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141  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Cooperative mining (700Ghash/s) on: June 05, 2011, 12:25:49 AM
Out of curiosity, what's your hash rate at to be getting an estimated reward around 9 cents?
142  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Gui Miner isn't detecting my new videocard on: June 04, 2011, 11:40:21 PM
And for the record... I now have a strong desire to get the hell out of here... this is bat country!
143  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: mybitcoin security vulnerabilities on: June 04, 2011, 11:37:32 PM
So did we ever receive word about what these so called vulnerabilities were? Also, while I'm thinking about it, would anyone else be interested in an additional online wallet to compete with myBitcoin?
144  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Cooperative mining (700Ghash/s) on: June 04, 2011, 11:31:53 PM
Again, I know you've got your hands full keeping the pool running and working on long polling, but by any chance do you have anything in the works for idle notifications?

It's one of the things a few other pools offer that is enticing. I lost 2 hours of mining earlier today due to a freeze up. Worst part of that was I was home the whole time too Sad
145  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Gui Miner isn't detecting my new videocard on: June 04, 2011, 11:11:29 PM
This may or may not help you. If you installed a second video card, you are running Windows, and you don't have a second monitor plugged into that video card, Windows will shut it off for you. Isn't that nice of it to do that for you?

Soooo... either plug a second monitor into that card, or make yourself a dummy plug, a quick google of VGA dummy plug should lead you to the right place. In the meantime, I've found that if you just start the one card mining, then switch the cable over to the second card and start that one mining, this works fine as long as you don't need to restart your computer.

Happy Mining!
146  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: How much luck is involved ? on: June 04, 2011, 05:43:30 PM
I find that by mining in Slush's pool, I get VERY close to what that calculator says I should get on a daily basis. As with all things Bitcoin, it varies from day to day. However, I enjoy having the steady payouts on a daily basis, and I enjoy the wealth of information that Slush provides so I can see how my setup is performing at any point in time.
147  Economy / Economics / Re: Press coverage and Bitcoin's rise on: June 04, 2011, 05:38:11 PM
That was an excellent find, thank you! It, among other prominent articles, explain some of the recent rise in the exchange rate. I'll be staying glued to my computer for the next couple weeks (months?) to see how this plays out.
148  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is it more suitable for Bitcoin users to use Andriod rather than use iPhone 4? on: June 04, 2011, 05:29:46 PM
I agree with Ricochet in that the majority of users won't know about rooting or buying their phones unlocked to begin with, but there are more advantages to android than what can be performed after having full control over the device.

Right now Android has widgets and iDevices don't. While Steve has said they're coming in the future, right now this is a major difference between the two platforms. I LOVE having the Mt. Gox widget on my home screen. It's the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning.

And especially for our small, yet growing community, the ease with which one can publish to the android marketplace versus the jumping-through-hoops system one will find publishing to the Apple App Store allows us the flexibility to get new apps out there as soon as they're developed. I'm really hoping to see some killer Android apps pop up soon that allow transactions and wallet storage.

I own a mix of devices in my house. My wife and I both have Android phones, but we both own Macbook Pros. I have a Motorola Xoom, and she has an iPad 2. Both systems have merits, but I think Android makes a better choice for the early adoption of Bitcoin.
149  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Cooperative mining (700Ghash/s) on: June 04, 2011, 05:22:10 PM
I noticed those as well. Slush has said he looks into every invalid block, so I'm sure we'll hear back from him shortly.
150  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: ATI 6970 Optimization on: June 04, 2011, 05:01:29 PM
First off, I'd like to thank everyone who has posted in this thread so far. It was very helpful and informative in getting the best performance out of my cards.

I'm running two HIS 6970s on Windows 7 64-bit. I have the most recent version of GUI Miner and am using the most recent version of the catalyst drivers and the stream SDK. When I load up the control center, I have all the necessary controls for my first card. By bumping up the voltage to the recommended 7% (again, thank you so much for that) and using the flags "-v -w64 -f0", I am running in between 405-410 Mhash on that card.

The problem is that I don't have a voltage control for my second card inside of the control center. I have attempted to bump up the voltage in MSI Afterburner, but it doesn't seem to have the same effect. As a result, I can only get the second card as high as 365-370 Mhash. Adding the flags above without bumping up the voltage hurts performance, dropping it by about 30 Mhash, just as another poster in this thread noticed. Is there some way I can get that voltage control to show up for the second card?

Thanks!!
151  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Cooperative mining (640Ghash/s) on: June 03, 2011, 06:44:54 PM
Thanks Slush!
152  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: PS3 miner? on: June 03, 2011, 02:10:27 AM
Your first step should be to check the firmware version on the PS3. This can be found buried in the system settings somewhere. Look it up via Google if you can't find it.

If you're at anything at or above 3.56 (I believe, and for sure if you're at 3.60 or 3.61), then with current methods, you can't do this. Sony removed the ability to install a custom operating system with recent firmware upgrades, and the only way get that back is with hacked custom firmware. There is currently not a hack for systems running firmware 3.56 or higher, not when I last checked anyway.

Keep an eye out for this to change, and don't upgrade your firmware in the meantime if you want to use the PS3 in the future for this purpose.

Now, if you happen to have a firmware of 3.55 or lower, you are in business. Your first step is to install a custom firmware to re-enable the option to install a custom operating system. Choose your flavor of linux, and depending upon which firmware and boot setup you went with, follow the appropriate directions to install Linux onto your PS3.

Once you have Linux running, you will have to download and attempt to compile the source provided by the original poster into a working binary for your system. I say attempt because as the posts in this thread show, it is likely you will have a lot of libraries and dependencies missing that you will have to hunt down prior to being able to compile the source.

Assuming you get it up and running, you connect it with right parameters to either your own bitcoin daemon or to a pool like Slush or Deepbit.

Best of luck!
153  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Cooperative mining (640Ghash/s) on: June 03, 2011, 01:09:07 AM
I know you've got a lot on your plate, Slush, but any word on long polling? I remember seeing a post from you a while back that you were making preparations for it.

I don't know enough about it, but might that no help alleviate some issues on your end by increasing pool efficiency?
154  Economy / Economics / Re: Bitcoin 50x parity. When will 1BTC=50 USD? Vote! on: June 02, 2011, 11:49:34 PM
I read the documentation on BitcoinJ. I've done a very tiny amount of Android programming and had considered picking up a side project to create my own client.

I found myself worried about the documentation's hints that certain things would change shortly with the protocol thus obsoleting certain methods included in the library. So far, all we've seen on Android are some price widgets, mining monitors, and test clients for sending payments.

I applaud other developer efforts, but I think it's going to require a team effort to make a usable client on Android.
155  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Large German lobby organization supports ban on Bitcoins on: June 02, 2011, 10:12:37 PM
Ditto on the wall of text.

I have to say though, in response to the original topic, I'm far less concerned with countries banning bitcoin than I am with countries using their very large pocketbooks to purchase enough computing power that could swing the network power greater than 50% in their favor.

As several others have pointed out through various threads, it would only take several million dollars, but that's just a fraction of the annual budget of an organization like the FBI, CIA, or NSA. Our only hope against that threat is to encourage others to load up their nodes and miners and increase the strength of the network.
156  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: phatk vs. poclbm effective hash rate on: June 02, 2011, 09:55:03 PM
I would even say that 24 hours probably isn't enough to test it out. Due to the inherent varying nature of Bitcoin, using anything less than a 7 day average is really just an estimate, and probably not a very good one at that.
157  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: FPGA Inflection Point on: June 02, 2011, 02:49:47 PM
While the price figure for a mining rig is debatable, the point about government involvement is interesting. Anyone with more technical knowledge want to tackle that one?
158  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Cooperative mining (640Ghash/s) on: June 02, 2011, 02:12:28 PM
I could definitely be wrong, but I believe that makes a good argument for long polling.
159  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Large German lobby organization supports ban on Bitcoins on: June 01, 2011, 10:22:00 PM
A banking group warning me about the dangers of bitcoin is like a crack dealer pharmaceutical lobbyist warning me about the dangers of weed.

FTFY

Thanks, that one was really bugging me Wink
160  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The Bitcoin Revolution on: June 01, 2011, 04:23:17 PM
Loved this post and hope to see more in the future.
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