Friday, January 28

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Daily News Stuff 28 January 2022

Tax But Verify Edition

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  • Facebook's venture into the blockchain space is apparently an ex-parrot.  (The Register)

    Called Libra, it's a multi-purpose payment processing, cryptocurrency, and NFT platform.  The plan was to have a core stablecoin and and easy way of implementing third-party cryptocurrencies and NFTs.  

    Creating a cryptocurrency on Libra is very easy - no blockchain code required - and an NFT apparently not too much harder.  Certainly better in that respect than Ethereum.

    But Facebook's plans ran head-first into disapproving regulators because they made the mistake of announcing their plans rather than just launching the platform and leaving regulators scrambling to catch up.


  • Russia meanwhile is not intending to ban cryptocurrency mining as previously rumoured.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Just going to track it and tax the hell out of it.

    Fine.  Whatever.


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Party Like It's 1980-ish Video of the Day




Disclaimer: It's not just you.  I speak all 37 dialects of Strine at a native level and I still don't know what he's saying.

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1 My local Micro Center has both the 6500 and the 3050 in stock, several varieties of each.  The 6500 goes for anywhere between $260 and $300 depending on model.  The 3050 models go for $380 to $490.  But if you were prepared to spend $490 on a 3050, then you'd be stupid not to get a 6600 (non-XT) instead, because they have 50+ of them in stock for $20 less.
For comparison they've got one model of 1050 Ti for $280.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, January 29 2022 01:02 AM (Z0GF0)

2 Sounds like a synth-driven version of "Physical (You're So)" by Adam and the Ants.  Uh, NTTAWWT.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, January 29 2022 10:25 AM (obo9H)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?




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