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April 25, 2012, 01:47:02 PM
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Out of curiosity, what are some other good uses for a miner you guys have thought of. Outside of of course a gaming PC?
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April 25, 2012, 01:51:14 PM
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The CPUs and storage IO stay almost idle so you can use those rigs as graphics render-farms, hosting services, or other CPU intensive tasks...
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April 25, 2012, 03:15:04 PM
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You could do the SETI@home or the distributed.net contests. Smiley  Or use your CPU for finding fun/cool personalized bitcoin addresses Smiley
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April 25, 2012, 11:52:18 PM
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folding@home and projects like BOINC are probably where I will likely move my miners if I ever stop mining coins.

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April 26, 2012, 01:13:50 AM
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Extra heat in the colder months.

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April 26, 2012, 01:27:06 AM
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Quite good at cracking passwords, you could rent out the miner to someone who wants a password cracked.

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April 29, 2012, 08:57:09 PM
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Most of the ideas here only work with GPU mining approaches by the way, FPGAs and especially ASICs are only useful for 1 single purpose (mining) - but are far more efficient at that.

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April 30, 2012, 12:56:09 AM
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Are we talking about uses for it while you are mining? Or uses while you are not mining?

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May 02, 2012, 12:50:57 AM
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Most of the ideas here only work with GPU mining approaches by the way, FPGAs and especially ASICs are only useful for 1 single purpose (mining) - but are far more efficient at that.

It would require some jury-rigging, but I would assume most FPGAs made for mining could also crack SHA256-hashed passwords.

I'm with RedEmerald; if Bitcoin falls apart, I'll be doing my best to crack the BOINC top 100.

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May 02, 2012, 01:02:32 AM
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Most of the ideas here only work with GPU mining approaches by the way, FPGAs and especially ASICs are only useful for 1 single purpose (mining) - but are far more efficient at that.

It would require some jury-rigging, but I would assume most FPGAs made for mining could also crack SHA256-hashed passwords.

I'm with RedEmerald; if Bitcoin falls apart, I'll be doing my best to crack the BOINC top 100.
and you're willing to pay for all the electricity? I'll just sell my rigs or play crysis 3 on them.

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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May 02, 2012, 01:05:11 AM
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Most of the ideas here only work with GPU mining approaches by the way, FPGAs and especially ASICs are only useful for 1 single purpose (mining) - but are far more efficient at that.

It would require some jury-rigging, but I would assume most FPGAs made for mining could also crack SHA256-hashed passwords.

I'm with RedEmerald; if Bitcoin falls apart, I'll be doing my best to crack the BOINC top 100.
and you're willing to pay for all the electricity? I'll just sell my rigs or play crysis 3 on them.

At least for a while, my electricity is reasonable.

You must have serious skills to play Crysis 3 on multiple computers at once. Wink

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