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An anonymous reader writes "Litecoin has for the first time in history passed a total trading volume in excess of $1 Million USD value in 24hr trading on the BTC-e market.
As the only major competitor to Bitcoin, Litecoin has been gaining in popularity as users of the Bitcoin virtual currency have watched prices skyrocket over 100% in just the last month.
As of writing this article the total BTC plus USD Litecoin buy orders on BTC-e stand at a total value of $469384.51 worth of Litecoin.
It is clear to say that Litecoin is now here to stay and is making huge waves in the virtual currency markets."

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Comment: Re:there is no way to disprove a person's religion (Score 1) 250

by Bob Gelumph (#36710154) Attached to: Idle: File-Sharing Is Not a Religion, Says Swedish Government
I wasn't trying to say that the loopholes are justified or rational. I guess one difference is that if you tried to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa (for what it's worth to "disprove" something's existence), nobody would even argue against you, as long as you didn't do it in front of kids... Personally, I'd probably do it in front of kids.

Comment: Re:there is no way to disprove a person's religion (Score 1) 250

by Bob Gelumph (#36710148) Attached to: Idle: File-Sharing Is Not a Religion, Says Swedish Government
The Judeo-Christian god isn't even omniscient. It can be seen in Genesis when god asks Cain where Abel is because he knows something is wrong. He doesn't actually know exactly what has happened. Seems pretty straight forward that he's not omniscient... But that's all off-topic.

Comment: Re:there is no way to disprove a person's religion (Score 1) 250

by Bob Gelumph (#36708202) Attached to: Idle: File-Sharing Is Not a Religion, Says Swedish Government
Santa's meant to have a physical presence here on Earth, which can effectively be disproved. Plus, his "actions" can all be attributed directly to other causes (with no close examination of causality).
The god thing has far too many loopholes to be refuted so easily. Believers can always say that it's because god isn't in our universe, but merely pulling strings from outside of it, or that god doesn't want to get directly involved, etc. and works "through" people, blah, blah, blah... There's always a new dodge, and god's actions aren't considered predictable.
Santa is really meant to go flying around the world each year, in a physically impossible way, and deliver presents that have never been seen, once you take out all the presents from parents.

I think you can fairly distinguish different supernatural stories from each other, based on what claims are being made. Like leprechauns can be disproved if the assertion is that you can find them at the end of *any* rainbow, and you create a small rainbow in a lab, where both ends can be seen at once.

Comment: Re:It's prison time (Score 1) 361

by Bob Gelumph (#36525968) Attached to: LulzSec Suspect Arrested By UK Police
Habeus corpus, innocent until proven guilty, jury trials, etc. were all used in England before they were used in the U.S.. And in answer to all the others who are talking about due process with respect to the authorities, I was referring to the posters presumption that the guy is guilty. According to LulzSec, he merely runs an IRC server that LulzSec uses, among others, and while they didn't specify, I got the feeling they meant that the IRC server was used by non-LulzSec people as well. If that is true, then next, they'll arrest the guy who runs pastebin.

Comment: Re:$200 for 80gb? (Score 1) 121

by Bob Gelumph (#35209604) Attached to: Intel 310 Series Mini SSDs Now Shipping, Benchmark
At my workplace, we replaced most of the devs' spinny disks with SSDs. SVN checkouts went down from about 5 minutes to around 30 seconds, with most of that being due to the SVN server not having an SSD. Other tasks across thousands of files have reduced by heaps as well. On average, easily an hour or two can be saved per developer per week, which pays for itself within a month. Developers don't need more than that kind of size, typically, and large files, like database backups can be kept on the old HDD if space really becomes an issue. The main issue has been a ridiculously high failure rate (over 10% in around 3 months), in this case with Corsair disks, though I don't know if the problem is limited to that brand or the particular model. Also, the lower power consumption and quieter operation are features that nobody could argue with. 10krpm spinny hard drives might not be too much slower for some operations than SSDs, but they are certainly a lot louder and thirsty.

Comment: Illegal (Score 3, Interesting) 412

In Australia, you aren't allowed to limit the sale of something because a person doesn't also buy something from a different provider.
The ACCC will rip shit into Apple over this if it is true.
They'll probably also lay into the retailers that are performing the actual transactions. Any clause like that in an Apple agreement is illegal and therefore void, so the retailers shouldn't be enforcing it.

The only thing cheaper than hardware is talk.