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seems like we should have a thread on this guy, idk

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:40 (eight years ago) link

Who he?

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:40 (eight years ago) link

It's really an anagram of "Nole Skum."

C-3PO Sharkey (Phil D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:41 (eight years ago) link

Suk Lemon

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:44 (eight years ago) link

ahe's kinda like tony stark, so i gather from ten mins research, but without the weapons and with clean energy and space

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:45 (eight years ago) link

it's kinda surprising he isn't more well known all things considered

iatee, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:45 (eight years ago) link

seriously. if wiki is even half-accurate shouldn't he be a fixture on Time mag or something?

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:47 (eight years ago) link

His family sound really annoying. Was married to, uh, somebody who was in that St Trinians film, uh, the one with Russell Brand.

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:47 (eight years ago) link

You realise that if he was ever to become involved in some sort of scandal and subsequent cover-up, newspapers could use the headline, "Elongate"

Named locally as Tom D (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:50 (eight years ago) link

if he was caught cheating he'd be THE MUSKRAT

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:53 (eight years ago) link

dude owes his company's survival to gov programs but
says it's no big deal if Romney wins and makes good on his promise
to obliterate them all.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 17:04 (eight years ago) link

lots of companies do well out of govt contracts/programs, i'd imagine.

but with socks instead of football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 17:10 (eight years ago) link

nine months pass...

so hyperloop huh

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Monday, 12 August 2013 22:40 (seven years ago) link

people on twitter so mad. trying to understand why. i guess it boils down to:

1) shouldn't we fix BART / buses / systems that working class people use before building toys for rich people

2) LA-to-SF only is ridiculous, there's like a whole state in there

3) nobody wants to hear half-baked plans from an arrogant rich dude

still, i mean, it's pretty cool, right?

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 12 August 2013 22:55 (seven years ago) link

1) shouldn't we fix BART / buses / systems that working class people use before building toys for rich people

There are lots of problems everywhere all the time. Can't let it stop technology from moving forward.

2) LA-to-SF only is ridiculous, there's like a whole state in there

There's a whole country, even! LA-to-SF sounds like a perfectly fine beta test.

3) nobody wants to hear half-baked plans from an arrogant rich dude

Not all rich dudes are arrogant. Elon Musk has never struck me as anything close to that.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 12 August 2013 23:13 (seven years ago) link

people on twitter so mad.

who do you follow?

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:17 (seven years ago) link

i'm not getting that impression from all the tech ppl i follow

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:17 (seven years ago) link

unveiling this while CA is deep in the hole with it's bullet-train project (something I support wholeheartedly btw) is pretty arrogant

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 12 August 2013 23:18 (seven years ago) link

You might be right, Johnny, dunno. I was just trying to figure out why there was this explosion of contempt all over my twitter feed after the announcement.

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 12 August 2013 23:19 (seven years ago) link

markers, here are some of the people that were entertainingly scathing: kalebhorton, quartzcity, tcarmody, mikesonn

eris bueller (lukas), Monday, 12 August 2013 23:24 (seven years ago) link

i do follow tim but i guess whatever he said didn't stick

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:27 (seven years ago) link

cool monorail bro

lag∞n, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:54 (seven years ago) link

lol

markers, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:55 (seven years ago) link

i have a plan for a train that goes from boston to atlanta in 10mins, its called lasertrain and ill give you some cool drawings of it in a couple weeks, its ridiculous no one is building it btw it only costs $10

lag∞n, Monday, 12 August 2013 23:59 (seven years ago) link

im not gonna build it tho cause im kinda busy

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00 (seven years ago) link

even i can afford that

markers, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00 (seven years ago) link

unveiling this while CA is deep in the hole with it's bullet-train project (something I support wholeheartedly btw) is pretty arrogant

isn't his point that hyperloop would be fraction of the cost and twice as fast?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:02 (seven years ago) link

the douchey thing is that he made a big ol deal abt something thats not at all real

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:07 (seven years ago) link

Which is how 70% of architecture and urban planning works.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:10 (seven years ago) link

sure 70% that sounds totally realistic too

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:10 (seven years ago) link

I meant 94% sorry.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:12 (seven years ago) link

To me, it really sounds like a kickstarter project... but from a billionaire.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:17 (seven years ago) link

i mean who knows maybe its revolutionary technology but its so preliminary its p comical to call a press conference abt it

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:18 (seven years ago) link

maybe this is the best way to convince someone else to give it a shot idk

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:25 (seven years ago) link

LOL "elon musk"

the late great, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:00 (seven years ago) link

This should keep us occupied for a while: http://www.spacex.com/hyperloop

c21m50nh3x460n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:09 (seven years ago) link

markers, here are some of the people that were entertainingly scathing: kalebhorton, quartzcity, tcarmody, mikesonn

I wasn't scathing about Musk (I am about futurism in general) - if anything, he has a good track record on quixotic tech quests. I hope he's successful with this. I also hope there's a state left that can use it.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 04:37 (seven years ago) link

unveiling this while CA is deep in the hole with it's bullet-train project (something I support wholeheartedly btw) is pretty arrogant

Knowing how CA politics works (and the CA rail projects are amazingly political), how would you expect a non-arrogant to even get traction with this?

I have no doubt that Musk will solve the Hyperloop technical issues. I very much have doubts about him navigating Sacramento.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 04:40 (seven years ago) link

I was describing this to my wife today and kept calling it Supertube.

"Turkey In The Straw" coming from someplace in the clouds (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:14 (seven years ago) link

Bad connotations...

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/supertrain-1_7696.jpg

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:21 (seven years ago) link

lol @ the "open source" pdf proposal. build a section of the thing and then get back to us when you have it working.

wk, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 06:23 (seven years ago) link

Musk says the Hyperloop is best for distances of 900 miles. Beyond 900 miles, he thinks you're better off in a supersonic jet.

Lol

joe sixpac hologram (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:33 (seven years ago) link

I never use my supersonic jet anymore as parking is always a total bitch

joe sixpac hologram (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:35 (seven years ago) link

I have to say I rather like Elon Musk. He's made a massive pile of money and rather than sitting on it or managing it in mundane ways; he's making risky bets on thinks he's passionate about: Cars, Rockets, vacuum tubes.

Hyperloop seems a bit ridiculous to me, vacuum tube powered trains and trains in evacuated tubes are an old chestnut, almost as old as railways themselves. However, he's built a commercially viable private space programme and a car company* in the last ten years so anything is possible.

*Tesla isn't really a car company it's a power train company and if it is still making cars in 5 years I'll be surprised.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:18 (seven years ago) link

ya i'm kinda ll for crackpot genius billionaires actually doing interesting stuff, up until they become str8 up supervillains obv

darraghmac, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:23 (seven years ago) link

lol @ the "open source" pdf proposal. build a section of the thing and then get back to us when you have it working.

― wk, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 2:23 AM

he might do this

markers, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:23 (seven years ago) link

is this dude one of the crazy silicon valley libertarian types or is he just beloved by them?

carlos danger zone (mh), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:27 (seven years ago) link

iirc he has liberal tendencies mixed in w the libertarianism

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:28 (seven years ago) link

xp I heard him speak and he seemed not crazy and to have some kind of social or at least environmental conscience, unlike the usual libertarian types, but maybe he's just better at hiding it

(I like him too fwiw and right now he seems one of the most likely "crackpot genius billionaires" to solve some hard problems which are overdue for solving, so I hope he carries on with that. Also hoping that one day I'll get to see/read his computer game that appeared in some 8-bit micro type-in listings mag in the 80s)

the supreme personality of Godhead : a summary study (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:35 (seven years ago) link

he's not as bad as some of the other silicon valley libtards, I'll give him that.

nonetheless, this is a stupid proposal

joe schmoladoo from 7-11 (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 August 2013 15:35 (seven years ago) link

Thanks to @YIMBY_Princeton for inspiring me to check in on the Tesla forums, this Model Y trim discoloration (apparently caused by touchless car washes) is another classic. https://t.co/HhAaqK4U8l pic.twitter.com/zHbN7eij3k

— E.W. Niedermeyer (@Tweetermeyer) May 18, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 15:06 (one month ago) link

$TSLA - @elonmusk, you need to get to precision within inches first before you even attempt centimeters.#bitcoin #BTC https://t.co/duPnkKBeqs pic.twitter.com/WZyHzO6dHC

— phoenix10 (smartish) (@phoennix10) May 18, 2021

lag∞n, Tuesday, 18 May 2021 15:08 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Hn04JBH.png

lag∞n, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 14:35 (three weeks ago) link

how many other value analysts do you think there are?

plax (ico), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 11:38 (two weeks ago) link

I already answered your question.

Neil S, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 14:16 (two weeks ago) link

The author posted this video in the comments. It's a truck full of traffic lights. pic.twitter.com/h2LwyL65ck

— FSD in 6 months (@FSD_in_6m) June 2, 2021

lag∞n, Thursday, 3 June 2021 20:08 (two weeks ago) link

"President Musk says his invasion of Iran is justified, as their leader is hiding a secret program to develop trucks full of traffic lights"

bogo jumbo junbi boba (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 3 June 2021 20:38 (two weeks ago) link

At least they weren't driving behind this dude:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/be/80/ab/be80ab95c0cfe1630be6c520ccaadf67.png

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 3 June 2021 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

Karl please replace the stoplights in that video with little icons of Doof Warriors.

DJI, Thursday, 3 June 2021 21:00 (two weeks ago) link

I have to say, there's an amazingly huge difference between how these cars look when they drive by you (sleek, great!) and how they look/feel when you sit in them (plasticky, cheap)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 3 June 2021 21:01 (two weeks ago) link

i think lag000n comparing the model 3 to a nissan was about right.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 3 June 2021 21:15 (two weeks ago) link

I actually had a long conversation with a Tesla-owning acquaintance over the weekend, and he loves his car. If there's any real criticism he has, or at least conceded, it's that the car components are indeed pretty cheap compared to similarly priced luxury cars. There were one or two other little things that bugged him, too, but he was otherwise really positive about the last year and a half of Tesla ownership. I still think that the biggest game changers are not the design/car, per se, but features that could be implemented by competitors for a lower price some time in the near future. He said he felt comfortable being part of what he considers an experiment. He professed not to be a Musk sycophant, fwiw, but he thinks the guy is a Jobs like genius. Which I guess tracks, as Jobs was an asshole weirdo, too.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 3 June 2021 21:20 (two weeks ago) link

please don't mock my former upstairs neighbour

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Thursday, 3 June 2021 21:23 (two weeks ago) link

dang xpost, Steve Jobs did not live above me

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Thursday, 3 June 2021 21:24 (two weeks ago) link

Now into CumRocket coins

Joe Bombin (milo z), Saturday, 5 June 2021 14:43 (two weeks ago) link

He professed not to be a Musk sycophant, fwiw, but he thinks the guy is a Jobs like genius

hopefully musk has similar thoughts on personal health care

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Saturday, 5 June 2021 14:58 (two weeks ago) link

Now we have No Jobs, No Hope, and No Musk

eisimpleir (crüt), Saturday, 5 June 2021 15:20 (two weeks ago) link

Don't get me wrong, I could easily see myself buying a car from Tesla, and I don't think Elon Musk is some kind of genius, I just think the engineers who designed the car are by most accounts good at designing functional cars and it has features that appeal to me enough that the "look and feel" deficits don't bother me too much (if they did, I wouldn't be driving a beater now)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 7 June 2021 20:18 (two weeks ago) link

what about being locked inside a burning car because the locks stop working? that seems like kind of a dealbreaker to me idk

sleeve, Monday, 7 June 2021 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

tbf, you could accomplish this in any car by engaging child safety locks, getting in the front and starting the car, putting a brick on the gas pedal, and hopping in the back

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 7 June 2021 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

maybe you can't even open a tesla's rear doors by opening the window and using the exterior handle, though

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 7 June 2021 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

yeah I think Teslas are for the most part good cars, but I'm not sure what if anything Elon has to do with that, virtually every idea he's ever had for Tesla has either never came to fruition or has been incredibly dumb

frogbs, Monday, 7 June 2021 20:35 (two weeks ago) link

He once had an idea that Tesla's stock price should be higher -- that sure came to fruition.

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 7 June 2021 20:52 (two weeks ago) link

what about being locked inside a burning car because the locks stop working? that seems like kind of a dealbreaker to me idk

I used to have this same issue about cars with no manual window handles -- what if my car went underwater and the electricity shorted out and I couldn't get out? I dunno, I have come to feel that things like my car catching fire or plunging into a lake are highly highly highly unlikely, much more so than other accidental deaths I might suffer, and if that's the way I go, that's the way I go, it's just not a big enough sliver of probability to affect my car purchase.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 7 June 2021 21:03 (two weeks ago) link

I just think the engineers who designed the car are by most accounts good at designing functional cars

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, June 7, 2021 4:18 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

they are by the measure of average number of defects exceptionally bad cars fwiw, idk if thats the engineers fault tho

lag∞n, Monday, 7 June 2021 21:27 (two weeks ago) link

Guayaquil (eephus!) at 4:03 7 Jun 21

what about being locked inside a burning car because the locks stop working? that seems like kind of a dealbreaker to me idk

I used to have this same issue about cars with no manual window handles -- what if my car went underwater and the electricity shorted out and I couldn't get out? I dunno, I have come to feel that things like my car catching fire or plunging into a lake are highly highly highly unlikely, much more so than other accidental deaths I might suffer, and if that's the way I go, that's the way I go, it's just not a big enough sliver of probability to affect my car purchase.


probably worth noting that Teslas catching on fire is incredibly common compared to other vehicles

probably worth noting that Teslas catching on fire is incredibly common compared to other vehicles

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, June 7, 2021 2:36 PM (eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

this isn't backed up by any data I've seen

butyrate humbucker bobbins (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 7 June 2021 21:49 (two weeks ago) link

yeah tbf i don't think that's true. they share the same danger as all EVs: if a fire starts it's incredibly hard to put out.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 7 June 2021 21:52 (two weeks ago) link

key difference seems to be how hard it is to *get* out

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Monday, 7 June 2021 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

^^^

sleeve, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 03:31 (two weeks ago) link

also:

they are by the measure of average number of defects exceptionally bad cars fwiw, idk if thats the engineers fault tho

― lag∞n, Monday, June 7, 2021 2:27 PM (six hours ago)

sleeve, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 03:33 (two weeks ago) link

oh of course. if they catch fire you definitely die a terrifying death, a death that doesn't happen in other cars, and the software is buggy. but tbf they don't catch fire more than other cars.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 8 June 2021 03:55 (two weeks ago) link

Hopefully it is possible to improve upon the baseline of 30-50k traffic deaths per year in the US

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 04:35 (two weeks ago) link

https://fortune.com/2021/06/18/a-new-report-highlights-the-incredibly-high-environmental-cost-of-teslas-bitcoin-investment/

In 2020, Tesla delivered 181,000 vehicles. You could argue that its romance with Bitcoin erased the environmental benefits from more than 7,000 of those EVs. De Vries says that if a buyer purchases a Tesla by making payments over 48 months in Bitcoin, the carbon footprint of the Bitcoin transactions would exceed the total lifetime emissions savings from driving an EV instead of a gasoline-powered car.

They note that Bitcoin mining consumes almost as much energy as all the the world's data centers combined, and produces CO2 emissions that match the carbon footprint for the city of London. The paper estimates that Bitcoin generates 90.2 million metric tons of carbon gases per year. That volume exceeds by almost two times the total annual reductions achieved by the replacement of gasoline-burning cars by electric vehicles, as calculated by the International Energy Agency.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Sunday, 20 June 2021 23:37 (two days ago) link

jfc. if true, the inventors of bitcoin should be taken before the Hague. like essentially we're talking Captain Planet villain level "I've built the world's greatest POLLUTION MACHINE" level accomplishments.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Monday, 21 June 2021 01:17 (yesterday) link

at least Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency that has any environmental impact, and the rest are all green

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Monday, 21 June 2021 02:51 (yesterday) link

If you were me and I were you, I'd tell you how not all currency is green.

pplains, Monday, 21 June 2021 03:00 (yesterday) link

It's not easy being me or green

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Monday, 21 June 2021 03:38 (yesterday) link

Ugh, libertarian bitcoin bros are all over Twitter (as well as Reddit etc). Basically the dudes who used to desperately argue that tort law would save the planet, now they've just settled on making hollow claims that their pet ponzi scheme isn't "technically" an environmental catastrophe.

For me Musk pulling Tesla plants out of CA and moving them to TX would be a deal-breaker but apparently that's not enough for my brother. I am seriously thinking it's getting close to the time when we should boycott entire states.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Monday, 21 June 2021 06:05 (yesterday) link

what if my car went underwater and the electricity shorted out and I couldn't get out? I dunno, I have come to feel that things like my car catching fire or plunging into a lake are highly highly highly unlikely, much more so than other accidental deaths I might suffer, and if that's the way I go, that's the way I go

FWIW, there was a case a few years back where I live, where an Audi SUV slipped into water and the controls for the doors and windows shorted out. The vehicle took a few minutes to sink and the four people trapped inside drowned, slowly. Two of them were kids. It really brought home to me that that's not the way I want to go.

I Advance Masked (Vast Halo), Monday, 21 June 2021 17:44 (yesterday) link

if you drive a newish car (i.e. a shitty IOT gadget on wheels) then i recommend putting these in glovebox/armest/keyring https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0042VTYXM

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 21 June 2021 17:49 (yesterday) link

Ugh, libertarian bitcoin bros are all over Twitter (as well as Reddit etc). Basically the dudes who used to desperately argue that tort law would save the planet, now they've just settled on making hollow claims that their pet ponzi scheme isn't "technically" an environmental catastrophe.

These dudes (I mean, c'mon, that's 99% of the ones I've seen) are everywhere. The latest twist seems to be arguing that we are constantly on the verge of the tipping point where somehow all of the energy used to mine bitcoins is going to magically disappear because of.... something. This is the part where their tweets consistently become more vague.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 21 June 2021 17:53 (yesterday) link

what's an IOT gadget?

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Monday, 21 June 2021 18:35 (yesterday) link

internet of things, see https://twitter.com/internetofshit

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 21 June 2021 18:36 (yesterday) link

The latest twist seems to be arguing that we are constantly on the verge of the tipping point where somehow all of the energy used to mine bitcoins is going to magically disappear because of.... something.

proof of stake. as opposed to "proof of work", which is how many cryptocurrencies work now. "proof of work" means rising energy use dedicated to solving complicated math problems. proof of stake is the magical thing that everyone working with etherium swears they very much care about and have definitely been focused on from the beginning.

proof of stake will apparently save everything because it will be a way to validate the blockchain more efficiently. how does it work?


HOW DOES ETHEREUM'S PROOF-OF-STAKE WORK?
Unlike proof-of-work, validators don't need to use significant amounts of computational power because they're selected at random and aren't competing. They don't need to mine blocks; they just need to create blocks when chosen and validate proposed blocks when they're not. This validation is known as attesting. You can think of attesting as saying "this block looks good to me." Validators get rewards for proposing new blocks and for attesting to ones they've seen.

If you attest to malicious blocks, you lose your stake.

PROS
Staking makes it easier for you to run a node. It doesn't require huge investments in hardware or energy, and if you don't have enough ETH to stake, you can join staking pools. It allows for increased participation, and more nodes doesn't mean increased % returns, like with mining.
Staking allows for secure sharding. Shard chains allow Ethereum to create multiple blocks at the same time, increasing transaction throughput. Sharding the network in a proof-of-work system would simply lower the power needed to compromise a portion of the network.

CONS
Proof-of-stake is still in its infancy, and less battle-tested, compared to proof-of-work. Staking is more decentralized.


https://ethereum.org/en/developers/docs/consensus-mechanisms/pos/

the only con is that it doesn't work yet and that the vast majority of cryptofucks don't give a shit about the efficiency and never will. that's Proof of Stake

Karl Malone, Monday, 21 June 2021 18:52 (yesterday) link

yeah, they're going to build up a crypto-ecosystem based on millions of pieces of shit buying expensive mining equipment and dedicating themselves to this task and community for about a decade, and then suddenly they're going to shift away from that and calmly explain to the very worst people on earth that their mining equipment no longer works for ethereum (which will probably cause them to repurpose the expensive pointless electricity hogs for some other similar person, or throw it in a gas station trash can rather than recycling it)

Karl Malone, Monday, 21 June 2021 18:54 (yesterday) link

listen, you may have bought an old factory in Nigeria and filled it up with mining equipment because they had cheapest electricity in the world, but it turns out that we in the cryptocommunity you belong to actually really care about the environment.

maybe they'll eventually introduce PoS and everyone will adopt it. maybe not. but either way, anyone participating in it now just doesn't give a fuck, it's obvious. i wish people would just say "i don't care about energy and the environment and never will". it's the pretending that they actually do that drives me nuts

Karl Malone, Monday, 21 June 2021 18:58 (yesterday) link

Genuine thanks for that KM, that's definitely a better explanation than I've seen on twitter yet even though it still sounds like so much wishful thinking smoke and mirrors.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 21 June 2021 19:07 (yesterday) link

Staking allows for secure sharding. Shard chains allow Ethereum to create multiple blocks at the same time, increasing transaction throughput. Sharding the network in a proof-of-work system would simply lower the power needed to compromise a portion of the network.

ilx ideas: autoreplace "sharding" with "sharting" on this website

Karl Malone, Monday, 21 June 2021 19:12 (yesterday) link

the cryptocommunity

CHINA CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING EQUIPMENT IS MOVING TO THE USA IN BULK!

The USA is about to become the crypto hub of the world and #Dogecoin/#Bitcoin will rise again. MASSIVELY.

— Matt Wallace ⚠️ (@MattWallace888) June 21, 2021

Karl Malone, Monday, 21 June 2021 21:38 (yesterday) link


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