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541  Other / Off-topic / Re: Creating Reputation on: June 11, 2012, 02:17:17 AM
Don't do what I did !

 Cheesy
542  Other / Off-topic / Re: Other Conspiracies on: June 11, 2012, 02:11:50 AM
JFK
543  Other / Off-topic / Re: 1000 BTC Donation to www.bitcointalk.org on: June 11, 2012, 02:08:56 AM
What about a 10 BTC donation for the biggest scammer on the forums ?

Come on, you know you want to Grin !!!
544  Other / Off-topic / Re: ​ on: June 11, 2012, 02:03:34 AM
                                                                    

how do yo work this ?
545  Other / Off-topic / Re: FPGA Shipping on: June 11, 2012, 01:57:52 AM
Just keep in mind FPGA will be dead once ASIC is released 500Ghash.
Doubtful.  Firstly we all know BFL's track record.  If they say ASIC release is 12-16 weeks off you can read that as early 2013.  BFL is in business to make a profit, so regardless of what BS is posted now, the units will NOT be inexpensive.

Secondly, for FPGA mining to "turn off", the difficulty will have to be so great that it costs more to mine in electricity then btc you can generate.  Spartan 6 based miners are very efficient (and next generation even more so).

Thirdly, even if that electricity/btc point is reached, you can repurpose your FPGA miner.  Worst case scenario is you can sell off the board to a third party to salvage the FPGA.

Lots of people said FPGA will kill off GPUs and you can clearly see that market is still flourishing.

Yeah but I don't see anyone CPU mining nowadays except BOTNETS so your point is moot.

GPU is dying once ASIC is here Cry
546  Other / Off-topic / Re: Paranoid ramblings about the Bitcoinica theft on: June 10, 2012, 11:05:06 PM
Also ( forgot to mention in other message and can't edit ), who at 17 years of age has that many credit and debit cards Huh

I am like WTF at that age you can only get a "student" card here in the UK and he has like 8 or something LOL
FWIW I only saw debit cards, which makes sense.

But let us be serious 10 debit cards Huh At age 17 ?

This guy must be MAFIA or something ... Cheesy
547  Other / Off-topic / Re: Paranoid ramblings about the Bitcoinica theft on: June 10, 2012, 10:51:09 PM
Also ( forgot to mention in other message and can't edit ), who at 17 years of age has that many credit and debit cards Huh

I am like WTF at that age you can only get a "student" card here in the UK and he has like 8 or something LOL
548  Other / Off-topic / Re: Paranoid ramblings about the Bitcoinica theft on: June 10, 2012, 10:49:28 PM
Wow, I wish all I had to do to prove my identity was take a photo of myself writing a name and show a credit card with the same name.

Indeed. Maybe in China ( where he claims is from / or Australia / or Singapore / or Azeroth from WOW Cheesy ) Zhou Tong is like John Doe.

Guess it is not too hard making a few fake name cards with John Doe in the US ...

But I think he is legit this time. His username is "zhoutong" so he must be Grin
549  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: Efficiency of 7970(youre gonna like this) on: June 10, 2012, 05:48:31 PM
If this is a fact, there would be proof/evidence of it. Please cite.

AFAIK, bearing life is related to temperature and running a fan higher tends to lower temperatures when you're trying to cool a 150-200W device.

I don't know of any presentable evidence but if you ask any GPU farm operator, they will tell you that running fans harder than 75-80% kills them.

As a farm operator who is mining on dozens of 5970s and 6990, continuously, with the fan speed manually forced at 100%, and with my oldest cards mining for as long as 18 months, let me tell you this claim is rubbish! (My fan bearing mechanical failure rate is 6%, which is low and expected.)

The claim that "running fans harder than 80% kills them" is spread by paranoid teenager geeks who covet their expensive gaming hardware without an understanding of the electronic and mechanical engineering work to control failure rates.

When a fan datasheet says it is designed for a lifetime of X years of continuous operation, it assumes a 100% duty cycle. In other words, it assumes the fan running at full speed. Fan manufacturers don't build fans and say "don't run it at full speed, or else..."

For example, if the datasheet says 2 years, running the fan continuously means it should last at least 2 years; running it every other day means you can prolong its lifetime to 4 years; etc. At 50% duty cycle ("50% fan speed"), the PWM voltage alternates between 0 and the nominal input voltage, the fan should last somewhere between 2 and 4 years (but much closer to 2 years because the bearings are still moving when the voltage is 0, just not quite as fast as full speed.) At 80% duty cycle, the fan should last between 2 and 2.5 years (but closer to 2 years).

To significantly improve the operating lifetime of a fan, you would have to run it at such a low duty cycle that it would be a bad idea for high-end graphics cards, because the cooling would be so much reduced that the high temperature would start seriously reducing the operating lifetime of all the other components on the PCB (capacitors, VRMs, GPU ASICs, etc).

Bottom line, fans are designed to run at 100% duty cycle. And there is no significant difference between 80 and 100%. Some people choose to run at 80% because it does not significantly decrease cooling (for the same reason that it does not significantly increase lifetime), but because the fan consumes 20% less power (and the fan is just a tiny fraction of the overall power consumed by the card).

(I choose to run at 100% because I pay a fixed price per electrical circuit, and the tiny extra power consumption costs me nothing.)

Well said.

Running fans at 100% for a year on 8 cards and they still turning like a boss.

550  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Confession's of a Bitcoin Botnet coder... on: June 10, 2012, 05:45:58 PM
No AV here, haven't used one in 8+ years. Last time I did, it didn't like the contents of my file server and never used one again.

Windows security is irrelevant, they are looking at market share. That's why osx was "secure" and is now trickling to becoming "unsecure."

Security by obscurity is delusion many people don't acknowledge.

I've downloaded literally 10's of terabytes of stuff of the internet. I've never lost my identity, never got hacked, never had toolbar problems.

A good nat router is simply amazing against penetration for the money and skill level needed to install. I used to browse in a VM. That become a pain. I just turned off all the potential problems (flash, java, active-x). Problem solved. Last time I checked... html doesn't ruin your day.

Well said. Same story here.

Nobody is out to get savvy users like me and you. No point being paranoid. Check out wilders security forums to see those guys using 10 bulletproof vests Cheesy

They are out to get idiots who click on anything they see shiny Grin

Nothing can protect those dumb users ...
551  Other / Off-topic / Re: Paranoid ramblings about the Bitcoinica theft on: June 10, 2012, 04:34:07 PM
Funny thing really :

-two of the pics he is wearing glasses, two of the pics he ain't

-seemingly loves white color clothes

-first two pictures he is using white shirt

-last two pictures he is same rabbit shirt with blue under the collar

Paranoid FTW !
552  Other / Meta / Re: Unjust scammer tag on: June 10, 2012, 04:04:20 PM
A1BITCOINPOOL's scammer tag has now been removed, as he has successfully paid the last remaining person he owed.

bulanula, what will your excuse be now?

I am not done playing the scammer, yet ...
553  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [ANN] OpenBitASIC : The Open Source Bitcoin ASIC Initiative on: June 09, 2012, 09:21:38 PM
Is this project and/or thread dying out?

Seems like it is.

Why not use BFL SuperComputer instead of this vaporware project ?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=83985.0

Stay tuned for 15 June announcement and sell all FPGA / GPUs you have that are not by BFL

 Cheesy
554  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 09, 2012, 09:07:27 PM
Trying to buy time, I see ...

I think what people don't realise : the sooner you sue the greater the chance of getting something back.

Leave them and don't do anything and you will never see anything back with the heavy thick veil of corporate secrecy in place here.
555  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 09, 2012, 05:18:57 PM
If you trust me personally, I can confirm that at the time of this post, at least 75% of total claimed value (even including the identified fake ones) is present in Bitcoinica's accounts.

You have previously said that only 20% of total holdings were stolen.  That was 20% of BTC.  That leaves 80%, which is bigger than 75%.

The USD holdings should have been untouched.  Let's assume a 50:50 split between USD and BTC deposits.  That means that 80% of the 50% BTC should be available and 100% of the 50% USD.  In other words: 50% + 40% = 90% of total deposits should be available.

Please someone explain how 90% has turned into 75%.

Further: claimed value should be less than deposited value, since not everyone will have claimed.  That makes it easier to have enough funds to match the claims and yet you've only 75% of that lower number?

Distinctly worrying.

BTC value has gone up.  That increases the price they pay to buy btc to pay to people.

And here I was sat thinking BTC value went up because they were buying BTC to give back to people ...
556  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: I'm very confused on: June 09, 2012, 05:18:07 PM
Fucking Troll, And scammer. "goes to the Bulanula corner store, Buys a chocolate bar and pays with a $20bill" "NO CHANGE FOR YOU, YOU OVERPAY, NO REFUNDS, I NOT SCAM I JUST NOT GIB YOU CHANGE BAK"

Ad-hominem attacks do not change the validity of his claims.

As I've said in the other thread, research shows that lower temperatures (a result of increasing fan speeds) results in longer bearing life.


Good to see some mature people on this forum !

Personal attacks are all the rage on trolltalk nowadays ...
557  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: I'm very confused on: June 09, 2012, 04:37:26 PM
Keep your FUDge in your coffee can at home.

Running my fans at 100% for a year now and nothing happened Kiss

The ones saying it is not good are just playing a game : tell the fools to run fans at 50% say and have the bearings crack from so much temp so more downtime for them and less difficulty for us !
558  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: Efficiency of 7970(youre gonna like this) on: June 09, 2012, 04:34:19 PM
lower fan speeds, which means your fans last longer.

Citation needed.
It's a known fact that running these fans at lower speed is better.

If this is a fact, there would be proof/evidence of it. Please cite.

AFAIK, bearing life is related to temperature and running a fan higher tends to lower temperatures when you're trying to cool a 150-200W device.

Exactly. Running fans at 100% is actually beneficial in the long run and much better than 80% say.

Find it very funny that most of the miners say otherwise so that other miners have their fans failing and less difficulty for the misinforming miners Cheesy
559  Economy / Marketplace / Re: SkepsiDyne Integrated Node - The Bitcoin Mining Company on: June 09, 2012, 04:32:34 PM
That comment was only in regard to the jokey comment ...

...
By the way, isn't there another kid in the mining business, listed on GLBSE with 1, soon 2 assets currently? Wink
/tinfoilhat

I would expect significant assistance from GLBSE should any verified asset owner behave in a similar fraudulent manner as Tawsix did.

Personally, I wouldn't risk much at all in any unverified asset owner unless there was an extremely good justification for why they are unverified - for example the pot growing asset being discussed.

While my own financial loss from investing in SIN was minimal, I am extremely annoyed by the damage it did to investor confidence in Bitcoin, GLBSE etc ...

Tawsix has to be punished for that and actively prevented from repeating his behaviour.

The optional verification process should prove to be an excellent guard against such - hopefully we won't need an acid test.

I am curious which specific assets Sukrim was referring to, though my appetite for mining related investment is minimal to non existent at this time.

If they are verified then I would expect considerable assistance from GLBSE. We are paying for a fully released service now after all and upholding the integrity of the exchange is paramount to continued success/existence.

...
By the way, isn't there another kid in the mining business, listed on GLBSE with 1, soon 2 assets currently? Wink
/tinfoilhat

I think he listed before the verification stuff came in. I could be wrong. I hope this guy gets held to account for his actions.

I don't see ANYTHING wrong with handing over anonymous money to minors on the Internetz.

Look at Zhoutong's Bitcoinica and how everybody is getting their money happily ! Cheesy
560  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 09, 2012, 04:28:55 PM
Chillax guys. Here, only the REAL scammers ( hint: me ) get the tags while the big boys get away with anything !

I am sure you will get your money back. After all, they were a damn FSP ( Financial Services Provider ) ! Thought of them running with our money is impossible in my mind.

Claims may be slow but the money will be given back after they collect enough interest from our USD to pay back our BTC Huh

Zhou is not taking responsibility cuz he sold it and did not tell anyone (until after people who trusted him, asked him to act).

I do not think they can use fiat for legal defense, but honestly I think there is little we can do about them using the bitcoin.

Really what can we do, go to our local cops and say yeah, this company in New Zealand or where ever stole our imaginary crypto currency?

People who are missing dollars can file criminal claims, people who only had BTC are shit out of luck unless I really do not know what I am talking about.



+1 Anybody storing BTC with Interscamgo is a fool wanting to have his money taken from him.
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