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141  Other / Off-topic / Re: The Real Reason Why Police Cage Peaceful Protestors on: October 28, 2011, 05:30:17 PM
Because arresting peaceful people is easy?

If you arrest a mafia guy then you have to fear for your family and so on... while from a peaceful guy you have nothing to worry about!

Interesting point.  I, for one, welcome our new operation mafia overlords
142  Other / Off-topic / Re: The Real Reason Why Police Cage Peaceful Protestors on: October 28, 2011, 03:19:05 AM
I stumbled upon this article (which is quite amazing) after seeing this video.

Watched the video. Are you calling that a peaceful protest? Taking things from the police, blocking traffic. Stopping busses.

Have you ever considered the police might be speaking for the people on the busses and in needless traffic? Perhaps the public considers the police their way of peacefully protesting against the protesters.


I am uncertain in which way you have evaluated my referencing the video had any correlation to peacefulness.  I did not provide any such communications to describe, explain, detail, analyze, document, illustrate, explain, cover or otherwise characterize any contents, events or actions contained within the video.  My only reference to the video was one in which had let me to an article which I had found after I learned about the idea or precedent of barbed wire caging for humans (as may be already common for other animals).

I wonder when there will be cagings and farmings for humans similar to other animals.  I, for one, welcome our new quality packaged human meat produ....wait, what? O____X
143  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Casascius phishers demanding a ransom on: October 27, 2011, 06:24:28 PM
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link to this please
144  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Casascius phishers demanding a ransom on: October 27, 2011, 06:19:51 PM
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Thank you for your inquiry concerning the content of a website. Although we appreciate your concern, ICANN does not have contractual authority to address complaints about website content.

ICANN is not a government agency. ICANN is a private sector, not-for-profit organization with limited technical responsibility for coordinating the unique assignment of Internet domain names and IP addresses.
Therefore, ICANN cannot address consumer complaints regarding the following
matters:

1. Spam complaints
2. Website content complaints
3. Failure to answer phones promptly
4. Failure to respond to e-mail messages promptly
5. Overbilling/Multiple billing
6. Computer viruses

These types of consumer complaints are not addressed in the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) and are therefore not a violation of the RAA.
Please see, http://www.icann.org/en/registrars/ra-agreement-21may09-en.htm.

If you believe the website content refers to anything illegal, your best course of action is to contact a law enforcement agency in your jurisdiction or to seek legal advice from an attorney.

If you are concerned about the content of an email message or a web page, you should contact the domain name holder or the applicable Internet Service Provider.

Best regards,

ICANN Services

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICANN

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ICANN is responsible for managing the Internet Protocol address spaces (IPv4 and IPv6) and assignment of address blocks to regional Internet registries, for maintaining registries of Internet protocol identifiers, and for the management of the top-level domain name space (DNS root zone), which includes the operation of root nameservers.

Oh really?  ICANN says otherwise.
145  Other / Off-topic / The Real Reason Why Police Cage Peaceful Protestors on: October 27, 2011, 01:30:13 PM
A very well written article:

The Real Reason Why Police Cage Peaceful Protestors

Dan Hancox is a London-based journalist working for the Guardian and others, the editor of Fight Back!, and the author of Kettled Youth.

I stumbled upon this article (which is quite amazing) after seeing this video.
146  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: CoinExchanger.com -{[ Instant Scam ]}- on: October 26, 2011, 09:49:03 PM
Is there an email address affiliated with this exchange?

I
s there a phone number affiliated with this exchange?

Is there an address affiliated with this exchange?

Is there a freenode irc channel or nickna
me affiliated with this exchange?[/b]


see https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=47768.msg569634#msg569634
147  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: CoinExchanger.com -{[ Instant Scam ]}- on: October 26, 2011, 09:41:11 PM
You do understand that any assistance here would be pretty much a link to a Google search or one of us saying look on irc.

That is correct.  I do not understand that any assistance here would be pretty much a link to a Google search or one of you saying look on IRC.

As of yet I have not received a response or assistance providing any particular google search query that is helpful in answering any of my questions.  If the information is not available, also I do not believe a google search query would be able to communicate that the information is not and will never be made available yet.  I believe this is also true for looking on IRC, in which according to my logs I see no information about the exchange that would answer any of the questions.

Again, the questions are:

Is there an email address affiliated with this exchange?

Is there a phone number affiliated with this exchange?

Is there an address affiliated with this exchange?

Is there a freenode irc channel or nickname affiliated with this exchange?
148  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Casascius phishers demanding a ransom on: October 26, 2011, 09:19:12 PM
For reference, this phishing issue first documented here

Well someone is hitting at the right time.  Look Mike, you are on CNET!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20125470-1/are-physical-bitcoins-legal/

Edit: Yesterdays news it seems, just caught it in my news feed though.  You should contact CNET and let them know of your issues regarding this.  See if they want to spin a story on Bitcoin and anonymous attackers.

Do it!

Sounds like it's time to do an ICANN domain dispute or an ACPA expedited domain name dispute, they were hosting your copyrighted material, committing fraud, and now extortion.

In determining whether the domain name registrant has a bad faith intent to profit a court may consider many factors including nine that are outlined in the statute:

-whether the domain name contains the registrantís legal or common name;
-the registrantís prior use of the domain name in connection with the bona fide offering of goods or services;
-the registrantís bona fide noncommercial or fair use of the mark in a site accessible by the domain name;
-the registrantís intent to divert customers from the mark ownerís online location that could harm the goodwill represented by the mark, for commercial gain or with the intent to tarnish or disparage the mark;
-the registrantís offer to transfer, sell, or otherwise assign the domain name to the mark owner or a third party for financial gain, without having used the mark in a legitimate site;
-the registrantís providing misleading false contact information when applying for registration of the domain name;
-the registrantís registration or acquisition of multiple domain names that are identical or confusingly similar to marks of others; and
the extent to which the mark in the domain is distinctive or famous.[11]


The scammers have now met every requirement. Plus you get to find out their registration info so fellow Russian bitcoiners can go kick them in the nuts.

Do it!
149  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Developers on: October 26, 2011, 03:54:31 PM
Comparison of projects:

Projects that credit very few developers/contributors:
bitcoin (see entry below)
xmonad

Projects that credit many or all developers/contributors:
bitcoin
fluxbox
gentoo developers
github
gnu
jquery
libreoffice
memcached
opensim
openwrt
php
seamonkey
xfce

Projects that do not noticeably credit anyone:
abiword
apache
atheme
chromium
dd-wrt
django
emacs
gimp
gitorious
gnome
haskell
kde
keepass / keepassx
lighttpd
linux
mozilla firefox
mysql
nginx
node.js
perl
python
ruby
vim

if I made any mistakes or missed any, feel free to correct, however, I think these examples are useful to better explain my concern for better crediting those that deserve credit if any credit is documented/publicized at all.

I added bitcoin twice after being pointed out that there is a second page that credits contributors.
150  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin Developers on: October 26, 2011, 02:23:40 PM
I see Wladimir J. van der Laan - laanwj@gmail.com was added.  Will the bitcoin.org site ever give recognition to all developers that have contributed to the bitcoin.org bitcoin release or only provide recognition to a select few that have been privileged/accepted?
151  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Max Keiser speaking at Bitcoin Conference in Prague on: October 26, 2011, 01:59:20 PM
Another idea: we could issue shares for this movie on glbse, exchange the raised BTC for USD and successively buy shares on piratemyfilms.

comments?

successively?  don't you mean succulently?
152  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: CoinExchanger.com -{[ Instant Scam ]}- on: October 26, 2011, 12:35:32 PM
Is there an email address affiliated with this exchange?

Is there a phone number affiliated with this exchange?

Is there an address affiliated with this exchange?

Is there a freenode irc channel or nickname affiliated with this exchange?
153  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: update: casascius.COM is GOOD but casascius.NET is EVIL / FRAUD / SCAM / 1% on: October 26, 2011, 12:09:43 PM
It is one of those in the overall scheme of things, this was not the right thing to do, overall.  This specific case, seems like everything is working out well enough.

It could be argued that this statement is incorrect in the sense that had casascius not massly propagated this issue throughout all intertubes connecting all bitcoiners (in this case via emails only), then this would not have been as noticed as it has been and the following may have had continued:

- http://casascius.net/ still existing as phishing site and NOT redirecting to https://casascius.com/ and  providing opportunity for additional fraudulent revenue  (note that the .net domain is still managed by the phisher and at any time could cease redirecting to .com domain)

Perhaps the concern is more about the content of the mass email than the intent of the mass email.  This may be more accurately recognized in consideration of my similar efforts in which I emailed ALL THE HACKERSPACES and messaged ALL THEIR IRC CHANS asking a simple/short question or providing a simple short statement suggestive/asking if they've heard about the european bitcoin conference next month.  Most of the hackerspaces were appreciative of my spreading awareness and even offered to relay to mailing lists, etc. and were not defensive or expressing of dissatisfaction for such unsolicited technology-related informations/news.  Also, similarly my effort towards Bitcoin Around the World in which I unsolicitedly messaged all non-usian IRCers with short message similar to "hiya.  have you noticed #bitcoin-xx?  that is all ^_^ *waves*" were mostly accepted/appreciated since many of the individuals didn't realize there were others from their country or even forums, mining pools, exchanges, etc for their country.  (note: there were a few that backlashed/raged* similarly as to this experience here, but they were obnoxious minority)



Let's evaluate what casascius's mistakes were:

Sorry to be sending e-mail to the Mt.Gox leak list. (unnecessary/obnoxious)

Please be advised that a recent e-mail purporting to be from me regarding Casascius Physical
Bitcoins is fake and leads to a phishing site.  Don't give out your info unless you're sure you're
at the right place.
(maybe okay, but perhaps could be stated more simply)

The real Casascius Physical Bitcoins website is at https://www.casascius.com. (This is the controversial part*)

If you do not know how to verify my PGP signature, consider looking me up on the forums to make
sure you have the right address and are not being phished.
(unsure if this is acceptable or not)

Sorry for the hassle and the inconvenience, but I suppose this was going to happen sooner or later. (also unsure)

*controversial part: Is it better to link to the phishing site only?  the phishing site and the original/real site?  no links at all?  any reference to which site is the phishing site?  any reference to which is the real site?  is it acceptable to indicate which operation/site is being phished?



Also, the smallest of concerns/issues liek these...

small/family business: FUUUUUUUUUU, my business's reputation is declining...
corporation: *ignore until it costs more to ignore than to not ignore*
154  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: update: casascius.COM is GOOD but casascius.NET is EVIL / FRAUD / SCAM / 1% on: October 26, 2011, 11:18:08 AM
casascius.net is redirecting me to casascius.com  Shocked

It shouldn't be so surprising.  Consider the idea that the person behind the domain is aware of this thread, realizes that they are only half-evil (e.g. greyhat/grayhat) and decided their evil ploy was foiled/discovered immediately and decided to abandon it and work on other evil ploys....and in addition to abandoning it, they also courteously prepared a quick fix to redirect to the original domain.

Also...

Some of those who did got disillusioned after loosing a bunch of bitcoins in earlier frauds and wandered off.

loosing?   seriously?  wtf is happening..  It's been liek a month since I have seen someone correctly spell "losing."



Fucking A, it upsets me to see people bitching about getting an apologetic piece of spam to prevent them from being scammed. You are a bunch of douches.

Upon initialization of this thread, I was under the assumption/presumption/idea that there was no spam.  This was based on my personalized reality that I had not received any phishing spam and in anticipation of perhaps later realizing that there was or wasn't such spam as to be reported or not by others.  And less than five minutes later after initiating the thread, I learned that that was a case of phishing in relation to casasacius and without censoring or modifying (too much) my initial post (I did change the topic a bit), I shifted the focus/message to be more accurately depicting.  Of course, there were a few others that also took similar approach as mine in which they jumped to conclusions, in which their jumpages may not have provided additional considerations of their conclusions being inaccurate or obnoxious.
155  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: update: casascius.COM is GOOD but casascius.NET is EVIL / FRAUD / SCAM / 1% on: October 25, 2011, 10:37:46 PM
I seriously think this is nothing more than just a Marketing Plan to do exactly what has happened. Generates hits and traffic to Casascius.com. make people virally  aware of Physical Bitcoins, Rank on BitcoinX.com....

and allow plausible denial of course.

Interesting the "Phishing Site" has now disappeared.

Brilliant!

Perhaps you seriously think other things too, such as that this is not nothing more than just a marketing plan (lowercased because it seems strange to uppercase this phrase) to do exactly what has happened.  In the case that you do think about this and/or other things, you should consider letting this forum know of those such thoughts as well so as to not withhold such informations derived from yuor thoughts. ^_^
156  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: update: casascius.NET is EVIL / FRAUD / SCAM / 1% on: October 25, 2011, 07:44:15 PM
Dear mizerydearia,

This is obnoxious. ^_^
Dear Inaba,

This is obnoxious. ^_^

I charge $1500 per spam piece for reading, so he owes me $1500... whatever else other people charge, that's what he owes if he wants to pay for my time of reading garbage and using my bandwidth and hard drive space to store the email on my servers.

l3estest l2egardedsness,
Miz

Dear Wody,

This is obnoxious. ^_^

Dear casascius.

Today I found in my email a spam coming from your website and IP-address, advertising for your website casascius.com. Sending such unsollicited email to people in my country is a crime. In addition, because of costs of spam for me, I also charge per spam, feel free to pay the bill by sending 100 bitcoin to: 1DESYhdFBUdQyTWBpLif6BQdr3FRcKBHWL


l3estest l2egardedsness,
Miz
l3estest l2egardedsness,
Miz
157  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: update: casascius.COM is GOOD but casascius.NET is EVIL / FRAUD / SCAM / 1% on: October 25, 2011, 07:37:52 PM


158  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: update: casascius.com is GOOD / casascius.net is EVIL on: October 25, 2011, 06:32:28 PM
Within minutes of collaborating regarding this issue and establishing better understanding of the issue, although it may seem a bit obnoxious to have received the email as I had referenced/suggested in my initial post, I do agree that it is helpful to better spread awareness of this concern/issue.  I have changed topic (in my own way) to reflect better reality of what is important: that there is a fraudulent site still that may trick/deceive/scam users and that they should avoid it.

Add to your hosts file:
Code:
0.0.0.0 casascius.net
159  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / update: casascius.COM is GOOD but casascius.NET is EVIL / FRAUD / SCAM / 1% on: October 25, 2011, 06:05:25 PM
Imp Note: HumansMen aren't perfect <- Sexism

Quote
Sorry to be sending e-mail to the Mt.Gox leak list.

Please be advised that a recent e-mail purporting to be from me regarding Casascius Physical
Bitcoins is fake and leads to a phishing site.  Don't give out your info unless you're sure you're
at the right place.

The real Casascius Physical Bitcoins website is at https://www.casascius.com.
If you do not know how to verify my PGP signature, consider looking me up on the forums to make
sure you have the right address and are not being phished.

Sorry for the hassle and the inconvenience, but I suppose this was going to happen sooner or later.

Mike Caldwell

Note: I received this email three times. O_O
If you received it 3 times, it means you had 3 accounts at MtGox... =)  I only sent it once.

Hint: I never received a phishing email most likely because I was not affiliated with the collection of email addresses that were sent phishing emails.

Note: Casascius is real human existence (that frequents freenode irc network) and has contributed stuffs, however, this particular email seems a tad bit obnoxious.  Although, at least he apologized.

Musical Note:

Consulting with Casascius on freenode IRC network he confirmed that email is authentic and from him.

I shall try this, one for each of my projects, and of course, provide an apology to excuse my sending to thousands of emails to propagate the message that contains links to each of the projects. ^_^  It shall be very effective without any backlash, eh?  Yay traffic to my websites!



Perhaps there could be a better way to reach large audience of bitcoiners than relying on leaked email lists to better propagate these types of informations in a way that is more solicited/expected/desired?  Maybe someone can establish a site/service for this particular purpose?
160  Other / Politics & Society / Re: "Web"steading on: October 24, 2011, 02:05:06 PM
Perhaps something like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_free_massively_multiplayer_online_games#Free_play_with_micro-transactions ?
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