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Ethics, Politics, and whatever else strikes my interest.


PayPal Launches Crypto Service.

21 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Groonie

Yeah, you read that right. PayPal launches a crypto service. Among their goals in this is "Building Understanding and Adoption of Cryptocurrency". They will initially enable users to hold "Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin, directly within...

Exciting New Project: a 1964 Multitool Restoration

16 Jul 2020 5 minute read 0 comments Groonie

On ebay Kleinanzeigen, the German equivalent of Craigslist, I found a METABO „Multitool System“, a product which essentially claimed to be an entire workshop that can fit into a suitcase. They got amazingly close to that ideal back then, by producing...

I built a Game-of-Thrones Robot!

8 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Groonie

I'm struggling with electronics class in Uni, so in an effort to make the subject more relatable I got myself an Arduino Starter Kit. While it's not really fulfilling its desired effect of helping me learn basic electronics, it very much is insanely...

L7 trade is a scam.

15 Sep 2019 2 minute read 30 comments Groonie

L7.trade has been getting a lot of traction here recently, so it's worth a look. Let's get the basics out of the way first: 1. Listen to Common Sense L7 promises 4% ROI per day. That is just plain ridiculous. If that was true, you could multiply your...

Why I Think Publish0x Will Fail

13 Sep 2019 3 minute read 5 comments Groonie

Without wasting time on an introduction, let's compare a few approaches to earning on this platform:Approach #1: Producing high-quality content. Think of an article idea, do research, then write, edit, and polish it, find a picture to go along with i...

BRAVE Browser Now Allows Tipping on Reddit!

22 Aug 2019 1 minute read 3 comments Groonie

I just opened Reddit, and was surprised by little BAT-icons all over the place. It seems BRAVE browser just integrated Tipping on Reddit - Both for Posts and individual Comments!This is super cool, as it allows to easily promote BRAVE on reddit - Whi...

I quit my job today

16 Aug 2019 1 minute read 2 comments Groonie

This is the end of my career in science. I've been working in medical research labs for the past 5+ years, and today I handed in my two weeks notice. From the beginning of september on, I'll be a student again, pursuing a bachelor's degree in compute...

Science Doesn't Have to be Pretentious (or: Why I Love Molecular Biology)

22 Jul 2019 1 minute read 3 comments Groonie

Most Sciences: Uselessly Arcane Nomenclature Everywhere. While I find modern medical science immensely fascinating, I find it's conceited use of language incredibly off-putting. Medical science is full of latin terms that serve no purpose except to s...

So this German Comedian Wrote a Rammstein-Style Ode to Menstruation - And it's Brilliant

10 Jun 2019 1 minute read 1 comment Groonie

First of all, some context: Here in Germany there's currently a campaign to lower the Mehrwertsteuer (Value Added Tax) on female hygiene products. Currently the likes of Tampons and Pads are, for tax purposes, classified as "luxury items" - and thus...

Publish0x could learn from BRAVE.

9 Jun 2019 1 minute read 1 comment Groonie

The BRAVE browser accomplishes something that few other crypto projects do: Its target audience goes beyond just crypto enthusiasts.BRAVE team chose a bold marketing strategy: It tries to compete directly with mainstream browsers like chrome and fire...