"As this software was, for a short time, embedded within pages on the ABC website, visitors to these pages may have been exposed to the Bitcoin software, however, it is not possible for the ABC to ascertain whether any audience computers were affected by Bitcoin software."
This guy was actually using the processing resources of ABC's clients, effectively
Brazos' GPU is low power but its also quite gutless.
To use bitcoin mining as an example a single E-350 does 12 mhash/sec. Your 72 watt example would do 48 mhash/sec.
A single Radeon 5770 would do 150 mhash/sec and use up only 110 watts (say 130 watts with a low power Sempron).
Larger GPU cores are much more power efficient.
samzenpus from the sheila-in-chief dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Julia Gillard has been elected unopposed to the Labor leadership, seizing power in a bloodless Parliament House coup after Prime Minister Kevin Rudd decided not to contest this morning's leadership ballot. Ms. Gillard will now be sworn in as Australia's first female prime minister. Emerging from this morning's meeting, she said she felt 'very honored' and said she would be making a statement shortly. Treasurer Wayne Swan now steps up as deputy prime minister. He was also elected unopposed."