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12 Dec 2020, 13:19

@BoBo
"Shy people out of shy" Title of this video :)
“You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?”
― George Bernard Shaw
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12 Dec 2020, 15:32

BoBo wrote:
12 Dec 2020, 03:13
and has a run time of 100,000 hours (roughly over a decade). [...] This kind of technology does have its disadvantages from a consumer’s point of view as the 110-inch display will cost roughly $156,000 USD
That's a fair an(nu)al $15.6K. Simply add it to your $70K hairstyling ;)
I think that many regular (read: poor) people like me would never buy anything that expensive if they annualized the cost. $15.6K a year. Holy crap! Try breaking it down by the month. $1,300 a month to own a TV that in 10 years you will have to throw in the trash. Yes, you probably can make it last a few years longer by watching it less but why would you buy a very expensive TV that you don't watch?!

$70K paid to style Trump’s hair for television, claimed as expenses. It's a lot but putting a full-time hair stylist on the payroll in New York could easily cost $70K. I was more surprised about the $421 million in outstanding loans that Trump owes, most of which becomes due within the next four years. $421 million to a supposed multi-billionaire is not that big of a deal but Trump has paid $0 in federal tax in 10 of the previous 15 years, including 2014 and 2015 and has only paid $750 in two of those years. That's 750 dollars, not $750K. How can you pay off a $421 million loan if you are reporting a loss most of the time and very little income the rest of the time? Trump also received a $72.9 million tax refund from the IRS which is now the subject of a decade-long audit battle with the IRS. It covered all the federal tax he paid between 2005 and 2008. One last thing... Trump is a long-term drug user and it has caused all kinds of problems. It didn't stop when he became president. #DiaperDon: Former Apprentice Staffer Noel Casler Reveals All
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14 Dec 2020, 08:33

20201214 Google services including Drive, Gmail and YouTube hit by worldwide outage
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https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/google-services-youtube-gmail-drive-suffer-outage-13770584
https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=de&v=status
https://downdetector.com/status/youtube/
SAN FRANCISCO: Many services from Alphabet Inc, including YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive, were down for users across the globe on Monday (Dec 14).
Users attempting to access the services received error messages and all the services on Google's Workspace Status Dashboard were marked in red, indicating disruption.
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18 Dec 2020, 17:57

Yes, plastic recycling is a scam and has been from the beginning. This video does a good job of identifying the problem. It does include some solutions but plastic pollution is a gigantic problem. Awareness is the first step.

Plastic Recycling is an Actual Scam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJnJ8mK3Q3g
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20 Dec 2020, 11:40

jballi wrote:
18 Dec 2020, 17:57
Yes, plastic recycling is a scam and has been from the beginning. This video does a good job of identifying the problem. It does include some solutions but plastic pollution is a gigantic problem. Awareness is the first step.

Plastic Recycling is an Actual Scam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJnJ8mK3Q3g
Totally agree with you. I'm just not understanding how we haven't found plastic alternatives or come up with biodegradable plastics by now. And mankind better come up with a solution soon.
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20 Dec 2020, 16:03

Want to know when you can get the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States? Here is one tool that can be used to get an estimate.

https://dig.abclocal.go.com/ccg/interactives/vaccine-calculator/index.html
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20 Dec 2020, 19:06

@jballi, very interesting. I understand 'they' (CDC committee of some kind) just added a '1c' category, though, which may change these calculations.

The committee vote also included prioritizing adults ages 65 to 75, people ages 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions and "other essential workers" in "Phase 1c" of allocation.
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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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23 Dec 2020, 02:41

"When there is no gravity, there is absolute vacuum and light travel with no time" -Game changer theory
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Re: « What's on your mind? »

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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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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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
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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.
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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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25 Jan 2021, 10:42

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25 Jan 2021, 13:54

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

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