Bitcoin mining produces electronic waste (e-waste) annually comparable to the small IT equipment waste of a place like the Netherlands, research shows.
Miners of the cryptocurrency each year produce 30,700 tonnes of e-waste, Alex de Vries and Christian Stoll estimate. That averages 272g (9.5oz) per transaction, they say. By comparison, an iPhone 13 weighs 173g (6.1oz). Miners earn money by creating new Bitcoins, but the computing used consumes large amounts of energy. They audit Bitcoin transactions in exchange for an opportunity to acquire the digital currency. Attention has been focused on the electricity this consumes - currently more than the Philippines - and the greenhouse gas pollution caused as a result.
Yeah, except their main markets are like the US and Canada where Internet reliability is really low. It's like no one there has ever been on the Internet. Oh wait...
I'm sure this has been stated before, but don't conflate you're poor experiences with Internet Connectivity with everywhere across the US.
Granted many places have very crappy options but they still get places "online".
Don't conflate your good experience in one location with my sampling of thousands of sites across the US that we support and monitor all the time. The US has, and is well documented to be, some of the worst Internet in the developed world and certainly not on par with some of the undeveloped world.
@scottalanmiller Awesoem. I must say, the earlier beta's were quite messy compared to earlier releases, but it stabilized around the last beta and the RC's were ok. Haven't seen any big breakage either with final, so it worked out!
I think just blaming IT departments is harsh. I know from back when I was running IT departments that there is constant pushback from users whenever security was tightened or new policies rolled out and it is critical to make clear that security is something being pushed from the very top and not from IT. In many companies, senior executives will actively undermine IT when it comes to security - that shouldn't happen.
This is completely true. However, I am also very critical of not allowing senior management to undermine IT by making IT decisions and then claiming to not be IT. Those "senior managers" without IT, are actually the IT managers in that situation. That they try to skirt blame by claiming other titles is irrelevant. IT is who does it.
It's like plumbing. If you hire a trained electrician and then he does your plumbing, he's a plumber. He might not be a trained plumber, he might not be a good plumber, but he's a plumber.
For people looking to test and play with this on Linux and Mac OS X:
You can set the configuration option in nextcloud.cfg: enableExperimentalOptions=true
Then you will be able to also see the virtual files.
if this was such a huge breach - where was the huge coverage back in jan? Frankly i don't even recall hearing about it back in January. Until this, whatever you want to call it, I don't recall that at all.
Dash and I just discussed this out of band. The reason that this wasn't seen more is that the system that was allegedly hacked, the one that UBNT said was at risk, is the one with the credentials to Dream Machines and similar devices and accounts from those devices that Unifi users can make voluntarily. Normal business users of Unifi and Edge gear were not in the list of potential impacts.
He wasn't aware that UBNT had notified all of the potentially impacted customers by email, because he is a customer but not one that was potentially impacted. They didn't notify we who use local accounts, since we aren't affected. So there was a lot more notification than he had realized. The news outlets back in January and even Krebs agree that the email notification and notification of the media was real and handled just fine.