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How a bitcoin is made

How a bitcoin is made

Something to start the day about bitcoin mining.

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 highway, near the intersection of Latitutde 3rd Road and Longitude 3rd Road. It sits amidst abandoned, half-built factories—victims of an earlier coal mining boom that fizzled out, leaving Ordos and its outlying areas littered with the shells of unfinished buildings.

The mine belongs to Bitmain, a Beijing-based company that also makes mining machines that perform billions of calculations per second to try and crack the cryptographic puzzle that yields new bitcoins. Fifty Bitmain staff, many of them local to Ordos, watch over eight buildings crammed with 25,000 machines that are cranking through calculations 24 hours a day. One of the buildings is devoted to mining litecoin, an ascendant cryptocurrency. The staff live on-site in a building with a dormitory, offices, a canteen, and a repair center. For recreation, they play basketball on an unfinished cement court.

Bitcoin mining consumes enormous amounts of electricity, which is why miners seek out locations that offer cheap energy. The Ordos mine was set up in 2014, making it China’s oldest large-scale bitcoin mining facility. Bitmain acquired it in 2015. It’s powered by electricity mostly from coal-fired power plants. Its daily electricity bill amounts to $39,000. Bitmain also operates other mines in China’s remote areas, like the mountainous Yunnan province in the south and the autonomous region of Xinjiang in the west.

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Censored by Google- 64% Black-hat Google penalty for White-hat site

Censored by Google- 64% Black-hat Google penalty for White-hat site

64% Google penalty on michaeltyler.co.uk results through Google.

  • Original images taken by myself removed from SERPs
  • Original content unique content, unavailable elsewhere, removed from SERPs
  • Sourced and compiled articles removed from SERPs

That’s right Google has slapped a 64% traffic penalty on michaeltyler.co.uk, removing most of my images and a lot of my content that I’ve created over the 13 years on Google’s index.

Fuck Google

Fuck their SERPs.

Here’s the evidence.

Search phrases – July 2016

PhraseVisitors
1Phrase Not Provided3,784
2google play store china37
3chinglish15
4fiery cross reef14
5ch play china13
6world body painting championship12
7body painting festival austria11
82016 flooding7
9world body painting championships7
10google play in china6
11how to install google play on chinese phone6
12access play store in china6
13using google play in china6
14how to use google play store in china6
15belgrade5
16chinglish signs5
17access google play in china5
18how to access google play store in china5
19cannot access play store in china4
20league of legends gameplay4
21play store china4
22mischief reef4
23cheyenne mountain4
24download google play china4
25how to use google play in china4
26china play store download4
27how to use play store in china4
28ostrog monastery3
29cambodian bar girls3
30lux league of legends3
31how to run google play in china3
32world body day3
33windows 103
34body painting day3
35how to access play store in china3
36access google play store in china3
37ha tien vietnam3
38cheyenne mountain complex3
39can you use google play store in china3
40does play store work in china3
41cant open play store in china3
42ikea beijing3
43keswick floods 20163
44yangshou2
45single room apartments in taizhou2
46tyler bozeman band2
47british bukaki2
48austria body painting2
49google play proxy for china2
50google play en china2
Subtotal4,048
Total4,735

Search Phrases – July 2017

These are the results from last month.

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Skyrim V

Skyrim V

One more achi’ till completed….

Taken about 400 hours to get here.

 

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Connect/’sign in’ to ‘open network’ wifi on Windows 10

Connect/’sign in’ to ‘open network’ wifi on Windows 10

How to connect to wifi networks on Windows 10

Sometimes, you may be wishing to connect to what is known as an ‘open network’, that is a network that everyone is free to access.

The problem arises when open an network requires authentication.

How to sign in to an open network that requires authentication on Windows 10

When you first log-on, or sign in to and ‘open network’, you’ll be presented with their log in requirements.

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My personal Strava movie – 2016

My personal Strava movie – 2016

Strava, the sport and fitness app has created a personlised year in exercise, just for me!

It’s a real film about all my stats and activities throughout the year.

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The biggest hacks of 2016 – A year in hacking

The biggest hacks of 2016 – A year in hacking

In case you didn’t know, in amongst the celebrity deaths, and the unraveling of the NWO bandwagon, 2016 was also a bumper year for hackers. Some of the biggest and most audacious hacks in history took place in 2016, including the hacking of the US elections, and the Mirai botnet DDOS attack, which took down some of the biggest sites on the internet including Amazon, Facebook and Twitter.

There have been the largest hacks of personal information in history. Also in 2016. Names such as Yahoo, with billions of accounts compromised.

So here’s my little run-down.

2016 – A year in hacking.

Adultfriendfinder hack

5) Adultfriendfinder hack – November 14th, 2016

Friend Finder Network Inc is a company that operates a wide range of 18+ services and was hacked in November of 2016 for over 400 million accounts representing 20 years of customer data.

A list of sites verified and how many affected accounts and a brief description:

  • Adultfriendfinder.com
    339,774,493 users
    “World’s largest sex & swinger community”
  • Cams.com
    62,668,630 users
    “Where adults meet models for sex chat live through webcams”
  • Penthouse.com
    7,176,877 users
    Adult magazine akin to Playboy
  • Stripshow.com
    1,423,192 users
    Another 18+ webcam site
  • iCams.com
    1,135,731 users
    “Free Live Sex Cams”
  • Unknown domain
    35,372 users

Total: 412,214,295 affected users

Most of the passwords hacked from the Friendfinder network were stored either as plain text, or lightly encrypted, (in the SHA1 protocol).

Once the accounts were modified and the encrypted passwords hacked, they were made available for sale on the Darkweb.

Here’s a list of the passwords most commonly used:-

RankPasswordFrequency
1123456900,420
212345635,995
3123456789585,150
412345678145,867
51234567890133,414
61234567112,956
7password101,046
8qwerty86,050
9qwertyuiop43,755
1098765432140,627
1112312339,614
1211111138,848
13pussy37,938
14fuckme36,008
15asdfghjkl35,021
1600000034,631
17fuckyou34,498
18abc12334,080
190000033,796
201111133,263
215555531,524
225432131,278
2312345230,111
2465432129,624
25pwd123428,061
26zxcvbnm27,237
27iloveyou24,155
28qwert22,499
2966666621,629
30asdfg20,696
31012345678920,485
32azerty19,700
33098765432119,641
34france19,559
35abcd123419,056
36password118,677
37fffff18,461
3811223318,152
3969696918,150
4012332117,703
4112121217,302
42asdfgh16,400
43football16,080
441234567891016,054
45abcde15,789
46qwerty12315,286
471qaz2wsx14,885
4812312312314,691
49pakistan14,173
50aaaaa13,543

Source: Leaked source.

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Telematics box

Telematics box

So, I’ve got this new Telematics Box. Because I’ve been out of the country so long, the insurers don’t want to deal with me. The best way of bringing my premium down was to agree to the installation of one of these ‘Telematics boxes’.

Telematics

Telematics basically referrers to the transfer of information using Telemetry, similar to mobile phone technology. You can’t expect the unit to transmit in a tunnel, high on a mountain, or anywhere else where you can’t receive a mobile signal.

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