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Kodak has quietly canceled its stupid (and very expensive) Bitcoin miner

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The Kodak-branded Bitcoin miner, KashMiner, is officially dead– which is great because it never made sense in the first place.
It was supposed to be a machine that you could “hire” – after paying an up-front fee of close to $3,500. It would then “quietly” sit there mining Bitcoin. BTC The whole scheme was apparently so well-crafted that each KashMiner would net you $375 every month in passive income over two years. Unfortunately, things didn’t pan out this way.
It appears as though the KashMiner is really just a licensing deal gone wrong – but one that seemed shady from the very beginning.
US company Spotlite, whose extensive history with Kodak amounts to branding some LED lights, were in charge of the KashMiner. CEO Halston Mikail is reported to have claimed that 80 machines had been installed at the Kodak headquarters, as they had cheap electricity.
That claim was later denied by an official spokesperson.
So, despite the flashy attendance to CES 2018, and widespread media coverage, the m…

Wow, people actually care that Bryce Harper "cheated" during the Home Run Derby

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Find any good thing. Seriously, anything remotely positive. Some shred of something that makes you feel slightly better about the crumbling planet around you. Found it? Good. Now type that thing into Twitter. Now watch said good thing get a torn apart like a gazelle carcass by a pack of hyenas. This, in a nutshell, is the online experience.The technical term for this is milkshake ducking—the process of discovering an online folk hero, such as Ken Bone for instance, is actually a mouthbreathing reddit creep who makes sexually exploitative fan art of beloved anime characters for fun or something. Last night, Bryce Harper got milkshake ducked. Before the confetti had even settled on his emotional, hometown, come-from-behind, father-son-affirming Home Run Derby victory, digital rubberneckers and Mad Online Cubs fans alike rushed to their sticky keyboards to howl into the void with a single, righteous voice.BRYCE HARPER CHEATEDDDDD BARGHHHH.https://twitter.com/FranchiseKicks/status/1019050…

Woman turns to internet for advice after mother-in-law threatens to buy house next door

HAVING a grandparent nearby is a blessing for many families. In fact, I even have a friend who actively chooses to live with her in-laws because that is what works best for them.But it’s certainly not for everyone, with many people appreciating a little … distance between family members.• Huge problem with this ad• Photos spark crazy Melania theory• Three words banned from uniSo what would you do if you felt someone was not respecting those boundaries?This is the conundrum of one UK mum who is afraid her mother-in-law will end up buying the house next door.“My widowed mother-in-law has repeatedly asked to sell up both houses and live together,” the woman posted in parenting forum Mumsnet. “She already lives in the next road to us and her other son lives 1.6km away.“I have repeatedly said no in no uncertain terms to her. I have avoided a full on face-to-face confrontation about it but I have sent a couple of strong worded texts about how it is not an option.“Anyhow, our elderly next-do…

Stuart Laws: Watching people dissect the script I"ve written is weird and terrifying

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Islington-based stand-up comedian Stuart Laws on a playwright for the first time with his play about a break-up on a spaceship, which debuts at Edinburgh Festival Fringe next month. I do stand-up comedy, that’s my thing. Five solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, two sketch shows and I acted in a play in 2013. Now, 2018, I’ve gone and mugged off every single teacher who told me I’d never be a playwright by writing my first play. The next sentence is very long, try to read it in a one breath, stream of consciousness style. For those interested in truth: not a single teacher told me I wouldn’t be a playwright, I never expressed a desire to be one to any teachers, but it"s always nice to imply hardworking, under-appreciated teachers are morons and you - a plucky child - overcame their lack of belief, also, with regards to the term "playwright", I know that technically all it takes to be a playwright is to write a play and have it produced but I still don’t feel like one, I c…

Milbank: Trump says we"re a deeply stupid country — and Russia just tweeted "We agree"

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WASHINGTON — My fellow Americans, we are a deeply stupid nation.I know this must be the case because President Trump has repeatedly informed us that we are a “stupid country” — he offered this opinion on at least nine occasions since he launched his campaign for the presidency — and he should know. As he reminded us after his NATO meeting last week, he is a “very stable genius.”
It is furthermore the president’s highly intelligent opinion we have been led by “stupid people” and “our laws are so corrupt and stupid.” We have been stupid about trade. We have been stupid in dealing with Iraq, Iran, China, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Muslims. We have the “dumbest” immigration laws. Among the many stupid things Trump has identified: White House staffers, the FBI, the National Football League, Democrats, the filibuster and journalists.
“We’re so stupid!” Trump said to a group of donors recently. They laughed.
“You feel like sort of stupid, don’t you?” Trump asked a rally of supporters recently. …

Dana Milbank: We are a deeply stupid country

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Washington • My fellow Americans, we are a deeply stupid nation. I know this must be the case because President Trump has repeatedly informed us that we are a "stupid country" — he offered this opinion on at least nine occasions since he launched his campaign for the presidency — and he should know. As he reminded us after his NATO meeting last week, he is a "very stable genius." It is furthermore the president"s highly intelligent opinion we have been led by "stupid people" and "our laws are so corrupt and stupid." We have been stupid about trade. We have been stupid in dealing with Iraq, Iran, China, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Muslims. We have the "dumbest" immigration laws. Among the many stupid things Trump has identified: White House staffers, the FBI, the National Football League, Democrats, the filibuster and journalists. "We"re so stupid!" Trump said to a group of donors recently. They laughed. "You fee…

Rep. Rohrabacher: Indictment of NRA-linked Russian is "stupid"

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Sen. Dana Rohrabacher dismissed the Butina prosecution Tuesday as a function of the “deep state,” a term used by President Donald Trump to deride law enforcement officials as conspirators. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) says he’s not sure whether he’s the congressman mentioned in Monday’s indictment of a Russian gun-rights activist for acting as an unregistered agent of the Kremlin — but he is sure that the charge against the woman is “bogus.”
The indictment of 29-year-old Mariia Butina notes that she had discussions with a prominent Russian official — believed to be Alexander Torshin — about his plans to “meet with a U.S. Congressman during a Congressional Delegation trip to Moscow in August 2015."Story Continued BelowRohrabacher said on Tuesday that he was part of that delegation, but he said he was there with at least one other lawmaker and a larger group of Americans.
“I know I had dinner with [Butina] along with another member, along with a vi…