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March 20, 2012, 02:16:53 PM
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So you you mean a completely sealed capsule/module that contains a miner that produces heat? And then you dunk it in?

Yes - drop it to the bottom, plug in power and ethernet, heat the hot tub and mine coins!

It would be nice if it could be WiFi too, but WiFi won't penetrate water worth a damn.  So, Ethernet is the only choice.

Air is a very good insulator. 

The air in the case will not effectively conduct the heat from the heatsinks to the outside of the case, because as D&T noted it has properties that cause insulation and not conduction. It would simply overheat and shut down.

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March 31, 2012, 09:18:28 AM
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Hmm. A miner that can give me hot water (for the home as well as an outside pool) as well as Bitcoins (money)? That would be a very good solution. If only the instructions were like really easy for a guy like me who doesn't know much about computers ( I can setup GUIMiner but that's about it plus I still need to build an actual mining rig with those high performing cards HD7970s which would then be fitted with something that can pump water straight into the water heater which then goes to an outside pool.)

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