How can I earn Bitcoins, what is mining Bitcoins?

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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency which can be used for payment of goods and services. Part of the reason Bitcoin exists, is due to the voluntary computer systems out on the Internet running the program that supports the Bitcoin network. These voluntary computer systems are often called “miners” in the Bitcoin community. Miners do the calculations to ensure payments are only able to be spent once, and they update the master ledger or “block record” with transaction data. There is also a slim chance these miners can get free Bitcoins – which is the motivation to join and support the network.

The History of mining Bitcoins

In the beginning, computer CPUs powered the Bitcoin network...

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What is Bitcoin?

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About a week ago, the FBI shut down the Silk Road site, which was a hub for nefarious and illegal activity. I had never visited the site which requires the anonymity enhancing TOR browser, but the news article mentioned something that sparked my interest, “millions in Bitcoins seized.” Was that a lot? What is Bitcoin and what are they worth anyway? Then I saw another article that showed a picture of Bitcoins in hard currency form – were Bitcoins minted somewhere? My curiosity was peaked and I’ve spent about a week learning more about this fascinating, experimental, cyber currency.

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I took a few hacks at it, but the best de...

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Read this to find out what gable fan is best for you

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Are you looking for ways to reduce home cooling costs? This is one of the main reasons people buy gable fans. A gable fan mounts behind your attic gable vent and pushes all that hot air out of your attic on warmer days. This summer I had a chance to install two different gable fans, a solar model and a plug in powered model. Overall, both fans have really helped keep the house cooler, and our air conditioner comes on much less frequently. But what gable fan works best? There are a few key decision factors to weigh, but for me, noise was one of the biggest.

The types of Gable Fans I compared:


I did some shopping (and asking) around and narrowed my choice to the two gable fans listed above...

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Facebook removes photo comments feature on pages, brings them back after adding support

Actions you can do on Facebook

Update:
Faceback once again has brought back user photo comments, as of July. After adding a feature toggle switch for this in admin panel and adding API support, it looks like this feature is here to stay. I think Facebook did the right thing in this case, they reserve the right to experiment and try new things, but also do right by their customers and are reasonable with business requests. Nice work FB 🙂

On Jun 24, 2013 Chris Thompson wrote:
It looks like they’ve changed course as Facebook removes photo comments. You might have seen 5 days ago that Facebook rolled out photo comments to pages. After that story next came notice the feature temporarily disappeared. Now it seems the feature has completely disappeared and will remain gone, at least for a little while.

How the old ...

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