I ordered a 'Moonbox' from NASA contractor Astrobotic last October. Essentially, I purchased a very small area of cargo space to send something to the Moon.
In it I'm planning to put two 1TB microSD cards for a project of mine. This ended up being way more space than the project required. One of the cards is completely empty!
Therefore I'm giving out 10MB of storage space for free on a first come, first serve, limited supply basis. Again, I'm doing this completely for free and asking for nothing in return.
If you are interested in sending up to 10MB of data to the Moon for free:
1. Your Reddit account must have been created prior to January 25th, 2021. 2. You can send 10MB in images, video, audio, and/or text. It's up to you how you want to divide this up, but please keep submissions within 10MB. I'm happy to compress your files if you know a compressed version is <10mb 3. Submissions that are.. 3a. Images/Video/Audio must be loaded to an image host such as imgur.com or a video host such as vimeo.com. You would send me the link to the Image/Video/Audio file when you're ready to make your submission. 3b. Text can be commented below or sent in a PM to me. Just make it clear by saying you want your message sent to the Moon. 4. All submissions must be SFW & legal. Be mindful of copyright & distribution laws. 5. All submissions must be sent by February 8th, 2021.
Your submissions will be placed in a folder under your Reddit username on the drive. For multiple submissions of the same thing (ex. Rickroll video) I'll have a list of all the people who wanted to send that on the drive with the video.
Press release on NASA working with Astrobotic: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-astrobotic-to-fly-water-hunting-rover-to-the-moon
More info on Astrobotic's Moonbox: https://www.astrobotic.com/moon-box
Huge thanks to the /r/Space mod team for allowing me to do this!
If you have any questions let me know here or PM me
I can't tell you all how happy I am that so many are enthusiastic about this.
With 2.3k comments, 1.5k messages, and 1.3k chat requests at the time of this edit, it'll take me some time to get back to everyone. If I haven't responded to you yet, I will in time.
So far we're well below the threshold and, everyone who has requested a slot either via comment, message,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: There's a lot of great responses and info about my questions in the comments! Will try to incorporate that into the post as I go, or make a followup tomorrow!
First off, my position: 1900 shares of GME @ 30, plus 5 calls @ $250. Peak value was nearly 500k.
This is not financial advice, I'm not an expert, etc
**WHY SHOULD WE STILL HOLD?** I know there's a lot of sentiment around solidarity, and sticking it to the man, and 'fuck it, I'm down so much anyway'. NONE OF THESE ARE GOOD REASONS TO HOLD. I'm here to talk about the actual reasons to hold.
Here's our biggest problem: Misinformation
There is a lot of information being spread around like manure. Mostly unread, mostly un-disseminated, basically just a whole bunch of positive sounding claims meant to serve as confirmation bias.
How do we ensure we're not just buying into bullshit? By determining exactly what data we have available to make decisions as of right now. That is what I intend to review (and hopefully gather from you apes) here today.
A REVIEW OF THE FORCES ACTING ON GME
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Short Version: The short version is that a review of the 'strategic fails–to–deliver' data indicates that institutional insiders may have counterfeited a massive number of Gamestop shares which is why they tried to stop retail investors from buying more shares on Thursday.
There are are 71 million shares of GME that have ever been issued by the company. Institutions have reported to the SEC via 13F filings that they own more than 102,000,000 shares (including the 13% of GME stock is owned by Ryan Cohen). That is already 30,000,000 shares more than even exist.
On top of the shares reportedly owned by institutions, retail investors may currently hold 50+ million shares (counting both long holdings and call options – both ITM and OTM).
Once you include call options, retail investors may already hold more than 100% of GME (not just 100% of the float, more than 100% of the actual company). This would be definitive proof of illegal activity at the highest levels of the financial system.
Long Version: A more detailed analysis by /u/johnnydaggers is here. This chart is also from /u/johnnydaggers: Link to original analysis
As I'm sure many of you who have been following the "Counterfeit Shares" theory about the various short attacks on $GME have seen, the SEC publishes lagged data on the cumulative number of Fails to Deliver for every company. If you aren't caught up with the latest info on the counterfeit share theory, take a second and read u/johnnydaggers's [post](https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l97ykd/the_real_reason_wall_street_is_terrified_of_the/) laying out the issue with hedge funds counterfeiting shares and how it relates to GME. Much of the analysis in Johnny's post comes from an article ["Counterfeiting Stock 2.0"](http://counterfeitingstock.com/CS2.0/CounterfeitingStock.html) which is definitely worth a read if you have the time and patience to do a deep dive into the evil shit carried out by hedge funds.
TLDR of Johnny's post: Hedge funds create a bunch of stock out of thin air and short it, selling the counterfeit shares on the open market and driving the price of a company down. They then fail to come up with the shares they sold in time, so the "counterfeit" shares are never backed up by real shares. This could be happening on a massive scale with GME, and Hedge Funds could have far greater exposure to GME than previously thought.
I noticed that while u/johnnydaggers and later u/Peteskies used data from the SEC releases in their posts, the data they actually showed was only a small piece, and lacked very important context. So, with that in mind, I took the SEC Fails-to-Deliver data [releases](https://www.sec.gov/data/foiadocsfailsdatahtm) for both halves of November and December and the first half of January and took a look at what was going on using some pivot tables. I thought given the sheer amount of data (1.5 million cells) it would be tough to load in Excel but it actually ended up being pretty easy. (probably helped that my day job is just alternately making pivot tables and slamming my head into the wall, I've gotten pretty good at both)
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS RELEASE EXTENDS TO JANUARY 14T... keep reading on reddit ➡
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EDIT, 2:41 PM Thank you for all of the great questions! Betsy is heading out (she has a COVID Tracking Project shift to get to), while Benjy will stick around and answer a few more.
Hey there redditors!
In case you’ve been living under a rock or didn’t see the rockets firing off for Pluto, r/WallStreetBets has had quite a week, uncovering sources of deep value. Since things are moving fast, and there’s a lot of “detailed” analyses and data flying around, we figured it was a good time to share some notable user activity and traffic insights pertaining to what we’ve been seeing over the last week.
First off, here’s what Reddit’s platform traffic has looked like over the last week, with the week before for comparison, in arbitrary Reddit traffic units.
Over the past 15 years, we’ve become well seasoned when it comes to scaling up and mitigating ever increasing volumes of traffic. And, though we’ve employed the tricks of the trade with autoscaling, seeing a >35% uptick in sustained peak traffic in one day is decidedly not normal.
[Huge props to our Infrastructure and SRE teams (who are hiring) for HODLing and keeping this particular rocket flying during last week and minimizing the few interruptions we did have.]
Unsurprisingly, this is mostly due to a giant influx of users to r/WallStreetBets, which has shown a slight but noticeable uptick in traffic:
Notably between January 24th-30th, there was a 10x increase of new users viewing r/WallStreetBets. So, importantly, we now have a much better notion internally of “market hours” that we can track. We also found a way to track the time of the closing bell. There is one particular user (who we will leave up to speculation) whose profile page sparked especially high interest when trading ended on Monday. This particular user has so many awards, loading their page identified some bugs in how we’re handling representing awards and was causing stability issues. Here’s what that traffic looked like:
“Hot new community has traffic surge” is at best a tautology, so let’s sp... keep reading on reddit ➡
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After reading this post by u/RubinoffButtChug69:
I sent an email to FINTEL asking why the Short data had been altered by 50% for GME & AMC for the past 10 trading days.
This was the response:
I then sent a followup email:
This is the response:
Seriously?!? The reporting agency for the largest financial trading system in the world made a boo-boo which goes back an entire fucking year!?!? (2020 really was shit, wasn't it?)
If the programming error existed for 72 hours from Friday to Saturday, why was data for the past 10 trading days (and, mebbe, the whole year) impacted?
This is the organization that is responsible for reporting ACCURATE data that BILLION dollar decisions are based on. They are either lying or incompetent.
SEC I know you are watching us on here. WTF is going on?!?
EDIT: 2/9/2021 10:26 EST
FYI - This was posted to WSB and was removed in less than 15 minutes.
EDIT for shills in the comments: no, I don't have financial advice for you, this data is for you to look at and make your own decisions. This is not an investment sub, it's for betting. If you want solid analysis and recommendations, I suggest you go pound sand and give Melvins balls a tug.
It's still not a good looking table, but I updated the workbook to include calcs on puts, too, and they declines almost 3x more than the number of calls during trading yesterday.
312,786 open yesterday morning vs 247,530 open now
There were no net increases in puts on any day.
Largest downward change is 4/16- which lost 22,349 net puts
FD's lost 7,737
It's interesting to see what moved today in the FDs:
The data they collect to share will include your private messages. They mention that the "sharing" is just between sender and receiver but then they reference this section again to cover themselves from a dispute. ^(Why do you think that is?)
>You share your information (including messages)
This particular part is also concerning about banner advertisements having a chance to one day suddenly pop up on the app. Facebook is notorious for ads.
They are going to use your data to help them make money through you.
>-helping you complete purchases and transactions, and showing relevant offers and ads across the Facebook Company Products; ^((Facebook company products refers to things like Oculus Headsets and their other partners whom have their own Privacy Policies))
They expect you, the consumer to review amendments to this policy change If for some reason they don't notify you, what about all the other times they made minor adjustments since the Facebook acquisition and did not notify you. They know this policy change has lots of critical changes hence why it pops up over WhatsApp when you opened it recently.
How to delete your WhatsApp [account ](https://faq.whatsapp.com/andr... keep reading on reddit ➡
Cars made in this century (and a few in the last) have come a long way in terms of technology and capability. Unfortunately, they have also begun tracking you. So-called automobile "Black Boxes" (event data recorders) record and retain speed, braking, steering angle, and more if you are in an accident. Most policing agencies and insurance companies have the tools to access this data. In the case of a civil or criminal court action, this data can be used against you. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there.
A 2016 white paper estimated that the potential value of the data your car collects about you has a value between $450 - $750 billion dollars. The auto industry is very interested in collecting this money.
If you signed up for the "little stick" that reduces your auto insurance, you've already agreed to give your data to one company. This data is monetized by the insco already but could also be sold to others.
The issue to decide who actually owns the data hasn't been totally decided, but one court's opinion stated, “[A]utomobiles are justifiably the subject of pervasive regulation by the State [and e]very operator of a motor vehicle must expect the State, in enforcing its regulations, will intrude to some extent upon that operator’s privacy." (New York v. Class, (475 U.S. 106, 113 (1986))
Just be aware and fight to keep this data private. Otherwise, your car will be like your television...you'll have to agree to THEIR terms (being tracked, monitored, and sold) to operate/use the item you purchased.
Read more here
Check out the Electronic Frontier Foundation to learn more about technology and privacy.
Why YSK: Most people are not aware of this information and this knowledge could have a significant impact on your life now and even more in the future.