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From a technical point of view rather than an economical one, is it possible to mine bitcoin on a laptop?

You can't mine real Bitcoin on a laptop but you can mine worthless testnet blocks if all you want is to understand a bit more about Bitcoin. See When did Bitcoin Core deprecate the mining function? ...
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How much info does the Bitcoin Network know about miners? Would a time traveler be discovered?

What information does the bitcoin network & blockchain actually log about the miners themselves, such as hardware-specs/OS/hashing-rate/etc.? None of that is logged. Miners may choose to make ...
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Is it possible to mine 1 btc in one day?

There are around 1000 btc minted daily and the global hashrate is around 400 Ehash/s so you need 1/1000 of that (400 Phash/s)
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Why don't Bitcoin mining operations grow exponentially?

That is exactly what is happening: Bitcoin’s hashrate is growing exponentially, except that the growth is limited by the speed at which new hardware is produced and deployed. (A line with a positive ...
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Do any mining rig configurations divide hashing into pieces to be distributed across nodes?

Not in the way you seem to describe it. Rather than splitting up a block, multiple variations of a block template are given out to individual miners to allow them to cooperate in searching for a block ...
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Why don't Bitcoin mining operations grow exponentially?

I ran calculations on that and found out it could pay for itself every 4 months (after power bills). I'm rather skeptical of that. My first Google result was here. As of 27 Nov 2023, it's listed as ...
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From a technical point of view rather than an economical one, is it possible to mine bitcoin on a laptop?

You can mine on a laptop, though the probability of finding a valid block would be ~0 Performing a single hash on a valid block header would technically be mining. You could get the latest block tip ...
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AntMiner connected via ethernet to wireless plugin adapter has trouble connecting to the BTC Mining pool without DMZ

You shouldn't need port forwarding for a client machine (i.e. the AntMiner) to access the internet. What pool is the miner connecting to? You would only need port forwarding if you intend to access ...
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How much info does the Bitcoin Network know about miners? Would a time traveler be discovered?

The Bitcoin network itself does not "know" information about miners in the sense of personal details, identities, or physical locations. Instead, it is a decentralized system that relies on ...
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Bitmain Antminer S2 Bitcoin Miner Stopped Booting - How to get it to boot up again?

Page was updated so tools hard to find. Here's the latest since 2023. https://shop.bitmain.com/support/download On 1st DropDownBox scroll all the way down to "other". On 2nd DropDownBox ...
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