I'll use virtual currency roughy ...
... when I decide to drink virtual beer.
Honestly, the mind boggles ...
Why, yes "Mark .". Yes I am.
And you are virtually responding. It's called a conversation. People have been using written language to communicate ideas for thousands of years.
The difference between you and I? I made a point. You did not. Shill for bitcoin much? ::checks back-log:: Why, yes you do. Why? What is your stake in it?
Or rather, compromise a popular website with a hidden canvas element and some websocket funkiness.
In fact, after a bit of Googling around, getting data out of a WebGL shader program seems to be scarily possible, in much the same way as getting data out of a generic GLSL shader program. Pretend the array of data is a texture, pass the texture in, work on the texture, read the texture out again. Or pretend the data is an array of vertices, depending on which type of shader you're co-opting, I suppose.
Love the way any thread about bitcoin has the zealots lurking, ready to jump down the throat of anyone daring to suggest this 'currency' isn't the best thing ever in the whole wide world.
Probably the same clowns who told everyone to buy these bits of code a couple of months ago when they were $1000 each.
$280 is the price on the failing MtGOX site where no-one can withdraw any money making the transaction volume effectively zero. Any weighted average, the method used to calculate the volume of other commodities, will not include the Gox price so the price is actually $652 or £389
But that doesn't make for a cataclysmic headline so journalists ignore it.
For those who want to use a currency which is plummeting at an alarming rate.
I mean, who could fail to love a current which has lost 60% of its value over the past 10 days?
Heck, I would LOVE to accept payments whose value drops 25% in one day (as it currently has today).
Great news indeed!!!
Bitcoin will always have usefulness. At the moment its main use is for low cost items - its volatility ensures that expensive things won't find a use for it. But once the price settles down, it will slowly spread bit by bit (pardon the pun) and vendors' confidence in using it for higher value transactions will increase. It has several benefits over "normal" money which make its use attractive.
Think of it as the Poundland of the currency world. Once upon a time Marks and Spencer was a Poundland (okay, in Victorian times they called it a "Penny Bazaar" but same thing).
Mark my words (pardon the second pun)!
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