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September 18, 2014, 08:42:23 PM
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September 18, 2014, 09:40:51 PM
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I'm not suggesting anyone to preorder anything (apart from HF boards maybe), it's just that it's interesting to see what "the competition" is up to. (HF is supposed to have a 16nm ip, at least partially completed).

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September 18, 2014, 09:50:53 PM
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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.    Probably a joint venture since Cointerra seems to be more of a miner (that likes to finance their mines with others' money) than a real HW company.


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September 18, 2014, 09:54:25 PM
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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.    Probably a joint venture since Cointerra seems to be more of a miner (that likes to finance their mines with others' money) than a real HW company.

I am 95% sure that this isn't a joint venture. I don't have anything official, but it can't be. It's just a copy cat from a fail company.

iCEBREAKER is a troll! He and cypherdoc helped HashFast scam 50 Million $ from its customers !
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September 18, 2014, 10:02:30 PM
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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.
The Spondoolies design is simply smart, imho; a huge surface to dissipiate heat from, air cooled, it's easier to bring power to the chips, etc. It's just the same design as avalon/bitmain, just more compact and more datacenter oriented. I guess that the different chip same wafer design HF should have been working of should have been similar? (it's all again in the examinations).

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September 18, 2014, 10:04:35 PM
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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.    Probably a joint venture since Cointerra seems to be more of a miner (that likes to finance their mines with others' money) than a real HW company.

I am 95% sure that this isn't a joint venture. I don't have anything official, but it can't be. It's just a copy cat from a fail company.
Friendly wager?

Never won a bet IRL. Maybe I can do it here: How much?

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September 18, 2014, 10:05:19 PM
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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.
The Spondoolies design is simply smart, imho; a huge surface to dissipiate heat from, air cooled, it's easier to bring power to the chips, etc. It's just the same design as avalon/bitmain, just more compact and more datacenter oriented. I guess that the new design HF should have worked on should be really similar?

Notice I'm not over on their thread giving them shit, albeit I'm watching closely. You guys feel free to PM me if there's something nefarious takes place in the future though, and please.

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September 18, 2014, 10:08:03 PM
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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.    Probably a joint venture since Cointerra seems to be more of a miner (that likes to finance their mines with others' money) than a real HW company.
I am 95% sure that this isn't a joint venture. I don't have anything official, but it can't be. It's just a copy cat from a fail company.
Friendly wager?
Never won a bet IRL. Maybe I can do it here: How much?
I just outright asked them so a little late.   SP10s run so much better (and cheaper) than CT's it would not surprise me to see CT buy from SP.


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September 18, 2014, 10:21:16 PM
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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.    Probably a joint venture since Cointerra seems to be more of a miner (that likes to finance their mines with others' money) than a real HW company.
I am 95% sure that this isn't a joint venture. I don't have anything official, but it can't be. It's just a copy cat from a fail company.
Friendly wager?
Never won a bet IRL. Maybe I can do it here: How much?
I just outright asked them so a little late.   SP10s run so much better (and cheaper) than CT's it would not surprise me to see CT buy from SP.

I'm goin' to ask you pointblank, Minor. Are you Jez San?

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I'm goin' to ask you pointblank, Minor. Are you Jez San?
Jez is polite (like Europeans tend to be).   I have never been accused being polite.
You could figure out my name in about 5 minutes bruno if you really wanted to.   It is not hidden and I have nothing to hide.


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September 18, 2014, 10:28:14 PM
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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.    Probably a joint venture since Cointerra seems to be more of a miner (that likes to finance their mines with others' money) than a real HW company.
I am 95% sure that this isn't a joint venture. I don't have anything official, but it can't be. It's just a copy cat from a fail company.
Friendly wager?
Never won a bet IRL. Maybe I can do it here: How much?
I just outright asked them so a little late.   SP10s run so much better (and cheaper) than CT's it would not surprise me to see CT buy from SP.

I'm goin' to ask you pointblank, Minor. Are you Jez San?

No, he is not.  What difference does it make?

Your cyber stalking is creepy PG.  Ad hominem is a logical fallacy.  Besides, MM already told us who he is.  Pay attention you ditzy attention whore.   Wink


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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.    Probably a joint venture since Cointerra seems to be more of a miner (that likes to finance their mines with others' money) than a real HW company.
I am 95% sure that this isn't a joint venture. I don't have anything official, but it can't be. It's just a copy cat from a fail company.
Friendly wager?
Never won a bet IRL. Maybe I can do it here: How much?
I just outright asked them so a little late.   SP10s run so much better (and cheaper) than CT's it would not surprise me to see CT buy from SP.

To be honest I did too, but I was ready to take the bet before that and nothing would've changed my mind! Cheers!

Edit: To the moon!

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BIG LOOOL!

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Shipping Q1 2015
real Q2/Q3 2015
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4.5 TH/s
real 3.5 - 4.0 TH/s
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1350 watts
real 2100 to 2400 watts
--> next bankruptcy case

they want your money to finance their over-promise and under-deliver shit! stay away!

their finance situation might not be the best: nothing to sell in their shop except this preorder shit and used (in their cloud mining) overpriced miners with 1.31 W/GH. expect the next collapse if the price continues to fall.
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NEXT LOOOL! new sales agreement of CT (it sounds like HF):

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**PLEASE SCROLL DOWN AND READ THE ENTIRE SALES AGREEMENT. IF YOU AGREE TO BE  BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, CLICK ON THE “ACCEPT” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, DO NOT PROCEED.**

Sales Agreement


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

 

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS. THESE TERMS REQUIRE THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, DO NOT ORDER YOUR PRODUCT.

 

THESE TERMS ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YOUR ORDER.


1. SCOPE & APPLICATION:

THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE (“TERMS”) APPLY TO ALL OFFERS, SALES AND PURCHASES OF THE PRODUCTS (“PRODUCTS”) VIA THE COINTERRA WEBSITE (“SITE”), TELEPHONE OR IN PERSON WHICH ARE SOLD BY COINTERRA, INC. (“COINTERRA”) OR ITS AFFILIATES. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO AMEND OR UPDATE THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME BY POSTING SUCH AMENDED OR UPDATED TERMS ON THE SITE.

REFERENCES TO (A) “US”, “WE” OR “OUR” IS CONSTRUED TO MEAN COINTERRA, OR ITS AFFILIATES, AND (B) “YOU” OR “YOUR” IS CONSTRUED TO MEAN THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT.


2. PURCHASES ARE FINAL:

ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL, NON-CANCELABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE. NO CANCELLATION OR RESCHEDULING OF ORDERS BY YOU WILL BE ACCEPTED.


3. OFFER, ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE; CANCELLATION POLICY:


3.1    Any prices, quotations and descriptions made or referred to on this site with respect to the Product are subject to availability, do not constitute an offer and may be withdrawn or revised at any time prior to our express acceptance of your order (as described below).

3.2    While we make every effort to ensure that items appearing on the site are available as stated, or will be available in the future, we cannot guarantee that all items are available for shipment during the time period specified, or available for distribution or delivery to all parts of the Territory (as defined below) when you submit your order. We may reject your order without liability for any reason or no reason at all. If this is the case, we will refund any prior payment that you have made for that item after deducting any banking fees.

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September 21, 2014, 06:41:49 PM
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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.    Probably a joint venture since Cointerra seems to be more of a miner (that likes to finance their mines with others' money) than a real HW company.
I am 95% sure that this isn't a joint venture. I don't have anything official, but it can't be. It's just a copy cat from a fail company.
Friendly wager?
Never won a bet IRL. Maybe I can do it here: How much?
I just outright asked them so a little late.   SP10s run so much better (and cheaper) than CT's it would not surprise me to see CT buy from SP.

I'm goin' to ask you pointblank, Minor. Are you Jez San?

Bruno.. youve met me many times.  You know me!   im Jez and i only use this account.  i do have a jezsan account as well, but i dont think ive used it in a year.   And ive met Minor Miner as well... (November at the Vegas bitcoin conference, wasnt it?).

i assure you my accent is more british than his !

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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.    Probably a joint venture since Cointerra seems to be more of a miner (that likes to finance their mines with others' money) than a real HW company.
I am 95% sure that this isn't a joint venture. I don't have anything official, but it can't be. It's just a copy cat from a fail company.
Friendly wager?
Never won a bet IRL. Maybe I can do it here: How much?
I just outright asked them so a little late.   SP10s run so much better (and cheaper) than CT's it would not surprise me to see CT buy from SP.

I'm goin' to ask you pointblank, Minor. Are you Jez San?

Bruno.. youve met me many times.  You know me!   im Jez and i only use this account.  i do have a jezsan account as well, but i dont think ive used it in a year.   And ive met Minor Miner as well... (November at the Vegas bitcoin conference, wasnt it?).

i assure you my accent is more british than his !

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By bad on this one, contribute my post to being tired at the time. Taxing my memory, in my mind I knew MM and you have a many miners fired up, and like MM said, all I had to do was Google to discover his name, opting for the shortcut in the form of question.

Apologies to both, guys.

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Do you think anyone will buy from Cointerra after their fail? I don't think so...
Look like a Spondoolies design to me.
The Spondoolies design is simply smart, imho; a huge surface to dissipiate heat from, air cooled, it's easier to bring power to the chips, etc. It's just the same design as avalon/bitmain, just more compact and more datacenter oriented. I guess that the different chip same wafer design HF should have been working of should have been similar? (it's all again in the examinations).

Spondoolies does good designs, but theyre not the only people that do impressive and simple designs.

to me the most impressive board ive seen in a long time is the bitfury board thats in the 3500BF box.  http://bitfury.org/products

its an extremely elegant and simple system.  The boards are huge, but they contain practically nothing except bitfury chips and are sparsely populated, allowing huge swathes of exposed pcb to be the cooling system (no heatsinks required!).

i think ct were influenced by several of their contemporaries for their next generation miner.

In their first system the goal was clearly to push as much performance - PER ASIC - as they could (regardless of the power that it used, since bitcoin price was rising rapidly and performance per box ($/GH) was a higher priority than performance per watt.  At the time of launch ct's was the lowest cost box around.

Like their contemporaries of the time (KnC & HashFast) they aimed for maxing out the asic... a big chip made up of four dies... and they targetted 500 GH per chip - at the time it mightve been one of the fastest asics.. but alas they missed by 20% (but being fair, which asic companies DIDNT miss their targets.. by a little or a lot...?  (AsicMiner, Spondoolies, BitFury, BFL.. many missed by far more than 20% etc etc)   i cant think of any that didnt miss (except hf, but they failed in other ways).

so.. ct initially delivered 400 GH per chip for the first board - but the asic was hampered by the board not giving it enough power to run flat out and the 2nd board (but same asic) four months later finally just about hit their orig goal of 500 GH (but too late to be sold at retail).  Unfortunately, with practically 400 watts per chip ct needed an exotic liquid cooling system to keep it cool.  The more exotic, the more moving parts, the more complexity... the more chance there were for things to be unreliable.  practically any problems people have witnessed with the ct units are related to the liquid cooling (pump failure, contacts with cooling head etc).  it would be the same with any other similarly complicated system that contained moving parts (and liquid) and seems to be pretty much the nature of the beast.   They also had an issue that the system was designed for a fixed four chip solution, and that precluded them from just adding another chip when they wanted to recover the missing 20%.  on a more flexible system design, they wouldve simply added another asic and the market wouldnt have cared whether there were four or five asics as long as it delivered the full 2 TH... but that wasnt to be.

The new cointerra design is in some ways the complete opposite.  Instead of eeking out the highest performance they can from each asic... they've re-architected it to be an extremely low power design with a scalable system design.. so instead of a low number of very hot chips, they can have an infinite number of very cool chips and just dial in as many chips as they want on a board to achieve a desired hashrate ( to be fair, thats pretty much what others like bitfury, avalon, spondoolies have done in the past).   but the key is that by being first on 16nm, they are ahead of others in terms of power consumption.  The two metrics that matter most... $/GH and more importantly, J/GH (running costs).   They are also in the right place on Moore's Law to continue manufacturing in 2015 and beyond.  There's no other asics out there that are sub 0.3 J/GH right now and it might even be possible to underclock to reach lower than 0.2 J/GH if the need ever arose to go that low.

At present, the mining network is about 200-250 PH... and most of that is at 1W/GH or greater.   Those systems (as everyone knows) are getting a bit long in the tooth and all of them will need to be replaced as they consume too much power for the next year of mining.  i doubt any of those systems will be running beyond year end and most likely they will be switched off in october/november because no one (who cares about profitability) can afford to run them if theyre consuming more cost of power than they generate in bitcoins (unless there's a steep rise in the price of bitcoin in the near future)

The new designs from the likes of KnC's and Spondoolies will allow those guys a few extra months of profitable mining... but the power really needs to go down significantly from those 0.5-0.6 J/GH's asics to be able to mine for much of 2015.

The key now is power consumption... and the only way to mine profitably is to not only be able to buy the miners for the right cost in $/GH... but more importantly, for them to last long enough on the mining network to be sustainably profitable thus the power consumption (J/GH aka W/GH/s) needs to be low enough to justify buying any new miner.

Its a tough decision to think about buying a 0.6 or 0.7 J/GH miner right now.... after all, the running costs just dont stack up... how long will it last?  a month or two before its unprofitable?  Even a 0.5 J/GH one wont last much into 2015.

As mentioned, the two key metrics... $/GH and J/GH are all that matters.   Its pretty easy to downvolt any existing chip to the point that it runs super low power consumption, but its cost of silicon is too high to make that work.  It has to be Low $/GH at the same time as Low J/GH, or there's no longevity in the solution.  Expect the lowest price GH's to be ones that are high power consumption and they will cost more to run than they do to buy.

my prediction for 2015 is that this will be the year of the sub 0.3 J/GH miners... Mid 2015 its likely there will be a bunch of options in the sub 0.2 J/GH and late 2015 will probably be closing in on 0.1 J/GH.   And since the bulk of the network will be made up of miners in this efficiency range, the older and less efficient systems wont be left switched on.  Just like the old FPGAs and 65nm+ ASICs last year.

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late 2015 will probably be closing in on 0.1 J/GH.
How? Is CT's 16nm design, when downclocked, 3 times more efficient? I doubt that. So how is someone gonna archive 0.1J/GH on 16nm within one year?

I personally think that it will be easier to optimise farm locations, rather than hardware from say 0.25J/GH to 0.15J/GH.

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late 2015 will probably be closing in on 0.1 J/GH.
How? Is CT's 16nm design, when downclocked, 3 times more efficient? I doubt that. So how is someone gonna archive 0.1J/GH on 16nm within one year?

I personally think that it will be easier to optimise farm locations, rather than hardware from say 0.25J/GH to 0.15J/GH.

i think anything that says 'x' times more efficient isn't the full picture.

i think that the industrial scale bitcoin mining industry is already homing in on the cheaper places to host...  iceland, eastern washington, etc...  already thats where much of the world's mining is moving to and its only going to get more concentrated.

so... once everyone is pretty much hosting for a similar price... the ONLY thing you can do is design a better chip.

So what IS a better chip?

well, for one... the chip has to be optimised for something...  in the previous asic generation of oh so long ago (2013 ;-) most of the asics were optimised for performance.  it was the max performance possible.  designers would 'throw silicon' to make it go faster.

'Performance' has been easy to sell to customers, so it was easy to justify.   any design that gives more gigahashes per retail dollar is worth doing, because the retail market cares only about the headline number - How many gigahashes is it?   the retail market isn't so astute as to worry about the other (potentially more important) factors.

the retail market hasn't, as yet, figured out that the cost of hosting over the year is becoming very critical and probably more important than the cost of purchasing...  and that its a TCO - Total Cost of Ownership that matters most.   Combining what the system costs to buy, PLUS what it costs to operate together to consider its total running cost over a period of, say, a year.

Its for this reason that cloud hashing becomes more attractive because in many cases its an 'all in' cost.   Especially when some people (like Cointerra's and Cloudhashing's) cloud offerings which includes a year of running costs in the purchase price...  whereas some other cloud hashing companies (like cex.io) hide the running costs in the fine print and deduct them each month from the mined revenue.  If you factor in the running costs of those guys for 12 months their offering looks altogether different and considerably more expensive.

but the model for mining has recently changed... now that its borderline profitable (with present generation systems at circa 1W/GH)...   the attention has been turned far more than ever before towards lower power designs.

there's two types of asic designers around right now.   one type, makes asics that are the lowest cost GH's (these are mostly chinese companies).  They don't seem to know how to make the chips low power, and they don't seem to care.  their goal is to make them as low cost as possible, regardless of the power consumption.  And there appears to still be a retail market for this type of asic company.   Since these guys make their money selling systems, they probably won't care about the on-going operational cost of their gear and they will focus their sales on people who either don't pay for their own electricity (students?) or people who are too naive to realise they should be worrying about it.

then there's the other group of asic designers...   the ones that care about the power consumption and are making decisions focussed on lowering the on-going operational costs of the silicon.   Its these guys - who usually operate their own datacenter as well as sell to wholesale/retail buyers.

this time around, some asic designers are 'throwing silicon' at making it low power.   but throwing silicon around something that the retail market has usually ignored is risky and the lower power designs will be more appealing to the professional or industrial scale miners, because they actually DO care how much it costs to run, whereas home miners tend to ignore the cost of power and especially the cost of cooling.

The ways to get lower power asics are simple.   Better designs, more optimised... running at lower voltages... and moving to smaller geometries... and doing more custom cells or even full custom.

BitFury has chosen to go the full custom route in the past.. and its a slow route.  slow but sure.  doing full custom asics are extremely time consuming...   they take months and sometimes years.    AND, there's a risk that it doesn't work when you get your silicon back... because a full custom design would ideally need to be tested with engineering samples and this yet again can add months to the design process...    however, they hinted in their recent press release that they're designing a different architecture in the future that will allow them to more rapidly migrate to smaller geometries.   These hints suggest they're no longer going the full custom route and are instead utilising standard cell with some customised cells  - and not full custom any longer).   This is a similar strategy to Spondoolies.

The fastest way to get the next generation 'lower power' and 'lower cost' asics is to utilise the best and newest possible geometry.  This is the Cointerra strategy.   They're first on 16nm and that will give them an advantage of lower power and lower cost and the ability to benefit more directly from Moore's Law.  The other guys who are still on previous 20 and 28nm processes will probably also achieve their lower power chips in due course, but not as quickly as migrating their designs onto the next geometry because they will need to design considerable parts of their chips in custom cells (time consuming).   But the two strategies aren't incompatible and in fact there's no reason why Cointerra too couldnt also do a full or semi custom design for their next one in parallel.   Its a tried and tested strategy that Intel uses for their microprocessors.  They call it Tick Tock.   The Tick is each time they go onto a new geometry they end up with a faster and lower power chip... and the Tock is the extra time they need to make it full custom and more optimised architectural improvements for that geometry.   They have parallel teams doing this.   http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/silicon-innovations/intel-tick-tock-model-general.html

edit: to answer your question more directly.   You need to do two spins of a chip in the same geometry to make it the most efficient.  Like Intel.  Spondoolies is pursuing right now.  They just released RockerBox on 28nm, and now they're working on PickAxe on 28nm.   They're both 28nm, but the latter one has a lot more optimisations in it..    Cointerra is doing a similar thing, only in 16nm.  The first one, ct has announced early 2015 delivery... could be one of the first asics on 16nm in bitcoin land, and thus will take advantage of the lower power and higher performance that this geometry will bring.   And the 2nd asic -  potentially in late 2015, will be a newer version with architectural improvements and customisations to better optimise for the new geometry.   This Tick Tock strategy has served Intel well for a couple of decades and it will work for Spondoolies and Cointerra as well.
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