14 Jul '17, 8am

World’s Worst Bitcoin Mining Rig https://t.co/WdUG5tigOq

World’s Worst Bitcoin Mining Rig https://t.co/WdUG5tigOq

Even if we don’t quite understand what’s happening in a Bitcoin mine, we all pretty much know what’s needed to set one up. Racks of GPUs and specialized software will eventually find a few of these vanishingly rare virtual treasures, but if you have enough time, even a Xerox Alto from 1973 can be turned into a Bitcoin mine . As for how much time it’ll take [Ken Shirriff]’s rig to find a Bitcoin, let’s just say that his Alto would need to survive the heat death of the universe. About 5000 times. And it would take the electricity generated by a small country to do it. Even though it’s not exactly a profit center, it gives [Ken] a chance to show off his lovingly restored Alto. The Xerox machine is the granddaddy of all modern PCs, having introduced almost every aspect of the GUI world we live in. But with a processor built from discrete TTL chips and an instruction set that d...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/07/14/worlds-worst-bitcoin-minin...

Tweets

BITCOIN MINER: The rise of Ethereum could help some bitcoin miners

BITCOIN MINER: The rise of Ethereum could help ...

businessinsider.de 13 Jul '17, 8pm

Bitcoin mining gets more difficult over time, and so it now takes more electricity and money to mine for the cryptocurrenc...

Can You Guess Which Automaker is World’s Most Popular? https://t.co/K7oyH0moUR

Can You Guess Which Automaker is World’s Most P...

hybridcars.com 13 Jul '17, 8pm

The most popular automaker in the world is Toyota and the competition isn’t even close. According to a new study conducted...

Researchers create the world’s first wireless pacemaker https://t.co/tG0dNzB5wc

Researchers create the world’s first wireless p...

element14.com 14 Jul '17, 3pm

Researchers from Rice University and Texas Heart Institute have created a small, wireless pacemaker that uses microwaves f...

World’s Total Animal Numbers Dropped ~50% Over ...

planetsave.com 14 Jul '17, 12pm

The number of individual animals in the world — amongst birds, amphibians, mammals, and reptiles, etc. — has been reduced ...

via @Ethical_Corp

ethicalcorp.com 14 Jul '17, 1pm

But we want to do more. We want to equip the science community with the kind of resources it needs to fight climate change...

Mining Bitcoin Using Old Computers and Retro Gaming Consoles

Mining Bitcoin Using Old Computers and Retro Ga...

news.bitcoin.com 16 Jul '17, 11pm

One bitcoin enthusiast has done just that a few times with older computers. Ken Shirriff is well-known in the bitcoin comm...

Singapore Airlines awarded World’s Best Airline 2017 - LUXUO: https://t.co/PhKA0etVcy

Singapore Airlines awarded World’s Best Airline...

luxuo.com 15 Jul '17, 5am

Travelling in style is never easy and when you need to jet off around the world, knowing which airline provides you with t...

Cryptocurrency mining is placing real demands o...

digitaltrends.com 07 Jul '17, 6pm

Why it matters to you That ultra-powerful Bitcoin or Ethereum mining system you're running uses enough electricity to powe...

Janet Yellen's Bitcoin Troll Gets $15,000 In Donations

Janet Yellen's Bitcoin Troll Gets $15,000 In Do...

zerohedge.com 14 Jul '17, 2am

“Behind the conflict is an ideological split about bitcoin’s rightful identity. The community has bitterly argued whether ...

Viabtc Launching Bitcoin Cash Token and Mining Pool for Bitcoin ABC

Viabtc Launching Bitcoin Cash Token and Mining ...

news.bitcoin.com 17 Jul '17, 10am

Major mining pool and bitcoin exchange Viabtc has announced the launch of their new mining pool designed for “Bitcoin Cash...

The Reason Why Bitcoin Miners Dedicate Time to ...

news.bitcoin.com 10 Jul '17, 3pm

Thank you, Jamie! Very often I get into spats with non-miners on Transaction Delay or what they call backlog. In addition ...

Bitcoin's Price Surge is Making Hobby Mining Pr...

coindesk.com 09 Jul '17, 11am

Roque Solis never imagined the bitcoin mining equipment he bought in February would have already paid for itself. And on t...

What you don't know about Bitcoin can hurt you

What you don't know about Bitcoin can hurt you

mashable.com 19 Jul '17, 11am

Money is pretty simple nowadays: A piece of paper or a digital asset that you can exchange for goods and services. Someone...

Fidget Spinners Put The ‘S’ In STEAM Education ...

hackaday.com 14 Jul '17, 8pm

Centrifuges are vital to the study of medicine, chemistry, and biology. They’re vital tools to separate the wheat from the...