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Forum: storm5510 2021-04-23, 17:23
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By storm5510
40 years. I salute you for your dedication....

40 years. I salute you for your dedication. "Aging" is spot-on. There is another word that works as well, experience. We tend to go, or fall back on, what we know best. We use these things without...
Forum: Software 2021-04-22, 23:50
Replies: 194
Views: 15,843
Posted By storm5510
The latest version is running fine on my old Xeon...

The latest version is running fine on my old Xeon with Windows 7 Pro. :smile:
Forum: storm5510 2021-04-22, 23:38
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By storm5510
I have been aware of the red triangle, but never...

I have been aware of the red triangle, but never thought of using it before. I noticed something recently which I had not been aware of previously, the "Ignore List." I have already added one member...
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-22, 23:25
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By storm5510
We seem to be going off-topic from mass storage...

We seem to be going off-topic from mass storage devices, so I will make this short:

Some are beginning to suggest that Bitcoin move away from its proof-of-work system. This would end Bitcoin...
Forum: Hardware 2021-04-22, 17:54
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By storm5510
Unbelievable! An entire power generating plant...

Unbelievable! An entire power generating plant restarted for the sole purpose of running a crypto mining farm.

This is a bit off-topic: I read a short article a few days ago where the CEO of some...
Forum: storm5510 2021-04-22, 17:18
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By storm5510
A Change Of Mind

A few weeks ago, I decided I was going to take an extended break from this forum. I purged all my subscribed threads and cleared my private messages. I felt I was no longer able to participate in a...
Forum: Lounge 2021-04-11, 01:25
Replies: 1,711
RIP
Views: 151,329
Posted By storm5510
I really never understood his official...

I really never understood his official relationship to the queen. She was his wife. A guess: Elizabeth became queen before they were married. :confused:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-11, 01:19
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
I read there is a big change coming to Ethereum...

I read there is a big change coming to Ethereum on April 17. I guess it is part of their proof-of-stake changeover. They are all welcome to it.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-09, 14:12
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
What about Bitcoin Core? Anyone running it has...

What about Bitcoin Core? Anyone running it has the entire blockchain, and their receiving address is local on the system where the process runs. There is an encryption option for the wallet as well...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-08, 17:51
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
A correction I want to make on something I wrote...

A correction I want to make on something I wrote above recently: Coinbase, Inc. is going public on the April 14th. Their current holdings are worth $68-billion, and insured, I read. How they store...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-07, 16:43
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
It is the sender which pays the fees. Take an...

It is the sender which pays the fees. Take an exchange, for example. If someone trades other coins for Bitcoins, a fee is charged. If someone does a withdrawal to another location, a fee is charged....
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-06, 23:46
Replies: 190
Views: 9,587
Posted By storm5510
I am due for my 2nd dose in six days. The 1st was...

I am due for my 2nd dose in six days. The 1st was Moderna. I do not see why the local hospital, where I received the 1st dose, would change. The name is shown on the CDC card I was given.

I fear...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-06, 23:26
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
I see your point. A share of a stock. I have...

I see your point. A share of a stock.

I have s small holding in Coinbase which is in U.S. Dollars. It fluctuates very little. If I move a portion of it to my bank account, is this when it actually...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-06, 19:14
Replies: 172
Views: 30,665
Posted By storm5510
I saw yesterday where Putin has manipulated their...

I saw yesterday where Putin has manipulated their system so he can stay in office until 2036. Why are so many putting up with this?
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-06, 19:09
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
Question If this is true, then how is it that so many...

If this is true, then how is it that so many people convert their coins to "currency" which their banks readily accept as money?
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-05, 15:46
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
For a very long time, holders of Bitcoin, for...

For a very long time, holders of Bitcoin, for example, had extremely few sources to buy items and services with their coins. Having crypto-only merchants seemed to be the original intent, but failed....
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-04, 16:17
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
I agree. To date, mining has been called...

I agree.

To date, mining has been called "proof-of work." There is one coin, called Ethereum, which is in the process of switching to "proof-of-stake." In their case, mining will become...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-04, 00:47
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
I read earlier today that Bitcoin is increasing...

I read earlier today that Bitcoin is increasing its mining difficulty by 6%, I believe it was. Who does this benefit, I wondered? Utility companies, for one. Those using ASIC's for Bitcoin burn more...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-04, 00:11
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By storm5510
In the case of big businesses and information...

In the case of big businesses and information gatherers, everyone is fair game. Just taking a guess, web browsers, and those who own them, are the biggest culprits.They store a person history and who...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-02, 18:27
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By storm5510
I feel a person tends to stick with what they...

I feel a person tends to stick with what they learned starting out. For me, it was M$-DOS in 1988. I believe there may have been some Unix dialects at the time. I actually saw a Unix system for the...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-02, 17:52
Replies: 46
Views: 1,189
Posted By storm5510
I used to dabble in this and there is one thing I...

I used to dabble in this and there is one thing I noticed right away. The entire system is geared toward the wealthy. I still occasionally look at the latest propaganda.

Recently, there are more...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-28, 00:25
Replies: 1,711
RIP
Views: 151,329
Posted By storm5510
For me, "Lonesome Dove" was as good as it gets. ...

For me, "Lonesome Dove" was as good as it gets. I read years ago that Tommy Lee Jones was not the first choice to play "Woodrow Call." It was Jon Voight. He had other obligations and could not take...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-26, 17:38
Replies: 107
Views: 5,358
Posted By storm5510
Near Birmingham, AL, yesterday afternoon. There...

Near Birmingham, AL, yesterday afternoon. There were 5 fatalities in the state.
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-24, 17:39
Replies: 1,357
Views: 114,012
Posted By storm5510
Major coronavirus variant found in pets for first...

Major coronavirus variant found in pets for first time....
Forum: Reading 2021-03-23, 17:05
Replies: 20
Views: 3,806
Posted By storm5510
I watched some of the trial on YouTube recently....

I watched some of the trial on YouTube recently. He said, "Over 33,000."

After watching the series for the first time, I was curious about where it had been filmed. Latvia, as it turned out....
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