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141  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Why people are unhappy? on: December 06, 2017, 09:56:35 PM
Most people are unhappy because they choose to place their happiness on temporary things. Hence, when that thing is gone, then also goes their happiness. As what C.S. Lewis once said, "Do not place your happiness on something that you might lose".

That's kind a tricky, the only constant in this world is its inconstancy. Everything may be lost.
142  Local / Portugal / Re: Cuidado! Tentativa de Phishing no site on: December 06, 2017, 09:02:16 PM
Bem... não cliquei no link de phishing mas, como a base de dados deste site é hackeada dia sim dia também e eu não mudava a pass há muito tempo fiquei sem a minha conta (BCEmporium).
Reactivei a minha conta anterior a essa, já que quem me roubou a conta a está a utilizar como se fosse dele...
143  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Why people are unhappy? on: December 06, 2017, 12:53:21 PM
Welcome to Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
It turns out that when you no longer have needs your life will basically becomes empty, without a goal or objective, so you get to stack new needs, like bullshit activism or endless greed in order to provide you some meaning to life.
144  Economy / Economics / Re: Life with out money ? on: December 05, 2017, 11:28:54 PM
First of you need to know what is money. Unlike the common belief money isn't "to buy things", instead it's used to "limit your access to resources", otherwise the planet would be long depleted (or not because nobody would bother to harvest them).
On the second part money provides a peaceful way of trade. Without money the only way you can get anything from anyone would be stealing it or, if you want a service, to enslave him.

The "without money" dream would be like if you would go to a restaurant for a free meal, but the cook and the staff are sit on the next table waiting for someone to serve them too, as they're no more no less than you.
145  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Has Wired discovered the real Satoshi Nakamoto? (.. this time) on: December 10, 2015, 12:39:05 AM
Nothing to see here, move along.
Bottom line, that guy isn't Satoshi and his story makes no sense.
146  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: MTGOX opening - GOXED on: June 24, 2011, 02:33:31 PM
So, what we will make "Goxed" stand for?

a) Be scammed: «Hey dude! You'd been goxed!»

b) A place where they do things their way without give a damn for what others may think or not of it: «Jizz man! That place's admin is such a gox!»

c) A place that lacks basic security opening its users to be hacked: «That site is such a gox!» or «Got goxed by using site X!»
147  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Should we learn hacking too? on: June 24, 2011, 01:56:25 PM
H4x0Rz of the World, unite! For the lamers are already united...  Grin
148  Economy / Marketplace / Re: BitCoin Casino (Beta mode) on: July 25, 2010, 03:01:40 AM
PM me your details, I'll credit the difference between what you got and what you should get.
I've to take some time to debug that thing out.

Really sorry.
149  Economy / Marketplace / Re: BitCoin Casino (Beta mode) on: July 19, 2010, 09:04:11 PM
casino owners are make limits of bets amount?

Well... there're no "casino owners", it's just my pet project, not BWin eheheheh
It has no bet limit amount, but I'll need to trim it out on some features.

Blackjack has been disabled, and I'll disable the casino for a while to debug it as soon as possible. Unfortunately I'm in the middle of two projects to finish up the end of this month.
I may also rebuild it to Flash CS4 or CS5. Thus the engine is PHP. All the flash does is the frontend. But the code from Jackpot soft is a mess... If you're thinking about a real money casino made with this software, you'll have a lot to debug prior to go live.

150  Economy / Marketplace / Re: BitCoin Casino (Beta mode) on: July 16, 2010, 02:03:01 PM
Yup, all processment is manual.
You can request your 3 coins, just handle it by the system to update your account automatically - otherwise I would need to process it manually twice
151  Economy / Economics / Re: Calculating Bitcoin Value... on: July 14, 2010, 11:11:50 PM
Don't forget to add to the equation that "generate OR NOT" BitCoins is a sort of lottery.
Whereas sometime ago I use to generate at least 50 BC/day, now the last time I generated a 50 BC chunk was 7 days ago.

So, as it gets harder to generate, its value increases. Isn't like "cost more to produce" but rather "they're more rare". Like gold, the value of gold in the wild is 0, plays no important role on the Nature, yet it takes some work to dig out, so here it's value increases by production costs, but so does Iron, Copper, Tin and all other metals that have a way less value than gold. From it's physic attributes, gold, ain't nothing special either. Not resistent as iron or its leagues, not good for electronics as silver or copper, there isn't much to do with gold on practical life, other than jewellery... the only thing to notice is that it can't get waisted with time, doesn't corrode or erode (aluminium just doesn't corrode, but gets eroded with time).

But in the end what makes the final value of gold for our species is that you can't find gold anywhere. Isn't a sort of abundant metal.
152  Economy / Marketplace / Re: BitCoin Casino (Beta mode) on: July 14, 2010, 11:02:22 PM
Yaykes!

Sorry, yes, my car got broke and I went check for a new one. Really sorry.
But, gosh! Looks like I've to set a minimum deposit, I had A LOT of them like 1 to 5 BC... :S
153  Economy / Marketplace / Re: BitCoin Casino (Beta mode) on: July 08, 2010, 07:42:46 PM
The play for fun algorithm isn't working, all it replies back to the software is error=1 (means : pick something the user didn't).
I may put "for fun" mode working, but by now I lack some freetime to do it.
154  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Hostnames instead of IP Addresses on: June 14, 2010, 10:43:59 PM

Just having an open bitcoin server at domain.com that users could send unidentified payments to would be too much of a liability.  Regular users aren't used to the idea of having to identify the payment.  Merchants would get too many blank payments followed by "I paid you, where's my stuff?!" a week later.

The payment sequence does have a step where the receiver verifies the order before accepting it.  It can reject the payment and return an error message if it doesn't contain a valid order number.  That would require a difficult level of integration of custom code with the bitcoin server though.

It could be used the emule style and register a protocol handle for bitcoin client. So the shop could create link as such:

bitcoin://address-to-pay-to|amount|order hash or id|some other fields

In the end it would resume to such:

<a href="bitcoin://mybitcoin.com|20|aAAee3322AA67|CustomerId=20><img src="paywithbitcoins.jpg" border="0" title="Pay now" /></a>
155  Economy / Marketplace / Re: World's FIRST Bitcoin Lottery! on: June 13, 2010, 12:12:24 AM

Speaking of which, what prevents you from just buying ten thousand tickets for yourself at no cost? ;-)


Well... unless he's really a hard ass cheater, the prize pool would avoid such. "Buying 10K tickets" to himself would raise the main pot... means that if it comes that he looses to someone else, he would need to pay up from those 10K tickets.

But, there're 6/49 and all flavours of lotto on every country, why not simply use the official results instead of a own-made generator? That way everybody knows the system ain't rigged.
156  Economy / Marketplace / Re: BitCoin Casino (Beta mode) on: June 10, 2010, 06:44:16 PM
The walkaround for this I saw so far was to create a new BC coin address per transaction.
But it doesn't appear to me as a good solution.
157  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Hostnames instead of IP Addresses on: June 04, 2010, 03:26:58 AM
Put things this way; if you manage (on a more or less distant future, don't know) to run sort of a shop on surface web* with BC, you may want:

» Your customers to be identifiable - to know who is paying what and handle refunds
» Your customers to leave notes along with the payment.
» Your customers to have a friendly address to pay to (not an IP, not an unreadable hash) - unless you run thenerdsshop.com there is.
» Your customers to not be nagged.

For this would be obviously interesting a TLS/SSL feature. Imagine this operation:

Client -> send BC 50 to bcpay.mysite.com
bcpay.mysite.com -> send a certificate with the store's data, client's get a popup with this server's information to confirm

eg:
You're about to make a payment to the following Bitcoin client:

SITE NAME: mystore.com
COMMON NAME: Payments Gateway
CA VERIFIED BY: BitcoinSSL

Client -> Confirm ? payment is sent: payment is cancelled.


* Tor users: Let's call it a surface web shop shipping goods to your house, so you wouldn't go there anyway. What would be the point of hide your IP while give your home address?
158  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Hostnames instead of IP Addresses on: June 04, 2010, 01:54:52 AM
The idea of send by DCC is to simplify.

It's not like put 1000 USD over a rock, the attacks are "theoretically easy" but on practical not, unless your ISP attacks you... but if it does so, why not attack your bank account instead? Except maybe for cable access where your neighbor can sniff you.

This bitcoin.org:19vcWM6EEbQHVdN2W8NXv9ySgsPjbZ6gU3@12.34.56.78 is about as practical as nothing. What would be the simplification-add of such? Try to say to someone over the phone your BC address on such manner.

Let's do one thing, right: PUT TOR ASIDE. One thing is using BC for anonymous payments / OTHER is to make non-anonymous payments.
If you're up to do anonymous payments, that's already sorted: Use BC address and that's it.

It's then a matter of choices, if for security reasons you feel more confortable with it disabled, do it like: Disabled by default / Enable if you want and know what you're doing.

Someone could hijack my site and show another BC address
-Someone could hijack your site and show another PayPal email also. Defacings aren't however easy to do, you don't see sites defaced everyday.

Someone could hijack DNS to resolve to something else
-Someone could hijack your bank's login and make you pass over your password to it... again DNS hijack/spoof isn't also that easy to do. Theoretically (again) it is, but that would be if you were using some bogus Nameserver. If you use your ISP defaults it would be rather complicated. And if someone invaded your PC to make it change DNS's, then that same one would open your BC Client and send all your BC's to his address.

So, in the end, my proposal is:

Split the "project idea" in two different (way different) branches:

1 - Anonymous payments - Using BC Address exclusivelly
2 - Non-anonymous (regular) payments - Using BC Addresses OR DCC.

It makes no sense at all to use Tor arguments over branch 2.
159  Economy / Marketplace / Re: BitCoin Casino (Beta mode) on: June 03, 2010, 01:57:36 AM
Also, Aristocrat Slots seems to be giving out way too much money. I've found it to be reliably (though slowly) profitable; I've made at least 500 BC from it already (and then lost it all on other games...).
This is not unreasonable. Some online games get lots of aggravated players from random odds. For example, if you have a 50% chance to hit an enemy in a game, it's totally possible to miss them 15 times in a row.

So Aristocrats isn't paying out too much, you're just getting a streak. I won ~150 from it, then lost ~200, now I'm back up ~200+.

Let's put this way: You're just seeing your side, you don't know how many players are there and whether they're winning or loosing.
At the very moment you went up to 200+, somebody else (not in the same slot but on the same algorithm) went down that much.

Just like life: To someone win, someone else has to loose...
160  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Hostnames instead of IP Addresses on: June 01, 2010, 11:37:31 AM
Here we go again...

YES, you can be phished, hijacked, whatever... but, again, it has to rely on informed options rather than behaviors of "I decided this is more secure to you".
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