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1  Other / Off-topic / optical media "raid array" on: May 12, 2012, 05:22:41 PM
Well, once i saw that blu rays are now cheaper than hard drives by around $0.02 per gig, this made me want to do something like raid with them.

I do not want to hook up multiple blu ray drives to be raided together, i want something that will take data and make a parity file or something that i can burn separately to other dvds. i would likely be zipping all the files together, encrypting them, then splitting them into seperate 10-20 gig files, likely 7z files.

Does such a program exist?

Some reasons why this might be better are

cheaper per gig
no risks associated with the data being connected to an outlet
no risks (significantly less) from software hardware failure associated with always being connected
the media is separated, so you can distribute it to different locations and not have to have it in 1 spot

So is this idea good or bad, and is it possible? what are possible problems. i am currently using ubuntu, so is it possible some snazzy stuff already exists and its just a matter of typing it in?


nvm, its called Parchive
2  Other / Off-topic / keeping text on person on: May 01, 2012, 12:48:37 AM
Well, as we all know one of the number one concerns for cryptography is having keys and other information properly protected with a strong password. and most people are not able to remember or do not want to remember a strong password. So my question is, where is a good place to keep a small bit of text on your person at all times.

The location would preferably not be in clothing, but here is a list of some things i thought of off the top of my head.

container in mouth
ankle bracelet
thigh strap
a hole you put in some part of your body to hold small things
rfid implant in hand (coupled with [inconspicuous] Faraday glove.)

so what can you guys think of, or what do you think of my list.

this would mostly be for storing small bits of 16+char string. possibly a few one time use passwords for various things, and a password for something like an encrypted device (mobile device, laptop, desktop etc..)
3  Economy / Marketplace / secure data writing and storage on: November 28, 2011, 09:22:09 PM
i am thinking of offering an additional service of writing m discs and mailing them to their recipients. what is the interest in this "project".

you would encrypt your data with your own password, then encrypt the data again with my public key, then send it to me. i would then burn the m-disc and mail it to you or keep it for safe keeping.

m-discs are dvds that are made of inorganic composites that will last much longer than traditional dvds. they can be read by any normal dvd player/drive or whatever.

i would suggest gpg, truecrypt and 7zip if your are just lazy. i will accept unencrypted data, although do not expect any warranty on the data. if there is a lot of interest i would offer storing discs inside a bank safe deposit box for a fee. i could personally guarantee the data be good for contract times and amounts of money, for a fee of course.

This service like any other thing i do on bitcoin is anonymous. i wont ask you for your name, although i do need a valid address

this service would be useful for somebody that does not need a lot of data to be secure, but does not want to trust large companies.

again, i am just evaluating interest, post if you are interested.
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / bitcoin silent install on: November 24, 2011, 01:45:23 AM
is this possible? something like.

bitcoin-0.5.0-win32-setup.exe -silent

it would be nice when i reformat to just click 1 thing and have everything like i want it, nice and fresh.
5  Other / Off-topic / SPUF Hacked and Steam as well on: November 10, 2011, 11:34:56 PM
Dear Steam Users and Steam Forum Users:

Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, November 6. We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums.

We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked. We are still investigating.

We don’t have evidence of credit card misuse at this time. Nonetheless you should watch your credit card activity and statements closely.

While we only know of a few forum accounts that have been compromised, all forum users will be required to change their passwords the next time they login. If you have used your Steam forum password on other accounts you should change those passwords as well.

We do not know of any compromised Steam accounts, so we are not planning to force a change of Steam account passwords (which are separate from forum passwords). However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to change that as well, especially if it is the same as your Steam forum account password.

We will reopen the forums as soon as we can.

I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.


again, if you have any passwords less than 14 characters change them, you only need to worry about this if your password was weak, or at least thats what steam is telling us.
6  Other / Off-topic / sending keystrokes from one computer to another on: September 28, 2011, 11:26:20 PM
heres what i would like to do

i want to have keepass set up on an offline computer to send passwords via usb or some other cable to a computer to log in. it does not need to be keepass, but it would be nice and easy if it was since all my passwords are in keepass already.

is this possible? it doesn't need to be usb, and i don't really want to use a VNC.

i want to do this to avoid one of the biggest problems with keepass, if my computer were to get infected, it would be very bad because the password DB could easily get stolen, along with all of my accounts.
7  Economy / Goods / Steam Games and Items [TF2][STEAM][GAMES] on: September 13, 2011, 02:11:48 AM

I am rebooting my sale of games and items on Steam, again. Namely TF2 for items. Most of the games listed here were not bought, they were given to me by VALVe, so to my knowledge they can not be taken away due to stolen credit claims, although I can not be 100% sure. I have done many trade before so I think I can be trusted. You can see all my sales threads above. They are not accurate, so do not expect any info on them to be accurate.

I will talk in WASTE if you wish (WASTE again)

The network password is "bitcoin" or you can pm me your network password of choice, along with your public key. my node address is ""

WASTE_PUBLIC_KEY 20 4096 ctoon6

You must go first, if I have a past trading history with you, you only have to wait for 2 minutes up to 1 confirmation, otherwise I require 2 confirmations.

Condition Zero (Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes)
Day of Defeat: Source
Deathmatch Classic
Half-Life 2 (Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast)
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
Half-Life 2: Episode One
Half-Life 2: Episode One
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Half-Life: Blue Shift
Half-Life: Opposing Force
Killing Floor (Killing Floor, Defence Alliance 2)
Ricochet (epic game BTW)
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / cowboy bebop currency IS bitcoin on: September 12, 2011, 12:35:06 AM
i finally realized what the cowboy bebop currency is, its bitcoins, or as they call it woolongs. they are able to transfer coins from one person to another through the use of handheld devices. i always wondered how they did it without being able to dupe money.

just thought i would throw that out there for any other otakuおたく / オタク
9  Other / Off-topic / Decentralized chatting on: September 01, 2011, 02:04:18 AM
I believe in the censorship free spread of ideas. I bring this up because recently bitcoin forums administrators have been removing topics not in the interest of the administrators or bitcoin in general. I am a bitcoin "extremist" you could say, but i believe in freedom of expressing your ideas however you wish, as long as you are not harming others directly as in attacking web servers and such that belong to people that have done nothing "wrong".

sure you could use IRC, but they can ban you on a whim. so i propose, for anyone that wants to discuss anything use WASTE again.

its completely decentralized, so this removes power from anyone, and its encrypted, so people cants eavesdrop on your conversions.

main page
latest build

in order to use WASTE you must have somebodies public key, and then connect to that person.

once the network grows over 5 or so people, you do not need to manually add everyone, you only need to exchange keys with 1 person, then you broadcast your key on the network and everyone gets it, assuming they auto accept key broadcasts. then they broadcast their keys for you to get. the use of these keys are to ensure who you are speaking with, is the person you originally exchanged keys with, assuming they have not been compromised.

this is my public key

the location is on port 1337(default)

WASTE_PUBLIC_KEY 20 4096 ctoon6

post your public key and i will add you.

just note, that if the network grows to a considerable size, you could easily have anybody inside the network exchange keys with you.
10  Other / Off-topic / your view on homosexuality on: August 30, 2011, 08:42:12 PM
I am interested in what you guys think of it.

me personally i don't care. i would like for homosexuals to have equal rights like everyone else, and i would vote in favor of it.

history lesson: greeks and romans too i think, thought it was nothing AFAIK.
it also seems to be a US thing, although i don't know much about what Europeans think of it, i think i can safely say it is less hostile compared to the US.

it would be good if nobody used a certain set of words in this thread. if you dislike or even hate homosexuals and or their behavior, you can say so, but say why and do so in a civilized way.
11  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / "account" based client on: August 29, 2011, 11:31:54 PM
just a small little feature that would be nice.

instead of having your coins spread randomly across many addresses randomly, why not have each private key under a separate "account". each account has its own tab or you select what account you want to use in a drop down box.

also, don't forget import/export (save as or open) "accounts"
12  Other / Off-topic / GPU brand on: August 28, 2011, 01:46:09 AM
simply put, what brand do you like best in a GPU and why, this is AMD specific.

some things to take into account

features (things like different coolers and heat blocks and such, not factory OC necessarily)
customer support(RMA, not telling you how to use the product)
other things

personally, i like asus, xfx and gigabyte, mostly because i have never had a problem with anything i ever had

although the crosshair formula IV has the problem where if you put the heat sink on all the way(its not loose or anything) it simply does not boot and does weird stuff. i have no idea if the same is with the crosshair V, but i think my next build will be the 1100t 6870 and the crosshair V because i have been happy with what i have now.
13  Other / Off-topic / open source energy generation on: August 26, 2011, 11:44:16 PM
i am still revising stuff, but you can still post

I was recently thinking and explaining about an idea i had on making and storing small amounts of energy through simple mechanics and principals. Overall it will end up being good engineering and an example of crowd sourced labor. we will have a working publication of everything you need to make said device, and instructions on how to use the stuff. or so i hope

To put it simply, we each have skills and talents in many different areas. what if we each donated an hour or so to make a bigger thing. in this case a device to make some electricity from sunlight. we would discuss how it would function, what to make it of and such. then people with the skill and ability would draft out sketches, then someone else would make rough models. then someone else would do documentation. in short, if enough people donated a little time and skill to one thing, we would have something that benefits everyone. anyone with the ability to build this thing could, without fear of patents and silly stuff that prevents the creation of great things, even if it is as little as making electricity to run a toaster, its a start.

the goal is to make a device that is licensed to not be able to be patented, or we patent it and allow it to be used without nonsense.

some rough idea of this is the use of mirrors to reflect light on a central point that gets hot. this should be able to work with 1-10 mirrors that are 1m square each(this can change i think). to change the heat into some other energy i was thinking of using a Stirling engine. then using the Stirling engine to make electricity from the rotational movement.

for storing energy, i would opt for a flywheel. i pick this because it is very simple and can easily be scaled. in addition, its green and will not loose its charge capacity over time, and can be made out of almost anything circular(even an old tire i guess, but that would not work very well).

here is a list that i think is logical to run in.

1. discuss what to make
2. draft out roughly what it will look like
3. make more detailed decisions
4. make a "final" or working publication

in the current stage of development, which has nothing i will post some ideas and examples of stuff i find useful. along with other stuff others have come up with.

mirrors to aim sunlight on a central point
hydrogen and oxygen --> combustion energy storage
flywheel for energy storage
Stirling engine to change heat to rotational movement
14  Other / Off-topic / keepass commndline on: August 13, 2011, 08:50:27 AM
what i want to do is open steam with keepass via commandline

steam.exe -login username password

is this type of thing available in keepass? it would be really nice to not have batch file with my password in it that shows my password in plain text every time i open it as well.

also i am not sure this is the right place, but its not exacly bitcoin related either, so whatever.



i found out how

cmd://"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -login {USERNAME} {PASSWORD}

this will launch steam and log you in automaticly

put that code in the url box when you add your account

this will work with any program that will accept logging in via command line, including bitcoind. nolonger do you need to store every setting in a plain text config.

Bitcoin version 0.3.22-beta

  bitcoin [options]
  bitcoin [options] <command> [params]  Send command to -server or bitcoind
  bitcoin [options] help                List commands
  bitcoin [options] help <command>      Get help for a command
  -conf=<file>       Specify configuration file (default: bitcoin.conf)
  -pid=<file>        Specify pid file (default:
  -gen               Generate coins
  -gen=0             Don't generate coins
  -min               Start minimized
  -datadir=<dir>     Specify data directory
  -proxy=<ip:port>   Connect through socks4 proxy
  -dns               Allow DNS lookups for addnode and connect
  -addnode=<ip>      Add a node to connect to
  -connect=<ip>      Connect only to the specified node
  -nolisten          Don't accept connections from outside
  -upnp              Attempt to use UPnP to map the listening port
  -paytxfee=<amt>    Fee per KB to add to transactions you send
  -testnet           Use the test network
  -rpcuser=<user>    Username for JSON-RPC connections
  -rpcpassword=<pw>  Password for JSON-RPC connections
  -rpcport=<port>    Listen for JSON-RPC connections on <port> (default: 8332)
  -rpcallowip=<ip>   Allow JSON-RPC connections from specified IP address
  -rpcconnect=<ip>   Send commands to node running on <ip> (default:
  -keypool=<n>       Set key pool size to <n> (default: 100)
  -rescan            Rescan the block chain for missing wallet transactions

SSL options: (see the Bitcoin Wiki for SSL setup instructions)
  -rpcssl                                  Use OpenSSL (https) for JSON-RPC connections
  -rpcsslcertificatechainfile=<file.cert>  Server certificate file (default: server.cert)
  -rpcsslprivatekeyfile=<file.pem>         Server private key (default: server.pem)
  -rpcsslciphers=<ciphers>                 Acceptable ciphers (default: TLSv1+HIGH:!SSLv2:!aNULL:!eNULL:!AH:!3DES:@STRENGTH)
  -?                 This help message

if someone wants to post the most up to date bitcoind.exe -? ,please do.


now i want to make a url login, i have sucessfully done it with some simple web login pages, but google seems a bit more complicated

so far i have

but it simply refuses to work, and i am not sure it will ever work. i tried wireshark to find any info, but there simply is none.

this says that what i am trying to do is impossible

is there anything inside keepass that will do what i need?

i found keefox, it seems to work okay i guess, but it also shows cmd stuff inside firefox too, weird...
15  Other / Off-topic / Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on: August 12, 2011, 08:25:03 PM
Quote from: Valve
Next Gen Console, PC, and Mac Release Targeted for Early 2012

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO).

Targeted for release via Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in early 2012, CS: GO will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago (CS beta 1, August 1999).

CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more.

"Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999," said Doug Lombardi at Valve. "For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS' award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac."

CS: GO is being developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment. The title is targeted for release in early 2012 and will be playable at this year's PAX Prime and Eurogamer Expo 2011.

For more information, please visit the CS: GO Steam page
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / bitcoin block size on: August 12, 2011, 09:54:00 AM
i just recently read some slides on bitcoin that seems to make some okay arguments against it, mostly concerning the size of the blockchain.

they make the claim that if bitcoin were to replace just visa, then we would require 3TB of storage every 21 days.

the average transaction size for the past 1000 blocks is 438, bytes i assume, it does not give units.

given the number of 4000 average TXN per second at 438 bytes per TXN

1752000bytes per second
105120000 bytes per minute
6307200000 bytes per hour
147825000 kilobytes per day
~140 gigabytes per day
~51456 terabytes per year (365)

seeing these numbers makes you wonder really wonder. what is the solution?

if we could get the average TXN size down to 300 bytes per TXN @ 4000 TPS

1200000 bytes per second
72000000 bytes per minute
70312.5 kilobytes per minute
4119 megabytes per hour
98876 megabytes per day
34 terabytes per year

i don't know if bitcoin has a future seeing this.

but here are some solutions to help the problem

use only 1 address
checkpoint blocks, every x number of blocks, every transaction done since the last checkpoint block is consolidated, only contains a huge DB of who has how much, its a block that does not use any hashing and is made by every client, no reward is given. yes there is some security problems with this.
compression(i think the blockchain gets ~70% compression ratio)
making a brand new branch of bitcoin every so often

yes i will still use bitcoin, we just need to fix this problem now before the situation gets out of control.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / free transaction pools? on: August 12, 2011, 12:33:02 AM
are there any pools that include transactions that are free with no fee?
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / bitcoin security solution on: August 11, 2011, 04:49:56 PM
i propose a simple solution to bitcoin security, as far as wallets go.

it is a bitcoin device. it would be about the size of an iphone, maby a little smaller. it would have a qrcode scanner, a touch screen, infrared sender/receiver and miniusb. it would/should cost ~USD50-100.

it works by only sending signed transactions via usb or infrared.

there is also some software that should come with it, or invent some new standards.

what you do is specify public address that you want to be included in the export file.

once you export the file it gets on the device via usb. the device would be hard wired to only accept data, and never send any data out except required usb data.

the file only contains transaction data that involves a specific or set of specific addresses you own. this is only needed so the device knows how much coin it has without needing the entire blockchain.

i was thinking about it having wifi, but that didn't seem like it would be very secure.

in the ideal situation, you would have a dedicated bitcoin node that does nothing but bitcoin, and a device. you use the node to import and export signed transactions, private keys and transaction data.

Here is more stuff that would be good.

proposition to have nodes that will respond to queries about address.
these nodes could sell their services or be free, but i think if this were developed it should include the option to charge per query or per 1k queries or whatever. or per day/week/month/year. or set up for personal/business use.
you simply supply a ip or namecoin address or dns name to the software that will accept.
these nodes could also operate as supernodes, nodes that connect to hundreds, or thousands of peers.
they could also allow people to download the blockchain from them via http or offer torrent URIs
This image shows really simply how it would work.

If this were made, mobile solutions would be simple, and desktop clients could be made and set up for use the instant they were installed.(or until they got the full chain.)
desktop clients would have 2 versions: lite and full
lite includes everything but the blockchain.
full includes everything including the ability to connect to the nodes

I think this is just so much better than surrendering your coins to some 3rd party.
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Fast Transaction Solution on: August 07, 2011, 10:14:13 AM
Just a simple what i think a solution is to the problem of secure, instant and somewhat decentralized transactions. this solution does not give the bs answer, just give all your money to some central authority.

This would rely heavily a non existent open source platform that has yet to be made.

the system would not be account based, but more email based. it would not require a brand new account name/password. just you supply your real name and email address in the website and everything else works through email where you need verification.

i want to buy some stuff from walmart
i go to and put my name "ctoon6" and my email "" sends an email with a unique public bitcoin address that i send any amount of coins i want.
i send BTC5 to the public address
walmart sends another email back that is signed and says how many coins i sent along with a random pin number and password.
in the same email i get a link to an image to print out a card for use at the store. it would require the pin with the card, vaid for x amount of time
i could also get the card printed out at walmart if i wanted also. the card is only required at a storefront.
if i type my email address into it would send an email of how many coins i have and my account information and such.
if i want my coins back i type in my email address at and the amount i want back
they send an email and i click a link in the email that takes me to a page where i specify the public address.

in short, every store or company or site has their own account systems. this is better than a single, and pointless system where you have to trust 1 company with all your money that you want to spend versus a bunch of smaller ones where you would only loose at most like USD100 worth. this does not address the vending machine problem, unless every vending machine company formed a coalition or something.
20  Economy / Goods / Minecraft HIB key on: July 29, 2011, 05:46:58 AM
This key only costs BC0.05 and will last till august 14th post or pm if you want it. basically its a trial of mine craft for less than a dollar. if by the 12th i don't get any takers ill just give it away.

if you don't want to wait for me just send .05 and a random amount of BC like so and pm me the exact amount before you send it.
Do not post the random amount.

and here are some free 48 hour keys to a service that i use and very much enjoy
05/02/11 2MOBAPCS
06/01/11 F61JUJ1R
07/01/11 DLNC5GNV for more information about HIB.
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