I'll be honest; I was never really someone who understood cryptocurrencies. When Bitcoin first emerged globally all those years ago, I never really paid any attention to it. It seemed like a cool stock like thing that was all the rage in techy circles, with my geeky friends going on about how it would be the new thing, the currency that would herald in a whole new way of doing business and how we would treat money in our newly digital world. It was a breakthrough filled with websites and weird hardware I didn't understand and wallets and no tracking and blockchain and... yeah. I'll be honest, it seemed so daunting, and I didn't try to figure it out. I metaphorically left it in the corner for others to look at, for others to deal with and figure out, and letting myself just generally not care about it. This applied, as the field expanded, to basically every cryptocurrency - I was never really one to get involved, never get too interested, because I always thought of it as this daunting, massive block of complexity that would take forever to get introduced to.
To start, I want to say that this article is not to make light of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am, out of everyone I know, one of the most cautious and careful people that when it comes to this new pandemic facing our globe, and I want to ensure that it's clear that the world will undeniably change. People have died, and will continue to die, from this disease. This is serious.
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Let's start off by calling this angular, Blade Runner-esque creation what it is: a stunning risk by Tesla Motors. Unlike previously released vehicles such as the Model X, Model Y, or Roadster (which kept to a much more conventional and modern automobile shape), the Tesla Cybertruck not only stands out from the rest of the Tesla line-up, but basically every automobile currently in production. The reason? It doesn't really look like the vehicles that are made today. The conventional shape of trucks in today's market looks generally similar: a vehicle that looks strong, typically trading an aerodynamic style for a large cab, with an open truck bed behind. The main feelings behind it are strength and power, giving the impression of a vehicle that is made to work.
If you live in Canada, you probably know that in less than a week, we will be heading back to the polls, and if you're from out of the country, then, Ayo! Suprise, Canada has another election that you may or may not have heard of. I think it's always an interesting idea to take a step back, and try to explain the election from the point of view of one outsider telling another outsider about the election, similarly to me talking about American or British politics to one of my friends, so I'll attempt to do the same thing here.
So, if you've been on social media lately, you'll probably have seen the photo of Ellen and George W. Bush floating around where they look like they're having a good time. Apparently, they're actually good friends and they enjoy having a laugh. Of course, criticism arose due to the fact that, primarily, Ellen is an out woman, married to another woman, and is vocal about her support for the LGBT*+ community. George W. Bush, however, is... well, he's George W. Bush, the republican 43rd President of the United States, who among other things, was instrumental in the invasion of the Middle East after 9/11, along with proposing numerous social policies at home, including, but not limited to, limitations against the LGBT*+ community.