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https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywbbpm/bitcoin-mining-electricity-consumption-ethereum-energy-climate-change

"One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week"

"Bitcoin's surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring."

from the original, credit to: Christopher Malmo Nov 1 2017, 12:20pm

"Bitcoin's incredible price run to break over $7,000 this year has sent
its overall electricity consumption soaring, as people worldwide bring
more energy-hungry computers online to mine the digital currency.""

"...the dollar price of Bitcoin is directly proportional to the amount of
electricity that can profitably be used to mine it."


"An obvious example of Herb Stein's Law:"
"If something cannot go on forever, it will stop."

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"Le secret des grandes fortunes sans cause apparente est un crime oublié, parce qu’il a été proprement fait."
- Honoré de Balzac, 'Le Père Goriot', 1834

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A better group photo of our IEEE section(s) on Earth Day
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A small sampling of the IEEE Baltimore Section turnout.
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1) Watch Orioles win on opening day
2) Baseball cake for birthday
3) $$$ !
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Opening Day@Camden Yard
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"I must ever believe that religion substantially good which produces an honest life, and we have been authorized by One whom you and I equally respect, to judge of the tree by its fruit. Our particular principles of religion are a subject of accountability to our God alone. I inquire after no man's, and trouble none with mine; nor is it given to us in this life to know whether yours or mine, our friends or our foes, are exactly the right. Nay, we have heard it said that there is not a Quaker or a Baptist, a Presbyterian or an Episcopalian, a Catholic or a Protestant in heaven; that, on entering that gate, we leave those badges of schism behind, and find ourselves united in those principles only in which God has united us all. Let us not be uneasy then about the different roads we may pursue, as believing them the shortest, to that our last abode; but, following the guidance of a good conscience, let us be happy in the hope that by these different paths we shall all meet in the end."

- Thomas Jefferson, September 26, 1814, in a letter to Miles King

emphasis added by tom mcghan 2017.01.31
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