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  1. It's better than rapidshit.
  2. Craigslist. Cash in hand, no shipping costs, no eBay fees, etc.
  3. Thanks, the 1005HA seems like the better choice for me although it's definitely more expensive.
  4. Thanks for the suggestions about the laptops, but I really am looking at netbooks for their battery life. The more I research though, it seems almost all netbooks ship with shitty broadcom chips now so the question is: what's a good usb wifi adapter that works with BSD?
  5. Ok, I'm looking for a cheap netbook that's open-source friendly preferably one that comes with a wifi chipset that plays nice with modern BSD distributions (I'm looking at FreeBSD or OpenBSD). I don't need excessive storage, a lot of ram, or anything like that. Oh, and long battery life would be nice too. Anyone here have any suggestions? Edit: I'm also open to a cheap USB wifi adapter as well if needed to go along with the cheap netbook.
  6. No, you're right digip. There is no audio only version of the show.
  7. Yeah, currently Intel is kicking the hell out of AMD in the high-end processor market. ATI is still competing well with nVidia though.
  8. Clipse your taskbar is so full o_O Also, I already did a radical update that I like a lot more
  9. lazerfish -- My high school's IT admin's password for everything.
  10. http://iamfreeman.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2odg1e
  11. Alright everybody, time to show off your desktops again :] Clean Busy
  12. Anonymous used to do shit just for the lulz, now there some shitty hypocritical political group of l33t h4x0rz.
  13. Ehh, I started off with Ubuntu. I found it a lot like Windows, which is what I was trying to get away from and I went back to Windows for a year or so until a friend suggested I try Arch. I liked Arch, being able to configure every bit of the system as you go (even though it probably took me a good 5 fresh installs before I got Xorg running), and once I discovered tiling window managers it was game over. I honestly don't understand the appeal of Ubuntu.
  14. Use something like gentoo or arch linux where you have to build the system from the ground up. If you do that, you'll have a decent starting point for using linux.
  15. "We could not calculate directions between Seattle, WA and Berlin, Germany." Think I have you beat :P
  16. To tile windows you must use a tiling window manager that is designed to do so. xmonad and awesome are the two most popular tiling window managers that I know of but I'm really loving how easy it is to configure subtle.
  17. So I finally moved back to linux -- damn I missed tiling window managers and virtual desktops! -- and am excited to show off my desktop once again :D Sorry I had to blur so much out, but you should still be able to get a good feel for my setup :) Laptop [ Arch Linux x64 :: subtle wm :: urxvt ] Edit: And here is my boring old Win7 machine. Desktop [ Win7 x64 :: Rainmeter ]
  18. dr0p


    At the moment, very few because of its current volatility. Mostly stores with online services such as hosting, etc. but there are some sites that sell physical goods such as electronics. Full list can be found on the wiki.
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    To ensure the validity of bitcoin transactions. The miners use their computing power to solve (bruteforce) complex cryptographic problems that allow for the validity of the bitcoin transactions to be verified so users can't send coins that don't exist.
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    Basically it computes thousands of SHA hashes per second.
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    Err, no it doesn't. Low end minig rig that can output 600MH/s is ~$500. You can make $15-20 per day mining with the current value of bitcoins. Even with electricity costs, you're still making money. And in any case, mining isn't the reason I'm into bitcoin. I like that no one central authority has power over it.
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    "Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer currency. Peer-to-peer means that no central authority issues new money or tracks transactions. These tasks are managed collectively by the network." Bitcoin is the first digital currency that is completely distributed. The network is made up of users like yourself so no bank or payment processor is required between you and whoever you're trading with. This decentralization is the basis for Bitcoin's security and freedom. Your Bitcoins can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection. Anybody can start mining, buying, selling or accepting Bitcoins regardless of their location. If you have Bitcoins, you can send them to anyone else with a Bitcoin address. There are no limits, no special rules to follow or forms to fill out. More complex types of transactions can be built on top of Bitcoin as well, but sometimes you just want to send money from A to B without worrying about limits and policies. Currently you can send Bitcoin transactions for free. However, a fee on the order of 1 bitcent will eventually be necessary for your transaction to be processed more quickly. Miners compete on fees, which ensures that they will always stay low in the long run. You don't have to be a criminal to wake up one day and find your account has been frozen. Rules vary from place to place, but in most jurisdictions accounts may be frozen by credit card collection agencies, by a spouse filing for divorce, by mistake or for terms of service violations. In contrast, Bitcoins are like cash - seizing them requires access to your private keys, which could be placed on a USB stick, thereby enjoying the full legal and practical protections of physical property. One BTC is currently worth ~$19. More info can be found at bitcoin.org As I am a big believer in Big Brother and don't overly enjoy the govt being in my business, I think bitcoins are great and hope that soon more retailers will start accepting them. In fact, the first physical incarnation of bitcoins have been released, although it seems they may be able to be counterfeited somewhat easily. So, I was wondering if anyone here has been keeping up with the bitcoin trend, uses them, or mines them? I'm about to buy a Radeon HD 5850 so that I can begin mining bitcoins.
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