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ziq OP wrote

“I don’t know why,” he said over the roar of the Polaris engine. “I just — something inside me tells me this is the answer, that if we can get enough people to trust the blockchain, we can begin to change all the systems we operate by.”

fucking creepy

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rot wrote

I hope he has fun cooling thousands of cryptocoin miners in 110 °F nevada heat.

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

How soon until Cryptocurrency millionaire discovers that Nevada is a massive desert and pretty much the only way you can live the all-American one-size-fits-all existence, is via a massive State powered by nonrenewable resources. Once we've burned through the last of our oil, places like Las Vegas and Phoenix will be forced to discover that they are deserts and there's limits to the population the area can support. To say nothing of what would happen when they are forced to deal with the desert heat without the benefit of AC.

I imagine with some thinking and planning, someone could manage a happy, comfortable existence out in the Nevada/Arizona desert, but it would require flexible thinking and a willingness to accept that certain tech, like AC, is off the table and they will have to learn how to deal with the desert heat without it. And while I haven't clicked on the link yet, I can't imagine Cryptocurrency millionaire being the type to do this kind of long-term planning and the likelihood that he would forgo such luxuries as AC...that sound you hear is my mocking laughter.

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