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How exactly is network time sampled?

How exactly is network time sampled? Is it as simple as one node stamping data right before being sent, the receiving node logging the current time before all other activity, and taking the ...
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Measuring total amount of Bitcoin in circulation

Since fractional reserve banking where money is created by lending is possible with Bitcoin is there a way it can be measured to give a total amount of money in the system? Such a measurement would ...
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How does Mt.Gox calculate high and low price?

How does Mt.Gox. calculate high and low price? How can last price, over time, be higher than the high price?
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Is there a proposed name for 1e-4 bitcoins?

One satoshi is 1e-8 bitcoins. Given that, it appears to me very convenient to have a name for 1e-4 bitcoins, and I'm wondering if someone already proposed or started using a name for that. (the SI ...
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Mining pool hardware and bandwidth requirements

Has anyone measured what are the hardware and bandwidth requirements to run a mining pool? Are there any statistics on that per amount of active miners, their hashspeed and other variables?
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How can I measure the total hashing power of the Bitcoin network?

Is there a way to measure what is the total hashing power of the Bitcoin network at a given time? For pooled mining it isn't a problem - one can rely on statistics provided by the pool (assuming one ...
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Internet speed required to run the Bitcoin client

What is the rough estimate of internet speed needed to run the standard client? Does a faster Internet connection increase the client performance (by that I mean how fast it updates its blockchain, ...