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Your key may not be as secret as you think. How your Power LED can give it away!

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LED Side Channel Attacks (not a risk, relax)

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What are your thoughts on this Bitcoin Neon Sign LED light that I created?

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Floki Sponsors Kings League Final with Over 2 Million Viewers

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BeFree Sound BFS-166 Gaming Dual Soundbar with RGB LED Lights

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Adoption - Can It All Be So Simple?

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[Serious] Announcing project SolOptXMR (mining crypto with solar/wind)

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[Serious] Announcing project SolOptXMR (mining crypto with solar/wind)

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[Serious] Announcing project SolOptXMR (mining crypto with solar)

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CoinGecko Market Cap

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Lightning payment turns on LED..

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Bitcoin maximalism and a potential tail emission

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We are so excited to bring Lakeview Meta to the world and hope you have as much fun exploring, earning and having fun as we have building it for you.

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What is your crypto etitaph?

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Satoshi will never sell his coins, he will instead use them directly for goods and services.

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Bitcoin (PoW) Mining Energy Consumption

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Bitcoin (PoW) Mining Energy Consumption

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One Year After Beeple, the NFT Has Changed Artists. Has It Changed Art?

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Baby Doge - why the news about the partnership with a Bundesliga club is massive

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Complete guide to crypto trading for real men

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SpaceX DOGE-1 Q1 2022: Pay Space Advertising with Crypto!

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SpaceX DOGE-1 Q1 2022: Pay Space Advertising with Crypto!

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The only 100x Project in the next 2 Months - Xi Protocl, SpaceX + DOGE-1

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the only 100x Moon Shot possible in the next 2 months - Xi Protocol

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DOGE-1 Mission and Space Advertisement

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New Samsung TVs will have built-in NFT trading app

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[RUSH SALE] - $150usd! VERY LOW price for a collection. I have been working on these for about 2-3 weeks now as a personal project but my circumstances changed and I'm in need of a quick buck. This has: Base - 1 Ears - 5 Arms - 5 Body Color - 20+ LED Color - 20+ Eyes - 14 Head pieces - 12 Scars - 4

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A little ESP32 project I made that gets crypto prices from Nomics JSON and scrolls prices. Added a green and red LED to see instant up or down. It runs all day in my dining room to show the current trend.

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People were worried a few years ago. “Oh gaaaawd, China is scanning people’s irises and using it for surveillance, ohhhhhh George Orwell was right”. Mfs are now voluntarily handing their biometrics in a place that looks like a comic-con stand and resting on a rug-pull that has 1% circulating supply. I wouldn’t be surprised if the “scanner” was a cheap LED flashing.

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Hahaha! I need LED lights is all lmao

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Although this is security theory, there are LOTS of caveats. You don't need to assume that your hardware wallet is compromised if it has an LED display. It requires the LED be unfiltered and that the camera be VERY close (few feet) with crazy high resolution.

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

With rolling shutter on an iPhone information can be compromised by the LED light that comes on when data is being transmitted.

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Some of these attack vectors are just absurd.. While you do any computation (like generate a seed phrase) the electrical consumption of your machine changes very slightly, and with the proper equipment someone can middle-man your home power connection to sniff this data out and regenerate the same data.. Like, what?! That's what happened in the OP with the Android and iPhone. The iPhone took a super-slow motion video of the Android's LED and was able to 'decrypt' its changes in power output well enough to regenerate the same key. I'm nobody so this is just a research topic to me, even in an AI future their costs aren't worth my potential profits. But imagine being somebody where thousands of people have this motive over you, terrifying!! Putin's *Parkinson's disease* could be just him trying to throw the trail (by doing lots of random motions), at least that's how he'd have to behave if he doesn't want someone to keylog him by *recording his sound waves*. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempest_(codename)

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tldr; Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have used an iPhone 13 Pro Max to steal a cryptographic key from a Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. The researchers used video-based cryptanalysis to recover secret keys from a device by analyzing video footage of a device’s power LED. The cryptographic computations performed by the CPU change the power consumption of the device which affects the brightness of the device’s power LED. Video footage of a full-frame power LED is shot, and the camera’s rolling shutter is then used to increase the sampling rate to 60,000 measurements per second in the case of the iPhone 13 Pro Max. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

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Don't panic. * The camera must be within 6ft or the lights must be off * The camera must include highspeed rolling shutter * The LED must correlate to power consumption I mean all really cool stuff, but it's not like someone is going to hack your ring doorbell and get an image through your window reflecting off the car in your driveway of your hardware wallet. You really need a VERY specific set of hardware and luck, as an attacker, to pull this off. If it keeps you up at night, put tape over the LEDs and leave the lights on.

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Ah ha! I will defeat this by placing sticky tape over the LED

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studying the pattern of the LED lights to figure out what exactly it's doing, that's where it starts

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Yep. And in the early days, nobody used fax machines either. Or the Internet. Bicycles were pretty slow to take off. The government initially had to beg people to install solar panels. LED lightbulbs had been around for years before mass adoption. Nobody bought a Van Gogh during the poor man's lifetime. Once upon a time you could buy Action comics #1 for 2 cents, or a house in New York for a few hundred dollars. The present is not necessarily a good guide to the future. As far as I can tell, a lot of us are here for the future. Did you give the award to yourself?

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He bought the "Daylight" LED bulbs because he thought "Yea, I want bright lightbulbs." What he actually bought was the parking lot lights you see at Wal-Mart. They're harsh, so white they look a bit blue, and make you look gross and sickly. "Warm" light bulbs are for living spaces. "Daylight" bulbs are for storage, clinical, and sometimes work spaces.

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Trezor LED version for GERmanic people Trezor LED-GER

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No shit, if you flash a bad firmware on your own device it can be compromised... This is why you check the signature and hash of the firmware before flashing (and the devices/updaters often check the signature of the firmware too and flashes a LED/displays a message if the firmware is dubious). This is also why you make sure the device is sealed when you receive it, because you don't want it to have been subject to a supply chain attack altering the software/hardware. None of this is new, this is part of the security/trust model of hardware wallets and it has always been. Contrary to what you suggest, most people are fine using hardware wallets and would be completely UNABLE to maintain the airgap necessary to secure private keys while generating AND using them. Your advice *could* apply to tech savvy people, not to common folks, but even then I've witnessed multiple times people overestimating their ability to do it and turning what they thought was their DYI wallet into a hot-wallet, or worse generate private keys that were not random enough. There is a huge difference between the previous Ledger security/trust model where your seed, encrypted or not, never traveled over Internet to be stored on Ledger servers. So yes, if you use this feature you increase the surface for attacks against your seed, and yes the fact theses feature exist in the firmware also increase the attack surface against the firmware/software. Furthermore if you use this feature, Ledger now needs to identify you and store your identity on theri servers (they require a government ID document) and their process to check your ID is highly subject to attacks too (camera verification... in the age of live deeepfakes video AND audio ???? it's just non-sense). So yes, stay away from companies which try to change the security/trust model like this, there are alternatives which have plenty of security checks that will avoid you unknowingly running bad firmware and have taken the pledge to NEVER store your seed or collect/store your ID (longer than necessary for the purchase to be legally complete). These are actual "cold" storage without caveat.

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I recently acquired my general ham license. While radio waves are energy, how would you power an LED flashlight with a radio antenna? Why aren't we powering everything with radio antennas? This is why we aren't using radios to mine Bitcoin. The electricity required to make the radio wave is more efficient energy than the wave the energy propagated. Sending Bitcoin over radio is possible, but without encryption, there is no expectation of privacy.

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8 years ago I built a large smiley face LED face on the roof of my house (which was on a hill where planes flew over ) and people could pay Bitcoin to turn it on for a certain amount of time (based on how much they paid). It was fun but fees killed it. Now I can do it again.

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

The way technology is going you'll be steeping out to stare at grass on a LED display.

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Nice to hear your constructive criticism. Let me address some of them from my perspective. >There's an entire layer of what I consider to be bullshit talk (the technology, saving the world from banks, fair economy and so on), while everyone's motivation is actually to get rich from trading in the next bull run. Crypto started definitely with the focus on the former. It was a way for technies to find a way to avoid the systemic problems created by overly fragile financial system (e.g. due to Fractional reserve banking) and the inflation and power politics induced money printing. It was kind of luck, that it actually became.so popular. I knew about bitcoin and Blockchains since 2013 - but didn't invest because I saw the tech, I liked it, but said "yeah, it's going to fail. It's just s neat project which won't take over the world." But yeah, I was proven wrong. Yes, over the time much more people have come, who're in for the money. But I argue, that the core values of crypto make this possible in the first place. The core values of Crypto make bitcoin/ethereum etc. much more different than investing into an single stock or so. And your argument about the bull run can also be applied to the stock market and all kinds of investments. Stocks have companies baking them, but they don't "create any new money". All profits you get are by someone else who buys when you're selling. And they buy, because they want to hold it for a few years and sell it - then the stock is perceived as more valuable and sold at a higher price to the next buyer. And so on. This whole dynamic of "DCA in and sell higher later" applies to stocks, ETFs, crypto all equally. And all of them have some level of inherent value. For crpyto for instance, there are enough examples of ppl making good international p2p payments. There are examples of people being able to work on jobs which are culturally not accepted, but which aren't harmful. (Ask sex workers about how fed up they're on the stereotypes.) >In addition, while the crypto part is ok, the currency aspect is inherently failed because the incentive mechanisms reward every use case other than being a cheap, safe medium of exchange. In general, as the mcap increases the volatility will also decrease. At the same time, there are many interesting stablecoins approaches on the ethereum network: DAI, MAI, RAI, USDC/USDT, LUSD. Of all of these, Rai is an outlier, because it's stable but NOT pegged to the USD. Then there is also the LED: liquid energy dollar. >Add to this that the environment is heavily popilated by scams and grifters, and you get why one tends to accept Bill Gates' "greater fool" theory regarding crypto. To some extent this is a consequence of the Decentralisation & permissionlessness value. If you stick to basic rules such as going to official projects websites and being suspicious of high earnings etc. then one is often fine. The thing is, that the self-custody and self-empowerment in crypto has its costs. And the costs are higher self responsibility. In tradfi, you never keep your assets in your custody. It's the responsibility of the banks to keep you money and regulations and insurances cover the rest (for which you pay via taxes and bank fees). In crypto, you don't pay for that, but you need to get some practice and security hygiene. Over the time this will get easier - but atm it's still nerve wracking for some people. Also, people need to learn to be self responsible more with Crypto than with tradfi. This is a genuine tradeoff. Feel free to respond and counterargument. I'd like to hear and get educated from good points as well. :)

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1950 - 2020 Space exploration: The first human spaceflight (Yuri Gagarin in 1961) and the first moon landing (Apollo 11 in 1969) were achieved, and many other space missions have been carried out. These missions have paved the way for further exploration, satellite communications, and technological advancements. Medical advancements: In addition to hormonal birth control, other medical advancements include organ transplants, DNA sequencing, gene editing (CRISPR), stem cell therapy, and advanced medical imaging techniques such as MRI and CT scans. Renewable energy and energy efficiency: Solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles have become more widespread and affordable, driving a shift toward cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. Additionally, energy-efficient technologies such as LED lighting have become the norm. Artificial intelligence and machine learning: AI and machine learning have revolutionized various industries, enabling advancements in data analysis, natural language processing, image recognition, and autonomous systems. Globalization: The world has become more interconnected, with increased international trade, cultural exchange, and communication. The internet has played a crucial role in this, as well as advancements in transportation, such as container shipping and more efficient air travel. Environmental awareness and conservation: The modern environmental movement began in the 1960s and has led to increased awareness of human impact on the environment, the development of recycling programs, and efforts to protect endangered species and ecosystems. Social progress: Significant strides have been made in civil rights, women's rights, and LGBTQ+ rights, leading to a more inclusive and equal society. Advances in material science: The development of new materials, such as carbon fiber, Kevlar, and graphene, has had a profound impact on industries ranging from aerospace to electronics.

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Anything with a red LED is suspicious. Trust nothing. I reckon even my kettle is plotting something.

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I will buy another LED Screen for watching more charts and on the edge of excitement always.

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Where's an LED panel van when you need one?

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There is something called delaying gratification. And, if you think a room with LED lights make you happy, then I’m happy for you.

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It’s too bad you couldn’t change the colors to reflect the market today is a red market so it will be a red LED light and when it’s green and pumping should’ve been a green LED light

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I actually used to be a video and LED wall tech as well as a stage lighting designer and board op, and surprise! They don’t get paid fuck all. Dancers got paid more than I did. :/

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Imagine the candlemaker positioning themself at the forefront of the LED business, though. Supporting the legacy stuff during the transition, but also working forward the future. Credit card companies will die, while Block thrives. A deflationary currency will change the way we view revenue and growth.

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fluorescent bulbs had more adoption than LED at one point. It doesn't make fluorescent more efficient or better.

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My favorite kind of tiles are probably volatiles... they really make the bathroom pop with the mahogony ceiling LED in-lays and the gold embroidered wall carvings done by the famous Spanish embroiderist S'Dlianglio Amner Gonzalez

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tldr; Coinkite has designed a bitcoin hardware wallet reminiscent of an old-school BlackBerry phone. The soon-to-be-released device, dubbed Coldcard Q1, has a full keyboard, an LCD screen and an LED-illuminated QR code scanner. Coinkite aims to crack into the market-leadership ranks of hardware wallets. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR. Get more of today's trending news [here](https://coinfeeds.substack.com).*

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teal with blue LED flames on the tires

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More power for the same utility "making our lives better" is simply wasteful. Just like LED lightbulbs. Are you really saying incandescent lights made our lives better because they were wasteful?

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

It's a cryptotag HODL light, I demo it here https://youtu.be/n_24Xq4lCN4 Also comes with a networked LED controller that needs to be on your network and have an app on your phone... (But can be swapped for something more secure)

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It's a cryptotag HODL light, I look at it here https://youtu.be/n_24Xq4lCN4 Also comes with a networked LED controller that needs to be on your network and have an app on your phone... (But can be swapped for something more secure)

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It's a cryptotag HODL light, I look at it here https://youtu.be/n_24Xq4lCN4 Also comes with a networked LED controller that needs to be on your network and have an app on your phone... (But can be swapped for something more secure)

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“FTX was hacked, bamboozled, maybe even LED ASTRAY!” • ~~Stephen A. Smith~~ SBF

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I would rather add $5 and get this: https://www.amazon.com/CASIO-STANDARD-DIGITAL-LED-LIGHT-F-91W-1JF/dp/B00FLMCJMY I have two.

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Thought it was those LED lights.. live and learn.

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They're just YouTube monetizers that are emptily echoing roadmap info, giving prices that are publicly available, and making up outlandish predictions. I never understood how someone could show their face and sellout like that. No one should take financial advice from anyone with LED lights in their video background.

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I don't get the narrative. Heat is waste. Aren't future ASICS going to be less wasteful then nowadays (more Hashes with less energy usage/less heat)?? Just like the transition from light bulbs to LED (same light with less energy/heat) Yes I understand that as long as we have waste we should try to get some use out of that waste, but the narrative seems to be that the heat is a feature. An electric space heater is cheaper to buy and more more economical to run if heating is what you want, no?

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One of the LED lights in my house went bust n I had to call my electrician to replace it. While talking, he told me that he had gone over to my ex-colleague’s house the other day. I had recommended my electrician to her while we were working together. This little episode reminded me of how I love to connect random people together - and I look forward to doing the same here in 2023

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>a QR code available directly on the hardware wallet is really Maybe cheaper to produce than LED?

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It feels like needless shoehorning of a new technology into somring that doesn't need it. Like adding LED lights to a banana.

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They " have to" replace all of the LED display along with the screen because " samsung makes them". Its bullshit and I absolutely agree with you.

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Your argument stands on nothing. Arbitrarily wasting energy is a waste of energy. Hashing something until it fulfills a requirement doesn't provide any actual value, especially considering we have other consensus mechanisms that solve the same problem. It is hard to even draw an apt analogy because of how wasteful PoW is. It's like you're saying that the we shouldn't use CFL or LED lightbulbs and must only use halogen because without spending a lot of energy the quality of the light will somehow be worse.

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I think your claim is very subjective. Not only is the interface pretty shitty, they're both pieces of plastic with LED screens. But since we're comparing, how about functionality? The Ledger's buttons are still absolute trash despite being on the market for 7 years. Trezor's buttons are fine. ColdCard had button problems initially but fixed them. Why is Ledger dragging their feet? And what about all those Ledger Nano X's that got permanently bricked because Ledger pushed a faulty firmware update? Literally hundreds, if not thousands of devices ruined due to the company's fuckup. And let's not forget how the company got their entire customer database compromised, so hackers suddenly had access to millions of verified cryptocurrency owners that they could then target for malware, phishing, or even home invasions. Very cool stuff, Ledger! But hey, at least the piece of plastic is aesthetically pleasing.

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I’m an artist…I make art. I didn’t make the LED ticker I bought it online. Would be a question for the people who made the ticker.

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What code are you using to run the RGB LED matrix?

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I can't post the link because the AutoModerator removed my posting. The display without the frame can be found by searching for 'Cryptocurrency Coin Stocks Price Ticker RGB Matrix WiFi LED Display'. I know someone who has one on their desk. I wish I had money for something like that.

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Did you DIY your LED panel ticker? If so pls share :)

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You need to bring a magnifying glass with an LED light on it. And I am NOT joking. They are COUNTING on people to be lazy or lazy minded. Give yourself some extra time and make sure to have internet access so you can Duck Duck Go anything you cmdint understand. I IMPLORE you, this trick is as old as time and it's incumbent upon you to NOT allow this sleazy loophole in common human decency to be used on you be amoral pigs who worship money.

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I cook from scratch. Just need eggs, flour, garlic, onions, maybe some mushrooms and milk. Or curries, big pot of paste and I just need a tin of coconut milk. I eat pretty well and spend about 5 bucks a day. Also no take out coffee, I brew it myself. Now I wouldn't advise an espresso machine to save money hehe but a pour over or so. I never buy any food or drink out, I bring it along from home. A sandwhich is crazy expensive. Also not much meat. Maybe once or twice a week, mostly protein shakes since I work manual labour. And do everything DIY. Unless it's really something that needs a pro buy parts and learn how to fix it yourself. Cheap phone plan, mediocre Internet and no cable and not much heat, I like it cool anyway and I can wear a sweater or have a comforter on the couch. LED bulbs and not too high wattage saves a bunch on electricity too. Long way of saying I'm a cheap bastard and I'd rather invest the little I have than live in unnecessary comfort. I do have a fairly large apartment but pretty far out of the city so it costs me less than my old tiny hole in the city center. Just question every expense. Is it necessary? Can it be done cheap, second hand, DIY etc... also no car but not everywhere is set up for that. Especially America you just need a car most places and that's just a giant money sink and ongoing expense that only gets worse year by year unless you spend a lot to have 2-3 years of quiet before it starts again. If I had a car it would be a Toyota that refuses to die. It's just transport. No need to have a vehicle that looks good or can perform more than bare requirements.

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Here are the Halloween costumes: Blockchain Fork: Do you own a fork? Good, whenever your friends ask where they should head next, hold it high and say “I’m proposing a fork.” The Merge: Steal a road sign and lug it around. A White Paper: Cover yourself in a ream of looseleaf paper. (Although podcaster Laura Shin will always wear it best.) Margin Call: A white T-shirt with “margin” written across it, and a prop phone. Blockchain Evangelist: This is more performative. A DAO: Wear a rope over your shoulders and carry a stack of poker chips. When someone asks what your costume is, say, "I'm a DAO, I have a token and dis cord." The Third Arrow: Buy one of those headbands that makes it look like an arrow is going through your head. For brownie points, ask strangers if they’ve seen your friends Su Zhu and Kyle Davies. “They were just here a moment ago.” Caitlin Long-Dead: Dress up like beloved crypto doyen and Cowboy Stater, but as a zombie. Blood Garlinghouse: If you are Ripple founder Brad Garlinghouse, just call yourself Blood. If you are anyone else, dress up as Brad Garlinghouse covered in blood. Ferocious: Like the lovable NFT artist FEWOCiOUS, but act like you have rabies. The Bear Market: A bear dressed as a janitor, to “clear out the junk.” LUNA-Tic: Your standard-fare tic costume, with LUNA written on it. If it doesn’t land, say you’re werewolf Gregor Samsa. Sexy Charles Hockinson: If you are a falconer (like Cardano’s self-effacing founder), bring around your bird of prey, but show a little skin. “You’re Size Is Not Size”: Riffing on embarrassed Terra founder Do Kwon’s infamous taunt, wear clothing that is clearly a few sizes too small. Not Trading Advice: Dress up like a venture capitalist going on safari. But preface and end every conversation you have with “This is not trading advice.” Proof-of-Stake: Carry around a magnifying glass and print out a teeny tiny image of a steak diner. Ask people what they see. Eureka, it’s steak! Log Scale: "Yes, the market has crashed. But if you zoom out, bitcoin is still the best-performing asset of the past decade." Carry around a bathroom scale and Lincoln logs. Proof-of-Work: Print out your completed crypto startup OKRs to show everyone what you’ve accomplished this quarter. Merkle Tree: Combine an Angela Merkel mask with a tree costume. UST Breaking the Buck: A deer costume, shot dead – like the algorithmic stablecoin that dropped below $1. CIA asset: For this one, you'll also need to dress up as Charles Hoskinson. Inflation hedge: Dress up like a privet hedge with an LED screen that shows a .gif of rising prices. (Does the costume work? Not really. But neither did BTC as a hedge.) Tungsten cube: A cardboard box lined with tungsten. For extra fun, ask your friends to pick you up – marvel when they realize how dense you’ve become.

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You get the practical level of how cooking works. You've seen it done, tried it. People might not know how TLS works but they can login to assbook and their bank's website. People drive without understanding pistons and valves and torque converters. LCD, LED, OLED, QLED? Don't know; just watchin the game on the big screen. Chemical effects of Aleve on the body? Meh, it makes the headaches go away. Microwave heats up food.. something about some kinda waves maybe? Batteries in phones will charge for pennies worth of electricity and work for most of the day - probably magic. Lots of things in the world can be usable without in depth understanding of them.

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LOL, for accuracy, this should probably be someone in a short sleeved button down in a dark basement somewhere with LED glow reflecting in his glasses. But the sweaty painting works too I suppose

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This was paywalled. Here's a non-paywall link: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221011006184/en/Crypto.com-Arena-Unveils-Completion-of-Phase-One-of-Renovations-Ahead-of-NHL-NBA-Seasons-Kicking-off-This-Month "Among the new and re-imagined arena locations now accessible to guests are: An expanded and reimagined Chairman’s Club that will provide select season ticket members and VIP guests new benefits and experiences at Crypto.com Arena’s most private and sought-after location before, during, and after events. Two new LED screens and ribbon boards visible to the upper and lower bowl seating areas, handled by Toshiba a Founding Partner of Crypto.com Arena. Among the installations are: Three levels of Ribbon Boards that are more than 3,000 linear feet of versatile video displays which can be programmed uniquely for each team and event. Two new giant LED wall video displays measuring approximately 21 feet high by 65 feet wide each and capable of variable content zoning allowing each to show one large image or to be divided into multiple zones to show any combination of live video, instant replays, statistics, graphics, animations and sponsorship messages. A redesigned and upgraded Impact Sports Bar & Grill on the Main Concourse that will offer guests new food and beverage menus. Improvements to the Main Concourse marked by an entirely new arrival experience, as well as upgrades to the Upper-Level Concourse including remodeled refreshment stands offering new food selections among other fan amenities on each level including: An innovative in-arena concession experience with the opening of two new grab and go locations powered by Amazon’s frictionless Just Walk Out technology. Visitors to Crypto.com Arena will now have the opportunity to take what they want without having to stop to check-out while shopping at the Bud Light Seltzer Market and the Michelob Ultra Market, located on the Main Concourse between Sections 105 and 108. To make their purchases more efficient while allowing them the ability to return to their seats quicker, guests entering the stores simply insert their method of payment at the entry gates and start shopping. As they select food and beverage items, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology determines what they take from or return to the shelves. Upon exiting, the method of payment they inserted at the entry gate will be charged for the items taken. American Express is the official payment partner of Crypto.com Arena, providing select Card Member benefits at various events. The Just Walk Out technology-enabled locations will sell beer, wine, seltzers, ready-to-drink cocktails, soft drinks, coffee, water and other select food and beverage items. Guests purchasing alcohol will be required to show their ID to a store attendant for age verification. Introduction of LA’s own Dirt Dog concession stands located on the Main Concourse at Section 102 & Section 112 A refresh of the arena’s Premium and Suite Level Entrances and Concourses."

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There was a video making the rounds on twitter in the last week of a lightning transaction turning on a small LED diode. If anyone has a link to it can you post or DM me? Thx.

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r/CryptoCurrencySee Comment

Wel, yes you are right. LED is ofcourse less energy consuming, still not all lights have been replaced by this. The point I tried to make is that Bitcoin is useful, christmas lights (after opening hours) at shopping malls and centers, are not. Therefore, people have to start changing their perspective sometimes!

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Thanks! Christmas lights, utilising LED, are really low energy these days. Sounds more like a token gesture / signalling than anything else. ...or they're just lazy/cheap and don't want to spend time putting them up

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Oh, it is certainly relevant when people come and claim how bad it is with energy. Just highlighting the the current system is worse makes total sense! What I mean though is simply described with this analogy: To save energy, replacing an old fashioned light bulb with a regular energy saving bulb is good. But replacing it with an super efficient LED is much better.

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LED lights use 99% less energy? And we are talking about something crucial like securing billions of dollars worth. Not lightning a room.

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Yeap. It could happen to any device. The LED just stopped working efficient to a point that I could not tell what was on the screen of my Ledger. In the end, i cannot see anything on the screen and therefore, had to recover my wallet with a new hardware wallet.

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lol 10 electronics each using about 2500w? i think you overestimate how efficient LED's and PC's have gotten

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I turned the LED lights in my room to red so I can feel the red months on a deeper level

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It turned out the plastic boxes were empty just a tiny blinking green LED inside to fool you into thinking it was real and on. I figured it out when the battery died.

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> "ETH uses 0.1% as much energy as BTC" is a very simple message that simple people can internalize. And they'll still think it's stupid and dumb and a waste. "0.1% too much". > dryers aren't a mere luxury Lol yes they are. There's countries where they are super prevalent and they aren't 3rd world countries (Japan) and people aren't dying in the streets or having their life destroyed because of it. They just hang their clothes out to dry and everything is fine and dandy. Global financial services >>>> "I don't wanna wait a few hours for clothes to dry" yet it's crypto that's the real threat. > Christmas lights don't consume that much energy) They do. That's why you had to insert "modern" to make it work. We haven't switched LED light bulbs globally. Millions of people still using the old school ones. > Nonetheless, there are plenty of people (my wife, for one) for whom the energy consumption is a showstopper that prevents them from feeling inclined to learn any more about it. !RemindMe 1 month. Let's see if you ask her about crypto post merge and now she loves it and thinks it great or if she still thinks it's stupid and dumb.

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Roughly 90% of BC’s electricity is generated by hydro anyways, so it’s not like they went out of their way to be green. And yeah, a big flaw is with hydro is all the land that gets flooded for the reservoir. We’re currently building a dam that’s going to flood an 80 kilometre long stretch of river. That’ll destroy a whole lot of agricultural land, and many areas deemed culturally and historically significant to First Nations. Also, our provincially owned power company has a program to encourage people to reduce their electricity consumption. Rebates for energy efficient appliances, promoting using LED lights, etc, etc. These miners kinda go against the spirit of that.

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tldr: The extensive renovations to Crypto.com Arena will include: A reimagined City View Terrace with flexible indoor-outdoor dining and entertainment experiences where fans can eat, drink and socialize while overlooking the expansive downtown Los Angeles skyline to the north and the arena bowl to the south. The development of Crypto.com Arena’s first-ever multi-level Tunnel Club that will feature new hospitality spaces and an exclusive Event Level viewing experience that offers select season ticket members and other VIP guests a personal backstage window to watch players and performers as they enter and exit their locker rooms.  An expanded and reimagined Chairman’s Club that will offer select season ticket members and VIP guests with new benefits and experiences at Crypto.com Arena’s most private and sought-after location before, during, and after events.  The creation of the arena’s first-ever Main Concourse suites that will provide guests with premium seating’s closest view of the action on the court, ice or stage. The installation of two new LED screens and ribbon boards visible to the upper and lower bowl seating areas. A redesigned and upgraded Impact Sports Bar & Grill on the Main Concourse that will include new food and beverage menus. Improvements to the Main Concourse marked by an entirely new arrival experience, as well as upgrades to the Upper-Level Concourse including new food offerings, among other fan amenities. A redesign of the dining areas in the Yaamava’ and Lexus Clubs, as well as other hospitality spaces. A refresh of the arena’s Premium and Suite Level Entrances, Concourses throughout the venue as well as the locker rooms of the Kings, Lakers and Sparks.

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

You can buy blackout stickers on Amazon to block that annoying LED.

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LED light strips seem to work ok without all the waste heat.

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I don't have crypto dreams, but I do stare at those LED gas station price signs on my way home, thinking they'll go up or down like a crypto chart as I drive by.

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

I'd have a little LED screen that you can change and looks snazzy. As long as it's under $3,000 you should be good by taxes. Take a chance and considered it to be approved the moment you see it on the blockchain.

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It’s already lost and going to waste before you add Bitcoin mining. Adding mining monetizes it which can lead to creating better forms of energy capture. Separately using energy to secure Bitcoin is extremely valuable to humanity. There are so many wasteful uses of energy. The internet of things for example…we don’t need refrigerators to have computer chips in them, LED screens, etc. Securing humanities money is worth it.

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I have my seed phrase stored on a USB and password protected like you say with winrar. I also store my phrase on paper stored along with my car insurance and house insurance stuff so the likelyhood of it going missing is very slim. Yes if there's a fire it could get lost but in that event that folder will be coming with me since it contains receipts of everything in the house to make claiming for the lost items much much easier. It's easier to say £1,000 Samsung UltraHD 4k LED TV model number XXXXXX than it is to say "Hey i had a £1,000 TV" and they come along and give me a shitty make/model of similar price that's not even 4k. Then again i'm not storing mega millions of crypto just yet. I'm sure someone spending the time to break in to my house and cracking my password on the USB to gain themselves £29.70 in random dust is going to end with them returning the USB along with a sorry note for being so poor.

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You know what else is worthless? That batch of LED strips and a transformer I bought on AliExpress a few years back. Piece of crap Chinesium shit quality

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Singular LED light uses less energy than the entire state of Oklahoma, New Study Shows

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

A LED strip for your Bitcoin

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Your grasp of the underlying architecture and protocols is far beyond mine, so I can't really comment intelligently at your level. This thread is about the existence of Bitcoin in 50 years. It seems delusional to make predictions that far in advance considering the incomprehensible rate of technological progress we will see. Money needs to evolve. This era we live in with an infinite growth mentality and fiat currencies being created at the whim of central banks is literally killing us. I see Bitcoin as a desperate attempt by the little guy to grab a piece of the pie before it's all gone. Bitcoin accomplishes little more than "fuck everyone else, I'm getting mine first". It's hardly used as a currency and those that think they will be one of the millions of future millionaires are high on hopium. Hedge funds will squeeze any actual value out of Bitcoin long before that happens. I'm expecting a bloodbath again once markets open up tomorrow and drive BTC under $17,000 this week. Maybe an analogy of where I think money needs to evolve would be better Let's say I make funky epoxy coffee tables with embedded LED lights. I sell them online You want to buy one for your wife's birthday. Cool. You could send me some BTC and I could ship it to you, right? No problem, right? Wrong! I might be a shitty craftsman and might send you a shoddy product. The wood I use might have parasites and could be banned in your country. The epoxy might off-gas and could be toxic. The LED controller might burn out. The shipper might damage it. The currency I would prefer to use would be linked to the wood I purchased to build it, the MSDS of the epoxy, would provide a warranty on the electronics from a repair shop in your city, would have an escrow option to ensure you will pay and I will deliver, would link to the product specs of the bolts and brackets, will provide a receipt for both of us that I automatically links to my accounting software, will contain a user's manual for you, and a link to my company for future orders, and a bunch of other options that we may opt to use in the future. THAT is the currency of the future and that future does not involve BTC, IMO.

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Create a better home environment. Get a 75” TV and surround sound, fit LED strips and mood lighting. Eating out is overpriced and not worth it, you can torrent nearly all forms of entertainment for free. Find a cheap hobby like paying guitar, once you’ve bought the initial kit the only outlay is the occasional pack of strings and you’re only limited by your imagination.

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Practical outcomes: UFC Rankings Powered by VeChain: >First, VeChain will own UFC’s official fighter rankings titleship, UFC Rankings Powered by VeChain. This unique and new integration offers VeChain incredible visibility across live broadcasts of UFC’s biggest events — its Pay-Per-Views — as well as UFC digital and social channels. The integration also provides VeChain with a strong association with one of the most important components of UFC matchmaking — the fighter rankings. Branded presence in the Octagon at all 42 events and Dana White's Contender Series, dynamic branding on UFC Fight Deck: >VeChain will have a branded presence inside UFC’s world-famous Octagon® at all 42 UFC events annually and the 10-event Dana White’s Contender Series. VeChain will also be promoted in-venue at all UFC events, highlighted by frequent, dynamic branding on UFC Fight Deck, the new pioneering LED decking displays that are positioned around the Octagon ... Unspecified collaborations promoted on UFC social media: >In addition, UFC and VeChain will collaborate on a variety of custom and original content featuring UFC talent and athletes that will be distributed across UFC’s popular social media channels and digital platforms, reaching nearly 200 million followers worldwide. Access to UFC facilities for corporate activities (e.g. VeChain conference at the UFC Performance Institute), fan sweepstakes: >Among other branded activations, UFC will also provide VeChain with unique access to UFC’s state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Performance Institute and APEX, to develop once-in-a-lifetime corporate activities and events, and UFC and VeChain will partner to create VIP sweepstakes promotions for fans to attend UFC’s biggest events. Paid marketing opportunities for participating UFC atheletes: >UFC athletes will also benefit, as the agreement provides for an annual Brand Ambassador fund that will offer significant paid marketing opportunities to participating UFC athletes. My take is that this is a massive marketing opportunity for VeChain. The UFC is a high profile sport and this will reach many retail investors.

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additional tl;dr: VeChain will have a branded presence inside UFC’s world-famous Octagon® at all 42 UFC events annually and the 10-event Dana White's Contender Series. VeChain will also be promoted in-venue at all UFC events, highlighted by frequent, dynamic branding on UFC Fight Deck, the new pioneering LED decking displays that are positioned around the Octagon and enhance the spectacle of UFC events by incorporating thrilling lighting effects, graphics, animation, video, and more. UFC athletes will also benefit, as the agreement provides for an annual Brand Ambassador fund that will offer significant paid marketing opportunities to participating UFC athletes.**VeChain-branded assets will debut this Saturday, June 11, during UFC® 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.** \-- So yea... sponsorship stuff similar to what CRO and FTX does. But on a smaller scale. No blockchain or technology usage here

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I'm showing the prototype to folks at the Consensus expo tomorrow. If you are in Austin, I'll show it to you Honestly pretty simple, just an LED and a single button (the button is a final protection against someone gaining remote control if your phone. It will plug directly into your phone.

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I thought the conversation was energy usage. Why are you flipping to mining supplier? Sure that's an issue but one that's already being addressed. Digiconomists assumption of e-waste compared Bitcoin miners to mobile phones. The assumption ignores that miners don't have batteries or LED screens and because of that are mostly recyclable. You are. The 2 energy arguments against Bitcoin are Mora et al and Digiconomist. Both have been rebutted numerous times. Digiconomist predicted Bitcoin would use all the world's energy in 2017. [https://www.newsweek.com/bitcoin-mining-track-consume-worlds-energy-2020-744036](https://www.newsweek.com/bitcoin-mining-track-consume-worlds-energy-2020-744036) Digiconomist can't do math.

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Nah, that tracks, a *lot* of christmas lights are still incandecent bulbs, and lighting in general is pretty energy hungry. Even using LEDs 50 lights will run you 5-10 watts. If you look at my calculations above you'll note that a single 1U server runs about 60 watts. So one christmass display using only efficient LED bulbs uses more power than a single server after 600 bulbs or about 10 strands of lights. Also there are millions of holiday lighting displays in just the US alone, but one server can handle banking transactions for tens of thousands of users. > If you think the energy cost of central banking can really be estimated by the amount of datacenters, without taking into account the employees, buildings, and plethora of manual labour that bank employees have to do to process transactions, you are gravely undersestimating it. That's because there's actually very little manual labor these days because mobile and online banking is *vastly* cheaper. Also a lot of those functions won't go away because of crypto. People will still have bank accounts, they'll still need financial consultations, and there will still probably be some cash equivalent because net access isn't guaranteed everywhere even in the US. > And on top of that, you are assuming that in order for Bitcoin to serve the entire population of the world, it's power usage has to go up exponentially. This is simply false. Nope, I'm not, because as noted above it doesn't even need to go up at all to be massively less efficient than traditional systems. The fundamental problem is that crypto is inefficient by design. You have a bunch of distributed hardware doing the same thing to process a transaction. A traditional system has one piece of very efficient hardware doing that thing *once* for a ton of people. This requires less network infrastructure and by definition uses way less energy per transaction. Also because i the hardware is less efficient each of those validations is less efficient as well. It also results in a lot of hardware being run very hard, breaking quickly, and being discarded. In short, if you want to try abd take account of costs outside energy usage then we have to do that on both sides and it doesn't improve the picture for Crypto, because crypto still has a lot of the sane costs around employees, and also produces vast amounts of hardware waste.

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Not sure. I would say A/C but you just said you use wood for heating so maybe our home appliances are much less energy hungry? All my bulbs and spotlights are LED as well. PS: All my home appliances are classified at >=A+ according to the European energy efficiency standards, maybe in the US there's no such thing? https://www.savemoneycutcarbon.com/learn-save/whats-the-difference-between-a-a-and-a-appliance-energy-ratings/

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I completely agree with this. Also have another thing to insert into the energy waste which is the Christmas Lights. Most of them are still not LED and governments spend thousands to keep them running.

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Somewhere in between the bulb and the LED.

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There's a documentary on... Hulu or Netflix, some DJ has an LED punk head he had made. I'm sure there's other weird stuff in the works.

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

Yes thats what rgb means, RGB LED's use those colours to make pretty much any colour

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There was a ton to unpack there but what really stood out to me was: > Actual innovation has slowed down. We live in roughly the same world as 10 years ago, or even 20, just with slightly higher definition and efficiency. Technology has done some wild stuff in the past 10-20 years. Just to give you a boring example. Consumer LED light bulbs (which last many times longer and use a fraction of the electricity of a conventional bulb) didn't become a thing until the early 2010's. We have made huge leaps in how efficiently we can get stuff to low Earth orbit... even with reusable rockets that vertically land themselves. We now have humanoid robots that can do front flips and dance. The examples are endless in the crazy stuff we've advanced with lately. But the key is that we are still on the cusp of huge technological leaps whether its fully self driving cars or 3-D printing organs or whatever or being able to provide internet to poor communities around the worth with Starlink.

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The illumination are everywhere, they LED us down the red path.

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Business will adopt technology that saves them money. Nobody wanted LED bulbs until the energy efficiency made them cheaper. Blockchain will make accepting payments cheaper. Because of this, merchants will adopt. Consumers will jump on board eventually without even realizing what technology is being used.

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This is where we need future tech: strippers with LED sat counters tattooed on their bodies directly connected to a lightning wallet streaming your grind time. "I bought the top :(" "I bought the dip :(" "I bought the grind and fell asleep in the chair :( she drained everything"

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The energy used by the miners is going to be pretty much the same whether you send that transaction or not. Some tiny amount of energy would be expended by your node and others for verifying and broadcasting your transaction as it sits in the mempool. Once mined some energy would also be spent by nodes for storing it (and this accrues ~forever). All of that is probably enough to light up an LED for a bit.

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Read the article people, it was a **Network Surge** that alerted officials, **not power**. Helium Hotspot Miners only use about 5W of energy from your household so, it's like a light LED bulb.

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Read the article, it was a Network Surge that alerted officials, not power. Helium Hotspot Miners only use about 5W of energy from your household so, it's like a light LED bulb. They

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

Electric cars aren't common enough to be a problem, and LED light bulbs barely use electricity. Look, I'm all for Bitcoin, but pissing off your neighbors is not the way to do it. Kevin O'Leary and similar investors are building data centers, which also do mining, which add their own net-new electricity to the grid, instead of relying on existing electricity supply on the grid. That's the responsible way to do it. Either use excess electricity, or generate your own electricity. But don't add strain to a grid that clearly can't support it.

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r/BitcoinSee Comment

> The approach can be used against any office device that operates LEDs at the CPU’s GPIO interface. A proper hardware wallet should not have an LED connected to the secure chip that holds the private keys

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> They also come with an 825-lumen LED display to broadcast the Bitcoin price That's tacky. Welcome to the 20th century

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Shenzhen is in Guangdong next to Hong Kong. Just about every electronic device or LED you could own is made in or around this city. All the mining equipment is easily purchased here as it's the place their manufactured. My personal units are all in the US because China cracked down on mining but I know where to buy new units which they make and export.

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tldr; Dallas Mavericks player Spencer Dinwiddie has teamed up with Bitrefill to launch the Bitsneaks shoe. The shoes feature a black-on-black colorway with contrasting sole and embroidered logo. They also come with an 825-lumen LED display to broadcast the Bitcoin price. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*

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Your sense of smell is obviously what is holding you back. But just because you feel it's not possible ... emigrated to australia, started as brickies labourer (and also serving food in a kitchen) learnt cabling. Slept on floor of friends place and in factory. Used my savings of 500 bucks to register company and website, built website myself (used google to learn how). Took on assistant and trained him up (took a huge whack of my income but meant I could send him out on his own after a couple of months and then earn passive income). No loans, used week to week profit to reinvest. Billing 110 an hour, paying 55 an hour I built that up to 12 techs in 8 months using each tech to train the next. I now have 14 techs, feed 14 families and pay about 30k in gst, superannuation and tax each quarter alone. Got some good contracts (which happens naturally after you do good work for clients) and they needed parts, put my money on the line again and started importing electronics from China with 100%-1000% markup (landed in aus) and selling them to my bigger clients in bulk as a wholesaler (huge margins still). We even make our own branded cable now (well in China, but it's our brand to our spec ... google alibaba). Focussed ONLY on commercial works and govt projects, broke the govt within 2 years, and got very large projects, plus supply, and obtained an SOA (standing order arrangement which allows govt departments to spend up to 500k with us without getting an alternative quote, means you're basically preapproved by govt)... Partnered with some very big name electronics suppliers as a result and made margin on supply there too. Nb I hit rock bottom several times, but never borrowed money, just slept rough and ate like shit (even had my first van reposessed). Now we do around 2 million in parts sales alone per annum, the balance is installation works (giant LED screens, networks and fiber optics etc). Current turnover is around 4m this year, but end of financial year isn't until June 30. Heck I made 25k pure pre tax profit on Thursday last week in one sale in five mins, have two orders valued at 250k each in front of me now (my margin will be around 120k pre tax combined). Those orders will take me around 15 mins to organise. Difference is I listened to peoples success stories, and instead of wondering or calling bullshit I gave it a shot, and didn't give up when things went bad. had I said bullshit I'd still be believing everything is impossible. Your sense of smell is as good as your self belief... change that. Lastly, I did not turn 500 into 3million PROFIT, you missed the word TURNOVER. Profit last financial year was just shy of 1m pre tax, and I pay myself a wage of 250k pa (but minimal expenses as I don't own a car or phone or pay for fuel etc). NB that's just the business side, living in aus my properties have all doubled in value over the last three years also. I'd get your nose checked. Having said that, I prefer to be polite, so let's reverse the script... what makes you believe you are incapable of doing the same ? I can mark out a business template for you if you like.