Number seven. That’s the number of interesting reads posts I’ve now made, including this one.
These interesting reads posts are a collection of stories I read on the internet over the past week.
Here are the rules for what articles I choose to include in this weekly roundup:
- It can’t be anything I wrote.
- It has to be something I actually read. Nothing that simply had an interesting headline.
- I have to have read it since the previous post. It does not have to be something that was written in the past week.
- It has to be something I read online. In other words, it has to be a webpage with a URL.
It seems there’s an increase in “Chain Gang” Destructive Attacks on ATMs. And, interestingly enough, stealing an ATM is a lesser charge than outright robbing a bank - even though stealing an ATM is much more profitable than robbing a bank.
Someone named Kevin was having trouble contacting Verizon customer support - so he called Verizon collections instead and got an immediate response.
A 123-year-old hydroelectric plant is now mining bitcoin rather than selling power to the grid - and is earning three times as much.
Netflix is looking to add video games to their service. I’m not sure how that will work. Will they have a GameFly-like component? Entirely digital? Or will this be the last I hear of it?
I’ve never used Twitter Fleets. And it seems that I’m not alone. Twitter is shutting down Fleets on August 3, citing low usage. Fun fact: I also don’t use Facebook stories or even have an account the original ephemeral service Snapchat.
This sucks. A Large Chunk Of Amazon Rainforest Now Emits More Carbon Than It Takes In, Study Finds. Although that “large chunk” is no longer rainforest - it’s parts that have been torn down to make way for things such as farming.
90% of success is just showing up. That’s the gist of the article The unreasonable effectiveness of just showing up everyday.