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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Prop: A Bitcoin-Qt/Bitcoind protocol release that's guaranteed to stay the same. on: October 23, 2012, 02:43:24 AM
In order to introduce great certainty in the Bitcoin economy at-large, whether it be in the mind of a regular user, merchant or an investor, we need to make sure Bitcoin as a currency remains stable in form. People need not be able to question that Bitcoin can change its rules --whether the rule be minor or significant-- in the face of major social influence of the current "official" dev team or otherwise.

I think we can all agree that if the Bitcoin protocol was vulnerable at its core, it would of been compromised by now. No major change is needed in that respect, whether it be novelty or a new idea of an experiment in cryptocurrency.

In face of this, I propose the Bitcoin.org dev team makes decree that the Bitcoin protocol set in the compatible Bitcoin-Qt/Bitcoind releases of 0.7.1 and below as well as beyond, not be changed for a period of at least 5 years -- in Bitcoin.org's respective releases. They should agree that their efforts and ambitions are not greater than the survival and integrity of the Bitcoin currency as a whole, and that with their great social influence comes great responsibility.

So, again, for the good of Bitcoin, please promise us that you will not be attempting to change the Bitcoin protocol for at least 5 years, Bitcoin.org.

Thank you.

P.S. Why five years? So new competing releases have time to develop and challenge any dangerous changes that come our way.
2  Other / Off-topic / MoonShadow on: October 21, 2012, 10:52:41 PM
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Your concerns have been duely noted, Atlas.  However, you have little knowledge of what is really going on here, so I consider your perspectives discounted.  Just don't upgrade yourself, and if others do and are harmed by it, you will be able to say "I told you so" because you have.

But the personal attacks will end.  I don't know what problems you have with Gavin and some of the other developers, but if you want a soapbox to attack the developers you are going to have to find somewhere else to do it.

There has never been a personal attack. There has never been a problem of that kind. That statement has no meaning, no relevance to me.

I will continue to criticize significant and potent work that can alter the Bitcoin ecosystem. That is all I have done. I only attack actions made by Mr. Andresen and others.  I will continue to be skeptical of the work of this development team along with many others. It is our duty as long as they try to treat themselves as official.

I may have been ignorant in this case but I have left it with understanding. There will not be submission. There will be many powers, many people, many interests to contend with in the Bitcoin community.

We shall not stagnate. We shall not dwell in blind trust and faith but live in a perpetual fight for liberty.

Bitcoin is not a toy. Bitcoin is the start of a new age. It will be treated as such. That is the message I will continue to spread.
3  Economy / Speculation / Our Competitions' Valuations on: October 21, 2012, 05:52:44 PM
Currency values are at:


    European Union - 1035.2 billion USD, 24.30%
    USA - 850.7 billion USD, 19.97%
    Japan - 762.4 billion USD, 17.90%
    China - 492.3 billion USD, 11.56%
    India - 140.3 billion USD, 3.29%
    Russia - 110.8 billion USD, 2.60%
    UK - 87.5 billion USD, 2.05%
    Canada - 43.8 billion USD, 1.03%
    Switzerland - 40.3 billion USD, 0.95%
    Poland - 37.7 billion USD, 0.89%
    Brazil - 37.3 billion USD, 0.88%
    Mexico - 34.3 billion USD, 0.81%
    Australia - 32.4 billion USD, 0.76%
    Other countries - 554.9 billion USD, 13.03%


Can Bitcoin reach even 1 Billion USD?
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Concerns about Ultraprune on: October 21, 2012, 06:10:02 AM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=119525.0

This should not be taken lightly at all. They want to restructure the entire blockchain which could potentially break Bitcoin if implemented poorly and all the nodes accept it.

Push them not to implement this change into Bitcoin-Qt/Bitcoind until it has been tested for at least 6 months.
5  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Bitcoin-Qt Developers and Supporters: Your article is going to be deleted. on: October 21, 2012, 04:15:45 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin-Qt

Please fix it with reliable independent and secondary sources so people can understand the first application that started it all.

No, bitcoin.org, bitcoin.it and anything directly tied to Bitcoin is not reliable.

If you want an article for your client, please justify it.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Litecoin on Wikipedia: You guys need press coverage. on: October 21, 2012, 12:40:41 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litecoin

If you don't get at least 3 or more media mentions for Litecoin, you're not staying on Wikipedia.

Fucking deletionist scum.
7  Other / Politics & Society / 12-Year-Old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion In Bryan County on: October 20, 2012, 06:00:48 AM
A cop is minutes away when seconds matter. A gun on the other hand...

http://www.newson6.com/story/19858704/12-year-old-girl-shoots-intruder-during-home-invasion

BRYAN COUNTY, Oklahoma - A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma.
It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in. She called her mom, Debra St. Clair, who told her to get the family gun, hide in a closet and call 911.

That was when St. Clair dropped what she was doing and raced home.

"I drove home at a really fast pace to try to get to her, and when I got here the police were already here. And they had the suspect," she said.

During that time, the intruder made his way through the house. St. Clair's daughter told deputies the man came into the room where she was hiding and began to open up the closet door. That was when the 12 year old had to make a life-saving decision.

"And what we understand right now, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door," said the Bryan County Undersheriff Ken Golden.

The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down.

"He was sitting down, the policemen had him apprehended at the end of the block. All I saw was some blood coming down his back. I'm not exactly sure where his injury was, but I saw some blood there," explained St. Clair.

Jones was taken to a Texas hospital by helicopter after the incident. An investigator on the case said Jones was released from the hospital Thursday and extradited to the Bryan County Jail.

The 12-year-old girl was not injured during the ordeal.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Yankee goes on Adam Kokesh to discuss Bitcoin. on: October 19, 2012, 06:57:08 PM
http://www.reddit.com/r/Libertarian/comments/11reqa/adam_kokesh_talks_competing_currency_bitcoin/

Overall, he explained it well enough.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / If /r/Bitcoin on Reddit reached more than 80,000 subscribers.... on: October 19, 2012, 01:35:13 PM
http://reddit.com
http://reddit.com/r/bitcoin

...we would make it to the top bar on the front of every page. We would first be seen by 1080p monitor users but gradually we could be seen by everybody. Now I am not suggesting that people should start shilling subscribers on /r/Bitcoin but if somehow that number were to get that high, the Bitcoin price might just be pushed higher due to publicity.
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / A Simple Wallet Poll on: October 18, 2012, 09:34:26 PM
Alright, let's see how this turns out.
11  Economy / Economics / When I hear "people should spend all of their money" instead of saving... on: October 18, 2012, 08:50:40 PM
When I hear a statist, keynesian economist talking about how people from all walks of life shouldn't save their money and how they should spend their paychecks completely, I think of natural disasters, economic collapses or other personal crises and how people will be running towards the government for assistance. Instead of using their own means to recover, they will depend on a higher power to get back up again.

To me, the whole notion of not saving money is very authoritarian. To say people shouldn't prepare and save is like saying every man is the government's bitch and your survival is dependent on their ability to bring you up again. It implies the government can never fail, which is clearly wrong.

Just my 2 cents.

As for the effectiveness of depending on the government when shit happens, that's an entirely different debate that could be discussed here.

My point is hoarding has its purpose: Stored wealth is supposed to be your safety net when times are bad. At the very least, it's mine. I don't think of going on welfare or to the food bank when I lose my job among other things. I think of my own Plan B. I believe you should consider doing the same.
12  Other / Politics & Society / Gary Johnson just got new Intrade markets regarding his percentage. on: October 17, 2012, 07:50:53 PM
http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/?eventId=91965


Gary Johnson to win 1.0% or more of the popular vote in the 2012 US Presidential election = 47%
13  Other / Off-topic / TheBible on: October 17, 2012, 04:28:26 AM
What if I told you that every effective thing I do, I do anonymously?

When I do actual work, I will never be credited for it.

And didn't you promise a Woolong Device prototype quite some time ago?  Where is that?
Some guy in the UK patented its core technology.

Anyways, offtopic. I am done.

By "patented", I'm assuming you also mean "engineered, documented, and developed".  Face it, you're a do-nothing "ideas-man", Atlas.  

What about that code-analysis, by the way?  Someone patent that, too?

No, they just wrote the software principles on a piece of paper and made it illegal for me to distribute the Woolong Device in the UK.

And if I am do-nothing ideas man, so be it. Ross Perot made Apple what it is today just by throwing money at Steve Jobs. Vision alone can make things happen combined with capital. I am good at saving money and growing it through investments.

As for the latter, MIT courseware is being studied.
14  Other / Off-topic / ITT Your biggest fear. on: October 17, 2012, 03:58:46 AM
I am not afraid of anything of this Earth. I will stand my ground against any man that opposes my well-being or existence and the well-being of anything that I value.

What I truly fear is reality falling apart. I am afraid of becoming schizophrenic at any moment. Shadows, ghosts and demons appearing before my eyes.

 It's not the actual perceptions I fear but the lack of control over my own perception, my own mind, my perceived reality. There is clear no evidence this could happen to me. I've experienced only minor paranormal occurrences: My dogs barking at the shadows, random whispers and noises in my ear. Regardless, I pretty much dread the idea of hallucinations, paranormal, anything that I cannot fully quantify, grasp or fight off. The fact I hear of people experiencing such things --consistently so-- scares me even more.

I can fight off a physical threat or obstacle. I can't directly fight off insanity and the reality I know falling apart -- and I dread it.

What are your fears?
15  Economy / Speculation / These dips are being made by institutional investors. on: October 16, 2012, 10:11:48 PM
They are trying to get Bitcoin on the cheap. I would consider it a bullish sentiment more than anything.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Writing analysis on Satoshi Nakamoto. on: October 16, 2012, 08:47:29 PM
How can we get a writing analysis done on all of Satoshi's written works to see if there is consistency among them? I am becoming more convinced we are dealing with an organization here a la Bavarian Illuminati, who started many of the world's revolutions.

If we can prove that there is no consistency among the communications of Nakamoto, we can prove that Bitcoin's first implementation is the work of many anonymous individuals.

People have said that Satoshi Nakamoto has been very hard to communicate with. The software has been said to be beyond the work of one person.

Let's settle this once and for all.

Update: http://www.fastcompany.com/1785445/bitcoin-crypto-currency-mystery-reopened
17  Economy / Economics / The Bitcoin Economics Section on Wikipedia Needs Help - .2 BTC Reward on: October 16, 2012, 12:45:44 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin#Economics

Anybody here willing to expand this section by 1000-2000 words, explaining Bitcoin's economic features and a history detailing its exchange rate? I'll offer a .1 BTC award for a well-written edit posted here that is at least 1000-2000 words. First claim, first served. All I ask is if I don't like your content, don't expect me to pay.

If you don't have a confirmed account that allows you to edit, I'll add the content myself. By posting your content, it is agreed that you are releasing the content into a Wikipedia compatible license: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights.

Thanks!

Edit: There are additional rewards to follow in this thread.
18  Other / Off-topic / Alright, Dank is going to love this shit: Spiritual, heavenly experiences on DMT on: October 15, 2012, 02:15:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=N4T5LduZ9vg#t=2313s

Lots of the same Near Death Experience stuff: Other worldly beings sending out an essence of love, tunnels of light, stuff like that.

I've heard mentions of this DMT chemical being the main cause of NDEs and I am now convinced that is the case. I still find myself enthralled by the fact this DMT chemical is in every single organism on Earth.

Anyone here been on DMT?
19  Other / Politics & Society / Will E-Voting Machines Owned by His Buddies Give Mitt Romney the White House? on: October 15, 2012, 01:30:31 AM
This is why I think Romney will win. Not only does he have ties to the e-voting process, he has the international community, the zionists and big business making sure he wins. There is enough clout here to make things happen through bribery, corruption and brute force alone.

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/10/14-4

Electronic voting machines owned by Mitt Romney's business buddies and set to count the votes in Cincinnati could decide the 2012 election.

The narrative is already being hyped by the corporate media. As Kelly O'Donnell reported for NBC's Today Show on Monday, October 8, Ohio's Hamilton County is "ground zero" for deciding who holds the White House come January, 2013.

O'Donnell pointed out that no candidate has won the White House without carrying Ohio since John Kennedy did it in 1960. No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio's electoral votes.

As we document in the e-book Will the GOP Steal America's 2012 Election? (www.freepress.org) George W. Bush got a second term in 2004 thanks to the manipulation of the electronic vote count by Ohio's then-Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell. Blackwell served as the co-chair of the state's committee to re-elect Bush/Cheney while simultaneously administering the election.

The widespread use of electronic voting machines from ES&S, and of Diebold software maintained by Triad, allowed Blackwell to electronically flip a 4% Kerry lead to a 2% Bush victory in the dead of election night. ES&S, Diebold and Triad were all owned or operated by Republican partisans. The shift of more than 300,000 votes after 12:20 am election night was a virtual statistical impossibility. It was engineered by Michael Connell, an IT specialist long affiliated with the Bush Family. Blackwell gave Connell's Ohio-based GovTech the contract to count Ohio's votes, which was done on servers housed in the Old Pioneer Bank Building in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Thus the Ohio vote tally was done on servers that also carried the e-mail for Karl Rove and the national Republican Party. Connell died in a mysterious plane crash in December, 2008, after being subpoenaed in the King-Lincoln-Bronzeville federal lawsuit focused on how the 2004 election was decided (disclosure: we were attorney and plaintiff in that suit).

Diebold's founder, Walden O'Dell, had vowed to deliver Ohio's electoral votes---and thus the presidency---to his friend George W. Bush. That it was done in part on electronic voting machines and software O'Dell happened to own (Diebold has since changed hands twice) remains a cautionary red flag for those who believe merely winning the popular vote will give Barack Obama a second term.

This November, much of the Ohio electorate will cast its ballots on machines again owned by close cronies of the Republican presidential candidate. In Cincinnati and elsewhere around the state, the e-voting apparati are owned by Hart Intercivic. Hart's machines are infamous for mechanical failures, "glitches," counting errors and other timely problems now thoroughly identified with the way Republicans steal elections. As in 2004, Ohio's governor is now a Republican. This time it's the very right-wing John Kasich, himself a multi-millionaire courtesy of a stint at Lehman Brothers selling state bonds, and the largesse of Rupert Murdoch, on whose Fox Network Kasich served as a late night bloviator. Murdoch wrote Kasich a game-changing $1 million check just prior to his winning the statehouse, an electoral victory shrouded in electronic intrigue. The exit polls in that election indicated that his opponent, incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland, had actually won the popular vote.

Ohio's very Republican Secretary of State is John Husted, currently suing in the US Supreme Court to prevent the public from voting on the weekend prior to election day. As did Blackwell and Governor Robert Taft in 2004, Husted and Kasich will control Ohio's electronic vote count on election night free of meaningful public checks or balances

Hart Intercivic, on whose machines the key votes will be cast in Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati, was taken over last year by H.I.G. Capital. Prominent partners and directors on the H.I.G. board hail from Bain Company or Bain Capital, both connected to Mitt Romney. H.I.G. employees have contributed at least $338,000 to Romney's campaign. H.I.G. Directors John P. Bolduk and Douglas Berman are major Romney fundraisers, as is former Bain and H.I.G. manager Brian Shortsleeve.

US courts have consistently ruled that the software in electronic voting machines is proprietary to the manufacturer, even though individual election boards may own the actual machines. Thus there will be no vote count transparency on election night in Ohio. The tally will be conducted by Hart Intercivic and controlled by Husted and Kasich, with no public recourse or accountability. As federal testimony from the deceased Michael Connell made clear in 2008, electronically flipping an election is relatively cheap and easy to do, especially if you or your compatriots programmed the machines.

So as the corporate media swarm through Ohio, reporting breathlessly from "ground zero" in Cincinnati, don't hold your own breath waiting for them to also clarify that the voting machines in what may once again be America's decisive swing state are owned, programmed and tabulated by some of the Romney campaign's closest associates.


20  Other / Off-topic / So, I applied for several jobs at a local jail. on: October 14, 2012, 04:57:56 AM
The economy is really bad. Really bad. There are literally no startups hiring near my area. Little to no small business is openly hiring.

So, my choices have been Wal-Mart (tried it, sucked, people are now walking out with good reason), another large grocery chain and the public sector. I've already decided retail isn't for me. So, I'm left with mostly public sector jobs. I have to wait a few more years to become a police officer. There is a job cleaning up shit at the animal shelter... ooh, security grunt and admission jobs at the local jail. You have to deal with inmates all day but the pay is great.

So, yeah, I am going to try to get a job dealing with society's rejected, violent and other non-conformists with a greater chance of being killed than I would in a typical job. I like it.

Let's see what happens. Anyone here ever worked corrections before?
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