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October 18, 2012, 05:23:24 PM
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I do technician work to make a little extra cash while I'm in school. Business is slow so I'm not really making any money, so I was wandering if there was a way to trade with my customers. Seeing a news article that claims hackers making money by mining off of unsuspecting computer users, made me think "could I do this legally". I would like to advertise my business as being *free *if they agree to the program being on their computer. That would hopefully boost the number of computer's I see and fix. I just wanted to know if there are any programs to where I can set the customer's computer up to do lite bit-mining (preferably a program that fluctuates with the users computer usage for windows or Linux). I hope to see this as a long term thing so I can stack up the number of computers mining for me.
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October 18, 2012, 05:57:08 PM
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"could I do this legally". I would like to advertise my business as being *free *if they agree to the program being on their computer.

As long as there is no deception, you can operate a miner on someone else's hardware, legally.

I hope to see this as a long term thing so I can stack up the number of computers mining for me.

The problem is that CPU mining is unprofitable and not worth your time.  And few people have GPUs worthy for Bitcoin mining.  Even then, GPU mining is soon likely to be unprofitable (when considering the cost of electricity and assuming the exchange rate is at current levels or below) and is not worth your time.

Mining in the manner you are suggesting will only cause frustration to those you've suckered into letting you proceed.   If you rely on those customers for service revenue, there probably are better ideas for bringing in some income.

You might even consider some of these suggestions:

Where can I find a Bitcoin-related job?
 - http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/4867/153
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October 18, 2012, 06:33:31 PM
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That idea is fail. CPU mining is wasted time. As for GPU mining 1)it requires a GPU 2)ASIC will be released in the next months and they will make GPU mining a thing of the past

I can't wait for ASIC to arrive btw

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