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1  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Vanitygen: Vanity bitcoin address generator/miner [v0.22] on: May 05, 2013, 07:35:09 AM
I can generate compressed keys using openssl, but is way slower than vanitygen. Uncompressed keys take more space in the blockchain...
2  Other / Off-topic / Re: Hindu on: May 05, 2013, 07:26:41 AM

Too bad, Hinduism and Buddhism are far more interesting than any of the Abrahamic religions.
3  Other / Off-topic / Re: 93 on: May 05, 2013, 07:21:44 AM
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." —AL. I. 40

"thou hast no right but to do thy will. Do that, and no other shall say nay." —AL. I. 42–3

"Every man and every woman is a star." —AL. I. 3

"There is no god but man.

1. Man has the right to live by his own law—
    to live in the way that he wills to do:
    to work as he will:
    to play as he will:
    to rest as he will:
    to die when and how he will.
2. Man has the right to eat what he will:
    to drink what he will:
    to dwell where he will:
    to move as he will on the face of the earth.
3. Man has the right to think what he will:
    to speak what he will:
    to write what he will:
    to draw, paint, carve, etch, mould, build as he will:
    to dress as he will.
4. Man has the right to love as he will:—
    "take your fill and will of love as ye will,
    when, where, and with whom ye will." —AL. I. 51
5. Man has the right to kill those who would thwart these rights."

"the slaves shall serve." —AL. II. 58

"Love is the law, love under will." —AL. I. 57

Too bad nobody posted this in the blockchain, would have been a nice balance to Luke-Jr's prayers...
4  Other / Politics & Society / Re: This is the thread where you discuss free market, americans and libertarianism on: May 05, 2013, 07:04:21 AM

Because for many profit is not everything, the lust for power and religion can also be a great motivator. Some people just want to have slaves or impose on others how to live. And if they fight the government now, those private security providers will be a lesser challenge.

How easy is it to subdue an urban, armed population?  The most powerful govt the world has ever seen can't seem to do it effectively in Iraq, for example.

No doubt there are always going to be people lusting for power, but the only way that it works now is because people have been trained over centuries, particularly through the church and the public school system to accept the idea of government.  It needs to be indoctrinated in for a majority to accept it.  Without that indoctrination being present

Iraq is a bad example, since they are not free. But I agree an armed population is a deterrent against foreign invasion. But I wasn't talking about foreign invasion. Armed population is no defense against religion, mobs, and the tyranny of the community. Many private schools are worse than public ones. They invade the privacy of children, and restrict their freedom, teach them religious concepts. And by the time they grow up, it will be too late.

I have serious doubts as to whether a modern, educated population would accept a new government after not having one at all.

Since the final phase of communism is anarchy, this what communists thought, that statelessness requires educated population. And thats how they justified authoritarianism and things like the cultural revolution (as a transition to the ultimate phase).

Just thought I'd toss this in here:

Is it so crazy to suggest an open source method might be a better solution?

Not at all, an open source method and decentralization are clearly superior. But the way An-Cap is envisioned now, I'm afraid will lead to corporate abuse, religious dominance, and force the poor into collectivization or become corporate slaves. Or worse degenerate into a gangland. Anyhow individual freedom is lost. And this is the beauty of open source, one can improve. But this can be done only by abandoning dogma, and truly addressing problems.
So far all political ideologies are extremely buggy (some more than others).

Just as communists were naive that the proletariat will do no wrong (or if they do, their peers will correct them), capitalists seem to believe that in a free market corporations will do no wrong (or if they do they will be corrected by the free market). Things don't work as on paper in real life.
5  Other / Politics & Society / Re: The legitimate purpose of military... on: May 05, 2013, 06:25:26 AM
Military private or governmental will always do abuses, because the training and the discipline is dehumanizing. Probably the best solution is to replace them with robots. Still even so they can be ordered to kill and pillage, and if private it is kinda hard to have measures to prevent that (a private corporation is entitled to secrets). Lets not forget that in ancient times many armies were funded privately, and we know how "well" that worked.

OTOH if the people are armed (and have robots if possible), can serve as a deterrent against invasion, and eliminates the need of a military.

This idea of protecting escrow or free trade is nonsense, in my country they only exist to protect against foreign invasion.
6  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Improving the trustworthyness of PGP keys with Bitcoin on: May 05, 2013, 06:08:40 AM
A use for this is using firstbits. Generate a PGP key, until the firstbits are something memorable, then send a small transaction to the address. When give to someone the fingerprint over the phone, just give them the firstbits which is less prone to error.

Would be nice if we could find an alternative to the web of trust. That would also solve the problem with CAs in SSL.
7  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Vanitygen: Vanity bitcoin address generator/miner [v0.22] on: May 05, 2013, 06:01:57 AM
I hope someone will post a version that generates compressed keys, even if it just on CPU, though I prefer GPU.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: WTF - Kiddy Porn in the Blockchain for life? on: May 05, 2013, 05:47:46 AM
child porn has nothing to with child porn

That is not true. Onionland is filled with real CP, both soft/hardcore, and if you dig deeply into Onionland you will find sites with some gruesome pictures/videos. There are also forums dedicated to discussions how to kidnap, rape/torture children.

It is true that in clearnet, most of the sites are hentai, 3d, jailbait, and child modeling. This is because of different laws in different countries, and even Encyclopedia Dramatica violates some of these laws.

But there is plenty of real CP on Tor and Freenet. I haven't explored I2P, so I don't know what is the situation there.

Of course it's stupid to equate cartoons, stories, and nudes to CP under law. And some of the laws described here are extremely stupid. Perhaps the purpose of these laws is to protect child abusers, by forcing them into a safe haven in the darknets, and out of public sight.

Do you like watching videos of store robberies? You should be prosecuted for robbery. Because by watching videos of store robberies, you are contributing to store robberies.

P.S. I'm not into CP, but the laws around it are just plain ridiculous at this point, and they can only get more stupid, because "think of the children"  Roll Eyes

This one of the reason why I'm against censorship of CP. Another because I think it interferes with investigation. I think is better for the dirt of humanity to be in the open, so that it can be fixed.

Since I mentioned the stuff above, I will add: I'm not into CP, nor am I attracted to people under 30.
9  Other / Politics & Society / Re: This is the thread where you discuss free market, americans and libertarianism on: May 01, 2013, 07:36:45 AM
They force security on them.  There's a difference.  Just like the "government" forces it's security upon people.

Governments (with the exceptions of monarchies and theocracies) enforce security with the consent of the (or hired by the) people (of course most of the time it's a lie). So should the locals, barring a conspiracy, choose anarchy, that government has no longer a right to rule.

In the free society there will be competition and contracts and arbitration between security providers.  Why would one try to take over and become a government?  The risks would be huge and why bother when you are making good profits?   Once people have got used to the idea of no government I highly doubt they will want to go back.

Because for many profit is not everything, the lust for power and religion can also be a great motivator. Some people just want to have slaves or impose on others how to live. And if they fight the government now, those private security providers will be a lesser challenge.
10  Other / Off-topic / Re: PGP? on: May 01, 2013, 07:14:05 AM
A PGP public key can be used to encrypt messages to or verify signatures from the owner. To understand better how it works learn to do once RSA with pen, paper, and a calculator:
It won't take long, and it's fun. This would also help you to understand Bitcoin better.

Download GNU Privacy Guard from to generate your own keypair. It will generate for you two keypairs, one for signing, and one for encryption (for security reasons). Signing is the reverse of encryption. The hash is encrypted with you private key and decrypted with your public key (from the signing key).

GPG/PGP actually uses hybrid encryption, it encrypts the key (password) with RSA (asymmetric encryption / public key cryptography) , and the rest of the message with AES (symmetric encryption / password / key based). The reason for this is that the size of the message would be to large due to the modulo.
Symmetric encryption is more similar to the secret alphabets kid's play with, if you did that kind of stuff when you where a kid. Except a cipher like AES uses a different "alphabet" for each "letter", and then does a lot of permutations, well it works a bit different, but that's the gist of it. You can read more about it here: and

GPG/PGP allows you to choose between different ciphers, but I recommend you stick with RSA/AES (future versions will also include ECDSA (what bitcoin uses). There quite a few user friendly front-ends, and browsers plug-ins.

In terms of security RSA4096 = ECDSA256 = AES128.

In short it's used for signing so that others can verify authenticity and encryption so that others can encrypt stuff to you.
Also think of the public key as a mailbox, people can put stuff in, but you need a key to open it, and only you can take stuff out.
11  Other / Politics & Society / Re: This is the thread where you discuss free market, americans and libertarianism on: May 01, 2013, 06:30:50 AM
... and this is why i argue that it works pretty good right now, so why not just continue with that evil state?

I'm not sure it works pretty good right now, but it also depends where you live (I don't know much about Denmark).

because the options with NAP is:
a) allow murder.
b) push stuff onto others.

Im not that saying a statist society would be murder free, just that it would not be allowed. Im perfectly fine with pushing stuff onto other.

I have no problem with the murder of a murderer except if s/he is the murderer of a murderer.

If you are saying it is not enforced from the top down you are correct.  It is a general principle.  A truth.   Nobody has the right to interfere with someone's else's life.

Now obviously not everyone in a free society is going to adhere to this which is why security providers will still be in demand by the market.  Just there will be competition in geographical areas rather than the coercive, controlling monopolies that we currently have which there is no evidence they have the rights to do what they claim to be able to do.

How is this different from the Yakuza, Mafia, Islamic Courts, or other non-governmental organizations that provide "security" to the locals?

What will prevent those security providers from imposing their morals on the locals? What will prevent them from becoming warlords?
12  Other / Politics & Society / Re: This is the thread where you discuss free market, americans and libertarianism on: May 01, 2013, 06:07:16 AM
Is murder not an initiation of force?
but the NAP does only apply to the person declaring it, or you would be forcing stuff onto others(and thereby violating itself).

The NAP says that i may murder you, but that i should expect retaliation.

But why is that wrong? Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, is the only true justice (except when it is applied collectively).
13  Other / Politics & Society / Re: This is the thread where you discuss free market, americans and libertarianism on: May 01, 2013, 06:05:14 AM
I agree in theory with libertarianism and NAP. But many things worry me. I find that just like Communism, Anarcho-Capitalism/Voluntarysm, and The Zeitgeist Movement ignore human nature. By being focused on their perceived evils (lack of free market for An-Cap/Vol and money for Zeitgeist), they could repeat the failure of Communism, which was focused on class warfare. Many things look perfect on paper as was Marx's manifesto, but when implemented in real life can have horrible results.

Most humans are selfish, lazy, and greedy. A few are psychopaths which tend to end a the top of governments and other organizations.

Communities, religions, and corporations can be far more oppressive than government. You can say that one should choose their community careful or leave, but you can't choose where you are born and you can't leave without money or resources (or without trespassing in a fully privatized world).

Even today people are far more scammed/abused of by businesses, small businesses, and religions. There is nothing to stop an alliance between those entities in an An-Cap world. We have enough problems with many corporations/religions corrupting governments.

Also, I don't even want to imagine the hassle of having to pay for toll roads, private security, water, sewer system, etc.

But I don't like the status quo either, governments are becoming more authoritarian by day, and individual freedom vanishes. The Left and Right are becoming more and more idiocratic. I also believe there is a false dichotomy between individual freedom and socialism.

So far I can't find a political platform/movement that matches. I am attracted by many of the ideas from the Zeitgeist videos, but also see many faults, and at times seems idiocratic (perhaps because it was targeted at an American audience?).
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: WTF - Kiddy Porn in the Blockchain for life? on: May 01, 2013, 04:59:41 AM
I was wrong when I said this needs to be fixed.

As for running a full node, there are no delays if you run it 24/7. Anyone who is able should run a full node, otherwise Bitcoin will stop being P2P.

There is no problem with they way Bitcoin works, the problem are the laws. Laws that protect child abuse and sex trafficking, by sheltering the public from the truth through censorship. This also prevents investigation by third parties.

It seems politicians are concerned with people accidentally stumbling upon a web site, rather than punishing slavers and child abusers. I do believe that those who profit from CP should be punished, though less than those who produce it.

Another problem is that recently (it wasn't like this when I was a child), nudity = porn, which is just stupid.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: WTF - Kiddy Porn in the Blockchain for life? on: April 30, 2013, 03:51:06 AM
For those that want to verify and have a Linux/BSD OS:

In .bitcoin/blocks do strings -20 blk00053.dat | less
It's a few pages down.

There is also a file encoded in hex in blk00052.dat (unrelated to the CP links in blk00053.dat) and there is lots of spam in many blk*.dat.

Personally I think this needs to be fixed, I don't feel comfortable having CP links, Bernanke/Sassaman, or Luke-Jr's prayers on my computer.
16  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Bitcoin & the Rothschild jews in €urope on: April 12, 2013, 09:06:59 AM
There's a reason I didn't quote those parts of the fables.

There is more to it. Mankind is at war with Nature; humans have endured a lot during their evolution. From their awakening to sentience, and mostly during the Ice Age, it is a history of pain. Buried down in the subconsciousnesses. God (thou it doesn't exist, and even if it did) is a symbol of nature, and the desire of vengeance must satiated. Yet mankind can't strike at God. But whenever someone takes upon themselves to be the chosen or children of God (or even followers/worshipers), the opportunity shows itself to send a message to God or the void.

This is what happened to Louis XVI, during the French Revolution; they couldn't kill God, so they killed Louis. Same with the Czar. And now I will sound callous: This is what happened to the Jews during WWII. These weren't the world bankers - "International Jewry" - Hitler was raving about. These were the "chosen people of God"!

But they didn't understand, nor learned their lesson. They went to the accursed holy land, which was occupied by another people of God. And a new drama ensued. Mind you, the whole land could be rendered unholy, by destroying the holy sites; building orphanages or night clubs instead; peace could be achieved in time.

Short story: We hate God, and God hates you! So why not drink, be merry, fornicate, and eat some pork? And let the name of Yahweh/Jesus/Allah/Zeus/Brahma/Krishna/etc be forever accursed.

For a funny/sad note, lookup the etymology of the word "holocaust", and tell me you can't make a connection to all those lambs.
17  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Should a Jewish resturant owner be forced to serve a skinhead? on: April 12, 2013, 07:59:44 AM
It will be in Jewrmany

LOL! I had to laugh at this. Mostly because of this:
18  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Ayn Rand on: April 12, 2013, 07:52:03 AM
I suppose you're right, but in other ways, I'm having trouble agreeing.  Though no one person can own any word, or group of words, they are often attributed to them.  For example:

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
― Aristotle

There are likely many variants of this quote, but this is the gist of what Aristotle was saying; though it could be attributed to anyone, we assume Aristotle is the originator of this quote.  But is he the originator of the idea?  Impossible to know (and highly unlikely, anyway.)  But we can at least say he, in a way, owns this phrase, since I cannot put my own name beneath it and claim I said it.

Now, let's say I took a string of numbers, letters, and punctuation, and created something that never existed before; couldn't I say I owned it?  If this cannot be considered property, what of the patterns that dictate a private key?  Couldn't someone own a private key?  Though it is intangible, this person is the only one who owns it, and thus, owns the bits which make up a Bitcoin; but perhaps the major flaw in this argument would be, I'm not sharing this key with anybody, therefor it is, in fact, private, as opposed to a novel, which is meant to be read by other people.  In other words, if I wrote a novel, and never let anyone else read it, could I then truly own that long string of paragraphs?  After all, if I shared my television with the community, it ceases to be private property.

I suppose this is the major dividing line between property and creation.  But it is rather funny how people can own another artist's painting.

I think the problem is with copyright, and this is something USA imposed its will on the world. I respect authors, but not copyright. As for Bitcoin Private Key it's your duty to protect it. If someone spends it, thats the end of them. We don't want a central authority protecting our BTC. Now that I think of it, I don't even like the idea of Bitcoin Police. I want full anarchy on the Internet.
19  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Political Typology Quiz on: April 12, 2013, 07:34:04 AM
Ha ha no kidding Grin  Now this is a quiz.

I think I did pretty well.

That diamond is old, we need a new political spectrum for the new age. Don't get what I'm hinting at? Think of Zeitgeist/Anarchy/Pirate Party/etc (and no, they can't be truly included in that diamond).
20  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Bitcoin & the Rothschild jews in €urope on: April 12, 2013, 07:26:07 AM
Stop right now everybody! It's apparent that all this anti semitic flaming the newb "antibanker" has started in multiple threads the last two days, is an attempt to smudge Bitcoin further than we are capable of our selves.

The global media attention we have now means that several reporters already have read this thread. So the intent of hammering on about a "Jewish world conspiracy" is the conspiracy. Got it, don't be stupid guys!

Yesterday some on the Hebrew thread talked about that banks in Israel were refusing to do transfers to bitcoin related businesses. This could be Mossad agents posting here for all we know!!

That wouldn't be far fetched. I have exotic tastes; I enjoy reading MysteryMiner, but clearly antibanker is a troll (regardless of his agenda).
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