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[WTS] Access to my Twitter bot that wins you contests online for $5 in BTC

Over the past two years, I have been running a twitter bot whose sole purpose is to enter contests. It has taken lots of trial and error, but I'm finally comfortable enough to start allowing others to use it.
The way it works is pretty simple. It searches twitter for tweets that match the phrase "retweet to win". It will gather as many as those tweets as it can and check if the tweet requires the user to like the tweet and follow the user as well.
A huge hurdle I've had to overcome is Twitter's limitations. Twitter only allows bots to search, follow, retweet, and like a certain amount of tweets in a single day. For that reason, I have the bot set up to act as human as possible by entering the contests throughout the day.
Another issue I've had to overcome is the sheer amount of fake contests/scams there are on twitter. I try and filter out as much as possible, and when everything is said and done, my bot is entering just over 150 contests per day. Filtering out the scams is an ongoing process.
I've won quite a few things, and to be honest, most of it is crap. I win a lot of useless stuff that I wouldn't ever use so I either decline the prize or try and sell it. However, over the two year time period, I can tell you about some of the more interesting things I've won:
  1. Signed baseball by former Yankee's first baseman, Don Mattingly
  2. Bitcoin Mining Rig that I was able to sell on ebay for $700
  3. Many books (lots of them signed by the author)
  4. Shirts, socks, sweaters, etc.
  5. NBA tickets (suite level)
  6. Concert tickets (3-4 different times)
  7. Tickets to Cirque Du Soleil
  8. Essential Oil set worth $100
  9. $10 Playstation Network Gift Card
  10. $25 Nintendo Switch Gift Card
  11. Etsy Jewelry
  12. Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership
  13. Steam Account with over 100 games
  14. Sports Jersey
  15. Tactical Flashlight
  16. Tape Measure (yeah I know, weird)
  17. $20 credit to some shady online casino which I turned into $50 and cashed out
  18. $265 Purse
These are some of the more memorable things I've won but there are many more. My bot has entered somewhere near 30,000 contests on my account, so it's really just a numbers game.
Because of ongoing servehosting costs, this is a recurring service. Once you connect your twitter account, it is completely automated and you don't need to do anything except check your twitter to see if you've won anything.
I will give you 1 month access (30 days) for $5 USD (Paypal or Bitcoin), although I recommend using the service for longer to increase your chances of winning something really cool. For that reason I also offer a year (365 days) of this service for $50 USD.
There is no guarantee you will win anything. This is simply an automated service that will automate your twitter account. I am limiting this service to a select few to ensure my server can handle the extra load.
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[For Hire] Access to my Twitter bot that wins you contests auto-magically [W] $5 USD

Over the past two years, I have been running a twitter bot whose sole purpose is to enter contests. It has taken lots of trial and error, but I'm finally comfortable enough to start allowing others to use it.
The way it works is pretty simple. It searches twitter for tweets that match the phrase "retweet to win". It will gather as many as those tweets as it can and check if the tweet requires the user to like the tweet and follow the user as well.
A huge hurdle I've had to overcome is Twitter's limitations. Twitter only allows bots to search, follow, retweet, and like a certain amount of tweets in a single day. For that reason, I have the bot set up to act as human as possible by entering the contests throughout the day.
Another issue I've had to overcome is the sheer amount of fake contests/scams there are on twitter. I try and filter out as much as possible, and when everything is said and done, my bot is entering just over 150 contests per day. Filtering out the scams is an ongoing process.
I've won quite a few things, and to be honest, most of it is crap. I win a lot of useless stuff that I wouldn't ever use so I either decline the prize or try and sell it. However, over the two year time period, I can tell you about some of the more interesting things I've won:
  1. Signed baseball by former Yankee's first baseman, Don Mattingly
  2. Bitcoin Mining Rig that I was able to sell on ebay for $700
  3. Many books (lots of them signed by the author)
  4. Shirts, socks, sweaters, etc.
  5. NBA tickets (suite level)
  6. Concert tickets (3-4 different times)
  7. Tickets to Cirque Du Soleil
  8. Essential Oil set worth $100
  9. $10 Playstation Network Gift Card
  10. $25 Nintendo Switch Gift Card
  11. Etsy Jewelry
  12. Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership
  13. Steam Account with over 100 games
  14. Sports Jersey
  15. Tactical Flashlight
  16. Tape Measure (yeah I know, weird)
  17. $20 credit to some shady online casino which I turned into $50 and cashed out
  18. $265 Purse
These are some of the more memorable things I've won but there are many more. My bot has entered somewhere near 30,000 contests on my account, so it's really just a numbers game.
Because of ongoing servehosting costs, this is a recurring service. Once you connect your twitter account, it is completely automated and you don't need to do anything except check your twitter to see if you've won anything.
I will give you 1 month access (30 days) for $5 USD (Paypal or Bitcoin), although I recommend using the service for longer to increase your chances of winning something really cool. For that reason I also offer a year (365 days) of this service for $50 USD.
There is no guarantee you will win anything. This is simply an automated service that will automate your twitter account. I am limiting this service to a select few to ensure my server can handle the extra load.
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[H] Twitter Contest Bot [W] $5 Paypal (f&f) or Bitcoin

Over the past two years, I have been running a twitter bot whose sole purpose is to enter contests. It has taken lots of trial and error, but I'm finally comfortable enough to start allowing others to use it.
The way it works is pretty simple. It searches twitter for tweets that match the phrase "retweet to win". It will gather as many as those tweets as it can and check if the tweet requires the user to like the tweet and follow the user as well.
A huge hurdle I've had to overcome is Twitter's limitations. Twitter only allows bots to search, follow, retweet, and like a certain amount of tweets in a single day. For that reason, I have the bot set up to act as human as possible by entering the contests throughout the day.
Another issue I've had to overcome is the sheer amount of fake contests/scams there are on twitter. I try and filter out as much as possible, and when everything is said and done, my bot is entering just over 150 contests per day. Filtering out the scams is an ongoing process.
I've won quite a few things, and to be honest, most of it is crap. I win a lot of useless stuff that I wouldn't ever use so I either decline the prize or try and sell it. However, over the two year time period, I can tell you about some of the more interesting things I've won:
  1. Signed baseball by former Yankee's first baseman, Don Mattingly
  2. Bitcoin Mining Rig that I was able to sell on ebay for $700
  3. Many books (lots of them signed by the author)
  4. Shirts, socks, sweaters, etc.
  5. NBA tickets (suite level)
  6. Concert tickets (3-4 different times)
  7. Tickets to Cirque Du Soleil
  8. Essential Oil set worth $100
  9. $10 Playstation Network Gift Card
  10. $25 Nintendo Switch Gift Card
  11. Etsy Jewelry
  12. Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership
  13. Steam Account with over 100 games
  14. Sports Jersey
  15. Tactical Flashlight
  16. Tape Measure (yeah I know, weird)
  17. $20 credit to some shady online casino which I turned into $50 and cashed out
These are some of the more memorable things I've won but there are many more. My bot has entered somewhere near 30,000 contests on my account, so it's really just a numbers game.
Because of ongoing servehosting costs, this is a recurring service. Once you connect your twitter account, it is completely automated and you don't need to do anything except check your twitter to see if you've won anything.
I will give you 1 month access (30 days) for $5 USD (Paypal or Bitcoin), although I recommend using the service for longer to increase your chances of winning something really cool. For that reason I also offer a year (365 days) of this service for $50 USD.
There is no guarantee you will win anything. This is simply an automated service that will automate your twitter account. I am limiting this service to a select few to ensure my server can handle the extra load.
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Non-Fungible Tokens

Non-Fungible Tokens
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) achieved mainstream attention in 2017 following the popularity of the crypto collectibles game CryptoKitties. The NFT market has evolved since then.
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In this article, we will delve into non-fungible tokens to understand what they are and what they can do. We will also explore what has been happening in the NFT market throughout 2019.

Defining fungibility

Fungibility is defined as the quality of a good or commodity that makes its individual units interchangeable with another unit of the same commodity with the same value. It is considered an essential feature of any viable currency or item utilized as a store and transfer of value.
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Fiat currency presents an excellent example of fungibility. The currency in your wallet is acceptable everywhere. Fiat currency, say 100 dollars, in a large denomination is exchangeable for five 20 dollar notes. Likewise you can choose to pay for a good or service with your 100 dollar bill or in smaller denominations. This is fungibility.
Fungibility is considered one of the most important characteristics of a currency. Digital currencies are a mixed bag with regard to this feature. Some cryptocurrency networks, like Bitcoin, started as fungible but the open nature of its ledger combined with leaps in blockchain analytics technology have made fungibility a distant memory. However, some digital currencies, those with significant privacy considerations such as Monero, leverage technology that imparts their tokens with fungibility. Fungibility is important for currencies because it allows it to meet the society's needs effectively.
While fungible items serve a purpose in society, the same is true of their opposites too. Non-fungible items are those which cannot be interchanged with any other good. Non-fungible assets are typically items of high value that are rare. Examples of such items are paintings or other valued art, precious stones, and other collectables, like baseball cards.
Non-fungible items operate on the scarcity principle. In social psychology, this principle explores and explains how the availability of an item affects its valuation by members of the public. The rarer an item is, the more money people are willing to part with to acquire it. Human beings have been attaching meaning to items that do not possess any inherent worth since time immemorial. Other reasons, such as religion and sentimentality, can also have an effect on the valuation of an item. A good example is the Gutenberg Bible, which is worth upwards of USD 4 million because of its historical and artistic value.

Non-fungible tokens

In the context of digital assets, non-fungible tokens are made possible by blockchain networks that support the creation of decentralized apps (dapps) through the deployment of smart contracts.
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NFTs are unique one-of-a-kind tokens, sometimes representing another real-world item, which are deployed on a blockchain network. It is important to note that most NFTs do not have to represent items in the real world. In fact, the majority of the NFTs in existence represent assets that only exist in their crypto-ecosystem.
NFTs possess characteristics that distinguish them from the rest of the cryptocurrency sector. These tokens are unique as a function of their rarity. Additionally, they are a scarce asset class. The maximum supply of any type of NFTs is usually predetermined and capped at a certain quantity.
Additionally, because they are typically deployed on blockchains, NFTs are readily accessible to anyone with an internet connection. The use of blockchain technology ensures that the tokens will exist after the life of their creators. Moreover, it is possible to design and launch entire ecosystems around NFTs, which can interact with each other in many novel ways, thanks to the blockchain.
The Ethereum-based dapp, CryptoKitties, which brought NFTs to the forefront of the crypto community in 2017, capitalized on digital scarcity. In the cryptocurrency world, just as it is in the real world, people want to own things that only they or very few others have. The virtual kittens deployed on the Ethereum blockchain gained popularity in a short time leading to much slower speeds for the network, significantly affecting the Ethereum network negatively.
Following the CryptoKitties craze of 2017, NFT projects mushroomed in number. Most projects employ the ERC-721 standard designed by Dieter Shirley to deploy their NFTs, making Ethereum home to most NFT projects. However, other smart contract platforms such as EOS are also increasingly being leveraged to launch NFTs.
NFTs in 2019
While Ethereum has dominated the NFT standard for the last couple of years, developers at EOS recently released two new standards for non-fungible assets on their blockchain. The standards were published by two different projects namely, Simple Assets by CryptoLions and dGoods by Mythical Games. The deployment of these standards is an attempt by EOS to dethrone Ethereum as the king of the NFT market.
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According to StateoftheDapps, there are 26 NFTs in existence in the market. While DappRadar lists 68 crypto collectibles.
Also, while many NFTs are deployed in the context of gaming, there are some NFT projects which are marketplaces or for use on social networks. On the other hand, Ethereum continued to expand its NFT dominance. The Ethereum Name Service is a recently launched innovative project. It is designed to provide users with human-readable domain names deployed on the Ethereum blockchain. To make this possible, developers are leveraging using NFTs to represent the unique domain names generated by users.
Moreover, a number of NFT marketplaces have sprung up over the past two years. The largest of these is OpenSea. It was launched early 2018 and typically trades about 50-150 ETH in NFTs daily. Auctionity and Rare Bits are other NFT marketplaces.
Lastly, NonFungible.com published a report analyzing some of the biggest names in the market. The report found that while extensibility, the ability to interact with other ecosystems in a gaming environment and one of NFTs biggest unique characteristics, is not being utilized as much as was previously thought.
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MicBet review - August 2019

MicBet is an up-and-coming cryptocurrency online casino and sportsbook portal, where players can wager on their favorite casino games or sport events with digital assets. This also renders deposits and withdrawals feasible in matter of minutes. The online gaming revolution of MicBet is brought with the teamwork of veteran professionals in the industry and proficient gaming software developers.
Rewards and Promotions
MicBet’s prizes, rewards, and promotions are at the apex of the online casino business and they are consistently looking to deliver significantly more to loyal players. Players will discover section-specific bonuses divided into Sports, Casino, and poker on top of the Loyalty Program on MicBet’s rundown of offers. Check these promotions underneath.
Deposit and get up to 300 USD (Sports)
Deposit agreement remunerates players up to 300 USD with extra 100% of the original sum. Each bonus will be activated automatically once after player satisfied the requirement, and it can’t be cancelled. Minimum amount of deposit to activate the deposit bonus is 30 USD/100 BRL (or corresponding amount in other currency). The bonus is eligible only for sportsbook fans.
Duplicate your deposit (Casino)
Casino enthusiast, as expected, will get the most out of their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd deposits.
1st deposit – each player will get 100% of the deposited amount up to 1000 USD / 4000 BRL
2nd deposit – each player will get 50% of the deposited amount up to 1000 USD / 4000 BRL
3rd deposit – each player will get 25% of the deposited amount up to 1000 USD / 4000 BRL
However, players have to reach 35 times Roll over (wager) to release the bonus balance into real balance and withdraw it.
Daily Freeroll – Texas Hold’em Torunament
Definitely the most interesting bonus for poker fans is a Daily Freeroll event. This Texas Hoodlum Free roll event grants a free buy-in to each player and the winning pool is as high as $300 USD. MicBet is very strict about the policies of the promotion as it can be easily misused – it can happen only once, to only one person per family of the account, address, Email address, IP address, or any environment sharing the computer.
Loyalty Program
“The more you play the more rewards you get”. Each bet made in the casino grants certain amount of Comp Points (1 USDT = 0.1 CP). Depending on the status level that a player holds at a given moment, he is able to utilize special privileges:
Level 1: Upon registration, players automatically become Level 1 members (no rewards are given at this stage)
Level 2: 500 CP needed – 0.1% lossback and 50 free spins
Level 3: 2,000 CP needed – 1% lossback and 100 free spins
Level 4: 5,000 CP needed – 3% lossback and 500 free spins
Level 5: 10,000 CP needed – 5% lossback and 1,000 free spins
Level 6: 50,000 CP needed – 10% lossback and 5,000 free spins
Monthly Cashback is automatically distributed to wallets at the beginning of every month from lost deposits accrued the month prior. That’s a reliable, instantaneous addition to your bankroll. Best of all, no wagering requirements apply, and the higher you climb up the Loyalty Ladder, the bigger the cashback kickback!
Software providers and scope of games at MicBet
MicBet aims to become a go-to, exclusive online crypto casino platform by offering high-end games supplied by prestigious game providers. MicBet has allied with top-tier iGaming providers offering world-class player experience.
The alliance with some of the most influential game providers such as, Evoplay, ISoftbet, Microgaming (Standrad, Brand, JP), NetEnt, PGSoft, PlaynGo, Quickspin, Betrader (Standard, Vertual sports) , Evolution Gaming(Standard, Brand game) , Asia Gaming, and Spinola have geared up the top-ranked games – Rubi Casino Queen, Break da Bank again, Cash Camel and the like.
Live casino section at MicBet is accumulated of a long range of different software providers and casino games. The games that are played the most are Roulette, Baccarat, BlackJack, and Table Games. The interface is designed in such a manner to be easily navigable and accessible. As soon as the players opt-in for their favorite game and software provider, they choose the desired table depending on the minimum/maximum buy-ins. Sometimes, the tables have a limited number of players allowed to play at the same time, but mostly the games are hosted in such a way that all participants can place their bets. Suffice it to say that all live casino markets are open 24/7 accommodating players’ wagering preferences at all cost.
MicBet’s poker section opens up a lobby where players can opt-in for the most suitable blinds and game types. Weekly VIP and Rakeback challenges stand readily available to players to collect. Daily freerolls are available twice each day starting at 00:00 and 12:00 UTC time. Pro players can browse through Sit & Go’s but also participate in multiple games simultaneously.
Nothing beats a club with a functioning sportsbook that offers a broad in-play (live) wagering choices. That is the thing that you will discover at this house. MicBet’s crypto sports wagering choices incorporate:
Soccer
Basketball
Tennis
Baseball
Ice Hockey
American Football
Aussie Rules
Beach Soccer
Boxing
Cricket
MMA
Motorsport
Pesapallo
Rugby
In any case, that is not every last bit of it since you get the opportunity to wager on e-Sports too. Markets incorporate famous amusements like Counter-Strike, League of Legends, and Overwatch.
Players get the opportunity to wager on matches that have just begun gratitude to MicBet’s live wagering alternatives. The absolute most normal wagering markets incorporate quarters, recreations, innings, aggregates overs or unders, cash lines, handicaps, half-time, draws and the sky is the limit from there!
Payment, Safety, and Security
MicBet is a place to be if the players are on the hunt for the best digital money gaming amusement. At MicBet, your budget is held in the USDT (Tether) which is a token strictly tied to the value of USD.
Along these lines, you never need to stress over any changes in digital assets while playing at MicBet Sportsbook or Casino. You can store and pull back with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), USDT(1 usd = 1 usdt) , and BRL. MicBet will include a lot more coins for store and withdrawal over the coming months. Other fiat currency will be added soon as well.
Minimum bets:
mBTC 0.01 ( 0.00001 BTC) ETH 0.01 USDT 0.01 BRL 0.01
The casino employs physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the security of the data players provide. SSL encryption is used on the Website for all sensitive data.
MicBet has an additional layer of security - they strive to keep major amounts of bets/wagers in the store wallet, and keep only sufficient amount of funds on the platform at any given moment. This is the best way to deal with the funds extortions at the moment.
Gambling club diversions offered on MicBet are given and managed by Micro Global Services Ltd N.V., who are working under the permit 8048/JAZ issued by Curacao iGaming by the Government of Curacao.
Customer support
Customer support is a top priority at MicBet and it includes 24/7 live chat and email support every day of the year. All inquiries are normally answered within 1h since the submission. Whatsapp support is also available.
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10betjapan.com - operator offering sportsbetting & casino games now accepts BTC

10betjapan.com - operator offering sportsbetting & casino games now accepts BTC
With years of experience in online sports betting, 10BetJapan has grown into a leading bookmaker in the iGaming industry offering the best odds and services to the Japanese market. 10BetJapan is an all-in-one platform providing state-of-the-art betting solutions in terms of sports betting, slots, and live casinos. From the abundant selection of games to an entertaining atmosphere with new features and games looming around the corner, 10BetJapan is an ultimate iGaming conglomerate. Built and supported by the region’s best software experts, 10BetJapan offers the best, secures, and most disruptive online gaming experience.
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We offer the following: Wide number of leagues, types of bets, number of live bets High ceiling (maximum £ 100,000 per event) Bet style unique to 10Betjapan.com Easy transaction by various payment methods (BTC included) Quick refund
The online casino platform of 10Bet Japan offers a full portfolio of first-class casino games from leading gaming suppliers like Evolution Gaming, Asia Gaming and Gameplay Interactive. In the Casino section you can find more than 500 slots and 50 table and card games developed by the best suppliers in the industry – Play’n GO, NetEnt, Pragmatic Play, Microgaming, iSoftBet, BigTimeGaming and more.
More than 50 sports such as football, tennis, basketball, baseball, volleyball, with over 20,000 in-play matches a month and more than 2,000 proprietary betting markets are available at hand.
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10BetJapan has been known in the Japanese market for an abundance of payment methods, most notable being Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Venus Point, and SticPay, however with the implementation of Bitcoin players can now rip the benefits of fast and immutable transactions, secure environment, and a much safer ecosystem. Players who want to place a last-minute wager can now easily deposit Bitcoin in a matter of minutes, and fill-in their balance before the event has even started. The top performing games such as Baccarat and Roulette from Live Casino; Moon Princess, Wolf Gold and Vikings from Slots are now available to crypto players.
Bitcoin deposit funnel is very user-friendly, straightforward, and popular amongst casino enthusiasts. Players need to select the desired amount they would like to deposit and send over the given amount in BTC via the unique address provided by their payment solution partners. Once the payment has been confirmed, the BTC will be converted into the desired fiat currency (EUR, GBP, USD, and JPY) and displayed on the player’s balance in less than no time. The back-end software responsible for running a game thereby doesn’t have to be adapted so as to work with BTC in any way.
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Maximum bet: 1mBTC ($5)
Maximum bonus amount: 300mBTC
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For Free Spins
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Min deposit to get the free spins: 2mBTC ($10)
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TIFU by attempting a surprise motorcycle visit for my BFF in Mexico. Crashed and burned.

Lite context: I posted this on facebook a couple of days ago and people said I should throw it here, so here goes!

So. Here's what went down.
DISCLAIMER FIRST: This has been a fucking bone-rattling experience, both literally and figuratively. I would appreciate it if y'all made your comments and questions here on the bookface, as I'm probably not gonna be in the mood to talk about it. I'm not in a good place mentally, physically, or emotionally right now, and all I want to do is forget all of this and serve shots of Tequila or something. Please don't ask me anything about this in person, I might just find a baseball bat and smash your face in for no reason. Just don't. I am 110% fucking serious about this. Okay? Glad we can agree on that. Read on.
It all started with this great idea to fly into Mexico City, buy a used motorbike, and drive back to Guatemala, with a stop in Puerto Escondido to surprise the fuck out of my best friend Emmy. Found a killer deal on a 2008 Italika TX200 sport bike. It was souped up, bored out to a 250cc and had some new rear shocks on, but hadn't been run in ages. So I took it to a garage, and we did a full maintenace checkup. Changed the oil, filter, tires, tweaked the throttle, recalibrated the front forks, replaced the battery, bought new indicators... and realigned the swingarm/rear assembly - the chain looked a bit worn, but they didn't have any replacement chains and it was getting late, so I said fuck it, we're good to go.
Mistake. Big mistake.
The owner was friendly, and gave me a massive discount and a solid helmet and a flashlight, worth about 1000 MXN. At this point I'd put in about 9000 pesos, about 550 USD into this bike. Not a bad deal, hey?
But that chain though.
Got up early Wednesday and set off for the ~10 hour drive from the DF to Puerto. Felt on top of the fucking world. Seriously, as soon as I hit the highway I just couldn't stop laughing to myself, feeling the incredible rush of motorcycling that I haven't felt in years, and the fact I was going to see my best friend and I couldn't hold my excitement in.
About 400 km later, just outside the small town of Asunción Nochixtlán in Oaxaca, there's a white pickup tailgating the fuck out of me, and refuses to pass unless he gets the whole lane to himself. So I yield, and roll onto the shoulder to let him pass. Now the shoulders along these highways are already sketchy, and I was suddenly on a big patch full of tar snakes and potholes. I saw one massive ditch coming up, straightened up, and braced for impact. The bike made it across, but the impact rattled the chain... and it snapped. FUCKING SNAPPED. I was going about 120 km/h. And now my rear wheel was locked up.
With a combination of my enduro experience and sheer fucking luck, I managed to keep it upright for about 50 yards, before I hit the pavement. I think, "This is it," and wait for something to run me over. me, and a couple of people coming out to check on me. I get up, signal I'm okay, and swear profusely.
The damage: scuffed up my left hand a bit, which is now very swollen. Few scratches under my jeans on my left leg. Few aches and pains throughout, but more or less unscathed. Christmas miracle? Thank god. The bike was pretty scratched up on the right side, with the front brake handle completely gone, and the throttle cable loosened. I remember seeing an auto repair shop about a mile back, and after regaining my senses, I roll back there. It takes them about oh 5 hours to figure out how the bike works since they were auto mechanics, and eventually managed to get a chain and a new brake lever, they take 500 pesos from my now empty wallet and now it's sunset so I find a hotel for the night.
OH BUT WAIT KASIKORN BANK DECIDES TO CANCEL MY CARD.
So I've got 30 pesos and a bunch of USD from my time in California that no one accepts never nowhere nope. Kasikorn has blocked my card before, and it usually takes like 5 minutes on the phone to get it unblocked. I usually use Emmy's skype credit since I have none, but when I logged in there was no more credit. (Turns out I was in the wrong account :/) So I decide to top it up for her, since I've used most of her credit anyway, and I need to fucking call my bank. But Paypal and Skype don't let me buy any credit because the currency doesn't match or some bullshit. So I have to top up my Paypal balance with Pounds Sterling, which I can only get by selling Bitcoins at a less-than-primo rate.
Two hours later, and I can now pay the man for my room, and I withdraw another 1000 pesos for safety. So the next morning I get up at 7 am and back onto the road. My hand really hurts, but I was now tired of this bullshit and just wanted to get the fuck to Puerto and see the only thing that can cheer me up. I continue for about 20 minutes until I realize that the engine is just not responding the way it did before. Like I said, the mechanics from the day before weren't exactly good - they lost the spring for the throttle cable and tried to convince me THAT WASN'T A PROBLEM. "Just remember to turn your hand back that's all."
I stopped at a gas station and they had a better looking garage there, so I took it in and told them the story, and that I didn't trust what those guys the day before did. They go through the usual check list - throttle cable adjustments, idle speed, choke, etc, and find the problem is in the carburetor. The little floaty thingy inside has come loose and isn't feeding the right mixture of air and fuel to the cylinder. Great. Can they fix it? No, they need to get the part from Oaxaca or probably Mexico City. But what they can do is open up the choke all the way and at least keep the engine cycling, but while guzzling fuel and being super harmful to the engine in general. But it'll get me to Oaxaca, where I can then figure out what to do with my life.
How much does this cost? Howabout 1500 pesos? Well shit all I have is 950, and after discussing with the lady and googling bank locations and possible options and whatnot, she finally lets me off and charges me the 950 in my wallet. At least my bike can get me to Oaxaca, I think to myself. I've got about an hour of sunshine, and then I get to the FUCKING TOLL BOOTH. I forgot about that, and I have no money. It takes an hour of arguing with the fucking COLONEL (seriously Mexico get your shit together why does an Army Colonel need to guard the toll booth?) for him to let me TURN AROUND AND GO HOME.
Except I have nowhere to go. I stop at an Oxxo and smoke my last cigarette. I ask everyone who stops there and after about two hours, a nice old gentleman in a BMW agrees to take a 100 USD note in exhcange for 1500 pesos. Not the best rate, but it's something, and I find a place to sleep for the night.
I lie in bed contemplating my life choices - I'd spent the day pumping more money into this bike that now's on its deathbed, and I'm mentally, physically and emotionally drained. AND THEN MY PHONE DIES. It had taken a crack from the crash, but was working okay, but now my one connection to the rest of the world, my maps, my money, my emotional support in Emmy, is now gone. I haven't been eating well for a while, too, due to other factors and I'm not in the right state of mind to be riding another 500km. The bike sounded fine but I didn't want to risk it - it was dying. I love the bike, I love riding, and it takes me an entire night of contemplating to realize that the smart thing to do would be to cut my losses and ditch the bike. I am in no state to be at the helm of a motorbike, as much as I hate to admit it. This was a bad idea. It's time to give up.
I've driven hundreds of thousands miles on all sorts of bikes. I've bought, like, 6 used bikes and never had a problem. This was the first time I've given up on a road trip, and it was horrible.
But as I pulled into the bus station, just as I park the bike for a last time, the clutch cable snaps. Good fuckin' riddance. I fucked up.
TL;DR: I could've just paid someone 1000 USD to hit me really hard in the hand, call me an idiot and take away one of the greatest joys of my life.
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FAQ

Hey Everybody, Hopefully this FAQ will help answering any questions you might have.
Is there any special software or equipment required to start playing CryptoMovies? All you need to have to play CryptoMovies are: A computer with a Chrome or Firefox browser installed. A MetaMask Smart Wallet Ether - the cryptocurrency used to purchase movie smart contracts What is MetaMask? How can I get MetaMask Smart Wallet? MetaMask provides a secure platform that allows you to manage Ethereum accounts/identities on different sites and sign blockchain transactions. You need to install digital wallet MetaMask on your browser (Firefox or Chrome) and load it up with ether in order to buy, sell and trade your contracts. For Chrome, go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/metamask/nkbihfbeogaeaoehlefnkodbefgpgknn?hl=en and click “Add to Chrome”. Or for Firefox: go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ether-metamask/ and click “Add to Firefox”. Click “Add Extension” on the pop-up. Accept the Privacy Policy and agree to the TOS. Set up your MetaMask account. In order to secure your account, copy your 12 seed words and file them somewhere safe. Please note that you will be periodically required by MetaMask browser extensions to log back in to your account for security purposes. If you see a lock screen on CryptoMovies, it is most likely because of this safety measure. In that case, just click your MetaMask extension, log back in, and resume on trading smart contracts.
How do I load Ether into my MetaMask Digital Wallet? There are different ways to load your wallet up with Ether. If you do not currently own Ether, you can either purchase ether directly in MetaMask (This is applicable only for US Citizens) or you can buy ether through a Coinbase -a different type of digital wallet- then transfer it to your MetaMask wallet using the Coinbase widget. If you currently own Ether, you can simply transfer ether from your existing digital wallet to your MetaMask wallet: Open up Coinbase, and click on “Accounts”. Click the “Send” button, put your MetaMask address in the box (you can copy and paste), and add the amount of ether you want to transfer, then complete the transaction.
What is exactly CryptoMovies? CryptoMovies is not just a game but also an investing platform. How is it possible? Here’s your answer. Play: You can buy, sell and trade world famous movies’ smart contracts with CryptoMovies. There is only one unique smart contract for each movie. When you buy it, you become the only person in the world that owns it, unless somebody else pays the double price to buy the contract and snatch it away from you. Invest: Whenever you purchase a smart contract, its value simultaneously rises up in double. Every time someone else wants to own your smart contract, (s)he is required to pay you twice as much the amount you originally paid for the contract.This way you can double your investment effortlessly.
How do I buy movie smart contract? Go to the CryptoMovies marketplace, where you will find many different movie smart contracts. Scroll through the movie contracts and when you come upon a movie you want, simply click on “Buy This Contract”. Once you have enough ether in your MetaMask wallet to conduct the transaction, just transfer the funds and voila! , you are officially the only one in the world that owns that exclusive movie contact.
How much do I need for movie contracts? The cost for smart contracts are subject to change depending on the movie. As each movie contract doubles its value after every transaction, the price for each movie contract depends on the number of transactions carried out by the buyers for the ownership of it.
Can I keep my movie contract even though someone wants to buy it? Unfortunately No. That is a fun part of CryptoMovies, though. Anyone can buy and own any movie contract you own, anytime they would like to. But, you have a win no matter what because you get paid in twice as much in return. That means now you have more funds in your wallet to purchase different movie contracts or re-purchase the one you lost for the new price at your sweet will.
Can I use standard currencies like USD, EUR, etc. to purchase movie contracts? Nope. CryptoMovies is run on blockchain technology, which is the same technology used by Ethereum. That’s why you can only use ‘ether’ as the currency in order to buy movie contracts on CryptoMovies. But you can always convert your regular currency into ether either directly through your MetaMask wallet (This option depends on your location) or through an exchange of your choosing.
Are CryptoMovies also some kind of cryptocurrency? Consider CryptoMovies smart contracts as a new type of collectibles; like those action figures every cinephile wants, baseball cards or precious paintings collectors love. In CryptoMovies, the value of each collectible movie contract depends on its popularity among buyers and increases by every time it is purchased. It is also a way of making money by trading the contracts in the game and getting a larger amount of ETH than you originally committed.
I cannot see my sale on Etherscan? Why is that? Don’t worry about- it shows up. Click on the “Internal Transaction” tab to find the sale and wait and wait a bit until the transaction is recorded. Transaction registration on the blockchain demands a lot of computers all over the world to sync the data, which can take some time as it also does with bitcoin or ethereum transfers. However, this way your ownership of the movie contract is assured and secured.
Can I also play CryptoMovies on my phone or tablet? No, you cannot. The technology that CryptoMovies run on is currently too much for your phone to carry off. Provided that your tablet operates Chrome or Firefox browsers, you can play CryptoMovies on your device; but keep in mind that the system is the best when you reach it on a desktop or laptop with MetaMask installed. This sounds too good to be true? How do you make money out of this? It is as good as it sounds. Every time a movie smart contract is purchased, we receive a small percentage of each transaction. That is our deal. There is no concealed requirements and there is surely no scam. When you see a movie token you would like to buy , just pay the full price and then you own it.
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Random rant about bankers, fiat - and quietly buying during the accumulation phase

Are ALL banks really THAT STUPID that they're all trying to invent their own walled-garden ShitCoins instead of QUIETLY ACQUIRING AS MANY BITCOINS AS POSSIBLE DURING THE ACCUMULATION PHASE??
Every central bank (FED, ECB, BoE, BoJ) has been running its money-printing machine full-blast since late 2008, and most of the world is now swimming in so much cash that it's starting to become a LIABILITY to hold it. (A lot of fiat money is actually simply locked up on the balance sheets which commercial banks hold with their central bank, apparently as a way of trying to avoid triggering massive (hyper)inflation - or hidden away in tax havens by FIAT HODLERS.)
Based on some graphs I've seen ...
https://xkcd.com/980/
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/the-billion-dollar-gram/
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/billion-dollar-o-gram-2013/
... it looks like the amount of fiat in the world has at least doubled since around 2008 - say it went from 50 trillion to 100 trillion USD worldwide (varying of course depending on which money supply metric you use, M3 or whatever).
Zoom all the way out in your browser on that last graph linked above and just look at the grey and blue parts: it shows that about 75-80% of our economy is either debt, tax-evasion or war.
There is no detailed global ledger (yet) for all this fiat (in particular no central clearing house for the nearly 1,000,000,000,000,000 USD (1 quadrillion) nominal in casino derivatives that's hanging over the head of our economy) but it would be interesting to at least know how much fiat existed worldwide BEFORE 2008, and AFTER - especially if you accept the thesis that late 2008 is when the final, irreparable "cracks" in the dam of fiat began to show.
Recall that none of the big names - from Goldman Sachs to BoA, from JPMorgan to BoE, from the WSJ to the FT, from Janet Yellen to Christine Lagarde - have said that we're out of the woods yet. There's no light at the end of the tunnel, we're just digging ourselves deeper into the hole by issuing more and more toxic debt. Most of the "too-big-to-fail" banks are indeed already insolvent - if they were to use mark-to-market rather than mark-to-fantasy for their so-called "assets" (most in the form of debt held by counterparties which will never be paid back), and most of their more obviously toxic liabilities hidden off-balance-sheet.
They never really solved "round one" of the Great Recession, and "round two" is getting ready to hit (ie, round one is simply dragging on, after they kicked the can down the road) - as more vast sectors of the economy (next up: student loans, credit-card debt) which the debt-backed fiat bloodsuckers overbid with their bogus fiat turn out to be worthless (and oftentimes also rehypothecated along a long chain of custody with dubious documentation every step of the way in their crappy antiquated inefficient legal systems - see MERS, mortgages, CDOs - that most of these debt-backed so-called "assets" aren't even worth selling off yet again to the next gullible wannabe leech in line: eg collection agencies which might get pennies on the dollar for the trillions in bad debt floating around out there).
And George Carlin predicted what the next thing would be that they'd try to get their greedy desperate little paws on: your Social Security.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=george+carlin+you+have+owners
As for timing - don't these massive "crises" tend to conveniently occur at the end of the 8-year reign of the clown-puppet current presiding over the last great declining superpower - the president of the mighty US of A, that worldwide issuer of last resort of our planet's war-backed and global-warming-backed petrodollar? If so, then get your popcorn out folks (and secure your portfolio well before) the "interesting times" that will probably happen between the Bitcoin Halving of July or August 2016, and the US presidential elections at the start of November 2016.
What was originally unnoticeable pinhole-sized and pencil-thin leaks in the boat of our economy became baseball-bat-sized in late 2008 - and to fix the problem, all the governments of the world have basically been applying giant battering rams to the sides of the boat, because that's all they know how to do: is LEAK MORE FIAT INTO THE ECONOMY - either in a slow drip (when the patient is merely lethargic), or in a massive gush to the mainline (when the patient is almost comatose). Either way, fiat is habit-forming - ie, you end up needing more and more of it to get less and less high off of it.
That's the only tool in their toolbox, the only parameter of their policy; controlling how fast or slow phoney fiat flows into (and buys up) our economy: and I use those words advisedly, because THE ECONOMY IS OURS, THE FIAT IS THEIRS, and we're selling away the bounty of our planet and the sweat of our labor and the precious gift of our time for constantly devaluing pieces of paper which they can print at will and drop from helicopters (mainly onto their crony banker friends) at the first sight of anything valuable on the horizon which they want to snatch up for themselves.
If the Bitcoin devs can get their act together and realize that their number-one job is to simply CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A SECURE, DECENTRALIZED, PERMISSIONLESS, TRUSTLESS LEDGER for storing and circulating these 21 trillion unforgeable, non-double-spendable tokens known as "bits" (with each bit divisible into 100 "satoshis", and 1 million bits to a "bitcoin"), then maybe, for the first time in history, humanity will be able to attach real value to the things of this life, and throw off the bonds of the bankers who have enslaved us.
My guess is that most "banks" as institutions are probably not smart and agile enough to get into Bitcoin the best way that makes sense: by simply buying some.
On the other hand, I wouldn't be surprised if a certain percentage of bankers (as individuals, in their free time as private citizens) are quietly buying the last few millions of bitcoins being produced during the final big years of the bitcoin accumulation phase.
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I lost $15,000+ on Quark Coin...

Well, let’s just say, I did lose $15,000 USD (from today's market value – from my initial investment). However, I'm not too concerned about it. Read below... I constantly look into these articles and see positive and negative comments. So what I'm trying to accomplish by posting this article is to post my views and try to clarify to people looking into this coin or cryptocurrency altogether. I was introduced to Quark Coin by looking into the btc-e.com website and in the chat box I saw a video with Bill Still talking about the features of Quark over bitcoin. I’ll admit that did push me into thinking it was a good idea off of his video. I did start the process to purchase bitcoin and transfer it into Quark (which took about a little over a week). It was a complicated process, however that will get easier with the new exchanges and/or developments. Which will drive up the market, thus making each quark coin more valuable.
In the weeks after my investment it did go up and then gradually came back down. Although I don’t get caught up in the day to day operations. And I think if you’re leaning towards investing long term, you shouldn’t either. The thing is, it will take some time to take off and it’s a newer coin. You’re going to have to be prepared to wait a bit, and that should be with any coin.
I look at this as an investment, I’m not a miner and really don’t care to be. And the people that really bring the big bucks usually are like that as well. So don’t look at things from a miners view, they just want to mine, trade into another coin and potentially trade into something else (from my perspective).
People will back whatever they invested in. You don’t go to the baseball team, where your son is playing a root for the other team. I mean, it makes sense. But really these people don’t understand that everybody is there for a central goal. Well, it’s to support cryptocurrencies, I think everyone should help others to get people to invest.
Now I know my views are different from other people. But I wanted to just let you know my story and what I think is important. I’ll also say, I’m not an expert trader, however I own numerous millionaire dollar internet businesses. So I usually have a good sense on business & investments.
No one will know how things will go, there’s obviously a lot of risks associated with any cryptocurrently. If you can’t live without losing the amount you put into crypt, my advice would be just don’t do it.
Once the purchasing becomes a little easier (buying Quark with USD) I will invest my own money into marketing this coin and the community.
Just my 2 cents… I think investing in Quark at the current rate is a great idea, and I believe it will greatly increase over the next 12 months.
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HBO Go - Lowest price since 2013, [email protected] - Also selling Comcast Xfinity USA, SlingTV, Netflix, Hulu Plus, MLS, NBA, Spotify, MLB.tv baseball, and more

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Enjin Coin To 100x? Probably The #1 Mistake Beginners Make Investing in Crypto Crypto Laws Going Into Effect  Is HBAR the Next Big Thing? Fastest Way People Turned $1 Into $1 Million? HOW TO: Withdraw & Convert Your BITCOINS Into USD By Using PAYZA

Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency. But if I use bitcoin to buy $25 worth of socks on Overstock today, and the price of bitcoin quadruples next week, I'll feel like those socks actually cost me $100. Then again, if bitcoin crashes Top 100 Richest Bitcoin Addresses; Address Balance 1w / 1m % of coins First In Last In Number Of Ins First Out Last Out Number Of Outs; 1 Bitcoin is even less valuable than baseball cards and “worth what somebody will pay for it,” This is why BTC is like gold; “People who are really into gold they'll tell you that there's a bad depression and things. Bitcoin (BTC) Live Price 1 BTC/USD = $7,654.9945 change ~ 1.12%. Coin Market Cap. $140.44 Billion. 24 Hour Volume. About Bitcoin Casinos and gambling with cryptocurrencies for USA citizens: Online gambling is a major satisfaction for a lot of people, but for some, it can be a particularly risky business. Luckily, we gambling people are quite proficient in finding convenient alternatives to solve and overcome any obstacles that may stand between us and our favorite online casino games.

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