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April 08, 2013, 02:54:37 AM
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Hiya all, great site here.  Suppose I'm now with the larger group now investigating bitcoins more intently.  Upon reading up on this recently; I realized that I HAD looked into mining briefly a couple years ago.  Believe I turned away at that time from low value (I know, tend to have bad timing like that). 
To try not rambling I'll get to some questions; I'm having trouble finding.   If there's a post already covering this, could you please refer me?

1.  I DL'ed and synced the Bitcoin-QT client.  I DID encrypt and have backed that wallet up (0 btc).  I then tried starting the -server; I noted a NEW sync and my one pre-made address was different.  This worried me, so I shut off server and went to normal client.  Shows encrypted and sync'ed.   I then checked AppData to see there is still ONE copy of wallet.DAT.
Questions:
-Does the QT client AND sever both SHARE a single wallet? 
-will there be conflicts to this? 
-Should I run client wallet on a separate PC than server?

2. In order to see if my client was working I've generated, copied and pasted an address to a couple faucets (.0001 or something).  My hope is to see some sort of transaction to confirm I'm doing it right.  None so far though.
Questions:
- Do I generate a new address for every transaction to receive?
- Is using faucets a good way to see if I'm setup correctly?  (as no transactions shown in yet)

3.  I note people using / suggesting calculators and have plugged in some Mh/s numbers to see they payout in coin or dollars per day.
Question:
- Are these calculators figuring payout in a Pool?
- If someone is solo, am I correct that they award these coin blocks, not partial units?

Sorry to ramble, I'm sorry for super noob questions as well.  I'm sure I'll have many more; but am trying to read what I can.

Thanks for any help one can offer

EDIT: removed question on bitinstant as I found support thread for it
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April 08, 2013, 04:36:12 PM
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sorry to bump;  I've been looking online for answers to some of these and still not found.  Could anyone possibly help on a couple of these. 
Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Protagonus
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