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Bitcoin was introduced in by pseudonymous developer " Satoshi Nakamoto ". Opening sentence still not accurate. Did Satoshi Nakamoto actually "introduce" Bitcoin itself in or did he merely outline its theoretical possibilities then? The History section notes that the currency itself did not come into operational form until the following year, by whosoever's agency or plan we are not told.
Orthotox talk , 28 November UTC. Electronic money? Someone is kidding me? Does actually Bitcoin show any characteristics of money at all? Even if it would, it needs to show ALL characteristics in order to be actually called "money".
There is no definition in the article of what a "Bitcoin" actually is. Why not? What is a Bitcoin? The point of the Bitcoin according to Max Keiser almost certainly the creator of Bitcoin, although he used a another name to do so in order that he could position himself as an "independent" supporter of Bitcoin is that it is NOT a fiat currency, that it is NOT like the "Dollar". What the answers to my question indicate is that there is no such thing as a Bitcoin - that the only fundamental difference between Bitcoin and, for example, the fiat "Dollar" is that Bitcoin is not legal tender and can not be used in payment of taxes.
By the way, as I am typing this Mr Keiser is pushing Bitcoin on his show still without revealing that he is the creator of the scheme if he was not, the real creator would have proudly stepped forward by now. To cut matters short - the true reply to my question "what is a Bitcoin" is that there is no such thing as a Bitcoin. How do folks feel about Coindesk as a reliable source?
In real world futures markets provide the price discovery mechanism and futures trading seems to start gaining momentum in the BTC world too. I am not an autoconfirmed user yet so I can't do the change myself. Can someone please provide one? Each has risks. If you choose to store your bitcoins yourself, then you could lose them to a hacker, a hard drive crash or a lost mobile device. But if you choose to use a third party, you need to worry about that third party swindling you or becoming bankrupt.
The Bitcoin market is largely unregulated, so there are few legal protections if you happen to choose the wrong online wallet service. Paper wallets avoid the pitfalls of other methods, but they're tricky to set up correctly, and of course you're out of luck if you lose the piece of paper.
Now it says "Theft of bitcoins has been covered extensively in the media. I can't find any reference to bitcoin. It presents itself as a front for coinbase. Should this be part of the known scams list? Tgm talk , 13 December UTC. It should be clarified that a vendor-purchased paper wallet is probably the most insecure way to store BTC.
Because at least the producer who prints the paper are know the private key. It is not the case only if it is you who print it. It is impossible to prove that the producer of a banknote or a coin had destroyed the private key after the end of a printing process and doesn't preserve it. Though this sort of storage is unsecure. As Bitcoin goes more mainstream the use of physical tokens, i. Here's a recent link to this topic in case someone wants to add it to the article. I do not know why people are so gullible in case of physical bitcoins.
Probably the reason that disclosure of a credit card number doesn't make it junk, but that is because all money transactions can be traced. Please try to find a reference that addresses those two points. I think we should mention these sorts of trinkets if only because so many news articles feature an image of physical coins.
I received 0. Maybe I'll sell my bitcoins on a Bitcoin exchange. This recent edit improperly switched a bunch of "bitcoin"s for "Bitcoin"s. We're no longer able to automatically undo that changeset due to intervening edits, so we will have to redo those manually. It happened again. I've added a definition to the main article - its a pretty important and oft miss-understood distinction.
I'd love a better citation though. User:KyleLandas and I differ on the "Inflation rate" item in the infobox and I'd like to discuss it here. I wrote:. Kyle said in his edit summary, "This is not comprehensive. It is a micro-view of the inflation-rate. I am restoring it to the original statement. Under "Exchanges", we have "A published research study showed that of 40 Bitcoin exchanges studied, 18 ended up closing over a period of 3 years.
The paper came out in January At least three more of the exchanges listed in that paper have tanked since then. The article probably should mention the cutoff date for their stats. A new item "value" was added to the infobox with the approximate current value of one bitcoin in US dollars. In my opinion, the current value of one bitcoin isn't a particularly interesting fact and shouldn't be included in the infobox.
Furthermore, the volatility in bitcoin price means that whatever number we put there will almost immediately become inaccurate. Most importantly, the current price of one bitcoin isn't really even discussed in the article. Please read Help:Infobox. I feel strongly that we should try to keep the infobox as concise as possible. TakuyaMurata : could you please try to address these concerns? This post is similar to one in the talk page of a bitcoin article of another wiki I often hang out at here's a link to the heading in their talk page , as responses there might help the editors here come up with good responses true there are far fewer editors there than here, and the posts will likely be less, but still the possibility of a decent insight or more makes the link, in my view, warranted.
This article was of little help to me as was the article of the same name in the other smaller wiki. This is not to demean those who made it: I'm sure that the article works for many, but I can't figure it out; and if I can't, chances are many others can't. Maybe if I check all the internal links and those in the footnotes I might figure it out, but the text in the article is largely unhelpful.
So here's my understanding. Take barter. A hunter exchanges a deer carcass for some flint arrows, or in a more modern times, a laptop. That's understandable. Aztecs used cacao beans in trade. Ditto gold. I'm not sure what money is, but if you send some to the government, in what they call "taxes" they tend to leave you alone. Banks keep money for you, as do the credit card companies, or they lend it at interest.
When you spend some of it, perhaps some clerk gets a pen and marks off your balance and writes in a new balance, balance minus spent, and the does the same with a vendor's balance: scratches out balance and writes in a new number representing balance plus what was gained.
These days a computer does it electronically. So when they say "electronic" or "digital" currency, they likely mean that some place is holding varying amounts in varying accounts and shifting things back and forth. Those who do it honestly tend stay in business. The thoroughly at least dishonest ones tend to go out of business, and maybe get arrested. Oh yeah, and these transactions tend to be monitored lest the guv'mint doesn't get its cut and people trade in illegal things like contraband cigarettes or marihuana reefers, or engage in things like the hiring of prostitutes.
Now the way I figure it, if you're going to cheat on your taxes or engage in illegal trade, your best bet is probably to use cash, i. You want a colour TV, you could, say, sell a few "lids" of marihuana for money, or perform sexual favours for money, and you can use the money to buy that colour TV. I suppose other items can be used for money: bills from other countries, gold, cigarettes, marihuana itself, chocolate, silk stockings, blue jeans, beaver pelts, whatever.
Now where does this bitcoin fit in? Is it a valuable, b portable, c hard to inflate, and d difficult for the guv'mint to trace? Okay, assuming it's just electrons or something-digital, I can accept it fulfills the portability requirement. As for value, I suppose that one can make people believe it's valuable—as some say such is the case with money-as-we-know it; but the important thing is, that issuers of our bills will take it back as payment.
If giving the guv'mint a few or 10 dollars, pounds, euros, whatever will keep you out of court or jail, then it has value. The guv'mint has a vast array of means of propaganda so they can also hype up the value of money. Also, the money we know today was based on bills that could be used to do things like get the gold or silver they once represented. What does this bitcoin have? Maybe if someone redeemed it for "real" money while slowly inflating the currency—maybe.
Maybe if someone printed the currency of some micronation and it looked like US money, except that instead of some US president, it had a picture of some celebrity, maybe it could be hawked. Where does bitcoin get its value? I don't know. But the thing that gets me is how can it be spent, not replicated, and done so digitally in a de-centralized manner? How is this done? What do they mean by "mining" and the use of supercomputers?
Do they get a bunch of super-large prime numbers and multiply them and then have others figure out the original prime numbers—would these be the bitcoins? How would such be spent and not multiplied? And how is it soo oooo superior to the aforementioned ways of cheating on taxes or illegal trade? Also, how does it go unmonitored now that we have the National Security Agency , Five Eyes , and whatever else monitoring presumably , what do you call them, "entry" and "exit" "nodes.
If you work for your money, does it matter if you spent it on bitcoins if your salary was taxed? Ditto if you paid employees? Ditto if you bought supplies? Wouldn't places that deal not in money but in bitcoins arouse interest by guv'mint agencies? If someone is going to buy a carton of contraband smokes, a lid of weed, and hire a prostitute, doesn't that involve addresses?
And if one can fool the gov'mint with some trickery using bitcoins, couldn't that trickery also be used when using real money? Again, without clicking, the intro pretty much says nothing to me. This morning I was driving to work and a report on National Public Radio stated in no uncertain words that Bitcoin is "anonymous".
I cringed thinking that maybe the reporter reached that conclusion from reading this article. A Bitcoin transaction has inputs funds being sent and outputs addresses where funds are being received. The network confirms that every input is the output of a previous transaction and that the new payment message has been digitally signed by the owner of the address es from which funds are being sent.
Among other things, that means that the sender s of the funds would have a hard time repudiating the fact that it was she they that sent the funds. So it's possible, nay easy, to track funds through the blockchain, even with "mixers".
Imagine that every time you completed a cash transaction, you and the counterparty wrote down the serial numbers of all the bills that you were exchanging, and submitted them to a public ledger. This is Bitcoin! I agree. Anytime things are centralized, like mixers, its relatively easy for law enforcement to take them down. Publications stating mixers are anonymous is just an assumption. This thread has been derailed. I wasn't talking about Satoshi.
What I mean is that right now we have a section called "Lack of anonymity". I agree that Bitcoin is not anonymous. That term is used all over the place in articles that discuss the anonymity of Bitcoin or lack thereof , and I think we should adopt it here too.
Checkingfax talk , 14 December UTC. All I see is a box for both I. Checkingfax talk , 15 December UTC. It is inappropriate to insert any actual wallet address into the encyclopedia. It is possible, even likely, that the intent is to hope readers of the article submit money to the address - and to that end, there has already been edit warring over which address is used, as different people vie to have their Bitcoin wallet address be "the" address which is seen.
Any such insertion should be removed. The concept of Bitcoin is, above all other things, a cryptocurrency, a fact which needs to be expressed much more clearly. Also Why in hell is this page protected? Lets get this page sorted; its only going to see MORE attention in the future.
I suggest pending changes instead of this. IMO that's best solution for Bitcoin article, it has been successfully introduced on WikiLeaks and has very good argument - it allows edit IP users and review them before making them visible. Please comment! Chrisarnesen , Samwalton9 , Laser brain So, what now? Can we enable this?
Samwalton9 , Laser brain , anyone? Denmark . Someone not using his real name talk , 24 December UTC. The following sentence links to the article on "intrinsic value", that article does not refer to any currency or commodity, but rather to the equity of a corporation. Bitcoins have been described as lacking intrinsic value as an investment because their value depends only on the willingness of users to accept them. Bitcoin is neither a company nor a stock, therefore this article does not in any way relate to the topic at hand.
Secondly, every single thing in the world is only valuable if someone is willing to accept it. Regardless of what a person who is on TV or writes something on paper says, if they are inaccurate, I do not think that we should faithfully reproduce their errors, unless it is to point out that it was specifically their point of view. As an example, if no one accepted dollars, dollars would not be valuable. If no one wanted to buy gold, gold would not have a market price.
There are many examples of currencies and assets that have fallen out of use, and therefore no longer have value. If those items had "intrinsic value" which remember, according to wikipedia is related to a company or stock but as a definition means "necessary" or "belonging naturally" then they could not exist without the necessary attributes of having that value. This needs further revision and a few sets of eyes - the "news" is evolving and a lot of incorrect information being shared, much of which is shared in the media.
I've made a few changes but this will need to be watched. The nature of the business of Bitcoin is that it goes directly against and circumvents the banking and payment industry. On the other hand, pro-Bitcoin websites like Coindesk, overly show the positives and failings of main stream media. So, in my opinion neither side are are currently showing a neutral point of view.
However, I've found the following good sources:. So at this point , main stream web media from big names that are commonly reliable are not so reliable for Bitcoin. So I'd be very careful in citing from mainstream web media for the core sections of the Bitcoin article. I'm looking to hear thoughts on what else should be considered for a reliable source for Bitcoin.
Silbtsc talk , 20 December UTC. Please try to keep recent events in historical perspective. December Since the whole Wikipedia phenomenon is, uh, recent, and speculation about its, get this, "historical perspective" somewhat premature, this is unusually dense, even for a Wikipedia editor.
Further, the invention of the ugly "recentism" should perhaps qualify somebody for exclusion from that exalted calling. Would somebod ies please increase the amount of page content devoted to cheap transaction fees? This appears to be the only benefit to Bitcoin, and it's woefully absent from the page. Fleetham talk , 4 November UTC. Therefore Bitcoin will have lower transaction costs overall. Please support these proposed changes, or object with explanation.
Thank you for your consideration. I removed some cited material mentioning that you could send millions of dollars with bitcoins very cheaply. The European Banking Authority recently put out a warning that virtual currencies like bitcoin lack consumer protections. So, I'm not sure the best thing to publish is something that suggests a course of action that could very well result in the loss of large sums of money for those who act on it.
Fleetham talk , 17 December UTC. These sections need to be merged. The too generic "history" section also duplicates some of that. Someone not using his real name talk , 25 December UTC. A recent editor made changes to the lede because he or she felt that it was inaccessible for the average reader.
I tend to agree that the first paragraph does seem to use inter-wiki links to the point where a reader might feel obliged to read all manner of other articles just to understand a few simple sentences. Do you think there's any way to increase the accessibility of the lede while maintaining its brevity? Fleetham talk , 18 December UTC. Welcome to Talk:Bitcoin! The Bitcoin page gets viewed tens of thousands of times a day and there are a lot of opinions out there about it.
So we come here to iron things out. I can already tell you'll be a welcome addition to the team. As you can tell, we need all the help we can get. So tell your friends! Chris Arnesen : Thanks. As long as I get good analytical view points. I'm happy to contribute. Here's the reason why I think its actually confusing in the long run to classify Bitcoin as 'open source'.
Its because there is 'open source software' that goes along with it. Ignore the practicality but technically, I'm free to write my own software that follows Bitcoin protocol and sell it without the need to open source it. As long as my software prepares the data packets in the Bitcoin protocol, the transactions submitted by my software will be accepted by the Bitcoin network.
Majority counts only when I want to change the protocol or erase a previously confirmed transaction. Wikipedia has many students and award winning journalists that absorb the concepts its good to expose them to the fundamentals.
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After talking with Amy, Sheldon goes to apologize, only to find Leonard has taken his place. Meanwhile, Raj runs into Ruchi again and goes out with her, but she does not believe in romantic love. After Howard and Bernadette tell Raj that he can just have sex with Ruchi, he agrees to keep it casual. After learning Sheldon went behind their backs to work with the military again, Leonard and Howard say Sheldon is like Thomas Edison , taking credit for others' ideas, while they are more like Nikola Tesla.
Leonard and Howard bring in Barry Kripke to help create a better idea than Sheldon's, but Kripke goes to the military himself, cutting all three of them out. Meanwhile, Bernadette fears Ruchi is trying to steal her projects at work while she is on maternity leave and enlists Raj to spy on her. Though he finds proof that Ruchi may be stealing from Bernadette, Raj tries to defend Ruchi like a boyfriend would, pointing out Bernadette's hypocrisy as she would most likely have stolen from other people's projects as well.
Ruchi is not happy about this and promptly dumps Raj. In , Leonard, Howard, and Raj mined a lot of Bitcoin , now worth thousands of dollars, but left Sheldon out due to his fear of tax implications. Flashbacks are shown of how the Bitcoin ended up on an old laptop of Leonard's, which Penny gave to her old boyfriend Zack after she and Leonard broke up.
In , Leonard and Penny retrieve the computer from Zack, who first shows them a video of a drunken Penny apologizing for breaking up with Leonard. Leonard is moved by this revelation. The Bitcoin is not found on the laptop. Sheldon had moved it to a flash drive on Leonard's keychain to teach the guys a lesson, but Leonard lost the keychain years ago. When Raj misses out on a job at the planetarium, his father says he has no confidence because Howard always makes fun of him.
Raj distances himself from Howard and later gets the job. Howard is hurt by this even after apologizing to him and tries to make amends with Raj after his first performance at the planetarium but, when he sees him get a date, he leaves without speaking to him, thinking that the latter's life is better without him. Meanwhile, Sheldon and Amy try randomly dividing up wedding tasks, but they keep arguing. The only thing they can agree on is to get married, so they decide to just get married at City Hall instead.
However, Sheldon decides that he wants a first dance with his new wife and they go home to plan their wedding. Howard and Raj are still fighting, so Howard dis-invites Raj to Halley's birthday party. However, when Stuart pulls out as party planner at the last minute, Raj agrees to plan the party, which does not turn out too well due to Halley being asleep, Bernadette being on bed rest, and no people turning up.
When Howard and Raj get into a shoving match in the party's bounce house, they end up letting out their frustrations, but also having fun and reconciling. Leonard is depressed upon receiving his successful brother's Christmas card and attempts to make a list of what he and Penny accomplished this year, not coming up with much.
This prompts them to think about their plans for the future, so they decide to go on trips and achieve more out of life together before starting a family. Sheldon cooks Amy a Little House on the Prairie -themed birthday dinner, which gives them both food poisoning. They eventually recover enough to attend Halley's birthday party with the others, where they have fun in the bouncy castle and then have sex in Howard and Bernadette's house.
Sheldon and Amy struggle to choose a best man and maid of honor from their friends. They secretly decide to test and score them, allowing everyone to have an equal shot at either role. Once the gang finds out, none of them apart from Bernadette and Stuart want to be in the wedding.
Sheldon settles for Stuart as best man but, once Leonard tells Sheldon that, as the groom, the decision is his alone, he picks Leonard. Amy is set to call Bernadette but, once Penny realizes Amy is her best friend, she immediately pitches herself for the position and Amy enthusiastically chooses her. Amy later makes Penny tell Bernadette the bad news. With Leonard, Howard, Raj, and Amy accomplishing so much on their respective projects, Sheldon is forced to admit he has nothing important upon which to work.
He makes Amy leave the apartment for a few days so he can focus, but cannot come up with any ideas and calls his mother as a distraction. Leonard and Amy have fun recreating experiments from when they were growing up, boring Penny, so she eats with Sheldon as he mulls over his scientific studies.
Penny helps him realize that his study of dark matter is his rebound science from string theory, which Sheldon admits he never truly disregarded, but explaining string theory to her inspires Sheldon, helping him discover a potential breakthrough in the field. Meanwhile Howard is too busy with his family to be in the band with Raj, so Raj brings in Bert. But, when Howard annoys Bernadette by writing an astronaut-themed musical while she is on bed-rest, she makes him rejoin the band.
The three are poorly received at a Bar mitzvah after singing Bert's original song about the boulder from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raj hooks up with a recently separated woman, Nell, after one of his lectures at the planetarium. Her husband, Oliver, confronts Raj at the planetarium and then breaks down over the end of his marriage. After comforting Oliver, Raj talks to Nell and convinces her to give her husband another chance.
Meanwhile, after diving once again into string theory and sprawling his work across his and Amy's apartment, Sheldon approaches a reluctant Leonard and Penny and convinces them to let him use his old room to study for a three-day trial period with an agreement to be quiet and stay out of their way. Sheldon surprisingly sticks to this agreement, being a reasonably good guest, which shockingly frustrates Leonard to no end. After Leonard lets out his frustrations, Sheldon then renegotiates the guest tenancy agreement for an extra few days and resumes being his normal demanding self, much to Leonard's relief.
Sheldon and Amy are surprised to find that Wil Wheaton's new Professor Proton show is actually very entertaining and that Wil had Howard on as a guest. On Howard's suggestion, Sheldon apologizes to Wil, mending their friendship, and tells him he wants to be on the show, but Wil asks for Amy. Sheldon tells her to do it, but she says she often does not do things to avoid upsetting him. Sheldon is horrified when he realises how selfish he has been, especially when he finds out that the men do the same for him.
Sheldon encourages Amy to go on the show to inspire girls to pursue science, even while trying to control his obvious jealousy for her. Meanwhile, Leonard writes a book about a physicist that solves a murder, basing the protagonist Logan Dean on himself. He lets others read his draft to seek their opinion. Bernadette points out Logan's mean boss Illsa is similar to Penny, who thinks it is based on Bernadette, though Leonard does not correct her. However, Bernadette tells Penny the truth, upsetting her and making her mad at Leonard.
After calling his mother for advice, Leonard learns that Illsa is actually like her, but abandons the book when he realizes he wrote romantic tension into the relationship between the characters. Bernadette's due date arrives, but she still has not given birth. As Amy and Howard work together at the college, the rest of the friends try various ways to induce her labor, though Sheldon wants to play a complicated board game to help her pass the time.
Amy shocks Howard by saying Bernadette has already decided to name the baby after her father, Michael. He does not agree and everyone makes suggestions as to what to name the baby. Bernadette goes into labor and gives birth to a son named Neil, after Neil Armstrong , Neil Gaiman , and Neil Diamond , with Michael as the middle name.
Sheldon and Amy decide on a wedding date of May 12th. They want to have their reception at the Athenaeum at Caltech. While scouting the location, they are shocked to see Leonard and Penny eating there, as Leonard had told Sheldon their application had been denied. In reality, Leonard just wanted a place to avoid Sheldon.
Kripke has booked the venue for his birthday party on the same day as the wedding. Leonard cleans radioactive sludge for Kripke to get the date for Sheldon as an apology for lying. Kripke eventually agrees to change the day but, when Amy hears he wants to sing at the wedding, she suggests they get married at the Griffith Observatory instead.
Meanwhile, Bernadette and Howard are unsure if one of them should quit his or her job to stay home with the children. Howard volunteers but, when left alone with the children, he passes out exhausted, leaving Raj in charge. When Bernadette meets Penny for lunch, she realizes that she loves being at the office again, but does not want to leave the children.
She and Howard promise to figure it out later after they take a nap. The men are excited that Bill Gates is visiting Penny's pharmaceutical company, although she says that she cannot bring them along. Sheldon believes that it is an April Fools' Day prank. Leonard sees what hotel Gates is staying at on Penny's schedule, so he, Raj, and Howard meet him in the lobby the day before. Once Sheldon sees proof, the men twice send him to the wrong hotel as real pranks.
Penny says Leonard can meet Gates for real, so he fakes being sick to avoid him. When Penny puts Gates on a video call, he recognizes Leonard from the previous night. Meanwhile, Amy is tired of Bernadette only talking about her children, so Bernadette uses her expanded parental brain to learn random science facts. After Sheldon has a food truck moved away from the building, Leonard and Penny are shocked to discover he is the leader and sole member of the Tenants' Association for the building.
Amy does not want to be caught in the middle but secretly suggests they rally support from the other tenants to vote Sheldon out. No one else supports Leonard, so Amy tells them Sheldon was never added to the lease when he moved across the hall with her. Sheldon fires back with his own legal technicality, so Amy is forced to support Leonard. She makes Sheldon happy by saying he can be Leonard's official opposition, making Leonard believe he made a mistake. Meanwhile, Howard and Raj find a drone in Howard and Bernadette's hot tub.
With Stuart's help, Raj returns it to the cute owner Cynthia and gets her number. Unfortunately, Cynthia watches footage of Raj on the drone and is immediately turned off. Sheldon has been writing to reclusive scientist Dr. Wolcott Peter MacNicol who invites Sheldon to visit him in his completely isolated mountain cabin. The women quickly ask Leonard, Raj, and Howard to tag along with him, making this his bachelor party, despite Sheldon's assertions that it should not be called such. Wolcott has a brilliant mind, but his behavior is very strange to the guys.
He tells Sheldon he cut off all contact with others to focus on science. Though Sheldon enjoys the science, he decides that he doesn't want to live like Wolcott because of his friends and Amy. The guys leave to avoid Wolcott, whose theories about time make him doubt whether the guys were ever there.
Meanwhile, Penny and Bernadette throw Amy a quilting bee for her bachelorette party, which she quickly finds boring. When Amy tells them she wants a night full of bad decisions as she earlier implied, they go to a bar where Amy drinks a few shots and passes out in twelve minutes. When she wakes up back at the apartment hungover and disappointed, the women lie and reassure her she had a wild time, involving her drunkenly river-dancing. After Neil Gaiman tweets about Stuart's comic book store, it becomes very popular and the crowds upset Sheldon.
Stuart hires an assistant manager named Denise and she impresses Sheldon with her comic recommendations. Amy goes to her for information on comics to connect to Sheldon but, when she tries to tell him, he says he's talked enough about comics with Denise. The store's popularity causes Stuart to be unable to babysit for Howard and Bernadette's date night. They try to have another date at home, but Stuart shows up so they hurriedly go out. Meanwhile, as Raj sets up a telescope, Penny sees a new comet.
Raj takes sole credit for the discovery , angering Penny. Leonard tries to defend her, but feels sorry for hurting Raj's career. Penny confronts Raj herself and he agrees to share credit after Penny does not give in like Leonard. Sheldon needs half a billion dollars to prove his latest concept of string theory, which the University cannot afford to fund.
Crowdfunding and selling some of his most valuable comic books to Stuart give him a small start. When Raj mentions gambling in Las Vegas , Sheldon goes there, but is caught calculating odds by security before he can make any bets. Meanwhile, Amy takes Penny and Bernadette shopping for her wedding dress. She loves an old-fashioned one that the other girls admit that they find ugly, though Penny assures Amy that she can make her own decisions about her wedding.
Sheldon, however, comes home and sees Amy in the dress and loves how she looks. Sheldon's mother Mary refuses to attend his wedding unless he invites his older brother George, with whom he is no longer speaking. Sheldon and Leonard fly to Texas to talk to George, who now owns a chain of tire stores.
He refuses to attend and later explains to Leonard and Sheldon that the family sacrificed a lot to fund Sheldon's education and he was stuck caring for their mother and sister Missy after their father died while Sheldon was at college. Sheldon never thanked him for this.
Leonard takes George back to the hotel room where Sheldon apologizes for what he did and the brothers reconcile. George agrees to attend the wedding. Meanwhile, Howard and Bernadette's children contract pinkeye , infecting everyone except Penny, much to Amy's fury. Sheldon and Amy's wedding day arrives, with many friends and family attending, including Amy's domineering mother Kathy Bates and quiet father Teller , Sheldon's mother Mary, brother George, and sister Missy, who is pregnant with her second child and separated from her husband, and Mark Hamill , who replaces Wil Wheaton as officiant as a favor to Howard, who returned his lost dog.
Sheldon cannot get his bow-tie to be symmetrical and conversations with Amy and his mother give him an epiphany about superasymmetry. Sheldon and Amy, along with Leonard, get caught up figuring out the math of the theory during the wedding ceremony, making Hamill take Star Wars questions to stall for time.
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By the way, you can't order a Sheevaplug directly from Marvell the chipset maker and the designer of the Sheevaplug reference design. The supplier I used was Globalscale Technologies , which seems to be rather clearly based in China, and has the customer service to prove it.
There's probably a business model out there just for a trivial company who will stock these things and make a non-ridiculously-horrible web order form so it doesn't take 6 weeks to order one. Now, the original Sheevaplug still the only model of Sheevaplug, as far as I know, as of this writing is a bit limited. The most terrible limitation is that it only has one network port and no wireless, which means, essentially, that the only thing you can possibly do with it is make a fileserver, because routing is impossible.
Not surprisingly, the first and only Sheeva-based products technically, that means using the Sheevaplug reference design, which uses the Marvell Fereoceon CPU core, part of the Marvell "Orion" or is it "Kirkwood"? The same old story: hardware improves, software backslides to keep up. But I digress. Then companies like Globalscale manufacture it so Marvell doesn't have to.
But interestingly, Globalscale has also done their own bit of innovation on top of the reference design. For example, their Guruplug Plus , which is essentially a Sheevaplug with They also make a more expensive model with video out. Oh, and also it reputedly has terrible heat dissipation problems. It's not surprising that the Guruplug has heat problems: while the Sheevaplug was designed with Western Hardware Designer Principles make it look decent, not kill people, and largely useless , the Guruplug seems to have been designed using Chinese Hardware Designer Principles make it amazingly cheap, flashy, potentially useful, and don't worry about those pesky safety underwriters.
I'm not sure which I'd rather have. FWIW, I've run my "original" Sheevaplug full blast for long periods of time and it never gets any more than slightly warm, so any heat problems of the Guruplug are definitely not shared by the Sheeva design. Nevertheless, everything factual as opposed to opinionated below applies to the Sheevaplug and maybe the Guruplug, but maybe not. I don't have a Guruplug. Before you start any serious hacking on a Sheevaplug, you really want to get the serial console working.
That's the only way to get to talk to U-boot, which you will want to do if you need to replace the kernel, boot from an external disk, etc. The serial console uses the USB "target" port on the Sheevaplug. That is, you plug it into your USB "host" eg. There's also a USB "host" port that works the other way around. It even comes with a convenient cable. So you plug one end into your laptop, and the other end into the Sheevaplug.
In my case, I have a Macbook, which of course doesn't have the right driver for screwing around with Sheevaplugs, because such screwage is obviously not Apple Approved. Luckily though, I do all my real work in a Linux virtual machine running under Parallels 4. One of the miracles of USB is that it's so simple - it's just a really fast serial port, after all - that it's trivially easy to forward it from your physical machine to your virtual one. So it's very easy to control the Sheevaplug from my virtual Linux box as if it was physically attached, and sure enough, it works perfectly.
I had a pretty old kernel installed on my laptop 2. I got the above magic incantation from Nozell. If you have a 2. I used minicom at first, but then got tired of it and wrote port. To use it, you'll also need a copy of the awesome options. You just run it like this: port. Since my next step was to download and compile a new kernel for my Sheevaplug, I figured I might as well upgrade my laptop's Linux kernel at the same time.
I picked Linus's standard, unadulterated 2. I said earlier that a Sheevaplug only has one ethernet port, which makes it useless for anything but a fileserver. That was a slight lie; in fact, because it has a USB port, you can add whatever you want. It works with the Linux-USB "pegasus" ethernet driver, and it's fine. It's been so long since I ran into this problem that I'd forgotten what a hard-to-diagnose pain in the neck it is when you run into it.
Someone put a lot of work into fixing that problem, and we as a society have already forgotten all about it. Right, so, anyway, this USB device doesn't have automatic port sensing. Which is really not a big deal, once you know about it, but it sure confused me for about half an hour because I didn't have a crossover cable. In case you're wondering, the onboard ethernet on the Sheevaplug does do port sensing. Nice job, guys.
So I just swapped ports and my problems were solved. Well, no, because the kernel is missing all the happy fun bits like iptables and iproute2. We need to upgrade the kernel. Ah, but which kernel? On my x86 laptop, I used Linus's latest stable Linux kernel 2. All the latest Marvell patches have been merged into Linus's 2.
Instead, I tracked down Marvell's repo and used their "stable It seems to work fine. By the way, here's my kernel. It probably has some extra stuff enabled that's not necessary, but it works for me, and it works with my USB ethernet adapter. Supposedly you can build the kernel with a cross-compiler. I didn't bother trying to do this. I just installed gcc and friends on the provided Ubuntu distribution and built it there. Warning: it took a long time.
This processor isn't exactly running at warp speed, but worse, I was building it all on the cheapest 8GB SD card I could get at Future Shop a year and a half ago. Result: slow disk writes. Very slow. Most of what you need to know is what I just wrote, plus that you need to 'make uImage' to get a U-Boot image, and the 'make uImage' process requires you to have a 'mkimage' program that comes with U-Boot. They have links in that article, but the particular one I used a pre-compiled binary for x86 was one I downloaded from a random place on the net.
I can't find it anymore, so in the interest of sharing the love, I have mirrored mkimage. Now that you've upgraded a bunch of packages in order to install the compiler, you'll probably notice that your system is completely scrambled and won't let you log in anymore. The bad news is, this sucks. The good news is, maybe you read this far in advance so you're still logged in so you can fix it. The magic incantation to fix it is: passwd -d root passwd -d root passwd root.
It's also suspicious that you have to delete the password twice , and that only changing the password doesn't work. I don't want to know. Thanks, anyway, Ubuntu. In case you managed to log out and now can't back log in, all is not lost. Using the normal sysvinit "emergency" command doesn't work, because it makes you enter your password, which has always been a pretty stupid idea.
It used to not be stupid and just happily logged you in. You can't, because you have to upgrade U-Boot first. Something about the bootloader operation in the more recent kernels is different from the experimental bootloader operation in the experimental Sheevaplug development kit, so it won't work by default.
Luckily this is pretty easy. I found some nice instructions for upgrading U-Boot as part of a document about installing Debian on a Sheevaplug. The easiest way to do this part is to use a TFTP server.
Any TFTP server will do fine here, since you'll only do it once. If you're netbooting embedded devices and you're still using a TFTP server that sucks, you're wasting your time. Stop doing that. Just follow the instructions and you'll be fine. However, I'm terrible at following instructions without knowing what I'm doing, so I didn't follow them and got myself into a bit of a mess which required a certain amount of Googling to get myself out of. First, the new version of U-Boot supports booting both old-style kernels like the one it came with and new-style ones like the current release kernels.
Strangely, it defaults to the former, not the latter. To switch it into a mode capable of booting new-style kernels, you have to do from the U-boot serial console setenv mainlineLinux yes and saveenv and then reboot. Note note note!
This may sound obvious in retrospect, but once you've done this, booting your old kernel will stop working, because it's not a mainline kernel. Well, it's obvious if you remember, hours of panic later, that you've run this command in the first place. Ha ha. Anyway, if you want to boot your old kernel again, just run setenv mainlineLinux no and saveenv and then reboot. The other thing you need to do is tell Linux what kind of hardware you're running on.
Once upon a time, before the invention of so called plug-and-play, Linux used to "probe" for hardware devices automatically, so you didn't have to do such silly things. Linux had the very best hardware probing anywhere I've ever seen. I personally spent hours optimizing my Linux ISA arcnet driver's probing routines, and I personally solved the mystery of the "IRQ autoprobing in kernel modules causes a crash" in Linux 1.
But those days are long gone. Nowadays, we're back to specifying the hardware platform by hand, as if we were running Windows 3. Hardware improves, software backslides. If you have an original Sheevaplug like mine, the magic incantation at the U-boot console is: setenv arcNumber saveenv reset. Yes, you do have to saveenv. You might also have to reset. Don't be like me, and think you can "try a temporary experiment" by setting the environment variable and not saving it in the hopes it won't screw up.
It will fail. Unlike the mainlineLinux option, setting the arcNumber option does not mess up your old kernel. That's because mainlineLinux is interpreted by U-Boot I assume , which does something different depending if it's a new or old kernel. But arcNumber is interpreted by Linux, and the old Linux didn't know to look for it. This also explains why you have to saveenv; Linux won't be able to find it if it's not saved.
Once again, I refer you to the Debian Sheevaplug instructions for how to get your kernel booted, depending on what device you want to boot from. I don't recommend installing the new kernel into the "boot flash" memory segment until you're really sure it works, because that will overwrite the old kernel, and then you might be stuck.
I personally recommend starting your experiments with TFTP, since that's the quickest way to change out your kernel while you're experimenting. I went from there to using an SD card, which gave me more disk space for messing around. Both boot methods are described at the Debian Sheevaplug link above.
If you're like me, you'll inevitably end up getting into a situation where you really wish you could just get back to your old kernel and tweak some more stuff from a nice, safe, userland Linux process. Not so shockingly, the "resetenv" command resets the environment to "factory defaults," but apparently the guys down at the factory do not like to have their Sheevaplugs in a state that is actually bootable.
After all that, you're finally ready to set up your Sheevaplug to be a router. Which is to say, they're amazingly obtuse and complex, and in the case of iproute2, the documentation outright lies. Some other time, I'll write about my amazing adventures with token buckets, stochastic fair queuing, traffic shaping vs. I put "usable" in quotes because k is getting to be pretty unusable nowadays even when it's not loaded down.
Over time, you lose sight of the fact that that the 6 megabit link back at home really is 23 times faster than a "perfectly acceptable" kbit link used to be. But the speed mostly doesn't bother me; it's the terrible queuing. And it's mostly just downloading text! Too bad Linux's rather awesome RED traffic shaper doesn't work on downstream traffic, which means you can't use ECN on downstream traffic, so you end up dropping lots of packets all over the place.
And too bad that if you use the "intermediate device" method basically, egress queuing on the packets going to your internal network you add tons of latency - of course. Is it real or is it. Everything here is my opinion. I do not speak for your employer. Wikipedia changed a few fundamental ideas about wikis that had been taken for granted: Wikipedia articles are supposed to look finished and professional. Thus the concept of "ruining" a Wikipedia article actually exists, where it's much fuzzier in normal wikis modulo spammers of course.
WikiWords are replaced with full-English phrases as hyperlinks. Articles are separated from Discussion pages. A mandatory "neutral point of view" NPOV replaces freedom and discussion. I have no idea. Dear Internet: please invent the solution to that for me. Its predictions are invariably gloomy and usually correct, but I am quite used to that and they won't keep me from giving you a few suggestions, even if it is merely an exercise in futility whose only effect is to make you feel guilty.
Results may not be typical. Always consult a physician. And Also But it's even more insidious So now we have two bugs: Google Groups isn't as open as I assume they actually intended to be because they didn't test carefully enough; Incognito Mode in Google Chrome 6. And maybe a third, if you're generously assuming it's classified as a bug down at Google: Logging out of Google doesn't remove all my cookies, so they can still associate me with my account after I log out.
Metacommentary I didn't bother posting this to Google's support mailing lists, because their support is so terrible that everyone knows it's a waste of time.
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Currently, there are two ways you can store Bitcoins online:  X Research source Store the keys to your Bitcoins in an online wallet. The wallet is a computer file that will store your money, similar to a real wallet.
You can create a wallet by installing the Bitcoin client  X Research source , which is software which powers the currency. However, if your computer is hacked by a virus or hackers or if you misplace the files, you may lose your Bitcoins. Always back up your wallet to an external hard drive to avoid losing your Bitcoins.
Store your Bitcoins via a third party. You can also create a wallet by using an online wallet via a third party site like Coinbase or blockchain. This is easier to set up, but you will be trusting a third party with your Bitcoins. These sites are two of the larger and more reliable third party sites, but there are no guarantees about the security of these sites. Create a paper wallet for your Bitcoins. One of the most popular and cheapest options for keeping your Bitcoins safe is a paper wallet.
The wallet is small, compact, and made of paper that has a code. One of the benefits of a paper wallet is the private keys to the wallet are not stored digitally. So it cannot be subject to cyber attacks or hardware failures. They can generate a Bitcoin address for you and create an image containing two QR codes. One is the public address you can use to receive Bitcoins and the other is a private key, which you can use to spend Bitcoins stored at that address.
The image is printed on a long piece of paper that you can then fold in half and carry with you. Use a hard-wire wallet to store your Bitcoins. Hard-wire wallets are very limited in number and can be difficult to acquire. They are dedicated devices that can hold private keys electronically and facility payments. Hard-wire wallets are usually small and compact and some are shaped like USB sticks. It is one of the more affordable hardwire wallets on the market. Part 3 Quiz What's one advantage of using a paper bitcoin wallet?
It saves you from having to transfer your bitcoins digitally. It cannot be hacked. It means you don't have to rely on a third-party site for any part of the bitcoin process. Part 4 of Choose an exchange service. Obtaining Bitcoin through an exchange is the easiest way to obtain Bitcoin. An exchange works like any other currency exchange: You simply register and convert whatever your currency is into Bitcoin.
There are hundreds of available exchanges, and the best exchange option depends on where you are located, but the more well known exchange services include: Cryptaw: This is a Singapore Based wallet service which allows user to trade Singapore Dollars for Bitcoins. The company currently has only web platform which is also mobile friendly.
CoinBase: This popular wallet and exchange service will also trade US dollars and euros for Bitcoins. The company has web and mobile apps for more convenient Bitcoin buying and trading. Circle: This exchange service offers users the ability to store, send, receive, and exchange Bitcoins.
Currently, only US citizens are able to link their bank accounts to deposit funds. Xapo: This wallet and Bitcoin debit card provider offers deposits in fiat currency that are then converted to Bitcoin in your account. Some exchange services allow you to also trade Bitcoins.
Other exchange services act as wallet services with limited buying and selling capabilities. Most exchanges and wallets will store amounts of digital or fiat currency for you, much like a regular bank account. Provide proof of your identity and contact information to the service. When signing up for an exchange service, you will need to provide personal information to the service to create an account. Most countries legally require any individual or financial system using a Bitcoin exchange service to meet anti-money laundering requirements.
You are not protected against hackers, or given reimbursement if the exchange goes out of business. Buy Bitcoins with your exchange account. Once you set up your account via an exchange service, you will need to link it to an existing bank account and arrange to move funds between it and your new Bitcoin account. This will usually be done via a wire transfer and entails a fee.
This will be done face to face, rather than through an ATM. If you are required to link to a bank account to use the exchange service, it will likely only admit banks from the country where the exchange service is based. Some exchanges allow you to transfer money to overseas accounts, but the fees will be much higher and there may be a delay changing the Bitcoins back into local currency. Part 4 Quiz Why do you need to provide proof of identity when signing up for a bitcoin exchange service?
To give you protection in case your bitcoins are lost or stolen. So your identity can be stored in the block chain. To comply with anti-money-laundering laws. Part 5 of Search for sellers on LocalBitcoins. You can arrange a meet up and negotiate prices for the Bitcoins. The site also has an added layer of protection for both parties. Use Meetup. If you are not comfortable with one on one trades, use Meetup. You can all then decide to buy bitcoins as a group and learn from other members who have used sellers to buy Bitcoins before.
Negotiate the price before the meet up. Some seller may allow you to use a PayPal account to pay, though most seller prefer non-reversible cash as payment. A reputable trader will always negotiate the price with you before you meet up. Meet the seller in a busy public place. Avoid meeting in private homes. You should take all the precautions, especially if you are carrying cash on you to pay the seller for the coins.
Have access to your Bitcoin wallet. When you meet the seller face-to-face, you will need to access your Bitcoin wallet via your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You will also need Internet access to confirm the transaction has gone through. Always check that the Bitcoin has been transferred into your account before you pay the seller. Part 5 Quiz Where should you meet a bitcoin seller? In your home. In their home. In a public place.
You should never meet with a bitcoin seller face-to-face. Part 6 of Locate a Bitcoin ATM near you. Bitcoin ATMs are a relatively new concept, but they are growing in number. Take out cash from your bank account. Most Bitcoin ATMs only accept cash, as they are not set up to process debit or credit card transactions.
Insert your cash into the ATM. Then, scan your mobile wallet QR code or access the codes needed from your account via your smartphone to load bitcoins onto your wallet. True Correct! False Nope! PWR Capital. You can start trading bitcoin by opening an account on CoinBase or any other exchange platform.
There you will add your information and, upon hooking up a payment method, you will be able to purchase bitcoin in real time. Not Helpful 1 Helpful Each coin has units. You may buy any number of units you want or can afford. Not Helpful 5 Helpful There's not really any way to do this, but check out this article on How to Mine Bitcoins , as this is the next best thing. Not Helpful 10 Helpful Be wary of mining Bitcoins.
You can buy shares in a pool or a mining company, but mining is no longer something an individual can do on their own and reap a profit. Helpful 0 Not Helpful 0. Beware of anyone who tries to sell you software that allows you to mine Bitcoins on an ordinary computer, or equipment that helps you mine.
These products are likely scams and will not help you mine Bitcoins. Make sure your OS is reasonably secure. In terms of desktop wallets, Electrum electrum. Familiarize yourself with how to sell your Bitcoins as well. Related wikiHows. More References About This Article. Co-authored by:. Vinny Lingam. Co-authors: Updated: July 9, Categories: Featured Articles Bitcoin.
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