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  1. Huh... I went searching for the thread, but couldn't find it using the default search... however, if you type in the word "genies" (huh!), it does come up, but no video.
  2. That sounds like an engineering person has just discovered that there are not only a couple of big gatekeepers making money on fees, but also people making money on float. Don't take that the wrong way - it's an important insight to have - and it's not the first time anyone (even on this forum) has made that realization (I remember an old metaphor running around, maybe even by you?, about "the market for float") - and just because there are incumbents and it's not a "greenfield" - it's not insurmountable - as an obstacle - indeed, it's one of those "this giant inefficiency = huge opportunity" types of things... Always good to see people re-realizing stuff like that; that's the key to iterating solutions.
  3. You sound like a lovely, well-balanced, reasonable person.
  4. Wonder how many hands he's won off of "looking dopey"... (To be sitting at that table, I'd say the answer is "quite a few.")
  5. Here's the article he wrote: https://democracyjournal.org/magazine/52/economic-dignity/ I haven't processed it (stopped when he invoked Kant, as I knew then I'd have to read it all.) I do wonder whether he wrote the subheading, that "allowing people to lead dignified lives." Seems a little bit undignified... but I'll reserve judgment until after I've read the whole thing.
  6. Hah! I thought "Texas sailing yacht" was like code for "RV" or "1970's convertible Caddy with bullhorns on the hood and a horn that plays the first bars of Deep In The Heart". My hesitations about swimming down there, aside, I remember seeing this really cool (but stupid - but cool - but stupid) thing where guys would follow tankers or something out past a shoal, and the subsurface ocean terrain was such that, somehow, a sort of "standing wave" would be created in the tanker's wake, and they could surf it for like a mile.
  7. Mmmmhmmm... I've read her actual comments, and, personally, I think she ought to be treating anything which derives its value from a promise of being able to be redeemed for something that it, itself, isn't... as a security. That's, I think, why the CFTC has taken point on the pure assets which have no counterparties; a la Japan and "crypto-assets".
  8. Yup. Be careful; that "one with the community" thing has downsides. No worries.
  9. I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did. I certainly hope they don't hand over a database of logins/emails/pm's to anyone... that'd be bad. The public content is on archive.
  10. Yup. I'm me, to some extent, by the stories that I can tell (and the way I tell them)... Now, if you want apodeictic certainty, you're not gonna get it. You can get close. But it's like the old lawschool joke about the guy who refuses on the stand to answer the first question, "What is your name?" --- "Well, your honor, my understanding is that hearsay is not an admissible form of evidence." Lawyer who asks gets thrown for a loop and looks to the Judge, who is ******: "What the hell do you mean, son; what do you mean it's hearsay?" "Well, I mean, my Mom told me she named me X and I admit she has called me by that name, for my whole life - but, you know, my Dad says you can't believe a thing she says..." [ETA: I'd insert a "too long" story here, about how when those "public record challenge questions" were introduced online, I'd apparently gotten a DMV employee who didn't give a **** - imagine that! - and coded my BLue car as BLack (BL vs BK - probably a dropdown) and what a nightmare that was... Got through most of them, once I finally figured out what had happened and began LYING ABOUT THE COLOR OF MY CAR, to pass the challenge Q's.]
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