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My reasons for entering alts this time & my reasons for doing so usually.

My reasons for entering:

1) A lot of coins were at historic support
2) They were incredibly cheap USD wise
3) Micro accumulation happening
4) Old lows holding
1) A lot of coins were at historic support

You just have to look at pretty much any coin right now to see how they're at the last support possible before they fall of a massive cliff.
That last support usually produces a good bounce and can ignite a good rally.
2) They were incredibly cheap USD wise

Due to BTC dropping so hard the USD prices for alts have been incredibly cheap.
Most are down around 85-90% some even approaching 95%.
That means Altcoin/USD have an incredible upside while having limited downside.
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1/ On MOMENTS + MEMORY + MEANING

(A thread with a few tangents)

Some say “be in the moment” while others— (to other’s annoyance) capture everything...
2/ Many artists & performers have banned phones at shows imploring audiences to “be in the moment”

(though intellectually honest managers will concede some of it is moral drapery covering over copyright concerns...
3/ See also:

hotels showing save-the-planet pictures of whales— discouraging towel washing—

it’s mostly an economic cost saving tactic and nudge for their operations...shrouded in virtuously deniable moral admonishment)
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To everyone concerned about Bitcoin development:
If you're willing to hold bitcoin then you clearly find the status quo of Bitcoin development to be acceptable and should stop concern trolling.

Bitcoin's "broken" development model is giving us lightning. All the shitcoins built to "incent" developers with Ponzi schemes have innovated absolutely nothing but vaporware, Ted-talk-style insight porn & laughably stupid white papers.
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Science and Space
Thread. CW sexual assault and the book of Lamentations.
So the Book of Lamentations is a lot about sexual assault, both actual and more notably metaphoric through the imagined body of Zion. And there's a lot of victim blaming. It's problematic. Next few tweets include verses, then after that some reflection on this.
Jerusalem has greatly sinned, Therefore she is become a mockery. All who admired her despise her, For they have seen her disgraced; And she can only sigh And shrink back. 1:8
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So the Ocasio-Cortez, “ready for Congress,” debate. First, nobody is prepared for Congress. From a policy perspective, it’s literally impossible. Nobody is “expert” or even “informed” on all the issues Congress considers.
In a given month, Congress could and has debated national defense policy, funding science research agencies, helium reserves at hospitals, collateralized debt obligations, fisheries management, regulations on mental illness medication, veteran legal rights, & much, much more.
Point being, nobody has an educated opinion on every issue that comes before Congress. Members specialize in policy niches, often from their committee assignments, lean heavily on staff, and learn a lot as they go.
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At the @NTIAgov multistakeholder process on software component transparency. Expecting sparks here today. ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransp…
Auditing a single application with 100M Lines of Code: 300+ 3rd party components, from 150+ sources, 25% are individuals' names with little more detail.

This is a hard problem for tracking, it's a bigger issue for security and quality.
Oracle: We shouldn't abandon transparency, we should address the challenges that exist so we can be better.
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Culture and Books
Thread. CW sexual assault and the book of Lamentations.
So the Book of Lamentations is a lot about sexual assault, both actual and more notably metaphoric through the imagined body of Zion. And there's a lot of victim blaming. It's problematic. Next few tweets include verses, then after that some reflection on this.
Jerusalem has greatly sinned, Therefore she is become a mockery. All who admired her despise her, For they have seen her disgraced; And she can only sigh And shrink back. 1:8
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facts feelings etc, but I do feel bad for Ben here. he stumbled onto a lucrative grift as a teenager, but he’s a Valley kid... he wants to be a real boy again. but whenever he gets close he’s undone by things he’s done & said. tragic!
when he watches Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin bray at each other across a bar table, part of Ben thinks, “this is boring and it sucks. there’s a better life than this.” part of Ben wants out. he wants the malign things he’s done & said to not count. but, the thing is: they do
Shapiro grew up thinking you could sling all the incendiary filth you wanted... it wouldn’t stop you from being “respectable” once you decided to be. he wasn’t wrong to think that. Buckley’s lionized. Buchanan was all over TV. shit, CNN hired Erick Erickson!
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Just a small bit of personal news for your Thursday: imore.com/farewell-seren…
After four amazing years with the iMore crew, I’m going to be crewing with a new (equally amazing) team: @Apple and its communications team.

(Sappy thread incoming, so watch out.)
I am going to miss working with my @iMore friends more than I can possibly say, but I’m looking forward to reading all the spectacular work they’re going to put together. And in case you don’t know them, let me provide a quick introduction before I scoot out the door.
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Politics
Tad Devine, Bernie's former Chief Strategist, is in the news today because Robert Mueller is apparently planning on using some of his communications as exhibits in the Paul Manafort trial.

That reminded me of something that always gnawed at me about Devine...

1/
During the primaries, Devine reportedly influenced or controlled where the Sanders campaign spent its money on advertising...

...and for that, Devine got a fairly healthy cut of the money.

According to reports, his piece totaled over $10 mil.

2/
Media commissions are nothing new or nefarious. Back in the old days, ad agencies used to make more money off media commissions than they made on doing the actual work of creating ads.

Nothing strange about a person getting a cut of the media spending they're overseeing...

3/
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Folks this is by far the best 3:17 video I have ever seen! These people and a majority of Americans GET IT. Our President is getting stronger and stronger with each passing day. This MOVEMENT isn't going anywhere in my opinion for the next 50+ years. We have an opportunity right
now that will allow our kids and grand kids to prosper and love their country for what it is doing for them.

Don't get caught up in the day to day happenings. Big picture is as wonderful to look at. Enjoy it!

3) Here is a different set of voters from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The first time this county went for a Republican since Richard Nixon. Nothing has changed in their opinions.

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Berperang secara terbuka dengan para super agent selama 8 (delapan) bulan masa kampanye adalah tindakan super tolol.

JOKOWI VS (dan?) FUNDAMENTALISME
Oleh Sahat Siagian

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Snajzd Model memberikan kita perspektif baru dalam apa yang disebut Pembentukan Opini (opinion formation). Itu model matematika Katharina Snajzd. Ia seorang fisikawan sosial (sociophysicist) sekaligus penggumul teori Kompleksitas.
Jika saya urai, model tersebut akan terasa sangat teknikal, menyita halaman, bakal di-skip para pembaca.

Gampangnya begini. Masukkan 2-3 orang (jumlahnya bisa dihitung dengan menggunakan Snajzd model), yang kita sebut agen, ke dalam kerumunan orang di sekitar Bundaran HI.
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