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1  Other / Off-topic / earn some btc for helping a noob with linux mint on: May 10, 2015, 04:03:08 PM
I am attempting to connect to the internet via wifi... I don't know where to begin. I am currently connected to the router and have a usb dongle plugged in with the driver on a cd in the cdrom tray. linux mint, latest dist.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / BITCOIN ACCEPTED at local Jewelry Store, Fort Worth Tx Open Summer 2015 on: April 18, 2015, 04:02:02 PM
VAN DAELE Watch & Jewelry
4959 S. Hulen St, Fort Worth Tx, 76132

Hi all, I am the owner of a new Jewelry Store on the West Side of Fort Worth, across from the Hulen Mall.

We are in the process of getting everything set up and will be opening shortly.

 I will be accepting Bitcoin for ALL transactions


Here is a little bit of what we do and what we specialize in:

Watch Batteries
Watch Repair
Jewelry Repair
Mens Stainless Steel and Sterling Silver Jewelry
Ladies Sterling Silver and Genuine Gemstone Jewelry
Watch crystals (including oversized and custom-cut crystals)
Watch Bands
Pressure Testing (For Water Resistant Watches)
Modern Silver Bullion from around the world
Custom Made Pure Silver Texas Star pendants in college colors
Hand Engraving (on appointment basis)
Gemological Appraisals (Jewelry, Gemstones)

I will be updating once we are open to the public.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Is there a market for a 100% premined coin 100% backed by physical silver? POLL on: March 14, 2015, 03:50:47 AM
Here is the idea.

I have a safe, I buy silver, I sell silver, I like crypto... BUT every ALT coin seems to have the same trend line over time... hype at the beginning, then it slips into worthlessness with occasional hype and pump-n-dump schemes. Why? because it's simply not backed by anything whatsoever and people eventually realize it and sell off.

So here is what I propose. I mine on demand myself with a small computer and I only mine what I physically have in real .999 1 troy OZ bars or rounds. Then I immediately auction off the coin on a crypto auction website. If it does not sell, then I never turn on the miner ever again and the whole idea fades into the background, however, if it does sell, then the person gets a coin sent to them and whenever they send it back, I mail them a silver round.

Why would you want to do this? Well, maybe the price of silver goes up, maybe you are pretty sure I am scamming and want to prove it to the world, maybe you want a coin that is immune to the drastic price fluctuations that they all have, but want the convenience of being able to cash out into something else when you get tired of the coin, maybe you realize that businesses are much more likely to want to trade in an item that is backed by something.

Would it really work?
maybe, I would have to convince people to confirm transactions for free, I would likely want that built into the wallet in a way that does not take much computing power. I would need several people to help with constructing the coin and the wallet and the blockchain tool. I think it would, and perhaps it would take off quickly and the coin itself might trade at several times the price of the underlying asset, simply because I won't flood the market with it, and I will cap the coin production, as well as cap the amount of the coin that any one wallet can acquire.

How can we trust you?
I would occasionally take pictures of the physical assets while adding an item into the picture that will be requested by the community, (within seconds, so that everyone will know that there is no digital trickery going on.) I will have a webcam on the physical silver, take out random rounds, put it in front of the camera, and drop them on the counter so that people can hear the silver for themselves, etc, etc. But most importantly, people who have gotten the physical silver delivered to them will be requested to post in the BTCT forum as soon as they send the coin and as soon as they receive the coin so that everyone else will know that it is legit.

Is there a risk of loss?
Yes, in all things in life risk exists, however, I will have the entire contents of the safe insured with a well-known insurance company, so in case of theft, I will quickly replace the silver as soon as possible.

What kind of limits are you talking about?
As far as how much I will mine, probably 1000 coins in total, for the reason of space within the actual safe. Along with a coin limit of around 100 per year.

Why would I do this?
Because I want to prove the potential of decentralized currency, and this would do it quite nicely, also, since my starting price for the coins will be more than the physical silver, I will make profit on each coin I sell, and yes, this includes the price of mailing the physical asset.

Would there be restrictions to who can buy?
Yes, residents of the United States, and I will not ship to some remote areas that have a higher shipping cost.

Questions? Ask me.
4  Economy / Trading Discussion / Austin BTC conferance I have a ticket, and can't get there... selling @ best off on: March 05, 2014, 02:52:29 PM
best offer, will have to trust you to send the btc.

1 ticket. I got it months ago, but got a new job and have been to busy to think about it, if you are there for the conf. and want to get in but don't want to pay the door price, let me know txt 817 903 9906 with you offer.

1NdU2RjqAusX8hyguv5KXX7v6ZW2weFq6E

(going to my btcjam account for lending)
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Why I love NXT and think it works GREAT in windows 8 on: February 12, 2014, 10:14:41 PM
Because all I had to do was download the latest version of java.

Then realize that the browser wouldn't admit that I had done so, attempt to download a plug-in for chrome, fail, give up, start firefox,

Then try again, and then follow the instructions on the NXT site, java -jar start.jar is very succinct as is "Hint: Create a batch file to run this command." No need for any links to walkthroughs or anything.

 Search online for the error I get in command prompt about not know what the fuck java is supposed to mean. Copy file folders from x86 into just windows,

Type in the commands in the properties for the computer as the person on youtube recommends and fail,

Make a blank bat file in notepad save as all file types and name it something.bat with the "java -jar start.jar" as the only thing in there, put that in the /nxt nested folder, which of course does fuckall,

Then delete java, restart computer, reinstall java, try the one click nxt intall method (which won't recognize java, then won't install it because it's already there) and then FINALLY FUCKING FLAME OUT ALL OVER BTCT!

Problem solved now I have much many NXT and it's so FUCKING EASY!

 
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Emunie.com still down. Why? on: February 04, 2014, 02:07:53 AM
I looked several times for an explanation for the website being down for more than 48 hours.

I heard something akin to ... "oh well, it just went down and our hosting is working on it"

Well, that's not really believable is it?

WHY did you not take the precaution of multiple websites?

Obviously it is an attack, the question is does the eMunie team recognize this?
Can we know the nature or origination of this attack?

Please explain.
7  Other / Beginners & Help / GUI interface for asic mining software? MAKE ME ONE PLEASE on: January 24, 2014, 10:37:05 PM
Hopefully I am missing something.

But I just got an asicminer in the mail, plugged it into my laptop and thought, it's been out for a while, someone must have an inclusive program that will get me going in a couple minutes without having to code stuff in and make files in notepad of course.  ... Right?

Nope. I don't see it, I would pay a reasonable price for it, $5 or so, But ... nope I can't see it anywhere, Tried following several tutorials for cgiminer and got nowhere as it still doesn't work, I downloaded a driver, and it's showing up as port 0003 so, I plugged that in where I though it went in the conf file after putting in what I thought was my mining pool...

This fucking sucks. It's not user friendly and really makes me want to take a hammer to my asicminer. Here is how to set up your asic miner: Go to 3 websites, make accounts, read readmes that make sense to people who don't need them, don't make sense to people who do, watch tutorials, go on boards, e-mail people, then in the end give up and call someone you buy BTC from and hassle them.

Seriously, how hard is it to compile a list of drivers for miners that are on the market, then get a list of Pools, then make a program that searches for a miner attached to the computer, figures out what kind it is, and plugs in the info, downloads the correct driver, installs it...?

SERIOUSLY!!!

All I should need to do is download 1 ONE! program that does what I need it to do, set up my miner and MINE.  I do not have hours to waste fuxxing with this like I did the last time I had to set up a miner. after 3 hours of trying to learn how to code the BAT file, I eventually had to have someone walk me through it while I was on the phone. Turned out there was an extra space or bracket somewhere WTF?!

There is no reason this should be so hard, so sensitive and so exclusive.

Someone make a program to do this. Honestly, there shouldn't even be a need to have a wallet, you can have a wallet set up automatically online.

I should be able to double click, have it open and be mining to an online wallet where it shows on my screen what my wallet info is, so I can transfer it to my personal wallet SIMPLE AS THAT>


Now, go code me something useful and take a boatload of cash when you sell it (Unless you are a communist, then you can give it out freeware, W/E)

(reply if you feel the same way)
8  Economy / Digital goods / Bot4Bits.com Domain name and btc-e bot for sale on: January 11, 2014, 05:13:43 PM
I got a bot and use it surrently,  same one selling on ebay for about $20 by some guy without a good hold on the english language.

The bot is open source and could use a little better explanation and gui setup, but it works quite well, has a timeout, you choose the spread between the buy and sell, it's pretty rock solid. I was going to resell this on my own for about $5 apiece and make some decent cash, but ... make offer in BTC or paypal or escrow if fine.
9  Other / Off-topic / Have I found SATOSHI? Is it Adrian Lamo? on: January 10, 2014, 07:34:26 PM
I was thinking that perhaps it isn't that hard to figure out who satoshi is, I started trying to figure it out by using the second to last post by Satoshi. It said that wikileaks kicked the hornets nest and they were coming for us. One more post and he goes silent.

So.. who would have A. that view. and B. the ability to code and the focus on cryptography and C. was silent for the same periods of time.

I have come up with 1 name so far. Please debunk.

Adrian Lamo Hacker, in fact the guy who turned Manning in.

If you wanted to make sure you were not taken in yourself and the FED came to you for help with Wikileaks with the possible unsaid threat that they might go after all the bitcoin people for money laundering child porn, etc etc... It might make sense to help the FED rather than try to fight them.

Just in case the fed is watching. Hi. And I am not making a claim here, just wanting other people with more resources to help me figure it out.

10  Economy / Trading Discussion / Best Place to trade DOGE/BTC? on: January 09, 2014, 04:41:59 PM
Looking for low fees good volume... using cryptsy right now and wanted other opinions.
11  Other / Politics & Society / [POLL] How would you describe yourself politically? on: January 09, 2014, 03:03:05 AM
If you had to choose...
12  Other / Meta / Signatures: links, colors, sizes and frustration. on: January 02, 2014, 03:22:02 AM
I was a little hesitant about posting a new one about this because after searching the forums, I am getting the idea that I am probably an idiot. But here goes.

All I want to do is change my signature to use a larger font... Red... and then have 1 line of text with a good deal of space between two small sentences.

Obviously this is a simple task that I failed at. I spent well over 2 hours last night trying to figure out how to do it, I downloaded 2 wysiwyg editors for BBCode, used several websites that supposedly converted rich text (or whatever the cool kids are calling it these days) into BBCode.

Every time I tried it, some or all of the codes became visible  and you would see things like [tab]  [tab] [large=#C00231] (or whatnot)
and the link code becomes visible, or the text does not enlarge or change color.

I see everyone's cool signatures and they have background colors and all sorts of stuff that I can't even find codes for in BBCode.
I am thinking it has to do with the order or nesting of codes, but no matter how I switch it around I have issues.

Now my signature is a tldr mess and I need help. Those gambling site ones that I see everywhere are a good starting point if I could get the code copied and pasted... I tried to understand how it worked, but my mind swam,  and It didn't connect... help?    Huh Huh Huh
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Scrypt Mining for Bitcoin windows 7 with NVIDIA GT 640 on: January 01, 2014, 04:05:41 PM
I have a gt 640 on win 7 x64 and I am currently mining on a pool with it. In the interest of sharing information then asking for more. I will put down what I am currently doing so that others can use that and build off it.

Currently I am using cudaminer 2013-12-8 you can download that here https://www.dropbox.com/s/siu1k70tx6v51gg/cudaminer-2013-12-18.zip

I downloaded it from there and unzipped it, opening the x64 folder

I then opened notepad by right clicking-new-notepad and put in exactly this text below
cudaminer -o stratum+tcp://middlecoin.com:3333 -u 12L1CCD7JmgqM4SDei3dvEG4ZhdGYZm17i

I did not leave any spaces before the "c" in cudaminer or after the "i" in the last line of text.

I then chose "save as" and in the drop-box that says "Text document .txt" I changed that to "all files" and named the file RUN.bat  I saved that file in the same folder (cudaminer-2013-12-8/x64)  and double clicked the file I just made. it opened a command box (dos box) and started running. takes a few seconds to optimize. Keep a browser open, do not let your computer turn off the monitor, hard drive or graphics cards, set a blank screensaver and it should run overnight.

What that does is that my computer mines for alt-coins such as doge, BBQ coin, ANC, and many of the rest. It is in a pool with a fee for changing what is mined automatically and then converting what has been mined to Bitcoin, then after 0.001BTC has been reached, it pays out into my bitcoin address.

The last chunk of code is my bitcoin address if anyone wants to send a very small tip (pm me and I can verify that it arrived) I am currently mining at around 63KHs

You should be able to use exactly that set-up if you have an nvidia card and an x64 windows 7 computer, just get rid of my bitcoin address and substitute your own. You can check to see if it is working by going to www.middlecoin.com and ctrl-f and typing in a few digits of your bitcoin address (it should show up after about 20 minutes. If after you do not see anything after 20 minutes, you did something wrong.

NOW.

My question.

How do you start solo-mining? I would need instructions that are similar in detail to that above, and can give a very small tip.

14  Bitcoin / Mining / cudaminer x64 can't find MSVCR100.dll CRITICAL ERROR. on: December 29, 2013, 02:37:35 PM
When opening cudaminer 2013-12-18 a pop-up window indicates that it would really like to chat with that file, but is all lonely because it can't, and therefore will just sit down, till it comes out to play.

Can't fix it with what I can figure out.

Here is what I tried:
Googling it, and finding that the solution is supposedly to go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14632 and download it... no workie workie.  So I found some MSVCR100.dll and copied them into the folder that I had cudaminer x64 in (one by one, I tried all of them) and I got a different error each time, which makes me think it is calling for that file locally but it isn't the right one.

I have restarted the computer multiple times, reinstalled cudaminer 3 times, tried 2 other earlier versions or different builds (or whatnot) and have tried to figure out what the X86 dll would be and get that... but no dice.

Please help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, your my only hope.



15  Other / Off-topic / Christmas Cooking --Recipes-- on: December 24, 2013, 03:39:32 PM
I am looking for good recipes for Fruitcake and Twice-baked Potatoes.

I will share a couple good ones from my stash of proven winning recipes.

French Silk Pie

8 inch baked pie shell
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 (1 oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 eggs

Cream butter in mixer, Gradually add sugar, continue to mix until thoroughly combined with a smooth appearance.
Blend in chocolate and Vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating for 5 minutes after each egg, spoon into pie shell. Serve with whipped cream or cool whip on top.

Caramel Corn

1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
Roasted peanuts to taste (optional)

1/4 teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 cups of popped popcorn (unflavored)

Mix the first 4 ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high (1000W) for 4 minutes, stirring halfway through. Place popcorn in large paper grocery bag. Mix in the Vanilla and baking soda in the bowl (now filled with caramel) Pour caramel immediately into the paper bag, overtop of the popcorn. Close the bag and shake vigorously, (we usually pass the bag from one person to the next) put the bag into the microwave  for 3 minutes 30 seconds, stop the microwave and repeat shaking every 45 seconds until the buzzer sounds. Spread onto 2 large baking sheets to cool, wait 2 minutes to form into balls if you serve it that way, otherwise let cool and store in air-tight container.

16  Other / Off-topic / [POLL] Anonymity on: December 22, 2013, 09:20:50 PM
As I understand it many people in the crypto community value their privacy above almost all else, they don't want to say if they have a large amount of miners or bitcoin. They are fearful of scams and hacking, but in my opinion, the people they need to worry about are the government, the big banks and their agents and agencies. 

Recently we have seen the governments coming after an exchange site that accepted BTC for illegal goods, not just the owners, but also people who supported it, and in the near future we will see people put in jail for tax evasion. The powerful have no problem finding you, no matter your safeguards. There are whole agencies with more resources than we can muster on our own ready willing and on the case to destroy a competing currency.

They aren't messing around, but are we being a little TOO careful and leaving ourselves open to being put in jail on a technicality for being involved?

I would like to discuss this with the community.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Free 1.0 Phoenixcoin for those who already have a wallet... if you promise to... on: December 22, 2013, 04:07:15 AM
First 100 to reply only.

Please click the trust link and let other people know that I actually do what I say.

Just send your public key here and I will respond when it is sent.

I also request (but don't demand) that you please consider CEX and click my link below. Please do your due diligence first before spending your BTC anywhere.

PXC will be coming from PnTZm7fXN6yZa5HntEaCS5whQWQh9Wvh3h


18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Altdice.com (not my site) but I like it on: December 22, 2013, 02:00:30 AM
It's very simple and easy and I have won and lost a decent amount. it's very fast.
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