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7781  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Incorrect Firefox Warning for Bitcoin website on: February 15, 2010, 08:43:04 AM
The TLS certificate is self-signed, so the warning is "correct". The encryption is just as strong as any other HTTPS connection, but without a CA's signature the site's identity can't be guaranteed -- a man-in-the-middle attack could be used. Unfortunately, getting a signature costs money.

Verifying the certificate's fingerprint here before adding an exception will prevent any MITM attack. This is only necessary when you add an exception; subsequent MITM attempts will trigger a warning by your browser.
7782  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Double Click Win32 Exe Installer = NCIS Error. on: February 15, 2010, 03:30:12 AM
It doesn't even detect bitcoin.exe normally, just when it's in the installer. I sent the file to ESET, but I don't know if they actually check into these things.
7783  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Double Click Win32 Exe Installer = NCIS Error. on: February 15, 2010, 12:43:10 AM
Turn off NOD32, download, and save to a different location than before.Then run the installer (the one you just downloaded). It's not a virus. You can turn NOD32 back on after the installation is complete.
7784  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What's with this odd generation? on: February 14, 2010, 09:46:58 PM
What property guarantees the continuing profitability? If the cost of electricity triples in 20 years, the number and size of transactions wouldn't change (as far as I know), but running a node would become more expensive and possibly unprofitable.

What stops someone from creating a client that will send repeated transactions just below the fee maximum when it has to in order to avoid fees? Or from many different identities to the same one (if this is possible)? I can see there being a great demand for such a client if BitCoin becomes very popular.
7785  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What's with this odd generation? on: February 14, 2010, 08:48:57 AM
Is the fee enough to always ensure the profitability of running a node, even when BitCoin generation stops being profitable?
7786  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What's with this odd generation? on: February 12, 2010, 08:31:52 AM
There's a small transaction fee for very large transactions.  (usually over 10,000 bc)  The node that generates the block that contains the transaction gets the fee.

The fee is based on the KB size of the transaction and intended to compensate the network for the resources used to process it.

If the same money gets sent again, it won't incur the fee again because it'll be small.  The first time they're bundling hundreds of 50 bc coins together.  After that it's just one line to send the combined unit.

Does the sending client send more BitCoins to account for the fee (so the recipient gets what he's expecting)? Why couldn't someone just send 1000 small transactions to bypass fees?
7787  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / What's with this odd generation? on: February 10, 2010, 06:31:40 PM
I thought BitCoin only generated in 50 coin increments, but I got 50.44 here.

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