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[OT] Bitcoin News

From: Stephen Kraus 

Bitcoin can be traced. This is the first article I've seen about it, so
take it for what its worth

Dunedin, New Zealand, is named first gigatown in NZ

From: Phil Shapiro 




Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 

Thinkpad 430 and Optimus

From: "Robert L. Harris" 
  OK, I'm tired of fighting xorg on my T430.  When I installed 12.10 a
while back the dual dvi on the dock worked until I installed bumblebee then
I only got VGA out.  I'm going to take this nice long weekend to wipe my
machine ( after backing up with duplicity ) and re-install 14.10 and see if
I can get the DVI working.  Then slowly install components to get the
Optimus/Primus running and maybe find out what breaks it.

  Has anyone done this yet that might have some insight?


Lubuntu - Nice and Light

From: Mike Harrison 
Been playing with the latest Lubuntu (14.10) on an old netbook (Asus EeePC 1008HA), color me impressed. Light enough to feel good and everything I want to run on it seems to run well. 
With a few extra things installed, it takes 740 MB of HD space, and about 600mb of ram. Brought a nice toy back to useful life. 


OT - Hardware Distributors

From: David White 
I'm still new to the game in terms of operating my own IT consulting
company, and haven't gone to great lengths to sell any equipment. The few
times I do so, I simply invoice the customer in the form of a
reimbursement, without upselling anything, as I don't want to mess with the
hassle of sales tax, etc...

That said, I've started thinking about getting setup as a hardware vendor
(mostly, so that I can sell Synology NAS devices, which I recommend right
and left to folks, and will continue to do so).

But I figure if I do the hardware to sell 1 type of hardware, it'll be
loads easier to start selling other hardware too (because then I'll already
be setup as a vendor with at least 1 distributor listed on
https://www.synology.com/en-us/wheretobuy/United%20States, and because I'll
be setup to file TN Sales tax, which I've avoided up until now).

Anyway, I was wondering if any of you folks who are also hardware vendors
would be willing to share any of your experiences, recommendations, and if
you like distributor Y more than distributor X.


David White
Founder & CEO

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