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1  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Suspicious things happen when I try to go to Mt. Gox on: May 07, 2013, 03:37:42 PM
When I paste the address you just sent, the K.K. Tibanne appears in the web address.  Previously it wasn't.  THANKS!

Doesn't this have to be happening to lots of people?  Are the recording my keystrokes?  I can imagine there are a lot of pirates and whores trying to loot these things.

Be careful people!
2  Economy / Service Discussion / Suspicious things happen when I try to go to Mt. Gox on: May 07, 2013, 03:24:51 PM
First it says the site is offline,  and there's a button to click for a "live version"

Now,  I get what looks like a regular site, but there's  no green thing on the web address bar.

What the hell? Does anyone else have these problems?
3  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Is Mt. Gox web address/or my computer compromised on: May 02, 2013, 12:00:54 PM
Thanks.  Looks good now, though and the problem went away. 
4  Economy / Service Discussion / Is Mt. Gox web address/or my computer compromised on: May 02, 2013, 11:32:22 AM
I tried surfing to the Mt. Gox site and my computer gave me a security warning.  Subsequently I went there via explorer rather than Mozilla and over-rode the security warning.  Once there, I noticed the "green thing" on the web bar didn't appear?

1. Is this a bogus site?
2. Is there something wrong with my computer?
3. Should I refrain from logging in to Mt. Gox after ignoring security warning?  So far, I haven't.
5  Economy / Service Discussion / Are BTC withdrawals from bitfloor typically slow? on: April 12, 2013, 07:28:27 AM
I'm having problems waiting for them to show up at their destination address
6  Economy / Service Discussion / question about missing transaction on: March 01, 2013, 04:27:08 PM
I sent some BTCs from MT Gox to my wallet (which hadn't just quite updated at the time). It's been a couple hours and the BTCs haven't appeared yet.  Also, they don't show up as "unconfirmed" which usually happens once the blocks have updated. Anyone know what is going on?  How do I get these thing?

Many Thanks in advance.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: How can I transact in BTC "more quickly" than waiting for my wallet to get on: October 13, 2012, 03:31:02 PM
Thanks for the intelligent points.  I should just accept the risk once I see it clear if it is a face-to-face transaction.  Are there BTC credit cards?  If so, where can I get one?

Thanks again.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / How can I transact in BTC "more quickly" than waiting for my wallet to get on: October 12, 2012, 06:38:21 PM
credited/debited?

In my opinion, there are two impediments that are slowing BTC's adoption.  As we all know, coins can be sent frictionlessly across borders. However, it takes at least 10 minutes for them to show up.  If we want more transactions to occur, don't we need to have a way for the BTCs to swipe "immediately?"  If so, then we have to rely on some sort of trusted third party like Mt.Gox that issues it's own code and keeps reserves from both counterparties that it immediately honors.

I've been away for a while so pardon me if I touch on a redundant subject, but does anyone have any insight for how to speed up verification?

My guess is that once trusted third parties that offer immediate clearing arise and smart phones that (unlike the evil swine at Apple) allow BTC apps, then BTC is off to the races and gains wide acceptance. My prediction: third parties will issue BTC backed parallel currency that will transact immediately and people keep small amounts of their BTC deposited as escrow at those third parties.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is bitcoin democratic? on: May 19, 2012, 08:58:32 PM
Sorry, but only an idiot would ask such a thing.  Instead why not ask, "Is it voluntary?" or "Does it abide by predetermined rules or is it arbitrary and rigged (like the dollar and the banking system)?"

Many components of democracy end up being coercive or rigged.  My leftwing pap meter always rises when some clown invokes "democracy."  How about focusing of FREEDOM and VOLUNTARY ARRANGEMENTS rather than being concerned with DEMOCRACY! AND LEARN THE DISTINCTION, SHERLOCK!
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / I studied with George Selgin at University of Georgia, and (imo) BTC's resemble on: May 16, 2012, 09:53:06 PM
what is referred to as a "frozen brick" fiat system - at least once the supply freezes in 2030.  George is a very passionate instructor and my friends and I feel we received excellent training at UGA. An honest money should either hold its purchasing power or (preferably) increase in value over time.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Zero active connections to bitcoin network message on: May 09, 2012, 10:45:46 AM
I'm using Bitcoin 0.6.0.6 - Beta
Should I upgrade/re-install?

Thanks
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Zero active connections to bitcoin network message on: May 09, 2012, 02:24:20 AM
I'm traveling in Eastern Europe and want send some BTC.  I have "what SEEMS to be" pretty fast internet access, yet my wallet says
Zero active connections to bitcoin network message in the lower right corner 

Can anyone make a suggestion or explanation so that I can expedite the transfer?

Thanks in advance.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / So do you mean a "shadow stock/commodity exchange?" That's what I've waiting on: March 02, 2012, 11:50:18 AM
for.....  a liquid market to trade oil, gold, S&P etc in BTC, but ideally it would be coupled with a BTC swap/collar market to mitigate currency risk.

If the authorities try to shut it down, someone could make a market in phone minutes - which are transferrable - and get around the currency prohibitions.  I noticed in Thailand that people can transfer phone minutes to other people's phones.  Is this feature available in the US?  Someone could make a market in phone minutes - which presumable won't be outlawed and fund things that way is the NWO shuts down Dwolla, etc.  I guess they could have a bunch of scratch off card codes?Huh

It the authorities block bank x-fers,  goods arbitrage with phone minutes which are closely linked to money could keep the BTC system flowing.
14  Economy / Trading Discussion / Couple of things: (1) Whoever runs Mt. Gox ought to get off his butt and chime on: February 15, 2012, 10:52:03 AM
in about redundancy in different countries.  (2) I'm not a techie or a developer.  I'm a monetary theorist who is holding BTC (even if they crash).  However, if you're a non-techie/speculator, IN MY OPINION maintaining liquid, transparent, continual pricing IS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL elements for BTC's continued success/viability.  How do you guys NOT AGREE WITH THIS POINT?? The other exchanges aren't nearly as good as Mt. Gox.  Now perhaps, you think the next in line will step up and get its volume - perhaps so.

I happen to think that NWO/US govts are hellbent on destroying BTC or will be once they realize its capabilities.  I'd love to hear a discussion about which governments have web/BTC friendly policies.  My guess is Sweden.  I like the fact that Russian entities are getting involved with BTC, but the problem is that there govt might rob you eventually.  I'm not freaking out.  I'm just absolutely puzzled that this vital discussion rarely gets vetted on this board.
15  Economy / Trading Discussion / Paging Mt. Gox management or someone else in the know: PLEASE REPLY! on: February 15, 2012, 09:56:53 AM
Do you have any contingencies if Mt. Gox  gets shut down or is Dwolla deposits end?  How do BTC keep trading if there isn't a liquid, transparent, frequently-quoted market.  Such an event would be tantamount to a stock getting booted from the NYSE and put on the pink sheets.  Only illiquid, bilateral trades would occur and the accuracy of their reporting would be questionable.

Could you set a "Silk Road" type BTC exchange?  Why not get parallel Mt. Goxes running in Sweden or wherever is more friendly to net liberty?  Tell me you've considered this contingency???!!!!
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Can someone please address how vulnerable Mt Gox and Dwolla are to being shutdow on: February 15, 2012, 09:49:41 AM
Just click on "Buy" or "Sell" at www.wm-center.com

for instance, when BTC was $4.74 on Mt. Gox, they were $4 bid , $5.2 offer ...... not good terms but willing to stand on a market nonetheless.  Andreesen and those guys should set up an exchange in Russia or China.  You would think that the Scandinavian countries would respect this type of consensual trade and not stifle e-commerce with BTC  If Mt. Gox goes down, this selloff is going to look like a cakewalk.
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Can someone please address how vulnerable Mt Gox and Dwolla are to being shutdow on: February 15, 2012, 08:05:08 AM
shutdown.  I'm sure that is the next objective of the US govt.

The most positive thing I've seen lately is that www.wm-center.com in Russia is making a market in BTC.  Fortunately, Russia is not part of the US umbrella and seems to be our savior as BTC holders.

Any of you dialed-in folks know how antagonistic the Japanese govt is towards BTC?
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin prevalence by country on: January 29, 2012, 05:12:02 AM
You mean that people know to program and don't spend all their time watching Jersey Shore?  Thanks for the reply.  No disrespect to your country but perhaps the gains from mining look somewhat attractive versus typical job opportunities in the Ukraine?

Or there just a bunch of techie badasses in Ukraine and Russia?
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Don't miners typically MAKE A PROFIT? on: January 27, 2012, 03:10:27 AM
If I loan them money that is intended to steer them to a particular pool, then they have MORE resources to mine with and can receive an incremental profit greater than otherwise and still reimburse me part of the additional profit?  Why wouldn't that work?  If not, these guys didn't really think through the design all that well.
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Is there a way to combat this mining concentration AND get paid (some question on: January 27, 2012, 12:27:35 AM
Andreesen said that one mining pool had veto power over system changes.  I don't think that, in itself, is a big deal.  I know how to encrypt my wallet. 

On the other hand, I have no real understanding of what he's talking about.

1. Where are the "rules" about these large mining pools?  I didn't see it in Satoshi's white paper.
(please answer!)

2. Why does this matter?  Does the person who is awarded a block get to "control" it forever?

3. Instead of some commie a$$ appeal (sorry, I'm and 80s kid) to donate to smaller mining pools (which some of you were making), why can't I loan them to these "more virtuous" mining groups and get kicked back some of the discovered blocks, thus receiving a return on my investment - rather than "DONATING?"
If so, could you please such an enterprise!

4. Sorry if I sound like an arrogant buffoon that has a Bobby Knight poster on my wall, but I doubt I'm the only one who has the same misconception.  I'm buying BTC to try to make $$$ and am "tech-challenged."



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