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1  Economy / Service Discussion / MtGOX: why not LMAX? on: April 11, 2013, 03:48:07 AM
So, someone pointed this out on a reddit thread about how terrible gox is, but this trading platform would seem to offer what gox needs..
http://martinfowler.com/articles/lmax.html

have they considered this?  has magical tux really not googled "open source trading platforms" to see if that problem has been solved already?

maybe its harder to see around giant piles of cash than I imagine, or maybe there's something else I'm not seeing
2  Economy / Trading Discussion / In person cash trade for BTC on: March 20, 2013, 01:52:21 AM
I put an ad up to buy/sell BTC recently, and made one successful trade so far, for around $60 in BTC.  Now, someone has contacted me to meet in person for a 10 BTC trade, and I'm a little nerved up, since it dawned on me that counting ~$600 in public could be a bit awkward.

Any experience here (maybe gold-bugs or something)?  Is there an etiquette I should know about?  A good way not to be hit with a wrench and have smart-devices stolen?
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Windows 7 strange connection attempts to intersango.com on: February 26, 2013, 07:26:25 AM
I noticed my hard drive was thrashing around at an unusual time, so I did one of my usual paranoia-fueled looks around the task manager, and I noticed a couple strange items on the tcp/ip list



anyone have any idea why these would be here?
4  Economy / Speculation / [Poll] How many of us are dollar cost averaging? on: February 02, 2013, 03:13:23 AM
Just wondering.

edit: added D&T's good point, miners count too
5  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / [solved] Net dropped during send tx with Bitcoin-QT on: July 28, 2012, 07:09:08 PM
I was making a bet on satoshidice, the power dimmed and my net connection dropped.  Now the client has the coins deducted from my wallet, and blockchain.info says they never made it.  Running bitcoin-qt with -rescan didn't change anything, now what?

tx id was :0b15a8e14705f1617e935970c155da4dd9876cc2f826648a11c8a050cf3c85b5

edit:

looks like just waiting a few minutes made it go through, wish the client was more clear.
6  Other / Beginners & Help / Bitcoin-qt: change handling broken? on: June 30, 2012, 03:16:23 AM
So, the address bitcoin-qt sent my change to isn't on the "recieve coins" list.  Is this normal?

Also, why does it send the change to a difference address for every damn transaction I make?  I like playing a few bitcoin games, and over time my 5 BTC wouldn't do a transaction without a fee of .5-.7 because my change was spread so thin.

I decided to consolidate it.
https://blockchain.info/tx-index/10917315/111665f4b73085caac675b37ffb6571a7572eabd1444f5468fb209da71805c35

Really?  How is this convoluted mess useful?  So if I tried to backup my wallet that I thought had 5btc in it, I really would have been shit out of luck because it was actually spread among a list of adddresses 15 times too long to count?


I'm a good boy, so I try to be up to date with the client.. and for punishment, I can't import my wallet to armory.  Arbitrary wallet.dat changes through versions?  Sweet.  And I haven't found a way to export my private keys that works.

I have an extreme feeling in my gut that the developers have no idea what they're doing, and it's costing me money.  I'll give the benefit of the doubt and assume they're not bumbling when it comes to cryptography or whatever, but as far as desktop software.. holy cow.
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Bitcoin-qt criticism on: June 25, 2012, 06:08:57 AM
Hey guys,

I've been on-again off-again with bitcoin since the original silk-road press induced bubble.  I've done a bit of mining with my bought-for-gaming graphics card.  There's an issue of bitcoin mag in my bathroom.  I've bought BTC using MtGox with dwolla, and bitinstant.  I've lost most of that to bitcoinica and satoshi-dice.  That's fine, I'm mostly over it.  But I think this makes me joe-average, the type of guy many of you are dreaming will come to bitcoin en-masse.

Even after losing all my coins, you know what turns me off the most?  Bitcoin-qt:

It tells me "this transaction is over the size limit" frequently, and often asks for unreasonably sized fees..  .049 to send .005?  I'll pass, thanks.  I guess I didn't want to use my BTC to spend on stuff anyway...

Ok, so I want to recieve some BTC.  What's my receiving address.. what the—why are there several dozen?  I don't care if you think it's "The Right Way" to create an ass-load of addresses for me to send my change to, and I especially don't care why.  If I feel like I need a new address, that should be up to me, thanks.

So now if I want to backup my private key, it becomes many private keys.  It's misleading to call it a wallet at that point, don't you think?  I suggest warehouse.dat.

If this is a taste of things to come, I'm pretty sure bitcoin will have the same flaws and turn-offs that linux on the desktop has:  ugly, counter-intuitive software (not a game breaker per se,) which has quirks that open the door for being preached at (worse than game breaking).

The interface developers could learn a great deal from blockchain.info's My Wallet.

tl;dr:
bitcoin-qt is annoying and it's methods are preachy/condescending, which irks me more than losing hundreds of dollars through bad bets.
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