Bincoin mining & GPUs

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dumb typo;
pow(2,255) is roughly equal to the number of electrons==square meters in the visible universe.
added on the 2017-09-05 15:28:29 by ollj ollj
inverse square distribution iny my bitcoins, not a surprise at all.

this is to be expected.

in general 20% of anything have 80% of influence over that thing.
because an inverse square is inherent in too many correlations, especially in (pseudo) random ones.

the 80% can scream how unfair this is, and the top .1% may not care, but there is a mathematical basis for the unequal distribution of power, ending up as y=1/x*x
added on the 2017-09-05 15:32:04 by ollj ollj
@Factor6 - maybe you will appreciate it when the cash will banned or highly limited, and the negative interests rates will be put on your current bank account :)
added on the 2017-09-06 11:08:02 by natalia natalia
actually, Vitalik Buterin was sitting next to me at Revision this year

not that I'm the fan of bloated blockchains, but he was really there? nice he is around..
added on the 2017-09-08 11:47:50 by zden zden
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added on the 2017-11-27 09:00:55 by natalia natalia
That's a lot of carbon dioxide that's gone completely to waste :/
added on the 2017-11-27 09:36:32 by Preacher Preacher
plants have a lot to breathe \o/
added on the 2017-11-27 10:03:11 by rutra80 rutra80
Not completely. It's still a bit nice that its -20C outside today and this dual-GPU "smart heater" not only covers electricity bill for warming up my apartment to about +20C, but also adds some spare change above (roughly amounting to one chocolate bar per day).

Will turn it off when they tune up central heating, though.
added on the 2017-11-27 10:07:19 by provod provod
so in 2028 you'll break even with the costs for that dual-GPU rig, if you manage to stay off the chocolate bars? :)
actually, Vitalik Buterin was sitting next to me at Revision this year

not that I'm the fan of bloated blockchains, but he was really there? nice he is around..

hello Vitalik, i love your coin
added on the 2017-11-28 13:54:38 by wullon wullon
and Stephen Tual (f.e. DAO coder), but he stricktly refused to talk about blockchain :)
added on the 2017-11-28 14:07:16 by natalia natalia
added on the 2017-11-28 14:46:56 by havoc havoc
yeah...wrong website
added on the 2017-11-28 14:59:20 by natalia natalia
yeah, there's bitfellas for bitcoin talk
added on the 2017-11-28 16:01:05 by natalia natalia
huh bitfellas still exists?!
added on the 2017-11-28 16:44:30 by havoc havoc
yes but you're only allowed to post after mining 2 euros worth of bitcoin, so it's a bit silent
Hey guys! Is it too late to buy bitcoins? What will happen to the bitcoin course next? For example, here . it is written that the price will increase. The site has a lot of information about bitcoins and I want to trust them.
added on the 2018-01-05 08:22:36 by Fikly Fikly
Rule of thumb: if you're asking a question like that about any financial tool, then you should stay away from it.
added on the 2018-01-05 08:43:55 by Zavie Zavie
Ah I've been fooled, that was probably a spam bot.
added on the 2018-01-05 08:44:40 by Zavie Zavie
We needs demos and intros in VR on blockchain = Demoverse! And we needs that Nakamoto and Vitalik will buy Atari and Commodore logos and all hw/sw patents and they will produce Amiga 5000 and Falcon 060!
added on the 2018-01-05 08:47:38 by elan elan
What? There are patents about Atari/Amiga tech that did not expire yet?
added on the 2018-01-05 15:30:49 by natalia natalia
Hello Pulko.Will complete your Ataris for Forever this week.
Amiga maybe.But Atari is releasing they new AtariBox console.So they probablly will sell XE,ST,A2600,A7800...Games as Nintendo did.So they will renew their patents fees.As I know only Atari Jaguar and Lynx Handheld Hasbro (ex-atari owner) has released as public domain...
added on the 2018-01-06 12:09:16 by elan elan
Ah, you mean author rights on software. That's indeed different, it lasts for 70 years at least. But patents expire after 20 years "only", so anyone could manufacture clone hardware (this makes things like the MiST and the Minimig legally possible).