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October 13, 2011, 12:41:46 AM
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I usually mine on Slush's pool, but that went down this morning, so I jumped over to deepbit, which timed out. Then I registered and set up with BTC Guild, and their servers are failing as of about 10 minutes ago.

What the heck is up in the bitcoin pool world today???/


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October 13, 2011, 12:42:33 AM
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DDOS attacks I guess.

Good I have BTC Mine Account.

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October 13, 2011, 01:14:41 AM
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Mine on a mid-sized pool Wink

Deepbit, slush, and btcguild are easy targets.  This is a perfect example why too much hash power to a single pool is not a good idea.
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October 13, 2011, 01:24:29 AM
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Mine on a mid-sized pool Wink

Deepbit, slush, and btcguild are easy targets.  This is a perfect example why too much hash power to a single pool is not a good idea.

Which pool is it? We will all join you  Wink

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October 13, 2011, 01:26:34 AM
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just have your miners setup with multiple backup pools configured as failovers. sooner or later your miners will automatically switch over to a pool thats running.
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October 13, 2011, 02:30:57 AM
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http://guildminers.com is very reliable.   Smiley

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October 13, 2011, 02:39:01 AM
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https://rfcpool.com/ still working just fine  Wink

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October 13, 2011, 02:47:15 AM
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taking 2x longer per block approx. this could be good to help dock a lot of the higher pools and distribute the hashing better.

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October 13, 2011, 02:54:08 AM
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just have your miners setup with multiple backup pools configured as failovers.

Will do. I'm using GUI Miner. Is there a better way to do it than the -f60 trick? Seems inelegant and wasteful to have a card splitting resources in 'good times'
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October 13, 2011, 03:41:54 AM
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check out bitminter, great website stats, very low stales
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October 13, 2011, 04:23:20 AM
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check out bitminter, great website stats, very low stales

Im liking bitminter, its slick as hell, and has been pretty stable for the last couple days..

For some its almost dummy proof too!

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October 13, 2011, 05:42:28 AM
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My guess (based on this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=46498.0), is that someone is trying to prove a point about difficulty adjustments.

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October 13, 2011, 05:51:38 AM
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My guess (based on this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=46498.0), is that someone is trying to prove a point about difficulty adjustments.

It seems like it, at least it's the most plausible explanation if we don't take any conspiracy theories into account.
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October 13, 2011, 05:59:34 AM
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I'm thinking the same thing.  Attempt to spike difficulty down at the last couple hundred blocks before adjustment.
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October 13, 2011, 08:12:18 AM
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Just shy of 2 hours with no blocks found put that in your variance pipe and smoke it.

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October 13, 2011, 08:24:47 AM
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I'm really shocked about how many people still mine on deepbit: big fees, no 8-decimal pays, not particular clear interface, and... not DDoS-reluctant...

So, the worst pool has the biggest power. Incredible!

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October 13, 2011, 08:35:47 AM
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I'm really shocked about how many people still mine on deepbit: big fees, no 8-decimal pays, not particular clear interface, and... not DDoS-reluctant...

So, the worst pool has the biggest power. Incredible!

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October 13, 2011, 08:58:57 AM
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I'm really shocked about how many people still mine on deepbit: big fees, no 8-decimal pays, not particular clear interface, and... not DDoS-reluctant...

So, the worst pool has the biggest power. Incredible!

brain damage from the heat of the mining rigs?

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October 13, 2011, 01:43:45 PM
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I'm really shocked about how many people still mine on deepbit: big fees, no 8-decimal pays, not particular clear interface, and... not DDoS-reluctant...

So, the worst pool has the biggest power. Incredible!

People are too lazy to switch
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October 13, 2011, 02:06:03 PM
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pretty interesting if you consider to perform a 51% attack you start by knocking out as many of the biggest pools you can (that will be about 3) then commence with your hashing might against whats left

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