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General Jack's Doomsday Shenanigans

General Jack's Doomsday Shenanigans

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How To Turn Your Macbook Into a Monero Mining Rig

7 Jun 2021 9 minute read 3 comments tigerbot4947

Step 1: Appropriate Your Hardware My poor little Macbook Pro had already gone through hell over the course of its life. It'd seen multiple hard disk failures from drops and bumps up until the day it finally beheld the majesty of the solid state drive...

I Paid For Coffee and a Peanut Butter Cup with Bitcoin!

8 May 2021 7 minute read 0 comments tigerbot4947

The day had come at last. I'd conducted my research on local vendors. I'd prepared a system for secure transaction signing. I'd bartered and exchanged and negotiated with people from the other side of the planet. Through the combined efforts of a tru...

A Comprehensive Guide to Buying Bitcoin Without Leaving a Trace

28 Apr 2021 14 minute read 22 comments tigerbot4947

The modern age of cryptocurrency is one marred with no shortage of irony and confusion. As people rush in a mad-scramble to a newborn system of finance without fully comprehending its deeper intricacies, motivated by impressive growth and mass adopti...

The Math Behind Mining and How to Use it to Double Your Rewards

19 Apr 2021 6 minute read 2 comments tigerbot4947

Let's suppose you were a happy little GPU, going about your business, when suddenly a program is delivered to you -- straight from your human -- for you to perform. It's a bit of an usual task. As a GPU, you're rather used to processing videos or ren...

The Clandestine Market for Unlawful Information and What Crypto Can Learn From it.

13 Apr 2021 10 minute read 0 comments tigerbot4947

During the totalitarian Soviet Regime, dissident intellectuals would manually transcribe and distribute important censored documents, books, and magazine articles much the same way that early friars might have, in a process known as Samizdat. The ter...

How I Successfully Mined Cryptocurrency on a Single GTX 1060

8 Apr 2021 8 minute read 16 comments tigerbot4947

The notification caught me by surprise. The final minimum payout was scheduled for around two in the morning, and I'll admit I wasn't fully awake when it came through. I scrambled to my laptop, shut my well-worn desktop program off, and checked the s...

How to Make Useful Origami from Paper Cryptocurrency Wallets

31 Mar 2021 7 minute read 0 comments tigerbot4947

I'm a fan of paper cryptocurrency wallets. I'm not sure an explanation would do them justice. It could just be that I'm a mathematics major and keeping important information for solving math problems down on fancy pieces of paper just feels really na...

The Iron Giant: An Analysis of Satire, Speech and Individuality

28 Mar 2021 9 minute read 1 comment tigerbot4947

It's February 25th, 1995. Across the nation, youngsters wake up to enjoy their weekend. Fathers and mothers, some still wearing pajamas, prepare breakfasts consisting of waffles, pancakes or bacon and eggs. The paperboy passes by each home, heaving t...

Why is Tesla Choosing Now to go Crypto?

26 Mar 2021 8 minute read 2 comments tigerbot4947

On March 24th, Fidelity Investments announced that it's presently looking to establish its own protocol for electronic transfer of funds, filing its S-1 form with the SEC. In a mad scramble, Goldman Sachs did the exact same thing. Elon Musk announced...

I turned an old MP3 player into a personal hardware wallet

24 Mar 2021 7 minute read 34 comments tigerbot4947

At their most fundamental level, every single cryptocurrency wallet on the face of the planet must be able to perform two functions. First, it must have an address -- a public key -- that may be distributed to anybody. This public key allows the user...