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    [–] Singapore's Government Will Give Every Citizen a Free Fitbit Fermi_Amarti 3 points ago in gadgets

    $120 a year for a $99 Fitbit isn't really free...

    The activity band itself, which has a $99 price tag, won’t cost a dime. However, in exchange, users will have to subscribe to Fitbit’s premium coaching service, which costs $10 a month, for a year, according to CNBC. On top of that, Singaporeans will have to agree to share whatever data the Fitbit collects with the country’s health board.

    [–] What is the most useless fact you know? Fermi_Amarti 18 points ago in AskReddit

    Was the idea was that bats roost in places that are flammable :p

    [–] How to place a put option on longevity? Fermi_Amarti 1 points ago in financialindependence

    Cause it's a bit confusing and most people in this community aren't at that age. This is something that makes sense when you retiring usually. FIRE is harder because risk is even harder to balance this much out.

    We don't talk significantly about portfolio rebalancing, allocations, and predicted medical care cost.

    [–] Switch my 401K entirely to Roth per Fidelity rep's recommendation: good idea or not so much? Fermi_Amarti 3 points ago in financialindependence

    Pros: You can withdraw money from Roth early without fees if needed. This negates any tax advantage of roth, and throws a wrench in any retirement plans, but better than starving if you eat through your emergency fund.

    Tax-wise: Put money in Roth if you think you will be at a higher tax bracket when you withdraw than right now. Unlikely for people aiming for FIRE (hence the comments yelling at you). But there could be other considerations. For example if you want to keep your income lower later to get 0% lower long term stock tax rate. Current income limit for that is $39,375.

    Rule if approximate thumb. Roth 401k has the same advantages and disadvantage as ira.

    [–] San Francisco's cashless ban now in effect; stores that don't comply could get slapped with fine Fermi_Amarti 21 points ago in sanfrancisco

    I mean I don't know about you. But if I was selling a billion dollar company, I wouldn't accept it in pennies (or hundred dollar bills even.). Don't have enough armored trucks.

    [–] Andrew Yang wants to Employ Blockchain in voting. "It’s ridiculous that in 2020 we are still standing in line for hours to vote in antiquated voting booths. It is 100% technically possible to have fraud-proof voting on our mobile phone" Fermi_Amarti 23 points ago in CryptoCurrency

    That article itself states that it has been successful and safe due to particular things Bradbury implemented. There's no reason vote by mail, e voting, or digital voting can't be transparent and efficient.

    Voting in person is so much easier with same day registration, voting holidays, and early voting. Machines suck because they weren't implemented well. Theres no reason they have to. Casino's put in 100x the effort to make sure their slot machines are verifiable. It's not that difficult of a thing. We have had many investigations on the state and federal level. In person voter fraud almost never happens and never has been close to making a difference. Impediments in voting have had very measurable impact on voting and states keep Jerry rigging the crap out of districts.

    Voting by mail has had very few cases of fraud while greatly increasing voter turnout. The higest profile case was with North Carolina recently. I know its unfair and politcal, but it should be pointed out that the fraud was by a Republican and most pushback on this issue is often by Republicans.

    E-voting could work. Many countries (Estonia is a major one that does it nationally) have implemented it. Mostly municipal elections testing it worldwide though. Highly relies on voter registration and well designed software(and a high tech society). It's possible. It doesn't have to be hackable. Software can be designed safely securely and be audited. Won't happen in the US if we never even have a universal id system. Greatly increases turnout when it's implemented.

    [–] Consensus in the IOTA Tangle — FPC Fermi_Amarti 3 points ago in CryptoCurrency

    I don't know what they're talking about. But it sounds like they keep talking past each other.

    [–] For DAI Holders, Alice offers $17.5M tokens for FREE Fermi_Amarti 3 points ago in MakerDAO

    Could someone from the project explain their protocol in brief?

    [–] What are some random facts you think are cool? Fermi_Amarti 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I mean technically 99% of everyone's genes are completely the same.

    [–] The Perfect Poached Egg Fermi_Amarti 1 points ago in GifRecipes

    I love making a bunch of eggs that way.

    [–] (US-Oregon) Father passed away unexpectedly, left me nothing, received a letter from a lawyer saying I owe $13k+. Please help. Fermi_Amarti 1 points ago in personalfinance

    Just ignore it. They can make a creditor's claim against the estate if its legit. If its not, you might accidentally take personal responsibility for something you shouldn't.

    [–] 401K hacked, my company wants me to confirm the amount in my account on 12/31/18 Fermi_Amarti 2 points ago in personalfinance

    So do you have any statements? I'd check if there's any statements online. Hackers wouldn't really bother changing that.

    [–] This exam paper allows you to draw a monkey while waiting Fermi_Amarti 1 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    Open notes tests were scary. It's when you know the tests are gonna be hard.

    [–] M A T H Gang Fermi_Amarti 1 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    Yeah there's some work in showing these correspondence especially in differential programming and code synthesis I believe. Hmm, that's an interesting point, I bet there's interesting stuff from minimum description length work that can be applied here.

    [–] M A T H Gang Fermi_Amarti 28 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    Whoa Whoa whoa. I'm using Neural Networks not Decisions trees. Its a million matrix multiplies that approximates 3000 if statements.