Sunday, July 27, 2014
DFS Replication is an effective way to replicate data between servers across a room or on the other side of the world. DFS Replication uses remote differential compression (RDC) to replicate only the changes in a file on a block by block basis instead of replicating the entire file. Consequently, replication is very efficient even across limited bandwidth connections.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The Fury's power supply has received the ire of miners since GAW launched the product and shipped the first units. There has been some speculation about what might be gained from powering the Fury with a higher quality supply. I've spent a bunch of time testing and trying to discover what can be gained from using a better PSU and I have results.
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Black Widow is GAW Miners’ mid-range scrypt coin miner. It’s been shipping for about 8 weeks, and the price has been falling almost as fast as alt-coin difficulty levels rise. Will it at least pay for itself or is it to be avoided? Here's a quick look.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Early this year a new crypto coin hardware supplier appeared on the radar of enthusiasts. While GAW Miners started out hosting and re-selling mining hardware from Gridseed and other brands, they recently debuted their own brand of scrypt coin mining hardware. On the low end of their line of products sits the Fury. After a few weeks of waiting, I’ve got my hands on a one from the first batch and excitedly set it up.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
If you're not hearing jokes about Detroit every now and then, you might be living in a cave or not watching TV. What's not funny is what is happening to a once thriving city and its people. I'm sensitive to Detroit's plight. Although I don't live in the city, the economic and social issues of a city caught in a downward spiral has an impact the entire metro Detroit area. It's nice to see a positive story every now and then. It's especially nice to see someone using their hands to try and make something out of what many people think is nothing.
After college, as my friends left Michigan for better opportunities, I was determined to help fix this broken, chaotic city by building my own home in the middle of it. I was 23 years old.
I wanted something nobody wanted, something that was impossible. The city is filled with these structures, houses whose yellowy eyes seem to follow you. It would be only one house out of thousands, but I wanted to prove it could be done, prove that this American vision of torment could be built back into a home. I also decided I would do it the old-fashioned way, without grants or loans or the foundation money pouring into the city. I would work for everything that went into the house, because not everyone has access to those resources. I also wanted to prove to myself and my family I was a man. While they were building things, I had been writing poems.
Excerpted from... Why I Bought A House In Detroit For $500
Monday, January 6, 2014
The world is running out of Internet addresses. IPv6 is the answer to that problem, but in some cases and implementations it can cause problems of its own. There's no reason to disable IPv6 if it's not causing a problem. If it is, it can be disabled with an easy registry hack.
Monday, December 23, 2013
It's about time!
London (AFP) - Britain on Tuesday granted a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking hero who committed suicide after he was convicted of the then crime of homosexuality.
Turing is often hailed as a father of modern computing and he played a pivotal role in breaking Germany's "Enigma" code, an effort that some historians say brought an early end to World War II.
He died in 1954 after eating an apple laced with cyanide, two years after he was sentenced to chemical castration for the "gross indecency" of homosexuality. A coroner ruled that Turing committed suicide, though this has since been questioned.
via Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/britain-pardons-gay-39-father-computing-39-alan-000750800.html