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You’re not a writer if you’re not writing about writing
Known as the USB key killer, he scared many neighborhoods in San Francisco’s outskirts.
After reading too many tweets about bitcoins, he went blockchain berserk. He hashed his way through fences and gardens. He mined the grounds around his targets’ houses. Michael, aka Mokotana, killed USB keys for bitcoins.
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Michael was the classic, regular, vanilla dude you think of when you want to picture someone non-crypto in your mind. And then, he read this tweet:
If you’re outside the system, then by definition you pose systemic risk to it.
Dear Fellow Writer,
I loved your stories.
They were full of wit and energy. You touched my heart. You weren’t the only one, of course. I read way too much for that. But, you had your own way of doing it. At the best of times, I felt special when reading your pieces. They gave me a sense of normality.
I wasn’t sitting in front of a computer screen anymore; I was outside in the garden, sitting in comfy chairs, sipping tea or drinking beer, and talking to you — face to face! Can you imagine? It was more listening…
I know you’ve been thinking about it. Don’t try to lie. I’m you, but younger, remember? So, I know for a fact you’ve been thinking about writing a letter to your younger self because I did as well.
I wish I could tell you the answer is easy. But you’re not even asking the question. You just want to write the damn letter.
You’re not wondering IF your younger self would like to read it.
Because the answer would be, “NO!”
I mean, take responsibility for your mistakes, you know? You want to write this letter…
Disclaimer: In all of this article, we work under the assumption of rationality. We assume that all agents are making decisions based on logic and reasoning, not on emotions. From our experience with the said agents — my ex-wife and my ex-mother-in-law, we know this is untrue. But — as I told you both countless times already — there’s no other way if we want to use the ethical decision-making framework.
We’ll consider four (4) approaches:
With great matching comes great texting - sometimes.
Meeting IRL is a privilege, and it needs to be used for the greater good of people.
It’s not the lack of match that you need to be afraid of, it’s never having swiped in the first place.
Steal profiles from Tinder and give them to OkCupid.
Daters swipe right when they feel like it. Not when they’re told.
What is best in life? To crush your small talk, to see a phone number typed before you, and to hear the lamentations of the dating app.
I am the super like.
For Easter, we make our own chocolate shapes; it’s a family tradition. But this year, we made a mistake; we asked the kids which shape they wanted.
Okay, that’s my fault. I’ve been talking way too much about bitcoins during family dinners.
The kids got excited and said chocolate coins were for Boomers.
“We’re anti-system” — I quote, “and want chocolate bitcoins instead.”
That’s the kind of question you don’t want to answer too fast. Imagine you chose a word and then get tired of it after a week. Like you might choose bananas because you love eating bananas and singing the “I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas” song.
I bet I would get tired before making a thousand dollars.
No. You want a word that you’ll enjoy keeping on repeating for years. It isn’t a one-shot payment kind of thing; it’s an annuity, you got to think long-term.
There are two correct answers to this question, no more. …