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1  Economy / Reputation / How to report death threat made via the personal text? on: March 21, 2020, 05:13:58 PM
Hello, what is the best way to report a user who has made a death threat via their personal text?
User:bittafficma
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2706235
http://archive.vn/Gr6Sd

I have already reported it by just doing report to moderator function on one of their posts and tried to explain. However, the threat is not contained in a post.

2  Other / Politics & Society / Toilet paper hoarding on: March 11, 2020, 11:28:09 PM
Boy, I didn't realize that toilet paper is such a coveted item. Tried to order some this weekend with my grocery store delivery, no dice. Waited to get some today, store shelf empty. Called one store, nope. Called another store, got lucky. However, I only bought one package of 12. The clerk asked me if I wanted more. I hope that I didn't make a crucial error. Although, I am sure cloth rags and frequent showers will work. Or is running water going to be in short supply soon, too? How long, exactly, are people expecting to be holed up? We only have like 33 presumptive cases in the state that I am in at the moment, and I live in a rather large state.(area wise)
3  Economy / Gambling discussion / What is your least favorite Basic Strategy move in Blackjack on: August 15, 2019, 05:30:23 PM
    One of the 1st steps any blackjack player should take is to learn the basic strategy. Some of these recommended moves seem rather dreadful. Exactly what basic strategy move do you particularly despise. Please also inform us if you go against the basic strategy recommendation in such cases or do you grudgingly follow it anyway.
  Here are some of my least favorite basic strategy moves.

Splitting 9s. I realize that when a dealer is showing something like a 5, it is best to get the most money on the table as possible. However, my experience with doing this move has been less than ideal. Furthermore, when I execute it at a brick and mortar casino, my fellow players seem to bitch about it. Especially when my move somehow took "the bust card."

Splitting 8s against a 9 10 or ace. I realize that a hard 16 is a rotten hand. However, having two 8s against a dealer high card seems even worse. Many times I end up with two or more bad hands, rather than one bad hand.

Hitting any stiff hand. It's rather unpleasant to hit a stiff hand and bust just to watch the dealer bust and pay the survivors.


Edit: Please reference this chart, before posting. Unless the community wants this thread to turn into a tutorial of what basic strategy is.  Smiley
4  Economy / Gambling discussion / Does card counting really work in Blackjack? on: August 03, 2019, 02:19:24 AM
   Back in the day of my heavy gambling. I fancied myself a card counter. I usually employed a simple count where 3-6 counted as plus one and 10s counted as minus one. I also did an estimate of how many decks were left to arrive at the "true count."  Unfortunately, my experience was not very fruitful for me. Part of the problem was that I started gambling online. Since most games that I am aware of basically starts with a fresh deck each hand, card counting was worthless. However, I don't think my brick and mortar experiences had me coming out ahead, either. I'm just wondering if the strategy of card counting doesn't really work.
   It does perplex me that casinos have taken measures against card counting if it doesn't work, though. I even had the experience of having my bet pushed back and informed by the pit boss that I could play any game other than blackjack. If card counting is indeed a bunch of bullshit, I am clueless why casinos would prohibit me from playing, and apparently have now implemented continuous shuffling.
   If card counting does indeed work for the right games, I am thinking the following factors may have contributed to my overall losses.
A) Inability to quit. I'm sure after being awake for 24 hours plus, my card counting abilities were probably hampered.
B) Drinking alcohol.
C) I may have been making more errors in my counting than I want to admit.
D) My bankroll was too small for the level of betting that I was doing.
E) In order to hide my card counting, I usually only had a spread of 1-4 units. Perhaps this is too small for card counting to work.

Please share with me your thoughts.
5  Other / Meta / Ingram token is encouraging bounty spammers to create topics on: July 27, 2019, 05:31:04 AM
    It appears that Ingram token is encouraging people to create topics promoting their airdrop. I've requested 3 topics deleted so far in the Bitcoin Technical support. It also appear that they are invading the altcoin section. Here is a sample topic created by a spammer.


AIRDROP FOR 2800 INGRAM

the link Airdrop form : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoanqWWDXVIy3pw8n0s-PMgyNBLTrKdVRfbLHBpus9S4FgxQ/viewform

E-mail address : muh_1974@yahoo.com

Telegram user: @muhannad74

BITCOINTALK user: muhannad74

Facebook username: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000771255419


I mean these spammers or so dumb that they just post some bullshit topic that is their bounty application. Looks like the moderators are going to be busy nuking accounts...

Edit: I went to their telegram channel and told an administrator that they are breaking the rules here. The administrator said they will remove the part about posting a topic on Bitcointalk for a 2000 token bounty. I hope that he keeps his word.
6  Other / Meta / Can a feature be added to the trust page that lists flags supported or opposed on: June 18, 2019, 09:45:27 PM
   I realize the new flag system is just right out of the gate. However, I am hoping a feature will be added to the trust page that allows me to view what flags I have supported and opposed. I know that LoyceV was nice enough to provide a trust list viewer. However, it would be nice to just be able to see a list of all the flags that only I supported or opposed, for periodic review. It would also be nice to be able to go to someone else's trust page and see what they support and oppose.
7  Other / Meta / Create an option to get an e-mail notification someone logs in on: June 05, 2019, 06:22:30 AM
    Recently, we had an incident where a member states that PMs were sent from his account, without him being aware. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5150479.0 It definitely is possible for a hacker to log into someone's account, send a PM with the "save a copy to my outbox" unchecked, and the real owner of the account not being made aware. Would it do any good to allow an option to be notified by e-mail whenever a PM is sent from your account? Also, an e-mail notification would be sent whenever someone decides to opt-in or opt-out. Perhaps these e-mails can also come with an option to lock the account.

Edit:Perhaps just having the option to get notification when someone logs into your account would be better. It doesn't even need to include the ip like many sites have implemented. That way, a hacker cannot circumvent it by simply turning the option off since you would be notified of the initial log in. Also, an option to either lock the account or automatically log off all sessions with the e-mail would be helpful.
8  Other / Meta / Trust scores sould be shown in the Wallet child board of Development & Technical on: May 14, 2019, 04:03:13 AM
Over the past couple of days, I have noticed that a couple of threads with phishing/malware links have been posted in the Wallet child board of Development & Technical.


Hi!

There is a new Electrum version (3.3.6).
This version solves a lot of problems and security breaches, best is to update your Electrum.
You can update here: (deleted link for safety)

Choose the right version for your OS and update.

Hope this helps


The thread is locked, so no one can respond in the thread with a warning. I am sure that I and others have reported this thread to the moderator for deletion. However, the thread is still up after 3 hours without getting deleted. I and others have also added negative trust ratings; however, this isn't likely to do anything since trust scores are not displayed in this child board. I am wondering if we should start displaying trust ratings in this child board, or would that be unfair to posters, since this is really a moderation issue? It would just be nice to give people some kind of extra warning in such circumstances until the thread and user can be purged. I realize HCP started a thread to warn people. However, I think we need as many tools in our arsenal to counter these attacks before nuking action is taken.

9  Economy / Reputation / Bounty cheaters using reputed members accounts to register for bounty campaign on: May 07, 2019, 02:28:22 AM
I just read this post from someone;

How the fuck do i get involved in this BS?
Easy: anyone can screenshot any account and claim to sell it. It doesn't mean anything.

The day someone claims to be selling my account will be the day I tag an account seller!

Quote
For future references, get a job noobs.
It's weekend Cheesy
loyceV, I saw you tagged by other people to join telegram campaign



source : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OIWy_8Bj22aTH1s_Pat9TFzMe1IWJDl0xa5spVZldT4/edit#gid=761123474

note :
Bones261 #147
minerjones #283
LoyceV #332

WTF Huh Thanks for letting me know. I never registered for this campaign. I have posted in the bounty thread and let the campaign manager know by PM. This really sucks!

How does this happen? I never registered for this bounty campaign and now my account is listed on the spreadsheet. There may be others. You may want to see if your account appears as registered for this campaign. This really pisses me off. I don't think my account was hacked though.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OIWy_8Bj22aTH1s_Pat9TFzMe1IWJDl0xa5spVZldT4/edit#gid=761123474
10  Other / Archival / Is jeffersonairplane account for sale? on: February 22, 2019, 06:08:14 AM
Today I came across this thread selling an account.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5108676
Quote
As topic says, I have legendary account for sale.
Including everything ! Email, stacked address, private key off the address, original email and everything needed
20 green trust ! 280 sMerit
This is the very best account at that price you can find anywhere!
It is not inactive, so there won't be any suspicious for inactivity.
Price is 650$ and it is not negotiable.
We all know how hard is it to earn Legendary nowdays, especially with green trust and that kind of merit.
Proof of the account: http://prntscr.com/mjok1d

*Everything needed is included in the text file.
archived


The proof of account leads to this screenshot

harchived

If you look at the redacted name, you will notice that the tops of two small f s appear in the name. I check BPIP.org and only found these legendaries with registration date in February 2012
dropt
Rubberduckie 💤
jeffersonairplane
mprep
mezzomix
FAN
Vorksholk


jeffersonairplane seems to be the only account that fits the bill. I am leaving neutral trust for now on jeffersonairplane account.



11  Economy / Reputation / Just learned that I am now a DT2 member. Please advise on: January 14, 2019, 12:16:17 AM
 I just discovered that I am a new DT2 member. As one can tell from viewing my trust page, I'm not very experienced in giving out trust comments. Any pointers from experienced DT members would be helpful. With the recent changes to how default trust members are selected, many more may find themselves in my position, and could use the tips.

   For my first question, is it cool to give positive trust for transactions that I am not personally involved in? I don't want to come off as being a strictly negative Nancy. Quite frankly, I haven't engaged in any P2P on this forum since I am not a very trusting person.





Edit: In case anyone needs clarification on my self moderation of this thread. Here are the general rules.
1) If you wish to discuss the merits of the new way DT1 members are selected, please use one of the several threads already opened in meta.
2) If you wish to appeal any feedback that I may have given to your own account, it's probably best to open a new thread. We may discuss it here since getting constructive criticism is part of the learning process; however, if I take your critique and basically tell you to go fly a kite, it may be best for you to "take it outside."
3) If you wish to discuss my worthiness of being on dt2 or anyone's worthiness of being a default trust member, please open your own thread.
4) If you want to ask your own questions on how to give good trust feedback, please go right ahead. This doesn't have to be all about me. Unsolicited advise is also welcome. I certainly can't be expected to come up with all the good questions and answers.
12  Other / Meta / Multiple accounts plagiarized OP in Bitcoin discussion on: December 21, 2018, 03:35:41 AM
I have been branching out to review posts in Bitcoin discussion lately. I just ran into multiple topics being opened with plagiarized content from this web page. I've reported like 6 posts already and have decided to give up and watch TV. All the thread opening posts copy word for word articles from this web page. Perhaps someone more diligent can either report or a mod can play wack a mole.

https://theblockchain101.com


Edit: Judging from the crickets, this must be quite common in Bitcoin discussion. I wonder if I should give up perusing this board to hand out merits.
13  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / How does Lightning network breach remedy work? on: October 08, 2018, 02:16:50 AM
I'm just curious. Can a miner/pool operator open up lightning network channels and then proceed to close channels with older states favorable to them in a block, at a later time? This would be manually included rather than broadcast through the mempool. Or does the breach remedy sufficiently address this situation?

Edit: After doing more research, I think the breach remedy is sufficient because the victims would have the private keys of the old states, and could spend the attackers UTXO, am I correct? It's a bit confusing to me still. Huh
14  Other / Archival / Is it possible to send a non-segwit transaction from a Segwit address? on: June 22, 2018, 06:18:01 PM
I'm just wondering if it is possible to create a rawtransaction that sends a non-segwit transaction from a UTOX residing in a segwit address. I am wondering if this is possible from both a P2SH address and a Bech address.

Edit: Nevermind. I will do further research into understanding what redeem scripts are all about.

15  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Getting connected to the Bitcoin Lightning network on: June 15, 2018, 11:09:27 PM
Before embarking on trying to connect to the lightning network. I am a bit confused. Do I first need to run my Bitcoin daemon and let it sync; then install and run the lightning network daemon; then install either the Zap Gui or Lightning App gui? Or can I just install and run one of the Gui's. I have been googling for hours, and am quite confused.  Huh  I will take the three steps if necessary, but if I can eliminate one or more steps, it would be great. I don't want to embark on this before being certain that I am not making more work out of it than necessary.
16  Other / Meta / Do source's smerit allowance increase if the sources are doing a respectable job on: May 06, 2018, 12:53:50 AM
I am asking for a friend. My friend is not quite certain, but it appears to him that the amount of smerits coming daily seems to be increasing. Is this on some kind of automated process, or is someone manually turning up the volume because my friend is doing an adequate job. Or does my friend simply not have their figures straight?
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Mining strategy suggestions/ Constantly checking What-to-Mine hurting home life on: November 11, 2017, 03:24:16 PM
I recently got a new computer with GTX 1070. I have been tinkering with mining, but have been checking WhatToMine fairly frequently. This is starting to hurt my home life for only about 1.50 USD per day, profit. getting up at 5:30 am to check what I should be mining isn't helping either.  Cheesy Any suggestions on what a more balanced strategy would be? The nagging from my partner is starting to increase...
PS: I've already limited my choices between Nicehash, ZCash, Zencash, Hush, and Bitcoinz. But even toggling between these 4 options is taking an inordinate amount of my time.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Received new Desktop in a week with GTX 1070. Worth it to mine? on: October 28, 2017, 12:38:44 AM
I just bought a brand new computer that I am expecting sometime next week. It has a GTX 1070 and a 600 W power supply. Does anyone recommend that I try to mine with the new desktop? I'm just paranoid that mining will make my computer have a short life. The computer is liquid cooled for the CPU, but I am not sure about the GPU. Probably the GPU has to rely on air cooling.(I must admit, when I bought it last night, I did pick a GTX 1070 because I was hoping to mine with it, since I am not a gamer. I read an article that makes it appear that although the GTX 1070 get less hashrate than a GTX 1080, the GTX 1070 is more power efficient.)
Here is the link to what I bought. Hope that I picked something decent. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883230240
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How is my weight greater than the network weight? on: June 17, 2017, 05:55:32 AM
 I am a bag holder of a POS coin. (POS should be construed as an appropriate acronym in both senses.) I notice that my weight is consistently greater than the network weight. How can that be? Is the network weight calculation everybody else's weight except mine? The coin is a BitcoinDark clone.  

20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [XBP] BlackPearl [POW/POS] [X13] "Unlocked thread" on: May 11, 2017, 05:43:53 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1911563.0
Quote from: blackpearlcoin link=https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1911563.0
http://blackpearlcoin.com/

blockchain explorer: 46.101.183.225
pool: 128.199.226.131
github source code: https://github.com/hellocrypto/blackpearl

2346 - rpc
2345 - p2p

thread locked temporarily, between posts, to deter trolling.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1911563.0

Oh I can't stop laughing. 49,500,000 premine out of 50,000,000 max coins and a webpage that reads like a ponzi. Not sure what searching for prime numbers has to do with it. I started to mine, but the .08 block reward and 1% POS, just does not seem worth it.
Code:
// miner's coin base reward
int64_t GetProofOfWorkReward(int64_t nFees)
{
    int64_t nSubsidy = 0 * COIN;
 
    if(pindexBest->nHeight+1 == 1)
    {
        nSubsidy = 49500000 * COIN;
    }
   else if(pindexBest->nHeight+1 >= 2 && pindexBest->nHeight+1 <= 50)
    {
        nSubsidy = 0 * COIN;
    }
        else if(pindexBest->nHeight+1 >= 51 && pindexBest->nHeight+1 <= 200000)
    {
        nSubsidy = 0.08 * COIN;
    }
    if (fDebug && GetBoolArg("-printcreation"))
        printf("GetProofOfWorkReward() : create=%s nSubsidy=%"PRId64"\n", FormatMoney(nSubsidy).c_str(), nSubsidy);

    return nSubsidy + nFees;
}

Code:
static const int64_t MAX_MONEY = 50000000 * COIN;
static const int64_t COIN_YEAR_REWARD = 1 * CENT; // 1% per year
static const int64_t MAX_MINT_PROOF_OF_STAKE = 1 * COIN; // 1% annual interest

@blackpearlcoin No wonder you want to lock your thread to prevent "trolling."  Cheesy
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