Why Did BAT (Basic Attention Token) Spike?

Basic Attention Token (BAT) has spiked lately… Moving up sharply from its low of about $0.14 cents in September. BAT is at about $0.24.5 today… Up more than 50%. I think that because of the Brave browser, Basic Attention Token strikes me as being one of the few tokens that has actual potential utility in the long term. It’s also an investment of Digital Currency Group (DCG) which is owned by early crypto investor and successful entrepreneur Barry Silbert. According to the BAT whitepaper, there is a limited supply of BAT (1.5…

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Remember Your Acting Career…

And that you have one. It’s a life and death role with massive potential for success (or waste and failure). How it’s perceived, good or bad, it’s all an act. It’s not being inauthentic to try to act a certain way that you believe will help others, even when you don’t necessarily feel like it. Also, practice your acting. Memorize things and practice them in front of a mirror or camera. You’ll probably be surprised at the amount of acting talent that you have… And what an amazing actor you…

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Taking the Edge Off…

Taking the Edge Off

Need a drink or something because you feel like “taking the edge off…?” Like “functional alcoholism“, taking the edge off is a misnomer. How can you expect to get through anything if you take the edge off first…? And also which “edge” are you talking about…? Your personal edge? If so, WTF would you want to do that? Your edge should be as sharp as possible, and you should try to maintain it. You really need it just to compete in this game. And if it’s “life’s edge” you’re trying…

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A Whole Different Animal…

Sam Harris’s “Waking Up Course” may give you a fresh perspective on how you think. I’m only on Day 12… But one of the things I’ve noticed consistently is that after each session I feel like I have a healthier relationship with my mind and my own thoughts. Since the quality of your entire life is determined by the quality of your mind, it would seem that this course may be priceless in terms of its potential value if it improves my mind even a little. Even though I had…

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How to Transfer BTC From Coinbase Pro to Coinbase

It’s easy to transfer BTC from Coinbase Pro to Coinbase. You can transfer USD, or any crypto traded on the platform from one place to another… Or to another address. You only have to create an account once… Creating an account on Coinbase automatically creates a Coinbase Pro account as well. Create a Coinbase Account It is free to sign up for an account on both Coinbase and Coinbase Pro. Technically, it’s $10.00 better than free if you sign up with my affiliate link because you will receive $10 of free Bitcoin…

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How to Save Time In Crypto Speculation

If you have the stomach for crypto speculation, but don’t want to waste time worrying and second guessing your choice of cryptocurrencies to buy, you can follow the traditional equity investing approach of following the experts. For instance, equity investors could do a lot worse than simply follow Warren Buffett’s trading decisions. These decisions are available online each quarter. Berkshire Hathaway, has a stellar performance history… As long as you have the same long-term view, it might be a successful approach for you. Crypto Speculation With DGC One of the…

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How to Search Within a Website Using Google

How to easily Search Within any Website Using Google

For many years Google offered “Google Site Search”, a premium service that allowed you and your customers to search within your own website using Google. Google officially retired its “Google Site Search” service in 2018… This means if you want to search within a website using Google today, you have to use a special “search operator” on Google.com. This can be done easily and works well to search any website that is indexed by Google. How to Search Within a Website Using Google If you need to search within a…

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Apple iCloud 2 Factor Authentication – You’ll Get It Wrong Once

Apple’s two factor authentication feature for iCloud is a little clunky. Basically, when you have 2 factor authentication set up with iCloud you will need to get the password incorrect once. Meaning that when you enter your email and password to access iCloud the first time to you do it will always be wrong. This is essentially required. Then you should receive a text message pop-up on your connected iOS device with a code. Use this code after your password. So, if your password is “password” the password you enter…

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Seth Godin May Not Believe In Free Will Either… But He Does Believe In Dancing.

Sam Harris and Yuval Noah Harari believe that free will is a mirage… It turns out that Seth Godin may not believe in free will either… But he does believe in dancing. In his book “What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn)” Seth writes about the illusion of free will… The voice in our head, the lizard brain, is akin to a sports caster describing the player and the play… The “player” is our subconscious after initiating an action, and the lizard brain is just…

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The Mother of All Scams

the mother of all scams

Nouriel Roubini, aka “Dr. Doom”, today in front of a U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, called Bitcoin “the mother of all scams“… Roubini is famous for calling the 2008 financial crisis. In his testimony he also laid into blockchain as “the most over-hyped – and least useful – technology in human history”.  Roubini joins other critics of crypto including Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett and James “The Gold Guru” Rickards. Personally, I think it’s too early to tell if Bitcoin is a scam. I do agree with some of…

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