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Building a Bitcoin miner from Ebay Scrap, with possible option of litecoin conversion

08 May

I’m planning to do an article on how to convert Ebay scrap FPGA into bitcoin miners.

Target cost is going to be about $100USD per 200MH/s (cost mostly on the ebay scrap)
so in the case of this…

It would only cost you $400usd!!!!!

Now obviously it is not going to have the same ‘expert’ polish as this top of the line product.. but what do you want for 400 bucks..

Yep I know ASICS are coming soon and that Avalon is already on the market.
This is not a ‘get-rich’ quick scheme
Rather it is a last ditch attempt for people to have a final dabble in bitcoin, before the shit hits the fan and mining becomes impossible for most ‘normal’ people.
Who knows this shit may even sell for $250,000USD in 30 years just like the Apple 1

Litecoin… well lets see what is possible….., but from early experiments it is not cost effective even at $100Us because the KH/s rate is way too low

So if anyone is interested post a comment, maybe even check out the advertisers.

The coins?
Well everyone else does it so I can too…….


Busting Bit Torrent Pirates (users) in less than 3 hours

06 Sep

There is an interesting paper from the 2012 P2PSecComm get together.
A system to track and identify a bit torrent user in less than 3 hours:

The paper is called “The Unbearable Lightness of Monitoring: Direct Monitoring in BitTorrent”

It can be found here:


Thought of the day

01 Jun

If “Facebook” do indeed launch a mobile phone, and the terms & conditions allow them to ‘track’ & record the users information.

Does that automatically give Facebook the right to record 3rd party SMS & telephone numbers of non-Facebook users?

for example if one of my friends is stupid enough to own a “Facebook” phone and calls or sends me SMS messages, can Facebook also store any of my details (phone number,name, number of calls , country location) without MY express permission?

Watch this space…….


“In the blink of an eye: There goes your AES key”

30 May

“In the blink of an eye: There goes your AES key” is the new research paper by Sergei Skorobogatov, the researcher over at Cambridge University.
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Incompetent hosting companies (Arvixe?)

26 Mar

Yes: we will be having a post about hosting companies, complete with sales emails and ‘support’ logs.
We will show how some of these companies just waste your time and in particular request you to upgrade to packages that JUST DO NOT WORK

First up will be: arvixe
You can find avoid them at :

So….. here we go.
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Arduino Mega: TinyWebServer update

11 Jan

We spent a couple of days cleaning up the TinyWebServer library by ovidiucp.
It now functions correctly under the Arduino 1.0 IDE
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Arduino Mega: Direct R/W of a Nand Flash memory chip

02 Jan

Since I had little to do over New years day, I threw together some Arduino code that would allow reading of Nand-Flash chips. This includes the memory contents and both the ID and ‘secret’ ID where supported.
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