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1061  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: [BEST PRICES] Buying Ripple XRPs - Paying 2 BTC per 10 000 XRP on: May 12, 2013, 04:42:30 AM
Smells like scam, three people vouching joined apr 19-22, and wouldn't have qualified for free XRP anyway.

4949 XRP for 0.95 BTC. Cheaper than your offer. You go first.

Send BTC here: 1AAHZxRPcqxc9vc9Hr7jDRz6eVShcb4Qm4

You may show you aren't a complete scammer if you actually pay a trusted forum member some BTC.

1062  Other / Off-topic / Satoshi Cyber-Christ! Nobody sees my avatar? on: May 11, 2013, 06:43:24 AM
You think my avatar is the same Max Keiser pic everybody's seen? Just upside down?



(pic from the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnnOtdOcOFk)











Turn your head...











Then look closer...











It actually....











Looks like:



















1063  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Rare address hall of fame on: May 10, 2013, 05:08:12 PM
"1bitcoin" was wasted on the bitcoineater, but I nabbed firstbits "1bitcoins". Somebody had to get it.
I could have waited until I found a better looking address, but it took long enough to find this:

Code:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bitcoin\daemon
#bitcoind importprivkey 5JXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 1bitcoins

C:\Program Files (x86)\Bitcoin\daemon
#bitcoind signmessage 1BiTCoinSNU2BMzf2cN2TK4yzPUA6CnTAd deepceleron
HL5QyzfI9Gp3owXa+d91xVN1zzW8p1XMU+Hn8IvKdifEFcdRcoYZQqfTECS4OypRnetwVs9x+k1fKeIFmAsw6n8=
1064  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Vanitygen: Vanity bitcoin address generator/miner [v0.22] on: May 10, 2013, 04:58:52 PM


You know that you can cut & paste from a console window, right? There is no need to post big repetitive images.

You should eliminate (or move into the next group) addresses that are alphabetically higher than 1QLbz7, as these are 58x higher difficulty, and can only be constructed with a 33 character address, equivalent in difficulty to an additional vanity letter.

You will also find success in using case-insensitive search by reducing the number of addresses down to ~5000-10000. A case-sensitive search starts at 260 times harder for a 10-character.

Code:
#vanitygen 1ABCDEfghij
Difficulty: 170408517192794400
[359.39 Kkey/s][total 276224][Prob 0.0%][50% in 10422.0y]

#vanitygen -i 1ABCDEfghij
Difficulty: 654563965779613
[362.34 Kkey/s][total 455680][Prob 0.0%][50% in 39.7y]

I suppose I should also point out that the reason you see the error messages in the screenshot I quoted above is that you have lines that duplicate a shorter expression, such as I have demonstrated below:

Code:
#oclvanitygen.exe -d 0 -i -f 11-14.txt
Prefix '1ABCDEabcdeFG' ignored, overlaps '1ABCDEabcdeF'
Prefix '1ABCDEabcdeFGH' ignored, overlaps '1ABCDEabcdeF'
Prefix '1ABCDEabcdeFGHi' ignored, overlaps '1ABCDEabcdeF'
1065  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Rare address hall of fame on: May 10, 2013, 04:06:19 PM
Deep celeron, sign your earliest address so OP can put it in there for longest vanity so far.

The most remarkable / cool addresses (*) found in the blockchain will be listed below.  

It's in the blockchain, he just hasn't "found" it...
1066  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Rare address hall of fame on: May 10, 2013, 03:29:48 PM
Sorry, but record not tied by a factor of 100x. I did a 10 character dictionary for a while, the file date is 1/24/2012:

Pattern: 1MoDERNiSMS
Address: 1MoDerniSMsch3tsTEQG69P3toqUvVCTR1
Privkey:
Pattern: 1EXECUTABLE
Address: 1EXEcutaBLEbJEV8BYX4CPbzvb5131zXnQ
Privkey:
Pattern: 1CARETAKERS
Address: 1CArETakERSX8rHjCMyVfQNzTnEBCv7278
Privkey:
Pattern: 1ASPHALTUMS
Address: 1AsPhALtuMs9Ahcvo8bcTdUFUpnAfheZt2
Privkey:
Pattern: 1DARKNESSES
Address: 1DaRKnesseSiSCFDAUS9aP2vaEB6nJVFYo
Privkey:

http://blockexplorer.com/address/1EXEcutaBLEbJEV8BYX4CPbzvb5131zXnQ

For reference:

>\vanitygen-0.22-win>vanitygen.exe 1MoDERNiSMS
Difficulty: 170408517192794400
[373.81 Kkey/s][total 3059456][Prob 0.0%][50% in 10019.9y]
1067  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: SierraChart bridge - Realtime Bitcoin charts [v0.5] (MtGox, Intersango, ...) on: May 10, 2013, 07:28:29 AM
Just trying out SierraChart now. I'm inexperienced and trying to figure out how to get data before <2011/06/26 for gox?

For some reason that's as far back as it goes. I used the "Bitcoin Data (MTGOX)" feed that came with the default install. I never tried the "MtGox Bitcoin Trading (under development)" option.

Am I doing it wrong? Smiley

It sounds like you are using the new Mtgox data direct from SierraCharts, and not the bridge. It may not have a complete history.

Try this:
1. Go to menu -> Chart -> Chart Settings, and set "Days To Display" to 1100 or more,
2. Set Bar period to 1-0-0 (1 day per bar),
3. Scroll to the left and see how far back it goes.

If they don't have older history, you can follow the instructions for using the sierrachartfeed above, using the mtgoxUSD SCID file, which has all history trades.
1068  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-05-09 Forbes Online - 21 Things I Learned Living On Bitcoin For a Week on: May 09, 2013, 09:34:29 PM
The conclusion of Kashmir Hill's re-experiment:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/05/09/25-things-i-learned-about-bitcoin-from-living-on-it-for-a-week/

Conclusion #1: use Forbes as a blogging platform to put up your Bitcoin address: 10BTC in donations (the article premise wasn't about getting Bitcoin, it was spending them).
1069  Economy / Services / Re: Free bitcoins: Advertise these links in your sig! on: May 09, 2013, 03:46:50 AM
I'm down with adding a ripplescam signature, but I would write it a bit more eloquently. I think their medium-term plan is to get people to transfer them real money to fund their IOUs before they disappear, not just to have a 100% premine coin. Having that message in my signature would make my plan of disposing of those scamcoins on suckers/believers harder though Tongue.
1070  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bit Ripple starter giveaway on: May 06, 2013, 07:53:42 AM
Hello everyone,

So I am new to Bitcointalk, haven't felt the need to register (can usually find answers to most of my questions just by searching, although now that I am registered I will likely be getting more involved) but I recently became aware of Ripple via stackexchange.
Be aware that there was a flood of Ripple questions and answers on stackexchange, posted and answered by various sock puppets of opencoin, basically using that site as advertising. Take nothing there about ripple as anyone having a real question, nor interpret an answer being an honest one.
1071  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Boycott 0.8.2 on: May 06, 2013, 12:40:28 AM
Yes cause they censored them, either conform to our standards or don't do business anymore.
You sure like that word. I thought I did too ... too bad you're well on your way to destroying its meaning.

What the heck are you talking about? How was anyone censored? Or are you just happily making up stuff? Sad
The only thing censored is by me hitting the ignore button on the OP and anybody else posting stupid stuff here. Plonk!
1072  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Verification failed, check hardware! on: May 05, 2013, 10:05:30 AM
Yes, if you want a new driver to work, you can ask (with BTC) a miner kernel developer to rewrite the kernel you have chosen in guiminer to support whatever the newest driver and SDK has done to break OpenCL applications. This will benefit few, as dedicated miners already run the appropriate driver to give them not only working but the fastest hashing, and don't use guiminer.
1073  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: The PPNLS system. on: May 04, 2013, 10:10:35 PM
I really don't understand the PPNLS system...  Any suggestions?

Yes, read about the PPLNS system until you understand.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=39832.5
https://bitcoil.co.il/pool_summary.pdf
1074  Bitcoin / Technical Support / Re: Can't Sync Bitcoin QT AND No Blockchain File on PC on: May 04, 2013, 06:56:14 PM
2013-05-04 11:50:03 received block 00000000000000ff4aaa342f804a2731bb9f39a784a7f1d86685b35f144cd73a
2013-05-04 11:50:03 InvalidChainFound: invalid block=00000000000000ff4aaa342f804a2731bb9f39a784a7f1d86685b35f144cd73a  height=234477  work=1131399971692442463964  date=2013-05-04 11:47:02
2013-05-04 11:50:03 InvalidChainFound:  current best=0000000000000051e75ec922ddfed09dc3ca0a72f0e8bbc875d7b3fb370d7524  height=234410  work=1128500345104905542838  date=2013-05-04 01:24:51

This is the crux of the problem, your local blockchain database is corrupted and the client can't build on that. It doesn't have the intelligence to try to get the block 234410 again from the network and replace your screwed up version with the correct one.

You will need to delete the blocks and chainstate directories from your bitcoin data directory and attempt to resync the blockchain from the start. Typically this kind of random corruption indicates bad hardware, such as a bad sector on a hard drive or bad math from an overheating or overclocked CPU.
1075  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: How many video cards can cool 3-4 Kilowatt air conditioner? on: May 04, 2013, 06:43:33 PM
The amount of heat generated by 1 kilowatt worth of computer (about four 200W video cards + system + 900W power supply inefficiency):

1kWh = 3,412 BTU

So we need 3400 BTU of A/C to remove that much heat generation.

The the next question is how much power will that cooling require. We must look at the the energy efficiency of air conditioning, which is typically given as SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio), which we must translate into an actual efficiency measure.

COP = 3.41214/EER

As a low-water benchmark, lets look at a 5000 BTU window AC unit ($110 on lowes.com website)
Specs: EER=9.7, Watts=515 (calculated efficiency multiplier: 2.84)

So this particular model moves 1462W of heat with 515W. A central AC will be more efficient, so 3000kW * 2.84+ = at least 8000 watts (but nothing left to actually cool your house against summer temperatures).

Real miners don't use AC though, why reduce profitability? Put the units in a closed room with a window fan, or in the garage.
1076  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Still a little confused on Wallets. on: May 04, 2013, 05:10:36 AM
Bitcoin gives you all you can eat addresses for free! Just put keypool=10000 in your bitcoin.conf file, now your wallet has 10,000 pregenerated addresses in it (you'll have a backup that never becomes obsolete).

There are 1461501637330902918203684832716283019655932542976 possible addresses. That's enough for 100x the world's current population to have 1826877046663628647754606040895353774 addresses each.

There will be a maximum of 2100000000000000 Bitcoin base units (a satoshi, or 0.00000001 bitcoin).
Even if every single base unit that will ever be created were put in a different address, there will still be 1461501637330902918203684832716280919655932542976 empty addresses. The chance of you generating an address that has a satoshi in it will be 1 in 695953160633763294382707063198230.

So in other words, it doesn't matter if you create lots of addresses and delete them. If you never use them, the network doesn't even know they exist.

1077  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How faucets make money? on: May 04, 2013, 02:10:51 AM
Most "faucets" are a scam to get you to click on ads and pay you nothing but unspendable dust. They are pale imitations of the original Bitcoin faucet.

I've personally put about 10000 coins in this faucet, and it still gives out coins, no strings attached: http://tpfaucet.appspot.com/
1078  Other / Meta / Re: BOOKMARK THIS SITE AS https://109.201.133.65, DOMAIN WAS TRANSFERRED on: May 03, 2013, 10:38:58 AM
Domains get hacked often. The problem is if someone hacked the domain registrar account and transferred the domain away, it may be a bit of work to get it back. It's 7pm on a Friday in Japan, 3am in the US. It will take time through the Transfer Dispute Resolution Protocol if the receiving domain registrar doesn't immediately hand it back on the word of registrar #1.
1079  Other / Meta / Re: DNS DOWN !!!! on: May 03, 2013, 10:31:29 AM
better use namecoin

http://explorer.dot-bit.org/n/45362

the namecoin bitcointalk.bit domain points to the wrong IP address, it was bitcointalk.org in mid 2012 https://dazzlepod.com/ip/50.97.137.52/

Whoever created that needs to not forget about updating it.
1080  Other / Meta / BOOKMARK THIS SITE AS https://109.201.133.65, if domain disappears again, etc. on: May 03, 2013, 10:10:28 AM
100 users and dropping, so note this IP, the DNS record was changed for bitcointalk.org away from the forum.

EDIT: site got it's domain back, no need to worry now.
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