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Author Topic: [40+ PH] SlushPool (slushpool.com); World's First Mining Pool  (Read 3859520 times)
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February 17, 2014, 03:51:21 AM
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In the long run Alt coin mining is probably the best. Gpu's will run things for the forseable future, and difficulty will stay under control. It's just they are hot, noisy and power hogs.
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February 17, 2014, 04:08:41 AM
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With scrypt asic's arriving on the scene like Gridseed's it'll soon be the same game. At least you ended up with a useful computer until now with scrypt.

Yeah not a lot of feedback on the pool but rather see the initial efforts put to resolving the issue than reporting on it.
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February 17, 2014, 04:37:30 AM
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Well, I left Slush's pool last fall after ~7 months of mining it because it turned into a poorly managed debacle of messed up payouts, screwed up stats, invalid blocks, etc, etc, etc, etc...  It was nerve racking - you couldn't just let your miners mine - you had to constantly watch it because it was massively error prone.  Well, I still had some mBTC left over here so I threw 80GH at It a couple days ago to get to an acceptable payout level and recover the mBTC and see if maybe things had improved.  What a shock  - things got worse!!!  Block 286209 not even reported by the pool until it was 3+ hours into the block and it still doesn't show the block reward in unconfirmed with only 9 confirmations left on the block.  And now blocks 286275 and 286296 are not showing up either even though both were found 45+ minutes ago.  I'm pulling the plug and moving my 80GH back to my other pool where, not only are things reliable, but the pool OP actually gives a damn, i.e., maintains the pool, actually posts in their own forum thread, and responds quickly to issues on the rare occasion that there is one.

It's a shame really - Slush is the oldest pool and was the best which is why I started at Slush nearly a year ago.  It's really sad that it's fallen into such a poor state of disrepair.  But, since the last time I saw Slush actually post in his pool's forum was probably June of last year, I'm confident this will fall on deaf ears and nothing will change.

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February 17, 2014, 04:53:58 AM
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Well it looks like we are back to a 12 hour plus round. With the stats it's hard to really tell whats going on. Maybe slush needs to take the site down, restart everything, and get the stats caught up. Then restart the pool.
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February 17, 2014, 05:06:17 AM
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I haven't really looked into other pools for my current ASIC hardware "only 5Gh/s" I've mainly been mining alt-coins. I have the Alt-coin pools all set up. Nothing for SHA256 really

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February 17, 2014, 05:21:27 AM
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Why is the minimum payout so high.  My computer mines so slowly that it will take me months to reach the threshold.
Slush has to add a small fee to every payment.  If the threshold was lower, this would become a substantial part of the pool's running expenses.  As Slush takes only a small cut for running the pool (2%) there has to be a limit, or some people would claim every tiny amount they earn, and the thing would be unsustainable.

Are you mining using only a CPU or GPU?  If so, you are probably not covering your running costs anyway unless you get free electricity.

I have a nvidia gtx 660 ti gpu.  I have switched to scrypt mining because I only get 100 M/hash on my card with bitcoins, and I don't have the funds to upgrade to an ASIAC miner.

Still I have 0.00098937 Btc in my account that I want to transfer, but I would never be able to reach the minimum payout.

You coud have earned more by doing something useful instead of posting on this topic.

My desktop has been doing script mining for a few weeks.  Still in college, so I can't afford, and don't have the time to but together a bitcoin mining rig.

My bitcoin address 19Ldz5YuTFjZuNchRdnvmKuZDLdXexC1Ae
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February 17, 2014, 05:33:20 AM
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My desktop has been doing script mining for a few weeks.  Still in college, so I can't afford, and don't have the time to but together a bitcoin mining rig.

Don't feel left out. Lately all your missing is a lighter wallet.
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February 17, 2014, 05:37:46 AM
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Seems like there is another solved block. 286308

Looks like we should have some bitcoin for our accounts, when this gets sorted out.

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February 17, 2014, 05:41:59 AM
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My desktop has been doing script mining for a few weeks.  Still in college, so I can't afford, and don't have the time to but together a bitcoin mining rig.

Don't feel left out. Lately all your missing is a lighter wallet.

yep even if KNC is legit ...and i get a refund in the future...they still had the use of my $$$$ for like 4 months

so yeah you'd just be waiting with the rest of us and likely find out you just re-coup'd the $$$ w/o any forward movement
at least as far as getting a physical miner is concerned..

looking like virtual miners are the only way they can get equip out fast enough to beat difficulty (or so they say)

interesting times....go to school have a life...don't be like us...(ah to be back in college...sigh....)

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February 17, 2014, 05:42:53 AM
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Seems like there is another solved block. 286308

Looks like we should have some bitcoin for our accounts, when this gets sorted out.



Yep it would make sense as long as the reward apportionment didn't take a dump.
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February 17, 2014, 05:51:04 AM
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I just got paid for that old block.

The others are still missing, but things are starting to move forward.

Slush paid out, and the bitcoin was received by me in mt Bitcoin wallet. I confirm payment received.
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February 17, 2014, 05:54:22 AM
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According to https://blockchain.info/blocks/Slush there are 3 blocks found by Slush: 286275, 286296 and 286308
These are not reported in the stats page (similar to the issue with 286209 that took 'ages' to be acknowledged by Slush... Is our pool admin asleep again?
(and if these 3 blocks are actually ours, then our luck and rewards are not as bad as it seems...Smiley
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February 17, 2014, 06:04:37 AM
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looking like virtual miners are the only way they can get equip out fast enough to beat difficulty (or so they say)

interesting times....go to school have a life...don't be like us...(ah to be back in college...sigh....)

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Yeah but contracting doesn't appear to make sense. You're into a depreciating return which looks to be attractive when taken as a snapshot when signing on.

I've got to think these large mining operations want to keep the incentive to build new systems down unless they also profit from building new systems. The easiest way to do that is to devaluate the currency. A few minor scandals here and there wouldn't hurt to buy them time to mine away while people shy away from investing in new systems due to a perceived low or negative rate of return. The question is do you believe in Bitcoin for the long term and mine something that presently doesn’t appear to make sense. If that's the case then why not simply buy Bitcoin?
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February 17, 2014, 06:05:31 AM
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According to https://blockchain.info/blocks/Slush there are 3 blocks found by Slush: 286275, 286296 and 286308
These are not reported in the stats page (similar to the issue with 286209 that took 'ages' to be acknowledged by Slush... Is our pool admin asleep again?
(and if these 3 blocks are actually ours, then our luck and rewards are not as bad as it seems...Smiley


er a noob here...but i thought 'ties' go to the larger pool (ie talking milliseconds here larger pool more has better odds)....could that be what is going on
big pools have better odds keeping tied blocks (sure seems that way)

likely i know zip just asking if it is skewed in that manner

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February 17, 2014, 06:10:00 AM
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According to https://blockchain.info/blocks/Slush there are 3 blocks found by Slush: 286275, 286296 and 286308
These are not reported in the stats page (similar to the issue with 286209 that took 'ages' to be acknowledged by Slush... Is our pool admin asleep again?
(and if these 3 blocks are actually ours, then our luck and rewards are not as bad as it seems...Smiley


yeah this is not a 13 hour block. we found at least 4 during that time. Slush will fix it when he gets "back" from "x".
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February 17, 2014, 06:20:08 AM
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According to https://blockchain.info/blocks/Slush there are 3 blocks found by Slush: 286275, 286296 and 286308
These are not reported in the stats page (similar to the issue with 286209 that took 'ages' to be acknowledged by Slush... Is our pool admin asleep again?
(and if these 3 blocks are actually ours, then our luck and rewards are not as bad as it seems...Smiley


yeah this is not a 13 hour block. we found at least 4 during that time. Slush will fix it when he gets "back" from "x".

yeah i can see slush in my mind now.....in a silk robe with all the hotties in the room (he does get 2% fee on the pool funds what is the $$$ of that?)

telling them 'alas i have to take a break for 20min and fix the 'serfs' pool stats' i'll be back warm up w/o me

the poor guy

heh

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February 17, 2014, 06:37:13 AM
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According to https://blockchain.info/blocks/Slush there are 3 blocks found by Slush: 286275, 286296 and 286308
These are not reported in the stats page (similar to the issue with 286209 that took 'ages' to be acknowledged by Slush... Is our pool admin asleep again?
(and if these 3 blocks are actually ours, then our luck and rewards are not as bad as it seems...Smiley


yeah this is not a 13 hour block. we found at least 4 during that time. Slush will fix it when he gets "back" from "x".

yeah i can see slush in my mind now.....in a silk robe with all the hotties in the room (he does get 2% fee on the pool funds what is the $$$ of that?)

telling them 'alas i have to take a break for 20min and fix the 'serfs' pool stats' i'll be back warm up w/o me

the poor guy

heh

Searing

Smiley  you can have a vivid imagination about Slush's situation...Smiley I believe that he has some assistance in the 'boiler room', so that he no longer fixes every hiccup in person

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February 17, 2014, 06:39:32 AM
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Last share 10 hours, 2 minutes ago HuhHuh?!!!!!!!!! really? so my Miners have only been pretending?

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February 17, 2014, 06:41:43 AM
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According to https://blockchain.info/blocks/Slush there are 3 blocks found by Slush: 286275, 286296 and 286308
These are not reported in the stats page (similar to the issue with 286209 that took 'ages' to be acknowledged by Slush... Is our pool admin asleep again?
(and if these 3 blocks are actually ours, then our luck and rewards are not as bad as it seems...Smiley


yeah this is not a 13 hour block. we found at least 4 during that time. Slush will fix it when he gets "back" from "x".
Raised a ticket on this, now something is happening on the stats page. 286275 is there after 7:51 hours (with a strange Slush #21935), but the 2 other blocks are still missing.
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February 17, 2014, 06:45:41 AM
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Last share 10 hours, 2 minutes ago HuhHuh?!!!!!!!!! really? so my Miners have only been pretending?

I'm getting this too, yet miners are working. Anyone else seeing this issue?
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