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Alkoholkonsum in Deutschland: Schön Saufen

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Warum ist Tabak hierzulande sehr viel strenger reglementiert als Alkohol? Eine Betrachtung zum Wiesn-Anstich. mehr...
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tante
8 days ago
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Dass die Alkoholindustrie 50 Prozent ihres Umsatzes mit Vieltrinkern und Minderjährigen macht, schwächt auch das Argument vom mündigen Konsumenten.
Oldenburg/Germany
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Bitcoin and Ethereum are cratering

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Enlarge / The price of Bitcoin has fallen 40 percent since the start of September. (credit: Bitcoincharts.com)

The last year has seen an astonishing boom in the two most popular cryptocurrencies: bitcoin and ether—the latter being the currency of the Ethereum network. The price of bitcoins soared from around $1,000 at the start of the year to nearly $5,000 on September 1. Ether rose from $8 to almost $400 over the same period.

But now both currencies are plunging. Bitcoin has fallen to $3,000—an 18 percent drop in 24 hours, and down by 40 percent from the start of the month. Ether is worth about $200, down more than 20 percent in 24 hours and almost 50 percent since September 1. And this is part of a broader cryptocurrency bloodbath, with dozens of lesser-known currencies posting double-digit losses in the last 24 hours.

(credit: CoinMarketCap)

Explaining market movements is never an exact science, but one likely factor driving the current crash was an announcement last week that the Chinese government was banning initial coin offerings (ICOs). In recent months, hundreds of projects have introduced new cryptocurrencies that compete with Bitcoin and Ethereum or use the concepts they pioneered to tackle other problems like file storage. Most ICOs were conducted in Bitcoin or ether, and a number have been for coins built directly on the Ethereum platform. Accordingly, the ICO boom pumped up the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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tante
10 days ago
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Bitcoin and Ethereum are tanking. Because it's a bubble and a Ponzi scheme.
Oldenburg/Germany
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fxer
10 days ago
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it's all propped up by China, so really nothing matters but what is going on in China
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FDP in Geldnot: Griechische Verhältnisse

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Die FDP will unbedingt in den Bundestag einziehen - sonst wird es für die Partei auch finanziell eng. Hohe Schulden, niedrige Einnahmen: Die Liberalen wirtschaften ähnlich wie das geschmähte Athen.
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tante
13 days ago
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FDP kann halt nicht mit Geld. Unseriöses wirtschaften und kurz vor der Pleite.
Oldenburg/Germany
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Piraten rufen Foto-Prangerwettbewerb gegen trojanerfreundliche Politiker aus

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Social-Media-Aktion "#Volkstrojaner"

Die deutsche Piratenpartei greift zu einer missverständlichen Aktion im Kampf gegen die umstrittene Online-Durchsuchung von IT-Systemen zur Verbrechensabwehr: Der Fotowettbewerb "#Volkstrojaner" soll Politiker in deren eigener Privatsphäre treffen.

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tante
14 days ago
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Die Orangene Spaßpartei mit der nächsten dummen Aktion (Politikerfotos ohne deren Einwilligung posten)
Oldenburg/Germany
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Vi is a personal assistant for your workouts, but it needs some help

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An AI running coach, in your ears

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tante
25 days ago
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Fair review of the VI running accessory.

I really like it and have been using it four quite a while but it's still not 100% there yet.
Oldenburg/Germany
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Unhörbare "Spracheingaben" können digitale Assistenten steuern

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Amazon Echo, Google Home

Sprachgesteuerte digitale Assistenten lassen sich kapern, ohne dass der rechtmäßige Nutzer es hören kann. Das haben Forscher der Princeton Universität demonstriert.

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tante
27 days ago
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Spannend: Sprachassistenten unhörbar ansteuern.
Oldenburg/Germany
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