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  • Researcher caught mining bitcoins

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27779030

    A researcher has been suspended from a US national agency for misusing supercomputers to mine bitcoins at two universities.

    In a report, the National Science Foundation (NSF) revealed that more than $8,000 (4,760) worth of bitcoins had been generated from NSF-funded computers.

    The NSF recommended that the individual should be suspended.

    The researcher said he was conducting tests.

    Equipment worth $150,000 (89,230) at the government-backed organisation was used to mine the digital currency.
    LOL..........

  • #2
    I'd call that using his initiative!

    That reminds me, I need to book some time on the Google supercomputers...
    i5 2500k | 16GB RAM | Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC | 256GB + 240GB SSDs | 1TB + 3TB HDDs | Define R5 Black | Dell 27" 1440p 60Hz + BenQ 24" 1080p 144Hz

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    • #3
      What stops people generally doing this on their work computer?

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