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Posted 03-08-2021, 01:52 PM
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  • Official February 2021 Member of the Month is Grim - Stanley
    We have got a brand-new member to the member of the month club. The member known as Grim has been named the member of the month of February 2021. Have you congratulated them yet? If not then make sure you go and show your support in this thread.

  • Connection Errors, Memory Problems - Omniscient
    Several users have reported experiencing issues accessing the website. Omniscient addressed this, writing that Hack Forums' server has been experiencing some hardware issues. If the situation worsens, parts of the server will be replaced.

  • HF Changing Names - Omniscient
    Is it time for Hack Forums to get a new name? Would you use a forum called Money Forums? Following increased online censorship against websites that talk about hacking, Omniscient is considering the possibility of changing the forum's name. Share your opinion on the thread.

  • Official Tiktok Embed - Xerotic
    TikTok has been taking the world by storm. The platform allows users to upload short video clips where they usually do some kind of dance to music. There are more than a few education and comedy videos as well. TikTok embedding is now supported on Hack Forums, meaning you can easily share TikToks in the convo room or on a thread.

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  • Four Top Russian Cybercrime Forums Hacked - 618C
    In the weeks running up to this edition of the HF News, several Russian cybercrime forums were hacked, with one being hit around March 4. Many speculate that the attacks originated from a government agency, instead of random hackers, due to how they targetted and infiltrated multiple major forums for crime in such a short space of time.

  • John Mcafee indicted for crypto pump & dump fraud - Iconical
    The founder of McAfee, John McAfee, has been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. The federal prosecutors allege that he lied about several tokens and failed to disclose his financial stake in others, while promoting them on his Twitter page.

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    To be omnipotent is to have unlimited power and great influence. You might consider a God to be omnipotent. What would you do if there was no end to your power and you were able to control anything and everything?

  • How many of you look like this right now? - shreder
    If you spend a lot of time in front of your computer, you might end up with poor posture. Do you hunch over or do you sit up straight? Perhaps you look like the picture in shreder's thread. It is great to be self-aware. Check out the thread and reply with how you are currently positioned.

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AWS Ethereum Support
Amazon Web Services announced on March 2 that they are making Ethereum available as an option on Amazon Managed Blockchain. The move allows customers on AWS to easily create and deploy Ethereum nodes that are able to fully connect to the main Ethereum network, as well as the test networks. Through the Amazon Managed Blockchain service, it is easy to keep track of node health and performance, ensuring that blockchain applications experience near to no downtime. Ethereum upgrades and updates are handled automatically and unhealthy nodes get replaced on the go. One of the primary goals of AWS is to provide customers with an easy way to create scalable products. This mission continues with this announcement as there is the option for automated scaling to meet the demands of an application's userbase. >>Source

Iran Could use Bitcoin to get Around Sanctions
Iran is looking to adopt Bitcoin and move to a more crypto-friendly atmosphere as a result of international sanctions. The Iranian Presidential Center for Strategic Studies released a report that suggests the country could get around sanctions by using digital currency. Coins like Bitcoin are less traceable than traditional fiat currencies and can be utilised to essentially outsmart sanctions while generating millions of dollars a day from mining. This means that the country could have a somewhat untraceable source of funds. >>Source

Kentucky is Looking to Attract Miners
Kentucky is making space for Bitcoin miners. The state is planning to offer cryptocurrency miners tax exemptions. This would lead to mining farms and miners looking to the state when starting up or moving operations. The bill received approval in the lower house and removes the 6% sales tax on power consumption for 4 years. Between July 2021 and June 2025, miners would be able to see a higher profit and lower costs. There is the potential for further tax incentives for mining farms through other bills that the Kentucky senate is looking to pass as well. >>Source

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A Mosquito’s Worst Nightmare
The war on disease-carrying insects has reached a new level as researchers have identified the active ingredient in catnip responsible for repelling insects. "We discovered that Catnip and its active ingredient Nepetalactone activate the irritant receptor TRPA1, an ancient pain receptor found in animals as diverse as flatworms, fruit flies, and humans," which is why it is so effective. Unlike other species, humans are not affected by “Nepetalactone”. The hope is that countries battling disease-carrying insects can use this information to decrease deaths and other risk factors. Experiments are still being conducted and in the future stronger and environmentally safe repellents may be based on the foundation of this study.  >>Source

Invasion of the Miniature Drones
For years inventors have struggled with finding a solution to building mini drones, however, it seems the wait is finally over. The source of the problem was “large drones are usually powered by motors, but motors lose efficiency as you shrink them.” Makers of the drones were able to circumvent this by utilizing “actuators” that allow the drones to flap at a very high rate of speed. This will assist the drone if it bumps into a foreign object. The creators hope that first responders and farmers will be able to benefit from this technology. >>Source

Having a Blast
With the help of new technology, scientists are now able to calculate the temperatures of red supergiant stars. Until now it wasn’t possible due to interference. Researchers said, "chemical signatures known as absorption lines were the ideal candidates, but there was no single line that revealed the temperature alone. However, by looking at the ratio of two different but related lines -- those of iron -- we found the ratio itself related to temperature. And it did so in a consistent and predictable way." Gathering more data on red supergiants is important due to the nature of type II supernovas, which are responsible for distributing the necessary elements for life throughout the universe. At this time there is no way to predict when a supernova will occur, however, researchers are hopeful that this method will be used to accurately predict when one will occur in the future.  >>Source

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'So I'm a Spider, So What?' Anime Casts Ryota Ohsaka, Daisuke Namikawa
Two new cast members are joining the cast team of the anime So I'm a Spider, So What? (Kumo desu ga, Nani ka?). This was revealed on the official website of the anime on Friday. Ryota Ohsaka as Wrath, leader of the 8th Demon Army Corps and a monster who evolved into one of the oni race and Daisuke Namikawa as Black, leader of the 9th Demon Army Corps and old acquaintance of the Demon Lord. So I'm a Spider, So What? anime premiered on January 8 this year and will be running for half a year. The website also revealed a video that recaps the first eight episodes of the anime. >>Source

iii icecrin Anime's Video Reveals April 6 Premiere
A new promotional video for the anime iii icecrin was posted this Friday by the anime's official website. It was revealed in the video that the anime will premiere on April 6 on TV Tokyo. The site also revealed new visuals for the anime. >>Source

Looking for Magical DoReMi Anime Film Opens in Hong Kong on March 25
We finally have a date for the release of the new film commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Ojamajo Doremi magical girl anime in Hong King. The film will premiere for the first time in Hong Kong on March 25. This was announced by Neofilms on Wednesday. The film was premiered in Japan in November 2020 after it was delayed because of COVID-19. >>Source

On-Gaku: Our Sound, Ride Your Wave Anime Films Nominated for Annie Awards
The nominees for the 48th Annual Annie Awards were announceby the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, on Wednesday. Kenji Iwaisawa's ON-GAKU: Our Sound and Masaaki Yuasa's Ride Your Wave are nominated for the "Best Indie Feature" category along side with A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Calamity Jane, and Wolfwalkers. >>Source

'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' Anime Season 2 Reveals Opening Theme Song, April 17 Premiere
'Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-kun' anime second season, based on Osamu Nishi's Mairimashita! Iruma-kun manga will premiere on April 17. This was announced by NHK on Monday. It was also revealed that DA PUMP will be performing the opening theme song  "No! No! Satisfaction!". >>Source

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Greetings everyone. Hope the previous week went well for you all, and i hope this coming week is even better. If you had a rough week don't be discouraged, just keep your head up, stay positive and keep moving forward! Stay blessed everyone!

Per Aspera Ad Astra.

Horoscopes / Mar 8, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021
  • Aries ♈
    "You’ll need to be on your guard this week, Aries. While it can be easy to fall in love, don’t lose your head when the sun in Pisces conjoins Neptune on Wednesday, making it easy for you to fall for lies. Don’t give away too many personal details.

    Saturday makes you extra sensitive when the new moon in Pisces is in your sector of privacy. Focus on healing your inner wounds from past experiences. If you’re nursing a broken heart or are newly single, this could bring up some negative feelings that lead to self-undoing. Focus on accepting and loving yourself.

    However, the Venus-Neptune conjunction in Pisces on the same day could also bring a secret crush into your life. You may spend the day pining for someone you can’t have. While it’s fine to get lost in your romantic daydream, don’t act on it just yet. Be patient."

  • Taurus ♉
    "Bring your attention to your plutonic relationships this week. On Wednesday, the sun in Pisces conjoins Neptune in your friendship zone, encouraging you to reach out to your social circle. Spend some one-on-one time with your friends and even get involved in some social causes. Spread the love!

    Make a wish when the new moon is in Pisces on Saturday. It just might come true. This is an ideal time to start new friendships, follow your dreams, and just feel hopeful about the future. This is the moment to manifest what you desire. You got this!

    Also happening on Saturday, Venus conjoins Neptune in Pisces, turning fantasies into realities. Whether you have a crush on a close friend or are getting closer in your other relationships, this is a good day to seal the deal. Go after what you desire with gentleness and warmth and you’ll receive it."

  • Gemini ♊
    "Watch out for your reputation this week, Gemini. There’s a lot of movement in your career zone, starting when the sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces on Wednesday. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not when it comes to your work. The truth will come out in the end.

    Use the new moon in Pisces on Saturday to manifest some of your career goals. What do you want to achieve? What is your dream job? Write it all down and visualize it. Don’t be afraid to dream big and let your imagination run wild, but make sure you have a real plan for success.

    Relationships can help ground you when Venus conjoins Neptune on Saturday, especially after a stressful week. Your partner may suggest a fun date or activity to get you out of your rut. That’s great, but don’t get so caught up in the romance that you forget about your goals."

  • Cancer ♋
    "Let your dreams guide you on an adventure this week, Cancer! Sure, you may not actually leave your house, but you can expand your horizons when the sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces on Wednesday. This aspect is in your philosophy sector, encouraging you to step outside your comfort zone. If there’s a certain area you wish to study, it’s time to hit the books.

    Saturday brings opportunities for self-improvement, starting with the new moon in Pisces. If you’ve been feeling more insecure about different areas of your life, figure out ways you can improve. Whether it’s going back to school, reading self-help books, or doing some soul-searching.

    Saturday also brings some romance as Venus conjoins Neptune in Pisces. Whether you’re falling in love with a new adventure or falling in love with yourself, this is a good day to start a new long-term journey."

  • Leo ♌
    "It’s a week of fantasies for you, Leo, starting when the sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces and your sector of intimacy on Wednesday. This aspect encourages you to let your imagination run wild and indulge in something taboo. However, don’t get so lost in daydreams that you forget to live in the moment.

    Saturday brings major opportunities for growth during the new moon in Pisces. This can be a time of endings, because you have to let go of the past to move forward on your new journey. You might be extra sensitive, so be gentle with yourself during this time. You need to move on.

    However, Saturday also has opportunities for fun when Venus conjoins Neptune in Pisces. This is a good time to strengthen your bonds with others and even get a little naughty. Just remember to handle your heart with care."

  • Virgo ♍
    "Looks like you have a crush, Virgo! Yeah, we see you blushing. As the sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces on Wednesday, you may start daydreaming about being in the “perfect” relationship with the “perfect” person. Focus on some self-care to make yourself extra desirable to your crush. Show yourself in the best light.

    Then make your move on Saturday, with the new moon and a Venus-Neptune conjunction all happening in Pisces and your partnership sector. This is a great time to make the first move and let your crush know how you feel. Be romantic. It could be the start of a beautiful relationship. Go for it!

    However, while love is in the air, so is forgiveness. If there is some bad blood between you and someone in your life, bury the hatchet right now. Don’t carry that bad energy in your new romance."

  • Libra ♎
    "It’s time for some self-improvement, Libra, especially this week when there’s Pisces energy in your habit zone. This is a great time for getting lost in your daydreams, but it isn’t a good week for getting work done. As the sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces on Wednesday, focus on how to make yourself better. What can do to improve your life?

    Keep your goal self in mind when the new moon is in Pisces on Saturday, making you focus on productivity and being the best you can be. This is an excellent opportunity to establish a healthy routine, get into fitness, or focus on your mental health. Just remember to be gentle with yourself during this process.

    Also happening on Saturday is a Venus-Neptune conjunction, encouraging you to focus on improving your relationships with others as well. Be tender and let your guard down to your loved ones. Vulnerability is healthy."

  • Scorpio ♏
    "You have a fun week in store for you, Scorpio. Let your inner artist out to play when the sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces on Wednesday. This aspect occurs in your pleasure zone, encouraging you to find joy in self-expression. Whether you’re painting, writing, singing, playing, or jamming to music, do something that helps you connect to your emotions and share them with others. Let it out!

    The new moon in Pisces on Saturday brings opportunities for creative expression. Use your talents to create great art. This is also a good time to discover new hobbies and talents or explore new genres. Just have fun.

    Saturday is also a very sexy day because Venus conjoins Neptune in Pisces, creating a very sensual atmosphere. Use all that creativity to make some of your romantic fantasies come true. Blend physical and emotional connection together for a night you won’t forget (wink)."

  • Sagittarius ♐
    "Don’t get hung up on the idea of a “perfect” life this week, Sagittarius. As the sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces, you may feel discouraged as you scroll through social media and look at other people’s “perfect” homes, families, and lives. However, keep in mind that what you see online isn’t how most people actually live. It’s an illusion. So instead of being hard on yourself, focus on self-care. You’re doing great!

    The weekend brings an emphasis on your home life with a new moon and a Venus-Neptune conjunction in Pisces. All of this is happening in your sector of family, encouraging you to focus on your family relationships. How can you realistically make things better? This is also a good time to start a family or a new family tradition. Creating the “perfect for you” family won’t happen overnight, but you can start by taking the first step."

  • Capricorn ♑
    "The start of the week has you stuck in your daydreams when the sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces and your communication zone on Wednesday. It might be difficult to express your feelings when you’re so wrapped up in your fantasies and imagination. Use your words to cut through all the noise and speak your truth, Capricorn.

    Continue to find new ways to express your emotions when the new moon is in Pisces on Saturday. Feeling extra sensitive, you might become easily jealous or hurt. Don’t let your imagination run wild and make you more upset. If you feel someone has upset you, let them know. Don’t keep it bottled up to explode later.

    Also communicate with your loved ones when Venus conjoins Neptune on Saturday. Take the time to learn some of your lover’s deepest fantasies. It could lead to a very enlightening night for you. Just ask!"

  • Aquarius ♒
    "During this stressful week, you might be tempted to indulge in some retail therapy when the sun conjoins Neptune in Pisces on Wednesday. However, before you pull out that credit card, ask yourself this: will this purchase make you feel better in the long term, or will it only cause you more stress? Instead of shopping, try sitting with your feelings to understand why you’re upset.

    The new moon in Pisces and your sector of value on Saturday could boost your self-esteem. This is a good time to find ways to increase your feeling of self-worth that doesn’t involve buying things you don’t need. Invest in yourself, Aquarius, not in things.

    Remember to keep your expectations low when it comes to your crushes when Venus conjoins Neptune on Saturday. You might discover that your idea of someone doesn’t quite match up to who they truly are."

  • Pisces ♓
    "This is your week, Pisces! Enjoy the spotlight as new opportunities and beginnings come your way. It all starts when the sun conjoins Neptune in your sign on Wednesday, giving you something that you’ve been fantasizing about for months. It’s okay to pinch yourself, but you’re not dreaming. Embrace the new you with open arms.

    Trust your gut on Saturday and let your intuition guide you when the new moon is in your sign. A new opportunity could present itself to you, but before you decide, do a vibe check. Was your first impression good or bad?

    Finally, your love life also gets a boost when Venus conjoins Neptune in your sign on Saturday. If you’re single, you might discover the partner of your dreams. If you’re already in a relationship, you may find the old spark is back as your partner becomes more tender and sincere. Enjoy it, Pisces!"

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03-17-2021, 12:12 PM
Looks really good, not sure if this is a HF thing or blog thing, but when you click an award it improperly hyper-links.
03-08-2021, 05:51 PM
good job James enjoyed as usual, thanks
03-08-2021, 02:04 PM
Also bring the HF News notifications back!
03-08-2021, 02:04 PM
Amazing news once again!