Best Crypto Staking Pool

Still doing crypto? Well you’re probably shying away from mining with GPU/Asic because the electricity is not on par with the profits. If you are still using ASICs – well then…you need even more staking to offset the costs!



I’ve been using them for a couple of months and I’m impressed! They seem to add new coins here and there (they tend to avoid low value coins and add higher value coins).

They even have their own coin (StakeCube Coin – SCC) which is doing pretty good!

(Originally Posted October 6, 2018)

UPDATE – I knew these sites are prime targets for hackers…and they DID get hacked. However, I respect that they are trying to repay all the users and continue operations. I’ve received some funds back and will continue to stake with these folks!

FIX For Android “Out of Space” error when installing APK

OK…So this issue had really pissed me off and I had finally found a fix for it. Anyone that has a rooted phone has possibly heard of APPS2SD or Link2SD…you most certainly have heard of it if you have a rooted phone like the Samsung On5 with extremely limited (FFS!) Internal Memory space.

Well have you “All of a sudden” began having errors when attempting to install APK files? I was able to install (most) apps from the Google Play Store app with no issues. However, I was not able to install any APK of any file. I wanted to mess around with LuckyPatcher, so I thought perhaps it was being blocked by KNOX or something…nope – It will warn you about the installation when it’s successful. Otherwise “Out of Space” errors galore.

To fix this you need to go in to APPS2SD (or other) and set the default location to “Auto” vs the default “External”.

In Apps2SD:

  • Click “Link apps to SD card”
  • Press the Menu button on the upper right (the three …)
  • Set Install Location
  • Set to Auto and press OK
  • Exit out of the app
  • Try to install your APK again 🙂

Links2SD has a Menu -> Settings -> “Install location” option where you can do the same thing. However, if you initially used Apps2SD like me…(or possibly vice-versa though I haven’t confirmed this) – you will have to use the original app that you used to set the default location. At least…I had to as it wouldn’t let me do this in Links2SD

I can not take credit for this fix – and I’m a person who gives credit where due:

(Originally Posted June 2, 2018)

PS4 4.05 Exploit without PC

The PS4 Scene is on a ROLL!

Now you can exploit PS4’s on 4.05 without a PC using only the PS4 web browser:

PS2 Emulation on the PS4 is working better than the PS3 was too and they got it working already!

(Originally Posted January 22, 2018)

PS4 4.05 Kernel Exploit Released!

I’m a few days late to see this (more like a week) – but the good news is a PS4 Kernel exploit has been released by SpectreDev.

This isn’t a walk in the park for n00bs, but is fairly easy for techie folks. Note – There is NO payload (yet) for running Homebrew or Backup ISO’s…this will come in due time.

If you are looking for PS4 4.05 Firmware (you have to be on 4.05 at the time of writing this article), you can find it here:

PS4 Firmware 4.05 PUP (297 MB)
MD5 Checksum (PS4UPDATE_SYSTEM.PUP) = 203c76c97f7be5b881dd0c77c8edf385

Read more about the original exploit info from PSXHAX here:

Looking to host the exploit on your own LAN (I would…) – Well check here:

It’s only a matter of time before PS4 will be wide-open like PS3 – w000t!

(Originally Posted January 10, 2018)

All HYIP Crypto Programs Are SCAMS

Don’t do them…I’ve been screwed over on multiple scams!

Prior posts have been removed after I rebuilt the site (upgrade failure…had to recover…long story). But here are the scams I can confirm as they ripped me off:

Bitconnect ( (
Dioxen ( (
Laser.Online ( (

There are LOTS more that existed, exist, and will likely appear. If it sounds too good to be true, it IS.

Even some that are not scams are prime targets for hackers to take you down…or get “hacked” and exit with your coins…

Be Careful 😉

Asus RX 580 8GB (DUAL-RX580-OG) Mining Bios Mod

I picked up a few Asus RX 580 for mining Ethereum and some other Altcoins:


They have 8GB of Samsung memory with this Bios label: 115-D009PI2-101

I basically dumped the bios using atiflash in EthOS and transferred it to my Windows PC. Used the forked Polaris Bios editorto set 1750 straps on 2000 and saved. Moved back and flashed. I went from 24.5 to 27.5 MH/s on Ethereum. I’m playing with CPU and Memory timings in Claymore now…I hear we should be able to get 30 Mh/s out of these bad boys 😉

I’ve flashed them and have been using them for several days now with no issues.

Original (you should make your own…but just in case):
Modded with 1750 over 2000 straps:

*** I’m not a pro modder! This is a very basic (and what I believe to be safe) tweak. I give a standard disclaimer on these…but they should be safe.***

Now that’s out of the way – Enjoy! 🙂

If you find these helpful and want to chip in for a beer (or a few) – Thank you!

BTC: bc1qk47agk3yez8fpzas506uuxn60rqf5w8d6nhjrr
LTC: ltc1q27q9npn07txdkdg07uv9kjcfe8sep475nt85lf
ETH: 0xE876a4B5b598A197ae7b27b15a93Ea2d6113DbFf

Here is a really helpful link too:

(Originally Posted June 13, 2017)

New Kernel Exploit For PS4

Awesome news for the PS4 hacking scene released recently!

Qwertyoruiop surprised the community with a new Kernel exploit…now we’re waiting to see how it goes and if it will be released to the public…and WHEN…


UPDATE 5/9/17 (Still not released):

UPDATE 6/6/17 (More info but STILL not released):

(Originally Posted April 6, 2017)

PS3 Hack Updates – 4.81.2 Rebug, multiMAN, and More!

The PS3 Scene has been thriving and we have some great new releases out lately! Here are the major releases:

Rebug 4.81.2 REX/D-REX CFW

We have a new 4.81.2 Rebug REX/D-REX out (the BEST PS3 CFW)! This comes with a few of the usual updates (Cobra 7.5, webMAN mod 1.45.09, Rebug Toolbox 2.02.12), and a few new patches (LV2) and minor features. However, the coolest is Target Manager and CCAPI should be working great with the latest D-REX. You can grab it from their site, and see a full list of changes:

Rebug 4.81.2

multiMAN 4.81.02 (DEX Support!)

multiMAN has also now caught up to 4.81 with DEX support !!! There are other cool backup managers out there, but this one is the best. Deank has been in the PS3 scene for many years and has been faithfully updating this great piece of homebrew software. Grab it from brewology:

multiMAN 4.81.02

PSN-Patch 2017.01/A & SEN Enabler 6.0.4

We also have some updates with PSN Spoofers if you don’t want to update to the latest firmware (or clear your history to go online and what not). SEN Enabler gets updated, and PSN Patch is back after a long period of no updates. Grab both from PSX-Place here:

PSN-Patch 2017.01A
SEN Enabler 6.0.4

If you’ve been waiting to upgrade because of compatibility – Now is the time.

Soon we will hopefully have the public PS4 hack released, and we can start seeing this awesome development continue with a more powerful console!

(Originally Posted January 13, 2017)

Easy WiFi Reception Fixes

Many people wonder what they can do to improve their Wi-Fi performance and coverage. It usually comes down to:

  • What Wireless Channel it is (and those around you) using?
  • What device you are actually using, and is it too old?
  • Does it have external antennas (so you can add a bigger one!)?

Wireless Channels

The most important (and common issue) is conflicting wireless channels. What? Your wireless communicates on either 2.4Ghz (Typically 1-11) and/or 5Ghz channels (Between 50-144). If you, and everyone around you (Especially Apartments & Condos) have the same channel in use – you may be fighting each other’s signals! First, check what wireless CHANNELS your neighbors are using (Your Computer’s WiFi Scan should help, Android can use Wifi Analyzer and iPhones are a pain…but if it’s jailbroken try WiFi Explorer or WiFiFoFum from Cydia). If everyone is on the same channel (common default is Channel 6), you should try changing yours to one that’s different than theirs. Even if you’re not able to figure out how to do the scan…you can still change the channel you are on. Try 11, or 1, to see which one gives you better performance/coverage. Sometimes the channel conflicts is why you suffer from wireless problems. (NOTE: You will probably have to rescan/reconnect your wireless device each time you change the channel!)

Your Wireless Modem/Gateway or Router

The second most important is to have a decent Wi-Fi device. This may be what the internet provider gave you (a Wireless Gateway Modem), or you might have your own Wireless Router (Asus, Netgear, Linksys, D-Link, etc). If it’s over 5 years old, you probably want to upgrade it! But…you don’t necessarily have to if you happy with it’s overall performance except for the farthest reaches of your home/office.

You can get a cheap replacement that will do MUCH better with wireless coverage and speed (Asus RT-N66U for example or the Asus RT-AC66U for AC wireless!). If your home/office is over 2000 Square Feet, you probably want a bigger model like the Asus RT-AC87U (what I use right now for 2000 Sqft+ coverage). If you want to get the best model (looks like a spaceship lol) it’s currently the Asus GT-AC5300. All of these are great routers and have strong wifi AND external antenna ports.

If you are using a Wireless Gateway from your internet provider, these generally do OK with small to medium size coverage. You can call them to get an upgrade (possibly free) to your current wireless gateway. I DO recommend using your own router, but a free option is available to try (though the ISP devices sometimes don’t have external antennas..).

External Antennas

If you have a router with external antennas, then you may be able to do the “Cheapest Fix” possible…and that is buying a big antenna! Generally you need to make sure the screw size of the antenna will match the ports on your router. There ARE wireless routers that DO NOT have external antenna ports…and you obviously CAN NOT do this with those. However, if you do have the ports (you only need to really use one, but you can hook up more if you want), you can easily get different sizes of antennas to meet your needs.

There are two types: Omni-directional, and Directional. Omni goes in all directions, while Directional ones point in one direction only (yep – it’s that simple!). The strength of the antenna is determined by how many dBi it has.

Here is a great 9dBi omni-directional antenna with a wireless cable and magnetic base that I use with my Asus RT-AC87U:

Here is a great little indoor 9dBi gain directional antenna:


There are many options out there, with various dBi “gains” (the higher the more powerful). These two are pretty strong for most people’s needs. My current setup does great for high performance bandwidth (I get 100Mbps Down/Up with FiOS), and 50 devices on the network which quite a bit of streaming. All of my mobile devices have strong clear coverage in and around the home.

Wireless Repeater and Other Considerations

If you are considering a wireless repeater…I would only suggest those to get around any interference you have in your area (like microwave, cordless analog phones, lead/concrete walls, etc). However, antennas and wireless repeaters may not even do in these situations. Sometimes the only solution will be to install another wireless router (or access point) in the bad coverage area. And yes…that does require you run a network cable to it, unfortunately.

I hope this helps you get the best wireless performance possible 🙂

(Originally Posted January 12, 2017)

How to fix AT&T U-Verse VoIP Issues with an Edgemarc

Working with VoIP for over 8 years…I’ve come to really dislike AT&T U-verse. If you have just one phone, you may not have (that many) issues. However, if you are trying to run a business with multiple phones…that’s when you can run into problems. The fix is easy…but it comes at a price if AT&T is the only Internet Service Provider (ISP) in your area (if it’s not…change ISP’s silly! Anything but wireless internet is usually better).

I will try to explain this with as “minimum-techie talk” as possible and let you decide. If you don’t care about all the details (hey some people want to know why they are spending the extra money for this thing hehe), skip to the bottom “Picking The Right Edgemarc” before just buying one!

Why the heck isn’t every ISP the same?

Well…not all Modems and Routers/Firewalls are created equal. It’s not just the hardware itself which restricts you (too many phones on a small cheap modem or router for example)…it’s also the software (firmware) that is on there AND how it’s configured…The problem with AT&T (and many others) are they don’t let you use your own modem. You are stuck using whatever they provide.

Many ISP’s would let you “Bridge” (reconfigure to work as a plain modem) your Gateway Modem (Modem & Router combo device) so you can use your own router. But, you may already know that AT&T doesn’t really support this EITHER. They say “DMZ Plus” mode is the best you can do…BUT that’s still not good enough.

Ok…So AT&T restricts what Modem I can use…so what?

By now, many people have heard of “SIP ALG“. There are various names that this can take form (i.e. SIP Helper, SIP Fixup, SIP transformations,etc)…BUT, they all do the same thing! They look at SIP (VoIP) traffic on your network (UDP/TCP but usually it’s UDP), and try to make sure it gets back and forth to the right places. The main problem is there is no IEEE standard for this, so every company can implement their own version of this. So, it tends to break VoIP (See the SIP ALG link above) more than help it. You almost always prefer to have SIP ALG OFF…but some devices require it ON to let VoIP work (generally good to avoid these devices…but keep reading!).

The OTHER problem with this is when ISP’s use SIP ALG to ensure their phone service (with is now more commonly VoIP service too!). So, basically, it affects 3rd party VoIP and you can NOT turn it off.

So what are my options?

Well, if AT&T isn’t the only option in your area, I’d switch to Cable internet, or another land line internet connection. DO NOT use wireless, microwave, satellite, 4G, etc…while they MAY work, they typically are not consistent enough to work as well as a land line internet connection for a BUSINESS. You can ask the wireless providers, and usually they will say “Of course VoIP works”…again it MIGHT (or you might have only problems on a few days out of the month)…but if you want a stable VoIP – NEVER use wireless.

OK…so AT&T is the ONLY option in my area…WHAT NOW?!

There is hope! I ran into this by coincidence one day (honestly!). A customer had a Motorola/Arris NVG AT&T gateway, and was setting up VoIP. Hooking up a D-Link DIR-655 to it in any configuration (DMZ Plus, “Bridged”, Double-NAT,etc) would NOT allow VoIP to work right. It had one-way audio at best, with no audio in most configurations.

However, he had an Edgewater Edgemarc router connected earlier with NO issues. What I thought?!?! YES it worked PERFECTLY in a PLUG AND PLAY setup. Sorry – a bit of nerd talk here – Double NAT with the Edgemarc in place, and VoIP worked PERFECTLY!!!

But HOW?!

Edgewater has a special operating system on their Edgemarc routers for VoIP. It’s called a VOS (VoIP Operating System). This basically implements an “Intelligent SIP ALG” which actually WORKS! It appears to look at the source and destination traffic, and correctly fix any issues with the VoIP traffic to make sure it works correctly. Not only does it do a great job ensuring your calls do NOT drop, and fix any One-way (or no) audio issues…it does a great job ensuring your call quality is crystal clear too!

You might be able to conjure another setup which works, but it most certainly will not be plug in play unless your phones “Just Work” when you plug them in.

Edgemarc can fix AT&T VoIP Issues?!

YES! But there are a few gotchas…

  • They are a bit pricey for small businesses (average 10 call licenses are around $500-$600 and go up from there!).
  • Limited concurrent maximum VoIP calls based on purchased licenses you have.
  • AND…Most models do NOT offer Wi-Fi (Though, this is easily resolved with a cheap Wi-Fi router connected to it).

Picking The Right Edgemarc

If you NEED Wi-Fi:

  1. Buy another 3rd party router and use just for Wi-Fi (like an Asus RT-AC87U or cheaper Asus). Recommended!
  2. If you have 10 or less concurrent call needs, you MIGHT be able to find an old Edgemarc 250w. Beware…these are a bit old, not too powerful, and 8×8 branded models must be factory reset to use them with other VoIP providers. Option 1 is much better!

If you DO NOT care about Wi-Fi:

The choice comes down to price and how many concurrent VoIP calls you need. That means…how many total active calls do you have at your busiest times (think of ad campaigns, busy seasons, etc). For many small businesses 10 calls will suffice. However, your concurrent call maximum will vary based on how heavy your phone call usage is.

They have MANY models. Your results may vary depending on YOUR specific internet usage. However, here are some general recommendations to help you make a decision. These devices can handle more than what I state below, but I recommend using my guidelines vs the datasheet 😉

Small Business 1-25 device (less than 100Mbps Internet Speeds)

Edgemarc 4550
For most businesses with less than 100 Mbps ISP Bandwidth Speeds.
1-15 Phones with 1-15 Computers = 30 devices.
Good for up to 15-20 Concurrent Calls.
Lowest Model for Lowest Price – I’d recommend the 4700 for best performance though!

5 or 15 Concurrent Call Licenses (Please verify licenses)

Small-Medium Business 25-100 devices

Edgemarc 4700
For Business with 25-100 devices with up to 1000 Mbps (Gigabit) ISP Bandwidth Speeds.
50 Phones with 50 Computers.
Good for up to 100 Concurrent Calls.

5, 15, or 50 Concurrent Call Licenses (Please verify licenses)

Medium-Large Business 100+ devices with up to 500 concurrent calls

Edgemarc 4800
Best for Medium to Large Call Centers with up to 500 Concurrent Calls.
Make sure your U-Verse Bandwidth can handle this many calls!

15 Concurrent Call Licenses (Please verify licenses)

Huge Call Centers with 1000 and 2000 concurrent calls

Edgemarc 7301 or 7400
7301 can handle up to 1000 concurrent calls!
7400 can handle up to 2000 concurrent calls!

If you’re getting 1000+ calls and have 1000’s of devices…you’re going to spend tons of cash on one of these – But…WHY are you on U-Verse?! I doubt they even offer the speeds you need to run this much VoIP, you should look at Fiber Circuits or other business class connections. However – if you want the best – these two models are it!

7301 – 100 Concurrent Calls (Please verify licenses)

7400 – 50 Concurrent Calls (Please verify licenses)

SO Many Options! What Should I Do?!

Licensing can be increased after the fact…BUT you get the best savings on the router when you buy it with the licenses upon initial purchase. SO, you want to do your best to figure out an accurate amount of licenses before you buy your Edgemarc. Afterwards, you can always buy more licenses!

A good start is to find out how many maximum calls your VoIP service even allows. There is certainly no point in buying more than that! It’s also not guaranteed to mean you need that many either. Check your call logs (if you have them) to see how many calls you get at your busiest times.

I still don’t know what to get…

I’d recommend the Edgemarc 4700 with 15 Concurrent Call Licenses for a good starting choice. It supports fast internet speeds, and up to 100 concurrent calls (which is a lot more than most business do!). It’s never a bad thing to have more power than you need, but it IS bad to not have enough!

For the setup…it’s usually plug and play unless you have a static IP. I personally have setup 4 of these so far with ZERO additional configuration 🙂

If you plan to purchase an Edgemarc thanks to this information, please consider supporting this site by purchasing through the links in the article (It costs you nothing additional).

We appreciate your support – Thank you!

(Originally Posted January 8, 2017)

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