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Author Topic: [4+ EH] Slush Pool (slushpool.com); Overt AsicBoost; World First Mining Pool  (Read 4343126 times)
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July 28, 2014, 09:23:14 AM
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Newbie here;
Invalid block == orphaned block?
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July 28, 2014, 11:56:33 AM
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The 12 hour and invalid blocks are a test.
They tempt you go elsewhere, hoping you
will do better.

There is no pool, anywhere, that has all
good days. Math just does not work that
way.

well if that was true wwii would have ended differently.  don't confuse luck as in slot machines with math.  if math worked this way we would never have put a man on the moon in the 60's.

There are different kinds of math. Probability and Algebra live in different worlds.

Algebra puts men on the moon, Probability wins the lottery. Sometimes.

Very true, can the "expected" daily return (blocks found) be calculated?  Still trying to figure out what pool luck means is it the probability of hitting?  thanks
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July 28, 2014, 12:11:50 PM
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Can only tell you from the last 42 days (Includes the "orphans")

 Days    Average Block Time   No. of Blocks    Blocks/day
  42               3:53:36                        257           6.119047619
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July 28, 2014, 01:35:44 PM
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Hey Everyone Smiley
Hey Slush Smiley

Hope your all well.

When I first started mining, many moons ago, I was mining with Slush's pool...& never really had any problems, thanks very much.

I can't exactly remember what made me switch pools, but I have been mining with BTCGuild currently.
I have wanted to move back to Slush's pool, but the thing thats holding me back is Namecoin merged mining... I never mined them originally with Slush, and now I wish I had.

I have mined a few through BTCGuild, but what with all this talk of regulation in US and such like, if BTCGuild does shutdown completely, will you, Slush, be re-implementing merged Namecoin mining again?

I hope so !!! Otherwise, I have no idea which direction to head in next - without Namecoin mining, there is basically no Namecoin network, right? Unless your talking solo merged mining or something, right?

Any input is welcome - I hope to make new friends here, and perhaps bump into friends from BA's forum originally, or from here originally that I have now met on BA's forum... hope that makes sense... Smiley

For the record, I only mine small scale - I used to GPU mine mainly with 1 x Asus 6870, & 2 x Asus 7970's.
Now I am mining with 1 x BE, 2 x BFL 7gh's, 1 x BFL 25gh's, & 1 x BA Prospero X1 ( rpi version ) mostly running around 100-120gh's unless its crashed - you may have seen my vids on youtube - please
search under my name on here on there Smiley

I hope merged Namecoin mining makes a return to Slush's Pool !!!

Thanks everyone, & again, thanks Slush for all your time & effort in the past & into the future Smiley !!!
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July 28, 2014, 01:54:49 PM
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looks like another 12 hour duration, 4th in 3 days,  Undecided

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July 28, 2014, 02:42:14 PM
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looks like another 12 hour duration, 4th in 3 days,  Undecided

Don't worry it will be an invalid again  Shocked
With the pool size back up to 5.7 Peta looks like we are all gluttons for punishment.
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July 28, 2014, 04:08:25 PM
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Looks like we may break the record for longest round!
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July 28, 2014, 04:08:36 PM
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Newbie here;
Invalid block == orphaned block?

Yes.

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July 28, 2014, 06:32:04 PM
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looks like another 12 hour duration, 4th in 3 days,  Undecided

15+, this isn't funny anymore.

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July 28, 2014, 06:50:46 PM
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This is ridiculous!
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July 28, 2014, 06:51:27 PM
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looks like another 12 hour duration, 4th in 3 days,  Undecided

15+, this isn't funny anymore.

Lel 12Hours ?
Let see this today round !
http://i.imgur.com/NEEaae9.png
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July 28, 2014, 07:07:44 PM
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I have a question as a newbie to this entire crypto coin thing...  Are these long periods due to the pool not finding a block or that the pool doesn't have enough processing power to decipher the block?
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July 28, 2014, 07:13:13 PM
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I have a question as a newbie to this entire crypto coin thing...  Are these long periods due to the pool not finding a block or that the pool doesn't have enough processing power to decipher the block?

I've been mining for a while and I still don't quite understand this long block business either. !

Bob

I know its not because of computing power, so what exactly is it ?
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July 28, 2014, 07:16:49 PM
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I have a question as a newbie to this entire crypto coin thing...  Are these long periods due to the pool not finding a block or that the pool doesn't have enough processing power to decipher the block?

I am far from an expert but luck as well as total hashing power does have a part in it. We are coming off of a 30 day run or so of really good luck so I really can't complain too much. Larger pools do usually find more blocks but your share will be a lot smaller so it does average out. Here is a link to weekly pool stats and luck: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=77000.0

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July 28, 2014, 07:26:59 PM
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I have a question as a newbie to this entire crypto coin thing...  Are these long periods due to the pool not finding a block or that the pool doesn't have enough processing power to decipher the block?

I am far from an expert but luck as well as total hashing power does have a part in it. We are coming off of a 30 day run or so of really good luck so I really can't complain too much. Larger pools do usually find more blocks but your share will be a lot smaller so it does average out. Here is a link to weekly pool stats and luck: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=77000.0


I started here last week Sad
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July 28, 2014, 07:28:13 PM
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It is just taking a long time to find and complete a block.

Listen: meat beat manifesto ~ Edge of no control (pt.1)
Read:"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past." ~ George Orwell
Think: http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-dawn-of-trustworthy-computing.html
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July 28, 2014, 07:30:17 PM
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I have a question as a newbie to this entire crypto coin thing...  Are these long periods due to the pool not finding a block or that the pool doesn't have enough processing power to decipher the block?

I am far from an expert but luck as well as total hashing power does have a part in it. We are coming off of a 30 day run or so of really good luck so I really can't complain too much. Larger pools do usually find more blocks but your share will be a lot smaller so it does average out. Here is a link to weekly pool stats and luck: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=77000.0


I started here last week Sad
I know it is tempting to jump ship but hang in there it will pick back up. Usually after a run like this we have a couple of really good rounds.

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July 28, 2014, 07:30:38 PM
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That's a very interesting link, never saw that before, THANKS.
Gives a good picture of what exactly is going on.  I switched to "slush" from CEX after having what I thought were bad days. but I see now that it does even out.
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July 28, 2014, 07:33:26 PM
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I have a question as a newbie to this entire crypto coin thing...  Are these long periods due to the pool not finding a block or that the pool doesn't have enough processing power to decipher the block?

I am far from an expert but luck as well as total hashing power does have a part in it. We are coming off of a 30 day run or so of really good luck so I really can't complain too much. Larger pools do usually find more blocks but your share will be a lot smaller so it does average out. Here is a link to weekly pool stats and luck: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=77000.0


I started here last week Sad
I know it is tempting to jump ship but hang in there it will pick back up. Usually after a run like this we have a couple of really good rounds.

Cool, hanging in.
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July 28, 2014, 09:33:02 PM
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I have a question as a newbie to this entire crypto coin thing...  Are these long periods due to the pool not finding a block or that the pool doesn't have enough processing power to decipher the block?

Think of it like this, 5 people (5 miners in the pool - slush) are standing in a room and are being asked to guess a number between 1 and 10000.
They shout their guesses out as fast as they can.
They are trying to guess the same number faster than the 50 people in the room next door (50 miners in ghashio).

With 50 people compared to 5, it's most likely that the larger pool will guess more numbers.

On a lucky day however, slush with it's dedicated army of 5 - will punch way above it's station (and historically always has).

On unlucky days the 50 people next door are having all the fun and us paltry 5 people seem to have no chance.

TL;DR version for the impatient
So to answer you question, the reason we have these longs rounds is due partly to bad luck and partly to the fact that there are much bigger pools than us. I still mine here, always have liked the underdog.


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