Do not rush to exult, seeing the New Year discounts and promotions on apartments. A lot of pitfalls lurk in enticing offers. In advertising for new buildings, there are announcements about New Year’s Eve promotions: “the price is FROM N thousands of rubles”. And the figure there is very attractive, clearly below the market. Really lucky, have you finally found an apartment of your dreams? A gift from the developer for the upcoming New Year? Do not rush to rejoice.
Month: January 2019
Russian scientists have learned how to prevent the formation of scars during the healing of skin wounds. They developed bioengineering particles and conducted animal experiments with them.
If you are traveling to Saint Petersburg and love opera or ballet, then you probably want to visit the Mariinsky Theatre, the oldest Russian musical theater located in Saint Petersburg. Having come to the performance, you will not only enjoy the play but also be able to admire the beautiful interiors of the historic building.
Popular winter fun in Russia – skating on zorb balloons and tubing, better known as “vatrushka” as it resembles the shape of a Russian cheesecake, is one of the most traumatic types of winter activities.
Recently it has become very popular to ride a “vatrushka” (round inflatable sleds also called “tubing”) in Russia. The media often
Unlike sleds, tubing can develop great speed, twist around its axis during the descent, while being uncontrollable and not equipped with a braking device. In the place strictly designated for this, before descending from the slide, check that there are no other skiers on the way. In the process of skiing, it is recommended to hold onto special belts located on the sides of the tubing.
It is dangerous to ride one inflatable sleigh together or several people at
Tips for making “tubing” safer
It is recommended to ride an inflatable sled on slopes with an angle of no more than 20 degrees. There should be enough space for braking at the bottom of the slope. Also, you should not ride a tubing on the slopes overgrown with trees.
Before you start descending on an unprepared track, inspect it for the presence of holes, mounds, protruding bushes, stones. Also, you should not ride an inflatable sled on sand or rubble.
Do not ride on a ” vatrushka ” standing or lying on it during the descent; it is necessary to sit as if on a chair – lie back and bend your knees. It is strictly forbidden to tie the “inflatable sled” to a car or a snowmobile. You should not ride a tubing in a state of intoxication.
Co-working centers are growing in Moscow. Many companies have embarked on thrift. Renting workplaces in coworking is cheaper than in conventional business centers.
Bitcoin crashed, mining is unprofitable
The collapse in prices for basic cryptocurrencies led to a collapse in the mining business. This is noticeable both in the industrial sector, where the largest companies
The cost of bitcoin for the first time since September 2017 dropped below $ 4,000. In less than 11 months of 2018, the global market capitalization of cryptocurrency decreased by more than 2.5 times – from $ 370 billion to $ 140 billion. All major coins lost in price. In November alone, Bitcoin’s capitalization fell by almost one and a half times in less than a month – from $ 110 billion to $ 75 billion. The second most popular cryptocurrency broadcast (Ethereum) fell in November by more than 39%, and its capitalization fell to $ 12.5 billion
This situation certainly affected the mining industry. After the collapse of the bitcoin price, tens of thousands of mining devices were turned off, as coin mining ceased to be profitable. Pessimism reigns among Russian miners. Last week, Russian Mining Coin Holding (RMC) reported on the temporary suspension of the mining farm’s activities due to “economic inexpediency in the current environment”.
Global sale of used mining equipment is also recorded by analysts of the Yula free ad service. According to them, only on November 19th and 20th, the number of announcements about the sale of mining equipment increased by 25% with a simultaneous drop in the bid prices. At the beginning of the year mining farms were offered for an average of 240 thousand rubles, by November the sale price was reduced to 150 thousand rubles. Similar dynamics is noticeable in other segments. Over the year, the cost of a ready-made mining solution for Asic Antminer decreased by 20% – from 140 thousand to 111 thousand rubles. The average price of video cards has decreased by more than 30% from 35.4 thousand to 24.3 thousand rubles.
Now only professional long-term investors can afford mining as a business. Currently it is a risky undertaking even for such an investor. The home miner as a class is gradually disappearing, because it cannot withstand competition with large companies. This is true for small market participants. Mining as it is now is an interim solution. Small mining companies will leave the market, while large ones will adapt to technology development, experts say.
In popular buildings, the most demanded “odnushki” and two-room apartments can be bought at the construction stage. Buying an apartment in a new buildings right before putting the house into operation can be obtained only under a contract of assignment. What risks are associated with the purchase of the assignment? How the transaction is concluded?
A new technology of modeling intuitions has been developed by Russian AI scientists from the “Cognitive Technologies”. In the future intuition may be necessary for anthropomorphic robots to carry the space watch on the ISS together with people to perform tasks during combat operations while caring for bed patients, etc. However, at this stage, an artificial intelligence built into an unmanned vehicle needs intuition more.
Moscow hosted A! ONE Conference on Artificial Intelligence on December 14-16 2018, where scientists had a chance to meet with representatives of large companies that implement high-tech projects.
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