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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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Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in August 2019

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“Summer may be coming to an end, but Prime Video is doing its best to keep the season of adventure going.

From gigantic journeys like Godzilla (2014) to smaller sagas like A Simple Favor, the streaming service is offering up a number of choice movies this August. Of course, they’re saving the most sought-after flicks for rent or purchase.

Throughout the month, Avengers: Endgame, The Souvenir, and Pokémon Detective Pikachu – two of which made our mid-year best of 2019 films list, and the third of which is freakin’ Pikachu in a hat – all become available through Prime Video. If you missed them in theaters or need to enjoy them just one more time, now’s your chance!”

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The Walking Dead Movie Comic-Con Announcement

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Check out the official The Walking Dead Movie Announcement starring Andrew Lincoln

Synopsis: Follows Rick Grimes from the departure of his final season in the TV series.

Starring: Pollyanna McIntosh, Andrew Lincoln Directed By: Greg Nicotero

US Release Date: 2020

 

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More than 30m people have watched Netflix’s Murder Mystery; why?

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The critics might have hated it, but this Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler-starring Agatha Christie pastiche broke the record for Netflix’s biggest opening weekend

Despite the critics (mostly) hating it, we now know that 30.9m Netflix account-holders watched Murder Mystery in its first three days of release. To put that in context: if two people watched the movie on each account, and you imagine them all paying the average $9 price of a cinema ticket, it would give the film an opening weekend of $556m, the third-largest ever. That is by no means a perfect formula, but nevertheless highlights a staggering performance for an Agatha Christie parody that stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. How did that happen?

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