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Morlock Elloi on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:03:44 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> In Praise of Cash (or just another luddite nationalist deth spell for


It happened, 0.5kW, by the French of all peoples:

https://www.qarnot.com/qrad/

Have you ever noticed that your personal computer was producing heat
while processing tasks? At Qarnot, we decided to take advantage of
this waste heat to deliver it directly to buildings. Qarnot designed
the Q.rad, the first computing heater embedding microprocessors as a
heat source and connected to the Internet.


This has a potential to re-de-centralize Bitcoin. Not this particular company, but the concept itself.



On 4 Mar 2017, at 13:18, t byfield wrote:
On 3 Mar 2017, at 21:56, Morlock Elloi wrote:

product note to self: consumer electric heater that mints

This is GREAT. I don't mean someone-should-do-it great, though — it's more like
> chindogu, 'useless Japanese inventions' raised to an art form: a baby's onesie
with a dust-mop front, so your infant can clean the house while s/he crawls around,
> or a pair of chopsticks with a fan attached to cool off your ramen between the bowl
> and your mouth. Or this piece of accidental chindogu, a bobblehead-esque
> solar-powered wind turbine executive desk toy:

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