I've been obsessed with Bitcoin since sometime in 2011 when I first heard about it. Hundreds of them have come and gone from my Bitcoin wallet, but when it reached $150 per BTC a few months ago, I completely cashed out and said I was done with Bitcoin for good. DUMB MOVE! Bitcoin has been trading between $600-$900 for the last couple of days and it made me really sad that a) I missed out on so much money, and b) I had literally turned my back on something I loved so much, cryptocurrencies!
I'd never done any Bitcoin mining, preferring instead to make mine the old fashioned way, by selling sex toys for Bitcoin of course! But after I decided to get back into the game, I did a little bit of research on ASIC miners and found this cute little USB miner on Amazon
for less than $40.
Hi There! I'm A Cute Little Bitcoin Miner!
Being an Amazon Prime member, I received the device just a couple of days after placing my order. The packaging was sparse, but the construction of the device seemed relatively sturdy. I crossed my fingers that this device would work with my MacBook Air and downloaded the cgminer app
compiled for OS X. I put in my Bitcoin pool
information, and it started cranking out 330 Mh/s instantly!
It's Too Bad The Cool Bitcoin Logo Is On The Other Side
I don't know if I'll ever get the $40 that I spent on it back, but it sure is a fun toy to play with and it's nice to see that it worked so well with OS X. My only complaint with the device is that the nifty Bitcoin logo isn't face up when it's plugged into my MacBook Air!
And hey, remember how I said I was getting back into the Bitcoin game? If you've got some extra satoshis just sitting around, you can always send them to 1geeki6uL3Mq8xLMAkneT7Axjw1DR7VQC!
LINE Corporation, owners and operators of the free calling and messaging app, LINE, announced that it has added two new features, Video Call and Snap Movie, to its platform.
The Video Call function is compatible with iPhone, Android devices, and PCs (Windows/Mac), enabling free 1-on-1 video calls between supported devices. Video calls will be supported over both Wi-Fi and 3G networks. Users can also switch between video and voice anytime during the call, allowing them to enjoy face-to-face conversations with family and friends.
Snap Movie lets users take short 4- to 10-second video clips and arrange them with their choice of background music. They can then share the clips with members of their LINE friends list and groups via smartphone, giving them a simple and fun way to communicate with peers.
In addition, by leveraging the Home and Timeline features on the LINE platform, users can share their most recent happenings and life stories with one another by posting pictures, videos and location information on their own space. Furthermore, users can choose from 9 different background songs to assign to their video.
LINE also recently added soccer clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and US Open Champion Rafael Nadal, to its growing list of Official Accounts. Users are able to follow updates from Official Accounts and interact with them in real-time during "On Air Mode", when the Official Accounts can read and respond to messages from users. There are currently 118 corporate accounts worldwide (as of August 2013).
Since its launch in June 2011, LINE has grown to become a service enjoyed by users all over the world, reaching from Japan to as far as Taiwan, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, the Middle East, Spain, India, and South America. As of August 2013, LINE has exceeded over 230 million registered users globally, up by 460 percent from August 2012.
The world's premier motorsports simulation service keeps getting better and better. Recent weeks have seen the release of the Mac OS X version of iRacing and the addition of full native support for the Oculus Rift Virtual headset to the service. Today, iRacing.com announced a Linux version of the online racing service is now available.
With these new releases, iRacing enhances an international reputation for its state-of-the-art technology and accuracy, together with a fun, easy-to-use functionality that attracts beginners and pro drivers alike. With constant updates and improvements to its feature-rich, centralized service, iRacing has proven hugely popular across a broad spectrum of motorsports including open wheel, stock and sports cars, road course, speedway and short track racing.
The new Mac OS X and Linux versions are expected to boost what are already some very impressive numbers for the service; numbers like 793,735,000 racing laps run, 50,000 members worldwide and some 350 private leagues. With nearly 40 different official series featuring more than two-dozen meticulously-modeled cars on 60 laser-scanned tracks – and new cars, tracks and features in the pipeline – the months ahead will see iRacing.com continue to do what it does best: get better and better.
Go to www.iracing.com
for complete details of the PC, Mac OS X and Linux versions of iRacing.com, together with a complete inventory of race cars, tracks, series and unique features of the world's foremost online motorsports simulation service.
One of the great things about Linux, OS X, and other operating systems that are UNIX based is that you can use a lot of the same command prompt commands to do a lot of interesting stuff. Here are 10 of the most useful commands that you can use whether you're in a Linux terminal, OS X terminal, etc. Most of them will work straight out of the box, but some like apt-get, yum, etc. will only work with specific distributions or add-ons for operating systems that don't normally support the command.
Change Directory (cd)
This command is used to change your current directory, this command will accept both absolute and relative paths as below example (consider you are in your home directory):
This command is used to move a file to a different location or rename it as the below example:
mv /home/bob/test /home/bob/Desktop/test
mv /home/bob/test /home/bob/test2
The ls command is used to list the folders
and file inside a directory, most people use this command with the -a & -l options, -a will display hidden files and -l for long listing format, the below output is for the ls -al command:
drwx------ 4 501 502 4096 Mar 21 10:39 .
drwxr-xr-x. 5 root root 4096 Oct 1 11:10 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 501 502 18 Dec 2 2011 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r-- 1 501 502 176 Dec 2 2011 .bash_profile
-rw-r--r-- 1 501 502 124 Dec 2 2011 .bashrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 501 502 500 Jan 23 2007 .emacs
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Mar 21 10:39 file
drwxr-xr-x 2 501 502 4096 Nov 12 2010 .gnome2
drwxr-xr-x 4 501 502 4096 Jan 24 2012 .mozillaMake Directory (mkdir)
This command is used to create a directory as the below example:
mkdir /home/bob/newfolderRemove directory (rm)
This command is used to remove files and directories, to remove directories that contains files or folder you need to a add -r &-f options, the -r for recursive and -f for force as below:
rm -rf /home/bob/folderSuper user do (sudo) & Switch user (su)
The sudo command is used to run commands as the root user and the su command is used to change user as the below commands:
sudo service httpd restart //restart the service as root
su bob //switch the current user to bobapt-get & yum
apt-get and yum commands are used to install or update packages, apt-get is used in Debian based distributions like Ubuntu and Mint, yum is used in the Redhat based distributions like Fedora and CentOS, they are used as the below example:
apt-get install Package-Name
yum install Package-NameWorld Wide Web and get (wget)
This command is used to download files from http or ftp servers, you can resume a downloading file using -c option as the below example:
wget http://path-to-the-file //download a file
wget -c http://path-to-the-file //resume a download filetop
The top command provides a real-time view of the running system or server, the below is sample of the output of this command:
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The Transfluent API for Apps
is the world’s first professional language translation service that can be embedded directly into the application build process. This means that every time the developer makes changes to the application, all of the different language versions also get updated at the same time.
Mobile applications are a truly global market, and localizing an application typically increases sales significantly. Despite the growing need for app localization, there has not been an efficient method of translating the apps into multiple languages until now.
The Transfluent API makes it possible to develop applications directly in multiple languages (as opposed to translating once the development has been completed). This shortens the time-to-market, increases the quality of the localized versions and lowers the cost of maintaining the multiple language versions.
Transfluent’s backend is powered by a network of more than 15,000 professional translators in over 60 languages. Each translation task is assigned to two independent translators – one does the translation and another proofreads the text. The API helps the developer specify context for the translation task, including screenshots taken from the application.
“For the best results, we recommend starting the translation process early on in the development of the app. Developing the app and testing it in multiple languages throughout the process guarantees that the localized versions work and feel as native as the original. Loyal users who are native speakers of various languages can be a great resource in making sure all the terminology is spot-on!” comments Jani Penttinen, founder and CEO of Transfluent.
Transfluent keeps track of the previous translations so that only changes and additions are translated. If required, the text can be sent to translation dozens of times a day, but translation will only performed where needed.
Transfluent has quickly become a trusted partner for prominent application developers, such as DocScanner developer Haave Inc., Recoil, NonStop Games and Kapu Toys.
Tommy Incrosnatu, CEO of Kapu Toys
commented on Transfluent: "Kapu Toys is developing new kinds of mobile games for children. Transfluent has supplied us with comprehensive translation solutions which have helped us in production and marketing. Our co-operation with Transfluent has worked well; the service is quick and knowledgeable. Now, with the new API, updating new translation versions is even easier and more trouble-free."
Today Transfluent also published a white paper, detailing the typical problems and suggested solutions when localizing mobile applications. The white paper can be downloaded from Transfluent for Apps
website in English, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.
So you've heard all the hype about Windows 8 and you want to try the consumer preview, but you use a Mac with OS X. What's a geek to do? Well, here's a free and easy way to try out Windows 8 Consumer Preview by using Oracle's free VirtualBox virtualization software package.
The first thing you want to do is download VirtualBox. You can download VirtualBox by visiting www.virtualbox.org
and heading over to the downloads section.
Once you've downloaded and installed VirtualBox, you'll need to get the Windows 8 Consumer Preview from Microsoft. Grab the .ISO file from here
. You'll need the .ISO file in order to install and run Windows 8 Consumer Preview in VirtualBox. We downloaded the 32-bit ISO image and then sat back for a while because the download is a bit large at 2.5GB.
Once we downloaded the ISO image, we fired up VirtualBox and went through the process of adding a new operating system. You'll want to give it a name, in our case we chose Windows 8 Preview and then we were able to choose Microsoft Windows as the operating system and Windows 8 (not Windows 8 64-bit) as the version of Windows we wanted to install. Once you start going through the next few setup screens, you'll want to just use the defaults that VirtualBox recommends.
Once you've gone through the setup for the new operating system, simply click on the green START arrow, select the location of your ISO file and run through the usual Windows setup. You'll be running the consumer preview version of Windows 8 in no time and you'll be able to see what all the fuss is about! As for us, we were not that impressed with what we saw.
1) Best OS: Having used nearly every major computer operating system in 2011, we are voting for OS X Lion as the best operating system of 2011. It had a few hiccups in the beginning, but after a few updates the operating system is better than any other we've tried recently.
2) Best Celebrity Boobs: The best celebrity boobs of 2011 belong to Lindsay Lohan. Her recent Playboy release has sold like crazy and well, to be honest, LiLo's got a great set of tits!
3) Best iPhone App: Tiny Review
is our pick for best iPhone app of 2011. Yes, it's another social app, but its simplicity is what sold us. You visit a location, take a picture, and type up a short 3 sentence summary of what you're doing at the location that gets placed over the photo you took. Brilliant!
4) Best Android App: We're going to be totally unfair here and say that our Porn Star Tweets
app for Android is the best Android app of 2011. It's really not, but fuck you!
5) Best MyFreeCams.com Cam Girl: We're friendly with a lot of MFC girls, but Demonika Devour
was our favorite MFC cam girl of 2011. She's witty, engaging, and sexy as fuck!
6) Best Twitter Account To Follow: Everyone loves to follow celebrities on Twitter, but we say, "Fuck that shit!" You want to follow accounts that actually provide relevant news stories, entertaining tweets, or pictures of naked chicks. Anything else is just irrelevant! So our top Twitter account to follow in 2011 is @dapswebsite
. Their tweets are always fantastic and we like to think of them as our much cooler older brother that gets all the chicks and gives us the scraps.
7) Best Music Album Of 2011: No question about it, Steel Panther's "Ball's Out"
was the best album of 2011, and possibly the best album of all time. Their music was playing almost constantly while we worked on the website and tried to come up with new, devious content!
8) Best Online Service: We use a hell of a lot of online services to make our lives easier, but this was our favorite in 2011. The best online service for 2011 is dlvr.it
! We use them to help in a lot of our automation of tweets and best of all, the service is free!
9) Best Number of 2011: 69. But 69 is always the best number, right?
10) Best Sex Toy of 2011: The Retro Pocket Rocket
! It's a rocket ship vibrator that has its own lunar surface to land on!
11) Best Twitter Follower of 2011: The best Twitter follower of 2011 was every single damn one of you! Thanks for hanging out with us on Twitter and on our website. Here's to an awesome 2012!