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About Dirk

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    Junior Member

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    Backend Services Developer


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    i9 9900k
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    Asus Maximus Hero XI
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    32GB @3200Mhz
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    EVGA 2080 TI Black Edition
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    Fractal Design Define C
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    Intel 660p 1tb NVME SSD
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    Corsair 850w
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    Alienware 34" 1400p Ultrawide
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    EVGA 240mm
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    A clicky clacky one

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  1. Any trouble with it on Linux?
  2. Yes need RJ-45 and would like to keep it in the same price range as the Aquantia cards. ~$100, but if there is something that's more and worth the extra money I would consider it.
  3. I have been using the pro and gaming version of the Aquantia AQtion 10G cards and have had great luck with them so far. However, I can't seem to find any available anymore. Any suggestions on what would be a good alternative or call me a liar and can share where there located? Located in the US.
  4. I guess I'll put in my two cents. I spent a year as an intern and been a full time employee for about 7 months now in the financial industry, so everything I say is from that point of view. Java dominates backend development in the enterprise space and most newer projects will be using Spring and Spring Boot. Some jobs maintain old code and some are making new code. Having a strong object oriented programming (OOP) foundation in Java is going to be your most valuable skill. The core fundamentals of OOP can be transferred around to other languages if an opportunity opens up that isn't Java. Now for your questions: Your gut feeling in your original post seems to be about right from my experience as far as technologies go. The only change I would make is putting git first. Not everyone likes it, but it's the industry standard. If some company want's you to use something different, they will teach you. If you have no programming experience go with Java first. Having frontend knowledge is good, but I doubt any would be expected from a junior backend developer. It would be a nice bullet point on a resume though. In my experience, the most learning you will do is from senior developers on your team. Take every opportunity you can to learn from them no matter what. Pair programming, reviewing your pull requests, reading a book they suggest, or asking direct questions. DO IT. That's how you will learn. Since no one has suggested any books yet, I'll suggest a few that I read last two years that are better than any college/online course: Clean Code by Rob Martin (This is the book to live by) The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas (This is the mindset you need to have) Test Driven Development: By Example by Kent Beck (This will make future you hate past you less) @FakezZ Is also giving some great advice. There are many paths to get to where you want to be. You just have to find your own.
  5. You'll want to get your own wallet. I would suggest exodus. Just paste in your new address into where they had theirs.
  6. The general go to miner for ethereum is the Claymore miner right now. As far as setting it up there are plenty of guides out there, but for an easy fix there is a youtuber who makes a pre-made multiminer. It's just a fancy bat file with all of the miners included so you just select what you want to mine and it mines it. Here is a link for that. Now with that many rigs I feel like your friend should look into a linux bases solution as they can be much better for multiple rigs. I personally use Simplemining, but there are others out there. Some issues that you might run into: 3gb cards can no longer mine eth in Windows 10. You will most definitely need to increase your virtual memory. Physically touch the power cables with your hand to make sure they are not hot to the touch. If they are then that's a problem. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask here or dm me.
  7. To compare, a single Vega 56 gets ~1,696 H/s at ~284 watts. While two of them would be around $220 more upfront, you get 1,242 H/s more for the same wattage. Thelz's comment about new coins being CPU mined is an interesting way to look at things. The short term profits that you can get on some of the more promising new coins can be quite lucrative. I managed to get into Ravencoin in the first few days with just my 5820k and I was able to mine ~700k coins. Having a dedicated server for doing just that is very attractive.
  8. I started turning a profit a few weeks ago on my $2200 rig. I'm mining Zencash at the moment.
  9. When will the craze be over? Who knows, there are plenty of other coins that make a profit right now besides Ethereum. Now as @Princess Cadence mentioned, the market will probably take some time to even out. The biggest worry you should have right now is if the mining cards aren't an incentive enough for miners to buy. If their price point ins't low enough, miners will just keep buying gaming cards to keep a high resell value if they ever decide to sell.
  10. A part of me hopes that the new mining cards will help alleviate the GPU market, but if the price ins't low enough then miners will still go for gaming cards to keep a higher resell value if they ever want out.
  11. Looks solid. Only thing I would consider is going with the 6 core 5820k, but I doubt it would make a difference compaired to the 6700k. Check out this article from Logical Incitements about streaming.
  12. The music seems a little off to me, but nothing to have a temper tantrum over.