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[MODPOST] GlobalPowers Season XV End Of Season Awards - Awards Ceremony

Introduction

Welcome, one and all, to the GlobalPowers Awards for Season XV. With the conclusion of the season and the voting period, it is now time to recognize the best, brightest and wackiest among us- here, on this night of nights, the night of the final results ceremony. Let’s get right into it, shall we?

Results

BEST OVERALL PLAYER
In a marvelous showing, u/nikvelimirovic takes the crown as Best Overall Player for his excellent Russia-Union State gameplay this season; netting 70% of the vote in an excellent showing for Mother Russia and a heroic night for the Soyuzi and/or Soviet people. The runner up, u/dedpotatos, achieved a solid showing for her first season- netting 30% of the vote but unfortunately failing to win it.
Congratulations to u/nikvelimirovic!
 
BEST OVERALL POST
With a clean sweep totalling 85% of the vote, u/bowsniper’s fantastic conflict resolution for the Second Korean War, “At the End of All Things”, wins the award for Best Overall Post— even if it’s caked in the dried blood of 1.4ish million dead virtual civilians. Remember, kids; success demands sacrifice. Runner up “Establishment of the Union State” by u/ThatOneEvelyn earned the remaining 15% of the vote.
Congratulations to u/bowsniper!
 
MOST ENTERTAINING PLAYER
In a tight four-way race between several new players and also Shah, the community has decided that u/AmericanNewt8 is GP’s Most Entertaining Player- having earned 40% of the overall vote. It was a close race, however, with runners-up u/Computer__Genius, u/KomradeDmitri, and u/Isfahan-Arclight earning 35%, 20% and 5% of the vote respectively; proving how shitty first-past-the-post is for more serious contexts.
Congratulations to u/AmericanNewt8!
 
MOST ENTERTAINING POST
Demonstrating his colossal brain and his tremendous literary skills, u/bowsniper takes the Most Entertaining Post award for, again, “At the End of All Things”, the conflict resolution for the Second Korean War, netting 80% of the vote. Runner-up u/nikvelimirovic’s “Landau’s Legacy - Part IV”, in which the Union State steals the world’s free bitcoin, earned 20% of the vote- a very strong showing.
Congratulations to u/bowsniper!
 
MOST ENTERTAINING NATION
u/AmericanNewt8’s excellent albeit quite ridiculous South Korea takes the award for Season XV’s Most Entertaining Nation, his ceaseless warmongering and eventual destruction earning him 40% of the overall vote in a tight race. Runners-up Canada (u/Computer__Genius) and Tunisia (u/TheIpleJonesion) both earned 20%, with Iran (a variety, including u/Isfahan-Arclight and u/Fulanka26) taking another 10% and plucky North Korea stealing the final 5%.
Congratulations to u/AmericanNewt8!
 
BEST SHITPOSTER
In the toughest round and most divided showing of the night, u/barrybee1234 just barely eeks out a win for Best Shitposter, his memery as the UK and Norway pushing him just above long-time favourite, ex-mod, and esteemed glue boy u/A_Wild_Ferrothorn. u/barrybee1234 earned 35% of the vote, with runners-up u/A_Wild_Ferrothorn, u/AmericanNewt8, u/BOT_MARX and u/nikvelimirovic earning 25%, 15%, 15% and 10% respectively. Tough break.
Congratulations to u/barrybee1234!
 
BEST ROLEPLAYER
In a sharp contrast to Best Shitposter, there was really only one option for Best Roleplayer: the magnificent and esteemed u/peter_j_, who stole the title of largest economy from the US and 65% of the vote through his brilliant roleplay and his excellent China game. Runners-up u/nikvelimirovic and u/A_Wild_Ferrothorn (lmao) took 25% and 10% of the vote respectively, offering a good showing even if Peter won it in the end.
Congratulations to u/peter_j_!
 
MOST IMPROVED NATION
u/artistique1’s Pakistan, the underdog of the subcontinental shitfest, came out on top by the end— earning the title of Most Improved Nation (with 85% of the vote) despite it’s neighbour and it’s continental buddies throwing the world economy down the shitter. Runner-up North Korea, by u/KomradeDmitri, earned the remaining 15%, probably due to it’s rival getting kicked back to the 50s like them. Oh well— what are you gonna do.
Congratulations to u/artistique1!
 
BEST MOD
Given that mods are the only people who matter, the Best Mod award stands as the only award that matters; and Season XV’s Best Mod vote was one for the books. Here, two titans of GP duked it out, even if one did so only in spirit— u/Physics98; founder of GlobalPowers, restorer of the rightful rule of the mod team, near-deity and long-time legend stood in one corner, an ethereal Goliath to u/bowsniper’s new but dedicated David, who stood in the other. At the end of the day, though, there could be only one; and u/bowsniper took the title with an overwhelming 80% of the vote despite him really not deserving to do that well. u/Physics98, for his part, still nabbed a rock solid 20% of the share; his first and to-date only nomination winning him the laurels of runner-up 5~ years after he left GP.
Congratulations to u/bowsniper!
 
MOST UNREALISTIC ACTION THAT DIDN’T GET INVALIDATED
Surprising literally no one, the Second Korean War, brought on by u/AmericanNewt8’s now legendary conflict post, “Korean War 2”, stole the show as the Most Unrealistic Action That Didn’t Get Invalidated. u/AmericanNewt8’s excellent if strategically bankrupt post earned 40% of the vote, pushing it above the competitors in both another demonstration of how terrible FPTP is and another crushing defeat for players located anywhere but Asia. I can’t be asked to list the runners up, but they didn’t earn more than 20% of the vote individually.
Congratulations to u/AmericanNewt8!
 
BEST INVALIDATION
The Best Invalidation of the season, as determined by the community, was apparently easy to pick— the Invalidation of “South Korea Embraces Tradition: Grab As Much As Possible Before Cease-Fire” by u/AmericanNewt8 and u/bowsniper cleaned house with 50% of the overall vote, probably due to the over-effort put into what could’ve been a single click of the mouse and a one-word comment. Goddamnit. The runners-up, for their part, didn’t do half bad: u/barrybee1234, u/dedpotatos, and u/ThatOneEvelyn’s Invalidation of “Norway and Chile both bid $200,000,000…” earned 25%, u/WilliamKallio and u/bowsniper’s Invalidation of “Ugandan Hypersonic Missile ‘Victoria’ M-1337-69” earned 20%, and u/mfsmm and the Mod Team’s Invalidation of French Black Ops picked up the remaining 5% of the vote.
Congratulations to u/AmericanNewt8 and u/bowsniper!
 
BEST NEW PLAYER
In our first and only tie of the night, u/AmericanNewt8 and u/dedpotatos both win our award for the Best New Player— picking up 35% of the vote each for their excellent posts, strong albeit sometimes memey gameplay, general pleasantness and strong integration into the GP community as a whole. Welcome to GP, friends— hope you stick around for a while yet. Our runners up, u/Computer__Genius and u/barrybee1234, earned 20% and 10% of the remaining vote respectively, in a good showing for both. We hope you guys stick around too, among all the other new players not nominated.
Congratulations to u/AmericanNewt8 and u/dedpotatos!
 
PLAYER WHO ADDS THE MOST TO THE COMMUNITY
The esteemed Player Who Adds The Most To The Community Award is often a close-fought, divisive matter— and this season was certainly no exception. As votes rolled it, the award repeatedly flipped between u/nikvelimirovic, u/Isfahan-Arclight and u/bowsniper before it pulled away in favour of the sole winner; u/bowsniper, who ended up netting a slight majority, totalling 55% of the total vote, by the end of the voting period. Runners-up u/nikvelimirovic, u/Isfahan-Arclight and u/peter_j_ all earned healthy vote proportions, for their part, winning 25%, 15% and 5% of the vote respectively. This result comes in spite of u/bowsniper barely playing this season, leading to much confusion among Awards Ceremony personnel.
Congratulations to u/bowsniper!
 
CUTEST COUPLE
Our second to last award of the night, the Cutest Couple Award often features hilarious, esoteric, abstract pairings of man and post, concept and event, nation and player, among many others. This time, however, the award was passed to the straight shooting matchup of GP’s very own Romeo and Juliet; u/nikvelimirovic and u/ThatOneEvelyn, who, despite Nik’s continual aloofness, managed to pick up 50% of the total vote. Our lovebird runners-up included the very clever nomination Pain & Suffering, which picked up 25% of the vote, the marriage-sticking-together-for-the-kids that is u/Isfahan-Arclight & u/spummydue, which earned 15%, and the pairing of Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, who are no doubt making out in the Kremlin as we speak, which stole the final 10%.
Congratulations to u/nikvelimirovic and u/ThatOneEvelyn!
 
BEST PIECE OF MILWANK/TECHWANK
And, last but not least, we reach the much maligned dumpster fire that is GP’s milwanking, which, despite being complained about by pretty much everyone, never seems to fully disappear. Funny how that works, right guys? The best of the worst this year comes in the form of the long-running Season XV meme, Quantum Radars, with u/Isfahan-Arclight and his “ATLA Quantum Initiatives” stealing the show as the Best Piece of Milwank/Techwank this season— just barely pulling out a win with 40% of the vote, compared to u/ThatOneEvelyn’s “Lider-class Destroyer”, which won 35% (goddamnit), and u/AmericanNewt8’s “Cheonan-class Corvette”, which won the remaining 25%.
Congratulations to u/Isfahan-Arclight!

Awards Tally

CONCLUSION

And thus, we round out the Awards Ceremony, and (arguably) with it Season XV. Thanks once again for the great season everybody; we hope you enjoyed your time with it and we hope you’ll stick around for Season XVI. Congratulations to the winners; see you all at the next GlobalPowers Awards.
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KYC is absolutely not acceptable for MakerDAO!

I've heard that founder of MakerDAO is not strictly against KYC. I have a message to whole community and specifically to a founder of MakerDAO Rune Christensen. I will explain using concrete examples why having KYC in MakerDAO is a grave mistake and it will lead to MakerDAO fork.
Many people in the first world never actually understand why financial privacy and financial inclusion is important. Even people (in the first world) who seemingly supportive of such ideas are not able to provide any concrete examples of why it's actually important.
Unfortunately, I was born in a "wrong" country (Uzbekistan) and I experienced first hand what financial exclusion actually means. I know first hand that annoying feeling when you read polite, boilerplate rejection letter from financial institution based in first world. So I had to become practical libertarian. I'm going to give you concrete examples of financial discrimination against me. Then I'm going to explain fundamental reasons why it happens. And finally, I'm going to explain my vision for DAI.
Back in 2005, I lived in Uzbekistan. I had an idea to invest in US stocks. I was very naive and I didn't know anything about investing, compliance, bank transfers, KYC etc. All I knew is nice long term charts of US stocks and what P/E means. I didn't contact any US brokerage but I checked information about account opening and how to transfer money there. I approached local bank in Uzbekistan and asked how to transfer money to Bank of New York. Banker's face was like - WOW, WTF?!?! They asked me to go to private room to talk with senior manager. Senior manager of local bank in Uzbekistan asked me why I wanted to transfer money to US. They told me that it's absolutely impossible to transfer money to US/EU and pretty much anywhere. I approached nearly every local bank in the town and they told me the same.
In 2012, I already lived in Moscow and acquired Russian citizenship. I got back to my old idea - investing in US stocks. I called to many US brokerages and all of them politely rejected me. Usually when I called I asked them if I can open an account with them. They told me to hold on line. After long pause, I was able to speak with "senior" support who politely explain me that Russia in their list of restricted countries and they can't open an account for me. Finally, I was able to open an account with OptionsXpress. Next challenge was to convince local Russian bank to transfer money to US. Back then in 2012, I was able to get permission to do so. So you might say - is this happy end?
Fast forwarding US brokerage story to 2017, OptionsXpress was acquired by Charles Schwab. I was notified that my OptionsXpress account will be migrated to Charles Schwab platform. In 2017, I already lived in the Netherlands (but still having Russian citizenship). I wasn't happy with my stupid job in the Netherlands. I called Charles Schwab and asked if I quit my job in the Netherlands and have to return to Russia, what will happen with my account. Schwab told me that they will restrict my account, so I can't do anything except closing my account. So even if I was long term customer of OptionsXpress, Charles Schwab is not fully okay with me.
Going back to 2013, I still lived in Russia. I had another idea. What if I quit my job and build some SAAS platform (or whatever) and sell my stuff to US customers. So I need some website which accept US credit cards. I contacted my Russian bank (who previously allowed me to transfer money to OptionsXpress) about steps to make in order to accept US credit cards in Russia. I've been told explicitly in email that they won't allow me to accept US credit cards under any circumstances.
Back then I still believed in "the free west". So I thought - no problem, I will just open bank account abroad and do all operations from my foreign account. I planned vacation in Hong Kong. And Hong Kong is freest economy in the world. Looks like it's right place to open bank account. I contacted HSBC Hong Kong via email. Their general support assured me that I can open bank account with them if I'm foreigner. I flew to Hong Kong for vacation and visited HSBC branch. Of course, they rejected me. But they recommended me to visit last floor in their HQ building, they told me that another HSBC branch specializes on opening bank accounts for foreigners. I went there and they said minimum amount to open bank account is 10 mil HKD (1.27 mil USD). Later I learned that it's called private banking.
When I relocated to the Netherlands, I asked ABN Amro staff - what's happen with my bank account if I quit/lose my job in the Netherlands and have to return back to Russia. I've been told that I can't have my dutch bank account if I go back to Russia even if I already used their bank for 2+ years.
I still had idea that I would like to quit my job and do something for myself. The problem is that I'm Russian citizen and I don't have any residency which is independent from my employment. So if I quit my job in the Netherlands, I have to return back to Russia. I wanted to see how I would get payments from US/EU customers. I found Stripe Atlas, it's so exciting, they help you to incorporate in US, and even help with banking, all process of receiving credit card payments is very smooth. But as usual in my case, there is a catch - Russia in their list of restricted countries.
Speaking of centralized compliance-friendly (e.g. KYC) crypto exchanges. This year I live and work in Hong Kong. Earlier this year, I thought it would be nice to have an account at local crypto exchange in Hong Kong so I can quickly transfer money from my bank account in Hong Kong to crypto exchange using FPS (local payment system for fast bank transfers). What could go wrong? After all Hong Kong is freest economy in the world, right? I submitted KYC documents to crypto exchange called Weever including copy of my Hong Kong ID as they requested. They very quickly responded that they need copy of my passport as well. I submitted copy of my Russian passport. This time they got silent. After a few days, they sent me email saying that Russia is on the US Office of Foreign Assets Control sanction list, so they just require me to fill a form about source of the funds. I told them that the source of my funds is salary, my Hong Kong bank can confirm that along with my employment contract. They got very silent after I sent them a filled form. After a week of silence I asked them - when my account get approved? They said that their compliance office will review my application soon. And they got very silent again. I waited for two or three weeks. Then I asked them again. And I immediately got email with title - Rejection for Weever Account Opening. And text of email was:
We are sorry to inform you that Weever may not be able to accept your account opening application at this stage.
Exactly the same situation I had with one crypto exchange in Europe back in 2017. Luckily I have accounts at other crypto exchanges including Gemini, one of most compliance obsessed exchange in the world. Although I don't keep my money there because I can't trust them, who knows what might come into head of their compliance officer one sunny day.
By the way, I'm living and working outside of Russia for quite a few years. The situation with crypto exchanges is much worse for those who still living in Russia.
I give you a few other examples of financial discrimination is not related to troubles with my Russian citizenship.
Back in 2018, I still lived in the Netherlands. I logged in into my brokerage account just to buy US ETFs as I always do - SPY and QQQ. I placed my order and it failed to fill. I thought it's just a technical problem with my brokerage account. After a few failed attempts to send buy orders for SPY and QQQ, I contacted their support. What they told me was shocking and completely unexpected. They said I'm not permitted to buy US ETFs anymore as EU resident because EU passed a law to protect retail investors. So as a EU resident I'm allowed to be exposed to more risk by buying individual US stocks but I'm not allowed to reduce my risk by buying SPY because ... EU wants to protect me. I felt final result of new law. By the way, on paper their law looks fine.
And the final example. It's a known fact that US public market become less attractive in recent decades. Due to heavy regulatory burden companies prefer to go public very late. So if successful unicorn startup grows from its inception/genesis to late adoption, company's valuation would be 3-5 orders of orders of magnitude. For example, if valuation of successful company at inception is 1 Mil USD, then at its very latest stage it's valuation would be 10 Bil USD. So we have 10'000 times of growth. In the best case scenario, company would go public at 1 Bil USD 5-10 years before reaching its peak 10 Bil USD. So investors in private equity could enjoy 1000 fold growth and just leave for public only last 10 fold growth stretched in time. In the worst case scenario, company would go public at 10 Bil USD, i.e. at its historical peak. But there are well known platforms to buy shares of private companies, one of such platforms is Forge Global. You can buy shares of almost all blue chip startups. You can even invest in SpaceX! But as always, there is a catch - US government wants to protect not just US citizens but all people in the world (sounds ridiculous, right?). US law requires you to have 1 Mil USD net worth or 200'000 USD annual income if you want to buy shares of non-public company. So if you are high-net worth individual you can be called "accredited investor". Funny thing is that the law intends to protect US citizens but even if you are not US citizen and never even lived in US, this law is still applies to you in practice. So if you are "poor loser", platforms like Forge Global will reject you.
So high-net worth individuals have access and opportunity to Bitcoin-style multi-magnitude growth every 5-10 years. Contrary to private equity markets, US public markets is low risk/low return type of market. If you have small amount of capital, it's just glorified way to protect yourself from inflation plus some little return on top. It's not bad, US public market is a still great way to store your wealth. But I'm deeply convinced that for small capital you must seek fundamentally different type of market - high risk/high return. It's just historical luck that Bitcoin/Ethereum/etc were available for general public from day one. But in reality, viral/exponential growth is happening quite often. It's just you don't have access to such type of markets due to regulatory reasons.
I intentionally described these examples of financial discrimination in full details as I experienced them because I do feel that vast majority of people in the first world honestly think that current financial system works just fine and only criminals and terrorists are banned. In reality that's not true at all. 99.999% of innocent people are completely cut off from modern financial system in the name of fighting against money laundering.
Here is a big picture why it's happening. There are rich countries (so called western world) and poor countries (so called third world). Financial wall is carefully built by two sides. Authoritarian leaders of poor countries almost always want full control over their population, they don't like market economy, and since market forces don't value their crappy legal system (because it works only for close friends of authoritarian leader) they must implement strict capital control. Otherwise, all capital will run away from their country because nobody really respects their crappy legal system. It only has value under heavy gun of government. Only friends of authoritarian leader can move their money out of country but not you.
Leaders of rich countries want to protect their economy from "dirty money" coming from third world. Since citizens of poor countries never vote for leaders of rich countries nobody really cares if rich country just ban everyone from poor country. It's the most lazy way to fight against money laundering - simply ban everyone from certain country.
Actually if you look deeper you will see that rich countries very rarely directly ban ordinary people from third world. Usually, there is no such law which doesn't allow me to open bank account somewhere in Europe as non-EU resident. What's really happens is that US/EU government implement very harsh penalties for financial institutions if anything ever goes wrong.
So what's actually happens is that financial institutions (banks, brokerages etc) do de-risking. This is the most important word you must know about traditional financial system!
So if you have wrong passport, financial institution (for example) bank from rich country just doesn't want to take any risks dealing with you even if you are willing to provide full documentation about your finances. It's well known fact that banks in Hong Kong, Europe, US like to unexpectedly shutdown accounts of thousands innocent businesses due to de-risking.
So it's actually de-risking is the real reason why I was rejected so many times by financial institutions in the first world!!! It's de-risking actually responsible for banning 99.999% of innocent people. So governments of rich democratic countries formally have clean hands because they are not banning ordinary people from third world directly. All dirty job is done by financial institutions but governments are well aware of that, it's just more convenient way to discriminate. And nobody actually cares! Ordinary citizens in rich countries are never exposed to such problems and they really don't care about people in third world, after all they are not citizens of US/EU/UK/CH/CA/HK/SG/JP/AU/NZ.
And now are you ready for the most hilarious part? If you are big corrupt bureaucrat from Russia you are actually welcome by the first world financial institutions! All Russian's junta keep their stolen money all across Europe and even in US. You might wonder how this is possible if the western financial system is so aggressive in de-risking.
Here is a simple equation which financial institution should solve when they decide whether to open an account for you or not:
Y - R = net profit
Where:
Y - how much profit they can make with you;
R - how much regulatory risk they take while working with you;
That's it! It's very simple equation. So if you are really big junta member from Russia you are actually welcome according to this equation. Banks have special name for serving (ultra) high-net worth individuals, it's called private banking. It's has nothing to do with the fact that bank is private. It's just fancy name for banking for rich.
So what's usually happen in real world. Some Estonian or Danish bank got caught with large scale money laundering from Russia. European leaders are ashamed in front of their voters. They implement new super harsh law against money laundering to keep their voters happy. Voters are ordinary people, they don't care about details of new regulations. So banks get scared and abruptly shutdown ALL accounts of Russian customers. And European voters are happy.
Modern money laundering laws are like shooting mouse in your house using bazooka! It's very efficient to kill mouse, right?
Now imagine world without financial borders. It's hard to do so because we are all get so used to current status quo of traditional financial system. But with additional effort you can start asking questions - if Internet economy is so global and it doesn't really matter where HQ of startup is located, why they are all concentrated in just a few tiny places like Silicon Valley and ... well, that's mostly it if you count the biggest unicorns!
Another question would be - why so many talented russian, indian, chinese programmers just go to the same places like San Francisco, London and make super rich companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple to get even richer? If all you need is laptop and access to internet, why you don't see any trade happening between first and third world?
Well actually there is a trade between first and third world but it's not exactly what I want to see. Usually third world countries sell their natural resources through giant corporations to the first world.
So it's possible to get access to the first world market from third world but this access usually granted only to big and established companies (and usually it means not innovative).
Unicorns are created through massive parallel experiment. Every week bunch of new startups are created in Silicon Valley. Thousands and thousands startups are created in Silicon Valley with almost instant access to global market. Just by law of large numbers you have a very few of them who later become unicorns and dominate the world.
But if you have wrong passport and you are located in "wrong" country where every attempt to access global market is very costly, then you most likely not to start innovative startup in the first place. In the best case scenario, you just create either local business or just local copy-paste startup (copied from the west) oriented on (relatively small) domestic market. Obviously in such setup it's predictable that places like Silicon Valley will have giant advantage and as a result all unicorns get concentrated in just a few tiny places.
In the world without financial barriers there will be much smaller gap between rich and poor countries. With low barrier of entry, it won't be a game when winner takes all.
Whole architecture of decentralized cryptocurrencies is intended to remove middle man and make transactions permissionless. Governments are inherently opposite to that, they are centralized and permissioned. Therefore, decentralized cryptocurrencies are fundamentally incompatible with traditional financial system which is full of middle mans and regulations (i.e. permissions).
Real value of crypto are coming from third world, not the first world. People are buying crypto in rich countries just want to invest. Their financial system and their fiat money are more or less already working for them. So there is no immediate urgency to get rid of fiat money in the first world. So the first world citizens buying crypto on centralized KYCd exchanges are essentially making side bet on the success of crypto in third world.
Real and natural environment of cryptocurrencies is actually dark OTC market in places like Venezuela and China.
But cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have a big limitation to wide adoption in third world - high volatility.
So the real target audience is oppressed (both by their own government and by first world governments) ordinary citizens of third world countries yet they are least who can afford to take burden of high volatility.
Right now, Tether is a big thing for dark markets across the world (by the way, dark market doesn't automatically imply bad!). But Tether soon or later be smashed by US/EU regulators.
The only real and working permissionless stable cryptocurrency (avoiding hyped word - stablecoin) is DAI.
DAI is the currency for post-Tether world to lead dark OTC market around the world and subvert fiat currencies of oppressive third world governments.
Once DAI become de-facto widespread currency in shadow economy in all of third world, then it will be accepted (after many huge push backs from governments) as a new reality. I'm talking about 10-20+ years time horizon.
But if MakerDAO chooses the route of being compliance friendly then DAI will lose its real target audience (i.e. third world).
I can not imagine US/EU calmly tolerate someone buying US stocks and using as a collateral to issue another security (i.e. DAI) which is going to be traded somewhere in Venezuela! You can not be compliance friendly and serve people in Venezuela.
Facebook's Libra was stupidest thing I've seen. It's extremely stupid to ask permission from the first world regulators to serve third world and create borderless economy. Another stupid thing is to please third world governments as well. For example, Libra (if ever run) will not serve Indian, Chinese, Venezuelan people. Who is then going to use stupid Libra? Hipsters in Silicon Valley? Why? US dollars are good enough already.
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Copied and pasted a long thread about the 2020s (part 2)

I have found a very interesting thread in a forum, I decided to copy and paste all the comments that the author of the post had made. The author posted this in 2019, the author also posted another in the past in 2018 about the same subject. But this will be about the 2019 post (part 2)
I won't be sharing the link to the website because I want to protect the identity of the users since it is a mental health forum. But here is the link to part 1: https://www.reddit.com/The2020s/comments/dzpb6l/copied_and_pasted_a_long_thread_about_the_2020s/
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Here we are! Today it is the year 2019, the near end of the 2010s.The 2010s was an interesting decade to say the least, internet use continued to spread like wildfire worldwide with more and more people becoming dependent on the internet. When I was a kid in the 2000s I felt like the odd one out because I was addicted to the desktop and I didn't know many other people who were addicted to computers, but today in the 2010s this seems like the new normal except now most people are carrying desktops in their own pockets (cellphones).
In the 2000s politics was very moderate and there was much less polarization, now polarization is pretty much a growing trend with many people sharing very strong political believes on the internet. The internet became a political tool and metaphorically a source of political fuel in the 2010s, everyone can now share their believes on the internet and inspire a new group of followers, something that the world didn't have or realized it had until the 2010s and we are still getting used to this.
In 2010 there were 6.9 billion people and 1.9 billion internet users, in 2019 there are about 7.8 billion people and about 4.5 billion internet users. Which means that internet use has increased by 237% while the world population has increased by at least 12%.By 2030 the world population is expected to reach 8.5 billion people and more than 7.5 billion people are expected to be internet users, that could very well be 90% of the worlds population. This means that the internet will truly begin to take over the world during the 2020s, it will continue to make big changes on how we will live and how we will communicate, it may become almost impossible to live in the western world without being online.
Climate change is a big issue, in 2010 the global average temperature was 0.62 Celsius above 20th century average, in 2018 it was 0.79 Celsius above 20th century average. The 2018 temperatures may not seem like much but everyone who is informed about the summer of 2018 will agree that it was a very hot year, so hot that record wildfires within the arctic circle happened.By 2030 we could potentially reach 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming since pre-industrial times, again the number does not seem much but the consequences are huge. Mudslides from melting soil will turn mountains in death zones, lower food harvests and nutritional value will increase risks of starvation, loss of fresh water will result in wars over water, the Maldives will be flooded as well as Bangladesh which will cause huge mass migrations, the ice will melt even faster which are increasing sea levels, you get the idea.In the 2020s global warming will become a much bigger problem, but there is no guarantee that enough will be done to cut emissions. Developing countries such as India want nothing more than to have the same quality of life as the western world does, not much can be done to dissuade India until the country suffers greatly from global warming and the potential for growth seems impossible. As long as developing countries believe that growth is possible they will contribute massively to global emissions just as soon as the developed world begin to cut their emissions, and worse yet developing countries often have very high populations which will contribute to global warming even more than it could have done.
In the 2020s there will be a new global superpower which would be decided by 2030, it is unlikely that America will remain the superpower due to its stagnant economy and the potential loss of trade partners in the near future. The most likely contenders for being the next global superpower is Russia and China, this struggle for power could potentially trigger a 2nd cold war. Global relations will change, there has been a growing loss of trust in the 2010s between nations and that trend will continue to escalate during the 2020s while new crises emerge.This loss of trust could result in balkanization in some parts of the world, particularly in ethnically diverse countries such as Papua New Guinea and Tanzania. Countries will begin to do their own thing and ignore international agreements as trust disintegrates, the Paris Agreement and the United Nations might be abandoned in the 2020s.To put it shortly, the world power will likely shift from Anglo-America to Asio-China/Russia, international co-operation and aid may regress into nationalistic autonomy, and from democracy to populism.
Technologically, most breakthroughs will be related to the huge spread of the internet in some way, in other words most technological advances will be adaptations to the way we live with the internet and learning the full capability and power of it. 5g will be adopted reluctantly due to health concerns, but it will be adopted anyway at some point in the 2020s quickly and this will cause even more dramatic changes within our society. If you think our world has changed drastically so far just wait until 5g comes! By 2030 we could have fridges that are connected to the internet, many other inanimate objects would also be connected to the internet and whatever information is processed will be used to benefit companies as well as sniffing out bad behavior. Because of 5g, the 2020s may be the last decade when privacy is possible in society.
Lastly, I am going to talk about generations and their role in the 2020s. Pretty much all Baby Boomers are going to retire in this decade to have their previous role as leaders replaced by Gen X, Gen Y will all be adults and will be trying to make big changes in the world, Gen Z will begin to grow into adults, there will be a new generation in the 2020s (generation beta).
What do you think will happen in the 2020s? Very keen to read your thoughts about this topic!Have a good day.
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reply to user: Honestly I will never be able to answer with confidence about Brexit! I think many people in the parliament don't seem to know what to do, I think most likely Brexit will be on hold until the EU itself fails. Today the EU is already struggling to survive.How will the EU fail? When its financial situation gives European nations the incentive to leave so they can grow their economies by themselves without restrictions, the Syrian refugee crisis (5 million people) destabilized the EU to its core and it was the refugee crisis that started Brexit in the first place.Imagine what would happen to global politics if 20 million migrants went into Europe, it would certainly change a lot of things.
reply to user:Religion could make a comeback in the 2020s, particularly in a scenario where climate change pushes people to turn to religion for comfort. Islam is on a sharp rise due to the fact that they have a lot of children, it will also become the biggest religion in the world in the near future, at that point most people on Earth will be Muslim.I think ISIS largely happened because of food shortages in Syria which resulted in civil war, if a similar thing happened in another vulnerable Muslim country then you can expect another wave of suicidal radicals wrecking havoc and forming another radical group.I have once predicted a similar uprising in North Africa resulting in a mass Christian migration into Europe, the number of Christian migrants could exceed 20 million.
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reply to user: Yeah the idea of the European Union has been a flawed and overly ambitious project right from the start, Europe is quite a divided continent with many countries having a strong sense of identity, trying to make Europe into one country will inevitably backfire. Without much doubt the EU will collapse, however it will live on under a different name by one or a few countries that still cling onto the vision.After EU falls there is a chance that a few more so-called unions may form, these unions may be alliances that share the same political views which could result in a polarization.Germany had a good shot at attempting to rule Europe again though, we tried it and probably won't do it again for a while.
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reply to user: Funny enough I have just very recently found out that the UK is going to have another general election, so far at the moment it looks like Labour is doing well with public approval, it is a likely possibility that Jeremy Corbyn may become the next prime minister.If Jeremy Corbyn becomes the next prime minister that would mean that Brexit will be cancelled, this could cause major polarization and unrest if there are still people who really want Brexit. Who knows what would happen if the majority of pro-Brexiteers protest in the streets because they didn't get what was promised to them? A British revolution is another real possibility.
reply to user:Predicting elections will always be difficult for me because of how uncertain and at times random they all are, who would of thought that Trump would win in 2016? Would Trump win again in 2020? I mean it sounds crazy but if it happened in 2016 then it can certainly happen again in 2020. Although I do think that Trump has less of a chance of winning in 2020.A good thing to take note of is when Trump withdrew from the Paris Agreement much of America didn't follow suite, there are many American companies who still follow the Paris Agreement guidelines because they don't agree with Trump, there are many Americans who have not been implementing Trumps policies.Elections can never be predicted with 100% confidence, but Trump is more likely to lose in 2020 than 2016.
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Thank you all for your replies, they have been smart and intuitive contributions. :-D
Last night I just began researching about the 1920s out of interest (I think I might have mentioned the 1920s in the old 2020s thread). I have just started learning about the 1920s so there is a lot that I don't know about it but there are a few themes that resonates with today trends, which I will mention below.And because I am not well informed about the 1920s the below information would be hypothetical and open to speculation.
The 1920s was an economically prosperous time for the Western World, but the economic prosperity abruptly ended with the Stock Market Crash in 1929 and resulted in the Great Depression in the 1930s. A very similar situation is happening today but is happening much slower and at the moment is less severe, the Stock Market Crash in 2007-2008 resulted in an economic crawl that is still persisting to this day. I have a feeling however that the full effect of the 2007-2008 economic crisis is yet to be felt in full force.
Political movements such as Socialism and Fascism were on the rise in the 1920s-1930s partly because of the economic situation, those parties believed that capitalism is out of control and needs intervention to prevent the degeneration of society. The term supercapitalism was created by Fascists, it pretty much means a degenerated form of capitalism that is doing more harm than good to society.
The blame of the 1929 Stock Market Crash was placed on Capitalism by both Socialists and Fascists, anti-capitalism exploded in the 1930s which resulted in far-left/far-right nations fighting one another by the end of that decade.
Lets say that the next Great Depression is to start in the early 2020s, we already have a lot of young people who have a favorable view on Socialism, on some level there are many people who are blaming Capitalism for the economic crisis. Nations have already been polarizing in the 2010s, so what would happen if we enter the next Great Depression and then a massive surge of Socialism/Fascism happens straight after? The world would be in a very similar situation as the world in pre-WWII.
If the 2020s Great Depression happens then Capitalism in the Western World could end, the more young people has power over America the more likely that the nation will transition into a Socialist state. Kinda ironic because in the 20th century Anglo-America fought against Socialist Russia and in the end capitalism unexpectantly won as the leading world policy, but in the 2020s Russia may abandon their socialist past and turn to capitalism as they take advantage of the new resources revealed by global warming, just as Anglo-America turns Socialist Asio-Russia will turn Capitalist (I'm not sure about China, but I'm pretty sure that India is taking the capitalist route too).
The Arctic will melt a lot during the 2020s, Russia may likely claim most of the new oil reserves which will cause worldwide tension as oil will be running out, America will be stuck with the last remaining reserves of oil in Alaska and Canada which may result in poor relations between Canada and America, eventually China may have most of the oil reserves in the Middle East because I believe that the Middle East will turn to China for economic interests as America begins to lose its grip on the region.
Nothing is forever, everything changes.To those who fear for the future of America I just want to say this, even if America loses influence on the world America will still cling onto their core values in their own home and I can't see America giving up on the American dream, I think that the American dream is redefined by each of its passing generations.
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This is probably the last comment I will post in this thread so I'll be sure to write out anything else I can predict or think about the 2020s, again I may be repeating things but at this point its hard to avoid because I posted quite alot about the 2020s at this point.
I definitely agree with :user: that if WW3 were to happen in the 2020s it would be similar to how WW1 started, everything was fine then suddenly everything wasn't and the world fell into further chaos resulting in a world war.
Currently I believe that the 2020s will start off with a cautious optimism, the decade where Gen X and Gen Y fully realises that the world is in their hands and they will bring about changes. If I could name a main theme of the end of the 2010s I would say 'youth in protest'. A growing number of young people believe that civilization won't be there when they grow up, they see no point in taking part in a society that they believe will inevitably fail due to climate change.
In the 2020s the 'youth in protest' will grow to such a degree that societal values of the 20th century will be rendered obsolete. But where does the cautious optimism comes in? I believe the optimism is the result of hope of a better future as the youth wields more power to make changes. We will likely see a big wave of new famous Gen Z's and who knows what they could contribute to this world?
Today(Nov,2019) we can all sense that things are changing but what if the changes of the 2010s are volcanic rumbles compared to the eruption of the 2020s? The 2020s will likely be a social and societal fragmentation, the crossroads of a post-consumerist world. Baby Boomers are largely responsible for the world we live in today, very soon Baby Boomers will lose their power over the world and that power will be passed onto the younger generations who have different values. Most Baby Boomers favor capitalism, a growing number of younger generations favor socialism.
Conspiracy theories are a growing trend, due to the upheaval of technology it has become easier to believe in conspiracy theories because what was crazy 10 years ago seems feasible today. I think if everyone starts to believe in conspiracy theories then a lack of trust would become so hard to overcome that the government would have no choice but to allow a degree of autonomy. Allowing autonomy would cause more and more lands to demand independence, most of them will be city states like Hong Kong or Singapore.
I can't think of anything else, going to conclude it here.The 2020s would either be the beginning of a new era or a long-winded dying of the present post-consumerist era. The Baby Boomers will recline on their chairs and leave the whole world to Gen X and Y, Gen Z will become adults. I haven't mentioned robots but they will begin to take some of our jobs, which can possibly trigger a neo-luddite movement. WW3 hopefully won't happen, a 2nd Cold War is more likely to happen though. Hopefully there won't be an epidemic like the Spanish flu, in this case it will most likely evolve from a strain of bird flu. Climate change will trigger protests and changes, some fear that its already too late to stop global warming.
Thank you for reading, lets make the 2020s as good of a decade as possible.
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reply to user: Yeah I've been getting a growing sense that a British Civil War might happen, last year I could not see a civil war happening but now it seems like a real possibility, today it is easy to figure out why it would happen. I bet not many people in the 17th century civil war wanted it to happen and didn't think that it would happen but you can learn what ended up happening, Charles I got beheaded and maybe Boris Johnson might meet a similar fate.Not a certainty, I can never be certain but its something worth worrying and preparing for.
In the 2020s, I think the U.A.E is a possible candidate for a world power and I can see them cutting deals from America and making deals with China instead 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.'. Imagine if America-UK runs out of energy and oil resources, in this scenario it is likely that U.A.E+China+Russia will own all the remaining deposits by then and we may have no choice but to give up a degree of independence in exchange for some of their oil and energy.Another scenario is the race for the last of the remaining resources that our society still largely depends on, the nation that has the most resources will have the most power and nations that lack those resources will form alliances with them for resources in return.We may possibly see the first super-corporations being established, a very large and powerful corporation that may be the true power behind everything and maybe even more powerful than political figureheads.Those super-corporations may become independent nations that have their own goals and projects, mostly they involve technologies for either saving our eco-systems or to control us.
I have once thought about the year 2075, I imagined a huge city (at that time many countries collapsed, civilization largely being left with city-states ran by trillionaires) the city uses mind control technology to maintain order, the A.I is used to help the elites figure out the next best course of action, human clones are used for labor and war, everyone is constantly being watched due to surveillance that will be almost everywhere.The 2020s will be the start of the new world that future generations will recognized as the true 21st century, 2000-2030 will be seen as a transitional period.
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We are only 2 days away from the 2020s, I am going to post about the decade predictions to avoid the regret of not posting it before the 2010s ends. I will have a bit of closure about my 2020s threads now that I'm doing this for the last time, I might be a bit risky and do my best to make a scenario story for fun even though about half of it will be inaccurate haha, since accurately predicting the future is like trying to fly without wings.
But still, some of the predictions I have thought about have already come true even before the 2020s has started, which makes it clear that the world is changing faster than we thought and will continue to increase the throttle. There is already some tension between America and China over trade, at the moment as I write this they have agreed to a truce after a trade war that not many knew about but there is tension and might escalate in the near future, if America attacks another nation again then half of the world will turn against America and will cut all trade-ties with it which would cause America to descend into chaos. In short, America could get sanctioned but other nations will be at risk of being sanctioned if they commit any future acts of aggression.
There would likely be more riots and terrorism, there will likely be a much worse refugee crisis caused both by climate change and acts of aggression by ISIS or a nation. There could be more online communities that provide a source of humanitarian relief and charity, some online communities will run on bitcoin(or other forms of cryptocurrency) so that they can afford more resources to help people with.I have once predicted that there will be a mass migration of Christians from North Africa due to Islamic radicalism, well as of 2019 there already are Christians in Nigeria (North Africa!) being beheaded by ISIS so a mass migration from North Africa is very possible, in fact the whole Arab Spring and its neighbors could produce masses of migrants due to the continuous descent into chaos.
Out of all the Muslim nations Turkey-Saudi Arabia-Iran-U.A.E appear to be the most stable while others are highly vulnerable, I have a good feeling about U.A.E solely because it has many long-term goals to ensure economic security so I can see them having a good influence on Iran and Saudi Arabia, U.A.E will likely make trade deals with China and China could offer U.A.E military protection thus protecting the U.A.E from Saudi Arabia and Iran since the risk of a war going on in the Persian Gulf is high.Dubai will become a more important city and will become a cultural as well as scientific center, much of its workforce would likely be desperate people from South Asia looking for work.
If a new superpower enters world-stage then the West could face sanctions for acts of war against the Arab Spring, especially if the new power is disapproving towards the West, if the West is sanctioned then it will enter a long-term economic depression and could be forced to house refugees.Populism will spread as more people feel like they are living through a crisis, populist candidates appeal to people by presenting themselves as the solution to their crisis. Populism has been on the rise in the 2010s and many people believe that most populist movements have been right-wing, the most common theme of 2010s-populism are anti-immigration and America/Britain first, those populist movements have resulted in Brexit and Donald Trumps presidency.If populism continues to spread in the 2020s then we will see more and more nations implementing anti-emigration policies and we will see them turn away from globalization as they retreat into the concerns of their own nation. The European Union will decay due to countries leaving, the United Nations too will decay as countries start to defy and leave so they can do their own thing, globalization is at a big risk in the 2020s.
Largely due to technology more and more people will begin to lose their jobs, and more people will lose their homes to man-made disasters. Self-driving cars will begin to render Uber Drivers and Taxi drivers obsolete, mass-production is becoming more automatic so more people who work in mass-production will lose their jobs, self-checkout machines in shops will continue to slowly render retailers obsolete. Newspapers are dead, and soon TV will be.Nations will be able to provide more resources with robots but there will be less consumers since not many people would be able to afford to buy many things, this would cause a worldwide economic crisis and we are overdue for a 1920s-style economic crash.What will the government do with all those homeless and unemployed people? Universal income will be the most likely solution but it is highly unlikely that many people would live comfortably since they will have to work very hard to survive and you'd have to be very lucky to get a job, in turn people will begin to reject the government and the system, some (hopefully many) people could turn to online communities to support one another and due to the failing economy will turn to cryptocurrency which they use to support themselves.
The Sagrada Familia will finally be complete, I think it would be nice to make the wonder of Sagrada Familia the icon of the 2020s. Other projects will be completed as well such as The London Super Sewer, The Giant Magellan Telescope, The Square Kilometer Array radio telescope, a few big bridges (and a tunnel for boats in Norway) and a few new railways here and there. There will be at least a few major space achievements thanks to Elon Musk and some privatized science projects will offer few more major breakthroughs in science, the first manned mission to Mars is scheduled in the 2020s but its chance for success is low due to the many risks and dangers, space junk will become a much bigger problem and will need to be cleaned up before we will never be able to leave the Earth. The mission to Mars would likely be re-scheduled or postponed.
3D printing is expected to enter mainstream which in itself will change many things, 3D printing could even render some shops obsolete because you could print whatever stuff you want at home instead of going to a shop looking for what you want, a creator sub-culture may develop from 3D printing enthusiasts.Vertical farms are expected to be erected for the first time in cities, this trend will grow because agriculture is also expected to fail in the long-run so there is a lot of funding put into vertical farming because vertical farming could replace conventional field farming, in the 2020s however vertical farms will only generate a very small percentage of food and its produce would not be sold in mainstream shops for a while.Lab grown meat will be a new growing trend in the 2020s, but its adoption will be slow due to skepticism and lack of popularity.
Will there be wars? Likely more than the 2010s.Because not much has been resolved at 2019 we can expect things to grow more tense, especially since we are all facing an impending global warming crisis and a decline of globalization. Russia and China will become more dominant and influential throughout the world, developing countries will bear the brunt of climate change while the developed countries are increasingly destabilized by the flocks of refugees flooding in, developing countries could be reduced into war-zones like Syria in the 2010s.The trade-wars between America and China could involve other world powers and it could escalate into the 2nd Cold War, with a Cold War there is always the chance of a 3rd World War looming.The west will decay as the western economy worsens, Russia and China would exploit whatever resource they can get with their new influence in a decaying world but their economic growth will be fragile too.China is threatened by the loss of fresh water once the Himalayan ice melts, much of Chinese agriculture is threatened by floods, when the Chinese eco-system fails then you can expect them to attack their neighbours or best-case scenario demand resources from their allies.Russia is threatened by the same thing that will give them economic prosperity, global warming, when the ice melts the methane would doom us all and will also release long-forgotten epidemics into our world, Russia will face a huge refugee crisis coming from the south due to water shortages so you can expect Russia to heavily enforce their borders.European politics will change drastically due to responses from refugees, if Europe refuses most refugees then it is possible that armies of angry refugees could invade Europe in the future.Africa is gaining so much but that growth will not be expected to last due to climate change, water wars reduce some areas into anarchy like Libya in the 2010s, Nigeria-Ethiopia-South Africa would likely be the most prosperous countries of the continent, the African countries that are developing would likely begin to adopt the same lifestyle as the West is living like eating fast food and being online all day long.
I do not know much about South America but some parts appear to be on a verge of political change and turmoil, I do believe that they are at risk for water shortages due to melting ice in the Andes, I can't see them stopping the destruction of the Amazon so that will be ongoing. South America will grow economically but like the rest of the world it will be a highly vulnerable growth.Australia will continue to be burnt alive by wildfires, we should start seeing more and more Australians moving to colder areas such as Tasmania New Zealand and Britain. Indonesia will continue to destroy their rain-forests to make money out of palm oil, don't know what their political situation would be though but would most likely go down the capitalist path.
All in all the 2020s will be a time of disruption, the pace of life will get faster and faster, fake news and deep fakes will spread, misinformation will be rife, as the internet spreads and becomes more disruptive more restrictions will be put on the internet, because we are growing more dependent on technology cyber-attacks or power-cuts could bring us back to the late 20th century, people will grow more scared and desperate and may turn to drastic courses of action if said course of action is the only solution.We are at risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and bird flu, obesity and depression will become a bigger burden than it already is, transgender people will be the new normal as people are now coming out as transhuman, in some parts of cities driving a car could be banned because of driverless cars replacing transportation in some city centers, cars are switching to hybrid/electricity as electric car plugs appear in many built-up areas, more and more people have had their DNA stored into a database and I can't say for sure how this data will be used.
Online communities give me hope, and I hope that online communities become so rich with cryptocurrency and popular that when the decaying society that thrived in the 20th century fails we got the new online society to fall back onto and rebuild a new society from scratch instead of trying to rebuilt a society that failed us.
I wish us all the best of luck.
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reply to user: I think you are definitely right about 2020 Britain being pretty much the same as 2019 Britain except that it could get worse especially since the NHS is in the process of being privatized which sucks for me too because I am a Type 1 Diabetic, I am inclined to think that Boris Johnson will resign in the near future just to be replaced by another equally unqualified/unpopular Tory.
I am going to be a bit controversial and biased but I want to blame Democracy for the situation that Britain is in right now and I want to explain why I am skeptical towards Democracy.So the idea of Democracy is to get the public to choose who becomes the leader and its down to the public to make that important choice, but many people do not want to run the country and many people do not know what is best for their country.In a Democratic society the best way to win a vote is to promise the public everything and appeal to them, you don't have to be good at politics to win and you don't have to tell people of your true intentions all you have to do is lie and be charismatic. Politicians probably hire professional psychologists to trick people into voting for them because they know how to trick the system to get them into the position that they both don't deserve or are qualified for.
Its no wonder why Politicians are losing their efficiency, they do it as a job because many politicians do not need to be good at running a country to become the leader and like I said they just need to know what the people want to hear and to put on a charismatic face.I believe that running the country should be reserved for those who want to run the country and have the countries best interest at heart, it should be reserved for professionals who know what they are doing and have had years of training as well as experience.
In a Democracy if you get two candidates, one is a businessman who is very charismatic but only knows about business, the other one is a ex-Sergeant who has had 20 years of experience in the administrative field but he is not as charismatic. Even though the Businessman is less qualified he will win because he is charismatic and knows how to trick people into voting for him instead of the professional, repeat this process and you'll end up with a very ineffective government or circus full of charismatic millionaires who trick and lie to the public to maintain their lofty position in society.
And that is probably how Britain ended up with the government it has, people have been lied to and people don't know who is best for their country so we end up voting for the wrong people or get tricked into believing that Democracy is the best form of government.Sadly Democracy will put Britain(as well as other nations) at risk of a power hungry Populist who will present him/herself as against the present government and will use his/her charisma to appeal to us to make us believe that the Populist is the solution to all of our problems caused by the government, but once the Populist gets elected s/he will show his/her true colors and the public will soon regret their vote.This process will keep repeating itself while we have Democracy, I believe that its not working and maybe we are better off leaving our politics to the professionals elected by professionals.
I also want to thank you for all the replies you posted on my 2020s posts, they have helped keeping the 2020s posts alive. Again, thank you.
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reply to user: Not only that but many people are also misinformed because Democratic candidates lie and be all fake to get votes and on top that they also spread rumors about other candidates or pretty much anything so that they'll get more votes, its bad because not only many people already don't know what is best for their country but they will find it very difficult to know for sure what will be best because of all the lies and misinformation.
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reply to user: Its scary that some people out there actually believe that Jeremy Corbyn is anti-semetic, its such a ridiculous and desperate accusation just to make Jeremy Corbyn look bad and lose. And its scary because if people actually believe those bogus anti-Semetic accusations then it just shows how much the media controls us all.Donald Trump is indeed right about journalists and fake news being an issue, but I think the reason why journalism is such a joke in America is because it is privatized and they are becoming desperate so that they can survive kinda like 'IT' from the Steven King novel.Capitalism and privatization can corrupt journalism because capitalism makes journalism more about money and getting attention so it degenerates into what it currently is, but Donald Trump is very capitalist, which could mean that Donald Trump is a cause of journalism gone wrong and he is getting backlash from the world he helped to create whether he knows it or not.
Journalism does need to be regulated, especially now we are becoming fully aware of how powerful mass media can be. I could be blaming capitalism because of mass media and it could turn out that capitalism isn't to blame after all, but I still believe that its probably best for journalism to just focus on entertainment and to leave actual news to a more professional environment where the professionals highly focus on telling the people about unbiased truths.
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IamA High School drop out that had a million dollar bet with his parents that if I made a million before I'm 18. I did not have to go to college! I won! AMA!

Hello Reddit!
You may have seen me at the top of /technology the other day and I got a lot of messages telling me to do an IAMA about this article on CNBC so here I am!
So I made a bet with my parents that if I turned 18 and was a millionaire, my parents wouldn't force me to go to college. I’m proud to say I won that bet! Thanks to some clever investments, making money from projects, and as is the case with everyone who has any kind of success (or even failure) a little bit of luck.
Here’s the story of how it happened:
When I was 12 years old in May 2011, my older brother showed me this technology that I fell in love with and found fascinating. The technology was called Bitcoin.
At that stage in life I had a $1000 saved up, solely a gift from my Grandma to use for my scholarship fund. It did not go to my scholarship fund. I asked my brother to help me put it into Bitcoin at $12 because I knew it would be huge in someway. At that point I had about a 100 bitcoins.
I continued to do ‘day trading’ buying low and selling high over the coming years as well and reinvesting the money.
Fast forward to when I was 14 in high school I was not enjoying school. I was in a small town in Idaho living on a llama farm. So the quality of the school system, was let’s say, not the highest grade. I found the classes to be boring, valuable to some people, but at least for me boring and teaching me in a way that didn’t make sense to me. Lessons that did not seem applicable in my life.
My teachers would constantly criticize people in the classroom. Especially me.
One teacher told me to drop out and work at McDonald's because that was all I would amount to for the rest of my life.
Another would force us to read other student’s grades out to the rest of the class to shame them for failing.
Another roasted me (me in particular) for the full hour of class. No teaching. It was literally the “Roast of Erik Finman”. Which now seems kind of funny actually but still very bad to do.
I went to a summer program to prepare me for the next year and found the best teacher ever in my life that changed my life who was from the UK. I got an A+ in advanced physics when I got a C- in basic physics the previous year.
With that knowledge. Since I didn’t have access to good teachers in my small town in Idaho. I wanted to fix it. So I learned how to code and created an educational website that would allow you to connect with Tutors/Teachers/Mentors online over video chat to teach you any subject you wanted to learn. You could search for Spanish. And find someone to teach you from Ecuador. You could type in programming and you’d find a CS college student that is trying to pay tuition by doing this on the side. Or a retired expert who is a veteran in his field that just wants to impart his knowledge onto others.
It became very popular in the local community! I told my teachers about it, but they did not like it because it felt like competition. Maybe they thought they might have to do better?
At this point I was 15 and this got some initial traction and I was using it to teach myself.
I asked my parents to let me drop out of High School to focus on this because I was miserable in school.
They agreed and were supportive, but they made a bet with me that I can drop out of High School, but I have to go to college if I don’t make a million dollars by the age 18.
I agreed and I dropped out of High School to work on this. A little bit after I dropped out of High School, and I had traction with my project. Bitcoin was shooting up! It was going big! $800! $900! $1000!!!!
So I sold a lot of my Bitcoins which resulted in me gaining a $100,000.
I used that money to put into my business so I could hire more professional programmers and I moved to Silicon Valley.
I even caught the attention of Alexis Ohanian of Reddit because his book at the time Without Their Permission is what got me started. He helped me in many ways!
Fast forward to early 2015. Eventually I found a buyer for the companies code & technology in January 2015. The investor offered either $100,000 or 300 bitcoin, which had dropped in value at that time to a little more than $200 a coin. I took the lower cash value bitcoin deal because I believed it was the next big thing and an official buyout would’ve been very difficult for someone under 18 and it was good tax planning to use Bitcoin. Also continuing to do day trading on a daily basis.
I used some of that money in the coming years to travel the world. Going to London, Dubai, Australia, and more!
I used that to start a VR company using crowdfunding and that did well. I shipped all those out. It was incredible!
Now I’m doing a satellite as part of a NASA award which is launching in November out of New Zealand! I'll probably do another post about this soon because it's so cool.
Elon Musk has always been hero of mine. He's such a talented guy changing the world with Tesla and SpaceX. I'm a great admirer of his and respect him immensely. He's the closest we have yet to a real life Iron Man. But who knows maybe I'll beat him one day haha ;-) After all we stand on the shoulders of giants right? haha that's a big goal though and I say it as such.
It’s been a fantastic few years! I’ve used that money to learn how to do a business, invest, and learn about the world! I didn’t do investing all the time and I used that money to build things that I thought were important! I haven’t done everything perfectly, no one has! I’ve made some humbling mistakes, but had lots of exciting successes! I’ve really launched my career in exciting ways and have met mentors that help me and advise me along the whole way! Which I’m so thankful for!
I’ve learned so much outside the education system and have been so much happier. Although I’m unique, I’ve met many many people that weren’t satisfied and unhappy — ranging from students with the lowest and highest GPAs. My GPA was a 2.1 in school!
And I’m happy I’m not going to College! College wasn’t for me but it was the ‘life path’ you are supposed to go on and I did not want to go nor felt it would’ve helped me too much in life — especially the $250,000 in debt! Or $249,000 with my scholarship fund if I had not used it on Bitcoin and my projects ;-)
I really believe the education system needs to be reformed and I think technology is the way to do that. I think it’s wonderful how society allows you to be a ‘student’ so that you can learn for many years and that’s your full time job. The infrastructure would just ideally be much better so you could do that without being in sometimes a bad environment and crippling debt.
I can say today that I own 403 bitcoins which is currently valued at $1,092,678.08 with the price per Bitcoin being at $2,711.36 plus some other money invested in other things. Can’t have all your eggs in one basket! So I won the bet!
If you have any questions let me know! And if you want any advice on cryptocurrency or your own educational route, or anything else let me know!
Also on reddit! People have made Pepe memes of me! I feel like I've finally made it: http://imgur.com/gallery/06dWK
If you want to keep updated with everything I’m doing! Follow me on twitter!
Proof:
Proof of the bet: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/erik-finman-botangle-after-100k-bitcoin-score-15-year-old-creates-startup/
Travel proof: http://imgur.com/a/kvlzR
Proof: I went through rigorous proof verification and fact checking with CNBC as you can see with this article. I keep my Bitcoin is super secure places spread out across multiple wallets across multiple machines. I'm so paranoid after all this media attention someone is going to steal it all! haha
Proof of growing up on the llama farm: http://imgur.com/gallery/6scF5 ---- ASK me about the time the llama came into my house!
Proof of the 100k initially made: http://mashable.com/2014/06/10/botangle/
Proof it's really me: http://imgur.com/a/zc3eu
Edit: Wow! Thanks for the gold guys!
Edit: Was on for the first few hours of the AMA and had a meeting to go to and I just came back now to see all these great questions! Questions I all have answers to! I will respond to them tomorrow as it's midnight here now.
Edit: That's it for me! A lot of great questions and a lot of great feedback.
submitted by erikfinman to IAmA [link] [comments]

[Sunday, 09. February]

World News

Experts say Trump firing of 3 officials including Sondland and Vindman is a ‘criminal’ offense
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Doctor who exposed Sars cover-up under house arrest in China, family confirms
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A group of Republican senators including Susan Collins tried and failed to stop Trump from firing Gordon Sondland
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All news, US and international.

Texas teen shot dead for defending classmate from bully days earlier, police say
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A high school student is growing out his hair for his sick sister. When administrators asked him to cut it, he withdrew from school
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Author Jordan Peterson is recovering from severe tranquiliser addiction in Russia
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Reddit Science

Scientis developed a nonthermal plasma reactor that leaves airborne pathogens unable to infect host organisms, including people. The plasma oxidizes the viruses, which disables their mechanism for entering cells. The reactor reduces the number of infectious viruses in an airstream by more than 99%.
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The tainted truth effect: falsely claiming news is fake, false, etc. led individuals to discard authentic information, and impede political memory.
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Unemployment is sometimes associated with an increase in happiness, new study shows. Although unemployed individuals generally feel less happy, the unemployed without financial problems feel an increase in happiness. The findings suggest that the main benefit of employment is related to income.
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/Technology

The 2020 Election Will Be a War of Disinformation
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Bill Gates becomes first to buy a £500m hydrogen-powered super yacht
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A Device That 'Prints' New Skin Right Onto Burns Just Passed Another Animal Trial
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Sadly, this is not the Onion.

Man Falls Through Ice On Mississippi River, Says Google Maps Told Him To Cross
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Otter chaos: Florida mother ‘alligator wrangled’ an otter that attacked daughter, family dog
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EPA re-approves key Roundup chemical
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Ask Reddit...

If you could see a list of every person's name and face (including strangers) that thought about you sexually at least once, would you want to see it and why?
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Men who were sexually harassed, assaulted, raped or forced to have sex by females. What happened?
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[Serious] What is stopping you from killing yourself?
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Sysadmin

years of network issues... it was servers (and not DNS!!)!
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Heavy industries: what are some cools things you are doing?
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“corp.com” is being sold, thousands of systems around the globe at risks
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Microsoft SQL Server

Restore a backup
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PowerShell

VSCode: How to debug a function inside a module?
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Can you install powershell core next to PS 5?
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Copy files to remote machine
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Functional 3D Printing

There is no such thing as a failed print!
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Dish brush holder
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Letter box number for my niece’s new house (she loves bunnies).
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Data Is Beautiful

Fruits Highest in Sugar [OC]
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[OC] I analyzed over 2 billion Reddit comments to see how the frequency of Bitcoin mentions correlates with the price of Bitcoin and to investigate if there is a predictive effect. I plotted the results visually, here's what I found... [OC]
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[OC] Oscar Winners vs. Betting Favorites in the Last Decade
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Today I Learned (TIL)

TIL In 1965, a Ukrainian farmer dug up the lower jawbone of a mammoth. Further excavations revealed the presence of 4 huts, made up of a total of 149 mammoth bones. These dwellings, dating back some 15,000 years, were determined to have been some of the oldest shelters ever built
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TIL: Smuckers Uncrustables sends all of their discarded crusts to be made into animal feed.
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TIL Milk Duds were intended to be candy spheres but the machines produced less-than-round candies which the workers called "duds". The "milk" part of the name refers to the large amount of milk in the candy.
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So many books, so little time

Is there a single book that altered the course of your life?
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Just finished A Man Called Ove
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What are your thoughts on used books as a gift?
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OldSchoolCool: History's cool kids, looking fantastic

Nan Wood Graham and Dr. Byron McKeeby. Models of the painting "American Gothic" 1930s
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Claude Monet, French Impressionist painter, ca. 1923
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A young Sir Ian McKellen (1966).
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aviation

Thanks to storm Ciara, BA flight BA112 travelled from New York to London overnight in just 4hrs 56mins
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1/32 A-10 Warthog - Album in comments
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Unexpected landing gear view takeoff....
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Reddit Pics

Ehhh... What’s up Don?
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Bill introduced himself as Dr. Peter Venkman & talked to my kids every other hole at the ATT Pro Am.
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Interesting graffiti in Yekaterinburg
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.gifs - funny, animated gifs for your viewing pleasure

You can pinpoint the exact moment he decided to go for that exposed butt...
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Perfect coaster toss
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Stunning view of El Capitan in the Morning Light!!
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A subreddit for cute and cuddly pictures

The snack that smiles back!
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A beautiful cat, you say? Taa ~ daa!!
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Merlin the European Eagle Owl walking back to his Avairy after his flying session.
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submitted by DangerDylan to DangerDylanTLDR [link] [comments]

Developer brain dump incoming

I'm not at all on top of my incoming messages, so in an attempt to stem the flood and address most of them, here's the current contents of my head.
I feel some are using our rise to illustrate the absurdity of cryptocurrency pricing (http://uk.businessinsider.com/dogecoin-cryptocurrency-has-market-cap-above-2-billion-2018-1 for example). To me, in an environment where a cryptoasset with $30 USD equivalent transaction fees has a market cap of over a quarter of trillion dollars, I don't think we're the absurd one. Yes we take ourselves less seriously, but that doesn't mean we're not serious behind the scenes. We're a 4 year old currency with transaction fees barely over a cent and significantly higher throughput than most other cryptocurrencies.
That said, now is not the time to pat ourselves on the back, 1.14 needs shipping and we need wider adoption. If you run a service/store, please look into taking Dogecoin. If you don't, please talk to others about how you can help them accept Dogecoin (DO NOT just flood them with emails saying they should, but ask why they don't and what you can do about it).
On that note, lets talk structure of Dogecoin for a second. A lot of people presume Dogecoin is managed by a single coherent entity - this is very much not the case. The founders, current developers, reddit moderators, IRC, social and other teams behave as loosely coupled teams, with our own projects. We talk frequently, but there's no single leadership structure. In common with Bitcoin we have a post-launch dev team; we are not those who decided to launch a coin (that's Jackson & Billy), we saw Dogecoin as it was and decided it was something we wanted to be involved in. We're also not those who missed out on Bitcoin, I was in Bitcoin in 2011, but I didn't believe in how it was designed.
As a consequence of this, "Why is no-one doing ?" generally boils down to either "We like it this way" or "Why aren't you doing ?".
Most crucially; we're not taking the inflationary coins away because they're why we're in Dogecoin. I said I was in Bitcoin in 2011, and the reason I didn't stick with it is I don't believe in deflationary currencies. Even if we did, we'd have to somehow convince the miners to mine a coin where they weren't paid (which is what the inflation pays for), so the realistic scenario is an inflation-less Dogecoin would either have no miner adoption, or fees matching Bitcoin.
This is typically where someone says something about their investment in Dogecoin. I really can't advise on investments, I bought Bitcoin in 2011 and sold early enough on that I'm typing this from my bedroom rather than a beach, so you probably shouldn't listen to me. I will however say that the developers have a lot less Dogecoin than virtually anyone thinks, and certainly the next dev fund payout is likely to be a significant multiple of my personal holdings, simply because we're post-launch so we've had to buy our Doge the way everyone else had to buy or mine.
What else...
Nodes - I've added a new permanent node in LA, and I'm bringing additional nodes up in Ireland and Seoul now. A bootstrap.dat torrent is being worked on right now, which should help too. If you're running a node please note:
  • It really needs to be kept online, to ensure it's actually relaying more data than it's consuming
  • If you can open port 22556 to the world, please do so, it will vastly improve the number of nodes that can connect to you
  • It's full nodes (those running Dogecoin Core) we need, leaving Multidoge/Android wallet/etc. open doesn't help us very much
1.14 will also significantly improve performance, and is making nice progress. Fees are my next task after this post, and then there's a lot of small items to address, but I'm hoping to get an alpha out shortly. Also I haven't broken testnet yet, which is a nice change compared to 1.10!
We aren't about to introduce paying nodes because it's essentially technically impractical. This could either come from mining rewards (and you can fight either the miners or those who we create too many coins already, for that), or from other receiving nodes themselves. If it's from mining then somehow we'd have to identify contributing nodes, if it's from receiving nodes I'm not sure people are going to be happy with their balance dropping due to network usage. Although it might be a break-even I suppose. Generally, though, paying nodes is called proof of stake, and that's a whole different discussion.
Someone asked about the website - it's being discussed, let me get back to you.
Please treat your Dogecoins and wallet files like you would cash. We can't get them back for you if you send them to the wrong person (if we could, we'd have raided the Dogeparty address and be retired on a beach by now). Keep backups, and never delete old wallets (you never know when you might need a random key from an old wallet).
Full list of changes in 1.14 is coming (although generally if it's in Bitcoin Core 0.14, expect to see it in), but the highlight for me beyond the improved performance is hierarchical deterministic wallets, which mean restoring old wallet backups will recover more recent funds. That should save a lot of lost funds, I hope!
Last one, quick list of Twitter accounts to follow:
I will be reading messages, but your chances of replies are very slim, sorry everyone. Many thanks for all the tips, they are appreciated!
Much wow,
Ross
submitted by rnicoll to dogecoin [link] [comments]

[Friday, 14. June]

World News

Hundreds protest in Japan after father was cleared of raping his underage daughter when court ruled she could have resisted if she wanted to
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'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence: "Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more lies to make a case for war."
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Trump administration blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Middle East
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All news, US and international.

Tennessee sheriff’s deputy, pastor calls for LGBTQ executions in sermon
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Boy, 16, fatally shot while trying to sell Xbox: 'They killed my son over nothing,' mom cries
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White House press secretary to resign
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Science

People who spend at least 2 hours in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study (n = 19,806), which found that it didn’t matter whether this was achieved in a single visit or over several shorter visits.
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Food's texture affects whether it is eaten, liked or rejected, according to new research, which says some people are better at detecting even minor differences in consistency because their tongues can perceive particle sizes.
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Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg. The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually -- comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or Las Vegas
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Technology

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data - The Open Technology Institute, Free Press, and the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology filed the complaint Friday after multiple Motherboard and New York Times investigations.
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LaLiga’s app listened in on fans to catch bars illegally streaming soccer
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Google Stadia Is About To Show Everyone Why Broadband Usage Caps Are Bullshit
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Sadly, this is not the Onion.

Jobs Available for 'Ninjas' Up 2,505% Since 2006
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California court: Prison pot is OK, as long as inmates don’t inhale
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Hornbag Kookaburras Knock Out Power In WA After Fucking To Death On Power Lines
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Ask Reddit...

Men of reddit, what do you think would be the worst thing about being a woman?
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If you won $10 million, what are literally the worst ways you could spend that money?
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Teachers of reddit, what are some of the weirdest things you’ve confiscated from a student?
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Sysadmin

Beer with Engineer - Anaheim, Ca. - Tonight
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Oh dear lord, check your backups... it broke my Exchange.
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How do you guys tactfully get someone to stop coming to you and follow the rules?
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Microsoft SQL Server

DBA's if you are busy you can offload some of your work to your army of monkeys (developers) :)
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Database Diagrams coming back in 18.1! ...still no T-SQL Debugging
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Finding if a user is part of a role that has DB restore privileges.
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PowerShell

Powershell in a month of lunches is mine!!
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Dropped this in /sysadmin but you might like it. Automated a horrible task for accounting. Got a card and present today.
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Getting Windows 10 build version from Active Directory
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Functional 3D Printing

Soft Jaws for Knipex Pliers Wrench
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Printed a mouse bungee instead of buying one. Saved me $20
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Printed a bunch of Mini Nintendo Switch cases for my buddy
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Data Is Beautiful

We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster.
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Heart heart rate during proposal as I realize my plan is not happening [OC]
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My Great Grandmother's descendants [OC]
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Today I Learned (TIL)

TIL there is a radio station in New Orleans for the blind. Volunteers every day read the local newspaper on the air, along best-sellers, grocery ads, stories for kids, mysteries, the Wall Street Journal, young adult novels and much more.
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TIL: Nearly 3,000 euros are thrown into Rome's Trevi fountain every day, totalling over a million in the course of a year. There are regular attempts to steal the money but it is illegal to do so. The money has been used to fund a supermarket for the needy.
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TIL People with sensitive noses are capable of smelling when it's about to rain due to atmospheric chemicals reacting and creating ozone, which has a pungent, sweet smell.
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So many books, so little time

An irritating publishing trend
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Anyone else read The Westing Game when they were a kid? Its one of my favorites - a terrific, warm, and exciting mystery. Here's a great article about it!
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Which book is being praised by seemingly everyone, but you didn't enjoy it at all?
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OldSchoolCool: History's cool kids, looking fantastic

My mom and her siblings, 1969.
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The Texas Track Club of Abilene, circa 1964
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Brothers and I ready for the first day of school (early ‘90s).
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aviation

Boeing 727 Crash Survivability Test.
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My second rarest find EVER. This is an unfinished ViperJet Mk.II. I believe there are only 4 registered and airworthy ones in the world. I believe this will soon become the 5th.
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2004. The year I got bit by the bug.
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Reddit Pics

This White House chef is an absolute unit
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My daughter has been entirely blind since late 2017, and I snapped a photo with my phone while she and her brother weren't busy pushing each other. It looks like she's looking over at him smiling. It simultaneously melts and hurts my heart when it seems like she's intentionally looking at him.
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Telescope view of Jupiter and its Galilean moons.
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.gifs - funny, animated gifs for your viewing pleasure

Nice shot!
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Hello, Earthlings. I am an alien from the planet Sloth. I came here in a flying bucket. Take me to your plants.
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Fox boi coming at you
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A subreddit for cute and cuddly pictures

This puppy's face when he sees his human after a long day at daycare.
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Tiny dog discovers new pet cam. Must not...ATTACK!
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🎂31 & 13🎂
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submitted by DangerDylan to DangerDylanTLDR [link] [comments]

Monero Subreddit Stats from last year.

Submissions Comments
Total 994 49530
Rate (per day) 2.73 135.74
Unique Redditors 582 8080
Combined Score 161184 231580

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5300 points, 33 submissions: dEBRUYNE_1
    1. Monero GUI 0.12.0.0 "Lithium Luna" Megathread - Download links, instructions for upgrading, guide on how to get started, and guides to resolve common issues (missing a transaction / zero balance, freezing / buggy GUI, transaction stuck as pending, and GUI using all bandwidth) (386 points, 833 comments)
    2. [Reminder] monero is not the appropriate place to discuss the BTC/BCH debate (319 points, 73 comments)
    3. General information regarding the upcoming scheduled network upgrade and a call for community action (305 points, 223 comments)
    4. GUI v0.12.2.0 released! (299 points, 243 comments)
    5. Announcement - Proof-of-Work tweak and a note on key reuse (295 points, 250 comments)
    6. GUI v0.12.3.0 (with direct Ledger support) released! (280 points, 386 comments)
    7. Bitfinex reduces Monero withdrawal fees from 0.04 to 0.0001 XMR! (272 points, 9 comments)
    8. Poloniex also reduces Monero withdrawal fees to 0.0001 XMR! (220 points, 17 comments)
    9. Preliminary information thread regarding the scheduled protocol upgrade of October 18 (214 points, 208 comments)
    10. CLI v0.12.3.0 released! (195 points, 78 comments)
  2. 4228 points, 24 submissions: OsrsNeedsF2P
    1. Saying you don't need privacy because you have nothing to hide is like saying you don't need free speech because you have nothing to say. It's a right to everyone - It's a right to you, me, and even Mark Zuckerberg. (581 points, 138 comments)
    2. The official Fortnite Merch Store is accepting exclusively Monero as a cryptocurrency payment option... (445 points, 80 comments)
    3. Can we stop being assholes to newbies? (359 points, 94 comments)
    4. With all this Monero "is less untraceable than previously thought" FUD, let's all remember that huge fucking bounty of $$$ for anyone who can trace the origin of one of the devs transactions.. (343 points, 131 comments)
    5. Ever wanted to know how Monero is still around today? Well now you don't have to! This post has it all =D (297 points, 66 comments)
    6. Coinmarketcap shows Freewallet as a Monero wallet. Guys, whatever you do.. Don't use Freewallet. It's a scam. (286 points, 93 comments)
    7. SEC wants decentralized exchange creators to register as exchanges. Lol (182 points, 111 comments)
    8. "Please do your part in demanding exchanges to lower their XMR withdraw fee. I am submitting a complaint to Coinex who currently charge 0.04 XMR" - [x-post from /xmrtrader] (169 points, 43 comments)
    9. Can we get some appreciation for the people who maintain the Monero packages on Arch Linux? There are so many available, and every single one I've checked either make the package from source or validate the checksum. Amazing work <3 (156 points, 19 comments)
    10. [WARNING] DROPIL recently made a post announcing support for Monero. MOVE YOUR FUNDS if you used them!!! (119 points, 5 comments)
  3. 3954 points, 13 submissions: KnifeOfPi2
    1. Did John McAfee just sell all of his Monero?? (1277 points, 107 comments)
    2. We need to stop thinking about Monero as a “privacy coin.” (511 points, 200 comments)
    3. Selsta and I just completed the first Ledger-to-Ledger mainnet transactions ever. He sent me 0.1 XMR and I sent 0.4 XMR back. (482 points, 103 comments)
    4. Monero network hashrate just hit 1GH/s! (463 points, 166 comments)
    5. An upcoming Monero project: Render the entire blockchain. Here's a selection of blocks that we've done so far, in an early stage. (224 points, 31 comments)
    6. In Stunning Move, Bitmain Announces It's Launching A Doorstopper Business (193 points, 48 comments)
    7. Another red flag for X Wallet: The source code is incomplete. (190 points, 63 comments)
    8. MONERO IS DEAD! LONG LIVE MONERO! (155 points, 25 comments)
    9. Lithium Luna GUI released! (118 points, 66 comments)
    10. Cake Wallet - introducing Zendesk support! (100 points, 13 comments)
  4. 2421 points, 22 submissions: SamsungGalaxyPlayer
    1. Kasisto POS in 22 seconds (366 points, 76 comments)
    2. "Kudelski Security completed their [bulletproof] report. They found only a few minor issues that are trivial to correct, and no major issues." Overall, a huge win for Monero, bulletproofs, and privacy. Full report will be published soon. (338 points, 100 comments)
    3. Network upgrade scheduled for block 1544555 on 28 March (210 points, 56 comments)
    4. Fungibility is determined by the LOWEST common denominator of privacy, NOT the highest. Monero absolutely excels here. (103 points, 37 comments)
    5. [Discussion] Move to a Fixed Ringsize (102 points, 85 comments)
    6. The Monero Malware Response workgroup website is up! Direct people whose machines have been compromised here! (101 points, 22 comments)
    7. MoneroV: A Trap Laid for Monero Users? (93 points, 45 comments)
    8. Want to get the GUI point release faster? Help translate! (91 points, 18 comments)
    9. Introducing the Breaking Monero Series! (86 points, 26 comments)
    10. ShapeShift is moving to a membership model and will require personal information soon (83 points, 86 comments)
  5. 2295 points, 16 submissions: pinkphloid
    1. Cake Wallet - OPEN SOURCE - Here it is! (383 points, 167 comments)
    2. Our Monero wallet called CAKEWALLET for iOS is live! Please check the link to the Apple App Store below. (347 points, 379 comments)
    3. [MANDATORY UPDATE] Cake Wallet Version 3.0.9 - Network Upgrade Ready! (227 points, 19 comments)
    4. [UPDATE] Cake Wallet version 3.1.4, now with XMR.TO for exchanging XMR to BTC! (133 points, 15 comments)
    5. Cake Wallet - 10,000 unique downloads! (132 points, 29 comments)
    6. Thank for the positive feedback on Cake Wallet! (127 points, 62 comments)
    7. The new Cake Wallet Update version 3.0.1 is out now! (120 points, 50 comments)
    8. [UPDATE] CAKE WALLET 3.1.1 with Monero v0.13.0.4 and other stuff (118 points, 32 comments)
    9. Cake Wallet - UPDATE! (108 points, 75 comments)
    10. CAKE WALLET - new version live now with NEW FEATURES! (102 points, 97 comments)
  6. 2042 points, 16 submissions: Rehrar
    1. Core Team Announcement (344 points, 45 comments)
    2. Project FOSS (212 points, 37 comments)
    3. Write down your seed (200 points, 93 comments)
    4. Bulletproof audit needs some more funding. Details in the comments. (170 points, 55 comments)
    5. Extremely thorough introduction to Monero by cypherperro. Take a look. (122 points, 18 comments)
    6. Defcon Monero Village Update and Summary (116 points, 22 comments)
    7. MRL Bulletproof audit FFS request (115 points, 30 comments)
    8. I, rehrar,went on a YouTube show to talk about Morono (113 points, 28 comments)
    9. Fund the fundings! (107 points, 16 comments)
    10. The anonimal appreciation thread! (107 points, 21 comments)
  7. 1978 points, 15 submissions: Vespco
    1. Edward Snowden on Bitcoin Interview 2018 (at 50 minutes, he says that a traceable public ledger is a bigger problem then scalability) (362 points, 88 comments)
    2. Putting this on my invoices seems like a good way for me to promote Monero, give my customers a discount, & help me acquire more Monero. (325 points, 101 comments)
    3. It's fun to be a part of the Monero economy! (179 points, 26 comments)
    4. Honest Government Ad | Anti Encryption Law (178 points, 32 comments)
    5. Jeez, not much real conversation in here. Just junky news links. (129 points, 76 comments)
    6. The New York State Department of Financial Services just approved the trading of privacy-protecting cryptocurrency. | Coin Center (124 points, 11 comments)
    7. A good way to explain the importance of fungibility to the laymen: Bitcoin Roulette (99 points, 45 comments)
    8. Why I love Botnet & Browser Mining. (86 points, 39 comments)
    9. This needs more praise & attention: An Open Source, Client Side JS implementation that makes monero multisig fairly easy. Github link in comments. (82 points, 14 comments)
    10. Could we get even more cryptographers researching for Monero? (77 points, 31 comments)
  8. 1846 points, 14 submissions: SarangNoether
    1. Bulletproofs: let's raise some funds! (295 points, 94 comments)
    2. January monthly report from Sarang Noether (237 points, 39 comments)
    3. Bulletproofs: The Paper Strikes Back (153 points, 32 comments)
    4. July monthly report from Sarang Noether (142 points, 20 comments)
    5. March monthly report from Sarang Noether (129 points, 22 comments)
    6. August monthly report from Sarang Noether (122 points, 33 comments)
    7. February monthly report from Sarang Noether (119 points, 27 comments)
    8. Sarang is up for three more months! (107 points, 30 comments)
    9. October monthly report from Sarang Noether (102 points, 26 comments)
    10. September monthly report from Sarang Noether (99 points, 25 comments)
  9. 1470 points, 4 submissions: TheFuzzStone
    1. "I do not have any Bitcoin" (1182 points, 96 comments)
    2. Fluffypony at Consensus 2018 (134 points, 33 comments)
    3. Time for Monero "killers"! :-) (91 points, 34 comments)
    4. XMR.RU-report (March) (63 points, 14 comments)
  10. 1468 points, 5 submissions: philkode
    1. Overstock.com accepting Monero (and ETH, BCH, LTC, DASH) (499 points, 36 comments)
    2. Happy 4th Birthday Monero! 🎂🎉🎁 (455 points, 62 comments)
    3. Monero has been added to Debian unstable repo as of yesterday. (321 points, 52 comments)
    4. “Unhackable” BitFi wallet just got hacked (xpost /cryptocurrency) (130 points, 41 comments)
    5. X Wallet to App Store (Soon™) (63 points, 67 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. dEBRUYNE_1 (3762 points, 1243 comments)
  2. KnifeOfPi2 (3311 points, 347 comments)
  3. OsrsNeedsF2P (3189 points, 505 comments)
  4. fluffyponyza (3027 points, 272 comments)
  5. gingeropolous (2554 points, 320 comments)
  6. cryptochangements34 (2522 points, 261 comments)
  7. SarangNoether (2269 points, 185 comments)
  8. SamsungGalaxyPlayer (2108 points, 221 comments)
  9. john_alan (1993 points, 218 comments)
  10. smooth_xmr (1944 points, 279 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Did John McAfee just sell all of his Monero?? by KnifeOfPi2 (1277 points, 107 comments)
  2. Paypal shares your personal data with over 600 companies! That's why we need Monero! by 0xf3e (1184 points, 146 comments)
  3. "I do not have any Bitcoin" by TheFuzzStone (1182 points, 96 comments)
  4. Found In Warsaw - Don't Buy Monero: Cryptocurrencies harm the banking system and can weaken the government by SecretApe (1114 points, 110 comments)
  5. Monero transactions are about to get 80% cheaper and faster. by WillMTB (1056 points, 120 comments)
  6. Bye bye ASICs by Swericor (874 points, 380 comments)
  7. Upvote if you would like to see @fluffyponyza as a guest on Joe Rogan Podcast by xmr_karnal (840 points, 44 comments)
  8. All right, my cat had kittens and I just realised one of them has Monero-like logo on its head 😂😂 by JNKO266 (817 points, 79 comments)
  9. Credit, where credit is due! by Experts-say (796 points, 53 comments)
  10. Yesterday I thought it might be fun to create some vintage crypto posters for a handful of coins. This was the first one I came up with. Bonus points if you spot similarities from an old movie by Beemoe4 (722 points, 67 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 495 points: mr670wl's comment in Found In Warsaw - Don't Buy Monero: Cryptocurrencies harm the banking system and can weaken the government
  2. 474 points: kieranc001's comment in Monero Zero looks like a scam, can you please confirm?
  3. 380 points: deleted's comment in Found In Warsaw - Don't Buy Monero: Cryptocurrencies harm the banking system and can weaken the government
  4. 356 points: deleted's comment in Ledger Hardware Wallet - Monero integration : some news #6
  5. 331 points: last_of_the_romans's comment in Monero transactions are about to get 80% cheaper and faster.
  6. 323 points: svenroy777's comment in "I do not have any Bitcoin"
  7. 311 points: deleted's comment in Did John McAfee just sell all of his Monero??
  8. 255 points: KnifeOfPi2's comment in Monero transactions are about to get 80% cheaper and faster.
  9. 237 points: live9free1or1die's comment in Banning privacy coins because of terrorism/drugs/laundering is like banning people from being allowed to have sex in privacy because pedophiles also like privacy.
  10. 203 points: fluffyponyza's comment in Botnets are Ruining the Integrity of the Monero Network
Generated with BBoe's Subreddit Stats (Donate)
Inspired by a post I found on /Pivx by turtleflax.
submitted by OsrsNeedsF2P to Monero [link] [comments]

Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 33 - A Fun Way Forward

Hey all, GoodShibe here!
It started out simple enough. I'd first heard about Burger Bear here on the sub in this thread. It turned out that they were one of a few restaurants that seemed actively interested in accepting Dogecoin. It seemed like a really cool idea so I casually put forward an offer:
If anyone wanted a burger there, let me know and I'll buy them one.
And while that offer was still hanging in the air, I thought 'hey, why not do a solid for some hungry person in London?' So I hopped on twitter and sent 8K DOGE (the cost of a burger there) to @BurgerBearTom just to give to some random person.
As it turns out, my earlier offer had also been accepted, by elemesh. It was too late in the day to grab one, but I left the offer open, if he wanted one, just send me a PM anytime and we'd work it out.
Soelemesh did. At 6am EST the next day.
See, I'm not in London. I'm on a whole other continent.
And I'd just woken up. In fact, I was just starting to prep my Of Wolves and Weasels post for the day when I saw it - a casual PM about how I probably wasn't going to be awake anyway but if I was, he was going to be heading out for lunch in a couple of hours and figured he might as well head up that way. Well, since I was up, I shot back a PM... and that turned out into a whole flurry of PMs as he made his way there and got on site and such.
Again, I tipped the money to @BurgerBeartom via @tipdoge on Twitter. I thought it would just be a bit of a laugh, but the whole process - even though I'm a whole continent away - it turned out be an incredibly easy, really fun and, frankly, satisfying experience.
Needless to say, my laugh turned into a 'hmmm' after elemesh posted this thread.
And then felloutboy who'd also, apparently, stopped by there and had one, shared these:
http://imgur.com/a/HKbtp
And then he sent me this:
http://imgur.com/2TG7IUK
It was actually a really inspiring moment - so, thank you for that felloutboy!
I realized I still had a small chunk of change kicking around from moolah_'s and allthegoodunsaregone's massive tips/donations a while back. So I thought: I wonder if I put up for offer 10 free burgers at BurgerBear, paid for with Dogecoins, would there be any takers?
So I launched this thread.
And then realized, sadly, that by the time I'd had this little brainwave of mine, things were starting to close up proper over in the UK. Blarg.
Yesterday morning at 6am I got up extra early and put up this thread and cross-posted it to /London.
I wanted to know if it was possible, so I set aside 80,000 DOGE, had it ready to rip and went to see if anyone would take me up on the offer.
In the end, 7 out of the 10 burgers were claimed:
mitosan
shamess
imjustjoshing (and friends)
gargoylenz
Adjam
And it was a great deal of fun, coordinating with each of them as they made their way to BurgerBear - Adjam had trekked there from the other side of London to get his - and getting them all to the pub (@TheOldNunsHead) where - as it turns out - @BurgerBearTom was hosting his birthday bash.
It also turned out, as adjam later pointed out to me, to be Ðoge Day (02/08)!
In fact, if there's one theme to the whole day, it's that 'the timing ended up working out really well'.
Because there also ended up being a bit of a Dogecoin mini-meetup, as two groups actually got together and snapped this:
http://imgur.com/aJbVoyI
And This:
http://i.imgur.com/ELOBuBa.jpg
Inspired by how this was all playing out so well, I hopped on twitter and spread the news
Immediately, @Adult and @PeterOdeus chimed in on the conversation. Next thing I know, retweets and favorites are flying, lots of general cheer and merriment -- and then @Adult asked if they could kick in some Doge to help feed the locals.
Well, @BurgerBearTom posted his donation address
And then... yeah.
Donations
Donations everywhere
Which caught Tom a bit by surprise
Over 200K tipped!
Pics from what came next:
Mmmm!
Looks like
They had
Some fun!
And on his Birthday Bash, no less. I'm sure it was going to be a busy night... I like to think that maybe we helped push it over the top... a bit.
By the end of the night, outside of the 56k DOGE sent his way from the morning, he'd gotten another 250,000+ in random DOGE tips.
Tom seemed pleased
The funny thing about this is that I'd been wracking my skull trying to find ways to reach out - to get Dogecoin outside of this sub, how to make real connections with people.
It's food.
Good Food
Good food, great times, merriment - showing folks that this crazy, silly 'internet money' can turn into hot, delicious food -- or, as gargoylenz discovered, a tall frosty pint of beer -- before your very eyes.
Sharing in the merriment, creating memories together -- that's the next step. That's how we move Dogecoin forward - little by little. Winning hearts and minds as we go.
I now know what my next goal is and, I think you're all going to like it.
You see, I had a bit of a conversation with Tom - how he'd gotten into Bitcoin as sort of a marketing thing, to see if he couldn't drum up some more business. It worked, but he wasn't getting all that much. But DOGE... Doge had been, so far, a huge success. People were showing up and they were buying. And they were enthusiastic.
Now, if that doesn't describe my fellow Shibes, I don't know what will.
So, now that I'm all sorts of inspired by this whole thing, here's what I want to do:
I want to find more restaurants that will accept Dogecoin and give them our business.
I want restaurant owners to see that if they support us, we'll support them.
Get them to take a chance on us and have it pay off in a big way.
I don't have a TON of DOGE left, but here's what I'm going to do - we can think of this sort of like a DOGE FOOD faucet.
I've created /DogeFood
Right now, I have... 150,000 DOGE left.
If you can find a restaurant in your area that will let you pay in DOGE, I will buy you something to eat.
Much of this is going on the honor system - I'll try to vet everyone, but I'm trusting you all.
The rules are as follows:
  1. Set it up with me BEFORE you go. If you just show up with a bill and expect to have it paid, it will not happen.
  2. Put me in touch with the owner of said restaurant (website, twitter, etc).
  3. We'll put together a plan and make it happen.
  4. You must document the whole trip in photo and/or video and share it with the community.
  5. I'll pay the base check in DOGE, you pay the tip (in whatever currency you like).
  6. Not a 'rule' but: This sub will rely entirely on the generosity of the community. If you have a meal bought for you, thank the community and please pay it forward.
Sound fair?
I want to thank everyone involved in this whole crazy day, it seems like there've been some incredibly positive experiences made with Dogecoin, and I want to see more of them happen.
Let's use our DOGE to make some memories, fill some bellies and add just a touch more merriment and joy to the world.
It's 8:01AM EST and we're at 46.60% of DOGEs found. Our Global Hashrate is on a sharp rise from ~97 to ~100 Gigahashes per second and our Difficulty is spiking from ~1386 to ~1495.
Oh! Before I go I want to give a shout out to zimonitrome the winner of the Dogecoin Hype Video Contest - if you haven't yet seen it, it's a fantastic effort and 'Ð is for Dogecoin' definitely deserved the top spot. Check it out HERE
Also, in case you missed it, here's how Dogecoin is doing in the news:
Finally, if you're looking to spend some DOGEs, consider checking out:
As always, I appreciate your support!
GoodShibe
TL;DR: Bought some people on the other side of the world some free Burgers with Doge. It blew up into a big thing.
EDIT 2: That didn't take long! There's a donut drive on the go on Twitter for Strange Donuts right now! 40k raised already! Amazing!
EDIT: felloutboy just shared "I'll be back buying lunch there next week only this time I'll give him real cash. He's losing money on the dogecoin sales because he's saving up what he gets in doge and bitcoin to fund a local charitable project." -- can we maybe see about getting him some local news coverage? An article or something. Let's get him some good promotion to drive some cash sales as well! :D)
submitted by GoodShibe to dogecoin [link] [comments]

[Saturday, 23. March]

World News

Special counsel Mueller has submitted a report to the attorney general, signaling the end of his Russia investigation
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Revoke Article 50 petition calling for Brexit to be cancelled hits four million signatures
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Christchurch mosque shooter's manifesto deemed objectionable by the NZ Chief Censor, knowingly possessing or sharing it carries up to a 14 year jail term
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All news, US and international.

Robert Mueller submits special counsel's Russia probe report to Attorney General William Barr
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Royal Navy officer caught on tape: “no such thing as mental health”
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LA County Bans Use of Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller on County Property Over Health Concerns
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Science

Teens and young adults who seek solitude may know what's best for them, research suggests (n=979). Despite stigma, solitude doesn't have to be problematic. Chosen solitude may contribute to personal growth and self-acceptance, and lead to self-reflection, creative expression, or spiritual renewal.
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Car crash ER visits fell in states that ban texting while driving, study says
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Scientists studied a "super-smeller" who claimed to smell Parkinson’s disease. In a test, she smelled patients clothes and flagged just one false positive - who turned out to be undiagnosed. The study identified subtle volatile compounds that may make it easier for machines to diagnose Parkinson's.
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Technology

Majority of bitcoin trading is a hoax, new study finds
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Study confirms AT&T’s fake 5G E network is no faster than Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint 4G
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Half of new keyless cars launched this year receive poor security rating over vulnerability to thefts
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Sadly, this is not the Onion.

Russian perfume brand pulls fragrance named 'sexual harassment'
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China says Dalai Lama reincarnation ‘must comply’ with Chinese laws
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Police knock on wrong door, end up finding 3 men bagging up heroin and cocaine
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Ask Reddit...

Teachers of Reddit, when can you tell if a student is going through depression or self-loathing? If so, what do you try to do to help?
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If Oil is Black Gold and Ivory is White Gold, Then What are The Other Colors of Gold?
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Hunters of Reddit,what did you see out there that made you not want to go back into the woods?
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Sysadmin

LPT for sysadmins who, like me, took awhile to get into scripting and writing code like powershell and python, etc...
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What tasks, after all these years, still gets your blood pressure up?
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IT Teams bigger than 10 people: Do you all have domain admin accounts?
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Microsoft SQL Server

TSQL JOIN Types poster
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How to get SSIS server to recognize f___ing Newtonsoft
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Tempdb in SQL Server — What are Best Practices?
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PowerShell

PowerShell ScriptAnalyzer Version 1.18.0 Released
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Run a command in multiple sub-directories of multiple parent folders
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Uninstalling Application Using UninstallString
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Functional 3D Printing

First day project: Keeping my charging cables nicely organised
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Saw a post about smart lights and wanted to share my solution
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Printing a catch plate for his KME
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Data Is Beautiful

Live diagram of how many upvotes and comments this post has over time [OC]
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Visualizing first 1.000 digits of Euler’s number [OC]
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Terrorist Incidents since 1970 - Tableau Animation Chart [OC]
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Today I Learned (TIL)

TIL humans dont actually have five senses, we have other senses like balance, heat, pain and the passage of time. Humans actually have at least 14 senses.
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TIL Thailand used to have a prison called "Khuk Khi Kai," or "Chicken poop prison." The first floor of the prison contained prisoners, and the second floor was a large chicken coop. The grated floor ensured that prisoners were constantly subjected to chicken poop.
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TIL Ancient Sumeria elected 'Substitute Kings' during eclipses to protect the king from a prophecy of death. Once a real king, 'Erra-imitti' suddenly died while eating hot porridge and his substitute, 'Enlil-bani' formerly a random gardener, stayed king for 24 years.
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So many books, so little time

The Martian pulled me out of a book-less rut
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My new strategy for tackling the pile of unread books before buying new books!
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Jordan Peterson’s Book Pulled from New Zealand Shelves Following Mosque Shootings
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OldSchoolCool: History's cool kids, looking fantastic

Nikola Tesla July 11, 1937
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My great great grandpa Cheif Oshkosh 1800s.
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This is Nena von Schlebrügge, Uma Thurman's mom. She was married briefly to Timothy Leary in the '60's.
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aviation

This Delta flight was piloted by a mother and daughter flight crew. Pretty inspiring.
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Arresting cable snaps during E-2C Hawkeye landing, Pilots make a great recovery in the last seconds.
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My supervisor at Delta is retiring after 40 years. I was asked to make some art for her retirement card. Figured you guys might enjoy.
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Reddit Pics

This Delta flight was piloted by a mother and daughter flight crew. Pretty inspiring.
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Toothless motorbike.
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Mother and daughter crime-fighting duo in New Zealand
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.gifs - funny, animated gifs for your viewing pleasure

Happens to everybody, kid
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Solving a mystery
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Underwater camera, HQ
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A subreddit for cute and cuddly pictures

Adorable dog shows respect to its human.
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Hard time at work lately, came home and the wife surprised me with a new family member.
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Signing Sit, Laydown, and Lets Go for a Walk to my deaf Aussie.
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Subreddit Stats: Monero top posts from 2018-01-03 to 2019-01-02 13:47 PDT

Period: 364.01 days
Submissions Comments
Total 994 49530
Rate (per day) 2.73 135.74
Unique Redditors 582 8080
Combined Score 161184 231580

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5300 points, 33 submissions: dEBRUYNE_1
    1. Monero GUI 0.12.0.0 "Lithium Luna" Megathread - Download links, instructions for upgrading, guide on how to get started, and guides to resolve common issues (missing a transaction / zero balance, freezing / buggy GUI, transaction stuck as pending, and GUI using all bandwidth) (386 points, 833 comments)
    2. [Reminder] monero is not the appropriate place to discuss the BTC/BCH debate (319 points, 73 comments)
    3. General information regarding the upcoming scheduled network upgrade and a call for community action (305 points, 223 comments)
    4. GUI v0.12.2.0 released! (299 points, 243 comments)
    5. Announcement - Proof-of-Work tweak and a note on key reuse (295 points, 250 comments)
    6. GUI v0.12.3.0 (with direct Ledger support) released! (280 points, 386 comments)
    7. Bitfinex reduces Monero withdrawal fees from 0.04 to 0.0001 XMR! (272 points, 9 comments)
    8. Poloniex also reduces Monero withdrawal fees to 0.0001 XMR! (220 points, 17 comments)
    9. Preliminary information thread regarding the scheduled protocol upgrade of October 18 (214 points, 208 comments)
    10. CLI v0.12.3.0 released! (195 points, 78 comments)
  2. 4228 points, 24 submissions: OsrsNeedsF2P
    1. Saying you don't need privacy because you have nothing to hide is like saying you don't need free speech because you have nothing to say. It's a right to everyone - It's a right to you, me, and even Mark Zuckerberg. (581 points, 138 comments)
    2. The official Fortnite Merch Store is accepting exclusively Monero as a cryptocurrency payment option... (445 points, 80 comments)
    3. Can we stop being assholes to newbies? (359 points, 94 comments)
    4. With all this Monero "is less untraceable than previously thought" FUD, let's all remember that huge fucking bounty of $$$ for anyone who can trace the origin of one of the devs transactions.. (343 points, 131 comments)
    5. Ever wanted to know how Monero is still around today? Well now you don't have to! This post has it all =D (297 points, 66 comments)
    6. Coinmarketcap shows Freewallet as a Monero wallet. Guys, whatever you do.. Don't use Freewallet. It's a scam. (286 points, 93 comments)
    7. SEC wants decentralized exchange creators to register as exchanges. Lol (182 points, 111 comments)
    8. "Please do your part in demanding exchanges to lower their XMR withdraw fee. I am submitting a complaint to Coinex who currently charge 0.04 XMR" - [x-post from /xmrtrader] (169 points, 43 comments)
    9. Can we get some appreciation for the people who maintain the Monero packages on Arch Linux? There are so many available, and every single one I've checked either make the package from source or validate the checksum. Amazing work <3 (156 points, 19 comments)
    10. [WARNING] DROPIL recently made a post announcing support for Monero. MOVE YOUR FUNDS if you used them!!! (119 points, 5 comments)
  3. 3954 points, 13 submissions: KnifeOfPi2
    1. Did John McAfee just sell all of his Monero?? (1277 points, 107 comments)
    2. We need to stop thinking about Monero as a “privacy coin.” (511 points, 200 comments)
    3. Selsta and I just completed the first Ledger-to-Ledger mainnet transactions ever. He sent me 0.1 XMR and I sent 0.4 XMR back. (482 points, 103 comments)
    4. Monero network hashrate just hit 1GH/s! (463 points, 166 comments)
    5. An upcoming Monero project: Render the entire blockchain. Here's a selection of blocks that we've done so far, in an early stage. (224 points, 31 comments)
    6. In Stunning Move, Bitmain Announces It's Launching A Doorstopper Business (193 points, 48 comments)
    7. Another red flag for X Wallet: The source code is incomplete. (190 points, 63 comments)
    8. MONERO IS DEAD! LONG LIVE MONERO! (155 points, 25 comments)
    9. Lithium Luna GUI released! (118 points, 66 comments)
    10. Cake Wallet - introducing Zendesk support! (100 points, 13 comments)
  4. 2421 points, 22 submissions: SamsungGalaxyPlayer
    1. Kasisto POS in 22 seconds (366 points, 76 comments)
    2. "Kudelski Security completed their [bulletproof] report. They found only a few minor issues that are trivial to correct, and no major issues." Overall, a huge win for Monero, bulletproofs, and privacy. Full report will be published soon. (338 points, 100 comments)
    3. Network upgrade scheduled for block 1544555 on 28 March (210 points, 56 comments)
    4. Fungibility is determined by the LOWEST common denominator of privacy, NOT the highest. Monero absolutely excels here. (103 points, 37 comments)
    5. [Discussion] Move to a Fixed Ringsize (102 points, 85 comments)
    6. The Monero Malware Response workgroup website is up! Direct people whose machines have been compromised here! (101 points, 22 comments)
    7. MoneroV: A Trap Laid for Monero Users? (93 points, 45 comments)
    8. Want to get the GUI point release faster? Help translate! (91 points, 18 comments)
    9. Introducing the Breaking Monero Series! (86 points, 26 comments)
    10. ShapeShift is moving to a membership model and will require personal information soon (83 points, 86 comments)
  5. 2295 points, 16 submissions: pinkphloid
    1. Cake Wallet - OPEN SOURCE - Here it is! (383 points, 167 comments)
    2. Our Monero wallet called CAKEWALLET for iOS is live! Please check the link to the Apple App Store below. (347 points, 379 comments)
    3. [MANDATORY UPDATE] Cake Wallet Version 3.0.9 - Network Upgrade Ready! (227 points, 19 comments)
    4. [UPDATE] Cake Wallet version 3.1.4, now with XMR.TO for exchanging XMR to BTC! (133 points, 15 comments)
    5. Cake Wallet - 10,000 unique downloads! (132 points, 29 comments)
    6. Thank for the positive feedback on Cake Wallet! (127 points, 62 comments)
    7. The new Cake Wallet Update version 3.0.1 is out now! (120 points, 50 comments)
    8. [UPDATE] CAKE WALLET 3.1.1 with Monero v0.13.0.4 and other stuff (118 points, 32 comments)
    9. Cake Wallet - UPDATE! (108 points, 75 comments)
    10. CAKE WALLET - new version live now with NEW FEATURES! (102 points, 97 comments)
  6. 2042 points, 16 submissions: Rehrar
    1. Core Team Announcement (344 points, 45 comments)
    2. Project FOSS (212 points, 37 comments)
    3. Write down your seed (200 points, 93 comments)
    4. Bulletproof audit needs some more funding. Details in the comments. (170 points, 55 comments)
    5. Extremely thorough introduction to Monero by cypherperro. Take a look. (122 points, 18 comments)
    6. Defcon Monero Village Update and Summary (116 points, 22 comments)
    7. MRL Bulletproof audit FFS request (115 points, 30 comments)
    8. I, rehrar,went on a YouTube show to talk about Morono (113 points, 28 comments)
    9. Fund the fundings! (107 points, 16 comments)
    10. The anonimal appreciation thread! (107 points, 21 comments)
  7. 1978 points, 15 submissions: Vespco
    1. Edward Snowden on Bitcoin Interview 2018 (at 50 minutes, he says that a traceable public ledger is a bigger problem then scalability) (362 points, 88 comments)
    2. Putting this on my invoices seems like a good way for me to promote Monero, give my customers a discount, & help me acquire more Monero. (325 points, 101 comments)
    3. It's fun to be a part of the Monero economy! (179 points, 26 comments)
    4. Honest Government Ad | Anti Encryption Law (178 points, 32 comments)
    5. Jeez, not much real conversation in here. Just junky news links. (129 points, 76 comments)
    6. The New York State Department of Financial Services just approved the trading of privacy-protecting cryptocurrency. | Coin Center (124 points, 11 comments)
    7. A good way to explain the importance of fungibility to the laymen: Bitcoin Roulette (99 points, 45 comments)
    8. Why I love Botnet & Browser Mining. (86 points, 39 comments)
    9. This needs more praise & attention: An Open Source, Client Side JS implementation that makes monero multisig fairly easy. Github link in comments. (82 points, 14 comments)
    10. Could we get even more cryptographers researching for Monero? (77 points, 31 comments)
  8. 1846 points, 14 submissions: SarangNoether
    1. Bulletproofs: let's raise some funds! (295 points, 94 comments)
    2. January monthly report from Sarang Noether (237 points, 39 comments)
    3. Bulletproofs: The Paper Strikes Back (153 points, 32 comments)
    4. July monthly report from Sarang Noether (142 points, 20 comments)
    5. March monthly report from Sarang Noether (129 points, 22 comments)
    6. August monthly report from Sarang Noether (122 points, 33 comments)
    7. February monthly report from Sarang Noether (119 points, 27 comments)
    8. Sarang is up for three more months! (107 points, 30 comments)
    9. October monthly report from Sarang Noether (102 points, 26 comments)
    10. September monthly report from Sarang Noether (99 points, 25 comments)
  9. 1470 points, 4 submissions: TheFuzzStone
    1. "I do not have any Bitcoin" (1182 points, 96 comments)
    2. Fluffypony at Consensus 2018 (134 points, 33 comments)
    3. Time for Monero "killers"! :-) (91 points, 34 comments)
    4. XMR.RU-report (March) (63 points, 14 comments)
  10. 1468 points, 5 submissions: philkode
    1. Overstock.com accepting Monero (and ETH, BCH, LTC, DASH) (499 points, 36 comments)
    2. Happy 4th Birthday Monero! 🎂🎉🎁 (455 points, 62 comments)
    3. Monero has been added to Debian unstable repo as of yesterday. (321 points, 52 comments)
    4. “Unhackable” BitFi wallet just got hacked (xpost /cryptocurrency) (130 points, 41 comments)
    5. X Wallet to App Store (Soon™) (63 points, 67 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. dEBRUYNE_1 (3762 points, 1243 comments)
  2. KnifeOfPi2 (3311 points, 347 comments)
  3. OsrsNeedsF2P (3189 points, 505 comments)
  4. fluffyponyza (3027 points, 272 comments)
  5. gingeropolous (2554 points, 320 comments)
  6. cryptochangements34 (2522 points, 261 comments)
  7. SarangNoether (2269 points, 185 comments)
  8. SamsungGalaxyPlayer (2108 points, 221 comments)
  9. john_alan (1993 points, 218 comments)
  10. smooth_xmr (1944 points, 279 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Did John McAfee just sell all of his Monero?? by KnifeOfPi2 (1277 points, 107 comments)
  2. Paypal shares your personal data with over 600 companies! That's why we need Monero! by 0xf3e (1184 points, 146 comments)
  3. "I do not have any Bitcoin" by TheFuzzStone (1182 points, 96 comments)
  4. Found In Warsaw - Don't Buy Monero: Cryptocurrencies harm the banking system and can weaken the government by SecretApe (1114 points, 110 comments)
  5. Monero transactions are about to get 80% cheaper and faster. by WillMTB (1056 points, 120 comments)
  6. Bye bye ASICs by Swericor (874 points, 380 comments)
  7. Upvote if you would like to see @fluffyponyza as a guest on Joe Rogan Podcast by xmr_karnal (840 points, 44 comments)
  8. All right, my cat had kittens and I just realised one of them has Monero-like logo on its head 😂😂 by JNKO266 (817 points, 79 comments)
  9. Credit, where credit is due! by Experts-say (796 points, 53 comments)
  10. Yesterday I thought it might be fun to create some vintage crypto posters for a handful of coins. This was the first one I came up with. Bonus points if you spot similarities from an old movie by Beemoe4 (722 points, 67 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 495 points: mr670wl's comment in Found In Warsaw - Don't Buy Monero: Cryptocurrencies harm the banking system and can weaken the government
  2. 474 points: kieranc001's comment in Monero Zero looks like a scam, can you please confirm?
  3. 380 points: deleted's comment in Found In Warsaw - Don't Buy Monero: Cryptocurrencies harm the banking system and can weaken the government
  4. 356 points: deleted's comment in Ledger Hardware Wallet - Monero integration : some news #6
  5. 331 points: last_of_the_romans's comment in Monero transactions are about to get 80% cheaper and faster.
  6. 323 points: svenroy777's comment in "I do not have any Bitcoin"
  7. 311 points: deleted's comment in Did John McAfee just sell all of his Monero??
  8. 255 points: KnifeOfPi2's comment in Monero transactions are about to get 80% cheaper and faster.
  9. 237 points: live9free1or1die's comment in Banning privacy coins because of terrorism/drugs/laundering is like banning people from being allowed to have sex in privacy because pedophiles also like privacy.
  10. 203 points: fluffyponyza's comment in Botnets are Ruining the Integrity of the Monero Network
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