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1161  Other / Meta / Re: Site's Security Grade: A- on: February 02, 2014, 06:24:22 PM
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The server does not support Forward Secrecy with the reference browsers.

This is misleading. It should say, "Some of the reference browsers choose not to select a forward-secrecy cipher." The server supports forward secrecy if the client requests it, and in fact most browsers do select a FS cipher. The server also allows non-FS ciphers because, among ciphers supported by older browsers, the non-FS ciphers are stronger.
1162  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 110 on: February 01, 2014, 10:33:04 PM
No offense but FYI I my ad blocker blocks all of your current adds.

Most of the current ads don't follow the guidelines I mentioned, so they can be individually targeted. Notice that the Private Internet Access ad (which I manage according to all guidelines) is not blocked.
1163  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 110 on: February 01, 2014, 06:27:04 AM
I've sent you the bitcoins equal to my bid of 1.25

OK, you can bid up to 2.5 total without paying more. Pay to the same address as before if you want to increase your bids beyond that.

Current status:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
1 1.30 Goat
1 1.30 victorhing
1 1.25 MakeBTC
2 1.25 ppanther
3 1.20 CEX
1164  Economy / Economics / Re: When to "move the decimal points" ? on: February 01, 2014, 06:17:04 AM
It's not for display.

why would someone set a constant MAX_MONEY = 21000000 * COIN; for display purposes? The display would never go past that so it would be useless to set that constant just to control display.

So in fact, the BTC value is set in code.

The transaction fee per kB is also set in the code. That doesn't mean that it can't be changed.

COIN is used in various places in the code to make BTC amounts easier for programmers to read. MAX_MONEY = 21000000 * COIN is the same as MAX_MONEY = 2100000000000000. Except in a small amount of code very close to the UI, all Bitcoin values in the code are stored as integer satoshi amounts. (MAX_MONEY is used in transaction verification, but its unit is not BTC.)
1165  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 110 on: January 31, 2014, 10:06:36 PM
1 @ 1.25

As I said before, I will not accept your bids unless you pay in advance.
1166  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What is the right and fair way to stop Mike Hearn? on: January 31, 2014, 12:10:15 AM
From this what I understand, authorities can get control of these 10 authoritative directory servers to get their pas data.

Maybe, though the servers are located in a few different countries.

These data will have the IP details of Satoshi... right ?

No, the attacker would only be able to affect new Tor connections.
1167  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: Giveaway threads are not allowed on: January 30, 2014, 11:24:38 PM
I can just imagine future history books: "On January 27, 2014, bitcointalk.org banned giveaways, marking the beginning of Bitcoin's end and LiteRippleObamaCoin's ultimate rise to dominance."
1168  Other / Meta / Re: Best Android browser for viewing bitcointalk? on: January 30, 2014, 11:21:06 PM
Yeah, why do all Android browsers suck so much? Firefox on Android is even worse than Chrome, but Chrome also annoys me a lot (especially how it constantly tries to redirect youtube.com to the YouTube app, with apparently no way to turn this off).

Code:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://bitcointalk.org/Themes/custom1/mobile.css?fin11" media="handheld, only screen and (max-width:600px)"/>

Try this one, I have seen it working here. http://responsif.terminus13.com/ but max-width in this theme was 480.
Ps: There's a good article about mobile themes.
http://www.developerfusion.com/article/141514/working-with-mobile-devices-in-html5-and-css3/

I'll try something like that when I have a chance. Thanks.
1169  Other / Meta / Re: Advertising on this site on: January 30, 2014, 11:17:05 PM
The ad slots are auctioned. You'll have to wait for a new round. Here is a link so you'll get an idea how it works.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=406322.0

Hope it helps!

There's usually an auction ongoing. You can find the current auction in a link below each ad.
1170  Other / Meta / Re: The Legal Fiction Perpetuated by BitcoinTalk on: January 29, 2014, 09:48:37 AM
First, thanks for the informed response as I cannot get into Satoshi's mind to learn his intent for using the MIT/X11 license.

That said, I read the thread and am confused when I reread your response (or think you may be confused).

Are you claiming that Satoshi chose the MIT/X11 License (over GPL) so people would not create alt-coins by rewriting the main Bitcoin client?  That's what your response in the context of my quote seems to imply.  I could find nothing of the sort in the Satoshi thread you quoted as he seemed to be discussing the creation of another Bitcoin client that would utilize the same Bitcoin blockchain and makes no mention of alternate blockchains.

Aside from Satoshi's intent re MIT/X11 license, do you believe that there does in fact exist only one (1) official Bitcoin?

The point of the quote I posted is to disprove your claim that Bitcoin is MIT-licensed because Satoshi wanted altcoins. He gave his real reason there: he didn't see any point in forcing people to duplicate his effort in creating a Bitcoin client. (If you read many more of his posts, you'll see that he also wanted Bitcoin-Qt to remain the main Bitcoin client for the foreseeable future. He didn't want competing clients destabilizing the network.)  He didn't say anything about promoting competition, decentralization, etc.

Satoshi was not a huge champion of decentralization. He viewed the Bitcoin network as being equal to his Bitcoin software, and he tightly controlled all code changes to this software. In several cases, he secretly changed some of the core Bitcoin rules in ways that would nowadays cause absolute outrage. For example, the 1 MB block size limit didn't always exist. He snuck that in along with some other changes without announcing it or asking anyone's opinion. Don't get me wrong: Bitcoin itself is very decentralized due to Satoshi's work, but if Satoshi returned, everyone complaining about current centralization issues would find him to be much worse. So your "appeals to Satoshi" are ridiculous.

On this forum, there is only one Bitcoin. Elsewhere, you can define things however you wish.
1171  Other / Meta / Re: The Legal Fiction Perpetuated by BitcoinTalk on: January 29, 2014, 12:35:02 AM
Satoshi Nakamoto released Bitcoin SHA-256 under the MIT/X11 Open Source license for the specific purpose of allowing the creation of other versions of Bitcoin (aka Alt-coins).

The opposite is true, in fact. He released it under the MIT license so that people wouldn't feel the need to rewrite the main Bitcoin client:

If the only library is closed source, then there's a project to make an open source one.

If the only library is GPL, then there's a project to make a non-GPL one.

If the best library is MIT, Boost, new-BSD or public domain, then we can stop re-writing it.

I don't question that GPL is a good license for operating systems, especially since non-GPL code is allowed to interface with the OS.  For smaller projects, I think the fear of a closed-source takeover is overdone.

1172  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What is the right and fair way to stop Mike Hearn? on: January 28, 2014, 10:46:20 PM
If you want to shut down Tor, just DDoS 6 of the 10 authoritative directory servers to keep them down for a few days, and the whole network will break. Or compromise these servers and you can umask any Tor user. Unlike Bitcoin, Tor is 100% centralized.
1173  Other / Meta / Re: Best Android browser for viewing bitcointalk? on: January 28, 2014, 07:58:55 PM
I wonder if there's a better way to get them to use the stylesheet than what the forum does now:
Code:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen and (max-width: 600px)" href="https://bitcointalk.org/Themes/custom1/mobile.css?fin11" />
1174  Other / Meta / Re: Want to change 'grabhive' to 'hivewallet' on: January 28, 2014, 07:54:03 PM
Next time, try actually PMing me instead of just saying that you did.
1175  Other / Meta / Re: Best Android browser for viewing bitcointalk? on: January 28, 2014, 07:36:58 PM
I've seen the same font thing on Reddit. I guess it's a browser bug.

I notice that Chrome doesn't use the forum's small-screen stylesheet, which is stupid.
1176  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 110 on: January 28, 2014, 12:28:49 AM
2 @ .5

You are too new.

Current status:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
2 0.50 aksplace
2 0.50 LuckyBitSupport
1177  Other / New forum software / Re: New message board wish list on: January 27, 2014, 06:52:29 AM
(for serious suggestion, some type of option to mark users "important" would be nice. I'd see this as creating a larger border around posts they make so it's easier for me to notice when I'm skimming a thread, or possibly just a little icon somewhere in their post.)

Something like that is fairly high on my to-do list. It'll work just like the Ignore feature, with highlighting when someone is "popular". (Ignore highlighting is currently disabled, of course. That's higher on my to-do list...)
1178  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Giveaway threads are not allowed on: January 27, 2014, 06:11:50 AM
Most giveaway threads are no longer allowed in the Alternate cryptocurrencies sections. From now on, posting or replying to such threads could result in being banned. Existing threads will be locked.

Specifically, you are not allowed to give people any incentive to post insubstantial posts in your threads. You can't offer to pay people who post their addresses, usernames, etc. You can do giveaways off-site and link to the giveaway page in a thread, but you can't give people any bonus for replying to your thread.

Similar threads are already restricted to Games and Rounds in the non-altcoin sections, but the giveaway-related post volume is so high in the altcoin sections that I've decided to just ban them entirely here.
1179  Other / Meta / Re: why did I go back to newbie? on: January 27, 2014, 05:42:03 AM
I fixed the bug preventing Newbie promotion.
1180  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 110 on: January 27, 2014, 05:35:04 AM
Note changes:

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I reserve the right to reject bids, even days after the bid is made. In particular, bids from people with less than 15 activity points are likely to be rejected. I recommend not getting into a bidding war with someone who has less than 15 activity points (or is otherwise suspicious), as their bids might not be accepted, but your latest bid will still stand. If you need to know right away whether someone's bids will be accepted, PM me.

And there are now eight slots sold here, not seven. There are still ten total slots. I'm just removing the forum's "Your ad here" ad.
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