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Author Topic: USB block erupters are now useless. $5 - $7 each.  (Read 25639 times)
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October 14, 2013, 04:25:26 PM
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9$ incluiding shipping would be the ub3r limit for a BE to make ROI, they get 3.5$ a month, so in about 5 months you'll get ROI, if there hasn't been 100PH/s added to the network...
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October 17, 2013, 05:51:16 AM
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Has anyone come up with something else to do with them once they truly are useless?  Something like SETI or Folding?  That goes for the FPGAs and BFL Jallys in a month or so.

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October 17, 2013, 05:57:33 AM
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Has anyone come up with something else to do with them once they truly are useless?  Something like SETI or Folding?  That goes for the FPGAs and BFL Jallys in a month or so.
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October 17, 2013, 04:13:28 PM
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Has anyone come up with something else to do with them once they truly are useless?  Something like SETI or Folding?  That goes for the FPGAs and BFL Jallys in a month or so.

Don't they have aluminum heat-sinks on them? Surely that's enough weight to hold down a piece of paper.

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October 17, 2013, 05:04:38 PM
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Has anyone come up with something else to do with them once they truly are useless?  Something like SETI or Folding?  That goes for the FPGAs and BFL Jallys in a month or so.

Don't they have aluminum heat-sinks on them? Surely that's enough weight to hold down a piece of paper.

You could make techno jewelery out of them. Or keychain holders.
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October 17, 2013, 05:45:46 PM
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Has anyone come up with something else to do with them once they truly are useless?  Something like SETI or Folding?  That goes for the FPGAs and BFL Jallys in a month or so.

Don't they have aluminum heat-sinks on them? Surely that's enough weight to hold down a piece of paper.

You could make techno jewelery out of them. Or keychain holders.


Funny you should mention it:

(That was a BE that burnt out on me)

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October 17, 2013, 06:02:12 PM
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Has anyone come up with something else to do with them once they truly are useless?  Something like SETI or Folding?  That goes for the FPGAs and BFL Jallys in a month or so.

Don't they have aluminum heat-sinks on them? Surely that's enough weight to hold down a piece of paper.

You could make techno jewelery out of them. Or keychain holders.


Funny you should mention it:

(That was a BE that burnt out on me)

Very cool! That is sort of what I was thinking about. Cheesy
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October 17, 2013, 06:06:01 PM
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Has anyone come up with something else to do with them once they truly are useless?  Something like SETI or Folding?  That goes for the FPGAs and BFL Jallys in a month or so.

Don't they have aluminum heat-sinks on them? Surely that's enough weight to hold down a piece of paper.

You could make techno jewelery out of them. Or keychain holders.


Funny you should mention it:

(That was a BE that burnt out on me)

done it a while ago with a none functional unit i had, they look better without the CE marking

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=293587.msg3144466#msg3144466
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October 17, 2013, 06:14:05 PM
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done it a while ago with a none functional unit i had, they look better without the CE marking

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=293587.msg3144466#msg3144466

Yes that looks nicer. Good to see another Dutch bitcoin user (judging from the Albert Heijn bonuskaart). Smiley
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October 17, 2013, 06:21:30 PM
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I am not dutch but I do live in Amsterdam, there are MANY dutch bitcoin users though, sold a good few erupters via marktplaats. woukd love to see some bars or cafe's in NL accepting btc.
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October 17, 2013, 06:55:29 PM
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I am not dutch but I do live in Amsterdam, there are MANY dutch bitcoin users though, sold a good few erupters via marktplaats. woukd love to see some bars or cafe's in NL accepting btc.

There is at least one I know of: Stadscafé De Waag at Markt 11, Delft (behind the old town hall). About an hour by train from Amsterdam.



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October 17, 2013, 07:24:05 PM
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Thats what I mean, only one.... there are several around berlin and London, Amsterdam is certainly cooler than the two cities in my eyes, more btc acceptance please  Grin two confrences is good though Grin
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October 17, 2013, 07:29:22 PM
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Thats what I mean, only one.... there are several around berlin and London, Amsterdam is certainly cooler than the two cities in my eyes, more btc acceptance please  Grin two confrences is good though Grin

There is a Satoshi Square every first Wednesday of the month at the Leidseplein (next time on 6 November). I've never been there but maybe the cafe they go to also accepts Bitcoin.

See this thread: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=236367.0 (use google translate so you can get an idea what is said).
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October 18, 2013, 07:45:54 AM
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I just sold off all my USB block erupters. It's really more worth while to buy from cex.io (referral link) instead. I get higher GH/s and the electricity, management and etc is all free.

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October 18, 2013, 10:31:27 PM
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I just sold off all my USB block erupters. It's really more worth while to buy from cex.io (referral link) instead. I get higher GH/s and the electricity, management and etc is all free.

So 550 GH/s (equivalent of a KnC Jupiter) costs 550 * BTC 0.14 = BTC 77 or US$ 11,704 (at the current Bitstamp price of US$ 152). The Jupiter costs US$ 4,995. That is a huge premium (234% of the price of the Jupiter)!
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October 25, 2013, 04:43:29 PM
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Bear in mind that not everyone that would like to be mining has that kind of time or capital. It also beats waffling around with so many bit-funded mining startups. I like that you can redeem for the hardware if you want to, or cash in GHS for BF1's or so on.
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November 11, 2013, 05:10:16 PM
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Looks like their price is going back up. I bought all mine for $7 including shipping, the places and everywhere else has them at $22. Guess that was that.

Currently running 9 Saphire block erupters, 4 Red Fury, 1 Ice Fury, 7 AntMiners, and 2 Dualminers. Mining BTC, Doge, and LTC mainly.
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November 11, 2013, 05:37:01 PM
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Looks like their price is going back up. I bought all mine for $7 including shipping, the places and everywhere else has them at $22. Guess that was that.
What?! I was waiting for when i could buy one for $7 shipped!, All the damn prices i can find are like $12+shipping (of like $10-$20)

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November 11, 2013, 06:13:16 PM
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That is because btc prices sky rocketed  Wink
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November 11, 2013, 06:15:20 PM
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anybody sellign those cheap USBs in europe so he can send to other countries withotu crazy postal fees?

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