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bender
Reply to #d6xxntq
The kick is, if you want to borrow money, all interests are super high (10%+). You can't "borrow to invest " in a savings account.
4 days ago
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bender
Reply to #d6xxntq
@prologic Goldman Sachs, through Apple, is giving 4.4% on $100K (minimum). Four months rolling CDs in our bank are giving up to 5.10% on $50K, and up. Government treasure bills are around that, some a little less, some a little more.
4 days ago
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bender
Reply to #d6xxntq
@prologic now you are trolling. LOL. Highest savings (or CDs) around here renders around 5%. No one is going to lend you money at that interest rate, or less, like, ever.
5 days ago
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bender
Reply to #reqcmca
@prologic can you be more specific? Arguably, borrowing to buy real estate might be worth it. Buying a successful, established, business might be worth it. Both are incoming producing assets.
5 days ago
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bender
Reply to #cruqava
@prologic ouch! We all know the pain in the shin is at the level of hitting your coccyx, or balls. It hurts like hell!
5 days ago
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bender
Reply to #d6xxntq
@prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.
5 days ago
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bender
Reply to #hn4hnma
@sorenpeter the link on the first twt (http://darch.dk/timeline/post/ba3xbfa) is terribly broken. Can't see it when clicked from within your "Timeline". It shows fine on Yarn.
6 days ago
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bender
Reply to #ba3xbfa
@sorenpeter ah, thanks! Yarn's cache strikes again! Haha!
6 days ago
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bender
Reply to #yfwrbxq
@prologic how about "borrow[ing] to invest and [trying to] increase their portfolio and wealth?" That's over leveraging!
6 days ago
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bender
Reply to #rtt6tqq
So, all worked out fine at the end, I gather? 🥳
6 days ago
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bender
Reply to #ba3xbfa
@sorenpeter something is amiss. We can't see the feedback you are referring about (nor you are telling what it was). That is, unless you are talking about a feedback received elsewhere, and simply referring to it here (but, again, not mentioning what it was).
6 days ago
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bender
Reply to #d6xxntq
@prologic because it is gambling. Not everyone is into it.
6 days ago
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bender
Reply to #jfzitsa
@mckinley I have it simpler than you, and @lyse. I use Apple Music. :-)
1 week ago
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bender
Reply to #rtt6tqq
@prologic oh dear! 😬😩
2 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #h7kagma
@mckinley I haven't touched PHP for years. I am not about to dirty my hands now. It looks... decent. ;-)
2 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #pssl4pa
He will not see this, so it seems. That twt was pretty much a telegram, without sender address. LOL.
2 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #pssl4pa
Break a leg! Below a proof that no start goes always smooth:

> <poem@neotxt.dk>: host route1.mx.cloudflare.net[162.159.205.11] said: 550 5.1.1
> Address does not exist. 4mZ3ZDn1GNg0 (in reply to RCPT TO command)
2 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #dyqjn5a
@mckinley which one would you call a legacy operating system? If referring to a previous Microsoft Windows OS, it will not be legacy for long. Granted, it might during our lifetime, but I tend to look (and often worry) a bit further.
2 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #i4fxela
@prologic yup, that is, sadly, what's happening. It is making the "discover" worthless for my (and @mckinley) use case.
2 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #hnjfvrq
@shreyan companies are people too. We should remember that.
3 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #hnjfvrq
It is an IPO. :-D I find more value in Reddit than Facebook. Granted, Meta is more than Facebook now a days. I am not buying any, but I wish them (Reddit Inc.), and their investors, well.
3 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #lmyoo3q
@prologic I don't know what the fix will be. Ideally, since it doesn't work for bidirectional communication, get rid of the Fediverse integration? Would that stop those posts from showing up?
3 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #lmyoo3q
@mckinley you can't even block/mute them. For those, like me, that use the "Discover" to see what's up, that is a little bit problematic. I live with it, though. :-)
3 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #cvlovya
@prologic meh, in my opinion you don't buy into a Lexus because of it's superb craftsmanship, engine, and technologies, as engines have been pretty rock solid in other car manufacturers (Kias, Hundais, etc.) for decades now. There is no reason to pick a Lexus specifically over a Kia, both running with engines that burn fossil fuel, as a way of transportation.

LOL. :-D
3 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #k2lmo2a
@xuu how well does that works over the Internet, speed wise?
3 weeks ago
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bender
Reply to #xcuabvq
@thecanine on 6, I believe it is just an internal toggle. You have the new Teams like it or not, just using the previous "skin".
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #ovkzvfa
@mckinley, dear lord! With those odds I would never do it. Playing the lottery indeed.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #7tvi5wq
@mckinley I prefer not forcing people to go elsewhere to read things that relate here, within a context that exist here (a "yarn"). I have the feeling less than half will go read what you wrote on your notes---that includes me. I might be wrong.

I truly shouldn't complain. I don't participate often enough to ask for anything. :-D Instead, I will adapt.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #qantj4a
Maybe increase the amount of text we can type on twtxts? I am running out of space! :-)
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #qantj4a
Also, social media. Yes, that's right! Social media creates echo chambers, where people are only exposed to information that confirms (and reinforces!) their existing beliefs. This leads to increased polarisation and hostility towards people who have different viewpoints. Social media algorithms can also prioritise inflammatory content (you know it!), making it seem more prevalent than it is.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #qantj4a
@prologic, in the US it's various factors. This is my believe, based on my own observations, and it might not be accurate.

- I think hate has been latent, but set free by the past (and current running for) president, and exacerbated by the people that have taken over the Republican party. Trump, a "populist" leader, has used (and continues to use) nationalist rhetoric and scapegoating tactics (and lies!) to gain support. This has lead to an increase in intolerance, and a decline in civility. It truly is nuts!
- Trump and his allies has made their followers distrust traditional institutions like media and government, and driven them to fringe sources for information, which are rife with misinformation and hate speech.
- Prices going up, because of current world economy, and reasons outside the power of single entities (governments can't fix everything). In other words, economic insecurity has made people susceptible to scapegoating and blaming others for their problems, fuelling prejudice and hate.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #xbqymeq
@prologic because for the other side it doesn't need to make sense. There is lot of hate going around, and an utter lack of education.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #ovkzvfa
@stigatle it appears to me you will need to run it for 5 years (or more, I am just talking non-sense here, LOL) just to recover the cost of the device itself. Then you will have to spend a little on electricity too---I know it is a low consumption device, but still....

I sure hope you are not planning a retirement out of it. :-D
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #ymrnh2q
@prologic now, in a more serious tone, it is a US slang for "aware of, and actively attentive to, important societal facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)". I will use this opportunity to note: I am woke.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #ymrnh2q
@prologic it is just the past of wake. Duh. :-D
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #nygq3nq
It is just an acronym that means little. You know, like most German Chocolate cakes: not German, not real chocolate. LOL.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #iee7bsq
@movq completely agree. Also, love the ability Thunderbird used to have (don't know if still does, don't use it) to allow searching for message-id, which we could use to edit emails to fix threats. I used to do it in Mutt too.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #e5dahfq
While talking about features, I am sure "Search" remains an unused feature mostly because of its lacklustre.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #jq2xtea
It would be nice to be able to mute/block entire domains, at the user level. Say, I don't want to see any "cyberlandia.pt" related twtxts while peeking at "Discover" or anywhere else, then I simply add that domain to my "Block list".
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #glemlpa
@sorenpeter still, I fail to understand why a "privacy" app is asking for a phone number in the first place.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #jq2xtea
@xuu I would say yes. Maybe caching related?
1 month ago
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bender
I keep muting accounts here (twtxt.net), and they keep popping back on after some time. It is nuts. :-(
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #aajeezq
@mckinley a few points:

Technical:

1. Single point of failure: Relays, though decentralised, could be targeted for censorship or sabotage.
2. Message integrity: Messages are not inherently linked, raising concerns about spoofing and manipulation.
3. Data storage: Clients may need to download large amounts of data, especially historical messages, impacting performance.
4. Limited functionality: Currently focuses on text-based communication, lacking media sharing or advanced features.

Usability:

1. Steep learning curve: It is still young and requires technical knowledge for setup and use.
2. Limited user base: Finding an active community and familiar faces can be challenging.
3. Unintuitive interfaces: Client applications may not be as user-friendly as established platforms.

Also, full of crypto bros, crypto bros wanna be, and, well, worthless crypto (mixed with some porn, nazi crap, etc.). But go ahead, go through the same phases I went (I even ran my own relay), and see it for yourself. :-)
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #s5wm2jq
@prologic let me know if Florida is a stopping point, I have some beer bills waiting to be spent! 😊
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #g7eelyq
@mckinley absolute rubbish.
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #4xdp7oa
@eapl.me Discord… 🤮
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #wij4nza
@xuu booo boooo booooo! 😂
1 month ago
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bender
Reply to #ihvwsua
@lyse same here. I will save RAM, storage, and CPU cycles for other things. :-D
2 months ago
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bender
Reply to #ankvkia
I have bought many first versions. I am forever thankful to those who do, because they pave the path for the rest of us. First version isn't a problem for me, it is the price entry point. Let me put it this way, if I want to keep my marriage healthy, I better don't buy it. I won't. LOL.
2 months ago
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bender
Reply to #me3ac2a
Kudos to LittleSnitch. I don’t have a Mac right now, but I still keep my license up to date with them. Worth every penny.
2 months ago
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