Thursday, January 31, 2013
So Im sure some of you have seen the Seals With Clubs banner on the side and bottom of my blog, and wondered whats up. Well, before you watch the above promo video, which is hilarious, you should check out the site and read up a bit on Bitcoins (if you dont already know what they are). In short, Bitcoins are a digital currency or commodity which are unique in 3 ways: Its open source software, its decentralized via peer to peer networking, and its secured via the public-private key method of cryptography. Basically, what that means, technically speaking, is that that Bitcoins are some dope ass shit.
One of the myriad ways that Bitcoins are awesome is that they are unregulated in the USA, and because transferring them doesnt involve any banks or governments of any kind, you can do all sorts of awesome things with Bitcoins - like gamble with them. And if you are going to gamble, please ladies and gentlemen, play poker - a great game full of strategy and nuance - not some mindless shit like craps, roulette or slot machines - at which are you destined to eventually lose. If you have never played poker or are a beginner, try reading some of the links in this post on 2+2 (that forum is one of the best on the internet about any subject).
I have been playing on this Bitcoin poker website, Seals With Clubs, for about a month now, and its great. Is it as good as Pokerstars? No, its not even remotely close. But as resident of the USA, home of the (sorta) FREE and land of the (kinda) BRAVE, I cant play for real money on Pokerstars because the UIGEA limits banks from processing gambling transactions. The SWC software is browser/flash based, the number of players at off-peak times is low, and the stakes are relatively small, but the action is amazing and its a fun way for you to earn some extra dough off of your bitcoin investment before the price of a Bitcoin reaches $100 (it will take years, and some swings, but my faith in the USD/Fed/Treasury is not very high).
SWC has true freerolls every hour, so even if you have no bitcoins, and no poker skills, you can get a stake from literally nothing and take some free shots. Very cool, however, even better, if you join through the link in my blog and use my screen name "chronicdog" when you sign up, I will send you a few hundred Seals Chips to get you started (roughly the equivalent of $5). Grind your way to the top - I will be waiting there to greet you with a cold beer and some fistpumps!
Also SWC has an Android app! Gamble while you ramble. Sweet.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Just over one year ago, I spotted a thread on the SRK forums posted by Team Razer, the PC peripheral manufacturer. They were working to produce their first arcade stick for 360 and showed off a teaser video (above) of an early prototype that opened up with the press of a button. For modders or anyone who ever has had to replace parts, this was a dream. No more lengthy disassembling of your stick just for a 2-minute joystick swap, no more concerns about wearing out the plastic where the hardware threaded into the case that was never meant for dis-assembly, no more screwdrivers.
Posted by md galaxy at 4:20 PM