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engi wrote

pretty much. I've been reading lowtechmagazine lately, and while they might not have the best answers for everything (dredging the netherlands by hand? seriously?), they are definitely right in that we need to rethink what expectations we have for power. we're extremely spoiled in expecting unlimited amounts of electricity to always be available, all times of the day all year long

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gingoodman wrote

Well, I agree that it wouldn't hurt if bitcoin miners find an alternative way to mine bitcoins that is more environmentally friendly, but I doubt bitcoin mining contributed half of the reason for global warming. Between bitcoin mining and burning fossil fuels, bitcoin mining will always be the lesser of two evils.

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