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U.S. guided missile maker goes dark on social media after Gaza photo gets circulated

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Woodward Inc., based in Fort Collins, Colorado, has locked down all its social media accounts after people started sharing photos of what has been described as a missile component bearing a Woodward label, shown in front of a bombed building in Gaza. — Read the rest



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sfrazer
123 days ago
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I was expecting something a bit more blatant like: https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/marvelcinematicuniverse/images/5/5e/StarkIndustriesFragmentationShell.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20230910002143 so movies really have poisoned my brain
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Bored Apes' Yuga Labs lays off employees

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A sad-looking ape with dark grey fur, wearing a yellow rain cap and a striped shirt

Even the best known NFT brand can't escape the effects of a collapsing industry. Yuga Labs, the company behind the blue-chip Bored Apes NFTs and related collections, and the acquirers of collections including CryptoPunks, has announced that it will be joining the many other companies in the crypto world performing layoffs. They did not disclose how many employees would be losing their jobs.

"It's a challenging time, not only for our industry but also for the global economy," wrote Yuga Labs CEO, apparently hoping that people ignorant to the past year of disaster across the NFT industry might be willing to attribute Yuga Labs' struggles to macroeconomic forces and not the implosion of the crypto — and particularly NFT — world.

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sfrazer
142 days ago
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Crypto currency has produced no advancements in any of those fields and the only challenging it did to modern banking was laughable.

Every crypto enthusiast in existence remains a fool hoping for a greater fool to come along and make their “investment” finally worth something.

And that’s why, no, w3igjg isn’t going anywhere
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ewired
141 days ago
Of course it's not going anywhere, there's too much to be gained by pandering to an audience of internet hardheads that imagine themselves as critics.
sfrazer
141 days ago
Feel free to change my mind. Show me some of those "legit advancements" or systems challenges.
ewired
141 days ago
If reducing centralization meant anything to you, you'd already understand. You don't seem to think it's legitimate or necessary to set up a better alternative to our failing neoliberal capitalist system. Plenty of writers in tech do recognize the achievements toward that goal, in spite of the scams. I'm not just referring to banking, btw, that's not even a high priority in my view. (Though it would help to put yourself in the shoes of someone that can't access the established financial system.)
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ewired
142 days ago
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As Yuga Labs goes bankrupt, Web3 is Going Just Great retires as there is nothing left to write about: "We did it, folks. Now that the financialized cartoon monkeys are gone, climate change has reversed completely, and wealth has fully equalized among the population. Our mission is complete."
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sfrazer
142 days ago
Still salty about crypto being nothing but a huge grift, eh?
ewired
142 days ago
Yes. Forget about all the legit advancements in the fields of cryptography, distributed systems, or challenging the systems we take for granted. I just wanted to make big money on cartoon animal pictures, like every other crypto enthusiast in existence. All my apes are gone and my life has been in shambles ever since. If only I had listened to the experts.

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hey! please follow @lamebook on instagram! thank you!

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sfrazer
283 days ago
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJJf9kAf4cM !
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Bitcoin core developer claims his wallets were compromised, more than 216 BTC (~$3.6 million) stolen

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One of the original Bitcoin core developers, Luke Dashjr, claimed on Twitter that attackers had managed to compromise multiple wallets — which he described as both hot and cold wallets — to steal all of his Bitcoins. Dashjr originally blamed the attack on a PGP key compromise, but later said the PGP compromise was only a part of a much broader hack where attackers also bypassed two-factor authentication and got access to what he had believed to be a cold wallet.

Dashjr complained on Twitter about having trouble getting in contact with the FBI about the theft. Some joked about the irony of a Bitcoin maximalist running to the FBI when his coins were stolen.

There are some questions about the veracity of Dashjr's claims, given his supposed security practices, the extent of the breach, and some of his odd comments on Twitter.

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sfrazer
419 days ago
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Those crypto bug bounty payouts are HUUUUUGE, but they need better disclosure rules
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Two QAnon influencers running crypto scams steal more than $2 million from their followers

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Research firm Logically published an investigation into two QAnon influencers who successfully convinced their follower to put more than $2 million into crypto scams. Telling their followers that they could predict the success of cryptocurrencies because of access to "secret military intelligence", they capitalized on QAnon conspiracy theories to defraud their followers through various pump-and-dump schemes. The influencers made claims including that they had personal connections with Elon Musk, Donald Trump, and John F. Kennedy, Jr. (who died in 1999, despite some QAnon theories), or that "aliens want us to trade cryptocurrency 'as an on-ramp to familiarize ourselves with the quantum financial system until we can evolve into 5D and trade assets with our consciousness'".

According to Logically, the "vast majority" of people following the influencers' investment advice "lost anywhere between several hundred and tens of thousands of dollars". One man lost more than $100,000, a loss that caused him to then lose his house and construction business. The man ultimately died by suicide.

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sfrazer
613 days ago
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People who fit in the venn diagram union of "know what crypto is" and "believe in Q anon" have to be the easiest people in the world to grift. The more interesting question is: did this cause any of them to re-evaluate either thing?
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deezil
613 days ago
The people in the venn middle have less brain cells than number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop. So I think the answer to the question you pose is no.
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Anna "Delvey" Sorokin announces she will "move away from the 'scammer persona'" and launch NFTs

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Anna Sorokin, sitting with her chin on her hand in court

Anna Sorokin, the scammer who convinced people and companies to give her hundreds of thousands of dollars by pretending to be a German heiress, has decided to get into NFTs. After winding up with a "scammer persona", which she says is a result of the Netflix series about her and not a result of the scams that landed her in prison, she has announced her intentions to "move away from" it. Now she is focusing on an NFT collection, which she announced in an interview from a detention facility in New York.

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sfrazer
619 days ago
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Clearly we got stuck in the dumbest timeline
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