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Job karma boost. I asked for karma on no agenda social and it worked. I got a major promotion and I've been on cloud 9 all day. I emptied out my Fountain wallet because I want to put karma back out into the world.
EPISODE
1552 - "Old Trout"
No Agenda Episode 1552 - "Old Trout" "Old Trout" Executive Producers: Builder Mike Dennis O'Brien Corporate legal Eagle Sir BNA Maynard Throne Christopher Pagels Michael Dorman Lauren Paliwoda Greg Birch Baron of Whistler Associate Executive Producers: Sir John of the Dunkirk Mudflats Sir Tooth Fairy Become a member of the 1553 Club, support the show here Boost us with with Podcasting 2.0 Certified apps: Podverse - Podfriend - Breez - Sphinx - Podstation - Curiocaster - Fountain Art By: Comic Strip Blogger End of Show Mixes: Able Kirby - Deez Laughs - Billy Bon3s - Dustin Jones Engineering, Stream Management & Wizardry Mark van Dijk - Systems Master Ryan Bemrose - Program Director Back Office Jae Dvorak Chapters: Dreb Scott Clip Custodian: Neal Jones Clip Collectors: Steve Jones & Dave Ackerman NEW: and soon on Netflix: Animated No Agenda No Agenda Social Registration Sign Up for the newsletter No Agenda Peerage ShowNotes Archive of links and Assets (clips etc) 1552.noagendanotes.com Directory Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used) archive.noagendanotes.com RSS Podcast Feed Full Summaries in PDF No Agenda Lite in opus format NoAgendaTorrents.com has an RSS feed or show torrents Last Modified 05/04/2023 16:45:35This page created with the FreedomController Last Modified 05/04/2023 16:45:35 by Freedom Controller
4 May • 3hr 9m
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EPISODE
Bitesize Bitcoin - Mining Server Components.
Bitesize Bitcoin Bitcoin Mining Server Components Emergentism, is the belief that complex systems can exhibit properties or behaviours that are not present in their individual components. Such is the case with a Bitcoin miner. In today’s Bitesize Bitcoin, we will review the components that comprise a common, air-cooled, single-phase powered, Bitcoin miner.  A mining rig is in many ways less complex than other electronic devices we use every day as it is designed to perform only one function. It is comprised of a case, a control board, hashboards, ASIC chips, a power supply, fans, and wiring connecting them all together. Control Board: The control board is the central hub of the machine. It is responsible for controlling the other components of the rig and communicating with the greater Bitcoin network. It serves as the central hub for all the machine's hardware and software components. The control board contains a microcontroller, RAM, and other supporting chips and circuitry. It has connectors for various peripherals like temperature sensors, network connection, power supply, and fans and is responsible for controlling and monitoring the operation of the rig. The control board… Controls the power supply to the miner, including the power draw of the ASIC chips, fans, and other components. It also monitors the power consumption of the machine to ensure that it is operating efficiently. It monitors the temperature of the ASICs and other components, and it adjusts the power and cooling accordingly. The control board monitors the operation of the miner and detects any hardware or software failures. It can also protect the miner from overloading or other potential damage by shutting it down in case of a fault. With firmware like Braiins or Vnish these shutdown parameters can be set by the user. It tracks the performance of the miner and provides real-time updates on mining statistics, such as hash rate, pool stats like accepted and rejected shares, temperature, fan speed, and power consumption. It also provides error logs and other diagnostic information to help miners troubleshoot. The control board includes a processor, ARM, FPGA, or a combination of both, to handle the calculations and communicate those tasks to the hashboards. It includes a small amount of RAM and storage, such as an SD card, to store software and data. Contains a variety of ports, such as USB and Ethernet, to connect to other hardware components and the network. It is also equipped with an LED display to indicate network connection status And contains reset and ip report buttons. Fans: The fans blow air over the ASIC chips and other components to cool them down. Whatsminer and the Bitmain S9 use two 12V, 7-9amp fans. The S19’s use four smaller 2.7 amp 12V fans. Machines are designed to operate within a certain temperature range, the S9 and Whatsminer have an operating temperature range of 0-40°C, S19’s range is -5-45°C.  Case: The case is the enclosure that holds all the components of the machine. The cases are aluminum, particularly stylish, and protect the internal components and provide a mounting point for various peripheries like fans and power supplies.  Power Supply:  The power supply does what it says it does, supplies power to the machines. It does this through a transformer and voltage regulator to convert AC to the DC power required by the machine. Common power supplies are the Bitmain APW12 and APW3+. As well as the Whatsminer PD21/22.  Power supplies consist of several key components:  Power conversion module, which converts AC to DC  Power distribution board, which routes the DC power to the various components of the rig. Cooling system, yes power supplies have fans on them as well  Connector pins: Single-phase power supplies have 3 pins, 2 hots and a ground, no neutral. Neutral is alternated between the two hots during their phases. Wall plugs and pdu’s need to be 3-prong outlets. The fact that there is not a dedicated neutral means proper grounding is of utmost importance.  Bitmain has a c13 to c14 connector on the back of their power supplies. 1 on the s9 and two inputs for the S19. A C13 connector is a standard power connector that is commonly used on computers and other consumer electronics. Newer Whatsminers use a C19/C20 combination The C19/C20 connector is a heavy-duty power connector that is more commonly used in datacenters and other industrial settings. It is similar to a C13 connector, but it has a larger and more durable construction and is rated for higher levels of current and voltage. Bitmain continues to use the C13/C14 connector even though they are rated for less amperage. They achieve this by using two connectors on their power supply. Note: ASIC manufacturers are designing gear more and more to the specifications of larger mining operations. Both Bitmain and Whatsminer’s water cooled offerings, The Whatsminer M53 and the Antminer S19 XP hydro are 3-phase powered. Meaning smaller operations would have to either have 3-phase power or have a device that can convert single-phase to 3-phase. Hashboard and ASIC Chips The hashboard is a printed circuit board that contains the ASIC chips that do the actual mining calculations. The hashboard is a specialized circuit board that contains the ASIC chips and other components responsible for the ASICs. The hashboard also includes voltage regulators, power connectors, and other supporting circuitry. The ASIC (as you probably know stands for application-specific integrated circuit) is the heart of the machine, not so much the brains but the brawn. It is a microprocessor that has been specifically designed to perform the hash function and is made of millions of transistors, which are tiny electronic switches that can be turned on or off to perform calculations. The chips are designed to perform our beloved SHA-256 hash function. Contrary to popular belief, miners aren’t performing complex mathematical calculations, the process of performing the SHA-256 hash function on an ASIC involves a lot of intricate, but low-level operations. The power of an ASIC mining rig is in its ability to do a lot of those operations quickly. The constant switching on and off of these micro transistors creates a great deal of heat. Heat that is dissipated through convection, conduction, and radiation via fans or immersion fluid. Heatsinks are used to increase the surface area of the chip They are typically made of metal with a large surface and are attached to the chips through a thermal interface material or TIM. TIM, such as thermal grease, thermal paste, and indium foil, is used to transfer heat from the ASIC chips  Tie them together: The communication between the control board and the hashboard and the control board and the greater Bitcoin network is the most important part of a Bitcoin mining server. All other elements of the machines are to support that protocol. The control board sends data to the hashboard to be hashed, and the hashboard sends the results back to the control board. The control board then sends the results to the network to be verified and added to the blockchain. The control board communicates with the network through a protocol called Stratum. Stratum is a networking protocol that is used as a relay between mining devices and mining pool servers. It is a simple text-based protocol that allows the miners to request work from the server and submit their results. Stratum V2 is an updated version of the protocol that adds additional features. See the #PlebMinerMonth interview with Jan Capek from Braiins to learn more about Stratum V2. We colloquially call miners “ASICs”, but an ASIC is a type of chip, not the entire system. A play on Aristotle’s musings, “concerning a system which is comprised of several components; the whole should not be defined by an individual part.” Bob Burnett (@boomer_btc) CEO of Barefoot Mining often sounds the trumpet on this issue, the misuse of the term ASIC. Bob prefers mining server, mining system, or the more Plebby term, mining rig. Our vernacular is full of misnomers and the horse is out of the barn with the use of the term ASIC to describe a mining rig, but in respect to Bob Burnett, we will do our very best to only refer to ASICs as the chips on a hashboard.   twitter - @MaxBitbuybit twitter - @bitbuybitpod Website - https://ungovernablemisfits.com     As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions.   Today you can exchange $1 for 4710 Sats (Sale ends soon.)   Thank you Foundation Devices for sponsoring the show.  Use code BITBUYBIT at check out for $10 off your purchase
17 Jan • 11m 3s
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7 Jan • 2m 11s
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2 Jan
Today I learned I helped create a Super Baby.
EPISODE
88: Business Decision
Moe Factz with Adam Curry for December 30th 2022, Episode number 88 - "Business Decision" Description Adam and Moe take on race in professional football Download the mp3 Chapter Architect: Dreb Scott Big Baller Executive Producers: Jim Lavin James Lawler Taylor Butcher Tajvia Willis Kyle Mann Josiah Hendrickson Melissa Reeve Brandon Archer Harold Kammermeyer Show 88 Donation Josiah Hendrickson Associate Executive Producers Amy M Benjamin Capital T Edwin Torres James Poulos Jermaine Coston Matt B Michael Romano Scott R Transcript Database Check out the show on Podcasting 2.0! Boost us with Value 4 Value on: ShowNotes Clips Music in this Episode Intro: JSU - Knuck if you Buck - 15 seconds Outro: Neck - Southern University Marching Band - 22 seconds ShowNotes Archive Donate to the show at moefundme.com Search for us in your podcast directory or use this link to subscribe to the feed Podcast Feed For more information: MoeFactz.com Last Modified 12/30/2022 15:31:45 by Freedom Controller
30 Dec • 3hr 49m
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6 Dec
I'm depressed, hope this makes me happy.
EPISODE
CD82: Bitcoin Lightning Privacy Research + Browser Based Mutiny Wallet with Ben Carman, Paul Miller, and Tony
support dispatch: https://geyser.fund/project/citadel EPISODE: 82 BLOCK: 766044 PRICE: 5906 sats per dollar TOPICS: lightning privacy tradeoffs and concerns, building a lightning wallet that works in any browser, app store limitations, auto update tradeoffs, implications of artificial intelligence GUESTS: @benthecarman, @futurepaul, tony twitch: https://twitch.tv/citadeldispatch youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@citadeldispatch bitcointv: https://bitcointv.com/video-channels/citadeldispatch/videos podcast: https://www.podpage.com/citadeldispatch telegram: https://t.me/citadeldispatch stream sats to the show: https://www.fountain.fm/ join the chat: https://matrix.to/#/#citadeldispatch:bitcoin.kyoto
6 Dec • 2hr 21m
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Thank you for Pleb Miner Month I learned a lot and have new projects to work on. I'll definitely reach out when I need help.
EPISODE
Pleb Miner Month Finale
Pleb Miner Month Finale We did it! We managed to present and entire month (ahem, make that 2 months) of mining content focused on the Pleb Miner. Max, Jon, and Sarah took on the task of herding cats in this #PlebMinerMonth finale featuring: @SalGoodHODL, @hashing2heating, @406Bitcoin, @techengineer21, @DCentralTech, @pwmarcinko, @BingBong_BTC, @ZuccThis, @KaboomracksAlex, @bitcoinbassload, @btctwatterpants, and @Schnitzel.   #PlebMinerMonth started out as a proposal to feature Pleb Miners at a mining conference and grew into so much more. Max and Jon merely set the wheels in motion, the #PlebMinerMonth crew took it from there and as the month rolled on, more and more Plebs hopped on the train. Now it’s a perpetual motion machine speeding along under its own power.    We launched #PlebMinerMonth with Jon’s “What is a Pleb Miner” Bitesize Bitcoin and a pod with Max and @Diverter_NoKYC. The launch was fitting as many Pleb Miners were inspired to do so because of Diverter’s “Mining for the Streets’ article. Just as Mining for the Streets kicked off many into mining, we hope that #PlebMinerMonth will do the same for a new generation of miners.  During the month we featured articles from @Smidnico, @Marketsbylili, @Schnitzel, energy market updates from @bitcoinbassload, as well as Stormcrow from @SovrnBitcoiner. A BlackBox build guide from @YooperHODL, Bitesize Bitcoins from @BingBong_BTC and @ZuccThis and several awesome interviews, some that have yet to air! We gave away ASIC miners from @Kaboomracks, @pwmarcinko, @btctwatterpants, @406Bitcoin, @DCentralTech, @mrcdbrown3 and Jon. We were moved at the willingness of Plebs to #HashTheTorch. We awarded UngovernableMisfits.com gear such as Pleb Miner Skull t-shirts and hoodies, and gear donated by @onthebrinkie from @NoderunnersShop. Braiins was a major sponsor of the month, they donated limited edition clothing, Bitcoin mining handbooks, and a very generous amount of sats to cover the shipping for all the giveaways. @ZuccThis donated 3D printed fans shrouds from ASICFanShrouds.com. We also gave away @SeedSigner build kits, @FOUNDATIONdvcs Passports, and a @RoninDojoNode Bakuto. The amount of equipment and prizes that we were able to distribute to the Plebs was more than we expected. It was due to the incredible generosity of the Bitcoin Pleb movement that we had the privilege of dishing out the swag.  Thank You from Max, Mr. Crown, Jon, and Sarah to everyone listed above as well as: @TheGianMendoza, @artdesignbySF, @HodlRev, @bitcoinbabybee, @BonHodl, @stillBTC, @urningushem, and @x218935 and of course thank you to the Plebs who listened, interacted with us on Fountain and Twitter, and read the articles. You have inspired us more that you can ever know, LFG!!!
Nov 1 2022 • 2hr 39m
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Nov 1 2022 • 1m 25s
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Oct 21 2022
Privacy shouldn't be this hard. I'm glad to be part of this community.
EPISODE
Hash privately and store sats securely with BQA & Lili
The aim of todays episode is to help bitcoin users hash privately and store sats securely. Bitcoin is a very powerful tool for anyone wishing to take control and protect themselves, but like any tool it must be respected and used correctly. Ive chosen my two guests for todays episode because they put out some of the best content available and have a huge amount of knowledge on mining, security and privacy. We cover mining and a step by step walkthrough from buying the machine, plugging in, choosing a pool to conjoin and storage. i really hope you enjoy the show and find it helpful. We also announce a very special giveaway so keep an eye out on twitter and UM for a chance to win.   Show guests   twitter - @BitcoinQ_A twitter - @Marketsbylili   twitter - @MaxBitbuybit twitter - @bitbuybitpod Website - https://ungovernablemisfits.com     As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions. Today you can exchange $1 for 5274 Sats (Sale ends soon.) Thank you Foundation Devices for sponsoring the show.  Use code BITBUYBIT at check out for $10 off your purchase
Oct 21 2022 • 50m
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EPISODE
Rabbit Hole Recap #223: Miner Pain Is Here
This week Marty and Matt discuss: - hodlonaut defeats csw - bitcoin mining council releases statement on energy use, claims to represent nearly 50% of hash - bitmex renews calvin kims grant for utreexo work - LND v0.15.3-beta - Echo v0.0.1 - Impervious Browser Alpha for Mac and Linux - Fund Tor nodes with bitcoin - Riot announces new mining facility in Texas - Fall of Hydra Market - Erlay progress - BOJ announces bond buying Shoutout to our sponsors: Unchained Capital Braiins HodlHodl CrowdHealth Blockstream TFTC Merch is Available: Shop Now Join the TFTC Movement: Main YT Channel Clips YT Channel Website Twitter Instagram Follow Marty Bent: Twitter Newsletter Podcast Follow Odell: Twitter Newsletter Podcast
Oct 20 2022 • 1hr 53m
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Oct 18 2022
Just because I like technology and this is Rad.
EPISODE
Read_664 - Bitcoin Astronomy, The Third Law - Part 2 [Dhruv Bansal]
"But if technological civilizations are more common, then we must resolve the Fermi Paradox in a different way. We know that any “solution” is really an a reflection in the mirror of universality, an interpretation of humanity’s future based on what one believes about the present. With this understanding, and with many speculations about the Laws of Bitcoin Astronomy and alien blockchains behind us, we propose a new solution to the Fermi Paradox (a member of the “they’re waiting for our signal” family): we haven’t detected alien civilizations because we only just built bitcoin." - Dhruv Bansal Today we conclude the fascinating Bitcoin Astronomy Series with the second half of Part 3, The Third Law of Bitcoin Astronomy. Below is the LINK TO THE FIRST HALF IF YOU MISSED IT! You will likely have no idea what is going on otherwise. Also links to Parts I and II of the series are below as we extend the concepts of the Hash Horizon and the scale of blockchains needed to bridge a civilization that spans a solar system and beyond. With that, let's dive back into The Third Law... LISTEN TO THE FIRST HALF: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4jTr1Nadq5dtiQUs7UvJzz?si=4f11eb77e58e4ff5 Links to the original article at the Unchained Capital blog as well as the first 2 parts below: Part I: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4F9cNWswfA0MifloQsIo8R?si=d87751e8ad864e1b Part II: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3uKiXD8MZImtGUhJBkpzHg?si=75e370306bef4d8f Part III: https://unchained.com/blog/bitcoin-astronomy-part-iii/ A few other great works mentioned in the Guy's Take: Quittem's Bitcoin is a Pioneer Species: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0n4BDOodSPaIB5HpksnJOT?si=7b9ff43f66ed4953 Bitcoin is Element Zero by Ioni Appelberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12zBLvoVRFQ&t=0s Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 20% off with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 5,000 FREE SATS at (guyswann.com/fold) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
Oct 18 2022 • 1hr 1m
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EPISODE
AI Pro Energy & CoinHeated
AI Pro Energy & CoinHeated   In this #PlebMinerMonth Episode we speak with Anton from AIPro Energy and CoinHeated. They have partnered on production of Coin Heated’s HotBox Liu, an innovative pump-free immersion tank built exclusively for Bitmain Antminer S19s. Coin Heated tells of the development of the HotBox and its unique features. The HotBox Liu hold 6 S19s (3 on each side). The machines are placed exhaust side down into the tank and rest upon stands that keeps the bottom elevated. The stock axial fans remain on the machines while the rear fans are removed. The oil flow is pulled through the machines as opposed to traditional immersion designs which allow fluid to simply rise through the machines or make use of external pumps that push the oil through. The oil is pulled through the cards and across the ASIC chips, the oil is the forced to the center where it meets the force of oil from the opposing machines. The oil is forced through the heat exchangers located in the center of the tank and cooled. The dielectric coolant in the tank comes to a soft rolling bubble, keeping the oil and therefore the ASIC chips at a steady temperature. The heat exchangers are the head of a water cooled or water/glycol mix secondary loop. The operator of a HotBox Liu has several options from there on how to cool that secondary loop. A dry cooler, chiller, and geothermal loop are a few of the options. An operator is not limited to how they cool that secondary loop, and the system lends itself better than most immersion system to engage in heat capture rather than purely cleansing the system of waste heat. The HotBox Liu can be used as a peripheral within AI Pro Energy’s suite of containers. Hotboxes can be stacked or rather racked within an open system or in a container. AIPro Energy manufactures a wide array of mining services from off-grid miners including genset procurement to home miners and they provide data center services and automation as well.   Website - https://aiproenergy.com/   Show guests   twitter - https://twitter.com/coinheated?s=21&t=bbgSIxpwt_wjjH2kYorxLw   twitter - https://twitter.com/aiproenergy?s=21&t=bbgSIxpwt_wjjH2kYorxLw       twitter - @MaxBitbuybit twitter - @bitbuybitpod Website - https://ungovernablemisfits.com   As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions. Today you can exchange $1 for 5129 Sats (Sale ends soon.) Thank you Foundation Devices for sponsoring the show.  Use code BITBUYBIT at check out for $10 off your purchase
Oct 9 2022 • 1hr 8m
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Oct 9 2022
Wow there's an app for that.
EPISODE
Mining bitcoin with unreliable power.
Hello ungovernable misfits. TensaiBankai here bringing you another Bitsized bitcoin. Today I am going to be talking a little about mining here in south africa with unreliable power.   South Africa has had a load shedding crisis for almost a decade now. A problem that has been getting worse over time as the state decays. This means that for multiple hours or time-slots during the day we have our power cut for up to 8 hours a day where our power cuts last between 2 to 4 hours at a time.   This has made things somewhat “complicated” when it comes to mining. When I have not been paying attention, the constant power interruptions have been somewhat destructive to my computing components. Losing multiple graphic, cards, motherboards and power supply units, a washing machine.   When I first got my miners I decided to become a little bit more cautious with what I was doing around the home. Not only are these machines quite expensive, our import duties are extremely high. Not to mention the difficulty of acquiring replacement parts locally. Specific attention needs to be put in place to ensure that you get the most out of your machines for as long as possible.   This means that the first thing that happens when a miner is connected here, is that all the plugs get replaced with surge protection plugs. I also ensure that none of the miners are sharing circuits with other electronics or appliances. I have had multiple issues in my office area, that when the power turns back on, circuits end up tripping because of the high current draw as certain things turn on.   Many people would look at this difficulty that I experience doing this, the high electricity costs and ask why would anyone want to mine in these conditions. I will say that I am a bit of a zealot when it comes to bitcoin. I like that I have some KYC Free sats that I earned by exchanging electricity for SATS. I also like that mining, even at a loss, can have certain… tax advantages. Not to mention, that this entire winter, bitcoin kept me warm.   There is also the issue that I see, with so many South Africans going off the grid, our only state owned power provider is really losing many of its highest power consuming customers. This means that they make less money, which in turn means that they either make up the shortfall by borrowing more, increasing electricity rates or failing in other areas. Selfishly, I can see myself helping them to limp along as long as possible until it can no longer go on.   Fortunately, this has been going on for long enough that the power cuts adhere somewhat loosely to a schedule. The schedules are designed in a way that different suburb groups are targeted at different times every day ensuring that not the same group of suburbs have their power turned off when it’s time to make dinner. This is further complicated by the stage of load shedding which increases the amount of times you get loadshedded in a day.   So, I find myself spending a bit of time looking at schedules. Some Industrious South Africans have made an app called Eskom Se Push which alerts you when your suburb is going to be load shedded as well as letting you know any changes to the load shedding schedule.   Since I work from home this allows me to know when I should stop mining and turn off my asics. Stopping the ASIC allows the ASIC fans to cool the hashboards down instead of letting them get cooled by passive ambient radiation, which is the case when the power is suddenly turned off. It’s even worse when your miner is in an enclosed space.   Recently, however, I started leaving the home quite frequently for a few hours at a time and this means that if I am scheduled to go down, say in 6 hours from now, I would miss out on 6 hours possible luck if I were to preemptively power down before i leave. It's not something that I enjoy doing.   So, what did I do? I wrote some software which allows me to use the whatsminer API to remotely connect to my whatsminer and turn off the mining remotely as I have VPN access to my home network. Hopefully, when I find some more time in the future, I will be able to connect this up to a telegram bot, which will allow me some finer control and not necessarily rely on using my VPN.   What would I do if I didn’t have a schedule? Well, I most probably wouldn’t be running any of the newer generation miners at all. Because even when throttled, they still use quite a bit of power and the boards heat up quite a bit. It’s an undesirable situation for me if they heat up quite a bit and get their power cut repeatedly. S9s are way more suited for this purpose. Not only are the machines robust as hell, when braiins (with two Is) firmware is loaded, you can throttle the machines down all the way to 100 watts. I would also probably be running multiple S9s to try and make up for the shortfall in overall hash.   This would allow me to set a temperature of the asic to a level that I would be happy with should an immediate disconnect of power occur.   Failing that, the other way one can mitigate a situation like that is to have a battery backup, that you link into that you can use to trigger shutdown conditions once the battery state gets reduced below a certain threshold.   Thats all all for now. If you need me, you can find me on twitter @tensaibankai and drop me a DM.   If you want to hear more from Tensai and missed our full episode check it out bellow.   https://bit-buy-bit.libsyn.com/tensai-bankai-on-bitcoin-freedom-and-farming     Show guest   twitter - @tensaibankai     twitter - @MaxBitbuybit twitter - @bitbuybitpod Website - https://ungovernablemisfits.com   Show guest   twitter - @tensaibankai   As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions. Today you can exchange $1 for 5129 Sats (Sale ends soon.) Thank you Foundation Devices for sponsoring the show.  Use code BITBUYBIT at check out for $10 off your purchase
Oct 8 2022 • 7m 5s
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Karma for you.
EPISODE
Read_659 - Adoption & Digital Freedom Will Happen Through Lightning [Paolo Ardoino]
"Lighting Network adoption is scaling Bitcoin around the world. And it will be key to protecting our freedoms in the digital age as well." - Paolo Ardoino Today we hit another awesome Bitcoin Magazine article on how Bitcoin is separating monetary value from the state, but that it is ultimately Lightning and its ability to fulfill the vision of P2P payments and entirely unique monetization systems that will protect the freedom of speech and allow global adoption of sound, neutral money. A great little read and a Guy's Take that will kick off the week. Check out the original and look into the incredible things Paolo is working toward at the below links. Article: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-adoption-freedom-via-lightning Chat 71 with Paolo & Matthias: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3GnrHfuMBEzqFRfxlXRZWf?si=5e5ef3f7a6844579 Plus the various amazing products: Synonym.to, Keet.io, & Holepunch.io Check out the tapsigner & coldcard combo in action with Nunchuk in the video mentioned in the Guy's Take: https://twitter.com/nunchuk_io/status/1574977342698496000 Check out our amazing sponsors and the products that Guy uses most in the space: • Dive into the Bitcoin only wallet, the cypherpunk calculator, and a company that has built secure Bitcoin products for nearly a decade. Code BITCOINAUDIBLE gets 5% off everything in the store! (guyswann.com/coldcard) • Gets sats back every time you dump fiat at a store, to pay your bills, everything in your fiat life pays you sats with the Fold Debit Card and FoldApp. 20% OFF with code BITCOINAUDIBLE (guyswann.com/fold) • The best place to onboard a true Bitcoiner - Stack sats automatically, withdraw automatically, and learn or get help from the best team of Bitcoiners out there with Swan Bitcoin. (swanbitcoin.com/guy) • COME HANG OUT! Join us and the Swan Bitcoin team at the Pacific Bitcoin Conference in November! Get your tickets now, 10% off with code BITOCINAUDIBLE (https://www.pacificbitcoin.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/bitcoinaudible/message
Oct 4 2022 • 44m
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EPISODE
PSA #Plebminermonth
PSA #Plebminermonth   ......More to come.
Sep 30 2022 • 1m 44s
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EPISODE
Growing bitcoin with Moses
In this #PlebMinerMonth episode of @BitBuyBit, Jon sits down with Moses of Living Power Generation Technology. Moses is working on monetizing agricultural waste with Bitcoin mining powered by syngas, derived from biomass pyrolysis. Moses’ system uses a crop called Azolla. Azolla can be used as animal feed or biomass and is easily grown with little inputs. The even can purify the water in which it’s grown. The use of Azolla as a source of animal feed, biomass, and fertilizer can replace the need to use petrochemical fertilizers and industrial agricultural methods. This can empower the sovereign farmer to detether from chemical supply chains. Harnessing the syngas byproduct can also empower every farmer to become a Bitcoin miner. As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions.   Thank you Foundation Devices for sponsoring the show.  Use code BITBUYBIT at check out for $10 off your purchase
Sep 23 2022 • 1hr 12m
@catsbecool
boosted
210 sats
Sep 20 2022
100 to the one that's correct and 100 to the one that's wrong. Matt gets 10
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CD76: DEBATE: Are the tradeoffs of Samourai Wallet's light client mode a benefit to users?
Different format than usual. This is a debate between Zelko and Mechanic with myself as moderator. We will return to our typical format next dispatch. EPISODE: 76 BLOCK: 754840 PRICE: 5171 sats per dollar DEBATE: Are the tradeoffs of Samourai Wallet's light client mode a benefit to users? Zelko on Twitter Mechanic on Twitter support dispatch: https://citadeldispatch.com/contribute twitch: https://twitch.tv/citadeldispatch youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoA72saVAuQ8hYCnBO0Lymw bitcointv: https://bitcointv.com/video-channels/citadeldispatch/videos podcast: https://www.podpage.com/citadeldispatch telegram: https://t.me/citadeldispatch stream sats to the show: https://www.fountain.fm/ join the chat: https://matrix.to/#/#citadel:bitcoin.kyoto
Sep 19 2022 • 2hr 41m
@catsbecool
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500 sats
Sep 18 2022
I'm learning a lot from Pleb Miner Month. BRAIIN POWER!!! for the win.
EPISODE
Braiin Power with Jan Capek
The month of September is dedicated to pleb miners who will not unplug nor comply. The backbone of the bitcoin network, dedicated to decentralisation and freedom.   ​On this #PlebMinerMonth episode of the pod, Jon and I speak with @BraiinsMining co-founder and CTO, Jan Capek. Jan is an embedded devices engineer and the father of the Braiins OS firmware and BOSminer software. Jan dives deep into the development of firmware and the challenges he and his development team encounter when attempting to modify machines without the assistance of the manufacturers. We cover Braiins’ (SlushPool) role in UASF and how stratum V2 enhances security, efficiency, flexibility, and decentralization of mining. We also discuss the development of the BaiinsOS+ firmware, and the advantages it can bring to a mining operator. ​We discuss the rebranding of SlushPool to Braiins Pool under the Braiins brand umbrella. We dove deep on a lot of topics in this one, the only thing we didn’t cover was “when”. ​The Braiins team has been a great partner in #PlebMinerMonth, they have sent swag for us to give away as prizes, several of their Bitcoin Mining Handbooks, as well as financial support to ship all of the gear and prizes out to the Pleb. A special thanks to Kristian Csepcsar for helping to organize everything and thank you to Jan and the rest of the Braiins team for your support of #PlebMinerMonth.     Show guest   twitter - @janbraiins twitter - @braiinsnmining   website - www.braiins.com       twitter - @MaxBitbuybit twitter - @bitbuybitpod Website - https://ungovernablemisfits.com       As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions.   Today you can exchange $1 for 4999 Sats (Sale ends soon.)   Thank you Foundation Devices for sponsoring the show.  Use code BITBUYBIT at check out for $10 off your purchase
Sep 18 2022 • 1hr 12m
@catsbecool
boosted
500 sats
Sep 12 2022
boost for an ASICs. This episode is very dense with deep thoughts and information. Going to have to listen to it again to understand half of what is being said.
EPISODE
IT & Telecom the Backbone of the Bitcoin Network
IT & Telecom the Backbone of the Bitcoin Network   In this episode Jon talks with IT expert @SalGood HODL about the backbone of the Bitcoin network, the global telecommunications network. Jon and Sal cover the history of telecommunications and information technology and its journey from telegraph to the infinitesimally complicated network of fiber, copper/aluminum, and satellites that comprise the internet.    They discuss the organizations the govern or run the internet like: ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) a non-profit based in California, IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) run/owned by ICANN who are responsible for allocation of IP addresses and Autonomous System Numbers, root domain name system and top-level domains. Jon & Sal describe the Regional Internet Registry. They are the 5 regional organizations around the globe that facilitate the allocation of IP addresses and ASNs to local registries and ISPs. RIRs are independent of ICANN and supervised/guided by the Number Resource Organization, which is an unincorporated international organization. The 3-Tier ISP system is covered by Sal. The 3-Tier ISP system consists of  Tier I — backbone providers who own/operate high speed/bandwidth, multi-continent networks, transoceanic cabling and do not pay or charge data transit fees with their like-peers. Tier 2 — Typically regional/national ISPs pay for transit and peering with tier I and tier 2 providers, customers are typically large organizations and tier 3 ISPs. Tier 3 — Primarily engaged in providing Internet access to consumers and businesses in localized areas, they pay access and transit from tier 2 providers. IPv4 address space are described. An IPV4 looks like AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD where each block can be a number between 0-255 there are 232 total addresses, roughly 4.2 billion addresses. Nearly 600 million are reserved, so about 3.7 billion usable on the Internet and nearly 100% are already allocated globally.  The IPv6 address space looks very complex. It uses hexadecimal notation 0-9+A-F, blocks of zeros can be omitted 2 28 total addresses. If you assumed each star had 10 planets, each galaxy had 100 billion stars, and the universe had 100 billion galaxies, there would be roughly 3.4 quadrillion (1000 trillion's) IPv6 addresses for each planet. What makes the Internet? Layers like in a cake or maybe the Taco Bell 7-Layer Burrito. l . TCP/IP Model — Less complex than OSI l. Network Connection Layer 2, Internet Layer 3. Transport Layer 4, Application Layer 2. OSI Model — 7 layers, breaks TCP/IP layers into more parts l. Network Connection Layer —+ Physical layer and Data Link Layer Internet Layer —9 Network Layer Transport Layer —+ Transport, Session and Presentation Layers 4, Application Layer —+ Application Layer Sal describes how systems and applications communicate by laying out the Application Layer Protocols. Like spoken languages, these protocols have grammar rules; a vocabulary that create standards to convey meaning between parties. Different protocols are optimized for purpose specific communications. Bitcoin is protocol optimized for secure communication of value between parties.   Show guest   twitter - @SalGoodHODL twitter - @JonPDiGiacomo   twitter - @MaxBitbuybit twitter - @bitbuybitpod Website - https://ungovernablemisfits.com       As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions.   Today you can exchange $1 for 4785 Sats (Sale ends soon.)   Thank you Foundation Devices for sponsoring the show.  Use code BITBUYBIT at check out for $10 off your purchase
Sep 12 2022 • 1hr 17m
@catsbecool
boosted
500 sats
Sep 11 2022
Boost for a chance to win. I would rather win this than the lotto. #PlebMinerMonth
EPISODE
#HashTheTorch
#HashTheTorch My first foray into mining was sometime in late 2011/2012. At that time Bitcoin Core had mining functionality and mining on a PC was relatively simple. I didn’t take the time to truly understand Bitcoin then. Me being an intensely paranoid individual was distrusting of this software using my computer’s GPU to solve an algorithm, didn’t read the white paper and didn’t join any chat rooms or social networks to connect with others involved in Bitcoin. I regrettably uninstalled the software not to return to Bitcoin until 2017 and not to mine again until 2019, couldn’t even tell you if I am responsible for some orphaned Bitcoin. In those 8 years we had 3 kids but let something like 450,000 block slip past me. That’s okay, I don’t cry myself to sleep every night because of regret, anymore. I have a nice mining setup now and I don’t consider it healthy the live a life of regret.  I can reflect though. Perhaps I should have joined one of those Bitcoin Nerd channels. I never had social media before Twitter, maybe I should’ve or at the very least done my research. So, what’s my point here? As the poet, John Donne wrote, “No Man is an Island, Entire of Itself. Every man is a piece of the continent. A part of the main.” And although I don’t live my life regretting past decisions, I can learn from them. It wasn’t until I left that island or at least connected it to the main, that I learned the true nature of Bitcoin and its unique properties. It wasn’t until I began to research and read articles written by so many hard-working Plebs who were willing to pass on the torch of knowledge to others that I finally understood this technology we revere. And it wasn’t until further study that I realized my place within it, was mining. By then the S9 was a couple of years old and it wasn’t difficult to find one. I learned a lot over the next couple of years about mining. I quite enjoyed the experience and by 2021 I had 6 S9s running in my garage. Like many at that time, I saw the China exodus as a good time to upgrade my setup. I acquired 5 s19 and am now up to 6. Now what to do with those S9s I had laying around? I suppose I could have sold them, but I was busy tinkering with my home heating projects and working… and of course, numbing my mind by bullshitting with all of you on Twitter.  I decided I’m going to give some machines away. I gave 2 S9s to my partner at work. I have been orange pilling him for years and HE thought it would be fun to dip his toes into mining, the heat reuse case was a big draw for him. The joy I felt when he showed me his mining setup was exciting. It was the perfect situation for him, a mechanic and a farmer, mining suited his skill set. I later sent a machine to a friend in Texas that was at risk of losing his job over vax mandates and I thought maybe the machine could help him out. That’s about the time I became more vocal on Twitter and the Telegram groups… and began answering simple home-mining questions. I prefer to just communicate on DM’s regarding mining rather than wade through the string of backlogged Telegram messages. In discussions with Plebs, I always felt myself saying, “well I’ll send you an S9 and you can mess around with it and find out if you like home mining or have an interest in it.” “Then once you learn you can send it back or because shipping is so much just hand it off to someone else.” I’m not unique in this, I’ve seen the generosity in the mining community, truly some of the best people are in mining, especially Pleb Miners.  I had the idea to call it HashTheTorch, seemed like a fun name for what everyone was doing. I gave another S9 away to a buddy of mine who is a machinist and was helping me out with my immersion project. This HashingTheTorch is fun. I saw Barnminer making strides in the same direction as well with his S9 lending program at local meetups, which certainly solves the shipping dilemma. It kind of all hit me at that point, The No Man is an Island concept, the connected decentralized network concept, the Plebs helping Plebs idea. Don’t let someone just up and quit on Bitcoin without understanding it as I did in over a decade ago. HashTheTorch of knowledge, HashTheTorch are these machines that don’t mean much to us beyond being able to offload them for a few bucks, or holding for whatever reason.  When Max and I came up with the idea of PlebMinerMonth it was just supposed to be a few pods with cool Pleb miners, a few Bitesize Bitcoins, and FUD Busters, and a couple of articles to give Plebs another resource to get into mining. It quickly morphed into what it is today and is developing a life of its own. One of the biggest surprises, (though I shouldn’t be surprised given the quality of Plebs in the mining community) was the outpouring of support from other miners who too wanted to pass the torch. We’re early in the first iteration of PlebMinerMonth and we already have 10 machines to give away. So many miners are offering not only HashTheTorch of unused or underused machines, but offering much of their time to produce content, write articles, or do interviews. So many in this space whether they call it HashTheTorch, or S9 lending program, or whatever is willing to dedicate part of themselves to this overall movement. To ensure that Plebs don’t feel like they’re on an island, that those blocks are just as much at play for a small time Pleb as they are for large institutional miners. That whatever regret they had in their mining journey doesn’t have to be a regret for someone new to it. They know if they HashTheTorch that they may be giving a machine to the next Schnitzel, TechEngineer, or CoinHeated. They could be kicking off the mining innovation journey of the next EconoAlchemist, Diverter, or HODL Tarantula. And who knows what innovations and rabbit holes those new miners will discover? So I’m putting out the bat signal Pleb miners. Go to a meetup with your old machines. Orange pill that mechanic or machinist buddy or yours. Unload that knowledge you have in your dome and teach your kids and grandkids the value of decentralizing the network through Pleb Mining. HashTheTorch Plebs. And the To all of the Pleb Miner month  winners of the donated old gen miners. Lean on that machine, experiment with different settings, firmware, and pool. Find uses for the waste heat or perhaps find alternative sources of energy run your machine. And then do as the PlebMiner that gifted you that ASIC…. And…HashTheTorch   If you have any questions please reach out. Also make sure to follow  on twitter and check out everything we are doing for #plebminermonth     Show guest   twitter - @JonPDiGiacomo     twitter - @MaxBitbuybit twitter - @bitbuybitpod Website - https://ungovernablemisfits.com       As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions.   Today you can exchange $1 for 4680 Sats (Sale ends soon.)   Thank you Foundation Devices for sponsoring the show.  Use code BITBUYBIT at check out for $10 off your purchase
Sep 11 2022 • 8m 51s