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Weekend tech reading: Newb guide to coin mining, AMD still catching flak over dual GPU stuttering

By Matthew
Mar 9, 2014
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  1. Digging for cryptocurrency: The newbie's guide to mining altcoins A few weeks ago, when our own "Arscoin" cryptocurrency was first minted, it looked like Senior Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson would control the majority of the coins. He started mining early, and...

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  2. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 876   +22

    When I think of evolution, I know it had to be guided somewhat. What of man guiding it with a time machine from the future? God created life "in his own image" as the bible says, so maybe man created it. If you think of the eye as not as complex as the multifocus pelican lens, then the time machine was even in OUR past and kept secret.
  3. Railman

    Railman TS Enthusiast Posts: 614   +81

    Are you for real? There again you might have a point. Creation does appear to the result of a committee ie a **** up.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,684   +882

    "
    A camel is a horse created by a committee". So yeah, why not the rest of it?
  5. psycros

    psycros TS Booster Posts: 714   +217

    I tried Crossfire about three yrs ago and encountered framerate stutter. I can't believe AMD still haven't fixed this. Then again, they broke DirectX 3 games for the better part of a year and only recently addressed it.
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,212   +521

    Its not crossfire thats broken, its the Hybrid CFX with the Kaveri APU thats a problem (IE Mixing the Integrated R7 with an R7 250). It seems to be an issue specifically with the Kaveri APU's only .

    The Crypto-Currencies are so odd in general and have become a game that most of the users are unaware of the risks. In reality this market is blowing up to fast and I fear a crash will happen which is going to cause huge problems. The first problem to occured of course being the bitcoin site that lost 500 million dollars worth of bitcoins.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014
  7. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 636   +117

    Are you saying that man created man by going back in time and guiding evolution? Because that doesn't sound plausible...

    But anyway, one problem I see with comparing the evolution of memes with biological evolution is that the former is guided or designed by intelligence while I believe the popular view is that the latter was guided by chance.
    The article sums up one of Dawkins works by saying, "Dawkins’ suggestion was that ideas, behaviours and styles can spread from person to person within a culture, changing as they jump. And his key insight was that this kind of change is a form of evolution that is analogous to the same process that influences genes." I haven't read his work, The Selfish Gene, but it just does not sound like Dawkins at all to compare something designed with intelligence to biological evolution.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,684   +882

    It's frankly not possible, by any stretch of imagination or abuse of "time paradox" concepts.

    Man wouldn't have existed if man hadn't gone back and created himself? Where did the future man come from in the first place?

    Moving on, the true theory of creation should go like this, "and on the seventh day, man created God. Primarily as something to pretend to believe in on that same seventh day.

    But mostly, to massage his own massive ego, by claiming that "God made man in his own image".

    He probably saw his own reflection in a puddle, and lacked the mental skills to process what he saw. Yup, that's God alright!

    Look what a reflection in a puddle did to Narcissus!

    In any case, the whole concept of the multiplying available of multiple crypto-currencies "suddenly appearing", is almost too stupid to respond too. Hell, the guy that , (allegedly), created bitcoin won't admit to it, That should go a long way toward illustrating that it's bogus.

    Now every flim-flam artist on the planet is crawling out from under his rock, planting code on hard drives around the world, and trying to pass it off as, "money".

    My guess is that AMD created bitcoin, so they could sell more GPUs. Hey, that's as good an explanation as anybody else has come up with.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014
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