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  • Restaurant tests drone servers in Singapore 15 Feb '15, 9am

    Autonomous drone waiters have been unveiled this week in Singapore. The robotic staff members carry dishes and drinks back and forth from the kitchen to the customers to lessen plate-laden legwork. Designed and built by Singapore-based startup Infinium Robotics, the drones have taken ...

  • Early Bitcoin User Interviewed By Federal Officers 26 Aug '14, 7am

    Both the summary and headline (on slashdot - it's different on TFA) are a bunch of horseshit. Here's what the headline looks like on TFA: A Law Enforcement Encounter: If you ran a Bitcoin related service before the thing hit $100 you prolly ought to be somewhat concerned and/or prepar...

  • The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations 31 Aug '14, 9pm

    is the latest not-for-profit organization to accept bitcoin donations , as pointed out by a user on the Bitcoin subreddit. The organization is well known for their catalog of open-source software, including the ubiquitous Apache web server, Hadoop, Tomcat, Cassandra, and about 150 oth...

  • Web Service Offers Business-Class Hosting with Total Anonymity 08 Jul '13, 9pm

    In most outsourcing or Web-hosting contracts, the identity, history, credibility and reliability of the hosting company gets a long, hard look from most prospective clients. Potential clients get the same kind of look from providers concerned their facilities could be used as bases fo...

  • Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine - Slashdot 01 Aug '14, 5pm

    Bitcoin hardware vendor BitFury has opened a 20-megawatt data center to expand its cloud mining operations . The hashing center in the Republic of Georgia is filled with long rows of racks packed with specialized Bitcoin mining rigs powered by ASICs. It's the latest example of the Bit...

  • Bitcoin Hits New All-time High of $32 28 Feb '13, 9pm

    "Bitcoin tops its previous all-time high of $31.91 and in doing so it proves to be quite a resilient virtual currency. To the supporters of Bitcoin this does not come as a surprise, since we have seen the likes of WordPress, Reddit and Mega embrace it. Recently Namecheap also confirme...

  • Bitcoin Protocol Vulnerability Could Lead To a Collapse - Slashdot 04 Nov '13, 11pm

    "Cornell researchers unveiled an attack on the Bitcoin mining protocol that enables selfish mining pools to earn more than their fair share. In a technical report the authors explain this attack can be performed by a pool of any size. Rational miners will join this pool to increase th...

  • Bitcoin GPU Miners still going strong - Slashdot 02 Dec '12, 11pm

    "One of the predictions that I posted might happen when the mining reward dropped from 50 BTC to 25 is that GPU Miners will get switched off because the price in electricity to run them would far outweigh the bitcoin reward they generate, I proposed that this would lead to a drop in t...

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