Archive for the ‘Computing’ Category

ICO – Initial Coin Offerings and how they are used

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

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La Crosse WWV Synced Clock

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

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Every router in America has been compromised’ – McAfee on CIA exploits

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

The Metaphysics of Pepe with Jonathan Pageau and Jordan Peterson

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017


Kodi Krypton with Exodus Plugin Running on FireStick

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

A friend mentioned they use the following combination for video / entertainment

  • Kodi Krypton  –  Kodi (formerly XBMC) is a free and open source media player application developed by the XBMC/Kodi Foundation
  • Wikipedia: Kodi
  • Exodus plugin  – better us the VPN option
  • FireStick – It is an Amazon product so like the Amazon it is likely full of gigantic pythons squeezing your privacy

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Epiphany on BitCoin, China and the Next Reserve Currency

Friday, June 16th, 2017

I read the following article on ZeroHedge:

    Is The People's Bank Of China Manipulating The Bitcoin Price?

In this article it mentions that more than 50% of the hashing power of the BitCoin network is located in China.  Because of that if China wanted to control the BitCoin blockchain they could by putting pressure on the BitCoin miners.  

Synthesizing this information with the following bullet points:

  • China is where the most powerful mining devices are designed and constructed and thus China could hold back supplying hashing equipment a generation or two and legislate cryptocurrency dominance for he who hashes fastest controls the block chain.  
  • China is a manufacturing power house.  This manufacturing capability is the sort of thing that backs a currency.
  • The next reserve currency will be a cryptocurrency

What will the outcome of this current set of conditions be?  Given the above conditions it is hard to see how the next reserve currency is anything but a Chinese based cryptocurrency unless another method to prevent at will changes to the blockchain database.  With BitCoin it will become an industrial foot race. One the USA is no longer able to win and China has the social energy to dominate.  Ethereum is reported to have an implementation that inhibits this computational arms race.  If this is true then necessarily the heat will shift off of BitCoin and onto Ethereum.

With regards to BitCoin China can through manipulation

  • break the network to make it unworkable
  • ruin by taking away the desirable features and thereby causing users to flee the network
  • manipulate the price for their own benefit

I suspect they will ruin it.  That means BitCoin is probably not the final version of what we all know has to be our libertarian decentralized private central banker killing cryptocurrency.  That's my opinion today at least.  


Splitting up Videos to be under the YouTube Video Length for Closed Captions

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

There is a limit beyond which YoutTube's automatic generation of closed caption transcripting does not work. Thus if you want autogenerated CC you will need to break up the video into smaller pieces.  For my first experiment I used 10 minute long pieces and that funcioned as desired.

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Antminer BitCoin Miner Power Supplies

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

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Craigslist Pepe – and they do not even Kek

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

A page not found ascii graphic on Craigslist.  They Pepe and they don't even know it.

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Buying BitCoin Mining Hardware Directly from BitMain

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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Sent the wire transfer but international wires do not arrive quickly.  My 1st order faded to "cancelled" but came back to active when the payment arrived.