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1  Other / Off-topic / Hi I'm back, I'm just revvin' up so stick with me here [ABOUT BOUNTIES] on: September 21, 2018, 07:21:57 PM
So, I haven't been here in a while, what's this talk about bounties?

I spend a lot of time on /r/jailbreak and such, I've heard of bounties on bugs or critical security risks but what is a bounty here? Is it the same thing?

I'm not trying to make a quality post here, but I'd truly like to know what this is all about.

Thank you!
2  Bitcoin / Mining support / Maybe this is offtopic but why do people even post about mining anymore? on: July 13, 2014, 06:39:18 AM
Unless it's for altcoin that just started out or low difficulty?
It's almost useless to mine for bitcoin unless you can fork out thousands of dollars for a special unit to do it, get a botnet, etc. I mean what are the most profitable altcoins to even start with?
I like the idea of the one pool that's trading coins to blackcoin since that seems to be pretty popular from what I've seen but really what is the use? The only way to get bitcoins it seems now is to buy them outright sell your services or do a sig campaign.

Is mining completely dead?
3  Economy / Service Discussion / Uh is coinswap.com a legit site or what? on: July 10, 2014, 05:28:30 AM
So I've been buying, and what not bits of altcoin and trading it for btc on this site, and now i've got a little bit of it that I'd like to deposit into my wallet, however each and every time I go to deposit it or withdraw it from the site I never get the confirmation email. So uh, is anyone else having this problem? I'm getting pretty frustrated with this, because I've done this method about 10 times now and it's resulted in nothing.

I feel like I just threw away the only amount of bitcoin I have, someone please reassure me that I didn't.
4  Other / Meta / What about any of the posts I've seen would entice anyone to join/adopt bitcoin? on: June 30, 2014, 01:55:45 AM
Seriously, between the posts about scamming, about people selling pirated copies of things, to people being just downright cynical and rude to other people, what exactly about any of this would entice someone to join bitcoin? I have to say, bitcoin may be growing, and there may be adoption in some places but if I were a serious business looking at bitcoin right now, and went to do some research about the people who enjoy it, or have anything to do with it, and came across this board I wouldn't want anything to do with it.
5  Other / Off-topic / Why are people on bitcointalk so goddamn bitter? on: June 29, 2014, 03:56:12 AM
If you aren't or weren't an early adopter you are nobody.

If you are a newbie just now joining, and don't have millions of dollars to blow on equipment, and living paycheck to paycheck but want to get into the bitcoin game, well tough shit to you because nobody's willing to help you out.

If you are disabled, or need a loan for legitimate reasons like perhaps you have to make the goddamn decision whether or not you can eat food or buy medicine, welp tough luck for you!

Or if you take out a loan you just might be labeled a scammer if you don't return the money the second the clock hits the due date on 12:00am.

I mean seriously, why are you all so fucking bitter? I don't need a life lesson from any of you, my life is bad enough as it is and yet I have these yokels telling me "get a job, move on, things get better" oh yeah? My life has been this way for 7 goddamn years, through therapy, through medicine and yet. Well guess what hasn't happened? Oh right.

So please enlighten me, what golden sticks you have up some of your assholes that allows you some right to talk to me, or treat me in a way that you are better than me because you are holding some virtual money that might drop down to nothing tomorrow? I mean seriously?

Hey guys I need a loan of 2 btc so I can get home to see my dying grandmother, she has 3-6 months to live. Anyone else and that'd be no problem, me, nope. She has TCC, a liver disease and it's stage 4. She literally is dying right now! Someone is going to reply "hey man we're all dying get over it".
 
That really helps guys, thanks for being so fucking thoughtful.

No wonder people enjoy the dogecoin community better, because they actually give two shits about other people. I started posting in /r/dogecoin and people have rallied around me, and have given me advice that's actually fucking useful.

Jesus this is why I hate coming here sometimes, because it's like your damned if you do and damned if you don't. Running a sig campaign, I'm thankful for that that's great, but 20 bucks a pop every 2 weeks? That's not going to pay the bills or give me the medicine I need to start healing and getting better. I could ask for a little charity but god forbid I might be labeled as a scammer.

A loan? Forget it, people will take it to the "dark web" and send out hitmen to kill me if I don't pay on time. Even if I'm 1 minute late on the loan, I've seen the threads.

Stop being so fucking bitter and look around you, there are other people in the world hurting, there are other people in the world than you. Just because you hold a little piece of some virtual fucking currency doesn't make you anything.

Ugh.
6  Other / Off-topic / What do you guys think about 4chan /co/?? on: June 29, 2014, 03:32:24 AM
I found a bot, run by some guy who's obviously wise about bitcoins and he claims that twitter keeps shutting him down. He has a doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lKo3jZ1xmvuWnzLMhRUcYeR-X9Wy8b4ibTFAvSvhJyU/edit?usp=sharing that he keeps sharing. Is it trust worthy? I like comics and cartoons like the next guy, maybe he needs some help? I've been in contact with him and it seems twitter deems his contact too spammy, but I've seen interactions he's had with people who apparently like his content.

What are your thoughts?
7  Other / Off-topic / Do you believe the old saying bad things come in 3's? on: June 23, 2014, 08:21:53 PM
Not going to sub story here, but I'm beginning to believe that the cosmo's or whatever are out to get me on this one, first my mother who is going through chemo for breast cancer (thankfully they caught it in time, it was still stage 3a but still once she's done with treatment she'll be ok) then my grandmother, not even a week or so later with kidney cancer and she doesn't have all that time to live. Probably 3-6 at the most? Maybe if that.

Then, my father, melanoma. By the way he never got to the appt for the consult, he's using a walker and a cane and in his infinite wisdom he decided not to use it the day of the appointment and he fell. Did I forgot to mention he has parkinson's? So he fell on the gravel outside of the hospital, and my mother went out to go help him up. Bad move on her part because now she has a compressed back, she had to be admitted and is now required to wear a brace.

To make it even worse, the other night in their apt my father once again not using his cane or walker fell and she went to go pick him up AGAIN and hurt herself again.

What is it about the cosmo's that's disrupting me, what is it that I have done wrong? All I want to do is scream, I'm living on scraps, I have a very serious panic and anxiety disorder that doesn't allow me to do much, and the state won't give me SSI because they don't believe I'm disabled enough. Not disabled enough? When I wake up in the morning and I'm afraid to look out the window at a car, when I get in a car and feel claustophobic, when I can't even stand on my own two feet for longer than a couple minutes because I have back issues, when I can't see a dentist because I have no insurance, when I can't find a job because of my health and dental issues.

What is up cosmo's do you want to throw me a break here? Do you want to give me something to work with? Because I would really appreciate it.
8  Other / Meta / Is there an easier way to see how many posts you've made in one day? on: June 23, 2014, 07:45:35 PM
I ask because I have currently a forum sig campaign and it's kind of a pain to keep track, and I've recently had to restart my computer. I was keeping track of how many posts I've made a day through an excel spreadsheet, but I'm falling behind because I have no idea where I've started and how many posts in.

So is there any easier way to see how many posts you've made in a day? Just curious is all.
9  Economy / Currency exchange / I need to exchange a low amount of BTC to paypal money quickly on: June 23, 2014, 05:45:37 AM
Don't be offset by the "quickly" part of the topic, it was not worded that way to scam. I currently have a small amount of BTC through my sig campaign, I am low on food, and money and other essentials and need to make this bitcoin into real money. The only thing I have is paypal, and it looks like people don't have a whole lot of trust dealing with paypal.

I don't know how to do this, I'm pretty new to bitcoin trading and what not. I really need this money for food, and to pay off some bills that will keep me a float. If you can help me find a way to do this, I will be watching anyone that offers, and their trust rating. I will not be scammed. My paypal has never had a chargeback and I have plenty of transactions in there from and to people, I just need the money right now to eat.

Please help someone who's been eating straight ramen for a week or so so he can go and buy some decent food.

Thanks
10  Other / Off-topic / What are some good donation for BTC sites, legit ones and what not? on: June 21, 2014, 01:04:20 AM
I really do hate asking this question, and I've asked it several times. I'm currently running a sig campaign which brings in some BTC every week, and that's nice but I really need some help right now. And was wondering if there was any legit donation sites that I could sign up for that people could help out with btc or even real money.

This isn't a veiled attempt at begging I promise you, this is a legitimate question that I have that I would like to have answered because I've tried the indiegogo route in the past and it's landed me nowhere, I don't have enough online friends or IRL friends to ask for donations and I hate asking complete strangers for everything. I've always believed in the power of doing things myself, and if I didn't have the money to do something, or buy something then that was it. But this is a desperate time, and it calls for desperate measures.

As you are aware, my father has melanoma, my grandmother is dying from TCC (cancer of the kidney) and my mother has stage 3b breast cancer. I'm unable to work, I was legally declared disabled by my PCP in 2011 but I have fought with disability and SSI/SSD to get a check or any kind of comp out of them because in their eyes the work that I have previously done could still be done by me despite being disabled.

I have degenerative muscle disease called http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypotonia while it doesn't seem like much to many people, and there are cases where people grow out of it, it basically means that I have no tone in my muscles and with age it gets worse. The amount of effort and concentration it takes for me to do one task that many people can do without thinking is well, a lot. There aren't many long term studies on the whole subject that I've seen, and I fear that I could end up within the next 5-10 years in a wheelchair unable to take care of myself.

I was involved in a car accident in 2007, when I was working for a major phone company. I was in HR and doing pretty well, I had my own small house a car, a job, and somewhat of a life. I was busy all the time and I didn't notice the warning signs of the growing anxiety and depression and panic that were looming. I've had anxiety about social situations for most of my life, but never to the extreme that I have been dealing with since 2008. On one particular trip, in September of 2007, I was on my way home from a meet and greet type function where I interview and round up particular candidates in Ohio. On the way home two cars, apparently in a race to get somewhere came up from behind me forcing me off the road. I wasn't injured or anything but run off, I got out of the car to assess the damage and didn't see anything particular wrong but that's where it began.

I started having problems getting into cars and going long distances. I could only describe it as agorophobia, and constantly would work from home to avoid having to go anywhere. I started having people shop for me claiming I didn't have "time to shop" and was boarded up in my house for months. In January of 2008, I discovered that I needed my gallbladder out after being extremely sick for a month. I had lost about 30 pounds, and could only eat soup.

In March of 2008, I had the final nervous breakdown on a simple trip to a local grocery store and couldn't drive home. The anxiety had gotten to me that much that I had to have someone come pick me up and take me home.

The point of this is, I need to get home, right now I'm living with my mother in the deep south. I finally worked up enough courage to do so, to drive 1000 miles. But now that I'm here, there are no options for jobs, I have a car but I have nothing else. All I need is some kind souls to help, that's it. I would ask for a lend but I'm not sure when I'd be able to get the money back. I am transplanted from the east, that's where my family all lives aside from my mother. I would like to be able to visit with my gram before she dies, the doctors give her 3-6 months.

So you can see, I need to find a way somehow to come up with money so I can secure some kind of future and find a job. I live in a very small town in Arkansas that has a Walmart and not very much else. And the Walmart isn't hiring. I don't have many online skills that are profitable, and I don't know what else to do. I can't wait much longer on going to see my grandmother as we aren't sure specifically how much time she has, just 3-6 months at best. Every day I talk to her and her health seems to get worse and worse.

I know I'm going to hear a lot of "get a job" or "this is a scam" comments, and that's fine you don't have to believe me. I just want to know of some kind of site that will help, whether it pay in BTC or money.

Thank you for reading and your time.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Is there any difference in the 64bit/32bit bitcoin-qt? on: June 20, 2014, 08:20:48 PM
I only ask because I noticed it's taken me an extremely long time to sync up to the network with 64bit bitcoin-qt, and yes I realize that the blockchain is 12+ gigs now but the last time I had to do this it took maybe half a day.

I'm at 2 years and 2 weeks synced.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / A general question about BTC addresses and bitcoin-qt on: June 17, 2014, 11:49:01 PM
I had to delete my computer (fresh restart thank god i saved my wallet) last night just to make sure I didn't have any malware on it, and in doing so I ended up removing bitcoin-qt and everything else associated with it but my wallet.

I am running a sig campaign and have an address to tied to that, is there any hope at all at retrieving those address or those lost in the wind now that I had to completely uninstall the client?

Just a general question.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Are people supposed to take huge risks for BTC? on: June 14, 2014, 07:04:35 PM
I only ask this because I would say a fair portion of the community it seems have risked or are going to risk a large portion of their life savings and what not based on speculation that this coin will do well. Do people actually take these gigantic risks and how? I mean in the past week alone the price has tumbled from $600+, maybe even quicker than that. I just don't understand, I'm not much of a risk taker myself because I don't have the capitol or equity or whatever to put into it. Is there something I'm missing? Maybe I should read up about stocks and trading and what not.
14  Other / Beginners & Help / Ideas for newbies to earn a little coin on: June 13, 2014, 06:48:25 PM
What are some new options we can use to get some of the people just stumbling into the world of BTC or people who have been out for a while and know they can't mine or afford to buy any equipment or outright by BTC to get a little piece of the coin?

Personally I've been struggling with ideas myself for a couple of weeks, ad sites are out because they pay out too little. I remember when bitvistor was paying out a good deal of coins for each website but that was well over a year or so ago. Faucets are becoming a thing of the past, people can't afford high speed asic's or outright buying coins.

Anybody have any new ideas?
15  Other / Off-topic / Next week my dad finds out the staging for his melanoma on: June 12, 2014, 08:08:08 PM
So any kind words or anything would greatly appreciated. And no this isn't a begging post, this is just a post relaying a simple fact.

I would really appreciate kind words because this is the 3rd family member in a months time that has been diagnosed with cancer. It's getting to the point where eating and sleeping is impossible, so please if you could I'd really appreciate it.
16  Other / Off-topic / Why is there so much skepticism in the bitcoin community? on: June 12, 2014, 07:53:51 PM
Why is everyone so negative? Every post I've made about bitcoin has a slew of people I've had to ignore because not only are their answers un-productive but completely negative and nasty. I didn't ask for my situation, this is something that happened to me. I'm not going to go into full detail about it because frankly it's my business. Long story short, I got evicted, I was in a car accident, I was diagnosed as disabled with severe panic and anxiety disorder with agorophobia, I'm fighting the state to try and get SSI which I probably won't get because they told me I wasn't "disabled enough". I mean what's with the negativity? Do people really need to be so skeptical? I don't know what the problem is, but it's a little old and annoying really. I want to hear positivity right now, I want to hear good news, I have THREE relatives right now dealing with some form of cancer.

Anyways, please if you don't have anything nice or constructive to say to me, please don't say it. It's not worth my time getting angry at internet trolls when I have precious time with family members, or trying to get my life together.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / I'm a little skeptical of BTC at the moment, thinking of dropping out again. on: June 12, 2014, 04:32:54 AM
I did this in 2011, only because I couldn't see the ROI and I didn't have the resources available to me to make any money off of it. With the difficulty of earning so high, and the inability to get any kind of return out of it right now, I don't know what to think. I have a Dell. It has an integrated card. I know GPU's are a thing of the past, asic's and what not are the new IN. I just don't know if this is worth it in the long run, call me crazy. I just don't think I know enough about BTC and how the markets work to actually risk money I don't have on something that may or may not dive or explode. I don't really know what to do or think about this because the last time I left, BTC was only $14, now it's over $600. I watched it dive and fall a few times over the next couple of years, then I saw it was up towards $1000 bucks. Maybe it was the "I need money now" in me that made me come back, I don't know.

I'm openly willing to admit that I'm in this for alternative reasons, I need a place to live, a car, and enough money to move somewhere until I get a job. I can't do that with the current hardware I have. It's impossible. If I were to mine I doubt I would make enough bitcoin to buy a coffee.

I wish the difficulty would come down at least a little, just enough to make it easier for people who are coming back or newbies. Because a lot of newbies are younger folk who don't know the history, or maybe they've been watching and haven't wanted to make the dive til now. Why should all of the early adopters be able to just hold on to 20k worth of bitcoin or whatever and not help contribute to the cause? Why shouldn't everyone have a little piece of the pie. Yeah, I've got a roof over my head, I've got a computer, but that's ALL I've got right now. I can't afford to eat more than ramen, I can't afford to drive a fancy car, or drive an hour to find a job (I live in the deep south jobs are nowhere in town, and even the trip in town is like a 30 minute drive).

Someone help me not be skeptical because I don't want to miss being a part of this, I like the forums. I like being a part of  the community, but I'm really getting to the point where I need this money now, I need a couple BTC's to tuck away so that I can have some kind of future and get to a place that my life at 33 isn't just misery.
18  Other / Off-topic / What about a github/bitcoin tip kind of service? on: June 11, 2014, 01:21:59 AM
It's just a rough idea, but for every positive contribution somebody makes to either some bitcoin related code, or some project that involves bitcoin that receive a small amount of bitcoin? That way people who actually work on bitcoin related code could earn a bit of BTC out of it, and I'm sure more people would flock to github if they were technically capable of working with programming and code.

I don't know how this idea would flesh out, but since there are twitter/reddit/etc tipping bots out why not expand a little bit, especially with so many people working on code related to bitcoin it would make sense no?
19  Other / Off-topic / If you are learning a new language, post your tips on how you are learning it? on: June 09, 2014, 11:07:56 PM
I'm trying to learn a multiple of languages at once, which probably isn't a good thing. However I'm doing duolingo, memrise and just trying to immerse myself in the language itself. Spanish speaking shows and what not (spanish is the language I've decided on at the moment, I took some in school but have forgotten just about everything) but I don't feel like I'm learning enough. They base a lot of it on repetition of words that you got wrong, this understand, but I want to progress faster and it isn't helping when out of the blue I'm getting a word they tried to teach me 3 or so pages ago.

So just out of curiosity how are you learning these languages? I spent a good 2 hours on spanish last night, and I am still getting sentences like me gustaria un poco de vino por favor (which i'm pretty sure is wrong) wrong still.

Does anyone have any language tips they can give?
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / What's the most profitable alt to btc or alt to ltc coin right NOW. on: June 07, 2014, 07:59:12 PM
Something with low difficulty, and doesn't require a superbeast to mine, or get. I'm working with very little resources here. I have an asic miner usb stick but I'd rather not waste it on something that isn't going to be profitable to me. I've looked at all the cryptocurrencies and I haven't found one that really stands out to me yet. I have a dell with intel core i3 so I know I'm not gonna get much but I know I can hash a lot better than I am over at slimcoin.

Any help please?
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