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One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses As Much Energy As Your House In a Week – Slashdot

https://m.slashdot.org/story/333535 It look like Bitcoin is not very “clean” technology:  Bitcoin’s incredible price run to break over $7,000 this year has sent its overall electricity consumption soaring, as people worldwide bring more energy-hungry computers online to mine the digital currency.   Bitcoin miners burn through over 24 terawatt-hours of electricity annually. This averages out to a shocking 215

André Staltz – The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how

https://staltz.com/the-web-began-dying-in-2014-heres-how.html Here are some key points from this long article: Before the year 2014, there were many people using Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Today, there are still many people using services from those three tech giants (respectively, GOOG, FB, AMZN). However, the underlying dynamics of power on the Web have drastically changed. Internet activity itself

All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization (2017 Update)

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/worlds-money-markets-one-visualization-2017/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare Millions, billions, and trillions… When we talk about the giant size of Apple, the fortune of Warren Buffett, or the massive amount of global debt accumulated – all of these things sound large, but they are actually extremely different in magnitude. That’s why visualizing things spatially can give us a better perspective on money

Accidenture

Numerous companies have shamed themselves by posting their sensitive data and encryption keys to public cloud without any protection, where cyber criminals and security researches find them. What is the better way to get a bad dent to the “professional” cover of the data security consultanting company than doing exactly this? And yet those companies

Capitalism without consequences | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/01/capitalism-without-consequences/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook  Technology decouples economies. AirBNB owns no rooms, but provides accommodations; Uber owns (essentially) no vehicles, but provides transport; Stripe is not a bank, but provides bank accounts; a vast panoply of corporate services run on Amazon-owned servers. There are many excellent things about this decoupling; it improves efficiency, aids focus, and spurs innovation. But technology also has

Understanding Certifications for Electronic Hardware Products

https://blog.hackster.io/understanding-certifications-for-electronic-hardware-products-7f7f983ae5b2  Most electronic products require multiple certifications in order to be sold. The certifications required depends on the product specifics and the countries in which it will be marketed. This article will mainly discuss certifications necessary in the United States, Canada, and the EU. 

Homeopathic remedies are ‘nonsense and risk significant harm’ say 29 European scientific bodies | The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/homeopathy-nonsense-risk-harm-29-european-academies-science-advisory-council-remedies-a7963786.html A scientific organisation intended to influence EU policy has called for tougher regulations of alternative medicine, branding homeopathy“nonsense” and warning the “promotion and use of homeopathic products risks significant harms”. The statement was made by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). Homeopathy uses vastly diluted amounts of a substance that causes symptoms in the hope of curing a