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    airborne spoon got a reaction from GardenSandwich in Newbie Miner   
    I have my main gaming computer (RX5700 XT) mine ethereum during the night and i have a dedicated mining rig (6x RX 570) that mines etherium 24/7
    I use phoenix miner as its easy and the best one. For my wallet i use metamask it has worked great for me for quite a while. I mine on https://ethermine.org and use https://kraken.com to sell my profits.
    I have 100% free power so it is profitable for me and my mining rig i bought with profits from my bitcoin mining so it was essentially free too. If you have to pay for electricity (as most people do) then it may not be worth it. check out https://www.coinwarz.com/mining/ethereum/calculator and use their calculator to see if it would be worth it for you.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from Benito84 in Nicehash and msi afterburner - 65MH/s vs 85MH/s (DaggerHashimoto)   
    stop using nicehash unless you love to pay fees that aren't necessary.
     
    Anyway GPU mining is all about the VRAM so my 5700xt stock is 1750 ram and i have it at 1900, vs the core clock of 1950 i have it dropped down to 1400 because its not needed and with it clocked lower it saves power and runs cooler, im on water so cooler is a moot point but its always nice to have less heat to dissipate.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from tjrose91 in Kinda new to mining, wanted some suggestions   
    you cant mine BTC with a GPU, and the current block reward is 6.25BTC and if you are a solo miner like me you can look up the odds of finding a block by inputting your hashrate into solochance.com and it'll tell you how long the odds are for you to hit a block 8ph/s usually equates to 1 block every 132 days but it could take longer or shorter. i was solo mining with 120th/s and hit a block when it was still 12.5BTC however there was a glitch in the server i was using at the exact millisecond i found that block and i didnt get the block and that was after 2 weeks when the odds were 26 years to find a block.
    But i digress, no BTC on a GPU
    And don't use nicehash their fees are complete BS. use something like phoenix miner on ethermine, loe fees and very nice UI.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from tikker in big difference in reported and actual hash rate ethermine   
    it takes a while (like an hour or so) for your hash to equalize, there will be large fluctuations in the current hash speed.
    your average will be similar to the reported speed the speed your miner says in screen is the reported speed
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from The_Vaccine in alternatives to nicehash   
    short answer NO
     
    long answer hell no 🤣 if you buy BTC through paypal you are not actually buying BTC as you cant spend or send it anywhere and you don't have a wallet. Basically the BTC bought through paypal is like them saying you own x amount in BTC but you don't have access to it in any way unless you want to sell it back to us. 
    If you want to turn your BTC to a fiat currency like USD or EURO you need to send the coin to a exchange, I use kraken.com and they are very user friendly. once your funds arrive in that account you can then exchange it for fiat, then transfer that to your normal bank account.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from The_Vaccine in alternatives to nicehash   
    I don't know about using it outside NH however, looking at the graph nicehash has on their site you don't gain squat from using it. And you also need to remember there is a variance in your spped just by the nature of it. My mining rig with 6x 570s goes between 140 and 185mh/s so it's hard to justify a .01 boost by using their software. My one 5700xt goes between 44 and 103mh/s.
    Now if it's configureable to mine in a different pool besides NH then I'd say go for it, nothing to lose, but if not I don't see the point in using it.
     

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    airborne spoon got a reaction from The_Vaccine in alternatives to nicehash   
    yeah nicehash fees are complete trash i highly recommend you move somewhere else.
    For profit margins your probably gonna have best returns mining ETH, that's what i have my rig mining at this time.
    i love ethermine.org they have a 1% pool fee which is fine and payouts are consistent and you can set your payout to as low as 0.05 ETH.
    for setup and running i use Phoenix miner its very easy to setup and has a ton of config options, sometimes the newest version comes up as malware with virus programs, (pretty common for mining for some reason) but its totally cool just tell your virus program to ignore that folder and you're good to go
     
    For a wallet you have many options however i always prefer to have my own access to my wallet not someone else for ETH i use MetaMask and some friends use My Ether wallet. there is a ton of options just look at the various ones and decide on what one has the level of security with the level of access you desire.
    For example my BTC wallet I use Bitcoin Core which is very secure but i can only access it on my home computer.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from Going_AFK in Will Mining Hurt My GPU??   
    screw the college its what they get for having such outrageous tuition fees.
    On base housing we have free power but my F@H rigs and everything make my mock bill to be an average of $800 a month, but i dont have to pay it the contractor that own base housing has to pay it and they are complete pieces of trash and suck at life, i even got called into the housing managers office and asked why i use so much power and i told him and he got annoyed and asked me to unplug some of them but i said no because they make me pay $1300 for a POS house that rent should only be like $500 so screw them. But i digress.
     
    To the original question, naw you'll be fine as long as you don't let the cards get too hot. my 570's run about 75c 24/7 for the last year and they are still going strong with no signs of slowing down
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from Video Beagle in Found this at my work, no one can figure out what it is. Though you guys might be able to help!   
    yeah car charger, i would always pull them apart and solder on a connector to a asip battery so we could charge our phones in the field. This was before everyone had a powerbrick but the army always has asip batteries and they are rechargeable  
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from TheBahrbarian in Will Mining Hurt My GPU??   
    screw the college its what they get for having such outrageous tuition fees.
    On base housing we have free power but my F@H rigs and everything make my mock bill to be an average of $800 a month, but i dont have to pay it the contractor that own base housing has to pay it and they are complete pieces of trash and suck at life, i even got called into the housing managers office and asked why i use so much power and i told him and he got annoyed and asked me to unplug some of them but i said no because they make me pay $1300 for a POS house that rent should only be like $500 so screw them. But i digress.
     
    To the original question, naw you'll be fine as long as you don't let the cards get too hot. my 570's run about 75c 24/7 for the last year and they are still going strong with no signs of slowing down
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from james_bond in Mention some of your all time favorite Hollywood movies   
    i guess you are rather young so you don't have knowledge of the great comedies that came before your time.
    Mel Brooks was a comic genius and his movies are pure gold:
    Spaceballs
    Robin Hood Men in Tights
    Blazing Saddles
     
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from Jet_ski in What happens when all the Bitcoins have been mined?   
    that isn't just one transaction cost making up that almost 1 BTC extra that is from about like 3k transactions or more.
    And no the code cant be changed it was designed that way
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from Jet_ski in What happens when all the Bitcoins have been mined?   
    Basically this ^
    Right now the average block is worth 7.1 BTC the reward for finding a new block is 6.25 BTC the rest is transaction fees so once all the halvenings happen and there are no new blocks to be found that current extra bit of fees will be the only amount of money miners will get. However, the last BTC to be mined will occur around 2140. So unless you're going to be living in 120 years from now its not a concern  
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    airborne spoon reacted to Matty2048 in What happens when all the Bitcoins have been mined?   
    https://www.investopedia.com/tech/what-happens-bitcoin-after-21-million-mined/
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from fpo in Mention some of your all time favorite Hollywood movies   
    I'll have you know I'm a millennial, but you have a couple good ones on your list
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from dalekphalm in #Spoilers Mandalorian Finale   
    So when luke came in i was like "Wait WTF he's dead" then i remembered the timeline and how it was based right after the fall of the empire. I was soooooo confused there for like 10 seconds 🤣🤣
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in AMD as well as Nvidia (and/or partners) take advantage of the consumer by skyrocketing the price of graphics cards.   
    I don't see how you cant seem to grasp the concept that everyone is telling you. Its this simple consoles are the same as printers they are sold at a loss meaning NO profit is made when its sold to the end user. The money is made up in spades by the sale of games and stuff, just like printer ink is where they make up the difference on printer sales.
    When you buy a GPU there is no money to be made in any way after the sale so they have to sell it for a profit just like any other goods. this is a very simple concept and i don't see why you don't understand it.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from FakeNSA in Can someone tell me what kind of adapter I need for this plug?   
    I've never, in any context heard of plugs referenced in "type A - N". I work with electricians and have wired up houses and all kinds of electronics for more years than i can remember. 
    Plugs/outlets are either called by their proper name NEMA 1-15 in the case of the OP picture or for what you want to call a "type B" is a NEMA 5-15.
    Or people call them by the countries they are mostly associated with like a NEMA 5-15 is north america, BS 1363 for England, BS 4573 europe, NZS 3112 for australia and asia. Just my .02 on naming conventions with electricity.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from GDRRiley in Can someone tell me what kind of adapter I need for this plug?   
    I've never, in any context heard of plugs referenced in "type A - N". I work with electricians and have wired up houses and all kinds of electronics for more years than i can remember. 
    Plugs/outlets are either called by their proper name NEMA 1-15 in the case of the OP picture or for what you want to call a "type B" is a NEMA 5-15.
    Or people call them by the countries they are mostly associated with like a NEMA 5-15 is north america, BS 1363 for England, BS 4573 europe, NZS 3112 for australia and asia. Just my .02 on naming conventions with electricity.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from oJIMoBOBo in Can someone tell me what kind of adapter I need for this plug?   
    I've never, in any context heard of plugs referenced in "type A - N". I work with electricians and have wired up houses and all kinds of electronics for more years than i can remember. 
    Plugs/outlets are either called by their proper name NEMA 1-15 in the case of the OP picture or for what you want to call a "type B" is a NEMA 5-15.
    Or people call them by the countries they are mostly associated with like a NEMA 5-15 is north america, BS 1363 for England, BS 4573 europe, NZS 3112 for australia and asia. Just my .02 on naming conventions with electricity.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from Doqtori in Can someone tell me what kind of adapter I need for this plug?   
    I've never, in any context heard of plugs referenced in "type A - N". I work with electricians and have wired up houses and all kinds of electronics for more years than i can remember. 
    Plugs/outlets are either called by their proper name NEMA 1-15 in the case of the OP picture or for what you want to call a "type B" is a NEMA 5-15.
    Or people call them by the countries they are mostly associated with like a NEMA 5-15 is north america, BS 1363 for England, BS 4573 europe, NZS 3112 for australia and asia. Just my .02 on naming conventions with electricity.
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    airborne spoon reacted to oeci in Please for the love of God stop using the term "PC Master Race"   
    After having heard this term in many tech youtube videos including LTT and also read it on many forums I finally decided to bring the issue up in this thread. I live in Europe and here the term "Master Race" is commonly associated with Nazi Germany language (a so called Nazism). I don't know whether this is also the case in the U.S. and/ or Canada but let me quote Wikipedia as a reminder:
     
     
    Here is the link to the entire article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_race
     
    As described above the Nazis assumed that they were the "Master Race" and thus superior to any other race on the planet. And some races (most prominently Jews) were deemed so unworthy/ inferior by the Nazis that they should not be allowed to reproduce and therefore needed to be exterminated. So in short words the Nazis used the term "Master Race" as justification for the most gruesome crime against humanity that mankind has ever committed, the industrialized killing of Jews, homosexuals, mentally ill and other people they deemed unworthy/ inferior.
     
    I don't know about you but find it disgusting to use an utterly toxic term like "Master Race" in combination with a hobby like PC gaming that is supposed to be fun. What are we implying here? That console gamers are so inferior/ unworthy that they should be gassed in concentration camps? What about the approximately 40 000 Canadian and the hundreds of thousands of American service men and women who gave their lives in the fight against the terror regime the Nazis established throughout Europe and in parts of Africa? What would they think about us if they saw that we call ourselves the "PC Master Race"?
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties
     
    Given the historic background I strongly believe the term "PC Master Race" is completely inappropriate and should therefore be banned from all future LTT videos and the LTT forums. I constitutes an insult to the millions of victims of the horrible Nazi Regime and their relatives/ descendants and trivializes one of the worst crimes ever committed. Or in other words: I'd rather be an unworthy console gamer than being part of any kind of "Master Race".
     
    @LinusTech @alpenwasser @Glenwing @GzeroD
     
    Thanks in advance for taking my request into consideration.
  23. Informative
    airborne spoon got a reaction from Bensemus in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Investigating Tesla over Premature Media Control Unit Failures   
    I have a tesla and I had my eMMC fail, and i also submitted a file to the NTSHA about it so i have some pretty good first hand knowledge of this subject.
     
    So when the board failed the car still drives and works (some settings defaulted to low prob for safety or something just annoying, so the steering was sloppy and the acceleration was slow) but the main screen (MCU) is off and the turn signals dont work so i had to use hand signals like i was on a bicycle  
    Tesla originally was charging about $500 to do a replacement then lowered it to $350 and now if you can prove that your board is failing its free if you're under 100k miles and 8 years. However, the "prove your board is failing" means that an error message pops up on the screen otherwise its "operating in spec".
     
    Mine failed back in july 2020 and there is a company in So-Cal, EV Fix ME that has the skills and capabilities to fix the eMMC for about the same price as tesla, and since i could just pull apart my MCU and mail the board to them it's a lot easier than getting an appt at tesla 2 weeks out and 2.5 hours away and they at the time were only replacing it with the same part that'll just fail again, (Now they are using a bigger chip so it won't fail in my lifetime) and the guys at ev fix me use a larger chip so it won't run out of writes pretty much ever. The choice of who to get to fix it was quite clear.
    They fixed my board and sent it back to me in like 3 days, its installed for a few months now and its running great.
     
    There reason for the board failure in the first place was they only used an 8GB chip and we all know how the limited writes to SSD's work but the software at the time was sooooo small it seemed logical to use that size and it would be fine. but the file size is now quite a bit bigger and more stuff gets written to it and that is why it went to shit.
     
    Silver'ish lining is tesla said that in Feb 2021 they will have a program to reimburse people that either paid tesla or another company to fix the eMMC so i'll be getting my money back for the issue.
     
    Another thing tesla batteries are getting better all the time and the current ones just got a ~5% range increase from manufacturing changes. and the next battery will be quite something to behold i think its gonna be like a 4680 or so.
     
    And right to repair is very important not only for EV's but all cars, i was very glad to see that it passed in Massachusetts. Now we just need the rest of the country to join in on that, currently there is a free online manual for tesla, (kinda allowed kinda not) and tesla also has their manual online but its not downloadable and its time based to view and quite expensive. But a lot of tesla people are also gar people and like tinkering so the need for proper tools and diag equipment to the public is a good step forward.
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    airborne spoon got a reaction from CarlBar in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Investigating Tesla over Premature Media Control Unit Failures   
    I have a tesla and I had my eMMC fail, and i also submitted a file to the NTSHA about it so i have some pretty good first hand knowledge of this subject.
     
    So when the board failed the car still drives and works (some settings defaulted to low prob for safety or something just annoying, so the steering was sloppy and the acceleration was slow) but the main screen (MCU) is off and the turn signals dont work so i had to use hand signals like i was on a bicycle  
    Tesla originally was charging about $500 to do a replacement then lowered it to $350 and now if you can prove that your board is failing its free if you're under 100k miles and 8 years. However, the "prove your board is failing" means that an error message pops up on the screen otherwise its "operating in spec".
     
    Mine failed back in july 2020 and there is a company in So-Cal, EV Fix ME that has the skills and capabilities to fix the eMMC for about the same price as tesla, and since i could just pull apart my MCU and mail the board to them it's a lot easier than getting an appt at tesla 2 weeks out and 2.5 hours away and they at the time were only replacing it with the same part that'll just fail again, (Now they are using a bigger chip so it won't fail in my lifetime) and the guys at ev fix me use a larger chip so it won't run out of writes pretty much ever. The choice of who to get to fix it was quite clear.
    They fixed my board and sent it back to me in like 3 days, its installed for a few months now and its running great.
     
    There reason for the board failure in the first place was they only used an 8GB chip and we all know how the limited writes to SSD's work but the software at the time was sooooo small it seemed logical to use that size and it would be fine. but the file size is now quite a bit bigger and more stuff gets written to it and that is why it went to shit.
     
    Silver'ish lining is tesla said that in Feb 2021 they will have a program to reimburse people that either paid tesla or another company to fix the eMMC so i'll be getting my money back for the issue.
     
    Another thing tesla batteries are getting better all the time and the current ones just got a ~5% range increase from manufacturing changes. and the next battery will be quite something to behold i think its gonna be like a 4680 or so.
     
    And right to repair is very important not only for EV's but all cars, i was very glad to see that it passed in Massachusetts. Now we just need the rest of the country to join in on that, currently there is a free online manual for tesla, (kinda allowed kinda not) and tesla also has their manual online but its not downloadable and its time based to view and quite expensive. But a lot of tesla people are also gar people and like tinkering so the need for proper tools and diag equipment to the public is a good step forward.
  25. Funny
    airborne spoon reacted to ifMike in If there's ever a need to jump start the earths core, give me a call...   
    Waiting for NASA to call me any time now

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