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2581  Other / Meta / Re: why im not sr member? on: October 23, 2014, 04:11:46 AM
Because you don't know how to search or read stickies.
2582  Other / Meta / Re: FUN FACT: and hosted on same web server on: October 23, 2014, 02:58:59 AM

You need to go back to Internet detective school... and resolve to the forum's IP, where an HTTP redirect sends people to This implies nothing about's ownership. is hosted on a different server. It just means that I own and and redirect them to

I am in fact co-owner of the domain name, though your evidence doesn't prove this. You'd be better off finding one of the several times I've mentioned this publicly...
2583  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 134 on: October 19, 2014, 07:47:33 PM
Auction ended. Final result:
Slots BTC/Slot Person
3 2.20 CEX
2 2.00 PBmining
2 1.95 FortuneJack
1 1.95 MariaQin
2584  Other / Meta / Password reset log on: October 19, 2014, 03:49:15 AM
Whenever a user changes his own password or resets his account (via email or secret question), this action is now publicly logged here for 30 days:

Additionally, these same actions will be listed on the person's Trust page. A reset will be shown for 30 days, while a password change will be shown for 3 days.

This should make it easier to determine whether an account has been compromised.
2585  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: sendrawtransaction length limit need HELP on: October 16, 2014, 02:19:10 PM
Break the transaction in half. You don't need to resend the exact same transaction if the network has already forgotten about the first one.
2586  Other / Meta / Re: Due to a recently-discovered flaw in the TLS and SSL protocols, you may want to on: October 15, 2014, 11:49:48 PM
I thought the forum blocked tor exit nodes

2587  Other / Meta / Re: HTTP timeout problem on: October 15, 2014, 11:44:54 PM
You're not allowed to access the forum more frequently that once per second on average.

I think that each time you send a request to, you also download all of the image/CSS assets. Doing this several times puts you over the burst limit. I see this sort of limit being reached by your IP in the logs.
2588  Other / Meta / Re: POODLE vulnerability on: October 15, 2014, 11:24:02 PM
Btw, POODLE? Quite a letdown, after cool names like Heartbleed and Shellshock.

Yeah, it's a terrible name. The vulnerability isn't nearly as bad as Heartbleed or Shellshock, though.
2589  Other / Meta / Re: POODLE vulnerability on: October 15, 2014, 11:18:40 PM
Should we consider PIA to be an untrusted proxy, or should be generally be safe with them?
So only "untrustworthy ISP" and TOR users are affected, everyone else safe? I hate changing PW's. More susceptible to forget them.

You'll have to use your own judgement on that. Do you trust that your VPN/ISP didn't use this attack against you to steal your password?

Some things to know:
- It's an active attack, so if your ISP was just recording traffic, this wouldn't help them now.
- If you didn't actually use your password to log in within the last couple of days (ie, not just logging in using "remember me"), then your ISP only could have stolen your password if they'd known about the vulnerability before it was publicly announced.
2590  Other / Meta / POODLE vulnerability on: October 15, 2014, 10:47:22 PM
The POODLE vulnerability in TLS/SSL could have allowed a man-in-the-middle attacker to read encrypted forum traffic. For example, Tor exit nodes could have used this attack against anyone using Tor to access the forum. I disabled SSLv3 to prevent this attack in the future, and I logged everyone out to invalidate any possibly-compromised cookies. If you used a proxy or ISP that you don't absolutely trust to access the forum, then you should also change your password.

Most other sites are similarly affected.
2591  Other / Meta / Re: my ip for my bitcointalk account on: October 14, 2014, 03:21:43 AM
I PMed you.
2592  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 134 on: October 11, 2014, 04:15:15 AM
I do not understand what the problem is?

I paid almost immediately, after your letter (

TX ID - a4198d1aaf31561008935e8e0028cfb869a9e0a3873d7b489eb385465b7d8a12-000

I gave you the code and a link to advertising? (
You do not leave to communicate, although active on the board.
It's been more than a day - my advertising campaign has not begun!

Explain who is to blame?

Ads go up 1-2 days after the auction ends. Your ad is up now. It will last at least 7 days, and probably longer.
2593  Economy / Auctions / Advertise on this forum - Round 134 on: October 10, 2014, 12:30:54 AM
The forum sells ad space in the area beneath the first post of every topic page. About 25% of ad income goes to the forum moderators as thanks for all of their work. (There are many moderators, so each moderator gets only a small amount -- moderators should be seen as volunteers, not employees.) The rest is stored in the forum's treasury (verifiably), where it sits until the forum needs it.

Ads are allowed to contain any non-annoying HTML/CSS style. No images, JavaScript, or animation (no marquee or blinking). Ads must appear 3 or fewer lines tall in my browser (Firefox, 700px wide). Ad text may not contain lies, misrepresentation, or inappropriate language. Ads may not link directly to any NSFW page. Ads may be rejected for other reasons, and I may remove ads even after they are accepted.

There are 10 total ad slots which are randomly rotated. So one ad slot has a one in ten chance of appearing. Eight of the slots are for sale here. Ads appear only on topic pages with more than one post, and only for people using the default theme.

The ad lasts at least 7 days starting from when I put it up. (However, if you look at the ad history you'll see that ads usually get at least 8 days, and sometimes as many as 10, but this is random and definitely not guaranteed.)


Exact historical impression counts per slot:

Info about the current ad slots:

Ad blocking

Hero members, Donators, VIPs, and moderators have the ability to disable ads. I don't expect many people to use this option. These people don't increase the impression counts for your ads.

I try to bypass Adblock Plus filters as much as possible, though this is not guaranteed. It is difficult or impossible for ABP filters to block the ad space itself without blocking posts. However, filters can match against the URLs in your links, your CSS classes and style attributes, and the HTML structure of your ads.

To prevent matches against URLs: I have some JavaScript which fixes links blocked by ABP. You must tell me if you want this for your ads. When someone with ABP and JavaScript enabled views your ads, your links are changed to a special randomized URL which redirects to your site when visited. People without ABP are unaffected, even if they don't have JavaScript enabled. The downsides are:
- ABP users will see the redirection link when they hover over the link, even if they disable ABP for the forum.
- Getting referral stats might become even more difficult.
- Some users might get a warning when redirecting from https to http.

To prevent matching on CSS classes/styles: Don't use inline CSS. I can give your ad a CSS class that is randomized on each pageload, but you must request this.

To prevent matching against your HTML structure: Use only one <a> and no other tags if possible. If your ads get blocked because of matching done on something inside of your ad, you are responsible for noticing this and giving me new ad HTML.

Auction rules

Post your bids in this thread. Prices must be stated in BTC per slot. You must state the max number of slots you want. When the auction ends, the highest bidders will have their slots filled until all eight slots are filled.

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, as their bids might not be accepted, but your latest bids will still stand. If you need to know right away whether someone's bids will be accepted, PM me.

So if someone bids for 8 slots @ 5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 8 slots. If the two highest bids are 8 slots @ 4 BTC and 1 slot @ 5 BTC, then the first person will get 7 slots and the second person will get 1 slot.

The notation "2 @ 5" means 2 slots for 5 BTC each. Not 2 slots for 5 BTC total.

- When you post a bid, the bids in your previous posts are considered to be automatically canceled. You can put multiple bids in one post, however.
- All bid prices must be evenly divisible by 0.05.
- The bidding starts at 0.50.
- I will end the auction at an arbitrary time no more than 12 days from now. (I will probably end the auction 1-3 days before the ads are scheduled to go up.)
- If two people bid at the same price, the person who bid first will have his slots filled first.
- Bids are considered invalid and will be ignored if they do not specify both a price and a max quantity, or if they could not possibly win any slots

If these rules are confusing, look at some of the past forum ad auctions to see how it's done.

You must pay for your slots within 24 hours of receiving the payment address. Otherwise your slots may be sold to someone else, and I might even give you a negative trust rating. I will send you the payment information via forum PM from this account ("theymos", user ID 35). You might receive false payment information from scammers pretending to be me. They might even have somewhat similar usernames. Be careful.
2594  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 133 on: October 10, 2014, 12:21:21 AM
Sorry for the delay.

Auction ended. Final result:

Slots BTC/Slot Person
1 5.25
1 5.20 Fixx
2 5.15
1 5.10 sunxiaoxiao
1 5.10 PBmining
2 5.10

1 @ 5.25 + 2 @ 5.15 + 4 @ 5.1 + 1 @ 5.05

This is stupidest auction, that's i see in my life.

Whenever you place a bid, your previous bids are cancelled and you lose your place. If you want to bid at multiple prices, you need to put them all in one post as you did there.

The rules are intended to minimize confusion. They've been refined over 133 rounds (more than 2 years) into something that generally works pretty well.
2595  Other / Meta / Re: 'Delete' button on: October 09, 2014, 04:28:47 AM
That's just a quirk of SMF. It's done that way for performance reasons.

Me too I have this button , but I've never tried to use it ( ).

You'll get an error if you're not actually able to delete the post.
2596  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: A Scalability Roadmap on: October 08, 2014, 05:37:37 AM
If the experts are wrong, and bandwidth growth (or CPU growth or memory growth or whatever) slows or stops in ten years, then fine: change the largest-block-I'll-accept formula. Lowering the maximum is easier than raising it (lowering is a soft-forking change that would only affect stubborn miners who insisted on creating larger-than-what-the-majority-wants blocks).

Lowering the limit afterward wouldn't be a soft-forking change if the majority of mining power was creating too-large blocks, which seems possible.

I think that a really conservative automatic increase would be OK, but 50% yearly sounds too high to me. If this happens to exceed some residential ISP's actual bandwidth growth, then eventually that ISP's customers will be unable to be full nodes unless they pay for a much more expensive Internet connection. The idea of this sort of situation really concerns me, especially since the loss of full nodes would likely be gradual and easy to ignore until after it becomes very difficult to correct.

As I mentioned on Reddit, I'm also not 100% sure that I agree with your proposed starting point of 50% of a hobbyist-level Internet connection. This seems somewhat burdensome for individuals. It's entirely possible that Bitcoin can be secure without a lot of individuals running full nodes, but I'm not sure about this.

Determining the best/safest way to choose the max block size isn't really a technical problem; it has more to do with economics and game theory. I'd really like to see some research/opinions on this issue from economists and other people who specialize in this sort of problem.
2597  Other / New forum software / Re: When the new forum comes, will it look the same? on: October 06, 2014, 01:15:12 AM
It certainly won't look exactly the same, though I hope to retain the same sort of feel. A lot of modern sites have really low information density: lots of whitespace, big images/buttons, etc. I want the forum to remain content-dense.

Everyone (including me) will hate the new look when it comes out, but you'll get used to it eventually. That's how these things always work.
2598  Other / Meta / Re: font on: October 05, 2014, 07:50:01 AM
Are you using Chrome on Android? I've noticed that it sometimes displays font sizes strangely here and on Reddit. I don't know why.
2599  Other / Meta / Re: BitcoinTalk Staff Quietly Bans People for Speaking Out Against Them on: October 04, 2014, 06:50:50 PM
Breaking: "journalist" gets banned for sig spam, complains on his spammy site. Can possibly survive this onslaught of negative press?
2600  Other / Meta / Re: Different icon or am I going crazy? on: October 03, 2014, 05:58:23 AM
That means that a child board has new posts, but the board itself does not.
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