Posts tagged "mining rigs"

Mining Rigs 5: The Revenge of Bitcoin Miners

Even with ASIC mining forcing homemade rigs into extinction, altcoins and hapless newbies continue to provide us with “inventive” uses for computer hardware, cardboard, sticks, and zipties:

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Posted by killhamster - June 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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$10K shovels held together with wires, hope, desperation

Reddit user BostonHelper has helpfully collected a number of angry posts from people who have purchased KnCMiner’s “Super Jupiter” ASIC Bitcoin mining rigs for upwards of $10,000. Their “investments” arrived with evidence of previous use, shoddy workmanship, and general disrepair. Stories of RMAs and refused refunds abound, but as always, the true comedy is in the crumbling, smashed, and barely assembled mining rigs that cost thousands of dollars for some reason:

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Posted by killhamster - May 22, 2014 at 8:45 am

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Bitcoin Mining Rigs 4: The Return of 5870

I’ve ventured back in time for some of these computing horrors, but don’t fret; altcoin mining still provides us with new fire hazards and high power bills!

 

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Posted by killhamster - April 7, 2014 at 11:16 am

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Bitcoin Mining Rigs 3: Mine Hard With a Vengeance

With the rise of ASIC mining, we’ve been deprived lately of hilariously awful mining rigs. Thanks to Litecoin, Dogecoin, other altcoins, and SA Forums poster surebet, we can still revel in PC builders’ schadenfreude today!

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Posted by killhamster - January 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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Get Bit or Die Mining

If you’ve been awaiting another obsessive catalog of disastrous and dangerous Bitcoin mining rigs, then you are in for a treat. Today Buttcoin launches the all-new BitcoinMiningRigs dot com, an archive of the most hilarious and ridiculous computers, cable spaghetti, and arrays of fans to grace the world of Bitcoin.

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We’ll be updating it regularly, as we’ve collected a shameful amount of pictures and videos, and mechanisms are in place to submit your own sad computers as well. If you’d like to follow on Facebook, you can do so here.

Posted by killhamster - September 27, 2013 at 10:04 am

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The Easy Butt Oven

This simply has to be seen to be believed. From Bitcointalk: “Spent some time last year building an air economized rig instead of the standard air conditioned setup.”

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Posted by killhamster - June 22, 2013 at 12:37 pm

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Bitcoin mining rigs: fire AND electical hazards!

It’s almost too easy, but Bitcoin mining rigs are almost always hilarious.

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Posted by killhamster - January 23, 2013 at 8:00 am

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