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October 02, 2012, 05:51:49 AM
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well.

order#853.

now we'll see when the stuff's gonna actually arrive.

Tom, is this Order #853 number just the number of ASIC orders? Or did the bASIC orders not start counting at 1?

I ask because it was almost a month ago, but you posted this here:

bASIC units will be assembled at the same plant that the ModMiner Quad's are, they will be produced in batches of 30-50 every 5-10 days and shipped out on first come first served basis

Lets give you the benefit of the doubt and say you ship Dec 1st, and ship 25 orders/week. The time to fulfill those 850 orders would be 34 weeks. Now obv that's unacceptable. Can you clarify?

My original order is in the 400's so.. not sure?
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October 02, 2012, 05:53:37 AM
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I'm order 400-something and I think I got in pretty early.  I've been trying to get that info from BTCFPGA to no avail.  I understand they are quite busy. I'm looking forward to a reply to my email in due course.
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October 02, 2012, 06:05:16 AM
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Just for reference, I ordered the first day the bASIC was announced, and am order #338. So the first bASIC may be in the late 200s or early 300s. It would be nice if Tom could tell us exactly...
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October 02, 2012, 11:04:10 AM
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I thought I had explained this before, but it's OK - please let me clarify.


When I originally announced the bASIC we were just testing a preliminary prototype and I really had no idea of the response we would get to it or how nicely the product itself would develop.

I was thinking of the volume I was currently handling with the ModMiner Quad - and based those very small and I admit very ignorant numbers on that. Basically I was not planning to expand my operation but considering the volume of sales we have been able to achieve - I am in the process of expanding my operation significantly.

Batches of 30-50 every 5-10 days is about the maximum I could handle by myself and that's why I quoted that. The assembly house that actually produces the boards can handle whatever quantity I need at whatever rate I need them made at, I could literally have 1000 ModMiner Quads made by them in 24 hours (it would not be cheap) but this demonstrates their capacity.  


However everything is changed now including changing some things about the design that make it much easier and faster to get out the door than the ModMiner Quad, and I am upgrading my operation quite a bit to handle the increased demand.

What has changed?

(a) The ModMiner quad goes through a lot of steps that take time
- The PCB boards are fabricated in one place in china
- The FPGA Chips are purchased from another place
- Everything is shipped to me and then
- Everything is shipped to the assembly house
- I purchase some final parts and have them shipped here
- Everything gets nearly assembled and shipped here
- I put them together and test them, package them up myself and ship them out myself
- All while trying to handle support issues, customer service and the logistics of the whole thing

So with the bASIC I decided to streamline a lot of these things, for one I have a very good relationship with the place that assembles the ModMinerQuad and they have taken over a lot more responsibility with this project:
- Their engineers are designing the final production board
- The PCB's will be fabricated by them
- The Boards will be assembled by them to completion


Then final boards will be shipped to me


And here is where I have made another change and upgraded my operation:

I have also leased a 2500 square foot office space / store front which I am in the process of moving into and will be hiring full time employees to help when the bASIC units ship out, their duties will include  opening up boxes from the assembly house - loading firmware - testing for 24 hours - boxing them back up and shipping them out to customers.

I was going to wait and announce this later this week but now seems like a fitting time:

If anyone lives in the Central/Northern NY area (has experience enough and time to do this job efficiently/effectively) and would like to apply for a job please call me any time to arrange an appointment (seriously)

when the bASIC units come in from the assembly house you will get a lot of overtime - we will probably need about 5 people working 8-12 hours a day, 6 days a week.

Also this place will also be open to the public during daytime hours - however it wont be very exciting until that first shipment of assembled boards comes in.


with the ModMiner Quad I did everything myself - but the bASIC has an incredibly higher demand there is no possible way I could handle this kind of volume by myself - but I will be assembling an experienced and hardworking team - hopefully at least partially from this community. If you want to get paid in Bitcoins that will be a big plus! Smiley



I know the order numbers are in the 900's already but they are high for a couple of reasons.

For one thing the order numbers started back in May selling the ModMiner quad which had some reasonable success. We also have sold other products on the site from time to time.

The other major factor that makes the order numbers keep jumping is because of failed payments and abandoned orders. People will try a credit card that does not work over and over again, every day people get on the site add products to their shopping cart - register an account and then inexplicably abandon their order. Some people even do this with fake names and obviously fake information - for what purpose I have no idea.


In case anyone is interested - Just looking over the numbers - we have sold approximately 400 bASIC units since 09/03/2012

This is about twice the amount of ModMiner Quads that were shipped between May-August 2012

other interesting facts:

The very first bASIC order is #266, the next one in line after that is #269 and then #273

MRB: there are 25 orders between #273 and your #338


Hope I was able to provide enough information.

If anyone ever has any specific inquires I encourage you to call me anytime

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October 02, 2012, 11:34:39 AM
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=114454.0
was hoping to play in the 2nd round - thread is locked -no posting there

Good luck to all in the 1st round Smiley
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October 02, 2012, 11:42:12 AM
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I'm order 400-something and I think I got in pretty early.  I've been trying to get that info from BTCFPGA to no avail.  I understand they are quite busy. I'm looking forward to a reply to my email in due course.

I completed my first order via Google Wallet.. also have an email in the queue requesting the order number or to have it appear on the order history page.  I would imagine other people may have done the google wallet route as well due to the non-secure website ordering which has now been addressed/implemented.  


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October 02, 2012, 11:51:00 AM
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I'm order 400-something and I think I got in pretty early.  I've been trying to get that info from BTCFPGA to no avail.  I understand they are quite busy. I'm looking forward to a reply to my email in due course.

I completed my first order via Google Wallet.. also have an email in the queue requesting the order number or to have it appear on the order history page.  I would imagine other people may have done the google wallet route as well due to the non-secure website ordering which has now been addressed/implemented.  




miter_myles I should get to your email today, also anyone else out there who has ordered through Google wallet and is expecting shipment of the bASIC unit or anything else ordered through my web site and your Google Wallet order does not mesh with your order status on my site - please email me today so I can get this corrected in our system.

Google's callback API was not playing nice with our database or our web site and this is why I stopped supporting them and I need to manually fix these orders.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention
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October 02, 2012, 12:03:35 PM
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FFS GUYS!
Stop the stupid drama already, that is so freakishly unprofessional it's unimaginable!

Makes me want to stay away from BTCFPGA Products, a little from BFL products too! Guys, time to grow up and even try to act like professionals. just try even.

Cablepair: If you feel that strongly, open a lawsuit for slander, or vice-versa but keep the drama off the public.

I'm sick and tired of seeing this drama wasting space in every 2nd thread, and makes me want to keep off the forums all together and just forget about products of EITHER company for being so unprofessional.

Inaba: You might be posting as Inaba, but we all know you work for BFL, you are *ALWAYS* representing BFL. Act like it. Otherwise you are going to loss significant business for BFL. We had this happen, we had a dramatic character in our team and we lost a deal which had a potential for more than 7k € PROFIT PER month as a direct result.

Both: Ignore each other completely if you must, or ignore the remarks. Just try to act professional.

*END OF RANT*

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October 02, 2012, 12:08:30 PM
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Tom, damn I gotta say this - you certainly keep me impressed with being helpful and letting people know what is going on.

unlike ...

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October 02, 2012, 12:09:01 PM
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FFS GUYS!
Stop the stupid drama already, that is so freakishly unprofessional it's unimaginable!

Makes me want to stay away from BTCFPGA Products, a little from BFL products too! Guys, time to grow up and even try to act like professionals. just try even.

Cablepair: If you feel that strongly, open a lawsuit for slander, or vice-versa but keep the drama off the public.

I'm sick and tired of seeing this drama wasting space in every 2nd thread, and makes me want to keep off the forums all together and just forget about products of EITHER company for being so unprofessional.

Inaba: You might be posting as Inaba, but we all know you work for BFL, you are *ALWAYS* representing BFL. Act like it. Otherwise you are going to loss significant business for BFL. We had this happen, we had a dramatic character in our team and we lost a deal which had a potential for more than 7k € PROFIT PER month as a direct result.

Both: Ignore each other completely if you must, or ignore the remarks. Just try to act professional.

*END OF RANT*


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October 02, 2012, 12:21:49 PM
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The very first bASIC order is #266, the next one in line after that is #269 and then #273

273 being mine! Tongue
was wondering how high was my order, was hoping to be first to order bASIC Cheesy

EDIT: Yeah were a bit late to the party, i usually catch up now and then and just got angered by the continuous drama (AGAIN). I hate seeing it, i'm here for information, not drama Smiley

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October 02, 2012, 12:30:57 PM
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If anyone lives in the Central/Northern NY area (has experience enough and time to do this job efficiently/effectively) and would like to apply for a job please call me any time to arrange an appointment (seriously)...



I never realized I was this close to an influential BTC person Smiley, unfortunately I dont think I can take the time off of my full time position to help out.

Any chance of being able to pick up a unit, locally with cash in hand, once they are ready?
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October 02, 2012, 01:06:53 PM
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The argument between myself and Inaba was yesterday morning.

We already Got passed that bro. Water under the bridge.
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October 02, 2012, 01:15:49 PM
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If anyone lives in the Central/Northern NY area (has experience enough and time to do this job efficiently/effectively) and would like to apply for a job please call me any time to arrange an appointment (seriously)...



I never realized I was this close to an influential BTC person Smiley, unfortunately I dont think I can take the time off of my full time position to help out.

Any chance of being able to pick up a unit, locally with cash in hand, once they are ready?


Well if your not going to pre-order - you would have to wait until all pre-orders are filled before I could sell you one.

Other than that I have no problem with local pickup, and encourage it for bigger orders.



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October 02, 2012, 01:37:19 PM
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Is it still possible to add a new order to an old order (say new order is #800, old order #500, so both get shipped when you reach #500) ?

edit: another question comes up to me. Although you won't give me any numbers, im curious. On what temperature will those asics be stable? I saw fpgas starting to throttle down when they hit 50°C, i also saw graphic cards work on 90°C for hours with no harm. I once managed to run my cpu around 100°C for quite some time, solid stuff back then.

Any infos about your cooling system? Maybe the mounting?

Hai
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October 02, 2012, 01:38:53 PM
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Would you mind answering my PM's? Or should I send it per email once more?
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October 02, 2012, 02:25:53 PM
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PM sent.
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October 02, 2012, 02:38:47 PM
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FYI the order count is approaching 1000  Wink

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October 02, 2012, 03:03:43 PM
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Hi Tom,
Though I have received your order confirmation by email, the account page on your website does not appear to indicate any orders in the "View your order history" page.  Is this normal?  Thank you.

C

Hi Tom,
I think my comment might have been buried through all these exciting news that has come up lately, and I haven't been monitoring the thread's development.

I just wanted to check if the account order history page should indicate the status of the order if I had paid for it using bitcoins via bitpay.  The order was placed during the time when there was a problem between your website and bitpay due to a new SSL cert being installed.  

I have already sent an email to you indicating my order number.  So far I haven't received any replies about this issue via email other than an earlier email confirming my order.

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October 02, 2012, 03:12:12 PM
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Would you mind answering my PM's? Or should I send it per email once more?

Shame over me, I was too stupid to login to your website...
Sorry for troubling a busy man.
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