Did anybody else think of how eerily similar the first picture on page 2 looks to the Death Star from Star Wars? The irony!
267 posts • joined 11 Sep 2012
the politicians in the European Parliament are all traitors anyway... They lick the assholes of everyone who gives them money until they're sore regardless who it is... I would not be surprised about the rise of a new EU sanctioned Hitler, just because he paid the EU Parliament enough lobby money to legalize genocide.
BitPay / Coinbase usually sell the coins they get within one hour after they received them... They have $$$ in their hands even before the company who they're providing the service for. It's not like they're just leaning back and going "ah whatever, it'll work out for sure".
I keep repeating this, but nobody listens.. Ignorance, stubborness, stupidity? Who knows.
It's Bitcoin when talking about the technology and bitcoin when talking about a unit of the currency. It's never BitCoin or bitCoin.
But the rest of the comment is somewhat correct, so this is the only issue I have to complain about.
Sugar with that tea?
I'd say fridge works better than a microwave: Tho most of the body of a microwave is metallic, the glass-window is not, it only has a metallic mesh in it, and if I remember correctly the mesh is only supposed to hold back electromagnetic waves that are specific to that microwave, not cell phones.
Alternatively you could probably put it in a microwave and put the microwave into a fridge... ;)
It seems you may not have entirely grasped Bitcoin yet.
I agree, the exchanges are not very transparent and potentially illiquid, however:
Bitcoin isn't supposed to be anonymous, who cares about the few small-time criminals that abuse the system. Legitimate transactions far outnumber (and outweigh) those of criminals.
Bitcoin requires almost no work for compliance if you go with a payment processor like BitPay or Coinbase for the time being (which also solves the capital reserve needs btw)
Nobody can come up with a better way of mining. First there was CPU mining, someone came up with a better way: GPU mining, supply stayed the same because the network automatically adjusted itself, then someone came up with FPGA mining, supply stayed the same again, because the network automatically adjusted itself, now there is ASIC mining, the supply is still on the correct trajectory because again, the network automatically ajdusted itself. Even if you were to start chipping away at bitcoin mining with Quantum Computers which far exceed ASIC capabilities, the network would quickly adjust and the supply will go back to normal.
In the USA Police Departments are allocated resources, dependent on how many arrests they make, so no matter what, it's financially more viable to arrest everyone and let half of them go, than it is to let every innocent person go. There's a good chance the person did something illegal at some point after all and ignorance of the law doesn't give you the right to break it. So even if the initial arrest is unwarranted, as long as they find something incriminating afterwards, they get a nice and fat bonus.
@adnim Of course. This is proven by the recent case of two people being arrested for smut pictures on their phones, which they received per whatsapp and thought they had deleted. That case set a great precedent and now looking at things is a crime. If you wanted to look at it or not is irrelevant.
This engine uses microwaves to accelerate a pair of virtual particles in the opposite direction of it's vector, thus transferring momentum from the resting virtual particle pair into the rear-facing direction of the device, and due to conservation of momentum, the device is moved 'forward' while the particles move to the back, but because of their virtuality the particles (annihilate?) / seize to exist before they'd impact the back-wall of the device and thus will not accelerate the device in the opposite direction again, leaving the momentum of the thrust-device intact?
In dumb terms: It's creating a 'stone' inside it's hull 'throws' the 'stone' in the direction of the back of the device and thus gains momentum (equal and opposite reaction and all), but lets the 'stone' disappear before it hits the back-wall.
At least that's what my imagination says whats happening. Unfortunately I'm not very well versed with technical terms so, yeah.
For a lack of alternatives.
Why do you think people in North Korea elect Kim Jong Un? There's only one candidate on the ballot.
It's no different here in the western world. No matter who you put your cross in for the election, they're all just actors, putting up a front to entertain the masses, make them believe they have a choice. In the end it doesn't matter at all who you vote for, they'll screw you either way.
Edit: This isn't some black helicopters conspiracy bullshit. What I'm trying to say is that politicians are all equally evil and the difference in value they show to the public are just for show. Left wing, right wing, doesn't matter, they'd both do the same thing when they come to power.
You probably heard the quote "Never attribute to malice what could equally be attributed to incompetence". That holds true only for people. Politicians however are mindless, greedy scum, whose entire existences are nothing but malice.
kind of abusive. It wouldn't surprise me if they got into legal trouble...
On the other hand, El Reg: Have you still not learned, that Bitcoin is written with lower case 'c' and is also not generatable on "graphical processing units"?
Even if these cloudservers had GPUs available for processing, it would likely cost the Researchers more in internet connectivity costs if they were to mine bitcoins. Due to the trials being free, obviously, Litecoin still has the capability of being profitable (near zero costs, non-zero income) yet there would be wiser choices as to what to do with the time they spent on creating this.
So strong, but imprecise laser for creating the 'tunnel' and weak, but precise and fast laser for sending the data?
It does make sense. I would believe that it is hard to modulate a laser that is powerful enough to have an 'impact' at distances of over a km, to precisely transmit high-bandwidth data, while it would be also difficult to make a high-precision laser strong enough to have a signal that doesn't degrade before 1km of air-way. So basically pairing up two different lasers to compensate for each others weaknesses?
Come on people... He's obviously trolling.
First clue: The headline.
Second clue: 'BitCoin machines'. Yes, why would anyone sell shovels if you could use them to dig for gold!
Third clue: MA in Economics from Oxford and >25 years in IT. (I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time)
Fourth clue: 'simples'. Nobody says that.
Fifth clue: Bob Newhart: Really?
Sixth clue: Public record / Not anonymous. Kind of like the blockchain, right?
The final clue is his 'inability' to write coherent english sentences.
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