Playing with MacMiner + (very) old ANT-USB1 and nicehash. What\’s your take on this lotto path?

Bitcoin Questions and AnswersCategory: General questionsPlaying with MacMiner + (very) old ANT-USB1 and nicehash. What\’s your take on this lotto path?
Robert C asked 10 months ago

Ok, finally got the question form up..
I have an old ANT1 USB miner here, running at about 1.5GHz. Yep. slow I know. The computer is up 24/7 anyway, it’s a server, so I thought I’d plug the stick back in and make it do something. Got it configured to do a bit of pool mining on fall back, or do the lotto mainly – which it seems to default to.
The MacMiner config – I don’t think there is any thing security wise in there – is thus:
“pools” : [
{
“url” : “stratum+tcp://eu.stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333”,
“user” : “ShanghaiTimes.worker1”,
“pass” : “x”
},
{
“url” : “stratum+tcp://de.ckpool.org:3333”,
“user” : “1GUym8dmWSHVQviHeVCdorZU98ZEeAmuFg.0”,
“pass” : “x”
},
{
“url” : “stratum+tcp://stratum.solo.nicehash.com:3334”,
“user” : “17FrGCZZNGtrruYkY8ZTUrRzeA9891Qd6E.1”,
“pass” : “x”
},
{
“url” : “stratum+tcp://eu.stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333”,
“user” : “ShanghaiTimes.worker1”,
“pass” : “x”
}
]

It seems to have fallen back to the nicehash pool anyway, which is the lotto as it were. I am perfectly aware that this is a get-rich-slowly waste of time in the making money sense, and it is out of interest only.
However, I get your newsletter from time to time, and just wondered while I was setting this up, what your take on it is?
The bits scroll up  the screen in the log, and little lights flash, and it’s all very impressive :-) and chances of winning the lotto are probably the same as winning Euro Millions. and I haven’t won that yet either. but you never know…
I ran up Bitcoin-QT again, and waited for a lifetime while it caught up with the network, but it doesn’t even have a log to watch – so it’s really boring, and I shut it down again. Anyway, interested in your opinion.
Cheers
Robert

Ofir Beigel replied 10 months ago

Hey Robert thanks for writing in. I’m not sure exactly what opinion are you looking for? Is it anything technical or just regarding the use of this as a lottery ticket?

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