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  1. The online store is very similar to the brick and mortar. It is not a full blown retail store. They have a limited catalog inventory, certain things can only be delivered to certain locations but prices are pretty good. I only go to the online Costco store for big ticket items where I want the Costco return policy. Or items I already know they stock. I don't go there to explore or "shop". Pre covid I bought tons of stuff from Amazon etc.. but nothing online from Costco. Since the Pandemic started I have bought the following from costco.com: New washer and dryer Luxury vinyl tile
  2. It was a good letter. Most of what Warren is going to write or say he has already said. There are little nuggets in between the lines, everyone once in a while they surprise us. But I don't read the letter as soon as it prints anymore. I don't read it expecting to get any earth shattering insights. But I read it and enjoy reading it. After reading the letter or going to the meeting the few years I went, I always feel re-affirmed about owning Berkshire. It is a check point and a reminder for me. One thing I noticed which I had not noticed before, is Warren stating in plain English that some
  3. I have been working on a slack bot/app for market data. I have a few slack instances that I frequent with friends where we discuss investing and trading. All of existing bots/apps had some issues with them. Many of them don't have good breadth of symbols. I have not put into the slack app directory yet but will submit it in the next week or two. I am posting here in case anyone is interested in trying out the beta, providing feedback or feature suggestions. You can install it from this URL: https://d2rooeqvk8.execute-api.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/api/slack/oauth_redirect I am hosting on AWS
  4. I have played around with options on LedgerX. Bid/Ask are pretty wide. All the BTC options I have seen are European style.
  5. On the ORCL front, I doubt it. Hard to imagine Safra being on board with a substantial purchase of BTC. Company culture is very focused on managing the stock price and earnings. On the macro front I do wonder how many BTC holders truly believe the macro thesis for BTC in their heart of hearts vs just findingexcuses to jump on the gainz train.
  6. Good piece. Reminds me of the John Gilmore quote "The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it". I think eventually the same will happen here and Apple will adapt or not. IMO that quote has not been true for quite a time now. :-\ I disagree. What do you consider successful censorship on the Internet? Both Apple and Google app stores and overall mobile ecosystems. Facebook and most other social networks The fact that you can route around means exactly zero when 90-99% of users won't and you won't be able to reach them. IMO the quote would be true only if some
  7. Good piece. Reminds me of the John Gilmore quote "The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it". I think eventually the same will happen here and Apple will adapt or not. IMO that quote has not been true for quite a time now. :-\ I disagree. What do you consider successful censorship on the Internet?
  8. Stumbled across the Purposely beta site, accepting applications for beta customers: https://beta.purposely.co/ Looks like you can track news on the service/product updates on the "what's new" section of the website.
  9. Good piece. Reminds me of the John Gilmore quote "The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it". I think eventually the same will happen here and Apple will adapt or not.
  10. Last night I updated my spreadsheet that tracks net worth across all accounts and assets. I do follow the market regularly but looking at the numbers in the spread sheet Q over Q was sobering. Hard to see how this continues at current pace and imagine what will happen when it stops. Oh well, back to daily life.
  11. Actually I guess the start of this thread was basically that claim, whoops.
  12. One of the guests on Grant William's podcast about GME and short selling claimed that RenTech returns are all about employed leverage and they are not doing anything unique. I don't believe he cited any data to back this up but it was the first time I had heard that claim.
  13. Yea - at this point, it's probably not worthwhile to send small amounts like $10 anywhere. I've made a handful of BTC transactions over the last 18 months - sending to BlockFi, hardware wallet, and to Coinbase. Typically pay $5-$10 each time. That being said, the amounts I'm moving are regularly 5-15k so the $5 fee is hardly noticable compared to what a traditional wire fee would be. And it's near instantaneous which has spoiled me. Moving cash from my AmEx high yield savings account back to my checking account takes 3-5 business days. I'm so spoiled with BTC. Back in 2014 I ar
  14. Yea - at this point, it's probably not worthwhile to send small amounts like $10 anywhere. I've made a handful of BTC transactions over the last 18 months - sending to BlockFi, hardware wallet, and to Coinbase. Typically pay $5-$10 each time. That being said, the amounts I'm moving are regularly 5-15k so the $5 fee is hardly noticable compared to what a traditional wire fee would be. And it's near instantaneous which has spoiled me. Moving cash from my AmEx high yield savings account back to my checking account takes 3-5 business days. I'm so spoiled with BTC. Back in 2014 I ar
  15. Do you mind explaining... I'm more of a macrotourist than anything else. I’m curious as well. I took the other side of this and bought very far out of the money puts. When starting to internally manage excess savings 20 years ago, in order to assess publicly traded options, the goal was to assemble a portfolio of about 10 holdings (with most funds in the top three). That’s still the ultimate goal. Apologies for this macro part that contaminates and perhaps corrupts this board but will try to answer the question. 20 years ago, if somebody would have mentioned the possibility to go long
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