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How a bitcoin is made

How a bitcoin is made

Something to start the day about bitcoin mining. Working in the mines. (Aurelien Foucault for Quartz) Written by Joon Ian Wong Johnny Simon August 17, 2017 One of the world’s largest bitcoin mines is located in the SanShangLiang industrial park on the outskirts of the city of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region that’s part of China. It’s 400 miles from China’s capital, Beijing, and 35 miles from the the city of Baotou. The mine is just off the…

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US vs Bullying China

US vs Bullying China

Just like they created the great wall of China in the 5th, 8th and 14th centuries, the only man made structure visible from space, so the Chinese have set about in this, the 21st century to create fortifications of a similar scale. The land reclamation in the Spratlys represents the greatest structure created by man, and again, similar to the great wall, an engineering feat in defence of the the realm, this time not to keep out the Mongols to…

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VOD: Chinese holographic city, mkII

VOD: Chinese holographic city, mkII

Holographic images appear in China, for the second time. Linked to the first story I did, (and related video), a second piece of footage has emerged, this time published by the PRC’s official news channel, CCTV. Holographic images appear above Dalian, China As you can see, they’ve put some funky music to the background. I’m certain the footage is real. Just like the first video. Why? Who knows? (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts How a bitcoin is made…

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Argentina sinks Chinese trawler

Argentina sinks Chinese trawler

Argentina sinks Chinese fishing vessel This occurred on Monday, it’s not being covered by the mainstream media. Article below. (Taken from QZ) (Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts How a bitcoin is made Something to start the day about bitcoin mining. Working in the mines. (Aurelien Foucault for Quartz) Written by Joon Ian Wong Johnny … US vs Bullying China Just like they created the great wall of China in the 5th, 8th and 14th centuries, the only man…

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China to lay off 1.8 million workers or 6 million workers

China to lay off 1.8 million workers or 6 million workers

I wonder if they’ll do it by text. Here’s the article, taken from the Guardian. *Update: News from Reuters is that the figure may be closer to 6 million. http://qz.com/630094/chinas-massive-state-company-layoffs-could-triple-to-6-million-people/ China slowdown China expects to lay off 1.8 million workers in the coal and steel industries, or about 15% of the workforce, as part of efforts to reduce industrial overcapacity. It was the first time China gave figures that underlining the magnitude of its task in dealing with slowing growth…

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VOD: More Chinese baggage handlers

VOD: More Chinese baggage handlers

Those Chinese baggage handlers strike again…. ‘If a job’s worth doing’ mentality clearly demonstrated in this gem of a video of a Chinese baggage handler in action captured by an Australian tourist. Expect your luggage to be treated like this… Looks like a China Airways logo in the foreground. As you can see from the reactions on the Facebook post, netizens agree, your luggage will be handled in this way and you should pack accordingly. (Visited 20 times, 1 visits…

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VOD: Woman performs with Jianzi

VOD: Woman performs with Jianzi

Shuttlecockball or Jianzi 毽子, is a national sport in China. When I used to go into school, the kids could do many of the tricks this woman is doing in the first 30 seconds of the video… …Later on, it’s more advanced.   (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)Related Posts Funny video of the day I lol’d. How a bitcoin is made Something to start the day about bitcoin mining. Working in the mines. (Aurelien Foucault for Quartz) Written by…

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China: Wisdom and leadership with a friendly face

China: Wisdom and leadership with a friendly face

[icopyright_horizontal_toolbar] So… Read this article about us all holding on to our knickers with regard to the China situation. The author cites the cause of the problem being the shift toward free-market. The problems in liberalization of capital markets are causing instability. China is a fine place to invest after all. Having lived there, I know many of the problems first hand. Confucian bureaucracy Yes, China is a bureaucracy. And as they say, the bureaucracy feeds the bureaucracy. Making the…

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Funny Chinglish signs

Funny Chinglish signs

Chinglish T-shirt Chinese T-shirts which say one mis-spelt English word, like cabbage or thumb, or something inane and ridiculous. Like the people who had the Japanese tattoos done, and thought they had something cool written on them, but really it was like ‘vagina’ or something in Japanese. Most of these ‘Engrish‘ t-shirt’s come from cheap market stalls. Commonly, they’re grammatically ridiculous missives with no particular subject or meaning… Others, like the lady above, prefer the random selection of abstract English…

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VOD: Male vs Female – Female vs Male and fake Chinese traffic accidents

VOD: Male vs Female – Female vs Male and fake Chinese traffic accidents

Male vs Female Irish guy has taken it upon himself to make a stand. In this case, it’s in the name of the male of the species, beneath the Eros statue in Piccadilly Circus, at 9pm on a Saturday night. His stand is against the female of the species, who he stands and harasses for approximately 2 minutes before he receives a shock from onlooker female, who may the girl’s friend. Female vs Male Back in China: This Chinese girl…

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