunity) even remotely comes close to Bitcoin and other coins. Maybe Apple in 2004 or Netflix in 2004 is the closest.
But what about the objection that buying Bitcoin in 2009-2011 is like playing the lottery or donating to charity? There are two key distinctions: The odds of choosing a profitable investment are magnitudes higher than correct lotto numbers. Although the lotto pays more, the expected value is negative due the infinitesimal odds. With charity, your money is gone for good. You hope your donation is being allocated wisely, but you have no control over that. But by buying Bitcoin early on, one was able to both support Bitcoin while also having the option to sell the coins on an exchange or other market at any time for an agreed upon market price.
What would have been the harm though of throwing a few hundred dollars at Bitcoin out of curiosity. Unlike a used lotto ticket, the value does not just go away. Someone in 2011 or so could have observed the intellectually vibrant Bitcoin community and thought, “hmm…these people seem to have an interesting idea..I’ll throw a few hundred bucks their way and see what happens, and unlike donating to charity , it’s not like the money is gone. There is a market if I want to sell, and I’m supporting the cause, and some vendors actually accept Bitcoin too.”
Yes there a luck factor in terms of choosing winning investments, but the odds are not as bleak and random as lotto tickets though. In conclusions, the key distinction is that while choosing winning investments involves luck, unlike guessing correct numbers, Bitcoin in 2009-2011 was something that was much more feasible and did not require pure guesswork, but rather a combination of awareness (knowing that Bitcoin exists) and action (buying them or mining them).
The next question is, when to sell? ‘HODL’ is not rationally-optimal and is based on the belief that past price performance can predict the future, but obviously there is no such guarantee. The optimal time to sell is based on many variables: estimated remaining life expectancy, predicted annual returns assuming the after-tax proceeds from the Bitcoin sale are reinvested in index funds and or bonds, monthly draw-downs for living expenses, etc. If one has enough Bitcoin to never have to work again, given the above variables, then selling would probably be the most rational choice even if this means selling (in retrospect) too soon. Or if you have enough Bitcoin to buy real estate, which has smoother returns than Bitcoin and means not having to piss away money on rent. Although Bitcoin may have higher returns then real estate, real estate prices are much more stable and real estate has the added utility that is derived from either living in it or renting it out. However, it’s possible that one could derive income by selling calls option against a Bitcoin position.
In other instances, HODL may be rational. Let’s say, for example, you owe the IRS $200,000 but you also have $200,000 in Bitcoin (which you bought long time ago that the govt. is oblivious to). The ability of the IRS to deduct wages is limited, but they can easily seize windfalls. Because back taxes expire in 10 years, the rational choice may be to just hold until either the taxes expire or Bitcoin rises enough to pay the taxes and leave enough left over. Selling at $200,000 means having the IRS take it. Trying sell the Bitcoin but not report the income incurs the criminal risk of tax evasion, which is made worse if one already owes taxes.
But, again, despite all the media hype over Bitcoin riches, most people have less than a single Bitcoin, which they likely purchased between October-January near the top. In this case, given how much Bitcoin has already fallen, but also given Bitcoin’s historical tendency to recover, holding may be the best choice, but it requires a lot of patience.
But what if you really believe in Bitcoin, and that the U.S. dollar is doomed, etc.–why would you sell? Here’s a solution: Let’s assume you have enough profit to never have to work again. You can sell your Bitcoin, quit your job, and then use your newfound free time advance pro-Bitcoin causes.
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[HIRING] [.1BTC bounty] What the hell is wrong with the Let's Talk Bitcoin iTunes feed?

Hey there, I'm the lead at LetsTalkBitcoin.com, which has for the last year been in iTunes via this RSS feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDailyBitcoinShow
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/full-lets-talk-bitcoin-podcast/id640581455?mt=2
A few days ago, iTunes listeners started complaining that they no longer were seeing any items and indeed if you look there are zero items when there should be about 150.
We use feedburner as the intermediary layer and just recently switched from a feed being automagically generated by the MindToMatter Soundcloud account which you can see here http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/35136761-mindtomattetracks
to one being generated by the site, but which iTunes seems to be rejecting. The feed from the site looks good to me http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDailyBitcoinShow
What's wrong/ what did I screw up? The suggestion that fixes it earns .1btc
Update: Thanks to TheWildHorse for identifying the problem, we are once again infiltrating the itunes walled garden - Bounty sent!
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Mass Surveillance News Collection from 2010

>>>>>>>>> Mass Surveillance
>>>>>>>>> Cognitive Infiltration and Mass Social Psychology Abuse
>>>>>>>> Smartphone Intrusion, Remote activation of Mics and Cameras
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ways and Means; Technology and Law
>>>>>>> AT&T
>>>>>>>>>> Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo
>>>>>>>> Goals
>>>>>>>>>>> Lies, Coverups, Resource Misuse, and Danger of Tacit Complicity
>>>>>> Global Deep State Cooperation and Imitation
>>>>>>>>> Hardware, Rootkit, FIrmware Spyware
>>>>>>>> Blowback
>>>>>> Exoteric, Stated Goals of the Security State Have Failed
....CONTINUED IN COMMENTS
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  1. 3428 points, 60 submissions: _Minor_Annoyance
    1. Poll suggests majority of Canadians backs outright ban on guns in urban areas (395 points, 1213 comments)
    2. Ottawa to build 100,000 new affordable units, recognize housing as 'fundamental right ' (345 points, 113 comments)
    3. Justin Trudeau Is ‘Very Concerned’ With FCC’s Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality (294 points, 79 comments)
    4. Harper Government Identified ‘Mental Health Issues’ as a Root Cause of Terrorism, Secret Documents Show (265 points, 100 comments)
    5. Conservatives accused of free speech double standard after Catholic university blocks abortion film (216 points, 143 comments)
    6. Federal government proposes changes designed to drop cost of patented drugs (173 points, 40 comments)
    7. Andrew Coyne: Tories can stop blowing smoke because there’s nothing suspicious about Morneau share selloff (144 points, 100 comments)
    8. Trudeau government wants to 'demystify' G7 summit by involving Canadians (132 points, 37 comments)
    9. Canadian workforce is more educated and sitting in traffic longer than ever before: 2016 census (104 points, 15 comments)
    10. Conservative party leadership advisor helped create anti-Islam organization (90 points, 54 comments)
  2. 1991 points, 109 submissions: idspispopd
    1. Video of starving polar bear in Canada's Arctic re-ignites conversations about climate change (209 points, 131 comments)
    2. Proportional Representation Will Provide Balance, Not Extremism (199 points, 145 comments)
    3. Manitoba gets failing grade for 'nightmare' rates of child poverty (124 points, 25 comments)
    4. N.W.T. residents can now choose 'X' as gender on IDs (87 points, 36 comments)
    5. Nunavut creates country food safety guidelines to boost traditional menus across territory (87 points, 40 comments)
    6. 'We want Nunavut to shine:' Territory's new premier looks to the future (82 points, 5 comments)
    7. B.C.’s upcoming referendum on electoral reform will stand, Attorney-General says (82 points, 50 comments)
    8. Jagmeet Singh takes shot at Jason Kenney in swing through Alberta (62 points, 28 comments)
    9. Uniformed police won’t be allowed to march in Vancouver’s Pride Parade (56 points, 85 comments)
    10. Thawing permafrost causes $51M in damages every year to N.W.T. public infrastructure: study (48 points, 4 comments)
  3. 1548 points, 14 submissions: steadly
    1. This Conservative Politician Said Weed Is Just As Deadly as Fentanyl (492 points, 176 comments)
    2. Prime Minister announces nomination of the Honourable Sheilah L. Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada (283 points, 146 comments)
    3. Liberals 41, Conservatives 30, NDP 18, Green 7 : Nanos (147 points, 79 comments)
    4. Bill Morneau says Ottawa has no plans for a Netflix tax (132 points, 46 comments)
    5. Prime Minister names the Honourable Richard Wagner as new Chief Justice of Canada (113 points, 48 comments)
    6. Singh launched NDP byelection campaign in wrong Scarborough riding (113 points, 75 comments)
    7. Trudeau government sets new record for vacant appointments (62 points, 23 comments)
    8. Prime Minister announces the appointment of two new Senators (53 points, 42 comments)
    9. Cabinet ministers don't resign nowadays, they just linger and then get shuffled (39 points, 1 comment)
    10. $100 million for gay purge victims as PM apologizes for LGBTQ discrimination (33 points, 6 comments)
  4. 1235 points, 19 submissions: MethoxyEthane
    1. Federal marijuana legislation passed third reading in the House of Commons, headed for the Senate (215 points, 96 comments)
    2. Trudeau says Canadians need a 'mindset change' to tackle sexual assault (191 points, 85 comments)
    3. PEI Green Party win their second seat in the Charlottetown-Parkdale provincial by-election (109 points, 28 comments)
    4. Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown releases full platform 6 months ahead of provincial campaign (104 points, 137 comments)
    5. Speaker kicks Tory MP Blake Richards out of Question Period (95 points, 31 comments)
    6. Premier Kathleen Wynne sues opposition leader Patrick Brown for defamation (90 points, 56 comments)
    7. Trudeau set to name new judge to Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday morning (87 points, 31 comments)
    8. Kathleen Wynne calls $12B in savings in PC platform ‘ridiculous’ (83 points, 68 comments)
    9. Liberal government backs bill that demands full implementation of UN Indigenous rights declaration (55 points, 41 comments)
    10. December 11 By-Election Discussion Thread (49 points, 322 comments)
  5. 1094 points, 5 submissions: StrudleNudle
    1. Comparing marijuana to fentanyl is social conservatism without a clue: Opinion (723 points, 115 comments)
    2. Liberals rebound in polls, Nanos says women giving Grits lead over Conservatives - The Hill Times (161 points, 185 comments)
    3. Liberals 40, Conservatives 31, NDP 17, Green 7: Nanos (112 points, 116 comments)
    4. 'Charterpedia' launched by the DOJ today. Summarizes every Charter right and it's completely noted up. (87 points, 21 comments)
    5. Tory pit bull Poilievre looks for ‘vulnerability’ in attacks on Morneau (11 points, 13 comments)
  6. 894 points, 34 submissions: uadoption
    1. Conservative comparison of pot to fentanyl 'irresponsible': Health minister (223 points, 29 comments)
    2. Canada vows to aggressively defend lumber sector after duties confirmed by U.S. (207 points, 43 comments)
    3. ‘Keep our great country safe from all the weed,’ Conservative critic pleads in Parliament poem (115 points, 107 comments)
    4. Driverless trucks are coming to Canada and the impact will be profound (108 points, 172 comments)
    5. The secret of happiness for Quebec anglos (26 points, 83 comments)
    6. Making the link between animal and human abuse (23 points, 9 comments)
    7. Bell's 'Let's Talk' campaign rings hollow for employees suffering panic attacks, vomiting and anxiety (16 points, 7 comments)
    8. Watch China's efforts to influence as Canada pursues trade, says former envoy (15 points, 0 comments)
    9. Nearly half of illegal border-crossers into Canada are from Haiti (14 points, 7 comments)
    10. Refugee system isn't for those seeking better economic life: Trudeau (14 points, 2 comments)
  7. 891 points, 30 submissions: OrzBlueFog
    1. Maxime Bernier reiterates opposition to Net Neutrality (352 points, 173 comments)
    2. Unionized Halifax Shipyard workers vote 99% in favour of strike mandate [NS] (204 points, 55 comments)
    3. Nova Scotia announces pot will be sold through NSLC and online [NS] (72 points, 13 comments)
    4. Feds willing to give more pot tax revenue to provinces to help municipalities (60 points, 15 comments)
    5. Live at a tony address? Postal Code Project puts Canada's richest neighbourhoods in taxman's crosshairs (26 points, 12 comments)
    6. [Meta] Comment sort order - controversial? (26 points, 29 comments)
    7. Child Advocate wins battle for mandatory reporting of deaths, critical injuries [NL] (15 points, 0 comments)
    8. Nova Scotia community hopes rocket launch site will revitalize economy [NS] (13 points, 5 comments)
    9. NDP executives resign in protest over party leader Gary Burrill [NS] (12 points, 2 comments)
    10. Former Dion human rights aide pans Ottawa arms-control plans (11 points, 1 comment)
  8. 765 points, 1 submission: GumboBenoit
    1. As US prepares to gut net neutrality rules, Canada strengthens them (765 points, 112 comments)
  9. 716 points, 5 submissions: BattlestarBattaglia
    1. Inside Bell's Push To End Net Neutrality In Canada (479 points, 91 comments)
    2. Fraud investigation casts cloud over Ontario PCs’ platform launch (78 points, 23 comments)
    3. Patrick Brown’s fiscally risky, economically dubious plan for Ontario (66 points, 49 comments)
    4. Wynne says PC leader Patrick Brown’s hope of finding painless cuts is ‘nonsense’ (47 points, 33 comments)
    5. Police sift through ballot boxes in Hamilton PC nomination investigation (46 points, 4 comments)
  10. 710 points, 31 submissions: scottb84
    1. As Canadians consume ‘harmful’ levels of sodium, officials urge chefs to limit salt but face resistance (157 points, 109 comments)
    2. University of Toronto contract academic staff vote 91% in favour of strike mandate (82 points, 9 comments)
    3. The Deadly Racism of Thunder Bay: A series of stalled police investigations reveals a city that’s indifferent to Indigenous lives (73 points, 52 comments)
    4. No, postmodernism at universities isn'€™t a vile, cancerous doctrine (64 points, 88 comments)
    5. Toss of the Bitcoin: Canadians have poured millions into blockchain, but many don’t know what they’re buying (51 points, 33 comments)
    6. Andrew Scheer’s dad jeans and awkward hellos are painstakingly deliberate (43 points, 64 comments)
    7. The Misguided Fight Against Sex-Ed Reform: Alberta’s proposed curriculum has been met with the same tired controversy—and it isn’t making kids any safer (36 points, 3 comments)
    8. Toronto rental vacancy rates lowest in 16 years (32 points, 3 comments)
    9. Booze, drugs involved in 73 oilsands safety incidents since 2013, Suncor says (20 points, 7 comments)
    10. Buzzkillers: A brief history of the LCBO (17 points, 0 comments)
  11. 707 points, 30 submissions: kingbuns2
    1. Map showing Post-Secondary Degrees of Canadian MPs | Created by CanadianHistorian (152 points, 78 comments)
    2. Inuit want free travel over international waters between Canada, Greenland (104 points, 18 comments)
    3. On the Rails: A Case for Renewed Leftist Infatuation with Transport (80 points, 44 comments)
    4. Trudeau says housing is a human right — what does that mean exactly? UN says such a recognition does not mean the government has to build all of the nation's housing stock (68 points, 29 comments)
    5. Poll reveals Canadians' view of residential schools (36 points, 41 comments)
    6. Cashing In On Trump’s War on Universities: Republicans are gutting U.S. education; Canada — with boldness — can reap the benefits (30 points, 2 comments)
    7. Activists say Ottawa should deliver housing funds over two years, instead of 11 (29 points, 3 comments)
    8. African aid can’t keep up with stolen wealth (23 points, 4 comments)
    9. B.C. needs a brisk boost to $15/hr minimum wage: No reason for province to take a slower road than Ontario or Alberta (23 points, 20 comments)
    10. Postmedia, Torstar Marching Toward Media Monopolies: Journalism suffers as corporations swap papers to end competition (18 points, 1 comment)
  12. 695 points, 3 submissions: floatingpaper
    1. Canada will not move embassy to Jerusalem, federal government says (378 points, 236 comments)
    2. Ontario passes Cannabis Act, will take effect July 1, 2018 | Toronto Star (273 points, 166 comments)
    3. I highly recommend the show Political Blind Date by TVO. (44 points, 7 comments)
  13. 583 points, 3 submissions: Savage_N0ble
    1. Canadians want Ottawa to ban use of tax havens, poll finds | Toronto Star (478 points, 125 comments)
    2. Ottawa pressed on new registry to flush out mystery corporations (66 points, 26 comments)
    3. When it comes to harassment in politics, powerful people are writing rules for themselves: Neil Macdonald - CBC News (39 points, 13 comments)
  14. 554 points, 8 submissions: ThornyPlebeian
    1. Canada Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest in a Decade on Hiring Surge (228 points, 93 comments)
    2. Liberal Gordie Hogg defeats former Tory cabinet minister in South Surrey-White Rock (179 points, 94 comments)
    3. Trudeau to offer formal apology for LGBTQ persecution (70 points, 76 comments)
    4. Liberal MP accuses Conservative James Bezan of ‘humiliating’ sexual comments (48 points, 56 comments)
    5. Feds table bill to expunge 'unjust' convictions of LGBTQ Canadians (16 points, 16 comments)
    6. New fighter-jet competition to have 'economic interest' requirement (10 points, 8 comments)
    7. PM Trudeau strayed too far from historic wrongs in LGBTQ apology: Tory MPs (2 points, 0 comments)
    8. Canadian Surface Combatant team, led by Lockheed Martin Canada, unveiled (1 point, 5 comments)
  15. 539 points, 21 submissions: CytheYounger
    1. Canadian hate crimes growing and more violent for third straight year (302 points, 300 comments)
    2. Big Oil abandoning Canada’s oilsands in quest for cleaner crude (48 points, 39 comments)
    3. Washington Governor Touts Vancouver-Portland High-Speed Rail (44 points, 8 comments)
    4. Alberta's Rachel Notley urges Trudeau to speak up for pipelines (43 points, 77 comments)
    5. Despite What Politicians Say, Hundreds of BC Gas Wells Leak Methane (30 points, 8 comments)
    6. How will Canada manage its wildfires in the future? (13 points, 2 comments)
    7. Firestorm: Fort McMurray wildfire is a warning, book claims (9 points, 5 comments)
    8. New UBC-led report finds alternatives to Site C creates significantly more jobs, produce electricity at a lower cost with lower risks, have a significantly lower environmental impact, and produce less greenhouse gas emissions. (8 points, 5 comments)
    9. Behind the Mask of the ‘Moderates’ (7 points, 32 comments)
    10. B.C. oil spill response times make Trans Mountain Pipeline 'a ticking time bomb' (6 points, 8 comments)
  16. 451 points, 13 submissions: gwaksl
    1. Andrew Scheer's Everyman image won't be enough to beat Justin Trudeau - Macleans.ca (104 points, 142 comments)
    2. Federal Poll Average: LPC 38.64, CPC 31.43, NDP 16.76, GPC 6.81, BQ 4.73 (61 points, 59 comments)
    3. Liberals 39, Conservatives 31, NDP 17, Green 7: Nanos (59 points, 37 comments)
    4. Andrew Scheer weighs in on Catholic university that banned abortion film | Globalnews.ca (49 points, 54 comments)
    5. Liberals reject warship proposal that companies said would save taxpayers as much as $32B (49 points, 26 comments)
    6. COMMENTARY: The NDP had better get their act together (for the Tories’ sake!) - National | Globalnews.ca (30 points, 56 comments)
    7. Canada’s global prosperity ranking slips to lowest level in 11 years, but we still beat the U.S. | Financial Post (30 points, 16 comments)
    8. The 'free the beer' court case shows Canada isn't a true economic union (30 points, 25 comments)
    9. Weighted Poll Averages Post Singh (25 points, 10 comments)
    10. John Ivison: New private member’s bill could mean end of the Happy Meal in Canada (6 points, 3 comments)
  17. 444 points, 15 submissions: sluttytinkerbells
    1. Globe editorial: Taking the ‘hi’ out of ‘bonjour-hi’ won’t save the French language (88 points, 106 comments)
    2. Legal marijuana deadline may be up in smoke as Tory senators stall bills (73 points, 48 comments)
    3. Employer who stole nearly $3M in wages from 157 workers fined $500 (54 points, 16 comments)
    4. Migrant workers’ group slams NDP’s Singh for online posts on farm visit (49 points, 20 comments)
    5. Canada should fight for open internet, says former head of FCC - Politics (47 points, 13 comments)
    6. 2 more Winnipeg police officers charged with impaired driving (46 points, 5 comments)
    7. Alberta man convicted of criminal harassment following Creep Catcher incident (29 points, 4 comments)
    8. North Korean defectors in Toronto worried they may be deported: ‘They treat us like garbage’ (19 points, 10 comments)
    9. Immigrant French lesson program a failure: auditor general (15 points, 4 comments)
    10. Hydro One’s prepaid meter proposal sparks criticism | Toronto Star (7 points, 3 comments)
  18. 434 points, 2 submissions: NeutralEvilCarebear
    1. ‘He said, No, no, no’: Trump tells crowd about trade disagreement with Trudeau (264 points, 102 comments)
    2. Here’s all the Canadian senators who just awarded themselves a medal meant to honour ‘unsung heroes’ (170 points, 32 comments)

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  24. the_monkey_ (785 points, 70 comments)
  25. FleetInBeing (781 points, 42 comments)
  26. Statistical_Insanity (758 points, 124 comments)
  27. MethoxyEthane (731 points, 90 comments)
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  1. As US prepares to gut net neutrality rules, Canada strengthens them by GumboBenoit (765 points, 112 comments)
  2. Comparing marijuana to fentanyl is social conservatism without a clue: Opinion by StrudleNudle (723 points, 115 comments)
  3. This Conservative Politician Said Weed Is Just As Deadly as Fentanyl by steadly (492 points, 176 comments)
  4. Inside Bell's Push To End Net Neutrality In Canada by BattlestarBattaglia (479 points, 91 comments)
  5. Canadians want Ottawa to ban use of tax havens, poll finds | Toronto Star by Savage_N0ble (478 points, 125 comments)
  6. Poll suggests majority of Canadians backs outright ban on guns in urban areas by _Minor_Annoyance (395 points, 1213 comments)
  7. Canada will not move embassy to Jerusalem, federal government says by floatingpaper (378 points, 236 comments)
  8. Maxime Bernier reiterates opposition to Net Neutrality by OrzBlueFog (352 points, 173 comments)
  9. Alberta MLA says marijuana legalization could lead to communist revolution by teh_inspector (349 points, 108 comments)
  10. Ottawa to build 100,000 new affordable units, recognize housing as 'fundamental right ' by _Minor_Annoyance (345 points, 113 comments)

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Original project on hold, what now? (long)

First Post: (You are here.)
Part Two: Filesystems and Data Protection
Part Three: Networking and Security (Pending)
So, I've got my Pi (Model B, 512 RAM) sitting in my homemade LEGO case with detachable 5 watt fan. Power supply is a solid 2.1 amp outlet-to-USB adapter. My SD is a Sandisk micro SDHC in an adapter; 16 gigabytes. The NOOBS installer works fine. All of the ported distros work fine. I bought both codecs. I have a 32 GB USB stick, a WIFI adapter, and everything is working perfectly. Everything runs off the one 5 volt, 2 amp adapter in the wall. No powered hubs, no stack of boxes next to it, nothing. It's a clean and compact setup.
So what's the problem? Well...
The project that I had in mind when I bought the thing was a simple one. I wanted (and want) to use the Pi to make a modest podcast downloader and NAS/samba server. I've gotten both working. All is well. So, what's the problem if the project is already done? Storage space. I checked my main computer's drive, and discovered that I have well over 100 GB of nothing but podcasts. Music is another 40 or so. Television shows and movies are about 50 GB. Artwork is about 70 GB. Other documents and images aren't that much. Remember my 32 GB flash drive? Don't even ask me how big my entire Humble Bundle collection would be, or Steam games and backups. Yeah... that's not going to work.
So my options are to either get an external drive that (A) won't suck all the power and kill my Pi, (B) is reliable to both stay on 24/7 and keep my data safe for years, and (C) doesn't cost a billion dollars; -OR- I can find another project for my Raspberry Pi.
I've looked into USB SSDs, but they're very pricy, don't have much storage space, and all full size external drives seem to require more power than the Pi would put out. They make 128 gigabyte flash drives, but those tend to be very expensive and are generally reviewed as failing often. If anyone has experience running an external USB SSD on their Pi without a powered hub, let me know. I'll get a hub if I need one, but I really do not want to.
So below is an improvised list of the ideas I've had, and why I haven't done them. I'm hoping that if, at the very least I don't get any good suggestions from you fine folks, that you will get a few good ideas from me. If anyone wants me to re-write this list into an organized and more complete format, then just ask. Maybe we could make a giant list of project ideas.
Anyway, I tossed around some projects in my head: (edited for readability)
  • So I thought about an emulation station. But, no. I already have an ollllld PSP (phat 1001) that I can lay in bed with and play all my old games on.
  • I thought about a wireless speaker for my computer, or a random Internet radio box. Neither of those are very useful to me though. I have this thing called a MP3 player with FM radio, plus a slow Internet connection.
  • Then I thought I could make a media center with OpenELEC, but since I don't have any networked media storage, and can watch everything I want from my computer, that's not very useful either.
  • Next on the list could be an IRC server, but I've no one to chat with on my network, and random strangers getting past my router and firewall is less than comfortable to me.
  • How about a Minecraft server! Offload some of the work to my Pi and enjoy a slightly better framerate on my main machine! Plus it's always on, so it's like the world is real in a sense. But the FPS boost wouldn't be that great, the chunks would load slower, and I don't play much Minecraft anymore anyway.
  • An automatic backup server? Again, no large storage for the Pi.
  • A general downloader? So no room for my music, no podcasts, no games (all legal). What exactly would I be downloading? Say I'm on my main computer, go to gutenberg.org, see a book I want to read, copy the URL, SSH into my Pi and 'wget' it. Then I use samba to connect my main machine to my Pi so I can re-download the book that I downloaded? Even if it was all automatic, what's the point when I ultimately want the copy on my main machine, have no reason to share the books across my home network, and don't need tons of disk space to store it?
  • A dedicated firewall box? That's an interesting idea, but I'm afraid I don't know much about how that would work, am in another room as the modem, and I already have a DD-WRT router taking care of things.
  • A dedicated social media thingy? I don't use any social media. I suppose reddit might count, but no chat programs, no G+ or facebook, no Twitter or StumbleUpon.
  • A feed aggregator? Most of my RSS feeds are web comics that would be better suited to viewing on my main machine. Besides, it really doesn't take that long to update them.
  • An educational platform? Learn python perhaps? My geek cred would go through the roof, certainly, but if I may quote... "Ain't nobody got time for that!". Anyway, my computer would serve equally well, I'd think.
  • Home automation? I live in a small apartment and have no knowledge of wiring, much less of complex electronics and custom coding. This should be a fun, cheap, and a small project for me, not a DIY renovation 'just because'.
  • Build a robot? See above.
  • Groovy homemade alarm clock? Now that's a great 'Plan C' for me. Simple, fun, and unless the power goes out, reliable. One power outage and my Pi's clock gets reset; not a great alarm clock. I suppose I could set a script to sync the time via NTP, but that assumes the modem and wireless router are both working and connected to the Internet after the power cuts back on.
  • Security cam? Cool, but I don't need anything like that.
  • Boodler box? This could be really nice to fall asleep to. I hear that the Boodler software makes very good artificial ambient sounds. But that seems like a waste of a perfectly good Pi, to only use it for an hour each day, if that. I know it could do other things during the daytime, but what? Finding something useful for it is the whole point here.
  • A text-to-speech book reader? My Kindle does that quite nicely, and is easier to carry around.
  • Some sort of tricky pseudo-URL setup that redirects traffic for example.com to a server on the Pi? Another interesting idea, but I have no use for that sort of thing. Who am I going to practical joke on my network? Me? Now, I suppose there's an application for extreme security. You set the outgoing URLs and IP addresses that you will allow on your network, and everything else gets sent to a black hole. It would make it hard for malware on any device on your network to call home, or even for a hacker to get feedback from your machines. But it would be a pain in the ass for normal household Internet usage.
  • Similarly, a Tor router or personal email server? No need.
  • Anything mobile or battery powered? No mobile applications needed or wanted; no batteries required.
  • A SMS forwarder? My phone doesn't get decent Internet connections, or have an email application, or a sane data plan, so getting emails or chat logs via SMS would be cool. But again, I do no chatting, and emails over SMS would be painful come bill day.
  • A personal web server? Don't want one.
  • An OwnCloud equivalent of Firefox's sync? Basically I would copy my Firefox profile to the Pi, set it in a samba share, and have all of my machines softlink to it. A very cool idea, but kind of flawed. There wouldn't be any protection from multiple computers writing to the profile at the same time. Also, I only have one computer. Well, I have a laptop, but that's a separated thing.
  • Maybe an index? It wouldn't actually hold any files, but it could keep an automatic inventory of what music, movies, and games I have. Neat, but not very useful.
  • A key? I configure my main machine to check the local network for any computer named "raspi" or something, and make it automatically shut down if there isn't one? I'm not that tin-foily yet. It also assumes that wifi works on all devices involved. If a storm fries the router, then my main machine is locked down until I get a new router and set it up...without a computer.
  • A purely essentials backup? Nothing but my important documents, browser profiles, and the like? What, is my Pi reduced to a glorified USB stick now? Use it once every two months and have it gather dust the rest of the time?
  • A local network VOIP? Our phones have built-in intercom functions.
  • A Internet-connected VOIP system? Now that would be interesting. I have no one techie enough to be able to call me on it though.
  • Bitcoin miner? Surely you jest.
  • A Tripwire log storage thing? An intrusion detection module for the entire network? I'm not knowledgeable enough to set that up properly. Nor would I know what to do if I caught a malicious hacker. If I was and did, I still don't really have a need for it.
  • An entropy generator? Use things like a USB microphone, network traffic, the GPU traffic, etc., to make random numbers that are extremely hard to predict. Cool, but I don't need that sort of thing.
  • Voice automation. There's nothing I want to automate vocally. Plus, even commercial voice automation systems aren't that good. I certainly don't want to use Google's service for my always on, personal, home usage.
  • A virtual pet? No monitor and keyboard, just some sort of critter 'lives' on my Pi, and I talk to it with a USB microphone and stuff? That sounds like a fun idea, but it would probably get stale really quickly. Besides, I know of no software that would do that. I could see a market in the future where small devices run pet AIs that people can interact with. Maybe I could make that happen and be a gazillionare. Maybe you could make that happen and just send me a nice check for giving you the idea. Seriously though. That sounds like a cool concept, but I know even less of programing, electronics, and AI theory, than I of quantum horse breeding.
  • Wardriv... Um, Warsitting? Log things like wifi spots, encryption schemes used, signal strength and clarity, etc.. I could even sniff signals to figure out people's encryption keys. Why would I want to do any of that though?
  • Give CPU cycles to some project like protein folding research? The Pi wouldn't be very valuable for that, I don't think. Also, my slow Internet connection.
  • Learn electrical engineering and play with the GPIO? Make something with LEDs? That's something I would enjoy doing, but I don't have the money or time to mess with that right now. Call this "Plan H".
  • Have a sensitive information (bank, email, online shopping) machine that I don't need to worry about? Another very good idea. Boring, but good. I'd rather find something fun to work on first though.
  • A guest computer? That wouldn't be very fun for me. I'd set it up once, then store it away until someone comes over to play on the Internet? That's boring.
  • A seeding torrent box for Linux ISOs? Good, geeky, and kind of fun. The problem is that I have 30 KB (max) upload, and AT&T as my ISP.
  • Anything? A porn machine? While tempting, and probably a good idea for separating work and play... I'm fine, thanks. Besides: "Hey, neat little box. Is that a computer? What does it do?" Yeah...
So, as you can see, I'm having trouble coming up with a fun project to do. I'm not just getting a Pi without any idea and begging for an instruction book. I had a goal and even got it set up. I just kind of forgot to check how much storage I needed.
So, if anyone has any ideas of things to do with a single Raspberry Pi, please share. I'm at a loss. I'm just been goofing around and trying out different operating systems on it. I'd hate for this thing to go to waste.

UPDATE:

Well, I finally just bit the bullet and got an external HDD for my Pi. I figured that I needed to get one anyway, since I'm running out of room on my main machine. So I might as well put my hundreds of gigs of audio on the Pi's drive once it arrives. Then I'll be able to go with my original idea of a podcast/music/video/torrent downloader. (Again, all legal stuff.)
For those interested, I ordered a Western Digital 1 TB NAS drive and a StarTech.com drive enclosure with a built-in fan.
I already have one of those enclosures, and it works great. The fan helps keep the drive cool, and it comes with its own power adapter. Hopefully, that paired with a NAS drive designed for 24/7 operation should offer some reliable performance and a long drive life.
If anyone's interested, the enclosure I already have houses my Linux drive for my main computer. Linux being my main OS means that this drive is on for hours and hours at a time, and being written to and read from constantly. Besides a slight speed reduction due to my having USB 2 ports, I haven't had any problems running my main OS off an external HDD. That's why I ordered another one for my Pi. I just hope that the HDD I bought will work as well as the case does.
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