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1  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Are you worried about the delta virus variant? on: Today at 02:59:33 AM
Gamma (Brazil) is 140% more transmissible and is responsible for many deaths here, and people who survived the early variant had it worse when they were hit by gamma.

Some people are simply not affected but many people will. Since the very beginning it was known 1 out of 4 died and 1 out of 4 did not even had symptoms, with about half having it bad and needing medical care even remaining with aftermath difficulties.

Its not good, and even vaccinated people can spread it to non vaccinated people, people should keep their distance and masks and avoid going out unless necessary, else the virus will never stop and keep mutating and returning to kick them back again.

I'm telling you there is people here who had the early variant, survived, and then gamma killed them. It seems that Delta and Kappa (India) are doing the same.
2  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Bitcoin Adoption will bring positive change for the people of El Salvador on: June 23, 2021, 09:50:41 PM
At the same time China is kicking out the large miners, talk about good timing. Those miners might even finance the building of more geothermal power plants for the country.
3  Other / Politics & Society / Re: so john mcafee committed suicide.. over taxes on: June 23, 2021, 09:47:45 PM
Why would he commit suicide IN SPAIN?
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: If governments block Bitcoin, does Bitcoin have no value? on: June 15, 2021, 06:56:53 PM
Value is subjective, and is determined by you, not others. It will be valuable (or not) for you, no matter what the gov or anybody else says.

For some people it won't be worth hiding from the State, for others they will value it more because the State is not involved. The result is the price market.

Those who keep their bitcoins considers them more valuable than selling them. Its that simple really, the value of things is clearly explained by the Austrian School of Economy, and this includes bitcoin.

The true holders know exactly why they are holding it, and are not lemmings followers without knowing why, Those won't change their minds overnight for no real reason.
5  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: Braiins OS & Braiins OS+ custom ASIC firmware: optimize performance & efficiency on: June 15, 2021, 05:03:13 PM
I got it to upgrade to 3/3/2021

Upgrade to today's release, it incorporates more fixes:

NEW RELEASE: Braiins OS+ 21.06

## Overview

This is a major release that provides improved support for the Antminer x17(including e) family. The machines will be auto-upgraded. If you want to force the update right away then use the toolbox (update section).

## Antminer X17

- [feature] improved tuner for all x17 models ensures optimum miner performance at user configured power levels
- [feature] support for S17e and T17e
- [feature] Braiins OS+ Manager support enabled for the entire x17 family
- [feature] improved DPS, Dynamic Power Scaling now also automatically upscales the power limit, when the miner's temperature is at least 5 degrees bellow the HOT limit and the fans are running bellow 80%.
- [feature] BOSminer will run and ignore incorrect configurations only when Braiins OS+ Manager is used so that the configuration can be fixed. If Braiins OS+ Manager is not used, BOSminer will power off when there is an incorrect configuration.

Note: this is the first public release for the S17e and T17e. As always with new releases, we recommend to test it on a few machines before rolling it out to an entire farm.

If you have auto upgrades enabled, during the day or tomorrow the miners will update themselves, otherwise you will have a blue "upgrade" button in the top right corner of the miner's web UI you can use at your convenience to upgrade (single click to it will do it without further confirmation).

Try to stick to changing only the power limit value (with autotuning always enabled). If you want to "lower frequencies", lower the power limit instead and wait for the autotuner to do its job. Do not disable autotuning, and don't bother changing the frequency value directly as this does nothing while autotuning is enabled (true placebo there).

With Braiins OS+ you normally only manipulate the power limit value and nothing else. Less power = lower frequencies and less heat dissipation (better efficiency at the given limit). The unique autotuner is the core value of Braiins OS+ and disabling it would be pointless unless for diagnosing.

Always give time to the autotuner. It can take many hours. Failing boards will be retried later even after the others are already Stable, so giving the miner a day or so to stabilize is a good idea.

While manipulating the power limit, and only after the process is finished (all boards Stable) the fans should NOT be at 100%. Braiins OS+ is more conservative than Stock firmware for the S17/T17 family (due to their infamous bad soldering from factory issue) so it uses lower temperature and power limit values by default. If the fans are at 100% after Tuner Status displays Stable, this means you are above the TARGET temperature for some reason.

So either improving the air flow on site or reducing the power limit to make the miner work less should give a safety margin back for the fans (anything less than 100%) to act when ambient temperature rises for whatever reason. You can also enable Dynamic Power Scaling to have an additional tool in case the Temperature reaches HOT it automatically reduces the power limit the step you define there.

You have it doing 18.xTH per board on the 2 'better' boards, but isn't that what it's supposed to do with standard firmware? (without losing a 2% fee)

So either you lose 2% off that, or it's running 2% harder than what you see to cover the fee and still only getting the expected hash rate?

Fear not, when you use Slush Pool with Braiins OS+, the pool fee is waived. Its even cheaper than yours...
Also, but most important: How many watts the miner is using at that speed vs "standard" (your beloved bmminer)?
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Elon Musk: Tesla Will Start Accepting Bitcoin For Payments Again on: June 15, 2021, 02:16:10 PM
The guy is done. He'll need a lot more than that to regain some recognition from the bitcoin world. The fact that he was out from the historic Twitter Spaces conversation with Bukele, Jack, PEter, Caitlin et al. tells it all.
Poor Elon, he could have been a leader and he's a nobody now.

Well he is not a nobody, but simply joined the group of the few ignorant rich against Bitcoin, Its their loss, but of course what do they care?
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is Bitcoin halal? on: June 15, 2021, 02:10:29 PM
Compare bitcoin with fiat (physical money):

The bitcoin cannot be counterfeited, fiat can.
The quantity of fiat is not fixed and can (and is) increased on a whim, not bitcoin.
Bitcoin makes banks and financing obsolete (loans with interest).
Neither Bank nor State can do fractional reserve banking with bitcoin, at least not openly (easy to verify transparency: see Bitcoin day).

This should give you an idea where this is going. If anything is haram, its fiat money. Bitcoin is even helping you act good instead. Remember that this is about the money itself, not what people are doing with money.

The mathematical representation that cannot be counterfeited but is unique vs a paper issued by some Bank or State that can be copied and falsified. Think about it. Also in history, who and when was the field of mathematics advanced, where do the numbers used by the whole world come from? Etc...

Please remember than in a modern bank, there is no such a thing as a "deposit". If you give money to a bank, you are doing a loan with interest. I wonder what those scholars think about banks which Bitcoin renders obsolete, or optional (not necessary) at most.

The Austrian school of economy has been proposing to end this perverted system of fractional reserve banking and garbage money debt driven economy for more than a century.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Elon Musk: Tesla Will Start Accepting Bitcoin For Payments Again on: June 15, 2021, 01:46:23 PM
I bet he won't stop selling Tesla cars to customers unless they demonstrate they have "50% green energy". This is hypocrisy, his very company is a heavy power consumer (Also see their Supercharger network).

Of course there are many who think he is simply playing with the market for profit.

Miners will use green energy more and more simply because its cheaper. As someone mentioned the fact that a lot of hashrate went off when certain hydro in China stopped, should give a hint.

But of course either way he becomes point of focus for news and media, so typical.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: El Salvador has become the first country to make #Bitcoin legal tender! 🇸🇻 on: June 14, 2021, 08:48:48 PM
This is one of the news that the bitcoin community has been waiting for, the government of elavador strongly believes that adopting blockchain-based cryptocurrencies is the right solution to develop the country's economy so that it continues to really develop.

Bullshit.  The El Salvador bill (and even the various El Salvador govt reps - or peeps directly involved in discussing the direction of such developments) have not said anything about the "adoption of blockchain-based cryptocurrencies".. at least not so far.. Maybe you need to show me such a link if such a thing exists?

That sounds like your dumbass wishful-thinking interpretive way of framing the matter of what is going on in hope that you or some other dweeb can pump some kind of stupid-ass shitcoins, put out lame and misleading talking points or other nonsense.

Thankfully this is about bitcoin, not garbage altcoins or the little side projects from the institutions that are destined either shrink or disappear entirely.

Sadly these types are common here, talking about "ecosystem" which is euphemism for altcoins which most (all) reproduce the same flaws of fiat or worse.

The politicians and some media people in my country love the word "cryptocurrencies" its no wonder we have the worst economy of the planet. Bitcoin is no mere cryptocurrency or "something blockchain", Bitcoin is the reason the world is changing, not a blockchain or flawed clones and blockchain less tokens.

Its not about cryptocurrencies, its about Bitcoin. It matters, because the others do not follow the same principles and simply confuse or worse.
10  Local / Hardware y Minería / Re: Pools verdes como Terra Pool, ¿la solución para el consumo energético? on: June 13, 2021, 04:53:57 PM
Chia es lo mismo. Si es realmente rentable van a agotar los discos duros, que usan las "tierras raras" en sus componentes y pronto los grandes anularán a los pequeños. Como hacía tiempo se venía encogiendo este mercado, los fabricantes actuales no tendrían de momento como satisfacer la demanda, mismo caso de las GPUs.

No es alternativa, es mover la "contaminación" de un lado para otro. Es mas, con energía, al menos puedes argumentar que viene de una fuente renovable, pero todos los elementos usados en la fabricación de los discos duros provienen de la minería real, de la tierra... Y no, la memoria flash no sirve para esto (las destruye), necesita mucha lectura Y escritura.

Si se ve con lupa, es hasta peor para el ambiente. Al menos la energía eléctrica puede provenir de fuentes renovables, pero las "tierras raras" (como los súper imanes) vienen de la tierra, por cierto la mayor extracción se hace en China...
11  Local / Español (Spanish) / Re: Más de uno tendrá un dilema ético (o valorará sus opciones como forajido) on: June 13, 2021, 04:42:24 PM
Claro pero es un tema de magnitudes, y pues quien no lo devuelva es como los que secuestran datos a cambio de recompensa, tendrían que "lavarlo". Pero la cantidad es tan enorme que mas de uno se lo piensa.

Alguno de esos inmediatamente lo mandan a mixers etc mientras el originario se lo piensa esperando a ver si se lo devuelven o no (antes que sea declarado "robado" y sea marcado). Por supuesto esto solo lo va a hacer alguien con conocimiento, es como tener mala suerte y enviarle precisamente a uno de esos perpetradores sin saberlo.

Además depende mucho la situación personal, entre mas complicada su situación, mayor la tentación. Si 1 BTC es 35mil 700 son 24 millones de dólares. Será como el caso de unos asaltantes de banco que salen a toda velocidad y en alguna curva una de las bolsas de dinero cae en la calle y es encontrada por una persona viviendo en la calle con su familia. Claro en la vida real hay mas temor que los asaltantes vuelvan por su dinero...

Se tendría que buscar una analogía mejor, como por ejemplo un día recibes una correspondencia una caja y resulta que contiene lingotes de oro pero no tiene remitente. Hay quien la guarda "hasta que aparezca el dueño", pero hay quien no...

Dilema ético si. Me ha tocado alguna vez con mucho menor cantidad y la he devuelto, pero eso si, a 1 Sat/B Cheesy
12  Local / Español (Spanish) / Re: Pools de mineria % Taproot on: June 13, 2021, 04:27:43 PM
Bueno ya es un hecho y se pasa la página. Apenas en noviembre estará activado, y faltará ver cuales wallet comenzarán aprovecharlo, luego de core claro.

A nivel global esto debería a mediano plazo aligerar levemente las transacciones y mejorar la privacidad, aunque se abren otras posibilidades.
13  Local / Español (Spanish) / Re: El Salvador: Bitcoin será moneda de curso legal on: June 13, 2021, 04:18:18 PM
Bukele, El Salvador y la hiperbitcoinización, capítulo cero
el bitcoin se convierte en El Salvador a «moneda de curso legal, irrestricto con poder liberatorio, ilimitado en cualquier transacción y a cualquier título que las personas naturales o jurídicas públicas o privadas quieran realizar».
El Presidente también habló sobre una nueva ley de residencia en la que si invertís tres bitcoins te dan la residencia permanente. La unidad de medida será siempre BTC, no USD.
este cambio legal afectará cien por ciento la macroeconomía, no solo de El Salvador, sino del mundo entero.
Bitcoin es un instrumento de cambio social mucho más fuerte que lo que lo fueron la agricultura, la imprenta o la internet. El dinero es el medio de todo intercambio y no existe otra institución humana que influya en la cultura tan fuertemente como esta.
A partir de 1914 el mundo fue abandonando este patrón oro y terminó de romperse en 1971 mediante decreto de EE. UU.

En este momento se comenzó con el más grande y nefasto experimento económico y de ingeniería social humano: el Patrón Fíat. Es decir, la imposición del socialismo monetario a nivel global, exportado desde EE. UU. al resto del mundo.
El Patrón Fiat no tuvo contendiente alguno ni atisbo de modificación hasta el tres de enero de dos mil nueve. A partir de la generación del bloque génesis de Bitcoin, la humanidad empezó a abandonar el Patrón Fiat migrando hacia el Patrón Bitcoin.

En resumen, se hizo historia. La movida de Bukele ya está afectando al mundo entero, aunque haya sido solo "para atraer inversiones", está provocando la envidia de unos cuantos que, ahora es que ven de la noche a la mañana como sus países están atrasados en adopción.

Mientra tanto, todo el que imponga trabas y restricciones, sencillamente está negando riqueza que se va para otra parte, como El Salvador...
14  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: Braiins OS & Braiins OS+ custom ASIC firmware: optimize performance & efficiency on: June 13, 2021, 03:54:47 PM
any one running s17s I have a s17 running and used tuner  vs my settings

I am trying to determine how long tuner tunes.

also what are people getting with the tuner set to 1425 watts

I am at 1 hour and 11 minutes and around 42 th at  1425 watts setting

I have this firmware


You are running a version too old, the x17 family has gotten many updates and bug fixes, in the following days should come another release, but you can try enabling nightly feeds (only if installed into NAND, SD image here) in the meantime.

The latest nightly is 2021-06-10.
15  Other / Off-topic / Re: Your password was leaked? on: June 11, 2021, 07:56:22 PM
Never reuse passwords, and do change them from time to time. A password manager such as KeepassXC is your friend, the password for the manager itself should be good and changed periodically. And avoid unsafe operating systems, use Linux or BSD.

With an unsafe OS you could have a malware silently capturing your keystrokes and sending screenshots of your desktop, etc. If you still don't use Linux, switch today, before its too late...
16  Other / Off-topic / Re: Dear Elon Musk. on: June 11, 2021, 07:50:38 PM
Create a Bitcoin wallet and don't save it.
Lose the seed words.
Copy paste addresses to send money to it

Or use any of the gazillion addresses of people who come crying saying they lost their password/seeds.

I don't see any point in burning bitcoin since its limited production anyway and some have been getting lost by people's own mistakes or simply passing away without leaving it to anyone. Some altcoins do that, especially those with unlimited production, in their pointless attempt to affect its own market price.

Bitcoin doesn't need any "eco" initiative, the market is self-regulating this. Elon Musk is simply ignorant or attempting to manipulate the market. Mining is becoming more and more unprofitable, large inefficient mining will stop, the last miners will be those with free energy from renewable sources, on a much smaller scale.

When price surges for whatever reason this might seem to be delayed, but make no mistake, it is coming sooner or later. Every 4 years a halving occurs...
17  Other / Off-topic / Re: What is the dark web? on: June 11, 2021, 07:18:24 PM
Have you ever used the dark web and for what purposes? I even found several such forums, but I could not open them. It feels like the browser just doesn't support them.
Is that what Using Web when the light is off? that's why its called Dark Web?  Wink

Nooo, I think dark web is when you switch to dark theme mode when viewing websites. This is a new trend in web development.
There are those who even believe that the dark web should be called eco-friendly because of its low electricity consumption.

You are closer than most other posts in this thread, but you are incorrect about electricity (because we don't use CRTs anymore), tho it might be true for oleds most computer screens are still LCD with white leds as backpanel. Dark is easier for the eyes when you are not in the sun, the Stylus add on is your friend...

Dark web.... well for starters The Onion Router is not the only "hidden" network.
No you don't need TOR browser to browse a .onion site, this is false. But its a good idea because things like Chrome and Firefox are spying on you.
This is basically internet without rules, most content is self hosted anonymously from people's own computers, which are not exactly server class so fast it isn't.

Content varies. It does not necessarily mean criminal garbage, there is also political dissidence from countries where this isn't allowed. Most criminal content is actually set up by authorities to try and catch you anyway.

Here is Duckduckgo "dark" web edition. Its no different than the normal one: https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/
And it will give you results from the normal web, its not a .onion search engine but those do exist.
Of course, you cannot open that url if your computer is not set up for TOR. Nowdays they bundle it with a browser, but this is optional. TOR runs standalone and you can connect anything that supports socks4a/5, such as your Bitcoin wallet...

Tor is a bit unusual to the others in that it allows access to the normal web from it, but i don't recommend doing that, your IP will change a lot and will be nearly universally banned or heavily crippled (even this forum does that which is ironic as satoshi used it) or you'll be tortured to death with captchas.

Content hosted inside those separate networks is what some call "dark", but doesn't say anything about the content itself. It can be nothing special like wikipedia or some horrible picture. Again, internet without rules, anything goes you have been warned.

Imagine your social media had no moderation, something like that.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin has intrinsic value like Gold but better? on: June 11, 2021, 05:50:06 PM
NOTHING has intrinsic value. Value is subjective.

What good is gold for you when you are in a desert while dehydrating?

You will only understand bitcoin when you study the Austrian School of economy.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: And now the IMF comes in! on: June 11, 2021, 05:45:09 PM
Imagine Bitcoin coming to Venezuela, foreign people buying land and citizenship and investing their BTC in the economy, country would soon pay all debt they have to foreign banks and institutions.
This could happen to other countries and you can now understand why IMF would be worried because they would not be so important factor anymore.

Not gonna happen with a ruler that thinks the economy is a lie and it can be commanded at will. Bitcoin is essentially telling them to go away, goodbye banks, central bank and world bank (IMF). Obviously the opposite of what they believe in, which is how we ended with Petro rather than Bitcoin with the obvious result.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: 'El Salavador' could impose national TV display BTC price in dollars all time on: June 11, 2021, 05:39:42 PM
Fast? We have been waiting more than a decade... About time someone did it. NOW lets see the others getting jealous and somehow pushing for their countries to do a similar move.
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