A swimming pool full of bitcoins

Buying or selling bitcoin uses 16,000 litres of clean water for every single transaction, which could exacerbate existing droughts around the world.

The majority of the water consumption comes from electricity production, such as in coal and gas plants, or throughput in hydroelectric power stations, says de Vries. He used data on the electricity mix at locations where bitcoin mining occurs to calculate the totals, but also factored in that water is also used directly in data centres to cool the powerful hardware used by miners.


Found here: https://blog.dshr.org/2023/12/why-worry-about-resources.html

Linear code is more readable

Clean code again. This blog.separateconcerns.com post is a reply to this testing.googleblog.com post .

My opinion. I buy both! For me it is a matter of code maturity. During early development I like a to leave code in linear style like proposed by the commentor. Abstraction is expensive and sometimes I feel like I don’t need the extra step. But at some points I definitely like to clean code like proposed in the original post.