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Bitcoin might have had its bad side in the year from the splits. The infighting of this led to the formation of Bitcoin Cash to blockage by China government to limitations on its network and to competition from other cryptocurrencies, but it has been adamant to maintain an upward trend in price, recording the highest gain in price ever since formation. In…

Crypto Mining more Profitable than Drugs and Arms Traficking in Russia

Russian media has conducted interviews with several representatives of the country’s bitcoin mining industry. The investigation has provided unique insights into an expansive industry that penetrates all levels of Russian society, ranging “from schoolchildren to pensioners”. Dramatic GPU Shortages Earlier This Year Signify a Sharp Increase in Russian Crypto Mining Activities During 2017 2017’s cryptocurrency boom sparked widespread graphics card…

U.S. Navy swapping $38,000 periscope joysticks for $30 Xbox controllers on high-tech submarines

OK, so my 10-year-old kid could board an advanced U.S. Navy submarine and operate the periscope? That seems to be the pretty cool assumption based on the fact that sailors are now using Xbox 360 controllers to perform functions aboard some vessels. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported that the Microsoft game-console controllers have replaced the helicopter-style stick used to control the…

Trump’s Popularity Has Dipped Most In Red States

There are no national elections for president in the United States. Democrats relearned that lesson the hard way in 2016, when President Trump won the Electoral College despite earning fewer votes nationally than Hillary Clinton. Of course, we still mostly talk about the president’s popularity nationwide in non-election years. It’s simpler, and job approval polls for all 50 states are…

What Is Trump Hiding at Mar-a-Lago?

Despite a court order to release a list of all of the visitors to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort since the Inauguration, the Justice Department’s list contained only 22 names, and was sent at the last minute on Friday afternoon, nearly half an hour after a deadline that had already been extended by a week. “This was spitting in the eye…

Coca-Cola sucks wells dry in Chiapas, forcing residents to buy water

The water is disappearing in San Felipe Ecatepec, an Indigenous town three miles outside of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, in southern Mexico. “In the past four years, our wells have started drying up,” says Juan Urbano, who just finished a three-year term this February as the president of the Communal Territory of San Felipe Ecatepec. “People sometimes walk…

Never Trumpers to voters: We told you so

WASHINGTON Last year, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz warned that if voters wanted to elect more Republicans who would cut deals with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, “then I guess Donald Trump is your guy.” This week, that’s what Trump did—and Never Trump conservatives say it’s just what they feared. “This is exactly what Cruz and many of his…

‘Narcos’ Location Scout Shot and Killed in Mexico

Mexican location scout Carlos Muñoz Portal was shot to death in a violent region in central Mexico Monday while scouting for season four of Netflix’s hit show “Narcos.” The seasoned scout, who worked for Stacy Perskie’s Mexico City-based production company Redrum, has a slew of high profile credits to his name, including, “Sicario,” “Spectre,” “Fast & Furious” and “Apocalypto.” Netflix issued the…

Feds claim ‘thousands of intercepts’ in the case of Ukrainian billionaire, Trump ex-campaign boss

The U.S. government has “thousands of intercepts” that can be used as evidence against Ukrainian billionaire oligarch Dmitry Firtash, federal prosecutors told a judge Friday as the fight over his extradition to Chicago rumbled on. But lawyers for Firtash — who has ties to President Donald Trump‘s former campaign manager Paul Manafort — walked back their recent claim that Firtash…

Ivanka Trump says liberal critics have ‘unrealistic expectations’ of her

Ivanka Trump says people have “unrealistic expectations” about how much sway she has with her father. The President’s daughter — who’s reportedly tried unsuccessfully to sway her father on issues like staying in the global climate accord — griped to a British newspaper that people expect too much of her. “Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect…

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