Audi TMC Pro Google Earth loading screen

Audi Connect Google Earth – NOT WORKING

“Google Earth features will not be available after December 2020 for Model Year 2018 & prior Audi vehicles”. What a bummer. So what does that mean? Australian delivered cars optioned with the $750AUD Audi Connect package can still: have a data SIM installed act as a WIFI point for occupants search Google for navigation/destinations and

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Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 – reviewed

The original m365 Pro electric scooter has finally been updated! Spoiler alert: If you blink, you’ll miss the improvements. The Pro 2 electric scooter iterates on the original m365 Pro in the following areas: stronger LED light (2W Pro 2 vs 1W in the original m365 Pro) new yellow side reflectors new pedestrian mode speed

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Google auto ads don't do it

I regret enabling AdSense auto ads

I had always planned to offset my web hosting costs by running AdSense ads in the background of this site. I imagined that a couple of discreetly placed ads would not get in the way of the information that my blog was seeking to deliver. Why do I regret enabling AdSense auto ads? Why do

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nicehash you have no active workers

Nicehash – You have no active workers. FIXED

I’ve been mining cryptocurrency with NiceHash for 4 months solid – reliably! The process has NEVER gone down*. *However after updating to NiceHash to 2.0.2.2 beta, the mining process began going offline every day. When I logged into nicehash.com, the dashboard told me “you have no active workers”. And when I turned on my mining

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Monero hardfork cryptonightv7 stops legacy miners

XMR-Stak – All pools are dead. Idling. FIXED

Monero has just hard forked to maintain ASIC resistance. I checked on my mining progress dashboard (supportxmr.com) and sure enough, my hash rate was 0 H/s. XMR-Stak on my mining rig was showing the following error messages: All pools are dead. Idling . . . SOCKET ERROR – PARSE ERROR: Unexpected call response This error

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nicehash vs xmr-stak

nicehash mining profitability comparison

Please take the volatility of the crypto market into account when considering the 180 day mining time-frame of this blog post. Bitcoin reached almost $20k USD in late December 2017, then dipped to a low of $8k USD and is now trading at just over $11k USD. The alt-coin market had a similar bumpy run.

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mining crypto in summer

Low Monero hashrate with xmr-stak? Read on

Recently I wrote about mining¬†and compared the hashrate of all my computers/servers at home (CPU and GPUs). My current goal is to mine 1 whole monero coin, and two weeks into the project, I’ve mined 0.134 of a coin. Yesterday I noticed a discrepancy between two very similarly equipped mining computers. One of the hash

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cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide

cryptocurrency – first 2 months of investing

I’m a relative late-comer to cryptocurrency investing. Although I have been aware of BitCoin since around 2010, I didn’t put any “skin in the game”. I also didn’t bother mining any coins when the hashing difficulties were easy compared to modern standards. I wasn’t interested. In hindsight, it was a big mistake. However, something changed

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