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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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‘Game of Thrones’ drops stunning first Season 8 trailer

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“The final season of Game of Thrones just got a whole lot realer – a new teaser from HBO confirms that the show will return in April.

The video itself doesn’t have new footage, but recaps the past seven seasons and the journey of everyone in Westeros until this point. But as we know, everything so far has been child’s play compared to the war between the living and the dead.

“There’s only one war that matters,” Jon Snow narrates, a quote from Season 7. “And it is here.”

We can’t wait. #ForTheThrone”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/game-of-thrones-final-season-teaser-april/

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The new season of ‘Outlander’ is one of its best

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‘Outlander’ finds a new home in America for Season 4

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Another season of Outlander — another leap into relocation to new political upheaval.

“After four years of this pattern, you’d think the gimmick would get old. But the time-traveling period drama might’ve actually found its most fascinating and fertile ground yet in the new frontier of Season 4’s colonial America.

The reunited Frasers landed on American shores after last season’s almost-fatal trek around the world. And as the couple now seeks to make a home in the Land of the Free, they come to discover that its citizen are a lot more backwards than the beautiful but dangerous woods they’re trying to tame.

It might be the bias of actually living in the country that Outlander is now set in. But by delving into the seedy underbelly of America’s ugly origins, the show has never felt more relevant than it does now in 2018. Slavery, Native American genocide, the dangers of being gay: Outlander Season 4 does not hesitate to entangle itself in the diciest territories of this country’s legacy.

‘Outlander’ tries once again to tackle the issue of slavery with mixed results

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Of course, Outlander never shied away from the discomfort of how history can collide with modern sensibilities………………………………………”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/outlander-starz-season-4-review/

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Trailer for ‘True Detective’ Season 3 is here

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“HBO’s True Detective has always been half about solving crimes and half about the people who solve them. This first trailer for Season 3 of the hit show promises to delve even deeper into the mystery of Mahershala Ali’s detective character by flashing backwards and forwards to different periods of his life, and how one missing child case has wracked his conscience for as long as he can remember.

True Detective Season 3 premieres on HBO on January 13, 2019.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/true-detective-season-3-tv-trailer/

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