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Bitcoin

Bitcoin Mining Tests On 16 NVIDIA and AMD GPUs 403

Posted by samzenpus
from the mine-faster dept.
Vigile writes "For users that have known about the process of bitcoin mining the obvious tool for the job has been the GPU. Miners have been buying up graphics cards during sales across the web but which GPUs offer the most dollar efficient, power efficient and quickest payoff for the bitcoin currency? A series of tests over at PC Perspective goes through 16 different GPU configurations including older high-end cards through modern low-cost options and even a $1700+ collection with multiple dual-GPU cards installed. The article gives details on how the mining programs work, why GPUs are faster than CPUs inherently and why AMD seems to be so much faster than NVIDIA."
Games

Cedega Being Replaced By GameTree Linux 124

Posted by Soulskill
from the what's-in-a-name dept.
An anonymous reader writes "TransGaming Cedega, the software forked from Wine that allows running Windows games under Linux, is being discontinued and replaced by GameTree Linux. This new software is also free. From the new website: 'TransGaming is pleased to announce the continued development of Cedega Technology under the GameTree Developer Program. This repositioning of the technology that powered the Cedega Gaming Service will allow the entire Linux community to gain free access going forward. Cedega is a cross-platform enablement technology that allows for Windows-native games to be executed on both the Linux desktop and embedded Linux platforms.'"
Security

Hackers Find New Way To Cheat On Wall Street 271

Posted by timothy
from the just-downstream dept.
GMGruman writes "The high-speed trading exchanges that conduct the business of buying and selling stocks and mutual funds are so fast that hackers can introduce delays of a few microseconds completely unnoticed by today's network monitoring technology — and manipulate prices in the process to reap millions of dollars to the detriment of everyone else, InfoWorld's Bill Snyder reports. This kind of activity creates new reason to distrust Wall Street and shows how the computer networks we all rely on for conducting business and moving information are ripe for undetectable hacking."

Comment: Re:Isn't this already well-known? (Score 2) 813

by Subura (#34776922) Attached to: Famous British Autism Study an 'Elaborate Fraud'
Except the amount of mercury in the vaccine was orders of magnitude less than what is found in a serving of tuna. So its really just hype and the decision to remove it is not based on science. Another example, there is formaldehyde in some vaccines. This might seem scary but there is a good reason not to be the least bit concerned. Your body on a daily basis produces formaldehyde in its normal metabolic functions. In fact, if you consider the relative concentrations of the vaccine and your blood, the vaccine dilutes the formaldhyide naturally occurring in your body. The poison is in the dose.

Comment: Re:And if (Score 1) 1260

by Subura (#33893160) Attached to: Proving 0.999... Is Equal To 1
What is incorrect? Although it is worth noting there is no number 0.999...8 (Since ... represents an infinite series and therefor there can be no number after that series) so you don't have to worry about such things, if you are really looking for flaws in mathematics start thinking about real paradoxes like:

Russell's Paradox

Let x be the set containing all sets which do not contain themselves

Is x a member of x?

Comment: Re:Solution (Score 1) 1140

by Subura (#33818206) Attached to: Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?

There was a day, not all that long ago, where you could go to an unclaimed area, and say "this is mine, thanks." It is our right as humans to be able to live and thrive. In the United States, there isn't an inch of unclaimed land in the contiguous 48 states. We had a right to go somewhere and live.

-- Then a group of natives would say "wait what?" and you would give them typhoid. Those that remained would say "but don't we have a right to live and thrive here?". Then you would promptly explain manifest destiny and shoot them. Good times. Not saying that things are all that better now but lets not gloss over a massive loss of property rights that allowed for Americans to just claim land.

Comment: Re:So, you believe in a planned economy, then? (Score 5, Funny) 830

by Subura (#33278656) Attached to: Ray Kurzweil Does Not Understand the Brain

Obviously, by your logic, a free market economy is impossible, Our economy is too complex to have evolved on its own. In fact, it is far more complex, with far more different parts, than a human being. It must have had a creator. If most any part of the economy, like the steel industry, say, were removed, the economy would not function. How did the economy function before there was a steel industry? Obviously, it couldn't, and therefore we have demonstrated irreducible specificated complexification or something.

All this free market talk is obvious bullshit, and we actually DO have a centrally planned economy because it is impossible for something so complex to have evolved without a central planner.

The Illuminati control the free market. Point Intelligent Design.

Google

Are Googlers Too Smart For Their Own Good? 307

Posted by kdawson
from the keep-it-complicated-smarty dept.
theodp writes "If you're a mere mortal, don't be surprised if your first reaction to Google Storage for Developers is 'WTF?!' Offering the kind of 'user-friendly' API one might expect from a bunch of computer science Ph.D.s, Google Storage even manages to overcomplicate the simple act of copying files. Which raises the question: Are Googlers with 'world-class programming skills' capable of producing straightforward, simple-to-use programming interfaces for ordinary humans?"

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