I am an American. My taxes are paying for the missiles that are killing people around the world. My taxes are also supporting the fiat money system that enriches the shareholder and enslaves the worker, home owner, and student. I cannot win the war by buying an AK-47 and raising an army BUT I can buy bitcoins.
I am a warrior and my weapon of choice is BITCOIN. My army will grow and grow and grow until we win the war. We will bring the evil fiat banking system to its knees!! They will beg to join us, and we will say no because we will not need them when the new JUST banking system is working smoothly.
I AM A WARRIOR AND MY WEAPON OF CHOICE IS BITCOIN
I can reference Greek philosophers, German operas, and a broad selection of major works in western literature, especially epics and the western canon. I can reference all IMDB top250 movies and I can hold a conversation about historic art styles in painting, architecture, theatre and music (though I’m lacking in sculpture, poetry and dance). I’m versed in the natural sciences, especially biology and chemistry as well as in university level mathematics and philosophy. My main body of knowledge is in medicine. I also have an interest in physics, geology, psychology and economics. I play the piano. I’m pretty sure I can take you for a ride, I just hope you get moist by the thought of trying to keep up with my pace.
No. No fondant is not pretty good. I am sick and fucking tired of these wanna-be fuckin’ cake designers thinking they’re oh so fancy by using fondant.
"Oh, look at me! I’m like all the big famous bakeries! I made art out of something you can eat!" NO. NO YOU FUCKING DID NOT. YOU PUT SUGAR-FUCKING PLAY-DOUGH ON TOP OF A GODDAMN BETTY CROCKER CAKE-IN-A-BOX. GO FUCK YOURSELF. Is it that hard just to frost a goddamn cake? I mean, even if the cake had fondant and a layer of frosting, I could be a little less critical, but it doesn’t. They took sweetened silly-putty and put it on cake. You might as well take some clay and a piece of bread and call yourself the cake boss. Ace of Cakes. Ten out of ten. Good for you. Here’s ten-thousand dollars. Who cares if the goddamn half-an-inch topping of your cake is heavier than the cake itself? Oh, yeah, you’re amazing.
If you create an awesome cake with frosting and hard work, I salute you. But if you use fondant and cake and you think that you’re so talented, I’m going to point you to my cousin’s fifth grade class and assure you that the only difference between your talent, and their art-work, is that they actually fucking try sometimes.
Does anyone else remember this gem?
via the Jerk Circle Youtube Channel
In a recent thread on /r/buttcoin, /u/borderpatrol, the owner of buttcoin.org, revealed that they had sold the site to a reader named “Jeff” for an unspecified amount in the tens of thousands, with an agreement that borderpatrol would stay on as admin for six months and the contributor killhamster would stay on as a writer.
Shortly after the sale was completed, borderpatrol was locked out of his account and the most popular article, entitled ”The $22,484.00 Butterfly Labs Mini Rig bitcoin miner is a huge, broken, unstable piece of shit.” had been edited into a pro-Butterfly Labs article entitled “The Butterfly Labs Mini Rig is a sexy Bitcoin mining machine.”
After doing some digging, borderpatrol had discovered that the “Jeff” he had sold the site to was in fact “Jeff Ownby,” the director of marketing of BFL.
So for posterity, I am going to reproduce the removed article below, as it appeared before the site was sold:
The $22,484.00 Butterfly Labs Mini Rig bitcoin miner is a huge, broken, unstable piece of shit.
Butterfly Labs has a long and horrible history with their mining rigs. They started taking pre-orders over a year ago, with a ship time sometime in late July. After numerous delays in production, shipping problems and general incompetence, the only thing they’ve managed to get out the door are some of their tiniest miners, the Jalapenos. And those mainly ended up in the hands of reviewers and blogs in order to keep pumping the Butterfly Labs hype train and securing millions of dollars of pre-orders still in limbo.
Lucky BFL forums user Luke-JR however scored a sweet Mini Rig from Butterfly Labs (it’s just a coincidence he’s a driver developer for them I’m sure). This rig was originally promised to produce 1500 GH/s hashing power at 1500 watts for $30,000, but has since seen it’s hashing power slashed to a third of what was promised and it’s power consumption increased 75%, now just offer 500 GH/s at 2400 watts. They’ve promised to make good on pre-order buy sending out 3 rigs to match the initial hashing rate, so now it’s only 1500 GH/s at 6900 watts, a reduction in GH/Watt by a factor of 5.
So what does $22,484 buy you? Take a look!
Minirig is here!
Today, my Minirig arrived.
FedEx apparently dropped it somewhere along the way, and the weakest part of the case, the thin metal part around the back of the PSU, broke.
I’m not sure how sturdy the back side was supposed to be, but its two pieces aren’t quite together either.
The power supplies (EVGA 1500W) also created havoc interfering with the neutral on the power line. This disrupted X10 communication significantly enough that the pool overflowed because the system controlling it was unable to turn off the pump. Workaround: This PSU supports 240V, so we rewired the outlet. 240V does not use neutral, so now all should be okay.
Edit: 240V workaround is only partial. Still having problems
But the good news is, it all seems to be working for the most part.
Next up, installing it in the window so the heat goes outside
A twenty two thousand dollar box of electronics that is broken out of the box, that required the guy to do a sketchy electrical workaround to get partially working, that he is going to install in a window… and he’s happy about it?
In case you didn’t notice it, the delivered unit is different than the picture on the website. They had to install 2 power supplies instead of 1 and had to modify the case to fit. Also, if you didn’t notice, the LCD/Phone thingy in the front has been replaced by … a piece of cardboard spray painted black. Wonderful.
You could maybe chalk this up to a careless Fedex postman, but when you’re shipping something that costs as much as a mid-sized sedan, how bought putting a little more effort into packing? Dell and HP can ship bigger and heavier servers across the world without this kind of problem.
The unit had to hit its huge power draw increase by putting dual EVGA consumer grade power supplies in the unit. We’re talking almost a 75 amp load (6*1500/120), disregarding power factor. He could very well overload the circuit panel and trip the main breaker for the house.
Let’s take a look inside this guy. This is from an earlier version of the Minirig (note the single power supply) This is apparently from an earlier FPGA but it will give you a good glimpse at what kind of craftsmanship you can expect from a computer that is half the average household income in the United States.
You can view the entire album here.
Despite all that, this thing can still mine bitcoins and it should be profitable. Keep in ind that many people jumped in on the preorders a year ago when bitcoins were still hovering around $6.50 per. Meaning customers paid 1562 bitcoins for that particular piece of shit, which at today’s value is $156,200. Aston martin money. How long will it take them to make their money back? If the difficulty didn’t change, they would make 37 bitcoins a day and recoup the initial investment in 124 days. Difficulty is jumping pretty much 20% every 12 days or so, so in the next week before adjustment, they’ll make 259, the next 12 days 369, the next 12 days 312, then 256, then 213, etc.
So by day 127, they’ll be halfway to breaking even, but by day 151 they’ll be making less than 5 bitcoins a day, and even if difficulty stopped rising at that point(which it won’t), it would take another 435 days for a total of 586 days to break even. If difficulty kept rising at the same pace, by day 200 they’d be making 2.4 bitcoins per day, and it would take 1024 days to break even with no difficulty increase. Assuming 25 cents per kw/h, and $100 a bitcoin, it would cost 0.43 of a bitcoin per day in electricity which means the unit would no longer be profitable on a power usage basis by day 307, at which point it will have produced 2620 bitcoins.
Bear in mind this is only for the first few units, and that’s running 24/7 pumping out around 24,000 BTU, so yes, medical bills from heat stroke will be on top of that.
But Alas, the chips don’t run nearly as well as they’re supposed to, frequently running too hot and giving multiple hardware failures. Coindesk noted in one of the first ever runs of the Minirig by hosting provide gigavps that it was running much too hot and erroring out.
At the time of posting, gigavps warned that the unit would be repeatedly shut down while ckolivas, who was assisting, modified the machine’s software to optimise performance. After some tweaking, the device was said to have been left to run continuously for two hours, and was shown to have an average hash rate of 478.1 GH/s. As you can see in the table below, ASIC number four (of a total of eight hashing chips) ran significantly hotter (86 degrees) and consequently gave the highest hardware (HW) error rate.
So, what happens if you just decide you don’t want this, you don’t want to wait over a year to get a $22,000 broken piece of shit? Nothing, because BFL won’t let you cancel your preorder because they’re now “shipping”, i.e. they sent out one unit to their own company shill.
Which is of course illegal regardless of what Butterfly Labs may say.
So in summary: Don’t buy anything from Butterfly Labs … ever.
"Now you’re crafting with shit!"
via the Jerk Circle Youtube Channel
I am getting positively sick of the term “neckbeard” I treat women right whether or not they will want to date me, which seems to be the latter because they chase after the so called “swaggets.” I enjoy discussing politics, philosophy, art, science, quantum mechanics, I can really get going but lately especially on Facebook I can’t find anyone with the required intelligence to do just that. MLP is not a bad show, I do enjoy it. I do enjoy dressing more on the classy side as opposed to saggy pants, repulsive snap backs and baggy shirts. I wear trilby, I wear a black dress shirt most days with khakis. Obviously I’m not a bad guy but this fad is getting out of control, women reject me on sight, and I am immediately lumped with people that clop(which btw why the fuck do you care if someone gets off to ponies? Its fine with me.) I do watch anime I do like the characters which obviously have more respect and interest in me than real women. Times need to change I am not a “neckbeard” I am a classy intelligent guy that wants to find someone similar. Regards.
(Transcribed by /u/FluffRule)
via the Jerk Circle Soundcloud
I live in a right wing pro-Mormon city. I go to BK to grab a quick bite. As I’m pulling in I see 3 vehicles all sporting the usual Jesus/anti-Obama/militant pro-life/anti-everything bumper stickers. All have 3-4 people. A homeless guy holds the door open for ALL of them. They didn’t as much as look at him. I could tell the dude was hungry. If you have ever had to live on the street, you know that look. So I ask him ” Hey, brother, you need some help?” He looked at me like I was the only person to talk to him in months. Well fuck me if that’s not the case. “No one even knows I’m here. I’m hungry, man” he says. I get him a couple value meals and I empty out my old army field bag. New tooth brush, Chapstick, etc. He says thank you, we hug, and he walks off with a full belly. I walk back in to eat and everyone there is looking at me like a hugged a walking piece of shit. I just shook my head, got in my car, and went home.
I’m not looking for karma. I’m upset. I’m 30 years old. I’ve seen humanity do horrible things to itself after 10 years in the army. And this. THIS. THESE PEOPLE. These people can’t even help a grey haired old man who can barely walk because his feet are bleeding. A man who couldn’t even ask out of fear of rejection. WELL THIS GUY DID HELP. AND NOT BECAUSE OF A GOD. BUT BECAUSE I’M A HUMAN BEING WHO LOVES HIS FELLOW MAN.
Mashup of Always Tip My Headgear and Work It Out
via the Jerk Circle Soundcloud