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  1. FordGT90Concept

    Factbox: Things you might not know about ballistic bitcoin

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-markets-bitcoin-factbox/factbox-things-you-might-not-know-about-ballistic-bitcoin-idUSKBN1E12RE?il=0 A lot of interesting information in here. Examples: -Every transaction done in Bitcoin costs approximately 215 kwh to process and earlier this year. -Every...
  2. FordGT90Concept

    Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-blockchain-amex-ripple/amex-launches-blockchain-based-business-payments-using-ripple-idUSKBN1DG1SX They're using blockchain technology to offer instant transactions between USA and UK.
  3. FordGT90Concept

    Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion. Yet for all the hype, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear of the nascent...
  4. FordGT90Concept

    Florida programmer sentenced to 16 months for bitcoin exchange scheme

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison on Friday after being found guilty of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities. Yuri Lebedev was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in...
  5. FordGT90Concept

    JEM Internal Ball: Japanese space camera drone

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18/tech/cute-japanese-space-drone/index.html Astronauts spend 10% of their time space walking taking pictures of problem areas. They have to upload the pictures from inside the International Space Station so there's a lengthy delay between the picture being taken...
  6. FordGT90Concept

    Narcotics Log

    I wrote this program a long time ago (2012? and there was a crappy version before that too), used and updated it recently (today, in fact, on both accounts :laugh:). It really exists for two reasons: Prevent overdose by telling you exactly how long ago it was you took a drug in real time (it...
  7. FordGT90Concept

    [Snippet][C#.NET] Steam A2S_INFO query

    I can't believe something that does this isn't readily available on the internet so, I wrote it and here you go: using System; using System.Net; using System.Net.Sockets; using System.IO; using System.Text; namespace ServerQuery { /// <summary>Adopted from Valve description...
  8. FordGT90Concept

    Allow open file standard attachments

    Borrowing this list from Wikia: svg, odt, ods, odp, odg, odc, odf, odi, odm, ogg, ogv, oga svg = Scale Vector Graphic odt = Open Document Text ods = Open Document Spreadsheet odp = Open Document Presentation odg = Open Document Graphics odf = Open Document Formula odi = Open Document Image odm...
  9. FordGT90Concept

    BOINC for Windows Domain Controllers

    Long story short, BOINC stopped supporting domain controllers after version 5.10.45 and 5.10.45 broke because it's HTTPS security certificates are out of date. Requirements: Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Edition or newer (must be 64-bit) Must have domain controller role installed. If neither of...
  10. FordGT90Concept

    [CNN] Why gaming is now for adults and art lovers

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/21/arts/video-games-highest-form-of-art/index.html Ironic that this article makes no mention of Witcher which is explicitly for adults (nudity, adult themes, etc.) and is very much art--what books turned into an experience is like.
  11. FordGT90Concept

    Scientists find the first fossilized dinosaur brain

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/28/health/fossil-brain-cambridge-trnd/?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool It has a lot of similarities to crocodile and bird brains. It is considered large for a herbivore brain. Found near Sussex, England.
  12. FordGT90Concept


    Basically what I'm looking for is the cheapest way to get a Windows 10 box that can decode MPEG-2 1080i/720p. I saw some things about AMD Beema and it looked like it might be up to the job but I'm having a hell of a time finding a processor (apparently Stoney Ridge is the latest) in a small...
  13. FordGT90Concept

    Giveaway: Octodad & Lethal League

    First come, first serve. Only one per individual. Private message me with the name of the one you are interested in. These are Humble Bundle keys. Octodad: Dadliset Catch Lethal League Edit: No interest. Gave them away through private channels.
  14. FordGT90Concept

    Beelink & Gearbest: AVOID

    Public Service Announcement Beelink Windows preinstalled is pirated. The connectors are clearly flimsy. If you clean install Windows: They don't host drivers on their website. They provide Mega.nz links if you dig for them on their forum. One of the installers in there errors and doesn't work...
  15. FordGT90Concept

    Asus RT-N56U weirdness

    This is a refurb router (received and installed on August 1) and the router before it was sent in to Asus for the exact same reason (it did it three times before I finally caved and sent it in). What happens... First I notice a total internet disconnection (Steam, Discord, XMPP disconnects). I...
  16. FordGT90Concept

    Power-Up Digital Game Conference

    This happened last week on Discord. Speaker list (no particular order): Official Website: https://zettabytempr.wordpress.com/conference/ Discord Invite: https://discordapp.com/invite/PUDGC I'm attaching the torrent to download the recordings/files that resulted from it (2 GBs worth, broken...
  17. FordGT90Concept

    World's fastest jet crew reunites with SR-71 spy plane

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/aviation/sr71-blackbird-crew-reunites-anniversary-speed-record/index.html "Al Joersz and George Morgan reunite at a Georgia museum with their SR-71 spy plane on the 40th anniversary of their world speed record: 2,193 mph." That record still stands.
  18. FordGT90Concept

    World's largest air purifier takes on China's smog

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/01/technology/smog-free-tower-china/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool 1400 watts of electricity. 30,000 cubic meters per hour purified using ionization. Attracts rabbits. Not only that but the particles it collects (predominantly carbon), it compresses and...
  19. FordGT90Concept

    Does thermal pad need to be replaced?

    I disassembled a laptop and the GPU/northbridge appears to have a non-adhesive thermal pad on it. Does it need to replaced? Should I just leave it the way it is? I really don't get how that pad is thermally conductive but it must be because it is hooked to a heatpipe.
  20. FordGT90Concept

    A Maddening Sound: Is the Hum, a mysterious noise heard around the world, science or mass delusion?

    It's a lengthy article: https://newrepublic.com/article/132128/maddening-sound Map of self-reported observances of the Hum...
  21. FordGT90Concept

    The U.S. is still using floppy disks to run its nuclear program

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/26/us/pentagon-floppy-disks-nuclear/index.html Oh, this is funny! https://defensesystems.com/articles/2014/04/29/af-8-inch-floppies-icbm-launch.aspx The dinosaurs are secure! :D Some background: This thread needs theme music:
  22. FordGT90Concept

    Our bodies in space: Zero gravity weighs heavy on your health

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/20/health/your-body-in-space/index.html "Space motion sickness also affects about 79% of astronauts who experience microgravity in the first 24 to 48 hours, creating a loss of appetite, dizziness and vomiting. " "Astronauts use the machines for two hours a day to...
  23. FordGT90Concept

    Ubisoft News: Building a Gaming PC

    I just started up uPlay and this article was prominently displayed. I thought, "how odd?" http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1444233-Building-a-gaming-PC-%E2%80%93-Part-1-Getting-Started-Forums
  24. FordGT90Concept

    30 years after Chernobyl meltdown

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/24/world/cnnphotos-chernobyl-youth/index.html Niels Ackermann is a Swiss photojournalist that has visited the area since 2012.
  25. FordGT90Concept

    [Ended]Giveaway: Oceanhorn, Shadowrun Returns, Shadowrun Dragonfall

    Games: Requirements: Joined TPU in 2015 or earlier. Enter for one, two, or all. If you don't give a specific title, I'll assume all. I want to spread the love so there will be three winners drawn randomly. Answer the question: What is your favorite technological advancement and why? Will...