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1  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [1400 TH] BTC Guild - Pays TxFees+Orphan, Stratum, MergedMining, Private Servers on: December 09, 2013, 12:28:54 AM
NMC wallet checks should be working again in the next few minutes.  Payments/earnings are going to be paused for at a minimum 24 hours, since 50% of my nodes were stuck on random blocks when I woke up this morning due to something broken in the hardfork block checking.  Normally just earnings would stop, but the *payment* namecoind also got stuck during these issues.

No worries. Thanks for all the hard work eleuthria.  I will probably check back on the NMC in a few days.
2  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [1400 TH] BTC Guild - Pays TxFees+Orphan, Stratum, MergedMining, Private Servers on: December 09, 2013, 12:21:45 AM
I am having a problem adding my BTC-E namecoin address into my NMC payout field in the settings menus.

When I add the address in, and click "Change" it comes back with this error:  "There wallet address you entered was not a valid Bitcoin address. Please try again."

And it will not change.

Any suggestions?


I don't want to insult you but I did the same thing, copied the wrong address, could always generate a new nmc address on btc-e and try that.

Not insulting at all. 
I have triple checked that I am using the NMC field in BTC-E.  I also triple checked that I am copying the correct address.  However, I cannot generate a new address because I have never used this address.

This is exactly what it says: 

Your address for deposit NMC:
N6bU35BJdKxhD3ctU5FC7rtWRVLyzieMyy

If I copy and paste that exactly into BTC Guild namecoin field it errors out.

Maybe this has something to do with it:

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Namecoin Hardfork Issues
There have been some problems with nodes randomly losing sync with the namecoin blockchain after the hardfork update. Namecoin payouts and earnings are temporarily paused as a result. This post will be updated once the exact cause of the problem is identified. Bitcoin earnings/payouts are unaffected.

Thats very possible.  I will just hold off until the NMC issues have been took care of.  No rush on them for me.
3  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [1400 TH] BTC Guild - Pays TxFees+Orphan, Stratum, MergedMining, Private Servers on: December 09, 2013, 12:14:24 AM
I am having a problem adding my BTC-E namecoin address into my NMC payout field in the settings menus.

When I add the address in, and click "Change" it comes back with this error:  "There wallet address you entered was not a valid Bitcoin address. Please try again."

And it will not change.

Any suggestions?


I don't want to insult you but I did the same thing, copied the wrong address, could always generate a new nmc address on btc-e and try that.

Not insulting at all. 
I have triple checked that I am using the NMC field in BTC-E.  I also triple checked that I am copying the correct address.  However, I cannot generate a new address because I have never used this address.

This is exactly what it says: 

Your address for deposit NMC:
N6bU35BJdKxhD3ctU5FC7rtWRVLyzieMyy

If I copy and paste that exactly into BTC Guild namecoin field it errors out.
4  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [1400 TH] BTC Guild - Pays TxFees+Orphan, Stratum, MergedMining, Private Servers on: December 09, 2013, 12:05:13 AM
I am having a problem adding my BTC-E namecoin address into my NMC payout field in the settings menus.

When I add the address in, and click "Change" it comes back with this error:  "There wallet address you entered was not a valid Bitcoin address. Please try again."

And it will not change.

Any suggestions?
5  Other / Obsolete (selling) / Re: Selling adult content friendly web hosting accounts. BTC or USD accepted on: August 16, 2013, 01:39:35 PM
We can do manual payments or setup some form of automated BTC payments system.
6  Economy / Speculation / Re: Do you think the rally is over now... or very soon? on: March 06, 2013, 03:30:20 AM
I sold ALOT of btc around the $31.50 mark. I am kicking myself in the ass right about now because I thought it was going to be over around $33. 
7  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: GUI mining - updated Dec 3 with 7970 bugfix, also supports Stratum! on: December 31, 2012, 08:53:48 AM
Can anyone suggest the right flags to use with the december version of GUIminer and an HD7970?  I am running it on mine, with good speeds, but it will routinely stop working for a second or 2 once a share is submitted, causing my miner to pause until it begins a new share.  I've never seen it do this on my other rigs running 5970's.   

It will give the "warning, job finished, Tahiti is idle" and then jump back to hashing shortly after.
8  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Archive] BFL trolling museum on: September 30, 2012, 07:23:59 AM
Ok,so the jally is going to use 4.5 watts,this is what I found out about USB 2.0,tell me if I'm correct:

Besides a data link, USB provides 5 +/- 0.25 volts to power an otherwise unpowered device or charge a battery in a self powered device.
A USB controller or hub is required to power one unit load (100 mA, a low power load). It can optionally power up to 5 unit loads (500 mA, a high power load).
The spec is silent about intermediate loads, so I assume that the sources deal with just the two cases.
Either a load is low power (like a keyboard or a mouse) or high power (like an iPod or PDA).


500 milliamps = one half amp (1000 ma per amp).

So, .5 amps x 5 volts=2.5 watts.We'll definitely be needing those dual USB cables won't we  Roll Eyes

I know there's a thread about this somewhere,but couldn't find it,sorry  Sad

What USB hubs are good enough for this application (running multiple Jallies),I've never had a need for these,so I'm unsure of what powered hub requirements are needed.

Most USB ports that have been on stuff in the last 3 years or so will output 1000mA.  So, that will be right at 5 watts.  Its possible that the Jalepenos will just require that you use a 1000mA USB port to power it.  My laptop has its USB ports marked as being 1000mA so it will power it.
9  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Archive] BFL trolling museum on: September 30, 2012, 05:04:02 AM
Hmm so that seems to says they only worked out the expected figures today ... they must be behind in the schedule?

Uh, well yeah,  It's pretty well know they are behind schedule a little.  They were supposed to ship in September, but they pushed that back to October / November.. so yeah.  But, If they ship in Oct. Nov. I really don't mind since I am getting more hash power in my Single Smiley
10  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Archive] BFL trolling museum on: September 30, 2012, 04:58:49 AM

haha.. Thanks. I'm still a little sleepy and a bit drunk. Smiley 
11  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Archive] BFL trolling museum on: September 30, 2012, 04:56:20 AM
Where did they post these new numbers?
12  Other / Off-topic / Re: BFL Requests Input on: September 25, 2012, 01:29:35 PM
I would go, I live in TN and can fly out of ATL.  I would be willing to post my findings here, as well as on the many blogs I post to. 

I have been an on again off again cheerleader for BFL.  I supported them when they first came out, even though I skipped out on buying FPGA technology because I was saving my BTC for ASICs.  I am now an early pre-order customer for a few Jalapeno's and a Single.  I have been critical of BFL and Inaba as of late with this "new" information coming out, but I am still optimistically skeptical they will deliver on their November release. I still want to see them succeed, and I would give an unbiased view of the company.

I also have a strong background in the IS/IT industry, and have been a Red Hat, and AIX sysadmin for several years. I have a BSBA in Management information systems and have a pretty good business acumen that I use for my own consulting firm.
13  Other / Off-topic / Re: [Announcement] Butterfly Labs on: September 21, 2012, 02:42:18 PM
Dear ShadowOfHarbringer,

Usually I don't respond to unfriendly posts, but maybe this one needs a bit of addressing. We've had the honor of having Sonny in our corporation
for the past year. He is a bright and honorable person who had come face to face with strong forces behind the scenes without knowing. Many movies
have been made to try and demonstrate how governments and lobbying powers operate. They can kill, sabotage, prosecute or pretty much do anything
they desire without consequences as they have the power, money and weapons to make their point.

The United States Government does not recognize international bounderies when it comes to its interests and demands. The attack on the PirateBay
servers in Sweden is a good instance. Should the owners of PirateBay been Americans, I'm sure they'd already been serving for life in some prison in USA,
under charges of money-laundry, tax evasion (ads on the site), child pornography and so on and so forth. It's easy to hurt people who are powerless.
Even in France this may happen, eventhough on a much smaller scale ( I can't recall any at this point ).

Regarding whether we are a scam or not, the several thousand shipped units can speak for itself. We've used the experience gained in mass production
of our singles in our SC production cycle (we've got a MyData Pick-And-Place and an Oven for high-speed and high-volume inhouse assembly). Someone
mentioned the backlog is already 5,000. On a production speed of 500 units a day for instance, 5,000 will only take 10 days. We've already prepared the
infratructue for very high volume production, since the great portion of the orders will come in after the SC is released to the public. 5,000 units is not much
compared to orders we expect to receive after SC release, so we're very ready for it.

I hope this message has addressed some of your questions.


Regards,
Nasser



This guy should have been the COO of the company and not Inaba (BFL_Josh).  This is how a rational and well spoken C-level person should speak. Hearing someone speak like this from the company, makes me more confident that the thousands of dollars I have invested with them is going to a rational company.
14  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: "Avalon" ASIC mining machine, announcement & pre-order start. update:9/19 on: September 20, 2012, 02:02:51 PM
I am very much considering cancelling my BFL pre-order and going with yours in light of all the bad press that BFL has gotten lately. I just wished you could get them sooner, as by the time they will ship, the payout would have dropped, and the difficulty will be insane, stretching the ROI on one of your units. 
15  Other / Off-topic / Re: BFL SC / Jally first picture? on: September 19, 2012, 07:32:52 PM
After almost a year, they still have not completed their DBA filings in Missouri:
https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/soskb/SearchResults.asp?FormName=CorpNameSearch&Words=Starting&SearchStr=Butterfly+Labs&SearchType=Search

I got that information from this thread:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=53530.msg650205#msg650205

I would REALLY like to find out the status of BFL as a legitimate business.  DBA filings should not take over a year (should they?).
16  Other / Off-topic / Re: BFL SC / Jally first picture? on: September 19, 2012, 07:27:12 PM
So, I have been trying to find the SEC Filing in EDGAR for BFL.  I cannot find any reportings.  I did find this;

https://wyobiz.wy.gov/Business/FilingDetails.aspx?eFNum=149144214231010201167112190255028042109060235081


Which shows they have filed a 2012 Annual Report.

You can search EDGAR here: http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm      But, I am not sure how large a company must be in order to file with the SEC, but I thought all Corps had to file.
17  Other / Off-topic / Re: BFL SC / Jally first picture? on: September 19, 2012, 05:59:42 PM
I will tell you why we didn't "come forward with all this information before" when you can tell me why you think it's relevant?  Please explain how the past affects the products you've already received (because you have received products right?  I mean, you're not here just complaining and you aren't even a customer, correct?) and how it will affect the products in the future.  If you can explain that, then I will explain why the information wasn't disclosed before.  Otherwise, it has absolutely no bearing on whether or not BFL has produced and shipped products in the past or in the future, does it?

1) It's relevant when taking pre-orders.  Had this information been known before Singles shipped, what do you think the investment would have been?  (I.e., that's fraud.)  Had this been known up to the point where BFL had a reasonable percentage of space parts on hand, the FTC would happily have gotten involved and shut down the company.  It has nothing to do with how it affects the products received afterward, because it's still nearly indistinguishable from a Ponzi. (I *love* that this is a valid argument on this forum.)  In fact, it's a "ponzi" run by a convicted felon, not just someone who was charged with passing bad checks.  Do you see how this looks?  Every single offering that is of more value than the previous just increases the correlation with "a classic ponzi," even if it's natural company growth.  BFL has created suspicion and doubt through its failures to meet its promises.  This information makes it seem as if it was part of a scheme rather than through incompetence or inexperience.

2) Is Inaba the "I only speak for myself so I can be an ass to customers" identity or do you actually speak for the company in this persona?  What does BFL_Josh have to say about this?

I like BFL's products once they get dialed in (even if they're ghetto right now), but its customer relations are really, really bad.  They've only gotten more adversarial since you joined the company.

THIS  ^^ A thousand times this ^^

Had I known the shady dealings before sending you hundreds of my BTC (thousands of dollars) I would NOT have pre-ordered with BFL.  I guess as a customer, I just need to know SOMETHING is being done at the factory level.  The website sure as hell gives no information, in fact it makes me even more suspicious when I browse over it.  The only communication we as a Bitcoin community get from BFL is via smart mouthed replies from Inaba or BFL_Josh.  You are doing yourself and BFL a huge disservice by being an ass to everyone...even your competitors, and non-customers ("haters").  When you become a COO of a company, you are a figurehead for said company.  EVERYTHING you do, both in your public "business" life and your personal life is a direct reflection of the company.  So, when you login as "Inaba" and post such brash messages, we the public still see's this as "The guy thats running BFL", regardless if your nick says Inaba or BFL_Josh.  Its in yours and BFL's best interests to speak as if you are ALWAYS representing the company.

I truly think BFL wants to do business the right way, Honestly I do.  They have delivered good products in the past, but the suffer from very poor management and leadership which a new company struggling with such huge demand needs so desperately to keep on track.  When you joined BFL, I was hoping you might help steer things differently, but instead you join the chorus of underbellies and continue to use harsh tones with everyone on the forums.  I am a little disappointed, and I hoped that BFL would get things right, and deliver when they first said (October), but that has now slipped, just like in the first release.  Things are not looking good, and that sucks because I want to see BFL succeed.
18  Other / Off-topic / Re: BFL SC / Jally first picture? on: September 19, 2012, 03:09:08 PM
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Why are there so many fucking shady ass people involved in Bitcoin?  Makes me really re-consider what I should do with my BFL ASIC Single pre-order I made months ago.  I was really hoping BFL was a clean company struggling with the demands of high demand, but it seems its a company shrouded in mystery, ran by scammers who deal with illegal gambling software and Ponzi schemes.

Inaba, I really feel for you.  What BFL needs is a COO that knows how to spin the media.  After reading your posts, you certainly don't present yourself as someone representing a company that does millions of dollars in revenue.

Right, because what you want is someone who will lie to you and tell you comforting tales so you aren't so scared, right?  

I guess I can do that if you want... but I'd rather be honest and upfront with everyone instead of spinning the story and being generally a dirt bag like most large corporations.  But hey, if you want lies and spin instead of truth, I can provide that, too.


Then why didn't you come forward with all this information before?  It took a long time and alot of snopping from the forum members for it to come out.  Thats not exactly being upfront.

So, as a consumer, and a customer of BFL I would like to know:
1. Are you really a C Corporation?
2. If you are a C Corp, which state do you file in?
3. Are you annual reports public, like most C Corps?

With these questions, I can find out pretty much all I need to know as a consumer about your company using the public resources.  This is what good and valid companies do.

EDIT: Also, feel free to go back and view my past posts.  I have usually defended BFL on all fronts, but in light of all this new information coming out, I have really re-thought my opinions.  When you were made COO of BFL, you should represent the company.  Going on tyraids is not befitting of a million dollar revenue generating company.  Not only does it look bad on you, it looks horrible on the company for choosing you as their COO. 

Your actions really reaks of Jim Mackeys actions when he was running Whole Foods:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_Foods_Market#SEC_investigation
19  Other / Off-topic / Re: BFL SC / Jally first picture? on: September 19, 2012, 02:12:33 PM
Why are there so many fucking shady ass people involved in Bitcoin?  Makes me really re-consider what I should do with my BFL ASIC Single pre-order I made months ago.  I was really hoping BFL was a clean company struggling with the demands of high demand, but it seems its a company shrouded in mystery, ran by scammers who deal with illegal gambling software and Ponzi schemes.

Inaba, I really feel for you.  What BFL needs is a COO that knows how to spin the media.  After reading your posts, you certainly don't present yourself as someone representing a company that does millions of dollars in revenue.
20  Bitcoin / Hardware / [Archive] BFL trolling museum on: September 10, 2012, 04:27:15 AM
The website is my focus this week, I hope to have it cleaned up and more information posted.  Easyminer has taken a back seat for a lot of that time due to our focus on the ASIC engineering as we have limited resources when it comes to that.  We have been putting some resources into Easyminer recently though.  We hope to have something more available RSN.

Website and more information is definitely a priority for this week, though.


Thank you! Smiley

I have no idea why this company fails to live up to any sort of time line they mention.
Your week is up. I went to your website. I still do not see any new information. Thus I do not place an order.
The week they referred to was the week during which the website was a priority, not the week by which it would be done. There may be nothing to show for the work, but they didn't promise a show.

This is the kind of crap though that makes them not even want to be this specific.


Give me a break.

The only people I can think of offhand that sends money to a company with only a vague idea of what they will
get in return is the bitcoin community and BFL. In the "race of greed" people forget common sense it seems. Having
a good idea of what you will get in return for your money, having actual proof that the device exists in some type of
form, and being able to have a somewhat solid time line for an expected delivery date is just good business sense.

But good business sense is lacking in this community based on the posts I have read around here for the last couple
of weeks. Naturally there are exceptions. But sending money to BFL with their previous track record is crazy. Show
the prototype/share the specs, be honest on a REAL delivery date for the first 100 units of each type, and stop being so secretive
about a product that is not rocket science. SHA256 for fucks sake. This is not an asic which can process IP packets 1000
times faster then Juniper or Cisco.

Oct is less then 3 weeks away. Nov 1st 7 weeks away. If they cannot produce what I would consider normal information
I list above on their website by tomorrow then everyone who already ordered should wonder wtf is going on.

YOU ARE THE CUSTOMERS. They provide a service/hardware. YOU PAID THEM. Yet you are their bitches. For real.

Then again, there are some of us businessmen whom like to take chances.  The money I invested into my SC rig preorders was profits already earned.  I enjoy taking risks, and being the first to cash in on the high rewards of taking those risks. I will also admit, that sometimes those risks don't pan out, and I do loose money, but I never bitch about it.  Its the cost of doing business in a volatile market right now.  Safe mining does make you money...albeit slowly.  I don't like safe mining Smiley 

So, please stop passing judgement on those of us that enjoy taking the risk of paying for our pre-orders EARLY in the hopes of getting our SC rigs early. I believe in BFL, I like what they do, so I spend my dollar votes with them.  But in this case, my dollar votes were actually paid in Bitcoins Smiley
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