Access a Floureon Security system in Chrome (March 2021)

If you’ve bought a Floureon system and are having trouble with LAN access via the web browser, and see the Plugin Required / Not Supported screen, you’re not alone.

No worries. There are a few steps:

  1. To configure a Floureon system, here is the 8-channel DVR system user’s manual:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RsA9d2QkQiIqPnz9yDDbieYUTQbQJnJd/view
  2. Install IE Tab – this Chrome Extension emulates an older Internet Explorer browser.
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ie-tab/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbdenadd
  3. Install the ActiveX needed for the system.
    https://xmeye.net/index
  4. Edit the IE Tab setting to allow the IP address to be opened in emulation.
    1. Edit the Options – right-click the extension icon, click Options
    2. Enter the IP address you’d like to use, and add a WildCard asterisk at the end.
      * See the image gallery below these steps for screen grabs
  5. Type in the IP Address on a Chrome tab and watch your security software actually connect.
    1. Log In
    2. Start using the software

And that should be what gets it working. Presented below are screen grabs showing how to set up IE Tab

One fun thing about the web interface, rather than software, is that you can freely resize the tab at will and, if the tab is run in a separate process, you can use a second or third monitor on your system to keep tabs.

Another quick tip: if you have a secure Remote Desktop option, you can RD into your system while elsewhere and keep tabs on what is going on, through your cell phone, without having to use a separate app.

If there are any steps that might have missed, feel free to comment on the Twitter channel, located at: https://twitter.com/RetailDetailUSA

March 23, 2021
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An analysis of Reisman v. Associated Faculties of Univ. of Main…

https://twitter.com/voteunion/status/1361441641891049476

A recent court case – Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Reisman v. Associated Faculties of Univ. of Maine, No. 19-847 (U.S. Jan. 2, 2020), 2020 WL 92186 – focused on the right to exclusive representation of charter school teachers, and a paper published by a law student revealed how schools – public versus charter – differ when it comes to educators’ rights in the workplace.

The paper: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3786361

The suggested citation if you choose to cite this paper is as follows:

Wazlavek, Thomas D. Aaron, Defending Exclusive Representation: Tyranny of the Minority in the Workplace for Educators Poses Special Risks to Charter School Teachers (July 24, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3786361 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3786361

While the case ultimately may have been declined, the fight apparently still exists, regarding charter educators’ right to exclusive representation in the workplace.

The paper, linked above, details a history of court battles over educators’ rights to representation while also covering a few key differences between charter and public school employment, and it is an eye-opener.

Educators working in public schools seem to have more rights, and I am left wondering why educators would want to work in charter schools, especially given that educators in charter schools have less power and freedom when certification handling is concerned.

If you are an educator, or are considering becoming an educator, it might be good to read the paper and learn more about the fight for educators’ rights in the workplace.

March 19, 2021
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#Crypto mining 411 – how to calculate daily pay and profit.

DOGE balance showing $14.27 in account.

For the new miner owners out there – calculating expected reward for the day is easy and straight-forward: current account balance in USD or currency divided by current time in 24HR format, then multiplied by 24 hours in a day.

MS Calc screen grab showing ($14.26 / 16.75) * 24.

To handle the time properly, first convert the hours to military time; 4pm is 16. Then to sort the minutes, you convert those to a percentage – 46 minutes is roughly 75 percent of an hour, which is how I get the 16.75 in the screen grab above (second math calc in the history).

This is the gross.

To calculate the profit – estimated – there is a separate formula. See the math below:

MS Calc showing miner power usage in watts summed at 6,120 multiplied by .001 to make Kw and then by power cost of .112 then multiplying by 24 to get a daily power cost.

Tot up the total maximum wattage used by the miners – 2100 for an a1 LoveCore, 1420 for one s9 and 1300 for each of two s9 miners restricted to 1300 watts each. You get 6,120 watts per hour.

Then you take your watts and multiply by .001 or divide by 1,000 to convert to kilowatts.

Next step is to multiply this by the power cost per Kw which, in my area, is roughly eleven and one-fifth cent – or .112 – and I get 68.544 cents per hour or, in currency format, .68544 / hr.

For the daily cost, I multiply by 24 to get 16.45056, or roughly $16.50 in power cost per day.

Profit shown as $3.98 USD with $20.42 gross minus $16.45 power cost.

For the daily expected profit, I have $3.98 after I subtract the power cost of $16.45 from the expected gross of $20.43.

This number, however, is inaccurate for a final profit because the cost of power is also a cost of business, deductible in the tax calculations.

For those who are running miners for a business, it is helpful to ask your tax or financial advisor if having a w2 job that results in qualifying for the EITC while running the business under Schedule C might be the best way to go, as I am NOT a financial advisor and none of this article or any of these blog posts are intended as financial or tax advice.

Hope this helps!

March 19, 2021
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Running a used Aisen a1 LoveCore miner – a miner’s experience.

Aisen a1 LoveCore 23TH used miner in operation.

Aisen a1 LoveCore 23TH used miner.

The Aisen a1 LoveCore ASIC miner is now available on the second-hand market, which is seeing crazy-high demand.

Current prices run at roughly $1,000 to $1,200 for a new one and roughly $700 for a used one including shipping costs.

Shipping can take approx. 5 to 7 days with a delay expected from customs inspections. 

Miners can be classified as either ‘computers’ or, more accurately, ‘calculators,’ because a miner calculates.

The picture you see here is a used miner, and so far performance starts minimal at roughly half its alleged capacity (advertised at 20TH).

It takes roughly ten minutes for a full reboot and ramp-up.

One very good thing about this miner is that it can handle USA 230v power just fine, as the PSU is designed for a wide range of input.  Power requires a unique power cable with the miner side looking like a computer-use power cord and the wall socket side with the two prongs placed horizontally instead of the 110v vertical placement.  This is done to prevent mix-ups with power sources – higher-volt power sockets are specifically designed not to support plugs for 110v devices to prevent accidental mix-ups and destroyed devices.

For miners who are getting serious, it is worth it to upgrade the power capacity to a minimum of 200-300 amp power, 400 amp and dedicated mining farm facilities can require over a megawatt in power.

Mine was used and, as such, I expected hiccups to occur, and the suboptimal rate was roughly 2% and lowered to roughly 0.61% after about a day of running.

Aixen / Aisen a1 control console showing hash rate at 23.729Th/s

The console is not the preferred Braiins OS, because at this time there is currently no plan to include support for Aixen / Aisen devices. The ramp-up time is typical for this miner.

Screen grab of mining pool console showing 18.169 Th/s performance on worker5, the a1 LoveCore.

In this screen grab as shown above, there were two restarts needed as pool config settings were being changed and the mining pool experienced connectivity errors. Pool management can require intense periods of monitoring and corrections work, and can become a serious job when the payout rewards are high enough (I’ve been seeing 30 to 37 cents per TH lately).

What is interesting is that worker4, an s9 miner, is shown in pool management software as having a higher hashrate than the a1 LoveCore. While the LoveCore is a used miner, it might be possible that the hasrate declaration might be related to the difficulty of the coin currently being mined, which is BCH. The mining software shows the icon and a color scheme depending on what is being mined. The BitCoin Cash (BCH) logo appears and the color is green because the BCH logo is green.

About an hour later, miner performance “increase” was realized by the mining pool.

About an hour after reboot, the performance had slowly increased in the pool, while the IRT (In Real Time) console showed a steady 23Th/s rate of work.

I test all my miners and closely monitor new ones for about a week to gauge performance and watch for issues that need addressing.

The official website for the manufacturer, credited in the control console as “Shenzhen chain times technology holding co. LTD”, is aisenminer.top – and the site is not active at this time.

The actual wording for the manufacturer is Aisen, not Aixin or Aixen as you might see.

Overall, the performance is more efficient then the s9 when maximum wattage is divided into the TH performance. The console is much more limited when compared to Braiins OS on an s9, which is one downside.

The default login is root / root, and the miners are best placed on a dedicated IP address beginning with 192 as the first octet.

Getting an a1 LoveCore is considered somewhat risky due to the manufacturer no longer being in the market, and also due to the fact that there are almost no options for repair should something break. Many repair centers dedicate their efforts and supply to the newest miner hardware on the market.

If you are truly serious about mining, it may become a necessity to learn how to repair broken units.

This review will be updated with expected gains numbers after the first full day of work is complete.

Profits can be calculated if electricity costs are known, and each service area has a different rate of electricity, so profits will vary due to this difference.

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March 19, 2021
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COVID: ATL Federal Court pauses free PACER access, ReCAP extension allows free access to documents.

Announcement from Atlanta federal court: public PACER access is “temporarily unavailable.”

Truly free access to documents on PACER is yet another victim of the pandemic. On Monday, June 8, 2020, Atlanta’s federal court announced a “temporary” pause to PACER access. The announcement goes on to promote online access to PACER as an alternative to viewing documents at the court clerk’s office.

This change was made to try to reduce exposure to COVID, but it will come at a potentially high cost to pro se litigants who probably already do not have much in the way of money and attorneys without a lot of money to spend on research costs such as PACER fees.

While this restriction is ongoing, affected users are encouraged to download the ReCAP browser extension so that documents purchased with a PACER account can at least mitigate the damage to more people; ReCAP-archived documents are available at courtlistener.com – the ReCAP extension will also identify documents that have been archived, and allow users to choose to view the document for free from CourtListener archives.

PACER’s billing minimum was changed to a (so far) higher number, I do not anticipate the change to become permanent. The unavailability of public research terminal computers means that litigants do not have the option to sit at a research terminal computer and sift through lots of down data making notes. PACER access is not cheap at ten cents per page. Honestly, the trade-off does not help the public at large, and PACER access should be restored.

Start your journey to getting documents FREE here –> https://free.law/recap/

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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