Even if you went down to 1 fps, you could get tearing.
All you need is a situation where the GPU is sending the current frame to the monitor, but at the same time the framebuffer gets updated with new content from the video player application.
But the monitor always keeps a little break after drawing each frame. In other words, it waits a small time. When vsync is enabled, the framebuffer is quickly updated during this small break.
Often there is also doublebuffering (or even triplebuffering), which means that the app has plenty of time to draw to the another buffer without interfering with the monitor image. When vsync occurs, the buffers can just be swapped.
In other words, you have this insane idea that since a few people have made out like bandits from Bitcoins extreme volatility, that it is somehow this magical deflationary entity that is a better investment than any of the thousands of securities one can purchase on the regulated stock market. That, somehow, magically, is a store of value that can beat inflation and, somehow, will magically be able to beat all the other umpteen crypto currencies out there that anyone can create with a flick of a finger (literally).
You also seem to believe that bitcoin exchanges are somehow magically governed by banking and securities laws that allow people to 'invest' and 'trade' safely, and that one can be insured against theft by putting their trust in unknown third parties running piss-ant little companies who happen to be able to set up a web site and throw some glitter on it.
I will tell you what Bitcoin is. Bitcoin is worthless as a currency (too volatile and too illiquid), meaningless as a commodity (because anyone can create their own crypto currency with a flick of a finger), not even remotely deflationary except in the minds of the true believers, and unusable as any sort of store of value except by idiots who think that quoted numbers on an exchange lend it credibility and back-of-the-hand calculations that someone, somewhere has gotten filthy rich trading it (ignoring the thousands of people who have gone broke trying to do the same).
There are always a few people with crazy views. It doesn't mean the views are any less crazy just because the internet lends them a voice. You actually believe that the stock market is some kind of scam and that bitcoin is somehow magically better? The level of stupidity required to form your opinion is beyond my comprehension.
The sad part is that is true even here, just look at how quickly the "truther" slur is trotted out whenever anybody asks why anything better than the frankly piss poor at best investigation wasn't done for the 9/11 attacks, like the government has never lied to us.....except for that "pesky" Gulf Of Tonkin thing that left 50,000 Americans and probably a couple million Asians dead....oops.
If there is one thing Wikileaks and Snowden should have taught us its that the MSM of pretty much every country is nothing but the puppet of the state and is about as truthful as Soviet Pravda.
Thanks. If you want dirt cheap media tanks check out Amazon as you can find ones like this all the time and unlike a used laptop not only does it look nice but you can easily add anything you want, BR drive,SSD, plenty of RAM and HDD, and its easy to add.
I've used the E350 a LOT at the shop and was impressed enough I sold my full size lappy for an E350, its THAT nice. HD videos, office work, hell I've played Torchlight and Portal on 'em and they are great little chips, all while just using 20w full load and 9w for most tasks. A word of advice though and this goes for ANY APU system...ALWAYS get the faster RAM, in fact if it comes down to 4Gb of faster or 8Gb of slower take the 4Gb because that AMD APUs really need decent RAM to shine. Nothing crazy, no need to OC the RAM, 1333 or better will do nicely. One of the barebone systems I picked up came with 4Gb of 1066, I did benches before and after I switched it for 1333 and depending on the tasks I got as much as 35% more performance simply by having the faster RAM, its THAT noticeable.
I'd be more worried about a bio-bomb as that would be the perfect carrier, hell you could infect the passengers and use them as the "payload" and then fly it over a large heavily populated city and blow it up at 10,000 feet, voila! the diseased body parts would be spread over a large area and cause maximum damage. To hamper cleanup you could always mix enough uranium to make the whole thing "dirty" enough to cause a panic and slow the responders to a crawl.
In any case I think there is more than a simple hijack and crash going on, too many conflicting stories to be that simple.
There are plenty of ways to hedge against inflation through a standard brokerage account. Literally thousands of ways to do it.
Bitcoin is not one of those ways. A whole lot of people seem to think that Bitcoin has a magical deflationary property simply because there's a limited supply of it, and that it can simply be hoarded. That's grade-school thinking at best. It's nature gives it no such property.
Then again, ordering something on amazon every 2-3 days already seems borderline compulsive behaviour to me too.
How often do you go to a physical store? More than twice a week? Now multiply that to cover a whole family.
I personally go to a physical store for non food items maybe once a month. My wife goes maybe once a week as she gets stuff for the house/kid which isn't easy to get online.
And I mentioned this in another reply - but a big part of it is not having to think. Let's say I make 100 orders in a year. That's $1 per order for shipping. Now, you're right, I could probably get some of those free. And there are other's I'd pay say $8 for 2 day. And yet others I'd pay $15 for overnight. You know what? If it takes even 1 minute per order to figure out which is which $100 a year is CHEAP - my time is worth a lot more than that.
Because we're not all as organized as you?
In fact we do that, the subscribe & save system amazon have allows us to setup recurring deliveries of the stuff we predictably need (baby supplies, cosmetics, etc). But other than groceries we buy pretty much everything online, and most of that from amazon. Not having to think about delivery times or prices is what allows us to do that. Having to worry about whether it would be delivered in time, or whether spending $10 to ship a $10 widget is worth it is a waste of mental energy I just don't need.
You're completely ignoring speed. My family buy tons of stuff from Amazon (typically 2-3 orders per week, sometimes more) and so of course we could cancel prime and get free shipping pretty easily. But waiting a week+ for delivery? Not interested. Which means we'd be spending $5-10 per order for 2-day, which would pay for prime in maybe a month.