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Is there a correct way to refer to “orphan” blocks?

I was reading a passage on the bitcoin wiki that pointed out that it doesn't make sense to call invalid chains "orphans," since, by definition, every block in the blockchain except the ...
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Why we need mining?

I know is related to these: What is the rationale behind Bitcoin mining? Why do we need Proof of Work in bitcoin? But I don't fully understand those answers, and I think usually is much easier to ...
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Get Latest blocks with bitcoind on Ubuntu

The total blockcount on my machine is not increasing. I have tried doing a bitcoind -reindex -daemon, but it didn't ultimately increase the number of blocks. Attaching machine and bitciond ...