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Author Topic: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?  (Read 65844 times)
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« Reply #625 on: July 27, 2014, 11:05:05 PM »

Oooo! Rick Falkvinge!

Rick gets into some history of information and properties of information going back to the times when monks transcribed books and acted as the gatekeepers of information/culture, Martin Luther, etc.

Jan. 13, 1535 - Punishment for using a printing press in France is DEATH!  ohmy

The origins of copyright! (1557)

Red flag act of 1865?!? Pushed by who?

Information war! (cued at 10:30)

15:55 - "...information wars..." Wink

Ice boxes? Largest industry? Huh?!?

Snail mail. Hmmm...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xoXZbtOwyg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xoXZbtOwyg</a>

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« Reply #626 on: July 28, 2014, 03:48:29 AM »

A keynote speach by Patrick Byrne - CEO of Overstock.com. Cued up:

#Bitcoin2014 - Keynote Address, "500 Years of Liberalism" by Dr. Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com

http://youtu.be/l--zHVO3Cik?t=14m50s - Intro
http://youtu.be/l--zHVO3Cik?t=16m - Direct to keynote.

Interesting as he goes over the background, history and philosophy behind Bitcoin.

He also goes over why he was the subject of 6 federal investigations. (Yep - He tried to expose criminality on Wall St., etc.)
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« Reply #627 on: July 28, 2014, 12:04:59 PM »

This could be in the humour thread...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYnLkF4PJlQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYnLkF4PJlQ</a>

Yeah... Something like that. Wink

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« Reply #628 on: August 14, 2014, 08:37:20 AM »

This is pretty good. Christopher Cantwell talking about "how to tell people about bitcoin". He boils it down pretty simply, but his presentation is, well, just him. Or, maybe not completely "him". This is SFW whereas a lot of his stuff is NSFW. (He speaks pretty fast - it's entertaining.)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stTsL_qfrcY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stTsL_qfrcY</a>

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« Reply #629 on: August 17, 2014, 10:39:24 AM »

And this is what happens when you completely lose you freaking mind:



The 2 S3 440 GH/s machines are turned to pull cold air out of the room, and - yes that is Dryer Vent Hose - then push the hot exhaust air out through the attic. The other S1 180 GH/s machine only has one fan and no outer housing (rather odd I thought), so it's still dumping a ton of hot air into the room ... But it's at least half assed tolerable in here now.

If these are the "Quiet Ones" (and they are), I'd hate like hell to hear the noisy ones ... Let's just say the wife is not thrilled with this latest development..
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« Reply #630 on: August 25, 2014, 09:31:52 PM »

And this is what happens when you completely lose you freaking mind:
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The 2 S3 440 GH/s machines are turned to pull cold air out of the room, and - yes that is Dryer Vent Hose - then push the hot exhaust air out through the attic. The other S1 180 GH/s machine only has one fan and no outer housing (rather odd I thought), so it's still dumping a ton of hot air into the room ... But it's at least half assed tolerable in here now.

If these are the "Quiet Ones" (and they are), I'd hate like hell to hear the noisy ones ... Let's just say the wife is not thrilled with this latest development..

Like living on a tarmac, eh? smiley

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« Reply #631 on: August 25, 2014, 09:33:10 PM »

Gold dealers are dropping fiat:

http://techcrunch.com/201...ard-payments-for-bitcoin/

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The world of gold bullion sales is often peopled by the odd and interesting. Joseph Castillo is one of the latter. The owner of Agora Commodities, his company now only accepts Bitcoin for online sales, a move that has reduced fraud and improved his service.

Castillo talked to Coindesk about his decision, saying that “What we had to do to protect ourselves against card fraud, we no longer have to do with bitcoin – and that saves us on costs.”

The company has done $10 million in revenue through bitcoin since he moved to cryptocurrencies in the beginning of 2014. Customers understood the move and have been working with him to transfer assets via the blockchain rather than the Visa card. Castillo is also planning on building a BTC exchange for his customers. The goal is to create a one-stop-shop for all your goldbug tendencies, including fiat to BTC conversions.

“Bitcoin fits perfectly with gold and silver, right? So if people come to the site and want to buy gold and silver, why wouldn’t they want to buy bitcoin from us as well?” he told Coindesk.

Amagimetals has also announced that they are dropping fiat and only accepting Bitcoin.

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« Reply #632 on: August 25, 2014, 10:21:31 PM »

And this is what happens when you completely lose you freaking mind:
 (see attachment in previous post)
The 2 S3 440 GH/s machines are turned to pull cold air out of the room, and - yes that is Dryer Vent Hose - then push the hot exhaust air out through the attic. The other S1 180 GH/s machine only has one fan and no outer housing (rather odd I thought), so it's still dumping a ton of hot air into the room ... But it's at least half assed tolerable in here now.

If these are the "Quiet Ones" (and they are), I'd hate like hell to hear the noisy ones ... Let's just say the wife is not thrilled with this latest development..

Like living on a tarmac, eh? smiley

hehe not quite that bad. Actually after the temperature stabilized with the exhaust pipes it isn't too bad in here now. A bit warm...yes. But I can turn off the two extra fans I had initially put in the room to keep the system temps down.

I brought two 1TH/s AntMiner S2's online at the office today. The boss got them on eBay for $2300, and we're splitting the take. Plan is to kit both of them with the 1.8TH/s upgrade in September when it comes out.

So now that I've got 1.2TH/s here, 2 headed for 4TH/s at the office, and that friend of mine pushing 6TH/s+ there is a whole string of little monsters you've created... cheesy

Actually I think there is a 500GH/s upgrade for the S1 we're running available.. undecided
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« Reply #633 on: August 29, 2014, 07:55:36 AM »

Seems like Bitcoin (and other) mining is artificially crippled so the miner devs make higher profits:
http://da-data.blogspot.d...-with-monero-and-cpu.html
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« Reply #634 on: August 29, 2014, 08:20:12 AM »

^very interesting

Seems like Bitcoin [Bitmonero/Monero] (and [possibly] other) mining is artificially crippled so the miner devs make higher profits:
http://da-data.blogspot.d...-with-monero-and-cpu.html

FTFY (just trying to be objective)
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« Reply #635 on: August 29, 2014, 10:55:06 AM »

Seems like Bitcoin (and other) mining is artificially crippled so the miner devs make higher profits:
http://da-data.blogspot.d...-with-monero-and-cpu.html

Too much to drink, so that's too much to read...

My gut reaction is that it's just another alt being mined to convert into BTC. Most are.

Am I off? Got a tl;dr?

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« Reply #636 on: August 29, 2014, 11:05:15 AM »

TL;DR: Miner coders cripple their public versions so they can mine faster themselves. I doubt that's a Monero-centric thing.
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