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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage - Working Beta - Currency has been released on: September 16, 2015, 12:30:21 PM
In the latest 32 bit version I found that siad cannot be run. The package may have included the 64 bit siad.exe by mistake?
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage - Working Beta - Currency has been released on: September 15, 2015, 11:27:08 AM
Ok, to stop siad on W7: NOT USING TASK MANAGER

Using CMD prompt, change directory (cd) to - example command line: cd C:\Users\XXX\Desktop\Sia-UI-v0.4.2-beta-win64\Sia-UI-v0.4.2-beta-win64\resources\app\Sia   (or wherever you have you SIA 4.2 directory) in my case it is on my desktop.

Then type: siac stop

Got the message: Sia daemon stopped

Restarted wallet, unlocked it, all good.

Just not sure if I did not do the above step to close siad, and I do a PC restart will that corrupt file again? I don't feel like testing that lol.... in the event of a power failure, PC shut down etc. that could result in corrupt files again.... we will need a better way to totally close siad in the future so there is NO risk of corruption in any way  Wink

You can shift+right click the SIA folder and open a command prompt with the location already set.

Or just make a batch file.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] Sia - Decentralized Storage - Working Beta - Currency has been released on: September 15, 2015, 11:23:37 AM
I'll bite. Got at least 10 TB laying around unused.
4  Other / Archival / Re: Pictures of your mining rigs! on: May 07, 2015, 12:07:27 PM
I hope there are at least 2 other fans on the other side of that radiator  Undecided
5  Other / Archival / Re: Pictures of your mining rigs! on: April 13, 2015, 10:49:54 AM
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Do you have math to show this?   I was struggling at end of my GPU day's to make more then electricity.  I was better off and I parted all my GPU systems out.

I have one sitting doing nothing still I kept.  It's a small  unit compared to the 5 and 6x GPU machines I was using.

The continual development of new algorithms for GPU's seems to not let them die out. The concept of GPU mining seems to be a self perpetuating fantasy empowered by the GPU miners themselves.

If you live where electricity is cheap, eg. USA/China/etc then you may still be able to make a profit versus electricity cost but to turn a profit and pay for your investment is another matter. Most places around the world though it is simply impossible to make a profit. Another factor to consider is the time and effort setting up GPU systems and ensuring they are stable with the endless new algos. This takes a lot of time and time is money for most people. IMHO better to get a rock solid ASIC and mine with cheap electricity if it is available and see what comes of it.
6  Other / Meta / Re: What did theymos do with 200K? on: March 10, 2015, 11:52:15 AM
I worked for a small company and it took a long time to convince my superiors (inc. owner) how much web development costs. They eventually apologized after when they went around me only to find exactly the same figures. $1.5m+ is totally reasonable for a large development like I assume this new site would be.
7  Other / Archival / Re: Pictures of your mining rigs! on: December 04, 2014, 11:42:55 AM
20 watts over a year is  almost $60 here in Australia so yes, lights and bezels etc are wasteful if your electricity is expensive...
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Ready to admit bitcoin is a failure? on: September 28, 2014, 02:20:09 PM
I love how threads like this appear around any time the price has dropped considerably. Likewise you see it on reddit and other tech sites too. When the price drops mining is suddenly worthless, small software bugs become network-threatening or simply "the death of bitcoin", and everyone who's ever known anything about bitcoin is someone who you should feel sorry for.

But wait until the next price boom and wow, suddenly bitcoin is the #1 cool thing to have: the most trendy geek possession imaginable ("make MONEY with your GTX99999 COD-Renderer after your parents have sent you to bed"). Bitcoin becomes once again the magical internet money system that news anchors struggle to understand or explain. After all, how are those basement dwellers printing money on their computers and buying their parents house with their profits? It's again what the non-tech-savvy read about whilst starry eyed about how this new thing will let them retire at 35, or buy that Italian power yacht before they develop arthritis. And of course, if you don't have at least whole-integers of bitcoin in your possession during a boom phase, well, why haven't you bought more yet?

When I started mining bitcoin they were worth <$0.30 USD each. I once sold over 400 of them to help pay part of my power bill. Back then bitcoin was a novelty to throw unused computer resources at, not many people would have expected them to reach a high value in the near future. Now only a few years later and they're worth $400. They were worth (gox-manipulation-vs-real-value-of-the-coins arguments aside) >$1000 for a while. Most people now have heard of bitcoin, thanks in part to conventional media. Every now and then I come across someone who I find out is a miner or who actually has some bitcoins or altcoins. I assume there are more who do not wish to share this information with me, and good on them, it's a smart move. Bitcoin has some challenges, especially with adoption by non-tech savvy (My cat pulled the cable from the Wi-fry thing again, Now Mozilla says something about a page? Should I buy a new laptop?), and those who simply do not care about their money. So I consider bitcoin to not be a failure.
9  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: GUIDE SETTING UP A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM on: September 28, 2014, 01:43:45 AM
You need to consider that for most battery types you cannot take the Ah rating and assume you can use 100% of this, because, cycling most kinds of batteries that deeply will permanently damage them. Be sure to carefully review the manufacturers tech sheet and find the max discharge depth, THEN calculate the "real" Ah rating from there. You can use this to calculate watt-hours or joules stored, which is a more meaningful piece of information for sizing your solar setup.

Also the 6 hour charging time above is unrealistic for a full charge for most battery types. Again you need to see the manufacturers spec sheets.

Cycling batteries between deep discharge states and back to their full capacity on a daily basis will also reduce their lifespan a lot more than usual as this is not considered standard operation. Arbitrary example: Most lead acid car batteries are discharged only less than 3% of their total capacity when starting a car, this will get them 3-5 years. Now take the same battery and discharge it 25-50% every 24 hours (if it's even possible to recharge it within spec limits that quick). Suddenly it lasts 6 months to 12 months tops.

A lot of people "make" battery storage systems for solar without researching how much they can drain their batteries, and how low of a voltage they can be taken. There are newer types which can take more punishment but there are always limits. I know a handful of people who've purchased various setups on ebay and of their own design only to wipe out $5k of batteries in half a year.
10  Other / Archival / Re: Pictures of your mining rigs! on: September 24, 2014, 09:44:08 AM

What about submerging in distilled water?  Would that remove heat faster than mineral oil?

LOL do it, I always love jackass movie, but reality ones are the best.


distilled water may be non (or close to non) conductive, but it will quickly become conductive as impurities leech into it.

This is correct, deionized water has very high affinity for any impurities, partly because water is such a good solvent. It will leach from solid metals, and pull CO2 from the air and become conductive again quickly. There are some high voltage systems that use deionized water as a insulator and to remove heat, eg some XPS instruments use this setup (and far-fetched projects like Sandia's Z-Machine). However, they have a deionization system that automatically turns on periodically to polish the water, but these are extremely expensive: it'd cost more to setup these than a few mining boxes.

11  Other / Archival / Re: Pictures of your mining rigs! on: September 23, 2014, 11:23:10 AM
BFL 60GH Single in mineral oil.

Mineral oil will siphon itself though plastics and insulation of wiring so be careful. I had found mine that ran for a few months had oil pulled more than 2 meters through a 3m USB cable. Even uphill. It'll make a mess, increase fire hazard, and make the cables firm (they may snap or insulation will flake off if you bend them).

Remove the oil from boards by first letting it drip, then immerse in mineral turpentine or shellite (other names: light petroleum distillates / white spirits / hexane). If you used mineral turpentine (which has a lingering smell) you can remove this by then immersing it in undiluted methylated spirits and fan drying for several hours / overnight. (And hope during all this that those electrolytic cap cans are 100% sealed).

tl;dr - I would not go down this path again.
12  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Vanitygen: Vanity bitcoin address generator/miner [v0.22] on: September 14, 2014, 10:29:17 AM
Can someone explain me why i have this:
 When i look without "-i" for, for example:    1LLLLL it gives me a dificulty of 259627881
When i look without "-i" , for,    1iiiii   it gives me a dificulty of 15318045009

Both of them dont have the mayus or minus etc. It's not a problem in the dificulty calculation because it takes less time for the "L" everytime i checked.

Why is this happening?
(It also happends for "1LLLLLL" six times gives me a really really low dificulty. The other leters takes me really long time)

Also:
"1iiiAL" without "-i" takes 15318045009
"1LLLLLL" without "-i" takes 15058417127

How is possible that even with more caracters i have less time of search? o.O

EDIT:
1iiiii dificulty 15318045009
199999 dificulty 259627881
Same amount of caracters

https://bitcointa.lk/threads/vanitygen-vanity-bitcoin-address-generator-miner-v0-22.22346/page-89#post-7276700
13  Other / Archival / Re: Pictures of your mining rigs! on: August 28, 2014, 04:24:10 AM
looks like an EVGA of sorts. can see part of logo on center left one.

Yeah, very distinctive http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/SuperNOVA_G2_1300/3.html
14  Other / Archival / Re: Pictures of your mining rigs! on: August 27, 2014, 07:23:21 AM
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Nice one, really jealous of all the free power. Will try hard to find one..

It's not "free" electricity if he's paying for hosting. A % of that hosting fee is to cover their electricity costs, based on typical consumption of a typical client. Hosting companies arn't going to take a hit to their profits because they're nice people. Likewise if he and others in that DC start to raise their power consumption noticeably then those costs are going to be passed on at some point. On the other hand if he means he's renting residential space, then he'll have some questions to answer when the landlord gets a powerbill that's hundreds of % higher.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Hash Rate just hit 200 000 000 GH/s! on: August 20, 2014, 05:17:33 AM
Meh, just 0.2 EH/s.

lol this comment made me spit out my coffee

Only 0.00000002 yottahash nothing to get excited about really.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Congratulations Scammers, you've killed the altcoin market on: August 20, 2014, 05:11:26 AM
Apparently holding 10m doge for the last few months was a bad idea.   Roll Eyes
17  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: getting enough power from a normal house electrical system! on: August 20, 2014, 05:08:46 AM
Old wiring, old PDUs, high amps and an OP who isn't really an electrician but wishes he was. What could possibly go wrong.

I agree with the others: OP should get a qualified electrician to do this work.
18  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Vanitygen: Vanity bitcoin address generator/miner [v0.22] on: August 06, 2014, 02:39:34 AM
If I have an old scrypt miner with a r9 290 GPU, would that be usable to generate my address? If so, would this be magnitudes faster than using a intel quadcore with hyperthread?

Sorry for the basic question, just started dabbing into vanity addresses.

Yes orders of magnitude faster, but as has come up many times here before, you'll probably need to use an older driver version.

Thanks for reply. Can you please point me to what page is appropriate to start reading this thread when it comes to newer R9 series GPU? Last I've tried, these GPU's can only backtrack to certain drivers.

I would also like to know this since over the last month I've gotten rid of most of my pre-R9 cards and sure enough it doesn't work on my 280x now.
19  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Vanitygen: Vanity bitcoin address generator/miner [v0.22] on: August 04, 2014, 05:29:36 AM
If I have an old scrypt miner with a r9 290 GPU, would that be usable to generate my address? If so, would this be magnitudes faster than using a intel quadcore with hyperthread?

Sorry for the basic question, just started dabbing into vanity addresses.

Yes orders of magnitude faster, but as has come up many times here before, you'll probably need to use an older driver version.
20  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Vanitygen: Vanity bitcoin address generator/miner [v0.22] on: July 26, 2014, 02:30:28 AM
How can I make many vanity keys at once with the same patter? Like I want 200 addresses start with 1Abc .

Yes ofc u can Smiley . U can make like "infinite" amount of same starting addyes Cheesy

I mean without need to restart the program. I have to store them in a file or in SQL.

Ah that i don't think its possible u will need to hit up arrow to get same settings and start it again . And copy last key u got

use the -k for continues and the -o <filename> for storage
run vanitygen without any flags and it will display all the options.



Yes it will continue searching and write all the results to the file. If you want 200+ then keep the pattern real short.
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