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1  Economy / Scam Accusations / Re: Livecoin.net Scam on: September 29, 2020, 08:16:58 PM
Apparently, 15 blokes already applied and got accepted there: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5166711.msg55284969#msg55284969

I don't know about you guys but I will take it upon myself personally to tag such users I see wearing their signature.

The way Livecoin conducted this bounty campaign with closed topic and in secret over PM, gives other members all the right to take action as they want, especially if we know history of Livecoin here.
I am sure negative or neutral feedback will follow from many.

I really don't have an issue with the PM only / locked thread.
Nor do I have an issue with people getting tagged if they wear the sig.

With a BIG BUT.
There is a small, but non zero chance that if you are not looking in the Scam Accusations / Reputation section you might have missed all the drama.
If you tag, you really should let the person know and give them the chance to pull the sig.

As of this post I'm wearing the Roobet signature. If they are in the middle of an exit scam I would never know about it because I have really not been in the gambling section for a while.
I really think a friendly PM would be better before a red tag.

Just my view.

-Dave
2  Other / Meta / Re: Default trust is the most important metric here in my opinion. on: September 29, 2020, 12:07:04 PM
Dave's ramblings:
One of the issues (IMO as always) that there are a lot of people, myself included who will ~ you for being a scammer or an idiot or a troll or whatever.
But to actually get added to the list the bar is much much higher.

There are only a few people on my admittedly short list that I have added without trading. Either very helpful members, known scam busters, know to report a ton of malware or other things, etc.

There are a bunch of people with ~ that are just trolls or scammers or asshats. Never dealt with them but just reading their posts got them there.

There are 1 or 2 with ~ that just seem off to me and for some reason I just don't trust them. Can't put my finger on it, they just seem "off"

So, for DT1 although there are a lot of people who claim that it is rigged I don't think it is.
I just think you have to be doing certain things that a lot of people, myself included that help the forum and show you are doing things that people want to see.

As an example (And once again this is just me) there are these 2 threads in meta:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1926895.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5182222.0

People are spending time pointing out posts that hurt the forum. I might have never traded with you, or even know who you are but there are at least 2 people on my trust list that are active in those threads because they help keep the forum clean.

Just posting might get you merits, but to get added to trust seems to be harder. You said you were on DT1, so you know it's not impossible It just takes some work to stay there are people move on and off because you have to stuff that makes all of them with their various views add you to their trust list.

-Dave
3  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: >>>Coin Hunt World now in OPEN beta! Explore your city and earn BTC & ETH on: September 28, 2020, 10:25:24 PM
It comes up for me.


Where are you / what region are you in? It might not be available out of the US / certain markets.
I know you used to have to specify from where it is available, but it's been years since I dealt with people releasing apps.

-Dave
4  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: >>>Coin Hunt World now in OPEN beta! Explore your city and earn BTC & ETH on: September 28, 2020, 08:05:56 PM
Just as an FYI Malwarebytes for android threw up a warning when I went to install the 1st time.
When I tried again later there was no warning. Don't know if it was something on their side or something with your code that it did not like.

Will play more when work slows down a bit. Really wanted to spend time with the closed beta but never had time.

-Dave
5  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: SEC Shuts Down Unikrn For Its $31M 2017 ICO on: September 28, 2020, 06:17:40 PM
I *think* we are going to be seeing more and more of this.
Not because the SEC cares, but because some people who are famous / have money and should have known better have been caught up in many ICOs over the years.
So now the SEC has to go out and show they are doing their job.

In terms of regulation it's still the wild west out there and it's going to take a while to really come up with a framework that is logical and implement it.
Remember this is the government, everything moves at the speed of slow.....

-Dave
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] CureCoin 2.0 is live - Mandatory Update is available now - DEC 2018 on: September 28, 2020, 12:21:10 PM
Can we have the CURE/USD pair on Bittrex?

Not sure what you are looking for it's there:

https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-CURE

Side note, the only other exchanges it's on are livecoin which has a bunch of scam accusations against them and hitbtc which also has a bunch.
Makes you wonder if the coin would be better off being on other exchanges.

-Dave



7  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Re: Miners, what's a good rate for electricity these days? on: September 28, 2020, 01:29:49 AM
2 s17 with special firmware clocked to 1000 watts each  so 2 kwatts an hour or about 1500 kwatts a month.
There are obvious solutions and we could simply measure the actual usage to confirm the power consumption and then bill accordingly. But with that being said, we are only interested in becoming a mining colocation service provider. As such, ideally we would have monthly billing for the space customers lease at our facility and not for the actual electricity usage

There are high end PDUs that will give you power usage by outlet.

There are bandwidth considerations too, who provides it? Remote access to miners? Remote hands for when something needs to be physically handled?

Switch hardware? Network segregation?

Warehousing and shipping and install?

-Dave
8  Other / Meta / Re: Appealing my post deletion. on: September 27, 2020, 01:32:05 PM
Two different people have reported them as low value. I doubt it's something personal.

Thanks for the update. So it's mod acting on users report.
Still 12 in two days by two users seems personal with respect to my post deletion history.

I try to stay out of discussions like this since 99% of the time when I take a look I agree with the deletions.
This time when I did take a look at some of the removed posts with Loyces scraper

https://loyce.club/archive/members/74/745901.html

I think the removals were not needed.

For the ones I looked at that were removed while they were not great literature, they were on topic and not any worse then a lot of the other posts in those threads.

I could see someone looking at one of the OPs posts that was marginal and then went on a reporting spree. But if it's more then one user, seems personal.

Just my view.

edit since The Pharmacist posted while I was typing: Also what he said. Agree that occasionally some people do reporting binge you might have been caught up in that too.

-Dave
9  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: Zap wallet on: September 27, 2020, 12:54:54 PM
The lncli command is to run against your lightening node not through your wallet.
Where is the node that you are connecting to? And is it a standard LND node?

I'm kind of flying blind since I have not used Zap in a while.
Did you try the seed in electrum now that they support lightening?

Sorry I can't help more.

-Dave
10  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: Zap wallet on: September 26, 2020, 01:58:55 PM
Can you connect to the LND node that the zap wallet is working with?
You could then use
Code:
lncli abandonchannel
to drop it from pending.
Make sure you have backed it up fully before doing this.
You might also want to open an issue on github.

Are you using Zap desktop or mobile?

-Dave

11  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: Zap wallet on: September 26, 2020, 01:22:06 PM
How do I rebroadcast TX for channel creations?  I've got five of them that don't show up on the block-chain.


It would seem too much time has elapsed since the Zap TX occurred:

Code:
{
    "result": null,
    "error": {
        "code": -5,
        "message": "No such mempool or blockchain transaction. Use gettransaction for wallet transactions."
    },
    "id": null
}

Also, I've never been able to get my core to accept the -txindex having put it before, after and also instead of a TX.


How long has it been since you sent the original TX?
How large a fee was used?
Odd, that the TX is no longer around unless it was sent a while ago.
Has this setup ever worked in opening a channel before? (If no could be other issues)

You should probably just open another channel at this point.

-Dave

12  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: Gibraltar Enables Itself to Comply with FATF guidelines on: September 26, 2020, 12:16:53 AM
When people on here venerate 'crypto hubs' like Gibraltar and Malta I seem to be completely unable to find anything of any note that's actually operating in unfettered paradise there.

I think they seize on one vague noise the piddly government makes and then decide armies of grandmas there are running thousands of crypto street stalls while their crypto grandchildren code 'blockchain' on the beach.

It's been going on for years in crypto and every other financial market. One small country or one that for them moment has lax or no regulation to the next.
As soon as other countries take note and start to point out the error of their ways they start to implement some regulations and the crypto businesses move to the next location.

It's just way it is.

-Dave


13  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Re: Miners, what's a good rate for electricity these days? on: September 25, 2020, 10:40:15 PM
I have posted about it before, but there are some places near hydro power in the NW US that you can get  $.05 power but you are paying for committed rate.

So it's a use it or loose it thing. Very popular with the server hosting, less so with miners. Mostly because of the lack of reliability. I can fairly certainly know that I am going to have an HP server pulling in X watts running in the data center for at least a year at a time. Miners, who knows. BTC drops I might want to shut some down. One or 2 die, I might be pulling 5000+ watts less for a month.

But if I asked for 100 amps I'm paying for 100 amps. Even if I pull all the equipment. Want another 100 amps fine here is the price. Never use it, not their problem you are paying for it for a year no matter what.

And on the flip side those kind of data centers suck for interconnectivity between providers.

-Dave
14  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Where to get large amount of testnet coins? (~2.5BTC) on: September 25, 2020, 01:37:04 PM
Hi, I'm looking to get a larger amount for integration testing purposes; it seems to be taking a while to accumulate a good amount at 0.01 BTC at a time, can anyone help with this?

I just need them for integration and then will return these testnet BTC coins.

Thank you!


Try using regtest to generate as much TESTNET BTC as you need.
It only takes a few seconds to be done because it's a preset low difficulty.

More information / detailed instructions here: https://bitcoin.org/en/developer-examples#regtest-mode
or here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5268794.0

This should let you do any testing you need.

-Dave
15  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Technology and comfort taking over our lives. Privacy, a thing of the past? on: September 25, 2020, 11:29:04 AM
There have been many other cases through the years.

Credit card purchase tracking is a big one.
Loyalty cards at stores for tracking.
Ever since cable TV boxes got a bit smarter viewer tracking. Any satellite TV box that is internet connected. TiVos in general.

And soon you can buy your own drone to fly around your place to watch you:
https://www.techradar.com/news/amazon-rings-new-dronecamera-hybrid-will-fly-around-and-record-your-home

-Dave
16  Other / Politics & Society / Re: [BET] Trump or not Trump 2020, eddie13 vs suchmoon on: September 24, 2020, 06:17:24 PM
How much would say border patrol officers and security guards earn on average?

Border patrol is about $70k a year: https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Border_Patrol_Agent/Salary

Guards can make as low as $15 / $16 an hour so $30k give or take.
Or as much as $160k for big name security in some areas.
Pre-Covid there were some guards in buildings in NYC pulling in over $90k for being glorified hall monitors in buildings. But, the big buildings with the big companies wanted them there to make everyone feel safe.
So it's kind of a wide range.

On, the flip side very few people are taking shots at the "hall monitors" even the lower paid ones.

-Dave




17  Economy / Collectibles / Re: FREE RAFFLE- Satori Chip/Coin - Happy Days ! on: September 24, 2020, 05:01:43 PM
92 -DaveF

Thanks,
Dave
18  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Oldest Bitcoin Linux Binaries on: September 24, 2020, 03:49:34 PM
I know I posted about it in another thread.
Compiling them today can be done but it takes some time to hunt down the old dependencies.

When I did it, I wound up just downloaded the full set of 7 DVDs of a 2011 version of linux so they were all there.

Not simple or quick or even worth the time but it can be done.

-Dave
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Operation DisrupTor: Over $6.5m in cash and crypto seized by FBI on: September 23, 2020, 02:01:42 PM

Quote
...Wilson, who was a licensed pharmacist, illegally mailed to Burgamy over 19,000 dosage units of prescription medications, including opioids, from his pharmacy in Nebraska. Burgamy illegally sold prescription drugs through his Darknet vendor account to customers nationwide, and claimed at one point that he made nearly $1 million total....

And that was probably one of the biggest causes of the bust. With no offense to anyone who lives in Nebraska there are under 2 million people living in the state.
Ohaha the largest city has under 500k people.
Moving 19k dosage units from one pharmacy with such a small population is going to make someone take a look. After that it's just follow the money.

-Dave
20  Bitcoin / Wallet software / Re: [List] Open-source Lightning wallets on: September 22, 2020, 01:24:40 PM
Also in the not 100% a wallet but you can use it to control your own lightning node and send & request payments Thunderhub: https://thunderhub.io/

Did a quick install and it seems to work well. Can't comment on security or anything else but it you are running your own node it's another option.

-Dave
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