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Old 05-03-18, 04:48 AM
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Bitcoin is interesting. When I first heard about it I could have started mining and maybe gotten a few, but they were only worth a dollar or so, so I didn't really care. Now the mining is only effective if you have a huge network of specialized machines, and even then the power costs almost outrun the gain. And yeah, buying right now is a risky buy. The whole thing could collapse in on itself leaving you with nothing. Or it could continue to appreciate at staggering rates. The total number of bitcoins is indeed finite, at 21 million. However, this is just code, and could be changed in the future (unlikely?).

The limit will be reached in 2140 ('cuz math and stuff). If you bought in early, you could've made a fortune. But you could've also lost it all, based on all the other coins you would have bought that have since disappeared. Will the price of a bitcoin go to $100k like some smart people think? I dunno. It's certainly possible if it becomes the defacto standard for the world. That seems unlikely to me for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that you'd have to pay .0000001 bitcoins for a coffee, etc, and the government will never let the printing of physical coins overtake actually US Dollars because it's too valuable and too important.

Should you buy one? I've thought about it, maybe it'll be worth 100 or 1000 times what it is now sometime, but I think it's more likely it will die off, so I'm leaving my money in the stock market (which at least won't go to 0 when it inevitably crashes again).
Agree BTC is an interesting subject but the mining process became a way too complicated as for me. Anyway when it comes to crypto investment I rely on the experts opinion from ICO Pulse. With the help of that source I found many alternatives to Coinbase like Cex.io or Kraken services. And in the near future I'm going to switch to alcoins.

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Old 05-09-18, 07:50 PM
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My company is paying for labview training for me and a fwe others local to Utah next week. Not my favorite language in concpet, but I can't turn down a training like this. Plus we will use labview a lot in the areas I work in. Just the nature of the beast working in a lab environment.
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Old 05-15-18, 09:44 PM
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Labview code kills me. Was doing one of the / r/ dailyprogrammmer challenges in labview to pass some time in my class today.. Took way too long. I could have done this in minutes in a "real" language.



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