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1  Economy / Services / Re: [FULL] ChipMixer Signature Campaign | Sr Member+ | Up to 0.0375 BTC/w on: November 17, 2019, 01:57:49 AM
I want to point out that the only way someone could have this information is if they are conducting de-facto surveillance on the entire forum on an ongoing basis. There is no other way to detect the start/end dates of signature campaign like this, nor the 'users', 'posts', and 'deleted' columns. This is further evidence that all posts made by anyone is being collected (surveilled). This is evidence that this person has a database of every post in the forum.

I have been unable to not rule out anything this person is doing except conducting surveillance on forum members.

I consider this to be especially ironic considering that ChipMixer is paying this person to advertise a service that claims to have "reinvented mixing for your *privacy*". I think this makes about as much sense as Casey Anthony advertising for a product that claims to keep your young children safe.


Just my two sats...

If you make a post on a forum for people to read, don't complain that people (or bots) are reading them. Simple as that. If you wish to make anonymous posts, your best bet is to either keep registering new accounts or use an alternative board like 4chan.
I am not aware of any other forum in which the mass collection of posts are allowed.

I guess the cigarette companies would know who would be good candidates that would need lung cancer insurance for them to sell on the inside of the box...
2  Economy / Services / Re: [FULL] ChipMixer Signature Campaign | Sr Member+ | Up to 0.0375 BTC/w on: November 17, 2019, 01:29:13 AM
I want to point out that the only way someone could have this information is if they are conducting de-facto surveillance on the entire forum on an ongoing basis. There is no other way to detect the start/end dates of signature campaign like this, nor the 'users', 'posts', and 'deleted' columns. This is further evidence that all posts made by anyone is being collected (surveilled). This is evidence that this person has a database of every post in the forum.

I have been unable to not rule out anything this person is doing except conducting surveillance on forum members.

I consider this to be especially ironic considering that ChipMixer is paying this person to advertise a service that claims to have "reinvented mixing for your *privacy*". I think this makes about as much sense as Casey Anthony advertising for a product that claims to keep your young children safe.


Just my two sats...
3  Economy / Reputation / Re: Vod is a liar. on: November 17, 2019, 01:03:31 AM
Vod is petty who holds a grudge, and is willing to use his position to coerce others into doing what he wants that advances his 'getting back' at someone. 
4  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: wrong bitcoin address on: November 15, 2019, 09:53:58 PM
It seems your device or PC is infected with clipboard malware.
Let me ask if what exchange you are talking about?

Try to scan your PC first with Malwarebytes and antivirus like Kaspersky and scan the whole PC you might be infected with clipboard malware.
If they detect suspicious files try to quarantine them and try to paste the address again to any website.
Even if you *think* you have quarantined the malware, your computer will still not be safe to use. Your computer may display one thing but will actually transmit other data to any website you are interacting with.
5  Other / Meta / Re: Source merit increase. on: November 15, 2019, 09:46:27 PM
Can anyone tell me how I can calculate my source for each month? I spent all my sMerits a few days ago and today I received this message[1], I checked Merits and found more than 300. Can anyone tell me how many sMerits are per month or a simple tool to calculate them?


[1]
Quote
The average amount of merit you sent per month (including both source merit and personal sMerit) in the last 6 months was computed, and your new source allocation was set equal to 175% of this amount. However, if this would've caused you to have a source merit of less than 10, then you were removed as a merit source
I believe your source merit is refilled when your monthly allocation is changed. So if you had 300 source merit immediately after you received the message from theymos, your monthly allocation is 300 and will see your source merit replenished 30 days after you spend any source merit after you received the message.
6  Other / Meta / Re: Source merit increase. on: November 15, 2019, 01:25:59 AM
Edit: there are now 98 merit sources and it looks like the total source merit decreased so some sources were removed.
Not only this. Total merit sources decrease 24.6% whilst total sMerits allocated to all sources each 30 days increase 3.7%.
Details:
Code:
. di (130-98)/130*100
24.615385

. di (21671-20895)/20895*100
3.7138071
Additionally, please see.

For theoritical increase of 30-days sMerits for each source, let assume each source receive same sMerits before and after the latest changes.
Code:
. di 20895/130
160.73077

. di 21671/98
221.13265

. di (222-161)/161*100
37.888199
From the above calculation, each source was allocated 161 and 222 sMerits before and after the latest changes, respectively. So it means each source theoritically received around 61 more sMerits or 38-percent of increase for their 30-days allocated sMerits.

You wrote this
Mine was increased as well. The adjustment is based on the last 6 months of sMerit sent including both source merit and personal merit and the amount was multiplied by 175%.
So the assumption above is wrong, it is just for fun to give us a kind of estimation.
If 175% of the average merit you have given out over the last 6 months is less than 10, you were removed as a merit source, so if you haven't been giving out much merit recently, your source merit was removed. It is also possible someone was quietly caused doing bad things with their source merit and were removed.
7  Economy / Reputation / Re: Account Seller Spamming my Inbox on: November 15, 2019, 12:38:18 AM
Report him to the admins and all his accounts should be banned for advertising spam, assuming you never asked for these types of solicitations. 
8  Other / Meta / Re: Source merit increase. on: November 15, 2019, 12:36:28 AM
Mine was increased as well. The adjustment is based on the last 6 months of sMerit sent including both source merit and personal merit and the amount was multiplied by 175%.

I had found myself consistently out of source and personal sMerit and can start to increase the number of merit per post and number of posts I can merit each month.

Edit: there are now 98 merit sources and it looks like the total source merit decreased so some sources were removed.
9  Other / Meta / Re: [POLL] The Official Dirty Turds Poll - Which DT needs flushing first ??????????? on: November 07, 2019, 08:26:21 PM
The OP needs to start discussing other topics. His opinion has been made known to everyone and he should move on.

The OP is unable to move on. He cannot even construct a reply that responds directly to the conversation. He is a scratched record permanently on repeat that occasionally moves to the next scratch.

Undeniable proof, click. Undeniable proof, click.  
If he cannot move on, then it may be time to lock this thread and any future similar threads.

I would invite the OP to discuss various debates in the P&S sub.
10  Other / Meta / Re: [POLL] The Official Dirty Turds Poll - Which DT needs flushing first ??????????? on: November 07, 2019, 06:02:19 PM
TAA I shit on you like the whores who shat on Jogn McAfee on his hammock, just move on and accept defeat.

I am a greater opponent than you will ever be. I have friends and colleagues - even QS thinks you are a small time Pajeet.

when will theymos just hurry up and ban you?
The OP needs to start discussing other topics. His opinion has been made known to everyone and he should move on.
11  Other / Politics & Society / Re: 2020 Democrats on: November 07, 2019, 04:38:02 PM
Harris is too transparent that she will say anything necessary to obtain political power. This became clear when she criticized Biden's support of 'bussing' in a debate a couple of months ago -- she got some headlines, but the merits behind the criticism quickly fell apart.

Nationally, she is polling at around 5% in the RCP national average for the nomination, and I don't think this is high enough to have a realistic shot. She is probably in the worst possible position in that she is doing well enough so that she is expected to receive delegate votes, but low enough so that she may not get more than one or two in the early primaries, which could lead to donors pulling funding. The candidates polling in the 1% range on the other hand are not expected to get any delegate votes, and if they do, they should expect to see a major influx of donations.


Trump currently has a major advantage in terms of funding by a large margin. He is accumulating a bigger war chest than he can realistically spend this early in the cycle, and will have plenty of money once the 2020 cycle really heats up. Ditto with the GOP as a whole, especially since the impeachment inquiry has started. Democrats on the other hand are receiving much less from donors, and are having to spend more than they are receiving (they are in debt), and more overall because they are competing with eachother.

Without a doubt true.

If you are to look at Harris' history too, you're able to see that Harris is a law and order conservative (or at least was) when she was the DA in California and that's going to be a massive liability. There's no way she's going to be able to win this primary. Everyone knows shes just a politician.. nothing more, nothing less. Pretty much Clinton.

Biden is in a rut right now -- he's the punching bag of all the other candidates and he's the 'electable' candidate of all of them and that's going to hurt him. You shouldn't be picking a candidate based on that, you pick them based on values and beliefs and what they end it like that. Clinton lite over here.

Sanders or Warren is going to be the nominee. We'll see where that takes them.
There are reports that Harris got into politics/government by sleeping with someone in power. This would be further evidence that she is willing to say anything to get in power but also removes credibility because it is difficult to gauge her actual convictions. I donít see her getting the nomination and she may not even get re-elected in the senate, but the later is less likely.

Biden is highest in the polls and other candidates are trying to make the news by throwing punches that they hope will help themselves in the polls, or to eventually land them a job in the administration if someone else gets elected.

Warrens aggression against Wall Street and corporate America is hurting donations to Democrats across the board. If she gets the nomination, down ballot candidates may have trouble fundraising, which may dampen turnout overall for democrats.
12  Other / Archival / Re: bill gator's forum email address on: November 02, 2019, 06:55:18 PM
If they don't change the email, perhaps an admin could update the email address to something@bitcointalk.org
13  Other / Meta / Re: DefaultTrust changes on: November 02, 2019, 06:53:26 PM
There are a lot of people who are on DT who have negative trust. It seems there might be a mismatch between who is on DT and who should be on DT.
Just because someone has received negative "feedback" from someone deemed trustworthy by some users doesn't mean they can't also be trustworthy to other users. This seems to me the system is working as intended and spreading out the Default trust as opposed to having it be a core group.

It should really only be used by newbies anyways as more experienced users should create their own custom trust lists.
I didn't say that those who have negative trust should not be on DT. Although this may be the case some of the time.
14  Other / Meta / Re: [RELEASED] @mention notification bot - now with Telegram on: November 02, 2019, 06:36:34 PM
Suggestion: create a separate topic for ignore lists, something like Add comments to Flags on LoyceV's Trust Flag viewer. The bot can scrape the thread for posts once in a while, and users can just update their list in their post.
If it helps, I can create a thread, scrape it for you, and output usernames (or userIDs) in txt-files somewhere on loyce.club.
I am not familiar with how the OP's bot works, but I would imagine he is already capable of scraping and parsing information. You need to sign up via a PM that I presume is scraped/parsed.
15  Other / Meta / Re: DefaultTrust changes on: November 02, 2019, 06:32:50 PM

There are a lot of people who are on DT who have negative trust. It seems there might be a mismatch between who is on DT and who should be on DT.
16  Other / Meta / Re: [RELEASED] @mention notification bot - now with Telegram on: November 01, 2019, 09:12:22 PM
It would be a great feature if there was a way to not receive notifications when certain people mention my name or quote my messages. Sort of like an ignore list.

Thanks.
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Did Zuckerberg deserve this from Lawmakers and Financial Services Committee ? on: October 30, 2019, 04:23:47 AM
Bitcoin is fully anonymous 
Bitcoin is very far from fully anonymous.

It is pseudo anonymous 
18  Other / Politics & Society / Re: 800,000 Californians To Lose Power After Midnight on: October 30, 2019, 04:04:38 AM
This is what happens when you give greedy capitalists control over a basic utility that everyone depends on.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/11/us/california-power-outage-friday/index.html

Quote
"Neglect, a desire to advance not public safety but profits."
PG&E has served democrats agenda for years at the expense of maintaining their grid.

If electric companies were advancing profits over public safety, there would be similar problems elsewhere in the country, but there is not (except PR). The common denominator is corrupt democrat politicians running government almost unopposed for decades.
19  Other / Politics & Society / Re: 2020 Democrats on: October 30, 2019, 04:01:37 AM
Harris is too transparent that she will say anything necessary to obtain political power. This became clear when she criticized Biden's support of 'bussing' in a debate a couple of months ago -- she got some headlines, but the merits behind the criticism quickly fell apart.

Nationally, she is polling at around 5% in the RCP national average for the nomination, and I don't think this is high enough to have a realistic shot. She is probably in the worst possible position in that she is doing well enough so that she is expected to receive delegate votes, but low enough so that she may not get more than one or two in the early primaries, which could lead to donors pulling funding. The candidates polling in the 1% range on the other hand are not expected to get any delegate votes, and if they do, they should expect to see a major influx of donations.


Trump currently has a major advantage in terms of funding by a large margin. He is accumulating a bigger war chest than he can realistically spend this early in the cycle, and will have plenty of money once the 2020 cycle really heats up. Ditto with the GOP as a whole, especially since the impeachment inquiry has started. Democrats on the other hand are receiving much less from donors, and are having to spend more than they are receiving (they are in debt), and more overall because they are competing with eachother.
20  Other / Meta / Re: Merit source observations on: October 30, 2019, 03:36:52 AM
Assuming that exactly one person was removed (in theory, two people could have been removed, and one added, or whatever), the person removed had a monthly source of 150.

This might allow someone to look at sent data and narrow who was removed.
You are right.

I usually check merit stat page every day but sometimes I forget to check it daily, so that change assumed to happen very recently.
I would not be surprised if theymos were to add a replacement merit source at the same time a merit source resigns/gets fired. I believe theymos added multiple merit sources when Vod resigned from being a merit source.

In all likelihood, this was only Vadi2323 being removed as per the thread suchmoon posted above.
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