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The Man Who Looked For Unicorn—A MGTOW Fable

A MGTOW Fable
Written by ThePenitentMan38
Once upon a time, high in the mountain meadows in a far away land, lived a herd of magical unicorns. They were beautiful creatures, with a glittering horn, flowing mane from the poll to the withers, and creamy white coat. Unicorns were great companions. Not only that they were beautiful, they were also affectionate and obedient. They thrived on love and could take on female human form at will. Adoring men from four corners came to court them and tried to win their love. But, as Fate would have it, a hideous succubus called Féminisme lived in the jagged volcanic mountains overlooking the meadows. She became jealous of the attention the unicorns were getting from men. She went to her lair and concocted an evil magic powder. With her outstretched claws, the succubus flung the magic powder into the four winds, and one by one, the unicorns were transformed into creatures now commonly called WOMEN.
Women held strange sway over men in this land. A short darting glance or a slight head toss would get a man hooked. A quick BJ and a little moggie and the man became a willing slave in the plantation. Women in this land were naturally born gymnasts. They swung from branches to branches, always aiming for the higher bounty, while totally oblivious of the devastation on men. Men corralled in the plantation walked on eggshells under the watchful eyes of women. The slightest infraction might land them in divorce court, followed by years of ruinous alimony and child support. There was much suffering in the land. Yet legend had it that a handful of unicorns did survive the evil magic, and suffering men everywhere were yearning for a unicorn.
A young lad of 18 saw the suffering of his elders and thought to himself: “I ain’t going to put up with this sh*t!” He tossed a couple of Gatorade and Hot Pockets in his backpack and some Bitcoins in his pouch, and off he went in search of his unicorn. For days the young lad walked and found no sign of his quarry. On the 14th day, he chanced upon a roadway inn. There he saw an old timer nursing a mug of ale at the corner table.
“Greetings, kind sir.” The young lad said respectfully. “ I am looking for a unicorn. Do you happen to know where I can find one?”
The old timer lifted his weary eyes, looked at the young lad and said, “Unicorn does not exist, son.”
“But…but, kind sir. I read about them in books of old and saw them in romantic motion pictures,” protested the young lad.
“They are lies, son. They are nothing but figments of imagination by romantic novelists and scriptwriters,” said the old timer.
The young lad became angry: “What do you know, you drunken old fool! You are old and ugly, an incel of a man. That’s why you never found a unicorn. I am young, strong, and handsome. I will find my unicorn.”
The old timer shook his head in resignation and pointed to the direction up the road. As the young lad walked up the path, he thought that the old timer might be pointing him to a wrong direction, just to be rid of him. But he was wrong, because up ahead, he saw a big sign that said “Unicorn Rescue”. In the stable, he saw a number of unicorns with their glittering horns, flowing mane, and creamy white coat. But the adoption fee was steep—3 Bitcoins per unicorn. At today’s exchange rate, he could purchase a decent automobile with them. But he thought a unicorn was worth the fee. He could see in his head years of love and enjoyment with his unicorn and he closed the deal.
As the young lad was leading his unicorn down the path, he noticed that her glittering horn was leaning to one side. Upon close inspection, he saw that the horn was nothing but a piece of plastic secured with Gorilla Glue and his unicorn was indeed a horse. The mane was fake hair extensions and the coat was covered with talcum powder to make it white. He had been scammed! The young lad was furious, not so much about the money but the cruelty those scammers inflicted onto the animal. He vowed to report them to the ASPCA. He raced up the path to give the scammers a piece of his mind. But before he could get himself half way through the door, he was bodily picked up by two beefy bouncers and thrown onto the dusty street. The scammers obviously had years of experience with naive young lads like him. The young lad picked himself up and said, “I will not let you get away with this. I will sue you in court.”
But the only court he could find in that small town was a family court. The courthouse was packed with weeping women, screaming children, and grumpy men. The court was presided by a stern-looking elderly woman judge. On her left was a sign that said : “For the best interest of children only”. On her right was sign that said: “Believe all women”. Up on the rafter was a large banner that said: “#MeToo”. The deck was indeed stacked against him.
The young lad sat on the bench for what seemed to be hours for his case to be heard. But before he could finish making his case, the judge interrupted him abruptly. She had no patience for such nonsense as unicorns. His case was thrown out of court, but not before he was levied a court cost equal to half of his possessions. Years later, he was told that no man ever made out of a family court without half of his wealth taken away, one way or another.
Defeated, the young lad continued to roam the land in search of his unicorn. He steadfastly held onto his belief that unicorns did exist. Years had gone by. One day, he chanced upon the roadway inn where he encountered the old timer years ago. As he was nursing his mug of ale at the corner table, he was startled to hear the voice of a young lad, who said, “Greetings, kind sir. I am looking for a unicorn. Do you happen to know where I can find one?” Just before he uttered the words: “Unicorn does not exist, son”, he remembered the abuse he heaped upon the old timer. At that instance, he realized that the truth of unicorns would only be revealed to men who were looking for them. He pointed to the direction up the road and the inquiring young lad happily resumed his search for his unicorn…
Bless me, Father, for I have simp'd--ThePenitentMan38
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Crazythought, could the ETH flippening be bigger than simply ETH/BTC, but rather financial institutions/AVG Joe flippening?

This is going to possibly come off as conspiracy theory crazytalk, but I've been eerily right forecasting other things before. Infact I've made my career by doing this type of forecasting...
I believe this ETH/BTC flippening is bigger than we all think, in terms of global macroeconomics, and I believe they are using our HODL philosophy against us.
Some background - I have some connections to big banks, so I know how scared they have been for the past ~1 year about crypto taking off. It is following Ghandi's quote: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win", except they are trying to remove that itty bitty last part. They ignored us from 2011 to 2016. We are now moving from them "laughing" at us, to them fighting us, and we better all wake the fuck up.
We've all seen it start happening, accounts frozen, heads of major government and financial organizations warning people about bubbles, scams, gambling, etc. On the back end of all those, I've been exposed (second hand) to rumblings of brainstorming on how big money (Banks, wallstreet, credit unions, governments) are trying to find a way to get back in on this thing. They are all terrified, and quite frankly they should be.
So lets think about this...
There has been a major bullrun starting mid 2016, and a parabolic rise mid Dec. There were strong corrections end of Dec, a return, then another one, and we're in a sustained one now.
In all this time we've had countless news stories about government bans, governments going after taxes, seizing assets.
We have had major statements from big respected wallstreet players talking about how crypto is a scam and they wouldn't touch it with a ten food pole (Buffet, Weiss ratings being really poor, etc). China bans, Korea banks, India bans, fake news everywhere.
If you think big money (Banks, Governments, Hedge Funds, Retirement funds, etc) are going to release their deathgrips on your testicles, you are dead wrong. They've been playing this game for decades (centuries?), and they are damn good at it. If you don't think there are entire divisions dedicated to strategy planning on how to hedge against crypto, then I have some pet rocks to sell you.
These past few months have been unrelenting FUD, scaring the AVG Joe firstholders out of their money, forcing panic selling.
In the "real world", most new investment opportunities are given to "credited investors" first. Crypto was completely different, with poker players and tech geeks getting in first. We are now starting to see the "credited investors" thing creep into new ICOs. This is big money trying to get in on the ground floor. But how do they do that with established coins which have "first to market" advantage? They need FUD and they need to crash the floor.
Well no shit, are you surprised now that Governments are banning this, wallstreet is warning seasoned investors that it's all a scam, all a bubble? When we will all WAKE THE FUCK UP and see that the very people who have been bleeding us dry our whole lives are trying to scare us out of flipping the world economy on it's head.
Do you know what happens if a bunch of tech geeks and poker players suddenly become the richest people on the planet? What about if they are then joined by average joes who LOLd into a few hundred bitcoin when they were dollars each? When this whole thing flips, how does THAT flippening impact global economies?
They have two options, hack and crash this thing, or if they can't (and they can't), they need to scare you out of your ground floor position and TAKE IT FROM YOU.
Okay that's great and but how does this have anything to do with the impending ETH/BTC flippening?
With our relentless HODL mentality (which is absolutely without question strongest in BITCOIN holders), how do they do they take our early-adoption from us? They let us keep bitcoin and hold it forever. Have fun there Mr. Steel Hands.
They aren't stupid, so now they make plans to adopt something else as the "ground flood", "gold standard", and they get on THAT ground floor. So what to chose?
They can't do it with something too small, because even buying in small bits will cause massive pumps, and we're all so fucking stupid that we jump on pumps. Well, they want to pump and keep pumping, so that obviously won't work. All that would happen is as they pump in, we all pump in. This also isn't some coordinated attack, it's a series of massive attacks led by huge players all with the same common goal. They may or may not be talking, but I'm not going to go full crazytown and think that everyone is in on it but us. No, I just think they all want in and are coming to similar conclusions and are beginning to execute similar strategies.
No, the only way they can do this and get in big is on something big. Something huge, but not top dog. Ripple could have been it, but then we all fucking hopped on ripple. They saw opportunity in pulling out, so they did, and we left later and got proportionally fucked.
So what do they jump on next? Ethereum. And how do they prevent us retards from all jumping on to big pumps?
Why is it ETHEREUM?
Well I think it's ETHEREUM, I think it's some people targeting NEO. Look at all the major dumps lately and which coins have been largely resistant to them. This is a universal FUD scaring most people out uniformly, but offset by big money picking favorites and keeping afloat during the drain (and to a minor effect, some of us hoping on these life rafts also).
So buckle in. There likely could be constant MONTHS, or even YEARS worth of upcoming FUD. Expect ETH and NEO to hold out pretty well. This is literally big money stealing ground floor off you. Expect BTC to just slowly bleed out, as Avg Joes HODL for dear life, but with no support from big money entering BTC, it won't stay afloat as much as "whatever" they are slowly accumulating. I personally think it's ETH/NEO, just looking at what has happened in the entire month of Jan.
I think when ETH went from 500 to $1000, then up even further, a lot of this was the VERY FIRST small chips of big money coming in. They saw how much their "small portion of their big money" impacted the price, and went into long term FUD mode, to slowly buy in.
It may be ramping up as we speak, and I believe something big is going to happen in the next week, few weeks, month.
The markets have been depressing, and all these retard HODL HODL HODL avg Joes that got in ground floor on Bitcoin are going to have the rug pulled out from under their feet, because the flippening is happening with ETH.
But this flippening is bigger than you think. This isn't ETH flippening BTC. This is big money flippening YOU. And once this flippening happens, it will happen FAST.
Once they have a serious stake of that ground floor, it will take off and never return. You will never have another chance to get in low on the ground floor ever again, because they will slowly pull money out (after being on the ground floor), selling you their magnified ETH position for your "late adopter" ETH position. They have now won, and re-secured their place in the Oligarchy.
Again, my personal "crazy conspiracy theory" is that the ETH flippening that we're about to witness isn't just an ETH flippening, it is Big Money flippening YOU.
/edit: I'm just going to edit this in from a post reply...
So what would you have me do?
Do whatever you want. I know what I'm doing though...
The first thing is don't sell your position in crypto. I'm not saying don't sell your fucking dentacoin. I'm saying don't sell your position in crypto. Don't exit to Fiat. Don't exit to tether. Don't try to time sells on peaks.
Do try to time floors and buy ins with any money you CAN SAFELY AND COMFORTABLY INVEST. When you put that money in, make sure you are putting it in dump resistant coins that is being propped up on market dumps by big money. Be sure of one thing, 90% of avg Joe is panic selling, and 10% is holding. If something is being propped up, it's being propped up by new players entering the game.
Look for rate of falls on dumps, and look for fastest hardest rebounds on dips. This is avg joe buying back in, but it's also big money getting as much ground floor on their "horses they are backing" as possible. So far that appears to be mainly ETH and NEO, with some smaller stuff like VEN, ICX, WTC even.
Don't trust my word though, DYOFR. We have some data in the January dumps, and so far that's looking like ETH and NEO, possibly VEN. Keep in mind this isn't a coordinated attack, it's a large scale wide spread attack from big money everywhere, many independent institutions who are all making their own plans for entry. Those are very different, and they will likely back the horse that benefits them the best. For example, China will almost certainly be backing Neo, US will back ETH, etc.
I'm not trying to sell anyone anything, I'm just trying to help the average Joe see what's going on, in a big picture macro sense.
Watch the next few dips, sustained or hard crashes... watch what coins feel resistant to these dips. Those are the ones that big money (each individual entity) is backing.
And rest assured that our paltry $500B is peanuts compared to how much money they will bring in.
What I'm saying is if you aren't on the ground floors of dump-resistant coins, you really should look to move to them.
When the dust settles in a few years, there will be 5-10 GIANTS, and if you can get on the ground floor before big money comes in, then you can really benefit.
I want to reiterate this...
THERE'S NO WAY WE CAN WIN THIS GAME
...But we can certainly set ourselves up to get a bit of a bigger piece of the global $$ pie than we did in 1990 for example.
Watch for dip resistant coins. Slowly move positions into those.
/edit x2: One line of thinking I see people doing that I think is fundamentally incorrect:
If you catch yourself thinking "Ooooh DBC is 0.09, what a deal, or BNTY is .20 what a deal, etc" then you are likely going to bleed out (again, just my opinion). Thinking any coin is going to rebound to where it was pre-crash is a really big mistake. Trying to hop on REQ because average Joe believes in REQ is a big mistake (again another opinion). It's pretty clear that big money isn't backing REQ, and I'd be pretty convinced that REQ total marketcap is nearly entirely "average Joes". I'm really sorry for REQ backers, I'm sorry I'm using you as an example, but it's the best example for this possible. I love REQ, I think it's amazing. I KNOW it's not backed by big money though, so why would I back it? Why isn't it backed by big money? Because it's fucking solid technically, but it is crashing, zero support through recent pullbacks. I base that simple on the fact that it wasn't dump resistant at all. There is no big money backing this thing. Not yet at least. If there's a 30% market pullback and REQ goes up 30% in the same time the rest of the market fell 30%, then I will likely buy in, even on the "ATH", because there's now sufficient evidence that there's support from something big during the worst downturn (when big money is entering).
So lesson?
It doesn't matter what tech your pet project has, how good it is. ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHERE BIG MONEY IS GOING. We are such small fish, all of us combined is like 10% of a typical hedge fund. Seriously think about that. I held stuff like REQ, BNTY, PRL, because I believe in them. I'm not holding them anymore, because it's very very very obvious that big money is backing other horses. And big money hasn't even entered this game in full force yet. But when they do, I certainly want to be on the "ground floor" of their horse. If I believe in a coin like REQ (and I absolutely fucking do), then I will take big money horse-backing profits and toss some into my pet projects, but you bet your ass I won't miss the big money train pushing ETH to the moon so that I can hold some firesale $0.38 REQ.
I'm personally moving into ETH, NEO, VEN, ICX (but honestly, and for full transparency, mostly ETH). I'm going to keep a real eye on Nano ERB. I'm also going to keep my eye open for new ICOs with "credited investor only" that sell out early, and watch how those perform in dips. And I'm not fucking exiting to FIAT. EVER. If I didn't believe in this thing, I wouldn't be here. That doesn't mean I'm going to HODL any particular coin. But I AM GOING TO HODL CRYPTO. My hand isn't weak selling BTC for ETH. My hand is Iron Clad by HODL my position in crypto, but I'm going to be joining big money as it enters. And I am pretty convinced that they are flippening ETH/BTC, but more importantly, flippening all of us.
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Transcript of Developer Meeting in Discord - April 12, 2019

Tron04/12/2019
Hello everyone.
It's been a good couple of weeks for Ravencoin.
Sorry I missed the last session. I was on vacation.
Jeremy is looking at channel settings. Can anyone else chat?
RavencoinDev (Jesse/Wolfsokta)04/12/2019
Hello Everybody!
Under04/12/2019
Hey Tron! Hey Jesse!
RavencoinDev (Jesse/Wolfsokta)04/12/2019
Hey Under. Thanks for joining us.
Tron04/12/2019
Ok, still locked. Working on it.
Who knows how to open the channel?
Under04/12/2019
@traysi ★★★★★
RavencoinDev (Jesse/Wolfsokta)04/12/2019
Maybe we start with just you running the show Tron? You can translate the blond frog speak...
Tron04/12/2019
We can all chat, but it isn't a community chat. It would just be a speech.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs04/12/2019
Seems as though, they thought that the @Core Developer open open the channel, but we can't :frowning:
RavencoinDev (Jesse/Wolfsokta)04/12/2019
Ah, I see.
Tron04/12/2019
Ok, the [pot leaf] means you agree, and the [mushroom] means you disagree. GO!
This is the best.
Much less dissent. :smiley:
Ok, we thought we had the ability to open the channel, but it doesn't seem to be the case. To "thenest"!
traysi ★★★★★04/12/2019
Channel should be open now
bitspill04/12/2019
woot
Hans_Schmidt04/12/2019
Hallo! Now it's unlocked. This is always the problem with tight security - it can backfire.
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖔𝖓 𝕳𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖔 CEO ∞04/12/2019
thanks @traysi ★★★★★
Under04/12/2019
Thanks guys
[Master] Roshii04/12/2019
it is
Vincent04/12/2019
:nerd:
traysi ★★★★★04/12/2019
I updated Core Developer permissions to manage this channel. Should work in the future.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Tron Bruce had mentioned wanting Restricted Assets as a wallet control instead of being on chain. Thoughts?
Tron04/12/2019
>> Tron Bruce had mentioned wanting Restricted Assets as a wallet control instead of being on chain. Thoughts?
I'm not 100% sure what that means.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Also, seems to me from just being around here pretty much all day everyday that the community support to have only the original asset holder being the only one ever to issue a restricted asset of the same name is basically 99% universal
Tron04/12/2019
Lots of stuff can be done on the 2nd layer, but not restricting peer to peer trades for those holding their own keys. That's the main reason for Tags and Restricted Assets.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Basically Bruce wants to keep restricted asset issuance capabilities at the wallet level
I'm seeing a big security issue with going that route
Chill04/12/2019
I don't want to put words into Bruce's mouth, but that is my understanding as well
Tron04/12/2019
Explain "wallet level" Wallet is a container for private keys in my vernacular.
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖔𝖓 𝕳𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖔 CEO ∞04/12/2019
brb, googling vernacular
Tron04/12/2019
:smiley:
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖔𝖓 𝕳𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖔 CEO ∞04/12/2019
learn something new every day
Chill04/12/2019
from verna, meaning house slave. That's you, CEO!
Tron04/12/2019
Sorry, in bitcoin terminology.
bhorn04/12/2019
https://twitter.com/brucefenton/status/1116482635314999296
Bruce Fenton (@brucefenton)
Wallet level controls for securities might offer the best of both worlds: decentralized protocols with the ability for issuers to program and control their digital assets based on whatever rules they choose.
Twitter
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
@Tron Sorry, I wouldn't fully know exactly what Bruce was thinking when he mentioned this to the community, might not be a bad idea to get in touch with him at some point
That ^^^
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
it will need to be somehow baked into the chain, though. No?
otherwise wallet code circumventing it could be conceived
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
If any of the committing devs have topics or updates they'd like to bring up, shooot
Tron04/12/2019
Ah, ok. I think that means that issuers can control issuance with their keys and determine whether the recipient is Reg D, Reg S, Accredited, etc. That wouldn't be an on-chain function, and might need to be done first. Only later when secondary trading is approved/allowed/enabled/etc then the Restricted Asset idea is important for those that want to hold their keys/assets.
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
When better privacy... And how?
Tron04/12/2019
None of this matters if it is held by a regulated custodian.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
@Tron Yeah, seems to me from a security standpoint, that would be a bad idea
Tron04/12/2019
No PII (Personally Identifiable Information) should go on-chain.
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
so even wallet side things that Bruce mentions rely on the chain having tagged and restricted assets
correct?
Tron04/12/2019
But, in the US, the laws are such for Securities that KYC has to be done for issuance for sure, and likely for trading in a centralized exchange or ATS.
The idea behind tags and assets is to restrict assets to addresses that are tagged. The chain is completely unaware of any other rules. It is just a tool set.
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
understood
Synicide04/12/2019
@Tron has there been any further thought/discussions about the hot topic from the previous dev meeting of uniqueness between regular assets and restricted assets? Last meeting ideas were tossed around for a grace peroid, or sharing unique names.
Under04/12/2019
KYC Isn’t a requirement for lottery. Do you think blending in that use case hurts or helps Ravencoin legitimacy? Could the activity of unregulated securities trading, slowly become the norm much as in the same way pot is becoming legalized? How do we by code accommodate existing systems without giving up on the goal of changing the way fundamentallly people participate in the equity market?
Tron04/12/2019
We've talked about it, but no decisions yet.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Lastly, was thinking the dev meeting time is probably not the ideal place for community randoms like myself to voice our thoughts about non-technical specifics like we're discussing currently. Before the hard fork would it be a good idea to kinda have an open mic online forum where the devs and community can get together and talk about some of the governance type issues?
Hans_Schmidt04/12/2019
Is the current plan still to include both messaging and restricted assets in the next release/fork? GUI included or only consensus/rpc level?
Tron04/12/2019
In general, we feel that XYZ is different than $XYZ. There is some additional on-chain burden like holding the rule-set for the restricted asset.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
Could making the !Ownership token reissueable as $Ownership, Be viable? Keeping asset names unique for their owners?
Tron04/12/2019
Tags have to be held by wallets, so there should be a cost to tagging.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs04/12/2019
@Hans_Schmidt We are going to try and release them on mainnet at the same time.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
Asset names being unique on chain, no matter the type, would be ideal.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs04/12/2019
Not sure about the GUI though.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
@S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org Yes I feel therr may be a disconnect on this issue between the community and the dev team regarding what u say
Chill04/12/2019
I have yet to interact with anyone here who is in favor of overlapping names, to be honest
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
yep
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
No overlaps
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
"Token names are guaranteed unique."
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Which is why I've kinda suggested maybe a round table on this issue before we try to push the code through
Tron04/12/2019
Do you think that sentiment would hold with the wider community?
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
It does in my experience
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
I've seen nobody who prefers the grace period idea
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
We need to properly survey all channels
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
We can do a discord vote
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
needs to be wider than discord
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
Discord is not enough, discord is not the community.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
For sure
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
Yeah not by a long shot
Synicide04/12/2019
I would at least like to hear an argument on why they shouldnt be. There have been several arguments on why they should be.
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
twitter, telegram, etc
pool operators
Hans_Schmidt04/12/2019
It could cost a fee to make an asset restricted, and still only the original owner could do it. Issue first, then restrict.
Chill04/12/2019
That's what I was going to say. I have yet to hear an argument that explains why the names should be overlapped
Tron04/12/2019
@S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org I agree. If there's a way to survey the wider community, I think we should go with it.
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
Well, i guess you can try to push it, let the miners decide
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
The owner of !ASSET ought to have enduring, sole right to create $ASSET
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
If anyone has the position that they can be made non unique by a seprate $ownership issuance, Please pm me and we can have a discussion on my youtube stream.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
@Tron once the voting layer has been activated, this will all be so much easier :yum:
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
assuming an official vote token is produced
But that would be kind of centralized
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Nothing is official of course
Vincent04/12/2019
the needs to be a logical explanation on how it will be better for the coin to have them not connected
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
I normally never speak in development-meetings. But I agree with @S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org's opinion. >>Asset names being unique on chain, no matter the type, would be ideal.<<
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
But it's better than having nothing for the devs to rely upon when deciding how the code is gonna be pushed out
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
And no I don't own any asset :)
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
Assets being not unique = Fraud and confusion
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
It would in fact be in my personal benefit if it isn't going to be that way, to squat important names.
Synicide04/12/2019
There have been many potential issues/confusion brought up with them not being unique. But no one understands the counter argument
Tron04/12/2019
I don't have a dog in the hunt. If it is better for the project for $BCD and BCD to be treated as the same -- even though they're different textually and different types of tokens, then I'm ok with that. What I don't want, is to make a decision that has lasting repercussions for the project based on the voices of a few that may have a vested interest because they secured good names.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs04/12/2019
Don't worry, Tron is typing :smiley:
Vincent04/12/2019
**jeopardy theme song*
Tron04/12/2019
That's why I mention the "wider" community.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
Absolutely the route to take, gathering the opinions of the greater community.
Vincent04/12/2019
can u give one good counter argument ?
kott04/12/2019
so no counter argument ?!
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Agreed and this should only be the start of this conversation
bhorn04/12/2019
>>from Tron: they're different textually and different types of tokens
sounds like a counter
Vincent04/12/2019
the only one i can think of is a new life on name squating which in no way helps the project
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
I only bring this up because it seems 99% here prefer forever instead of a grace period. Makes me think it's worthy of discussing to the wider community
Tron04/12/2019
For sure grace period.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
There no argument that it merits discussion
Chill04/12/2019
any company will be forced to buy the !asset and $asset anyway
Vincent04/12/2019
seems like a brexit vote.... revote until the correct vote is recieved
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
@Tron I agree, if this is going to have lasting repercussions for the project, and will only benefit a few, they should be separated. But then we should asses what the implications would be of doing it or not doing it. Are those known?
bhorn04/12/2019
as a non-developer, it would be confusing to me if ASSETNAME and $ASSETNAME were not related
Tron04/12/2019
If the wider community is for the non-restricted asset having precedent forever to get the token, then its easy to do.
bhorn04/12/2019
hearing about name uniquness, but then those two not being unique, seems like a contradiction
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
I am all for what is best for the blockchain implementations that will come in the future.
Tron04/12/2019
@bhorn But we can't enforce that. Only at first. $ASSETNAME could be sent to someone else.
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
They are unique because they are different asset types.
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
Literally you garentee unique names, then you say nvm... It's like saying this crypto u made is capped at 2000 coins then you say nvm its 1000000
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
From a code perspective its still unique.
bhorn04/12/2019
but the unique names is for the user
being able to trust the name
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
I'd also add, one of the selling points of RVN over ERC-20 is the ability to only have one unique name ever
bhorn04/12/2019
if you open up the $ASSETNAME to the non-original owner, now someone new can squat it
Vincent04/12/2019
so there really hasn't been a good point yet
bhorn04/12/2019
and it is no longer uniquely owned by the original issuer
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Statt getting into same name separate asset things and that starts to get confusing
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
they are de facto unique
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
I think it would be good to have an overview of the benefits and downsides of both ways of implementation.
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
@IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK I think you miscomprehend
Vincent04/12/2019
thats not a good argument
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
Rn we're all kawwing into nothing.
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
Giving the !Ownership token the power to reissue as $Ownership would make our Ownership tokens more valuable, overall.
Tron04/12/2019
What if the system required purchase of the non-restricted asset first. If you want $GOOGLE, buy GOOGLE first.
Chill04/12/2019
superb
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
Yep
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
ohhhhh
NIce Tron
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
Yes, you must own !Ownership
Vincent04/12/2019
agree and will go back to building apple in ur garage yrs before needing restrictes asset
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
that's what i've been saying
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Yessir
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
The owner of !ASSET ought to have enduring, sole right to create $ASSET
whosoever owns it
may then create the $ASSET
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
U got the ownership token, u got the name
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
As soon as tron says it everyone agrees... Lol
Vincent04/12/2019
yes, we all agree to that i believe
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
That's what a lot of us were saying I think
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
I really would dislike it if it would have negative implications for rvn and that few moneyminds will benefit from it.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs04/12/2019
i think that could work. So GOOGLE! issues -> $GOOGLE?
Chill04/12/2019
perfect
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
I think some of us were phrasing it differently or conceiving of it differently because some of us are thinking from a user perspective and some are thinking from a developer perspective
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs Exactly
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs More specifically, !Google issues > $Google
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
yeah exactly
Chill04/12/2019
Then, if there is some sort of new token that is needed in the future, GOOGLE has already secured the rights to create that one as well
Tron04/12/2019
The exclamation mark is at the end.
Hans_Schmidt04/12/2019
That's exactly what I proposed earlier. Create or buy owner first. Then restrict for another fee.
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
I always mess that up. putting the ! at the beginning
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
I know for a matter of fact multiple people own many assets in here. I want to remain neutral here. But you guys speak for your own interest, not for the project.
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
How much should restricted fee be?
Tron04/12/2019
Oh no, the price discussion. :wink:
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
gotta go!
run tron!
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
@Hardman (CEO - dipshit) a community coin takes into consideration everyone's interest
theking04/12/2019
@Tron that makes a lot of sense. Buy the non restricted first and only when you own that can you purchase or create a restricted.
Vincent04/12/2019
i disagree @Hardman (CEO - dipshit) there hasnt been a good counter argument
Synicide04/12/2019
sounds like a great solution, and fixes the !UNIQUE + $UNIQUE <> UNIQUE issue many have
Tron04/12/2019
I'm becoming convinced on the asset name thing.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs04/12/2019
How much do you think is should cost to make a restricted asset guys/girls?
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
I was thinking 750-1000
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
500RVN
Gintonic (sold Honda)04/12/2019
Same as unique - 500
RavenLord 🐦04/12/2019
500
Vincent04/12/2019
i dont like the fixed cost discussion (old fight)
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Or maybe if u already own the !asset, just add another 250-500 to get it created
Synicide04/12/2019
It needs to cost enough to where only people that need that functionality buy it IMO
Chill04/12/2019
Since we do not know whether any future types of tokens will be needed (as the future is not set yet), giving one name control over that name in all current assets and future types of assets is a logical solution. It's a future-proof solution
Hans_Schmidt04/12/2019
same as create new main asset
RigbyMiner04/12/2019
restricted asset should cost 3-5 times that of a regular asset.
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
Then, if it costs money, why would YOU only be able to register it?
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
100 for sub. 500 for main. 2500 for restricted?
5x 5x?
Tron04/12/2019
(750+250+500+5000+500) / 5
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
IMO restricted assets add extra user tools to the OG assets so they should cost more than 500 to create
Chill04/12/2019
The cost for the restricted token should be only commensurate with the cost to the network imo
Vincent04/12/2019
when the coin is accepted by the masses, there will be plenty of burning
no need for inflated (imo)
nobody is gonna issue restricted, just because
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
Plus I think the difference in cost should also promote usage of the OG asset when a user doesn't need the added functionality of a restricted asset
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
if you think about it a restricted already costs more than a main, because it includes having already paid for the main
Hans_Schmidt04/12/2019
Before we run out of time- What is the current eta for restricted/messaging mainnet release - How much time to security debug? Are there plans for another bug bounty program?
Jeroz04/12/2019
What if I want only my guild members or game buyers to trade my coins or items or dragon kill points. Why should I pay more for an asset then?
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
I'd like to thank everyone for attending the #governance-meeting today :joy::joy::joy:
Gintonic (sold Honda)04/12/2019
Unpopular thought: Could we let the devs to discuss about other issues?
Tron04/12/2019
We are going to have another wallet for Android that does BIP44 and handles assets. There will be a classic RVN only wallet, and an asset-aware wallet that is seed-compatible with iOS wallet.
Coming soon. Testing it in the next few hours.
traysi ★★★★★04/12/2019
The last wallet was not released as open source. Will the next one be?
Vincent04/12/2019
wen wallet for my windows phone???
Jeroz04/12/2019
Quick before the end and while I’m walking to pick up my son:
I'm not sure if I can make the meeting but wanted to show a list of things that are going on outside of the core development and things that I think deserve attention:
- Ravenland made an OS for the PI, which significantly reduces the difficulty threshold of creating full nodes. https://ravencoinos.org/. I am still planning on helping @push | ravenland.org with some tools for it but very swamped with work lately (Sorry @push | ravenland.org!)
- Mangofarm is very busy developing their web-wallet and asset management services. https://www.mangofarmassets.com/. There will be new features coming.
- Mangofarm is in a far stage with Trezor integration and just finished their first transaction.
- Mangofarm and Ravenland are busy setting up an IPFS swarm to make sure all RVN data will stay active. Reach out to them if you like to be a part of it.
- I am in continuous talks with people/services interested in supporting RVN (I get mainly approached on telegram). And would like to mention once again that, imho, Raven could greatly benefit from a bounty system like: https://bounty.bitcoin.com/. Not only to 1 attract devs but also because 2 people don't know how to donate (yes I am getting the question), 3 current community funds are poorly managed, if at all, 4 there are coin services emerging where trading fees can be routed back to community projects and without going into details, I do talk to some.
Tron04/12/2019
It is open source. Both will be.
traysi ★★★★★04/12/2019
Current Android wallet is not on github.
Tron04/12/2019
Super cool stuff from Ravenland and MangoFarm !!!!
[Master] Roshii04/12/2019
https://github.com/RavenProject/ravenwallet-android
GitHub
RavenProject/ravenwallet-android
Contribute to RavenProject/ravenwallet-android development by creating an account on GitHub.
traysi ★★★★★04/12/2019
Latest commit 5134271 on Oct 4, 2018
Tron04/12/2019
Could we use the same people that did the legal fund to do a bounty fund?
traysi ★★★★★04/12/2019
Is that the latest version @[Master] Roshii ?
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
Bounty for what @Tron
[Master] Roshii04/12/2019
Yes
Tron04/12/2019
For the wallet for download.
That will become RVN Wallet Classic.
traysi ★★★★★04/12/2019
It seems some people are using an android wallet different than that one.
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
back to the discussion on the Restricted asset cost - it seems to me that it should be 5k +, as it's such a specialized use case (institutions)... KYC/AML shouldn't be cheap
CPT d0JA04/12/2019
im all for bounties for things but they must be discussed upon and agreed in public space and i dont think its fair if certain people have access to that knowledge of bounties before they are posted to get a head start on the work and claim the bounty right after its posted
my 2 pennies
Tron04/12/2019
The PR in there is for asset support. We're testing this afternoon
Vincent04/12/2019
@DirkDiggler (RVN ded) i think cheap, the more users the merrier
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
Def needs to be real expensive... I dont wanna see a market for this
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
@CPT d0JA I agree with you. All should be done and agreed upon in public. Nothing in backrooms.
Tron04/12/2019
So I have a "cheap" and a "real expensive". PERFECT!
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
consensus :)
kott04/12/2019
must be expensive
Vincent04/12/2019
we want RVN used...make it affordable for all
bhorn04/12/2019
i'm with wider-use
less expensive
Tron04/12/2019
Two cheaps and two real expensive.
Vincent04/12/2019
to be continued......
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
these guys arent seeing the big picture of who would be using this type of asset
cheap is a relative term
CPT d0JA04/12/2019
so moving forward if people have some good ideas for bounties they should be posted in a public space and then discussed amongst the community, there should be no closed room discussions or people in power making the decisions on which bounties are posted, especially for things the coin doesnt need.
Synicide04/12/2019
tags can be used for many use cases outside of KYC though, as Tron has used subscriptions as an example
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
as is expensive...
Vincent04/12/2019
@Tronare u aware of any tokens, like vinsent, that will issue and burn a lot of coin just based on the use plan?
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
unique assets, despite being only 5RVN could burn a lot of RVN
theDopeMedic04/12/2019
What would that do to the burn if it's more expensive?
Hardman (CEO - dipshit)04/12/2019
I think the choice should be made in a way that its good for the basis of the project, not for interest of a few, sounds harsh I know. What if new asset_types arise, will those owning the current asset always get a freecard to get it first? Wouldn't be fair.
Vincent04/12/2019
agree
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
5000 ravens burned to KYC folks is a bargain... and it helps all us dipshit bag holders of RVN
Vincent04/12/2019
if GM tokenized each vehicle...they would burn a lot annually
bhorn04/12/2019
imagine years down the road, if price continues to increase
Tron04/12/2019
I agree that the types of organizations that would use for SEC compliance are not going to worry whether it costs $5 or $100. But some subscription, games, vip groups, etc. may be more price sensitive.
Vincent04/12/2019
why are u worrying about the cost of running other peoples business tho...it is about RVN acceptance
CPT d0JA04/12/2019
increasing the burn rate has the negative affect of reducing the total number of assets that can be created on ravencoin
bhorn04/12/2019
it could get to the point where its prohibitively expensive to use the chain
Synicide04/12/2019
we don't want to price out that small guy wanting to run a subscription based platform though, we want as widespread usage as possible
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
What jf we did something like this :
The more charachers, the cheaper it gets
Let the big corps pay alot on their 3 letters
Vincent04/12/2019
overload
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
Then small corps can pay less with their 5+ letter assers
Tron04/12/2019
We do want usage (now). But we want the costs to reflect the real cost of chain usage so we don't mess up scaling.
theDopeMedic04/12/2019
Assuming everyone who already owns an asset (19059) issues a restricted at 5k, then that burns 95,285,000 RVN. Not just that, it may be prohibitive to the small guy.
liqdmetal04/12/2019
500 for original and 1500 for restricted (tohelp cover extra on chain burden) is my vote
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
cost of the restricted asset isn't a hill i am ready to die on... i just think it should be more costly than a standard asset
Vincent04/12/2019
plus think of develping nations...their 'restricted' needs may be much different and expensive will have them lok for alternatives
Tron04/12/2019
@liqdmetal I like that range.
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
1500 would be good in my book as well
Synicide04/12/2019
I hadn't picked a number in mind, but I like that range too
liqdmetal04/12/2019
so total cost for a restricted would be 500 + 1500
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
2k all in? i like
Vincent04/12/2019
500/500
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
Sounds good to me
Tron04/12/2019
Everybody was all at 500/1500 until Vincent. WTH
Vincent04/12/2019
haha
Tron04/12/2019
Just kidding.
kott04/12/2019
ignore him 500/1500 is perfect
Vincent04/12/2019
i voted cheap first
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
there is always one in the crowd :)
theDopeMedic04/12/2019
Is there are favorite horse with the @Core Developer s?
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
roger that
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖔𝖓 𝕳𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖙𝖔 CEO ∞04/12/2019
wait, i didn't approve anything yet :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
I see 1500 being reasonable and scalable.
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
2k all in for the ! and the $
A reasonable compromise
Synicide04/12/2019
neither of them is bad when we keep in mind Restricted cost is the sum of both
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
@theDopeMedic seabiscuit
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
manowar
[Master] Roshii04/12/2019
Yes there is are favorite horse with the Core Devs
theDopeMedic04/12/2019
Tonto
bhorn04/12/2019
i'm more agreeable to the higher price given that you need UNIQUE! to get $UNIQUE as well.
Vincent04/12/2019
so we agree. table this decision :nerd:
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs04/12/2019
I think we did some good discussion today. Lets call it.
Tron04/12/2019
This was actually really productive. I like where we landed.
Cheers, everyone.
Rikki RATTOE Sr. SEC Impresantor04/12/2019
I'd be ok w 500/1500
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs04/12/2019
Can we close the channel
@Moderator
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
Thanks everyone.
Gintonic (sold Honda)04/12/2019
Thanks
Vincent04/12/2019
:thumbsup:
DirkDiggler (RVN ded)04/12/2019
have a good weekend
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
Byr
theDopeMedic04/12/2019
Thanks everyone! :beers:
S1LVA | GetRavencoin.org04/12/2019
Happy feet
Seal Clubber04/12/2019
Oh no
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
:bepbep:... I had to srry
neil04/12/2019
Close!
theDopeMedic04/12/2019
https://tenor.com/view/thanos-confused-gif-11877270
Sevvy (not worried til 500sats)04/12/2019
Thanks Tron
Thanks Devs!
Chill04/12/2019
I'm ok with 500/500 up to 500/1500
Seal Clubber04/12/2019
That would be 2k total right
IRSJonPizza | JON.NETWORK04/12/2019
Quik mas
Vincent04/12/2019
i dont plan on having any restricted assets but just think worldwide it will help the coin to keep it real user friendly
traysi ★★★★★04/12/2019
@[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs Try closing the channel
Looks like that works.
[Dev-Happy] Blondfrogs04/12/2019
Yep it did :smiley:
i got permissions now :smiley:
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Original project on hold, what now? (long)

First Post: (You are here.)
Part Two: Filesystems and Data Protection
Part Three: Networking and Security (Pending)
So, I've got my Pi (Model B, 512 RAM) sitting in my homemade LEGO case with detachable 5 watt fan. Power supply is a solid 2.1 amp outlet-to-USB adapter. My SD is a Sandisk micro SDHC in an adapter; 16 gigabytes. The NOOBS installer works fine. All of the ported distros work fine. I bought both codecs. I have a 32 GB USB stick, a WIFI adapter, and everything is working perfectly. Everything runs off the one 5 volt, 2 amp adapter in the wall. No powered hubs, no stack of boxes next to it, nothing. It's a clean and compact setup.
So what's the problem? Well...
The project that I had in mind when I bought the thing was a simple one. I wanted (and want) to use the Pi to make a modest podcast downloader and NAS/samba server. I've gotten both working. All is well. So, what's the problem if the project is already done? Storage space. I checked my main computer's drive, and discovered that I have well over 100 GB of nothing but podcasts. Music is another 40 or so. Television shows and movies are about 50 GB. Artwork is about 70 GB. Other documents and images aren't that much. Remember my 32 GB flash drive? Don't even ask me how big my entire Humble Bundle collection would be, or Steam games and backups. Yeah... that's not going to work.
So my options are to either get an external drive that (A) won't suck all the power and kill my Pi, (B) is reliable to both stay on 24/7 and keep my data safe for years, and (C) doesn't cost a billion dollars; -OR- I can find another project for my Raspberry Pi.
I've looked into USB SSDs, but they're very pricy, don't have much storage space, and all full size external drives seem to require more power than the Pi would put out. They make 128 gigabyte flash drives, but those tend to be very expensive and are generally reviewed as failing often. If anyone has experience running an external USB SSD on their Pi without a powered hub, let me know. I'll get a hub if I need one, but I really do not want to.
So below is an improvised list of the ideas I've had, and why I haven't done them. I'm hoping that if, at the very least I don't get any good suggestions from you fine folks, that you will get a few good ideas from me. If anyone wants me to re-write this list into an organized and more complete format, then just ask. Maybe we could make a giant list of project ideas.
Anyway, I tossed around some projects in my head: (edited for readability)
  • So I thought about an emulation station. But, no. I already have an ollllld PSP (phat 1001) that I can lay in bed with and play all my old games on.
  • I thought about a wireless speaker for my computer, or a random Internet radio box. Neither of those are very useful to me though. I have this thing called a MP3 player with FM radio, plus a slow Internet connection.
  • Then I thought I could make a media center with OpenELEC, but since I don't have any networked media storage, and can watch everything I want from my computer, that's not very useful either.
  • Next on the list could be an IRC server, but I've no one to chat with on my network, and random strangers getting past my router and firewall is less than comfortable to me.
  • How about a Minecraft server! Offload some of the work to my Pi and enjoy a slightly better framerate on my main machine! Plus it's always on, so it's like the world is real in a sense. But the FPS boost wouldn't be that great, the chunks would load slower, and I don't play much Minecraft anymore anyway.
  • An automatic backup server? Again, no large storage for the Pi.
  • A general downloader? So no room for my music, no podcasts, no games (all legal). What exactly would I be downloading? Say I'm on my main computer, go to gutenberg.org, see a book I want to read, copy the URL, SSH into my Pi and 'wget' it. Then I use samba to connect my main machine to my Pi so I can re-download the book that I downloaded? Even if it was all automatic, what's the point when I ultimately want the copy on my main machine, have no reason to share the books across my home network, and don't need tons of disk space to store it?
  • A dedicated firewall box? That's an interesting idea, but I'm afraid I don't know much about how that would work, am in another room as the modem, and I already have a DD-WRT router taking care of things.
  • A dedicated social media thingy? I don't use any social media. I suppose reddit might count, but no chat programs, no G+ or facebook, no Twitter or StumbleUpon.
  • A feed aggregator? Most of my RSS feeds are web comics that would be better suited to viewing on my main machine. Besides, it really doesn't take that long to update them.
  • An educational platform? Learn python perhaps? My geek cred would go through the roof, certainly, but if I may quote... "Ain't nobody got time for that!". Anyway, my computer would serve equally well, I'd think.
  • Home automation? I live in a small apartment and have no knowledge of wiring, much less of complex electronics and custom coding. This should be a fun, cheap, and a small project for me, not a DIY renovation 'just because'.
  • Build a robot? See above.
  • Groovy homemade alarm clock? Now that's a great 'Plan C' for me. Simple, fun, and unless the power goes out, reliable. One power outage and my Pi's clock gets reset; not a great alarm clock. I suppose I could set a script to sync the time via NTP, but that assumes the modem and wireless router are both working and connected to the Internet after the power cuts back on.
  • Security cam? Cool, but I don't need anything like that.
  • Boodler box? This could be really nice to fall asleep to. I hear that the Boodler software makes very good artificial ambient sounds. But that seems like a waste of a perfectly good Pi, to only use it for an hour each day, if that. I know it could do other things during the daytime, but what? Finding something useful for it is the whole point here.
  • A text-to-speech book reader? My Kindle does that quite nicely, and is easier to carry around.
  • Some sort of tricky pseudo-URL setup that redirects traffic for example.com to a server on the Pi? Another interesting idea, but I have no use for that sort of thing. Who am I going to practical joke on my network? Me? Now, I suppose there's an application for extreme security. You set the outgoing URLs and IP addresses that you will allow on your network, and everything else gets sent to a black hole. It would make it hard for malware on any device on your network to call home, or even for a hacker to get feedback from your machines. But it would be a pain in the ass for normal household Internet usage.
  • Similarly, a Tor router or personal email server? No need.
  • Anything mobile or battery powered? No mobile applications needed or wanted; no batteries required.
  • A SMS forwarder? My phone doesn't get decent Internet connections, or have an email application, or a sane data plan, so getting emails or chat logs via SMS would be cool. But again, I do no chatting, and emails over SMS would be painful come bill day.
  • A personal web server? Don't want one.
  • An OwnCloud equivalent of Firefox's sync? Basically I would copy my Firefox profile to the Pi, set it in a samba share, and have all of my machines softlink to it. A very cool idea, but kind of flawed. There wouldn't be any protection from multiple computers writing to the profile at the same time. Also, I only have one computer. Well, I have a laptop, but that's a separated thing.
  • Maybe an index? It wouldn't actually hold any files, but it could keep an automatic inventory of what music, movies, and games I have. Neat, but not very useful.
  • A key? I configure my main machine to check the local network for any computer named "raspi" or something, and make it automatically shut down if there isn't one? I'm not that tin-foily yet. It also assumes that wifi works on all devices involved. If a storm fries the router, then my main machine is locked down until I get a new router and set it up...without a computer.
  • A purely essentials backup? Nothing but my important documents, browser profiles, and the like? What, is my Pi reduced to a glorified USB stick now? Use it once every two months and have it gather dust the rest of the time?
  • A local network VOIP? Our phones have built-in intercom functions.
  • A Internet-connected VOIP system? Now that would be interesting. I have no one techie enough to be able to call me on it though.
  • Bitcoin miner? Surely you jest.
  • A Tripwire log storage thing? An intrusion detection module for the entire network? I'm not knowledgeable enough to set that up properly. Nor would I know what to do if I caught a malicious hacker. If I was and did, I still don't really have a need for it.
  • An entropy generator? Use things like a USB microphone, network traffic, the GPU traffic, etc., to make random numbers that are extremely hard to predict. Cool, but I don't need that sort of thing.
  • Voice automation. There's nothing I want to automate vocally. Plus, even commercial voice automation systems aren't that good. I certainly don't want to use Google's service for my always on, personal, home usage.
  • A virtual pet? No monitor and keyboard, just some sort of critter 'lives' on my Pi, and I talk to it with a USB microphone and stuff? That sounds like a fun idea, but it would probably get stale really quickly. Besides, I know of no software that would do that. I could see a market in the future where small devices run pet AIs that people can interact with. Maybe I could make that happen and be a gazillionare. Maybe you could make that happen and just send me a nice check for giving you the idea. Seriously though. That sounds like a cool concept, but I know even less of programing, electronics, and AI theory, than I of quantum horse breeding.
  • Wardriv... Um, Warsitting? Log things like wifi spots, encryption schemes used, signal strength and clarity, etc.. I could even sniff signals to figure out people's encryption keys. Why would I want to do any of that though?
  • Give CPU cycles to some project like protein folding research? The Pi wouldn't be very valuable for that, I don't think. Also, my slow Internet connection.
  • Learn electrical engineering and play with the GPIO? Make something with LEDs? That's something I would enjoy doing, but I don't have the money or time to mess with that right now. Call this "Plan H".
  • Have a sensitive information (bank, email, online shopping) machine that I don't need to worry about? Another very good idea. Boring, but good. I'd rather find something fun to work on first though.
  • A guest computer? That wouldn't be very fun for me. I'd set it up once, then store it away until someone comes over to play on the Internet? That's boring.
  • A seeding torrent box for Linux ISOs? Good, geeky, and kind of fun. The problem is that I have 30 KB (max) upload, and AT&T as my ISP.
  • Anything? A porn machine? While tempting, and probably a good idea for separating work and play... I'm fine, thanks. Besides: "Hey, neat little box. Is that a computer? What does it do?" Yeah...
So, as you can see, I'm having trouble coming up with a fun project to do. I'm not just getting a Pi without any idea and begging for an instruction book. I had a goal and even got it set up. I just kind of forgot to check how much storage I needed.
So, if anyone has any ideas of things to do with a single Raspberry Pi, please share. I'm at a loss. I'm just been goofing around and trying out different operating systems on it. I'd hate for this thing to go to waste.

UPDATE:

Well, I finally just bit the bullet and got an external HDD for my Pi. I figured that I needed to get one anyway, since I'm running out of room on my main machine. So I might as well put my hundreds of gigs of audio on the Pi's drive once it arrives. Then I'll be able to go with my original idea of a podcast/music/video/torrent downloader. (Again, all legal stuff.)
For those interested, I ordered a Western Digital 1 TB NAS drive and a StarTech.com drive enclosure with a built-in fan.
I already have one of those enclosures, and it works great. The fan helps keep the drive cool, and it comes with its own power adapter. Hopefully, that paired with a NAS drive designed for 24/7 operation should offer some reliable performance and a long drive life.
If anyone's interested, the enclosure I already have houses my Linux drive for my main computer. Linux being my main OS means that this drive is on for hours and hours at a time, and being written to and read from constantly. Besides a slight speed reduction due to my having USB 2 ports, I haven't had any problems running my main OS off an external HDD. That's why I ordered another one for my Pi. I just hope that the HDD I bought will work as well as the case does.
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