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 5 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┬áback 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 ┬áthe 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 Staff replied 5 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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