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by mudcore
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1780

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

Makes sense regarding Steam. They should offer purchasing via LTC instead until Lightning is ready.
by mudcore
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1780

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

Over-reaction, perhaps. But the repeated hacks of major players in the BTC ecosystem, resulting in loss of customer assets, is indicative of a problem. At least with banks and credit card processors, there's a safety net in place that ensures that customers (usually) get their money back when thing...
by mudcore
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1780

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

NiceHash news isn't going to impact BTC in any real way. Far more likely to have a significant impact on the numerous other alternatives. Either way the real lesson here is don't trust other people with your money. Don't treat a non-bank, uninsured, unprotected entity as if it is one. As much as I s...
by mudcore
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD
Replies: 37
Views: 1780

Re: Nicehash just lost 4,736.42642789 BTC / $61,253,030.31 USD

Why is it "worth" $13,000? It has gained $3500 in a week. Seems bubbletastic to me. People see value in a decentralized currency/store-of-value. There's also a finite amount of them. If you sincerely want to learn about Bitcoin I highly recommend this page as a great collection of well ve...
by mudcore
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 81
Views: 1744

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

I use a broad range of tech (AMD most recently). Beholden to all is my moto :P If someone makes it appear as if Apple is the only culprit in the murky world of corporate tax avoidance then I am going to make it clear that Apple is not the only company doing it. I'm not condoning the practice, merel...
by mudcore
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 21
Views: 1077

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

In the last portion of latest Linus Tech Tips' WAN Show Linus talks a decent amount of what he thinks went wrong with NCIX and the mismanagement that occurred while he still worked there. I watched that and I was stunned. If I was him I would not have said a damn thing about his NICX exit deal on a...
by mudcore
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt
Replies: 21
Views: 1077

Re: Sorry Canucks, looks like NCIX is going bankrupt

In the last portion of latest Linus Tech Tips' WAN Show Linus talks a decent amount of what he thinks went wrong with NCIX and the mismanagement that occurred while he still worked there. For those who don't know Linus started at NCIX and while obviously he worked on their videos and such early on a...
by mudcore
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Low cost gaming
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Low cost gaming

Dell and HP business PCs with Core i5 3470, 8GB RAM, and some storage are all over the market for $150-$220. Includes a Windows license and a open PCIe 16x slot. Throw in a video card and you're good to go. This is the route I'd go. When I was on a tight budget I always bought used, never had any ma...