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tikker

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About tikker

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    Astronomy, electronics, computers and technology in general. I also dabble in calligraphy in my spare time.
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    I'm an astronomer and in my free time I like to play around with electronics and computer related things.

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    Intel Core i7 7700K
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    Asus ROG Strix Z270F Gaming
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    GSKILL Trident Z 16GB@3200MHz
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    Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti FE
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    Corsair Crystal 570X
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    250 GB Crucial BX100 SSD + 2TB Seagate HDD + 1TB WD Green
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    EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1000W
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    Asus VG248QE 24"
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    Custom loop
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    Corsair K70 RGB
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    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

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  1. For most stuff physics and astronomy are dominated by Python in my experience. For the more important things C is the go to language. Fortran sticking around is part the age old "don't fix what isn't broken" and part its number crunching abilities as (to my limited Fortran knowledge) it's still king for certain tasks. You may be able to reach the same level by writing highly optimal C code, I don't know.
  2. Wouldn't surprise me. FORTRAN has the habit of refusing to die in academic circles.
  3. Or until difficulty adjusts; whichever comes first. Yeah that's how it was designed. The network aims to process a block every 10 minutes, with difficulty being adjusted every 2016 blocks. Taking out a large amount of hashpower will temporarily slow things down as difficulty is still based on when they were there. After 2016 blocks it should adjust though and it will be "back to normal" so to say.
  4. Haha true. Funny and interesting what a strong polarizing effect crypto has. Ah. I based this on that my power plan from my provider was cheaper for gray energy than green energy and that my university still benefits greatly from gray over green. Good to know that it's cheaper now though.
  5. I wonder if it will propagate and more countries will start attacking it more aggressively. Yes people around the world are trying, except the ones that should be. Ideally we all do our part, but still the majority of CO2 still comes from just a few companies. The problem is that green energy is expensive and there are little to no incentives for the big players to switch. Bitcoin is the lesser one to worry about so far in the grand scheme of things. Not to say we shouldn't find an alternative to the mining, it is using a huge amount of power, but also not all from gray energy.
  6. Exactly lol. They already have your profile based on so many other things, they probably haven't even needed cookies for a while. They've just found the ultimate way and want to distract us by getting rid of cookies.
  7. If you hover over the card name it'll show assumed settings. I know we differ in opinion about this, but every time I tried for me whattomine has always been accurate whereas e.g. coinwarz couldn't be further from the truth. If I changed settings and my hashrate changed because of that, then its two fields to update and done.
  8. True. I was already talking from a crypto point of view. Most people indeed don't even know what Bitcoin is, let alone their alternatives.
  9. From a mining perspective you're right. I wouldn't have joined if that bothered me. The market is volatile though. Seeing double digit rises and falls over short time scales isn't unusual. I'm in for the long term as well, so all I care about is that on average it'll go up. It still fluctuates a lot though and I can totally understand that one just isn't comfortable with seeing such fluctuations. So indeed it's not a reason to stay away from it on its own I think, only if you can't handle seeing it bounce up and down a lot.
  10. If you are trying to convince people that Bitcoin doesn't scale, save your breath. You're preaching to the choir. Everyone is aware that Bitcoin does not deal well with scaling at all and is not suitable as an actual day-to-day currency. Ethereum neither for the moment, but expansions soon should alleviate it a little. This is the reason why there are multiple alts that aim to be actual usable currency with fast transaction speeds. Nano is one of them, and recent tests show a supposed 1500 transactions per second in the current beta. The saddest thing is that of all the things we have
  11. I thought it was clear, but I guess I should have added /s to that first sentence as it was more a joke. Maybe I should have been a bit more specific. With backed I refer to the value aspect. Fiat money is not backed by anything in the sense that there is no gold or other valuable material tied to it. Its value comes from it being legal tender.
  12. Profits decline slowly over time because the difficulty increases as more people start mining.
  13. Decentralisation for one. See this is what I don't see happening. Very few alts already make it, because there is more to a cryptocoin than just being a cryptocoin. Because effectively a digital euro isn't different from the regular euro I don't see it devalueing or ending crypto. The digital euro is almost the complete opposite of what crypto wants to be. It's even more centralised than fiat almost as there'd be only a single bank, the ECB. I think Ethereum is here to stay. Bitcoin is becoming more akin to gold. It can still do what it was intended for, but functionality wise
  14. Check https://whattomine.com to see if it'll be profitable for you after power costs. Also keep in mind you'll first mine back the purchase cost before you start making profit. For 1060 only consider the 6 GB version, not the 3 GB.
  15. You should keep the price in because that's what really determines what you'll get. Best card to get is a 3090, but you are not willing or able to spend (over) $2000 on a card.
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