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821  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I nominate Erik Voorhees as the official Bitcoin Sage. [w/POLL] on: May 18, 2014, 10:58:55 PM
Reasonable intelligent people have voted, and NO is firmly ahead, thus some strong reason for such is possible, albeit I'm honestly not versed as to why, for I have been frying other fish and Jerk Chicken.

Yet, when poll, after poll, after poll,... shows that Brock Pierce should not be on the board of TBF, those espousing such are characterized as non-reasonably-intelligent-people. Hence, the person misdirecting us should be, and is, looked into, especially with how he and his clan tried to take over Mt Coxs.

With apologies for the aside.

Damn, I wish I would have gone with Prophet, albeit obtaining the same results.

To be clear, again, I like Erik, having never taken the time, personally, to look into him, always assuming he's one of the good guys. I'm also aware of him owning and selling Satoshi Dice, but never considered anything nefarious about that or him because of such.

I regret that to date I've not had the pleasure of meeting him in person.

~Bruno Kucinskas
822  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I nominate Erik Voorhees as the official Bitcoin Sage. [w/POLL] on: May 18, 2014, 10:46:43 PM
In his post, Voorhees is stating the obvious. I see nothing sage-like.

Personally, I have mixed feelings about him. I like his politics, but in the past he has taken advantage of people that trusted him.

If I would have been thinking clearly due to lack of sleep, I may have gone with Prophet of Bitcoin oppose to Sage based solely on that ONLY ONE post. Besides, my idea was mostly tongue-in-cheek.

I like Erik' writing style.
Erik keeps a clean desk area.
Erik bedroom is all messed up when his lady friend is in town.

I like Erik.
823  Other / Off-topic / The strangest thing just happened here in Sandwich, IL. on: May 18, 2014, 10:34:10 PM
The power went off in my house. And, and a few neighbor's homes, but not all of them. Just scattered along the adjoining local blocks.

But, it wasn't just a neighborhood thing, for when I went to the gas station to purchase more smokes, others from other parts of town were experiencing the exact same thing - scatter outages.

An hour and half later, virtually to the minute according to my internet history, the power came back on sans the usually electrical crews doing repairs.

Here's the kicker: When people called, us included, to report the incidents, we were all informed that ComEd was not aware of any outages in our community.

Has this ever happened elsewhere?
824  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: MUST READ article on our bitcoin future on: May 18, 2014, 05:59:24 PM
For the person who penned the comment, "Too long, didnít read.", boy do I have some investment opportunities for you, all conveniently located within walking distance from one another overlooking the Third Street Promenade.

BTW, I echo the overall sentiment espoused in the linked editorial, albeit I could care less about ZetaCoin, et al. (alts) though I'm sure some have attributes.

Apologies for not reading the rest of this thread past the OP because, quite frankly, it was too long to read.  Grin

Thanks kindly to those responsible for penning a fine read. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to turn up the heat of some hot tub with the hopes in ridding some of its occupants.

~Bruno Kucinskas
825  Other / Off-topic / Re: What were the most disturbing scenes in movies or televison shows? on: May 18, 2014, 09:04:25 AM
Ever heard of a movie called ABC's of death?

You should watch it if you're a fan of horrors! Cheesy

Here's the scene I found to be the most disturbing:

Okay, you win. Lock the thread.
826  Other / Off-topic / Re: What were the most disturbing scenes in movies or televison shows? on: May 18, 2014, 08:57:51 AM
Prior to puberty, the whorehouse scene in the barn stalls (seriously) in the very first movie I ever paid to see with my girlfriend, later my ex-wife: Ode to Billy Joe. I couldn't figure out what they were all doing and it scared the shit outta me that all movies at theaters may like that one.

The eating of live monkey brains scene in Faces of Death, also comes to mind.

I still haven't figure out Body Double, with the ending way too weird.

827  Other / Off-topic / Re: What would you do for a Twinkie? on: May 18, 2014, 08:47:08 AM
Twinkie's contain rocket fuel, so no thanks.

No going to the moon for you then. Next!
828  Economy / Gambling / Re: Suicide Notes - Gambling literally destroyed my life on: May 18, 2014, 08:42:58 AM
I read the story of a guy who managed to get faucet from a gambling website and get more than 3 btc to pay for his expenses so I thought maybe it can help me with my problems too but I lost some money. Then I came up with a decent strategy and took the loss back with some profit. This strategy had 0.04% chance of losing all the money but that happened and I lost 0.95 btc which was the savings of 1.5 years of work. I had to cut from my other things and save that money, then wire it to my friend's paypal so invest in bitcoins which was his idea actually and it was working just fine before I read about that guy on the internet. Today a friend of me gave me a few more cents in btc, but I lost them again to the same strategy.

I'm from Iran, you can't even imagine the hell I'm living in. 1$ is worth 40,000 my currency and you can get food for a day with that much. People are really poor in this country, we use dial-up internet. I get paid every 1.5 months with just enough to get by. My mother ended up in hospital since three months ago and I had to pay for her because my dad doesn't have enough money. All of the money from my last payment has been spent for my mother's hospital and helping my dad and I was counting on the investment I made in bitcoins to pay the house rent and pay for food. I literally don't have enough money to buy food for more than a week or a few days more than a week.

You can't even think about the quality of life here, I was really rich with those savings before I lost it all. Only rich people have electronic devices and internet a bit better than dial-up. My house rent has already been delayed for 5 months and each month has a 5% fine, this is the last month, if I don't pay for it, I will have my stuff thrown out. I might be able to live with my dad and borrow some money from him for food but I will never do that, he already has his own problems so suicide is only honorable way to go now. I'm working from 8 to 5, and won't have any money until my next payment, I don't have any real life friends to borrow from, my life is literally ruined.

Because of US sanctions I had to use my friend's PayPal to invest my savings throughout this 1.5 year by wiring him the money legally. I have to pay for rents in 5 days and it takes me at least 2 days to sell the bitcoins and have the money in my own currency. I totally lost my life to 0.04% chance of losing, and since I can't pay for my expenses now and my mother gets out of the hospital next week and the money is fully paid, I'm gonna kill myself with poison in 3 days before I starve to death or make a family member some trouble. In those 3 days I'm going to search for a better and more efficient way to kill myself and hope maybe somehow a miracle happens.

I just wanted to say that I don't blame anyone but myself. I wrote the story here but I don't want to name any specific casino because I think that might scare a potential user or two and I really don't have any hard feelings for anybody or any casino. I also want to thank them for their fair service, that was totally my fate to lose to 0.04% and kill myself and I have no hard feelings against that casino or anybody else.

I wish you all a good life and good luck, if any of you know better ways to kill myself other than rat poison please tell them to me in PM. I know cutting myself is probably not gonna work and we don't really have buildings taller than 5 floors that I can jump off. Most people use taxis and old buses and I don't have a personal car either, so rat poison is the only ready option I have available but I read that it's not really efficient either. Please let me know if you know a better way to die for me, help me one last time...

Forgot to quote the OP.
829  Economy / Gambling / Re: Suicide Notes - Gambling literally destroyed my life on: May 18, 2014, 08:41:39 AM

Adding him now. I wonder how many countries I'll end up representing.
830  Other / Off-topic / Re: FACEBOOK IS DEAD on: May 18, 2014, 08:38:33 AM
Come on guys many of us know that Facebook is getting worthless and boring. Lets hear arguments!  Shocked

Dude, I just unfriended your sister for your actions. Keep it up, and I'm going to block your Twitter feed.
831  Other / Off-topic / Re: A warning to google on: May 18, 2014, 08:36:38 AM
I take it he hates Google's search captcha.

Unless I'm missing something, I don't believe I've every met up with a Google search captcha. Is it possible some countries outside the US have them?
832  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I nominate Erik Voorhees as the official Bitcoin Sage. [w/POLL] on: May 18, 2014, 08:09:05 AM
For sake of argument, can we at least just see if his Sagehood is merited via the one post in the OP, negating the rest?
833  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Add information in a Block/Blockchain? on: May 18, 2014, 07:59:37 AM
How can one add information to a block?

Sorry if my question sounds dumb, I just don't understand how that is possible.

Step 1.
Create a non-standard transaction that includes the information that you want in the transaction output.

Step 2.
Find a mining pool that is willing to confirm non-standard transactions.

Step 3.
Submit your transaction to the mining pool.

Step 4.
Wait for the mining pool to confirm your transaction.


Build a mega mining pharm to guarantee more blocks solved for your pool, having paid contracts in hand to dump whatever you were paid to dump into the block with no questions asked. The more unscrupulous the operator, the better. And, if you find a desirable person that fits the bill, but they play too fair, have a couple hookers at the ready to seduce their ass, of which afterwards blackmail them into complying because they have a wife and family to protect (not speaking of harm, but that's probably not outta the question).

How close am I?

BTW, I've only had four hours sleep in the past 48 hours thanks to researching this shit, taking shits, and talking shit with various people over the telephony. Why the fuck isn't Europe, et al. not on the same time zone as I?
834  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: If another organization came and offered Gavin a higher salary,would he take it? on: May 18, 2014, 07:52:25 AM
Gavin was, and is fine financially, with his skill sets in high demand, so no worries there. Although I've been a tad critical of him, until something concrete manifests itself, he's probably trustworthy, putting the CIA, et al. meetings aside.
835  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What's your dream gift?(I might get one for you) on: May 18, 2014, 04:29:50 AM
My wife and I are trying to have a baby.  Not very successful so far.  We're trying fertility treatments, but it's not working yet.  Can you put a word in with a reliable stork?  I think they'll take Bitcoin.   Smiley

Trying eating tomatoes every day. It's got lots of Carotene.

And limit your hot tub sessions. (seriously)
836  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: I nominate Erik Voorhees as the official Bitcoin Sage. [w/POLL] on: May 18, 2014, 04:13:10 AM
Okay, who was the wise guy who voted no?
837  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / I nominate Erik Voorhees as the official Bitcoin Sage. [w/POLL] on: May 18, 2014, 04:06:57 AM
The official start of The Bitcoin Foundation was here:

Bitcoin is revolutionary because it is decentralized, with no single point of control or failure.

However, over the last six months or so it has become obvious to me that the rest of the world isn't set up to interact with a radically decentralized system like Bitcoin, and I think forming a not-for-profit organization will be a positive step towards Bitcoin's long-term success.

I'm posting this to see if there is a consensus on what a Bitcoin Foundation should be.

To get the conversation started, here are some functions I think a Bitcoin Foundation could perform:

  • Interact with the legal system, where a centralized entity is needed: for example, to hold the Bitcoin trademark, own/control the domain name, etc.
  • Act as a central library for accurate information about Bitcoin, so journalists and policymakers have an 'official' place to learn about Bitcoin.
  • Collect donations to fund infrastructure necessary for Bitcoin's growth (organize regular developers' conferences or get-togethers maybe? pay for development of cross-implementation testing tools? pay core developers' salaries? create a certification/testing program for Bitcoin implementations? create a central clearinghouse for information about legal issues surrounding Bitcoin across the world?)

Other not-for-profit organizations that could be emulated:

  • The Anti-Phishing Working Group (the APWG's chairman, David Jevans, is willing to help make a Bitcoin Foundation happen).
  • The Tor Project
  • The Apache Software Foundation

Are there others that work well, or are there examples of what NOT to do? Assuming there is rough consensus that a Bitcoin Foundation is a good idea, I would like to get something imperfect up and running quickly, with the expectation that it will evolve over time.


Gavin - seems like a reasonable idea.

Bitcoin would still have all the advantages of being decentralized (no central server, no office to raid and shut down. etc), but gets the added advantages of a core organization to guide it. Perhaps the core organization will get destroyed by the evil powers, but I'm not sure that'd be incredibly damaging to Bitcoin as a protocol. The community would just grow a new command center when the old was destroyed.

The main danger is if the community trusts such an organization too much.  For example- if everyone assumed the client version put out by the organization was trustworthy, then there is serious danger. A group as you propose should probably exist, but the community should remain skeptical of it, and always constructively critical.
838  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Yet Another Brock Pierce Thread on: May 18, 2014, 03:32:33 AM
Can we hear more about this "follow the money". Perhaps in its own thread or here if you wish.

Take a gander at this thread, it'll bring you up to speed:

"Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam....jajajaja"


839  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Finally! One of the top porn stars accepts and promotes Bitcoin. on: May 18, 2014, 03:23:05 AM

Sorry for being such a stalker PG, I used reverse google image search with your image and this video came up.

A full "Let's Talk Bitcoin!" interview with you from last year.

It was quite interesting to be honest and thaugh I should share that.

Not that image, for everybody already knows that's me. The first image. Who's the dude with my (soon to be) Kayden?
840  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Finally! One of the top porn stars accepts and promotes Bitcoin. on: May 18, 2014, 03:05:27 AM
Anybody figure out who this dude is yet so that I can see if Kayden is still with him?

I'm looking for a new Master since my Stephy (Coin) left me while we were in Vegas. The last words I ever heard her spoke was to some dude around the corner: "Let's Talk Bitcoin."

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