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1  Economy / Services / Need anonymous hosting on: June 15, 2013, 10:17:28 PM
I need anonymous hosting. Every single hosting provider I have tried that accepts bitcoins flags me for possible fraud for registering an address after connecting to their site through a proxy server. I just want to show up, register a domain name, get some hosting, and send my bitcoins to an address. Nothing illegal being hosted. Anyone?
2  Other / Off-topic / Hello? Hello? on: April 12, 2013, 04:47:08 AM
Why the fuck does Mt Gox start all their tweets with

"Hello,"

That shit tilts me.
3  Economy / Speculation / How much did lag cost you? on: April 10, 2013, 08:27:35 PM
I can't believe Gox still has no stop loss orders to at least be protected that way. I put in a market sell order for all my coins around $230. By the time Gox processed it coins were at $150 Sad

4  Other / Off-topic / What's up everyone? on: April 09, 2013, 03:39:51 PM
Stopped reading and posting about a year and a half ago. Anything happen since then?
5  Economy / Speculation / no place to run: Tuesday 8/9/11 speculation thread on: August 09, 2011, 04:40:34 AM
stock markets are in total free fall.
gold is popping.
US debt still the safe bet.
what does it all mean for bitcoin?

(my guess, not much -- if bitcoin was stronger it could get a bit of "well fuck it, has to be safer than XXX" money, but not as it stands)

my guess rising up to the low nines and then start a bit of a slide again. next stop - $5 by end of weekend.

(full disclosure, re-bought a bunch of BTC at $6.20 and resold them all again at $8ish)
6  Other / Politics & Society / Anon/Antisec drop dox on police departments on: August 07, 2011, 03:04:45 AM
Give a bitcoin address for donations if you are so inclined

https://pastee.org/4drkm

Quote
A week after we defaced and destroyed the websites of over 70 law enforcement
agencies, we are releasing a massive amount of confidential information that is
sure to embarass, discredit and incriminate police officers across the US. Over
10GB of information was leaked including hundreds of private email spools,
password information, address and social security numbers, credit card numbers,
snitch information, training files, and more. We hope that not only will
dropping this info demonstrate the inherently corrupt nature of law enforcement
using their own words, as well as result in possibly humiliation, firings, and
possible charges against several officers, but that it will also disrupt and
sabotage their ability to communicate and terrorize communities.

We are doing this in solidarity with Topiary and the Anonymous PayPal LOIC
defendants as well as all other political prisoners who are facing the gun of
the crooked court system. We stand in support of all those who struggle against
the injustices of the state and capitalism using whatever tactics are most
effective, even if that means breaking their laws in order to expose their
corruption. You may bust a few of us, but we greatly outnumber you, and you can
never stop us from continuing to destroy your systems and leak your data.

We have no sympathy for any of the officers or informants who may be endangered
by the release of their personal information. For too long they have been using
and abusing our personal information, spying on us, arresting us, beating us,
and thinking that they can get away with oppressing us in secrecy. Well it's
retribution time: we want them to experience just a taste of the kind of misery
and suffering they inflict upon us on an everyday basis. Let this serve as a
warning to would-be snitches and pigs that your leaders can no longer protect
you: give up and turn on your masters now before it's too late.
7  Other / Politics & Society / Internet privacy bill on: August 02, 2011, 12:00:51 AM
Passes out of committee.

Think of the Children!

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/08/the-legislation-that-could-kill-internet-privacy-for-good/242853/

http://techland.time.com/2011/08/01/house-approves-data-mongering-isp-snooping-bill-and-what-that-means-for-you/

Those "small-government conservatives", always looking out for your best interests.....(to be fair, I recognize that most conservatives in this forum don't see the Republican Party as being legitimately conservative. But some do.)

(Seriously, this is a scary fucked up bill.)
8  Economy / Economics / Africa is the ingenuity capital of the world in banking and currency transfer on: July 24, 2011, 04:45:18 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/24/mobile-phones-africa-microfinance-farming

It may seem unlikely, given its track record in technological development, but Africa is at the centre of a mobile revolution. In the west, we have been adapting mobile phones to be more like our computers: the smartphone could be described as a PC for your pocket. In Africa, where a billion people use only 4% of the world's electricity, many cannot afford to charge a computer, let alone buy one. This has led phone users and developers to be more resourceful, and African mobiles are being used to do things that the developed world is only now beginning to pick up on.

The most dramatic example of this is mobile banking. Four years ago, in neighbouring Kenya, the mobile network Safaricom introduced a service called M-Pesa which allows users to store money on their mobiles. If you want to pay a utilities bill or send money to a friend, you simply dispatch the amount by text and the recipient converts it into cash at their local M-Pesa office. It is cheap, easy to use and, for millions of Africans unable to access a bank account or afford the hefty charges of using one, nothing short of revolutionary.
9  Bitcoin / Mining / too effing hot on: July 18, 2011, 08:14:01 PM
Temperature in the room where I have both my mining rigs: 111 degrees F.

Time to shut down the miners until this heat wave passes!

(no, don't want to get AC)

10  Economy / Invites & Accounts / WTB: US Spotify invite on: July 16, 2011, 10:36:06 PM
SSIA
11  Other / Off-topic / turntable.fm on: July 14, 2011, 03:32:48 AM
Come DJ/listen to music with other bitcoin addicts

http://turntable.fm/bitcoin

12  Other / Politics & Society / US "Recovery" on: July 02, 2011, 02:57:00 PM
In their newly released study, the Northeastern economists found that since the recovery began in June 2009 following a deep 18-month recession, “corporate profits captured 88 percent of the growth in real national income while aggregate wages and salaries accounted for only slightly more than 1 percent” of that growth.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/the-wageless-profitable-recovery/

http://www.clms.neu.edu/publication/documents/Revised_Corporate_Report_May_27th.pdf
13  Economy / Marketplace / Double Trouble with a Shuffle: Round 2 on: June 22, 2011, 06:08:18 PM
Links to the first thread with spreadsheet is here:
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=20476.0

Summary:

This is double trouble with a twist.



At the end of the closing bell, bet order is randomized, and then payouts proceed as normal. This allows everyone to have a chance to end up with their bet "at the beginning".

Random.Org is used for the shuffle at the end.

We will do a "live" spreadsheet updating at the end again since that seemed to be fun for all.

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The twist this game: At the end of the game, 50% of the orphaned pot will go to the largest bettor that did not have their bet doubled. (50% goes to the house). Hopefully this will encourage people to take some risks.

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Minimum bet this game: 0.25 BTC
Maximum bet: 5.0 BTC

Bets under .25 will be considered donations. Bets over 5 BTC will be returned.

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Sending Address:
17yna2R8vogAnRNMGe1MqLxJkd3LSSPFNe

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Game runs for 24 hours
22 Jun 20:00 GMT --- 23 Jun 20:00 GMT
14  Economy / Marketplace / Double Trouble with a Shuffle (early or late, doesn't matter) on: June 21, 2011, 06:37:43 AM
The usual Double Trouble -- with a twist!

Unlike usual Double Trouble games, where the early winners take all and everyone else is left hanging, in this one every has a chance to double up.

The Double Trouble game will be open for 24 hours. After bets are closed, the order of all bets will be shuffled before payouts begin. Watch that first bet drop mercilessly to the end of the line! Get excited when your 4BTC bet shows up at the front of the list! No fees! House keeps whatever is left in the pot that can't be paid out.

What's your strategy? Throw in a big bet and hope it lands near the top? Throw in a bunch of bets knowing some of them might end up near the bottom?

Thanks to Auspician who offered the idea as inspiration.

We will use the random.org list randomizer with a screencap of the randomization process.
http://www.random.org/lists/

Open from 21 Jun 17:00 GMT until 22 Jun 17:00 GMT

Here is the sending address (do not use an ewallet):
1DwBJKwvutiDchtuDZnUwaBbYanfazhdFY

Maximum bet: 4 btc

Watch block explorer here:
http://blockexplorer.com/address/1DwBJKwvutiDchtuDZnUwaBbYanfazhdFY

Watch the spreadsheet here:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmmpY6zlpxDzdG5XbEoyQlhoMXJVRFlrSkRyUWpYQVE&hl=en_US&authkey=COvsgaYB
15  Other / Off-topic / I am switching to sidewalk mining on: June 20, 2011, 03:33:21 PM
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/prospector_scours_sidewalks_for_ReKRNWajHnjJhKSoW5Il6L
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / non-profit bitcoin exchange on: June 19, 2011, 11:19:27 PM
-community funded
-open-source
-all profits get reinvested in both exchange and large bitcoin development efforts

--

could be a good way to bootstrap bitcoin development in terms of being able to offer bounties, pay coders, etc and also have an open-source exchange.
17  Economy / Marketplace / blackmarket site hacked - users/pass compromised on: June 19, 2011, 07:31:26 AM
http://4eiruntyxxbgfv7o.onion/paste/show.php?id=85020421643cf2eb

be careful out there space cadets.
18  Economy / Marketplace / Selling: New Unopened Sapphire Xtreme Radeon HD 5830 on: June 17, 2011, 07:27:36 PM
Got some cheap 5770s off of CL so I now have 1 unopened 5830 from New Egg.

Make offer in BTC or USD.

Will use escrow if you want.

Will ship w/ delivery confirmation.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / If bitcoin isn't the best cryptocurrency, will we ever know? on: June 17, 2011, 02:56:07 PM
Haven't had my coffee yet,so this will be a little jumbled

It seems that somewhere along the development of bitcoin, the conversation drifted from how do we make this a functioning currency to how can this currency make me rich. (yes i'm overgeneralizing by a lot) now, contrary to the beliefs of some capital-L Libertarians, I don't actually think that a bunch of people trying to get rich actually automatically results in the best outcome for everyone. I guess my worry is that due to the value of bitcoin, we have moved out of the experimentation phase, but I don't think bitcoin -- in either the software sense or in the conceptual sense  -- is ready to move out of that experiment phase.

And yes, obviously part of the answer to this is the code is open source, create a new blockchain with other features if you want. BUT I have the feeling that even if a far superior (you can define that in you head however you want) p2p cryptocurrency emerged next week, there would be tons of people on here trying to convince people NOT to use it just because they know that it would decrease the value of their bitcoins.

Does that make sense?

The flipside of course is that it is the value of bitcoins that is going to drive the innovation that will make this a far better cryptocurrency than any other possible future alternative. Which I can also see. But there is a brittleness that starts to creep in as well (ie; the arguments over the decimal point thing, etc, etc)
20  Economy / Marketplace / List of organizations accepting bitcoin donations on: June 16, 2011, 06:27:16 PM
Please add organizations you know accepting bitcoin donations. Please do not post their address here, but link to the actual organization page that specifies that they are accepting bitcoin donations.

Wikileaks:
http://wikileaks.org/support.html

Erowid:
http://www.erowid.org/donations/donations_bitcoin.php

Open Source Ecology:
http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Donate
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