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61  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: Mac miner front-ends to Diablo and RPC on: July 24, 2011, 09:12:34 AM
Any chance of this being updated soon?
62  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Deepbit PPS vs. smaller Pools on: July 24, 2011, 04:38:24 AM
I've been using Eligius as well for some time now. Is mineco.in better if you mine 24/7?

Yes, the PPLNS payment method rewards 24/7 miners and punishes people who disconnect during a round (accidental, or pool hopping, it doesn't know or care)

Slush has something similar, a proprietary scoring system.
The longer a round gets the more valuable new shares become, which solves the pool hopping problem & gives nobody an incentive to hop on slush in hopes of exploiting early blocks.

PPLNS is also foolproof and can be adapted by anyone because you don't need a massive balance of bitcoins for a 'rainy day' (pure PPS) or even a medium sized buffer (shared maximum PPS).
I think it will become a success among all pools in the future, or people will simply join pools with PPLNS after seeing decreased avg. earnings in the long run mining in proportional pools infested by hoppers

Of course pure PPS is 'ideal' for both the 2-hour casual miner and the 24/7 'pro' but since only the biggest pools with huge earnings like deepbit can offer it, it's not a realistic option.
Even they take a 10% fee because you gain zero variance in return. That's steep for big miners, and a lot of lost cash for 'certainty'.

Yeah I know, the 10% fee is a lot but MtRed is coming out with 0% PPS in a few days because of all the pool hopping problems they've been having lately.
63  Economy / Goods / Re: MUST SELL OR MY WIFE WILL DIVORCE ME on: July 23, 2011, 03:53:38 PM
Loved the pitch. Well done sir.
+1
64  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Deepbit PPS vs. smaller Pools on: July 22, 2011, 08:45:33 AM
The only pool where I consistently get 99-100% of my expected earnings in the long run is Eligius with their SMPPS system. I'm constantly leaving prop. pools for other types due to the massive variance that occurs at current difficulties + losses from pool hoppers

I'm also looking into Mineco.in right now which has a PPLNS payment scheme,
far as I can tell from reviewing the idea for a few days, it's better than any other system in existence right now

I've been using Eligius as well for some time now. Is mineco.in better if you mine 24/7?
65  Economy / Goods / Re: AMD Phenom II x6 1100T 3.3 Ghz on: July 21, 2011, 05:20:57 PM
Wait,  So is this your auction or isn't it?

He's bid for it and now he doesn't want it.
66  Economy / Goods / Re: Lego Winter Bakery Set [10216] NIB on: July 21, 2011, 05:20:22 PM
which star wars things are you looking for I have a pretty big bricklink store that I'm toying with the idea of accepting bitcoins and I though what better way to test the waters then with the geeky miners who like to build things btw I'm currently building my miner case out of legos hope to have pictures up soon.



That will be frikkin' insane.
67  Economy / Goods / Re: Selling prebuilt mining rigs with 1yr warranty - Lower Prices Doubled MHash/sec! on: July 21, 2011, 03:49:15 PM
Is it just me or your mining contracts are outrageous??....lol

I agree lol
68  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [25GH/s] rfcpool.com, UK Based - LP/SSL/API/NoFee Prop/7% PPS/Invalid Pays on: July 21, 2011, 11:43:40 AM
I came across your pool today, seems like the only other good PPS (I don't really like deepbit that much) so I'm pointing my measly 112 mhash your way now. Smiley
69  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: GUI mining - Phoenix 1.5 and new, faster poclbm on: July 19, 2011, 08:08:15 AM
No option for Eligius?
70  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [480 GH/s] Eligius pool: ~0Fee SMPPS, no reg, RollNtime, SQL, hop OK, 8decimals on: July 19, 2011, 06:07:56 AM
Pool down again?
71  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: [Mac/DiabloMiner] Issues with 6970M 2GB card and DiabloMiner! on: July 19, 2011, 04:33:15 AM
I would not recommend mining in OS X. I've got a 21.5'' iMac and I mine in Windows with poclbm. Gives much higher hashrate and no errors.
72  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [480 GH/s] Eligius pool: ~0Fee SMPPS, no reg, RollNtime, SQL, hop OK, 8decimals on: July 18, 2011, 09:34:43 AM
Pool's been going down a lot today.
73  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Can I use my laptop to mine bitcoins? on: July 17, 2011, 01:56:30 PM
This thread is not true at all.  Laptops GPUs use considerably less power than full cards, so as long as you have a
good laptop (very recent) with a high end ati mobility chip, you can get some good results.

I have an msi GX660r that has a 5870m chip, and it gets between 192 to 200 mhash a second! (after some tweaks) this is
a considerable amount so why not have it going when I'm not using it... like over night.. it ads quite an amount of shares and
is far more efficient that some of the major graphics cards in the 4800 series (better than my monster 4850 X2 which is the size of a boat and only get 150mhash but sucks power down like jughead does hamburgers and shakes).

That being said, the msi I have has very good cooling with multiple fans and even a fan turbo button. Many laptops have extreme issues with heat.  I have left the laptop running stable now for a few days and it's considerably added to my shares
without using that much power as a desktop.  So if you have a 58xxm or higher it's probably worth it... other than that... probably not.

 

How are you getting such a high hashrate? My 6750M only gives me 110 mhash after overclocking it.
74  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [445 GH/s] Eligius pool: ~0Fee SMPPS, no reg, RollNtime, SQL, hop OK, 8decimals on: July 17, 2011, 12:29:32 PM
are the graphs still not working?
if i active script content, one of the

"You must enable Javascript to see the graph.
You must enable Javascript to see the graph."
notifications disappears, but the graphs won't show up as they normally did.

They're showing up fine here.
75  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: iMac with 6750M on: July 16, 2011, 04:33:37 PM
Yeah I'll give it a rest every now and then.
76  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [360 GH/s] Eligius pool: ~0Fee SMPPS, no reg, RollNtime, SQL, hop OK, 8decimals on: July 16, 2011, 11:32:25 AM
In addition, the Linux networking stack has been randomly choosing machines it doesn't allow to connect--  we get the SYN packet fine, but Linux silently discards it without passing it to pushpoold.
Turns out this is a known issue when net.ipv4.tcp_tw_recycle and NAT are combined. I have disabled it on the pool server, so it should be resolved now. Much thanks to mobiusl and everyone else who helped troubleshoot!

Are the NAT issues something that explains why I had connection problems when I was connected over VPN (which I assume uses NAT rather than giving everyone a unique IP at the exit), or is it just something related to the server/hosting setup?
It could be. The problem as I understand it, is that your miners are sending relative-to-an-unknown-value timestamps in the packets, and tcp_tw_recycle ignores ones with timestamps going backward in time (or something like that). So minerA and minerB have different relative-timestamps, but the earlier of the two gets ignored because of the later's packets...

Has been running fine since your first post. It was an intermittent problem, though, so I guess it's still too early to be certain if it's something related or just good luck on my side.

Something else... I noticed to pool just finished a 250BTC round, so how about an addition to the stats pages that mentions that payments may take a few rounds when the pool has a backlog to process?

I thought blocks were always 50 BTC chunks.
77  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: iMac with 6750M on: July 16, 2011, 06:05:01 AM
I'm waiting for the PCI Expansion Chassis now:

http://www.sonnettech.com/news/nab2011/

I could attach a good mining card and use that  Grin
78  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Don't Mine on an iMac! on: July 16, 2011, 06:02:36 AM
I mine with my iMac. It's got a 6750M as well. But I've notched up the fans with SMC Fan Control so the GPU temp doesn't go beyond 60 C.
79  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: iMac with 6750M on: July 16, 2011, 05:54:34 AM
The card will burn out even at 60 C?  Shocked I'm getting ~110 mhash/sec with this config.
80  Economy / Goods / Re: Selling: Hand painted 16" x 20" acrylic painting of Super Mario on: July 15, 2011, 02:56:38 PM
This looks pretty sweet.
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