transfers are not immediate.

It takes approx. 10 minutes for each new block to be attached to the chain.

Thus a transfer takes at least 10 minutes.

that and he has payouts sent out every hour and you have to wait the 120 confirmations NEEDED to actually spend the 50BTC the pool mined, then t your share is added to what's stored on the account page

I ran for about 4 days and never hit a 1 coin payout. So, yeah, lol, do the math.

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I'm running solo now, mainly because the anticipation of possibly finding a block and getting 50 coins is more gratifying to me than seeing a payout of 1000th's of a coin on every block that is found.

If you didn't get to 1 coin in 4 days, you're looking at an AVERAGE of more than a month to find a block yourself, that doesn't include the difficulty increasing.