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Moving Non-Palaeontological Content To www.bokconsulting.com.au

I’m in the process of moving all non-palaeontological content from this blog to www.bokconsulting.com.au.

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Palaeontology @ SHPS

Just some pictures for my palaeontology talk at the school for science week.

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Riversleigh Field Trip 2016 – The 40th Anniversary

The first ever Riversleigh field trip started in 1976. This year’s 40th anniversary Riversleigh field trip was held between Thu 30th June and Sat 9th July. As usual, the teams from the University of New South Wales and University of … Continue reading

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Helicopter Lifting Photos For Mike

Here are some photos for Mike from the Riversleigh 2016 trip. These photos have been extracted from two videos of the helicopter lifting rocks from LD94 for transportation to the vehicles. These were taken by Naomi (thanks). Please excuse my … Continue reading

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April 2016

  Wed 27/04/2016 Bitcoin The United States Is Falling Behind in Bitcoin Regulation Bitcoin Wallets Vulnerable To Opt-in Replace-by-fee Double Spend Attacks UK Treasury Won’t Seek AML Rules for Bitcoin Wallet Providers Components of a Bitcoin Application Other Picking Up … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Blocksize Tweetle Beetle Bottle Puddle Paddle Battle Muddle

The battle over the Bitcoin blockchain. Blockstream (developers in control of Bitcoin Core) wants the current 1 Mb block size to remain the same to increase transaction fees – as the block size does not fit all unconfirmed transactions, only … Continue reading

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March 2016

Featured Fossil – Dinosaur Footprint @ Winton, Queensland Pictured is a “true track” trace fossil of a dinosaur footprint showing the three forward toes of a medium sized theropod dinosaur from the mid-Cretaceous period, around 93 million years ago. Visit … Continue reading

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Building The BeefPool.net Ethereum Mining Pool

*The Ethereum Foundation have announced a bounty for someone to provide some open source mining pool software. I’ll wait until this is available, unless on the very slight chance I do get the grant* – see An Open Source Mining … Continue reading

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How To Convert Your Hard Earned Cash Into Virtual Ethers (How To Buy Ethers)

Originally published 12/03/2016. Updated 29/03/2016 with minor changes. Where and how can you buy ethers? The easiest way to convert your cash into ethers is to purchase Bitcoins and convert these on an exchange into ethers. This post just provides you with … Continue reading

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Using Redis For An Ethereum Mining Pool

Redis [redis.io] is an in-memory data structure storage database. Redis supports data structures such as hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries. Redis also provides a PUB/SUB messaging system. I’ve been using Redis to store and process the data … Continue reading

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Ethereum Resources

Here is a list of Ethereum resources, which will be better organised when I get around to it. Ethereum Go client installation instructions: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Building-Ethereum Mac: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Installation-Instructions-for-Mac Windows: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Installation-instructions-for-Windows Ubuntu Linux: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Installation-Instructions-for-Ubuntu

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Ethereum – Introduction For Software Developers

I was talking to a colleague this morning and he was quite excited over the ETH/USDT chart on the main Ethereum exchange Poloniex, drawing imaginary lines while describing his trading strategies for ethers, include options positions. But he had not … Continue reading

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February 2016

Featured Fossil – Kronosaurus queenslandicus Pictured is a tooth I found while fossicking around the limestone road base quarry site in Richmond, Queensland in 2010. Kronosaurus queenslandicus is an extinct short-necked pliosaur, a marine reptile around 10 metres in length … Continue reading

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Ethereum Paper Wallet

The Ethereum World Computer is a programmable decentralised blockchain created by the Ethereum Foundation. It was devised by Vitalik Buterin, currently 22 years old, and described in a white paper in 2013. It was crowdfunded to the tune of USD … Continue reading

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January 2016

Featured Fossil – Brachiopods and Trilobites Pictured is a small section of the layer of rock displaying a lot of brachiopods, trilobites and traces of other strange sea creatures on the top of a weathered hill near Adels Grove, north-west … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Paper Wallet

You may be the lucky recipient of a Bitcoin paper wallet from someone. If this someone is me, my aim is to introduce you to the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and/or to provide you with a long term lottery ticket with better … Continue reading

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Ticks In Australia – Latest Advice

I was bitten by a tick about three years ago while on a field trip at the Riversleigh fossil site in north-west Queensland. A slight scabby sore remained for a few years in the area where I was bitten by … Continue reading

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December 2015

Featured Fossil – Queensland Dinosaurs Pictured is a dinosaur toe bone dug up from a cattle property in Winton, Queensland. There are tonnes and tonnes of dinosaurs bones that have been, and are yet to be, dug up from Queensland. … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Woes (And 7 and 8)

If you have been running the non-Enterprise (i.e., consumer grade) version of Windows 7 or 8, you may have been nagged by the little white icon stating that you are eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade as long as … Continue reading

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Riversleigh Field Trip 2015

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