NBN's WiFi Snail - delivery by Wifi is a waste of bandwidth

NBN Snail

New NBN Mascot? Perhaps I’m being mean but I think ‘Wi-Fi Snail’ is the perfect mascot for the NBN. All of that Fibre Optic bandwidth… Read More »NBN Snail

Bitmain Antminer U2+ 2Gh/s+ USB Bitcoin Mining

I’ll admit it – I’ve been bitten by the coin mining bug!
Whilst many would argue that the ‘horse has bolted’ for bitcoin, there are still PLENTY of opportunities to make profits on selected coins.

For Instance – MazaCoin … the first coin to be adopted by a sovereign nation – the Traditional Lakota Nation.  As a SHA-256 currency, Mazacoin can easily be mined by a variety of ASIC miners (that has become the only profitable way to mine due to the reduced power costs)

U2 BitminerThe Antminer U2+ is a little bigger than a USB drive due to the attached heatsink
(The previous model did not have the heatsink & suffered from hardware errors when overclocked)

Currently I have 36 of the little beasts happily mining away in a ‘Block Erupter’ 49 Port Hub which is powered by a single ATX power supply (I need a larger PSU before adding too many more)

They’re mining at an average of 2.2Gh/s whilst only being set on the 2.0Gh/s clock speed – so I’m pretty happy & just looking for the most profitable coin to mine – CoinWarz is most helpful in this regard.

However, I have another 450 of these sitting in my office, gradually being reduced via eBay, Locanto & personal contacts – so if you’re looking to get into mining at the ground level, why not give these a try.

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Never lose your keys again

TrackR Bravo

Now why didn’t someone think of this before

This little device is the TrackR Bravo – you attach it to your keys, wallet, dog – anything valuable, and with the TrackR app you can locate the lost item in seconds.

The app displays the distance between you and the item & with a quick tap, TrackR can ring your misplaced keys hiding under the couch pillow.

Clever eh? But it works in reverse too – lose your phone? Press the button on your TrackR Bravo & it will ring your phone … even if it’s on silent!

Now the REALLY innovative part … If you lose something and it doesn’t appear to be in your near vicinity, TrackR’s Crowd GPS network steps in – When ANY TrackR user is within range of your lost item, you receive a GPS update.

That’s really clever! (& the network of users is growing rapidly)
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