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4221  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Satoishi is Szabo / Hettinga / Chaum ? on: December 25, 2013, 04:48:18 PM
I've just found something that jogged my memory from early 2010.

I remember reading a forum board about something very similar to bitcoin / bitgold that I think I found via a search engine. I had registered on bitcointalk and was searching for bitcoin history at that time. So, the date of the board was probably 2007-2009.

The board had very few contributors - I got the impression that one of the 3 main contributors was a university professor / lecturer type and had an advisory role over the others. I also got the impression (and this is from memory) that the other main contributors were 1 male and 1 female - perhaps students.

The 'coat of arms' that I think I remember on the board was that of the George Washington University.

https://www.gwu.edu/seal-mace-coat-arms

I've searched many Universities and College websites for this 'shield' and this one is the closest match to my memory of it.

I don't want to find 'Satoshi', but I would like to find and read that board - I've looked for it and I can't find it. Obviously it was freely available on the internet, but maybe it got archived or deleted ?

Perhaps Phinnaeus Gage or someone else could help to find this ?

I'll give it a shot, starting here, but still seeking the forum you described: http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2005/12/bit-gold.html
4222  Other / Off-topic / Re: I think Sirius (Martti Malmi) is Satoshi Nakamoto... on: December 25, 2013, 04:35:14 PM
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In the first protocol, every participant maintains a (separate) database
of how much money belongs to each pseudonym. These accounts collectively
define the ownership of money, and how these accounts are updated is the
subject of this protocol.

1. The creation of money. Anyone can create money by broadcasting the
solution to a previously unsolved computational problem. The only
conditions are that it must be easy to determine how much computing effort
it took to solve the problem and the solution must otherwise have no
value, either practical or intellectual. The number of monetary units
created is equal to the cost of the computing effort in terms of a
standard basket of commodities. For example if a problem takes 100 hours
to solve on the computer that solves it most economically, and it takes 3
standard baskets to purchase 100 hours of computing time on that computer
on the open market, then upon the broadcast of the solution to that
problem everyone credits the broadcaster's account by 3 units.

2. The transfer of money. If Alice (owner of pseudonym K_A) wishes to
transfer X units of money to Bob (owner of pseudonym K_B), she broadcasts
the message "I give X units of money to K_B" signed by K_A. Upon the
broadcast of this message, everyone debits K_A's account by X units and
credits K_B's account by X units, unless this would create a negative
balance in K_A's account in which case the message is ignored.

Wei Dai "b-money"-1998



http://web.archive.org/web/20010404084309/http://www.eskimo.com/~weidai/

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4945.msg83657#msg83657

Quote
Date Registered:   October 20, 2010, 09:52:52 AM
Last Active:   April 10, 2011, 11:29:36 PM

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1486.msg17788#msg17788

Interesting two posts, to say the least. Signs up to post, then the last time time active posted his last post.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/6/4295028/report-satoshi-nakamoto

Quote
In April of 2011, Nakamoto emailed Andresen to say that the Bitcoin Project developers "should try to de-emphasize the whole ‘mysterious founder’ thing when talking publicly about Bitcoin." No one has heard from him since.
4223  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Use another bitcoin address as your password on: December 25, 2013, 01:53:29 PM
This is a good idea. Simply use an address as your password, they are random and secure. Plus you can keep it in a list or address book and no one would think it's a password.

And this is the exact reason why I don't put anybody on ignore, whether warranted or not, for you'll never know when they'll share a nugget. As far as I'm concern, it's a genius idea.

And, who's to say you have to use one of your own wallet addresses? And, you could simply generate X addresses solely for password purposes, never funding them.

~TMIBTCITW

EDIT: Upon reading the rest of the comments, I see that there may be some concern for such a practice. Surely, once a wallet address is generated, a character or two or three could be change so that your now new password can no longer be found anywhere on the internet.

For instance 13Lfcc8obgmBDGadoPHu3MSbN4sjSyWWoN (just copied and paste from BC) would become 31Lfcc80bgmBDGad0PHu3MSbN4sjSyWW0N.
4224  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas - Happy Hanukkah - Happy Kwanzaa - BITCOIN Presents on: December 25, 2013, 01:46:27 PM
Who's the wiseguy that put three, count 'em, three xBox Ones under my Christmas tree for my nephews, two them being pieces of shit (nephews, not the games)?
4225  Other / Off-topic / Re: Trading an alligator for a 12 pack of beer: An epic virtual trade up thread. on: December 25, 2013, 06:56:35 AM
Wasn't there some guy who, a couple of years ago, made a bunch of trades over Craigslist and ended up trading up from an eraser to a house or something?

http://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/ and besides, he started with something real, whereas this is all a la virtual.
4226  Other / Off-topic / Re: Breast Wishes for Xmas NSFW on: December 25, 2013, 06:52:58 AM
Ain't got a clue as to what's depicted above, but I was expecting to see chicken breasts and a wishbone.

4227  Other / Off-topic / Re: Trading an alligator for a 12 pack of beer: An epic virtual trade up thread. on: December 25, 2013, 02:14:45 AM
12 pack of beer for a 750ml bottle of really awful wine. 

Traded for NEFT Vodka.


4228  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: HashFast announces specs for new ASIC: 400GH/s on: December 25, 2013, 02:08:44 AM
Are you talking about the video that showed the whole process of producing the boards?
Why would one take it down? Are they getting ready to deny in court that they where able to produce/that they produced those boards?

(numble numble, maybe it's just to confuse us)

If this was a video taken in a third party production facility, then most obvious reason to take it down would be that they didn't have the proper permissions to shoot it in the first place - I gather from other projects that some facilities have fairly strict rules on photography.

From the quality of the production, I don't see how the facility wouldn't have been aware that filming was taking place, let alone know where and how it was going to be viewed.
4229  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: HashFast announces specs for new ASIC: 400GH/s on: December 25, 2013, 02:06:19 AM
Anyone save a copy? Might have something interesting in the background. e.g. dates displayed on machine readouts.


After I viewed it, I spent close to 30 minutes viewing similar videos, feeling that I've viewed segments of it before, but abandoned the search. Something didn't feel quite right about it, but I'm not at all versed in the process.

Hey PG,  the board definitely looked like the prototype/schematic they were circulating.  I would be skeptical that they faked the video.  Now whether the board actually works at intended is a different matter entirely.

Is it possible to have some outfit run only one board for filming purposes, regardless if the end result is used for any capacity?
4230  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: HashFast announces specs for new ASIC: 400GH/s on: December 25, 2013, 01:55:48 AM
Anyone save a copy? Might have something interesting in the background. e.g. dates displayed on machine readouts.


After I viewed it, I spent close to 30 minutes viewing similar videos, feeling that I've viewed segments of it before, but abandoned the search. Something didn't feel quite right about it, but I'm not at all versed in the process.
4231  Other / Off-topic / Re: Tell us a joke.... on: December 25, 2013, 12:14:32 AM
A pilot on a passanger plane makes an announcement. "We are running out of fuel, in order to make it to the next airport we need to lose some weight. Yeah you know what I mean, some people need to jump, any volunteers? Ok since no one volunteers we need to go by the alphabet, so A afro americans, B blacks, C chinese....
In the back seat there is a black guy with his son. The son asks "daddy which one are we afro americans or blacks"
The dad responds "shut up, now we are fucking niggers"

<whispering> "Good call, dad! Finally, we're in front of the Whities."

<over the load speaker> "No more E's, and we're still over weight."

<son to dad> "Looks like we're next, dad."
4232  Other / Off-topic / Re: Tell us a joke.... on: December 25, 2013, 12:10:44 AM
How do you know if a Chinese tried to rob your house?
You get home and your maths homework is done, your computer is upgraded, and two hours later he is still trying to back out of your driveway.

Why did the little black boy start crying when he had diarrhea?
He thought he was melting.

Whats the difference between a park bench and a black guy?
The park bench can support a family.

What is a Jews biggest dilemma?
Free pork

Why do black people only have nightmares?
Because the last one to have a dream was shot...


(I'm going to hell)

Since we have insulted, Asians, Blacks and Jews, lets not leave out the Gays.

Whats the difference between a fag and a refrigerator?
Ans: A refrigerator  wont fart when you take your meat out.

I was wondering where that noise was coming from... from the other room... I mean next door... What I mean is... Okay, you got me! It's a male goat.
4233  Other / Off-topic / Re: Chuck Norris An Early Adopter: Proof Inside! on: December 24, 2013, 07:23:50 PM
Now how long is it going to be before we have Norriscoin?

How about JCVDcoin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7FIvfx5J10

After each yet-to-be-determined block of blocks, the reward splits, doing such 21M times.
4234  Other / Off-topic / Re: Chuck Norris An Early Adopter: Proof Inside! on: December 24, 2013, 06:17:34 PM
And he pays all those that work with him via Bitcoin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-D1KVIuvjA
4235  Other / Off-topic / Trading an alligator for a 12 pack of beer: An epic virtual trade up thread. on: December 24, 2013, 06:11:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtlIcbZHDMk

Assuming the alligator was successfully traded for a 12 pack of beer, what should the beer be traded for?

Keep the initia virtual trade reasonable, with all virtual subsequent trades traded accordingly, i.e. no beer for car for house. The slower the growth rate, the more enjoyment this thread will become. Feel free to submit images.

Opting for no reserve post, thus will document the subsequent trades below:

Alligator
12 Pack Beer
750ml bottle of really awful wine
NEFT Vodka
4236  Other / Off-topic / Re: Sun Dog on: December 24, 2013, 05:53:58 PM
Here's an image of a sun dog and cat:

4237  Other / Off-topic / Re: Sun Dog on: December 24, 2013, 05:51:28 PM
Weird,i never saw such a thing. where did you see it?

I live 50+ miles due west of Chicago, seeing it from here, but it was seen throughout most of the northern part of Illinois and possible beyond: http://geneva.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/rare-double-rainbow-around-355pm-monday

4238  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: December 24, 2013, 05:37:01 PM
Some more inquiries:

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From: Steve S.

Dmitry,

My nonprofit Upaya Social Ventures is working to create dignified jobs in India's poorest slums. Our organization began accepting bitcoin a few weeks ago and a friend recently told me about Bitcoin 100. I would love the opportunity to talk about possibly including Upaya on your site - please let me know if there is any additional information from me and I will be happy to send it along.

Thanks and looking forward to speaking soon. Happy holidays!

- Steve


Steve Schwartz
Director, Strategy & Operations
Upaya Social Ventures
Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Inspiring Outcomes

Microlending site. I'm gonna stay neutral on this one.


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Bruce Chastain <alfredchastain@gmail.com>
Dec 20 (4 days ago)

to me
Hello Rassah,

A good friend of mine runs an charity origination which support the small village of Tohoue in Benin. In a few weeks him an I will visit the village and we are going to deliver this offline Wikipedia laptop for this mini project I've been working on.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BBE_xk-ycfNM36vDjIun32v-cbwKL6Z3Lx3b0u-il5s/edit

I'm also a big fan of bitcoin and when I hear of bitcoin 100 I thought it would be a perfect way to convince my friend to accept bitcoin for his charity.

Let me know if you're interested in supporting this kind of charity. Below are some pics from Tohoue.

http://www.volodalen.asso.fr/photos/benin/index.htm  

Thanks,
Bruce

P.S., the main site is here: http://www.volodalen.asso.fr

And below is the area about sponsoring a child. I think it would be here where we could put a big option to donate with bitcoin. I would suggest to my friend to have at least two address, one for sponsoring a child and another just for maybe smaller one time donations.  

http://www.volodalen.asso.fr/006parrainer/parrainer001.htm

Ca fait longtemps que je n'ai pas parlé français. Avoir du plaisir en revue celui-ci, Phinneas  Grin


Quote
From: erik
To: me, Esther

Hi Esther,

Please meet my friend Dmitry. We met in DC in a group of people enthusiastic about innovative technologies that improve our society. He now runs a foundation that is looking for worthy nonprofits to donate to. I am also getting him in touch with over a dozen more organizations I have been connected to. I think he will really appreciate Naija Worldwide Charities.

Dmitry's foundation is called BitCoin100. They arose out of the generosity of a few early adopters of an amazing currency called BitCoins (if you haven't heard of them, this might help) to promote the value of the currency for nonprofits: when donors make their donations in BitCoins, the recipient nonprofit keeps 100% (hence the name). None of the funds are lost to credit card or processing fees.

BitCoin100 donates $1,000 to selected nonprofits who agree to accept the currency on their donation page. It doesn't take much work to get it set up, but I know the money could do a lot of good for your genuine and altruistic efforts.

@Dmitry, Esther is a friend of mine with a great passion for improving lives of others. I met her in DC while seeking architectural and planning projects worth giving a helpful hand to and since then I have been collaborating with her on designing a hospital project in Nigeria. She is a passionate educator, and an inspirational leader. She founded Naija World Charities in 2008 and received national and international recognition since then.
   I know they could do a lot of good with $1,000 and I thank you kindly for your time helping out!

Good luck!

Quote
Hello Erick, Rassa,
Thanks Erik for the wonderful introduction, we do the best we can to help those less fortunate than us but it has not been easy. There are so many hurting people around the world whose lives will be improved just with a little help. We would love to be the change agent, the catalyst used in making that difference but at times it feels like our hands are tied due to funding. We work through the grassroots so we meet these people face-to-face, we eat with them sleep on their floors and listen to their stories.
Rassa, good to finally make contact with you. Erik has spoken so much about you and the wonderful work you are doing, I feel like I already know. I look forward to building on this new relationship and maybe collaborating with you in some of the programs that we do. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Seems pretty good. Doubt there'll be any issues with this one either.



And last one,

Quote
From: santa esecreto

hello dmitry.

we've run an ad-free, not-for-profit, global-youth-oriented news &
education service since 2005 called spectre. begun as a community
email list, spectre became popular enough to grew in unexpected ways,
including requests for reprints from nonsense nyc, arthurmag &
motherboard, plus viral media tools like facebook, twitter, pinboard,
pinterest, etc. the mission of the project is simple: to spread good
ideas. as news curators we have become many people's favorite news
source, in part because we do this mostly without editorializing. the
main portal to much of that material can be found here, beloved in
certain circles:

http://spectrevision.net
http://spectrevision.net/2013/12/10/price-discovery/

anyway we recently became enamored with bitcoin and added donation and
mining options to our site. so we are very excited to see your offer.
do we in fact qualify? we hope so, and would be happy to explain
ourselves further as needed. looking thru your grantees, we too are
running a non-commercial education platform like antiwar.com or khan
academy. we are a very small group of people, all doing this without
much of any financial support since well, ever, so joining this new
bitcoin economy is a somewhat exciting prospect

please let us know if theres more information you need, and thank you
for considering us

santa

-

Please contact Dmitry (Rassah) at Rassah@xnicole.com with any
questions or concerns and, moreover, if you oversee, or know of an NPO
that could use a $1,000 USD endowment from Bitcoin 100.

Bitcoin100 exists specifically to convince new charities to start
accepting bitcoin donations. Many Bitcoin enthusiasts of various
backgrounds from around the world have supported this project with
time, effort and/or bitcoins. In order to use donated funds in a
manner consistent with donor expectations, Bitcoin100 donates the
Bitcoin equivalent of $1000 to non-political, secular charities that
prominently display an option for supporters to contribute via Bitcoin
on their website.

Not sure about this one. Phinn, what questions would you ask them?

Upaya: Let's consider another option with Steve Schwartz's cause. Since Upaya is already accepting bitcoin, let's have Steve Schwartz embed a bitcoin donation otion unto another site that he's affiliated with, namely seattlemicrofinance.org

I will get caught up on the rest later today, for at the moment there's some barn wood calling me, and it's fuckin' freezin' outside, with the wind blowin' up my pink tutu. BTW, when am I suppose to take this off?
4239  Economy / Services / Re: Bitcoin 100: Developed Specifically for Non-Profits on: December 24, 2013, 05:08:05 PM
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

http://media.wbur.org/wordpress/11/files/2013/12/Sunday-Assembly-Mythmas_selection_1001.jpg

Honestly, it sounds a bit weird :/

Exactly what would be expected when such an entity is founded by two comedians: http://kvpr.org/post/sunday-assembly-look-organized-non-religion

Quote
Sixteen percent of people around the world say they have no religious affiliation. But even those who aren’t connected to a religion may still be looking for community.

That’s where the Sunday Assembly comes in.

In London earlier this year, stand-up comedians Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones founded the godless congregation that they say has many of the elements of church, but without religion.

Whether weird or not, I'm still curious if they would pass muster according to the guidelines set by Bitcoin 100. If so, I would love to contact them myself. Remember, our sole goal is to bring awareness to Bitcoin.

~Bruno Kucinskas
4240  Economy / Services / Re: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund (.org, et al. registered to raise $1M USD) on: December 24, 2013, 04:48:44 PM
Good luck with the effort! Sent a small donation over. https://blockchain.info/address/1THRF26KAsDDLh1JyWB5Hbm5mYgN6LwZt


First and biggest suggestion for the main site: When the send address is in ALLCAPS, it does not register as a valid address for me. Would recommend fixing that first, then fleshing out the rest of the content so it's easier to donate.

https://blockchain.info/address/1THRF26KAsDDLh1JyWB5Hbm5mYgN6LwZt

Due to me putting all my eggs in one basket--roww.org--at the 11th hour (one of the main reasons for attending the Las Vegas conference), my grandiose venable endeavor turned into a bust.

There were only three donations (linked above), of which the first one was mine. I think it's only fair to return the other two in FULL to the donors, one of which I quoted in this post, and the other is unknown at the moment. My donated amount will be donated to Dabs for his food program in the Philippines, oppose to Sean's Outpost of which I will continue to support. Dabs seems to be in better position to make sure funds are allocated accordingly.

I will now pen a PM to Barnacle_Ed, expressing my thanks and making sure that an active receiving bitcoin wallet address is made available so that I can have Rassah transfer back his bitcoins.

Would the other person who so kindly donated please PM me with proof that you are said individual so that you will also be refunded?

Once again, thank you, fellow bitcoiners, for all the support whether you donated or not.

~Bruno Kucinskas
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