I still haven't heard ~convincing~ explanations for the following weird shit that was widely circulating during 2020:

- videos of people walking along and suddenly collapsing, supposedly from the virus (mostly from China but some from Italy too)

- the many, many well-produced, highly choreographed healthcare worker dance videos (wtf?)

- videos of guys in hazmat suits fogging and spraying disinfectants both indoors and outdoors... sometimes even fogging offices with people still at their desks

I used to think @nntaleb was difficult to understand because he was describing subtle and difficult concepts. But from his tweets ranting against BTC it’s clear now he is and always has been a sophist—a con man using fancy math and aphorisms instead of smoke and mirrors. On the one hand I’m totally disappointed, on the other I’m actually relieved.

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Amazing that @Nouriel and @nntaleb would beclown themselves and speak at a *fake Bitcoin* conference alongside laughable impostor CSW.

They hate real Bitcoin, but are happy to shill a collapsing fork controlled by tycoons.

This is the equivalent of supporting pseudo-science.

Listening to Quoth The Raven #253 wherein Chris Irons and Peter Schiff trash Bitcoin using Michael Saylor as a proxy.

The fawning over MJS was getting incessant. He is not a visionary. He's a egomaniac who wants to take credit for being a visionary. See: "The Mobile Wave".

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Yeah, I figured Michael Saylor hadn't really changed his spots.

"Buy when there's FUD in the streets, even if the FUD your own."

I'm grateful that eco socialists will be late to Bitcoin

It's inconsistent for @Tesla to HODL bitcoin and then claim that somehow the energy used to secure it is OK, but the energy used for transacting with it is not.

They're one and the same.

Bought the dip at $49,9919. Thanks Elon, you freak.

What is the angle? Musk drove the price down on purpose so someone can accumulate a bunch of cheap corn, right? What a shady fucking con man.

Nuclear reactors + bitcoin mining. This seems like a winning combo.

This is also one of the reasons for the altcoin seasons.

Successful people use their normal heuristics to analyze bitcoin. Many tend to think of Bitcoin in terms of the stocks or in terms of tech, to they jump to the conclusion there's a bitcoin 2.0 to invest in just around the corner... or they missed the boat on Bitcoin so but can get in on some shitcoin instead "on the ground floor".

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General pattern I notice... The more someone has been successful in (or benefited from) the existing system, the longer it takes them to "get" bitcoin. If they ever do.

This dynamic works in bitcoin's favor, keeping it under a lot of peoples' radar and allowing it to flourish.

People at the bottom of the heap "get" bitcoin much faster.

I am happy to reveal that a non-profit legal entity for Mastodon, Mastodon gGmbH, is in the process of being entered into the German company register.

For context, I have been operating as a sole proprietor so far.

It's been in the works for 8 months but I didn't want to announce anything until everything was finalized just in case it didn't work out. Yesterday, I paid in the starting capital.

It wouldn't be possible without the help and advice of @mellifluousbox. More to follow in blog form.

Is it really a smart and strategic thing for the people of NY and the United States to have all the bitcoin mining infrastructure locate elsewhere in the world, just so they can make some arbitrary C02 emissions goal?

Maybe we could think about cutting emissions elsewhere?

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