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Old 2018-03-06, 22:23   #12
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Facebook's energy usage is about 2 TW hr per year.
There is the real waste of time. It produces nothing of value, and only serves to waste people's time.
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Old 2018-03-07, 02:44   #13
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There is the real waste of time. It produces nothing of value, and only serves to waste people's time.
Do you mean that my photos and movie clips with my cats and my dogs are of no value?

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Old 2018-03-07, 03:23   #14
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Do you mean that my photos and movie clips with my cats and my dogs are of no value?
Add me to your Facebook, and I'll let you know for sure. :)
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Old 2018-03-07, 04:23   #15
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Do you mean that my photos and movie clips with my cats and my dogs are of no value?
To me? None whatsoever, since I don't visit faecesbook.
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Old 2018-03-08, 18:30   #16
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Facebook's energy usage is about 2 TW hr per year. Bank of America is about 3. Bitcoin is over 50.
I should've nuanced my reply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T0OUIW89II
Andreas Antonopoulos explains it better.
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Old 2018-03-21, 02:33   #17
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Default The bitcoin blockchain now becomes illegal

https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...llegal-content

So now you could go to prison and be tagged as a paedophile for the rest of your life if you download the blockchain for bitcoin.

The tragedy of the commons.

Or perhaps another option is to move to a country where paedophilia laws are non-existent.
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https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...llegal-content

So now you could go to prison and be tagged as a paedophile for the rest of your life if you download the blockchain for bitcoin.

The tragedy of the commons.

Or perhaps another option is to move to a country where paedophilia laws are non-existent.
Well, you can add whatever message you like to the blockchain, if you are motivated enough to pay the fee (you pay per byte). An image is probably too expensive, people sometimes add links or hashes for notary purposes. It's not surprising that some wanker decided to put something dodgy on there to sow the seeds of discourse. Maybe the next discovered Mersenne prime should be put on the blockchain before it's revealed publicly for a laugh.
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Primecoin (sign: Ψ; code: XPM) is a cryptocurrency that implements a proof-of-work system that searches for chains of prime numbers.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primecoin
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Old 2019-11-24, 19:49   #20
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Looks like a good way for primeGrid to generate a quick buck.
Is distributed computing still used to find Cunningham chains?

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"doing useful things" like finding chains of primes, against bitcoin's doing "random, non-useful things" is its biggest problem, because, how can they forbid me of pre-calculating a lot of chains, store them locally, and use them in the future if the opportunity sparks?

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