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Who would lose if Bitcoin Crashed

Who would lose if Bitcoin Crashed

Oct 31, 2017 by Paul White

Bitcoin has rised to $6000 a coin.  This has encouraged many in the investment community to label it as a bubble that is backed by nothing.  Yes I haven't heard a single person from the tech industry with the same view.  Lets for a second pretend that one day Bitcoin Crashed.  I don't mean a sudden short term drop in value, I am talking that the market for bitcoin was absolutely destroyed. where your bitcoins were worth absolutely nothing. What would happen to everyone who was benefiting from bitcoin.


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Replacing Power Steering Hose on a Honda Prelude

Replacing Power Steering Hose on a Honda Prelude

Oct 12, 2017 by Paul White

I am going to start a new series of blogs dedicated to my 1997 Honda Prelude.  Lets call it the adventures of owning a 20 year old Honda.  This weeks blog takes us into repairing the Power Steering Hose on the high pressure side.


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How to Fix an overheating HP laptop

How to Fix an overheating HP laptop

Sep 22, 2017 by Paul White

For as long as i can remember HP laptops have always had issues with staying cool.  This doesn't just apply to HP laptops though, most brands of laptops at some time during their life will run into issues over heating.  I have been repairing laptops for years, and what i am going to show you is the most common reason for a laptop overheating and how to fix it.  


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The Peak for Ethereum is coming

Sep 4, 2017 by Paul White

Recently I decided to utilize my workstation's video cards to mine for Ethereum while I am not working and sleeping.  My 2 GTX 1080 running 24/7 should yield me about $100 / month, not taking out electricity cost or wear and tear on my hardware.  But then I started to wonder where will the Peak in Ethereum be?  So I worked the numbers.


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Threadripper build parts start to arrive

Threadripper build parts start to arrive

Aug 11, 2017 by Paul White

My Parts order from New Egg has started to arrive.  I am still waiting on the Case, Motherboard, and Power Supply.  After realising that newegg had taken lots of pre-orders for their ASUS ROG ZENITH motherboard. I decided to cancel my order, and get the MSI board instead.


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ASUS ROG ZENITH Extreme sTR4 Motherboard on back order

ASUS ROG ZENITH Extreme sTR4 Motherboard on back order

Aug 10, 2017 by Paul White

I remember when the Ryzen 7 CPUs came out, and how all the higher end motherboards seemed to be on back order for months.  So far everything for my workstation has shipped, even the Threadripper 1950x CPU, but my motherboard is labeled as Pre-Order on newegg's order page.  A little worried as its labeled on Newegg's website as out of stock. 


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AMD Threadripper Workstation build

AMD Threadripper Workstation build

Aug 9, 2017 by Paul White

Its been a long time coming.  Finally building a new workstation.  I have done the whole wait and see for years now, and finally I feel like a CPU that won't be replaced any time soon is here.  I have jumped both feet in with AMD's new Threadripper CPU with a monster build.  


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Google Employees views are something to think about

Aug 7, 2017 by Paul White

Recently the media has been in a firestore over some Google Employees Memo in which they question the practice of programs that outreach to minorities and women in an attempt to increase their numbers in Tech Jobs.  Here are my views.


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Intel Core i9 vs AMD Threadripper

Jul 18, 2017 by Paul White

Finally AMD and Intel are again competing for consumers business.  Intel has released its Core i9, which was previously its Extreme Edition CPUs, and AMD is about to release Threadripper its scaled out version of Ryzen.  My First generation Intel I7 no longer cuts it, especially after upgrading to windows 10.  Even upgrading the air cooler and overclocking it from 2.6 Ghz to 3.6 Ghz is not enough.  Editing 4K video is near impossible.  So I am ready to build a new workstation.  I have had my eye on the latest from AMD and Intel, and I think I have mde up my mind.


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How Tough is the DJI Mavic Pro Drone

How Tough is the DJI Mavic Pro Drone

Jun 8, 2017 by Paul White

I recently bought a DJI Mavic Pro Drone.  Plan was to use it for Ariel Photography and video for both personal and commercial purposes.  Yesterday I was testing some of the advanced fetures like tracking, and I ended up running my drone into a light pole.  After that all I can say is Mavic Pro is one tough drone.


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