My biggest disappointment with the bear market is NOT that I will have to wait to for the bull market to return to get back what I have invested, but that I can't afford the hardware I want to get so that I can play with LN, BTCPay and all that other stuff. I can't really do it on my work computer and I have no other options. I have obsessed for months about setting up a banking machine, but it looks like I will have to wait until spring now...

Hi @KingWm, why not get a refurbished PC? You can get a Dell i5 setup for around $200, e.g. this one (500 GB HDD, 8 GB RAM):
newegg.com/Product/Product.asp
. That is plenty enough for working through "Mastering Bitcoin" and "Programming Bitcoin" (when available).

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@flexbit Thanks for the suggestion. I will have to look into it.

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