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1  Bitcoin / Mining / Whose farm shit the bed? on: November 05, 2014, 10:58:25 PM
Taken from reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/2lexl2/here_is_why_the_hash_rate_jumped_and_took_a_dive/




Looks like a lot of SP-30s.
2  Bitcoin / Hardware / Tapeout discussion was: Swedish ASIC miner company kncminer.com on: April 06, 2014, 04:47:32 PM
You do realize mask is before tapeout, right?

No, no it's not.
3  Bitcoin / Legal / BFL and the law. on: June 18, 2012, 08:53:10 PM
Question of the day:  Who's going to head the lawsuit against BFL?


[Disclaimer:  I am not a lawyer; what is presented below was done quickly and hastily. Any and all following statues of law may or may not be applicable.]

Motivation:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88363.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88365.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=88304.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=76916.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=77796.0
http://news.yahoo.com/butterfly-labs-announces-next-generation-asic-lineup-054626776.html

Considerations:

Pursuant to: Federal Trade Commission Act:  15 U.S.C. § 45 Section: (A)(1) – Unfair Methods of Competition

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15/45

In response to allegations of using second-hand hardware.

http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/deceptive-trade-practices/missouri/

Missouri has not adopted the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.  This act discretely: Represents that goods are original or new if they are deteriorated, altered, reconditioned, reclaimed, used, or second-hand.

See: Uniform Deceptive Trade Act (Source: Unavailable)


In response to allegations of upcoming ASICs

Pursuant to the State of Missouri's Satute Chp: 570:

http://www.moga.mo.gov/STATUTES/C570.HTM

  • 570.160. 1. A person commits the crime of false advertising if, in connection with the promotion of the sale of, or to increase the consumption of, property or services, he recklessly makes or causes to be made a false or misleading statement in any advertisement addressed to the public or to a substantial number of persons.
  • 570.170.1 - A person commits the crime of bait advertising if he advertises in any manner the sale of property or services with the purpose not to sell or provide the property or services: (3) At all.

Pursuant to the State of Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act §407.020, §407.145 15 - CSR 60-7.040

http://ago.mo.gov/publications/advertisingrules.pdf

  • (1) A seller shall not make a claim with respect to a product’s performance in an advertisement unless the seller has in its possession information sufficient to form a reasonable belief that the claim, in fact, is true. A seller may rely on reasonable performance claims supplied by the manufacturer or supplier of the product.

Pursuant to Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act §407.020, §407.145, §570.160 – 15 CSR 60-7.020

  • (1) A seller shall not: make a representation or statement of fact in an advertisement that is false or has the capacity to mislead prospective purchasers.


In response to allegations of grossly inaccurate shipping times:

Pursuant to Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act §407.020, §407.145, §570.160 – 15 CSR 60-7.020

http://ago.mo.gov/publications/advertisingrules.pdf

  • (1)(B) – A seller shall not advertise any product unless the seller has that product in stock or available for sale in sufficient quantities to meet reasonably anticipated customer demand during the effective period of the advertisement.
  • (2)(C) – A seller shall not: refuse to … deliver it [product] within a reasonable time frame.


In Response to the required (full) payment up front and grossly inaccurate shipping/lead times:

Pursuant to the Federal Trade Commissions Merchandise Rule - §435.2

http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bus02-business-guide-mail-and-telephone-order-merchandise-rule#rule

**The relevant portions are long, for sake of brevity I have summarized them in my own words**

  • (a)(1)(i) - Covers the reasonable basis of the seller accepting payment with intent to ship in a prescribed time.
  • (a)(2) - Covers the requirement of a seller to notify the buyer of any (known) delay in shipping.
  • (a)(3)(i)(ii) - Covers the seller being unable to make any representation regarding length of delay.
  • (b)(1)(i) - Covers the sellers inability to ship while failing to inform the buyer clearly and conspicuously without prior demand



EDIT:  I may have recalled their operating state incorrectly, I am revising this post.
4  Bitcoin / Mining / Me, right now. on: April 10, 2012, 08:59:35 PM
5  Economy / Speculation / Since I'm new to this... on: February 02, 2012, 06:04:20 PM
I've been half-assed following bitcoin for about a year, but have just recently actually gotten involved.  Not sure that I'm up to speculation trading, but I find this sub-forum nice re: discussion on the market and its movement.

My question to you guys:  I'm trying to figure out what these charts even mean. Especially the candle chart.  It'd be great if someone could do a FAQ on how to interpret the various charts, or at least if someone could provide some links that would. I'd (and possibly others) would greatly appreciate it.
6  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Broken/As-Is/Defective Cards. on: January 31, 2012, 09:32:29 PM
   I've noticed in my travels that it's often a card will go through ebay that's marked as damaged/As-Is/Defective.  It would seem that on average the symptoms are that the card will not display output but the fans operate automatically somewhere in the 60-100% range as soon as powered up.

   Now, has anyone done any investigative work with a card exhibiting these issues?  I've the skills to troubleshoot and repair electronic circuitry, but obviously this is only useful if what's plaguing these cards is something serviceable on the board (IE: Not a processor).

   My question is: has anyone found these to be repairable, and have repairs proven fruitful enough for someone like myself to start buying dead boards and replacing VRMs, Capacitors and Diodes? Or is one to assume that the repair success rate over time will make this a losing endeavour?

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