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1  Economy / Service Discussion / "MtGox was attacked by the government" - Jim Rickards on: April 10, 2014, 11:04:57 PM
I know this is an old video published (18 Oct 2013) but I only just found it.

Jim Rickards wrote the book on Currency Wars, and claims to work for the Pentagon on currency war game simulations, so I take this as probably true.

He let slip at the end of this interview, "MtGox was, er.. er.., you know, attacked by the government"! Shocked
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVOmVbHtz1k&t=21m30s

He could be called for Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpele's defense, if it ever gets to court, or even by people suing for their money back!
Mark should make a copy of this video before it disappears, you just found a "get out of jail free card" on the Monopoly board. Tongue



2  Economy / Service Discussion / Some Subway store owners starting to accept payment in Bitcoins! (VIDEO) on: November 14, 2013, 01:42:35 AM
Man goes into a US Allentown Subway store and pays for meal in Bitcoins, another spotted in Russia too!  Shocked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWsd1WwhhNg

I wonder if it will catch on? Fast food outlets could use Bitcoin as leverage to get the government to let them accept EBT Cards (food stamps) I know they've been after that for a while. Wink

And so European bitcoiners don't go hungry www.takeaway.com is accepting Bitcoins too!


3  Bitcoin / Hardware / Avalon getting $200m investment for 20nm ASICs!? on: August 05, 2013, 12:23:39 PM
Don't know if anyone has read this article but it says the Phoenix Fund is investing $200m in Avalon so they can get access to 20nm chip technology!?  Shocked

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323997004578644491403250124.html
4  Bitcoin / Hardware / Butterfly Labs Ships For Real This Time? Also to sell ASICs direct in bulk? on: June 06, 2013, 11:55:44 AM
I noticed this story recently, but didn't see it posted here..

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Butterfly Labs announced today that nearly every Jalapeno order through July 3rd 2012 has been shipped out. They have promised that every backlogged order will be shipped within the next 90 days and this morning they posted a picture up of over 100 units that were on their way out the door.
http://www.coindesk.com/butterfly-labs-finally-ships-out-last-years-jalapeno-orders/

..I know they've been promising to ship within 90 days since forever...

..also this interesting story about them selling the ASIC direct to bulk orders?

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It adds that chips must be ordered in minimum lots of 100, with a down payment of 50 percent and the remainder due upon delivery.
http://www.coindesk.com/butterfly-labs-says-bulk-chip-sales-to-start-soon/
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Upgrading Wallet.dat to Ubuntu 12.10 and Bitcoin-QT 0.8.1 Crashes (Solved!) on: April 24, 2013, 02:24:25 AM
Ubuntu 12.10 64bit (Quantal) and Bitcoin-QT 0.8.1 Crashes

The previous version I had failed to complete the blockchain download so thought I'd upgrade.

I deleted everything from previous version but for the wallet.dat file (i have copies though)

Full blockchain downloading really fast until..

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Bitcoin Error
System error:CWalletDB::ListAccountCreditDebit():cannot create DB cursor
~14130 blocks remaining

file wallet.dat has LSN 780/2077553, past end of log at 1/333
Commonly caused by moving a database from one database environment
to another without clearing the database LSNs, or by removing all of
the log files from a database environment
DB_ENV->log_flush: LSN of 780/2077553 past current end-of-log of 1/333
Database environment corrupt; the wrong log files may have been removed or incompatible database files imported from another environment

so i try...

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usr/bin/bitcoin-qt -salvagewallet

and i get...

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cannot initialize keypool

bitcoin-qt: /usr/include/boost/thread/pthread/recursive_mutex.hpp:101: void boost::recursive_mutex::lock(): Assertion '!pthread_mutex_lock(&m)' failed.
Aborted (core dump)

Any ideas? I'd really like to access my bitcoins!  Angry
6  Bitcoin / Mining / We're gonna need a BIGGER BitcoinX chart!!! on: March 28, 2013, 12:14:55 PM
You all remember that famous line from the film Jaws..

We're gonna need a BIGGER BOAT BitcoinX chart!!!

BTC95 and it's out of the top of the chart which stoped at 90. Now fixed. Grin



7  Bitcoin / Hardware / BFL Update 03-25-2013 on: March 27, 2013, 11:03:20 PM
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"The process to bring a brand new ASIC to life is not as simple as turning it on. The fact that some people think it is, is an indicator that they have never actually done so. There is a lot of testing, poking, prodding and debugging that needs to happen to get a chip up and running and if someone tells you differently, they are incorrect, plain and simple. " BFL-Josh (03-25-2013)

https://forums.butterflylabs.com/bfl-forum-miscellaneous/1448-i-think-its-safe-say-we-need-daily-updates-5.html

...then Mattsdx points out the "someone / some people" who said this...

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"These aren't Pentium chips. They either work or they don't and we will know immediately after we turn them on." BFL-Josh (01-30-2013)

https://forums.butterflylabs.com/bfl-forum-miscellaneous/837-sunday-27-jan-2013-asic-update-discussion-thread-7.html#post12276

LOL, owned by his own comment. Cheesy
8  Bitcoin / Hardware / Cheaper 20Gh/s Avalon? on: March 26, 2013, 10:47:13 PM
Has anyone thought of buying a single module and turning it into a cheap 20Gh/s ASIC by adding their own PSU, fans and controller? The software is on the web I guess. Do-able?   Undecided

Surely it would cheaper/faster for Avalon to just sell the modules than build a whole unit.

Bitcoin decentralization requires a cheaper ASIC solution.
9  Economy / Goods / OMG! Funny item I found on UK ebay accepting Bitcoins. on: March 13, 2013, 03:59:38 PM
 Shocked  Cheesy  Grin thank god it says "new and unused"  Grin  Cheesy  Shocked

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/stag-hen-night-japanese-doll-i-do-except-bitcoins-/171006139143?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Celebrations_Occasions_ET&hash=item27d0c29b07
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