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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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XMR-Stak keeps disappearing / blocked – fix

Windows Defender doesn’t seem to like crypto mining software very much! If you are finding that your xmr-stak.exe executable file keeps disappearing, or gets deleted, you should add an exclusion within Windows Defender, to stop it from being scrutinised, scanned, blocked, quarantined and deleted. Open Windows Defender from your taskbar. Navigate to the ‘Virus &

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XMR-Stak vcredist140.dll error – fix

One of the most common errors that occurs when running XMR-Stak for the very first time pertains to a missing vcredist140.dll In full the error appears as: xmr-stak.exe – System Error The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem. OK. Alternatively, the error may appear as:

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Mining Monero with XMR-Stak miner

So, you’re thinking about mining the cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) using Windows based mining software like XMR-Stak? Wondering what sort of hashrate your hardware may obtain? In this post I compare the mining performance of every single laptop/PC/server in my household, using both CPU and GPU mining options (where installed). For this comparison, I am using

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SwissTrax – A perfect garage floor

When I first built my house, I thought that an epoxy-sealed garage floor would be ideal. I had lived in a previous house with a bare concrete/cement garage floor, and it was always dusty, and stained very easily with oil/chemical drips. Houses in Australia are almost always handed to new owners with a bare concrete/cement

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Repurposing a Google GSA

Repurposing a Google GSA (Google Search Appliance) – A step-by-step how to guide So, you have a GSA (Google Search Appliance) which has run out of license, and you are wondering if it is possible to re-purpose/re-use/crack the very well specified hardware? Yes, it absolutely is! By default, the GSA runs a custom BIOS on

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Withings (Nokia) Body Cardio smart scales

Withings (now owned by, and re-branded as, Nokia) Body Cardio smart scales – A comprehensive owner/user review UPDATED 23rd Jan 2018: Nokia will remove the Pulse Wave Velocity reading effective immediately. Any reference to the Pulse Wave Velocity capability in this review is now invalid. Here is the blurb from Nokia: We brought the Pulse

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