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  1. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/us/donors-choose-donation-ripple.html There may already have been several mentions of this story in Press, but here's a new article detailing the story behind the $29 million donation. And it's in the New York Times no less! My way of dealing with this bear market is to remind myself that even if, by remote chance, the worst of the doom and gloom predictions come to pass, I'll still be absolutely proud to have supported this company.
  2. Now, now...from an evolutionary perspective there are no disorders. Just chance differences which can be beneficial or maladaptive depending on the context. As long as you've found a niche where you can make good use of your traits, we as a society are glad to have you on board
  3. It may be your 100th blog, but it reads as if you've put in those 10,000 hours said to be needed for mastery in a craft. Congratulations on reaching such a big milestone, and thank you once again for putting these out there
  4. "SWIFT relies on outdated technologies that cause values to transfer slower than the Encyclopedia Britannica across the web using a 14.4k modem." Sighhh...I remember mentoring a high school student a few years ago who didn't know what dial-up internet was. I think I blew his mind again a few months later when I explained what the little floppy disk "Save" icon was supposed to represent.
  5. Heh, for a second there I thought you said blue triskelion The chlorophyll will mask any blue, but if you put the root of the clover in water with blue food coloring the flower will be blue
  6. Hey everyone, In honor of St. Patrick's day, I wanted to share a little side project I've been pondering for a while: Zerpify your own clover! By using a conversion such as (A = 00, T = 01, C = 10, G = 11) you can convert your secret key from an alphanumeric string to binary to DNA. You can then take this DNA sequence to the nearest university and with a sufficient degree of bribery (or asking nicely) convince someone to clone it into an Agrobacterium vector and incubate a clover flower or cutting in the bacterial solution. The result? Integration of your secret key somewhere in
  7. Of course we didn't move the T1000 back in time, don't be ridiculous. We simply found the nearest supermassive black hole collision and pulled it from the next parallel universe over. Of course, this also means it would be useless to ask this T1000 about the future, since it won't even know your past in this universe. ...oh, and nevermind what we were doing violating the non-abduction treaty between Universe 1 and Universe A
  8. Lambo? Some of us are time-traveling archaeologists from the future. By the time I have in mind, 500 XRP will fetch you a nice little moon in the Beta Quadrant.
  9. Thanks for putting this all into context. I knew there were greater things yet to come (pardon the Chris Tomlin pun), but I honestly had no idea of the sheer magnitude of these money markets. Honestly "tip of the iceberg" doesn't even seem like an appropriate analogy...it was more like seeing one of those diagrams showing how tiny the Earth is compared to the sun. "Too low they build, who build beneath the stars." -Edward Young
  10. Link between Ripple and non-bovine milk industry confirmed. Also evolutionary fun fact of the day: mammary glands are actually modified sweat glands. For those of you who were just about to eat breakfast, you're welcome.
  11. I used them up until about a month ago. Was able to withdraw XMR once back in October, but they haven't let me withdraw anything since then so I finally decided to stop donating hashrate. What's your story?
  12. It's possible to create custom tokens using interfaces such as The World Exchange (https://www.theworldexchange.net/). You click the drop-down menu that says "Buy" and choose the "Issue" option. Assign a 3-character name and arbitrary price (this will not deduct any XRP from your wallet). The tokens do not show up in your own wallet, but will appear once sent to another wallet. Bear in mind this will lock up 5 XRP, in addition to the 20 XRP reserved all wallets have. Currently, the feature has limited utility because Codius is still under development (so you cannot program the tokens to d
  13. "Even if you’re not into tipping, just be aware that a ‘thank you’ can mean the world to individuals on social media that are expending their own energy to help defend Ripple or XRP" Thank you for expending your own energy and time to defend Ripple and XRP. It most certainly does not go unnoticed
  14. You know, I'd actually been dreading the possibility of such an announcement and what it might do to our prospects for adoption. But you're right, as long as the technology is as good as we think it is and other institutions are confirming the results, a single partner dropping out wouldn't scare off the major players in the long term. These types of level-headed perspectives are what I really love about this community, thanks for helping dispel another one of those nagging points at the back of my mind.
  15. I've always found a bit of a silver lining in the fact that there's such virulent anti-Ripple hatred from so many angles. If there were any confirmed flaws with the system or the business (as opposed to possibilities of "banks might not use XRP" or "regulations might harm us") you can be sure they would spread that news in force. As a couple of relatively recent examples, IOTA was slammed when it became apparent that their "tangle" technology was unstable, and TRON went down after it became clear there was no Microsoft partnership. So yes, thank you FUDsters for making my contrarian due
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