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21  Other / Off-topic / Capslock addresses on: November 14, 2014, 10:35:13 PM
So yesterday I figured I'd like to create a bitcoin address with all capital letters (and numbers). I saw it done before (somewhere, I don't know where), so I figured I could.

I used bitcore to set up a little script and realized... Hmm, I'm gonna need some more power.

I converted every computer in the house into a vanity farm. Everyone hooked up to my router is making addresses.

Okay, cool, we're making a shit ton of addresses and I'm walking through the house checking all the computers for a few minutes.

Eventually, this happened to one of the computers and I started to rethink the operation.

Then I started thinking about what I'm doing in the first place. I'm a 17 year old guy in high school, and I'm probably the only one in the world who wants to have an all-caps bitcoin address to see if I could make one. What the fuck am I doing? Holy shit this is probably the most useless thing I have ever done! Really this tops my list of useless projects:

  • 1 - Attempts to create a bitcoin address with no lowercase letters
  • 2 - Successfully creating a useless coin that is mined with MD5
  • 3 - Taking over a minecraft economy by creating ingame fiat (this went well)
  • 4 - Margin trading diamonds and livestock on large minecraft servers
  • 5 - Creating a functional wallet that does not include addresses

So, fuck. Why am I doing this. I don't even reuse addresses. I could be making some cool-ass wallet UI right now and I'm making a fucking all-caps bitcoin address.
I never even got one. The closest (surviving Tongue) contender I got was:

1QJK4Y6F19Y3Q143EAf58FWcYGC2qXiQAX

Thanks for reading my rant-project-whatever-the-fuck shitpost. If any of you have made an all-caps address please humble me with your divine skills and tell me what you did.
22  Other / Off-topic / [Finished] Let's see how long it will take on: November 12, 2014, 11:30:06 PM
01000000016cad4cca40e64a3292b5f232e41fef9385f9616e7939e8c1667a4fd5f1dded9700000 000fd5e0100493046022100ef691187c5ca5e75db8a8d7e9bd1ef7b1ffef0cf6be714be085f71de e661aa65022100dd51601e5c3433b6350674a935eb49197774e1fddef199a29e4250ebdc5637040 147304402203400e7e14fcbd07cba3eee6878a3ce6310eab566fce945ecda28a15e0a0b9a060220 5eab6d41c935318237d93a12800c7e67cb37a1d9de9c9dfa55cc3b1061023f81014cc9524104a34 b99f22c790c4e36b2b3c2c35a36db06226e41c692fc82b8b56ac1c540c5bd5b8dec5235a0fa8722 476c7709c02559e3aa73aa03918ba2d492eea75abea2354104235f1dbc98897c46d3628d963a5f7 86b303ea62b0c52618e8fc49181fc2a660dbf2e005866090dcc314210ce3462ddb6bb9dfd8e3306 8bb27b5ee074ee798de341041d4171b2e81e4ae611a7801dbea0e84c88d1b4edf634b9187938c8e 57ec9e14310b57e5a8b584a4532262e1ca2baec5aab80a72994cae18005bb3a34ad51be2b53aeff ffffff01a0860100000000001976a91452167f8aaa177b625c407c8d0c95b0afda750a5488ac000 00000
23  Other / Off-topic / Hero member :) on: November 12, 2014, 03:57:29 PM
You know, in mid 2013, I looked to hero members for guidance, and it's cool seeing that now I'm offering guidance to this generation of newbies.

Glad to join the heroes club! Grin
It's really weird looking at five coins under my name. It's a new feeling. Tongue
24  Other / Meta / leet on: November 01, 2014, 07:30:52 PM



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25  Economy / Services / Would anyone like to rent my signature for 12 months? on: September 18, 2014, 08:35:57 PM
Either up front or escrowed?
26  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Proof-of-work outputs on: August 28, 2014, 11:49:59 PM
Could we theoretically create an output that could only be spent after some proof-of-work?
stringtoconcatenate OP_CAT OP_SHA256 00000000839a8e6886ab5951d76f411475428afc90947ee320161bbf18eb6048 OP_LESSTHAN OP_VERIFY OP_DROP OP_DUP OP_HASH160 e6ee700d3b22c43b4ad5d4144ae16d35a0013bc0 OP_EQUALVERIFY OP_CHECKSIG

Our scriptsig would have first the signature and then the nonce.
The nonce and a string in the script - perhaps a recent headline, to prove work wasn't done prior to the transaction - would be concatenated (if OP_CAT wasn't disabled) and then we'd get the SHA-256 hash of the combined string. If that hash is less than a target, then yes, we can check the signature.

I think this could be useful (if not fun) for a trust fund, or proof-of-illiquidity, if our target has enough leading zeroes to make it (on average) take a few days to find a working nonce, and therefore make the output spendable. Perhaps the target could take years with a GPU farm.

Any comments? Would this be a good/bad idea? (assuming of course OP_CAT was enabled?)
27  Other / Off-topic / "Last Drink You drank." Analysis! on: August 20, 2014, 11:27:42 PM

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=726861.0
My god, this turned out unreadable...
28  Other / Bitcoin Wiki / [old] User inserting fake link (edit war) on: July 27, 2014, 11:04:10 PM
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Special:Contributions/Oevulat
Also warned for bitcoin bath a while ago, a fake mixing service
29  Other / Off-topic / I have a chrome extension called "Cloud to Butt Plus" and it is the best thing on: July 12, 2014, 08:33:24 AM
It's a chrome extension that replaces every instance of the word 'Cloud' with 'Butt' because someone felt like it. You have to read this shit.
from google
from howstuffworks
from microsoft
from wikipedia
from bitcointalk
from howstuffworks
from cisco
from cisco
from google
from cisco
from google
from forbes
from howstuffworks
from microsoft
from weather.com
from ibm
from bloomberg
from microsoft
from wired
from adobe
from wikipedia
from wikipedia
from pc magazine

i'm done
30  Other / Off-topic / Video Game Related DEATHS on: July 02, 2014, 02:37:38 AM


The following is transcluded from the above Wikipedia article.

Globally, there have been deaths caused directly by exhaustion from playing games for excessive periods of time. There have also been deaths of gamers and/or others related to playing of video games.

China
In 2007, it was reported that Xu Yan died in Jinzhou after playing online games persistently for over 2 weeks during the Lunar New Year holiday. Later 2007 reports indicated that a 30-year-old man died in Guangzhou after playing video games continuously for three days.

The suicide of a young Chinese boy in the Tianjin municipality has highlighted once more the growing dangers of game addiction, when those responsible do not understand or notice the risks of unhealthy play. Xiao Yi was thirteen when he threw himself from the top of a twenty-four story tower block in his home town, leaving notes that spoke of his addiction and his hope of being reunited with fellow cyber-players in heaven. The suicide notes were written through the eyes of a gaming character, so reports the China Daily, and stated that he hoped to meet three gaming friends in the after life. His parents, who had noticed with growing concern his affliction, weren't mentioned in the letters.

In March 2005, the BBC reported a murder in Shanghai, when Qiu Chengwei fatally stabbed fellow player Zhu Caoyuan, who had sold on eBay a dragon saber sword he had been lent in a Legend of Mir 3 game, and was given a suspended death sentence.

South Korea
In 2005, Seungseob Lee (Hangul: 이승섭) visited an Internet cafe in the city of Taegu and played StarCraft almost continuously for fifty hours. He went into cardiac arrest, and died at a local hospital. A friend reported: "...he was a game addict. We all knew about it. He couldn't stop himself." About six weeks before his death, his girlfriend, also an avid gamer, broke up with him, in addition to him being fired from his job.

In 2009, Kim Sa-rang, a 3-month-old Korean child, died from malnutrition after both her parents spent hours each day in an internet cafe raising a virtual child in an online game, Prius Online.

Vietnam
An Earthtimes.org article reported in 2007 that police arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of murdering and robbing an 81-year-old woman. A local policeman was quoted as saying that the boy "...confessed that he needed money to play online games and decided to kill and rob..." the victim. The article further related a police report that the murder by strangling netted the thief 100,000 Vietnamese dong (US$6.20).

United States
In November 2001 Shawn Woolley committed suicide due to the popular computer game Everquest. Shawn’s mother said the suicide was due to a rejection or betrayal in the game from a character Shawn called "iluvyou".

In February 2002, a Louisiana woman sued Nintendo because her son died after suffering seizures caused by playing Nintendo 64 for eight hours a day, six days a week. Nintendo denied any responsibility.

Press reports in November 2005 state that Gregg J. Kleinmark, 24, pleaded "guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter". He "left fraternal twins Drew and Bryn Kleinmark unattended in a bathtub for 30 minutes, in order to go three rooms away and play on his Game Boy Advance" while "in the mean time, the two ten-months old kids drowned".

Ohio teen Daniel Petric shot his parents, killing his mother, after they took away his copy of Halo 3 in October 2007. In a sentencing hearing after the teen was found guilty of aggravated murder, the judge said, "I firmly believe that Daniel Petric had no idea at the time he hatched this plot that if he killed his parents they would be dead forever." On 16 June 2009, Petric was sentenced to 23 years to life in prison.

In Jacksonville, Florida, Alexandra Tobias pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shaking her baby to death. She told investigators that the baby boy's crying had interrupted her while she was playing a Facebook game called FarmVille. She was sentenced to 50 years in December 2010.

A New Mexico woman named Rebecca Colleen Christie was convicted of second degree murder and child abandonment, and sentenced to 25 years in prison, for allowing her 3 and a half-year-old daughter to die of malnutrition and dehydration while occupied with chatting and playing World of Warcraft online.

Brazil
In Rio de Janeiro 16 year old Gabriel Cavalcante Carneiro Leao was hit by a bus distracted while playing the Google Alternate reality game game Ingress which is played on cellphone and requires visiting real world locations. After four days in a coma, Gabriel died.
31  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / I may have overlooked that satoshi spent an additional 25 BTC in 2009. Not sure. on: June 26, 2014, 06:33:09 AM
Conclusion: Not enough evidence supporting or contesting that these are satoshi's blocks.

Embarrassingly, I may have missed one of Satoshi's earliest transactions in my blockchain analyses.
It's on the third fucking day of bitcoin's existence, too. And nobody else seems to have known either! (or they did and just didn't tell me.)

I'm trying to figure out who the coins went to now. If anyone else wants to look, the TX is d71fd2f64c0b34465b7518d240c00e83f6a5b10138a7079d1252858fe7e6b577


I will update this post with a chart of where the coins went (like in my articles) and later with T-Shirts and coffee mugs.

EDIT, this is major for me. First of all it's very stupid that I overlooked this. Second of all, I'm very excited to see where the coins are now.

EDIT, looking at these transactions, I really don't know what to think. It's obvious this is someone playing with 25 bitcoins. Could be satoshi testing it out, or a curious cypherpunk.
32  Other / Bitcoin Wiki / Some users that need to be blocked now on: June 18, 2014, 03:27:29 PM
  • Goldfish - Safewallet.in scam, removed notice of scam site and deletion request
  • Oevulat - BitcoinBath scam, recreated page when marked for deletion

Also, have a look at https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Category:Candidates_for_deletion because it's getting a bit cluttered. Tongue

Thank you!
33  Economy / Digital goods / wts Club Nintendo Code on: June 17, 2014, 08:27:46 PM
I'm wondering if anyone wants this code. Not sure how many coins it is worth, but it is for tloz: a link between worlds for 3ds.
Any offers?
34  Economy / Services / Does anyone want to rent my sig? on: June 17, 2014, 06:47:07 PM
Any offers to rent my signature for 1-12 months, with a down or up front payment? If not I'll probably find a campaign instead.
35  Economy / Scam Accusations / Bitcoinbath.info - A fresh scam site? on: June 16, 2014, 08:39:33 PM
http://who.is/whois/bitcoinbath.info

Site claims to have nearly 900 BTC although the service only appears to have existed for a couple hours.
A wiki page https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BitcoinBath.info exists.

Second opinion would be appreciated.
36  Economy / Speculation / How many of us really think we will rally in Q3? on: June 16, 2014, 06:38:08 PM
With everyone talking about a rally and observations like The Observer Effect and the RSI Pattern, do all of us really think we will see an ATH?
I'd be happy to hear your comments on the situation and if you like explain your vote. Smiley
37  Other / Off-topic / Want a better investment than bitcoin? on: June 13, 2014, 02:26:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=853x_SCTfEA Roll Eyes
38  Economy / Scam Accusations / bitmix4you.com - scam on: June 12, 2014, 04:48:59 PM
Quote from: WHOIS
  Domain Name: BITMIX4YOU.COM
   Registrar: PDR LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
   Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
   Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
   Name Server: NS1.TIMEWEB.RU
   Name Server: NS2.TIMEWEB.RU
   Name Server: NS3.TIMEWEB.ORG
   Name Server: NS4.TIMEWEB.ORG
   Status: clientTransferProhibited
   Updated Date: 06-jun-2014
   Creation Date: 06-jun-2014
   Expiration Date: 06-jun-2015
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/AnonBitMixForYou
Quote from: Wiki page for service
bitmix4you is an anonymous bitcoin mixing service launched in 2014.


The purpose of bitmix4you is to help you stay anonymous


• The service takes 0.25% — 0.5% (randomized for obscurity)

• Minimum amount is 0.1 BTC

• A large Bitcoin reserve in our mixer (currently 510.394 BTC)

A service that has been operating for six days has 510 bitcoins reserved.
The site is lined with improper grammar and poorly arranged sentences.
The minimum amount is 0.1 BTC, which is enough to pay for all the expenses of setting up a fake site and then a few bottles of liquor.

Looks very suspicious. I'd appreciate a second opinion.
39  Other / Off-topic / Savings/CDs on: May 29, 2014, 01:36:07 AM
Is 0.01% a real rate? $10,000 for a consistent year would give $1 in interest. Huh
40  Other / Off-topic / Minecraft server with bitcoin economy on: May 04, 2014, 08:09:19 PM
Does anyone here play minecraft? Wink https://thebitmines.com/


Players transact bitcoins with eachother to buy and sell ingame goods.
Anyone want to try it? There's no membership fee anymore.
(You do of course need a Minecraft account.)

I'd be willing to buy some items from anyone Smiley
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