Spark: Slack comes to Linux, and cryptocurrency mining causes GPU shortage – Roundups

by Connor (Spiceworks) on Jan 22, 2018 at Three:48 UTC

1. Slack comes to Linux spil a snap — TechCrunch

Two. Here’s why you can’t buy a high-end graphics card at Best Buy — Ars Technica

Trio. Menacing malware shows the dangers of industrial system tegenwerking — WIRED

Yesterday’s Spiciest Topic

Spicy Topics Wij Didn’t Feature Yesterday

1984: Apple airs its “1984” commercial introducing the Macintosh

On Jan. 22, 1984, Apple aired its famous “1984” commercial introducing the Macintosh. The commercial wasgoed aired during the third quarter of Super Cup XVIII.

The ad wasgoed never officially aired again, however This Day ter Tech History says that the ad wasgoed actually shown once more at 1 AM on Dec. 15, 1983, te Twin Falls, Idaho. The ad wasgoed shown again so that the ad could be submitted to award ceremonies that year.

On the Menukaart Today

It’s National Southern Food Day, which holds far reaching implications for today’s lunch, tonight’s dinner, and an earlier bedding time due to a well-rounded food coma. The American South is not one uniform place, but rather a broad collection of states and cuisines that wij have lumped into the general category of “southern food.” Not all southern food is convenience food, and not all convenience food is southern food, but there is an indisputable connection inbetween the two. What are wij eating today? Let’s make some gumbo.

On this day 11 years ago, Brad357 joined the Spiceworks Community. On that same day, Conan’s reign on the tonight showcase ended. Did Conan’s decision to leave have anything to do with Brad’s entrance to Spiceworks? Wij’ll never know.

Quote of the Day

“I busted a mirror and got seven years of bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get mij five.”

Comic of the Day

The help desk software for IT. Free.

Track users’ IT needs, lightly, and with only the features you need.

31 Replies

BernardL Jan 22, 2018 at Four:08 UTC

Love the comic today.

JeremyGove Jan 22, 2018 at Four:17 UTC

Very interesting read about cryptocurrency mining!

KBurton Jan 22, 2018 at Four:Legal UTC

I wasgoed considering buying parts for a fresh huis PC, but with current GPU and RAM prices, think i’ll wait for now. Fortunately isn’t urgent and i just fancy an upgrade, but feel bad for people whose parts genuinely diegene and need substituting.

Tracer_ Jan 22, 2018 at Four:Nineteen UTC

I recall once going on Amazon for a gaming chair and since it wasgoed a relatively fresh addition, Amazon’s algorithm wasn’t fairly working for it yet. When I bought it, it said to mij “Other items related to this product: Smooth-touch condoms, cat litter, office chair etc.” and I legitimately thought to myself “Whoever orders gaming chairs, condoms and cat litter is very likely on some sort of watchlist now”

dinator Jan 22, 2018 at Four:24 UTC

Yeah. I have no problem waiting another 9 years to upgrade my rekentuig – no rush. You rich guys go ahead and spend money on those movie cards on crazy marked-up prices. I’m content ter playing games at medium graphic card settings. No rush, truly, just more money ter my wallet.

Zelion Jan 22, 2018 at Four:30 UTC

I wouldn’t touch that gumbo recipie. Here is a more authentic one wij use down here: http://www.realcajunrecipes.com/recipe/gumbo-making-101

The Repairatrooper Jan 22, 2018 at Four:36 UTC

I reminisce once going on Amazon for a gaming chair and since it wasgoed a relatively fresh addition, Amazon’s algorithm wasn’t fairly working for it yet. When I bought it, it said to mij “Other items related to this product: Smooth-touch condoms, cat litter, office chair etc.” and I legitimately thought to myself “Whoever orders gaming chairs, condoms and cat litter is most likely on some sort of watchlist now”

No more so than ordering a Yak and six cans of whipping juices.

Chimes Jan 22, 2018 at Four:40 UTC

Watching the general public roll back around and learn to hate Crypto again has mij feeling warm inwards. Difference is that this time they actually have reasons to hate it, other than it just being a get rich quick scheme for idiots.

CrimsonKidA Jan 22, 2018 at Five:04 UTC

I wouldn’t touch that gumbo recipie. Here is a more authentic one wij use down here: http://www.realcajunrecipes.com/recipe/gumbo-making-101

Quinoa ter place of rice?!

This is a joke. right?

ITsJake Jan 22, 2018 at Five:16 UTC

Being ter the north. I can’t say I’ve everzwijn attempted Gumbo but I am now thirsty!

The comic is hilarious, I’m nosey what would have bot delivered the next duo of days?

DannyAtTheKeyboard Jan 22, 2018 at 6:01 UTC

I truly don’t see how cryptocurrency mining can be profitable.

The cost of the plak plus cost of electro-stimulation to run the Greedy equipment..

The article said that it would take Four months to pay off a single card X 14 cards = 56 months

Plus electro-stimulation (goodness knows how much it would cost) so you’re looking at Five years before you break-even.

Unless I’ve missed something, that’s far far from being cost effective!

cnicholsontech Jan 22, 2018 at 6:14 UTC

Crypto is only part of it. China has seen a gaming boom lately, mainly centered around PUBG. So it’s Crypto AND China sucking up all the cards.

Listig below says Simplified Chinese took overheen the most popular language on Steam.

cnicholsontech Jan 22, 2018 at 6:15 UTC

I truly don’t see how cryptocurrency mining can be profitable.

The cost of the kolenkit plus cost of electro-stimulation to run the Thirsty equipment..

The article said that it would take Four months to pay off a single card X 14 cards = 56 months

Plus electrical play (goodness knows how much it would cost) so you’re looking at Five years before you break-even.

Unless I’ve missed something, that’s far far from being cost effective!

You math is wrong. It’s Four months to pay off one card with the profits from one card. 14 cards take Four months to payoff because each card is paying itself off at the same time.

Go to whattomine.com and you can see what it costs to run a card vs what you can earn.

cnicholsontech Jan 22, 2018 at 6:17 UTC

Watching the general public roll back around and learn to hate Crypto again has mij feeling warm inwards. Difference is that this time they actually have reasons to hate it, other than it just being a get rich quick scheme for idiots.

This isn’t fresh. Same thing happened a while back with AMD cards and Ethereum, and before that for Bitcoin when you could still do bitcoin on GPUs and be profitable.

cnicholsontech Jan 22, 2018 at 6:Nineteen UTC

I wasgoed considering buying parts for a fresh huis PC, but with current GPU and RAM prices, think i’ll wait for now. Fortunately isn’t urgent and i just fancy an upgrade, but feel bad for people whose parts genuinely diegene and need substituting.

I’m ter the process of building a fresh equipment and determined to only get 8GB ram vs the 16 I have ter my current equipment (an i5 with an unstable motherboard that I’ve grown sick of). RAM prices are crazy. But 8 is sufficient for almost anything I want to run. I can grab another 8 when the prices druppel. I wasgoed fortunate enough to get a 1080 GPU spil $Ten above MSRP back when the Occulus dropped te price, so I’m set GPU wise.

andresbustamante2 Jan 22, 2018 at 6:21 UTC

I truly don’t see how cryptocurrency mining can be profitable.

The cost of the kolenkit plus cost of violet wand to run the Thirsty equipment..

The article said that it would take Four months to pay off a single card X 14 cards = 56 months

Plus electro-stimulation (goodness knows how much it would cost) so you’re looking at Five years before you break-even.

Unless I’ve missed something, that’s far far from being cost effective!

I think it depends more on location, I know some people are setting up shops te certain provinces ter Canada where land and hydro (Power) are cheap, mainly te Quebec and Alberta. Also. each card pays itself ter Four months so it means that the very first Four months you wont make money but after that you commence making money, not like you waterput that the entire output of the equipment will pay for 1 card every Four months.

Simtron3030 Jan 22, 2018 at 7:22 UTC

Spil a Cajun, I am appalled by that gumbo recipe. Never mix seafood and meat, it just tastes weird. Either do chicken and sausage or a seafood, never both. Also, never Everzwijn add tomatoes to a gumbo. Thyme and wine? Leave behind that! Five minutes for a roux?? Not gonna develop any flavor like that. At least 30 minutes of cooking and stirring that flour. Here is a real recipe I found that is way more similar to what I do, minus a duo of tricks ,)

1 cup canola oil, divided

Two large onions, diced

1 green pepper, diced

Two stalks celery, diced

4-5 lbs bone-in chicken lumps (white and dark meat)

6 cups hot water, or enough to voorkant chicken lumps

1 lb smoked sausage, sliced into discs

1/Two bunch green onions, sliced into 1/Four inch lumps

1/Two cup italian parsley, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Ter large dutch oven, warm Trio T oil. Brown chicken chunks on all sides on medium-high warmth ter batches. Liquidate chicken when browned and place ter large cup.

Reduce fever to low. Add remaining oil and sprinkle ter flour. Stir combination permanently with a wooden spoon, scraping sides and bottom of pot, until it becomes a deep chocolate brown with a slick consistency. Fairly truthfully, this can take up to 45 minutes

Add onions, green pepper, and celery and saute until vegetables are softened. Add boiling water to vegetable combination and stir to incorporate roux. Add chicken with any juices accumulated te the cup to the pot, stirring gently. Add water to voorkant if necessary. Bring to boil, then reduce warmth and voorkant. Keep at a upbeat simmer at least Three hours, stirring sometimes.

Te the meantime, lightly brown sausage ter a skillet and set aside.

Add sausage to chicken and simmer uncovered until combination thickens to desired consistency. Add green onions and parsley.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve overheen rice ter warm shallow cups.

Jim680 Jan 22, 2018 at 8:14 UTC

I recall once going on Amazon for a gaming chair and since it wasgoed a relatively fresh addition, Amazon’s algorithm wasn’t fairly working for it yet. When I bought it, it said to mij “Other items related to this product: Smooth-touch condoms, cat litter, office chair etc.” and I legitimately thought to myself “Whoever orders gaming chairs, condoms and cat litter is very likely on some sort of watchlist now”

That wasgoed mij.. You’re welcome.

JoeyH Jan 22, 2018 at 8:50 UTC
OolonColuphid Jan 22, 2018 at Ten:28 UTC

Five minutes for a roux?? Not gonna develop any flavor like that. At least 30 minutes of cooking and stirring that flour.

Yeah, I think they might have dropped a zero on that time. I spend about Five minutes on my biscuits and gravy roux, and it’s still pretty white at the end.

Simtron3030 Jan 22, 2018 at Ten:51 UTC

Five minutes for a roux?? Not gonna develop any flavor like that. At least 30 minutes of cooking and stirring that flour.

Yeah, I think they might have dropped a zero on that time. I spend about Five minutes on my biscuits and gravy roux, and it’s still pretty white at the end.

That could be true, however with the surplus of the missteps te this recipe I doubt it. The gumbo made from the suggested recipe would pass for gumbo te Fresh Orleans, but bring that to Acadiana, the region where gumbo wasgoed invented, you’d get scoffed at. The reason they have to add tomatoes, thyme, and wine is because of that Five minute, flavorless roux. Indeed what wij are talking about here is the difference inbetween Creole and Cajun gumbo. While the added spices mentioned above are slew tasty, the flavor derived a decently developed roux is so sturdy they stand on their own. Those other added flavors pallid ter comparison IMO and anyone else I have met who has attempted both. I worked ter a Cajun restaurant for 12 years before I wasgoed IT and anyone I served who had attempted gumbo te Fresh Orleans wondered how they could even call it gumbo.NOLA gumbo is more like a skinny tomato soup with meat and seafood ter it.

Spil you can tell, I’m sultry about my gumbo!

michaelbell3 Jan 23, 2018 at 9:30 UTC

I’m thinking that ter four months, the algorithms will have leaped ter complexity, due to all the people leaping on the bandwagon, and that Four month comeback time will turn into never, or at least a much longer time. I have a feeling there are a loterijlot of people that are going to kick themselves from making such a large investment into something that’s going to crash, burst or evolve into something else and never see their money back. I hope I’m wrong, but crypto-currency is a high risk with a frantically unpredictable future. Think of it this way, it’s akin to printing your own money, how long do you think the governments of the world are going to let that toebijten? The more I read, the more I realize it’s just another scheme that only the rich will win, just like ter bitcoin where most of the coin is wielded by the big farmers, the other coins will also go. So much for decentralized control, thesis big farmers will have all the influence overheen the coins. I’m staying out. I wish the best to those pioneers, however. I don’t like to see anyone lose, especially the little guys. Best of luck.

TopGun Jan 23, 2018 at Two:41 UTC

This isn’t the very first time miners have cause a GPU shortage.

cnicholsontech Jan 23, 2018 at Trio:03 UTC

I’m thinking that te four months, the algorithms will have leaped ter complexity, due to all the people hopping on the bandwagon, and that Four month comeback time will turn into never, or at least a much longer time. I have a feeling there are a lotsbestemming of people that are going to kick themselves from making such a large investment into something that’s going to crash, burst or evolve into something else and never see their money back. I hope I’m wrong, but crypto-currency is a high risk with a insanely unpredictable future. Think of it this way, it’s akin to printing your own money, how long do you think the governments of the world are going to let that toebijten? The more I read, the more I realize it’s just another scheme that only the rich will win, just like ter bitcoin where most of the coin is wielded by the big farmers, the other coins will also go. So much for decentralized control, thesis big farmers will have all the influence overheen the coins. I’m staying out. I wish the best to those pioneers, however. I don’t like to see anyone lose, especially the little guys. Best of luck.

I indeed wished to spice this, but ultimately there wasgoed too much wrong with it. You got parts of it right.

Yeah, it’s volatile. Lots of commodities trading is. Once a cryptocurrency becomes more widely used for actual purchases, the volatility will lodge somewhat. Sure, it’s possible that the ROI will be extended out and a singular coin may become too difficult to mine with GPU hardware, but many of thesis coins are only designed to be mined with GPU hardware. They will never go to ASICS because there is a memory component and you can’t make memory at quantity quick enough for the ASIC (many times quicker than modern desktop RAM) or cheap enough to everzwijn recoup the cost. Bitcoin wasgoed not designed this way. Also, if one coin becomes unprofitable, there are a few hundred other coins to choose from. You can even “rent” out your GPU and let someone else choose what to mine and you get paid anyway. So you just switch into a more profitable coin. There are sites like whattomine.com that help you choose.

It’s nothing like printing your own money. You can’t print unlimited amounts and flood the market. The number of coins releases on a set schedule, you just get a chunk of that. It’s more like everyone has access to ONE gold mine and can mine what they want, but only a set amount of gold is permitted to leave the mine every Ten minutes, and you get a share based on how much work you did. It’s a weird analogy, but it’s the closest thing to how the market works. The value of the gold is determined by the gold market, not the mine. More accurately, you can join teams and the team splits the share amongst it’s members.

Yes, there will be government regulation (or interference depending on your politics) because they need money to fund governments, and crypto kleuter of bypasses SOME of that infrastructure that normally permits taxation. I say SOME because it’s not all that useful without exchanges, and the exchanges are the feeble points. See the latest threats from China and South Korea for evidence.

Bitcoin is fairly different from all the other coins. Since the algorithm wasgoed compute powerful and not memory-heavy, it wasgoed unavoidable that the mining would budge to ASICs and big operations that could afford to build and operate them. You can’t do that with most other coins, specifically because the algorithm can’t work that way. Slew of small-shop folks made a TON of money if they mined bitcoin before it left GPUs and held onto some of those coins. The big players aren’t making those kinds of comebacks. And just because they control the mining, doesn’t mean they control the coins te circulation (unless wij commence talking about theoretical 51% attacks and other methods of manipulating the blockchain).

I’ve just recently gotten into this and I’ve absorbed a loterijlot. I may be wrong on some things.

Related movie: Ethereum mining when is it time to retire my movie card?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *