As a hobby I mine crypto currencies. After all when your work station has a couple of high end GPUs why not? Of course those of you in the know, obviously know I am not mining bitcion, but rather one of the hundreds of other ALT coins that are still minable with GPU, and haven't been taken over by the ASICs... yet.. Forever I have done pool mining, but recently I decided to give SOLO mining a try, and now I will likely never go back.
When Sony's A99ii Full Frame DSLT camera came out it had leading specs that people like me drooled over. But unfortunately it seems that Sony never intended pros to use this camera's 4K video recording for more than a minute of video. I guess they want us to fork out the big bucks for a dedicated Video Camera, rather than have the novelty of an all in one Photo / Video machine. After several years I think I have found the cause of the overheating, and its all in the batteries.
I was about to reinstall my entire OS to fix this issue, then one last attempt to determine the cause and I found it. If you recently started having problems with Dreamweaver CS3 or any version for that matter, crashing when you attempted to open certain files, then I found the cause. Its in your code, not Adobe's
I am a huge fan of Democratic Candidate Yang. A real Tech guy that gets it, But I am not such a fan of his $1000/month per person Freedom Dividend. If he gets elected and actually gets this thing through the House and Senate ( unlikely ) here is what it would do to the economy.
If you have 1 or more beefy graphics cards in your desktop PC you may be tempted to mine crypto when you are not
wasting your life away playing games bring productive. However there are risks to running your GPUs at full throttle for hours, days or even months on end. Even if you throttle your GPUs so they their temps don't go over a certain level, the other components inside your PC case may not be up to the task.
The democratic leadership, Bernie Sanders and AOC. Have introduced a bill that would cap Interest rates on Credit Cards at 15%. To anyone with credit card debt this sounds like a great idea. Here is how it will affect the overall economy.
Normally when a web server goes down you would think its from something major, like a power outage, or a disk failure. In my case it was a failing 2.5" 2TB WD Green drive. In case anyone else has failing server, this might help you.
Over the holiday Weekend I got a chance to spend some quality time with family. The topics ranged from cars, to investing. On the investing topic I shared my thoughts on crypto, which is always a huge risk being most people not in crypto have a hard time getting their heads around the concept. My Uncle was more for slow and steady investing using high value stocks that pay dividends. He had a great advice, but ultimately the returns from componding Dividents from ATT Stock doesn't come anywhere close to crypto. I decided to work the math to give an example.
Even though the estimates are all over the place we an make some predictions based on performance of past models.
Over time Bitcoin has gone from being a highly decentralized network with thousands of computers mining for coins, to the consolidation of miners into pools, then finally the mega mining farms running ASIC hardware. The result is Bitcoins are now mined by only a handful of pools. This brings increasing risk to the network, as all it takes is for a major player to be taken out and the bitcoin network would stall.