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Comment: Re:Scam Currency Arrives At NYSE (Score 1) 85

Chips in phones wasting battery life to mine scam currency.

Or it could just run while it is plugged in charging, I for example plug in my tablet every night to charge have a show on while I try to fall asleep and wake me up in the morning with my alarm it takes it lets say and hour to charge it, and lets say i sleep 8 hours a night that means it could be mining while pugged in not pulling on the battery for 7 hours at a time. I plug in my phone at my desk at my desk four hours at a time and on the shelf at home at night thats a lot hours it could be mineing.

I have thought about getting a usb bit coin miner at plugging it into my personal file server at home as it sits doing nothing but waiting for me to either grab files off of it for hours at a time the power draw of a 2 or 3 miner chip is negligible and while not likely to get much would be fun.

I wish I had mod points today. This is a +1.

Comment: Re:It's a PR campaign (Score 3, Interesting) 190

Somewhere out there a true Scotsman is rolling over in his grave like a turbine.

and with the manual transmission of a pickup truck, some u-joints and a drive shaft we can couple him to a generator!
The fact that we will be making money off him at little cost to us and zero compensation to him should start 8 of the nearest (buried) true Scotsmen also spinning. At that point we hook them all up and via RPM modulation we can play "When Irish Eyes are Smiling"! This will cause all the remaining true Scotsman (dead and possibly living) to also spin like turbines and energy will flow from Great Britain like water. I have to go write some IPO stuff and maybe make a kickstarter page for start up capital...
Thanks!
/jk (cause there's always someone wanting to be offended in some way... no matter how utterly ridiculous a statement is, a literalist is waiting to pounce)

Comment: Re:Markets, not people (Score 1) 615

by FatdogHaiku (#49707447) Attached to: The Economic Consequences of Self-Driving Trucks

Next thing you know, they might develop big machines to replace covered wagons and plows. Then where will we be, when all those teamsters and farmers are put out of work?

Don't forgot saddle, harness, and whip makers! Then there are horse breeders, feed sellers, horse traders, farriers, blacksmiths, livery stables, and even the horse thieves that would feel the impact.
I wonder what percentage of the pre automotive economy had to find new ways to earn an income as "horseless carriages" took over the landscape...
Do you think they had a saying back then? Maybe a tag line something like:
If you've got it, a horse brought it!

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 1) 227

I wonder if they are giving back the Oculus Rift Kickstarter money raised by having all those assorted OS logos on the page...
It seems like yesterday...
Oh, the logos are still there?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game/video_share
Just above the "Team" blurb.

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