Category Archives: Computers

Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake

Crypto currencies are “mined” by people with computer power to spare. That game is changing.

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Bitcoin Change Game, not End Game

My prior post basically talked of reduced supply and deflationary pressures. Yes, we can chop up bitcoin and give the pieces new names. IMHO, that’s a word game. Nonetheless, it does highlight some innate character of cryptocurriences. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Finding text in Windows files – and finding not text

I wanted to sanitize some computers (a.k.a remove all personal information) before sending them to their next home. I did ~not~ want to do a fresh install of an OS. Some the programs on the computer are very useful and … Continue reading

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Puppy Linux “sfs not found” hard fix

Puppy linux has a recurring problem about not finding the sfs file during the boot process. Have you also seen the error “sfs not found. Dropping out to initial ramdisk console….” ? Here’s an out-of-band hard-fix to that problem: use … Continue reading

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Bootstrap Tomsrtbt Linux with Netcat

In order to rebuild a bootable hard drive on an older computer, I was able to use the Tomsrtbt Linux v2.0.103. However, the 3.5″ floppy disk from 12 years ago was exhibiting read problems on some of the sectors (hex … Continue reading

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