Thanks for taking the time to answer. It's something I've wanted to do but my biggest concern was getting side-tracked by real world commitments and not finishing a course I started. If the estimates are in the ballpark then it's easier to plan ahead and make sure it gets done.
Interesting. From your experience, were the number of hours listed under "time advisory" pretty accurate?
Reminiscent of this humorous (and insightful) look at cash compared to bitcoin:
Excellent explanation of the lightweight wallet issue. Though more apropos to altcoins that have fewer miners on the network.
Insightful. Very similar, but this one is a little more polished: http://yro.slashdot.org/commen...
Glad you mentioned that. My original post was too harsh in that respect.
Yeah but we're talking about kids here, they aren't nuanced enough to recognize that. Plus they're getting bombarded with this nuttiness by their creationist parents every single day of their young lives, especially if home schooled. It's almost impossible for a 10 year old to see through the self-serving bullshit of it all. Rinse repeat as they grow up to be parents themselves.
And of course it's a slippery slope. As mentioned a million times here when creationism stories pop up, they're obviously not theories, just wild hypothesis w/ absolutely no way to test. In no shape, form or fashion is creationism related to science. Full stop.
Bingo. And the hardware guys recognized it immediately too. Mainly because they're probably getting emailed the same question 10 times a day.
There's a reason scrypt asic has been a long time in the making, it's memory intensive. Only alpha-t.net seems to be making headway to a viable product. But even with them taking preorders now, nothing is written in stone. Commercially and technically, SHA asic was an easier cat to skin.