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Comment Re:It's obvious U R A troll, gmhowell (U said it) (Score 1) 21

This quote from you says it all about you though, scumbag:

"I do whatever amuses me at the moment. Sometimes that is trolling. As far as AC? I only do that to avoid undoing moderations." - by gmhowell (26755) on Wednesday April 20, @12:49AM (#35877174) Homepage

Your own words prove to us that you're online trash gmhowell, you scumbag troll.

After running the above through a logic analyzer, this is what remains:

"I'm a scumbag troll, posting AC to avoid undoing moderations, then I project my feeble mind unto others to feel superior because it floats my little boat. /APK"

Interesting. How does that make you feel?

Comment Just one exchange (Score 2) 476

Even though MtGox is the largest BTC exchange, this dip in value seems to have affected only that one exchange. Tradehill for example was completely unaffected. Bitcoin is still a pretty small currency so these kind of events should be expected until more people buy into it to create stability. If nothing else, it may attract daytraders. :-)

The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Bitcoin may be an economic singularity (blogspot.com)

richie2000 writes: "If the growth of bitcoin continues exponentially like most widely useful technologies, it will only be on the order of years—not centuries, not even decades, but individual years—before virtually everyone is using it.

The standard term for such a rapid change is a “singularity.”
Robin Hanson predicted an economic singularity.
Bitcoin, as I will argue, is that singularity."

Apple

Submission + - Steve Jobs proposes spaceship campus in Cupertino (geek.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Yesterday, Steve Jobs attended a city council meeting in Cupertino with a proposal to expand Apple‘s campus by putting 12,000 people in one new building.

While Jobs looked a little frail at the stand, he was on form to give a well-planned presentation (keynote?) trying to convince Cupertino to let him build a brand new campus down the road from Apple’s existing headquarters. The land is around 150 acres and used to belong to Hewlett-Packard. But Apple bought it as HP downsized and has had architects come up with a rather futuristic, spaceship-like building.

As you can see from the drawings in the video, this is a rather unique and special building. Apple has used its growing expertise in glass production to create a structure with no flat surfaces. It is one big curve. Also commendable is the fact the site will have its vegetation increased from 20% to 80% even though a huge building is being added.

The reason for the new building proposal is because Apple is growing fast. The current campus can hold 2,600 people, but Apple has gone way beyond that and rents several buildings in the surrounding area. The company wants and needs that to change that situation, but they also want to stay in Cupertino, so this new campus is the solution.

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