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1  Economy / Speculation / Re: Serious bitcoin price discussion. Bears only please. How far will it drop? on: December 20, 2013, 12:26:08 AM
So what just happened over the past 24h then? Will it be coming back down again any time soon? Or have we recovered that quickly?
2  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Avalon ASIC users thread on: November 14, 2013, 03:18:51 PM

At about the time you posted, about 9:30 Central time, lots of people lost contact with eligius.  The solution in my case was to change from mining.eligius.st  --->  stratum.mining.eligius.st


That did the trick. Thanks mate!
3  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Avalon ASIC users thread on: November 13, 2013, 09:03:39 PM
I'm utterly baffled here...

I've started getting the dreaded "Socket connect failed: Connection refused" error, for no apparent reason. The rig was mining just fine for the longest time (with the occasional reset, etc) via Eligius, until all of a sudden it stopped mining. Neither restarting nor resetting worked this time around.

I updated to ckolivas' latest stable firmware, opting to keep my existing settings, but I still get this output in the Cgminer API Log:

[Firmware Version] => 20130821
cgminer-70bc62c
luci-d854edc+
cgminer-openwrt-packages-800cc58
Socket connect failed: Connection refused

However, I can ping sites from Network > Diagnostic with no problems (even at each point when trying the troubleshooting methods I attempted, noted below). So the rig is definitely connecting to the Web. That's not the issue. Cgminer just doesn't seem to want to work. I'm stumped.

I've been through this thread seeking possible solutions from others who've encountered this error, and it seems like none of what worked for them wants to work for me.

Here's all that I've tried:
  • Wired the rig and my PC to a different router. It wasn't working at first, but after I fiddled with the router settings a bit (no idea what I tweaked) it started mining for about 30 seconds, then back to nil.
  • Reseated connections inside the rig, and made sure the USB connections were tight. To no avail.
  • Installed CK's latest firmware but kept existing settings/configuration. No cookie.
  • Disabled DHCP on the rig. A static IP of 192.168.1.100 was previously set and in use when it was working fine. I changed it to 192.168.1.101 to see if that helped. Nada.
  • Tried changing Cgminer config settings. I dropped frequency back down to 256, and removed everything from More Options. Fail.
  • Have Not Tried: Factory Reset (whether via backend or the hardware button). It was such a pain to set this thing up initially, I was hoping to try any other possible tips first in hopes that I wouldn't have to reset the thing after all.

I'm striking out here. Anyone care to chime in with other possible tips or things to try before I lastly resort to a full reset?
4  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: ☆★☆ Buying your Bitcoins with Paypal Reputable & Safe ☆★☆ on: October 08, 2013, 12:42:23 PM
Sold him a coin without escrow. Smooth transaction. He sends PP after a single confirmation. Keep your blockchain transaction ID handy so he can watch it.
5  Economy / Goods / Someone Pay For My Threadless Order For Coins (Before 10am CDT) on: October 07, 2013, 09:07:32 AM
I'm looking to "spend some coins" on Threadless.com but since they don't accept coinage, I'm offering to do an exchange instead. You pay for my order and have it shipped to me, and I'll send you an agreed upon amount of coinage. The sale ends today at 10am Central Time, so we'd need to work quickly.

My total order amount, with shipping, is estimated to be around $60. Happy to use escrow, and release coins upon receipt of valid Threadless order number, rather than waiting until items are physically received.

Anyone game?
6  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: BitSyncom: Is it possible to make changes to an order (yes/no PSU, # of modules) on: March 26, 2013, 10:03:21 AM
Same here...
7  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: What's Your Avalon Batch 3 Order Number? on: March 25, 2013, 06:55:16 PM
Someone speculated that order numbers are generated each time someone adds to cart or goes to pay, but payment fails.
Since there were 900 actual orders between batches 1-2 (presumably up to order 4500), I speculate that an actual order is placed only every 5 orders, meaning the 600 from batch 3 won't fill up until about order number #7500.
8  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Who ordered batch #3 Avalon ? on: March 25, 2013, 03:22:20 PM
“without power supply” option highly encouraged as it is known to have less problems in customs!

Wish I'd known that before ordering! I don't think I can cancel now. I just didn't want to deal with having to order one separately... :\
9  Bitcoin / Hardware / What's Your Avalon Batch 3 Order Number? on: March 25, 2013, 03:20:26 PM
I'm curious if there are any that are adjacent (4321, 4322, 4323, etc), or if they jump in fixed amounts.

Mine is 5765, which seems kinda high considering they started around 45XX...
10  Economy / Speculation / Re: [Updated: 2/28/2013] Mystical Speculation: Bitcoin Tarot Card Reading. V2. on: March 01, 2013, 09:44:35 AM
This prediction is almost complete.

Or not!  Tongue
11  Economy / Speculation / Re: [Updated: 2/27/2013] Mystical Speculation: Bitcoin Tarot Card Reading. V2. on: February 28, 2013, 03:26:05 AM
Why not post your Ouija Board results while you're at it. I'm sure it'd be much more accurate. Tongue
Try asking it questions like "What day and time will the big bitcoin selloff occur?"
12  Economy / Speculation / Re: [Updated: 2/27/2013] Mystical Speculation: Bitcoin Tarot Card Reading. V2. on: February 28, 2013, 02:47:21 AM
Not so fast. The big selloffs will happen on Friday. Just watch...
13  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: February 28, 2013, 01:35:08 AM
In the words of Rick Savage: "Boooom Bay-bay!!!"

Onwards to $64!!
14  Economy / Speculation / Re: Adam's Bet - Bitcoin will not make a new all time high this February on: February 28, 2013, 12:52:05 AM
In the words of Randy Savage: "Boooom Bay-bay!!!"

Onwards to $64!
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Whitelist Requests (Want out of here?) on: February 25, 2013, 10:01:14 AM
I don't think this is the place to ask about that. Try opening a new thread.
However, just FYI, no BFL ASIC devices have been released at all... probably won't be yet, not for some time.
16  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: BitCoin miner for Android? on: February 25, 2013, 08:44:23 AM
You'd definitely have to be REALLY LUCKY if you ever mine any coins on a phone. Wink
17  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: What makes the bitcoin price go up and down? on: February 25, 2013, 08:41:11 AM
Bulls and Bears........................and the occasional unicorn.

Gotta love those unicorns!
18  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Whitelist Requests (Want out of here?) on: February 25, 2013, 08:36:56 AM
I'm no noob to BTC. Been investing in it since around this time last year. There is however I guy in the marketplace selling stuff on Amazon that I'd like to talk to. He's in the Marketplace forum. Any chance I could get approval to post over there, or should I waste two more posts in threads here first? Smiley
19  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Newbie restrictions on: February 25, 2013, 08:33:33 AM
Somehow I don't think 5 posts will hold back the trolls. As for me? I'm more of a lurker. I've been around since about this time last year, just never joined in on the conversation until now... :\
20  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Introduce yourself :) on: February 25, 2013, 08:31:29 AM
I'm purefusion. Been investing in BTC since around this time last year. Decided to pick up some more. I tried to flip some of my stash, but as it turns out I'm a terrible speculator, and lost I some money trying to flip over the weekend with some bad timing, so I've decided to just buy and hold. Smiley
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