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1  Bitcoin / Electrum / website requires nonfree javascript to load on: March 25, 2015, 09:33:34 PM

To the webmaster,

Would you please get in touch with the Free Software Foundation and work towards making fully functional for users like myself that run LibreJS and refuse to run nonfree javascript? works very well for users that run LibreJS.

Also, has excellent video tutorials on its site. It would be great if did the same. Or perhaps you have already, in which case thank you. But I'm unable to see them because won't load without nonfree javascript.

Thank you!
2  Local / Suche / Looking to rent a flat in Berlin(?) for bitcoin on: June 28, 2014, 02:42:57 AM

I'm thinking seriously about spending a year, give or take, living in Berlin. Although I could be persuaded to a different city. Ideally I'd really like to pay for rent in bitcoin, but I don't want to limit my options on where to live. The absolute max I'm looking to pay is 650 Euro per month, but 500 would be much better. A fully furnished one bedroom would be fine. I'm also not opposed to living in an old lady's house. I had a buddy years ago who was living upstairs from an elderly couple. They had turned the attic into an apartment. Rent was cheap. It was nice.

There are a couple things that are super important to me.

1. It's got to be furnished. I've lived in Germany twice before and both times I lived like a vagabond in unfurnished studio apartments because I couldn't justify buying furniture if I knew I'd have to turn around a year later and get rid of it all. Pots and pans, a bed, couches, are all very important, including internet and cable ready. I really don't want to have to sign up with any utilities companies.

2. I have no intention of leaving after 90 days. By law I can only spend 90 out of 180 days in the Schengen Zone. I need a landlord who's totally okay with an illegal immigrant living under their roof.

3. The apartment needs to be centrally located. I want to be able to step out my door and be within walking distance of a lot of fun stuff. U-Bahn, S-Bahn are okay, too. Berlin is a big city, I get it.

That's about it. If you know of a way to get this sort of thing I'd love some help. I'm thinking of arriving in December of this year, give or take.

3  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / slow upload speeds hindering p2p projects, like running a full node on: April 08, 2014, 08:24:05 PM
My DSL provider, of which there is only one in my area, has been providing me with 3 Mbps down and 800 Kbps up for the last two years. I run Bitcoin-core, but port 8333 is closed because my internet, including download, grinds to a standstill if I try to run a full node.

Today we got our long awaited DSL upgrade. I now have 7 Mbps down and... wait for it, 800 Kbps up. That's right. Zero improvement in my upload speed. I tried again to run a full node by opening up port 8333 and sure enough, standstill internet. So, back to being a leach again with no hope of ever getting to help the network for years to come.

Doing a little research online today I learned that why doing speedtests online we usually only get fractions of upload speed in practice. For example, while my speedtest shows I'm getting 800 Kbps, in reality while running Bitcoin-core with port 8333 open, my internet came to a standstill even though my network resource monitor showed I was only uploading about 90 Kbps. That's right. Only about 10 percent of 800 Kbps up and my internet is maxed out.

This really sucks. I know that in the past ISP's were mostly concerned with high download speeds and very little upload speeds because back in the day "nobody uploaded" but nowadays all of the cool internet things to do involve uploading. Bittorrents, Bitcoins, Bitmessage, hell, hosting my own website!!! Anything! And yet I don't feel I can do any of those things, which means the internet remains more centralized than I'd like it to be. Very frustrating!

Does anybody know what is being done to solve this problem, if anything? Are ISP's getting more demand from customers to increase the upload speeds? Are the internet gurus of the world recognizing this problem and working to fix it? What can I do to work towards faster upload speed? To be honest, I would have preferred a doubling of my upload speed today over a doubling of my download speed.

Any thoughts or info you can provide would be greatly appreciated. I'd really like to know how this "problem" is ever going to get "fixed."
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Unable to launch bitcoin-qt binary in Debian Wheezy on: March 19, 2014, 07:41:02 PM
Getting this error:

$ ./bitcoin-qt
./bitcoin-qt: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `GLIBC_2.15' not found (required by ./bitcoin-qt)
./bitcoin-qt: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./bitcoin-qt)

It's unfortunate, but it appears that the Bitcoin devs have decided to use libraries that are ahead of Debian stable. I have two choices: install the newest version of this library on my system or wait until Debian Jessie comes out 1.5 years from now.

Both have their setbacks. I think I'll just wait until Debian Jessie comes out. Of course, by the time Jessie comes out, Bitcoin-core will like be version 1.0 or something using still newer library versions, which means I'll be forced to install bitcoin 0.9.0 or some older version. In other words, I'll always be behind. Such is the nature of Debian software, and I've come to accept that. But if that's the case, why can't Bitcoin-core get a package maintained in the Debian repo? So long as the protocol hasn't changed they should be able to package older versions of bitcoin-core for easy installation.

Any thoughts on this matter are welcomed! Thank you!
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / The Bitcoin Smear Campaign on: March 12, 2014, 08:13:39 AM
6  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / How did the bitcoin-qt package sneak into Debian Sid? on: March 12, 2014, 03:49:39 AM
My understanding was that the Bitcoin core devs asked package maintainers NOT to package Bitcoin core. See here:

undersigned request that distributors refrain from packaging Bitcoin node software (including bitcoind and Bitcoin-Qt) and direct users to the upstream-provided binaries instead until they understand the unique testing procedures and other requirements to achieve consensus.

Does this mean that these distributors have come to "understand the unique testing procedures and other requirements to achieve consensus?"

Edit: Link to Bitcoin-Qt package in Debian Sid:
7  Bitcoin / Armory / Bounty for Debian Maintainer to package Bitcoin Armory on: February 24, 2014, 09:43:28 PM
I'm just throwing this out here because I'm not really sure where else to put it.

I would very much like to see Bitcoin Armory packaged for Debian so that I can install from the Jessie repo. I'm willing to put a bounty on the maintainer who packages Bitcoin Armory for Debian. I'm not sure how much. I'd like to know if anybody else would be willing to donate to the bounty and how much is a reasonable amount for such a request.

I've created a bug report for a Request For Package. But so far nobody has put in the Intent To Package bug report.

Anywho, just throwing this out there. If you're a Debian Maintainer or know of one who would be willing to package Armory say so here please.
8  Other / MultiBit / Multibit in Debian repo on: December 14, 2013, 02:47:16 AM
Any chance of getting Multibit in the Debain 8 repo?
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Qt crashing in Debian on: December 13, 2013, 08:18:54 PM
I'm running Debian 7. I'm not having any problems.

My wife is running Debian 7, she is having problems.

The only difference is that I've been running previous versions of Qt and already had the entire blockchain downloaded.

She, on the other hand, is running Qt for the first time and attempting to download the entire blockchain. It gives her errors and has recently started crashing at start up. She's only about 1/2 way through downloading the blockchain.
10  Bitcoin / Armory / Any plans on getting Armory in the Debian repo? on: December 07, 2013, 10:55:53 PM
That would be really nice!
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / 10 minute vs. 2.5 minute confirmation time on: November 28, 2013, 02:25:40 AM
I'm sure this has been posted elsewhere, but I couldn't find it. Please feel free to link to it for me.

Considering that one of the greatest arguments for Litecoin over Bitcoin is the 2.5 minute transaction time, I'd like to better understand why 10 minutes was chosen for Bitcoin.

I've briefly read by others that 2.5 minute confirmation time is vulnerable to certain types of attack. Could somebody elaborate on this? It would be nice if there were a definitive article that I, or others, could link to every time a litecoin proponent pushes the 2.5 minute confirmation time as an advantage.

And conversely, if there is a litecoin rebuttal to that link, I'd like it too.
12  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Debian compatible free software for mining available? on: August 02, 2013, 11:07:09 PM
I run Debian and have zero nonfree software on my machine. Ideally, I'd like to be able to buy one of those USB ASICs for $20 and simply plug it into my machine and run my free, open source mining software. Is this possible? If not, why not?
13  Local / Off-Topic (Deutsch) / libertarians in switzerland on: July 31, 2013, 02:00:25 AM
I'd like to know if there are any fellow bitcoiners in Switzerland and if so, if there are any libertarian/market-anarchists in Switzerland as well. I currently live in New Hampshire for the Free State Project, but am starting to think about jumping ship on the U.S. altogether. This country seems hell-bent on self-destruction and I'm considering moving to a country that's got its shit together. So, I'm considering Switzerland, but I want to make sure that there is a community of libertarians there and a movement that I can be a part of.

If you have any info, let me know. Thanks!
14  Economy / Gambling / Free Software Distributed p2p Bitcoin Memory Poker Client on: July 23, 2013, 02:49:45 AM
I'm pissed off this doesn't exist.

I know there are a lot of people that want this. How many people would be willing to crowdfund this? I know I would, because if we ever get it it would mean RAKE FREE POKER. Hell, I'd drop a thousand or more Dollars on this.

How do we go about getting this done? It seems like we need to get a great bunch of developers to make it, which requires their time, which can be incentivized with money.

I've never done a kickstarter before. Is there anybody that would know how to make this happen?Huh?
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Wallet for Android / Incoming transactions on: July 14, 2013, 01:05:26 AM
It's a real bummer when I get an incoming transaction and it only shows me which address it came from. That doesn't do me a lot of good. I want to know which address it went to, so I know what the money is for.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Wallet for Android / Bitcoin Wallet app for Android payment still not gone through on: July 08, 2013, 05:20:24 AM
I'm running Bitcoin Wallet app on my android. I sent a payment on the 1st. It's still showing as grayed out in my transaction history and has yet to hit the blockchain, not even as an unconfirmed transaction. Simply nothing. I've since made several other transactions, but that remains grayed out. Any ideas?
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Satoshi Nakamoto could be jrandom on: June 10, 2013, 05:24:05 AM
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Boycott 0.8.2 on: May 05, 2013, 09:21:08 PM
Let's see the power of the free-market flex its muscle and boycott an upgrade.

I think this will actually be a good experiment. It will show the world that we aren't being led by the nose by a few devs.

Don't get me wrong, I have all the respect in the world for the devs, Gavin included.

But this is not a popular fix. I think it's safe to say the large majority of Bitcoiners DO NOT want to block microtransactions.

Let's show the devs who's boss and refuse to upgrade to 0.8.2. unless the "patch" is removed.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / So many Google Adsense alternatives... on: April 23, 2013, 03:57:58 AM
and none of them take Bitcoin.  Sad
20  Economy / Service Discussion / Piwik - a Google Analytics alternative - now accepts Bitcoin Donations on: April 21, 2013, 06:06:00 AM
Piwik is FOSS that I've been using for my website for a couple of years now. I think it's better than Google Analytics, personally. Anyways, I contacted them in November of last year asking them to accept Bitcoin donations and the guy wrote back to me telling me he didn't really understand it. We exchanged a few emails back and forth and then I didn't hear back from him again, until a few days ago when he told me they're now open to Bitcoin donations. I was the first to donate, proudly, but it would be cool if they got a few more micro donations.

If you run a website and use Google Analytics, consider checking out Piwik. It's solid software and a good alternative to the Google borg.
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