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1  Economy / Goods / [WTS] 2x Concert Tickets JEFF MANGUM in Oklahoma City, OK on Jan. 19 on: January 12, 2013, 10:17:35 PM
Asking $200 in BTC for both, or best offer.

Jeff Mangum is the former frontman of Neutral Milk Hotel.
2  Economy / Goods / cheap used computer parts for sale: razer keyboard, hdd, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 on: December 27, 2012, 08:21:30 AM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 - $55 obo. in BTC (PayPal or Dwolla for reputable members)
    -recently blown out with air duster.
    -bought in 2010, has dust.
    -Worked great for me. Runs all my games playably, incl. Crysis, but not at max settings obviously.
    -Not used for about a month (bought a different card on this forum)
    -I tinkered with overclocks on it, ran it at 695-725 mHz most of the time. Not when idling of course. Good card for OC in my experience.
    -Hits 86 degrees celcius at 745 mHz in 3DMark. Tops out at around 80, maybe 82, in Crysis I believe.
    -Bought this card with a build from a retired gamer. Not sure how much he gamed on it before he quit gaming.

Old 80 GB ATA Drive -$30 obo.
    -Works
    -Great for mining rig

Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard - $50 obo.
    -Caps-Lock malfunctioning, probably just needs cleaning. I just unmap it.
    -Works GREAT for gaming-- I have no issues with the keeping the board, but I just splurged on a mech so I have no need for this.
    -Doesn't have the light-up thingy that plugs into the top of it.
    -Sometimes at boot-up I have to plug it in again, idk why, maybe computer ports.


Everything sold as-is. 1 week to return them after you receive them. Escrow is not a problem.


3  Economy / Digital goods / [WTS] Usenet NZB site/BitTorrent private tracker site invites. on: December 26, 2012, 08:59:57 AM
Well, I've gotten into trading invites now. I have invites from gingadaddy.com (Usenet NZB site) and TorrentLeech.

gingaDADDY - 1.50 BTC
    -active, exclusive community
    -great UI

TorrentLeech - 0.80 BTC
    -super fast 0day site
    -great content
    -LOTS of comments on torrents
    -easy to seed
    -excellent pretimes

-Post in the thread if interested. I'll pm you.
-Only members with 25+ posts will be considered, sorry.
-If you plan to hit-and-run the private tracker, please don't bother.
-I'll keep the thread updated, I may acquire some more sites here soon.
-I have been an active member of this forum since around March 2012

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg893618#msg893618
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg899717#msg899717
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg912476#msg912476
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg960173#msg960173
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg995085#msg995085
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg1017547#msg1017547
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg1023622#msg1023622
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg1047071#msg1047071
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg1059503#msg1059503
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg1143986#msg1143986
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg1378389#msg1378389
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg1379220#msg1379220
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=484.msg1406444#msg1406444
http://bitcoin-otc.com/viewratingdetail.php?nick=honestbob&type=SENT&sign=POS
4  Other / Off-topic / To MPOE-PR on: December 21, 2012, 10:52:02 PM
I'd like to sincerely apologize to MPOE-PR for my rudeness to her in the past. I've engaged in some trolling and it won't happen anymore. MPOE-PR, I appreciate the thought you put into your posts, and I have no business in needlessly detracting from them. You're not the propaganda account I originally perceived you to be.

Best wishes and happy holidays to all,
Bob
5  Bitcoin / Alternative clients / Brainstorming about things I don't fully understand... on: November 25, 2012, 11:04:28 AM
Could an alternate client be made that "reads" and "posts"  transactions  to Usenet, without the need of a full local blockchain? What if classic bitcoin nodes also posted transactions to Usenet to support this hypothetical alt client? The capacity is definitely there. If every bitcoin node posted transactions to usenet, then certainly they could be verifiable.

For those of you who don't read the altcoin boards, I just posted this: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=127666.0

6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Blockchains, Usenet, and brainstorming about things I don't fully understand. on: November 25, 2012, 10:49:56 AM
I had a thought today that made me laugh, about somebody trying to "post" a binary file in the blockchain, as they have done over NNTP for years--with surprising efficiency. Then I had a crazy idea...

Usenet servers store lots and lots of data, and my limited understanding of usenet is that it is essentially a p2p network on the macro level.

-Could Usenet be somehow used to solve the burden of the blockchain on the bitcoin network? And blockchain spam?
-Could a protocol be invented where transactions are posted to a newsgroup (or newsgroups), in a manner that is tamper-proof, decentralized, and cryptographically verifiable?
-Could the double-spending problem be solved?

It doesn't seem outside the realm of possibility.

The warez scene imposed itself on usenet and isn't showing signs of slowing down. NZBs and par files were invented for this purpose. I read that 9 TB a day are posted to Usenet. Our dinky little blockchain would be a drop in the bucket. It seems like an untapped resource and I couldn't find any threads about it.

Or is this another dead end idea?




Newscoin? (sorry, couldn't resist)
7  Other / Off-topic / Is tormail a honeypot? on: November 24, 2012, 11:56:15 PM
Discuss. I've read interesting things on both sides, but I'm of the opinion that GPG-->pastebin (or something) is better.
8  Economy / Goods / removed on: September 27, 2012, 07:18:18 AM
removed
9  Economy / Lending / Why do you borrow bitcoins? on: September 16, 2012, 12:53:06 AM
And why at such high rates?

I can't picture myself ever taking out a bitcoin loan, at least not until it's a household currency. Am I missing something?

I don't think "I have income denominated in bitcoin" is a very good answer, either.
10  Economy / Long-term offers / [POLL] 'Who's Who' in Ponzitown (vote anonymously) on: September 08, 2012, 04:39:45 AM
I'm sure I left out a few deposit takers.
11  Other / Off-topic / Total beginner at programming here. (C++) on: September 04, 2012, 02:56:57 AM
This is the third week of my first programming class, so I thought I'd share my latest project. Total noob stuff here. I spent 3 hours on this and I'm kind of proud of it, mostly just because it works. Bitcoin is a huge part of what inspired me to study computer science, so it's a little bit exciting for me to post this here.

The assignment was to create a program that displays a payment plan for a credit card consumer. It only had to work for positive balances.

Code:
#include<iostream>
#include<iomanip>
using namespace std;
void main()
{
    double bal; // card balance
    double r;  // interest rate
    double mc; // monthly charge
    double mp; // monthly payment
    double fc; // finance charge
    double lp; // last payment
    double negbal = 1.0; // to be used when bal is <= 0
    int month = 0; // month counter
    bool hasHeader = false; // I used this variable so that I would not display the column titles in the case that the card cannot be paid off
    cout.precision(2);
    cout.setf(ios_base::fixed);
    cout << "Initial balance? ";
    cin >> bal;
    cout << "Interest rate?\t "; // asking for a % APR
    cin >> r;
    cout << "Monthly charge?\t ";
    cin >> mc;
    cout << "Monthly payment? ";
    cin >> mp;
    r = r / 12 / 100; // convert APR to MPR
    double orbal = bal; // orbal will later represent the original balance, to test whether balance increases over time (and thus cannot be paid off)
    do
    {
        month++;
        fc = bal*r;
        bal = (fc + mc + bal) - mp;
        if(orbal < bal)
        {
            cout << endl << "Card cannot be paid off." << endl;
            bal = 0.0;
        }
        else
        {
            if (hasHeader == false)
            {
                cout << endl << "Month     " << "F/C     " << "Balance" << endl;
                hasHeader = true;
            }
            if(bal <= 0)
            {
                negbal = bal;
                bal = 0.0;
            }
            cout << setw(3) << month << setw(10) << fc << setw(12) << bal << endl;
            if (bal <= 0) // loop to determine last payment
            {
                lp = mp + negbal;
                cout << endl << "Your last payment was " << lp << endl;
            }
        }
    }
    while(bal > 0);
    system("Pause");
}
12  Other / Meta / [POLL] should the "securities," "lending," etc. sub-fora be moved to a new site? on: September 03, 2012, 06:10:37 PM
This is a hot-button topic on the meta board, so here's a poll to voice your opnion.

I think that if we are going to host this kind of activity, then we are handling it well.

Keep in mind that it would be much more work for mods to enforce a ban on lending-type posts here.
13  Economy / Long-term offers / Honest Bob's thread of ponzi ponzi ponzi rustyryan on: September 02, 2012, 06:01:35 AM
I'm no professional poker player, but I still like to argue on the internet.

I have different opinions about many long-term offers that I won't share (because I like making friends, not enemies).

But... RustyRyan? Come on...


P.S. I've got a few bitcoins lying around to bet... Rusty defaults by May 2013. Escrowed bets only.
14  Economy / Gambling / CENTRAL THREAD FOR FORUM BETS: Make your own bets right here on bitcointalk! on: August 29, 2012, 06:51:14 PM
Since I am skiddish about sending my bitcoins to a 3rd party betting site, I'd like to open a thread here for any kind of bet for forum members here. The weighted system on betsofbitco.in is annoying to me. Forum betting is all the rage these days!

This will begin as an experiment, because I need to see how to run this in the most efficient manner. The layout of this thread will change as necessary (for instance, I may start asking for bet statements in pm's, which I will then put here in the OP). If there is enough demand, I would like to streamline this and make it a useful service.

The idea would be to post a statement in this thread, and I will evaluate it for clarity. Once I accept it, other members will be able to take the other side. I am available for escrow, but that be will up to the bet maker. It will be up to the bet maker to gauge the trustworthiness of other members, so only they can accept bets on their wager.

Are there any other forum members here interested in helping me proctor this? It would be very helpful to have a small cartel of trusted members to evaluate the outcomes and maintain the thread.

This is all just a messy brainstorm right now, so I'm asking for input and gauging interest before accepting any bets. Any help and input would be appreciated. I'm not planning on making any money from this, because I don't see it taking up a lot of my time. But if it is successful and time consuming I may have to start taking a cut.

I think this could be a great alternative to betsofbitco.in.
15  Economy / Speculation / Keep your eyes open for another pirate crash. on: August 27, 2012, 04:52:30 PM
If pirate thinks he can still manhandle the market (as he has done more than once), then he will try it again.

One of these fridays, I expect Pirate to post a message something like this:

"Ok folks, I now have enough coins to pay back all of my lenders in full. I just have a couple more things to iron out, and I will begin repayment within 24 hours. I will have all accounts settled by Sunday night. Thank you for your patience and good faith in this ordeal."

Of course, he won't have any coins, but his plan is to cause the market to panic sell before his investors have a chance to, and pick up a lot of cheap coins.

Just a thought. Hold onto those coins!
16  Economy / Goods / Own a 3D printer? I have a project for you... on: August 27, 2012, 12:18:26 AM
I'm needing two small plastic pieces copied for me (lots of times), with very specific details. You would probably have to scan the originals. PM me for details. Paying BTC
17  Economy / Service Discussion / Your opinion on MNW's motivation to bet 10,000 BTC (one post per forum member) on: August 23, 2012, 04:35:13 AM
This is not a discussion or a troll thread, so please ONLY POST ONCE here (of course, feel free to edit your post). I would like to hear the opinions of other Bitcointalk members on this incredible wager that is unfolding as we speak. What do you think about this situation, and more importantly, why?

I don't know what to think, other than that I trust he will pay if he loses. I will pay if I lose my 65 BTC end of the bet.

This isn't meant to be an inflammatory or a redundant thread (I don't think it is), I am sincerely curious.

Bet thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101751.0
18  Economy / Long-term offers / [POLL] How will Pirateat40's debt repayment unfold? on: August 17, 2012, 10:18:23 PM
Gauging public opinion here.

Mods, this may belong in Speculation but I'm not sure. I think it works here.

If you wish, tell us why you voted.
19  Economy / Speculation / Bitcoin Savings & Trust closing! Effect on market? on: August 17, 2012, 06:16:56 PM
Since BTCST is now closing, what does it mean for speculators?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=101339.0
20  Other / Politics & Society / What is the differenc between AnCap and everything else? on: August 13, 2012, 04:39:26 AM
I think the world is in a state of AnCap. I see the government as one big company that "extorts" people for money and prints its own money too. They take polls of the population and try to (or at least appear to) act in the best interest of the public. The list goes on.

Could it be that AnCappers are just angry at how powerful and irrational and immoral this company is and seek an alternative? Do they want to just hit the reset button on society so that their version of power distribution gets a fair chance?

What does a government do that a company can also not do, theoretically? I think that government is an arbitrary label.
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