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1  Other / Politics & Society / Where next major war or revolution is going to happen? on: June 05, 2020, 06:39:23 PM
Basically where next major war or revolution is going to happen? I ask this because I plan to go into danger zone again and need some ideas where to plan my next journey. I prefer civil wars over two states clashing and ideological conflicts over territorial disputes.

My ideas:

Libya -
For: Close to Europe, ideologically acceptable
Against: Language barrier, Russian state-sponsored troops in general Haftar side

Syria -
For: Relatively close to Europe and easy to travel, many foreigners already there ready to accept newcomers
Against: Hard to choose side, I sympathize many groups fighting each other. Might have some language issues despite speaking English and Russian.

Ukraine -
For: Very close to my home, ideologically acceptable, known surroundings and languages
Against: Low intensity of fighting, stalemate, backstabbing and imprisonment of Ukrainian volunteers by Kyiv authorities

Mexico drug war -
For: profitable, also anti-imperialistic
Against: expensive to travel to Mexico, language barrier, dangerous intrigues and possible cartel infightings

Unrest in United States -
For: I could be very useful to bring my Maidan experience how to fight against police forces, I know English language
Against: United States is like stalinist USSR and will stop at nothing to punish me for killing cops, expensive to travel from Europe
2  Other / Serious discussion / Ideas how to earn 6000 EUR fast on: February 21, 2020, 01:12:01 AM
I have a rare opportunity to get something valuable for 6000EUR that is worth more than that. I need ideas how to get that money all at once or like 350eur each month.

I can work 08 to 17 five days a week and earn like 400 euros a month. But even that kind work is very hard to get. The work available is only hard manual work, like sawmill, fur farm butcher or janitor in nursing home. Nothing available for computer technician or system administrator.

I live by growing cannabis plants in wilderness and selling the result. That gives me enough money to live minimalist lifestyle for like 6 months. Other income is odd jobs, both online and offline.
3  Economy / Goods / Selling real estate (land + house) near Riga, Latvia on: February 07, 2019, 02:50:35 PM
I am selling house with 105 square meters of space and 1895 square meters of land with it. House have 4 rooms, kitchen, bathroom and toilet. It is located in Kalngale, close to Riga, capital of Latvia. Foreigners purchasing this property will get a status of permanent residence in Latvia.

You can build your own dream house on the land, rebuild the existing house or live as-is.

The price I would like to ask is 150 000 Euros. I will accept BTC as a payment and help with exchanges and paperwork. The price is still negotiable.


4  Other / Off-topic / [Joke] Difference between PoW and PoS on: December 09, 2018, 01:54:57 AM
What is difference between PoW and PoS?

PoW stands for Prisoner of War. PoS stands for Piece of Shit. Prisoner of war is enemy soldier, so it also is a piece of shit. So there is no difference between PoW and PoS.
5  Economy / Services / [Service] Private VPN service with enhnanced anonimity on: June 06, 2018, 10:55:41 AM
I offer VPN service for anyone. I keep no logs. Entry point in my network is separate from exit point. IP address rotate every 24 hours and is shared by lot of users. You can do whatever You like and nobody will be persecuted by those evil man in power.

OpenVPN software supported. Nominal speed is 10MBps but increases or decreases depending on network conditions. Price is 15EUR/month or 17USD/month. I accept Bitcoin.
6  Other / Meta / Deleted message on: March 15, 2018, 05:29:27 PM
I got this message deleted in thread;all

The message is
When Dank was tripping on research chemicals he still posted more meaningful messages than the newbies from 2018

Is Bitcointalk forum overtaken by religious zealots?

Was Dank tripping on research chemical when he started thread back in 2012? Yes, most likely he was. Long time members remember he was one crazy crackpot.
Do calling somebody newbie is insult? No, it is forum rank.
Are Dank's post more meaningful than these one line babbles about life and father? Yes, it is!

Where is the problem??
7  Economy / Trading Discussion / Be careful of crafted scam emails! on: February 11, 2018, 09:41:58 AM
Probably anyone with IQ above 110 will never fall for this scam, but just for the historical record. I regularly receive scat e-mails trying to impersonate various services and similar. Just be careful and check the links you click.

8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / wallet.dat backwards incompatibility in 0.15.1 version on: February 10, 2018, 11:14:02 AM
I decided to sweep the pocket change from my old wallet.dat files. One wallet.dat file that I created with 0.23.1 version of Bitcoin and last used with 0.4.x or 0.5.x version worked perfectly when pasted in 0.15.1 64-bit version data directory. But I have problem with wallet.dat created with 0.6.x or 0.7.x version in late 2013 or first half of 2014 and last used in first half of year 2015. Version 0.10.1 32-bit opens and runs it fine. Version 0.14.2 64-bit opens and runs fine, but throws out error when shutting down Bitcoin Core. Version 0.15.1 throws out error when starting up and is unusable.

EXCEPTION: St13runtime_error       
GenerateNewKey: AddKey failed       
C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\bitcoin-qt.exe in Runaway exception       

2018-02-10 11:10:28 CDBEnv::EnvShutdown: Error -30974 shutting down database environment: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery

So far I think my workaround for this situation will be using 0.14.2 to sync and send the coins.
9  Other / Off-topic / Remembering life moments while Blockchain downloads on: December 12, 2017, 12:17:42 AM
As I do initial Blockchain download, the dates zipping by remind me of some important moments in my life that happened around same time when these blocks were created and transactions took place. The geeky nostalgic memories follow:

2009 winter-early spring. Late February or first dates of March maybe. Genesis block was created by Satoshi Nakamoto while I was drinking and driving my friends to sauna in neighboring village. My love of my whole life then danced naked while she was only 15 years old.

2009 spring. I was assembling Core2Duo computer that served me really good. Installed WinXP Pro SP3.

2009 mid June. I was celebrating midsummer. Fingered a 16yo gypsy girl while going back to home.

2009 September. Installed Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. I really loved this version of Windows, compared to XP and Vista.

2009 November. The Western Digital Velocirpator drive went bad. Lost my Win7 install. Reinstalled the OS to 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda drive.

2010 February. Reinstalled Win7 for various reasons. This install lasted till September 2012.

2010 spring. First heard about bitcoins in Frost messaging application running on top of Freenet. Joined Bitcoin forum, I think it was running on SourceForge domain back then. I took a nickname that represented then-curent theme of MysteryMiner.

2010 spring. I was seeking political asylum in Iran because of political persecution and possible imprisonment back in my homeland because of my anti-jewish beliefs. Instead ended up collaborating with Iranian secret services in cyberspace.

2010 mid June. I was celebrating Midsummer with my friend in his ranch. It was amazing!

2010 year. More hacking, hacking Bitcoins on unsecured wallets shared on P2P networks and other dumb configuration mistakes, leaving them open to whole internet.

2011. year. This was really low point in my life. The topless dancer that I fell in love in 2009 rejected my feelings. More drinking, then more hacking while sober and drinking lot of coffee, then more drinking and barbiturates till I fell asleep. Repeated this again next day. Again and again.

2011. The bitcointalk user Dank wanted to kill himself. Some dumbasses intervened and made him stuck in this world for few more years.

2011 maybe? I found out about Silk Road from this bitcointalk forum. I registered there. Helped the admin Silkroad in few security matters. Some time later I made good profit, doubling my bitcoins in real life money, making purchases and reselling items from Silk Road and sister site Armory. I was asked personal details as insurance to get promoted to senior staff. I refused to give my personal details, so I went free. Later some dude took over, going by name Dread Pirate Roberts. I can swear by my pants that he is different person than Silkroad I was contacting at the same time. Ross Ulbricht is not founder of Silk Road, as far as I can tell.

2012. This is the year I really took my life in my hands. Found a job that is hard and pays minimum wage. In parallel, while I was working for 400 USD a month, I was hacking high-security facilities and selling the dumped data for 2500 USD in piece. I wanted to get my loved topless dancer back, start family and usual shit young men dream about. Ended up being rejected again.

2012 mid June. Was celebrating Midsummer with my friend in ranch. I was metal detecting and digging up skeletons and explosives with my friend while being drunk. That was one of my best memories from that period in my life.

2012 25th of June. My friend hypnotized me while I was drunk. He hypnotized me to play World of Tanks. So the first thing I did when I returned to my desktop computer is to install World of Tanks and play.

2012 autumn. I understood that I was not getting the girl I love so much, my life is going to shit.

2012 early September. The Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB drive showed mechanical problems. It was time for replacement.

2012 September 28th. My computer was infected with virus. I was depressed and did not install required security patches. So I ended up having 0-day exploit sucessfully running against me.

2012 November. I sold most of my bitcoins for 5EUR each. Purchased new hard drive to install my new system. Then while the hard drive was purchased and upgraded DDR3 memory shipping was delayed while the package was stuck in New York due to that stupid storm Sandy, the mainboard of my Core 2 Duo system died.

2013 March. I was siting next to Pentium4 replacement computer with integrated video card. I was drinking like devil and watching the 2013. march blockchain split unfolding in real time.

2013 midsummer. Again I was celebrating with my friend in his ranch. No more metal detecting, but we got a lot of weed to compensate that.

2013 year. As my Core 2 Duo system was still not operational, got a Pentium 4 replacement from junk parts I collected. It was Socket 423 system that was maxed out, like 768 MB RAMBUS memory, 120GB RAID1 array, GeForce Ti4600 card etc. Only problem it took 1 month to do initial Blockchain download.

Year 2014. It was more shitty than previous years. But I got by accident a HP Pavilion AMD laptop that was faster than my Pentium 4 system. And it was portable.

Year 2015. I went to war in Ukraine as a volunteer. Surprising thing that the HP Pavilion survived the whole trip without any scratch. But my psyche was not that lucky.

2015 Septemer. As a completely changed person I returned to my homeland. Went to study.

2015 November. I was undergoing surgery and I was suspected to have cancer. I needed 2000 USD for medical examination or needed to wait 6 months in queue for government-sponsored examination. As I did not have money to have examination right now, I choose to wait. Back then I know it can be fatal to me.

2016 February. While under stress of study and impending death, I forgot my whole disk encryption password. Lost 5TB of data, large part of my digital life.

2016 year. Finally I got good news that I do not have cancer. Then I worked hard to get a Alienware laptop. It was dangerous, but still worth it.

2017 year. I went to work in Ukraine in IT sector. And also to find out what happened to my war comrades.

Now I am here. Drinking Champagne alone and being happy of the short and unfair thing called Life.
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Pruning while initial downloading blockchain? on: December 11, 2017, 02:20:30 AM
Lame question, but since I was not much into Bitcoin for some time, I want to get this right on first attempt.

I have computer with small SSD drive that have 120GB free space. I want to install and download Bitcoin Core. I have no space on drive to store entire blockchain.

1. Should I install Bitcoin Core, set up my preferences, then add prune=550 or some larger number to Bitcoin.conf, then shut down and start again Bitcoin Core?

2. Will the space usage never reach 120GB or more while initial downloading?

3. Any other things I need to know about pruning that I missed?
11  Other / Off-topic / My script for disabling DNS servers on WinXP on: June 06, 2015, 07:53:12 PM
I made this BAT file for my own convenience to quickly disable DNS leaks on my computer. I use OpenVPN on Windows XP SP3 to bypass government requested censorship on ISP level. My ISP uses MITM DNS hijacking, replacing DNS requests for blocked domains with page serving warning and explanation. The OpenVPN works fine, but Windows XP have known bug that causes it to use it's physical adapter's DNS servers to do DNS lookup. The bug KB article can be found here

Solution for this is to use Windows own facilities to change network configuration. It is easy, does not interrupt network connection and makes the DNS leaks to go to non-existant local address on my own LAN. Because if using Google's it still is hijacked by ISP and replaced by censorship.

I found the writing this batch file rewarding that I even commented it so it can be read and understood by people with minimum knowledge on scripting. Also I learned new things since last time I created BAT files on Windows 3.1 machine with DOS 5.0 or 6.0. I learned that REM is no longer good on Windows XP command interpreter among other things like need for dot at the end of ECHO to print a new line.

I have no permanent webpage so I will share here.
12  Other / Off-topic / Self learning QBASIC, TurboPasccal and C - is it possible? on: May 14, 2015, 07:56:20 PM
First of all - I'm back to this forum after a long time away from anything bitcoin and computer related. I was fighting in eastern Ukraine for major part of last year. Now my way of warrior is finished because of various reasons. I'm fine, at least physically not a single scratch. Bulletproof jacked and SPG armor was up to task.

I'm thinking about becoming a true computer programmer. I think about giving up as a computer technician and systems administrator. The payment is so low that for full-time job 8 hours a day I will receive less than 400 euros in month. Working as a freelance also is crap. I will become a homeless bum in no time.

Today I tried to apply in college but I was rejected for being too old. It is sad because they have the best learning plan IMHO to become a programming halfgenius. They start with QBASIC to learn the basics, then proceed to more advanced learning language TurboPascal and then much time is devoted to in-depth learning of C language. They finish with basics of Java and programming SQL databases.

Is it possible to become a good programmer by studying these languages by myself? I learned computer repairs and system administration in 2 years by myself. Actually the learning is still ongoing process, but I mean learning enough to start working as freelance computer repairman. Later on I also learned how to become hacker. For some time already hackers need more sysadmin and networking skills than developer or reverse engineering ones IMHO.

So how much I need to know about mathematics? I was a prodigy kid back in school in math but I was very slow in solving the algebra and even slower when doing it in my head. It was compensated by being very careful and not making mistakes. Do I really need a teacher on programming or I can find all answers by myself?

The online tutorials that recommend high-level languages as first languages like Python, VisualBasic or Java don't appeal to me. I already know what crap executables they produce and how they alienate from true workings of computer CPU.
13  Other / Off-topic / Wikileaks Insurance Files topic on: March 03, 2015, 10:09:11 PM
Due to my time away from computers I need some synchronization with the interesting part of internet. Please post all information on Wikileaks insurance files and accompanying info in this topic. I will fill the missing info once I verify it myself. I have problems with storage space and computer power right now.

Original Filename:
Original Link:

As far as I know here are the 5 "insurance" files:

July 25, 2010
SHA1: cce54d3a8af370213d23fcbfe8cddc8619a0734c
1.4 GB
insurance.aes256,_2004-2010 (broken)

65 GB

17 August 2013
3.6 GB

17 August 2013
49 GB

17 August 2013
349 GB
14  Economy / Digital goods / [Freebie] PeerBet credit coupons on: April 25, 2014, 10:57:36 PM
peerbet cred
15  Other / Off-topic / Running full Bitcoin node in real battlefield conditions? on: April 17, 2014, 05:53:02 PM
In few weeks I'm going to be deployed in combat zone. I want to take some form of portable computer with me. I currently have old HP Pavilion dv8000 17-inch notebook. I am not sure that dv8000 will survive in my backpack longer than me. I will leave it in barracks or APC before going on patrol or assault but I really have no idea how the situation will develop.

I am looking at Panasonic Toughbook CF-29. Are Pentium-M 1.6GHz with 1GB RAM capable running Bitcoin with some other things (Tor Browser, Firefox, Youtube) on that CPU? My pentium4 desktop runs full Bitcoin node but the blockchain synch and startup takes really long time like 15 minutes to launch the Bitcoin Core client.

How about taking Asus EEE PC 701 or similar? I know the SSD drive with reasonable capacity is expensive and how the Celeron or Atom is with newest Flash media and Firefox? I remember my partner used EEE PC 701 with Windows XP for networking and configuring when we installed network infrastructure for small ISP. It was pretty responsive for such small notebook.
16  Other / Off-topic / Why renaming to Bitcoin Core instead of Bitcoin Phenom? on: April 01, 2014, 09:07:58 PM
The renaming have received too few input from user base. This poll will fix it. From now I'm reminded about Intel Core series of processors every time I start Bitcoin client.

I think the Core are trademarked word by Intel. Even if it is generic word in English language just like "milk" it still points to CPUs made by Intel. Imagine if VIA or Transmeta started to produce chips called VIA Core i4 or similar. There will be lolsuit.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Questions about how-to bridge between Tor and Bitcoin on: November 16, 2013, 02:24:43 AM
I want to act as a kind of bridge between Tor network and IPv4 Bitcoin network. If I understand correctly it can improve network performance of Tor-only connected nodes. I read some wikis and what I got is that I need to make my bitcoin.conf look something like this:


P.S. The admins setting rules of forum are becoming total conformist shithead. Why linking to now defunct Silkroad address is banned? I included it in my sample as a example.

And why it is forbidden to write some combination of letters and numbers in first place? There was active Silk Road thread back in 2011. Continuing this course the Bitcoin itself would get banned form this forum by year 2016
18  Other / Off-topic / Security bug on large website - no ideas for profit, what's next? on: November 14, 2013, 03:37:05 AM
I found extremely simple authorization bypass to one of TOP10 websites on internet. It is so simple that I'm wondering how it was overlooked after all the trouble they put into preventing this kind of behavior. What should I do?
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Bitcoin-Qt 0.8.5 why it uses WMI Performance Adapter service? on: November 10, 2013, 02:45:07 AM
The title says it all. Why Bitcoin-Qt uses VMI Performance Adapter service on WinXP SP3. The service is not running by default and when Bitcoin-Qt starts it starts and restarts the service every 10 minutes. Event Viewer is clearly showing this. Is it something to do with UPnP?
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Blockchain and wallet.dat on separate partitions - is it possible? on: November 03, 2013, 06:21:45 PM
Is it possible to store contents of Application Data/Bitcoin on folder in partition D but keep the wallet.dat on C partition? I know how to move entire Bitcoin data directory and also how to accomplis this using NTFS junctions. But is it possible to specify location of wallet.dat alone?

I ask this because C uses redundant RAID array but have somewhat limited space. D is high performance external harddrive with FireWire connection and ample storage space but no redundancy in case of mechanical failure.
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