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5.0 out of 5 stars Contribute and gain, not just monetarily!, 27 Sep 2013
ASICMiners are the first available USB Bitcoin miners. They use very little power and have a decent hashrate, even after the most recent difficulty increases.

If you are looking for a place to start, these and other future USB mining gadgets are the easiest way to get involved.

ASIC mining equipment might not pay for itself if you are mining BTC, but there are other reasons to do this.

1. Contribute to the Bitcoin project by keeping the network decentralised and in public hands
2. The cost of your equipment is reduced by mining, most ASIC devices can pay for their running costs AND generate revenue.
3. You receive Bitcoins directly, more anonymously, without risking your personal information being used for fraud.
4. You can learn about the Bitcoin project for a low cost (no running costs and hardware at no / low cost after mining).
5. There are OTHER crypto-currencies you can mine, not only BTC, some generating much more value with the same hardware, so if profit is your goal, there are options for ASICs with more chance of profit now and a faster growing currency value in the future.


The G.O.D. Experiments: How Science Is Discovering God in Everything, Including Us
The G.O.D. Experiments: How Science Is Discovering God in Everything, Including Us
by Gary E. Schwartz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.51

2.0 out of 5 stars Better to read Deutsch..., 2 Dec 2012
From earlier review:

"Scientists describe natural processes as random but Schwartz points out that random events must be exactly repetitive (like the toss of the same coin) and must be mutually independent (they cannot be sequential or influence one another). Life-building processes do not satisfy either of these conditions."

The main issue here is interpretation. If you assign things as "God's work" you are basically saying they cannot be understood. This is not an easy position to take logically, considering the pace of scientific achievement and the constant flow of the unknown and mysterious into the explanatory form of known theories.

If you want to understand these concepts in clear scientific terms you would do well to read David Deutsch's The Fabric of Reality which explains our observation of ordered events as "random" using the exact same example. The same for the interconnectedness of things...


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