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1  Economy / Gambling / Bitcoin Hockey Pool is ON! Closes Fri, Aug 9, 6:30pm on: August 06, 2013, 03:39:34 AM
Ok, I know it's not hockey season yet, but I'm doing trial runs of the much requested bitcoins hockey pool.

I'm using baseball games for the trials.

During trials, the pool cost is .001 BTC and the winner gets 100% of the pool.

The current game in the pool is Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays August 9th.  The game starts at 7:07 pm and the pool closes at 6:30pm.

Reserve your squares by then!

You can find the bitcoin hockey pool by visiting bithockey.appspot.com

Feel free to ask any questions!

Cheers!

2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin & Silkroad in Heroin Frame Plot on: July 30, 2013, 06:51:59 PM
I lol'd when I read this in the BBC today...so I thought I'd share.

Full Story:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23502300
 30 July 2013 Last updated at 10:23 ET

"Brian Krebs says the administrator of a Russian cybercrime forum hatched a plan to order heroin, arranged for it to be delivered to his home, then tipped off the police, making it look as if the call had come from a neighbour's house."

...

"The person behind the attempted plot, according to Mr Krebs, set up a bitcoin wallet to accept donations of the digital currency from fellow forum members.

He raised about $200 (131) worth of bitcoins and used it to buy 12 small bags of heroin using the Silk Road online black market.

The package duly arrived at Mr Krebs's house, and he handed it over to the police."

...

"This is just the latest example of a sustained smear campaign against Mr Krebs orchestrated by hackers and cybercriminals disgruntled at his exposure of their antics.

In March he was visited by a heavily armed police unit tricked into responding to a 911 call that had been made to look as if it originated from his home.

Mr Krebs says he opened the front door to find a squad of policemen pointing a battery of guns at him.

After being hand-cuffed and questioned, he managed to persuade the police they had been hoaxed by hackers."

3  Economy / Goods / WTS - Native American Art, Craftwork and Weapons on: July 25, 2013, 06:19:12 AM
Hi folks!

I am proud to be the new supplier of unique hand crafted original Navajo Indian artworks.  These are intricate display items that anyone would be proud to own.

I'll be setting up a web store shortly, but in the mean time I would like to show you a few of the very cool products the store will offer.

Currently, I can take and ship orders personally through these forums until the web store is ready.

ITEMS:
We will be carrying such items as   Peace Pipes, Tomahawks, Rattles, Headdresses, Bow and Arrows, Dream Catchers, Mandelas, Painted Shields , Jewlery, Pottery, Kachina Dolls, Stone Knives, Clubs, and much more!!!

TERMS:

All products are shipped from the USA.  Please note that these items may include feathers, bone, teeth, fur and other animal parts.  BEFORE you order, be aware of any import regulations to your country.  With input from you folks in the forums, I can build a list of safe to ship countries.

Since the prices of BTC fluctuate a lot, the prices posted in BTC are only valid for a short while.  Prices subject to change.  Please PM me with your orders to confirm exact amount.

Shipping USA:  FREE to anywhere in the lower 48 states.  (unless otherwise stated.)

Shipping International: BTC .25 (around $25 usd)

30 day money back satisfaction guarantee on all items.  (return shipping not included)

Please feel free to ask any questions.

See following posts for items currently on sale....
4  Other / Off-topic / My 2 Factor Authentication System on: November 10, 2011, 11:10:21 AM
Hi folks!

I've been working on an idea to provide an inexpensive 2 factor authentication system to websites.

Websites can hook into the APIs to easily provide a card based second layer of authentication.

The APIs and more info can be found here: https://go2fac.appspot.com

It's easier to show how it works than to explain it, so I made an open source PHP/MySQL login system that uses the APIs.  That site can be found here: http://174.5.169.52/go2fac

Since I wrote it all by hand, there might still be some bugs and things are still a little rough around the edges, but you can get a good idea what it's all about.

I know there are a lot of skilled programmers around here and I'm looking for your input to improve the API services and the security of the sample PHP code. 

Maybe the whole idea of using a card based authentication is crap...idk.  But I'm interested to hear your thoughts.

Thanks guys!

Steve



 

5  Other / Off-topic / Link to my site and earn Bitcoins! The Beer Cookbook! on: September 27, 2011, 10:04:07 AM
Ok...I made another wonder site on Google's Appengine and I want people to help me promote it.

It's called, The Beer Cookbook and its a database of food recipes made with beer.

I wanted to experiment with a bunch of things, and one of them is an easy affiliate program for people who link to me.

You don't even have to sign up to be an affiliate.. just send visitors to this link:
Code:
http://beercookbook.appspot.com?a=your-bitcoin-address

When you use your address to send someone to my site, it saves it as a cookie, and now suddenly YOUR bitcoin address is on every recipe on our site!  Your address is also shown on our donation page as a sponsor!

It's a pretty simple concept... send traffic to my site using your address and any donations will go to your address!

Example URL: http://beercookbook.appspot.com?a=19cNPA6n1qi9hMDPX7psbF2Lo4Wz6SMA7C

Any time you return and visit any page, that donation address will be used.

I tried to explain it on my website, but I always word things more complicated than they actually are.
http://beercookbook.appspot.com/earn-bitcoins

Thanks to anyone who wants to link to my site or has any suggestions!


6  Bitcoin / Project Development / E-Will [JASPABAN] (Just Another Site Proposal Again By Another Noob) on: September 15, 2011, 07:23:30 AM
I love working on ideas...

This is the concept of an 'E-Will'.  Essentially, if you fall off the net and "die" you can have a preselected benefactor receive an e-mail message package.

If you fall off the grid for a preselected time, (2-24 weeks) the system sends out an email (with optional attachments) to the people you choose.

An example:
I want someone to have my bitcoin wallet if I die.  So I encrypt the file and upload it to E-Will and give my benefactor the decryption key.  If I don't 'check in' for 14-180 days the system timer will assume I have died and will send the email package to my benefactor.

The only thing I can't figure out is a good way to 'check in' to reset the system timer.  You could log into the E-Will website once a week to reset the timer, but that would suck.  It would be great to reset the timer every time you logged into Facebook or something.  Would there be a way to reset the timer every time you logged into gmail or facebook?  Probably not unless you were working directly with them.

But the idea is that if you don't log in for a selected time, your message and encrypted file(s) get sent to the benefactor(s) of your choice.

Someone set this up in SL.  Put your items in a box, and if you don't log in for a month, the box and it's contents get sent to your friend.  Some things just seem so much easier in there....


 
7  Bitcoin / Project Development / Bitcoin SeedBank - Proposal on: September 07, 2011, 04:33:55 AM
Way back in the day, seeds were used for commerce.  In many respects, they still are.

I would like to start a seedbank where people can donate seeds for credit and purchase seeds using credit, bitcoins, and other payment methods.

How it works:

You send us 100 apple seeds with the instructions to sell them in packs of 10 for 1 BTC each.

We enter your inventory of 10 packs of 10 apple seeds into our inventory management system.

When someone purchases a package of your seeds, you get %credit in bitcoins.

You may use, hold or withdraw your bitcoins at any time.

Since we use bitcoins, our payment processing fees are low.

Since we use regular mail for transport, shipping costs are as low.

Some seeds are extremely valuable and collectable.  Various trading opportunities exist.

Some seeds have an expiry date and would have to be removed from inventory occasionally.

I'm just wondering how feasible something like this might be or if anyone would be interested in it.

Could prob set most of it up using some opensource shopping thingo.

Any ideas?

8  Other / Off-topic / Do subwoofers fsck up hard drives? on: August 24, 2011, 12:06:51 AM
Well...  I like to listen to stuff with bass.  Shakes the shit out of the whole house.

My pc is in the same room as the sound system and when it's on, anything that's not nailed down looks like a woman's sex toy skitting across the floor.

I know sub-bass can't be 'good' for a hard drive, but just how 'bad' is it?  I try and keep my pc as far away from the subs as possible, but bass goes through anything.

Maybe I should go to SSD for my 'media player'?

IDK...  anyone else have a hard drive crap out because you hammered it with your subsoofers?



9  Bitcoin / Project Development / Anyone interested in a Bitcoin Hockey Pool? on: August 15, 2011, 11:14:33 AM
This post is mostly targeted towards Canadian and American NHL fans, but it could be used by anyone anywhere.

Would anyone be interested in developiment or playing a bitcoin hockey pool?  It would work just like the ones we used to do on paper.  I'll explain how it would work:

- There is a 10 x 10 grid.
- You pay .1 BTC for a square.
- When you buy your square, your payout address goes in it.
- 1/2 hour before the game starts, the pool is closed.
- Random numbers between 0-9 are then put down the left and bottom sides of the grid.
- At the end of the game, the person whose square matches the final score of the game wins the pot!
- If all the squares are not sold and an empty square wins, the pot is rolled over to the next game.

It's pretty basic and cheat proof...it's cheap to play and gives more reason to watch the game!

If I set something like this up, the house could take 5% or so for site maintenance fees.

It would be more for fun than profit, and there is still lots of time before hockey season starts to actually code the thing up.

If anyone has any ideas, or if anyone would actually like to help me write the code, please let me know!

Steve
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bot Herder wanted on: August 11, 2011, 09:39:22 PM
Hi again guys and gals!

I'm still making progress on my exchange....BitSwaps!

I want to get all the main trading APIs coded and tested before the site actually goes live, so I've been working a bit on that the past week.

The APIs currently use GET for testing, but I can easily change them to POSTs when the time comes.

I would just like to know if my JSON is properly being output, and would like some feedback on what other APIs you would like to see implemented before the exchange goes live.

You can log in with a demo account or get more info here: https://bitswaps.appspot.com/apiinfo

I'm also going to add something like websockets called 'channels' so you won't have to poll the server to get market updates.  More info on that here: http://code.google.com/appengine/docs/python/channel/overview.html  That looks easy peasy to implement.

But, first I want to make sure what I have works...then possibly work with 1 or 2 ppl to finish building and testing the rest of the APIs.

If you're interested, just check out the site and send your comments to me in IM or post them here.  I'll notice them faster if you send in IM.

Thanks!
11  Other / Beginners & Help / Bounty 1 BTC for a new Friend - All my friends are ReTards on: August 09, 2011, 07:46:12 AM
I know the word 'retard' is not politically correct...but you never met my friends yet.

The only thing close to a programmer I know is my cousin who thinks 'programming' is hitting the shuffle button on his ipod.

I'm going crazy with all these maroons I must deal with everyday.  The only purpose they have for a computer is to check what drama their facecrack whores are up to.

I'm sick of it and am willing to pay for a friend who's not a reTard.

The friend I want should know something about anything.  Really...if you know something about anything, you may apply.  Even if you think you know something , you may still be eligible.

I'm specifically looking for someone who knows anything about python or who has ever been bitten by one cuz that would be cool too.

Please respond with your qualifications below or send an IM.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin made it onto The Reg again. on: August 04, 2011, 05:41:52 AM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/03/twitter_controlled_bitcoin_botnet/

13  Bitcoin / Project Development / Round 1 - BOUNTY 10 x .05 BTC to betatest my exchange and provide feedback on: July 29, 2011, 08:05:42 PM
Hi folks!

My exchange is getting closer to completion, and I still haven't received any feedback on it from the community, so I'm willing to pay a small fee for your opinion...good or bad!

My exchange is called BitSwaps and it is based on Google's Appengine.

For now, you will need a Gmail account to log in.  I will be adding OpenID once appengine fully supports it over https.

I am looking for 10 people who want to try my exchange system and provide some feedback.

Once this round of testing is complete and any necessary changes are made, I will do it again with round 2.

I am specifically looking for people who have trading experience with at least 2 other exchanges.

Testers get a demo account with 100 CAD, 100 USD and 20 BTC.

I would like my testers to make several buy / sell market orders and also try the instant market feature.  Testers should also check their transaction history and balances to ensure all trades were completed accurately.

I would also like the testers to try and 'hack' my exchange.  Examples would be posting invalid data, negative numbers, absurd inputs etc...and point out any vulnerabilities I may have overlooked.

Beta testers who wish to work with me on a continual basis can also have their names shown on BitSwaps website's team page...I don't mind to give credit where credit is due!

I wish I could pay more for your help, but I am not a miner and only have a small amount of BTC as 'seed' money.  Smiley

Well, If you have some spare time and would like to help me out, my site is at https://bitswaps.appspot.com

Thank you all in advance.

Steve

14  Economy / Trading Discussion / Do Americans use USPS Postal Money Orders? on: July 26, 2011, 12:06:25 AM
Here in Canada, Postal Money Orders are a fairly cheap and secure way to send money.  They can be bought and cashed at a post office, no need for a bank.  They cost $6.00 to buy and it's free to cash them out.

An interesting point is that in Canada, we can also accept and send USD international Postal money orders and they still only cost 6 bucks.

I've never really used the international USD postal money orders so I went looking for some info, and it seems that the USPS recently revamped they website and everything I google turns up a page not found...http://lmgtfy.com/?q=usps+money+order

So anyway, I was just wondering what the costs were for Americans to buy international postal money orders.

I was also wondering if anyone actually uses them, and if anyone has had any bad experiences with them.

Thanks

Steve

 
15  Economy / Currency exchange / Looking for a Canadian who wants to buy a bitcoin on: July 24, 2011, 10:07:51 PM
Hi folks...

I am working on my exchange and will be introducing Interac e-Transfers for Canadian deposits and withdrawals.

This appears to be the best way for Canadians to transfer funds from bank to bank.  The cost to send money is $1.50 and it is free to receive.

To do a bank wire transfer in Canada is a complicated process and costs $30.00!!!

So, I am interested to try this payment method to buy and sell bitcoins in Canada.

For more information on the Interac payment system available to Canadians only, please visit: http://www.interac.ca/consumers/faqs.php#eTransfer

So, if you are in Canada and would like to try this payment method, please respond here and send me an IM to get my attention.  I only want to sell 1 bitcoin just to try interac at whatever price you think is fair to cover the fee and your time.

Thanks

Steve

16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Can Am Bitcoin Exchange - Testers Wanted on: July 19, 2011, 08:46:11 PM
Hey folks...

Been working on my bitcoin exchange.

We will initially be trading with Canadian and US dollars for bitcoins when we open.

I'm just looking for some feedback, so I'm putting my site out there for public ridicule and suggestions.

The demo setup is athttps://bitswaps.appspot.com

With the demo account, you get $100 USD, $100 CAD and 20 bitcoins to try our trading system...this is fake money...withdrawls are disabled.

There is still a fair bit of work to do before the site goes official, so I'm just looking for some feedback on my trading system before I get too deep.

The site uses google for user authentication, so you will need a gmail account to join in.  Other login providers will be supported in the future, but we are starting with google.

So, let me know what you think, and I will try my best to answer your questions and implement the changes people desire.

Steve

https://bitswaps.appspot.com





17  Bitcoin / Project Development / Looking for haters, hackers and heros to help test my Can/Am Bitcoin exchange. on: July 18, 2011, 03:46:53 PM
Hey folks...

I'm building a new bitcoin exchange for Canadian and American dollars on top of google's appengine.   It's written in GAE's python and uses google for login authentication as well.  

A good part of the trading functionality is up and running and I'm looking for a few ppl who want to give it a try with a demo account.  It will be a while before the site goes live,  so I'm just looking for some input from you to determine if I'm going in the right direction at least.

It's kind of funky programming on google's cloud because the database is so distributed and you have to code your transactions in such a way to avoid inconsistency and this all needs to be tested out.

Anyway, if you would like to give it a try, please send me a PM for an invite.

Once a few people try it out,  and I'm sure it's running and the most comical bugs and speeling mistakes are removed, I will post the link here so anyone can test it.

Thanks!

Steve

edit: (Opps..I put this in the wrong topic...supposed to be in projects development...soz)
18  Other / Obsolete (selling) / Medical Marijuana Cannabis Seeds for Sale - 1BTC on: June 23, 2011, 03:08:53 PM
Hi folks!  I have some awesome seeds for sale!

These are feminized seeds that I bred myself specifically for indoor growing.

They are a cross between Northern Lights #5 and Mountain Tundra.  Northern Lights is a popular indica breed while the Mountain Tundra has auto-flower traits providing a short stout sticky bush that flowers early....perfect for indoors or outdoors where the growing season is short.

I am selling packs of 10 seeds for 1 BTC.  (includes free shipping) 

I live and ship from Canada where cannabis seeds are legal.  Check your local laws and regulations before purchasing.

PM me for more information or to order.


19  Other / Beginners & Help / Really? 153 Degrees? on: June 21, 2011, 03:07:04 PM
Lol...I'm running Linux with a nvidia 9800 getting max 24mh/s on kradminer web miner eating some popcorn and I bring up my nvidia utility and it shows my GPU running right in the red at 153 degrees Celsius.

How long you think my GPU will last?
20  Other / Beginners & Help / Now Accepting Bitcoins for SL Mainland Sales and Rentals! on: June 18, 2011, 10:36:08 AM
Hi folks!  I would like to introduce myself!

I buy/sell and rent mainland in the 3D virtual world known as Second Life.  My avatar name is Steveo Mellow and my business is called 'Sand Bay Estates'.

For those who don't know, Second Life has it's own economy and currency, the Linden Dollar (L$).  The L$ is very stable and trades in the 260 L$ per USD range on several exchanges.

People can use L$ to buy land to build a house, or open a store or even build a virtual dance club complete with live DJs.  Some people use SL as a virtual playground while others build and run businesses for profit.

I would like to announce that I will accept BTC as payment for all my land rentals or sales fees.  There is an exchange at virwox.com where you can buy/sell L$ for BTC.  I will use the current exchange rates there for all transactions.  (The current exchange rate ~5000 L$ per BTC.)

If you need some extra L$ to go shopping, I can also do small exchanges at the current buy / sell rates as well.

If you get into Second Life, drop me an in-world IM!

Steveo Mellow

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