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1  Bitcoin / Hardware / Next Generation ASIC's - How do we recycle the past? on: December 17, 2015, 12:21:42 AM
With the halving upon the horizon, every ASIC manufacturer from Avalon to Zeus will have produced a great deal of hardware that has achieved "legacy" status. The question being posed is this; what happens when all utility from these machines lost? Take for example the Antminer S1, "the staple of the home miner" is how BITMAIN described the S1 and they were right... for the time. Currently the S1 only has utility to those that DIY and make custom solutions with the blades, or to those that want to mine for a incredibly small amount of BTC and use the unit for a heating source. As of today's date a S1 will make about 0.004 a week. In year or two, I don't think it would be unreasonable to assume that the utility of these devices will be rapidly approaching those of a USB stick miner today.

So the question is this; just what the hell do we we do with all of this old mining equipment? S1's can be had for 20-$30 shipped to your door now, people are basically selling them at a loss just to get rid of them. What happens this time next year? Do they just wind up in the dump because nobody wants them? The Atari 2600 can still play games, a 386 PC can still run applications that wont work on newer hardware, the miners of today on the same timeline....

Do you think ASIC manufactures should potentially begin a recycling process with their products? Apple will recycle their products free of charge as well many other  tech companies today. We've seen USB miners made from recycled parts, why not create more? Maybe offer a slight discount / loyalty program and send in your outdated hardware and receive a discount on the newest models? What are your opinions? Thanks for reading!
2  Economy / Goods / Feeler - Retro Video Game Systems & Games on: December 11, 2015, 03:12:40 AM
I have a collection of old(er) video game systems / games and was wondering if anyone here might have any interest. Just an outline of what I have is as follows...

Consoles :

*Turbo Duo System - Complete In Box
*Nintendo 64 System - Complete In Box
*Sega Saturn System - Complete In Box
*Sega Master System - System Only
*Sega Gamegear - In Travel Case
*Sega Dreamcast - System Only
*Sega Genesis / Sega CD / 32X - System(s) Only
*Super Nintendo - System Only

All systems have the necessary hookups / controllers and are generally in good / excellent condition. Im estimating I have a couple hundred games between the systems (plus more for other consoles) in varying condition, from loose carts to CIB to NOS. As you can imagine, all of this takes up a good amount of space and with my 3 year old accumulating his own toys at an exponential rate, its time for me to let go of some of mine. My plan is to start to take pictures of the collection and start to put it on eBay over the next month or so, I thought id try the forum here first. I can get pictures of the consoles without issue, the games might take a little while longer. Prefer BTC for payment, escrow is fine but buyer pays fees. Let me know there is any interest and thanks for looking!
3  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] Feeler - NEC 463V 46' Commercial Grade LED Monitor - HDTV on: November 18, 2015, 02:08:43 PM
Wanted to get an idea to see if anyone might be interested in this. I have a brand new NEC 463V 46 inch 1080P LED monitor. It was a leftover I bought from a friend who was in the digital signage business. The full spec's of the monitor can be found here...

It has a myriad of inputs from BNC to HDMI and Displayport. It can do display cloning to another TV / Monitor right from the set and has been calibrated using a AVS 907 HD disc. It is an amazing monitor and the screen has a matte finish so glare is basically a non issue, it also works great as an HDTV provided you have a cable box (No built in ATSC tuner). The set comes with the remote and included code for Displaynote software (I do not have the original box). I also have a commercial grade wall mount (new in box) that I could sell along with it if so desired.

I live in Upstate NY (Between Albany - Utica) and would be willing to meet or deliver for the right deal. I am interested in selling for BTC, cash or any interesting trades (Mining hardware, etc). The set is currently in heated storage, but I can take pictures with a timestamp if someone is serious about making a deal. Make me an offer, the worst I can say is no. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Thanks for looking!
4  Bitcoin / Mining support / Cannot Access Antminer S1 Management Page Over Wifi on: November 16, 2015, 09:22:24 PM
I recently brought an old Antminer S1 out of retirement to use as a space heater, and to my surprise it works exceptionally well. I have it connected via WiFi and it has been hashing for days now without issue. The problem is that I cannot access the management page over the WiFi connection, hardwired I can access it fine. The S1 is configured as follows..

WAN - Static IP
IP -
Subnet -
Gateway -
DNS2 -
Broadcast - N/A

WWAN - Static IP
IP -
Subnet -
Gateway -
DNS2 -
Broadcast - N/A

I have changed IP, DNS and Broadcast values numerous times to no avail. If I try to connect to the management page via WiFi the connection times out, I can not ping the antminer via WiFi at The strange thing is that if I plug in the ethernet connection I can access the management page at AND I am simply stumped here! If anyone has any suggestions to help me it would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Load Balancing - Mining for multiple accounts? on: June 11, 2014, 01:02:43 AM
Brief synopsis = A friend and I would like to go in on a venture to buy some hardware to start a small mining farm. He will be providing the capitol for the project and I will be managing the hardware / software. This isn't going to be a large setup. I will be given a percentage of the mining proceeds for my services, and he will get the remainder.

Since we will be mining the same coin(s), it would make sense to split the proceeds at the mining level via software. My question is; do programs like sgminer, cgminer, sphminer et cetera support this kind of functionality? I've seen miner's from Claymore and NaN that incorporate a dev fee similar to what im looking to accomplish. I realize that these examples are hard coded into the miners, and im not looking for the same extravagant amounts of sophistication, id just like to keep it simple.

Thanks for your help!
6  Economy / Lending / Looking for 0.14 BTC Loan - Repaid in one week. on: May 27, 2014, 10:47:25 PM
I want to increase my holdings in a few alts, but what I don't want to do is wait for Coinbase. Placed my order tonight, and since I have a basic account (CB doesn't accept debit) it will take 4 business days.

I have the BTC equivalent in Blackcoin and NRS that I would be willing to use as collateral to a trusted and reputable member. I would prefer that you send first, this is my first trade here on the forum. Thanks for your time!
7  Economy / Currency exchange / WTB Bitcoin - $40 Total on: April 16, 2014, 06:53:54 PM
I'd like to purchase $40 USD of BTC. However unbelievable this might sound, my girlfriend gave me $40 the other night and asked me to invest it in a few alts for her. It seems crazy that all my talk about crypto currencies has finally sunk in with her!

I've performed my due diligence and found that I can exchange USD to BTC via Coinbase or Virwox, but it seems like a lot of hassle for such a small sum, so I thought I would try here. I would like for someone to send me the BTC first and I will send PayPal afterwards or if you have established trust here I could send first. This is my FIRST trade here on Bitcointalk, so im quite new to this. I've been a member on the forum for a while and as far as feedback is concerned, I can provide you with my eBay feedback page. Member since 01, 193 Positive Feedback - 0 Negative.

I realize that PayPal isn't everyone's favorite service (and for good reason), but its all I have setup at the moment. If someone has another idea that would be mutually beneficial id be open to suggestions. Thanks for your time.
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