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1  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Bitcoin themed t-shirts? on: May 28, 2020, 08:04:50 PM
Thank you for your feedback! Our idea is to make custom design around Bitcoin ...

Here some of our fresh design test:

This is a "design line" on Satoshi Quotes
~zip zoop~

This is a "design line" on Bitcoin Meme
~zip zoop~
Okay, to be blatantly honest, all these designs are okay-ish. It still looks like a low-tier T-shirt. The design could be WAY better, like you could write something on the sleeves, and make the T-shirt look more interesting enough for a stranger to look at the T-shirt and go like, "Wow, I like this T-shirt". The current humor or"memes" used on these designs aren't as good. Right, the t-shirt looks like someone took a plain T-shirt and added some images from google on the t-shirt, and that's it.

Also, have you considered selling not just T-shirts, but hoodies, tank tops, crop tops, sweatpants etc?
2  Economy / Services / Re: [OPEN SLOTS] ChipMixer Signature Campaign | Sr Member+ | Up to 0.0375 BTC/w on: May 27, 2020, 04:58:59 PM
Its been 3 years since the campaign started, oh my goodness! Wow thank you, darkstar and chipmixer. Its been quite a ride!
3  Economy / Economics / Re: Would nations adopt a DIY approach post covid-19? on: May 22, 2020, 11:56:35 PM
Not quite, while developed countries such as US would be able to pull off an DIY approach, others won't be able to. US is a bitch, I think a lot of people are forgetting that.

DIY approach would only be executed by select few countries, who have the ability to. Thing is, everything is in a bad bad BAD state right now, DIY approach could end up causing more harm than good. Its better if Nations collaborate and work together, than to end up suffering alone.
4  Economy / Reputation / Re: [PSA] Before you start that next thread! on: May 21, 2020, 10:14:35 PM
I might have just seen this today, but i love this thread! thats the post ok bye
5  Other / Meta / Re: Bitcointalk Halving Party - Discord server on: May 15, 2020, 11:11:24 PM
I just joined this server, and its literally SO COOOL!! For people who haven't joined, you are missing out on this. Thanks to @cyrus for this once again.

Didn't take time, but i already started asking questions hehehehehehehhe.

6  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Discussion of Escrow Services and AWS/SES accounts on: May 15, 2020, 09:56:28 PM
I think, for the most part, whenever account-related escrow transactions are carried out, it somehow eventually ends up to be unethical, and has somewhat become a norm for a lot of escrow service providers to deny such sort of requests. Again, like you said you are not doing this for the money, so don't involve yourself in something that doesn't feel right to you. Trust me, your gut instinct is >>>>>> better than anything else in situations like these.

If you wanna offer escrow services for the community, do it for transactions that you feel would be helping both the buyer and the seller, and avoiding any conflict-ions.
7  Other / Meta / Re: Having the NOTIFICATION shortcut tag of a new post made in the forum on: May 14, 2020, 10:16:23 PM
It would be really nice to have a shortcut which links to all the threads where my post has been quoted/ or if someone has mentioned me using @. I know "Show new replies to your posts" exists, but that shows replies unrelated to my specific posts, and its a pain to go through all those posts.

It'd helpful to have the feature but I also see idiots misusing it and @-ing people just to piss them off. It would be cool if only higher ranks like Hero and above only get the option for @-ing people, and to get a special section to see @-ed posts.
8  Economy / Reputation / Re: 🔥 [Defamation] At Its Worst During Chipmixer Applications 🔥 on: May 11, 2020, 02:32:01 PM
I don't think you know what terrorism means...
9  Economy / Economics / Re: Oh look! Another covid thread..... on: May 08, 2020, 11:57:27 PM
Its going to be a bit long post, so here it goes:

Wuhans had this virus for a good 5 months. I think thereve been coverups all round... While the mainstream thought it was a bad idea for trump to suspend who funding I actually don't think they've done great reporting on this stuff....

Texas is going to reopen because of the activism, like a lot of other states. The governors probably fear the protestor since there's not much of an intelligence test for owning a gun and all the protestor think this is a way for the government to "experiment with taking away their rights" - something I've seen far too much of recently...

The US are going to face massive issues from this, the rest of Europe haven't done too badly with their lockdown, 19000 dead in the UK is surprisingly optimistic since aroun 10000 people die every week anyway (the 19000 are additions but it's over around 5 or 6 weeks afaik) - I found the stats from the ons I think they'll be available as a xls format.

The idea of them coming from the lab to me doesn't seem completely unreasonable. We're talking about a genetic strain from a snake interfering with a mammal (I have no idea what it's name was - some non flying bat thing) or a bat which seems quite unrealistic for it to only enter the population then...

I think someone should've clarified trumps sentiment yesterday too with the "disinfectant" (blood plasma) and UV (synthesising uva or Uvb - I'm not sure which). Blood plasma usage and uv usage would be productive but they'll require a lot of research. Artificial UV causes problems with ionisation and damage since it'll be polarised from a light source (my current theory). The use of UV from the sun allows for a production of vitamin D type which allows for calcium to be broken down and strengthen bone and marrow production (and marrow produces stem cells which turn to antibodies).

(disclaimer: no m.d. and not even a biologist, just a physical scientist equipt with random knowledge of varying level).
I ,for sure agree that there have been coverups, and also quite possibly manipulation of the numbers, I can think of several countries that could have potentially manipulated the information and reported lesser cases than reality. As for the disinfectant and the UV, I have little to no knowledge on that particular scenario yet, so I got nothing else to say/add on to it.

-zip zop-
I do think that China could have single-handedly stopped this had they been open about what was happening. But then again, any other country would have done the same thing to protect themselves and their reputation. Only difference is China has leverage of being a big fucking manufacturer.

Even a totalitarian system is subject to fail at one point, and when there's fear of death from a plague/pandemic like this, people give a lesser shit about their leaders. Every country that went on lockdown, has had their cases rise, barely 10% of the countries in lockdown managed to bring down the numbers.

If you look at human history, countries almost never face any sort of consequences for their screw-ups, and the bigger the screw-up the lower the chance of it, especially if we are talking about a big player like China. To me this is the saddest part of this who story, China knows well what needs to be done to prevent these pandemics in the future, and they won't do it, because there's no consequences for causing hundreds of thousands of deaths globally.
Maybe this time china will pay the consequence, I mean we will never know. Right now there is bigger fish to fry, and that is to get out of this pandemic first. China can be dealt with later. Its 2020, we have seen so much we never thought we would ever see. And I can tell US wants to overthrow China, they are not going to keep their hands tied when this ends.

According to this sites, below is following list country are in lockdown :
The percentage of countries are in lock down is : 48 x 100%/195 = 24.61%
Like Stompix said, the countries in lockdown are all extremely large countries with huge population, the percentage of countries may seem small, but their population count sure isn't. Countries that aren't/weren't in lockdown barely have a few cases, so it doesn't make sense for them to be in a lockdown.

Everyone in the world will think like you, unfortunately, many governments of a country still follow the IMF's advice, they follow what the IMF suggests, not do what is practiced by China, America, Japan, South Korea, Japan, Germany, namely printing money.

COVID-19 is a storyline with two players, namely the United States with unknown devils and China with little WHO interference. Corona was originally used by Trump as biological warfare to repel China but was leaked to WHO by China so that China did not remain silent and immediately spread back in America.

But not China if it does not do copying and modification. Knowing this, China bought up large amounts of personal safety equipment from around the world, so that when other countries were exposed. China has multiplied in profits. Proven in Indonesia, the assistance received from China is all made in Indonesia. Even China is aggressively providing assistance to many countries.

The agenda of selling vaccines for 7 billion people in the world is an agenda between China and the shadow behind the democratic party which is supported by the health and pharmaceutical industry. When the Obama era they got a big advantage with Obama care. but the Trump era was all eliminated because Trump was more concerned with security and oil defense. This has caused Trump's anger towards the pharmaceutical and health industries in America, which initially supported Trump and then turned towards the democrats and supported Joe Bidden. The reason why Barnie stepped down was that he did not have the support of the American oligarchy.

I assume the end of the trade war is the beginning of the military war. Now many of the world's military is checking the dominance of US military power. Statement by Chinese military officials and Chinese defense observers that the United States military strength is declining due to the pandemic effect. China carried out its military deployment in the South China Sea and also continued to conduct war exercises in the midst of the Corona outbreak is a form of trying to see the response of the United States. Many American aircraft carriers dropped anchors so that America could only ask for Japanese assistance to patrol.

Now we think simply if COVID-19 attacking medical personnel, military personnel, and the police, automatically the forefront of the war will disappear and will disrupt the health, defense, security of a country which in turn causes a national security threat to a country like what is happening to America today.

There are currently concurrent military actions in the Strait of Hormuz by Iran, in Vladivostok by Russia and Pyong Pyang by North Korea, all of which are testing the US military on its critical point now. Under these conditions, each country must have a contingency plan.
Your theory seems very plausible, and might even be true to some extent. I wouldn't be surprised at all if a war breaks through once this is all over. But I don't expect EU and other countries with moderate military equipment to keep quiet either. Russia may side with China, others won't. I really hope it doesn't get to this. Creating a pandemic to defeat a military strong nations seems to be a vert genius tactic, and so far its working out extremely well for China.

I don't really enjoy any of the covid talk, it's tiring and in my work, I'm not now required by clients who want to hop on trending hashtags to also add elements of it to the work I do, which feels almost tasteless to me, but there we go, we need to eat. But since it's you, here are some random (?) thoughts to add to that element:

1. Most governments in the developed world are taking care of those who lost work. Where I am, they will earn at least 90% of their salary if they lose their income or jobs, and in worst-case scenario, they will get on welfare. This is the same in many countries around me.

2. In my home country, government is giving small stimulus packages, like in the US. Instant cash to help, moratoriums on bank loans. But for the majority of people, this will run out in weeks, and doesn't help them pay rent or bills. People already are starving now, people I know are already moving out of homes to consolidate space and bills. Some close to me are moving back to villages to farm. Drastic life changes just so they can eat.

3. I'm in a weird position. Not qualified for anything in my resident country, nor for the aid back home because I don't live there. If I lose my income, there is no fallback plan, I already have seen paycuts, and many of those like me are in deep, deep trouble. So I look around and see people depressed by cabin fever, depressed by lack of contact, but I'm instead squeezing so much more work into my hours in anticipation of shit getting worse. It's not a complaint or a rant. I just wonder how many are like me. Making sure we get every bit of income we can now because it will dry up even more.
I think most of us are sharing the same plight as you are. Scared of losing our jobs, scared of not being able to feed our families and ourselves. And given up on our governments to do anything for us, and even if they do, it won't be suffice enough. I mean, we can get loans, find new temp part time jobs, do trading all that shit, but that will only help so much. This pandemic needs to end soon, and every single government should provide like a stimulus to its citizens every now and then, the US has had  a record breaking layoffs throughout history and its just beginning. If countries don't do something, their economies will be dwindling and soon there will barely be any economy to rule over. 
10  Other / Meta / Re: I want a way to demerit posts. on: May 08, 2020, 11:04:44 PM
I know theymos had mentioned that making a demerit system would be fairly easier [1], but I definitely don't think it would be a good idea to do so. People will use it just like the negative trust option, i.e. for retaliation.

You see, people are very careful towards meriting people, same as for giving positive trust. But when it comes to giving out negative trust, half the people if I am being decent enough, just give negative ratings just because they can. I am not pointing names, but we all know the trust system has been used for everything except for what it is implied for. It would only be a matter of time where people will start getting deranked left and right, if the demerit system becomes a thing.

There is currently no such thing as a "demerit". I'm hoping that the positive merits alone will be fine. I could add demerits pretty easily later on if necessary, though.
11  Other / Meta / Re: Greed or Need? What's changed with bitcointalk ? on: May 08, 2020, 10:45:57 PM
I will tell you what has changed, back in 2013/14 campaigns were relatively new, and people just started to change their posting habits to fit the criteria of the campaign. What has also changed is that, people lost control over their post quality while in midst of it, and most people just let that happen, either by ignoring it or by gave up reporting posts and left the forum for good.

Also, don't make this a legendary thing, its common for all ranks, just because legendaries get paid more than other ranks, doesn't mean other ranks haven't whore-ified their profile/post quality.

People left because there are noticeably a few good topics here to contribute towards. The idea of topics just keep getting redundant. One person starts a thread regarding merit, 10 others follow. One person creates a thread about fake satoshi, 10 others follow.

It is not gonna change until there is a somewhat rigid moderation system, or good managers for signature campaigns, or if the whole godforsaken Altcoin board is nuked for good.
12  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Dropshipping in the forum? on: May 08, 2020, 09:43:17 PM
The idea seems really cool in concept, but on this forum it wouldn't be as ideal. Usually people want to have proof that the product is with the person itself, and that they could use an escrow as a trustworthy third-party to get the item delivered safely.

I don't know if people will be open to this sort of thing, especially when dropshipping  eliminates the escrow and makes you the third party instead. Now of course, a fourth party could be involved in this for example, where you ship it to the escrow.

Maybe people would really be into it coming from a rather more trustworthy source perhaps. But one has to start from somewhere to become trustworthy I suppose. Give it a go, see how the community responds. Either you'll have a failed raffle or you'll have a successful one. Either way, you won't lose anything I guess.
13  Economy / Economics / Re: The EU Should Issue Perpetual Bonds? on: May 07, 2020, 11:48:47 PM
The idea seems really good in theory, but one trillion dollars is a large sum of money, and giving it at a 0.5% annual interest would do no good for investors. I mean when stock markets and crypto markets exist, investors are less interested in bonds.

Although the stock market is in shambles right now, there needs to be some sort of non-financial benefit/a good enough interest rate if indeed the EU is desperate for money.

Also this fully does not have be Perpetual bonds, there could different types. Municipal Bonds could really do well if the whole thing is thought out well [1].

14  Economy / Reputation / Re: Another signature campaign with plagiarism on: May 01, 2020, 10:50:21 PM
Technically, the user should be banned for plagiarizing content, but usually those who get banned for plagiarism are the ones who try to earn from signature campaigns. This is to start a campaign in itself. Also, this has happened before and I don't know if anyone has gotten banned for plagiarizing the rules. Report the post and see what happens.

And yahoo has no say over the permaban itself, but it would have been sensible if they asked for Yahoo's permission and put a note saying so. 
15  Other / Meta / Re: [Suggestion] Filter for Posts on: May 01, 2020, 10:30:11 PM

Does this help tackle your issue???

No, it does not tackle forum issue, and you did not entered in specific form "Twitter Profile".
Again, as I said, I chose random member and entered random repeating words that can be found in many posts for specific member.
Even with one word I was not getting correct results.
Search function is simply not working as it should.
Okay you mean like this, where you want to search the whole word??

If not, I am really not sure what you're looking for, or tell us what you're looking for in particular so we can help you.
16  Other / Meta / Re: [Suggestion] Filter for Posts on: May 01, 2020, 08:49:15 PM
I tried the search and got 71 results:

The parameters:

(I only chose the altcoin board)
The first 2 results:

The last 2 results:

Does this help tackle your issue???
17  Other / Meta / Re: [POLL]Double standard moderation? on: April 30, 2020, 11:09:15 PM
Few things:

- RegularHR got banned a year and a half ago, where I don't think signature bans were as common. Back then, mods considered either permaban, or no ban for the case of plagiarism. The signature bans have been more popular for the better part of the last year as far as I can tell, months after RegularHR got banned.

- Hacker's ban was more recent, so that increased his odds at getting his ban converted, I don't know how true both the above statements are, but this is how I see it(?).

- Also, most obvious thing: each case is different, since there are no solid rules written here. We all know the rules are bended when required, and only for those for which it is essential. Double Standards don't apply on moderation team, but they do apply everywhere else Roll Eyes .

See these threads:
18  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Question about paypal and bitcoin. on: April 30, 2020, 04:01:02 PM
Yes but you know what am I afraid of? My partner has no idea of cryptocurrency. Will his paypal play a big role or just a payment and that's all?

I think I'm gonna go with and choose the most trusted seller. Thank you.
Since he is your partner, you can ask for a teamviewer access to keep track of both sides, and initiate a trade on localcryptos. The paypal part is techincally a big role, and the buyer must receive the money and there could be a potential paypal refund issue and stuff if its not done properly. So, be careful, and make sure both parties communicate before time runs out. Make sure the buyer gets the payment in time and he pays you your bitcoin.
19  Economy / Reputation / Re: Upcoming 3 year anniversary of ChipMixer campaign on: April 29, 2020, 11:39:07 PM
WOw 3 YEARS!! Holy shit, who would have thought. I met some really amazing people in this campaign, who are smart, talented, who more importantly know their shit better than 80% of the forum. Jesus fucking Christ, its been a wild ride.

Surveillance and spying on another level. We are turning this place into quite the police-state. Cheesy
I genuinely thought this is the case since so many people are obsessed with this. Now its become a common thing, its just amusing to see the stats and also the effort people put in to get this information. Got to hand this to them.
20  Economy / Service Discussion / Re: Question about paypal and bitcoin. on: April 29, 2020, 11:12:18 PM
Hello, I don't have paypal and I really can't make one right now. Many issues that don't fit the thread.

But I have a partner, that he gets paid via paypal. I want to know if there is any site that will deposit his money and send the analogous number of bitcoin to an address.

I simply want to receive his money in bitcoin and not in paypal. But in order to keep the value of the money, we should not make too many transactions. If only, he could buy me bitcoin instantly.

Do you know any site?
Have you tried this website:

It basically is a P2P site that allows you to buy/sell bitcoin through various methods. I have heard about it on this forum and apparently it is really good with no KYC bullshit. And since you want to buy bitcoin with paypal, here is a link:

Check it out, but mind you I have never used this, so do be careful. And do your own research.
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