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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 months ago

Friday. Yeah.

dv8
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dv8
2 months ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

hi Sven!

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
2 months ago
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Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!). I hope all is well in your world.

dv8
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dv8
2 months ago

hey paddy!

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
2 months ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation! Now with moar root vegetables!
Good morning, Sven!

I’m taking the day off -- another case of use it or lose it -- so of course yesterday, after work hours, my phone gets flooded with emails that can’t wait until Monday to answer. This morning has been only slightly better.

dv8
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dv8
2 months ago

I had a long day at work owing to the late delivery of our papers. But at least I get paid a competitive wage now; so there’s that.

dv8
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dv8
2 months ago

TGIF, GN!

Sorry I have been a bit absent. There has been a lot of sleeping these last few days, and long shifts--extra long--at work, followed by more sleep.

Yesterday the papers were very late, I did my best to inform all the carriers, but one esp. was rather cross with me, although I had no control of it.

I did my best, I can’t control for the fact that luddites cannot check their text or voice messages.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
2 months ago
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I get that. The new hire at work wants her team to send her email rather than use the group chat because she turned off chat notifications. I guess she doesn’t realize that some questions are for the benefit of everyone and everyone would like to see the answer.

dv8
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dv8
2 months ago

it’s ridiculous, really. Email is over thirty years old, 50, if you count the arpa net. answering machines date back to the late 60s or early 70s. Text is over 20 years old. it’s not like these are cutting edge technologies.

dv8
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dv8
2 months ago

I have, on the very next tab of this (Brave) browser instructions on how to join a Monero mining pool. As I am unlikely to find a new block with only one machine running background mining,

I’m not sure what the “block reward” is currently for Monero. Block reward is a key concept though. I was harboring under a misconception that it was one block per coin, but that’s not how it works. The block reward for mining and finding blocks starts out as MANY coins per block. So, for example, with bitcoin, in the beginning, the reward might have been something like 24 bitcoins--worth more than a million dollars today.

Monero has a deflationary scheme, but not a hard cap like bitcoin. but the block reward is currently something like 3 or 4 coins. So if you find a block, it’s worth about $1200 give or take.

anyway, once I’m rested, I’m vowing to join this mining group, I’ll potentially earn 50 cents per day.

Hey how come the cent symbol is not part of the standard ascii characters.

Actually, I’m checking now to see if it’s hidden somewhere.

dv8
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dv8
2 months ago
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My internet just went down, I connected my phone by USB cable. Works surprisingly well. I can even stream using it--although pretty low rez.

Anyway, ALT + 0162 is the cent symbol.

¢ <—- There it is, you have to use a four digit code for Unicode chars.

Anyway, I’ll let you know if I earn anything near 50¢ per day.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 months ago

I am trying once again to read Dante’s Divine Comedy. It’s a tough slog, but hoping for inspiration, and endurance, from this effort: https://100daysofdante.com/

They are up to Canto 5 -- I’m three behind.