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1  Bitcoin / Mining support / Using linuxcoin and cant get any of the miners working on: July 13, 2011, 03:47:27 AM
I'm sorta new to linux but I've just had to give up after 4 hours of thinking I would get there in the end

I've been trying to run poclbm to connect to my btcguild pool account with the example commands they give and I keep getting errors (I assume that linuxcoin is sutup and ready to run however)
cd /opt/miners/poclbm
./ -d1 --port=8332 --user=myemail@gmail.com_Miner1   --pass=mypass

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./", line 31, in <module>
    platforms = cl.get_platforms()
pyopencl.LogicError: clGetPlatformIDs failed: platform not found khr

It's driven me so crazy at this point that I have to ask for help
2  Bitcoin / Mining / Anyone else get busted by the cops for "suspicious" energy consumption! on: June 28, 2011, 12:36:01 PM

Just got a message form the buddy of mine who got me into bitcoin saying last night he woke up to his front door being busted in by DEA and cops with a warrant to search his house on suspicion of it being a massive pot-growing operation Shocked Shocked

Apparently the first thing that triggered their suspicion was the sharp increase in electricity consumption, they then did a fly over thermal scan which picked up a higher than normal heat signature coming from his utility room.
Last time I asked he was only running 5 rigs with 3 5870's/5850's in each

Worst thing is my friend is such a quiet guy ans seems positively shocked still by all this, Even though it must have been obvious to the cops that the heat was from his rigs they still decided to search the entire place just in case they might find something for their trouble.
I'd say he was freaking out too as he looks like and is the sort of guy to smoke a little now and again so having 10 cops search every corner of your house might turn up something he didn't even know of.

Anyway I guess this is just a heads up, if your mining don't have pot or any other drugs in your house just in case.
Worst thing is he had to spend the whole night awake waiting for someone to come fix his door after the pigs fecked off and left his house in a state Roll Eyes

tl;dr:  If you mine don't keep drugs in your house

this was in Vancouver, Check it out if you like.

I'm not coming here looking for some sort of notoriety or to say "FUCK SHIT I just had the cops come into my kick my kids and fuck my dog!!"
I'm just trying to give a warning to some people that this could happen to them too and maybe it's best not to have any actual drugs there..
3  Other / Obsolete (selling) / Forget e-bay. Selling my Macbook pro 15.4 Inch" for 70 BTC (over 500 feedback) on: June 14, 2011, 03:38:04 AM
Hi all.

Selling/Trading in my macbook pro to invest in bitcoin since It's pretty much useless for mining and I have an Imac which does my mining.

I've sold/bought on e-bay for many years but since I'm now getting into bitcoin I'm thinking why bother paying them a percentage just to get money to buy coins and instead I'll support the currency I want to invest in by selling through it.

So here is a screenshot of my paypal account where I've been a member there for over 10 years.
Anyone who wishes to buy can send me their e-bay username in a pm or send me a message on e-bay and I will reply so you know it's me.

Comes with a box and an original charger + MacOS install CDs, it's pretty much in pristine, new-like condition, no scuffs, no marks, looks new (bought in August 2010)

The only slight issue I see vs ebay/paypal is the price fluctuations of BC so I reserve the right to chance the price once a day.
Either that or we agree to pay the current market price in BC with a price tag of $1500

I will be putting it on e-bay as well with a slightly higher price tag because if possible I would like to do a deal in BC

Tech specs:

Product Specifications
Battery is the long life model with approx: 7hrs life from full
Brand: Apple
RAM Size: 4 GB
Processor Brand: Intel
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Processor Type: Intel Core i7
Hard Drive Size: 500 GB
Operating System: OS X
Screen Size: 15 inches


Technical Details

15-inch Screen
2.66GHz MacBook Pro with Intel Core i7 processor and 4GB Memory
500GB hard drive
One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps),
two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps), SD card slot
Built-in 77.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery (up to 8-9 hours wireless productivity)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics 512MB
Intel HD Graphics

Product details
Item Weight: 2.5 Kg
Boxed-product Weight: 4.8 Kg

Postage will be paid by me: UPS Priority

4  Other / Off-topic / Re: Need help with OTC trading bot on IRC on #bitcoin-otc on: June 10, 2011, 03:58:57 PM
Sorry guys but I cant seem to figure this out at all.

I installed GPU4WIN
Ran Cleopatra, generated a certificate got this message

"Certificate created successfully.
Fingerprint: 0BBC15F2E98BBAB77BAE2F89D9F9EEC06DA385B7" (NOT ACTUAL)
Went to and tried to submit the above code.

Then get this message "Error handling request
Error handling request. Exception raised: Failure("Error while decoding ascii-armored key: text terminated before reaching PGP public key header line") "

I know there is still more to do after this but have I done something wrong so far

Setting this up is proving to be quite difficult :/
5  Bitcoin / Mining / Would like to start a bitcoin motherboard pros and cons thread on: June 09, 2011, 09:06:45 PM
Hi all you miners.

I've been lurking here for a day or two now and think I have put together enough information to build my first rig in the coming week.
It's nice to see so many people here offering advice and helping each other out. I wouldn't have the first idea about putting together a rig if it wasn't for all the information I've got from the post's here.

The one thing I had some confusion on and one that I don't think there is a common consensus on is the suitability of motherboards
(pro's cons, reliability problems you can only be aware off after you buy it.)

I had the idea to start this after I found out from a comment in a thread on someone else's proposed rig that the motherboard they were going to buy (same as one I was going to use too) have a tendency of turning off some of your PCIE slots when others are in use.

This is the board: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

I was thinking what would be useful was if we posted details and feedback on boards you are using be it for a two, three or four card rig along with what is required to get the cards installed and running such as riser cables/ pci-e x1 adapter cables and even power on switches

I'm sure to a lot of you regular and technically minded people here this might seem like something you take for granted but I'd say I've crawled over 50 threads to learn everything I need to know about boards and which one to get.

Let me know what you think of the idea anyway or maybe it's been done already and somehow I missed it Cheesy
Also if anyone has any ideas about format/what info should be presented do tell me as after all I'm only learning and don't pretend to know it all
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