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let us celebrate the great migration with the song of our people

RT @drbitcoinmd
Studying bitcoin, and bitcoiners, pushed me to reassess my positions on a wide variety of topics. I poked holes in fragile arguments, tore them down, and built them back up again with a strong foundation.

I am a much more confident, assured human being because of it.

Thank you.

The venn diagram of pro-lockdown, pro-mask mandate, pronouns in bio, and BLM people is just one big circle.

It's a cult.

1 day on twitter and I feel my blood pressure rising. Why do I even bother?

When I go to a restaurant, I always offer the waiter a choice.

Tip in $ cash or bitcoin

I offer double if they choose bitcoin

Have onboarded dozens of people this way, leaving them some extra resources.

*In reality, I still give the same amount in cash. I'm not a monster.

I highly recommend trying this. You would be surprised by how many positive responses you receive. Lots of people who were on the edge (i.e "I've heard about it/always wanted to learn more") and this is the push they need.

RT @ElijahSchaffer
A 78 yr old man campaigned from his basement

Picks one of the most unpopular VP’s

Receives the most votes of any candidate in history at 4am

Confirmed in the middle of the night

An empty inauguration

20,000 troops to protect him

& nobody can question any part of it


If we create several Mastodon instances that gain popularity, do we just completely take over the platform? Asking for a friend.

Once you begin to understand money, you can't help but see the world through orange-tinted glasses.

After reflecting at 80C; my near future plan is to keep running this indeterminately

Socialmedia is at dire times, I don't want to dump this cosy spot until we've better solutions

I strongly encourage ppl who can, run their own instances & just connect to us


I will keep signups closed, maybe invite only later

Moderation rules will remain the same w/ the exception of being less understanding w/ ppl being dicks, that includes bitching about BH on Twitter

@nvk @alanturing @jb55 Don't let perfect be the enemy of good. I really don't think there is enough traction right now to transition to a pile of independent servers - lots of less technical people on this instance, and it's a big overhead to set one up relative to the alternatives. More likely that Bitcoin mastodon will just die.

@nvk How much does the VM cost to run per month? Be good for someone else to just take it over, given that so many have joined it.


I urge you to reconsider this or at least give it some time and work with us to come up with some type of plan to work around this. Not sure how feasible it is to pass control to someone else or if we can help in any way.

I believe that the community is benefiting greatly from having this as a resource and it would be incredibly disappointing to waste this opportunity.

If you have any ideas, I'm all ears.

Was planning on buying a house in 2021 according to a five year plan I had in 2016.

I can definitely afford it, but it only makes sense to do so if I can accomplish it without selling any bitcoin (shouldn't be a problem).

However, I don't even want to part with a $ down payment because of the bitcoin opportunity cost.

Add to that my forecast of real estate losing its savings premium over the next decade...

A good lesson to learn:
Time preference is never zero!

Our time is finite.

Pretty basic PSA here


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