Hey, I believe that you've already seen the updates, but v1.0.1 fixes the issue you are reporting here. The price estimation tool was incorrectly using all of the hosts instead of just the cheapest few, and a single host placing their price at $1,000,000 / TB / Mo disrupted all of the estimations.
You don't want to be using v0.6.0 for mining, because there's a hardfork at block 100,000 which will disrupt all pre-1.0 clients. Everyone should upgrade as soon as possible to minimize the risk of coin loss and other issues during the hardfork date.
There are also several other security vulnerabilities that were fixed between v0.6.0 and v1.0.0, including things that affect the miner.
@ccster: I apologize that things aren't going smoothly for you. We're well aware of what the problem is and will be able to have a fix out in the next few weeks.
The large number of users we received upon the release of 1.0 was somewhat unexpected, and the software did not handle it entirely well. You should be able to start forming contracts over the next few days though, even without an update to the software.
It's a problem with using the Windows command line. If you have linux, that would work, or if you've got cygwin that should work as well. The password reader that we use for some reason doesn't work well with the Windows command line, and we don't have a good fix at the moment that we know of.
We'll be adding the same option to the GUI at some point in the near future (2-4 weeks), so that will eventually be another way to recover the funds.
I would like to apologize to everyone who is still waiting to get their funds from an old wallet. We've had to spend a lot of time preparing the host and renter for 1.0, and the wallet fell off of our shortlist. Development on the wallet features will begin shortly.
The guide here is pretty good. The examples are from linux, but there is practically no difference for Windows except for the paths (e.g. ".\siac" instead of "./siac"). If you need the GUI, it's better to wait untill 1.0 or RC are released.
To find out where your storage folders are, you can run "siac host -v", it'll show configuration information including folder(s) address(es) and size(s). If you don't see the folder(s) on your hard drive, that's because you should create them manually, siad does do that currently.
@Heliox You know, I'm wondering if the cards your running are all on one instance like what Go miner is supposed to do, but even at that if they're running on different rigs/instances, your poisson probability is probably affected, the math is over my head but like @jianhaoz said: we need a pool. it's getting hot.
Ok I understand better but how come that I've announced my host with a domain but this is indeed the IP that is displayed on siapulse instead of the domain? And how come that siac hostdb does not mention my host?
After some more reading I got more confused about the collateral calculation. Does the locked collateral depend on contract duration? Per "siac host config -h" output it should not, as the setting is in currency/TB. However, in API.md I found that "'collateral' is the number of hastings per byte per block" so the locked collateral does depend on the contract duration.
The more I try to understand the collateral and revenue calculations, the more I think that there should be some model contract example with coin transfer/lock/unlock amounts calculated and explained. I might write it myself to be corrected in what I misunderstand. But that's when (if?) I get a little more clarity.