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4221  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: December 24, 2013, 01:48:36 AM
Heard about Sunday Assembly on NPR the other day and was intrigued.

A http://sundayassembly.com/get-involved/donate-from-the-us/

Definitely a secular org, thus wondering if they would qualify if approached.

Please discuss.

~TMIBTCITW

4222  Economy / Services / Re: [Logo Contest] RUSH Windy City Bitcoin, LLC (.4 BTC Award) on: December 24, 2013, 01:44:15 AM
Hi! I'm looking for a logo for my business, Windy City Bitcoin, LLC. We are going to be operating Robocoin Bitcoin Kiosks in Chicago hopefully starting in March of 2014. Due to the rapidly development of the business, we are in need of a logo. Unfortunately, my strengths do not lend themselves to graphic design. As such, I am providing a .4 BTC bounty/reward for the development of a logo for our company within the next 5 days. This is something that will be found on our website, twitter and on the bitcoin kiosks themselves.

I would like something modern and professional. I would like options with both the name and without the name. I'm afraid I do not have any further help for you than that. I'd be more than happy to answer any questions that may come about.

Cheers and good luck. The contest will end on Dec. 1719th, 2013 at 1200 CST.

I do reserve the right to decline to use any of these logos, however, if that happens I will disperse the .4 reward to all applicants on a pro capita basis.

Escrow can be used if requested.

Update - Contest deadline extended.

I was searching for you the other day on this forum via your real name, but came up empty. Now, I find this.
4223  Other / Off-topic / Re: Real life where's waldo! Find me, get BTC! on: December 24, 2013, 12:11:23 AM
I think this is kind of fun! I won't be participating myself (chances are that we won't be crossing paths any time soon, I'm sure) but I fully encourage it... Haha.

Is your name Carmen Sandiego by any chance?

Hehe. Someone with a sense of fun :p

Ok. If the prize is too low, how about I boost it up to 0.1? Plus if anyone is willing to donate, I'll dump the whole pot on whomever wins. It could get big...Plus I'll even throw in something else fun. Maybe a t.v. or something. It won't be more money, but it'll be cool.

A TV, eh! Now, that piqued my interest. Throw in a record player and I'll start a huntin' right after my birthday.

4224  Other / Off-topic / Re: When 1 BTC = $10k, I will blow an entire bitcoin on hookers and blow on: December 24, 2013, 12:02:39 AM
Molly's better than that girl.

I learnt what Molly is. That makes me as smart as Dank.
4225  Other / Off-topic / Re: Game Theory on: December 23, 2013, 11:47:56 PM

While hosting Writers Nights in Nashville, I had the pleasure of meeting Don Schlitz, and even had him as a special guest during one Writers Night. In fact, the venues of which I hosted shows were just one of a handful of Writers Nights that seasoned song writers performed at to see how their newest songs were perceived. Even Michael Martin Murphey attended most all of them prior to convert from pop to country.

~TMIBTCITW
4226  Other / Off-topic / Sun Dog on: December 23, 2013, 11:40:58 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog

Just learnt the name of the phenomenon I witnessed earlier. I photographed it, but don't believe I was able to capture all three suns in one frame due to its width. The other problem I have is that I can't seem to locate the cord to the camera to download the images. Surely, I didn't leave it in some hotel room during my epic Road Trip.

~TMIBTCITW
4227  Other / Off-topic / Re: I know this comment will go unnoticed but... on: December 23, 2013, 06:21:12 PM
Something smells fishy about this story.

4228  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [ANN] FIRST Feature-length Documentary on Bitcoin, 100% BITCOIN FUNDED! on: December 23, 2013, 06:16:43 PM
LOOKING FUCKING GREAT!!! (caps intended)
4229  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Rocky Mountain High for Bitcoin? on: December 23, 2013, 06:01:50 PM
One shop has officially passed on the idea, opting to do recreational products in the future. Remember, the first shop that embraces Bitcoin from the get-go wins.

See what having a clear mind is able to come up with, oppose to a danked mind puffin' away on the Lazy Boy wonderin' how they could monopolize on this.

"Thank you calling BitPuff. Dank, speaking. How may we help you? ... We're open from 7 AM till 9 PM, seven days a week. ... Yes, we do accept bitcoins. In fact, we were the FIRST such shop to accept bitcoins from day one. ... Great! Look forward to seeing you."
4230  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Rocky Mountain High for Bitcoin? on: December 23, 2013, 05:53:39 PM
Watching this thread in hopes of one day learning about a shop that accepts btc.

Im up for a road trip.

I knew you'd come around.

4231  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Rocky Mountain High for Bitcoin? on: December 23, 2013, 04:48:04 PM
Phinnaeus - I sent you a PM about this.

Replied.
4232  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: HashFast announces specs for new ASIC: 400GH/s on: December 23, 2013, 03:34:23 PM
That post aught to be deleted. People keep believing it.

I reported that post for trolling and disinformation.  It's especially cruel to new members and non-native English speakers.

But Gmaxwell choose to further confuse HashFast customers, in order to punish HashFast.

Time for a new, less-petty, more even-handed Hardware Mod willing to objectively enforce (and follow) the rules set forth here:

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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=139380.0

Here are some points on this subforum's ground rules— some of them are just reptition of the overall forum standards. Most of this should go without saying, but it seems a few people need some reminders.

Stay on-topic.

All threads created should be about custom mining hardware, its operation, or its production (including the companies making it or the technology involved).  Generally the subject matter should be boring— technical, procedural, dry things. We're talking about custom hardware for mining here, not civil rights or awesome rock concerts.

Within a thread all messages should pertain to the subject of the thread which is described in the thread title or original post.  Avoid tangents and especially avoid responding to tangents.  Off-topic posts may be spindled, folded, or mutilated at the moderators discretion.  Posts by an equipment manufacturer or their staff in a thread about that manufacturer are automatically on-topic regardless of their content. (If they want to make a fool of themselves thats something everyone would find interesting)

Posts should generally not make people angry. If you expect that your post will make people angry that is a sign that it may be in the wrong sub-forum. However, in some rare cases factual material about custom hardware or its vendors will make people angry. In these cases it is all the more important to be dry, factual, and to avoid speculation.

In all cases, do no harass or stalk people.
Keep your behavior civil and professional.  Harassment will be ruthlessly deleted or edited until it is a mockery of the poster (in all cases edited posts will be marked accordingly). If you are in doubt about a behavior it is probably harassment. Don't do it. If you feel you need to investigate a party that has scammed you, take it to the scam accusation sub-forum.  Be the better man: Just because someone is a jerk that doesn't justify you becoming one.

Feel free to provide criticism but don't belabor it. Making the same point over and over again is spam. Making multiple threads about the same subject is spam. Spam will be ruthlessly deleted or edited until it is a mockery of the poster.  If you think important criticism is at risk of getting missed cooperate with other posters and write up a even handed summary of the issues.  Pointers to well written third party summaries may be stickied, if their material is reasonable and of general interest to custom hardware participants.

To avoid wasting people's time avoid bumping threads with pointless +1s, meme images, or "inb4" messages. Silence is golden. If you don't have something substantive to say, please say nothing at all. If you're not sure what the topic of a thread is either don't post in it or only post to ask for clarification.

Coming from you and your company, this is sad. You basically mad that people are mad at you for being late and lying, and you want to enforce the rules.... now? sad sad sad.

bobsag, I was going to report your post for the following reason: Posts should generally not make people angry. But, I realized 'generally' does not equal 'specifically'.  Grin
4233  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I could really get the bitcoin movement going on: December 23, 2013, 02:11:53 PM
Issue is I need personal gain to just like any other thing I "sell" to clients either it be car loans, home loans or investments...I take 2000+ calls a month ...I need some sort of personal gain.

Great plan! Investors call the bank at which you work seeking investment advice. You steer them away from everything that your bank has to offer toward Bitcoin. What could possible go wrong?
4234  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Rocky Mountain High for Bitcoin? on: December 23, 2013, 02:03:18 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/22/colorado-resorts-brace-for-marijuana-tourism/4168959/

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Colorado's ski resorts and mountain towns are bracing for an influx of tourists seeking a now-legal Rocky Mountain high.

Last year, the state legalized the possession and use of small amounts of recreational marijuana, and on Jan. 1 special stores will be allowed to sell pot to anyone 21 and over.

I say, the entity that opts to accept bitcoins on day one will be inundated with press, thus would enjoy a robust (no pun intended) first day sales and beyond.

Ironic, eh? DPR sits in a cell for committing a crime while using the internet for virtually the same activity that'll be legal in Colorado, i.e. selling a previous illegal substance. As far as I know, it won't be illegal to accept payment via bitcoins for pot in Colorado after the first.

Anybody here now of any entity that's planning on opening up shop in Colorado so that they can be informed as to how big their outlet can become? For the fullest impact, they must accept bitcoins on day one, otherwise accepting bitcoins on subsequent days would only mean that they're playing follow the leader.

Damn, I wish I wasn't so busy right now with RL affairs, otherwise I would make myself available at the Grand Opening of the one true first bitcoin-accepting specialty shop in Colorado as The Most Interesting Bitcoiner in the World. The only way I could do it is if I'm flown in and put up on their dime, for driving it would make me loose too many days. Flight and any hotel room for one day is all I'll ask, accepting no further payment.

~TMIBTCITW
4235  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: December 23, 2013, 06:07:40 AM
And more work for Phin (and myself)

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From: Jason Shim
To Brock, me

Hi Brock,

Just wanted to take a moment to introduce you to Dmitry, who is cc:ed in this email. Dmitry oversees the Bitcoin100 and we had a chance to meet in person recently in Toronto and he graciously volunteers his time to administer the project.

Dmitry, Brock is currently involved with War Child Canada and has expressed an interest in the Bitcoin 100. Brock, from here, just let Dmitry know that you're interested along with a link to the War Child site and let him know that you are looking to implement it within your organization. As I mentioned, if you need any help around the technical implementation / executive buy-in parts, just let me know!

JASON SHIM / DIGITAL MEDIA MANAGER
PATHWAYS TO EDUCATION CANADA  

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From: Brock W

Awesome! Thanks Jason.

Dmitry, I would love to get the ball rolling on helping War Child accept Bitcoin donations. Here is the link to our site: www.warchild.ca (we have a splash page up for the holidays, FYI)

We haven't started this at all, and I understand that's exactly the types of organizations you're interested in helping out.

Like Jason hinted at, I've got a little bit of internal convincing to do in the New Year but nothing I can't handle with some behind the scenes help from Jason.


Didn't see any problems with this one.

Then there's this

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From: Amanda, Co-founder, GO!

Hello Dmitry
My name is Amanda Furst. I am the founder of Growing Opportunities International (GO!), a Canadian-based non-profit organization that partners with individuals in developing countries that have sustainable project ideas to positively impact their community.  To date, GO! has built a nursery school complete with rain water catchment system, play structure and library in rural Rwanda and is in the process of creating Hero Home - a Community Sports Centre and home for street kids and orphans in Northern Tanzania.

I recently came across your website, bitcoin100.org and love what you guys are doing.  I am currently set up on our website to receive bitcoin donations and would love to join with bitcoin100 to help GO! gain more exposure in the bitcoin community.  Our website is www.growingopportunitiesinternational.org.  Currently we have a bitcoin widget that we got from coinwidget.com but we are looking to develop a widget that is a bit bigger and more attractive.  We are also set up to receive litecoin and peercoin donations.  Furthermore, we run Swahili Tutorial series on youtube and are advertising that if people enjoy the videos, they could consider making a donation either in cash or in bitcoin.  

If possible, GO! would absolutely love to be part of bitcoin100.  Is there an application process to be considered?
  
If you require any additional information about GO! please feel free to contact me at <redacted>

Thank you for your time and the work you are doing to support non-profits in need.

Happy Holidays.

Amanda Furst
GO! Founder
www.GrowingOpportunitiesInternational.org

Another one of those "Great charity! But they accept bitcoin already  Tongue"
Should we just set the rule as "if you recently started accepting, you still qualify," with "recently" being within a month or two?

Damn right there's no problem with http://www.warchild.ca/. Along with the moniker I use on this site, I used to use it on poker sites with a Jethro Tull avatar. Hoorah!

GrowingOpportunitiesInternational.org : To address your question, I guess I already somewhat stated the same thing in an above post. We can easily give a little latitude as long as we take all concerns into consideration--donors, NPO's reach/quality of their cause, etc.
4236  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: December 23, 2013, 06:01:18 AM
And hey, those asses at http://www.donkeyrescue.org/ added a bitcoin donation option, too (they finished changing their website, but forgot to tell me, and I just remembered them and decided to look). So, we'll have one more donation going out in a bit. There is apparently a minor issue wit BitPay: the defualt settings don't allow for more than $100 or so per donation  Tongue I looked through my ow BitPay account, but can't find where to change it. E-mailed BitPay support. Hopefully they will change the default limit for donations to $1,000, because otherwise we'll keep running into this issue every time (this is the second or third time I ran into it)

They fixed their issue as well, and $1,000 donation sent!
https://blockchain.info/tx/4d63195a66937c2b82a3d8b97aa0d11899a36715b5cf4186918ff6b540fa914d

Mike the burro man reminds me of Bruno for some reason. Probably the hat and the big bushy beard. All you farm folk look like to us yuppies  Grin
4237  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: December 23, 2013, 05:39:05 AM
The nonprofit who hosts GWZOO.org donation page is interested in accepting bitcoins as well. There NPO is United States Zoological Association. It is a completely separate NPO then the zoo and they represent quite a few zoos across the nation. Do they qualify as well?

usza.us

Checking it now, since you're online, mapsi. Thanks for the info.

EDIT

Boy, I would love to see a Bitcoin donation option on this page: http://usza.us/Zoo-Animal-Rescue.php

To address your question, it's possible that they qualify, but we don't want to be in position to fund each and every zoo affiliated with the USZA.
4238  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: December 23, 2013, 05:38:29 AM
Two more:

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Hi Rassah,

My name is Shub Sengupta and I am a Digital Media Coordinator at Capacity Waterloo Region. We are an organization that helps other nonprofits excel through providing mentoring, training boot camps, and online resources.

I recently heard of the Bitcoin 100 program through Jason Shim, who implemented a Bitcoin donation system for Pathways to Education Canada, a program I am an alumni of. I would absolutely love to implement Bitcoin donations at Capacity Waterloo Region, as it would allow for truly anonymous and open donations, and would also start the conversation for many local nonprofits who would benefit greatly from Bitcoin donations.

Our website is at www.capacitywr.ca

I have the approval to get this implemented within the next week, and would greatly appreciate your guidance in going forward with this matter.

Look forward to your reply.
Warm regards,

Shubhagata S.
Digital Media Coordinator
Capacity Waterloo Region



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Dmitri,

My name is Spencer Campbell and I'm the Operations Director of
Exponential Education in Ghana. We pair needy high schoolers with
under-performing middle schoolers in an innovative after school
tutoring program. We give scholarships to the top tutors to pursue
university education.

We are a Bitcoin friendly non-profit and we've recently started
accepting bitcoin donations on our website,
www.exponentialeducationprogram.org. We are a small but rapidly
growing organization and the 1000 USD endownment from bitcoin100.org
would fund tutoring programs for 50 middle school students, keep 10
needy high schoolers in school and fund a scholarship for 1-2
outstanding individuals.

I hope you will consider supporting us!

Cheers,
Spencer Campbell and the Exponential Education team

Another one of those "they just started donating, do they qualify?" things. I think that shouldn't be a problem, but we really need to set up some rule about this.

www.capacitywr.ca is fine.

exponentialeducationprogram.org is fine as well with the exception of it recently started to accept bitcoin donations. Since we're a loosely knit org, of sorts, sometimes we can show a little latitude, especially if the org in question is very fine candidate, like this one.
4239  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: December 23, 2013, 05:22:10 AM
Another e-mail received:

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Dear BitCoin100,

We are MAPS, a 501(c)3 non-profit research organization developing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy into a safe and legal treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). MAPS' government-approved research shows that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for people who do not respond to traditional therapies for (PTSD). Our ongoing study in U.S. military veterans, firefighters, and police officers is halfway complete, and early results are promising.

 - In the recently completed pilot study, 83% of subjects receiving MDMA-assisted psychotherapy no longer qualified for PTSD,
- Our  long-term follow-up of subjects receiving MDMA-assisted psychotherapy revealed that overall benefits were maintained on average for 3½ years or more.

Our research findings have been covered by major media sources such as The New York Times, CNN, Military.com, Oprah Magazine, NBC, and many others. To learn more about our research, visit mdmaptsd.org or maps.org, and also check out our indiegogo campaign which is currently underway.

MAPS' research is privately funded and we are exploring the possibility of publicly accepting Bitcoins as donations. If Bitcoin100's offer still stands, it would certainly help offset some of the implementation cost, and enable our marketing/fundraising team to announce the acceptance of Bitcoin donations on our media networks.

Would you let me know if we might be eligible?

Thanks,

Brian B
Communications and Marketing Associate
MAPS

My power went out Tuesday, and I didn't get home until very late last night, so I didn't have time to catch up on things for 2 days. (this e-mail was sent 2 days ago). I'll review all the new stuff I posted once I get home.

This one passes muster.
4240  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: The Great Bitfie Giveaway: 1 lucky winner WILL win entire wallet. Seeded w/$100. on: December 23, 2013, 05:00:41 AM
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