Over at Twitter, one of the authors of the study adds: "We quantified there's about 2.9 million machines. If they last for 1.5 years, then less than 80.000 of them will ever create a single block at all - more than 97% of machines will be discarded without even producing a single useful contribution ever." https://twitter.com/DigiEconomist/status/1438896477590409227
"The lifespan of bitcoin mining devices remains limited to just 1.29 years. As a result, we estimate that the whole bitcoin network currently cycles through 30.7 metric kilotons of equipment per year." https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/sep/17/waste-from-one-bitcoin-transaction-like-binning-two-iphones
Having a very 90s Saturday night here, listening to tracker music while making a Quake1 level #retrogaming
Here's some confusing #Design in CentOS 7 #Linux. In a panel of power-saving options, we see "Wi-Fi: turn off Wi-Fi to save power". I interpreted this as a feature that drops connectivity when the computer is inactive, and clicked to turn it off. Actually the switch was for *Wi-Fi itself* and what sounded like a feature description was a hint.
In a month or so I'm gonna hit 50 A4 pads' worth of #journaling. It's not really worth the space (particularly over years) so I think I'll take that as a sign to buy a cheap consumer flatbed scanner and digitise them (then throw it on a password-protected hard disk and forget about it till I hit the next 50!)
Well this is a great read, and that's what I call game dev. Gosh we have it easy these days! https://all-things-andy-gavin.com/2011/02/04/making-crash-bandicoot-part-3/
A single Bitcoin transaction consumes more electricity than the average American household does in two months. https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption
Aren't you tired from writing your Rust programs in English? Would you like to try something different, exotic and funny? Do you like saying "merde" a lot?
Here's my contribution to solve this problem: Rouille, a French Rust programming language.
This was floating on HN today, I read it tonight (over a beer) and it's solid stuff, targeted at those (like me) coming to C after java and Python https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/cdescent/
Software engineer. He/him. Irish-French.
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