Satoshis per joule - Round 6

It's that time again! There's been a halving of coinbase reward and some changes in price and tech, so lets take another look at the energy market and how it relates to bitcoin mining. We've done this 5 times before in this channel dating back to 2015. So, the latest S19 antminer advertises 30 J/TH...

Defund Chucky Cheese™

As you know, Chucky Cheese employees and executives have been videotaped wasting perfectly good cheese throwing it at unarmed people and other various abuses of their power. We must work together to defund Chucky Cheese and fight against these abuses of power! Today more than ever your action makes a difference, please support our anti-Chucky-Cheese...

The Secret Number

by Igor Teper 11/20/00 Dr. Simon Tomlin studied the man sitting across the table from him. Rocking back and forth in his chair, with his shoulders slouching, his eyes darting all around the room, and his upper lip twitching every few seconds, the man conveyed a distinctly squirrel-like impression. It was hard to believe that,...

Balete tree

This tree is said to be 1,328 years old, way before the Spaniards discovered the Philippines in 1521 and named the country after King Phillip II of Spain. The tree can be found in Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, in the Philippines. This tree is also known as a "Balete" or "Banyan" tree. Scientifically speaking, "a...

Accusing Fiat

(Part 2 of a Point-Counterpoint Series) In part one "Defending Fiat" we saw how fiat currency was not only a reasonable idea, but also how we are compelled to use it. In this part we will give the opposing opinion, which is that accepting fiat currency is an immoral criminal act which should be punishable...

Hilary Putnam: "The Best of All Possible Brains?"

The Best of All Possible Brains? Date: November 20, 1994, Sunday, Late Edition - FinalByline: By Hilary Putnam;Lead: SHADOWS OF THE MIND A Search for the Missing Science of Consciousness. By Roger Penrose. Illustrated. 457 pp. New York: Oxford University Press. $25.Text: IN 1961, John Lucas -- an Oxford philosopher known for espousing controversial views -- published a paper in...

H.L.Mencken quotes

[From https://fee.org/articles/12-hl-mencken-quotes-on-government-democracy-and-politicians/] Today (September 12th) is H.L. Mencken’s birthday. The “Sage of Baltimore” (pictured above) was born in 1880 and is regarded by many as one of the most influential American journalists, essayists, and writers of the early 20th century. To recognize the great political writer on his birthday, here are 12 of my favorite Mencken quotes: Every...