Game of Thrones – its finally ended

I must say that I was not instantly interested in Game of Thrones when it first got released. I remember tried watching the pilot episode about 4 times before I actually made it to episode 2.

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Even by then, the show seemed to have moved very slowly and I was just watching it as my friends were telling me how excellent it was and already 4 seasons had passed so there was a lot of catching up to do .

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How I got hooked into Game Of Thrones was actually in episode 9 of season 1 where we see the first of the Stark to get executed and you truly thought that somehow that in the last few minutes there was going to be something that would happen to save Ned Stark.

But nope ! He’s head really did come off and that got me intrigued as it was different and you don’t really know who would be the hero which would last till the end.

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Of course over the next few seasons we do see a lot of deaths from people we thought that would live thru. The most dramatic event was the RED WEDDING for me. Truly unexpected episode which I’m sure took everyone by surprise and have never expected to see more Starks die.

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Except for Rickon Stark .. never had a connection with this one. He was never really involved in the show …

My favourite season was actually season 6 where we had House Bolton and House Stark battle it out. There was a lot of focus on the northern regions and its armies in this season.

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So now with Season 8 finally over and we saw the end of the night king in one of Game of Thrones darkest episodes … and i literally meant DARK as everything seem to have been shot in the night.

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And John Snow who had prevented the rise of another mad king or let me rephrase .. mad queen. It was clear that she was headed towards the path of insanity.

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So we start to wonder, what other epic tv series do we watch next after literally watching the finale of what took a decade to build up to. And this so coincidentally also happened just not too long after Marvell finished off Avengers Endgame a brilliant end to a decade of buildup.

Now scrolling thru the tv series finding something worthwhile watching. Heck .. even Big Bang Theory just ended ! LoL ….

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SO whats next ? Anyone ?? Please no vampire shit as I never did like those series.

Halving is coming

It would be another 1 year before bitcoins block mining rewards gets halved. So now, all blocks mined pays about 12.5 BTC per block and at every 210,000 blocks it gets halved. This would meant that 6.25 BTC rewards per block mined.

The question would be is that will this boom the price of the market as it gets harder and more expensive to mine blocks ? When Bitcoin first came out we all could use our computers to mine BTC however now , mining these with computers would be too slow and only large warehouses of mining farms using natural cooling and almost free electricity would be worth mining BTCs

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Over the pass week we have seen a nice bull run with BTC and some key alt coins and for those who were trading actively on the BTC markets, would have taken advantage of the up and down and up and down.

I have tried mining before and in my own opinion, I do think that learning to trade the crypto markets is way much more fun then maintaining machines.

But that’s just me, I do enjoy learning up new altcoin projects and see if its worth investing in .

So what about you ? Mining or Trading ?

have a good day !

Crazy cheap flights

So how does flying around the world on really cheap rates sounds ? I stumbled across this website and took a look at the rates. Its crazy cheap !

How would you like to get a round trip to the Maldives and enjoy the beautiful islands … sounds like a dream trip eh ?

So if you really are keen to go, the flights are really that cheap. I wish I knew how they manage to get it at that rate. I would guess that they have purchased in bulk and just need to sell those seats.

Booking the hotels are another different thing though … however I’m sure that you would be able to get some sort of AirBnB at the destination you are heading to.

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So this is just one of the many GEMS which I managed to find in the internet. Do share if you do come across any interesting site. This is surely worth a bookmark don’t you think ?

Hey its FRIDAY ! Have a great weekend ahead.

So BTC is up – What’s your move ?

It seems like a great week for cryptos and at this current point of time of this writing, BTCs seems to be on its bull run.

Its great and all however what have you done to take advantage of markets like this ? Or in actual fact, what have you done ?

Normally to prep and maximize on BULL runs are to tame the BEAR markets and did you know over the past 8 – 12 weeks when BTC was just tanking vs the USD there was a very noticeable pattern in trade.

Its normally early of the week markets will dip and start to rise once more towards the weekend. As weeks goes by, the market starts to dip earlier and earlier.

I can’t really explain this as I’m no “trade” expert and will never ever claim to be one . These were the times where many traders were taking advantage of the predictable market trends to grow their BTCs.

One of the chat groups that I’m in pushed their USD100 to close to 10 folds just by riding the waves. The whole idea is not to focus on the $$$ but focus on increasing the volume of your BTCs. So we do lookout for trades vs altcoins as well since the yield can go crazy at times.

Trading is actually fun however there are no shortcuts … you gain on some days and you just need to tank on others. The idea is not to be greedy.

There are so many people currently trading bitcoins and the image above was shared awhile ago .. I’m not 100% sure if the data is still valid however that gives you an idea as to how many people are actually trading cryptos.

Back to the question !

What’s your move ? The price of BTCs are up …. what would you be doing to take advantage of this bull market. Indication states that its pushing for $7500 however i’m anticipating for a slightly higher target.

There are lots of questions in any traders head but most of it sums up to , is this bull run sustainable ?

I do use a tool which keeps me updated with all the happenings and news that goes around 24/7 . You should check it out and see if this app works for you. Here is my link if you are thinking of downloading it. Its one really handy app … https://bi.city/s/Vqtff2

For me, I’ve got my expected price to sell and then dump most of the profits into STEEM where the rest would be reinvested into my daily trades.

What about you ?

Have a great weekend everyone !

Your Android Phone is Spying on you

In today’s world almost all of us uses or rely’s on Google services be it an email, cloud storage , maps and an Android Phone. All of these services are mostly free to use and you are expected to share your private data to Google. Its a fair trade for really good quality services don’t you think ?

So if you are thinking that you are only providing Google with your “basic” information, I can assure you that Google may know more about you than what you think.

An article released by Good Morning America got Google into hot soup recently where they revealed all sorts of information that was picked by a brand new mobile phone without even having a SIM card in it.

After seeing the video was released, it was an eye opening and you would need to start taking a look at what those default settings on your Android phone.

From walking, on a bike, in the train or even if you are tilting your phone is able to track you. That becomes extremely valuable data for certain apps and with Google knowing your patterns and likes and dislikes and where you always go and what you love to do , can you imagine how important these data is to Advertisers … for example lets take Nike.

Google know you have an active lifestyle and loves to go around certain shopping malls in a certain city. If Nike just puts out an advertisement targeting your city, nearest to the shopping mall your frequently visit, and they know you have searched for “sporting goods” or perhaps looked at a famous ecommerce website under the section “sporting goods” . Google is able to help Nike get to you and show their ads.

HOW CAN I STOP GOOGLE TO GET MY DATA ?

Well .. this is the start if you truly want your privacy back. However keep this in mind that if you turn these off, you may not be able to use some of the applications you normally use.

YOUR PRIVACY IS IN YOUR HANDS

So now come back to the question… will you turn it off and not use some of your favourite apps ? Just 2 decades ago, this was never a problem however now its a huge question. Its really funny as to how much we have evolved and rely so much on technology.

Cheers and have a great weekend !

STEEM POWERUP DAY

Its 1st of May and I just realized that its STEEM POWER UP DAY ! Lets call it SPUD for short.

I guess the original post came from @streestyle with a simple yet powerful idea of getting everyone to power-up what they can on 1st May !

https://steemit.com/steem/@streetstyle/you-have-some-steem-now-what-steem-power-day-steem-voting-rvf4s7w5

The message and the initiative grew like wildfire across the STEEM community and today is that day.

I have Powered up 280.263 STEEM

Now I do encourage all of you guys to power up whatever you can, even if its just 1 STEEM. I personally think its a great initiative and its amazing to see how the communities started following thru.

So have you powered up yet ???? If not … just DO IT !

If you took a look at the tag of SPUD you can see that a lot of other steemians has already done their power up. So why not just join in the fun and lets make this a successful drive !

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 – WTF it was so dark

Now Episode 3 was much anticipated after a huge build up over 8 seasons and this was the most epic battle in the whole of Westeros to date. Who knows whats to come in the next few episodes of this finale.

The Night King seems to be one of the coolest villant ever … literally “cool” as ice …. without saying a single word in all 8 seasons of Game Of Thrones.

However regardless the epicness of the entire episode the biggest problem I had was that I could hardly see what was going on. It was seriously very very dark.

SO WATCH IT IN A DARK ROOM !

Or your could turn your TV brightness up to the maximum , and yet will still not be able to see much. Here are a few scenes from the episode without giving too much of a spoiler

Here is one where you can see our heroes anticipating the enemy to come so they can start bashing them.

Those were scene where they really wished they had the HULK to come and save them all.

You got what I meant by it being too dark ? Here is a scene where it did look pretty awesome.

So to emphasize that almost 80% of this episode was almost too dark to see. It was indeed an epic battle and by the end of the episode it will surely leave you with a W.T.F moment reflecting on what else is next.

Have you seen this episode all you G.O.T. fans ?? Did you like who lived and who died ?

Avengers Endgame was just awesome!

Like seriously, the Russo brothers really did justice to the entire MCU closing the story lines for all our favourite superheroes in the Marvel Universe.

Without putting out too many spoilers, every part of the story took us back thru almost every single MCU movies in relation to the ENDGAME over the past 10 years, however, taken into account that the ending of Endgame is something which you really need to pay special attention to as it does get confusing at first.

We also start seeing new suites for almost everyone and this ironman suite was pretty amazing. One of the highlight for any MCU movies is that Ironman always comes up with really funky suites with features getting better and better.

Even Captain America has gone thru a lot of changes in his suite. Well, coming back to the movie Avengers Endgame. All I can say is that it gave good closure to few of our heroes and it also opens up new beginnings.

I’m sure that there would be new leadership in the MCU universe and perhaps we would see another epic Avengers movie in the very near future. With DISNEY owning Marvel now, they would surely have already planned continuity for the Marvel universe and we have loads more coming up.

We do know that Spiderman next movie is coming up in July and I’m sure that would be the spark which moves towards the next Avengers movie. Looking forward to it.

So what did you think of Avengers Endgame ? Was it as what you expected ?

Scammers targeting my FB account

Its been pretty much a crazy week for me. First I realize I’ve been getting phishing emails stating that my machine was infected with keyloggers ( this post ) . And now, I’ve been a target of scammers cloning my FB account and messaging my FRIEND list.

It all started when I received this message from a buddy of mine who knows me well enough to realized that I wasn’t me ( like that makes any sense )

What I did was quickly changed my profile picture and reset my privacy so that people I didn’t know would not be able to search me on FB ( like that actually works )

What the scammer was trying to do was to lure in people into a scam and by cloning me , they hope that they are able to get people within my friend’s list to invest in this ponzi.

Its a nightmare as even after changing my profile and putting on the privacy, the very next day I still got my buddies messaging me directly on whatsapp saying that the scammers are still at work. Look at the picture below even the profile picture changed according to what I updated.

Even the account was newly created and I have a feeling that I was targeted on this perhaps because I revealed a scammer on telegram just not too long ago. Someone impersonating Mr David Lee tried to message me and to introduce some shit project on Telegram.

So back to the FB scam ! There is really nothing you can do when someone targets you to scam other people. The best is to get your friends to confirm with you and to report directly to FB the minute they get a message.

After announcing that I’ve been a target of FB scammers cloning my account, apparently, there are numerous of my friends which were getting it as well. Some even up to 3 times just this week alone.

I do recommend that all of you start to relook at your privacy settings on FaceBook and what you should turn on and off.

I do suggest to change as to who can view your friends list to ONLY ME . At least they won’t know who your friends are.

That is just one of many changes however that’s the most relevant in this case. I do hope that you stay safe and do not take your privacy controls lightly else someone is able to steal your identity.

This really reminded me of that movie THE NET where Sandra Bullock was acting and her character’s identity got stolen. Its now a huge reality.

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So once again, I do hope that you all stay safe and take a bit of time this weekend to review your privacy settings on all your applications and turn on 2FA if possible and the best thing would be :-

CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD if you have not done so in the past 100 years.

Stay safe .. and have a great weekend !

Beware of sextortion email scam

A few days ago I received about 3 emails with this attached image. It literally states that it has installed a keylogger onto my machine and has been monitoring me and monitoring my keylog.

So it stated that it gives me 48 hours before sharing my video captures and bla bla bla ……… send $1000 worth of Bitcoins to this address so they will not do it.

If you receive these kind of emails, the best thing to do is just throw it in the trash and clear the trash….. just ignore it.

What sent alarm bells ringing was that they sent email to me , from my own email with the subject matter … my name.

Well .. obviously as my emails does have my name on it. So don’t get panicky on it and you know its just a scam trying to get ur crypto.

I also did a lookup on that Bitcoin address and this is what i got.

https://www.bitcoinabuse.com/reports/1DnHxP12w4hyzP4H8sh2tpYA8pXLARpD9U

Looks like many other people has reported it and its saying the same thing.

So beware of these kind of emails and just trash it as soon as you see it and don’t even bother opening the email. If you are running a windows machine, make sure you have at least a good antivirus perhaps by McAffee or Avast …. whichever that works for you.

Also backup your machine regularly so that if you suddenly need to format it, you have a copy of your data.

Stay safe everyone and have a great day.