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Forum: Lounge 2021-04-11, 01:25
Replies: 1,707
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Posted By storm5510
I really never understood his official...

I really never understood his official relationship to the queen. She was his wife. A guess: Elizabeth became queen before they were married. :confused:
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-11, 01:19
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
I read there is a big change coming to Ethereum...

I read there is a big change coming to Ethereum on April 17. I guess it is part of their proof-of-stake changeover. They are all welcome to it.
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-09, 14:12
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
What about Bitcoin Core? Anyone running it has...

What about Bitcoin Core? Anyone running it has the entire blockchain, and their receiving address is local on the system where the process runs. There is an encryption option for the wallet as well...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-08, 17:51
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
A correction I want to make on something I wrote...

A correction I want to make on something I wrote above recently: Coinbase, Inc. is going public on the April 14th. Their current holdings are worth $68-billion, and insured, I read. How they store...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-07, 16:43
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
It is the sender which pays the fees. Take an...

It is the sender which pays the fees. Take an exchange, for example. If someone trades other coins for Bitcoins, a fee is charged. If someone does a withdrawal to another location, a fee is charged....
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-04-06, 23:46
Replies: 189
Views: 9,192
Posted By storm5510
I am due for my 2nd dose in six days. The 1st was...

I am due for my 2nd dose in six days. The 1st was Moderna. I do not see why the local hospital, where I received the 1st dose, would change. The name is shown on the CDC card I was given.

I fear...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-06, 23:26
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
I see your point. A share of a stock. I have...

I see your point. A share of a stock.

I have s small holding in Coinbase which is in U.S. Dollars. It fluctuates very little. If I move a portion of it to my bank account, is this when it actually...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-06, 19:14
Replies: 172
Views: 29,877
Posted By storm5510
I saw yesterday where Putin has manipulated their...

I saw yesterday where Putin has manipulated their system so he can stay in office until 2036. Why are so many putting up with this?
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-06, 19:09
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
Question If this is true, then how is it that so many...

If this is true, then how is it that so many people convert their coins to "currency" which their banks readily accept as money?
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-05, 15:46
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
For a very long time, holders of Bitcoin, for...

For a very long time, holders of Bitcoin, for example, had extremely few sources to buy items and services with their coins. Having crypto-only merchants seemed to be the original intent, but failed....
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-04, 16:17
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
I agree. To date, mining has been called...

I agree.

To date, mining has been called "proof-of work." There is one coin, called Ethereum, which is in the process of switching to "proof-of-stake." In their case, mining will become...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-04, 00:47
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
I read earlier today that Bitcoin is increasing...

I read earlier today that Bitcoin is increasing its mining difficulty by 6%, I believe it was. Who does this benefit, I wondered? Utility companies, for one. Those using ASIC's for Bitcoin burn more...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-04, 00:11
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By storm5510
In the case of big businesses and information...

In the case of big businesses and information gatherers, everyone is fair game. Just taking a guess, web browsers, and those who own them, are the biggest culprits.They store a person history and who...
Forum: Factoring 2021-04-02, 18:27
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By storm5510
I feel a person tends to stick with what they...

I feel a person tends to stick with what they learned starting out. For me, it was M$-DOS in 1988. I believe there may have been some Unix dialects at the time. I actually saw a Unix system for the...
Forum: Soap Box 2021-04-02, 17:52
Replies: 46
Views: 1,080
Posted By storm5510
I used to dabble in this and there is one thing I...

I used to dabble in this and there is one thing I noticed right away. The entire system is geared toward the wealthy. I still occasionally look at the latest propaganda.

Recently, there are more...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-28, 00:25
Replies: 1,707
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Views: 149,200
Posted By storm5510
For me, "Lonesome Dove" was as good as it gets. ...

For me, "Lonesome Dove" was as good as it gets. I read years ago that Tommy Lee Jones was not the first choice to play "Woodrow Call." It was Jon Voight. He had other obligations and could not take...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-26, 17:38
Replies: 107
Views: 5,083
Posted By storm5510
Near Birmingham, AL, yesterday afternoon. There...

Near Birmingham, AL, yesterday afternoon. There were 5 fatalities in the state.
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-24, 17:39
Replies: 1,348
Views: 110,987
Posted By storm5510
Major coronavirus variant found in pets for first...

Major coronavirus variant found in pets for first time....
Forum: Reading 2021-03-23, 17:05
Replies: 20
Views: 3,648
Posted By storm5510
I watched some of the trial on YouTube recently....

I watched some of the trial on YouTube recently. He said, "Over 33,000."

After watching the series for the first time, I was curious about where it had been filmed. Latvia, as it turned out....
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-21, 17:42
Replies: 1,707
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Views: 149,200
Posted By storm5510
Gene Kranz is still living. Chris Kraft passed...

Gene Kranz is still living. Chris Kraft passed away in 2019.

I imagine NASA pulled in everybody to get Apollo 13 home. Their creative on-the-fly engineering to get the lithium hydroxide canisters...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-20, 17:13
Replies: 107
Views: 5,083
Posted By storm5510
Greensburg, Kansas...

Greensburg, Kansas (https://www.greensburgks.org/). May 4, 2007. A community of less than 1,000 people was scrubbed to the ground by an F5 tornado. There were 11 fatalities. Very little was...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-19, 16:38
Replies: 107
Views: 5,083
Posted By storm5510
It was an F5 which started in Southeast Missouri,...

It was an F5 which started in Southeast Missouri, crossed Southern Illinois, and ended in Southwest Indiana. 695 fatalities. There were no warning systems in 1925. People did not know it was coming...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-03-18, 16:18
Replies: 189
Views: 9,192
Posted By storm5510
Mine was Moderna. However, this is what concerns...

Mine was Moderna. However, this is what concerns me. Other than the sore arm, the first shot did not bother me. I suppose I will learn for myself on April 12 and the days following the second shot.
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-18, 16:09
Replies: 107
Views: 5,083
Posted By storm5510
In the days following, embroidered cloth napkins...

In the days following, embroidered cloth napkins from a hotel in Brandenburg, KY, were found in Xenia, OH. Hanover College, a few miles west of where I live, had century-old trees twisted apart or...
Forum: Lounge 2021-03-18, 01:52
Replies: 107
Views: 5,083
Posted By storm5510
The area of greatest concern has been extended...

The area of greatest concern has been extended east into Georgia. Late winter outbreaks like this can be the worst.

The area where I am living now was hard-hit on April 3,1974. It is all...
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