geekmasterflash t1_j9vo9zz wrote

lol, I work in a colocation facility. We have hundreds of these mining setups. It used to be thousands, but a lot of people have begun to realize the cost in electricity to the rate of return on actually mined coin is no longer profitable and hasn't been for almost 6 years, at least.

I would not be shocked if despite running this for potentially months to years before being caught, I would bet dollars to donuts it never generated anywhere near the $18,000 he is being charged for.