Sarah is back after more than 5 years on the show and we had a lot to catch up ; We talked about the future of the Windows Media Center box that she uses all the ; We covered what tech will go in the new house when we move later this year and how much Sarah likes the tech in her ; We talked iPhone v Android and why she likes what she ; We also took a look at the how we raise 5 children with tech all around them and still ; All this and more! Join Jim Collison / @jcollison (Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech has the night off!) for show #390 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network.
This week on Cyber Frontier Christian dives into the state of affairs in the cryptocurrency battle for adopters and the ultimate future of blockchain. We discuss some of the origins of what made Bitcoin popular and misunderstood, while re-tracing how it enabled blockchain technology to gain stronger visibility in the eyes of technologists. From here we discuss the fundamental advancements in computer science that enabled blockchain to succeed, and discuss its future in shaping the internet over the next 10 to 25 years. We also discuss other use cases blockchain is likely to expand into, and provide some initial forecasts for what Blockchain may ultimately become.
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Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Kevin Schoonover / @schoondoggy1979 for show #366 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network
We’re back! This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim catch up on the avalanche of GDPR and separate fact from hype. We also take a dive into where we are with cryptocurrency security, weighing in on the recent Crypto Currency hack in South Korea and the overall maturity of the technology. We also relate the topics back to some of the big themes from RSA 2018 and provide a quick recap of the conference themes. Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future! Christian Johnson will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Support the Average Guy: WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? We now have Video Large / Small and Video iTunes options at You can contact us via email at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Cyber Frontiers, Cybersecurity, Spectre, GDPR, RSA, Crypto Mining, Crypto CryptoMining Gone Wild GDPR – Everyone Is Either Scrambling or Talking Facebook RSA Conference Recap Contact Christian: Contact the show at Music courtesy of Ryan King. Check out the Die Hard Cafe band and other original works at: /
Dewain Robinson / @Dewain76 joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #344 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network Dewain Robinson / @Dewain76 joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #344 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Mining Rig, Motherboard, GPU, Crypto, Custom Build, ASRock, BTC, ETH Miner Rig Update 12 – Dedicated GPUs now 11 – GTX 1060 EVGA 3GB GTX 1060 – EVGA 3GB GTX 1060 SC – Gigabyte 3GB GTX 1060 G1 Gaming – 1 – 1070 GTX MSI 8GB Gaming X GTX 1070 – How many machines 3 machines 1 – VR Machine 2 – Open Air Custom Rigs – Motherboards ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ – Gigabyte H110-D3A – CPUs Not used for mining Celeron – i3-7100 – Memory 8 GB RAM in each – Power Supply EVGA Supernova 750 P2 – Hardware Costs out of control now… Not buying more right now Stability issues on 9 card rig Riser cards touching on ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ (Recommend 6 cards Max) Dual Power Supply Have to trick the power supply to come on… Keep in mind how many pins you need on video cards 6 8 8+6 Private Tunnel – VPN to get past ISP issues with getting to Pools $35 a year for 3 concurrent machines Great for out of country streaming of TV NiceHash – Hacked Loss of Mined BitCoin Repayment Plan – Just paid out 10% What did I do during the Nicehash hack? Minergate No where near as profitable Mined with my cell phones Great Android App / no iPhone End up with lots of coins… Forced Etherium only in the end BitConnect Lending $1495 in lending platform Cease and Desist from state of TX 2 weeks later Cease and Desist from US Shutdown Lending and crashed coin Did I go back to Nicehash? Yes Am I still using Nicehash? Yes and No Awesome Miner / Mining Pool Hub / NiceHash Multi-Currency Multi-Pool Mining Pool Hub Auto-Covert to Etherium Auto-Transfer to Coinbase NiceHash Pays in BitCoin Free Transfer Instantly to Coinbase What do I make off of the rigs? At High it was $1400 a month At Low it has been $400 a month Cost of 9 card Rig? Bought before the prices went up ~2,000 Other stuff I am working on… Connected Vehicle Cognitive Services – Vision Emotion Detection Face Detection Computer Vision Speech Translator Speech Bing Speech Speaker Recognition Custom Speech Language Language Understanding (LUIS) Bing Spell Check Text Analytics Knowledge – QNA Maker Knowledge Exploration Search Bing powered News Web Video Image Bots Bot Framework Create really smart bots leveraging cognitive services Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust. For more information visit
Mike Wieger @WiegerTech is back and joins Jim Collison @jcollison for show #342 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network Mike Wieger @WiegerTech is back and joins Jim Collison @jcollison for show #342 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Burst Coin, Burst, Crypto, Apple Watch, Xbox Controller Get more on the Burst Community at Jim’s Seagate 8TB External Hard Drives – Extension Cords used for the External Drives – 10 port Powered USB Hub – Want to join us in the Pool? :8124/ Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust. For more information visit