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The Satanic Temple’s hilarious response to a pro-religion court ruling -
The Satanic Temple’s hilarious response to a pro-religion court ruling
"Last month a judge ruled that religious pamphlets could be distributed in a school district in Orange County, Florida, according to Raw Story. In the wake of this ruling, the Satanic Temple is handing out its own religious literature to Orange County schools: “The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Great news.. - FFAnony Hayratı from Android it is actually a nice book of activities - d☭snake
OF COURSE they use WordPress... - Brent Schaus
Victor Ganata
My friend who is a gastroenterologist just posted about how autocorrect changed "history of present illness" to "shitstory of present illness" and how "shitstory" is not really a bad description.
Steve C Team Marina
Age: 3 months. Likes: Long drools on the shirt, staring at toes. Dislikes: Riding in cars, napping. Status: Single but holding out for So Cal neighbor Marina.
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He's so cute! I approve of this matchmaking. <3 - Tamara J. B.
Feel free to show Jeffrey the pics of her I posted today. ;) LOL - Tamara J. B.
Sorry Tam the boy takes after his father and only likes looking at himself in any mirror he can find. :) - Steve C Team Marina
He is too damn adorable! - Janet from FFHound!
I can't get over this little guy's hair. So cute. I look forward to seeing photos of Jeffrey & Marina's first play date. - Corinne L
Goodness this kid. I wish I was closer ... you'd get tired of me visiting! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Melly - #TeamMarina
Going out with my husband during the day sans kids. Feels so rebellious. #fb
Very rare moth spotted in a Gloucestershire garden - the first time it has been seen in the county for eight years -
Very rare moth spotted in a Gloucestershire garden - the first time it has been seen in the county for eight years
The oleander hawk-moth was recently recorded in the Cotswolds by Jean Booth, who found it near to her tobacco flowers – a known food plant of the giant moth. - Halil from Bookmarklet
“When I realised it was an oleander, all I could think was ‘Wow’! It was so big and had the most beautiful markings. I’ve only been recording moths for just over a year and still can’t believe this rare migrant made its way to my garden.” - Halil
All sizes | Untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing! -
All sizes | Untitled | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
ID please, I thought it was a sweetpea, but she said it's not although the same family, check out actual link:> - Halil from Bookmarklet
Likely in Fabaceaeae. There's a group on Flickr called "ID Please!" that I go to to ID unknown plants. Join the group, read their rules, and submit the photo to their pool. You'll probably have an answer within 24 hr. - Spidra Webster
It's not mine, but thanks, I'll pass that info on. - Halil
Melly - #TeamMarina
Who said he could grow up so fast? I certainly didn't approve this. - Corinne L
Melly - #TeamMarina
Captain America off to a party.
Captain America off to a party.
What happened to Harry Potter? - Yvonne Renee
That's tomorrow, Yvonne! Two parties in two days. Kid has a better social life than me! - Melly - #TeamMarina
Irvine Welsh on Scottish independence and internationalism: Labour Pains, Labour of Love - "For the new generation, social progress is about more than trying to vote in a right-wing Labour Party every five years." -
Irvine Welsh on Scottish independence and internationalism: Labour Pains, Labour of Love - "For the new generation, social progress is about more than trying to vote in a right-wing Labour Party every five years."
"The delusion by many on the left, that by trying to maintain the United Kingdom (the clue is in the name) they are fighting to preserve some sort of socialist internationalism, is an astonishingly persistent one, representing the ultimate triumph of hope over experience. The UK has always been an imperialist construct, set up to protect and further the interests of the rich. There was a brief period after the Second World War when it sought to be something more. The elites conned people into participating in the bloodbath of WW1 on the promise of ‘homes fit for heroes’ and the ‘patriots’ were rewarded with more slums, a depression, and hunger marches that met with only the indifference and hostility of the UK state. Then, the ordinary folks were shunted back into the line of fire to face the Nazis. Something fundamental did happen when we opened Hitler’s death camps at Auschwitz and Dachau, and our collective humanity was stirred. Moreover, people returned in the mood to fight for... more... - Eivind from Bookmarklet
"A march towards democracy is a process, not a destination; it’s not solely about a ‘vote’ on September 18th, or any other vote. It’s not about politicians, including ‘Salmond’ (the bogey man who brought us free prescriptions, paid higher education fees, and protected the NHS from Labour and Conservative privatising trusts – that’s also the one who hasn’t led us into war in Iraq,... more... - Eivind
We live in interesting times! I've already sent my postal vote: I'll be in Barcelona on the day. - Son of Groucho
I support the Scots' independence if that's how they vote. But if they vote that way and weaken what remains of the union then I also support doing whatever we can as England, Wales, and Northern Ireland to boost our position at their expense, whether that's through refusing currency union, implementing punitive interest rate rules, encouraging (or not standing in the way of) the rest... more... - Mark H
Scottish Independence may be a positive for the rest of the UK but don't just bite off your nose to spite your face. - Eithne Herd
I didn't say anything about supporting actions to the detriment of what remains of the UK; I said I'd support actions that boosted our position at Scotland's expense. Very much as Scotland is considering now, in reverse. Quite frankly, taking any other position would be ludicrous. So, far from biting off the nose to spite one's face it would be more like waltzing into a Harley Street rhinoplasty specialist to get something fabulous done. - Mark H
At the moment the No Campaign seems to be irritating the Scots and I fear they are actually increasing the likelihood of a Yes. I followed my head and have already voted but I fear many will vote with their hearts. Lets just hope we can have an amicable divorce if the vote goes against the union. - Eithne Herd
My Apple Fanboy Is Slipping: I'm excited by the Watch. I'm excited about a new dishwasher, hot water system and new tiles more.
You seem to have caught a bad case of Adultood. - lris
Or a bad case of consumerism? - Mo Kargas
Ok. Don't know how fixing broken things in my house to ensure the health and well being of my family is consumerism but I'm sure it can be put that way... - Johnny from iPhone
Chill, I just like giving you shit :) - Mo Kargas
I know :) - Johnny
Victor Ganata
In all honesty, right now I'm more terrified of measles (which is an airborne highly contagious disease that has a 0.1-0.2% chance of killing you which you will almost certainly catch on exposure if you are unvaccinated, your immunity has waned, or you're immunocompromised) than I am of Ebola (which can only be spread by exchange of bodily fluids).
Despite vaccination efforts, measles kills about 500 times more people in a year than Ebola has killed since it was first discovered. - Victor Ganata
Yeah, but who knows... Ebola might be the cause of the world of Demolition Man. No real sex, no high fives. Taco Bell being the supreme eatery. Scary stuff. Oh, and the three seashells... *shiver* - Arlan K.
Or Pizza Hut, if you live outside of San Angeles. - Steven Perez from Android
I'm not terrified of either, but ebola is interesting not because of its size but its growth rate. It mutates much quicker than most viruses. There's a strain that infects someone and doesn't show symptoms for 2 weeks. There's a strain that is airborne. Measles cases are growing too, but the doubling time is in years (I think), whereas ebola cases are doubling in weeks. - Amit Patel
Growth tends to be overrepresented in news, because it's … news. Twitter's revenue is tiny compared to SAP but Twitter is growing more quickly. Also, rare events tend to be more commonly stated in news. Airplane crashes kill far fewer people than car crashes but airplane crashes are big news. News is only loosely correlated with importance (one reason why I spend very little time reading the news) - Amit Patel
Yeah, the only reason why measles doesn't spread like wildfire globally is because of existing immunity. In areas with very low vaccination rates, the rate of transmission is probably much higher than Ebola. The CDC estimates that the transmission rate from infected patients to non-measles-immune patients is about 90% - Victor Ganata
Sepi ⌘ سپی
Beautiful - Shirinooo
واى چه خوبه و چه كانترستى با محيط بيرون داره :-)) - Sativa from iPhone
اره واقعا ستیوا ... یکی‌ از جاهایی‌ که دوست دارم ببینم ولی‌ دوستان هی‌ میگن پشیمون میشم :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Shirinoooo very ... - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Melly - #TeamMarina
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
congrats! - imabonehead
Happy anniversary! - Jenny H. from Android
Happy Anniversary! - Tamara J. B.
Happy anniversary! Any big plans? - Corinne L
We went out for dinner at the same place where we had our wedding reception :o) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Happy anniversary! - Anika
Sounds lovely! Here's to the next 11 years and beyond. - Corinne L
Steve C Team Marina
The new bunny in town.
Such a cutie! - Soup in a TARDIS
😄😄😄😄😄 - Steven Perez from FFHound(roid)!
Todd Hoff
Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - WSJ -
Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession - WSJ
"All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an office visit with one of my patients. When I look at my career at midlife, I realize that in many ways I have become the kind of doctor I never thought I'd be: impatient, occasionally indifferent, at times dismissive or paternalistic. Many of my colleagues are similarly struggling with the loss of their professional ideals." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
"only 6% described their morale as positive." It's no wonder so many self-medicate. - Ken Morley
I wonder how much the internet has contributed to this... Is it harder to feel heroic when your better-informed patients cause you to second-guess yourself? - Ken Morley
The surgery I attend is classified as a training surgery, which essentially means that doctors who have finished their education and done their mandatory time at a hospital work there for a year before they go to their chosen practice. It is a joy to see them so eager before the system has crushed the care out of them. - Slippy
Crush the Care Out should be the name of an all burnt out doctors band. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ken, if as a doctor you have a hero complex rather than a get the person well complex then perhaps you should be doing something else? - Todd Hoff
Well I don't mean to bring the room down but I consider this merely one of the symptoms of middle age. You get tired of doing the same thing you've always done? Shit, Get in line. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
It is also frustrating when the treatment plans for better health are continually ignored by the patient. - Janet from FFHound!
Isn't the interesting question then is how could treatment plans be structured to be better followed? Typically plans are in the form of orders, which isn't all that helpful. - Todd Hoff
Todd, if you are a diabetic and you are asked to follow a simple diet plan and walk 10 minutes post meal and you don't. If you have asthma and on oxygen and you are asked AND assisted to cease smoking and you do not. How much more structure is needed? I believe in personal accountability but similar to give me something for my headache and then I won't take the medicine. Then I complain about my headache. - Janet
A simple diet plan? It's not a diet change. It's a total change of your life. Everything you've done your whole life is not only wrong, it's killing you. Every meal out, every meal at home, every time you want a snack, every time you are thirsty, every birthday, every holiday, every social situation, everything has changed. How do you make the transition? There's nothing simple about it. - Todd Hoff
Enabler or caretaker. You are preaching to someone who lost loved ones because they would not or could not break their health disorder. Psychological counseling with dietician supplementing better choices? My point is the vicious circle of 'help me doctor' - 'I will not take responsibility for my actions' - 'help me doctor'. I am a burned out healthcare worker, sorry. - Janet from FFHound!
I'm not preaching, I'm saying what my experience has been. I definitely hear you about taking responsibility for your actions. But just giving an edict and tossing up your hands when it's not followed is also avoiding responsibility. How could that ever work? I don't see how psychological counseling with dietician will be effective. People need to learn how they can live their lives completely differently. I don't think that can be done with a visit to get a lecture. - Todd Hoff
People under going weight reduction surgery DO get psychological therapy pre-surgical. It is approaching the mental and physical. Stigma exists for people to openly admit and accept help. - Janet from FFHound!
How effective is it? - Todd Hoff
Very, it is a life changing step they take. We have a very busy bariatric surgeon at our hospital and psychotherapy as well as dietary as well as physical rehab are part of the program. I can count six of my co-workers having success with the full revision surgery. More complications and less success with the lap band. Patients can overeat with those. - Janet
Odd that we don't do that for other interventions? - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
An American doctor’s experience with the NHS - Jennifer Gunter, M.D. (on Kevin M.D.)
"But what of this idea that national health care means DMV-purgatory worthy waits, Dementor-staffed death panels, Saxon-age medical equipment, and incompetent care? Well, I can tell you we had great care at St. Thomas and Dr. Williams was fantastic. The slit lamp wasn’t brand new, but it worked just fine. Sure it’s an n of one, but I’ve been to the ER more times than I can count with my other son and this was as smooth as the best care we’ve had in the United States." - Victor Ganata
"Not one person wanted to abandon the NHS. I’ve heard of excellent care and some care that was lacking, but the bad care has nothing to do with the 'national' part. Rather it was diagnostic errors or a full hospice unit, things that I hear about with the same incidence back in the world of commercial insurance.... I could easily have been listening to a group of Americans discussing their care. With one exception, no one in the U.K. is left wondering what the price will be or gets an egregious bill." - Victor Ganata
Yup, our hospitals in Canada aren't bastions of the latest technology, but everything works and we get good care. - DJF from Android
Black tiger cub does its best to terrify but it's too cute for it's own good | Mail Online -
Black tiger cub does its best to terrify but it's too cute for it's own good | Mail Online
Black tiger cub does its best to terrify but it's too cute for it's own good | Mail Online
"With its arms outstretched, claws bared and mouth gaping open, this black tiger cub believes it is a fearsome sight - but the act isn't fooling anyone. The adorable 25-day-old feline was photographed playfully rolling around on a red carpet in the city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province of east China. During the photo-shoot, the cub was also pictured prancing around the room - with photos of cartoon animals, including a lion, adorning the walls." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"As a black tiger, it is not a unique subspecies - its unusual appearance is the result of pseudo-melanism. This occurs where the animal has a black or very dark grey pigmentation of their base coat with light tan or grey stripes. The thick stripes are so close together that they become barely visible - giving the appearance of one dark fur tone." - Jessie
"Sadly, it is thought that black tigers are actually becoming more common as a result of in-breeding - which causes weakening of healthy genetics. The term pseudo-melanism derives from pure melanism - where an animal has a large amount of black pigmentation of the fur and eyes. This gives it a completely black appearance and is the opposite of albinism. " - Jessie
Stephan #TeamMarina
After dinner I handed Sophie an ice cream bar. Honest as she is she responded: "Thanks, Daddy. But Mommy always only gives me half. You can have the other half, if you want."
Awww :D - Jennifer Dittrich
That's darling. - Spidra Webster
We stress the importance of good manners, honesty and respect on a daily basis. I sure hope we can keep that up until she turns 30 or so. - Stephan #TeamMarina
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Lady bartender owner friend just offered to hire me on for support staff on game days for $100 a night. So moved and humbled by people's generosity with this whole mess. Just, wow.
Also, another good timin rock n roll lifestyle connect for the win. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
That's what the hell I'm talking about! Yes! Me, I'm not surprised people want you on their team :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's great. And definitely props to you for cultivating such a good network. - Spidra Webster
Right? I'm starting to think I don't even know what all is possible. I forget that how I perceive myself is often off the mark. I need to work on that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Thanks for the compliment, Starmama. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Cheers to you, Spidra. You are a constant source of inspiration. Trust. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
How we perceive ourselves might be the single most important denominator between success and failure. If you believe it you can achieve it. - Eric Logan
So true, Eric. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Steve C Team Marina
One of the good parts about living in LA County is the different folks we're surrounded by. Four interviews for help with baby so far and four different nationalities. Which is what I'd expect since just our street is 30% white, 20% black, 20% hispanic, 20% asian, 5% old old people, and 5 % the strange dude who never comes out.
I wouldn't call you strange. Well, not *that* strange. - Betsy
The old old people (person?) don't have ethnic characteristics? Once the skin gets wrinkled enough it's hard to tell? - Walt Crawford
Oh, that was perfect, Betsy! :) - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Yes Walt once you become old old you no longer contain any elements of ethnicity, cultural background, learned values or anything else. You are just grumpy old old person. And yes Betsy I am that person :) - Steve C Team Marina
Another bonus you get to interview nannies to the stars. Apparently kids are just kids so occupation of parents not a major factor. - Steve C Team Marina
My friend joked that she'd never nanny "regular" kids again after finding out how many screeners industry kids got. - Andrew C (✔)
^^ LOL - Spidra Webster
Victor Ganata
Every drop of coffee is sacred.
Every drop is great? When a drop gets wasted, god gets quite irate? - Brian Johns
I'm so glad I'm not the only person who went straight to Monty Python with that line... - WebGoddess
That does work… but now I'm not sure how I feel about coffee-guzzling. - Victor Ganata
Sorry 'bout that. - Brian Johns
Steve C Team Marina
Construction error leads to squiggly lanes on highway - -
Construction error leads to squiggly lanes on highway -
"Read between the lines -- but be careful if those lines are on a Virginia highway. Temporary striping tape installed on Interstate 66 peeled off on Monday, creating spaghetti-shaped dividers that caused lengthy delays for those on their morning commute, according to CNN affiliate WUSA. At some points trucks were bigger than the lanes themselves. The Virginia Department of Transportation said in a press release that it is fixing the lanes and apologized to drivers for the confusion. The markings were installed on August 15. A local reporter said there was a "nasty" accident near the lanes, though it's not clear if the confusion caused by the lanes played a factor. Two lanes and a shoulder will be closed overnight Monday to fix the issue. No word on whether they'll "think outside the box" to make sure this doesn't happen again." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Squiggly. - Marie
A friend of mine blamed it on lolbertardian sabotage. They hate roads. - April Russo
Man dressed in penguin onesie hunted by Durham Police for stealing booze | Metro News -
Man dressed in penguin onesie hunted by Durham Police for stealing booze | Metro News
"The thief entered a Sainsbury’s Local in County Durham where he picked up 10 cans of Stella Artois worth £8 and walked out without paying. The man is described as being a white male in his 20s wearing [stifles giggle] a black and white penguin onesie with a yellow beak. A spokesman for Durham Police said: ‘He would be quite conspicuous and made off on foot so may have come to the attention of someone in the area.’ Fishmongers in the area have been warned to keep an eye out for any human-sized flightless birds near food waste bins. Maybe. If anyone has any information, please contact Durham Police on 101." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
At least he's not being hunted by a man dressed as a leopard seal. - John (bird whisperer)
Well, not yet anyway. - Jennifer Dittrich
Steve C Team Marina
Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle -
Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle
"MEXICO CITY, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region. Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, said his team found the ancient cities of Lagunita and Tamchen on the Yucatan peninsula in April by examining aerial photographs of the region. Sprajc said the two cities reached their heyday in the Late and Terminal Classic periods (600-1000 AD). At each site, researchers found palace-like buildings, pyramids and plazas. One of the pyramids is almost 20 meters (65 feet) high. They also found a facade featuring a monster-mouth doorway, which probably marked one of the main entrances to the center of the city. Photographs from the sites showed stone pyramids jutting out from beneath dense foliage." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
I love that we can still discover ancient cities. - Stephen Mack
And lost tribes. - Todd Hoff
Very interesting, having recently visited Chichen Itza and Coba in the Yucatan. - Son of Groucho
Melly - #TeamMarina
Monkey selfie: The government says it can't be copyrighted. -
Monkey selfie: The government says it can't be copyrighted.
"This week, the U.S. Copyright Office weighed in decisively on the side of Wikimedia, declaring in updated rules that no, you cannot claim the rights to a photo taken by a primate. (Two law professors I spoke with earlier this month said pretty much the same.) "Because copyright law is limited to 'original intellectual conceptions of the author,' the Office will refuse to register a claim if it determines that a human being did not create the work," the rule states. Then it gets into some pretty priceless specifics:" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants. Likewise, the Office cannot register a work purportedly created by divine or supernatural beings, although the Office may register a work where the application or the deposit copy(ies) state that the work was inspired by a divine spirit. Examples: • A photograph taken by a monkey. • A mural painted by an... more... - Jessie
Thing about elephant paintings is that those aren't just trained elephants, but the trainer is coaching them in real time in every brush stroke. If I put a brush in someone else's hand, then physically guided their hand through the entire painting, who painted it? - Andrew C (✔)
In that scenario where it's two humans, I imagine both people could claim it and the lawyers make money. - Victor Ganata from iPhone
Realistically, that's just like asking who has the rights to a film—the director or the cameraman, and the answer is: you better have put something into writing before you started filming or you're going to be paying lawyers a lot of money. And since, presumably, elephants can't sign contracts either, you might be SOL. - Victor Ganata
I don't know if this would apply where there's definite human agency though. The case with the monkey is that he just left the camera out there and the monkey did whatever he wanted. - Victor Ganata
It's interesting that U.S. copyright law would apply, but I guess that makes sense if Slater wants to enforce a takedown notice on a U.S.-based organization. - Victor Ganata
I read somewhere today that there's a potential thorny issue for any photos triggered automatically since no human would have taken the shot. - Mark H
But with a case like that, I imagine it would be more difficult to prove that there was no human agency involved. - Victor Ganata
If you can argue that a human was involved in setting up camera traps then you can surely argue a human was also involved in flying to another country, traipsing through the jungle, finding some monkeys, then handing a camera to one. - Mark H
True, but if you claimed that you actually physically shot the picture (even if you really didn't) and therefore you are the author, how would anyone know? - Victor Ganata
Like if Slater didn't tell the real story and just claimed he had taken a shot (however improbably very close) of a monkey, who would've been around to contradict him? - Victor Ganata
I've been thinking about that, but part of the charm of the image is the idea that it's a "monkey selfie". - Andrew C (✔)
Jenny H.
"One thing they don't tell you about the blues when you got 'em, You keep on fallin' 'cause there ain't no bottom An' there ain't no end..."
Hope you feel better soon. - Halil
God, that song is one of my anthems. Hang in there. - laura x from iPhone
Oh, I'm fine, Halil. I just had an Emmylou earworm that morning. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
laura, yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. - Jenny H. from Android
Be wel - WarLord
Melly - #TeamMarina
Anne Bouey
Guess who got married today!
Jessie and Dominic got married this afternoon in Dallas! - Anne Bouey
Congratulations! <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Congratulations! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Congratulations and Best Wishes to them. - Greg GuitarBuster
Huzzah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
They have been in love across so much distance in both time and space marriage will be the easy part. - Steve C Team Marina from Android
Congratulations Jessie and Dominic! - Anika
Woo hoo! - Soup in a TARDIS
Congrats!! - Janet from FFHound!
Congrats! - John (bird whisperer)
Oh wow, congratulations! =) - rönin
Congratulations!! :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh! Congratulations!!! <3<3 - vicster: full-bodied
Congratulations! - Big Joe Silence
Cheers! Felicidades to all! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Congratulations! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
congrats - WarLord
Congrats! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Congrats! - Spidra Webster
I saw pictures of Dominic. That may be the happiest I've ever seen a man in my life. And he should be what a great family to join. - Steve C Team Marina
Congrats!! - Tamara J. B.
<3 congratulations <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Congratulations to them! - joey
congrats!! - imabonehead
Congrats! :) - Eivind from Android
Congrats! - Mo Kargas
Congrats! - Rodfather from Android
Congratulations, Jessie! - Jenny H. from Android
Congratulations! - Son of Groucho
Congratulations!!! - Stanley Mathis
Congratulations!! - FireDragonll
Congratulations!!! - Alix May
Thank you everyone for all the best wishes on our wedding! Dominic and I really enjoyed the ceremony and look forward to sharing a long and happy life together. Beginning, of course, with the immigration paperwork. - Jessie
Amit Patel
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman -
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
Inside a Chinese Bitcoin Mine - The CoinsmanThe Coinsman
"This week I traveled to northeast China to check out a bitcoin mining operation. After being received at the airport, my contact drove me for nearly an hour to a part of the country more remote than I was expecting. This was my first time checking out a mining operation of this size, so I don’t really know what I was expecting, but I was definitely surprised by how off the beaten path it was." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Not only is this insane, but the author has no realization that it is insane, and his paean to libertarianism and capitalism at the end sounds like cloud cuckoo talk. Gold is irrational but at least it can be a paperweight. Paper money is irrational but at least you can wipe your ass with it. Bitcoin is literally nothing physical, the most irrational currency of all, and yet here's an operation spending $60k a month in electricity to generate irrational wealth. - Stephen Mack
Ain't humans strange? - Son of Groucho
To be fair, most of our government-backed currency is also stored as bits in computers. But the "government-backed" part is the thing. - Victor Ganata
Money is just one of those things not to think too deeply about. Otherwise the data streams collapse. - Todd Hoff
I just think about the resources used up to mine bit coins. It's so arbitrary. In my head it's equivalent to if tomorrow we declared that alligator teeth were worth millions apiece and people began tearing apart swamps. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not as scalable :-) - Todd Hoff
Well, that is kind of how the stock market and real estate and consumerism works…. :D - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I think back to the beanie baby bubble … but at least you got some beanie babies out of it. - Amit Patel
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