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hammerbrook
4 days ago
“I may wish to be free from torture, but if the time comes for me to endure it, I’ll wish to bear it courageously with bravery and honor. Wouldn’t I prefer not to fall into war? But if war does befall me, I’ll wish to carry nobly the wounds, starvation, and other necessities of war. Neither am I so crazy as to desire illness, but if I must suffer illness, I’ll wish to do nothing rash or dishonorable. The point is not to wish for these adversities, but for the virtue that makes adversities bearab
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hammerbrook
1 week ago
To all the single folks out there who are browsing PowPing: First, learn to love yourself properly It's OK to have no idea how to do it But you could always start somewhere Then only later will love from others starts to catch up Have fun :D
hammerbrook
4 weeks ago
How Webot Could Help 20 Million Content Creators Gain More Financial Freedom
Contrary to what many assume, WeChat is more than “just another messaging app”. Users can also trade with each other, play games and publish stories, for example. 
hammerbrook
1 month ago
Asking for a friend. 10 cents tip if your answer makes sense. Thanks. What did the commentator say after "the jab"? "For instance, 4 seconds into the fight, when Connor threw the jab __ the left hand"
hammerbrook
1 month ago
Cobra be like ...
hammerbrook
1 month ago
Would anybody recommend books on English writing please? My goal is to be able to explain concepts clearly and concisely. I'll tip anyone with good recommendations. Thanks.
hammerbrook
1 month ago
When tipping an author, what exactly are you paying for?
hammerbrook
1 month ago
We are living in strange times. Builders gonna build Gamblers gonna gamble Doubters gonna doubt Haters gonna hate And in no universe would they sing kumbaya together Nothing seems to be happening Yet everything's happening
hammerbrook
1 month ago
Making a shopping list in case of unexpected local lockdowns in the coming weeks, and I've got last year's experience to draw from, which is kind of sad. Lockdowns destroy industries and real people suffer. Lockdowns don't create more products or services.
hammerbrook
1 month ago
The most exciting BSV-based tipping bot is happening on WeChat ... right now
On January 6, 2021, Aaron67 announced an update of Webot, a BSV-based tipping on on WeChat. This is significant and here are the reasons why.
hammerbrook
1 month ago
To all the coin holders who complain about the BSV price: You guys are missing the point. First of all, if you're all in on BSV and count on a quick "get rich quickly" scheme, frankly, you suck at managing money. I'd recommend you read some real investment books. Then, if you're jealous of the alt-coin holders, you have the choice to be one of them. No one's stopping you. Pointing fingers wouldn't change your bank account balance. Please, just ... think. Use logic, not emotion. Can you tell
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hammerbrook
1 month ago
"Believe me, man is capable of somehow creating more Bitcoin. They tell you they're not going to do it, but they mean they're not going to do it unless they want to. That's what they mean when they say they're not going to do it. If they tell you they have rules and they can't do it, don't believe them. When there's enough incentive, bad things will happen. " https://minesafetydisclosures.com/blog/2018/1/3/conversation-with-charlie-munger
hammerbrook
1 month ago
Just finished lesson one. Had such a great time reading and learning! Whoever created these lessons, thank you!
hammerbrook
1 month ago
Bitcoin is liquified future space.
hammerbrook
2 months ago
I thought Taylor Swift's new song was about yet another man, but I couldn't be more wrong. My current interpretation is that the song "Willow" is about finding the love of your life, just as you find yourself in "Cardigan", somehow along the way you discover the person/thing you really love. A Perfect sequel. This is just the point of view from a fan.
hammerbrook
2 months ago
Testing. Google services and Youtube down.
hammerbrook
2 months ago
What might be some of the reasons why someone does not want sympathy from others?
hammerbrook
3 months ago
It was in May 2013 when liberty reserve was shut down -- merely 7 years ago.
hammerbrook
3 months ago
One thing I love about PowPing: I feel no rush to post or reply when I do feel like expressing myself, but certain ideas are hard to articulate. So I'd take my time, think things through, come back and post. Now my words would be more coherent for others to understand. The reason is likely that I know there is a genuine conversation going on, and that fishing for "likes" can be a bit boring, because if people enjoy my ideas, they will tip me already. So the focus remains on the conversation it
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hammerbrook
3 months ago
The Theory of Bitcoin series has such a high knowledge density that it makes other videos sort of bland. For example, many times I would go back and listen to/watch a discussion on a particular topic over and over again until I finally get it. This happens quite a lot. In contrast, quite often it's not the case with other interviews or podcasts; rarely do I watch them a second time. #PowpingShowerThoughts
hammerbrook
4 months ago
After reading chapter 8 of "Weaving the Web", it seems interesting to try and connect some dots. SSL was developed in 1994, the same year Amazon was founded. It was only 5 years after Tim Berners-Lee submitted the paper “Information Management: A Proposal". The dot-com bubble reached its peak in 2000. Everything web went from zero to a first bubble burst within 11 years.
hammerbrook
4 months ago
"As members signed up for the consortium, they advised us about what they wanted to address first. One of the top priorities was network security. Information, such as credit-card numbers, sent over the Web needed to be safeguarded. Netscape was particularly interested because it had a deal looming with mammoth MCI to distribute Netscape's browser on MCI's new Internet service... "Netscape decided not to wait, and developed the software(SSL) fairly independently. This was one of the first progr
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hammerbrook
4 months ago
I felt like a f*cking alien not staring at my phone like everyone else while waiting for an elevator.
hammerbrook
4 months ago
“I told them I would give them the software outright; they would just have to hook it in. But they said the only way they would do that was if we could get the European Commission to fund the development. They didn't want to risk taking the time.... Getting Commission funding would have put eighteen months into the loop immediately. This mindset, I thought, was disappointingly different from the more American entrepreneurial attitude of … " -- Chapter 5, "Weaving the Web" 18 months :facepalm
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hammerbrook
4 months ago
"I got the same response from others at the conference(in the year 1990). It seemed that explaining the vision of the Web to people was exceedingly difficult without a Web browser in hand. People had to be able to grasp the Web in full, which meat imagining a whole world populated with Web sites and browsers. They had to sense the abstract information space that the Web could bring into being. It was a lot to ask. "The hypertext community may also have been slightly demoralized. Their small con
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hammerbrook
4 months ago
TIL that TCP initially came from Wollongong University in Australia.
hammerbrook
5 months ago
"In creating a workplace where people can work as a team, we create an environment that delivers more than a mere job; it can become a calling. It can become something that people will do because they believe in it—and not because they earn a pay cheque." This IMHO makes all the difference in the world. You are no longer just alive; you are living a life. Thanks Dr. Wright for the wise words.
hammerbrook
5 months ago
"Let me break it to the fools out there: if you don't make stuff, there's no stuff." -- Elon Musk
hammerbrook
5 months ago
If you need a quality distraction from what you're doing today, I'd recommend "Contract Law - Intention to Create Legal Relations"
It's a great intro video on contract law, with a special focus on the intention aspect.
hammerbrook
5 months ago
Latex spell checking making wild guesses
hammerbrook
5 months ago
9 out of 10 times I check BitPing for the amount of time I've stayed online. So BitPing is basically a stopwatch that generates cash. #PowPingShowerThought
hammerbrook
5 months ago
TIL that a contract is a meeting of the minds. Maybe I'm weird but it's oddly satisfying when every single word is clearly defined in a sentence. When you know if something is BS or not.
hammerbrook
5 months ago
I've been reading books on the early history of the internet and the world wide web -- sort of something interesting and informational to procrastinate to. Anyways... found this short interview from 1997. "Mosaic put a face to the web. Mosaic plus the web then finally gave us a way to express, to the non-technical person, what all of us in computing knew, was the tremendous value of having networks interconnected... Those ideas have been present for 20 years, but it took a killer applicati
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hammerbrook
5 months ago
Sometimes I feel fairly lonely because other people don't see BSV the same way I do. They don't see the potential of BitCoin. They are in it to "get rich quickly". I thought we were alike. : ( Guess I was wrong.
hammerbrook
5 months ago
"For the bullshitter, however, all these bets are off: he is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says. He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose." -- On Bullshit
hammerbrook
6 months ago
Peppermint fresh from garden Hot water in Little green monster, dancing and twirling Summer lingers in your cup
hammerbrook
6 months ago
Your favorite cup Black tea A pinch of cinnamon Hot water in 10 minutes under the lazy afternoon sunshine, both you and the cup
hammerbrook
6 months ago
Have I just caught a glimpse of the "purple-pink skies" Taylor writes about? Time, wondrous time indeed
hammerbrook
6 months ago
I was going to tip @connor for a funny post reply, only to have realized 10 seconds later that it was a ... tweet. Damn.
hammerbrook
6 months ago
Yet another episode tonight of the webinar for the Chinese-speaking BSV community! It's like having Christmas for a month straight :D
hammerbrook
6 months ago
Friend: What is PowPing? Me: It's Twitter with a twist. Friend: what's the twist? Me: Micropayment. Well, in fact, it's payment anywhere from close to 0 to infinity. With fees close to nothing.
hammerbrook
6 months ago
Update: Moneybutton email notification now works for me. Having had trouble for almost 2 months, finally I've got a "Congratulations! You have received a payment" email last Thursday. Original post: https://powping.com/posts/cdd2cf17f66489ad6f034694c4fb78ebd23f3a83cc97799a1ed248320b34c655
hammerbrook
6 months ago
Alone at home. Broken heart. Stormy sky. Again. What would you grab on to in order to get through the night?
hammerbrook
6 months ago
Just wanna give a shout-out to Ryan X. Charles. By watching/listening to the Series of Bitcoin(quite often twice or even more times), I've gained a TREMENDOUS amount of knowledge and inspiration. Also I feel less alone while learning new things. So thanks Ryan! P.S. You could probably use some Powping tips since you've been purchasing all those new books :P
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Sometimes I forget moneybutton.exists here.
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Watching the first #webinar for the Chinese-speaking #BSV community! Aaron Zhou is doing a great job demonstrating and discussing #BitcoinSV Node Infrastructure and Implementation.
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Year 2030. Explain in less than 10 words what Twitter was. Best explanation(s) get(s) a tip.
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Let's play a game, shall we? The rule: you answer the previous question first, and pose a new one. Feel free to @ someone or tip the comments you find .. hmm, worth tipping. I'll go first. Garden or fireplace?
hammerbrook
7 months ago
The last moneybutton email notification I got was sent on May 31. There has been new transactions made via moneybutton since then, yet the payment emails somehow stopped coming through. So I just visited https://www.moneybutton.com/settings and reset the notifications. Let's see if it works.
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Cherish every moment fellas, before PowPing blows up and the network is flooded with cat photos.
hammerbrook
7 months ago
TIL people get banned on major social media platforms for no particular or obvious violation of rules. So for years people are allowed to post, and all of a sudden they say something that the platforms dislike, and that's the end? Seriously? That's utterly insane.
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Sometimes I really crave a deep, genuine connection with other humans.
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Is there a Powping tagline that I'm not aware of? @unwriter
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Name one social media site more exciting than powping
hammerbrook
7 months ago
In the powping philosophy section, it says "It's not where a small number of important people talk loud and the rest listen." What is the mechanism that would enable this? The value creation process? Thanks. @unwriter
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Powping is addictive. Kinda like Twitter in 2007.
hammerbrook
7 months ago
Finally unboarded a colleague to whole rye bread, the sour type with chewy kernels. It's like a miracle considering this is a place where everyone loves the fluffy white stuff, often with sugary jam on top or inside.
hammerbrook
7 months ago
I like free follow and reply and I cannot lie, you other twetchers can't deny :P
hammerbrook
7 months ago
When I'm on Twetch I kinda feel obliged to double check stuff like spelling and make sure my 2 cents(literally!) are worth it. Here in contrast, the vibe is more chill. Let's have some fun :D