Moderator: DC, F&TV, PD
- Jan 28, 2014
Meh, you can't even buy a 3000 series RTX card for less than $1k USD right now so who cares
Been taking this 2-FA almost daily for like a couple weeks now. I actually think it's on par with 2-FMA for functionality, but the only downside is the short duration (~3 hours). I've been taking 25-30mg at a time and usually redosing once a day. The one day I took three doses was like a week ago and after that I woke up in the middle of the night shaking, over the next thirty minutes it progressed into what seemed like a low-grade seizure. Sort of scary, but I ate some yogurt and the shaking completely stopped in like five minutes. That sort of makes me think it was low blood sugar, but since I've never really had anything like that, I can't help but wonder how much the 2-FA contributed. Haven't had any issues since and I took some F-phenibut for like the first time in a month last night—it really blended nice with the 2-FA and made the experience much more recreational.
That reminds me of the other batch of "2-FA" I got years ago, it was actually one of the first research chemicals I ever purchased. Anyways I don't think that was actually 2-FA because all it gave me was peripheral stimulation and sweating. This stuff I'm pretty confident is 2-FA and I think I'd actually have a hard time telling it apart from amphetamine in a bind test.Huh, sounds sketchy. I got a gram of 2-FA once (from reputable good source), and it was strange, I definitely felt something but it was so mild that I kept taking more until the whole gram was gone. And I never got actually high, or even felt substantially stimulated. To call it "mild" is putting it... well, mildly.
Yeah, I have gotten it from dissociatives on a number of occasions and honestly, weed gives me those uncomfortable shakes worse than anything. It's a pretty shitty feeling, but like you said it could just be anxiety more than anything.That is scary...uncontrollable body shaking isn't fun, I've had it a couple of times from what I'm guessing was trauma/anxiety.
Yeah, I have gotten it from dissociatives on a number of occasions and honestly, weed gives me those uncomfortable shakes worse than anything. It's a pretty shitty feeling, but like you said it could just be anxiety more than anything.
Yeah I guess I just still don't really believe fully in BTC, it's too volatile to be a currency or a store of value, right now, IMO. I think a lot of it is hype. I feel more confidence in stock ETFs for long-term, stable but substantial gains, followed by cannabis industry stocks. These things are backed by real companies and products and services.
Reason I got scared on my RIOT (the BTC mining stock) is that I put $2k in, half of which was on margin, which means I was borrowing it. Meaning my gains and losses would be doubled on my actual money. It was a bold (read: stupid) move, but I wasn't willing to risk it once I saw it going down too much. And if it dipped too much I would have a margin call which means I'd need to fund more money from my bank to meet it, or else they would automatically liquidate my entire portfolio to pay it.
Ultimately buying on margin was dumb for such a volatile stock. It reiterates my belief that day trading is not my game, I'm looking for long term holds.
I will put some percentage of my portfolio into BTC as you're probably right that it will eventually go up way to $250k or so, since supply is finite. But very few investors go all in or even a large percentage into bitcoin and I don't think I will either. I'd rather be 80% in ETFs... some higher-risk ETFs I am buying positions have an average yearly return of 54% for the past 10 years, with little risk... if the market crashes, it is a bad year but there are still gains. The past 365 days with one of my ETFs has shown a 169% increase. Lower-key ETFs average 15-20% return per year. So let's say average 25% per year across them all to be conservative. In 10 years, you have nearly 10xed your money, with little risk. And then the other 20% you put into single stocks which is riskier but has the potential for huge gains, especially if you invest in emerging industries (like cannabis). When full legalization happens I could 10x my cannabis investments, or more, in a year, then cash out and put that in ETFs. ETFs and mutual funds gain steadily, forever, and it's not putting all your eggs in one basket like bitcoin, or individual stocks. Bitcoin, I'm pretty sure, will balloon upward again, but $44k right now to maybe $60k this year... 50% gain. Then let's say it gets to $250k, which it may, or may not. Bitcoin may ultimately end up losing support, and if it does, then if you're heavily invested in it, your investment ended up going nowhere.
So much of crypto is hype. The underlying investment is a nothing product, it is only worth anything because people think it is. Whereas investing in companies and markets is investing in goods and services and businesses. I would be wary of putting all your eggs in the crypto basket, or letting yourself get too caught up in the hype. People talk about it being a store of value, which it is, and about it becoming a reserve currency, which I doubt. it's too volatile to be a reserve currency. Unless it can get to where the price doesn't wildly swing and crash every few years, it will just be an investment based on hype. And the chances of it becoming a widely used currency are slim, IMO. I mean technically it is decentralized, but massive corporations and governments own the means to mine it (run the network) so it isn't really. And it can only process like 5 transactions per second, and transactions cost quite a bit of money to execute. Last time I sent BTC to pay for drugs, I had to pay almost $10 to send $330 and it took over an hour. You're never going to use bitcoin at the store. And since every sale and purchase changes the price, it really isn't suitable for currency. These are the reasons why I think a lot of it is hype to generate FOMO. Some whales are manipulating the crypto markets heavily and raking in money from small investors. Every time it spikes there are legions of people shouting Bitcoin!! from the rooftops, oh my god Bitcoin is going to moon, it's the answer, you're missing out. I'm really wary of that.
The biggest problem imo with BTC in particular is energy consumption, I guess if the trading volume settles down and it becomes more of a value store that will be less of a problem though. I've switched to LTC for purchases because the TX fees for BTC and ETH are crazy right now, but I like NANO long term as more of a payment solution.Ooph, yea, no marign plays for me without stop loss limit sell orders set to minimize losses. Your move makes sense.
I don't believe in going all-in in crypto either, but I'd definitely disagree with some of your points in your final paragraph. The Lightning network fixes BTC as currency issues, eg. cost and speed issues, and I don't think it's possible for it to just go away, now that there's so much institutional investment.
The biggest problem imo with BTC in particular is energy consumption, I guess if the trading volume settles down and it becomes more of a value store that will be less of a problem though. I've switched to LTC for purchases because the TX fees for BTC and ETH are crazy right now, but I like NANO long term as more of a payment solution.