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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 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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