I was thinking maybe there was some unique thing that happens when you stick a bunch of miners in a pool that doesn't happen if they were all solo mining.

actually there are a few things, which help.

in laymens.(simplified so dont knitpick literally)

say you had to go from "helloworld-0000001" to "helloworld-9999999" hashing each try where the solution is somewhere inbetween

solo mining takes 10mill attempts and each participent does this

"helloworld-0000001" to "helloworld-9999999" hashing each try (very inefficient)

however, pools gives participant

A: "helloworld-0000001" to "helloworld-2499999" hashing each try

B: "helloworld-2500000" to "helloworld-4999999" hashing each try

C: "helloworld-5000001" to "helloworld-7499999" hashing each try

D: "helloworld-7500000" to "helloworld-9999999" hashing each try

which is efficient...

which at 1-d makes people think that killing POOLS takes 4x longer...

but here is the failure...

pool U does "helloWORLD-0000001" to "helloWORLD-9999999" hashing each try 20min to get to 10mill where a solve is somewhere inbetween (average 10min to win)

pool V does "HELLOworld-0000001" to "HELLOworld-9999999" hashing each try 20min to get to 10mill where a solve is somewhere inbetween (average 10min to win)

pool W does "helloworld-0000001" to "helloworld-9999999" hashing each try 20min to get to 10mill where a solve is somewhere inbetween (average 10min to win)

pool X does "HElloworld-0000001" to "HElloworld-9999999" hashing each try 20min to get to 10mill where a solve is somewhere inbetween (average 10min to win)

pool Y does "HelloWorld-0000001" to "HelloWorld-9999999" hashing each try 20min to get to 10mill where a solve is somewhere inbetween (average 10min to win)

pool Z does "HelLoWorLd-0000001" to "HelLoWorLd-9999999" hashing each try 20min to get to 10mill where a solve is somewhere inbetween (average 10min to win)

it takes each pool similar times to get to 9999999 and each would get a solution inbetween should they not give up

and if you take away pool W,X,Y guess what..

pool Z doing "HelLoWorLd-0000001" to "HelLoWorLd-9999999" hashing each try would NOT suddenly take 4x longer to get to 99999999

because Z is not working on a quarter of the nonce of other pools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

because the work pool Z is doing 'HelLoWorLd' is not linked to the other 3 pools.

so 2 dimensionally

pool U does "helloWORLD-0000001" to "helloWORLD-9999999" 20min to get to 10mill (average 10min to win)

pool V does "HELLOworld-0000001" to "HELLOworld-9999999" 20min to get to 10mill (average 10min to win)

pool W does "helloworld-0000001" to "helloworld-9999999" 20min to get to 10mill (average 10min to win)

pool X does "HElloworld-0000001" to "HElloworld-9999999" 20min to get to 10mill (average 10min to win)

pool Y does "HelloWorld-0000001" to "HelloWorld-9999999" 20min to get to 10mill (average 10min to win)

pool Z does "HelLoWorLd-0000001" to "HelLoWorLd-9999999" 20min to get to 10mill (average 10min to win)

because they are not LOSING efficiency pool Z does "HelLoWorLd-0000001" to "HelLoWorLd-9999999" still takes 20min to get to 10mill (average 10min to win)

now do you want to know the mind blowing part..

lets say we had 10minutes of time

you would think if pool W had 650peta and that if pool Z had 450peta

you would think pool Z =14 minutes due to hash difference

but

what if i told you out of the 10 minutes upto 2minutes is wasted on the propogation, latency, validation, utxo cache.. (note: not the hashing)

so

if pool W had 650peta

if pool Z had 450peta

pool Z =11min33 due to other factors because the calculating of hash is not based on 10 minutes.. but only ~8ish (not literally) of hashing occuring per new block to get from 0-9999999 (not literally)

now imagine Z done spv mining.. to save the seconds-2minutes of the non-hashing tasks- propogation, latency, validation, utxo cache.. (note: not the hashing))

Z averages under 11min:33sec

so if Z went alone his average would be UNDER 11:33sec average

so while some are arguing that out of 6 blocks

U wins once, V wins once, W wins once, X wins once, Y wins once, Z wins once..

they want you to believe it take 60 minutes per pool to solve a block (facepalm) because they only see W having 1 block in an hour

if you actually asked each pool not to giveup/stale/orphan .. you would see the average is 10 minutes(spv:10min average or 11:33 if validate/propagate).. but only 1 out of 6 gets to win thus only 1 gets to be seen.

but if you peel away what gets to be seen and play scenarios on the pools that are not seen (scenarios of if they didnt give up).. you would see it not 60 minutes