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What is geocaching?

Geocaching is search with help from a GPS

Geocaching is actually the ancient treasure hunting, but here you go out of the GPS coordinates to find the treasure. It seems to have been invented in 2000 by Dave Ulmer, who had put a bucket of goodies in the forest. He mentioned the coordinates on a website about satellite navigation and invited people to search for the bucket. There was also the idea of getting something out of the bucket and stopping something new (and updating the log). After that it went fast and there are many geocaches hiding on the whole world. With websites to find the data of the geocache or even complete routes along different geocaches. The real fanatic has its own GPS device, but for the people who want to try it, it is also possible to use your mobile phone (often not as accurate as a real GPS) or you can rent a GPS at the local tourist office. The principle has not changed: you are looking for the treasure (geocache) and if you have found it, you will update the log and submit a new treasure. Meanwhile there are geocaches for the novice but also for the expert, where the treasure for the expert is often small, and which for the beginner is larger and easier to find. Read More

What is a heat wave?

A heat wave is a period with high temperatures

In The Netherlands we are going out of a heat wave if there are at least 5 summer days (25 degrees or higher) consecutively, there must also be another 3 tropical (30 degrees or higher). In general, this is based on the temperature in de Bilt (if one is based on a different place or region, it is a regional heat wave and not a rural one). Heat waves have been maintained since 1901 by the KNMI. The heat wave of 2018 was just not the longest heat wave since the measurements (15 days). Read More

What does DOF mean?

DOF means degrees Of Freedom

DOF (or level of freedom) is a term you encounter at VR, and then it mainly concerns the two terms 3DOF and 6DOF. Both indicate how much freedom of movement you have: with 3DOF it is about moving forward, backwards and up/down. At 6DOF come there: deviation, height and roles. The developments in the field of sensors and controllers are going very quickly so 6DOF will become more common. Incidentally, you'll also find terms like 3DOF and 6DOF in normal (non-VR) games. Read More

What is Hashflare?

Hashflare is a cloudmining service

HashFlare is a department of HashCoins, a company that develops software for cloud mining and maintains equipment in datacenters.

Hashflare is a cloud mining company that is a part of Hashcoins. Hashcoin is an ASIC manufacturer. Hashflare started in April 2015 and operates with in EU, from Tallinn. Cloud mining means they sell mining hardware and also they run it for you. You pay maintenance and electricity. Hashflare is among the largest and most popular cloud mining companies.

HashFlare makes cryptocurrency mining accessible to anyone for an extremely low entrance point, meaning that anyone can try out a contract on a small scale to test the system says Milosz Digital Consultant from Chilli Fruit Web Consultant.

HashFlare makes cryptocurrency mining accessible to anyone for an extremely low entrance point, meaning that anyone can try out a contract on a small scale to test the system. Furthermore, Mining is not the only way you can earn with HashFlare, you can also profit from an affiliate agreement.

HashFlare’s mining equipment is stored in a hi-tech facility, design to house and host cryptocurrency mining equipment, which is kept within the best temperatures to ensure the longevity of the equipment and its performance. Furthermore, HashFlare contributes to decentralization by allowing you to choose between multiple mining pools.

Special thanks to Bogdan senior developer from Bluebird accountancy and Hal from Churchill Knight Umbrella for their great insights on this subject.

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What does VOD mean?

VOD means Video On Demand

Video on demand is in Dutch just video on request: It is actually a network service that allows the user to display a video at the moment he or she wants to. Often interactive television also offers a lot of video on demand. There are two types of video on demand to distinguish: the kind of downloading a video, and so you have to wait until the entire download is finished before you can watch and the kind you can watch the movie directly. Usually it is also possible to pause the video, flush it or stop the video and watch it again later. When you order a video via VOD you can usually watch the video for a limited time: you buy the right to watch for a limited time. Examples of VOD include MeJane and Netflix (though that's more Subscription video on demand: Unlimited video on Demand for a fixed price per month.

What is AnyCoinDirect?

AnyCoinDirect is an cryptocurrency exchange

AnycoinDirect is a instant buying and selling platform based in The Netherlands. It’s operating in Europe supporting multiple direct payment methods, after a successful payment the bitcoins are sent instantly. This means that Anycoin Direct doesn’t hold any customer funds.

Anycoin Direct started in April 2013 as Bitplaats, serving the Netherlands with payment method iDEAL. On 1 January 2014 they started offering their services to Belgium customers with payment method Bancontact / Mister Cash. On 6 July they changed their name to Anycoin Direct , expanding their services to whole Europe with the addition of payment methods: SEPA, Sofort Banking, MyBank, Giropay, Online Bank Transfer.

What makes AnycoinDirect somewhat different from the other similar cryptocurrency spot exchanges, is the fact that it does not control client funds in any way. In other words, as soon as the fiat payment reaches Anycoin, it automatically and directly sends the cryptocurrency or the other way around. “As soon as we receive a successful payment, the coins will automatically be sent to the customer’s address. In case of a SEPA order, the coins will be sent once your transfer has reached our bank account.

AnycoinDirect, like most cryptocurrency exchanges, has a tier system when it comes to account verification. A transaction for up to €100 per day, but no more than €250 per week does not require verification. In order to upgrade to the next levels, a client needs to send a digital copy of an ID document, proof of residence and video verification.

Source: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Anycoin_Direct & https://www.forexbrokerz.com/brokers/AnycoinDirect-Review

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What is Bokeh?

Bokeh is a photography term

Bokeh comes from the Japanese word "bakery" which means blurred, or blurry. An ' h ' was put at the end to be able to speak better, and it is now a term for the quality of the background sharpness. When people say they like photos made with a SLR camera, they often mean the scheptediepte, the bokeh: the subject in the foreground is sharp and the background is blurred. You have different gradations in the bokeh: in a strong bokeh, the background is often so blurred that it is no longer recognizable (this is common in macro photography). Read More

What is screen time?

Screen time is the time behind a screen

Screen time is the time you spend watching a screen, whether it's a tablet, laptop, phone or television. The screen time is mainly something parents set up for their children: they don't want the child to sit behind one of these devices all day long and therefore set a time in which children are allowed to spend behind a screen. Children of this time do not know better, they grow up with the use of tablet, smartphone or television. And the digitization of life does not necessarily have to be bad, it can also be an educational development. There is of course a difference between playing games or watching a vlog and looking up information for a workpiece or speech. Many parents also make the difference between useful screen time and screen hang. Every child is of course different, so it is difficult to draw up guidelines that apply to every child, but it can certainly help to have clear agreements. For children under 8 years of age, the directive is about 1 hour per day, preferably distributed over several times. In children up to 12 years of age, it is usually about 2 hours of display time. Read More

What is Bratva?

Russian organized crime or Russian mafia

 rossiyskaya mafiya, sometimes referred to as Bratva ( brotherhood), is a collective of various organized crime elements originating in the former Soviet Union.

Organized crime in Russia began in the imperial period of the Tsars, but it was not until the Soviet era that vory v zakone (thieves-in-law) emerged as leaders of prison groups in gulags (Soviet prison labor camps), and their honor code became more defined. After World War II, the death of Joseph Stalin, and the fall of the Soviet Union, more gangs emerged in a flourishing black market, exploiting the unstable governments of the former Republics, and at its highest point, even controlling as much as two-thirds of the Russian economy. Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI, said that the Russian mafia posed the greatest threat to U.S. national security in the mid-1990s.

In modern times, there are as many as 6,000 different groups, with more than 200 of them having a global reach. Criminals of these various groups are either former prison members, corrupt officials and business leaders, people with ethnic ties, or people from the same region with shared criminal experiences and leaders. However, the existence of such groups has been debated. In December 2009, Timur Lakhonin, the head of the Russian National Central Bureau of Interpol, stated Certainly, there is crime involving our former compatriots abroad, but there is no data suggesting that an organized structure of criminal groups comprising former Russians exists abroad, while in August 2010, Alain Bauer, a French criminologist, said that it is one of the best structured criminal organizations in Europe, with a quasi-military operation.

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What is cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset

Cryptocurrency is designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency

Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital currencies and are also classified as a subset of alternative currencies and virtual currencies.

Bitcoin became the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009. Since then, numerous cryptocurrencies have been created. These are frequently called altcoins, as a blend of bitcoin alternative. Bitcoin and its derivatives use decentralized control as opposed to centralized electronic money/centralized banking systems. The decentralized control is related to the use of bitcoins blockchain transaction database in the role of a distributed ledger.

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