There was little development in other miners then (1 yes ago). The situations seems improved, so other miners are worth testing. You may find that they are using custom configurations, I remember Wolf did some (custom AMD bins).
If you find any more specific info, post it here, I’m sure @Ghostlander would be interested in new developments (that might be portable to NSGMiner, if he missed it.
It’s interesting, that I didn’t notice that problem. My cudaminer can use one pool at a time only, so it simply waits and and tries every 30 seconds to connect and get work. It seems to return to work as soon as the pool is back
If you mean differences in the archived hash rate you can start modifyinng the intensity parameter, either in ccminer’s config file or by using the -I command line parameter.
Typically lowering the intensity reduces the archived hash rate and the power consumption of the GPU.
Inreasing the intensity increases the hashrate, but if it is set too high, you will notice errors in the ccmimer logs, and the hash rate way drop.
When you have found the optimal setting for the intensity, you can do another -slightly dangerous- thing, which is to overclock your GPU and GPU memory, if your card/driver software does allow that.
If you go for that it is at your own risk, as your GPU may overheat or even be destroyed.
You should increase the clock rates with very small steps.
In order to reduce the risk of overheating you could try to lower the GPU voltage a bit, but possibility again is dependent on your GPU driver software.
Is constantly forking to fight off ASICs worth it? (not saying we are, just a general thought) There are some advantages of ASICs on a network and it seems like eventually they will be developed for every algorithm.
That being said, I think this is likely a scam. Im sure @ChekaZ will confirm once he has more info.