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1  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: September 30, 2023, 10:38:18 PM
Too much, buddy  Angry


EDIT: I'd recommend to change Buddy's policy to post a price update only if it moved by a certain amount of dollars.

Post a buddychart only if price moves more than 1% either direction since last post. Else wait another 60 minutes and check again.

[code snipped]

This would also make @philipma1957 happy.

buddy brainwashing
buddy getting handicap
buddy going woke?

this cannot be so
and that carbon based life form
phil sure is pushy


#haiku


buddy bot 🤖 be tough
but philly is hanging tough
I will beat buddy

back again forever
and ever and ever or
am i just dreaming 😴

of making buddy
back  the fuck off my ass please 🙏
buddy do not make

me take out the big
weapons of mass destruction
you will rue being

an a.i. bot so
buddy begone leave w.o.
in peace ☮️ and hodling


above is my longest haiku done in james joyce stream of consciousness.

not sure i got the 5-7-5 pattern correct.

if you do it like james joyce you donít check it.
2  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: September 30, 2023, 10:29:11 PM
Too much, buddy  Angry


EDIT: I'd recommend to change Buddy's policy to post a price update only if it moved by a certain amount of dollars.

Post a buddychart only if price moves more than 1% either direction since last post. Else wait another 60 minutes and check again.


Code:

import ccxt
import time

# Initialize the exchange
exchange = ccxt.binance()  # You can replace 'binance' with your preferred exchange

# Function to get current Bitcoin price
def get_bitcoin_price():
    ticker = exchange.fetch_ticker('BTC/USDT')
    return ticker['last']

# Function to make a post
def make_post(price_change):
    # Replace this with your actual post logic
    print(f"Bitcoin price changed by {price_change}%")

# Main loop
while True:
    try:
        # Get the current price
        current_price = get_bitcoin_price()

        # Check if there was a 1% change from the last post
        if 'last_price' in locals() and abs(current_price - last_price) / last_price > 0.01:
            make_post(abs(current_price - last_price) / last_price * 100)

        # Update last_price
        last_price = current_price

    except Exception as e:
        print(f"An error occurred: {e}")

    # Wait for 60 minutes
    time.sleep(60 * 60)



This would also make @philipma1957 happy.

damn right it would I could extend my lead over that piece of shit bot mother fucker.

3  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Re: 2023 Diff thread now opened. on: September 30, 2023, 10:14:57 PM
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https://newhedge.io/terminal/bitcoin/difficulty-estimator

Latest Block:   810066  (15 minutes ago)

Current Pace:   99.2678%  (1651 / 1663.18 expected, 12.18 behind)

Previous Difficulty:   54150142369480                              
Current Difficulty:   57119871304635.31                            
Next Difficulty:   between 56728135639289 and 56740891410495
Next Difficulty Change:   between -0.6858% and -0.6635%
Previous Retarget:   September 19, 2023 at 4:59 AM  (+5.4842%)
Next Retarget (earliest):   Tuesday at 7:23 AM  (in 2d 13h 12m 2s)
Next Retarget (latest):   Tuesday at 7:27 AM  (in 2d 13h 16m 55s)
Projected Epoch Length:   between 14d 2h 23m 49s and 14d 2h 28m 41s

Stompix

lost his lead

with  warfare  closing past him into the lead.

4  Other / Meta / Re: How to check post bursting through ninjastic space on: September 30, 2023, 06:45:10 PM
I'm waiting for the reply of icopress. I'm curious as to how he uses ninjastic space to check for burst posting. Maybe it could help other managers as well if they haven't already talked about it or something. The posts that some of the members made are obviously helpful for determining what is burst posting etc but it can be different for icopress.

Now I just did 5 posts in 14 minutes. They all add to the threads I posted on.

5 posts 14 minutes sound wrong maybe burst posting.

But I will do a dozen more today which is 17 posts. I need 6 to get full pay. so I am 11 over and not concerned about bursting posts.
5  Economy / Gambling / Re: Why is horse racing so unpopular here and a bit of extra feedback on: September 30, 2023, 06:42:16 PM
It requires skill, which automatically rules out 99.9% of this forum. No offence.

Though your right by what you said when it comes to it physical gambling, those that will bet on horse riding have to be experienced in it, however when we consider the online gambling on horse riding as well which requires no experience, we don't also have much fans into this because it's not one of the present century games gamblers had love to play, most of the horse riding bets played now are virtual bets and not live match from the casinos and gaming stations, we can notice that there are many factors that affects this category of gambling to be less accepted by most gamblers.

you do not need to be able to ride a horse to bet on it.

I think horse racing is slowing up due to the resources needed to raise horses. Land Land and more land is needed. Belmont Race track in New York has at least a hundred acres of land.
Aqueduct IN New York has 100 acres of land
Saratoga has 200 acres of land

they rotate and used to shut down. Now they have casino's so the land is not wasted.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Do you think Satoshi got rid of his private keys? on: September 30, 2023, 06:37:28 PM
As for his private keys being lost, the chances of that being true is also very slim unless perhaps, he intentionally decided to donate those Bitcoin to the community.

He already did. He's not dumping his coins onto the Coinbases and Binances of the world for whales to collect, which would've almost certainly doom the project had he collected his due in its early days, and even today it is enough to put us in an "ice age" bear market for several years, if not decades (and make Bitcoin like other altcoin projects in the process).

Or they all get dumped after the 2032 Ĺ ing crashing and burning btc bigly. This could happen if this is a black ops and not a mad genius creation.
7  Other / Meta / Re: How to check post bursting through ninjastic space on: September 30, 2023, 06:35:06 PM

I can do three to five good posts in an hour twice a day but and this is a big but you need to find posts to reply to with a good viable reply. Sometimes you canít find a topic on the front page of a section say meta economics and bitcoin technical help.

You're right three to five good posts aren't difficult especially for someone like you who makes a lot of posts on daily basis. It sometimes depends on the replies that we make because in some topics we get involved so deeply that making out 3-5 posts in a single thread isn't hard for us while other times we may make a single reply in a thread and no more than that.

I mostly post in Meta, Bitcoin discussion, and Gambling boards but sometimes I try to post in other boards as well. I believe that it depends on our moods and our understanding about a topic. If we are well aware of a topic then the replies come naturally and we don't really need to put much effort while sometimes we'll have to give time to research in order to make a proper reply.

I believe that even top posters won't be able to make 10 constructive posts in an hour because we as humans need to have some rest after making some posts. I usually make 1-2 posts or sometimes more at a time and then I take rest and do other activities of my life before making any further posts.

Ten good posts in an hour would be very hard to do even for me.

Now I could write 25 good posts onto notes in a day and drop them all in an hour and it would really look like burst posting since no one would see that I spent 2 hours writing the posts.

I post in James Joyce style often so it does allow for water posting.

 
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Hate speech and it impacts on bitcoin on: September 30, 2023, 06:29:52 PM
Generally, however, hate speech is any form of expression that discriminates against minorities by abusive or threatening speech. Although some countries define hate speech as speech or act that promotes violence.

However everyone has the right to freedom of expression and opinion, although freedom of speech is limited for the promotion of peace because it causes harm and disunity. Hate speech can cause physical harm to its victims when violence is involved and can also cause disunity.

The (CERD) committee on the elimination of racial discrimination was the first to address hate speech and the need to build regulation, prohibiting and provocative types of language. This committee intervene and yet hate speech still continue in our society today.

Those who support (pro) bitcoin and those who are against bitcoin always have a clash in speech. Those who hate bitcoin see bitcoin as a scam and other crime scheme. So with their view on it they see bitcoin users as scapegoat, criminals and money laundering and some special advisers in the government see bitcoin from this perspective so they advised the government to ban bitcoin in their country. And this cause a social trauma between these two groups.
Upon all these bitcoin is still gaining ground in the ecosystem. Therefore, hate speech cannot do anything to bitcoin again.
Although we are free to say what we want but we should avoid expressing an idea that threatens or insults association (hate speech)

 Even within the BTC community there are exclusionist that speak hatred against other POW coins. Time and time again when I listen to bitcoin maximumists it sounds and reads and feels like haters and bigots. Does it mean all BTC or no coin people are right or wrong no. But they do come across as haters of POW coins and you do not have to read too deeply into satoshi to see that he was a true POW man more than BTC or nothing person.
9  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: September 30, 2023, 02:01:30 PM
A lonely buddy
On a deserted footpath
Walking a straight line





#haiku

but buddy be good
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Do you think Satoshi got rid of his private keys? on: September 30, 2023, 12:46:40 PM
This is one thing I have said in comments in other threads but I think it deserves a thread in itself to comment on, even if we can only speculate. I have searched and I see that it is usually claimed him to have lost them as most likely. In a quora thread the voted as best answer is:

Quote
Statistically speaking, Satoshi Nakamoto is (in order of likelihood) either dead, in prison, incognito or not able to find the keys to his wallet.

My personal opinion is that he is incognito; I see him clearly as someone who lives alone with a dog, doesn't like doing housework, grows zucchinis in the summer, hates shoveling snow, has arthritis in his knees, doesn't own a smartphone, his neighbors think him odd, he loves buying discount books at the flea market on Sundays, he's active on the internet under a plethora of pseudonyms and will likely release some of his coins when bitcoin reaches $1,000,000.

There are three possibilities:

1. He still has the private keys.
2. He does not have them or cannot access them (this includes his death without leaving them in inheritance).
3. He got rid of them on purpose, as a donation to the rest of Bitcoin holders. Recall his "lost Bitcoin is a donation."

Obviously I am referring to the million Bitcoins or so attributed to him for having mined them at the beginning. If Satoshi is still alive (or if they are still alive) I am sure he has a good amount of Bitcoin but that nobody links with Satoshi's name.

I think the most likely is option 3. Just as he started up Bitcoin for humanity and stepped away from the project I think at some point he purposely disposed of the keys to those Bitcoins, either for privacy, as a donation, or both. I find it hard to believe that someone as careful as he was would lose the keys and not have multiple backups.





Personally he never existed and is a pseudo name for the inventors of the Blockchain.

The blockchain was created as a response to the 2008 stock market/real estate crash.

Down the road all those early coins will be released.
11  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: September 30, 2023, 04:47:02 AM
thank you. I have taken a few iq tests and got really good numbers.

Years ago I thought that meant I was really smart. I now know  us humans are not that clever or smart including myself.

Now if the rest of the world would just admit they are not smart enough to know as well then we could get down to solving extinction type problems rather than killing each other over stupid shit that we will probably never have the capacity to prove.

Thank you very much. I already have the solutions for too many people.

Oral sex and clean water. 😀
12  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: September 30, 2023, 04:31:02 AM
Bro I am not wishy washy. The reality is I am smart enough to know I am too stupid to understand my existence.
So I do not give a fuck about believing

in nothing
or god
or reincarnation.

But I let all I meet pick one of the above or pick what I have picked which is I donít know and I donít care as  it is above my pay grade.

 take the case  maybe I have never been alive thus I canít die.
or maybe I donít exist so I already am nothing and nothing is not what I imaged it to be.
or god  just in case he  or she exists i tell him/her to fuck off as he /she killed off my kids.

quite frankly the idea that I am already in a state of perfect nothingness is appealing as it would mean my older thoughts on nothing at all were wrong.

So I go free form and donít box myself into any common beliefs.


Being smart enough to know your not smart enough if pretty damn smart.

thank you. I have taken a few iq tests and got really good numbers.

Years ago I thought that meant I was really smart. I now know  us humans are not that clever or smart including myself.
13  Economy / Economics / Re: Recession? How to face It? on: September 30, 2023, 04:26:22 AM
Recession donít mean anything to you if you have enough passive income from your investments. Having some hard physical cash is important too. If your only cash flow is your pay-job, then you can worry a little bit because if you get fired, you will lose your cash flow but youíll still have to pay the bills (rent, electricity, water, internet etcÖ) So you either have to have a side income which is mostly recession-proof or you need to have some cash so you can pay your bills in case of emergency. If you donít have any if these back up plans then the recession will ruin your life. Alternatively, you can cut down your expenses too. Just unsubscribe from the services you donít use much.

Yeah income stream is very important. I have some gov. pensions . Some mining income. And lastly a signature campaign here.  I normally donít do a signature but times are a bit hard so I needed more income.
14  Economy / Gambling / Re: Why is horse racing so unpopular here and a bit of extra feedback on: September 30, 2023, 03:30:31 AM
There are far more sports betting that is more interesting than horse racing.  We have boxing, MMA, football, and many others that capture the peoples' interest.  I myself don't find horse racing interesting because there is no plot or drama behind this sport unlike in boxing and other sports that tends to create controversies and dramas that take the interest of many people.

Dude I stopped playing them years ago because I was gambling compulsively. But if you pick a horse and it comes from dead last on the far far far outside to win by an inch you will have a very nice rush.

More so than most sports as most hits in the last minute are more common than winning the race I just  described
15  Other / Meta / Re: How to check post bursting through ninjastic space on: September 30, 2023, 03:23:22 AM
I think it is not possible for someone to make 30 or 50 posts in an hour. A better example of post bursting should be around 10-15 posts per hour which is also going to be a hard thing for many users. I believe that Icopress warns those users who just want to complete their 25 posts limit as soon as possible and some users may post more than 10 to 15 posts per hour in order to complete their weekly minimum posts for a campaign.
It is possible for a person to make 100 posts per hour (if there are no limits, never tried, so don't know if there is any limit in per hour) by making a single line or one word or spamming posts, but you said it is hard to make 10 posts in 1 hour, and you are 100% right, because I made around 10 posts daily, from some time, and I know how hard it is to make 10 posts in only one hour, but if you are active in the local board then you might make it happen but there you can not post consecutively, thus it becomes hard. But if one makes up his mind to make 10 posts in 1 hour then he can easily make it.

And you are right about completing the limit, if one is found doing that, then he or she will be given a comment on the spreadsheet and that will be a warning as well. If that person does not stop doing that then will be removed quickly for not following the rules.

First of all the participants who gets accepted in a campaign never make one line, one word, or spamming posts, because if they do something like that then they won't be accepted in signature campaigns anymore. If I'm not wrong then most of the signature campaigns require constructive posts and a single line or single word post isn't constructive at all.

I'm actually a high poster type of a person and I can say that it's really hard or impossible to make 10 constructive posts within an hour. I make around 5-15 posts a day, sometimes more sometimes less, and I can surely say that making that many posts require a lot of time on forum.

I love to give proper time to forum and also proper time to make those posts. Even in local boards it would be difficult to make 10 constructive posts within an hour. If the posts have anything valuable then such type of posts require some time to make. Even if someone makes his/her mind to make 10 posts per hour then still I believe that will be  really hard or somewhat impossible thing to achieve.

I can do three to five good posts in an hour twice a day but and this is a big but you need to find posts to reply to with a good viable reply. Sometimes you canít find a topic on the front page of a section say meta economics and bitcoin technical help.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I smell fear... on: September 30, 2023, 03:17:57 AM
I agree that Bitcoin would grow more precious when CBDCs become the main form of currency. The level of privacy and freedom that is afforded to us by cold cash would be gone when a digital fiat replaces it. The government's ability to monitor and control and seize hard cash is limited. The people are left with enough elbow room. They can more or less freely use it even in most illegal transactions. With a CBDC, the government could easily freeze funds, reject transactions, seize wallet balances, and so on.

Exactly.  So if you are fleeing a country you will not be able to take your cash/cbdc with you

and BTC will let you take the coins out.
17  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: September 30, 2023, 03:14:17 AM

Ö
Now we have a failed beggar nocoiner basement-living incel who found godÖ Cheesy

Ö..

Oh (mythical) gawd! Donít get me startedÖ

what do you like for your god no one?

an atheist or a nihilist.

i am more of an agnostic i am just smart enough to know i simply dont know

That just means you are wishy washy and don't take a stance.
I used to be agnostic.
Now after years of examining the evidence, I am an atheist, but most folks in here already know that if they look at my avatar.
Reason being, when you take a purely scientific, logical standpoint, when debating any godswiller (or agnostic for that matter)
its like shooting fish in a barrel, which is why I don't go there.  dyor (like I have)

Bro I am not wishy washy. The reality is I am smart enough to know I am too stupid to understand my existence.
So I do not give a fuck about believing

in nothing
or god
or reincarnation.

But I let all I meet pick one of the above or pick what I have picked which is I donít know and I donít care as  it is above my pay grade.

 take the case  maybe I have never been alive thus I canít die.
or maybe I donít exist so I already am nothing and nothing is not what I imaged it to be.
or god  just in case he  or she exists i tell him/her to fuck off as he /she killed off my kids.

quite frankly the idea that I am already in a state of perfect nothingness is appealing as it would mean my older thoughts on nothing at all were wrong.

So I go free form and donít box myself into any common beliefs.


18  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: September 30, 2023, 02:40:01 AM
So on my commute to work, I was behind this plumber's van.
The back was emblazoned with the company sign...

SINK AND SPOUT

And I was was like, oh that's kind of catchy.
Then it occurred to me that if some dude with a lisp mentioned that company name to me,
I'd be like  "oh I do that all the time (usually after a couple of nips) on this here famous thread, none other than the Wall Observer!" *


GO BITCOIN



*Ok, I know...that joke doesn't quite work, because "spout"  has an "s" also, and goes to "thpout", which ain't a word, but it sounds funny anyway, and I got my daily chuckle.


....I'm always thinking and thpouting...

TGIF WO exchange on driving to work and thinking:

The more "muscular" is my car, the faster and more risky I drive, so I have to constantly tell myself: slow down..slow down...you don't have to overtake that sluggish car ahead, etc, etc
I could only imagine riding a "chopper"-I would probably have crazy acceleration going constantly.
My safest driving is when I use some smaller family cars.
It's kind of weird.

many years ago I wrecked a trans am driving at 125-130 MPH.

I donít drive fast very much at all after that wreck.

I think I topped a hundred once or twice since then..

If I am on the main highway near me the New Jersey Turnpike I set the cruise at 74 which is 9 miles over the limit.

I have a sonata with a bigger option engine . So it can cruise at 92 on a dry road and feel kind of okay.

Sometimes I drive my partners tesla that car is fast. Monster acceleration and can do 100 with ease.

Mind you driving 100 and getting caught in New Jersey almost always means you get arrested.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: So I got a free laptop and am looking to setup a linux os for a node . on: September 30, 2023, 01:34:09 AM
I have an i7 3rd gen Asus if you wanted to run a node which linux would you put on it?
If I were you, I would install Linux Mint. That OS I tried in the past and very light to running nodes. Apart from that, Linux Mint looks like Windows to me, that enough familiar for a beginner who just learning Linux.


I am a guy that forgot the debian and the unbutu. i used back in 2014 and 2015.

but if mint is easy. i would do it.

The 2tb ssd arrives tomorrow I will drop it in and download either mint or debian.

I will post back tomorrow once it is down loading.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Knowledge vs hodlings on: September 29, 2023, 10:56:04 PM
What you explained is correct. I mean, holding Bitcoin without having at least basic knowledge about it is genuinely scary, as you might encounter alot of problems in the future, one of which is the risk of losing all your funds due to foolish. So what really matters is that before investing even $1 in Bitcoin it's important to acquire a fundamental understanding of how Bitcoin works. What's even more matter is understanding its security aspects and how to secure your assets as effectively as possible.

IMO Holding Bitcoin is no joke, particularly for those who plan to hold it for a long term.

It would become hard if you have a lot and you are under 50.

If you have 10 coins right now are 45 years old and live in the USA it is good money but not life changing.

Now if coins moon to 225k and you have 10 of them you have 2.25 million.

At my age of 66 fuck it cash out the 2.25 million would make my remaining years easy. Combine that and the pensions my wife and I have we will travel and relax.

But at 45 with 2 kids looking to go to college in a few years the 2.25 million cash out move is far less tempting.  Maybe just cash enough to pay for the colleges say 250,000
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