Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by terosis, Jun 20, 2017.
She wants a boyfriend bad. But you better be the man.
Your ol pal red is gonna get some link for always supporting you right?
I don't understand any of this
He must be on "meds" or drunk.... or who knows.
Reading Fais's message, 2 sentences stick out to me (Since I used to be a raver and have been exposed to seeing certain things all the time hidden in text.)
"So I just keep rolling" and "But if your a traveler than I can see it." makes me think he's high right now. LoL.
At least someone can decipher this
This thread has become a bit weird, but I’m sure it’ll pass.
Meanwhile, in sadder news, the singer from this band died today.
But just for shits and grins, I thought I'd do a motherfuckin breakdown on this bitch.... the anatomy of a Fais post, this is going to hurt:
sry to hear that
Huh? I don't know if this is just posturing or what, but generally when you get shitcanned the jig is up for working at that company. They let you go for a reason.
Okay I guess.
The fuck is a Latoya? We talking Jackson here? How is anybody here supposed to know who this is? And put you back on her what? Or are we talking physically putting you back on several Latoya's for 3 months of fighting? I'm so fucking confused.
Who is they? 100 what? Bucks? People? Why is there a training program when you are unemployed? I'm so fucking confused.
This isn't actually a sentence. Is it part of the last one?
They (unidentified people, who we talking about here again?) put with this chick (put what with what chick?) that said something messed up in class. (this last bit is the only part that makes any sense, though I have no idea what fucking class.... but hey why give context, it's much better to just type a bunch of words out randomly.)
This sentence is so awful my brain hurts from reading it. About the 5th time through, I can sortof pretend it means "she" whoever we are talking about, Latoya Jackson again maybe.... started some politicking, and you "missed it and it went up" (like you have some magical power to fight back if only you had detected it?), and some shit got posted on FB or something by millennials? With "her" help? We still talking about Miss Jackson here?
Cool, I guess. We still talking your job situation here or did you switch topics to some other random thing?
Okay, you've definitely switched topics here.
Aaaaand, defintely switched again... we're back to discussing LINK now right?
Yes, definitely talking about crypto/LINK. Back on solid ground.
Wait what? When the fuck did anyone say anything about travelling? What does that have to do w/crypto? You can see "it"?? See what??
Who is her? Latoya Jackson? What the fuck we looking at here? Nice tits.
This sounds like a song lyric but I have no idea how it is supposed to tie in with anything?
Why am I doing this again?
I'd say you must be drunk but usually drunk people are more like "owhed butch ahaha".
Utumno with the heat
Not addicted, but all consumed
While Laurie isn’t a day trader, like many of us he’s found that crypto can become all-consuming.
“Anybody can be so consumed by it they miss living,” he said.
“I have three girls and even today my little girl said to me, ‘I can’t wait until you’re out of crypto because I’ll get my dad back’.”
Laurie said being so focused on crypto was beginning to take a toll on his physical health too.
“I was not eating the same way, I wasn’t as active, I drank lots of coffee. That all compounded the depression.”
But for Laurie, the big factor behind his depression was his growing disillusionment.
He’d become fascinated with the boundless possibilities of the technology, but the closer he looked, the more the space seemed full of scams and con artists.
“It’s the human nature that shocked me, the avarice and greed. It’s overwhelming because it’s so ubiquitous.”
He began to see crypto as a dog-eat-dog world and believed there weren’t many good people, that most were out for themselves.
Utumno, i've always wanted to parse a fais post but every time I try it gives me a fucking headache. thank you
my impression is like 90% of his posts are either completely false or exaggerated to such an extreme that they're nearly completely false
Fais hit me up if you're looking for someone to cuck you and take care of Latoya in exchange for crypto-financial-security.
Man, I forgot I wrote that. I sound kinda mad.
I remember my head actually hurting though so I guess it made me pissy enough to type all that out Lol!
Still wanna know what's up w/Latoya
That's on you, not me.
Researchers have published evidence of what they claim is a coordinated pump and dump manipulation involving the Chainlink (LINK) token.
MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito Steps Down Over Epstein Financing
Sep 9, 2019
Joichi Ito, head of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has resigned after it was revealed that he and other Media Lab staff had attempted to conceal financial contributions from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The New Yorker reported last Friday that Ito and MIT Media lab – which hosts a number of innovation programs including a Digital Currency Initiative – had accepted donations from Epstein even though the financier was on the university’s “disqualified” donors list and attempted to keep the source of the funds a secret.
Ito had disclosed last Wednesday that he had accepted $525,000 from Epstein for the lab, as well as $1.2 million for his investment funds.
However, the New Yorker published MIT emails sent by Ito that appear to illustrate how he had attempted to veil the donations from the university and the public.
After Epstein funded a researcher at the lab, Ito penned one message that said: “Make sure this gets accounted for as anonymous.”
Reportedly, the fact that the links to Epstein were widely known in the lab and he was known as Harry Potter villain Voldemort, “he must not be named,” among staff.
Epstein had also allegedly encouraged other notable figures to back the lab, including Bill Gates and investor Leon Black. When Gates made a $2 million contribution, Peter Cohen, the lab’s then Director of Development and Strategy reportedly said in an MIT email:
“This is a $2M gift from Bill Gates directed by Jeffrey Epstein For gift recording purposes, we will not be mentioning Jeffrey’s name as the impetus for this gift.”
A spokesperson for Gates denied that Epstein had a role in directing any funding by the Microsoft billionaire.
Ito resigned from his role at MIT a day after the New Yorker report. MIT President L. Rafael Reif said in a message to the MIT community:
Jeffrey Epstein’s bitcoin intrigue deserves scrutiny at MIT
September 12, 2019
Joichi Ito, director of MIT’s Media Lab, resigned Saturday (Sept. 7) after The New Yorker published an investigation into his attempts to conceal financial contributions from pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Although Ito stewarded MIT’s lab, his work and legacy in the crypto community have largely passed under the radar.
Ito established the Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) at MIT, helping bitcoin survive some of its darkest days in 2015. That year, when the Bitcoin Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the cryptocurrency’s development faced “funding constraints,” the DCI welcomed bitcoin core developers Gavin Andresen, Cory Fields, and Wladimir van der Laan in full-time roles.
Since then, other members of DCI have left to work on Facebook’s Libra, and prominent contributors have created their own cryptos. Associate professor Christian Catalini, a principal investigator in MIT’s Digital Currencies Research Study, is now head economist for Calibra, Facebook’s crypto wallet, and professor Silvio Micali has since founded Algorand, a digital currency with a lottery-based consensus algorithm.
Ito’s departure from MIT raises questions about DCI’s past funding and its future direction. Given the Media Lab’s ties to Epstein, it’s fair to wonder whether the convicted sex offender—who was apparently intrigued by bitcoin—ever directed money to or within DCI. MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.
Despite his resignation, it’s also worth revisiting Ito’s crypto statements, especially in light of the Epstein revelations. Ito’s criticism of crypto entrepreneurs reflects as much on the blockchain industry’s fundraising abuse as it does his own.
Speaking with Neha Narula, the DCI’s director, in a video published September 2017, Ito chatted about open-source software development and initial coin offerings (i.e., crypto fundraisers). After Narula remarks that many open-source developers work for the love of their projects rather than money, she expresses astonishment at the billions of dollars gathered through crypto crowdfunding (10:45).
“That’s the thing. Money corrupts.”
“I think the real problem with all this [blockchain and cryptocurrency development] is that cryptocurrencies are sort of fundamentally about money. It has this really weird dynamic of enticing people to take a path where they could see their work converted into cash.”
“It’s really hard not to take that [path] because if you have a family, you almost have a family responsibility to care about money.”
It’s easy to imagine Ito’s attitude extending to his own justifications for taking Epstein’s money. Later, while discussing the abuse of crypto crowdfunding, Ito notes: “A lot of stuff starts out bad.”
What can be said is that even though he accepted money from Epstein, Ito also provided the DCI with necessary skepticism around crypto. Through his blog and in op-eds, he worried about the effects of over-investment in blockchain and he expressed anxiety about the effects of putting money first.
“My concern with today’s ICOs is that they’re being fueled by the gold-rush mentality around cryptocurrencies, and so are deployed in irresponsible ways that are causing harm to individuals and damaging the ecosystem of developers and organizations,” he wrote in a February 2018 op-ed for Wired. “We haven’t set up the legal, technical, or normative controls yet, and many people are taking advantage of this.”
When, near the height of the 2017 bubble, a cryptocurrency called IOTA received glowing coverage from the MIT Technology Review, Ito dissected and dismissed the project’s claims. What’s disappointing is that Ito recognized abuse and hyperbole in the crypto community, but seems to have forgotten to apply the same standards to himself.
Read this: Why Bitcoin is and isn’t like the Internet (Joi Ito, 2015)
Chainlink doesn't engage in marketing. They are the least company I'd be concerned with over PnDs. Prices Pumped when google themselves mentioned their plans for Chainlink, and then again when ORACLE themselves mentioned its planned use for chainlink. Its very weak FUD. But anything that drives prices back down is fine by me as I'm still accumulating from the people who don't have a real grasp on what the company is about or the FUD history its been through.
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