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1  Other / Beginners & Help / Non-connected Wallet on: June 21, 2011, 06:00:59 PM
2  Other / Beginners & Help / Tradehill question on: June 20, 2011, 09:02:55 PM
3  Other / Beginners & Help / Dwolla transfer on: June 19, 2011, 07:46:51 PM
4  Other / Beginners & Help / Flash Drive or Disk Drive? on: June 17, 2011, 07:17:05 AM
I'm looking to create a portable, bootable Linux system to take with me, encrypted with some wallets. I'll probably end up using ubuntu, since I'm familiar with it. But I need to get a drive. I don't need anything big, but I've never tried installing an OS on a flash drive and I was wondering how viable it is? Unfortunately the smallest disk drives that seem reliable are all 80gb plus and $40 or more. But if they're a better option I'd probably choose that. Any ideas or recommendations?
5  Other / Beginners & Help / How about Mac security? on: June 17, 2011, 04:42:16 AM
I'm not sure how much of a selection there is out there, but any recommendations on Anti-virus/anti-spyware/anti-malware programs for mac?
6  Other / Beginners & Help / Effective Antivirus on: June 16, 2011, 08:49:41 AM
I currently use Avira, and so far it's worked pretty well. Any criticisms? Obviously I like it for it's price as well, and I barely web browse on the PC I use it on, but I am almost constantly connected online, so any recommendations would be appreciated.
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Anyone use KeePass? on: June 16, 2011, 08:35:40 AM
Anyone? How effective/secure is it? I've been looking for a safe way to manage my passwords that I could take with me and access just about anywhere. Thought about a plaintext file (encrypted obviously), but management of all passwords becomes cumbersome. I also needed something multiplatform, so this seems like a good choice, but, just curious for input or other suggestions.
8  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Portable Truecrypt Install on: June 14, 2011, 07:01:10 PM
Not sure if this is the right forum, so bear with me. Basically what I want to do is create an encrypted container on a USB drive that I can store files in (including a wallet file) and take with me. I'd like to be able to access it from any computer, but chances are not everyone's going to have truecrypt installed. Does anyone know of a way to install and run truecrypt from a thumb drive? I've looked around online, but I'd like to have an install that can run on any (or the most popular at least) OS's. I'm assuming this would require multiple installs, but if anyone could help or point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
9  Other / Beginners & Help / MtGox vs. Tradehill on: June 13, 2011, 10:38:59 PM
Anyone have personal experiences with either? Both? Just wondering what the pros and cons of each are? Also, anything to read up on specifics on using it? I've never used it, nor Dwolla. Thanks
10  Other / Beginners & Help / Guiminer prioritizing setup on: June 13, 2011, 05:31:26 AM
I've only been mining for about a day now, and first went solo just to see how it went. I knew in a day I'd almost assuredly get nothing, but, had to try. Anyways, I joined a pool (btcguild), and I use guiminer to mine. Seems to be working fine, but I was wondering how I could set it up so that if for some reason the server is dropped (on my end or theirs) I could have guiminer automatically start solomining? I've searched through the forums a bit, and any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance
11  Other / Beginners & Help / Yet Another Newbie Question: Regarding getting bitcoins on: June 12, 2011, 05:29:56 AM
I've looked around the wiki and such, and though there are things stating it in ways, I didn't find anything explicitly answering this question. If all I do is mine, then is the only way I'll receive bitcoins is if I complete a block? I read something about fees, but didn't understand it well and was wondering if that was another way of getting coins through simple mining? Just looking for a good explanation I can understand.
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Original Bitcoin Client question on: June 12, 2011, 04:55:26 AM
Maybe a dumb question, but how do I know for sure when the client is done downloading blocks and actually working on them?
13  Other / Beginners & Help / New to GPU on: June 12, 2011, 04:05:10 AM
Was going to post this in technical support, but maybe someone useful will read it here. Just new to mining, but I've heard that overclocking the gpu is helpful. Thing is, I've never tried anything like that. Any good resources to look into? I'd like to know the risks and how to minimize them, and the benefits as well. I have an ATI Radeon HD4870. Thanks in advance for the help.
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Monitoring bitcoin value on: June 11, 2011, 05:07:18 PM
I see threads on the declining price of bitcoins, and I'm just curious as to where I can see these numbers? Thanks in advance.
15  Bitcoin / Mining / guiminer solo mining help on: June 11, 2011, 03:22:06 AM
So I've just started today, running the original bitcoin client. It's currently downloading blocks. I ran guiminer and used it to launch bitcoin in server mode. I also edited my bitcoin.conf as I've seen recommended before (posted below). And I also tried using a shortcut trick by adding -server to the target field in the shortcut properties. Problem is, when I first started guiminer, it said in the lower left corner "Downloading blocks" which looked right, because that's what bitcoin was doing. Now however it says "Problems communicating with bitcoin RPC" bitcoin is still downloading blocks, should be almost done, but I'd like to know what's going on? Also, should my cpu usage be elevated even when it's just downloading blocks? or does that mean bitcoin is already computing as well?

bitcoin.conf reads


And yes, I've checked the similar thread in the forums
16  Bitcoin / Mining / GPU Mining Help on: June 10, 2011, 06:42:04 AM
I've been doing a bit of research into this over the last few weeks and finally want to get started. The problem I'm having is finding a well recommended client to use that will utilize my GPU. I've searched the forums, and though I've tried to persevere, it still feels a bit daunting. If anyone could point me to a no-nonsense guide to setting things up, that'd be great. I haven't downloaded any sort of client, haven't started at all in fact. Not sure if it's necessary, but I currently have an ATI HD4870. Thank you in advanced, any help is appreciated.
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