froop wrote

What I do with it:

Buying it at a good rate is not straightforward and the best route will depend on where you are. If you live in europe and have access to SEPA transfers then I recommend Bitvavo - it has some annoying little bugs that they still haven't fixed, but the staff are very helpful if you have a problem, and it does actually work. I get all my Nano there now.

I live in the UK so for SEPA payments I use Revolut as it offers cheap currency conversion (GBP to EUR) and no fees.

If you live in the US, or elsewhere, I don't know. It depends whether your priority is getting a good rate, or doing it with the fewest 'hops'. If you want simple simple (but a terrible rate) then Wirex is probably your best bet.

Otherwise, I don't know.


froop wrote (edited )

Any currency with mining and block rewards is not good in this respect. So that rules out Bitcoin and anything with a similar design.

Nano has no mining or stake rewards. the whole network can run off the power of a single wind turbine. As well as being green, it's also very scalable, and offers full confirmation in about half a second! And there are no fees. The website isn't super good currently.

If anyone finds something they think is better (and has actually read up on Nano), I want to hear about it.

Edit: don't just read up on it. Try using it. Natrium is the best mobile wallet, and here's a list of faucets where you can get a small amount for free to play with.


froop wrote

I don't have that. I do sometimes believe bad things about myself. I address that by intentionally laughing at criticism and writing down any affirming things people say about me.

Learning how to examine/question your thoughts and beliefs is the way. And learning about how the mind projects guilt onto everything. If you're really serious about this, there are books you can read.


froop wrote (edited )

My thoughts about death are all pretty much straight out of A Course In Miracles and related material.

I find the idea of death hilarious. You'd only be afraid of it if you believed yourself to be a body.

They say the leadup to death can be unpleasant (unless you're enlightened), because your body is dying of something, but actually dying can be a relief.

And as for people not thinking about us anymore, only an ego would be upset about that loss of specialness.

Decay and death is the nature of what we absurdly call 'life'. None of it is true. The universe itself is a lie. Only the True Mind in which we truly reside (while dreaming of bodies) has any reality at all.

Too radical?


froop wrote

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Minecraft. It just never gets old for me. Especially with other players on a nice server. There's always something new. Always things to do.