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alien_observer 0 points ago +1 / -1

wait, we still need people to do actual work.

FuckMeAndMyPassword -3 points ago +1 / -4

When regular people use electricity the most bit coin miners shut off allowing the regular people to get their electricity.

mechdork 7 points ago +8 / -1

lol who's actually going to shut down their mining for several hours a day?

Or better yet, maybe embrace nuclear energy until some better and more reliable technology comes around?

That is, of course, assuming you're of the whole "fossil fuels will kill is all" mentality.

FuckMeAndMyPassword 1 point ago +1 / -0

Every major user of electricity pays variable rates. Bitcoin miners make a small profit margin. Coins mined - cost of electricity = equals profit. When the rates go up at 7am the cost of electricity becomes greater than the coina mined. They would be operating at at loss. Please tell me what miner would internationally lose money.

mechdork 4 points ago +5 / -1

variable rates aren't as common as you think.

but even so, you're saying that miners should stop mining when electricity is at its highest rates so regular people can use their electricity are those higher rates instead?

Or better yet, since renewable energy is so.. spotty... maybe we should supplement it with something more tried and true... like nuclear or fossil fuels?

I mean we're well into the 21st century ffs... there's no need to reverse our standards of living in the name of maybe cutting back CO2 emissions? Which is to impossible to prove is destroying our planet and especially impossible to prove that mankind is even emitting enough of it to even make a difference?