Category Archives: Science and Technology

Re-Tasking the GPUs to Litecoin Mining

In my last post – Bitcoin Mining for Fun and (not much) Profit – I described my experiences with mining for Bitcoins using my (3) Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards. I ceased my GPU-based mining operations because even with my max … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Mining for Fun and (not much) Profit

I’d like to share some of my experiences with Bitcoin “mining” for those who have asked about it. The two main sites that can give you a run-down on Bitcoins are the Wikipedia article on the Bitcoin Protocol and the … Continue reading

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Recovering Game Settings from your XBox post RROD

We went out to do some grocery shopping last night and came back to an upset young man. Apparently the XBox 360 that we’ve had for some 5-6 years finally bit the dust – posting an “E-74” error on the … Continue reading

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MIT Drone Maps Room in Real Time Using a Kinect

I’m totally digging the innovative uses of the Microsoft Kinect, with novel uses popping up every day. I also love the fact that my son, your daughter…pretty much anybody can start exploring and tinkering in this space because of this … Continue reading

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OCEANIC Tech Talk from Two Years Ago

I was doing some housekeeping on one of my web servers this afternoon when I ran across an old Tech Talk video that I recorded two years ago. The OCEANIC Tech Talks were lunchtime presentations that I did every few … Continue reading

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Electric Car Gas Stations

One of the interesting dilemmas that we face as we move forward towards all-electric cars is the issue of “filling up”. Once the charge indicator gets so low, it’s time to top off the charge to make sure you have … Continue reading

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ProRAID 4-Bay RAID Enclosure (now with USB 3.0 goodness!)

Behold the latest addition to my “how to schlep around tons of files” arsenal – the Mediasonic ProRAID 4-Bay RAID enclosure. The problem I needed to solve was how do I back up and/or transport Terabytes worth of data? Once … Continue reading

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