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1  Economy / Auctions / [AUCTION] 1 BFL Single + 30G BFL "Little" SC (Competition winning items) on: June 02, 2013, 03:03:21 AM
You will get a BFL Single, plus a 30Gh upgrade which I won on the BFL forums.
Competition winners were promised to be shipped early on in order numbers as per the below email from Dave @ BFL.

Competition is not clear whether a return of the Single is required. Later contests only gave away the 30G ASIC (no FPGA for the winner) and no trade-in was required. So you could use this Single for a trade-in purchase on more product!

The contest thread I won;
That's right, from now until we ship our ASIC products, we are giving away 1 FPGA single per week, and to make things even sweeter, we are upgrading that single to a "Little" Single for FREE! That's right - 30 GH/s for free!

The BFL Single I won in action at home (old picture, I now mine off my HTPC);

Photo taken today for verification;


The unit hashes at ~870 24/7 no issues. I have changed the firmware as per BFLs tool (auto). Temps always sit under 50C.
The Single is one of the last singles produced. They stopped sales of them shortly after.

Note: The BFL Single and I are located in New Zealand. This will increase the shipping cost. But i'll cover shipping up to 0.5BTC , which should cover most of the world. I will attempt to get BFL to change the shipping address when they contact to send.

Keeping reserve to myself for now, start price;


Timer removed. End time: 2013-06-10+1:00:00UTC
2  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] 30GH BFL ASIC - week 4 giveaway winner (sig contest - early shipping) on: June 01, 2013, 12:20:52 AM
This is now an auction here: AUCTION


You will get a BFL Single, plus a 30Gh upgrade.
Competition winners were promised to be shipped early on in order numbers Cheesy

Competition is not clear whether a return of the Single is required, but I'll just sell both as one.

The contest thread I won;
That's right, from now until we ship our ASIC products, we are giving away 1 FPGA single per week, and to make things even sweeter, we are upgrading that single to a "Little" Single for FREE! That's right - 30 GH/s for free!

The BFL Single I won in action at home (old picture, I now mine off my HTPC);


Email confirmation from Dave (came after I received the single)

Note: The BFL Single and I are located in New Zealand.

Offers please.
3  Economy / Economics / Excel help - total cost to sell into a table of buys on: April 15, 2013, 01:08:41 AM
Any excel gurus about?

1 / $80
1.5 / $75
3.5 / $70

If I want to sell x units, what would be the formula to calculate the total sale value? Obviously this table is very simplified. Eg: I want to sell 4 units into the table. How much $ total will I get back?

Thanks! Smiley
4  Bitcoin / Hardware / bASIC - speed boost - 54G now 72G, 27G now 36G (~) on: November 25, 2012, 05:45:46 AM
A result of hardware changes made.

It is for this reason that we are going to grow our hashing cluster to 8 ASICs.  With two clusters on the larger unit, it will conservatively produce 72GH/s.  Yes, this is very good news - a 33% increase in hashing power!  Yes, this means the 27G unit now becomes a 36G unit.  These initial numbers are conservative estimates, but we expect that firmware and software updates will be able to iteratively increase hashing power as well.


EDIT: Found another thread on this in wrong forum /;all
5  Economy / Invites & Accounts / [WTS] Guild Wars 2 Account - Exotic gear, 140k+ karma on: October 15, 2012, 07:55:23 PM
Any interest in this here?
I can't sell on my local auction site or gaming forums as it is a digital item.

Level 80 Warrior
140,000+ karma unspent.
6+ gold
2+ gold in mats in bank
2x Exotic Mystic Battleaxes.
160+% magic find gear.

Will get full detail if any interest.

Buyer can have any personal information of mine they like. I'd permit BFL/bASIC to give out whatever as part of any sale agreement if that helps verify me. They are the only people I have given $/BTC to on these forums.


6  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / What are the chances Bfl. Basic. Avalon. Etc use the same gear? on: October 01, 2012, 07:16:01 PM
Same pcb/chip maker, all hitting similar specs.
7  Other / Off-topic / What are these guys doing? on: September 25, 2012, 09:34:47 AM
Was this successful?

8  Other / Off-topic / TOWN HALL (prep) Meeting: Butterfly Labs on: September 20, 2012, 07:32:18 AM
Today's town hall (prep)meeting is about Butterfly Labs

This thread serves to gather questions that you have about the company, it's products, it's owners, it's staff, whatever you desire.
I am sure BFL will answer selectively, but we have an acceptance from BFL Josh (or Inaba) to answer these questions via a media type that has not yet been decided.

It has come about specifically from the quotes below, but could serve a wider purpose as i'm sure Inaba must feel like a parrot sometimes.
If people ask repeat questions, send them here.

Sonny Vleisides is associated with BFL and it's the same Sonny listed in the case documents.  He was involved in off shore gaming in the capacity of selling and providing software engineering to companies that did the actual offshore gaming (there is even a US patent application for the process). The industry came under attack (as we all remember) around that time, and Mr. Vleisides was caught up in the process as well as a good portion of the industry based in Costa Rica.

Although this may be cause for concern to some, the fact is that we're a robust company with 22 employees.  One of them has a colorful background in offshore libertarianism.  If I thought there was even the possibility of something unsavory going on within BFL, you can rest assured I would a) not be part of it and b) would let everyone know it.

The reality is, we are legitimate, we have released revolutionary products and we are going to release more revolutionary products.  I was made aware of this back story prior to my employment and I evaluated it and concluded that it was immaterial to the business at hand and thus joined BFL.  There was nothing hidden from me and Sonny has always answered questions and been completely open about his past, but I think we can all agree that it's not something you just announce to the world.

From the extradition warrant.

5.   A joint investigation involving the IRS-CID and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), revealed that from at least 1990 through July 2006, SONNY VLEISIDES, James Ray Houston, Dennis Emmett, William Cloud, Henry Walther, Scott Henry Walther, and others committed a massive international lottery scam using the following company names: Shamrock Agency, German Swiss Group, World Expert Fund, Mutual Medical Insurance Co, Old Amsterdam Trust Co, Euro American Fax Co, European Union Commission, EU American Payment Co, Global Search Network, North American Foreign Payments Services, Wor'dwide Verification Service, and others. VLEISIDES ran the scheme along with Houston and Emmett. VLEISIDES, Houston and Emmett, who were all located in Costa Rica, worked with mailing houses which, at the direction of VLEISIDES, Houston, and Emmett, sent out tens of thousands of mailings to victims in the United States, many of whom were elderly. The mailings contained false statement
 s, half truths, and omissions, and induced the victims to participate in various international lotteries, falsely stating that if the victims participated, they were guaranteed to win or had a very good chance to win. The mailings directed the victims to send their money to Ireland, at d the Netherlands, among other locations, where William Cloud had set up addresses with commercial mail receiving agencies and individuals to forward the money, eventually, back to the United States. After receipt at the commercial mail receiving agencies, the victims' money was sent to Henry Walther, who, along with his son Scott Henry Walther, deposited the money into various bank accounts and then distributed it as directed by VLEISIDES, Houston, and Emmett. Some of the money was spent on furthering the criminal activity. Some of the money was paid out to victims in small-dollar checks that the co-schemers misrepresented to be lottery winnings. The rest of the money was paid out to the co-s
 chemers and others for their own use. VLEISIDES and the other defendants did not buy any lottery tickets, and the vast majority of the victims lost the money they sent. The total loss from the scheme is in excess of $19 million.

For the town hall, what about IRC or is that too esoteric for a lot of people?  And when?  I will absolutely make this happen ASAP if we can agree on a time and place.

If we could keep it civil that would be great. Short to-the-point questions will be posted below and answered by BFL using the media that is decided upon.
We don't need any Internet sleuths looking for more information. The link above provides enough.

2 replies below this are reserved. One for BFL to say whatever they wish as an intro, the other for questions. Questions will not be quoted. PM your question if you wish to remain anon.

In case this matters to anybody: I am not associated with BFL in any way other than being a first time customer with one ASIC SC order. I once asked for a paid sig but was ignored! It's all about the btcjamins baby!!!
9  Other / Off-topic / BFL SC / Jally first picture? on: September 14, 2012, 03:38:46 AM

New landing page:

alt="Butterflylabs Great Shot" hah.

Not sure if supposed to be public? :>

Looks like a single?
10  Economy / Computer hardware / WTS: BFL SC pre-order OFFERS - #20xx 6/26/12 on: September 09, 2012, 05:58:00 AM
About 90% sure I want to sell this. Offers please, I will not state a price.

Purchase date: 6/26/12
Order number: #20xx

I live in New Zealand, so shipping this to me and then back to likely USA would be a bad idea. I will have the address changed if BFL is doing this.
11  Bitcoin / Mining / i'm cool on: August 24, 2012, 03:02:10 AM
12  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / OCZ 900W modstream can't cope with 3x GPU? on: August 19, 2012, 01:44:39 AM


Add a 5850 in windows okay for a few days, but if I muck around and make some changes to anything it just becomes unstable.
Add 5850 in BAMT and it just powers off constantly.

Anything else it could be? OCZ don't have the best rep...

I am about to get another 1 or 2 5970s and I would prefer to have all 3 on the same rig.
13  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / BAMT - Getting a wireless usb adaptor to function on: August 18, 2012, 10:40:25 AM
Hating Windows mining. Too many issues, so I thought I would give BAMT a go.
Going great until I needed a wireless adaptor to work! This little EW-7811Un was too small to resist. Would be great to get it going.

My linux/unix/etc knowledge is quite flakey. I have not touched it in a long time.

Bus 003 Device 004: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]


Just shows my two wired eth0,1 and loc.

I have the linux drivers on another USB ready via the Edimax website, but thought there might get some way since it is just Realtek and BAMT 'recognises' via lsusb...if that means anything.
Unsure how to load drivers for this in BAMT anyway. Searched for quite a while to no avail.

Help appreciated Smiley.


RIG is a smallish setup, MSI 890. 5970,5870,5850. Another 5970 in the mail.
14  Other / Beginners & Help / NEWB: Lower mining speed when idle on: June 25, 2012, 05:15:59 AM

Hi All,

I just noticed that I seem to lose about 100MH/s when my machine idles down.
Does anyone know what causes this?

I can see if from home 450-499, but then fiancee gets home and plays Home and Away (eugh) and it's now chugging along at ~550 minimum.

Should I be using some kind of anti idle?

Running ASUS 5830x2. In crossfire. Not overclocked. Guiminer -v -w128.

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