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    Phoronix: AMD Optimizes Bitcoin Mining On R600 LLVM OpenCL

    Earlier this month I wrote about Bitcoin Mining coming to the open-source Radeon Linux GPU driver. In the weeks since, Tom Stellard of AMD has made more improvements to the AMD R600 LLVM back-end that benefit the performance of Bitcoin mining...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM2MTE

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: AMD Optimizes Bitcoin Mining On R600 LLVM OpenCL

    Earlier this month I wrote about Bitcoin Mining coming to the open-source Radeon Linux GPU driver. In the weeks since, Tom Stellard of AMD has made more improvements to the AMD R600 LLVM back-end that benefit the performance of Bitcoin mining...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM2MTE
    Good for OpenCL progress, but fuck bitcoin and the idiots that think it's anything but a pyramid scheme to get morons to trade real money with actual value for virtual currency.

    If you back bitcoin you are doing the same as those that buy the fake currency in Free2Play games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    Good for OpenCL progress, but fuck bitcoin and the idiots that think it's anything but a pyramid scheme to get morons to trade real money with actual value for virtual currency.

    If you back bitcoin you are doing the same as those that buy the fake currency in Free2Play games.
    Everything has the value the majority perceives. Money is only paper after all. As an anonymous way of exchanging/buying stuff etc i don't think bitcoins are bad. Trying to get rich from it no way. Anyway.



    Is this supposed to be a better -real world- test for the OpenCL implementation??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
    Everything has the value the majority perceives. Money is only paper after all. As an anonymous way of exchanging/buying stuff etc i don't think bitcoins are bad. Trying to get rich from it no way. Anyway.
    Real currency is backed by something real, the US dollar is "only paper" that is backed up by the value of all the raw materials, manufacturing potential and financial holdings of the entire country and of those using the dollar as the basis of their economy outside of the country.

    Fun fact, there are more physical paper dollars in circulation outside of the US then in it.

    What does bitcoin have going for it? A bunch of retarded libertarians, doomsday prepers, mafias and cartels and likely a few terrorist organizations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    What does bitcoin have going for it? A bunch of retarded libertarians, doomsday prepers, mafias and cartels and likely a few terrorist organizations.
    Those people can also use cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    Real currency is backed by something real, the US dollar is "only paper" that is backed up by the value of all the raw materials, manufacturing potential and financial holdings of the entire country and of those using the dollar as the basis of their economy outside of the country.
    That's all fine and dandy, but any value of your "real" currency can be destroyed at the whim of one organization at the center. The desire to eliminate this single point of failure lead to Bitcoin and similar schemes.

    In that respect, Bitcoin is much more similar to commodities used as money, such as gold. Gold is not backed by anything either, aside from a few insignificant industrial uses.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    What does bitcoin have going for it? A bunch of retarded libertarians, doomsday prepers, mafias and cartels and likely a few terrorist organizations.
    Don't laugh, but the retards, doomsdayers, mafias and terrorists have managed to create a worldwide decentralized system where you can exchange goods for Bitcoins. Bitcoin may not be enough to run a country's economy on, but it serves a number of people's interests well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chithanh View Post
    That's all fine and dandy, but any value of your "real" currency can be destroyed at the whim of one organization at the center. The desire to eliminate this single point of failure lead to Bitcoin and similar schemes.

    In that respect, Bitcoin is much more similar to commodities used as money, such as gold. Gold is not backed by anything either, aside from a few insignificant industrial uses.

    Don't laugh, but the retards, doomsdayers, mafias and terrorists have managed to create a worldwide decentralized system where you can exchange goods for Bitcoins. Bitcoin may not be enough to run a country's economy on, but it serves a number of people's interests well enough.
    Those organizations are going to trade for actual cash and goods at some point, they are using them as a line of credit or are cashing in bitcoins for actual money.

    Single point of failure backed by the value of all of the oil, natural gas, and everything on the periodic table that can be pulled out of the ground sounds a whole lot more stable then something based entirely on the psychosis of a bunch of delusional morons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kivada View Post
    Good for OpenCL progress, but fuck bitcoin and the idiots that think it's anything but a pyramid scheme to get morons to trade real money with actual value for virtual currency.

    If you back bitcoin you are doing the same as those that buy the fake currency in Free2Play games.
    COnsidering most countries are OFF the gold standard... no currency has any real value. Its not really backed by anything. Bitcoin is just as legitimate as any other currency, more so than some to an extent because there's a finite amount in circulation at any given time. People decide if anything has value, if people decide something has value, then it has value.

    Its a variation of the Thomas Theorem for Sociology: "If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericg View Post
    COnsidering most countries are OFF the gold standard... no currency has any real value. Its not really backed by anything. Bitcoin is just as legitimate as any other currency, more so than some to an extent because there's a finite amount in circulation at any given time. People decide if anything has value, if people decide something has value, then it has value.

    Its a variation of the Thomas Theorem for Sociology: "If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences."
    I wonder how much CO2 is generated by each bit coin on average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJenbo View Post
    I wonder how much CO2 is generated by each bit coin on average.
    I wonder how much CO2 is generated everytime we (the US) prints off another sheet of $100's. Honestly though, assuming you mean "how much extra CO2 are all of those people continually mining bitcoins creating?" The answer probably isn't a lot, in like the grand scheme of things.

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