Sunday, January 15, 2012

Youthful Clone Blood - Cures Everything!

       I read a NewScientist article today, about MS damage being reversed by youthful blood in older mice (here).  Now the interesting thing is not that the young blood helped with the damage, but the way they used the blood.  They actually mechanically attached the circulatory systems of the mice together!  I am sure this would be extremely horrible to be those mice.   

How to Live Forever in  Three Easy Steps:
1. Grow a clone of yourself (you don't want your body to reject the stem cells).
2. Attach the umbilical cord of the baby directly to your circulatory system (This way you don't have to feed it directly or ever change a diaper. Probably best to make it brain dead first, and give it some anti-growth hormones...).
3. Party on!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bitmining? What in the 9 Hells is This?!?

      So, I am building a computer.  Just because I want to use something that isn't as old and slow as my laptop.  Then I started reading about graphics cards.  It turns out that there are a whole bunch of people using their computers, or more importantly their graphics cards, to make fake money.  They are "mining" for bitcoins.  Bitcoins are a virtual encryption based currency which was created by the labs at MIT.  Even though they are not real and have no real value people have been flocking to them.  And since they flock they drive the price up...  They are currently worth around 5 dollars each, but started at nearly nothing and have been up to around 30 dollars.  The distribution of new coins proceeds at a slow pace, but is governed by bitmining.
      I figure if I start with my graphics card I will make about 3 dollars per day.  Now if I had to pay for my own electricity this would probably bring profits down to about 1 dollar per day,  but I don't.  I am moving in to a place where the electricity is included in the rent.  Hopefully my graphics card will pay for itself in about 6 months, and I can get another one.  Hooray for 3-way Crossfire!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years sucks for News

Does anyone else get extremely bored looking reading all of those "best list of junk you already know about that happened in 2011".  I already know what happened.  The year is over.  Move on people....  We should be back in business shortly, but the lists dominate the news for several weeks.