Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day – Friggin’ Crazy! Ken Shirriff’s blog:

Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day

I decided to see how practical it would be to mine Bitcoin with pencil and paper. It turns out that the SHA-256 algorithm used for mining is pretty simple and can in fact be done by hand. Not surprisingly, the process is extremely slow compared to hardware mining and is entirely impractical. But performing the algorithm manually is a good way to understand exactly how it works.




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Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx | Talk Video |

I like this guy alot alot!

A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York’s tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery — and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own.

Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx | Talk Video |

TWC News Austin: High School Blitz Interview with Apollos Hester – YouTube

“Sometimes in life, you’re gonna start slow. That’s OK. We told ourselves, ‘Hey, we’re gonna start slow, we’re gonna keep going fast. We’re gonna start slow, but we’re always, always gonna finish fast.”

“It took guts, it took an attitude—that’s all it takes. That’s all it takes to be successful is an attitude.”

“You can do anything you put your mind to, never give up on your dreams, keep smiling, no matter what you’re going through. If you fall down, just get up. If you can’t get up, your friends are there to help you.”

TWC News Austin: High School Blitz Interview with Apollos Hester – YouTube.

This Is Over 200 Years Old. Watch What It Can Do When They Start Opening Its Drawers – The Meta Picture


Antique cabinet is over 200 years old. For a long time it was owned by King Frederick William II and you can find it now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is by far one of the finest achievements of European furniture making. Watch what it ca



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7 Awesome Emmet HTML Time-Saving Tips | Design Shack

Emmet, formerly Zen Coding, is one of the most downright practical and productive text editor plugins that you will ever see. With its ability to instantly expand simple abbreviations into complex code snippets, Emmet makes you feel like a powerful coding wizard with the world at your fingertips.

As a follow up to our previous article on the basics of Zen Coding, today we’re going to dive into seven awesome tips to help you become a true Emmet pro.

7 Awesome Emmet HTML Time-Saving Tips | Design Shack.

Best Vegan “Mac & Cheese” Ever – Imgur

1 lb pasta


4 TBSP Earth Balance butter
1/4 cup unbleached, unbromated all purpose flour
1 container culinary coconut milk
Non-dairy milk (I use flax milk because it’s amazing and by far the best all around non-dairy milk I’ve ever tried!)
1 1/2 cups grated vegan cheese. Use Follow Your Heart cheddar and Monterey Jack.


1 cup grated vegan cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 TBSP Go Veggie vegan Parmesan cheese
Dash of oil (I used olive)


While this faux cheese is the best I’ve used (sorry guys, I hate Daiya. A lot.), it does have a tendency to be a bit mushy. Simply wrap a paper towel around the block, squeeze gently, and let it sit for a bit wrapped in the paper towel before you grate it.

Grate the entire block and freeze the left overs. The cheese has a tendency to mold in the fridge very quickly.

Oven: 375 degrees

Best Vegan “Mac & Cheese” Ever – Imgur.

Vegan Protein Store… :)


By: Giacomo Marchese, Vegan Bodybuilder

IMG_3768Really, you’re a vegan? Wow! But where do you get your protein? And a bodybuilder on top of that… that’s really amazing – I can’t believe it…

Is the idea really that far fetched that a vegan can partake in bodybuilding just as efficiently as a typical bodybuilder who eats exorbitant amounts of protein from meat and dairy products? Hardly! We’re living proof!

Consider that the most powerful animals on the planet: the bull, elephant, giraffe, rhino, hippo, etc., are all herbivores. Also consider that the biggest dinosaurs, the ones who outlived the others, were herbivores.

Have you ever heard of a person who is protein deficient, other than in third world countries where they do not have access to nutrient rich foods – or food in general – on a daily basis? No. Vegans are in no way threatened by protein deficiency. If we ate nothing but wheat, oatmeal, or potatoes, we would easily take in more than enough protein.


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Simple, Good, Delicious Juicing Recipes and Shopping List

The thing about juicing is that you really can’t go wrong if you’re putting in good organic ingredients. The flavors can run the gambit from wow to weird. Here’s some really simple juicing recipes to use as starting points. I’ve also included a shopping list that should help you get rolling on your own juicing adventure. Man, if feels good to juice.


Green Clean Juice:

  • Half a head of romaine lettuce
  • 2 sticks celery
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 2 stalks kale
  • Handful of parsley
  • 1 lemon, peeled

PIneapple Mint

  • ½ Pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 2 handfuls fresh mint

Lemonade Snack

  • 3 lemons, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne (or less, if heat’s not your thing)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

Ginger Beet Dinner

  • 1 apple, cored
  • 1 beet
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • One small ginger root
  • 3 carrots

Raw Cashew Milk

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • Dash of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 cups water (divided)


Soak cashews in a bowl of water at least four hours, but preferably overnight. Drain cashews and rinse until water runs clear. Add cashews, along with two cups water, into a blender and pulse until pulverized.
Add remaining ingredients and two more cups water. Pulse in blender approximately two more minutes or until liquefied. Strain away solids and refrigerate.
Fresh Fruit

  • 1 papaya, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 small pineapple, peeled and chunked
  • 1 small ginger root
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • ½ cup coconut milk

Spicy Berry Pick Me Up

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • Cayenne to taste
  • 2 handfuls cilantro

Blackberry Beet Juice

  • 3 beets
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2-3 apples, cored
  • 1 small ginger root

Fragrant Juice

  • 4 pears, seeded and cut into chunks
  • ½ pineapple, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1-2 stalks lemongrass, sliced

Pizza Juice

  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 handful fresh oregano
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small clove garlic

Carrot Apple Ginger Juice

  • 3 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 1-in ginger

 Mean Green Juice

  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 apples
  • 6 to 8 leaves kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1-in ginger

Gazpacho Juice

  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 cups parsley (leaves and stems, roughly chopped)
  • 1 lime

Citrus Inspired Green Juice

  • 6-8 leaves kale
  • 8 leaves Swiss chard
  • 1 cucumber
  • 6 clementines

 Sunset Blend Juice

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 large red beets
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples
  • 1 orange (optional)

INGREDIENTS / Juicing Shopping List


  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes – really a fruit1?
  • Lemongrass
  • red bell pepper
  • red onion


  • Apples Red and Green
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Rasberries
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Papaya


  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Oregano


  • cocunut milk
  • cayenne
  • pepper
  • salt
  1. So, the answer to the question is that a tomato is technically the fruit of the tomato plant, but it’s used as a vegetable in cooking.

Dizzying New GIFs at the Intersection of Art and Math by Dave Whyte | Colossal

Starting this month Verizon FiOS customers can get upload speeds every bit as fast as their download speeds. Since that means faster, easier sharing of high-res illustrations, designs, and photos, FiOS is sponsoring a series of posts on Colossal to help us commission and share these super hi-res animated GIFs from some of the most amazing artists we could find.


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