1/ So here is a thread on how I turned $32,000 into $1.2m and back to pretty much zero (once taxes are paid).
Just note, I am not bitter or salty in any way at all, the last 2 years have been an amazing ride - travelled the world, been wealthy, been poor.
- Trading (income 1)
- Podcast (income 2)
- Mining (income 3)
- Mining pool (income 4)
- Consulting (income 5)
Yes - all of the above as a one-man army :)
Mining is what busted me most:
- 70 S9s
- 70 DragonMints
The above with setup was like $300k.
Each month digging into my BTC to pay the bills. Finally paying $19k to release from the contract.
Basically paying losses each month with a slowly dwindling balance of BTC.
The good news - I have the podcast which is now generating an income, something a little more reliable
I don't want any donations or sympathy. Sure I regret stuff but I am happy with how it has all played out.
People say don't invest what you can't afford to lose, well don't keep in Crypto profits which will change your life.
It is one of the reasons I have sympathy for maximalism, all these tokens and coins really are silly.
Viva la Bitcoin!
If you want to start a side gig, there are so many tools to help you get started. Here are a bunch of my favs.— Peter McCormack [Jan/3\u279e\u20bf \U0001f511\u220e] (@PeterMcCormack) December 13, 2018
Feel free to add to or critique.
With the tools listed in this <thread>, I reckon you can start an online business for less than $100 a month.
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A long time ago, I was a talent agent. I worked for a woman named Susan Smith, who had her own small boutique agency. She was known for three things:
1. She had fantastic taste in clients. If there is someone you admire, odds are good that at some point, she was their agent,
2. She could negotiate a deal like few who have ever trod the earth. Casting would give her all the money they had budgeted for that part, plus a little more, plus promising to get her dog Barnaby groomed. She was magnificent to watch.
3. She was insane.
I'm sure you're thinking, "Quinn, it's the entertainment industry, they are all insane." Yes, many are. So consider this; if you told someone you worked for Susan, people who worked for insane people would look and you and whisper, "I hear she's insane."
Here’s how you speak slowly.
Shadow Integration method.
One quality that separates a man from children is how he responds to interactions.
Any time someone interacts with you, you have two choices; you can either react, or you can respond.
A response is a thought out reply.
A reaction is emotional.
A reaction is urge driven. Its when you instantly reply without thinking.
Its very easy to identify those who are impulsive simply by looking at this trait.
Its a trait that frames you to be weak through several subliminal effects.
If you react, you communicate that you have no urge control and that you act on emotions.
This assumes you to be unreliable & not dependable.
Whether you like it or not, high-end professional people will notice these small details in your behaviour.
A dead give away of a reactive man is when he talks fast.
Talking fast shows that you dont think & operate on other people's time while not respecting your own.
It also makes the credibility of your dialogue shaky at best.
Because it indicates no thought was provided.
It doesn't happen because you made it happen.
It happens because you allow it to happen.
There is a fine line between persistence and stubbornness.— The Irrational Investor (@position_trader) August 28, 2019
True for life, true for investing.
A thread !
1. Secrecy - There is a difference between being private and being secretive . Anyone who doesn’t want people to know you are dating may have somethings they are hiding . It’s ok to be private but alarm bells should ring where there is secrecy .
2. Barter - The relationship is almost always about what is being exchanged . While there will be exchanges in every relationship, an undue focus on this will indicate that someone is there for something they can get and not what they can give .
3. Misaligned values - What is sacred to you isn’t respected by the other .values like honesty , integrity , respect isn’t important to the other party . A relationship with nonaligned values cannot work ! There will always be conflict .
4. Mystery income - Some folks are dating thieves , robbers and fraudsters and always have signs to indicate that their partners are fraudulent. It is a huge red flag not to know what your other half actually does for money . It’s not wise to join a sinking boat .
robust and capable of looking after themself. I was sent a screenshot of the abuser's protected twitter narration of the incident. I've also seen it tweeted on here. I've no idea how it was leaked. I've not seen its authenticity challenged. >>
So to the tale. Dr X organizes a seminar with a symposium panel under the auspices of a Faculty in a large well known UK university. Dr Y who is a member of the university with a legitimate interest in the subject matter of the panel registers to >
attend. Y is known to hold what for sake of succinctness I'll call Gender Critical views. X notices shortly before the seminar is to begin that Y will be in attendance and goes into meltdown. Y is deemed an "anti-trans campaigner" which in the commonly accepted >>
rather than Pickwickian sense of these words is false. X contemplates a last minute cancellation of the event. Hurried discussions are held with senior faculty and eventually with the VC who insists the event must take place and Y must be allowed to attend. The event takes place>
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A thread with four lessons. (Just wait till you get to Number 4! 😉)
1) Don’t let anyone fool you: The elections show that populist sentiment remains strong. The CSU ran its most hard right campaign in decades. The AfD gained ten percent. And the Free Voters are also deeply conservative, and especially critical of the government’s refugee policy.
Together, this means that strongly right-of-center parties have taken about two thirds of the vote.
Anyone who tries to sell that as a success for the liberal left is kidding themselves.
2) For a long time, it looked as though the troubles of broad social democratic parties that once commanded ~40% of the vote were sui generis.
That narrative is certainly confirmed today, with the SPD in single digits.
...it now also looks as though center-right parties that once commanded ~40% of the vote will keep declining.
This is the CSU’s worst result in history. It comes at a moment when its sister party, Angela Merkel’s CDU, at 26%, polls worse than at any point since the 1950s.
EU leaders not rushing to make decisions. Instead they watch events in Westminster carefully. If their newly negotiated #Brexit deal is approved by the majority of MPs - as the PM promised them it would be - then possibly no extension will be needed OR /2
Only a short one maybe to allow for necessary legislation to be completed. If this is the case, EU leaders won’t think twice about granting this short extension. They may even approve it by writing rather than on person at an emergency #Brexit summit. Spoiler alert../3
EU leaders - who surprise, surprise already have a thing or two planned in their diaries over next couple of weeks - have zero appetite to return to Brussels again especially for #Brexit They have no desire to be involved in the drama playing out right now in the UK BUT /4
If MPs reject the deal, if there are plans for a general election or a referendum on the deal then a longer extension will be necessary. Here it is harder for EU leaders to come to immediate consensus so an emergency summit becomes likely /5
Facebook still added 37M monthly & 24M daily users thanks to big gains in the Asia-Pacific region, but those users earn it 1/10th as much as US/Can users
The real story dragging on Facebook's share price is that yearly revenue growth has fallen from 59% 2 years ago to 33% today. It's run out of lucrative Western users and News Feed ad space.
Let's remember that Facebook doubled its security staff & cut back on viral videos/clickbait. That drags on its profits & revenue, but are crucial to society. And while Twitter shares soar, it has made no such commitments to fighting harassment & misinfo.
1/ I've had an unhealthy fascination with metrology (the study of measurement) ever since my 2nd year as a physics major when I took a class devoted to duplicating historic physics experiments, so please indulge me for going into heavy detail (get it?) about the kilogram.
2/ So what actually *defines* a unit of measurement? If you're American, you probably know a mile is 5280 feet and a foot is 12 inches and an inch is 2.54 centimeters etc. But where does this chain of definitions end? Is it turtles all the way down?
3/ It's actually not! For all units (even the imperial units used in America) the answers all end with the Système International (SI) unit definitions established and maintained for over 100 years by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIMP) in France.
4/ At the base of this tower are the SI base units. Just 7 SI base units define every other unit in existence. They are:
Kilogram, kg (mass)
Meter, m (distance)
Second, s (time)
Kelvin, K (temp)
Ampere, A (electric current)
Candela, cd (luminous intensity)
Mole, mol (quantity)
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