* Posts by trousers_2000

2 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009

Bitcoins: A GIANT BUBBLE? Maybe, but currency could still be worthwhile


A more fundamental problem with Bitcoin is that it's supply is fixed, even more so than that of gold, which at least can be mined out of the ground. If the supply of Bitcoin cannot expand as the economy itself expands, it can never be adopted as a viable currency. Neil Irwin wrote an excellent article on this at http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/12/bitcoin-is-ludicrous-but-it-tells-us-something-important-about-the-nature-of-money/.


Shuttle XPC SX58H7


Nice box, shame about the upgrades

Having owned Shuttle boxes for many years, I have found them to be quiet, attractive and very reliable. The major drawback in my opinion is that it's either impossible or very expensive indeed to upgrade the motherboard.

This limits their attractiveness greatly in my opinion - my other, non-Shuttle cases have had 3 or 4 new Mobos before becoming totally knackered. I can see my current Shuttle being retired long before it wears out - that's assuming I don't experience a Mobo fault, which might mean buying and entirely new box....

If you have the money though, there's no better SFF.