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1  Other / Alternate cryptocurrencies / Re: Bitcoin, Litecoin,... What's next? on: March 19, 2014, 08:27:47 PM
NXT decentralized services.

2  Economy / Goods / Re: [For Sale] Bitcoin Accepted Here : Neon Signs - Now Shipping! on: March 11, 2014, 12:42:39 AM

Arrived today, safe and sound with the excellent packaging.  Thanks again!   Smiley

3  Other / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: NXT :: descendant of Bitcoin - Updated Information on: March 10, 2014, 04:21:39 PM
Is DoS expected to be more of a problem with TF than regular forging?   If we can guess who will forge the next block with a high degree of probability, won't an attacker do the same?

If this was already discussed, can someone point me to it?  I'd like to find more detailed information on how TF is planned to be implemented.

edit -
Just noticed this is mentioned in the faq, but not really answered fully. - "This is possible. If it is a concern for you, you should run your Nxt software through a personal VPN service or Tor. "

4  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: CGMINER ASIC miner monitoring RPC linux/win/osx/mips/arm/r-pi 4.0.1 on: March 07, 2014, 10:24:54 PM
For sure that will reduce overall cpu usage with 20-30% that is what i observe on my tplinks

That fixed it, thanks.  After disabling LOCK_TRACKING 4.0.1 is now running at a very steady 11% on my system, which is actually a nice improvement over 3.9.   Smiley
5  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: CGMINER ASIC miner monitoring RPC linux/win/osx/mips/arm/r-pi 4.0.1 on: March 07, 2014, 02:55:40 AM
EDIT: Also, cpu usage by cgminer seems to have greatly increased. I noticed these things with two machines running Windows 7.

I wanted to post the same observation.  I've been upgrading every few releases and had been on 3.8-3.9 for a long time with a few BFL units.  In 3.9 the CPU usually averages around 15%-16%.  Going to 4.0.1 the CPU usage slowly increases and levels off at ~35%.

Ubuntu 12.04.4 x64, 3.11 kernel, gcc 4.6.3
CFLAGS="-O2 -Wall -march=native" ./configure --enable-bflsc

6  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: - Live Bitcoin/LiteCoin Charts on: February 18, 2014, 01:53:01 PM

Can't find the NXT donation address in your sig...   Grin
7  Other / Alternate cryptocurrencies / Re: Transparent mining 2, or What part of Legacy should be left behind on: February 10, 2014, 06:52:57 PM
Owning NXT is somewhat like owning shares in a virtual public company.  The shares were issued all at once, but they happen to be coins that are traded on crypto markets, which is nice because they are accessible to anyone.  They function as both shares and as the resource used in the network itself.

The forging fees are not attractive right now as an incentive for profit because there is no real activity yet.  To me, forging fees are more of a programmatic "dividend" that is built into the shares.  You are only paid this dividend if you show up to shareholder meetings (run a client with an unlocked account)(run a node).
8  Economy / Goods / Re: Jesus Loves Bitcoin - Shirts, Hats, Stickers, Mugs and More! on: February 05, 2014, 09:49:25 PM

Quote from: wikipedia
All three synoptic gospels state that hostile questioners tried to trap Jesus into taking an explicit and dangerous stand on whether Jews should or should not pay taxes to the Roman authorities.

The accounts in Matthew 22:15-22 and Mark 12:13-17 say that the questioners were Pharisees and Herodians, while Luke 20:20-26 says only that they were "spies" sent by "teachers of the law and the chief priests".

They anticipated that Jesus would oppose the tax, as their purpose was "to hand him over to the power and authority of the governor".[Luke 20:20] The governor was Pilate, and he was the man responsible for the collecting of taxes in Roman Judea. At first the questioners flattered Jesus by praising his integrity, impartiality, and devotion to truth. Then they asked him whether or not it is right for Jews to pay the taxes demanded by Caesar. In the Gospel of Mark[12:15] the additional, provocative question is asked, "Should we pay or shouldn't we?"

Jesus first called them hypocrites, and then asked one of them to produce a Roman coin that would be suitable for paying Caesar's tax. One of them showed him a Roman coin, and he asked them whose name and inscription were on it. They answered, "Caesar's," and he responded: "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's".

The questioners were impressed. Matthew 22:22 states that they "marveled" (ἐθαύμασαν) and being satisfied with the answer, they went away.

Basically, Jesus is saying if you exchange your bitcoins into fiat, you have to render some fiat back to the owners in the form of taxes.  Otherwise, if you keep your bitcoins and never sell them, you can use them to buy stuff in heaven after you die.  I'm hoping that by then I'll be able to buy a few stars and maybe a nebula.
9  Other / Alternate cryptocurrencies / Re: 2013-12-09 LiteCoin is Causing Shortages of AMD Radeon GPUs on: December 13, 2013, 03:24:19 PM
I believe this.  I've had at least 6 people call me in the past 2 weeks asking for help setting up Litecoin mining rigs, and all were asking if I knew any sources for AMD cards.  One even offered to buy my year-old 7970 for retail cost.

Also, the Litecoin difficulty has doubled in the last 2 weeks -
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Depressed that I was not an early adopter on: November 25, 2013, 10:32:13 PM
My regret is that I changed jobs.  In 2009 I was in a dead-end IT job with nothing to do, so I spent my time doing folding / seti / etc. distributed computing projects with as much hardware I could utilize.  Then I made the brilliant decision to get all career-focused and change jobs to a fancy big-name consulting company that demanded all my time with on-call rotations and all-weekend data center upgrades and software installations.  If only I stayed at my dead-end job, I would have surely discovered bitcoin earlier and mined the crap out of it, but noooo I had to go an advance my career.  Stupid rational choices.     Tongue
11  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: 290x for $420 on: November 15, 2013, 02:39:50 PM
If it seems too good to be true...  received an R290.  I inquired and they acknowledged it was a pricing error and provided a return label.
12  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: 290x for $420 on: November 10, 2013, 07:42:18 PM
Sweet, thanks!  FWIW they appear to be $445 now.
13  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: ASIC manufacturers sales model on: November 06, 2013, 07:46:08 PM
Either this is the end of profit opportunities in mining...

I think it's been this way for a while, at least for consumers / end users.  Personally, I concluded that as an individual I have no real chance of successfully competing with big money interests that are now in the mining game.  I also think it is very likely that there are many private / secret ASICs and mining clusters being developed behind the scenes, and unfortunately I suspect a subset of ASIC companies are simply announcing delays and mining for themselves with little fear of customer backlash having any impact on profits.

People have been pointing out the fact that ASICs purchased today with BTC will never ROI, but customers just keep buying them.  For someone with a profit motive this is completely irrational, yet it continues.  I'm sure the ASIC companies are happy to sell them hardware as far into the negative ROI window as possible.  As long as the mining hardware can be sold for more than it costs to manufacture, the ASIC companies will generate profits.  They just need to maintain a minimum ratio of difficulty vs. exchange price, which suggests that rising BTC value is necessary for ASIC manufacturers to survive.  Considering that some of the ASIC companies are probably sitting on millions of dollars from private investments and pre-order revenues, they could probably buy up coins on the exchanges an drive the price up themselves if needed... and that is how a proper bubble is created.
14  Economy / Goods / [WTS] Set of 5 holo-error 1 BTC Casascius coins, sealed in bag, untouched on: November 06, 2013, 07:27:40 AM

I have a set of 5 holo-error 1 BTC Casascius coins in their original sealed packaging.  When I bought them the order was for 10 coins.  It's hard to tell in the pic, but the anti-static bag is compartmentalized into 2 sections.  The first 5 coins were given away long ago, but the remaining 5 coins are sealed into the bottom of the anti-static bag, untouched.

Address of the coin visible in the pic, transaction date is 2011-11-13 -

I have been debating whether or not to sell them for a while, but it's going to take the right offer.  I will not be splitting them up for obvious reasons.  PM if interested.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Roger Ver on fox business on: October 31, 2013, 03:32:51 PM
I was just looking for the same video..!
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoins and Johnny Walker on: October 31, 2013, 03:18:53 AM
Do I get a prize?

17  Other / Alternate cryptocurrencies / Re: Why the loss of confidence in litecoin? on: October 20, 2013, 01:32:25 AM
There's a number of places to spend LTC.  Do you even Google, bro?

lol, that's a really impressive list.  Roll Eyes

Looks like the size of the list of places that accepted bitcoin 2 years ago.  Litecoin right now reminds me of when I first got into bitcoin.   It's only 1/2 way to the first block reward halving and the first generation of dedicated scrypt mining hardware is just around the corner.  I believe there is value in having a "digital silver" to trade, and I think litecoin is the best secondary chain BECAUSE it isn't that different from bitcoin.  The mining algorithm separates the mining economy from bitcoin (and the current ASIC market) and I consider that to be positive as well.  Long live the queen!  Smiley
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Regulation of Bitcoin and how Bitcoin can become corrupted on: October 14, 2013, 05:30:41 PM
I enjoyed reading this and share many of the same sentiments.  I have one disagreement to note:

A safe life of luxury, and comfort closed in by 4 walls- or a life of freedom. Freedom to make love, play loud music, create art, wrestle naked, and raise confident kids that think.

These are not mutually exclusive, and I would say I seek all the things listed!  In fact, having 4 walls enables you to do many of the things listed in the second sentence without pissing off your neighbors who may enjoy their privacy/peace/quiet.

I would suggest a more accurate representation of the opposing wants on the liberty/security spectrum specific to a particular topic (i.e. no counter-party trust vs. consumer protections) or possibly just leave it open-ended.
19  Economy / Service Announcements / [ANN] BITLIST.COM - Electronics classifieds, BTC & LTC support on: October 09, 2013, 06:30:16 PM
Hi everyone,

I've been running an electronics classified site for some time now and just finished adding multi-currency support for Bitcoin and Litecoin with realtime exchange prices.  To view prices in another currency, just select it in the upper right near the login button.

- no registration required
- quick and easy to use
- community moderated w/point based flagging system
- search alerts - receive email when a listing is created with your search parameters
- multi-currency support
- USA / Canada locations are enabled, Europe/Asia/Oceania locations will be available soon
- additional features for vendors and accounts

Coming soon:
- reputation system
- user home pages / "my listings"
- multi-language support

One thing that I never liked about typical classifieds sites is that searches are usually just text matches on the item description.  Our classifieds engine lets you narrow down results with drill-down navigation, just like NewEgg or Amazon.  When a listing is created we automatically extract tags and auto-populate the description fields.  Users are able to select additional tags for the fields, as well as enter their own tags.  The result is a classifieds site that you can easily browse just like most commerce sites.

Right now there are only a handful of items listed for sale for bitcoin.  If you have something for sale please consider creating a listing and let me know how it goes.  Any feedback is appreciated.  We are constantly adding new features to the engine, so if you have any suggestions let me know, and please report any bugs if you find them.

Thanks for looking!
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Indentifying the DPR 1670XBT transaction on: October 02, 2013, 07:08:54 PM
This may be it -
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