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July 27, 2014, 10:41:22 PM
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I like it, it works fine. Reliable and steady.
S3 can get the same GH/s for about 2/3 the cost, and I am just tired of $600 plus electric bills.
The S2 is a fine 55nm miner, I just want to migrate to 28nm.



seems like bitmain may have discontinued the S2.  thinking about pulling the trigger on a few s3's.  this may be an addiction, or 21st century mid life crisis:)
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July 27, 2014, 10:43:40 PM
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I don't understand how bitminter can win block 312400 and our find becomes orphaned.

Slush reported 312400 at

2014-07-25 09:02:11

Bitminter reported 312400 at

2014-07-25 09:02:58

That's 47 seconds later than us. I can understand if the time between two pools finding the same block is very short, but 47 seconds?

https://blockchain.info/block-height/312400

Block timestamps should not be considered the actual times they were made.  The timestamp for the block is part of your header data before you start hashing it, and is based off the pool server's clock.  It also doesn't have to be updated as you continue to hash.  Blockchain.info used to have 'Received time' vs 'Timestamp', but for the last few months that has been broken and they just use the timestamp for both.

I don't know about them but reading a previous post on the matter I would research any pool you are thinking about switching to as this could be effecting more than us. All I know is it sucks.

Come to BTCGuild. Orphan rate is less then 0.01%
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July 27, 2014, 11:07:30 PM
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looks like we made it through.  good luck for a better day.

Oh well another long one  Cry

For those who might like to know this is the only 2 consecutive +10 hour blocks in the last 250 blocks (39 days)

looks like I missed the good times. 
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July 27, 2014, 11:17:33 PM
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I don't understand how bitminter can win block 312400 and our find becomes orphaned.

Slush reported 312400 at

2014-07-25 09:02:11

Bitminter reported 312400 at

2014-07-25 09:02:58

That's 47 seconds later than us. I can understand if the time between two pools finding the same block is very short, but 47 seconds?

https://blockchain.info/block-height/312400

Block timestamps should not be considered the actual times they were made.  The timestamp for the block is part of your header data before you start hashing it, and is based off the pool server's clock.  It also doesn't have to be updated as you continue to hash.  Blockchain.info used to have 'Received time' vs 'Timestamp', but for the last few months that has been broken and they just use the timestamp for both.

I don't know about them but reading a previous post on the matter I would research any pool you are thinking about switching to as this could be effecting more than us. All I know is it sucks.

Come to BTCGuild. Orphan rate is less then 0.01%

We haven't had that many invalids this year, just had a few of late. It has nothing to do with the pools functionality.
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July 28, 2014, 12:53:26 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.
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July 28, 2014, 01:38:06 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.
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July 28, 2014, 02:32:02 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.
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July 28, 2014, 02:52:36 AM
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For my brethren still waiting on their S3 7.7% refunds:

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Hi,

Engineer is processing refund one by one, and they said will finish all refund the the end of 12pm July 28 Beijing time

Best Regards

BITMAIN

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Pure Chinglish, so you know it is real :-)
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July 28, 2014, 03:31:08 AM
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It is nice that much hashing power left the pool near the end of that last 12 hour block, got much larger payout. Thanks for bailing guys.

https://www.buytrezor.com?a=55c37b866c11   well sir, I like it!
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July 28, 2014, 04:17:37 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.

Probability is a form of calculable math, when working with probability algebra is often used to display a formula.

Probability wins blackjack, luck wins lottery.
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July 28, 2014, 05:02:09 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.

Probability is a form of calculable math, when working with probability algebra is often used to display a formula.

Probability wins blackjack, luck wins lottery.

Sounds like you know math better than me, I was a Philosophy major.
Does it change anything in regards to pool  hopping?
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July 28, 2014, 06:23:25 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.

Probability is a form of calculable math, when working with probability algebra is often used to display a formula.

Probability wins blackjack, luck wins lottery.

Sounds like you know math better than me, I was a Philosophy major.
Does it change anything in regards to pool  hopping?


You could do a probability on pool luck based on all the previous rounds, but solving a block comes down to luck > hash power, not very accurate unlike with counting cards which has a set amount of variables each hand, vardiff is suppose to stop pool hopping, I reckon there would be people out there jumping onto pools at near end of round, to make that work it would be a full time job. There really is no predictable end to a round.
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July 28, 2014, 06:40:01 AM
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I don't understand how bitminter can win block 312400 and our find becomes orphaned.

Slush reported 312400 at

2014-07-25 09:02:11

Bitminter reported 312400 at

2014-07-25 09:02:58

That's 47 seconds later than us. I can understand if the time between two pools finding the same block is very short, but 47 seconds?

https://blockchain.info/block-height/312400

Block timestamps should not be considered the actual times they were made.  The timestamp for the block is part of your header data before you start hashing it, and is based off the pool server's clock.  It also doesn't have to be updated as you continue to hash.  Blockchain.info used to have 'Received time' vs 'Timestamp', but for the last few months that has been broken and they just use the timestamp for both.

I don't know about them but reading a previous post on the matter I would research any pool you are thinking about switching to as this could be effecting more than us. All I know is it sucks.

Come to BTCGuild. Orphan rate is less then 0.01%

slush pool is the same, less than 0.01% from pool lifetime

https://www.buytrezor.com?a=55c37b866c11   well sir, I like it!
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July 28, 2014, 07:24:39 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.

Probability is a form of calculable math, when working with probability algebra is often used to display a formula.

Probability wins blackjack, luck wins lottery.

Sounds like you know math better than me, I was a Philosophy major.
Does it change anything in regards to pool  hopping?


You could do a probability on pool luck based on all the previous rounds, but solving a block comes down to luck > hash power, not very accurate unlike with counting cards which has a set amount of variables each hand, (Corrected) Slush uses a payout alg that stops people leaving mid round and still getting paid, I reckon there would be people out there jumping onto pools at near end of round, to make that work it would be a full time job. There really is no predictable end to a round.

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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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