Re: Been there done that
If you're talking about the mail client, that's quite impressive given that the first version wasn't released until 2003.
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The problem is that there's no easy way for anyone without a few billion (and thus presumed to be a sophisticated investor) to short Tether.
Yes, it's an obvious fraud, but the ways of shorting it that exist come with an even larger counterparty risk, as shown by the way that various exchanges turned out - to no-one's enormous surprise apart from the idiots who have been using them - to have been sending client funds to ponzis.
One problem is that there are several Debian devs who refuse to let 'their' packages use anything other than systemd, to the point of actively removing support for anything else.
This is clearly against the intentions of the original vote, but It's a bit like the way that Brexiteers decided the referendum was an unarguable mandate for the hardest Brexit we've got.
Went Mint when Unity happened, went back to Ubuntu when Ubuntu MATE happened because Mint kept breaking..
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
.. to do major version updates.
Currently still using Ubuntu MATE, even if upstream Ubuntu keep doing things to try and reduce the number of pesky desktop users.
Sure, we could have looked at what was in those CDOs before we bought billions of dollars of them, but the financial crisis is the fault of all those households that stopped paying the mortgage...
The latest trend in the Ponzi / cryptocurrency world is to deposit a load of shitcoins as collateral for a big loan of something you can convert into actual dollars and then never repay the 'loan'.
The real world equivalent would be a lender accepting a billion dollars of Imperial Russian bonds at face value and letting someone borrow half a billion dollars. 'But the loan was over-collateralised, how could we have known it would go bad' they will cry.
You would be pissed, but in this case the whale dumped a load of what they saw - rightly - as shit and were allowed to borrow - in comparison - gold.
They were never going to want to repay the 'loan'.
The only reason they might object to the shit being sold privately is that it won't completely crash the price in the way that trying to sell the shit publicly would do: virtually all of the project's non-shitcoins have gone and they were never going to come back.
Because you realise that the coins you put in are shit, but the coins that they will let take out are - in comparison - almost as good as real dollars.
You would have big problems - especially now - selling that much of the shitcoin for dollars, but converting what they took out will be much, much easier.
This was never a loan as far as the whale was concerned, this was cashing out with a vengeance.
The real world equivalent would be somewhere that let you hire a new Lamborghini by just leaving them with ten junkers that the hire company reckons are worth twice as much... and nothing else, including no proof of identity or driving licence. That Lambo ain't coming back
"Ethereum is scheduled to switch this year" - that's been 'true' for at least a couple of years, hasn't it?
Even if it ever does make the switch, it still fails in every regard in desirable aspects of a currency, unless you're a scammer or a hacker.
The best version was the Borland adaptation of FinalWord - as in it finally emulates Emacs, unlike MINCE (Mince Is Not Complete Emacs) - sold as Borland Sprint.
They had a *ix version to go with the DOS one, and developed a Windows version that showed the results of its very powerful markup language wysiwyg-style, but abandoned it before release.
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