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#Bitcoin must die


If Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear. This is roughly equivalent to the output of ten coal-fired power plants, emitting 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C.

#ClimateChange #CryptoCurrency

It's amazing how malleable cognition is. A few weeks ago I started listening to audiobooks in increasing speeds and by now I can easily sustain concentration for hours at 2x speeds. It feels like downloading knowledge.

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I had a lot of fun at my first Iaido lesson today. I think this might be the prefect thing for me.

Other random thoughts: Why do some places in the US have germanized names (e.g. California == Kalifornien) while others don't. What's the history behind that?

Here's a problem I think about once in a while: when pronouncing a Japanese name or brand that is spelled out in Latin characters (e.g. Kalita) should I:
A) Pronounce it (somewhat) like a Japanese person would, looking like a pompous ass in the process
B) Just get on with my life

(Same goes for e.g. English brands in German)

Excited about having scheduled my first Iaido lesson for Friday.

So happy i didn't lose a lot of weight loss progress during that vacation, despite all the poutine and peanut butter. 😄😄😄

The longest part of a 10+ hour transatlantic journey: Waiting for the luggage at Berlin's "airport".

Just walked by a "Man in the high castle" set. Vancouver delievers. (Just glad it was imperial Japanese and not German Nazis, which would have freaked me out more.)

Maybe I should run my own server that mirrors selected Twitter accounts for me privately on Mastodon.

A lot of people I was excited to see here seem to have returned to Twitter. 😥

Day 5, the expedition has come to a desperate low in morale after mice invaded the RV and ate all our candies.

@tootapp are you aware that CWs don't work right now? Just tried to toot with one but the CW got posted as a reply to my own toot instead.

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