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Random topics of interest.


Witnessing history - NBA season in jeopardy as players boycott games, demand social justice

27 Aug 2020 1 minute read 20 comments CryptoWordsmith

Say Their Names...Vote...Education Reform...I Can't Breathe...Enough...I am a Man. These are some of the phrases that many NBA players have chosen to wear on the back of their jerseys as the NBA season re-started. But in light of the shooting of Jaco...

Life Hacks - My top 5 tips on how to tip at restaurants

24 Aug 2020 3 minute read 23 comments CryptoWordsmith

When you eat out at a restaurant, what is the proper amount to tip your server? A quick survey was conducted on a busy street by CNBC, and multiple responses were provided. No question, it should depend on the quality of service that was provided, bu...

The Moment

22 Aug 2020 1 minute read 5 comments CryptoWordsmith

Knowing just two minutes remain on the clock, the team captain calls for the basketball after it is brought back into play. Dressed in a bold purple uniform, he is a tall and imposing figure. He receives the ball and dribbles it calmly across half co...

You paid how much??? Auctioned basketball shoes break record price just months after previous record was set

15 Aug 2020 1 minute read 23 comments CryptoWordsmith

A unique pair of Nike Air Jordan 1 High basketball shoes was sold in a Christie's auction on Thursday, August 13, 2020. The shoes were worn in a game by Michael Jordan during a 1985 exhibition game in Italy. Most notably, he shattered the backboard d...

Four things you probably didn't know about the national anthem protests

7 Aug 2020 2 minute read 9 comments CryptoWordsmith

On the day after the NFL announced that 67 players have decided to opt-out of the 2020 season, let's take some time to remember an event that occurred during the 2016 season that foreshadowed the current demonstrations across the US which are still t...

Deep Dive - The Economic Reset by Fundstrat's Tom Lee - Part 2

3 Aug 2020 3 minute read 13 comments CryptoWordsmith

Tom Lee hosted a live webinar called "The Economic Reset" on May 1, 2020. He made some excellent points guided by Fundstrat's unique perspective through analytics and research. The following is part 2 of my summary of his hour-long presentation. Rela...

Does Apple still slow down older iPhones?

16 Jul 2020 1 minute read 9 comments CryptoWordsmith

In my last post, I shared that US customers can claim about $25 from a class action settlement against Apple for slowing down older devices. But does Apple still follow this practice? The answer is yes. However the setting is now only enabled when th...

US customers can receive class action settlement from Apple

15 Jul 2020 1 minute read 16 comments CryptoWordsmith

Did you buy an iPhone previously and experience performance issues after you installed a software update? Apple has admitted to slowing down older devices with the software, but said it only did so to "prolong the life" of the devices. A class action...

Suggestion to improve the Publish0x commenting system

29 Jun 2020 1 minute read 10 comments CryptoWordsmith

Dear Publish0x devs, I have been a happy member of the Publish0x community, and your regular improvements are well thought out and implemented. There must be a lot of important things planned over the next few months, but I would like to make a small...

Deep Dive - The Economic Reset by Fundstrat's Tom Lee - Part 1

24 Jun 2020 2 minute read 9 comments CryptoWordsmith

Tom Lee hosted a live webinar called "The Economic Reset" on May 1, 2020. He made some excellent points guided by Fundstrat's unique perspective through analytics and research. The following is part 1 of my summary of his hour-long presentation. 1. N...