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  1. Johannes

    Ethereum, Bitcoin and Quatloos (or: How will Ethereum revolutionize the music industry?)

    1. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell compares Bitcoin to gold: https://www.coindesk.com/fed-chairman-jerome-powell-compares-bitcoin-to-gold 2. Trump tweets about Bitcoin:
  2. Johannes

    Shits and Giggles

    https://dangerousminds.net/comments/bank_of_canada_urges_star_trek_fans_to_stop_spocking_their_fivers "Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoy’s death, Canadian folks have been “Spocking” the hell out of the five dollar bill...
  3. Johannes

    Ethereum, Bitcoin and Quatloos (or: How will Ethereum revolutionize the music industry?)

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/14/18678785/facebook-libra-cryptocurrency-visa-mastercard-uber-paypal-stripe-association-consortium
  4. Johannes

    Visionary artist from New England

    Welcome. If you like Bukowski you are in the right place.
  5. Johannes

    Shits and Giggles

    Like out of a movie. Holy fuck.
  6. Johannes

    Ethereum, Bitcoin and Quatloos (or: How will Ethereum revolutionize the music industry?)

    That's certainly possible. However, the more I read about it and look into other coins, none has appeard yet that is truly decentralized like Bitcoin is. Which is Bitcoins strongest most important point. You can make other coins scarce, you can make them technically superior in any way. As soon...
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    Ethereum, Bitcoin and Quatloos (or: How will Ethereum revolutionize the music industry?)

    Because price is volatile as hell. It's a logical consequence. Once (if) price remains relatively stable it might be used more as a currency. At the moment it more equals gold in that regard: scarce, appreciating in value compared to inflating fiat money, could pay with it but (still) sort of a...
  8. Johannes

    Bukowski and social media

    He'd probably been banned from twitter 😎
  9. Johannes

    Plants mentioned in Bukowski’s work

    He also had it in for the gladiola From the poem "ruin" From "The Sun itself, I Guess, Is The Only Thing That Doesn't Need The Love Of Luck" From "the curtains are waving and people walk through the afternoon here and in Berlin and in New York City and in Mexico" Also there was "The...
  10. Johannes

    Net worth

    Did you get 6% interest in the US during the 60's? Serious question, I don't know. If yes, holy fuck. We have conflicting accounts from Bukowski himself. He claims to have $90k, he claims to have gambled and drank away the money from his fathers inheritance, he claims to have money in Savings...
  11. Johannes

    Net worth

    Wow, more than I expected! First quote is funny, typical writing style for Beerspit ... with Bukowski trying to outwrite Ezra to impress Martinelli or something, like we discussed in the other thread 😎 If we take Bukowskis poems as sources for his net worth we should also take into account...
  12. Johannes

    Net worth

    He also writes about saving up to "buy a shack" somewhere in Beerspit Night and Cursing to Sheri Martinelli, and that was early 60's. It's probably save to say he had substantial savings. The 600k blew my mind too, I don't believe it could have been that high. On the other hand he claimed in...
  13. Johannes

    How semi-autobiographical is Notes, really?

    When interviewed by the FBI/guys at the post office who were pissed that he wrote this column Bukowski stated on February 8, 1968 that "his articles are 'an inter-mixture of fiction and fact' and [...] highly romanticized in order to give the story juice." Source...
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