I'm Synapse from Manchester, England, UK.
I mine on Slush's Pool (1x 7970 @ 621 MH). 0.08p / KW/h with Solar PV.
Spent the other night going through the entire transcript from the Pre 0.8 / 0.8 bitcoind blockchain split on the Dev IRC. Was some intense reading. Feel bad for Eleuthria, the night before he lost around ~1,500BTC from a problem during the upgrade of his pool and the next day he was one of the silent heroes who helped save our beloved currency by being the first to switch his pool over to the older 0.7 to resolve the split. And he lost a further 200BTC from that too
I keep thinking it'd be a good idea to do a whip-round for the guy, maybe 0.01 BTC each from everyone and we'de get him a nice treat for being so lovely
On a side note, I was doing some calculations and found something a little worrying, I was going to pre-order an ASIC until I established this...
Apologies if my notes are a bit scruffy but here goes;
My 7970 GPU: £285
me: 0.6 GH
total: 30,000 GH
= I have a 0.002% share of hash rate. Earning ~£1.50 a day.
publicly known BFL asics (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=89685.0
My would-be Mini Single SC: £450
me then: 30 GH
total then: 60,000,000 GH
= I have a 0.00005% share of the hash rate. Earning ~£0.03 per day.
So this only accounts for the BFL sales (the ones we know about). If you throw in the Avalon and unknown BFL orders, your talking ~£0.01 per day.
Which means... Once those people who have pre-ordered get their ASICs. No one will ever get back their investment.
I assume I made a mistake here somewhere
Anyway, hopefully wont be long before I have 4 more messages of interest to break my way out of newbie land
Here's the transcript of d-day for anyone interested. Very awe-inspiring (and funny too lol). K1773R shooting down all the off-topic and spammers, it was like a blood bath in there http://bitcoinstats.com/irc/bitcoin-dev/logs/2013/03/12
Bonus points if you spot this bit where someone badmouths Slush an hour before he join the channel lol. Poor guy! We need more love for our pool masters
Just spotted my mistake;
If we look at the publicly known BFL ASIC pre-orders:
If I ordered the Mini Single SC for: £450
My hash rate would then be: 30 GH/s
the total world hash rate at that point would be: 90,000 GH/s
So then I would have a 0.03% share of the hash rate. Earning just ~£15.00 per day.
Hmmm, sounds a bit better now :p