Why it only took me less than 2 minutes to believe in Bitcoin

Seeing is believing.

I don’t care what Warren Buffet or all the Bitcoin nay sayers think, I care about how real, useful and freeing Bitcoin is today even in its infancy.

Just stare at any random minute of Blockchain transactions in realtime and you will see that Bitcoin is not something that will happen, it’s already moving a LOT of value TODAY.

No identity required, no government permission is required, no regulations are required to use it except the rules of its protocol.

It’s already working and people are moving anywhere from pennies to millions of dollars worth of bitcoins everyday without asking banks or governments for permission, all this wether you believe in it or not.

“it just works.” -Steve Jobs

Geek T-Shirt Collection #15 – FrostWire Beach Fest 2007

This one was made by a founding member of the FrostWire project, there’s only a handful of these out there in the world, I’m lucky to have it, I think it looks even cooler than the official t-shirt, almost designer made.

Geekshirt #15 - FrostWire's Summer Beach Fest 2007 - Front

Geekshirt #15 - FrostWire's Summer Beach Fest 2007 - Back

shameless marketing plug
And I’d like to use the occasion to let you know that the work of winter has resulted in a new version of FrostWire 4.18.0, make sure you download it from the official website only.

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New FrostWire 4.17.2 for Windows is out

Download FrostWire 4.17.2 for Windows

CHANGELOG:

Version 4.17.2 (November 2008)

  • Fixes a newly introduced bug in Windows which would make FrostWire(tm) take over the .bittorrent file association without asking the user.
  • Reduces DHT network load. The LimeWire team found out that the Mojito “store forwarding” feature would not provide extra data availability, so it’s been turned off from the DHT on all new FrostWires.
  • FrostWire.ico has been updated. Now when FrostWire(tm) is associated to .bittorrent files, .bittorrent files will use the FrostWire(tm) icon.
  • About FrostWire
    FrostWire, a BitTorrent/Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source developers and contributors from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.

    What’s new in FrostWire 4.13.5

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    FrostWire 4.13.5 is now available for MS Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Major updates improve network bootstraping and peer discovery. 4.13.5 includes improvements on the Chatroom tab, Audio Previews and more.

    Other improvements have taken place for the FrostWire build process (for developers this means true One-Step builds for all versions). Updates on translations have been made thanks to the feedback from users in Poland and throughout Latin America. .

    In more detail users can expect the following:

    • Faster peer discovery on connection bootstraping. No more “Starting Connection…” problems, first time users will connect faster without using the official FixConnecting.zip patch.
    • Smiley Support to the chatroom

    Users can see the available smileys by entering the command
    /smileys

    Now its possible to see and use Smileys from the Community Chat tab, Smiley display can be enabled or disabled from the view menu:

    Show Smileys

    Users can also toggle Smiley display directly from the chat window by typing the command
    /tsmileys

    • Fixed wording on Spanish and Polish translations.

    Bug Fixes and other improvements for this release also include:

    • FrostWire Message Update System improved. Per community request, some announcements will not be shown more than once so the user is not annoyed upon every application launch
    • Fixed bugs on the media player and playlists on Preview.
    • Fixed bug on search box auto-focusing while a search was running.
    • Fixed i18n system error for systems which default language is not english
    • Potential bugs related to deprecated code gone

    Users can find now by details without the auto-focusing problem.

    FrostWire 4.13.5 is expected to be the last of the 4.13.x series.

    About FrostWire

    FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world. In late 2005, concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork “FrostWire” that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. The developers of FrostWire give high regard and respect to the GNU General Public License and consider it to be the ideal foundation of a creative and free enterprise market.