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Question Has anyone stopped mining out of concern for others affected by the power outages?

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Has anyone stopped mining out of concerns for the power outages people are experiencing

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aigomorla

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i think i would rather mine then turn on a heater if it ever got really cold where i live.
Unfortunately i live in a state with only 2 seasons... summer, fall and then summer again.
 
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Mopetar

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i think i would rather mine then turn on a heater if it ever got really cold where i live.
Unfortunately i live in a state with only 2 seasons... summer, fall and then summer again.
My state only has two seasons as well. Unfortunately they're winter and road construction.
 
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aleader

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Lack of winterization of all generation sources was the biggest issue in Texas, but it wasn't the only one. Residential natural gas usage spiked with the colder weather and created a supply problem on top of the winterization problem.
Here comes the private sector and wall street to cash in, and the taxpayers to bail them out again. I love how the politicians are now lining up to feign outrage over the companies that likely bribed them the most during their campaigns. Now you'd think Texans might wake up after this and realize Sean Hannity might be lying to them? ;)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/24/texas-energy-bills-scandal-snow-storm

Oh, and yah, video cards are still out of stock. The dude on youtube that 3 months ago predicted we wouldn't get stock until fall 2021 seems to be dead on the money.
 

aleader

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You really think we'll be able to get them so soon? :p
That's no joke...it really could be March 2022. Surely though when the mining tanks again it should cause a flood of cards on the market. I won't be selling my cards, but lots will I imagine. There is only so many people with desktop PC's.

I'm still a bit perplexed by the demand. I don't know a single other adult, family or friend, that has a desktop PC, or even knows what a GPU is. They all have their faces stuck in their phones. Ditto for both my sons. My 19 year old is the only one of all his 4 or 5 close buddies that has a desktop. They all have consoles. I keep hearing how everyone is rushing out and buying PC's, but I sure don't see any evidence of that.
 

VirtualLarry

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I'm still a bit perplexed by the demand. I don't know a single other adult, family or friend, that has a desktop PC, or even knows what a GPU is. They all have their faces stuck in their phones. Ditto for both my sons. My 19 year old is the only one of all his 4 or 5 close buddies that has a desktop. They all have consoles. I keep hearing how everyone is rushing out and buying PC's, but I sure don't see any evidence of that.
Well, apparently, (so we've been told), due to the Pandemic of 2020 and 2021 (thus far), a huge percentage of the population, has "suddenly" discovered PC gaming, shut in and whatnot. At least, that's the story.... maybe gov'ts the world over are the real purchasers of these GPUs, to crack crypto, etc. Who knows?
 

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