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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Is 450W enough for a single 5830? on: June 16, 2011, 09:42:04 PM
You will be fine. My rig with a 5850 and a quad core draws 290w at the wall.
2  Other / Obsolete (buying) / Re: Buying: Computer Monitor, GPU, Hard Drive on: June 16, 2011, 12:56:05 AM
GPU and possibly monitor have been found, still looking for hard drive
3  Other / Obsolete (buying) / Re: Buying: Computer Monitor, GPU, Hard Drive on: June 14, 2011, 11:43:59 PM
Still looking, post/pm with offers
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: There will be blood. on: June 14, 2011, 07:16:10 PM
Allow me to go point by point.

1)Governments are parasites:
Government spending is a portion of GDP which means that resources are not destroyed by the government, merely reallocated. Additionally, they address externalities which could not be handled by the private sector. While the proper scope of government can certainly be debated, and I might agree that it is currently too large, to dismiss all governments as parasitic is incredibly ignorant.

2) Governments have a monopoly of force:
There are currently 192 governments, which is no indicative of a monopolistic market. Rather, it in indicative of a competitive market with high entry costs. It is true that a cannot individually enter the "force market". I also cannot build my own cars. This does not mean that car manufacturers are a monopoly.

3) Countries are controlled by central banks:
First off, this isn't true. Second off, who cares?
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: There will be blood. on: June 14, 2011, 07:03:42 PM
Which parasites?
The ones with the monopolies on force.

I am not aware of any entities that have a monopoly on force.
Let's see what happens when you try to start your own security force and claim sovereignty over your property, land and person.

According to the UN, at least 192 groups have successfully done that.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: There will be blood. on: June 14, 2011, 06:55:40 PM
Which parasites?
The ones with the monopolies on force.

I am not aware of any entities that have a monopoly on force.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: There will be blood. on: June 14, 2011, 06:51:29 PM
Which parasites?
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: There will be blood. on: June 14, 2011, 06:47:46 PM
Where would violence come from? Austrian commandos storming the Federal Reserve? A nuclear exchange between Mt.Gox and Paypal?

I don't see it.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: There will be blood. on: June 14, 2011, 05:36:42 PM
Will there be blood? A friend of mine says that no turnover of power so huge as the currency change proposed by bitcoin cannot happen witout bloodshed. But there's still no sign of violence on the horizon. I kinda agree with that idea.

What do you guys think?

No, there will not be. Bitcoin could become a major player in online currency exchanges. People who think it will spark a global currency revolution and become the world standard are nuts.
10  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: PowerVR Mining on: June 13, 2011, 08:28:13 PM
The issue is that pixel fillrate is related to the ROP's, which are not used in bitcoin mining.
http://www.gpureview.com/pixel-fill-rate-article-365.html

Thats why I did the complicated 3 step comparison to try and get shader performance number. I haven't been able to find any good direct comparison for shader performance between PowerVR and desktop chips.
11  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: PowerVR Mining on: June 13, 2011, 07:49:56 PM
We can therefore expect the PowerVR to manage 25 Mh/S at .9w. This gives us a Mh/J of 27.7, compared to 1.8 for a 5850.

This has potential.
Color me impressed, I don't believe it will either give out that hash power or use that little power. How could they provide a chip that is more than ten times for efficient than high-end desktop versions, for a device needing less complexity than a desktop PC.

Thats exactly it. They are much less complex, which means smaller chips, which means less power consumption. Mining is a very simple operation, most of the stuff on a desktop chip (high speed RAM, ROP's, Texture Units) is extraneous and wastes power.

But I agree, hard numbers are needed. I will try and get a dev board so I can test it.
12  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: PowerVR Mining on: June 13, 2011, 07:07:50 PM
That does look promising. I looked into the technical side and saw no reason why such a project wouldn't be possible. I was more constrained by lack of a test platform.

I think I will get on of those pandaboards and see what kind of performance numbers I get.
13  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Difficulty is going to take such a knock! on: June 13, 2011, 04:14:34 PM
LOL, have you seen the Namecoin difficulty increase, it's going from 3767 to 18080 on 13/06/2011

Currently it is far more profitable to mine NMC than BTC, but that is about to change.

You've got a few days to seriously boost your income. Then join me in the speculation game Smiley

Namecoins are mined in exactly the same way as Bitcoins, and uses exactly the same mining software (phoenix,GUIminer,poclbm, etc)

http://dot-bit.org for more info

Namecoin is too nerdy to ever 'take off' in the public. I do understand how it works but I don't expect 99% of people to 'get it'.

It's a good project though.

I suspect most people would say the same about a digital cryptocurrency.
14  Other / Obsolete (buying) / Re: Buying: Computer Monitor, GPU, Hard Drive on: June 12, 2011, 10:13:44 PM
GPU has been found, still looking for monitor and hard drive
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How many newbies are mining? on: June 12, 2011, 05:44:35 AM
I was mining, switched over to namecoin about a week ago
16  Other / Obsolete (buying) / Re: Buying: Computer Monitor, GPU, Hard Drive on: June 12, 2011, 05:23:34 AM
That might work. Do you know the model number?
17  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Newbie restrictions (Please discuss forum policy here.) on: June 12, 2011, 04:58:48 AM
I agree. I was engaged in active non trolish discussions, and this sort of retroactive punishment seems unreasonable. Also, trolls can just spam to 50 posts. This only deters people who are actually interested in bitcoin.
18  Other / Obsolete (buying) / Buying: Computer Monitor, GPU, Hard Drive on: June 12, 2011, 02:17:32 AM
Hey all,

I'm looking for the following items.

1) A monitor with either HDMI or DP input and integrated speakers
2) A low end ATI GPU from the 4/5/6 series to run desktop stuff on while my GPU mines
3) A hard drive of at least 500GB SATA for dual booting.

PM me with offers. Thanks. I am willing to pay first for reputable community members.
19  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Harm in Underclocking Mem? on: June 09, 2011, 07:12:42 PM
No. At idle the 5800's underlock the memory to 300 anyway. Anything above that is 100% fine.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Anyone else considering mining Namecoin? on: June 09, 2011, 03:03:35 PM
ive read several articles on namecoin and i still dont understand what it is

its like bitcoin, but used for registration of domains ending in .bit
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