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Hack Forums News // Edition 498

Posted 04-01-2021, 08:46 AM








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  • Attachment for Bytes Now Live - Omniscient
    It is now possible to add unlockable content to your threads as an attachment. Doing so will require users to pay a bytes fee to be able to view the text content. Upgraded users will have a greater storage quota for their attachments and users are able to place up to 3 attachments in a post.

  • Official HF Wiki Relaunch - James
    The official Hack Forums Wiki has been upgraded and updated, as well as being refreshed with a new theme. James has worked to migrate the data to the latest version of MediaWiki, ready for edits to be made again. Be sure to check it out and consider applying to be a part of the HF Wiki Team.

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  • Who is your Hackforums Crush? - Shimano
    Do you like a certain member more than any other? Maybe there is some kind of romantic connection, or perhaps it's like when you have a childhood crush? If there's one member you appreciate more than all the others, make sure to let them know. Who knows, it might brighten up their day!

  • My latest tattoo - Mr. Robot
    Mr. Robot is back with another tattoo on his arm. Joining his HF tattoo, he added an impressive piece that included a Guy Fawkes mask mixed with an Fsociety mask and a person shushing.

  • Tando is back after perma ban and RF - Tando
    Have you ever had thousands of reputation points, been hacked, rep killed, and then permanently banned from Hack Forums? The answer is probably no. Well, Tando has, and now he's been allowed back on Hack Forums.

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Tesla Accepts Bitcoin
Following on from the company stating their intent to accept cryptocurrencies as a form of payment, Bitcoin has now been made available as a payment method. The company has opted to run its own Bitcoin nodes as a part of the move, being one of the first publicly-listed companies to do so. Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce the change, stating that "Tesla is using only internal & open source software & operates Bitcoin nodes directly." He also said that the "Bitcoin paid to Tesla will be retained as Bitcoin," meaning the company will be holding the BTC it receives, as opposed to selling it and converting it into a fiat currency. It has been reported that other car manufacturers are looking into accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment as well, with General Motors supposedly looking to get feedback from their customers on the matter. >>Source


Time Magazine Plans to Accept Crypto
The long-running American magazine has revealed plans to begin accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment for subscriptions. The company's president, Keith Grossman, made the announcement in a tweet, stating that the change will be made within the next 30 days. Time is also expanding into the non-fungible token market, auctioning off digital assets based on previous Time magazine covers. To top it all off, the company created a job listing for a CFO that has "comfort with bitcoin and cryptocurrencies." >>Source


The Floor is Lava

Unknown to many, Iceland has been going through a seismic ordeal. For months in certain parts of Iceland, there was constant shaking day night. The shaking was strong enough to prevent many citizens from falling asleep at night. Researchers have been following these developments closely because they believe these events will lead to more intense activity later. “The possibility of future eruptions is underscored by the fact that the type of seismic shaking leading up to last week’s eruption has happened before—three times before, in fact, in the past few thousand years.” Scientists are currently learning more about the factors which cause these events. >> Source

It’s Raining Electrons

For years a “fuzzy patch of auroral lights” has confused researchers, however, the mystery may have finally been resolved. It is believed “these spots could be the northern lights rotating in an unorthodox spiral shape similar to the familiar shape of a hurricane—a phenomenon the team has dubbed a “space hurricane.” With the assistance of satellites, scientists were able to study the “space hurricanes”, and how they affect our planet. Many are also excited to study atmospheric anomalies on other planets as well. >> Source

Thunderstorms may be Responsible for Life

It was established many years ago, that meteorites were responsible for depositing life-creating minerals on Earth. Now, new data leads researchers to believe that lightning also played a significant role as well. “They say this shows that life could develop on Earth-like planets through the same mechanism at any time if atmospheric conditions are right.” Lightning can be a common occurrence, so many researchers believe this increases the likelihood of finding life outside of our solar system. >> Source


Netflix India Releases Way of the Househusband, Yasuke, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! Anime
Netflix is listing the following titles for release in India:

  • The anime series of Kousuke Oono's The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudō) manga will release alongside its worldwide debut on April 8.
  • Masaaki Yuasa and Science SARU's television anime Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! will release on April 9.
  • LeSean Thomas and MAPPA's Yasuke anime.
  • The live-action film adaptation of Ching Nakamura's Gunjō yuri drama manga Ride or Die (in Japanese Kanojo) will release alongside its worldwide debut on April 15. >>Source

Kingdom Anime Season 3's New Video Highlights Characters in Battle
On Wednesday a new promotional video for the third season of the anime Kingdom was posted on the official website of the anime. The video is 1 minute and 38 seconds long and showcases a few characters and leaders as they embark into battle. >>Source

Ani-One Asia Adds Megalobox Anime
MediaLink Entertainment Limited's Ani-One annouced last Friday on their YouTube channel that they're adding TMS Entertainment's Megalobox original anime. They begin by releasing the first two episodes and then a new episode every following day. The stream is available in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Taiwan. The original anime premiered in Japan in April 2018. >>Source

Funimation, Crunchyroll to Stream My Hero Academia Anime's 5th Season on March 27
The 5th season of the anime My Hero Academia is just around the corner! On Tuesday Funimation announced that it will begin streaming the new season on March 27 in Japanese with English subtitles. The dub version premiere of the new anime will be announced on a later date. Crunchyroll will begin streaming the new season in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. >>Source


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Horoscopes / Mar 29, 2021 - Apr 4, 2021

  • Aries ♈
    "The beginning of the week brings opportunities for romance with a sextile between Venus in your sign and Saturn in Aquarius on Tuesday. A new friendship could very quickly develop into something much more serious. Be bold and take the plunge by making the first move. It could lead to an exciting journey, Aries.

    Then, get ready for some adulting when the sun in your sign sextiles Saturn on Wednesday, making this an excellent day for growth and self-discovery, especially when it comes to your role in your social groups. If you have to be the mature one among your friends, take it in stride.

    Last, get ready to make a fantastic first impression when Mercury enters your sign on Saturday. Every word you speak for the next couple of weeks will be oozing with confidence, enthusiasm, and passion. Just try not to go overboard.">>Source

  • Taurus ♉
    "If you want to get ahead in your career this week, you’re going to use all the tools at your disposal. Venus in Aries sextiles Saturn in Aquarius on Tuesday, encouraging you to use your connections to get a boost. However, keep a good poker face. Some of your co-workers might not be happy if they find out you called in a favor.

    Keep an open mind when Mercury in Pisces sextiles Pluto in Capricorn later in the week. As a fixed sign, you usually stubbornly stick to your opinions, but a certain friend could open your eyes to a different perceptive. Give yourself permission to be wrong.

    Finally, you get a little touchy starting when communication planet Mercury enters Aries and your privacy zone on Saturday. Some old wounds could come to the surface, making it tempting to push everyone away. Allow your loved ones to help you.">>Source

  • Gemini ♊
    "Rein in your ambitions, Gemini. Mercury conjoins Neptune in Pisces and your career zone on Monday, highlighting the fact that some of your long-term goals might be impractical at best and self-destructive at worst. Do some reflection to get grounded again.

    Start by looking at your financial situation and how you make money when Mercury in Pisces sextiles Pluto in Capricorn later in the week. If you want to reach your long-term goals, you might have to share finances with someone or change your views about your current financial situation.

    Fortunately, the week ends on a positive note when Mercury enters Aries on Saturday. The planet of communication will be in your friendship zone for the next couple of weeks, encouraging you to make new friends and be enthusiastic about humanitarian causes. It’s also a great time to make a wish, as long as it’s within reason.">>Source

  • Cancer ♋
    "The week starts with an adventure, even if it’s only in your mind. Mercury conjoins Neptune in Pisces and your sector of philosophy on Monday, and this is a good opportunity to explore the world through movies, books, television, and other means to discover something new and exciting. This is a creative time as you let your imagination run wild.

    Use empathy and understanding when it comes to your personal relationships when Mercury sextiles Pluto in Capricorn later in the week. Adopting a new point of view can help transform your relationship for the better.

    On Saturday, focus on your career goals when Mercury enters Aries. The planet will be in your career sector for the next couple weeks, getting you thinking about your long-term goals and ambitions. Be bold and ask for what you want at your job. However, be careful. If you’re too blunt, you could damage your reputation.">>Source

  • Leo ♌
    "It’s time to learn and grow, Leo! Venus in Aries sextiles Saturn in Aquarius on Tuesday, encouraging some self-improvement. Not only will this make your life better, but it will also improve your relationships. A little maturity is good for you. Trust us!

    Keep this maturity going when the sun in Aries sextiles Saturn in Aquarius on Wednesday. However, instead of your external relationships maturing, it’s your internal relationship that will be going through some growing pains. Self-discipline is the key to success here.

    Focus on learning more about the world around you when Mercury enters Aries on Saturday. The planet will be in your philosophy zone for the next couple weeks, encouraging you to go on a new adventure. Whether you’re planning a trip, taking some classes, or changing your perspective on issues, be fearless and dive into the unknown.">>Source

  • Virgo ♍
    "The start of the week brings out the hopeless romantic in you when Mercury conjoins Neptune in Pisces and your partnership zone on Monday. This aspect could cause you to daydream about your relationships and/or secret crushes. It’s a day for some major swooning.

    If you spend the week daydreaming, use the weekend to make those dreams come true. Mercury sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, creating opportunities for transforming relationships through pleasure. Deep feelings can create a strong sense of intimacy, so Friday is a good day to start a love affair or reconnect with your partner.

    Finally, transform your mindset when Mercury enters Aries and your intimacy sector on Saturday. Over the next couple of weeks, you may feel more passionate when it comes to your intimate relationships, creating and strengthening bonds with those around you. However, be careful not to jump into something without thinking it through.">>Source

  • Libra ♎
    "The week begins with opportunities for romance and passion when Venus in Aries sextiles Saturn in Aquarius, making all your partnerships sensual and very flirtatious. While you might have to be discreet, it could be a passionate day if you’re clever about it.

    However, don’t forget to take care of yourself when the sun in Aries sextiles Saturn in Aquarius on Wednesday, encouraging you to set boundaries in your love affairs and relationships. Don’t get so infatuated with pleasure that you forget yourself and your priorities. Balance is key.

    Finally, Saturday could bring both love and war, depending on what you say when Mercury enters Aries. The planet enters your sector of partnerships, which can increase confidence and boldness when it comes to relationships, but it can also create conflict if you push too hard. Use your powerful words for good, Libra. Remember, you’re a lover, not a fighter.">>Source

  • Scorpio ♏
    "Watch out, Scorpio. Your romantic bubble could suddenly burst when Mercury conjoins Neptune in Pisces and your pleasure zone on Monday. That “too good to be true” love affair may actually be too good to be true. Be very cautious. A gamble might not pay off.

    While the week may start a little rough, the weekend begins on a fun note when Mercury sextiles Pluto in Capricorn late in the week. Friday is a great day to discover your hidden talents and passions. Be open to learning new things about yourself. You might enjoy it!

    Try to stay calm when Mercury enters Aries and your sector of routine on Saturday. For the next couple of weeks, your productivity and work routine could be thrown off by spontaneity. Try to be flexible and lean into the chaos a little. Just don’t let it overtake your life">>Source

  • Sagittarius ♐
    "Whoa, Sagittarius! We know that we’re fully into Aries season, but that doesn’t mean you should impulsively jump into situations without at least a little thought, especially when it comes to relationships. Venus in Aries sextiles Saturn in Aquarius on Tuesday, encouraging you to talk to your partner and set boundaries before making any major commitments.

    Take the lead in your life when the sun in Aries sextiles Saturn on Wednesday. If you want to achieve your goals, you’re going to have to think seriously about how to get there. Reorganize your thoughts and come up with a plan for your future. You got this!

    On Saturday, talk the talk and walk the walk when Mercury enters Aries. Mercury moves into your pleasure zone, encouraging you to be bold and unafraid as you pursue your passions. This is a great opportunity to express all your thoughts and feelings.">>Source

  • Capricorn ♑
    "Your relationships have some pros and cons this week when Venus in Aries sextiles Saturn in Aquarius on Tuesday. While having a steady partner living with you could ease some financial stress, it’s important to set some boundaries so one of you doesn’t become possessive. Maintaining balance is the key to bliss here.

    Remind yourself of your worth when the sun in Aries sextiles Saturn on Wednesday. If family drama is getting you down, take a moment to breathe and practice some self-care. This is also a good day to take a look at your personal finances and figure out ways to be more fiscally independent.

    Finally, focus on your domestic affairs when Mercury enters Aries and your family zone on Saturday. You might have to stand your ground and confront certain family members on important issues. Let your passion fuel your convictions, Capricorn, but don’t lose your temper.">>Source

  • Aquarius ♒
    "Keep calm to save your sanity this week, Aquarius. Venus in Aries sextiles Saturn in your sign on Tuesday, creating tension in your relationships when you simply can’t get your point across to the other person. Before flying off the handle, take a moment to take a deep breath and center yourself. Speaking clearly and calmly should solve the problem.

    Keep your best interests in mind when the sun in Aries sextiles Saturn on Wednesday, encouraging you to make a good first impression on others to create opportunities for yourself in the future. Be bold and speak up when the moment is right. It could lead to new beginnings for you.

    Keep speaking your mind when Mercury enters Aries and your communication sector on Saturday. Your words will hold a lot of power for the next couple of weeks. Use this extra confidence and enthusiasm to make your point.">>Source

  • Pisces ♓
    "You’re living the dream at the start of the week, Pisces, when Mercury conjoins Neptune in your sign on Monday. Use your compassionate, hospitable nature to create new opportunities for yourself and meet new people. However, make sure people are falling for the real you and not an idealized version.

    New month, new you when Mercury sextiles Pluto in Capricorn later in the week. If you feel like you need a change or to start over, this aspect encourages you to reinvent yourself into something new. Take on a new persona and make new friends. However, be careful. There’s a difference between starting over and living a lie.

    Mercury enters Aries and your sector of value on Saturday, encouraging you to speak up for yourself and know your worth. For the next couple of weeks, be confident and give yourself a pep talk before starting each day.">>Source



08-09-2021, 05:49 PM
Comic #5 was the best. Great news and I'm happy to see the Blogs become more seen now :-)
05-23-2021, 08:46 AM
Comic #5 and #7 got me good! Thanks for the laugh
04-05-2021, 02:42 PM
User has received the award. Not very informative.
04-05-2021, 01:32 AM
First there was a T-REX then the egg; then the chicken.