28 May 2019

Google picks Finland for new data center

 Google is about to invest 600 million euros, about US$670 million in a new data center in Finland, the company announced on monday.

 The new server farm will be located in Hamina, where the tech giant previously opened a data center in 2011. The new data centre will be located on the premises of the former Summa paper factory lot, just like the first data centre in Hamina that Google opened in 2011. This brings Google’s total investments in Hamina to 1.4 billion euros..

The Mountain View, California-based company currently has 58 data centers around the world. In Europe, it has invested more than 4.3 billion euros in five such facilities since 2007 and its accrued capital expenditures for the first quarter came to $4.5 billion, comprising spending on data centers, servers and office facilities.

 The expansion in Finland comes as Google is pushing into video gaming with its new streaming service Stadia, which will allow players to access the action through the web without expensive consoles or personal computers. Stadia runs through the company’s YouTube video-streaming platform and requires the data-center network to function. Google’s Hamina complex will be powered by renewable energy acquired from three new wind farms in the Nordic nation, it said last year.

Way to go, Hamina!

15 Sep 2018

Google changed coding?

One of the traffic sources I use, a traffic exchange called Members Rule (a pretty good one), had this following warning on the frontpage their site:

ALERT! Google Chrome Browser has changed their browser coding,
 it's no longer Compatible with most exchanges.
Prize pages clicked... Don't work, etc....

FireFox works fine! as with IE or any other browsers. 

What they have done, I don't know, - I can't find any accurate descriptions on Google (duh) -  but in reality this is a good explanation as any to why I lately have had so many problems on the different sites I use.

If any of you guys know more, please let me know.

2 Sep 2018

Funny numbers... and not so funny twitter.

When I did my normal roll over in the free BTC-faucet Freebitco.in, I once again, ended up with what I at the moment saw as a funny number:

This happens every so often, and almost every time I think about some strange things relating to numerology and the universe... yes, I know - I should get some medication for that.

However, I tried to post the screenshot I took on twitter, but apparently my funny numbers was I violation to something, have no idea what, but I ended up getting spam-warnings and a code-warning. Right now I don't like twitter, this happen way too often there, but if you still do you can look me up on @bempamarketing.

Useless ranting, perhaps, but every now and then we all need to rant a bit.

29 Jul 2018

Free Cryptos With Faucets

Bitcoin faucets are a great way to obtain cryptocurrency if you don’t have the funds to invest in Bitcoin, but still want to invest in this growing asset. Who knows what Bitcoin will be worth in a couple of years, but my bet is it will be worth much.

You all may know what a faucet is by now, but if you don't; A “faucet” is a term used in the cryptocurrency world. It means a place where you can go to claim a small amount of crypto. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different faucets out there. Many of them are scams, and a bunch are real.

Currently I use 9 different faucets on a daily basis, all proven to pay on time;
  FreeBitco.inCointiply, Bonus Bitcoin, Bit Fun, Moon Bitcoin all mine bitcoins (BTC), and Moon Dogecoin, Moon Cash, Moon Dash and Moon Litecoin for a few others (their names pretty much tell you what they are mining).

With those nine faucets I currently make a bit over a dollar per day, from the basic faucet claims, and a bunch of more from the extras (BTC now at $8,198.99). It doesn't sound much, but when you ad it all up on a yearly basis it gives you a nice sum of extra cash. Most of the faucets have extra ways for you to earn more, Cointiply is one of the best in this field.

All you need to sign up for the faucet is an email address and a computer. Never give away your ID, address or any payment information to any faucet.

25 Jul 2018

Verifying SSL certificates

Standard transmission on the internet is way too unsecured, simply because of the open and decentralized infrastructure in its very nature. This means that communication is an easy target for eavesdropping. Business on the Internet is growing, the need for privacy, data integrity and confidentiality becomes critical, since business transactions typically involve sensitive information as personal data and payment card details.

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard cryptographic protocol and security technology used for securing communications on the Internet and support authenticating of the communicating parties, SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

The other day, when I briefly wrote about the problems the faucet site Cointiply have had recently, I was in such a hurry I completely forgot to mention the tool I use to check those SSL certificates.
I use a free tool called SSL-labs, provided by Qualys, to check those sites I for some reason find suspicious or that seem to have a strange problem they should not have.

 Qualys SSL-labs

22 Jul 2018

Cointiply - Security problem?

Last week the bitcoin-faucet Cointiply had an issue with their certifikation. On some ISPs this problem i still showing up, since the old certificate is still cached.

However, you should have no worries pushing on and entering the site. Cointiply is still trusted and secure. Oh, and by the way, I have gotten paid lots already :)

23 Apr 2018

Cointiply - seem like a nice BTC faucet

Cointiply is a new next-gen Bitcoin faucet. Users earn free Bitcoin by interacting and completing tasks. The only requirement is that you have a Bitcoin, FaucetHub or DOGE address to send payments to. They promise they also will be adding new payout options in the near future, not that you really need it.

In Cointiply you will earn coins through the faucet every hour from 50 coins to 100000 coins. Other than the regular faucet you can earn money by playing games (I really like some of those), watching videos, completing offers and even through browser mining.

These coins you earn, are pegged to the dollar (10,000:1), so your earnings remain consistent. (Coins are now worth more than 1 satoshi with BTC being below $10K). The reason for this is the fact that Bitcoins markets are very volatile, and many of the ad networks and offerwalls pay in fiat currency (i.e. dollars). These guys pay out in Coins pegged to the dollar to keep the costs constant. This protects both us, the users and the upholders of Cointiply, because everyone involved knows how much they are earning on a dollar basis.