I enjoy reading about strange facts but some times those facts are myths. For example recently I was reading some ‘mind blowing’ ‘facts’ and one of them was that elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump which is clearly untrue. There are several other mammals that can’t jump either. Hippos, rhinos and sloths are some of them. Elephants have at all times feet on the ground even when they run while hippos and rhinos don’t. They can have all four feet off the ground when they run.
Homer Simpson sings a song on 2003 and Usher releases a song years later that sounds very similar. The following video plays both songs separately and at the same time so you can notice the similarities. Simpsons are known for their inventions and forecasts like touchscreen devices. I believe Usher or whoever wrote the song was watching Simpsons.
Far Cry 4 is released and I started playing about a week ago. I searched for cheats and I didn’t find anything, maybe I didn’t spent that much time searching. Usually, I use the cheats to make the game funnier, like letting everyone surround me and throw a grenade on my feet. This time I was tired of pressing buttons to prevent animals from eating me! While searching I remembered that there was a magical file in Far Cry 3 that you can edit and have godmode and unlimited info so I did the same and it worked.
There are many gambling sites and some of them are accepting Bitcoins. Some other sites were created based on the Bitcoin protocol and they generate their random numbers based on that. Users tend to trust more a website that shows exactly how they generate their results instead of just have faith from a black-box gambling site. One of those websites is SatoshiHunt which has look of a retro slot machine and everything is open to its players. Satoshi Hunt is based completely on the Bitcoin protocol and you can win up to 100x your bet. Players are anonymous, you don’t create account and you don’t provide personal details like name or email. Playing is simple, you send a bet which should be between minimum and maximum allowed bet and seconds later the slot machine is spinning and you see your result. After you win you will get the amount won back in few minutes depending on the Bitcoin network.
In a previous post, a week ago, we mentioned that Wikipedia now accepts Bitcoin payments for their donations. Their donations in Bitcoins reached the amazing number of $140000 so we can say that this was a good move from Wikipedia. There are people with many Bitcoins there ready to spend them on something they believe. Several companies and organizations gathered money they wouldn’t get without Bitcoin acceptance. This is good news also for Bitcoin and its community. I believe we will see more success stories like this in the near future.
Bitcoin is accepted by many merchants, websites, individuals and companies for different reasons. Wikipedia announced that they now accept Bitcoin payments for their donations. If you like Wikipedia and you wanted to donate by keeping your anonymity now you can do it. I am glad to see that Bitcoin is accepted by more people in a daily basis. A year ago it was almost for exchange, investors and enthusiasts. Now, several big companies accept it as a payment method and you can buy almost anything. Even recently, I purchased a new hosting and in the payment options I saw Bitcoin, I didn’t expect that, it was a nice surprise.
One of the most popular websites to book hotels and find traveling tickets, one of the biggest travel agencies now accepts Bitcoin payments. Expedia will accept Bitcoin payments only for hotel booking first and then for everything else. This move will help them get a market share of Bitcoin fans and especially from the early adopters that they have many Bitcoins to spend. It also help them for marketing purposes since they are from the first serious players accepting Bitcoin payments and it is big news. Bitcoin is still volatile and many day traders exploit that fact to make profit. Bigger players have also plans to accept Bitcoin and its price will rise even more than the last maximum. Happy traveling and be a middle adopter of Bitcoin to enjoy a brighter future.
StoreDot created a mobile charger that can charge your smartphone in 30 seconds. A main issue in today’s mobile phones (smart phones) is that battery discharges really fast and it takes time to charge it. Some of my friends charge their smart phones every day and if they are lucky they do it at night. Some times they run out of battery during the day with no access to charger. This new charger will make their life easier. I don’t speak for myself because I prefer do avoid using it all the time and I disable any useless (for me) options like 3G and GPS. With this I charge it every 3-4 days and I am fine with this. No matter how you use your phone, it is good news that you will be able to charge it under a minute. Currently this charger is a prototype and only for Samsung Galaxy 4 but they plan to support any smartphone when they release it. Also, they estimate the price to be around $30 which is in my opinion a fair price.
I used to play this game several years ago and I really liked it. It was one of the best tower defense games at that time and I hope it continues to be. I was waiting for chapter 2 chasing shadows for a long time and today, after the creator missed all the deadlines, he released the game. I didn’t even play it yet, I wanted to inform you first by writing this post. If you like tower defense games, or you used to play GemCraft then don’t wait, stop reading this and go play the game.
Lookout Mobile Security recently found a new Android malware called Coinkrypt. This type of malware is not harmful as it doesn’t steal personal data or delete anything but instead it uses the smart phone hardware to mine crypto-currencies such us Bitcoin and Litecoin. Mobile hardware is not very powerful to mine Bitcoins with profit but using many smartphones that are not theirs generates profit. In order to be more difficult for users to be suspicious about Coinkrypt, it mines crypto-currencies only when the device is charging. Otherwise, the battery level will drop significantly very fast as mining Bitcoins or any other crypto-currency uses all the available resources if you don’t put a limit. This might also cause heat and damage your device if it is heated for an extensive period of time.