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Technical people. What would it take for One Tezos to reach $100 and/or $1000 by chronicideas in tezos

[–]kevin143 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For Tezos to be the first third generation cryptocurrency that launches, works, and has the developed system of applications that people keep promising and no one has yet delivered.

My 63 year old mom wants to try Kratom by [deleted] in kratom

[–]kevin143 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aspirin is the OTC painkiller that pharmacologically combines with kratom the most to actually reduce pain. If she still wants to keep her addiction in check AND works at a rehab center where it's popular, I suspect she can keep it under control. The real challenge is deciding if she wants to take it every day for chronic pain or just occasionally for bad days.

Kratom ban timing by CamelPodiatrist in kratom

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

<3 It's interesting data, but I mean in the weight of overwhelming evidence that Gottlieb is a shill of the opiate industry, this patent is a tiny thing that's mostly an interesting curiosity. There is no way that GSK is gonna sell crystalized mitragynine because it's a bad product compared to kratom leaf.

If the pharma companies did have a kratom related drug ready for market this instant, I think that evidence would probably help us all out.

Free kratom party in Oakland, CA this Saturday November 18th, benefits the AKA! by kevin143 in kratom

[–]kevin143[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dude this is like every hippy dippy alcohol free party in the Bay Area, it's almost hard to get people to show up without booking a really fly band if they don't already care about kratom. Please come!

Kratom ban timing by CamelPodiatrist in kratom

[–]kevin143 5 points6 points  (0 children)

So as a reddit mod compared to a hacker news mod, there's no way to secretly downweight the votes on a story and make it float down faster. But it's high traffic, high energy times and this story is really confusing because it draws a proper connection of the conspiracy as it exists by using an irrelevant piece of evidence. There's some interesting comments here so I don't want to kill the post but maybe if you see my comment and this is still a top 10 story on the homepage consider downvoting?

Kratom ban timing by CamelPodiatrist in kratom

[–]kevin143 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The pharmaceutical industry benefits when kratom is banned because then they can sell more pharmaceuticals. They have no real plans to bring pharmaceutical kratom to market because they don't make money selling plant medicine.

Weed makes me more socially aware. When I smoke I realize how awkward I am when I am sober. by RedGreenG in Drugs

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have no current trusted source, our local herbal stores probably have it though.

Weed makes me more socially aware. When I smoke I realize how awkward I am when I am sober. by RedGreenG in Drugs

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a bit of a model for schizophrenia though, that sense of over simulating what others are thinking about you. I need to remember to smoke lotus with cannabis sometimes, lotus is the only pleasant dopamine antagonist I know of and it goes really nicely with cannabis.

Free kratom party in Oakland, CA this Saturday November 18th, benefits the AKA! by kevin143 in kratom

[–]kevin143[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'll be on the panel at 9PM talking about kratom pharmacology and I'll be hanging out with some free samples from my private reserves earlier in the night. Also if there's anyone that's been wanting to buy bulk kratom from me while my credit card processing has been horribly and agonizingly and still not working (but so close), if you email my web site I can bring your order. At least we taught some people about bitcoin. ;)

Kratom ban timing by CamelPodiatrist in kratom

[–]kevin143[M] 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Actually GSK never brought their mitragynine derivative to market because their drug was inferior to crude kratom extract and they couldn't figure out why.

Patents expire after 20 years so a 1963 patent doesn't mean anything. Patents also don't make claims of safety that mean anything for FDA scrutiny, so this patent wouldn't have proven to Gottlieb that kratom is safe.

The meaningful current kratom patent is effectively owned by Japan and covers all possible synthetic opiate derivatives of mitragynine. https://www.google.com/patents/US8648090?dq=7-hydroxymitragynine&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjb64nDuMHXAhXGsFQKHc4HBM8Q6AEIRjAE That patent is likely to expire before it can be brought to market.

I'm Richard Craib, founder of Numerai. AMA! by richardcraib in ethereum

[–]kevin143 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Crypto markets with large founder premines or otherwise disproportionate stakes always seem to respond to controls on supply, it's a supply and demand calculation. So if you signal to the public that your Numeraire is locked, the asset will go up in price.

Ripple was probably the first big token to do this. https://www.coindesk.com/ripple-pledges-lock-14-billion-xrp-cryptocurrency/

In so much as your currency has way more supply than demand, this is the way to bring them into some vague approximation of equilibrium.

In a more idealized world, I want want NMR to also be a tokenized security that reflected ownership in your hedge fund but I understand why that isn't possible in the near future.

What is the most depressing radiohead song? by svenskarrmatey in radiohead

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Since Thom's ex-partner passed three months ago, it's gotta be True Love Waits. The punchline being, that true love does not wait, because true love doesn't live... it dies. :(

Thom Yorke Awwww Shieeet by Bchinly in radiohead

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What I think happened -- the first time it was looped, Thom sang but Johnny actually laid down the start and stop of the loop. Then for the second loop, Thom was laying it down, and then he went to stop on his board to stop it, and it wasn't there. "Aw sheeit", confusion, stage tech immediately brings out footboard from stage left, Thom and Johnny conference about what to do (wait for an entire cycle and make the loop twice as long?) and then they keep going but the "Aw Sheeit" kind of messes up Thom's timing. It was really funny there.

Have they ever played in big stadiums rather than arenas? Were they sold out? by Glosoli9 in radiohead

[–]kevin143 1 point2 points  (0 children)

An arena is the venue where basketball or hockey is played, a stadium is where football or soccer or baseball is played. Stadiums can be 3 or 4x larger than arenas.

How are the openers - Dudu Tassa & the Kuwaitis? by catakiosk in radiohead

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It sounds like Arab/Israeli pop music if Johnny Greenwood was producing and playing guitar sometimes.

Keep Calm And Awww Shit Loop Sample by [deleted] in radiohead

[–]kevin143 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What I think happened -- the first time it was looped, Thom sang but Johnny actually laid down the start and stop of the loop. Then for the second loop, Thom was laying it down, and then he went to stop on his board to stop it, and it wasn't there. "Aw sheeit", confusion, stage tech immediately brings out footboard from stage left, Thom and Johnny conference about what to do (wait for an entire cycle and make the loop twice as long?) and then they keep going but the "Aw Sheeit" kind of messes up Thom's timing. It was really funny there.

Official Ticket Buy/Sell/Trade Thread by seaburn in radiohead

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wanted: One ticket for Tuesday night Berkeley

$200 or $125 plus a limited edition In Rainbows tour poster. Planning on getting to the venue at 4PM and happy to hold space in line or in the venue for you. I live in Berkeley and can meet whenever.

Official Ticket Buy/Sell/Trade Thread by seaburn in radiohead

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Messaged you last night, let me know!

How will the seating work for 4/18 Berkeley? [First timer] by Elkinorino in radiohead

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah, people always stand at rock concerts except lame crowds in indoor theaters.

My flight lands at 11am. What time should I get in line for Berkeley if I'm trying to get a good seat? by ryancbeck777 in radiohead

[–]kevin143 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Radiohead superfans seem to get really obsessed with being as close as possible to the band but the best seats at the Greek are a bit further back, in my opinion. If you're there by the time doors open at 5PM you should be fine.

How will the seating work for 4/18 Berkeley? [First timer] by Elkinorino in radiohead

[–]kevin143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The seats will all be gone for a GA show there, they'll just be concrete slabs. The cool throne seats at the back of ABCDEF (what I was calling the second tier) will still be there.