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What are the differences and advantages of stratum to HTTP?

I understand that Stratum is a kind of protocol specifically designed for ASIC miners. I found this page from its creator, but it is very technical. I want to know, in layman's terms, what are the ...
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Is there a website that compares the features of different cryptocoins?

Is there any website where I can find a comparison of different altcoins by features? I'm not interested in hashrate, price, difficulty, but rather in implemented features such as: Used difficulty ...
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Profitability comparisons for Quarkcoin and Primecoin?

I've found sites where you can put your hash rate for scrypt and SHA-256 to check which cryptocurrency would be the most profitable for you to mine, such as: http://dustcoin.com/ ...
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Most important spec to look for on a GPU for scrypt mining (e.g. Litecoin)

By taking a look at all the current AMD cards comparison: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units I was wondering if GFLOPS would be the best way to ...
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Pool comparison list?

Where can I find a list of pools and their features? I want to choose the best pool. On google I find no good comparison.
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Hashrates for Opteron and Xeon CPUs

I'm looking for the benchmarked hashrates of both a 1.0GHz Opteron 2007 CPU, as well as a 1.2GHz Xeon 2007 CPU. I looked here but didn't see them mentioned. Also, on that references page, I don't see ...
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Why is decentralized e-commerce good or better?

All of the promotional materials (videos, papers, articles, etc.) on Bitcoin bill it as a decentralized solution for e-commerce/online financial exchanges that bypasses traditional banks, federal ...
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What is Ripple and how does it compare to Bitcoin?

What is Ripple, and how does the system compare to Bitcoin?
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I'm trying to run Bitcoin on a weak computer, which client consumes the least resources?

I am running the standard client on a weak computer (Windows environment). It often is slow and unresponsive, and takes a noticeable chunk of the hard drive. I would want to replace it with some ...
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Relative performance of various mining software?

Has any measured the relative performance of various mining software? I figure such a study would be very beneficial for all the miners to choose the most optimal software out there to squeeze out the ...