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decentralized lunacy 

people keep saying that maybe the next cryptocoin is going to wreck the ssd or the memory market, and i hate these people so much. decentralization getting coopted by a bunch of loons is such a tragic thing unto itself, but to have these loons also all be committed to consuming disproportionately massive amounts of computing resources is such a pathetic drag on the rest of us.

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decentralized lunacy 

damnit Bram. Bram Cohen of bittorrent fame is apparently potentially to blame for this, with his new Chia cryptocurrency.
tomshardware.com/news/hard-dri

decentralized lunacy 

the Seagate Exos X16 16TB drive i've had my eye on has gone from $320 -> $380, and a bunch of places are out of stock. Amazon price is way higher right now.
camelcamelcamel.com/product/B0

it's a 2 year old hard drive at this point, and i feel like i could hold off. but i am indeed quite very much running out of space. this could all blow over,

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