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‘Silicon Valley’ inspired a real way to monitor the value of Bitcoin with death metal

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Does it come as any surprise that ‘Silicon Valley’ is the source for IRL innovation?

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“Warning: mild spoilers for ‘Silicon Valley’ season 5.

From the fertile mind of Bertram Gilfoyle comes yet another pearl of innovation.

Silicon Valley has been known to foray into the real world with its inventions (see Jian-Yang’s Not-Hotdog app).

In a recent episode it was revealed that Satanist coder Gilfoyle mines Bitcoin, but only when it exceeds a certain value. To keep track of when the value of Bitcoin dips below or above this value, Gilfoyle has an alert set up which plays a snippet of “You Suffer” by Napalm Death, a death metal band.

This has inspired an Icelandic website building company called Viska. They have set up an actual website called Bitcoin Volatilitywhich does exactly the same thing. Set a value, and the site will play the same fragment of “You suffer” whenever Bitcoin crosses your threshold.

Now you can be even more like Gilfoyle. Pledge your allegiance to the Church of Satan and you’re almost there!”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/04/30/silicon-valley-bitcoin-monitoring/

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White Dragon – Prime Video Trailer

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What kind of person will you become when your life is a lie? In White Dragon, a new Prime Original thriller, Professor Jonah Mulray travels to Hong Kong where he discovers his recently deceased wife led a double life that led to her murder and begins to unravel the conspiracy surrounding her murder.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Official Tease

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Game of Thrones returns for its final season on April 14 on HBO. #ForTheThrone

 

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The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel has a diverse cast and a woman directing

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SJ Clarkson will direct the pilot of the first ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series.

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“HBO’s still-unnamed Game of Thrones prequel finally announced its cast and pilot director, and things are already looking way more diverse on both sides of the camera compared to the long-running hit.

The cast, as announced by EW includes Denise Gough, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Reign‘s Toby Regbo, Harlots‘ Shella Atim Naomi Ackie, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts actor Jamie Campbell Bower, Black Mirror‘s Ivanno Jeremiah, and Naomi Ackie, whose Star Wars Episode IX role is still undisclosed.

These actors will join Naomi Watts, whose leading role as a “socialite” was announced months ago.

Including three Black British actors (Atim, Ackie, and Jeremiah) in the prequel’s main cast is already more than Game of Thrones managed to do in several seasons……………………………………………………”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/game-of-thrones-prequel-cast/

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