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Thor Bjornth / Dr. Jordan B Peterson: Iceland’s Channel 2 [YouTube]

Thor Bjornth/Dr. Jordan B Peterson: Iceland’s Channel 2 (26½ minutes)

The Untold Story of Silk Road

The Rise & Fall of Silk Road ◇ part I➚ ~9,730 words ◇ part II➚ ~11,110 words

How a 29-year-old idealist built a global drug bazaar and became a murderous kingpin.

Joshuah Bearman ※ wired.com ※ May 2015 issue

Fix Yourself [YouTube / PragerU]

by Jordan Peterson – 5 minues long

Blaming others for your problems is a complete waste of time. When you do that, you don’t learn anything.

Published: Jan 29, 2018 by Prager University ◇ prageru.com

 

Movies & Shows – My Ratings for Watched in 2017

Movies or TV shows I watch or rewatched in 2017. Ordered in approximate chronological order seen in the year. Stars (⭐️) indicate exceptional.

Hope you find something new in the ones I liked.

Movies – Liked

 

TV Shows – Liked

 

Movies – Okay/Neutral

 

TV Shows – Okay/Neutral

 

Movies – Disliked

 

TV Shows – Disliked

 

‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin

‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin ◇ ~6,300 words ◇ A veteran tech journalist tries everything, including hypnosis, to recover a small fortune from a locked bitcoin device.

Mark Frauenfelder ※ Wired ※ wired.com ※ October 19, 2017

How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet

How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet ◇ ~5,800 words ◇ The most dramatic cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom, as three young American computer savants pleaded guilty to masterminding an unprecedented botnet—powered by unsecured internet-of-things devices like security cameras and wireless routers—that unleashed sweeping attacks on key internet services around the globe last fall. What drove them wasn’t anarchist politics or shadowy ties to a nation-state. It was Minecraft.

Garrett M. Graff ※ Wired ※ wired.com ※ December 13, 2017

Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance

Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance ◇ ~4,100 words ◇ Andrew Therrien wanted payback. He got it—and uncovered a conspiracy.

On the morning a debt collector threatened to rape his wife, Andrew Therrien was working from home, in a house with green shutters on a cul-de-sac in a small Rhode Island town.

Somewhere—at the top of a ladder of dirty debt collectors that Therrien would spend the next two years relentlessly climbing—a man named Joel Tucker had no idea what was coming.

 

Zeke Faux ※ Bloomberg Businessweek ※ bloomberg.com ※ December 6, 2017

I Threw Away $7.6 Million In Bitcoin – Campbell Simpson

I Threw Away $7.6 Million In Bitcoin ◇ ~1500 words ◇ Five years ago, I threw away a hard drive. An utterly generic 250GB portable hard drive, already a few years old… It had a data file containing 1400 Bitcoin on it. No big deal, at the time. Today, those few kilobytes are worth more than four million seven million dollars.

AU Editor’s Note, 2017-Aug-15: So, the price of Bitcoin smashed through the $US4000 barrier yesterday. I just did the maths, and instead of $4.2 million, my 1400BTC would now be worth $7.6 million. It seemed like the right time to share this with you all again. C’est la vie, I guess. — Cam

Campbell Simpson ※ Gizmodo Australia ※ www.gizmodo.com.au ※ May 28, 2017

The High Price of a Free College Education in Sweden

The High Price of a Free College Education in Sweden ◇ ~1,300 words ◇ Here’s why Swedish college students still graduate with a ton of debt.

Matt Phillips  ※ The Atlantic  ※ theatlantic.com  ※  May 31, 2013

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