You Will Not Understand This

I just hate to be pushed around by some @#$%^& machine. – Ken Thompson This is my exit interview from social media. Some of these “services” I abandoned years ago. Others I am still struggling to avoid. From experience, I assume that you, reader, will make it impossible for me to remain ignorant of developments…

POWER9 Could Be a Game Changer for Cryptocurrency Mining

Forthcoming POWER9 processors could be a game changer for cryptocurrency mining based upon some preliminary performance data we have received. Raptor Engineering passed along word that with their initial POWER9 testing they are seeing great performance out of these high-end IBM processors with Monero cryptocurrency mining. Using the xmr-stak-power PPC64LE-focused Monero miner, they are seeing…

Top Ten Time Series DBs

Databases are a crazy topic and it seems everyone has an opinion. The trouble is that opinions are like belly buttons: just because everyone has one it doesn’t mean they are useful for anything. With that in mind, I decided to pen a magnum opus of my own opinions. Something I can point people to next…

Parity Ethereum Locked

Reuters An estimated $280 million worth of the cryptocurrency ethereum is now locked up after a user accidentally deleted the code necessary to access the digital wallets hosted by the company Parity Technologies. The vulnerability impacted the “multi-sig” digital wallets launched through Parity since July 20. Multi-sig wallets usually contain large sums of money since they are primarily…

El nuevo ordenador de IBM que va 200 veces más rápido

Investigadores de IBM consiguen aumentar la velocidad y la eficiencia energética de un ordenador utilizando un algoritmo de aprendizaje automático en su memoria física. Las barreras comienzan a romperse en la informática clásica. A nivel comercial, las compañías se mantienen en una guerra constante para ofrecer al usuario las mejores innovaciones del mercado. Sin embargo,…