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November 05, 2014, 11:52:18 PM
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#peercoinuserunaffected

but seriously though, ouch!  did you have insurance?

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November 06, 2014, 12:04:42 AM
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Source? My OWN miners ;-(. And this is just 1 building. Had another 2 buildings burned to the ground.

So you claim this mess as your own?

All Sp30's  taking up 3 buildings  using 5mw for about 1400 plus sp30's


Not that I do not believe you, but show us more of the disaster please.

found confirms on sp30 thread  sorry for your loss

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November 06, 2014, 12:09:13 AM
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Source? My OWN miners ;-(. And this is just 1 building. Had another 2 buildings burned to the ground.

Were all of these buildings connected?  Mighty strange they all went up in flames.  My condolences, hope you were insured.
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November 06, 2014, 12:43:01 AM
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That looks like a huge nightmare, I sure hope you were insured as well. How much hashpower was located in those three buildings if you don't mind me asking?
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November 06, 2014, 12:56:27 AM
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he may be 7 to 8 ph.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=521520.msg9450123#msg9450123



pre fire

http://storage.googleapis.com/spond_public/images/cowboyminer%20wall%20of%20SP30.jpg

sp-tech confirm

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=521520.msg9451562#msg9451562


it was in the thai news


http://www.thairath.co.th/content/456629

chrome may translate it for you

may be arson

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November 06, 2014, 01:34:37 AM
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Do you see cubes in my Photo? Those are all spondoolies sp30. ITS a 5MW facility that burned down to the ground. Not a house. I have helped keeping the last difficulty jump down by putting off some peta hashes ;-).

I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. What do you plan to do next?
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November 06, 2014, 01:47:05 AM
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Wow, that's crazy... Can not imagine the disappointment.

Translated the article, looks like it was in the Philippines, near Manila. The mine had been operating about 4 months, cause believed to be a short circuit, 2 guards were on duty when the fire started... The investigation is ongoing.

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November 06, 2014, 01:49:46 AM
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Thanks for keeping the difficulty down! Tongue
Sorry for your loss though.

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November 06, 2014, 04:14:30 AM
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#peercoinuserunaffected

but seriously though, ouch!  did you have insurance?
I don't think insurance would have helped the OP, as most homeowners insurance will not cover electronic devices unless they have a special rider and the insurance company receives documentation regarding the value of the electronics prior to any loss

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November 06, 2014, 04:24:38 AM
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#peercoinuserunaffected

but seriously though, ouch!  did you have insurance?
I don't think insurance would have helped the OP, as most homeowners insurance will not cover electronic devices unless they have a special rider and the insurance company receives documentation regarding the value of the electronics prior to any loss

It is NOT a house...it is a BUSINESS ...mining farm...not homeowner but business insurance...Capisco... Huh
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November 06, 2014, 05:45:43 AM
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Wow so sad, that is a tremendous amount of work down the drain..


 I really feel for these guys... Sad
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November 06, 2014, 06:50:53 AM
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Yeah I don't think they could have any insurance being ok with this kind of business too. It looks too shady and anyway we are talking about experimental pieces of hardware that have a very limited lifespan or use anyway and you probably should have a place up to the task for it to be accepted.

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November 06, 2014, 12:43:02 PM
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It's possible, in the future that miner manufacturers might include a trojan box on some large orders hoping to set fire on customers' farm.
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November 06, 2014, 01:13:11 PM
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Fires are not cause by the mining machines themselves, they're usually caused by non-electrically trained people overloading the electrical capacity of their cables, or people not maintaining their equipment and cleaning the dust out of it.

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November 06, 2014, 03:29:29 PM
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Oh dude, how you did not have another wallet backup. Epic.
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November 07, 2014, 12:57:55 AM
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Fires are not cause by the mining machines themselves, they're usually caused by non-electrically trained people overloading the electrical capacity of their cables, or people not maintaining their equipment and cleaning the dust out of it.

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Well, I have seen GPU capacity burst out in flame, although its not long but if the fire catch something else then its gone..
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November 07, 2014, 02:18:05 AM
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I wouldnt believe it otherwise but Ive seen a fire start on a graphics card that was mining.   It was only brief and came from a small capacitor I think but I suppose its possible for it to spread if cabling were not done right.   A house operation may have too much dust, where as a proper setup with correct air management would probably help prevent heat build up better then your little small miner with it sitting on a carpet
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November 07, 2014, 06:20:44 AM
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One thing is bugging me about the recent fire: Why is ~5% of the world hash-power all in one place?

Edit: the German news article said the farm used about 5MW, which would only be 10Petahashes/second at most.
I suppose if I want to be unlazy, I can look up how many machines were supposed to be in the facility.

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November 07, 2014, 06:34:29 AM
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This thead is since yesterday in the Golem
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November 07, 2014, 06:57:52 AM
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Here is the (German) Link


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