one estimate suggests that around half of all data center energy usage is now tied to Bitcoin mining
futher, the energy consumption of Bitcoin is more than the combined energy use of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple
if bitcoin were a country, it is estimated to place approximately 26th as the most energy hungry nation
all this while adding nothing of value to society
UK politics / education
Schools aren't allowed to use anti-capitalist external resources when planning their curriculum. What the fuck?
9/11, US imperialism
i didn't expect this to explode but since it did, i'll elaborate a little on this
in 1970 allende was the first democratically elected, openly socialist president in history. he enacted many social policies despite being antagonized by most of the senate, and people will attest to the relative success of said policies
however, the US was still in the cold war, and they weren't going to let a socialist government flourish in their "backyard" that is to say, south america
9/11, US imperialism
9/11 is coming up, which means i'm legally obligated to point out 9/11 here in chile is a different tragedy & also important
the 11th of september is when the chilean right wing (funded by the US gov.) bombed our gov. building, killed our democratically elected socialist president, gutted the welfare state & enacted martial law
followed by 17 years of a violent fascist dictatorship in which at least 3k people died, 40k were victimized and half of the country was traumatized
uspol, electoralism ~
at this point I don't even know what to say to progressives who still think the Democratic Party will save us. how many times have they pulled this same trick? vote if you feel like it, especially if you have a leftist primary challenger on the ballot, but don't act like they give a shit or are going to do anything for us.
y'all i know i ask a lot and haven't done anything of value in a while, but i really need money. my parents are evicting me, i have to start paying for loans and insurance and food, i need to find a place i can rent, i really need money
anything helps, i'll write any code you want, promise
trans stuff within my profession
Im doing CEUs & this one is a peer to peer discussion on LGBT+ case studies, and they keep saying "you may not have the education to understand & competently deal with trans athletes & their specific issues, and that's ok" and like,,No? It's not. This is a failure of our education and it needs to be fixed. They are our patients; that means we need to be educated in this area.
They did say "seek out the education on your own" but like, it should BE in curricula
sorry if this is a subtoot but i saw some posts about body armor and i dont know the poster and they have no replies so i didnt want to jump in, but if you are buying armor make sure you know what kind of armor your getting. soft armor will not stop rifle caliber rounds. here is a little guide i stole. you are going to want at least level III plates to stop AR rounds preferable III+ to stop green tips
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