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No, your cryptocurrency cannot work

Explaining in understandable terms why Bitcoin uses so much power, why all these supposed 'alternatives' cannot fix the problem, how other coins are a scam, and how proof-of-stake is ultimately a dead end too.

gist.github.com/joepie91/daa93

horse dehorser

removes the horse from your horse, making your horse formless and infinite, and not a horse but everything at once

Imagining a guy who makes everything in his kitchen a splotchy tan color while trying to make a “nitro cold brew” without doing any research at all

visually satisfying advertisement for industrial equipment, youtube link 

anyway this apparently is the proper way to mix instant mashed potatoes, or "pregelatinized starch" as they say in the biz

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visually satisfying advertisement for industrial equipment, youtube link 

computering 

sometimes a 4K video could have been a 720p video.. and a 720p video could have been a paragraph of text

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computering 

2 gigabytes of RAM resident for one transcode on diode zone... thanks, 4K video!

A very good friend started keeping #bees a few years back. Due to private and you-know-why-reasons we were unable to see each other for three years. Now we had a chance to meet in person again and I was introduced to her beautiful busy girls. #apiculture #beekeeping #photography CW: #macro #insects. (But they're sooooo cute and fluffy!!! Please have a look!)

free software pessimism 

I'm trying to come up with counter-examples to talk myself out of the pessimism. The cluster of cryptocurrency-related techs might be something like this, but it's not exactly a shining example. Changes the direction yes maybe, but just as a scam slash bubble.

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free software pessimism 

at this point it seems like free and open source software's role in choosing the direction of software is effectively over; we already live effectively in a dictatorship of google and apple and facebook. open source only has the power to donate labor to industry.

so much of the big fight around ISP use of huawei because they allegedly have backdoors, is actually because the US cannot force chinese vendors to add backdoors like they can with western ones (as demonstrated). it's just projection as always.

15 fucking billion. With a B.

How the hell can other solutions like Ecosia and DuckDuckGo can flourish when 15B are at stakes?

Google to pay Apple $15 billion to remain default Safari search engine in 2021

9to5mac.com/2021/08/25/analyst

gross 

everyone arguing about different flavors of computer software on here is arguing about which part of the chunky toilet bowl is best for swimming

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