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  1. ruben h tregeagle

    How Canada completely lost its mind over real estate - Macleans.ca - http://www.macleans.ca/economy/realestateeconomy/how-canada-completely-lost-its-mind-over-real-estate/ sounds familiar...

    about a day ago from mustard at 30°22'59"S 153°5'59"E in context
  2. Matthew Davidson mjd

    # I love # # In dial-up days `wget -c [URL]` was essential. Now it's still often easier, and certainly feels more "real", to open a terminal than entrust a web browser with downloading a stock-photo-bloated PDF. https://www.gnu.org/software/wget/manual/wget.html

    about 10 days ago from web
  3. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Showing my age here. I thought it was going to be a video about how to re-use an old mainframe terminal CRT.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  4. Bob Jonkman bobjonkman

    @sonya@maly.io writes: "But I know that I’m going to stay active in the Fediverse — it’s a lifeline to the wonderfully weird diversity of the web." OK !Fediverse, #!

    about 14 hours ago from sn.jonkman.ca
  5. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle I reckon # has been bought out by #, given Rupert's keen eye for up-and-coming properties like # I wonder what he'll give for #

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  6. ghostdancer ghostdancer

    @maloki @cdevroe  “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Douglas Adams !q 

    about 2 days ago from quitter.se
  7. ruben h tregeagle

    @mjd it's gentrification gone mad.

    about 6 days ago from mustard at 30°22'59"S 153°5'59"E in context
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Anybody in the # know of any attempt to pin down a definition of free network services since the Franklin Street Statement? https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20151006113744/http://autonomo.us/2008/07/14/franklin-street-statement/ Those nine years passed awfully quickly.

    about a month ago from web in context
  9. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I don't know how # gets out of bed in the morning. Or out from his nest under his office desk, or whatever peculiar arrangement he has. Fighting the same battles over and over…

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke If we're going to line up into a flame war, I propose the term "Mastodon't".

    about 7 days ago from web in context
  11. Bob Jonkman bobjonkman

    Finally we can implement "The hurrier you go, the behinder you get"

    about 8 days ago from sn.jonkman.ca
  12. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Accepting taxes in # would be insane. It would mean surrendering the ability to use the monetary system to achieve public policy objectives. It'd be like joining a monetary union in the absence of political union. Who would do that? Oh, wait…

    about a month ago from web in context
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

    The difference between a school educator and a university educator should be the difference between a leader and a guide. #

    about 10 days ago from web
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @jeffcliff # rightly said that savings are a hedge against uncertainty. Unfortunately, since his time, governments taxing but not spending have drained savings out of the private sector, so now credit cards ("debtfare") are the safety net.

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  15. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @jeffcliff # (I Am Not An Anthropologist) but I suspect sea shells were, like any other money, tokens of social obligation (i.e. accounts). The value was not in the shells any more than the value of a tally stick was in the stick. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tally_stick

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle "Balls! We want the finest wines known to humanity! We want them here, and we want them now!" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withnail_and_I

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  17. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Hate to correct glorious leader #, but #'s substantial $US denominated financial assets don't mean that China is destroying the US. China has a vested interest in maintaining the value of the $US.

    about a month ago from web in context
  18. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey If # sells stuff to # in $AU, AU doesn't have a problem; AU got a real asset in exchange for an accounting record. It's like an uncashed cheque; collect as many as you want. Frame them and hang them on the wall. There's more where that came from.

    about a month ago from web in context
  19. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Okay, I didn't get that. But the domestic fiscal balance and the current account balance are both dollar-denominated, and I don't see what problem exists that can be solved by #

    about a month ago from web in context
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Government debt is money. There's no virtue in paying down government debt unless you think there's altogether too much money floating about. That's not a complaint I hear often.

    about a month ago from web in context