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The best way to back up all your photos and videos on Android

More than $60m worth of bitcoin was stolen from one of the world’s largest digital currency exchanges yesterday, and nearly 24 hours later, the event is still shrouded in mystery.

What is clear, though, is that the impact is far-reaching.

The Bitfinex theft represents the largest loss of bitcoins by an exchange since Japan’s infamous Mt Gox lost 744,408 BTC in early 2014 (worth $350m), a breach that would ultimately cause it to cease operations.

via The Bitfinex Bitcoin Hack: What We Know (And Don’t Know) – CoinDesk

Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 issues.

I want to make a log of my experiences with upgrading my email server from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04.

When the installation upgraded the mysql installation, it tried to create the database “performance_schema”, which already existed. This caused the package upgrading to fail. Continue reading “Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 issues.”

Google looks to build a fleet of self-driving delivery trucks outfitted with storage lockers

WiFi and micropayments!

Imagine not having to pay for coffee to get free WiFi! This will be coming at some point in the future.

Can Bitcoin Change Wi-Fi For the Better?

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