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Discussions - Public / Re: So they upgraded from Windows 7 to 10...
« Last post by unix on January 27, 2018, 05:10:23 PM »

LOL

I told them if they see any mice around to not disturb my pets.
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Discussions - Public / Re: So they upgraded from Windows 7 to 10...
« Last post by The Gorn on January 27, 2018, 03:29:32 PM »
sigh

they said your windows 7 machine will be quarantined by such and such date.

It's a sanitary thing.

That's just because you eat Cheetohs while you work on your workstation and you don't wash your hands. :P
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Discussions - Public / So they upgraded from Windows 7 to 10...
« Last post by unix on January 27, 2018, 02:57:26 PM »
sigh

they said your windows 7 machine will be quarantined by such and such date.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Bitcoin plunges—now down 42 percent from December peak
« Last post by unix on January 25, 2018, 06:20:35 AM »
Exactly.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Bitcoin plunges—now down 42 percent from December peak
« Last post by benali72 on January 24, 2018, 05:43:58 AM »
The upshot of all this is that Bitcoin has shown it is not a good store of value. It's becoming strictly a speculators' playtoy.
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Do independent consultants still exist?
« Last post by unix on January 20, 2018, 06:19:53 AM »
The only market that is still alive is fed gov and their 1000 and 1 subs.
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Do independent consultants still exist?
« Last post by benali72 on January 19, 2018, 09:04:49 PM »
Yes, the two people I know who still run their own businesses both do web development for SMBs. So Pxsant's observation about the SMB market makes sense in my experience.

As does the comment about staying away from hardware. The reason is you can't separate hardware from the software it runs, and who can possibly afford to support Windows and the like at the small profit margins hardware allows these days?
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Discussions - Public / Re: Bitcoin plunges—now down 42 percent from December peak
« Last post by ArnoldW2 on January 17, 2018, 06:56:15 PM »
ilconsiglliere wrote:
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I wonder is what is driving the meltdown. Is it the Feds, Wall Street or something else?

I'm not really sure.
Wall Street is a possibility, especially in view of their new crypto-currency futures.
The previous three price crashes of BitCoin were driven by owners selling out.  Wall Street wasn't involved then.

My best guess is that Wall Street and people selling are both driving the current crash.

I'm sure that the Federal Reserve currently views crypto-currencies as not big enough to worry about — yet.
They've taken no action — yet.
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The question that I wonder is what is driving the meltdown. Is it the Feds, Wall Street or something else. Wall Street makes money no matter what - it goes up, down, whatever they make money.

If some of them get really cheap I may buy some as throw away money. You never know. I have missed the boat a bunch of times over the years - Microsoft, Cisco, Ebay, Amazon and of course Apple.
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Discussions - Public / I just ran across more crypto-currency articles
« Last post by ArnoldW2 on January 16, 2018, 07:30:25 PM »

CRYPTO INSIDER: Everything is getting smoked

http://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/bitcoin-cryptocurrencies-today-january-16-2018-1-1013113527



Litecoin has lost half its value since the creator sold all of his stake

The cryptocurrency, created by former Coinbase engineer Charlie Lee in 2011 as a quicker alternative to the flagship bitcoin, was worth an all-time high of $365 as recently as December, according to Markets Insider data.

That price plunged by more than half to $178.

http://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/litecoin-price-loses-half-its-value-since-creator-charlie-lee-sold-stake-2018-1-1013127468



Ripple’s XRP has lost 60% of its value in less than 2 weeks

The token hit an all-time high of $3.31 on January 4, according to Markets Insider data, before sliding 62% over the next 10 days to land at just $1.23 Tuesday afternoon.

http://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/ripple-xrp-price-has-lost-60-of-its-value-in-less-than-2-weeks-2018-1-1013124805



Ethereum drops below $1,000 amid crypto bloodbath

The coin is down nearly 30% to $918.24.

http://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/ethereum-price-drops-below-1000-amid-crypto-bloodbath-2018-1-1013127159
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