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Author Topic: [2+ EH] Slush Pool (slushpool.com); World's First Mining Pool  (Read 4323856 times)
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January 06, 2015, 09:48:33 AM
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Sweet round times right now Cheesy
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January 06, 2015, 04:33:48 PM
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Dont nobody move a muscle (unless you are doing the block dance) then keep dancing  Grin 200% luck wow after last month that is amazing !!!! It seemed like when they setup the new site the block times went to crap, I wonder if they found a bug and smushed it or something this is soooo sweet, this is how it should be. Last month was a train wreck I earned 2/3 my normal earnings too many of those over 24hr blocks finds. Things stay like the last couple days and i will be in heaven.
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January 06, 2015, 04:36:40 PM
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Anoother one!

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January 06, 2015, 04:38:50 PM
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The so-called "luck" is only a measure of past success and always averages out. Next week this thing you call luck will be 20% and you will be wondering where your luck went and who jinxed the pool, etc.

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January 06, 2015, 04:49:57 PM
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The so-called "luck" is only a measure of past success and always averages out. Next week this thing you call luck will be 20% and you will be wondering where your luck went and who jinxed the pool, etc.
No, bitcoin luck is computed as a factor of the probability of finding a block given your (the pool's) hashing power and the network hashing power, given that the number of blocks that can be released by the network in the effective timeframe is known.

In our case (and this is a conspiracy theory of some magnitude!), I am thinking the new hardware that hit the market of late, ahem... S5 ... have not been deployed en-masse on slush, but elsewhere, and that is reducing their luck thus we pick up the pieces where we were beaten by a matter of seconds before! Of-course, that theory assumes there is something wrong with the S5's (even the S3 variants and other bitmain rigs updated with the Jan firmware!).

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January 06, 2015, 05:06:34 PM
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The so-called "luck" is only a measure of past success and always averages out. Next week this thing you call luck will be 20% and you will be wondering where your luck went and who jinxed the pool, etc.
No, bitcoin luck is computed as a factor of the probability of finding a block given your (the pool's) hashing power and the network hashing power, given that the number of blocks that can be released by the network in the effective timeframe is known.

In our case (and this is a conspiracy theory of some magnitude!), I am thinking the new hardware that hit the market of late, ahem... S5 ... have not been deployed en-masse on slush, but elsewhere, and that is reducing their luck thus we pick up the pieces where we were beaten by a matter of seconds before! Of-course, that theory assumes there is something wrong with the S5's (even the S3 variants and other bitmain rigs updated with the Jan firmware!).
One small (but important) correction: Pool luck is dependent on the pool hashrate and current difficulty, not network hashrate. In this case it would matter because adding hashing power to the rest of the network (no matter what kind it is) doesn't affect Slush's luck. The ~10PH/s on Slush will still find X blocks/day whether the network is 20PH/s or 2000PH/s, at least until the next difficulty retarget.

There is also no limit on the number of blocks that can be released on the network in a given timeframe. Difficulty will adjust to try and get a block every 10 minutes, but you could have all 2016 blocks of one difficulty period found in one day as opposed to two weeks.
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January 06, 2015, 05:41:00 PM
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^^^ Clear as mud .....

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January 07, 2015, 03:42:42 PM
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The so-called "luck" is only a measure of past success
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It ain't necessarily so.  That's the gambler's fallacy.  It assumes that the universe somehow keeps a record of past events in order to even things up, and confuses luck with probability.  In an essentially random system such as bitcoin mining, just because it averaged out in the past doesn't mean it must always do so.

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January 07, 2015, 04:21:30 PM
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ahhhh who quit dancing hahahahaha Grin
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January 10, 2015, 05:25:48 AM
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Just a little tip one of my S3+s keep showing low hash rate at the pool, i tried many different pools and it was always that one unit coming in low. I tried different power supplys different settings. An what do you know I replaced The LAN cable and blam right in line with the rest.....  Undecided
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January 10, 2015, 01:56:49 PM
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Just a little tip one of my S3+s keep showing low hash rate at the pool, i tried many different pools and it was always that one unit coming in low. I tried different power supplys different settings. An what do you know I replaced The LAN cable and blam right in line with the rest.....  Undecided


Genius! i've been struggling with the same problem on all 3 miners. (S3, S3+ & S2) Changed all for better quality cables. Hash a treat now. Thanks for the advice!   Grin
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January 11, 2015, 01:18:51 AM
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What the other guy said about leveling out, 10 - 14hrs between blocks.

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January 11, 2015, 11:03:13 AM
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usually my auto payouts  after 1,5-2 days , last payout recived 2015-01-07 03:04:05 3-4days ago??
runs 2,8TH, week ago added +1,6THs, ~4,3total now.
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January 12, 2015, 06:31:38 AM
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usually my auto payouts  after 1,5-2 days , last payout recived 2015-01-07 03:04:05 3-4days ago??
runs 2,8TH, week ago added +1,6THs, ~4,3total now.

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January 14, 2015, 01:07:21 AM
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I'm sure this must have been proposed already, and maybe it doesn't work, but if you added a "finders keepers" option to the pool; that would give you more BTC if you find a block from others that also tick that box, I would certainly tick it! It doesn't have to be much, or maybe you can have multiple values so you will get extra BTC when you find a block in proportion to the others that are in your group. Say 5%, 25% and 50%...

Everyone that doesn't tick the box are unaffected so this would only add a little more "game" for the "perceived as lucky".

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January 14, 2015, 01:09:20 AM
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I'm sure this must have been proposed already, and maybe it doesn't work, but if you added a "finders keepers" option to the pool; that would give you more BTC if you find a block from others that also tick that box, I would certainly tick it! It doesn't have to be much, or maybe you can have multiple values so you will get extra BTC when you find a block in proportion to the others that are in your group. Say 5%, 25% and 50%...

Everyone that doesn't tick the box are unaffected so this would only add a little more "game" for the "perceived as lucky".
solo mining = finders keepers.
nuff said.

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January 14, 2015, 01:23:05 AM
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Also what about adding cometstream to stratum so that we can pool over port 80?

https://code.google.com/p/rupy/wiki/CometStream

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January 14, 2015, 05:08:07 AM
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Also what about adding cometstream to stratum so that we can pool over port 80?

https://code.google.com/p/rupy/wiki/CometStream

I looked at your link but can't see any reason for this. Can you enlighten me?

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January 14, 2015, 07:13:05 AM
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When you consider how small Slush pools hashrate distribution is, you'll realise what "luck" is when we find those blocks with 1 - 3hr round times. THAT is luck, what is happening now is normal. Want to test your own luck? Mine with 6th, you could find a block in a couple months or 33 years.

I'm dedicated to this pool. Yeah its a gamble, but I invested some of my BTC in extra mining power. If we find a block in the 17hrs, I'll be happy. If not, I won't be fussed about it. The whole bitcoin thing is becoming a bigger gamble every day. Stand to lose more than you earn. People are still expecting huge bounces. I won't expect any bounce. I'll just do what I can afford until its over.

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January 14, 2015, 09:09:40 AM
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@kkurtmann Well, it's just simpler to have everything synchronize over on port, now you need two solutions: 1 webserver and then 1 socketserver with memory leaks, file descriptor leaks, thread management, etc. Basically it's the way we should all go; microservices HTTP-only is a good standard so firewalls and scaling works the same way everywhere, language agnostic, so we can focus on the product with different tools; because developers want them, not because some guy with a suit & tie had a bad morning and needed complexity to keep his job.

@SargeR33 @pekatete I can tell you never found 2 blocks in one week after earning only like 2 BTC on the pool... 50 vs. 2 that's like 2500% and it feels wrong. After all being lucky is the meaning of life. If you mine you already won the lottery! Wink

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