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3 May, 9 tweets, 2 min read
I'm personally offended at d*gec*in going up in price from nothing to barely anything.
And you know why?
Because back in like 2014, someone sent me a pile of them because these silly things were being talked about a bunch and then I didn't care about them at all
and every time someone goes d*gec*in is now at 0.25$ I get closer to having to care AND I DON'T WANT TO
especially because I haven't touched them in literally 7 years.
they're in some backup of a backup of a backup on a hard drive in a box hidden in a storage unit behind a sign labeled "beware of tiger"
and as much as I don't want to have to care about these things, what I REALLY don't want to have to do is spend hours trying to find them, recover them, get them working in a modern client, upload them to an online wallet, and discover it was for the equivalent of 7.50$
I like my crying typo current seas like bill hicks likes his rock stars:

okay assuming this wallet backup is the most recent, and that it's fully up to date, I believe I have EXACTLY, given current prices... twenty nine cents.
that wasn't the GIF I thought it was. but whatever.
good news everyone
it turns out those 29 cents come from may 16th, 2013

and on december 8th, 2013, I apparently sent them to someone. so I don't have 29 cents anymore

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Like, Tenn Graneet is the master chief gunnery officer who was responsible for firing the main laser on the first death star.
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