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July 23, 2015, 03:17:48 PM
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I know everyone says it's a waste, but electricity is cheap and it's only one miner so if you just want to say "you're wasting your time" then please suck on a pickle and take your sour attitude elsewhere  Cheesy. The rest of my miners are working a pool and making good BTC.

So here goes. For the next YEAR I'll be solo mininng with an old S3 (actually have already been for a couple of weeks) running about 418 - 450ghs (seasonally adjusted). As of today the best share is 1,816,484,083. Only 49,000,000,000 off! LOL!

I'll post updates when anything interesting happens or if a block is found. Let's hope I pull that lotto ticket and get the luck of the irish!




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July 23, 2015, 03:27:19 PM
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LOL I am doing the same thing with an S1 and am thinking of retiring the S3 to go over to solo mining as well, it is a lot of fun to open your wallet every so often and cross your finger and hope for 25 extra coins in it!
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July 23, 2015, 03:31:23 PM
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i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck Wink


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July 23, 2015, 04:12:54 PM
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i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck Wink

All it takes is one hash  Cheesy
May as well buy your ticket and let 'er rip!

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July 23, 2015, 04:14:51 PM
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i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck Wink
Not much electric cost on these, I say just add em to a pi if you have an extra one and roll the dice! It probably won't lead to anything but worth a shot!
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July 23, 2015, 04:17:33 PM
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i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck Wink
Not much electric cost on these, I say just add em to a pi if you have an extra one and roll the dice! It probably won't lead to anything but worth a shot!
havent got a pi to spare Sad but i might just run them off my main pc Cheesy


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July 23, 2015, 04:25:14 PM
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i would, but i think using my little usb miners (5 ghs) is too little, even with some irish luck Wink
Not much electric cost on these, I say just add em to a pi if you have an extra one and roll the dice! It probably won't lead to anything but worth a shot!
havent got a pi to spare Sad but i might just run them off my main pc Cheesy
Make sure you use a powered hub, too much power through a usb port can kill it sometimes and it would be a shame to hurt your main pc for 5gh/s and gambling.
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July 23, 2015, 05:08:32 PM
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Im willing to buy a couple of these... where can i find them at the cheapest price?
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July 23, 2015, 05:14:58 PM
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A couple of what? Powered hubs? You can get them off Ebay and Amazon for less than 15 bucks now.

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Im willing to buy a couple of these... where can i find them at the cheapest price?
What are you talking about? Buying antminer s3's? The best place would be here on the marketplace and put a [wtb] tag, you will get offers and prices for your location.
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July 23, 2015, 05:36:13 PM
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So here goes. For the next YEAR I'll be solo mininng with an old S3 (actually have already been for a couple of weeks) running about 418 - 450ghs (seasonally adjusted). As of today the best share is 1,816,484,083. Only 49,000,000,000 off! LOL!

I turned off my miners for the summer except a few usb sticks and one S3+ which I solo mine.  My best share on the S3+ so far is about what you have there, 1.8G.  Good luck! 

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{"hashrate1m": "534G", "hashrate5m": "491G", "hashrate1hr": "510G", "hashrate1d": "484G", "hashrate7d": "439G", "lastupdate": 1437672803, "workers": 1, "bestshare": 243605588.35215861}
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July 24, 2015, 06:36:32 AM
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Im willing to buy a couple of these... where can i find them at the cheapest price?

s3 can be found for $90 or around that, it's probably better to search on the marketplace, there are many good deal for old miners
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July 24, 2015, 08:13:45 PM
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GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!
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July 24, 2015, 11:20:40 PM
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GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!

I'm getting one of those sidehack stick;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=995675.0

Maybe i'll use it as a lottery ticket Grin

They use even less electricity so running them on unpowered USB should be a-ok!


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July 25, 2015, 05:32:44 AM
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GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!

I'm getting one of those sidehack stick;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=995675.0

Maybe i'll use it as a lottery ticket Grin

They use even less electricity so running them on unpowered USB should be a-ok!
Great Idea, you aren't just gambling but supporting the independent miner maker and all the work he has done while not wasting much electric per stick!
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July 26, 2015, 01:26:35 AM
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GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!

I'm getting one of those sidehack stick;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=995675.0

Maybe i'll use it as a lottery ticket Grin

They use even less electricity so running them on unpowered USB should be a-ok!
Great Idea, you aren't just gambling but supporting the independent miner maker and all the work he has done while not wasting much electric per stick!

Yep! Cheesy

The electricity cost is absolutely minimal and there's future project from Sidehack i would like to see to completion. I guess it's a bit like kickstarting him except i get a little  something from it now.

I could also mine a few cents a week with it i suppose haha xD


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July 26, 2015, 03:11:43 AM
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GOOD LUCK OP!!!

Keep us updated on if you win a block! I'd love to hear you did!!

I'm getting one of those sidehack stick;
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=995675.0

Maybe i'll use it as a lottery ticket Grin

They use even less electricity so running them on unpowered USB should be a-ok!
Great Idea, you aren't just gambling but supporting the independent miner maker and all the work he has done while not wasting much electric per stick!

Yep! Cheesy

The electricity cost is absolutely minimal and there's future project from Sidehack i would like to see to completion. I guess it's a bit like kickstarting him except i get a little  something from it now.

I could also mine a few cents a week with it i suppose haha xD

This!

I'm thinking the same thing. Let's hope Sidehack can parlay the stick thing into the miner of substance that we all want to buy.

In the meantime, I'm also thinking about running my upcoming Sidehack sticks solo. Gotta play to win...

Hats off to the OP. He's got solid brass clankers, as we say in my family (we're Irish too)!

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Thanks for the support guys! Im encouraged to see so many like-minded people out there!  Grin

(side note, I hate that we can't multi-quote on this forum software. Bitcointalk.org should switch to Vbulletin!)


Difficulty change to 52.3 now so it's even tougher but that little antminer, she's still runnin! Paying her dime and taking her chance at about 441gh/s on average. No better share so far (68m since last restart) but that's ok. It'll happen  Cheesy

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Thanks for the support guys! Im encouraged to see so many like-minded people out there!  Grin

(side note, I hate that we can't multi-quote on this forum software. Bitcointalk.org should switch to Vbulletin!)


Difficulty change to 52.3 now so it's even tougher but that little antminer, she's still runnin! Paying her dime and taking her chance at about 441gh/s on average. No better share so far (68m since last restart) but that's ok. It'll happen  Cheesy

Wish you good luck Smiley might use a few U2's instead of buying lottery ticket ha ha

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Got to love the optimism.  Theoretically you could end up minting half the blocks between now and next year - it's unlikely but fingers crossed Smiley
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