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1  Bitcoin / Electrum / Electrum suddenly not working - network status red on: April 30, 2014, 08:31:00 PM
Hello,

I have been using electrum for awhile now with no problems at all but suddenly now it's not working, say "not connected". I almost seem to remember reading somewhere that I should update the client, but I didn't see anything on their website about that. I'm on version 1.9.5 running on ubuntu 14.04. Or now that I write this maybe it quit working when I updated to ubuntu 14.04? Any ideas?
2  Other / Off-topic / open source software support on: December 26, 2013, 11:35:48 AM
For example if I owned a business that wanted to go full open source software, is there anyone out there that could help me with solutions? Or what if I were just a long time Windows user who wanted to go with linux, but was intimidated by the learning curve and the Internet forums seems to geeky, is there a place for me to go?

What is the best place I can point someone to who might be interested in changing to open source software? Is there a one stop shopping for that?
3  Other / Off-topic / UFC on fox sports is so cheesy on: December 19, 2013, 09:09:01 PM
What's the deal with the stupid little robot fighting clip at the start, it's just so lame.
4  Other / Off-topic / Seventh generation honda civic - good car? on: December 16, 2013, 08:03:48 PM
If I were to buy one, what should I look out for, what are the better and worse years? What about timing belts, need to change them early? Any thoughts?
5  Local / 中文 (Chinese) / Shanghai Bitcoin meetup on: December 08, 2013, 04:24:45 PM
hi all,

We're going to try and hold a meetup in Shanghai on Jan 4th 2014. All welcome of course!

Where:
Moogo Cafe
77 Fenyang Road
Xuhui, Shanghai, China
+86 21 5465 9606

http://eatinshanghai.com/restaurants/1103-mogoo-cafe

When:
Saturday Jan 4th, meeting starts at 7:00pm


Meetup and google plus event:

https://plus.google.com/events/cqcgjbsuf1u5i8n54fjb8gffsqk

http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Shanghai/events/154364192/
6  Other / Off-topic / Linux for the family? on: December 07, 2013, 08:37:46 PM
Hello all,

I have a family member who is thinking about getting a new computer and I'm thinking about suggesting that they either just reformat their old one with Ubuntu (actually I would do it) or install Ubuntu after they buy the new computer. Now this family member is in their 50s and is not really that great on computers beyond facebook and other online games. So I'm sort of the IT guy in the family and my question is, should I suggest Ubuntu for this person or just the standard windows 8 which they would otherwise go for? My thinking is that it, Ubuntu, will work great actually because they spend 99.9% of their time in the browser. Thoughts?

7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / failed to write block on: December 07, 2013, 09:57:36 AM
Hi all,

I just tried to start up my qt client for the first time in a couple of weeks, after some hours of downloading the block it's now giving me the message "failed to write block" and it then closes the application. This is the latest version of the client on ubuntu 13.04. And actually I just want to get my coins into electrum because I'm tired of all the blockchain downloading business. any ideas?
8  Bitcoin / Meetups / Shanghai Bitcoin meetup on: December 06, 2013, 07:20:44 PM
hi all,

We're going to try and hold a meetup in Shanghai on Jan 4th 2014. All welcome of course!

https://plus.google.com/events/cqcgjbsuf1u5i8n54fjb8gffsqk

http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Shanghai/events/154364192/
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / I wonder is the term bitcoin will be here longer than bitcoin itself? on: December 06, 2013, 06:57:20 PM
For example, even if I'm looking for alt-coin stuff I just search bitcoin because that's like the keyword that is all things crypto-coin.
10  Economy / Speculation / what's the easiest way to trade coins for coins on: December 05, 2013, 08:48:42 PM
 I've been mining alt-coins for awhile and I'd like to trade some of them in for the more stable bitcoin. What's the easiest way to trade coins like this?
11  Bitcoin / Project Development / Two-factor authentication on: December 03, 2013, 09:55:32 PM
Whats a good lower cost way to implement two factor authentication when using bitcoin wallets?
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Auto payment on: December 02, 2013, 06:50:54 PM
Are there any wallets that can do automatic payments? For example if I wanted to pay a charity 1 mbit every month, the wallet would simply make that payment as long as it was running. I think if this doesn't exist, maybe it should, this would make it easier for people to donate or pay for services.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / qt client settings on: November 25, 2013, 10:49:47 PM
Hello,

I downloaded the qt client in ubuntu and I don't see the settings menu. For example where is the option to encrypt the wallet?
14  Bitcoin / Meetups / Basel, Biel, Solothurn, Bern area meetup - 22.11.2013 on: November 18, 2013, 07:04:39 PM
hi all,

We are holding a meetup in Solothurn Switzerland, everyone welcome.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cll6hlic3sh254e96h4s62jtfi8?authkey=CPrO5-CwxJqgnAE

http://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Meetup-Switzerland/events/151539332/
15  Other / Off-topic / 100 reasons why bitcoin is the best currency today on: November 18, 2013, 06:08:13 PM
Lets make a list of the top 100 reasons bitcoin is the best currency today. Then when someone asks "what makes bitcoin better than the X", we can point them here.



1. No central authority
2. It's nearly untrackable
3. Created by the people
4. Very low transfer fees
5. No inflation
6. Fully open source
7. predictable amount of coins in circulation at any give time.
8. honest
9. no charge backs
10. It will be worth more later then the day you purchased it
11. Large, active and supportive community
12. Drug purchases made safe
13. Easy access
14. Not bound by boarders
15. The creator(s) is(are) anonymous
16. simple!
17. Sexy
18. Earlier LTC, NMC, ....
19. Can be used to transmit messages.
20. Not controlled by corrupted people.
21. No ID required
22. Fast and free (Almost free Grin) *Worldwide* Transfers  
23. Voluntary participation. No "must be accepted for all payments..." laws.
24. You can transfer it over the Internet.
25. Huge amounts of constant innovation
26. Perfect for online gambling
27. Has a market that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days per year
28. It's a great way for people to learn more about free and open source software!
29. Fractional to 8 places after the decimal
30. Bitcoin is the most track-able currency to ever grace the planet. You just can't reveal who owns what address.
31. You can loan only Bitcoins you really have
32. Can be used as proof of ownership for other items
33. Can bring the evil ship of US down which in turn would lead to less expensive lifestyle around the globe.
34. Able to make anonymous donations to charities such as Wikileaks.
35. Gets the developer geeks thinking about economics
36. Allows everyone the same ability to buy and sell, regardless of if they are rich or poor
37. Each person can have nearly an unlimited number of accounts
38. The government cannot easily confiscate/freeze your funds!
39. It's completely unbiased on age. A seven year old can use bitcoin the same as someone 100
40. Because of the divisibility, it's great for donations
41. There is cool live data on all the transactions on the network
42. No known uses to fund war
43. Favourable to evade criminals and thieves 
44. No law mandating the technical implementation


16  Other / Off-topic / How well do I understand bitcoin? how I see it on: November 17, 2013, 08:31:54 PM
I've been spending a lot of time the past month trying to learn more and more about bitcoin with each week my efforts increasing even more than the previous week. I started to look at the understanding path as having four main levels.

1. Know nothing, or have only heard about bitcoin
2. Understand bitcoin from a user perspective
3. Understand in theory the full architecture and design of bitcoin
4. Understand bitcoin down to the code level

I feel hopeful about bitcoin in that getting from level 1 to level 2 only took me a short time, maybe a week thinking about it here and there, then finally starting to use it to buy a few things. I believe level 1 will be where 99.99% of users will be once bitcoin is mainstream. Now I feel like I'm somewhere in the middle of level 3, I have a good grasp of the theory of how the mechanics of the system work, however this step has taken a lot of time for me. I've literally watched hours of youtube videos on various encryption, networking and programming subjects, this was a big effort but I feel good that it's understandable now. I want to continue on and really understand how the code is functioning, how the protocol is working, etc, eventually I'd like to contribute in some way, even if that way is explaining bitcoin to folks in a new, maybe easier way.

17  Bitcoin / Project Development / Project managent and documentation sites on: November 17, 2013, 11:49:36 AM
Hi all,

Right now I have a few projects on going, some I've already finished and others I'd like to work on in the future. Today I'm using google docs (see my page for example at www.Ecurb.info), and I have sort of a template I use which works ok. The main need I have is to have a web based place to document, manage and share these projects. So my question is, is there anything better, maybe more professional looking than what I have, which is also easy to use and inexpensive? 

18  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / any idea when the new qt client will be out? on: November 14, 2013, 07:26:56 PM
A week or so ago I heard about some of the new features that sounds cool, so when is it going to be released?
19  Other / Politics & Society / any free state project fans (or haters) here? on: November 14, 2013, 06:09:09 PM
I actually first heard about it way back before they picked a state, now I've been watching it closely for the past 4 years or so.
20  Other / Off-topic / What is the best value in home 3d printers right now on: November 14, 2013, 05:23:45 PM
I've been thinking about buying one for awhile but the problem is what I knew maybe 6 months ago might not be correct today. So today or maybe in the near future, what's good out there?
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