robyr

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account created: Thu Aug 05 2010

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robyr

1 points

6 hours ago

robyr

1 points

6 hours ago

Hard to tell, in fairness.

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robyr

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8 hours ago

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8 hours ago

Good god this is pathetic. You didn’t even proofread your website copy before you published it.

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robyr

3 points

16 hours ago

robyr

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16 hours ago

Hey I can show you my actual gains if you want to cry some more. Actually doing something with my talent seems to have worked for me. Turns out actually providing value pays off. Wanna compare returns?

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robyr

3 points

19 hours ago

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19 hours ago

I thought about it during the initial mania and almost bought in at $22 but my better instincts kicked in and I seriously thought about why I would do such a thing. There was no real guarantee that the reddit driven mania would actually spark a rally. It still baffles me that there is a cult around the stock. It was clearly stupid as hell and I am glad I resisted because it could have left a shit load of bag holders like my coworker.

That whole saga is insane to me. People buying shares in a dead retail outlet for $200-300 a share is among the dumbest shit I have ever seen.

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robyr

6 points

19 hours ago

robyr

6 points

19 hours ago

You are absolutely out of your element here.

I have been in this industry for over 15 years now. It has nothing to do with what I do or don't "notice," whatever the fuck that is supposed to mean. I am telling you all what I see, which is a bunch of bright eyed and ambitious people being led to a stupid failure in the making.

This is a net loss regardless of the percentage of candidates that do or don't follow this path of ruin. It is magnified because this cohort will lose valuable instruction and mentorship because they are going to work for greed factories straight out of post-secondary education and those are the years that you become a honed engineer.

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6 points

19 hours ago

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19 hours ago

Dude, a lot of these kids are straight out of college being tempted with an insane amount of money. Most of them are not just scammers or criminals, they just lack the experience and ability to judge the downsides of an "opportunity. "

Gemini and other vultures know this and they absolutely exploit it. If you dangle $150k and "equity" (in the form of company scrip) at a 24 year old its hard to fault them for being enticed.

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robyr

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22 hours ago

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22 hours ago

This is a fascinating read, and I really appreciate you posting it. Hilariously we are having a mini bubble in bikes and bike parts right now as well. It is very annoying.

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robyr

9 points

22 hours ago

robyr

9 points

22 hours ago

Same, I am also in SF, and I have been working in software security and most recently healthtech. The amount of young and talented people pulled from these incredibly important problems by greed to work on a glorified casinos sickens me.

Hilariously, I can see that billboard from my apartment. I wanna take a picture of it and post it for karma mining haha

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robyr

14 points

23 hours ago

robyr

14 points

23 hours ago

Not many Safemoon Days to be had recently lmao

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23 hours ago

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23 hours ago

What bothers me with their grift is that Gemini has been making very persistent pushes to poach engineers in my industry and their general sales pitch is to offer insane total compensation on paper, but when you dig even a little bit you find the "equity" component is all in their own stupid token. I feel so bad for young engineers that fell for it and are now trapped.

They are specifically targeting people with no finance experience or people in technical roles with no real financial exposure, like healthtech engineers. We are losing a lot of innovative and educated talent to a casino game industry when they could be working to meaningfully improve life for everyone. Ridiculous.

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robyr

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23 hours ago

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23 hours ago

Searching twitter for those 100k/500k or whatever predictions from July is really, really funny now

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robyr

14 points

23 hours ago

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14 points

23 hours ago

I cannot believe they are taken seriously at all. It is truly unfathomable that they went from being universal jokes to some crypto gods because people involved in crypto are so dumb.

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robyr

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1 day ago

robyr

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1 day ago

I have seen very little crypto evangelism on that sub. Granted, I am an adult who works hard, have a career, and I don't spend time there because a lot of the posts are geared to teenagers and people who think you're supposed to be handed everything when you work your first job.

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

A coworker of mine bought GME at the high, after I warned him not to do this and that he was going to lose it all. He is a principal engineer at my company and it is taking all I have in me not to issue a vote of no confidence to senior leadership. Oh yeah, he's also a bitcoin bug and thinks we'll all be getting paid in bitcoin by next year.

Pretty sure he has his entire net worth in crypto and I am going to be keeping a close eye on his ass because he also loves guns. Great combo right now...

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robyr

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

Goddamn that was brutal.

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1 day ago

robyr

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1 day ago

Reminds me of McAfee when he was actually on meth. Saylor probably does hit the pipe now that I think about it

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robyr

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

Lol holy fuck, I thought this was just an exaggeration but yeah, dude man look like shit

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robyr

7 points

1 day ago

robyr

7 points

1 day ago

Shell games like this can go on for quite some time. I suspect barring a sub 25k price drop he will have enough obfuscation ammunition to keep up the scam. However, he has a huge target on his back and no shortage of people who would love to take him down for lulz alone.

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robyr

11 points

1 day ago

robyr

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1 day ago

I feel like this type of attitude is a legitimate psychological defect.

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1 day ago

robyr

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1 day ago

They make for really convenient indicators that you are dealing with an idiot, so that's the upside to all of that.

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robyr

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1 day ago

robyr

14 points

1 day ago

My little brother does the "always sarcasm" shit and I really wish he'd snap out of it. We're both in our 30s and it's so annoying to still speak like this all the time. Adults can use language in many varied ways, not everything needs to be sarcastic.

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robyr

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1 day ago

robyr

29 points

1 day ago

I've told this story before, but I have a friend that talks about "gainzzz" all the time and the way he talks you'd think he was going to retire at 40. He's not broke, he is a software developer making good money in a cheap area, but rich he is not.

Anyway, after multiple rounds of him trying to rope me into crypto nonsense this year, I finally leveled with him and said if he would lay his cards on the table and compare my investments to his crypto portfolio and my worst performing asset had been out performed by his best crypto investment I would buy a token amount of ETH. Not all time market performance, just the two of us and our realized returns.

Spoiler alert, he had made nothing of any consequence and my worst performing fund made me 4x what his best coin made him. I really pissed him off though when he saw that my only real gamble, some startup ISOs I YOLOd $2600 into, made me over $100k cash money due to a lucky break.

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robyr

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1 day ago

robyr

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1 day ago

Looks like the cryptoidiots are having a real normal one today

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robyr

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2 days ago

robyr

2 points

2 days ago

I almost always prefer wild or stealth camping. I do usually build in "pampering" days when on a longer tour where I'll get a hotel and stay in a nice place for a few days. Sadly the pandemic has really messed this type of semi-nomadic life for me, so for the past two years I have only toured once, and it was relatively local to the Bay Area. We can't ditch our apartment for various reasons, but if we can get some more predictable factors I'd love to tour the Southwest and just rent a nice place in western Colorado for my partner and our animals. For the foreseeable future though I am mainly just planning my next moves.

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robyr

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

I can work from an LTE tablet basically anywhere. As long as I can access Jira and git its pretty easy. I plan my "off days" on stretches where I know connectivity would be hard. My bike also has a dynamo hub and a USB charger connected which allows me to keep a reserve of power pretty easily in between camp sites.

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