Units matter guys. 300 tonnes = 330.693 tons.
Solo mining has been shown to be marginal once you take into account depreciation of your computer. But sure, assuming that you have spare GPU cycles with your rig and it's just sitting there powered-up then why not have it generate some coin. But your talking about making ~$0.75/day in revenue, and running the algorithm will increase your electricity costs.
Bitcoin mining, like real mining, only really becomes profitable when you have economies of scale. So you need more rigs dedicated to mining for bitcoins. Maintenance/repairs, labour and rent start to come into the picture then (assuming you buy the rigs yourself). This is what I was referring to.
That's not a profit margin though. That's one of the variable costs going into your operation. Add in any other variable costs and your overhead (not to mention your CAPEX), factor in the ridiculous variability in the bitcoin prices and pretty soon it's hard to see why anyone would seriously consider bitcoin mining for profit unless they have (free) access to many idle machines.
Haven't heard of much else from Microsoft Garage than Mouse Without Borders. Does anyone have any other examples?
Pedophilia? Bespeaks a permanent scumbag the rest of us have zero reason to care about. Time doesn't change everyone.
Pedophilia by itself is not a crime; it's a mental illness. And treating pedophiles as criminals even though when they've never broken the law means they are less inclined to seek professional help for their problem. Like you say, time doesn't change everyone, but treatment may mean that they're less likely to every act on their impulses.
And for the record, IANAP.
In a few years time, you'll go into the Apple store with your iPhone saying that the battery just died. They'll check the water detection sensor and say the phone is dead and it's not under warranty because you let it run out of water.
So either way, you're still screwed.
Dude - I still don't understand what you just said.
About 3/4 of the way through I was sure it was going to be a Yo Mumma's so Fat joke... maybe it was and he just forgot the punchline?
I've seen the movie and I didn't think it was any more violent than previous Star Trek movies. And I wouldn't get worried about too many sex scenes.
The movie was great though, speaking from a fan but not uber-fan perspective. Highly recommend it.
Your right, that is what I meant by pirated material.
Your analogy is more fitting but I wanted to keep the context based on the real world, as the parent tried to do.
On a side note, although IANASL, I don't think tpb have done anything legally wrong. Technological advances require industry to adapt or perish, and it's easy enough to see which is happening to the RIAA/MPAA.
Real Programmers don't write in PL/I. PL/I is for programmers who can't decide whether to write in COBOL or FORTRAN.