Fun fact; Blockchain technology doesn’t require any mining AT ALL, no cracking hashes, no crunching of numbers.
Another fun fact: A good reliable functional cryptocurrency does not require mining AT ALL. It’s an insane idea brought forward by virtual value backed by nothing (about the same as the one behind the dollar and euro today), implying that one has to do ‘something special’ in order to create new currency. A so-called ‘proof of work’ consensus algorithm. Completely unneeded. Mining is a deplorable wasteful mechanism by which only retards think they ‘create value’. Mathematical and cryptography advancements have long surpassed any requirement of having to crunch numbers in order to ‘create’ new virtual currency.
Funniest fact: Bitcoin creation ends when a set amount of them has been created by mining, thereby proving how useless the concept of wasting energy, time and resources has been all along. Its value doesn’t just disappear after they’ve all been mined! Even bitcoin’s core mining software developer stated that mining wasn’t needed in order for BTC to function back in 2009. It was a silly fun idea, made up solely to make it look like you needed to do something in order to get rewarded that new currency. It’s a failed game of pretend, where too many idiots bought into compliance to that fake rule, and now there are entire datacenters dedicated to play along in that game. Yeah, go tell that to the idiots running and expanding such mining facilities like in the video above. The only reason this is (sometimes) lucrative, is because so many idiots fell for the joke and still take part in the game of pretend virtual ‘money printing’ businesses.
Pick any other cryptocurrency that does not require any mining to exist, and promote that over the use of BTC and mining will be a dead idea soon enough, if only for its ridiculous energy footprint. We could have cooled the planet with all those years of wasted energy. We could have extracted CO2 and pollutants and saved the oceans with all that ruined effort. But nooo, they’re still doing it, pretending they’re doing something ‘valuable’, and expanding their sick waste-generating figment of their imagination. Almost like a religion; As long as they buy into the bullshit value, idiots will think they can make a quick buck doing nothing but invest in mining resources.
So yes, I sincerely hope BTC’s value will sink to an absolute low and never go up again. Make these idiots feel how stupid they’ve been to invest so much energy, time and (scarce) resources in empty promises of a non-existing requirement for a new currency.
Pilger tells it like it is. Senior international lawyers of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded with good reason that Assange was being illegally detained – and further rejected the appeal by the UK – because there is no real case and no real investigation in progress against Assange. The UK gov (or the entire West’s governments for that matter) didn’t like the United Nations Human Rights Council’s verdict, just puts that aside as if we, the people, are all idiots and didn’t catch that corruption of justice. It’s truly pathetic, and *all* our governments (and media) have handled this like enormous assholes. They all can’t handle the truth, claiming “why doesn’t he step outside?”. Some people apparently missed what happened to Manning, and since Julian founded WikiLeaks, his fate would be way worse. Or did they forget Hillary Clinton publicly proposed to “just drone the guy”?
In hindsight, the Aaron Hillel Swartz case is all just a big fight against the stupidity of the moral majority’s ruling class.
It’s smart vs stupid. Once again smart lost (as a result of being a minority), dooming the human species to extinction and ruin, essentially.
For many computer savy users this is the eternal quest, with no end in sight looking into the (uncertain) future of computing power. It has to be somewhat user-friendly (easy, fast, few clicks to get results), but it also has to be unbreakable, preferably even for the idiots at the NSA, and even when quantum computing power hits mainstream. For my daily use this meant that I went from using TrueCrypt volumes (for a long time) to using VeraCrypt volumes (not so long), to now using ProxyCrypt volumes. ProxyCrypt may not be the most user-friendly of them all (although you could argue that it is, since you can script everything you ever need to do with it, unlike with most other software), but it sure is the fastest because it supports scrypt. ProxyCrypt works as a proxy for the ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver too, meaning you get to have read/write speeds emulating those for a RAM disk, if your processor is fast enough. CPU power and RAM disk shortage aren’t much of an issue for me anymore. Using DDR memory as a proxy for physical storage has become a mainstay for me recently, saving my SSD/nvme/nand/flash storage media so they last a lot longer than they normally would. For that I use SoftPerfect RAM Disk, which is the fastest around, as far as I know;
These are speeds unheard of for the average SSD even, so you really notice that when you put your Mozilla profiles on them for example.
Last but not least I don’t want 1 point of failure to store these volumes or images (that swap from and to RAM) on, so I use CoveCube’s StableBit DrivePool to make storing volumes or images really redundant, something I can rely on. The people of CoveCube are my heroes, since they provided me with a free license just because I promoted them once on twitter.