Interesting Reads for the Week Ending July 16th

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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.

The Rules

Here are the rules for what articles I choose to include in this weekly roundup:

  1. It can’t be anything I wrote.
  2. It has to be something I actually read. Nothing that simply had an interesting headline.
  3. I have to have read it since the previous post. It does not have to be something that was written in the past week.
  4. It has to be something I read online. In other words, it has to be a webpage with a URL.

The Reads

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.

The Verizon Logo

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?

The Netflix Logo

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.

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