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1  Economy / Currency exchange / [WTS] Up to 13.7 btc in NYC. on: June 14, 2013, 12:20:11 PM
In person, in a cafe in Manhattan or Brooklyn. Market price.
2  Economy / Currency exchange / [WTS] up to 13.7BTC for USD, cash, in person, NYC on: April 09, 2013, 06:21:22 PM
market rate at time of transaction.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Safe to use bitcoin2cc? (requires sending them funds via on: July 10, 2011, 08:07:58 AM
I want to buy a virtual CC from Anyone have experience using this service? I haven't seen any negative reports in this forum about them. I clicked the link to purchase one of the virtual CC's and it takes you to a page on where it asks you to send the bitcoins. This seems fine but there is a thread on this forum with people complaining that is a scam. From what I can tell these people lost their passwords and that is the reason they can't access their funds on, is that correct? I wouldn't be creating an account with them, just using them to send the bitcoins to bitcoin2cc. Is this safe? Are both of these sites legit?
4  Economy / Services / C# / MSSQL / PostgreSQL development services for BTC on: July 04, 2011, 07:06:23 AM
.NET web apps, database, console apps.

I don't provide any design services, so if you want a slick looking site you'll have to provide high quality mockups which I can translate into a functioning site with extreme accuracy. I am an enterprise developer and have worked on large systems in the past. Mainly on the back-end of the systems so I don't have a public portfolio to show.

Everything else though, I am good at, especially performance optimization; code that deals with very large databases, high concurrent use, troubleshooting and fixing database performance & scaling issues.

I can also provide consulting services where I will analyze a problem for you (such as scalability issues), and provide detailed instructions on what needs to be done to reach a solution. I will charge a fair price for that. After that, if you like we can discuss how much I would charge to solve the problem. You would also have the option of using my consult to finish the work yourself or finding someone else do it if you can find a better price.
5  Economy / Currency exchange / WTS: 15BTC. Prefer in-person, cash, in NYC on: July 04, 2011, 06:35:39 AM
I can meet in Manhattan.

We can exchange in person so there is no chance of either one of us getting ripped off. This would be great for a buyer who doesn't want to deal with online accounts, exchanges, etc.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / We need a standard template for "I was hacked" threads on: June 30, 2011, 12:44:41 AM
Those threads go nowhere. The OP's never provide enough info, and the same back and forth questions get asked in each thread. THe OP's never seem to give enough info to figure out what happened.

This is common enough now that it's in everyone's best interest to adopt a standard template/script of how an "I was hacked" thread should look, and what info should be included in the OP of each one of those threads. I'm not a security expert at all but I will take a rough stab at starting it off:

Required Info:
Screenshot of wallet showing the unauthorized transactions, and the ones before and after it
Address(es) where BTC were stolen from
Address(es) where stolen BTC were transferred to

List of all places on which wallet.dat were stored, including:
OS of machine, version, bitness (32/64 bit), etc
Any software firewall on the machine? What kind of policies are in place?
Is the machine behind a router with hardware firewall? If so, describe security measures in place/ firewall policies.
Stored in plain text/truecrypt/protected zip/encrypted drive/etc?
Is the machine a VM?
Describe security software setup of the machine (AV, anti-malware, etc). Are these services doing real time protection?
What browser(s) do you use? What kind of security precautions are taken for browsing (noscript, adblock, private mode browsing, etc)?
What files have been downloaded recently? (Note, this is probably a useless question because your machine could have been compromised long before you got into bitcoin)

Has the hacked wallet ever been stored in the cloud (dropbox, google docs, transfered via any email service, etc)?
Are the passwords for any of the machines, or cloud services on which the wallet has ever been stored shared with any of your other passwords?
How strong are the passwords? Describe char length, and what mixture of chars are used
Was hacked PC on when the hack took place?

Can you check your bitcoin client Debug logs for more info?
Can you check your router/firewall logs for any suspicious traffic?

I doubt I will have time to maintain this, so I would appreciate if someone else would like to take over creating & maintaining an standard "I was hacked" post template.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / NPR's Planet Money is doing an episode about bitcoin soon on: June 18, 2011, 10:25:22 PM
This is a great podcast, and they announced earlier this week that they are doing an upcomming episode on bitcoin. It should be pretty interesting because they usually go in depth into their topics. I'm sure they've been reading our posts on this board as part of their research.

Hi, Planet Money, if you're reading this!
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Anyone else getting new traffic on their router after getting into bitcoin? on: June 18, 2011, 09:00:24 PM
My router emails me a copy of its logs every time they get full. Normally this happens every week or two. But ever since getting into bitcoin mining I'm getting tons of random log entries (mostly messages saying that my router has blocked access attempt by XYZ IP address). Most of the attempts are coming from a single IP, that is trying many, many different ports on my public IP. I don't respond to public ping, and I don't run the bitcoin client. I use different passwords for EVERYTHING, and they are all strong. I don't have any money in my wallet anyways, maybe 2BTC so I'm not even worried about them stealing my wallet or anything. I am annoyed at the constant attempts by this one IP address to access my system.

Like I said it used to be the case that my router emailed me the full logs every 1-2 weeks, but now I get them once a day. The IP that is scanning me is based in Europe, while I am in the US. I only mine on a couple of the pools using phoenix.

Anyone else had similar new traffic?

Edit: typos in thread title
9  Other / Obsolete (selling) / Beware of nothing. on: June 18, 2011, 06:04:37 PM
EDIT: nm
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Eligius stats page is underreporting my hashrate by a lot on: June 14, 2011, 08:00:41 AM
I have two miners running at ~260Mh/s = 520Mh/s total. I have a scheduled job to kill them and kick them off again every 20 minutes.

The stats page for the Eligious pool lists my hashrate always in the 250-300 range. Why is it so much loger than what Phoenix miner is reporting for me on the command line? Is some of my hashing power being stolen somehow? 
11  Bitcoin / Mining / Phoenix using 100% CPU on: June 14, 2011, 03:10:47 AM
I'm on W7x64, Stream SDK 2.4, and latest ATI drivers. Each instance of Phoenix uses up 100% of a CPU core. Are there any open source miners that don't hose the CPU (I know that it's not Phoenix's fault, it's something to do with the latest ATI drivers also assigning OpenCL work to the CPU in addition to the GPU, right?).

What is the workaround? I'd rather not change the driver edition if there are other options.
12  Bitcoin / Pools / Slush pool seems to have stopped working. Why do pools keep going down? on: June 13, 2011, 06:36:13 AM
What is happening to different pools? I keep seeing references to pools going down, and most people think the pools are being attacked. What kind of attack, by whom, and for what purpose? What kind of protections can be set up against these attacks, and which pools (if any) are resistant to them? I don't know much at all about the whole arena of DDOS and whatever other online attacks that are taking place.
13  Other / Beginners & Help / Are others also getting tons of error messages (PHP and database related)? on: June 13, 2011, 12:33:45 AM
Getting tons of errors. Site seemed to be down for a few minutes in the past hour as well.
14  Other / Beginners & Help / Should exchanges have breakers? on: June 12, 2011, 06:06:11 AM
The drop today had me thinking. Should exchanges automatically halt trading if price changes more than a certain percent in a small enough time window, say 5 minutes or 10 minutes?

I'm guessing there are a lot of people with massive amounts of bitcoins hoarded. Whenever the price rallies and one of them decides to take some profit they can crash the market. With the market this shallow this kind of cycle can only act to scare off more mainstream audiences before it ever gains significant adoption. What do you think? Mt. Gox, c'mon.
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