Bitcoin Forum
December 16, 2017, 09:53:45 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: « 1 ... 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 [170] 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 »
  Print  
Author Topic: [OLD] Eligius: ASIC, no registration, no fee CPPSRB BTC + 105% PPS NMC, 877 #  (Read 455612 times)
wizkid057
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1210


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 03:04:48 AM
 #3381

But I do think it's  fair question to wonder why anyone would spend tens of thousands of their own money, and 12 hour days to support something for free.

I just want to briefly address this comment.

As for money, the data center we are hosted at I've worked with for years.  They're very helpful.  Most of the hardware we have is donated, however I have been able to score some upgrades and additional items from donations and such and by sweet talking the data center owner. There are actually a few techs there who have their own mining hardware mining on Eligius from inside the same data center. (How's that for low latency?)  So, we have a good deal of support from various aspects of the community, and it is much appreciated.

When I contacted the data center this afternoon and was going over the issue they were all for getting it resolved and went to work seeing what they could come up with to help without breaking the bank.  Turns out we were able to get a very nice upgrade to the main database server for pennies on the dollar.

I put in my personal time and effort because I believe Eligius is successful, I believe it is the best mining pool, and I believe a legitimate and transparent no-fee pool needs to exist for miners to use to lower their variance without giving up huge amounts of their earnings to do so in pool fees.  I personally want such a service to exist, and I use Eligius myself with my own hardware.

Hopefully this helps.  Thank you everyone for your support.

-wk

Tips: 1LDQrLr6dPVqNJmpZm82eZVKqDFRk7ERW8
Operator of the Eligius Mining Pool - 0% Fee, SAPPLNS, GBT, Stratum, IRC+Phone Support, Share Market (coming soon), Generation payouts, and more.
Don't feed the trolls. Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic (1)
1513461225
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513461225

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513461225
Reply with quote  #2

1513461225
Report to moderator
1513461225
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513461225

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513461225
Reply with quote  #2

1513461225
Report to moderator
1513461225
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513461225

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513461225
Reply with quote  #2

1513461225
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
LifeOnBitcoin
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 03:14:36 AM
 #3382

But I do think it's  fair question to wonder why anyone would spend tens of thousands of their own money, and 12 hour days to support something for free.

I just want to briefly address this comment.

As for money, the data center we are hosted at I've worked with for years.  They're very helpful.  Most of the hardware we have is donated, however I have been able to score some upgrades and additional items from donations and such and by sweet talking the data center owner. There are actually a few techs there who have their own mining hardware mining on Eligius from inside the same data center. (How's that for low latency?)  So, we have a good deal of support from various aspects of the community, and it is much appreciated.

When I contacted the data center this afternoon and was going over the issue they were all for getting it resolved and went to work seeing what they could come up with to help without breaking the bank.  Turns out we were able to get a very nice upgrade to the main database server for pennies on the dollar.

I put in my personal time and effort because I believe Eligius is successful, I believe it is the best mining pool, and I believe a legitimate and transparent no-fee pool needs to exist for miners to use to lower their variance without giving up huge amounts of their earnings to do so in pool fees.  I personally want such a service to exist, and I use Eligius myself with my own hardware.

Hopefully this helps.  Thank you everyone for your support.

-wk

WK,

What you are doing is fantastic, and I feel badly that your whole weekend is being consumed by this significant downtime and upgrade to the pool. This is Theron H. with the Life On Bitcoin team. When KnCMiner donated a Jupiter to our film project, they set us up on Eligius. This was in early October. Every time the pool has had difficulties, or the coins have gone to the offline wallet, you have always made good. The bitcoin world needs as many honest souls like yourself as it can get.

I just sent you a 0.03BTC tip for your dedication and hard work. Thank you for all you do.
Theron H.
fryarminer
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 658


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 03:23:20 AM
 #3383

I'm likewise sending a 0.03BTC tip. You've gone beyond the limit with all the work you're doing for us! Thanks dude!
dbell
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 59


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 03:29:12 AM
 #3384

Data still importing and sorting...

I reckon it is wizz'es girlfriend that is being scammed, just another half hour dear, then I will see to you, honest  Grin

Yep, she's actually getting quite pissed at me at this point Undecided

Maybe we should send a tip to her bitcoin address. Grin
cccminer
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 26


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 03:30:50 AM
 #3385

But I do think it's  fair question to wonder why anyone would spend tens of thousands of their own money, and 12 hour days to support something for free.

You, my friend, were probably not mining when 1 BTC wasn't even traded for 25 cents Cheesy

And you would be correct.   But I was involved in the Internet and the building of it during the days of 300bph modems, so I suppose it all evens out.

I made a comment to my wife the other day.   "I got into bitcoins because it looks like a fun hobby that I might be able to make a little bit of money at,  but now it's turning into a job".  

This was after receiving pages that my bitcoin workers had gone offline and I was remoting in while on vacation.   I suppose I could have ignored it,  but I'm now at more than pocket change per day in mining and I just can't bear to let my miners go idle.

Frankly,  I think that Whizkid SHOULD charge a fee for the pool.   I believe that people that provide a good service and product should be paid for their efforts.  I'm just puzzled why he doesn't that's all.    

daddyfatsax
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 857


Anger is a gift.


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 03:34:03 AM
 #3386

But I do think it's  fair question to wonder why anyone would spend tens of thousands of their own money, and 12 hour days to support something for free.

You, my friend, were probably not mining when 1 BTC wasn't even traded for 25 cents Cheesy

And you would be correct.   But I was involved in the Internet and the building of it during the days of 300bph modems, so I suppose it all evens out.

I made a comment to my wife the other day.   "I got into bitcoins because it looks like a fun hobby that I might be able to make a little bit of money at,  but now it's turning into a job".  

This was after receiving pages that my bitcoin workers had gone offline and I was remoting in while on vacation.   I suppose I could have ignored it,  but I'm now at more than pocket change per day in mining and I just can't bear to let my miners go idle.

Frankly,  I think that Whizkid SHOULD charge a fee for the pool.   I believe that people that provide a good service and product should be paid for their efforts.  I'm just puzzled why he doesn't that's all.    



So you don't set up a failover in case something like this happens? You would think someone who was "involved in the Internet and the building of it" would think to have a backup pool setup.
bmoconno
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 266


New In Town...


View Profile WWW
January 19, 2014, 03:34:19 AM
 #3387

I've also sent WK a 0.03 BTC tip!  Thanks for all your time man!

d19feff53d0e0c12a20fc9abf85cab955e525a63d54a4159cf5c6a98d8c4a102

P.S.  To be clear, I sent it to his "tip" address, not the pool.

Chained To Your Miners?  Try Miner Minder for a web based stratum proxy that you control!
If I've helped you out, or you just think I'm awesome… 13SZex4uANVrfTeeuFEXGu6W8EVYtWVB53
matt4054
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1428


BitcoinQueue.com


View Profile WWW
January 19, 2014, 03:46:46 AM
 #3388

And you would be correct.   But I was involved in the Internet and the building of it during the days of 300bph modems, so I suppose it all evens out.

I made a comment to my wife the other day.   "I got into bitcoins because it looks like a fun hobby that I might be able to make a little bit of money at,  but now it's turning into a job".  

This was after receiving pages that my bitcoin workers had gone offline and I was remoting in while on vacation.   I suppose I could have ignored it,  but I'm now at more than pocket change per day in mining and I just can't bear to let my miners go idle.

Frankly,  I think that Whizkid SHOULD charge a fee for the pool.   I believe that people that provide a good service and product should be paid for their efforts.  I'm just puzzled why he doesn't that's all.

I get your point.

IMHO, being in control of a mining pool representing more than 10% of total hashrate will be an asset of its own in the near future. Not implying at all that this is the motivation behind pool operators, but just a fact to keep in mind.
wizkid057
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1210


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 03:48:44 AM
 #3389

Thank you everyone for the tips.  I will definitely be taking my girlfriend out tomorrow to try and forget about this. lol.

Indexes are created.  I worried myself for a bit at first when I saw a gap in the data, but, turns out that is when Eligius stopped accepting shares up to the time I brought the pool online in failsafe mode.

Running some final versification and backend is coming back online!

Tips: 1LDQrLr6dPVqNJmpZm82eZVKqDFRk7ERW8
Operator of the Eligius Mining Pool - 0% Fee, SAPPLNS, GBT, Stratum, IRC+Phone Support, Share Market (coming soon), Generation payouts, and more.
Don't feed the trolls. Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic (1)
1l1l11ll1l
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 882


http://t.lvt.re/ADEPT/LiveTree-1l1l11ll1l


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 03:59:10 AM
 #3390

WizKids's operation center


           ▄▄█████████▄▄
       ▄████▀▀       ▀▀████▄
     ▄██▀▀               ▀▀██▄
    ██▀                    ████
   ██                     ███▀██
  ██                    ▄██▀   ██
 ██                    ▄██      ██
██▀                  ▄██▀      ▄███
██                  ▄██      ▄██▀██
██                 ██▀    ▄███▀  ██
██               ▄██▀   ▄██▀     ██
██▄             ▄██  ▄███▀      ▄██
 ██           ▄██▀ ▄██▀         ██
  ██         ▄██▄███▀          ██
   ██       █████▀            ██
    ██▄   ▄████▀            ▄██
     ▀██▄███▀            ▄▄██▀
       ▀████▄▄       ▄▄████▀
           ▀▀█████████▀▀
.L I V E T R E E   A D E P T TM.
Own the future of entertainment
The World's 1st Community-Powered,
Film, TV and Content Network  ★
wizkid057
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1210


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 04:28:10 AM
 #3391

Taking longer than expected to get all of the servers back to logging into the database.  Still working on it.

Tips: 1LDQrLr6dPVqNJmpZm82eZVKqDFRk7ERW8
Operator of the Eligius Mining Pool - 0% Fee, SAPPLNS, GBT, Stratum, IRC+Phone Support, Share Market (coming soon), Generation payouts, and more.
Don't feed the trolls. Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic (1)
crashoveride54902
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 770


Dream become broken often


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 04:36:51 AM
 #3392

WizKids's operation center



i think i need new underwear after that picture mmmm...so much wantz

Dreams of cyprto solving everything is slowly slipping away...Replaced by scams/hacks Sad
MinorMiner
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 72


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 04:41:08 AM
 #3393

Taking longer than expected to get all of the servers back to logging into the database.  Still working on it.

As a long term user of the Eligius pool, I wanted to say I appreciate your efforts. Thanks.

All contributions gratefully received 1G6Wia22Jnpz2DUisA5EoAC6KJ7MHm6QyP
JudgeHearst
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 60


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 04:41:28 AM
 #3394

WZ,

I'm new to mining (but not new to lurking on this forum) and have been experimenting with different pools for the last few weeks, including this one.  I have been using Eligius for the bulk of the last few days and have been impressed with the regular updates and obvious time commitment you've made to the pool. Won't be pointing my miners any place but Eligius from here on out. Thanks again.

wizkid057
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1210


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 05:06:17 AM
 #3395

OK, all servers are back up and running using the new database server setup for share logging!

They are also now patched against the DDoS that started this fiasco in the first place.  Unfortunately this has some minor stats implications, but I'll get to that later.

Now I need to sort the live data with the little bit of failsafe data logged in the time between the index creation and present in order to fire up CPPSRB and replication.

Man this has been a long road...

-wk

Tips: 1LDQrLr6dPVqNJmpZm82eZVKqDFRk7ERW8
Operator of the Eligius Mining Pool - 0% Fee, SAPPLNS, GBT, Stratum, IRC+Phone Support, Share Market (coming soon), Generation payouts, and more.
Don't feed the trolls. Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic (1)
cccminer
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 26


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 05:47:52 AM
 #3396

But I do think it's  fair question to wonder why anyone would spend tens of thousands of their own money, and 12 hour days to support something for free.

You, my friend, were probably not mining when 1 BTC wasn't even traded for 25 cents Cheesy

And you would be correct.   But I was involved in the Internet and the building of it during the days of 300bph modems, so I suppose it all evens out.

I made a comment to my wife the other day.   "I got into bitcoins because it looks like a fun hobby that I might be able to make a little bit of money at,  but now it's turning into a job".  

This was after receiving pages that my bitcoin workers had gone offline and I was remoting in while on vacation.   I suppose I could have ignored it,  but I'm now at more than pocket change per day in mining and I just can't bear to let my miners go idle.

Frankly,  I think that Whizkid SHOULD charge a fee for the pool.   I believe that people that provide a good service and product should be paid for their efforts.  I'm just puzzled why he doesn't that's all.    



So you don't set up a failover in case something like this happens? You would think someone who was "involved in the Internet and the building of it" would think to have a backup pool setup.

I do.  Why would you think I don't have a failover?  Failover's don't help much when a breaker trips.

In any event, I wasn't asking for tech support.   Just trying to illustrate a point. shrug.
erickjaz
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 5


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 05:59:08 AM
 #3397

But I do think it's  fair question to wonder why anyone would spend tens of thousands of their own money, and 12 hour days to support something for free.

You, my friend, were probably not mining when 1 BTC wasn't even traded for 25 cents Cheesy

And you would be correct.   But I was involved in the Internet and the building of it during the days of 300bph modems, so I suppose it all evens out.

I made a comment to my wife the other day.   "I got into bitcoins because it looks like a fun hobby that I might be able to make a little bit of money at,  but now it's turning into a job".  

This was after receiving pages that my bitcoin workers had gone offline and I was remoting in while on vacation.   I suppose I could have ignored it,  but I'm now at more than pocket change per day in mining and I just can't bear to let my miners go idle.

Frankly,  I think that Whizkid SHOULD charge a fee for the pool.   I believe that people that provide a good service and product should be paid for their efforts.  I'm just puzzled why he doesn't that's all.    



So you don't set up a failover in case something like this happens? You would think someone who was "involved in the Internet and the building of it" would think to have a backup pool setup.

I do.  Why would you think I don't have a failover?  Failover's don't help much when a breaker trips.

In any event, I wasn't asking for tech support.   Just trying to illustrate a point. shrug.

You haven't heard of automatic breaker reset? (I call it "My best friend with a key to my house plan")

E
wizkid057
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1210


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 06:46:08 AM
 #3398

Still working on the database.  Undecided

Hit a few minor snags with out of order data somehow.  Working on getting that corrected.  Nothing missing, just some data out of order it seems.

-wk

Tips: 1LDQrLr6dPVqNJmpZm82eZVKqDFRk7ERW8
Operator of the Eligius Mining Pool - 0% Fee, SAPPLNS, GBT, Stratum, IRC+Phone Support, Share Market (coming soon), Generation payouts, and more.
Don't feed the trolls. Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic (1)
finlof
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 588


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 07:40:43 AM
 #3399

0.03BTC tip sent.  4778960244d2c94a698b2f8eee27cd7c11e628f8a46242da97081b3cac725328
torusJKL
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 623


View Profile
January 19, 2014, 07:59:59 AM
 #3400

Thanks for the hard work and the updates.
Looking forward seeing the pool running again.

If you find my post useful send some BTC: 167XM1Za8aG9CdbYuHFMpL2kvPsw6uC8da
Bitrated || bitcoin-otc || Moon Bitcoin Faucet
Pages: « 1 ... 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 [170] 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 »
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!