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Submission + - A bitcoin mining operation in rural China (imgur.com)

JurgenZoo writes: A photo reportage from a Bitcoin mining operation in deep rural China, just near an hydroelectric dam. The facility has his own dedicated powerstation, absorb all the electricity generated by the dam, and have to buy some more! Impressive stuff.

Submission + - Finnish National Digital TV Broadcaster Starts Sending Bitcoin Blockchain 3

Joel Lehtonen writes: Finnish national digital TV broadcaster Digita co-operates with startup company Koodilehto to start transmission of Bitcoin blockchain and transactions in Terrestrial Digital TV (DVB-T) signal that covers almost the entire Finnish population of 5 million people. The pilot broadcasting starts in September the 1st and lasts two months. The broadcast can be received by a computer with any DVB-T adapter like this $20 dongle. Commercial production phase is planned to begin later this year.

Comment Die Beta, DIE !!! (Score 3, Insightful) 60

The beta clearly sucks. If you guys cannot make something that is CLEARLY SUPERIOR to the slashdot we have, then DO NOT FCKIN' CHANGE ANYTHING !
If you want to try something new, justy try to make a new site, advertise it and see the results. If there is no adoption, that probably means IT JUST SUCKS !

The old slashdot is so close to perfection that it is understandable that it is difficult to improve on PERFECTION. And it is too easy to break it.

DEAL WITH IT.

Submission + - Slashdot BETA Discussion (slashdot.org) 60

mugnyte writes: With Slashdot's recent restyled "BETA" slowly rolled to most users, there's been a lot of griping about the changes. This is nothing new, as past style changes have had similar effects. However, this pass there are significant usability changes: A narrower read pane, limited moderation filtering, and several color/size/font adjustments. BETA implies not yet complete, so taking that cue — please list your specific, detailed opinoins, one per comment, and let's use the best part of slashdot (the moderation system) to raise the attention to these. Change can be jarring, but let's focus on the true usability differences with the new style.

Comment Why stop there ? (Score 1) 401

I mean now Microsoft should be fined for trying to literally break the bank with its new UEFI/Secureboot monopolistic idiocy.
But let's go higher this time - i hereby propose 10.000.000.000 $ (ten US billions of US dollars).

And while doing that, why not stop this Secureboot crap from happening while we still can ?

Why a company with known history like that is allowed to continue its sick practices is beyond me.

Comment Re:Congestion & old nets = little benefit (Score 1) 125

802.11ac isn't out yet but I have little hope of it really helping. I live in an apartment building I can already see 50+ routers on 2.4 & 10+ ON 5GH.

I just don't see that much of a benefit unless the congestion avoidance is really better than 102.11n.

You are probably right. I think this invention will be of more help: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/12/10/23/1946248/increasing-wireless-network-speed-by-1000-by-replacing-packets-with-algebra It works basically "repair data" in RAR archives for WiFi networks, so distorted/damaged packets can be recovered even if their checksums don't match.

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