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1  Other / Beginners & Help / Non-connected Wallet on: June 21, 2011, 06:00:59 PM
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2  Other / Beginners & Help / Tradehill question on: June 20, 2011, 09:02:55 PM
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3  Other / Beginners & Help / Dwolla transfer on: June 19, 2011, 07:46:51 PM
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4  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Flash Drive or Disk Drive? on: June 17, 2011, 09:17:00 AM
I'm going with Linux, encrypted and all. Clearly Disk seems to be the way to go from most people's suggestions so far.

its not really necessary to encrypt the drive the operating system and mining software run on. the mining software merely mins for bitcoins and tells the mining pool what address to send TO. unless you plan on running the bitcoin wallet software, along with the wallet you are sending to, on the same system, its not advisable to encrypt. though, its also not advisable to run bitcoin wallet on on the same system as a miner.

also for the record, in case anyone is reading and wondering, encrypting a volume and running bitcoin with your wallet, does not protect you. when you decrypt the data, and it is accessible, its just as easily intercepted by nefarious parties. if you have a wallet.dat INSIDE an encrypted volume that is NOT mounted and decrypted, it is "safe"... until you decrypt/mount the volume. you should ONLY access your "savings" wallet within a known virus-free operating system. you should not access it elsewhere.

This is not for mining, this is for holding wallets only, hence the encryption. I plan to avoid even connecting this online too much.
5  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Flash Drive or Disk Drive? on: June 17, 2011, 08:44:01 AM
it is difficult more (i am not even sure possible, as i have searched [albeit not rather intensely] to find a way to install windows 7 onto a flash USB drive) to run a USB drive loaded with anything other than linux, than it is to run a hard drive. the power savings will be rather minuscule, unless your only option for a hard disk is a large, fast, power hungry mofo.

as far as initial price goes, you can get sata/IDE drives on ebay for ~10$.

"but those drive are pulls from used workstations!"
-well, then use a new drive. or linux on a usb drive.

keep in mind, if you have a rather small amount of ram, and/or the operating system of choice is caching to HDD, USB drive will offer lackluster performance. this may or may not affect your mining depending on the use of the system.

also, if you consider running a CD drive loaded with your OS, do not forget that you must either a) re-setup your mining software/system settings on each reboot or b) run another disk drive (likely usb) to save such settings, so you may or may not be saving any electricity.

I'm definitely going for an external setup here. Basically install the OS on the drive (flash or disk) and boot it up when I'd like. And yes, I'm going with Linux, encrypted and all. Clearly Disk seems to be the way to go from most people's suggestions so far.
6  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Flash Drive or Disk Drive? on: June 17, 2011, 08:09:26 AM
If you choose Flash note that to boot from a USB drive, your computer's motherboard and BIOS must support USB booting.

Would I not have that same problem from a disk drive? I guess I should have made it more clear I meant an external disk drive. Like I said, I want to be able to take it with me. Also, how much of a problem is that? I mean, do many MB nowadays not have that support? (I do already know mine does, just curious about odds)
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How about Mac security? on: June 17, 2011, 07:42:51 AM
ClamAV has a Mac version. Trivial googling will bring up the proper site.

I saw that, any good? I've seen some mixed opinions on it, but not a lot of detail.
8  Other / Beginners & Help / Flash Drive or Disk Drive? on: June 17, 2011, 07:17:05 AM
I'm looking to create a portable, bootable Linux system to take with me, encrypted with some wallets. I'll probably end up using ubuntu, since I'm familiar with it. But I need to get a drive. I don't need anything big, but I've never tried installing an OS on a flash drive and I was wondering how viable it is? Unfortunately the smallest disk drives that seem reliable are all 80gb plus and $40 or more. But if they're a better option I'd probably choose that. Any ideas or recommendations?
9  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How about Mac security? on: June 17, 2011, 06:53:12 AM
Trust me, I know about that Tongue Hopefully someone else will bring in something good. I don't know a lot of mac users who actually bother with security, and it's silly.
10  Other / Beginners & Help / How about Mac security? on: June 17, 2011, 04:42:16 AM
I'm not sure how much of a selection there is out there, but any recommendations on Anti-virus/anti-spyware/anti-malware programs for mac?
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I think I might have had my BTC stolen? Really need advice on: June 17, 2011, 03:21:50 AM
I think they were taken from my Gmail. I was stupid enough to put it there unencrypted, because they were not worth very much when I first uploaded them.. and I just never got around to it.

Does anyone have any information about this IP address: 65.183.151.13

The wallet.dat was on your email server unencrypted? Anyone have access to that account or a computer you might have used the account on? How secure are your passwords?
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I think I might have had my BTC stolen? Really need advice on: June 17, 2011, 03:18:06 AM
Does anyone have access to your computer? These coins were in your wallet right, not in a mtgox account thing? (not sure what to call it right now, haven't used it really)
13  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: A Good Surge Protector (relatively inexpensive)? on: June 17, 2011, 02:46:12 AM
Nice choice, it's a good brand from my experience.
14  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: A Good Surge Protector (relatively inexpensive)? on: June 17, 2011, 02:43:35 AM
Just look into reviews, you don't want to cheap out too much on one Tongue I've considered upgrading mine now that I've started mining.
15  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: A Good Surge Protector (relatively inexpensive)? on: June 17, 2011, 02:36:12 AM
I found a UPS for $80 on Newegg. If you want to take care of your computer, mining or not, I recommend it. My brand is APC, it's worked pretty well so far. Though others might have better experience and better advice (which I'm always looking for myself). Then again, my room was wired by an idiot (who wires all outlets in series!?).
16  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: BTC Guild - 0% Fees, Long polling, SSL, JSON API, and more [~1500 gH/sec] on: June 17, 2011, 02:27:20 AM
Didn't want to create a new topic for this or anything sense it's more directed at people using this pool, but I was wondering how often most people payout? Do you wait to accumulate a certain amount, or payout each day? Any recommendations? Just curious.
17  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Effective Antivirus on: June 16, 2011, 09:59:27 AM
Might just go with BD then, thanks for the suggestions. And thanks Darkness, but already a member Tongue
18  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Effective Antivirus on: June 16, 2011, 09:44:28 AM
I'm a pirate.

Warning 1.

lol wow, I've been spending too much time reading forums and doing nothing else with my computer. Pirating never occurred to me. How sad Tongue
19  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin help on: June 16, 2011, 09:28:36 AM
There are 130,000+ blocks. Keep downloading.
20  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Effective Antivirus on: June 16, 2011, 09:23:04 AM
I don't currently use AV, i just encrypt anything important and maintain a protected network.

However at work the only product i would ever install on a computer is NOD32..

That's pretty much what I do, very careful, go to no questionable sites (do most of my browsing on my mac) and then AV on top. Not flush with money at the moment, so I go cheap. Unfortunately cheap probably isn't the safest.
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