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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden 250

1sockchuck writes "Bitcoin hardware vendor KnC Miner has begun construction on a a 10 megawatt data center in Sweden that it will fill with high-powered computers mining for cryptocurrency. KnC has emerged as a leading vendor in the volatile market for ASIC mining rigs, focusing on underpromising and overdelivering. One goal of its move into cloud mining is to cushion any fallout from delivery delays on new hardware, which have been a sore point for miners in the fast-moving Bitcoin market. "Over the next few months we are bringing online enough hashing power to make sure that any delay in the Neptune timeline will be compensated with a completely free hosted hashing packages to all fully paid customers," KnC says in its newsletter."
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The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden

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  • by aardvarkjoe ( 156801 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @12:55PM (#46175055)

    If the "new site" had been designed by competent programmers, then it would have been a trivial matter to swap between the "new" and "old" interfaces. Apparently it is not. They must have hired the contractors that couldn't get a job working on healthcare.gov.

    Continue to turn the comments threads into a trash heap to drive people away. And don't forget to turn on your ad blocker. Do what you can to get their attention until they publicly acknowledge that this is a mistake -- because they're not going to pay attention otherwise.

  • by Viol8 ( 599362 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @12:56PM (#46175073) Homepage

    Seems to me its a simply case of some web devs justifying their jobs. It doesn't matter if its better or worse - its different and that means they can show some pointy haired managers just how much work they've done and get a pat on the back and potentially prevent their jobs being outsourced to a body shop in Bombangalore for another year or 2.

  • by JWW ( 79176 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @01:14PM (#46175287)

    You know, I wouldn't fuss if they removed the disable ads checkbox in my classic mode. I'd live with it.

    But the beta site is garbage.

  • Re:Boycott (Score:1, Interesting)

    by noh8rz10 ( 2716597 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @01:48PM (#46175703)

    Agreed, it seems fine for my uses. The comment trees have a cleaner layout. Presumably they'll keep on backfilling functionality. I'm less a fan of the new story selections that have a commercial bent. Which cloud hosting provider is best, you guys?

  • Re:My First post (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Nightbrood ( 6060 ) on Thursday February 06, 2014 @02:11PM (#46175953)

    Like you, I signed up for my account and then was happy to lurk for years... After this beta stuff popped up I decided I should voice my opinion. If Beta is the direction they intend to go then I do not intend to follow.

    As another poster has stated, we submit the news, we comment on the news, we moderate the comments. We are the community and we are the product that DICE has been selling to advertisers. DICE should pay attention because without the community they do not have a product. At this point, they cannot say the community did not give them fair warning.

IN MY OPINION anyone interested in improving himself should not rule out becoming pure energy. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.