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General Discussion / Re: Daily Mail has banned me
« Last post by Ye Olde Powder Monkey on Today at 06:48:44 am »

And how do I go about banning you from Global Gulag?

And granted they do not publish things that they think they do not like  .... (sic).

They just don't publish, even some of the most benign comments I have put up.
So I have had to figure that:

They aren't modded but are looked at in batch before being published, and a window for publishing is closed, even when the
"comments for this article are now closed." is not yet up.

"...Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war..

If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.

But if we fail, then the whole world,
including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science."

And is preceded by something in the vein of:
"The Battle for France is over; the battle for/of Britain is now beginning."

He did actually make this speech, though there are reports that he never made it to the Commons, and recorded it only in hindsight for posterity, perhaps his lengthy tome, "Memoirs of the Second World War" in 6 volumes.
This recorded version (bold text above) is available in The World at War, ep 'Alone', I think it is. Circa 1974.
The non-highlit text does not feature in TWAW episode.
Always good for a bit of approximately accurate history.

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General Discussion / Re: Daily Mail has banned me
« Last post by EvadingGrid on Today at 12:57:49 am »
A few years ago they banned me for an entire year . . .
My crime was to have the top rated comment, and the comment was a quote of Winston Churchill.

From the days of Spartacus, Weishophf, Karl Marx, Trotski, Belacoon, Rosa Luxenburg, and Ema Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th Century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.

Just goes to show how fake it all is . . .
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Syria / Re: ISIS defeated in Syria ?
« Last post by Al Bundy on Today at 12:48:53 am »
Free Syrian Army ( Al Qaeda )
The KURDS....





Last Edit by Palmerston

In SC UN Russia and China block US puppet states proposal for "ceasefire in Syria".
US (and Israel) planned to protect Idlib province which control jihadists. No way Pedro.  8) 

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/russia-and-china-block-un-ceasefire-bid-for-idlib-1.912540
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General Discussion / Re: Daily Mail has banned me
« Last post by poseidonlost on Sep 19, 2019, 06:25:11 pm »
By God man! Did you dare offend one single person? Cause I know I haven't. I haven't done anything bad ever in my life.
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General Discussion / Re: Daily Mail has banned me
« Last post by tahoeblue on Sep 19, 2019, 02:39:21 pm »
Yes ....
Daily Mail now has a Remainer Editor, but a No Deal Brexiteer readership.
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General Discussion / Daily Mail has banned me
« Last post by EvadingGrid on Sep 19, 2019, 01:21:55 pm »
Daily Mail has banned me again.

They let me login, post comments on articles that are "not moderated", but do not publish the comment.

Previously, they would refuse to publish anything on "moderated articles", or wait until the story was dead and then publish my comment.


Daily Mail now has a Remainer Editor, but a No Deal Brexiteer readership.


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Computers & Internet / Re: Is Bitcoin Mining Profitable in 2019?
« Last post by tahoeblue on Sep 19, 2019, 12:51:48 pm »
https://blockexplorer.com/news/cryptocurrency-mining-profitable-2019/
January 19, 2019 by Delton Rhodes
Cryptocurrency Mining in 2019: Is It Profitable and Should You Start?

Bitcoin mining took a big hit in 2018.

For most of the year, mining activity operated below the threshold for profitability. The biggest name in crypto mining, Bitmain, ended the year by cutting 50% of staff and shelving plans for a stock market launch.

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Layoffs at Bitmain

Bitmain is the largest cryptocurrency mining company on the planet. It supplies mining hardware and operates various mining pools.

If you’re looking into cryptocurrency mining, you need to know what’s going on at Bitmain.

In December 2018, Bitmain reportedly fired more than 50% of its staff, including its entire Bitcoin Cash (BCH) development team. The combination of huge losses and the major bet on BCH presents big challenges for the company moving forward. US IT firm UnitedCorp sued Bitmain, Kraken, Bitcoin.com, and Roger Ver for allegedly manipulating the BCH network.

According to numerous reports, Bitmain was unable to liquidate its massive BCH reserves via cryptocurrency exchanges. Moreover, BCH was one of the worst performing cryptocurrencies in 2018. This only exacerbated the struggles of Bitmain.

The company originally planned to open up a Texas-based data center that would cost $500 million and generate 400 jobs but has decided to put these plans on the backburner. Bitmain has also halted plans for a stock market launch, at least for now. Co-founders Wu Jihan and Zhan Ketuan plan to step down from the CEO position and remain on the board of directors. The likely successor is Wang Haichao, who is currently the product engineering director of Bitmain.
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Computers & Internet / Is Bitcoin Mining Profitable in 2019?
« Last post by tahoeblue on Sep 19, 2019, 12:37:45 pm »
the short answer is no ... But what if the coins went up in price ?
or  Do you have access to free electricity ?


https://www.buybitcoinworldwide.com/mining/profitability/
Is Bitcoin Mining Profitable or Worth it in 2019?
Jordan Tuwiner Last updated January 29, 2019


he early days of Bitcoin mining are often described as a gold rush.

Satoshi Nakomoto’s invention of Bitcoin, “a peer-to-peer electronic cash system,” opened up an entirely new frontier, not just of freedom but of occasionally outrageous profits.

Those with a strong interest in such things, namely cypherpunks, cryptographers, technically-minded libertarians and assorted hackers, were first to stake their claim.

But is there still gold in them thar hills?

The fact is:

Bitcoin mining has grown from a handful of early enthusiasts into a cottage industry, into a specialized industrial-level venture. The easy money was scooped out a long time ago and what remains is buried under the cryptographic equivalent of tons of hard rock.

The sad truth is:

Only those with specialised, high-powered machinery are able to profitably extract bitcoins nowadays. While mining is still technically possible for anyone, those with underpowered setups will find more money is spent on electricity than is generated through mining.

In other words, mining won’t be profitable at a small scale unless you have access to free or really cheap electriciy.

We’ll explain this situation in depth but first, you need to know a few basic technical terms from the world of Bitcoin mining:



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In early 2017, Bitcoin’s collective hashrate reached nearly 4 Exahash. This represents a tremendous investment into mining hardware, the R&D of such hardware, and electrical expenditure.

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W/xHash/s:

Watts per hashrate per second. Electricity is the major on-going cost of Bitcoin mining. The price paid per Watt will greatly influence profitability.

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Note:

The future profitability of mining cannot be reliably predicted, mostly due to the changing Bitcoin price
.

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Conclusion

The average home miner will struggle to be profitable or recoup the cost of mining hardware and electricity, especially with the Bitcoin downward price trend.

Profitability is highly unlikely given the current circumstances.


The situation may improve in future once ASIC mining hardware innovation reaches the point of diminishing returns.

That, coupled with cheap, hopefully sustainable power solutions may once again make Bitcoin mining profitable to small individual miners around the world.

This would also greatly improve the decentralization of the Bitcoin network, hardening it against legislative risk.
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Financial Crisis Forum / The Centuries-Old Debt That's Still Paying Interest
« Last post by EvadingGrid on Sep 19, 2019, 01:44:06 am »
The Centuries-Old Debt That's Still Paying Interest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfSIC8jwbQs
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Taxation / Re: Trump impose sanctions on China
« Last post by tahoeblue on Sep 18, 2019, 12:37:17 pm »
They love those communists SO MUCH that ....
Contrary to popular belief - educated people don't want to be slaves ...


https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2019/09/18/protests-force-hong-kong-to-cancel-communist-national-day-celebration/
Protests Force Hong Kong to Cancel Communist ‘National Day’ Celebration
Frances Martel
18 Sep 2019


The government of Hong Kong canceled a fireworks show on Wednesday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of communist China, fearing the event would be a magnet for pro-democracy protesters who do not feel bound by Beijing.

The People’s Republic of China, as the communist tyranny is officially named, is planning the largest military parade in decades in Beijing and a host of activities to celebrate Mao Ze Dong and the legacy of radical Marxism in China. Communist Party chairman Xi Jinping will reportedly deliver an “important” speech, according to state media, that many believe may finally address the three months of protests against his regime in Hong Kong.

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“In view of the latest situation and having regard to public safety, the National Day Fireworks Display originally scheduled to take place at Victoria Harbour in the evening of October 1 (Tuesday) will be canceled,” a statement issued Wednesday by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the city government read. HKFP notes that other similar holiday events, such as a flag-raising ceremony, appear to still be scheduled to occur.

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Xi has refused to address the political crisis in Hong Kong save for a passing remark that the city is among the “struggles” communists must overcome in their aspirations to rule the world during a speech in early September.
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