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1  Bitcoin / Mining / I think I'm done GPU mining on: August 06, 2013, 05:10:16 PM
Guess what doesn't make a shit ton of noise 24 hours a day?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't make my mining room 85F even with ventilation and A/C?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't take 800w of power?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't crash my computer every couple of days?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't have constant driver problems that are impossible to solve?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't break when I update my GPU drivers?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't fail to set clock speeds, initialize, compile a kernel, etc on startup of cgminer?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't keep my Windows 8 login screen from loading because the GPU drivers are corrupt from the computer crashing so much?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't take even MORE power, heat, noise from trying to mine scrypt instead of SHA-256 and causing more crashes?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't slow down when I want to play a video game?  My Block Erupter
Guess what doesn't kill a motherboard and multiple PSU's because it draws so much power and puts out so much heat?  My Block Erupter

My 3 GPU's now only make me something shitty like $1 a day.  Even though my Block Erupter is only 333MH/s, I can let it run forever without having to do any work.  Plus, I've been mining since the middle of 2011 and now I can finally play video games again!

In before trolls say:
"Guess what will never ROI?  Your Block Erupter"
I'm ready to invest in the next ASIC which doesn't cost $20,000 and can ship the same day I order it like my Block Erupter.  Haven't seen one, yet.
2  Economy / Speculation / OKPay to stop processing transfers to/from all Bitcoin exchanges on: May 28, 2013, 07:37:33 AM
This hit my Facebook feed a few minutes ago:

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Hello all. We've released a statement regarding OKPay's intention to stop processing transfers to/from all Bitcoin exchanges, including Mt. Gox. For all of our customers using OKPay, please take a look and understand your options: https://mtgox.com/pdf/20130528_okpay_statement.pdf

This is the status for the time-being, but we're hoping for positive developments in the future.

Yikes.
3  Economy / Economics / One of the problems I see preventing mass adoption on: May 25, 2013, 08:21:46 PM
It has been discussed before, but I think it is still a big problem.  Most of the world's currencies allow you to buy something with 1.0 units or above.  For example, in the US we have these 99 cent stores.  Kind of a joke, because most things in there are prices above $1.00 and after taxes are certainly above $1.00.  You would be hard pressed to find something to buy elsewhere that is under $1.00 as well.  People like big, round numbers.  I'm assuming for most countries in the world it is the same, where most things purchased are typically over 1.00 units of the local currency.

Bitcoin is currently valued so high that many things are easily worth less than 1.00 BTC.  In fact, you might be able to go shopping around town and never pay for something over 1.00 BTC.  Now, if the value rises up to $1,000 USD or higher, many things that you can purchase will be worth fractions of a Bitcoin.  Imagine paying for everyday items and it seems like you never pay more than 0.00321 BTC for example.  Wouldn't that screw with people's head?

You might say we could just price everything in mBTC.  Or you could do what was talked about a long time ago in the Bitcoin community and move the decimal place.  I remember discussions where we were saying we could take a majority vote and move the decimal place (in the client code code) if necessary, just to make things look neater to the average joe.  What do you guys think??
4  Economy / Speculation / Can't get my fiat in fast enough! on: May 03, 2013, 08:38:44 AM
I can't get my fiat into Gox fast enough.  I need to buy bad!  We have all seen the high's and there is no reason we can't touch them again and even shoot past.  It's a no-brainer to buy under $100 right now.

I blame the crazy amount of bank holidays this week and the frenzy of alt-coin mining going on for this amazing buy opportunity.
5  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Interesting Load Observation on: September 29, 2012, 09:17:22 PM
I mine with 3 GPU's and mine LTC on my CPU.  All 4 devices are overclocked to the edge of stability.  After mining on the GPU's for about a year, and on the CPU for a couple months, I noticed something interesting albeit annoying.  If I kill my mining programs, and thus reduce the load on my hardware to ~0, my computer will crash consistently in 5-15 minutes.  I can reproduce this over and over.  It's almost like I have conditioned the hardware and/or cooling solutions (possibly cooked the thermal interface material a certain way?) to only work under 100% load and high heat.  It is also independent for the GPU's and the CPU, so for example if I just kill the LTC mining on the CPU I will crash in 5-15 minutes, and vice versa.

Anyone else have this phenomena happen to their hardware?
6  Economy / Goods / [WTS] Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000 Center Channel Speaker on: June 22, 2012, 08:27:47 PM



I've had this center channel for about a year and it still in mint condition. Sounds amazing and it is really compact, it gets great user reviews. It can be wall mounted (mounts not included) or set on a surface with an adjustable rear foot to adjust the angle. I am including the Owner's Manual in the sale as well. Specifications below:

ProCenter 1000 :Specifications

Dimensions | Metric :14-3/4" W x 5" D x 5" H | 37.5 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm
Driver Complement :One 1" pure aluminum dome tweeter; Two 4-1/2" BDSS upper bass/midrange drivers; Two 4-1/2" pressure coupled bass radiators
Frequency Response :47 Hz -- 30 kHz
Impedance :Compatible with 8 Ohms outputs
Sensitivity :90 dB
Recommended Associated Amplifier Power :10 -- 200 watts
A/V Receiver Crossover Setting :80 Hz
Inputs :One pair of 5 way binding posts
Available Finishes :Gloss Black; Gloss White
Accessories :Leveler Foot; Two Ľ 20 insert cover plugs
Mounting Options :On Shelf with included leveling foot; Equipped with two Ľ 20 sized threads to accommodate on wall mounting with two ProMount 80 (available separately)
Packaging :One to a carton
Weight | Metric :6 lbs | 2.7 kg

I'm asking $150 (in BTC).  We can go by Mtgox weighted average price like some other merchants do, or I am open to other exchange pricing methods if you have one.  We can use your choice of escrow service, as I have never used one.  Reply to this ad with PM or call/txt - nine five one.three one zero.three nine zero seven.  I am located in Corona, CA if you would like to demo the speaker and pick it up locally.  Shipping will be calculated on ~7lbs and a box approximately 18"x18"x18".
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / With Euro Zone Problems, Bitcoin Experiencing Boost In Legitimacy on: June 13, 2012, 06:04:10 AM
New article up on Slashdot - http://politics.slashdot.org/story/12/06/12/2351203/with-euro-zone-problems-bitcoin-experiencing-boost-in-legitimacy

It is rather nice that there is a Bitcoin rally right now as countries in Europe continue to burn.  The US stock market seems to be an inverse of the Bitcoin market also lately, if you ignore the last couple of tiny rallies.
8  Bitcoin / Mining / So hot! Gah! on: May 21, 2012, 10:34:42 PM
It's been 95 degrees here in SoCal.  My GPU's have been shut down most of the day due to no A/C.  Anybody else shut down because of the heat wave?  Supposed to cool down the next couple of days, I need to move to the beach tho!
9  Economy / Speculation / What the Shit was this? on: May 17, 2012, 02:33:22 AM
What the shit?


Was somebody really happy to just trade with themselves in a .00001 spread?
10  Economy / Economics / Victoria Grant explains Fictional-Reserve Banking and why everything is crashing on: May 16, 2012, 10:37:50 PM
http://youtu.be/Bx5Sc3vWefE

"...the government gave the banks the ability to loan out money that doesn't exist."
"...they don't actually give you money.  They click a key on a computer and generate the fake money out of thin-air."

Seen on ZeroHedge - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/12-year-old-girl-crushes-canadian-and-american-dream
11  Economy / Speculation / zOMG SellOff! on: April 26, 2012, 02:21:54 AM
15K BTC sold from ~$5.14 to ~$4.99.

As I'm posting, the spread is so big that it actually bounced back up to $5.14 afterwards.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Get EVE to accept BTC for subscriptions on: April 23, 2012, 08:34:37 PM
http://community.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&nbid=28599

CCP announced earlier this month that they are now taking GBP for subscriptions.  I had no idea they were restricting customers to using the Euro before, but this made me think.  If they can make a change like that, what if they go through the process of figuring out how to accept BTC for subscriptions?  CCP Garlakadl appears to be the person in charge of billing.  Not sure how to contact him, clicked on his name and there was no e-mail.  He even adds this in part of that blog post - "We are regularly looking into additional payment systems, so that list may grow over time. "

I'm not good at sounding professional for requests like this.  Anyone else play EVE and want to pay subscriptions with BTC?

PS - I don't know where to put this, so I'm putting it in general so that a mod may move it.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / New Gox Spam Heads Up on: April 20, 2012, 03:45:10 PM
Just received some spam, though I would alert the community.  Fake links inside the e-mail, spoofed address relayed via a crappy mail host.

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info@mtgox.com via km22.hostsila.org
7:48 AM (53 minutes ago)

to me
Dear Mt.Gox user,

Your account is currently pending review, please visit https://mtgox.com/forms/verification
For those users who have had their accounts marked for review, an explanation of why were are implementing these security measures can be found here:

Security Measures Explained

“Verified” Accounts are eligible for monthly/daily transaction limits of up to 5 times the monthly limit and 10 times the daily limit.

In order to apply for the “Verified” account status please attach a copy of the following documents:
- Your government issued photo ID (passport, permanent residence card or driver’s license) and
- A scan of either your monthly utility bill (power, phone, TV, gas, water, etc.) or a certificate of residency issued by your local government.

Thanks,
The Mt.Gox team

Here is the source so you can see the fake links:

Code:
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Received: by 10.229.239.199 with SMTP id kx7csp76445qcb;
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Received: by 10.216.133.234 with SMTP id q84mr4032106wei.102.1334933315270;
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Return-Path: <goxgoxgo@km22.hostsila.org>
Received: from km22.hostsila.org (km22.hostsila.org. [194.28.84.12])
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Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of goxgoxgo@km22.hostsila.org designates 194.28.84.12 as permitted sender) client-ip=194.28.84.12;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of goxgoxgo@km22.hostsila.org designates 194.28.84.12 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=goxgoxgo@km22.hostsila.org
Received: from goxgoxgo by km22.hostsila.org with local (Exim 4.69)
(envelope-from <goxgoxgo@km22.hostsila.org>)
id 1SLF8S-0008Ps-HA
for matt.a.mead@gmail.com; Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:48:32 +0300
To: matt.a.mead@gmail.com
Subject: [Mt.Gox] Your account is currently pending review.
X-PHP-Script: goxgoxgox5.tk/index2.php for 88.196.63.57, 88.196.63.57
From:info@mtgox.com
Reply-To:info@mtgox.com
MIME-Version:1.0
Content-Type: text/html;
Message-Id: <E1SLF8S-0008Ps-HA@km22.hostsila.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:48:32 +0300
X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report
X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - km22.hostsila.org
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X-Source: /usr/bin/php
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X-Source-Dir: goxgoxgox5.tk:/public_html

<HTML>Dear Mt.Gox user,<br>
<br>
Your account is currently pending review, please visit <a href='http://rgy543.tmweb.ru/'>https://mtgox.com/forms/verification</a><br>
For those users who have had their accounts marked for review, an explanation of why were are implementing these security measures can be found here:<br>
<br>
<a href='http://rgy543.tmweb.ru/'>Security Measures Explained</a><br>
<br>
“Verified” Accounts are eligible for monthly/daily transaction limits of up to 5 times the monthly limit and 10 times the daily limit.<br>
<br>
In order to apply for the “Verified” account status please attach a copy of the following documents:<br>
- Your government issued photo ID (passport, permanent residence card or driver’s license) and<br>
- A scan of either your monthly utility bill (power, phone, TV, gas, water, etc.) or a certificate of residency issued by your local government.<br>
<br>
Thanks, <br>
The Mt.Gox team
</HTML>

Yes, my e-mail was leaked during the great Gox hack of 2011, so I get stuff like this every once in a while.
14  Bitcoin / Mining support / Windows 8 on: April 11, 2012, 02:27:46 AM
Anybody mining in Windows 8 yet?  Installed "amd_catalyst_win8_consumer_preview_[rc10]" driver.  I have one 7970 and two 5830's.  The driver does not support the 7970's, but the 5830's are fully detected.  OpenCL says it is fully installed.  Mining software cannot find OpenCL devices, only CPU detected.  Tried 12.4 preview driver made for Windows 7 that doesn't even install, tried installing OpenCL v2.6 standalone SDK - no go. Gah.
15  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / What is this scam? Lease to own GPU's ad from Craigslist on: March 13, 2012, 09:53:55 PM
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Lease to own or upgrade video cards whenever you want. (Anywhere)

Date: 2012-03-01, 4:02PM PST
Reply to: jzvpd-2879763486@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Do you want the newest video card from AMD or Nvidia, but just can't afford to shell out $500-$800 for a new card? I have a solution. I am in no way affiliated with this company, but I do lease from them and it's excellent. For example, I just leased a Saphire 7970 for around $60 a month for 12 months, but check this out, the 7990 is supposed to come out this month, well no worries, as soon as it comes out I can just ship back the 7970, (which they pay for), and pay the monthly difference and they send me the 7990 at no additional charge. It really is a great service, no BS. Now, here's what I get out of this. For every person I refer to them, I get $5 credited to my account, but you get rewarded too, you also get $5 for mentioning my name. Email me for details if interested, this is real. Oh, they do take debit cards, you must be 18 or older.

Location: Anywhere
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID: 2879763486
OK, so someone lease a ton of 7970's and tell me how much you make! lol
16  Economy / Trading Discussion / Can't withdraw from Gox on: January 25, 2012, 01:26:58 AM
So I have this huge cell phone bill due to an online class I had to take for work.  I logged into Gox and sold some BTC to pay the bill.  I go to withdraw to Dwolla like I have done many times and I get "Your account is currently pending review" and I need to verify.  WTF Gox?  So I decided to buy back BTC and go to another exchange to cash out.  I try to withdraw BTC and I get "Your account is currently pending review".  WTF?  I can't get USD **or** BTC out of Gox?  You have got to be kidding me.  What happened to BTC being anonymous?  So I upload photo ID and read on the forums it could take 2 weeks to get verified.  I'm pretty sure it is illegal to let me deposit money but not let me withdraw it.  Time for a class action?
17  Economy / Speculation / Starfished for over 3 hours? on: January 18, 2012, 08:46:41 PM
I can't even buy a measly 5 BTC for over 3 hours?  C'mon Zhou!  ****************************************

18  Economy / Speculation / Who's bot? 0.0123 trades on: December 31, 2011, 08:21:24 AM
Who the hell's bot is mucking up shit with the endless 0.0123 BTC trades?
19  Economy / Speculation / MtGox API Trading on: December 09, 2011, 05:47:13 AM
What script/program are you guys using to trade on Gox via the API?  I'm tired of logging in again every time the 5 min timer auto-logs me.  Too lazy to figure out how to hack the cookie or get more advanced to keep the session persistent.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Cool new Spam - Bitamida on: December 07, 2011, 02:30:40 AM
Anybody else get this?

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Promote Bitcoin and get Rich.

How? Simple !!! Read this e-mail to the end and decide what to do with it.

Became early adopter in ONE easy step.

Be at the top of the BitChain.

Let Everyone in the World to hear about Bitcoin.

Make the Bitcoin price to hit the Skylimits

Do that and get paid.

1. 1K9stNmY1UHVD6ucZuczePixsYjREAEJ2a

2. 14kdnP1Vs4NMrQByHwZ3ZMNjKJ2GWjFQef

3. 14ivQtA1NZeUR1vKetw5DiZjnGbEU3vSXp

4. 1LAi68bsYtT27mbPcq4d6wgQA4oJsAviVD

5. 17HSuc8JHCdzKmy6tM8mpyNpqAq39w63dR

6. 1EWP8ic4PFyPCaUoBmuMEon6YNRfyrUVaL

Transfer any amount 0,05 - 0,1 BTC to the 1st address in the list.

Delete it and move the list up by ONE. At the 6th place paste your personal Bitcoin address.

And send this e-mail to as much friends or enemies as you can: 5-10-30-50 people, and wait when the Bitcoin is worth more than 30/BTC

-> Why not putting your address at 1st place?

-> Do that and you can only get 0.25 BTC why?:

6*6*6*6*6*6=46665 new people interested in Bitcoin

46665 x 0,05 = 2332.8 BTC

Let say 20% will send something

2332,8 x 0,2 = 466,56 BTC in your Pocket to be sent to You.

Just imagine how much it will be worth if 2000000 more new people will know about Bitcoin, how many merchant will accept Bitcoins?

You don't have to send any Bitcent, but if you do, we can move the flow of the Bitcoin together, it will be worth more than it is now.

Stocking it equals slowly killing it. Bitcoin will die if there is no flow, even a Bitcent helps.

As in physics and nature: water, fire, avalanche, storm clouds, and every thing in the whole universe is so powerful because every particle is moving together, generating massive, tremendous amount of energy.

Once Bitcoin set in motion.

NOTHING and NOONE can STOP IT.

Let US show them who is in charge of this planet, Our planet.

The Bitcoin Must Flow

Technical Data: blockexplorer.sytes.net allchains.info bitcoinwatch.com bitcoincharts.com bitcoin.org

Software: en.bitcoin.it/wiki/stealthcoin poolserverj.org btc-trade.org domchi.cc/mybitcoins/

Entertainment: btclot.com luckycoin.in sealswithclubs.org dragons.tl

Exchanges: btc-e.com mtgox.com vircurex.com tradehill.com virwox.com x.ruxum.com

MiningPools: coinotron.com btcguild.com eligius.st bitcoinplus.com mining.bitcoin.cz deepbit.net

Shopping: coinabul.com solidbitshop.com shop.daiber.net ayarikubazae.com/en/ casascius.com

Services: bitcoinconvention2012.com dailybitcoins.org operationfabulous.com freedigitalmoney.com f.filenetworking.com

Community forum: bitcointalk.org

DISCLAIMER*

None of the URLs provided above, does not have anything to do with this e-mail. I did it to promote Bitcoin, and only way to convince someone to send it further is to pay to them. Unfortunately I don't have that kind of money neither i have time to do it. so I tough it would be wise idea that we could pay each other for sending this Bitcoin Promotional e-mail further. More ppl will receive that e-mail more BTC sent. I believe that someone somewhere, want's to hear about BITCOIN, like we once heard of it and now we know and understand it. Some one there in the World is waiting for that e-mail so do not hesitate just send it to as many ppl as you can. If you don't want to transfer any BTC just leave the list as is. Feel free to add URLs of any Bitcoin relevant site to the list. The longer the list the more powerful the Bitcoin is. If you have a site and want to promote it? Just add the site's URL to the list, and consider 0.05 BTC as a advertisement cost, and sent this e-mail further. We the Bitcoin community have the power tool - the internet - we know how to use it. So set them Bitcoins in motion. Promote Promote Promote so everyone on the planet and beyond that know about Bitcoin.
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