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1  Economy / Service Announcements / A MMO I'm fond of decided to accept bitcoin on: March 07, 2014, 12:35:41 AM

Feel free to comment.
2  Economy / Services / Is there a cloud music storage services which accepts bitcoin? on: June 28, 2013, 03:36:18 PM
Quite simply I just want to store a large amount of content and stream it wherever.
3  Economy / Currency exchange / How long does withdrawing GBP from Intersango take? on: February 14, 2013, 08:24:35 PM
It says "on business days" which implies one day... but I've waited 4 days so far.

I need to convert bitcoins to money somehow within about a week. Not sure what I can do.
4  Economy / Services / Looking to make a few joke webpages on TOR, any suggestions? on: February 14, 2013, 09:18:45 AM
They will be low-size and low-bandwidth. Something reminiscent of 90s geocities. Is there a service suited to that?
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / I cannot find a quick/convinient way to get bitcoins out of wallet.dat on: February 11, 2013, 07:31:21 AM
I don't have several days to let Bitcoin-QT download the blockchain (while overheating/lagging my laptop).

I have tried Armory - which turns out to need a synched bitcoin-QT.

Tried Electrum - which can't import wallets.

Tried Multibit - which is supposed to import wallets but just gives me a long messy error when I do so.

Perhaps an Ebank can do it? I tried making an account on but it doesn't have what I'm looking for - the ability to upload a wallet.dat and have it available to spend. Has obscure options instead. I don't know what else can be trusted.

Anyone got a solution?
6  Other / Off-topic / Has anyone considered a decentralized social network? on: January 15, 2013, 07:19:52 AM
One of the problems with creating an alternative to facebook, without ads and tracking, is that even if you do manage to get the market to move then it creates a huge incentive to introduce ads and tracking, just as facebook did after it gained the market from myspace.

What if there was a peer-to-peer social network instead? Public messages are submitted to it signed with my private key, restricted messages and events are signed with the private keys of the receivers too. Websites which access this stuff for you would be for ease of use, reflecting whats on the network rather than controlling it directly, so any website which imposes too high a cost (such as ads or snoping) will be outed by competition. Competition in websites and clients would also drive innovations in usability, and towards whoever is willing to host data for the minimum cost.

You might guess from my vague wording that I do not have any technical expertise and I have not thought about it much further, that's why I'm asking you guys.
7  Other / Meta / Need a change of admins on: December 13, 2012, 11:45:07 AM
1. Lots of threads on bitcoin discussion are being moved to unrelated boards that no one reads
2. Having a newbie section is derogatory, people should be able to post where they like. Registering an account is inconvenient enough without having to satisfy some random admin.
8  Bitcoin / Project Development / Bitcoin protest speculation on: December 12, 2012, 12:31:48 PM
Consider a view of current events which people on the internet generally support, things like "stop internet censorship", "free julian assange", "TSA are thugs", or whatever is currently popular.

Then picture a person performing an elaborate protest which attracts media attention.

But somewhere on his clothes or the placard he is holding, or somewhere else, there is a qt code which links to his bitcoin address-and he ends up collecting donations by people who are happy that he staged the event.

Since popular opinions on the internet are generally good things, anticensorship for example, the result of this idea taking off could be more protests about things the internet supports. "Armchair activists" who do not want to spend their time or risk their career supporting certain causes, could indirectly do so by this method.
9  Economy / Marketplace / How is the bitcoin escrow business? on: October 09, 2012, 11:27:50 AM
I havn't used bitcoin for a while. Is there a simple, smooth, trustworthy escrow system set up by now? Such as  website which says "We received this much money from j180, and will release it to you when you provide X".
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Idea: Tuition marketplace using bitcoin on: February 22, 2012, 10:09:33 PM
If I want to learn russian or chinese it might not be worth my time to pay for classes, let alone a private tutor in the real world. Yet there's probably someone on the internet willing to teach for an hour for a tiny amount, below minimum wage. And perhaps there are some well-off families in Asia wanting to pay a native english person for tuition.

So in my idea I upload bitcoins to a website on which I could find various people willing to teach different things, at different times, at different prices, to suit me. I could also teach someone else and either withdraw the bitcoins or use them purchase lectures in new subjects. There would be a feedback/review system, so someone who wants to start can do so by simply teaching for free, then slowing increasing his/her price through fractions of a dollar, until whatever the market standard is. People particular good at teaching or who have very specialist knowledge could charge a premium.

The teaching would be done via voice communication and a Khanacademy style flash interface (graphics tablet recommended). Every session will be recorded. This could be used for security reasons (from speaking to strangers on the internet) and as a way to build a reputation by releasing past sessions.

Unlike a traditional website which does this (if they exist), you wouldn't have to hire tutors and pay in advance, or pay them minimum wage, or background checks. The peoples teaching would be people you've never heard of. All you do is create a website and take a percentage of transfers. People on the site would not need to donate large amounts of money or give their personal details in order to start, they could try it out by depositing just a few cents anonymously. They do not need to give away their identity beyond a username and a microphone output. The site would be very simple and entirely driven (wages, content, prices, reputation) by the users.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin would be perfect for youtube on: September 29, 2011, 03:55:02 PM
Someone who likes a video could click a button and tip him a fraction of a cent.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Pray for bitcoin's value to rise back up on: August 28, 2011, 08:33:31 AM
We should all say prayer together to get bitcoin back on track.

Blessed Rand. May thou raise the value of bitcoins so we may smite the parasites!
N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis! ahkstas so
N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis! ahkstas sa
N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis! ahkstas kvakis!

(Repeat three times)
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin could be used to create a silkroad for books on: August 25, 2011, 10:34:01 PM
It could work like this:

1. People go to the library, take some books home, and scan them in.
2. People who support the project donate some anonymous bitcoins.
3. The system automatically divides the bitcoins to each person taking part in the project each month. The more pages you upload, the bigger your share of the donations.
4. Continue until every book existing in the world is uploaded, for free, without any restrictions, in one amazing library for every person on the planet to access.
14  Bitcoin / Mining / It's time for miners to go on STRIKE on: August 14, 2011, 10:02:58 PM
Competition is driving down our wages and raising our working hours, I've had enough. My children couldn't afford to eat today, my youngest has dynesty and we can't afford medicine for. And while my family starves, we're forced to worker ever-increasing hours in dangerous conditions. It's time to STRIKE.

Our demands:

1. Fair wages to all bitcoin miners.
2. More safety regulations
3. Limited working hours
4. Weekends and holidays
5. Pension scheme
6. Unions
7. Company car

Until then my computer is turned off. proof
15  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Let us switch to milli and micro bits on: July 21, 2011, 04:54:16 PM
Ie. If you have 2.31B, you would switch it in the menu to get 2310mB, or 2310000 uB. It makes it easier to talk about prices when there isn't a decimal place.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin banner ad concepts on: July 08, 2011, 03:37:41 AM
Internet advertising is a cheap potential way of spreading the message, here are a few ideas

17  Economy / Marketplace / Second life route? on: June 08, 2011, 03:22:48 AM
Has anyone converted cash to Second life and brought bitcoins there? Are people interested in selling them that way?

I'm wondering what people think about that method.
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