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Post by garry » 18 Feb 2021, 07:25

winter in TEXAS 2021 February
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https://poweroutage.us/
-- PowerOutage.US
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/70-car-pileup-icy-texas-interstate-leaves-least-five-dead-n1257454
-- At least six dead, dozens injured in 130-car pileup on icy Texas interstate
At least six people are dead and dozens more were injured in a massive pileup on an icy Texas interstate that involved more than 130 vehicles Thursday morning, officials said.
"This is a major catastrophe in our city," Fort Worth fire spokesman Mike Drivdahl said of the ice-related crash.
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https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/16/natural-gas-power-storm/
-- Texas power outage: Why natural gas went down during the winter storm | The Texas Tribune
Texas largely relies on natural gas — especially during times of high demand — to power the state.
Experts say natural gas infrastructure, from pumping it out of the ground to the plants in city centers, was unprepared for the plunging temperatures brought by the winter storm.
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https://www.texastribune.org/2011/02/08/texplainer-why-does-texas-have-its-own-power-grid/
-- Why does Texas have its own power grid? | The Texas Tribune
Basically, Texas has its own grid to avoid dealing with — you guessed it — the feds.
But grid independence has been violated a few times over the years — not even counting Mexico's help during blackouts in 2011.
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https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/17/texas-food-supply-power-outage/
-- Texans running out of food during power outage, weather crisis | The Texas Tribune
Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves.
Food pantries are running out of supplies.
And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state's citrus and vegetable crops.
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-power-winter-weather-death-toll-climbs/
-- Frigid temperatures devastate Texas power grid as death toll climbs - CBS News
Houston — The winter weather emergency in Texas and much of the South is getting worse, with millions facing yet another night in the dark with no heat and no clean water.
This relentless winter blast is blamed for at least 24 deaths this week.
One-third of Americans are in the path of a second winter storm, with the snow and ice headed to the East Coast.
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2021-02-24 FRY's ELECTRONICS announced plans to close all remaining stores, effective immediately
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fry%27s_Electronics
-- Fry's Electronics

On February 24, 2021, Fry's announced plans to close all remaining stores, effective immediately.

Fry's Electronics was an American big-box store and retailer of software, consumer electronics, household appliances, cosmetics, tools, toys, gift accessories, magazines,
books on specialized areas of electronics, and computer hardware.
Fry's had in-store computer repair and custom computer building services.
The company had a chain of superstores headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Starting with one store located in Sunnyvale, California, the chain operated 34 stores in nine states by 2019, and as of January 2021 operated 28 stores.
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by lmstearn » 15 Feb 2021, 23:34

Bad command line args never used to do this, so what? New files are time's flies!
Faulting application name: notepad.exe, version: 10.0.18362.1316, time stamp: 0xa3e22dbb
Faulting module name: notepad.exe, version: 10.0.18362.1316, time stamp: 0xa3e22dbb
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0001064f
Faulting process ID: 0x6b54
Faulting application start time: 0x01d7037ab920cd93
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe
Report ID: 70b3a7a4-9bed-43c3-9163-4d6c2f3f648c
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jballi » 10 Feb 2021, 05:50

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by BoBo » 28 Jan 2021, 18:09

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by gregster » 27 Jan 2021, 13:03

pallabibaruah18 wrote:
27 Jan 2021, 12:42
Off topic page should have some opptopic chat
Or AHK Discord server (see link at the top of the page) has an active offtopic general chat channel (and also programming and gaming offtopic (non-AHK) channels) - if that's what you are asking for.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by pallabibaruah18 » 27 Jan 2021, 12:42

Off topic page should have some opptopic chat

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 26 Jan 2021, 10:18

20210120
https://olhardigital.com.br/en/2021/01/20/safety/database-leak-exposes-cpf-of-almost-the-entire-population-of-brazil/
Leak exposes CPF of 220 million Brazilians
The dfndr lab, a research laboratory for security of PSafe, identified on Tuesday (19) a leak in a database that exposed personal information 220 million people - practically the entire population of Brazil.
Authorities are among those affected.
According to the company, full names, dates of birth, CPF, as well as data of 104 million vehicles and 40 million companies.

https://link.estadao.com.br/noticias/cultura-digital,vazamento-pode-ter-exposto-cpf-de-220-milhoes-de-brasileiros,70003588485
Vazamento pode ter exposto CPF de 220 milhões de brasileiros
Alerta foi feito pela startup de segurança digital PSafe



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2021-01-28 / Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB) /Schweizerische Sicherheitsuntersuchungsstelle SUST
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9szlRVPu7H5YdTPES3Od4Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGF4ovuSrK0
2021-01-28 Explanatory video concerning the accident of a Ju 52 on 4 August 2018
On 4 August 2018, a historic Junkers Ju 52 commercial aircraft, operated by Ju-Air, crashed near Flims in the Swiss Alps. All 20 people on board lost their lives.
The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB) investigated the accident in order to identify its causes and the underlying reasons for the crash.
To improve aviation safety, the STSB has issued eight safety recommendations and seven points of safety advice.
The investigation does not establish blame or determine liability.
The purpose of this video is to illustrate certain elements contained in final report number 2370 by the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board.
It is not a summary of the final report, which sets out the detailed procedures, and systemic aspects of the accident.

Final report no. 2370 on the accident involving the Ju 52/3m g4e HB-HOT
Publications (EN) on the investigation of the accident involving the Junkers Ju 52 HB-HOT aircraft on 4 August 2018
https://www.sust.admin.ch/inhalte/AV-berichte/HB-HOT_EN.pdf

Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB)
https://www.sust.admin.ch
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https://tosdr.org/
“Terms of Service Didn't Read” (short:ToS;DR) is a project started in June 2012 to help fix the “biggest lie on the web”:
almost no one really reads the terms of service we agree to all the time.
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jballi » 26 Jan 2021, 05:26

I had to find and select pictures of boats before I could read this silly topic. Man, that's strict!

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by joedf » 25 Jan 2021, 14:39

@BoBo very neat! :+1:

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Post by TheArkive » 25 Jan 2021, 13:54

@BoBo ... LMAO ... at first I did a double take ...

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by BoBo » 25 Jan 2021, 10:42

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Look https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IvY-Abd2FfM
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 16 Jan 2021, 17:53

Bitcoin

https://crypto-anonymous-2021.medium.com/the-bit-short-inside-cryptos-doomsday-machine-f8dcf78a64d3
The Bit Short: Inside Crypto’s Doomsday Machine | by Crypto Anonymous | Jan, 2021 | Medium
This is the story of a Bitcoin trade — the most financially impactful trade I’ve ever made in my life.
It’s also the story of the deep-yet-frantic investigation of the crypto ecosystem that led me to make that trade.
And it’s the story of what’s really going on in crypto — and what we should do about it.
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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/bitcoin-surge-helps-lift-grayscale-assets-to-record-us-20-billion-in-2020-13963278
Bitcoin surge helps lift Grayscale assets to record US$20 billion in 2020 - CNA
Grayscale, the world's largest digital currency manager, said on Thursday its assets under management surged more than 900per cent to US$20.2 billion at the end of last year,
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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/climatechange/bitcoin-thailand-power-energy-carbon-emissions-13945864
Climate Change - CNA
BANGKOK: During good times, mining for Bitcoin is an around the clock job.
In Nonthaburi, a province outside Bangkok, through the day and night one facility’s thousands of machines are on the hunt.
An ordinary factory from the outside, inside row upon row of machinery sits quietly at work in the dim light, in an enormous 16,000 sqm space.
This mining operation is said to be the biggest in Southeast Asia and the bounty it is looking to unlock has become more valuable than ever before.
Behind the fluctuating rise of Bitcoin lies the cold, constant reality of how it is accessed.
The nature of its software means each Bitcoin transaction requires a large amount of electricity and leaves a carbon footprint that is worsening the onset of climate change.
In March last year, the price for the digital currency sat just above US$5,000.
Nine months later it peaked at more than US$40,000 on Jan 8. It was the latest surge in a highly speculative market.
For mining farms like ZMINE, the past few weeks have been the welcome return of a boom period, following years of struggling to profit.
“We had some difficult times when we had to shut down our mining farm because it’s not worth it.
In the last six months, we just got back to operating.
It wasn’t a 100 per cent shutdown but we could do it only in the night time because of the electricity cost,” said ZMINE CEO, Kasamapat Vithanwattana.
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Bitcoin , An eight-step guide to the cryptocurrency , BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfsvy9q
Bitcoin: What is it and how do you use it? - BBC Bitesize An eight-step guide to the cryptocurrency ( 1-8 )
-- 3. Is it still being used, and where can you use it?
Bitcoin is still used and is very actively traded on cryptocurrency exchanges, which allow users to swap ‘ordinary’ money like pounds for bitcoins.
To use Bitcoin, the first step is to create a wallet (which can be online, a mobile app, or, for higher security, a hardware device).
This protects the secrets that are used to authorise the movement of bitcoins under your control.
Your wallet will control various ‘addresses’, which, like bank account numbers, can be used to receive bitcoins.
It will also control the secret password that is needed to authorise the sending of bitcoins (technically known as a private key).
If you lose your private key, or it is stolen, you effectively lose control over your bitcoins, a bit like if someone found out your PIN number.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-55658942
Bitcoin: Newport man's plea to find £210m hard drive in tip - BBC News
A man who threw away a laptop hard drive containing bitcoin he believes is now worth about £210m wants his council to let him search for it in landfill.
James Howells had 7,500 bitcoins, a virtual currency, on the hard drive, which he mistakenly threw away in 2013.
He said he was willing to donate 25% of the value of the bitcoins to his home city of Newport in south Wales - about £52.5m - if he found the hard drive.
Newport council said excavation was not possible under its licensing permit.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/technology/bitcoin-passwords-wallets-fortunes.html
Lost Passwords Lock Millionaires Out of Their Bitcoin Fortunes - The New York Times
has two guesses left to figure out a password that is worth, as of this week, about $220 million.
The password will let him unlock a small hard drive, known as an IronKey, which contains the private keys to a digital wallet that holds 7,002 Bitcoin.
While the price of Bitcoin dropped sharply on Monday, it is still up more than 50 percent from just a month ago, when it passed its previous all-time high of around $20,000.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfPCdJapIXA
From Rotterdam to Amsterdam in 10 minutes with ship : a 4k sailing timelapse
In 2013 vertrok een speciaal transport over water van Rotterdam naar Amsterdam.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by BoBo » 08 Jan 2021, 07:12

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jballi » 06 Jan 2021, 19:15

I thought this was a good up-to-date discussion of what is going on with COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccinations, wearing a mask after getting vaccinated, and much more. Mostly a United States focus but the interview does discuss stuff that affects everyone.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Discusses the Coronavirus On the Late Show With Stephen Colbert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM6Askru5LI&t=139

Note: The link skips the first couple of minutes and goes directly to discussion on coronavirus. You can stop watching when they start talking about Gupta's new book.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by BoBo » 04 Jan 2021, 17:12

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by SOTE » 27 Dec 2020, 10:53

jballi wrote:
22 Dec 2020, 17:14
An addendum to the "Plastic Recycling is an Actual Scam" video.
It's like it was decided to give Big Oil a free pass to help push humanity over the cliff and commit suicide. I guess the money helps to sleep well at night despite the destruction of the planet and mankind. At the point that unborn babies have millions of plastic particles floating through them, you would think governments around the world would get a clue and stop running full speed towards that cliff.

Another good video as to how we got into this absolute insanity with plastics and recycling.
https://youtu.be/KXRtNwUju5g

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 27 Dec 2020, 08:38

How to remove snow in RU
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43034642
Russian opposition leader Navalny's name shifts snow in Moscow - BBC News
Moscow residents say they have found that the only way to get the council to clear snow is to write the name of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on it.
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by BoBo » 23 Dec 2020, 05:51

jballi wrote:
22 Dec 2020, 17:14
An addendum to the "Plastic Recycling is an Actual Scam" video.

Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling
Includes a 8-minute audio story.
https://www.npr.org/2020/12/22/946716058/big-oil-evaded-regulation-and-plastic-pellets-kept-spilling
We're already f%cked up :yawn:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/22/microplastics-revealed-in-placentas-unborn-babies

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Post by Xeo786 » 23 Dec 2020, 02:41

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jballi » 22 Dec 2020, 17:14

An addendum to the "Plastic Recycling is an Actual Scam" video.

Big Oil Evaded Regulation And Plastic Pellets Kept Spilling
Includes a 8-minute audio story.
https://www.npr.org/2020/12/22/946716058/big-oil-evaded-regulation-and-plastic-pellets-kept-spilling

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