Ethereum Mining Profitable Again

Lots of people have been interested in my AMD RX580 BIOS mod:

Original (you should make your own…but just in case):
http://thec0de.com/115-D009PI2-101.ROM
Modded with 1750 over 2000 straps:
http://thec0de.com/115-D009PI2-101-MODDED.ROM

Now is a good time to be mining some Ethereum, and if you want to improve your performance, these BIOS mods may be what you are looking for! Check out CryptoCompare.com’s Calculator (modify to your specs of course):

https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/eth?HashingPower=58&HashingUnit=MH%2Fs&PowerConsumption=400&CostPerkWh=0.16&MiningPoolFee=1

I am currently running them with 28+MH/s on Phoenix Miner on EthOS. Your mileage may vary:

GPU1: 65C 100% 125W, GPU2: 59C 100% 127W
GPUs power: 252.0 W
Eth speed: 56.351 MH/s, shares: 2356/0/0, time: 116:14
GPUs: 1: 28.264 MH/s (1171) 2: 28.087 MH/s (1185)

Get this card (Asus DUAL-RX580-8OG) on Amazon Here: https://amzn.to/3AAq1g0

Jellyfin HDHomeRun EPG Puller

If you are using Jellyfin on Linux, have a HDHomeRun cable tuner, AND have paid for the DVR feature – you may be wondering “Do I really have to pay for a separate EPG service in Jellyfin?!?!”

Answer is: NO – You can use the EPG data that you paid for with HDHomeRun

I have created a small script that will query HDHomeRun network cable tuner’s key, and use that key to download a EPG compatible with Kodi 🙂

You can make a file called pullhdhomerunxmltv.sh and put the following in it:

#!/bin/bash
echo 'Getting Current Key from HDHomeRun...'
KEY=$(curl http://192.168.10.2/discover.json | jq -r .DeviceAuth)
echo 'Current Key is' $KEY #optional line
echo 'Downloading TV Guide Data...'
curl --compressed api.hdhomerun.com/api/xmltv?DeviceAuth=$KEY > /data/Containers/jellyfin/xmltvlist.xml
echo 'Done!'

As you can see…This script is pretty simple. For most, no need for me to explain what it’s doing once you see it. However, to make it easy for everyone – I will explain a few things you must modify to make it suit your needs:

  1. Change 192.168.10.2 to the IP of YOUR HDHomeRun device.
  2. Change /data/Containers/jellyfin/xmltvlist.xml to save the epg file where YOU want it.
  3. Don’t forget to give execute permissions to the script:
chmod +x pullhdhomerunxmltv.sh

If this is not working – please make sure you have DVR service active on your HDHomeRun tuner. EPG is part of that service (gotta know when a show plays to automatically record it!).

Hope this helps some of you Jellyfin users out. I prefer watching TV with Kodi…but if you have to stream it to your phone or remotely – It comes in handy having it in Jellyfin too!

Introducing our new Boxer Fork Site (64-bit Support)

Happy New Year!!!

2021 – I decided to compile MaddTheSane’s Boxer fork on BigSur and make a site in honor of Boxer’s continued life!

https://boxer.thec0de.com

This build works on 10.15 (Catalina) and 11.0 (BigSur). It’s basically MaddTheSane’s with minimal personal tweaks. I take no credit for the work here … I just appreciate his, the original author’s work, and the DOSBox team for making retro gaming possible in 2021’s modern 64-bit operating systems.

Minimal testing on this – If you have any problems you can post them on MaddTheSane’s Github. Hope you enjoy it folks!

Edit – Had some distribution issues with signing of app. I have a copy I found here instead which works until then.

Private World of Warcraft Server Launched

I’m happy to announce the public release of our AzerothCore WOTLK Private (and free) WoW server! This is a WOTLK vanilla experience. If you need help – you can ping Nyx or Demos (GM aka me) for any assistance.

I encourage people to play and enjoy but please no hacks/cheats and please avoid bots…I don’t really have a problem with bots generally IF you use them lightly. I mean to solo, or help you play solo with a few bot ‘assistants’. What I want to avoid are farming bots that keep stealing mats from people that are trying to manually farm. Don’t be a jerk and you can use your bot in a nice ‘subtle fashion’. If you abuse the service you will be warned and/or banned.

Interested in playing? Check the top link or check https://wow.thec0de.com . You can grab the client and we recommend two cool add-ons Questhelper and ZygorGuides. You can find those here: https://legacy-wow.com/wotlk-addons/ as well as many other cool addons!

 

PS5 Hardware Revealed by Sony

Well folks – There’s no need to guess anymore about how the Playstation 5 is going to look like. Sony has unveiled it to the world:

Big questions are:

  • What is the backwards compatibility going to be like (Hopefully Sony doesn’t take that out like they have in the past). It should work with PS4 titles we hope.
  • What are the hardware specs for sure (all of them!)
  • Will we need standard HDMI or a new connector?
  • WHERE IS THE BLACK CONSOLE…WHY WHITE?!?!

More info will hopefully be available soon. Some people have said a new TV may be required? I doubt that, but we’ll keep an eye open for more info.

PS5 Specs Leaked?!

We finally may have the PS5 specs leaked thank to here:

PS5 specs might’ve finally just leaked

Summarized:

  • 13.3TF Custom RDNA 2 GPU @ 1.7GHZ with 60 Compute Units
  • AMD Zen2 8 core @ 3.4 GHZ (Sony is working on boosting to 3.7GHZ)
  • RAM 16GB GDDR6 + 4GB DDR4
  • SSD@5.5GB/S @ 1TB
  • Dedicated RT and 3D Audio cores
  • 565GB Bandwidth
  • Full digital backward compatibility with every PlayStation console and handheld for a library of 1000’s of games on day 1
  • Enhanced Dual Shock 5 with haptic triggers, heartbeat monitors and built-in microphone
  • PlayStation AI assistant that allows you to change games create parties and more with voice commands

Can’t wait!

Latest iOS Jailbreak (BootROM!) Released!

SO…it’s been a very long time since we’ve seen the latest iOS jailbroken with a BOOTROM exploit!!!! And it’s not B.S. – Checkra1n is the real deal:

https://checkra.in/

This means ALL of the latest iPhones and iPads are now FULLY exploitable up to iOS 13.2.2 (including iOS 13.3 Beta1). If you are the latest version and want to finally give full freedom to your iOS device -> IT IS FINALLY HERE!

Now there are some minor exceptions on certain devices…but they are going to be addressed in the near future, and all will be (near) perfect. I’m actually going to test this on my iPhone 5s just to see how ‘imperfect’ this is. I’m also going to be testing this in an iPad Mini 4, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone X (yes we are an Apple family here 🙂

If there are any issues, I will be reporting them here. Until then – if you are feeling brave and SICK of not having Cydia (or Silio if you prefer that..) – Give it a swing! IF you are feeling worried – wait for my update. However, I’d HIGHLY recommend you take the dive and upgrade your firmware to 13.2.2 before Apple stops signing this firmware (thus making it impossible to install/downgrade to) and patches the exploit.

At the end of the day – It’s nice to see there’s nothing that will stop hackers from pwning our own physical devices 😉 – Remote exploits are another story (threaten safety of all..), but local privilege escalation exploits are VERY welcome!

UPDATE #1 – iPad Mini 4 and iPhone 7 Plus both have upgraded super smoothly! iPhone 5s I have has TaiG jailbreak and is being a pain with letting me download the latest update…will be doing more phones 🙂

64-bit Version of Boxer for OSX Catalina 10.15

UPDATE 01/06/21: https://thec0de.com/introducing-our-new-boxer-fork-site-64-bit-support/

https://boxer.thec0de.com

UPDATE 12/18/19: Posting some updated custom builds – Note, there are performance issues being reported by many users. The Boxer builds are running less FPS and some audio is not the same. However – it works on Catalina. If you haven’t tried it yet – you CAN use DosBox…but…we all DO love Boxer 😉

So the latest version of MacOS will no longer support 32-bit applications. Yes…Apple is doing it again like they did with Rosetta support, and other lovely things in the past that get old. They like to move forward, and make you move too (like it or not). To read more about this you can see here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208436

Unfortunately…This includes one of my favorite apps: Boxer – An awesome DOSBox Emulator with GUI and MT-32 ROM support. I was sad to see that this application hasn’t been already updated to have the support, so I figured someone might have done it already. Did some Google-Fu and it turns out a person named “Yozy” did it!

Forum I found it from:
https://www.dosgameclub.com/forums/topic/boxer-app-64-bit/

File Link:
https://yozy.net/files/downloads/2019/Boxer-2019-03-03.zip

Github Ticket for adding 64-bit support:
https://github.com/alunbestor/Boxer/issues/76

You’ll notice I’ve also posted this information on the Github link in hopes the developers see it and may be able to take advantage of this, or get some help from Yozy to update the main branch 😉

UPDATE (1/1/2021 – dropbox links no longer work check update at top):
almeath commented Dead

Link to 64-bit Boxer (pre-built from Maddsv2 fork) as of November 7, 2019:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ezz0pqgiikogqep/maddsV2%2011.07.2019.zip?dl=0

almeath commented Dead

Link to 64-bit Boxer (pre-built from Maddsv2 fork) as of December 7, 2019 with reversions for MT32Emu and Munt:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nwvw2q9kwxxbd2l/maddsv2%2012.07.2019.zip?dl=0

Missed it?! Check https://boxer.thec0de.com

LiteCoin Block Reward Halving Soon!

LiteCoin is going from 25 to 12.5 coins per block reward at block 1,680,000.

This is going to happen in approximately:

-723Days 00Hours -35Minutes -31Seconds

This is only an estimate – to see it on CoinGeko check out here:

https://www.coingecko.com/en/explain/litecoin_halving

What does this mean for those that HODL their LTC?!

Hopefully that means the value will spike up considerably because it’s become that much harder to obtain more Litecoin!

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