Saturday, January 6, 2018
Been a Little Chilly
Not a lot going on since we left Disney World ten days ago. That has been fine since neither of us caught a cold or worse. Simple days at the Cabana, a few warm ones and then intense rain before we said goodbye to the 60's. The temps have been mid 50's afternoons to low 40's in the mornings for the last several days. Have not used the furnace, but I have enjoyed having a little ceramic heater to keep it cozy inside the Cabana. I am so glad the very cold did not make it to our island.
We took a drive and had a nice diner out a few days ago. We were seated in a corner and enjoying the outside view. Then a couple sat next to us and my hearing is too good. It must have been a 1st date type of thing ( last date in my opinion.) The woman sixty something spent the whole time telling him how great her life had been and never let him even ask a question. After her leftovers were boxed and he paid the check, she said " So, what did you do for a living?" He seemed happy and proud to say he had worked in a ***** plant. She responded " So sad you wasted your life that way." She then got up and without a goodbye, walked to the exit. I was looking at the man and he looked up at me and then shrugged his shoulders and chuckled. Yep, he is not her type and happy about that.
Kathy started and finished a very hard puzzle and I got educated on Block Chain C++ program and the so dangerous Bit Coin investment craze. My tech friend was so happy to tell me about his $ 1000.00 investment this year was now worth $ 20000.00 and it was not too late to jump on the investment train. I read the white paper and took an online course on the operational concept. Then went to youtube to get all the tech info and pro's and con's about this whole block chain alt currency thing. After getting well versed and the mystery was gone, I am convinced it is not for me. I was stunned to learn it consumes about 5% of ELECTRICITY produced on Earth. Video game boards are used by the thousands to crack the proof of work code and then make a new transaction log block to add to the chain. Each transaction is broadcast on the web and every available processor starts working on it until they solve it or get a proof code from someone who beat them to it. This is a massive waste of energy and where about 25% of hard cash invested into coin goes.
Otherwise not a lot going on. Just a much needed break between travels.
Posted by ZippyPinHead at 8:25 PM