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1  Other / Meta / Come back theymos, all is forgiven. on: December 28, 2019, 09:32:20 AM
Is it me or has our young prince been awfy quiet of late?

There could be many reasons for his going awol:

-kidnapped by ethereans who are now tickling his feet until he promises to teach them how to code a functional altcoin.

-holiday in Thailand paid for rich uncle who thinks it a good idea the boy finally loses his virginity.

-recovering healthily from a busy year of forum work, dramas and celebrations.

-quietly sitting in mom's basement dreaming up complicated new 'respect' metric for the forum to keep meta-drama busy until the halving.

What do you think?

2  Other / Meta / Merit stats page doesn't reflect caption competition merits, afaict on: December 09, 2019, 11:11:50 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=merit;stats=topusersat
that page seems to lack 11 merits for some users, 1 for eg The Pharmacist, none for eg micgoossens
so maybe it's a hangover from the caption comp?
3  Economy / Reputation / Cheeky account farming in sacred thread on: December 03, 2019, 09:52:18 AM
Some sod talking amongst his alts right there in the Wall Observer thread.

https://archive.ph/ZOAEP
https://archive.ph/TmBQQ

MikimotoKwai
normajames
purifymec
Cc12
educart

2720169, 2720176, 2720211, 2720297, 2708853
their uid numbers are mildly interesting. maybe that last one has some cousins.
tell me please, is it right to neutral trust these guys?
4  Economy / Speculation / Temporary (?) Wall Observer thread on: June 22, 2019, 06:04:47 PM
Same rules? - only shitposting, memes, some charts and price discussion is allowed?
5  Other / Meta / Wall Observer thread is locked! on: June 22, 2019, 05:53:30 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.0
Maybe the owner of the thread pressed the lock button by mistake? - I've pm'ed him.

Or is there another reason? - too many complaints?
6  Economy / Reputation / realr0ach is a danger to newbies and guests. on: June 13, 2019, 09:29:15 AM
This flag is for realr0ach

This is because he is dishonest, again and again:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5117829.msg50064749#msg50064749
https://archive.is/l0dAs#selection-1415.320-1415.388
https://archive.is/l0dAs#selection-1775.202-1775.245
https://archive.is/l0dAs#selection-1947.455-1947.569
see how in these 3 he steers people away from reasonable and knowledgeable views on bitcoin trading?
how he lies about a respected and trusted trader?

I suggest we warn newbies and guests that they should not consider trading with him.


1. Dishonesty. He simply cannot be trusted
2. Previous account got hacked. iirc he did trade with that account. his views on whether to trade bitcoin have changed considerably
3. No idea what might be going on in his pm's - it is quite reasonable to presume he continues his zero-knowledge attacks on bitcoin in personal messages with newcomers. Nor any idea if he is still advocating altcoins -

WTS 400k for .03btc or an LTC

You are correct.  Random noobs on this forum INCORRECTLY stated that the only valid game theory path was to dump BCH (think it was derived from some nonsense Szabo fabricated).  He made the error of assuming you're required to keep one token at all.  The real optimal path is to dump both of them in event of rough consensus attack.  If you refuse to dump both for whatever reason, then the optimal path to try and minimize loss would just be to hold all of them.

I like and own several other cryptocoins, and still I consider BCH a joke of a shitcoin.

Yea well, I consider bitcoin a useless shitcoin compared to physical silver coins, but holding bitcoin has been more profitable recently.

I replied to the anonymint thread and this is why I'm anti-craptocurrency now, because they are debt based, rent seeking usury systems and my goal is to defeat that paradigm, not create a new obfuscated form of it.  Physical gold and silver commodity currency does this.  Cryptocurrency is nothing but an extension of the same system as now:

Quote from: r0ach
1)  Most of your argument revolves around the idea that humans are going into a "knowledge age" and cornering of capital and commodities is useless, which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Being a slum lord in the future will always be just as profitable as in the past in a closed ecosystem (earth) of limited resources if you're able to defend said resources.

2)  The drop in commodity prices over time is not evidence heralding a "knowledge age", it's because humans discovered MASSIVELY cheap energy like when oil was cheaper than water in texas, and ever since this has been a game of nothing but arbing excess energy for materials, and now that energy is experiencing collapsing EROI so the arb game is up.

3)  Cryptocurrencies not only have no Schelling point, they have a reverse Schelling point because network effect assumes infinite scalability. As soon as the fees go up, people will be moving into the next coin to avoid usury, and all these networks are highly scaling constrained by design. Death by dilution is inevitable without scaling.

4)  Cryptocurrency doesn't function as a store of value because it's price floor is recursive based on it's own demand (in PoW). This means it's a complete house of cards in terms of so called value storage.
In commodities like silver, the ESF practices Keynesianism in the commodity markets and naked shorts them down to cost of production to try and keep their market caps as low as possible and prevent them from competing with the dollar. Why? Because nobody would submit to slavery via debt based scam currency at all unless you force them into it.

They can't short metals lower than cost of production because it would create scarcity and be counterintuitive to their goals. However, they can short bitcoin below cost of production because there is no real price floor, only a temporary, synthetic one. This in turn causes the miners to be forced to turn off (like KNC) and the synthetic floor crashes even more until the thing implodes to nothingness.

Another reason why craptocurrency is horrible and not a sound form of money. Metals like silver can be manipulated by shorts to contain their market cap, but bitcoin can actually be destroyed by them due to having no real floor.

5)  All cryptocurrencies are inherently rent seeking usury systems and a pseudo form of debt based currency if you will. The PoW chain does not just magically stay up on it's own, it requires a constant upkeep (rent). A peer to peer gold or silver transaction can be done with no overhead cost, but a cryptocurrency transaction always travels through the hands of the rent seekers and will cost > 0.

6)  The further you abstract money away from barter, the larger a scam it is

Yet he is still here. It is highly suspicious.

+snip+
You've already reached the peak of risk in your high risk investment.  Anyone can click the 2 year chart and see that.  It's an obvious unsustainable bubble and anyone cashing out here will not be missing much.  I imagine it will do something like a 50% retrace off it's base, which would take it to something like $2100, but the pumpers may or may not try to take it a few hundred higher first.  This is literally a textbook pump and dump and it's easy to see from the non-aggregate market movements.  Bitcoin has probably never once behaved as an aggregate market.  Every single move is just some entity like Digital Currency Group trying to manipulate it in a certain direction to profit.



My understanding of the new newbie-flag voting is: you should only vote to flag him if you believe he is highly likely to scam someone, and not because you don't like him or disagree with him.
7  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Statechains: a new Layer 2 protocol. on: June 11, 2019, 08:48:05 PM
Statechains have come back to the realm of dicussion.
After Lightning, Liquid sidechain and Risk sidechain, a new Layer 2 protocol is proposed.

https://twitter.com/SomsenRuben/status/1135866719141076993
http://diyhpl.us/wiki/transcripts/bitcoin-core-dev-tech/2019-06-07-statechains/
many more links in this medium article:
https://medium.com/@RubenSomsen/statechains-non-custodial-off-chain-bitcoin-transfer-1ae4845a4a39
Quote
In short, Statechains are novel in the sense that they allow you to change UTXO ownership off-chain, while preserving a large degree of censorship resistance due to the ability to withdraw on-chain. It is non-custodial, which naturally reduces risk and makes it easier for the Statechain entity from a regulatory point of view. The end result is a unique layer two protocol with its own distinct strengths and weaknesses

https://youtu.be/ncpjRsHHUiA?t=5900 @shinobi and @nopara commentary
My summary of that, but please correct me where I am wrong.
-requires schnorr sigs and eltoo, also sighash anyprevout, which may take some time
-adds liquidity to lightning without opening channels from mainchain
-could interact with lightning to split up the locked utxo, and/or remove the federation
-could also use blinded sigs, adding a layer of privacy

I find it absolutely intriguing and full of possibilities for the current direction of bitcoin here.
Do you like the sound of it and are there any major downsides?
8  Other / Beginners & Help / New resource for aspiring code contributors: BitcoinCoreReviewClub on: May 01, 2019, 08:54:25 PM
https://gist.github.com/jnewbery/6e2797a6f484de59aefc849a6b184008
Quote
Reviewing and testing PRs is the best way to start contributing to Bitcoin Core, but it's difficult to know where to start. There are hundreds of open PRs, many require a lot of contextual knowledge, and contributors and reviewers often use unfamiliar terminology. This weekly IRC club is for people who want to help review Bitcoin Core PRs but find the process intimidating. Everyone is welcome to speak and questions are encouraged!
Agree it seems a very good way to get going.

https://bitcoin-core-review-club.github.io/ thx Lauda
9  Other / Archival / test related to the fraudster Craig Wright on: March 25, 2019, 12:31:30 PM
test
re https://archive.is/hGTNB#selection-403.0-403.11
 Huh

Don't think it was the mods who deleted the @WalletBuyer thread, but the op himself. https://archive.is/hGTNB#selection-403.0-403.11
Someone research if you can delete own thread in Digital Goods??#
ok you can?? On this board, you cannot delete your posts until 24 hours have passed from posting them. You could edit the post to be blank and then come back in 24 hours.
modlog.php shows no sign of whole thread deletion, but does so of individual post deletion, including a certain Bob.
The other thread survives https://archive.is/1DMSI#selection-403.0-403.14 ...
10  Other / Meta / Self-moderated thread deletion count not updating. on: February 20, 2019, 11:13:01 AM


This count has been stuck for a while. Am certain there have been deletions since that tally.
11  Other / Meta / Is this forum ad legit? on: January 20, 2019, 02:34:03 AM
Saw this just now



and blindly clicked (stupid, yes!)
it leads here



which seems just defunct, and for some time now.
Maybe it's an old ad. snuck in somehow?
12  Economy / Reputation / coingeek.com claims former blockstream cto gregory maxwell "sees light" on: November 09, 2018, 01:14:11 AM
https://coingeek.com/former-blockstream-cto-gregory-maxwell-sees-light/ https://archive.is/aDswR
https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/9vaqn4/guys_im_going_to_say_it_bitcoin_sv_is_an_attempt/ https://archive.is/bhanD
Quote
Gregory Maxwell, co-founder and former CTO of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) institution Blockstream, has had a change of heart. For reasons yet unknown, the crypto expert has come to the realization that Bitcoin SV is the real Bitcoin, and has even offered to lend a hand. He penned an email to Dr. Craig Wright of nChain and Bitcoin BCH development, in which he mentioned that he was prepared to offer his “discreet assistance.” Better late than never, it’s good to see that Maxwell has finally come around. Here is his email, formatted to make reading easier.
seems legit
anyone have any info? @gmaxwell?
13  Other / Archival / My activity got stuck at 854 on: August 06, 2018, 02:05:16 PM
Think I heard about this happening to someone else before, and theymos had to unstick them by hand.
Am pretty sure I've been 'missed' 1 or more activity periods.

edit: resolved and locked lol
14  Economy / Services / I will translate your 'experimental' English post into 'correct' English. on: July 16, 2018, 11:31:41 PM
Low-key free service offered.

Make an impact with your post.

pm me your draft, and the context if needed, and maybe I can wrangle it into good English (or American if you must) .

Don't flood me. No altcoins or other scams. No walls of text.

Confidentiality is between you, me and the mods, unless you are a scammer.

Free service.

This is my bitcoin address. It is for tips just in case, but I am not asking for tips. Don't send money to impersonators.

14o7EJmCYaLfsaU6rwkGou2SyJMyEqcebZ
15  Other / Meta / Please add merit details to showposts on: April 24, 2018, 12:38:47 PM
theymos a request:

please add the merit details in https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=xxxxxx;sa=showPosts

great system for making us make sense. thank you
Would be a nice feature.
Maybe this has been answered as too difficult or whatever - I don't always keep up.
16  Other / Off-topic / meh on: February 28, 2018, 06:11:24 PM
meh
17  Other / Serious discussion / PC Plod sprays DNA on suspect on: February 16, 2018, 11:50:06 AM
http://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/news/transport/sentence-after-dna-tagging-spray/
https://www.selectadna.co.uk/dna-tagging-spray

Missed all this.

Is it much in use in other countries?

Is there any science behind it?
18  Other / Off-topic / pls halp me solve a quiz-type question on: December 31, 2017, 08:22:22 AM
Every year my old village sends round a Christmas quiz to raise money for the cottage hospital.

the answers are from 'well-known proverbs, books, plays, sayings and phrases'

for example in the section 'soldiers, weapons and fighting' there was a clue T fight T A N

answer is obvious, no? 'to fight tooth and nail'

so please help me with this clue in the same section: T T to T M!

I'm rejecting 'talk turkey to the man!' and 'to take to the mat!' as unlikely answers, but they're not far off the likely grammar structure.


pls halp and no sig spam
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Which of the 'good guy' coins will do best? on: November 02, 2017, 01:11:49 AM
Shelby Moore? Roll Eyes
Richard Heart? Cool
Andrew DeSantis? Wink
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / BlueBorne Virus affects all bluetooth devices. Turn your bluetooth off! on: September 12, 2017, 10:55:28 PM
https://twitter.com/notsofast/status/907613862727438342
Turn off #Bluetooth on all #Android and #Windows devices until the #Blueborne exploit is patched. $crypto wallets potentially vulnerable.

https://threatpost.com/wireless-blueborne-attacks-target-billions-of-bluetooth-devices/127921/

airbitz wallet etc. not safe until you turn bluetooth off
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