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Re: “Street Talk: How much bitcoin could a bitcoin miner mine if a bitcoin miner could mine bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a new age value token that is both created and distributed digitally. Unlike fiat currency (e.g dollar and euro) bitcoin is decentralized, which means, there are no institutions (banks?) that control it. And so, bitcoin is the e-currency that unites the world. A lifetime ago you could earn bitcoin just mining them out of your computer or GPU. But at present miners who get a profit use powerful ASICs devices. The ordinary people can mine bitcoin through cloud mining from either Hashing24 (https://goo.gl/yWRHFN) or Hashflare (https://goo.gl/JrDaiW). It is gonna cost you, though. But the profit is more than the fees.

You could also mine altcoins (e.g. Augur, dogecoin, litecoin, starcoin, monero, dash) through your computer or phone using the Minergate software (get it here: https://goo.gl/dVAxMZ) and this is done by renting out your device's power and in return getting a share of the altcoins mined by the Minergate. Have any question? Reach me at: junglewriter@gmail.com

Posted by Jessica Cynthia May on 06/22/2017 at 3:06 AM

Re: “A pickleball rebellion at Playfair Park

As one of the many "old guys and gals" that have embraced pickleball, gosh, I am so sorry the "old tennis guys" were politely asked to move to another court. Goodness, there are only 8 other courts available to tennis players at all times. And those courts are generally sparsely populated.
The Zootown Pickleball community is one of the most welcoming groups in town. Parks & Rec teach lessons twice each week at no charge. It is a sport particularly popular with the senior group for the "open play" concept of everyone welcome. We even have purchased quite balls to reduce the noise level.
Nearly every time we are on the pickleball courts we apologize politely sometimes even beg to ask the tennis folks if they could go to another court since we only have the 4 tennis courts that are lined for pickleball. Courts were built for us all to enjoy and share. Times are changing and sports are changing.
As far as noise, these "old tennis players" object to the lovely joyful sounds of fun coming from our courts. Do they object to the joyful sounds of children playing at SPLASH?
As I tell anyone who will listen - Who would have thought at age 65, I would learn a new sport and meet so many wonderful people who have become true friends. --Ruth Havican,
USAPA Ambassador in Missoula

Posted by Ruth Havican on 06/21/2017 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Tester moves a VA bill

I'm quite satisfied with my local VA clinic (Salmon, Idaho), but at the state office in Boise and at the national level, the VA is such an incomprehensible, impenetrable, turgid and opaque bureaucracy that I sometimes think that they're deliberately trying to discourage participation.

Posted by alf on 06/20/2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Street Talk: You say it's your birthday? Bottoms up.

Bitteroot Happy Trail for my 21st. We came up with that term when me and a group of my friends went from the bottom of the Valley in Darby and hit ever bar in every town all the way back to Missoula. Crazy night involving a lot of shots, public urination, strangers tagging along town to town, birthday paddling, and caravan shenanigans

Posted by Hugh Fergo on 06/20/2017 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Why getting rural schools up to internet speed is such an incredibly slow go

Just a little background:
From The New York Times:

How Big Sky Went Dark

A story that struck me as a quiet tragedy was the debacle involving an electricity company in Montana.

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/opinion…

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Posted by Doug Murray on 06/19/2017 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Why getting rural schools up to internet speed is such an incredibly slow go

As usual, federal and state taxpayers provide 90 percent of the funding. Then CenturyLink owns it? Why should private companies own and monetize publicly funded infrastructure? Existing fiber in Montana came from the evisceration of Montana Power under the Racicot era privatization and the Touch America debacle/boondoggle and subsequent bankruptcy and destruction of hundreds (if not thousands) of Montanans' retirement savings. So why are we repeating this insanity?

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Posted by Doug Murray on 06/19/2017 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Twenty years after his death, artist Jay Rummel still haunts Missoula.

as the designated driver of the seventies I was happy to drive him and other friends home safe. it was a crazy time. first time I saw him he was playing with story on the tiny stage at the top hat when it was narrow. Shirley was one of the gilded lily owners then. my mother was scandalized by the rummel print on the wall behind our couch. kids never minded it. girl from the north country I think. thumbtacks, yes

Posted by Hannah Johns on 06/18/2017 at 9:24 PM

Re: “The raw deal: in search of Missoula's black-market milk

Alisha Johnson's information is not accurate. If it were, the human race could not have grown & prospered as it did over the last 3000 years!!

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Posted by Kathy Matt on 06/16/2017 at 6:21 PM

Re: “The raw deal: in search of Missoula's black-market milk

I wrote to a committee member in support of this bill, and I got the response, " Thank you for contacting me. But I don't believe in raw milk." Fine then, don't drink it. I don't smoke or drink but I could if I wanted to. Nanny state thinking and legislation needs to stop.

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Posted by Kathleen Trask Johnson on 06/16/2017 at 5:39 PM

Re: “The world is watching Missoula's osprey drama

Would it be so difficult to include a url?

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Posted by 21st Century Schizoid Man on 06/16/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Twenty years after his death, artist Jay Rummel still haunts Missoula.

A WONDERFUL ARTICLE STORY ON JAY RUMMEL ERIKA. YOU HAVE DONE SO MANY WONDERFUL LOCAL STORIES. THANK YOU!

LARRY FICKS

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Posted by Profrnb on 06/16/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Twenty years after his death, artist Jay Rummel still haunts Missoula.

Outstanding article Erika. I learned so much about Jay Rummel.
You are an amzing storyteller and have done super researched and shared articles for so many years. Larry Ficks

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Posted by Profrnb on 06/16/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Twenty years after his death, artist Jay Rummel still haunts Missoula.

First it was a half hour of film from 1972. And now this, a panoply of nostalgic codgers "toiling in the dim light of obscurity." Try and write down some of those stories, Diana Sanchez. And share them.

Posted by Jim Parker on 06/16/2017 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Twenty years after his death, artist Jay Rummel still haunts Missoula.

Thanks Erika. This is important documentation and an interesting read. I love the quote
"toiling in the dim light of obscurity".

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Posted by Leslie Millar on 06/16/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “A pickleball rebellion at Playfair Park

Brad, I am one of those pickleballers, although not one that was there for this. I agree...there is no excuse for the impoliteness of crossing the court while the ball was in play. Perhaps they were newbies....none of the people I play with would do such a thing.

The reason that Playfair has been inundated with pickleballers is that the city is refurbishing the usual courts at the Fort and building 6 dedicated pickleball courts. This is not nearly enough...Bend has 16 beautiful courts. You should complain to the city that Missoula needs more pickleball courts. But we'll probably be off of Playfair later this summer.

More and more young people are picking it up and there are many more pickleball tournaments than there are tennis tournaments in this region. You should try it.

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Posted by Phil Carlos on 06/15/2017 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Twenty years after his death, artist Jay Rummel still haunts Missoula.

Most all the people in Rummel's art work are locals. I recognize some of them Some have also passes along as Jay has. I have a River City Bad Girls T~shirt that has his art work on it. The shirt does now fit me any more but I would never get rid of it. Jay told some good stories too.. he was a story teller as well as an artiest

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Posted by Diana Sanchez on 06/15/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Twenty years after his death, artist Jay Rummel still haunts Missoula.

I own a very large Rummel plate that my mom bought from him. The price tag is still on it. $25. So glad to learn a little more about him.

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Posted by MT Clarity on 06/15/2017 at 11:19 AM

Re: “The world is watching Missoula's osprey drama

That is very unfortunate. On a brighter side, there are three thriving Osprey chicks in the Bitterroot Valley that have nested on a moving crane(!) There's a live YouTube feed for them as well: http://bit.ly/2s5v4DL

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Posted by Ryan Newhouse on 06/15/2017 at 10:56 AM

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