A day late, a dollar short? I was looking in to mining about the time these units were available to order, unfortunately Butterfly Labs have Google AdWords and most blogs/forums in a tizz – despite the company failing to deliver a single product after more than 8 months. Had I stumbled across Avalon at that time I probably would’ve thought their pricing was unfavorable (comparatively speaking). Alas the facts today are as follows
- Avalon are shipping
- No really, it’s a real product, people have received them
- At that price, the box will pay for itself in just 2 days of operation, less if the insane value of Bitcoin continues rising
- Their third batch was quite appropriately priced according to 30 days mining (at current difficulty)
Unfortunately, that appropriate pricing equated to over $10,000 – and they still sold out of pre-orders in just 30 minutes. When and if there’s a fourth batch, we can expect pricing well over $20,000, which is just too much of a gamble now with the difficulty rating expected to skyrocket, not to mention the potential collapse of the exchange rate.
A lucky few are getting very rich right now, just as long as they remember to cash out…
Well with the release (finally) of the evasi0n untethered jailbreak it was high time I upgraded. Most of my tweaks and apps have been updated, but Apple’s built in Weather app is broken thanks to AppSync. A small price to pay.
After some re-arranging and app downloads (YouTube & Maps) I have my home screen now looking and working like it used to, I just wish SBSettings could turn off Newsstand like it did Passbook and Compass.
A little while ago my push notifications app just stopped working, so I’ve just replaced Apple’s Mail.app outright with Sparrow (and Sparrow+). Finally I can attach photos when replying to an e-mail. It’s quite strange that Apple still haven’t addressed this ability yet, seems like quite an archaic design oversight (because Apple don’t consider it a bug).
I haven’t encountered any memory problems yet, which is unusual for Apple as historically, by the second major iOS revision your device is usually (near enough) bricked, just look at the iPad 1 or iPhone 3G – completely unusable if updated to the latest firmware offered. We’ll see what happens after 96 hours of uptime…
Covers most of the important categories, site could use a little work, a new stylesheet wouldn’t hurt either – but this is the most complete that I’ve found and well worth the $12 donation. Screenshot provided for posterity. 🙂 Go and register now in case they close sign-ups altogether.