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by ochotona
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump
Replies: 149
Views: 2150

Re: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump

Because why? Because MUH FREEDUMS? Wait... doesn't the hosting organizations in all of these (absurd) examples have MUH FREEDUMS too? Could you make your point without the demeaning regional sound effects intended to paint libertarians as backward illiterates? This has been going on for quite some ...
by ochotona
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump
Replies: 149
Views: 2150

Re: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump

Parler is dead if AWS decides to tear up the hosting contract. It's in Bezos' hands.
by ochotona
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump
Replies: 149
Views: 2150

Re: Censorship continued: first the Parler app then @realDonaldTrump

People can't have it both ways... If you think that censorship by a private company of content on their platform is wrong, and their ability to censor should be limited in some way to honor "truth and beauty of individual expression (or whatever)", then you're essentially talking about a curtailment...
by ochotona
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2969
Views: 703411

Re: The GOLD scream room

Buy the dip.

However, I don't need the money for a few years, I have way too much cash already, and I'm full up with stocks, bonds, BITCOIN, miners, silver... so gold it is. I guess if I had a hole elsewhere in my allocation I might not be buying gold.
by ochotona
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin

Historically, BTC and Gold aren't correlated. GBTC and GLD 13% correlation. Remember - things happen in the markets then the news media makes up a story to "explain" what just happened. It's no different here. Gold has been correcting because it needed to. BTC took off because it needed to. The stat...
by ochotona
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?

What’s a hot wallet? A hot wallet is a repository from which coins can be sent immediately. A vault (like Coinbase's) is near-line storage where hopefully the time delay in getting the coins ready for dispatch will allow the owner to report an on-going theft. Cold storage is having the coin totally...
by ochotona
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?

Once comfortable, consider holding your own coins as it prevents exchange/custodial risks. Similar to Harry recommending holding physical gold. I'm not at all comfortable about the risks of an IT failure or a loss of keys failure if I hold my own coins in a private wallet. At least Coinbase has a p...
by ochotona
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Withdrawing coins from a Goldstar Trust account
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Withdrawing coins from a Goldstar Trust account

ppbob wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:04 pm
Is it possible to take delivery of physical coins in the custodian account of a GoldstarTrust or do I have to sell them through dealer and get cash from Goldstar?

Bob
You can take delivery, and if it's an IRA you will get a 1099 form at the end of the year.
by ochotona
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin

Prune juice is to prunes

as a

Variable annuity indexed to the S&P500 is to the SPY ETF
by ochotona
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: What's up with Paypal and bitcoin?

I'm on Coinbase. They let me put my coins in deep(er) vault storage storage. 1. two approvers to take coins out 2. 48 hour wait period, and you get emailed as the clock counts down 3. Coinbase lets me use the Yubico (or similar) hardware key which goes into a USB slot. No key - no access to the acco...
by ochotona
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: So much for the anonymity of Bitcoin

I never understood the appeal of prune juice