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241  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: what happened to --> on: May 06, 2011, 03:40:21 AM
I'll let them comment on why, can't really speak for them.

Sure the fee was low, but if the odds move against you after you bet - that 'low fee' can get very expensive. Most people prefer to have their odds locked in at the time of betting, not subject to change based on what everyone else may do before the game starts.
242  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: what happened to --> on: May 06, 2011, 03:29:46 AM
The site has been pretty inactive. See my sig for the place to find action  Grin
243  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Vote to get bitcoin on Fox's Freedom Watch! on: May 05, 2011, 03:27:52 PM
Voted, did not need to login. Up to #7 !
244  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: MTGox vs mysterious Russia on: May 04, 2011, 03:15:19 PM
Great work on resolving the problem and defending subsequent DDoS attempts Tux.  This whole event has made me feel a bit more secure with the valuation of BTC.  For such an extensive (multi-day) attack shutting down the largest exchange, the price has barely been affected.  I was expecting a price dump into the $2.00-2.25 range as a result of people getting scared.

All this DDoS did was allow more time for deposits/wires to be added/cleared. That money is going to Gox for 1 reason only: to buy. So you have several days of pent up demand pushing prices higher.
245  Economy / Gambling / Re: Bitcoin Poker Room on: May 04, 2011, 03:12:36 PM
No idea why anyone would play non-heads up at any stakes other than micros. Collusion is way too easy. Even showing all cards at showdown is not enough. You need skilled people reviewing full hand histories, tracking user IDs, IP addresses, etc. This stuff isn't easy and is why large poker sites have huge Security departments.

But hey, it's a start, keep at it.
246  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: MtGox - too many connections on: May 01, 2011, 03:50:16 AM
the more they fight, the stronger we become.
247  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: New, simple online wallet: - no signup required on: April 29, 2011, 04:03:57 PM
Nice looking implementation, well done.
248  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is MyBitcoin a viable alternative for non-techie users? on: April 28, 2011, 07:41:31 PM
Seems to be popular, but I wouldn't trust them more or less than the other 14 e-Wallet providers listed on the wiki.

If someone insists on not running anything locally, best to split up the coins between the different eWallets so you don't have all your eggs in 1 basket.
249  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Gavin will visit the CIA on: April 28, 2011, 05:56:58 PM
Agree.. Bernake was a prof at Princeton...hmmmm  Shocked
250  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Proposal for breaking "community advertising rules" deadlock on: April 28, 2011, 01:34:41 PM
Hate this idea obviously, goes against the spirit of the project.

Just put a large 'unofficial' disclaimer on the Wiki and the Marketplace forum that these links/sites are unofficial, not supported or endorsed by the project in any way.

The fact is we should be encouraging these 'unofficial' projects - be it freelance bitcoin blogs or selling tea or local exchange (which may be illegal depending on the jurisdiction).

But a disclaimer stating for people to check the laws in their jurisdictions and that no sites/links are officially supported by the project should be sufficient.

251  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Gavin will visit the CIA on: April 27, 2011, 07:24:33 PM
Bitcoin could be really useful for the CIA one day because it's a good way to sneak money across borders without detection, eg. to pay informants in totalitarian regimes.

In private, the CIA and other secret services may be delighted by the new possibilities a tool like Bitcoin gives them, but that does not necessarily mean that the governments those secret services work for will endorse Bitcoin publicly.

Agreed - but more likely they will pick up the phone to the Treasury Dept, or DoJ, and say 'guess what, you need to update your AML and FinCen rules, and by the way here is a list of American IP addresses to go after" - so everyone use a foreign VPN asap, lol. At least we get a few more months to pump up the difficulty before they try a takeover...
252  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin thread on OCN, 27 pages in 12 hours on: April 27, 2011, 06:59:19 PM
We have a new contender for 'post of the thread'

What I don't think the fanbois of this are comprehending is that this system allows the person that can credit bitcoins the ability to rape and pillage everyone else in the system. It's a new twist on the old pump and dump stock scheme. The guy at the top could be selling bitcoins like mad and making a killing. There's zero transparency in the system and that's dangerous.
253  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin thread on OCN, 27 pages in 12 hours on: April 27, 2011, 06:34:28 PM
morons or not, this is going to push difficulty through the roof as some of them have managed to get their GPUs mining already, lol.
254  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin thread on OCN, 27 pages in 12 hours on: April 27, 2011, 06:14:26 PM
Ok, I have to add to my favorite quotes from that thread...they get better and better if you keep reading..You can see this guy made some kind of effort, but...

I read the wiki and I understood pretty fast

You sell you're computing power lottery style
1 block = 50 BTC.
depending on market conditions 1 BTC ~ 0.8 - 1.9 $
The company that started this pay a FIXED SUM / HOUR ( they give 6 blocks per hour so 1 every 10 mins ... put another way they pay 300 - 600 $ per hour to the USERS "selling" their computer power) and then they offer this to companies who need it for various tasks on the open market ( hence the fluctuating price )

Its basically luck based because the fixed sum and the varying number of users giving up their computer power and how much power they give
255  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin thread on OCN, 27 pages in 12 hours on: April 27, 2011, 05:54:04 PM
These are my favorite quotes from that thread:

There's really no incentive considering they are likely just going to jack all of your data and/or add your PC to a botnet. Any client you have to run with a BAT is obviously not refined to any sort of acceptable programming standard.

Seriously if anybody thinks they can make money buy basically doing GPU computations for a company or whatever, your absurd. This has scam, and sucker written all over it. When I see proof of actual people making money Ill eat my words. Doubt it though.
256  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Donate your historic bitcoin wallet, for preservation at the museum on: April 27, 2011, 01:21:41 PM
Could be the equivalent of a meatspace Faucet.

Leave the printed keys to addresses with say .10btc each scattered around the museum, for people to collect. Check them and replace the spent ones regularly.

Better yet, print out a few thousand of them and drop them out of a plane, with instructions.
257  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Donate to WikiLeaks on: April 26, 2011, 04:22:48 PM
5*, wp.
258  Bitcoin / Press / Re: Bitcoin press hits, notable sources on: April 26, 2011, 02:53:20 PM
Tyler is at it again...Some good responses in the comments so far, add in your .02 BTC !
259  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Who's selling Alpaca socks? on: April 26, 2011, 02:09:54 PM

Those are some expensive socks.....
260  Economy / Marketplace / Re: [Selling] Starcraft2 Guest Pass for 1 BTC on: April 25, 2011, 01:31:38 PM
minor hijack - but lots of action on SC2 GSL matches on ! Today's matches have been very popular! GL to all.

And buy these Guest Passes, really good deal.
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