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(WSHU-FM)   Cyber-police back-track county employee mining Bitcoin on the taxpayers' crypto-dime. Consequences will never be the same   (wshu.org) divider line
    More: Stupid, Electrical engineering, Electric charge, Legal terms, District Attorney Tim Sini, Degrees of freedom, Mining, Computer, charges of public corruption  
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2021-09-10 11:08:02 PM  
Sini said county workers had complained about slow internet and warm temperatures. When investigators turned off the crypto miners, they said the temperature in the room dropped 20 degrees.

But what about the internet speed? Was it still slow afterwards?
 
2021-09-10 11:10:53 PM  

mr0x: Sini said county workers had complained about slow internet and warm temperatures. When investigators turned off the crypto miners, they said the temperature in the room dropped 20 degrees.

But what about the internet speed? Was it still slow afterwards?


I haven't mind crypto in a long while, but I didn't think it was network intensive
 
2021-09-10 11:13:25 PM  
"Why is the floor glowing red?"
 
2021-09-10 11:29:32 PM  
The mining computers are quite loud, you would think they would have found out earlier.
Anyhoo, employees often steal stuff, like office supplies, money, product, and sometimes utilities.  This applies to the C-suite down to the interns.  Businesses have been adding to the cost of goods and services probably since Babylonian times to compensate.
 
2021-09-10 11:48:30 PM  
And unless he started his operation a long time ago the value of the Bitcoin he mined is not going to be worth the jail time.
 
2021-09-11 12:03:33 AM  
Even if he never sees a day in jail, that's a great way to never work in tech ever again.

"I was fired for installing a crypto miner on the company internet connection and power... why are you shredding my resume in the middle of the interview?"
 
2021-09-11 12:04:14 AM  
What the hell do these cryptocurrency mining computers run on? Coal?

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/steampunk yeah
 
2021-09-11 12:26:10 AM  

Bootleg: I haven't mind crypto in a long while, but I didn't think it was network intensive


The new coin to be mined is the first one to that matches the criteria so having a fast network helps.  The mining groups have to coordinate millions of machines to try different blocks every 6 minutes or so.  Once a new coin is found, all the systems have to stop working on the old coin and start with a brand new one. These dedicated miners are effectively about a million computers all in one box.  They will use quite a bit of bandwidth. The amount of waste caused cryto coins is insane.
 
2021-09-11 1:35:05 AM  
Subby's gonna need to replenish their hyphen supply after that headline!
 
2021-09-11 4:32:38 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Even if he never sees a day in jail, that's a great way to never work in tech ever again.

"I was fired for installing a crypto miner on the company internet connection and power... why are you shredding my resume in the middle of the interview?"


In the late 90s, an IT guy where I worked thought it would be a good idea to run a porn server on the company's main one. I never saw someone get shiatcanned so fast.
 
2021-09-11 6:33:46 AM  
Buddy of mined is corporate counsel for a Fortune 500. The number of people they catch surfing porn on their work laptops is insane. They're given a stern lecture but not fired.

Many end up getting caught a second time
 
2021-09-11 10:04:49 AM  

WhiskeyTeat: Subby's gonna need to replenish their hyphen supply after that headline!


You can't grow a new hyphen.

/unless you're the virgin mary
 
2021-09-11 10:37:55 AM  

mr0x: Sini said county workers had complained about slow internet and warm temperatures. When investigators turned off the crypto miners, they said the temperature in the room dropped 20 degrees.

But what about the internet speed? Was it still slow afterwards?


If it was Comcast, it probably went even slower.

Also, how the fark did they not hear the fans and shiat in the walls? Or the giant electric bills that resulted?
 
2021-09-11 1:19:23 PM  

WhiskeyTeat: Subby's gonna need to replenish their hyphen supply after that headline!


The inspiration:
YouTube Dad freaks out over trolls Consequences will never be the same original
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-subby

/"Back-trace" not back-trsck.
//I dun goofed.
///E-slashies
 
2021-09-11 4:40:38 PM  
"He now faces charges of public corruption, grand larceny in the third degree, computer misconduct, and computer trespass. If convicted on the top charge he faces a maximum of five to 15 years days in prison a minimum security facility," Sini said.

FTFY
 
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