[Ads-l] [Non-DoD Source] Possible substitution error: thousands of kilograms of electricity

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 29 20:13:48 UTC 2021

https://www.breakingnews.ie/world/cryptocurrency-mine-found-stealing-electricity-in-west-midlands-1134659.html <https://www.breakingnews.ie/world/cryptocurrency-mine-found-stealing-electricity-in-west-midlands-1134659.html> says it’s "electricity worth thousands of pounds”

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 29 May 2021, at 13:12, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Bill Mullins said:
>> It seems more likely that kilowatts was replaced with kilograms.
> Thanks for your response, Bill. Your suggestion of an alternative
> hypothesis is thoughtful. Here is the story in "The Scottish Sun".
> This evidence indicates that "pounds of electricity" was changed to
> "kilograms of electricity".
> Perhaps the change was performed by an automated script that replaced
> "pounds of" with "kilograms of".
> Website: The Scottish Sun
> Article: CRYPTO RAID Cops find giant Bitcoin ‘mine’ stealing thousands
> of pounds of electricity during warehouse drug raid
> Author: Hana Carter
> Timestamp: 14:39, 28 May 2021 Updated: 18:12, 28 May 2021
> https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/7177171/cops-find-bitcoin-mine/
> [Begin excerpt]
> COPS were stunned to find a Bitcoin "mine" stealing thousands of
> pounds of electricity during a suspected warehouse drug raid.
> Officers in the West Midlands thought they were about to bust a
> cannabis farm - but were met with the advanced tech scam instead.
> Cryptocurrencies have to be "mined" in order to be created, which
> involves solving increasingly complex mathematical puzzles - requiring
> more and more powerful computers and significantly more energy.
> [End excerpt]
> Garson

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