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February 08, 2016, 01:59:48 PM
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Hey guys,

I kinda know what I am doing with this, but I'm wondering if I can buy an antminer s4 and make profit with it. I'm planning to run it at my school if it's practical, so free power. It can't look suspicious and the the miner does look like a server, so it's perfect. So if I have free power, and of I can get one for $200-300, is it worth buying? Mines at 2 th. Would I mine solo or with a pool? What coin would be the most profitable? Thanks.
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February 09, 2016, 02:41:51 AM
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Hey guys,

I kinda know what I am doing with this, but I'm wondering if I can buy an antminer s4 and make profit with it. I'm planning to run it at my school, so free power. It can't look suspicious and the the miner does look like a server, so it's perfect. So if I have free power, and of I can get one for $200-300, is it worth buying? Mines at 2 th. Would I mine solo or with a pool? What coin would be the most profitable? Thanks.

 I think it will raise HUGE suspicion when people start asking why there is an vacuum cleaner running constantely on your room.

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February 09, 2016, 04:31:02 AM
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was gonna sneak it into the server room at my school lol..

Worst idea ever if you are being serious.  It could be considered a unauthorized device and they WILL notice the heat and sound.  And when they do ... you lose miner and hard to say consequences.  When you say school what level do you mean? High School? College?

So I hope it was a bad joke.   But I'm afraid your serious.  
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February 09, 2016, 06:33:31 AM
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Base on your second post, it means your not in full control of server room and any guy that operates and checks server room, would find out that it's not a server and it's very different since they wouldn't hire a normal guy to monitor server room. If your just a student and there are camera's all over the school then chances of you getting caught and expelled is very high. If your willing to put those at risk, go ahead but rest assured you'll get caught one way or another. Btw to answer another of your questions, for 2TH it wold be advisable to mine on a pool rather than solo.

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February 09, 2016, 06:39:35 AM
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Base on your second post, it means your not in full control of server room and any guy that operates and checks server room, would find out that it's not a server and it's very different since they wouldn't hire a normal guy to monitor server room. If your just a student and there are camera's all over the school then chances of you getting caught and expelled is very high. If your willing to put those at risk, go ahead but rest assured you'll get caught one way or another. Btw to answer another of your questions, for 2TH it wold be advisable to mine on a pool rather than solo.

And it depends on how far the school want's to push it.   You for sure would get in trouble with school,  you will be caught eventually.   I'm guessing pretty soon after doing it. They could go with legal issues to.  So you could have true legal issues with it.  Anything from unauthorized access,  stealing (electricity), breaking and entering into server room.  It's hard to say.

I'm thinking it is a high school student reading it over.  I don't think he/she realizes the possible legal issues.  Or seeing only 2 posts it could possibly be a troll.
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February 09, 2016, 06:43:46 AM
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Hey guys,

I kinda know what I am doing with this, but I'm wondering if I can buy an antminer s4 and make profit with it. I'm planning to run it at my school, so free power. It can't look suspicious and the the miner does look like a server, so it's perfect. So if I have free power, and of I can get one for $200-300, is it worth buying? Mines at 2 th. Would I mine solo or with a pool? What coin would be the most profitable? Thanks.

adaseb says, its make a huges of noies, the idea its fine, but its have a huge noise, i have running a Antminer S4 for fun in my leving room, and its make so much noices in my badroom i need to close the door before i felling to sleep, Smiley

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February 09, 2016, 06:50:41 AM
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Hey guys,

I kinda know what I am doing with this, but I'm wondering if I can buy an antminer s4 and make profit with it. I'm planning to run it at my school, so free power. It can't look suspicious and the the miner does look like a server, so it's perfect. So if I have free power, and of I can get one for $200-300, is it worth buying? Mines at 2 th. Would I mine solo or with a pool? What coin would be the most profitable? Thanks.

adaseb says, its make a huges of noies, the idea its fine, but its have a huge noise, i have running a Antminer S4 for fun in my leving room, and its make so much noices in my badroom i need to close the door before i felling to sleep, Smiley

I am selling some  quiet miners they are Avalon 4.1's.   If you need quiet miners I highly suggest checking my auction out, they are the most quiet full miners I would say.  Much better for bedroom, or living room.

But not pushing sale for OP  of this thread his idea of hiding in  a server room is wrong.
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February 09, 2016, 02:56:03 PM
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Guys guys,

I wasn't really committed to doing it, as it is pretty wrong and wasn't aware of the loud noise it makes. Never once did I say I was going to do it for sure, I had said I was thinking about it. Just saw a youtube video and WOW, this thing is quite loud! Anyone know where I can get one of these? My friend works for a power grid and he offered to run it for cheap.

Thanks
Not sure what your location is but after digging the first two pages of Computer hardware on this forum, I was able to find one thread only who is selling Antminer S4 so check the following thread: (Note: use escrow)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1323566.0
Also found some other new ads over the internet (take precaution always):
http://www.alibaba.com/antminer-s4-suppliers.html
https://houston.craigslist.org/sys/5437104104.html
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronics/city-of-toronto/antminers-for-sale-s2-s4-s5-s7s-all-for-sale/1138558503?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-computer-components/city-of-toronto/antminer-s4-2th-s-btc-miner-built-in-psu-bitcoin-downtown-to/1137440821?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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February 09, 2016, 04:47:31 PM
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Guys guys,

I wasn't really committed to doing it, as it is pretty wrong and wasn't aware of the loud noise it makes. Never once did I say I was going to do it for sure, I had said I was thinking about it. Just saw a youtube video and WOW, this thing is quite loud! Anyone know where I can get one of these? My friend works for a power grid and he offered to run it for cheap.

Thanks

I'm selling 3 Avalon 4.1's on ebay as a set.  Lowered price they are great for cheap/free electricity.   If you have a friend in power company as you said might look at it.  glad to hear you are not talking about server room without permission.

Here is how quiet they can be:

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