Okay, that’s it. I’m moving all my money to Cthulhu-based cryptocurrency.
Tucson, Arizona’s only Bitcoin ATM was struck by lightning last Friday. Tucson remains stuck in the dark ages ever since, unable to obtain Bitcoin except through such venerable, traditional means as buying it online.
Technically, the building was struck by lightning, and that caused a power surge. The ATM, apparently, had not availed itself of a surge protector. Brian Williams, the machine’s owner, told AZCentral, “It’s kind of like getting punched in the face. I’m trying to pick up the pieces and trying to figure out where we are at.”
Would we not be at the point of checking our insurance policies?
Customers are somewhat better off, as the surge didn’t destroy any wallets. Nobody but Williams has lost any money here, and the machine costs only about $1000 to replace. “It was a totally avoidable thing. Everything was going great. The community was getting kind of excited about it. The main thing I want is to apologize to anyone that was inconvenienced.”
Mr. Williams, the priest will see you now…
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