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November 01, 2014, 07:20:10 AM
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Well,

Anyone wanna give this a go??

ebay/itm/BIONICS-INSTRUMENT-TG-3000BA-TOXIC-GAS-DETECTOR-/181537717176?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a447dbbb8

Need to know how reliable this product is.
Better buy a conventional good quality heater than using these expensive hobby miners.
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November 01, 2014, 07:47:21 AM
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I believe we can cook egg and food if we put it directly on the heat sink..

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November 01, 2014, 07:58:15 AM
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I believe we can cook egg and food if we put it directly on the heat sink..

Egg cooking is not possible, but you can practically heat water for drinking or bathing.
Keep water in a metal container and place over the heatsink or hot air outlet.
Make sure you keep water in an airtight container.
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November 01, 2014, 08:31:46 AM
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I keep seeing people state that heating with miners is bad for your health, but with no proof presented. Proof or BS.

Its BS, the chemical that these idiots were talking about is the fire retardant coating. It is toxic IF the board is on fire, within 10 seconds the fire should be self-extinguished. The smoke is toxic gas.

Some dumb ass confused this with the "smell" by from the warm exhaust fan. The smell is most likely from cooling oil residue from manufactured metal parts in the miner.

Their argument about high temp is laughable. They said its safe from normal computer because its not as hot as bitcoin miners. Dumbest shit i've heard. Pick an IR camera and look into your computer retards.

My source: Work in datacentre industry, EE degree.
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November 02, 2014, 09:08:27 AM
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I keep seeing people state that heating with miners is bad for your health, but with no proof presented. Proof or BS.

Its BS, the chemical that these idiots were talking about is the fire retardant coating. It is toxic IF the board is on fire, within 10 seconds the fire should be self-extinguished. The smoke is toxic gas.

Some dumb ass confused this with the "smell" by from the warm exhaust fan. The smell is most likely from cooling oil residue from manufactured metal parts in the miner.

Their argument about high temp is laughable. They said its safe from normal computer because its not as hot as bitcoin miners. Dumbest shit i've heard. Pick an IR camera and look into your computer retards.

My source: Work in datacentre industry, EE degree.

Well to be fair, it is generally bad for your health when things catch fire in your home, but this is regardless of any chemicals inside what has caught fire. 
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November 03, 2014, 10:24:45 AM
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I use my obsolete miners as dust collectors. I live in the desert so they'll soon be virtually invisible. Maybe thousands of years from now some archaeologist will uncover them and wonder what the hell they were for.

Hahahahaa..!! I use mine for the same.!! + I switch it on when its cold...works as a pretty good heater.! Cheesy

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November 09, 2014, 09:03:32 AM
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I keep seeing people state that heating with miners is bad for your health, but with no proof presented. Proof or BS.

Its BS, the chemical that these idiots were talking about is the fire retardant coating. It is toxic IF the board is on fire, within 10 seconds the fire should be self-extinguished. The smoke is toxic gas.

Some dumb ass confused this with the "smell" by from the warm exhaust fan. The smell is most likely from cooling oil residue from manufactured metal parts in the miner.

Their argument about high temp is laughable. They said its safe from normal computer because its not as hot as bitcoin miners. Dumbest shit i've heard. Pick an IR camera and look into your computer retards.

My source: Work in datacentre industry, EE degree.


Thank you for clarifying!
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November 09, 2014, 06:35:22 PM
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I keep seeing people state that heating with miners is bad for your health, but with no proof presented. Proof or BS.

Its BS, the chemical that these idiots were talking about is the fire retardant coating. It is toxic IF the board is on fire, within 10 seconds the fire should be self-extinguished. The smoke is toxic gas.

Some dumb ass confused this with the "smell" by from the warm exhaust fan. The smell is most likely from cooling oil residue from manufactured metal parts in the miner.

Their argument about high temp is laughable. They said its safe from normal computer because its not as hot as bitcoin miners. Dumbest shit i've heard. Pick an IR camera and look into your computer retards.

My source: Work in datacentre industry, EE degree.

Well to be fair, it is generally bad for your health when things catch fire in your home, but this is regardless of any chemicals inside what has caught fire. 

OMG HAHAHAAHA. I just actually had my first laugh of today. Thank you.

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November 10, 2014, 02:31:28 AM
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My garage is an amazing 75 degrees every morning, no matter what temp it is outside.
I don't even care about bitcoins anymore - fetching shit out of my trunk in my pajamas without nipping is way more valuable.
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November 10, 2014, 06:59:42 PM
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toys for your childrens
so when they grow up they will say "hey i have played with bitcoin miners when i was 2 years old"
i don't think there is any other use of those ASIC miners other then bitcoin mining
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November 10, 2014, 09:57:11 PM
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Heater for you home.
yes if it doesnt bring profit
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November 11, 2014, 01:39:31 PM
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If you all had listened to ME, and not bought these damn ASICs in the first place, this topic wouldn't exist now!!!

Admit it - I was right!  You pissed away lots of money on a scam that made ASIC manufacturers rich, and you got the shaft and an empty bank account.

Tim was right.  Everyone say it.
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November 11, 2014, 02:04:28 PM
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You can use the old miners it to scam  Wink
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November 12, 2014, 08:31:25 PM
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How about using them for something really different, like cryptography?  Cool

Blockchains can be used for different things, and an ASIC might be an efficient way to secure data and communications.

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November 13, 2014, 03:48:50 PM
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show off to chichs with your miners, they will get horny.

best use ever

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November 13, 2014, 04:12:24 PM
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Can the machines not be reconfigured to support / mine / sustain any other blockchain technologies ?

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November 14, 2014, 08:34:30 PM
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If you don't need your Bitcoin Miner, you can sell it for a better price.
Something is better than nothing actually.

Agree, the price on ebay is ridiculously higher then market price for some reason.

You have to find someone that buys it and pays all the Ebay fees but you will probably end up with a better deal that running your hardware especially if you pay for electricity

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November 17, 2014, 04:11:47 PM
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Can the machines not be reconfigured to support / mine / sustain any other blockchain technologies ?

You can mine testnet Bitcoins. They are supposed to be worthless though.
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November 19, 2014, 09:38:46 PM
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Can the machines not be reconfigured to support / mine / sustain any other blockchain technologies ?

You can mine testnet Bitcoins. They are supposed to be worthless though.

who knows about the future, right? Cheesy
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November 19, 2014, 10:35:14 PM
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Can the machines not be reconfigured to support / mine / sustain any other blockchain technologies ?

You can mine testnet Bitcoins. They are supposed to be worthless though.

who knows about the future, right? Cheesy
No, someone attempted to monetise these in the past and a number of changes were made to testnet to make it worthless to prevent people mining testnet into oblivion making it impossible to test anything on it. You can reset testnet difficulty to 1, and the testnet blockchain is not set in stone, it can be reset to a new genesis block. There's a reason it's called "test"net. It's for testing changes easily, not to make it another worthless piece of shit altcoin that someone tries to make money off.

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