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1  Other / Meta / Trust is Broken on: February 14, 2018, 03:33:30 AM
While I never had much faith in it, I've been looking through various people's trust ratings over the last couple of weeks.

The Merit system, I don't think will help much, but I don't see where it does harm. Trust is another animal.

I will point out an egregious example. It's in no way unique, but it is egregious. User BADecker has negative trust for having strong Christian opinions. Trust is supposed to be about reliability.

Before anyone jumps me for being biased towards him, I personally greatly dislike BADecker. He is an ignorant, bombastic, bigoted son of a bitch. He is the prototypical example of precisely why I personally hate Christianity and am ashamed to have ever been a Christian.

This does NOT merit negative trust. If trust is based on dislike of strong opinions by people WITHIN the default trust list, then the system should be removed altogether.

As I said, this was not the only example I found, nor was it even unique. Just one I chose because the aforementioned user and I have a history. He's made me angry on multiple occasions, but I never felt any need to impugn his trust simply because we disagree.

Shame on you, Vod!
2  Economy / Currency exchange / Bitcoin source(s) in Venezuela on: March 04, 2016, 09:33:02 PM
I work for a company that needs to source BTC in Venezuela, in the amounts starting at 45 BTC a month and up. I don't yet have a translator, which is why I'm posting in the english section to start. I'm interested in dealing directly with miners if possible, and this is something that is likely to expand quite a bit.

If you can meet all or a significant part of the above amount, please PM me to discuss rates and escrow options. As soon as my company retains a translator, we'll post this up in spanish as well, but for the moment I am seeking english speakers or vendors who have a translator

EDIT: This will be for BsF (VEF).
3  Economy / Digital goods / Buying and selling BTC, visa gift cards. on: December 31, 2015, 11:44:55 PM
I buy and sell BTC fairly regularly.

Currently, I am buying with $25 visa gift cards. See my profiles on localbitcoins and paxful, linked below. If you don't see the deal you're looking for, ask here, I might be able to facilitate your needs. I will consider all methods if the price is right AND I feel comfortable with the trade.

I don't deal outside of escrow, don't bother asking. That being said, I'm willing to set up a specific deal for people that is negotiated here, but it will be on either paxful or localbitcoins for their escrow services, or through a trusted escrow provider that we can mutually agree on.
4  Other / Politics & Society / America: Rest In Peace on: July 05, 2015, 02:59:37 AM
These United States of America. Born July 4, 1776 in response to the overt oppression of the King of England, who egregiously denied them religious and secular freedoms, due process, and imposed an outrageous tax on profits at 5%.

Died April 9, 1865 at Appomatox Courthouse with the Surrender of Robert E. Lee, and with it the proof by gun that the States were not sovereign, and were to be ruled over.

The American Empire was thus established, sarcastically and blasphemously still using the name "The United States of America". We've gone downhill a long ways since then.

Back then, the American dream was liberty. I hope this dream lies in torment, that it may rise again one day.
5  Bitcoin / Electrum / Pending transaction for most of a day on: July 01, 2015, 01:58:42 AM
Hello, I have a perplexing problem.

I sent a transaction, which has shown as pending since around 10AM this morning. It shows as unconfirmed in the block explorer. It has fees, and shows as high priority. I can see no reason why it's not confirming. I tried restarting electrum, this had no effect.

Is there any way to either stop the transaction or push it somehow? Or???

txid: dbac7ada9882c677760e27c548e761441d489c92e59cdaf4b640fa083e0fcb6e

I saw similar questions while searching, but they all either invovled no fees, or else the client itself and the tx had actually confirmed. This one, it's sitting there, pending, apparently without end.

EDIT: As soon as I posted this, it confirmed. Apparently I just needed to ask.
6  Other / Meta / Anonymous Moderation is cowardly. on: June 08, 2015, 12:57:11 AM
Quote from: Bitcoin Forum
A reply of yours, quoted below, was deleted by a Bitcoin Forum moderator. Posts are most frequently deleted because they are off-topic, though they can also be deleted for other reasons. In the future, please avoid posting things that need to be deleted.

moon soon for hyp

Hell with that. Aim for Alderaan.  Cool

This was in the Hyperstake thread, which is a self moderated forum. It was NOT off topic, and was not considered off topic or detrimental by the leaders of that community, who I am well acquainted with. Allegedly, you only moderate self moderated topics in the event of complaints by the thread's owner (doesn't apply in this case or several others of late) or egregious abuse of forum members. Compleatly non applicable.

Obviously, as a private forum you have the "right" to do as you please, but if you lay down rules and then deliberately violate them, you NEED to be accountable. If moderators are going to do this, then it should not be anonymous.

Let's be serious for a moment. You do NOT EVER moderate known scammers, nor do you seem to give a tinker's damn about content, intellect, or even the ability to construct a sentence. But you will moderate off hand comments like this for no visible reason. And in a self moderated forum where it is not offensive to the community so moderated. It has become a source of running humour and contention among your users.

At the very least, if you are going to remain anonymous, state your reasons for deleting a post. That in itself would likely make you hesitate, as it often seems the only justification for deleting things is "somebody pissed in my wheaties this morning". If you have a real reason for it, then you should have no problem identifying both the reason and yourself (via screen name). If you are just playing god, you should just stop.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Merged mining on: May 13, 2015, 05:50:04 PM
Hello boys and girls.

I have a question regarding merged mining. A pretty basic question, I thought, but I can't seem to find any commentary on it. So here goes.

If a coin can be merged mined, is it to one specific "parent" coin, or any coin that uses the same algorithm?
8  Bitcoin / Hardware / AMT (HEX16B based miner) let out the magic smoke :( on: March 26, 2014, 10:11:54 AM
Hello Y'all.

I have two Technobit HEX16B boards. One of them sparked, shut down the PSU, and has quit. There are two tiny little components that I think are resistors in positions four and five from the left of the molex connector. Any of you nice folks know what they are, where I can get 'em, and how much of a bitch the repair will be? Nothing else appears to have burned on the board. The bitfury chips were barely warm when the incident occured.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / [EARTHCOIN MERCHANTS LIST] on: March 23, 2014, 10:32:40 PM

Earthazaar - Sell your goods for EAC on this merchant platform

AltOutlet - HUGE selection of products. Free worldwide shipping & supporting charities with each purchase.

Iquidus Technology - Open Source Solutions

Iquidus Technology - Open Source Solutions

Get More Customers - San Francisco Marketing/SEO Company


WROL.INFO - Survival Supplies

Xbox Gold 48 Hour Codes - 2 for $1

Crypto Game Keys

Cryptocoin Stuff!

Retro Towers

WaterIdo - Healthy Water Revitalizer

51 Attack - Crypto Miner Gear / Clothing

Citrus Fit - Weight loss and detox products

Trade4Bitcoin - Comics and Collectibles

Scryptcoin Store

Fine Art Source

The Staking Machine - TSM


Fine Art Shop

Polish SEO company

FlightSchool! Commercial pilot and flying instructor

Beautiful EarthCoin Paper Wallet Generator

Logo Design

LixNez Games

Buy Alligator Meat with Earthcoin!

Smart Drug Store

Central European Servers

Dedicated servers and colocation service, accepts earthcoin

This is the most recent list we have. If you know of any other merchants accepting earthcoin, or better yet if you are one or want to be, PM me or add it to this thread. Or both Cheesy

This is a self moderated thread. The reason for that is that I want to keep it clean, a list of services. As I update the OP, I will likely purge the messages related to it, unless they have some particular value or more detail than what's useful or concise in the OP. General commentary should either have it's own topic or be in the main Earthcoin thread

10  Economy / Services / Escrow service on: February 26, 2014, 08:35:22 PM
Hello Everyone.

I have decided to make myself available for escrow services. Being new to this, fees and conditions will be by negotiation. I will do this for BTC, LTC, EAC, DOGE for sure, and will consider other coins on a case by case basis.

This was prompted by a couple of gentlemen asking me to do so for them, and it just seems an interesting business. I have always been good with other people's money (long history of management in which I balanced my books to the penny).

This will evolve as we go along. Thank you for your interest.

Kevin Biomech
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / dumb newbie question about solo mining on: February 17, 2014, 02:18:12 AM
Ok. I'm trying to set up my AMT 80 to solo mine an altcoin. Specifically, Opensourcecoin, at least for testing.

Somehow I'm fucking up the CGminer config, or else the ocoin.conf. Not sure which.

Anyway, I need to know the proper way to set this up in CGminer. What I have done is set the config to my wallet computer's IP + the port listed in my .conf file, then the user and password that I have in the .conf file.

Cgminer always says "pool down or slow" and fails over to Eligius. WTF???
12  Other / Meta / The alleged search function on: February 11, 2014, 12:46:57 AM
The search function on Bitcointalk is broken, to say the least. You can search the EXACT TITLE of a thread and if it comes up at all, it's way down the list.

It's a simple matter to put google custom search on here. I would highly recommend it. Even though there have been promises of upgraded software for the forum, the evidence that it will ever happen is slim. Custom search costs nothing and would take the forum admins maybe a few minutes to implement.

As it stands, if I want to find something on the forum, I'm better off searching from Google than trying to use the internal search engine. Then people tell me to use the search function. I do. It don't work.
13  Other / Off-topic / My little Bitcoin! on: January 18, 2014, 02:36:12 AM
My little Bitcoin has been hashed Smiley Cara Michelle Biomech was born on January 15 at 13:13 Mountain Time. She weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces.

Here she is Smiley

14  Bitcoin / Hardware / AMT 80 GH/s miner review. on: January 07, 2014, 08:56:40 AM
Edit/Update February 20th at 5:07 Mountain Time.

Here's a link
to the video I finally got done. Sorry again for taking so long. I'll talk about that a bit in a minute.

Right now, and you'll need to watch the video to see how the pool setup page is, I have a technical question. How the hell do I set up for solo mining with this beast? I want to take a stab at a couple of SHA-256 alts, for fun, profit, and your viewing pleasure. If possible without taking the thing apart and running the boards individually with Hexminer.

As to how long this is taking, I again apologize. My personal situation is ugly. My wife, as of six hours ago, is hospitalized for probably a week. I have a newborn daughter and a seven year old son, and more stress than I can really deal with. I have been a bit snippy with some people on the forum where I try to be measured. If I stepped on any toes, I'm sorry. Due to the constant medical issues, I have had to take a leave from my job to care for my children and wife. For the moment, this miner is my sole source of income. That's not much. Obviously unsustainable, and I'm working on fixing that ASAP, which leaves me little time for keeping current on this, and little incentive to take it off of Eligius, where it's making me something every couple of days. I do believe I can probably do better by mining alts and trading them, but that's a bit difficult right now.

If the above sounds like whining, I'm not prepared to deny the charge. It's been rough. I'll shut up now. The miner works good, at least Smiley

Yesterday, AMT was supposed to start delivering the Coincraft based miners. To my knowledge, no one has received tracking info on that yet. I have been very upbeat about this company, because they were good to me and because I like the machine. But if there are no tracking numbers out in the wild in the next couple of days, I'm going to be very disillusioned. AMT, I know you read this thread. Please come through, here. I want you to succeed. But you told me that you wanted me to be objective, and objectively you're not doing so good. Make it right for you paying customers. Even though some of them have gone off the deep end, it's still the right thing to do.

As an aside on that, AMT's business partners in Switzerland are cutting off their own balls with their continued stalling and silence. Come on, vendors, TALK TO YOUR CUSTOMERS. Even when you fuck up. Even when it's bad news. If they are informed and kept in the loop, most will forgive. You can't please everyone, that's an impossible task. But you can keep most of 'em happy by just being honest and informative. Most of us know that shit happens when you're working with bleeding edge technology. Tell us about that shit happening, and you save yourselves ten pages of FUD, easy.

ok, the thing has now been hashing nearly continuously for a bit over a month, totally reliably as near as I can tell. I'm still working on a video. Lots of personal problems at this end.

The "sweet spot" for voltage appears to be 895mv for me. I've gone up and down from that, and got lower average hashrate both ways. It seems to average 83 GH/s local, and around 81 at the pool.

I hope to make a video detailing all the features that I understand (sceenshots and whatnot) later this evening.

My overall impression remains very good. If the quality of this machine is an indicator, AMT is the real deal. They do need to improve their customer relations, but that is true of just about every ASIC company out there, with the possible exception of Bitmain. I want more of these. And bigger Smiley changed clients, so changed address Smiley

update From here on out I'm going to put any new news or changes to the top of the page, and put in a reply that says OP updated. For those of you into conspiracy theories, get out them screen grabbers! (I will probably delete and reformat as I go along)

This is just a minor update. I've been running the thing on two pools, primarily Eligius, but briefly on BTCguild. Made better money on Eligius, and I really like Whizkid, so I think it unlikely that I'll do much more if any pool exploration while I only have the one machine.

I've done some playing with the voltages, and I get weird results. If I leave it at 900mv, the setting it was delivered with, it is very steady at just above 80 gh/s. If I up the voltage, I get runs where it approaches 90 GH/s, but it's all over the map. Now the weird part. I've been averaging about 83 GH/s with it set to 890mv. I'll tweak a bit further, but so far undervolting has given me better results than overvolting. The "chip frequency" is set to 540, and I haven't touched it. I don't know what it does. Any insights would be helpful on that. I'm going to try dropping the voltage a bit more next, and see where that leads.

Also, while hashing on the guild, Cgminer kept showing four modules with two disabled. A hard reset (power off) put it back, but reboot didn't. Didn't seem to harm anything, and it didn't do it on Eligius. I don't get that. It has two modules. As I said, it's weird, not traumatic. As far as I could tell, it didn't affect the hashrate in any way, it just looked odd.

Money is tight as hell right now, so I'm not tearing the thing down until after the first week in february. When I do, I'll take pictures of every component and post them up in this thread. I may put it in a different case, as I have a good sized one laying around. Then again, I might not Smiley

Ok, guys, here it is.

This is a first impressions post of the AMT 80 GH/s miner. It arrived yesterday (1/7/14) at about 6 pm. I wasn't here, so it remained in the box. I posted a video of the unboxing on youtube. I'll edit this post with the link in a bit.

First impression is the thing is bloody small. Then again, it's not very power hungry, so this doesn't seem to be an issue. It's very nice looking in a plain sort of way. I'm a bit of a minimalist anyway, so that appeals to me.

It has an actual powerswitch on the back of the PSU, instead of a softswitch. This too appeals to me.

Enough of that, Kevin, does it hash?

Well, yes, it does. Jim had sent me an email saying to call him to talk me through setup (which I'm still gonna do, since My bashing didn't learn me everything), but I got that email after midnight so I took a stab at it myself.

Bear in mind that I am a noob in the extreme. I've read a lot about these devices, but this is the first one I've ever seen, let alone used. I had to do some research in how to use putty and the like, but I got in, and I figured out how to set up the built in version of cgminer for Eligius. Got that going just a bit ago, and it's happily hashing away.

Here's a link for that, for tonight at least. I intend to experiment with solo mining alt coins in the near future, but right now I don't know what I'm doing well enough to even attempt it.

It's hashing around 85 GH/s, so a bit better than advertised. So far my only complaint, and this may not even apply to the units being shipped to real customers, is the lack of documentation. I know very little about linux, so I had to do some searching to figure out how to get into the thing. But I DID do it. The miner works good right out of the box. I suspect that I mined a bit to AMT's account while I was figuring it out, and they're welcome to it.

I'm going to leave it hashing on Eligius for a while, while I sleep at least, and after I talk to the AMT guys and have a better idea what I'm doing, I'll start pushing it's limits. I'll also post video and screenshots for future sessions.

If AMT can deliver these in bulk, I think they are a good entry level miner, and if the big ones work as easily as this one, this is a winning company. They lack polish, but so far I love this machine.

Also, this is a self moderated thread. I'm not into deleting stuff, but if it gets out of hand I will. That being said, I have thick skin and I like to debate, so don't hesitate just because of this. I figured a divergent thread was probably appropriate as things get lost in the noise on the official AMT thread as it is.

Oh, there were some questions asked of me in the other thread.

It is a pair of Technobit HEX16B hashing modules. I haven't popped the case open yet, but I think the on board computer is a raspberry pi. As near as I can tell it's intended to be a standalone unit, but I'm not sure I have it configured properly for that. Not sure I don't either. I'm watching Cgminer in a Putty window. I'll probably shut that down and watch my Eligius page to see if it's still going on it's own in a little bit. I'll update y'all on that.

It runs very quiet. I can hear the fan, but it's not screaming. The case is barely warm to the touch and it's been running for a couple of hours now.

Can't think of anything else right now. Feel free to ask me anything. I'll answer all but the most personal questions as best I can.

Kevin Biomech

I think a disclosure is needed in your post. Those that followed the AMT thread will know, but others may not, that you were sent this miner for free by AMT in an attempt to prove their legitimacy.  I think its also reasonable to mention that while you received your demo miner, actual paying customers still seem to be waiting for theirs for 6+ weeks now.

Puppet is correct, I was sent this unit to evaluate it. I split this off from the main AMT thread, and failed to note that in this thread. No concealment intended. Just an oversight. As the shipping delays, I don't have any knowledge as to what's going on there. Those that say they can't get hold of AMT puzzle me, as I've yet to have any problem, either by email or phone.

EDIT2: Here's the link to the unboxing video.
15  Bitcoin / Mining support / a couple of dumb newbie questions about mining. on: June 05, 2013, 05:25:06 AM
Hello all.

If this has been covered, sorry. Couldn't find it, or where I did, I didn't understand it.

I'm currently mining on a really low spec machine, just basically to get my feet wet. Made 8/10ths of a bitcoin so far Smiley

At any rate, in case my question is pool specific, I'm mining on bitparking.

in cgminer I get lines like this: accepted xxxxxxx Diff 5/1 GPU 0. Most of it is obvious. What I don't understand is the difficulty thing. it's different with just about every share.

Does a higher number mean a higher payout, or is it just a tracking thing, or what?

And the other question, and this one is purely for the future, is it possible to hash on multiple pools simultaneously with cgminer (or any software for that matter)? I ask because I'm in the process of raising money for an ASIC machine as they become available, and I can see some advantage to hashing on more than one pool.

16  Economy / Economics / Price of gold vs. price of bitcoins on: May 27, 2013, 06:56:04 PM
Hey y'all.

I've noticed something over the last few days. An interesting correlation proving nothing, but interesting nevertheless.

Gold goes up, bitcoins go down vs. the dollar, and vise versa.

Wonder if people are starting to see bitcoin as a better hedge?

I'd disagree if they do, but it's still and interesting correlation.
17  Economy / Service Discussion / Inaba/BFL/WTF??? on: May 17, 2013, 10:43:03 AM
Ok, I've been reading these fora for several days now trying to weed out the bullshit. Rather tough task.

So, this is to Inaba, BFL Josh, whatever you wanna call yourself.

Let me get directly to the point. I don't have a dog in this fight, but if you, or rather your company, were actually delivering the units you advertise at the price you advertise, I would pawn my child to get a couple of them.

Unfortunately, at this point you have two really major roadblocks between you and me.

1. You, Inaba, are roughly as good a spokesperson as Mike Tyson. One gets the impression you would bite off an ear if given the chance. This is causing you even more trouble than

2. BFL has not delivered, as near as I can determine, ONE SINGLE CONSUMER UNIT. By contrast, ASICMiner and Avalon have and continue to deliver. They cost a hell of a lot more, and they are slow. But they haven't openly lied, obfuscated, and danced like BFL.

I fully understand that ASIC is a new technology, and that there are inevitably problems in developing ANY new technology. Hell, I imagine there were even speed bumps getting the Pet Rock to market. This isn't the problem. The problem is the "Fuck you" attitude that YOU, as spokesperson for the company, is taking in dealing with these delays. I suspect that your most rabid haters would never have bothered to get in a lather if BFL had been up front and honest about what was REALLY happening. New technologies always inveigh some risk, delay being the most common. Lying to your investors (and let's face it, that is what the fools customers suckers who pre-ordered really are. Investors.) is a surefire way to alienate them.

While I would personally love to have some of your machines, if they existed, I have to figure that this is going to be your business model in the future. Had you been CIVIL and RESPECTFUL, the haters would have looked ridiculous. As it is, you make their case every time you post. At this juncture, it would take a LOT of convincing for me to put my coin into your venture. You are so far behind in credibility and evidence of actual ability that I have to believe that your competitors, even late to the game, are going to beat you to market. And let's face it, unless they can be made reprogrammable, ASICS are a VERY short lived product.

My money remains in my pocket, but at the moment Terrahash seems likely to steal ALL of your thunder.

I think you will find that a great many of the lurkers and watchers have become totally disgusted by your company and it's behaviour. And you have had MULTIPLE opportunities to make nice. Sure, it's fun to blast an asshole on a forum. And if you were anonymous or not known to be affiliated with the company, why not? But you are not in that position. I have a great deal of management experience in an altogether different field, but some things are universal. If you represented MY company, I would have terminated you. And probably put some effort into blacklisting you, unless I actually hated my competition.

Kevin Biomech.
18  Other / Beginners & Help / Radeon x1900 hashrate on: May 15, 2013, 01:47:30 AM
Hello, this is in the newbie section because it's a dumb newbie question, but I can't seem to find the answer.

I'm strapped. Got no money. But I do have some hardware lying about, and I want to set up a mining rig. It don't need to be fancy, and I don't care about profitability right now, as this is mostly a "getting my feet wet" sort of project.

My question, then, is what the hashrate of a Radeon X1900 might be. I have one lying around, and I figured it's probably a good one to experiment with. So I searched. I found some reference to people using them in the early days of GPU mining, but NO technical information. Maybe I'm searching wrong, but damn!

Anyway, any help or links would be greatly appreciated.

19  Other / Beginners & Help / ASIC rigs on: May 08, 2013, 05:11:50 PM
Anybody hear or know anything about this company?

They look interesting, but so far I have gotten no response via email. Granted, it's only been a couple of days.

Newbie on this forum. I'll try not to step on any toes  Wink
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