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641  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Major Retail Point of Sale Initiative in USA on: March 11, 2011, 05:59:31 AM
Have there been any progressive developments on a POS implementation?
642  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: [REVIEW] Name lookup branch on: March 10, 2011, 06:32:44 AM
to run the server you need LAMP

Is PostgreSQL acceptable?
643  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is bit coin legal in the US? on: March 08, 2011, 09:07:41 AM
I am not a lawyer.

But it looks to me like No, just running Bitcoin doesn't make you a "money transmitting business."  To be a "business" you have to be charging people for your service.

If you're running Bitcoin to buy or sell goods or services in exchange for bitcoins, I'd say you're not in the money transmitting business.

However, if I were to start a company in the business of buying and selling Bitcoins, or that was a Bitcoin payment processing intermediary that took a percentage of transactions between buyers and sellers, I'd talk to a lawyer and jump through all the legal hoops (looks like here in Massachusetts I'd need a license and would have to post a $50,000 bond).

Or to put it in more concrete terms:  I am not a money transmitting business when I use my credit card to pay for something from
And is not a money transmitting business just because they accept payments.

However, Amazon Payments, Inc. (Amazon's Paypal competitor) is licensed as a money service business in a bunch of US states.

So, the site I have been working on is illegal?  Other than kidnapping, confiscation of my technological equipment (and anything else that is noticably deemed of value), fines, imprisonment, torture and possibly death, what is there I should be concerned about?

User 'The Madhatter' has blocked your personal message.

Hiya.  I just read your post at and found it very informative and well-written.  Is it possible I could interest you in writing for witcoin? ^_^
644  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Anonymous on: March 08, 2011, 07:07:04 AM
I propose that a particular day each year is established in which currently existing Bitcoin community and enthusiasts collectively promote bitcoin throughout various locations (maybe both online and offline) and help to spread awareness through such efforts.  Any ideas for a particular date that seems worthy to establish for such efforts?
645  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Tune in: Bitcoin to be discussed on TWiL this Friday on: March 08, 2011, 07:03:57 AM
Gah, I spoke with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now when she was in Milwaukee, WI and suggested similarly to her, "to check out bitcoin" and she responded with "okay."  However, I wonder whether or not she will "check it out."
646  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Redesign (mockups inside) on: March 08, 2011, 06:58:40 AM
(The default image for that video really needs to be changed.  Cheesy)

I agree!
647  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Advertising Networks Paying In BitCoin? on: March 08, 2011, 06:56:55 AM
648  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Help Kiba Make Correct Reply On Topic of Bitcoin on: March 08, 2011, 06:55:18 AM
why argue in playground where trolls can troll infinitely at no monetary cost besides time?
649  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Do You Accept Bitcoin? on: March 08, 2011, 06:47:56 AM
The idea of promotion of bitcoin through an organized letter-writing campaign by potential customers and/or donors, is brilliant, effective, and One I've been preaching. 

In fact, this thread gives me another brilliant idea.

I'm going to go create it.    I'll be right back...  and show it to you.

Are you back yet? ^_^
650  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Online payments is hard on: March 08, 2011, 06:38:53 AM
You don't necessarilly know who the person is

Before you trade with bitcoins for something, whether using bitcoins or any other currency, you should probably establish an idea of whether or not you trust the individual or merchant, whether by knowing them or their reputation or some other acceptable method that seems legitimate and verifiable.
651  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: malicious "gifts" on: March 08, 2011, 06:05:50 AM
A few years back, Astroglide had a data breach where anyone who had ordered a free sample from their website had their personal data leaked. Among the data, many many people had ordered a sample sent to George W. Bush.
652  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: malicious "gifts" on: March 08, 2011, 04:56:01 AM
Send a distasteful but not dangerous item to a politician service.

I can mail copies of the Constitution to any politician in the U.S. Cheesy

heh, I found this thread from
interesting idea!
653  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Do we need Forum moderators on: March 07, 2011, 04:40:38 AM
I'm reading the same questions again and again and again.
We need moderators who can close those threads and point to the already existing ones.

Maybe it is time to start a bitcoin stack exchange site?

Forums aren't really designed for Q&A.

I am working on a site for q&a.  It will be similar to witcoin, but specifically allowing users to pay for someone to answer a question and for the answerer to get paid.  Unlike, however, the q&a will be public and allow users other than the initial question asker to also pay to see the answer.  Feel free to join #hivemynd for more info on the idea if anyone is interested.

btw, name of hivemynd is courtesy of the infamous (is he infamous yet?) noagendamarket

Apparently he is. ^_^

btw, name of hivemynd is courtesy of the infamous (is he infamous yet?) noagendamarket
654  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Gentoo Linux Ebuild on: March 02, 2011, 11:08:28 PM
bitcoin-git-9999 ebuild updated
655  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / ISO standard 4217 on: February 23, 2011, 06:15:02 AM
<necrodearia> Has there been any effort to establish bitcoin to be included in ?
<necrodearia> Contact them and suggest to add support for bitcoin?
<necrodearia> durr
<necrodearia> Apparently ISO fails at making an email link
<necrodearia> Technology moves on - what about ISO standards?
<necrodearia> wow, from 2008 is free
<necrodearia> but from last month is not
<necrodearia> 7th edition
<necrodearia> contact @
<necrodearia> Otherwise if someone lives in Switzerland or can call  +41 58 399 4255 then perhaps they can be contacted locally or by phone
<necrodearia> There is no country or governmental entity to support or back a currency.  e.g. no government agency to contact ISO non-governmental organization to influence or convince them to add the currency to their standards.
<necrodearia> There is only us, individuals that are participative in using and accepting Bitcoin.
<necrodearia> So, I suggest or recommend many of us collectively contact the ISO and express to them to add it to their standards and also spread the word to others to do the same until they accept it?

Maybe if ISO accepts payment in Bitcoins for buying their latest standard revisions or supporting them with donations, they will add it to their standards? ^_^
656  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Live solely off of bitcoins on: February 22, 2011, 05:43:47 PM
This would be nice to have a bitcoin-couchsurfing website, where you could ask for your needs (foods, travel, sleeping location) and people could make some offers: (for 10BTC, I take you with my car at this place and bring you to the airport). is available
657  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Are you willing to pay for a psychological experment? on: February 22, 2011, 02:46:46 PM
I'm doing a psychological experiment to see how many people are willing to send me 10 bitcoins. For each donation, I will post a creatively-written three-paragraphs of grovelling praise. If you have specific ideas for those three paragraphs, feel free to send me a PM after you've sent the coins.


I'm doing a psychological experiment to see how many people are willing to not visit  For each individual that does not actively visit at any point in time, I will not actively participate in or respond to their submitted content at the site.
658  Economy / Marketplace / Create witcoins out of thin air simply by reading this post on: February 22, 2011, 02:28:56 PM

659  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Cooperative mining (>20Ghash/s, join us!) on: February 21, 2011, 08:56:18 AM
6) $51,284.575 per month Generated by Slush's miner

Raises a few questions.

1) Are the Czech tax authorities going to sit idly by while over a half million USD goes untaxed?

1/20th of a million?
660  Other / Off-topic / Re: Hot Coffee on: February 11, 2011, 11:02:16 AM
Reply to

<Snip> Note: I am not a representative of TWIT in any way.. 'ONLY A FAN.'  </Snip>

<sarcasm>I would like to hold you responsible and file a lawsuit against you.  While watching the video I happened to spill "hot coffee" and suffered 3rd degree burns and now my life is changed.</sarcasm>

In today's sue happy world, the last thing I need is a lawsuit, or some DCMA or CALEA subpoena passed my way..
I've seen people and money happy litigators do much worse, with much much less..


Is Justice Being Served?

Quote from:
Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman ranked it in his top ten list. And more than fifteen years later, its infamy continues. Everyone knows the McDonald’s coffee case. It has been routinely cited as an example of how citizens have taken advantage of America’s legal system, but is that a fair rendition of the facts? Hot Coffee reveals what really happened to Stella Liebeck, the Albuquerque woman who spilled coffee on herself and sued McDonald’s, while exploring how and why the case garnered so much media attention, who funded the effort and to what end. After seeing this film, you will decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee.

Probably not
Quote from: Susan Harbinson
The public is quick to second guess everything they hear about. They don’t take the time to ask, “WHY would a jury make the award that high?”. They just assume it was wrong. The story, which takes only a few minutes to read on Wikipedia, has been available via the Net since the beginning.
People the comment on things they don’t understand are irresponsible.
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