Apple Anti-Trust Lawsuit – iOS app devs need to register ASAP

Do you develop iOS apps? You should download the lawsuit, read it, and go to the site linked further down to request an evaluation of any potential claims eligible for compensation. Here are a few of the points in the lawsuit:

  1. Apple, according to the complaint that was filed – allegedly admitted – that “… iOS developers have antitrust standing…” to file suit. See: Complaint (linked below this paragraph), page 33.
  2. Forcing prices to end in ninety-nine cents deprives developers of a right to choice of price.
  3. A requirement to sell apps via Apple’s store buries apps within millions of other apps.
  4. Restricting distribution to the Apple Store also denies developers the right to fair commissions.

Here’s the Complaint:

Archived Complaint copy: — a separate download link is also right below.

Then you need to hop on over to the following URL:

And seek an evaluation of your circumstances. Don’t delay, get started as soon as possible, because the deadline for a request for review and entry to the case class is, at this time, not known. Submitting a possible claim for review early also gives the complainant more time to search for and produce documents & other evidence that might be helpful in discovery.

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March 24, 2021

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Coming soon – to add new platform for US customers

Nearly all exchanges were forced to close their doors – and lose a considerable amount of business – due to the insane amount of regulation of crypto exchanges and mining pools.

Today, it was discovered that will be rolling out a specific platform for US-based customers.

Chat exchange asking if USA customers are accepted, and explaining restrictions based on state of residence being a detractor to sign-on of USA customers, with response disclosing new USA platform roll-out soon. is one of the exchanges that supports DOGE and a myriad of other coins, which means the market for DOGE should expand even further. It is not yet known what the full set of features will be, but it is high time that CoinBase and its high fees faced some competition.

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March 23, 2021

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Access a Floureon Security system in Chrome (March 2021)

If you’ve bought a Floureon system and are having trouble with LAN access via the web browser, and see the Plugin Required / Not Supported screen, you’re not alone.

No worries. There are a few steps:

  1. To configure a Floureon system, here is the 8-channel DVR system user’s manual:
  2. Install IE Tab – this Chrome Extension emulates an older Internet Explorer browser.
  3. Install the ActiveX needed for the system.
  4. Edit the IE Tab setting to allow the IP address to be opened in emulation.
    1. Edit the Options – right-click the extension icon, click Options
    2. Enter the IP address you’d like to use, and add a WildCard asterisk at the end.
      * See the image gallery below these steps for screen grabs
  5. Type in the IP Address on a Chrome tab and watch your security software actually connect.
    1. Log In
    2. Start using the software

And that should be what gets it working. Presented below are screen grabs showing how to set up IE Tab

One fun thing about the web interface, rather than software, is that you can freely resize the tab at will and, if the tab is run in a separate process, you can use a second or third monitor on your system to keep tabs.

Another quick tip: if you have a secure Remote Desktop option, you can RD into your system while elsewhere and keep tabs on what is going on, through your cell phone, without having to use a separate app.

If there are any steps that might have missed, feel free to comment on the Twitter channel, located at:

March 23, 2021

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An analysis of Reisman v. Associated Faculties of Univ. of Main…

A recent court case – Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Reisman v. Associated Faculties of Univ. of Maine, No. 19-847 (U.S. Jan. 2, 2020), 2020 WL 92186 – focused on the right to exclusive representation of charter school teachers, and a paper published by a law student revealed how schools – public versus charter – differ when it comes to educators’ rights in the workplace.

The paper:

The suggested citation if you choose to cite this paper is as follows:

Wazlavek, Thomas D. Aaron, Defending Exclusive Representation: Tyranny of the Minority in the Workplace for Educators Poses Special Risks to Charter School Teachers (July 24, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

While the case ultimately may have been declined, the fight apparently still exists, regarding charter educators’ right to exclusive representation in the workplace.

The paper, linked above, details a history of court battles over educators’ rights to representation while also covering a few key differences between charter and public school employment, and it is an eye-opener.

Educators working in public schools seem to have more rights, and I am left wondering why educators would want to work in charter schools, especially given that educators in charter schools have less power and freedom when certification handling is concerned.

If you are an educator, or are considering becoming an educator, it might be good to read the paper and learn more about the fight for educators’ rights in the workplace.

March 19, 2021

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#Crypto mining 411 – how to calculate daily pay and profit.

DOGE balance showing $14.27 in account.

For the new miner owners out there – calculating expected reward for the day is easy and straight-forward: current account balance in USD or currency divided by current time in 24HR format, then multiplied by 24 hours in a day.

MS Calc screen grab showing ($14.26 / 16.75) * 24.

To handle the time properly, first convert the hours to military time; 4pm is 16. Then to sort the minutes, you convert those to a percentage – 46 minutes is roughly 75 percent of an hour, which is how I get the 16.75 in the screen grab above (second math calc in the history).

This is the gross.

To calculate the profit – estimated – there is a separate formula. See the math below:

MS Calc showing miner power usage in watts summed at 6,120 multiplied by .001 to make Kw and then by power cost of .112 then multiplying by 24 to get a daily power cost.

Tot up the total maximum wattage used by the miners – 2100 for an a1 LoveCore, 1420 for one s9 and 1300 for each of two s9 miners restricted to 1300 watts each. You get 6,120 watts per hour.

Then you take your watts and multiply by .001 or divide by 1,000 to convert to kilowatts.

Next step is to multiply this by the power cost per Kw which, in my area, is roughly eleven and one-fifth cent – or .112 – and I get 68.544 cents per hour or, in currency format, .68544 / hr.

For the daily cost, I multiply by 24 to get 16.45056, or roughly $16.50 in power cost per day.

Profit shown as $3.98 USD with $20.42 gross minus $16.45 power cost.

For the daily expected profit, I have $3.98 after I subtract the power cost of $16.45 from the expected gross of $20.43.

This number, however, is inaccurate for a final profit because the cost of power is also a cost of business, deductible in the tax calculations.

For those who are running miners for a business, it is helpful to ask your tax or financial advisor if having a w2 job that results in qualifying for the EITC while running the business under Schedule C might be the best way to go, as I am NOT a financial advisor and none of this article or any of these blog posts are intended as financial or tax advice.

Hope this helps!

March 19, 2021

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