posted on Jan, 16 2018 @ 08:55 PM
I miss the days of hearing my mining rig burning away making me coins.. but this was way back when... feathercoin was my choice at the time, long long
It had all the accusations. Litecoin rip off, just another fad, alt-loser coin etc.. but it made me some cash, so I was happy. But this was when you
could mine your own coins, and when things were still new. getting onto an alt coin was risky, but if you were just a miner, it didn't matter. low
lying fruit, mostly. everyone would run amok, and it boiled down to the community behind it. FTC had a good, strong community, dedicated to making it
Then I realised they were a bunch of self serving cretins. Here I was with a measly single amd card mining 24/7 (and making it worth the psu power,
back then) and suddenly people started posting pictures of their rigs on the ftc forums... people with dozens and dozens of bloody gpu farms,
screaming along, ripping up the plains, stealing MY damn coins. I mean, fair suck of the sav mate. Give us a chance. Stop killing it. And then I saw
entire garages fitted out, by already rich snobs who sucked up all the remaining top notch video cards to make headless farms, posing their total hash
rates, and making me sick. Someone put up a spaning new 5850 for sale, wanted people to bid in ftc. We all did, and I put forward that as a community
we need to protect each other to ensure the one thing, the community, behind the coin, remained strong.
Those suckers out bid me at every turn, and the guy with 50 gpus farming made one more acquisition. I looked at the entire thing and thought "You're a
bunch of dicks." and left. I'd made money, a pittance compared to some. but what a cut throat BS world, hidden under the guise of a community to
foster appreciation for a coin that would not be that way.
That was the idea anyway. ftc is long gone now, and good riddance. I even helped the buggers create the icon for it. I was there supporting it from
lmao, I sound a bit hard done by, but I'm not. I learned a lot from mining my own coins. You can't mine your own bitcoins any more, not unless you're
already so rich that it's just a lark. Hence the uprising of alts.
Ahh but such fond memories of kicking up my rig, watching my gpu overclocked to the max burn out so many hashes and it working, tweaking the settings,
blowing up psus and gpus, seeing the exchange rate sky rocket (*nothing by todays standards, holy hell, had I held - yeah yeah, shut up - I would
actually be able to buy a new friggen car today. lol
Instead of the PC that I am still using today to annoy all and sundry on the internet.
now it's just a digital commodity. and not the thing it once was. Miners were where it was fun. You even felt it. That tangible sensation that you
were active in the community, making it work, growing something new, and Making money... those were the days.