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About JimmyJ

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  1. How long before you saw a doctor after getting sick? How was it treated?
  2. I'll visit his cafe when I make it over there. I wish the article had better pictures of his work.
  3. People new to bitcoin may find it interesting to look at this page at one of the bitcoin exchanges: https://www.bitstamp.net/market/tradeview/ There's a dropdown on the top left which can be set to BTC/USD or BTC/EURO. One can see the buy/sell in real time (green/buy; red/sell) on the left column. Amount of btc/time of day/buy or sell price. The bottom right shows the BID (offer to buy at that price) and ASK (offer to sell at that price). I saw earlier someone make a trade for 1 satoshi. "Satoshi (unit) - Bitcoin Wiki The satoshi is currently the smallest unit of the bitcoin currency recorded on the block chain. It is a one hundred millionth of a single bitcoin (0.00000001 BTC ..."
  4. It's worth mentioning that after the "crash", the value is now merely almost 5 times what it was a year ago. Of course, it could go down much more in the next few months. If things sort out on August 1st and the aftermath, there will be a big spike upwards. Jihan Wu knows what will happen before he releases an aggressive anti- UASF statement - the market will drop. He has to be making a fortune shorting the market before he releases a statement. One of the Core developers mentioned something in a podcast that made me think of this forum as he mentioned something I see people frequently mention in posts here. He said he went to China to meet with Wu and try to find out why he was being so resistant and wouldn't compromise. He said he still doesn't know, but that one possibility is Wu wanting to save face (by not backing down). So the developer (can't recall his name) said "We're calling his bluff". No one knows how it will go during the next few months. I just read an encouraging article stating that it is now less likely that there will be a hard fork: https://coinjournal.net/bitcoin-now-likely-get-segwit-august-1st-avoid-chain-split/
  5. Coinbase has a long history of being inaccessible when there is a market drop. But they also have a long history of many other negatives: https://np.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/5ljngm/bad_luck_jeremy_circle_ceo/dbwrp8z/?sort=new
  6. https://smaulgld.com/bill-would-require-a-declaration-of-digital-currency-holdings-at-the-border/
  7. This may have been covered in this thread but it's been a long time since I've read it and the thread is now very long: Are any of the following legal in Thailand (and surrounding countries if anyone has knowledge of this): Tasers? Stun gun (electric shock when touching someone)? Pepper spray? Anything else of this nature other than guns?
  8. I've never understood how anyone can tolerate canned laughter TV shows. Agree about Larry David - the first few seasons of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" had some funny stuff - and no canned laughter (the show was funny - the audience didn't need to be told "Laugh - this is funny - everyone else is laughing".
  9. IGNORE. I found it online - Buddhist practice.
  10. What is "make merit"? I gather from the post above this it is a religious based practice.
  11. Wells Fargo (in the USA) told me that a client can purchase a yubikey or some other sort of hardware authenticator (I don't recall which one was mentioned) and they would work with that for sending codes. (They won't reimburse for the cost of the purchase - might've been about $30 - $40 USD).
  12. Very tough decision for me as to sell and see how it goes and rebuy, or hope that it goes smoothly and not miss out on a big spike up if it does. Thoughts from those actually hodling btc? (And for the others - yes, I know, ponzi/Madoff/tulips/ponzi etc.).
  13. Some of you guys are very patient...
  14. I like the idea of selling btc high in Thailand, but then if there as an expat I worry about getting the money out of the country to move it to the US. I've read several posts on TVF that the Thai banks want proof of where the money came from before transferring it out to a foreign bank. I know that btc are legal and there would be a record of transactions from the Thai BTC exchange used, but it seems like the sort of thing unimaginitive and fearful bankers (in the US also) love to seize on and make an issue of. "Where did the cash come from to buy the original BTC you sold on the Thai exchange? Your US bank? Where did you get it to deposit into your US bank?" Something they don't quite understand - Must be money laundering...