Saturday, October 18, 2014

Why Are There So Many Alternative Cryptocurrencies?

There exist hundreds of alternative coins. Many of these coins are effectively copies of prior released ones with minor specification alterations to source code. As specified in the course of the book I am writing, coins have differing coin supplies, block times, timestamping methods, hashing algorithms and so on.

Click below to read this interesting article by Chris Thompson.

Why Are There So Many Alternative Cryptocurrencies?

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Niclosamide ethanolamine-induced mild mitochondrial uncoupling improves diabetic symptoms in mice : Nature Medicine : Nature Publishing Group

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has reached an epidemic level globally. Most current treatments ameliorate the hyperglycemic symptom of the disease but are not effective in correcting its underlying cause. One important causal factor of T2D is ectopic accumulation of lipids in metabolically sensitive organs such as liver and muscle.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

101 Life Hacks Guaranteed To Make Your Life Easier - Listsplosion

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101 Life Hacks Guaranteed To Make Your Life Easier - Listsplosion

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Water splitter runs on an ordinary AAA battery -- ScienceDaily

Water splitter runs on an ordinary AAA battery -- ScienceDaily

Now scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that uses an ordinary AAA battery to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis. The battery sends an electric current through two electrodes that split liquid water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Unlike other water splitters that use precious-metal catalysts, the electrodes in the Stanford device are made of inexpensive and abundant nickel and iron.

Friday, August 01, 2014

GawMiners FURY Reviewed!

I finally have a couple of weeks experience with my new Gaw Miners FURY devices!

Firstly lets check out the marketing specs from their web page. And dammit! Its now $10 less than when I bought a couple a few weeks ago in July! I think I need two more now... Maybe GawMiners will LOVE my review with some hardware donations!

DETAILS:
The GAW Miners "Fury" is the world's most efficient Scrypt ASIC miner.
Turbocharge your Litecoin mining with more power efficiency and faster mining speed.

SPECS:
•Pocket sized (if you have giant pockets)
•Quiet operation (about the same level as a gaming PC while playing a full screen FPS)
•Hash Rate: 1.3MH+ (true enough. I am getting 1.444MH average over the past few days)
•Case Material: Aluminum

•Chip: 55nm GAW Miners dedicated ASIC Scrypt (QFN Design)
•Power Consumption: 45W (can't say for certain but yeah. Runs warm so I have the air blowing thru the device right at the brick. It helps!) 

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
1 x GAW Miners Fury
1 x USB DATA cable
1 x Power Supply Unit




















Pretty sharp looking eh? I am IMPRESSED.

It seems to be one big aluminum heat-sink with the board and chips fastened underneath with a space below for clearance. The  bottom has bare bolts for legs that I covered with simple black rubber plumbing 'washers' and fastened with super glue. That seems to help with vibration dampening

I have to say the fit and finish is nice. The performance on my two exceed the 1.3mh spec when 'overclocked' to 328mhz from the stock 300mhz. (learned somewhere online this was a 'sweet spot' for this chip)











It took me about 90 minutes to get both running on the same machine. I searched the interwebs and found a video from a posting on litecointalk. He created an app that would help you configure the settings for your miner! Read the post and view his youtube video. Twice. Pause it where needed! You may 'get it' faster than me..

I downloaded the app from his dropbox but Chrome kept complaining about it so downloaded using IE instead.


















Anyhow, after it downloaded I scanned it thoroughly and told MalwareBytes to allow it. Unzipped it and VIOLA a nice looking and functional APP!



























Just choose from the options to match. I had the Furys so thats what I chose. Step 4 has that clock speed that I used to overclock to 328. Seems fine for my Furys.

The tricky part was getting the drivers to take using the CP210xVCPInstaller. My suggestion is to connect one, install the CP210xVCP drivers, restart pc. Run Zadig to install the Windows USB driver and then run the ASIC Config Start tool. You should then see COM Ports to choose, then ADD. Just watch the command line and make sure that your COM gets added.

I have yet to figure out how to AUTO SCAN for devices. If you figure it out or you are Dryburn, leave me a comment with the solution and I will add!

I typically restart the computer every few days and run this config tool. I especially like that it 'saves' my pool adds and management strategies from session to session. A little experimentation will go a long way!

I proclaim 2 thumbs up for the FURY from GawMiners! I am happy with the hardware.

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