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1  Other / Off-topic / Hi I'm back, I'm just revvin' up so stick with me here [ABOUT BOUNTIES] on: September 21, 2018, 07:21:57 PM
So, I haven't been here in a while, what's this talk about bounties?

I spend a lot of time on /r/jailbreak and such, I've heard of bounties on bugs or critical security risks but what is a bounty here? Is it the same thing?

I'm not trying to make a quality post here, but I'd truly like to know what this is all about.

Thank you!
2  Other / Off-topic / Re: What social network do you use most? on: July 17, 2014, 05:24:53 AM
just put up my account for deletion on facebook

i don't know, i'm kind of tired of facebook and social networking as a whole, i don't know how people grow such large bases unless they are already well established, i have 30 friends on twitter. and most of them are just silly quote bots and what not so really what's the point?

it's just tiring knowing that you have x amount of friends on facebook and none of them really want to communicate with you
3  Other / Off-topic / Re: Which of the 6 new states would you move to if given a choice? on: July 16, 2014, 09:25:01 AM
Silicon valley for sure, I've already done the San Diego thing and it wasn't really my thing, there's a lot of bad crap that goes down there that I'm not into cost me a year of my life (I didn't do anything but still)

4  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: Maybe this is offtopic but why do people even post about mining anymore? on: July 16, 2014, 09:20:33 AM
Care to share the 6btc just kidding

I just don't see the point of even talking about mining, I guess if I investigated more into the different algos and what not and see what my computer could handle I would mine altcoin and the likes but really is it even worth it?


Worth it depends on what you want out it.  Some people tinker with hardware that never makes them money but it's fun for them.  For other people they need to spend $100 going skiing or $1500 just on a flight to have fun.

If you're looking to make a profit there is a slim chance a basic computer can mine some future well supported coin - most everybody who mined Bitcoin in 2009 mined at a "loss".

Post your hardware specs and your electricity rate.  CPU, memory, GPU, Power supply.

Well I don't pay for electricity, I'm staying with my mom while she battles cancer. I help with the bill but she doesn't let me "dabble in her business" (ie bills), but uh

I have a Dell
It's got 6 gb of ram, intel 4000 hd graphics (that's what sucks the most) running windows 7 and it's an i3.

It's seriously the worst computer, I can't even run games on it. I don't know why people are selling computers like this now claiming they are the "next best thing" it's like a mid level almost there computer that sucks.

Never buy a branded computer Grin plus its got the basics there all you need is a good $60 GPU and maybe a new power supply and its a decent spec gaming rig

Yeah I'm having more and more trouble with computers from places like best buy and walmarts they seem to think paying 400+ dollars for a computer is worth it. This computer would probably be way less than that.

And yes, my mom pays but I don't know how much she pays per whatever. She doesn't let me know her business we don't have a great relationship
5  Economy / Services / Re: Get paid for your signature from FXOpen. Weekly payouts. on: July 16, 2014, 08:54:35 AM
wait FXO is closing down?
man that sucks, but it was a nice run and a great way for me to earn a little btc.
(i've been tied up with cancer, mom, and moving all week)

Thank you for everything FXO
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin and Craigslist on: July 14, 2014, 02:30:01 AM
Craigslist really is a roll the dice, i've sold computers cars etc on there and you really have to be careful. I guess you have to be attuned to how the person is acting about the trade. I personally would never sell bitcoin on craigslist

The spam one gets from craigslist is enough of a deterrent for me to stay away unless I'm having or looking for a fire sale.

Yeah a lot of spam from there, and the other problem is taking an ad down but it actually not being "down" until weeks later so if you've sold an item it's still listed. It's ridiculous, I got a phone call not a couple weeks ago about a phone I listed probably half a year ago. Of course I don't have that phone.
7  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin is unfair to the non tech-savvy on: July 13, 2014, 07:19:32 PM
I don't think that I quoted you on that, that was more or less in response to the responses I'm getting for what I'm saying, and thanks I don't need a lesson on how forums work I was a mod at one for many years so I'm well aware thanks.
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin is unfair to the non tech-savvy on: July 13, 2014, 06:53:02 PM
you all got your panties in a bunch something today, it's like is if somebody doesn't agree with you there's some reason the jump down my throat. i'm well aware that into 2011 I could've bought bitcoin $14, but for me in 2011 there wasn't much media about bitcoin. i'm aware that it was a gamble and risk and then nobody knew it was going to blow up. stop assuming things about me that you definitely don't know are true one, and secondly stop trolling my threads and stop calling my response. that's why if I were on the outside looking in on bitcoin, I wouldn't have the damn bit of interest in it because of responses like the ones in the thread.
9  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin and Craigslist on: July 13, 2014, 06:48:08 PM
Craigslist really is a roll the dice, i've sold computers cars etc on there and you really have to be careful. I guess you have to be attuned to how the person is acting about the trade. I personally would never sell bitcoin on craigslist
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: LATIUM on: July 13, 2014, 06:45:05 PM
Well that'd be great and all except I have friends who are not tech savvy, so they probably wouldn't understand anyway. that or they would be leery about whether or not it's a virus
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin is unfair to the non tech-savvy on: July 13, 2014, 06:41:56 PM
. It's unfair to people NOW because the only possible way to get any is from signature campaigns and such.


Bitcoin is a form of money.

Are you saying it's unfair that people have to actually earn their money by providing some kind of value?
Or, are you saying early adopters shouldn't have been rewarded for their risk in putting their time and energy into an unproven technology and helping Bitcoin get to where it is now?

What are you saying?

Sure we all wish we were adopters in 2009.  Hindsight is always 20x20.
But to say it's "unfair" makes you look like a whiner or a freeloader.

Who said I was whining? It absolutely should be easier for people to adopt to bitcoin right now. Just because a bunch of stores or shops are accepting it now doesn't mean it's "gaining ground".

As for Econ 101 no thanks already took the class and aced it.

Man haters gonna hate today
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: LATIUM on: July 13, 2014, 05:05:33 PM
I ended up having to reinstall windows and lost my wallet and of course the wallet.dat or whatever that came with the one connected to my latium account. I suppose that means I'm out of my 5 free lat now right?

See how do you even refer people to latium? I guess you have to be really persuasive?
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin is unfair to the non tech-savvy on: July 13, 2014, 05:00:13 PM
I wouldn't say it's unfair to the non tech savy, but 3 or so years ago when I first had even heard about it the word "Bitcoin" in itself was just a joke that I saw on twitter constantly. It's unfair to people NOW because the only possible way to get any is from signature campaigns and such.

Such people are only non tech-savy because of their ignorance. Stop doing useless things in life and learn, it's not even complicated.

But not everyone always pays attention to techy things, if people are going to introduce others into the bitcoin world they need a basis to start from. Not a lot of people in 2011 probably even knew what it was or how to get it. Of course jumping on the bandwagon now is kind of dumb because of how high priced they are and how difficult mining or getting any is.

I scored an F in my GSCE maths, if I can understand it and use it, so can they, I suppose if you want to understand the whole code behind it that would be impossible for a normal person including but honestly I think they're exaggerating if they consider the idea of difficulty and mining blocks to be hard to understand. I know the basic theory behind Bitcoin and I know it's open source, that's all I needed in order to make the decision to trust it, some people just clearly either need to do their research or grow a brain.

Basically, this article seems to be a different spin on the same bullshit we've heard since Bitcoin's inception, they'll be saying this crap when it hits $1000 again.

Not everyone is the same as you.

I guess bitcoin is complicated when you first discover it. It takes some effort before you begin to understand how everything works and fits together.. But that's ok. If people are put off by this and walk away, they have no one to blame but themselves.

Sadly, realising this would also take more effort than some are willing to expend.

It isn't so much that it's complicated, I mean it's pretty straight forward on how to set up a wallet, and how to get your first bitcoin if you are talking back in 2011 and earlier. Faucets etc, it's just that a lot of people are thinking to themselves now "Well now how the hell am I going to get some?" As I said earlier, when I first found out about bitcoin people didn't take it seriously, hell I don't take it seriously otherwise I probably would have had quite a few by now.

I don't think it's the persons fault if they walk away, I think the community could do a bit more in reaching out to new adopters to bitcoin and help them, but that's imho.
14  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: Maybe this is offtopic but why do people even post about mining anymore? on: July 13, 2014, 07:04:56 AM
Care to share the 6btc just kidding

I just don't see the point of even talking about mining, I guess if I investigated more into the different algos and what not and see what my computer could handle I would mine altcoin and the likes but really is it even worth it?


Worth it depends on what you want out it.  Some people tinker with hardware that never makes them money but it's fun for them.  For other people they need to spend $100 going skiing or $1500 just on a flight to have fun.

If you're looking to make a profit there is a slim chance a basic computer can mine some future well supported coin - most everybody who mined Bitcoin in 2009 mined at a "loss".

Post your hardware specs and your electricity rate.  CPU, memory, GPU, Power supply.

Well I don't pay for electricity, I'm staying with my mom while she battles cancer. I help with the bill but she doesn't let me "dabble in her business" (ie bills), but uh

I have a Dell
It's got 6 gb of ram, intel 4000 hd graphics (that's what sucks the most) running windows 7 and it's an i3.

It's seriously the worst computer, I can't even run games on it. I don't know why people are selling computers like this now claiming they are the "next best thing" it's like a mid level almost there computer that sucks.
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How long does it take to reach 1 BTC in 2014? on: July 13, 2014, 06:58:01 AM
It's almost insulting that it's impossible to break even on bitcoin now actually, if we want world wide adoption to bitcoin why make it so impossible to obtain one? Why doesn't somebody start something that gives little bits (faucets immediate answer I know) of bitcoin but just enough to get people interested enough they don't lose sight of it?

I'm just relaying my own story but when I thought mining was actually profitable in 2011 and bitcoin was $14 a pop and I really didn't have the money to just go buy one, I could have used a faucet or something would have helped me out with that, I would have gone out and told all of my friends about bitcoin, maybe sound like a stark raving lunatic but still, I would have gone out of my way to show people this currency and the many others out there.

Now I'm even skeptical to mention it to anyone, even my ex thinks I'm crazy for wanting to invest in it.

If these little bit's (faucets) payed 1 BTC there would be huge inflation.... bitcoin is being adopted by more and more sites.  Future looks good.  But buying and mining are ways to get it.  Don't expect a faucet to make you rich, or for there to be a get rich quick scheme.

It's not so much a get rich scheme for me, it's more so securing a future. For all I know the price of bitcoin could drop significantly tomorrow or the next day or a month from now and I would have nothing to show for it, or it could bounce back up and I'd have some security.

That's what it's all about for me, I know that sounds ridiculous but with my current financial situation I would like to have some kind of back up and security since it's really the only income I have coming to me.
16  Bitcoin / Mining support / Re: Maybe this is offtopic but why do people even post about mining anymore? on: July 13, 2014, 06:55:56 AM
Care to share the 6btc just kidding

I just don't see the point of even talking about mining, I guess if I investigated more into the different algos and what not and see what my computer could handle I would mine altcoin and the likes but really is it even worth it?
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin and Craigslist on: July 13, 2014, 06:46:13 AM
Yeah I noticed that a lot on localbitcoins (just now I looked and people in my area DO deal with them, surprise!) that people are really looking out for themselves, wanting to meet in lighted areas in the day etc just so they don't get robbed or whatever out of their bitcoin. It's some serious business it seems.
18  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: How long does it take to reach 1 BTC in 2014? on: July 13, 2014, 06:44:21 AM
It's almost insulting that it's impossible to break even on bitcoin now actually, if we want world wide adoption to bitcoin why make it so impossible to obtain one? Why doesn't somebody start something that gives little bits (faucets immediate answer I know) of bitcoin but just enough to get people interested enough they don't lose sight of it?

I'm just relaying my own story but when I thought mining was actually profitable in 2011 and bitcoin was $14 a pop and I really didn't have the money to just go buy one, I could have used a faucet or something would have helped me out with that, I would have gone out and told all of my friends about bitcoin, maybe sound like a stark raving lunatic but still, I would have gone out of my way to show people this currency and the many others out there.

Now I'm even skeptical to mention it to anyone, even my ex thinks I'm crazy for wanting to invest in it.
19  Bitcoin / Mining support / Maybe this is offtopic but why do people even post about mining anymore? on: July 13, 2014, 06:39:18 AM
Unless it's for altcoin that just started out or low difficulty?
It's almost useless to mine for bitcoin unless you can fork out thousands of dollars for a special unit to do it, get a botnet, etc. I mean what are the most profitable altcoins to even start with?
I like the idea of the one pool that's trading coins to blackcoin since that seems to be pretty popular from what I've seen but really what is the use? The only way to get bitcoins it seems now is to buy them outright sell your services or do a sig campaign.

Is mining completely dead?
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin and Craigslist on: July 13, 2014, 06:34:43 AM
I haven't seen anyone in my area (well both areas that I reside in) post anything involving bitcoin, however lately I've been getting phone calls from someone who either knows me from here, or elsewhere about a coin he's starting. I don't know if it was something someone posted on craigslist or some kind of activity trail leading to me. It's kind of scary they even got my phone number in the first place.

Anyways, I doubt this backwards town that I live in would even know what BTCitcoin even was let alone know how to trade for goods and services or whatever. Maybe back home but not here.
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