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1061  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-06-23 Forbes - Bitcoin Foundation Receives Cease And Desist Order From Ca on: June 24, 2013, 12:32:51 AM
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There is no question that US authorities are ramping up enforcement of existing law.

FinCEN has only recently released their interpretation of the law ... which is a questionable action at best and not tried in any court AFAIK. Law enforcement "rulings", "guidelines" and other edicts only carry as much weight as the guy on the street corner in sandwich boards, until they have legal precedence from court cases. Although over-reach and general throwing weight around of egotistical LE could ruin many lives until a real legal case is settled.

IMHO, USA is definitely going to be an unfriendly place to do bitcoin business. The banksters own the politicians and  the spooks have got the goods on everyone ... why the hell would an innovative monetary/finance system be allowed to flourish?

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Lord Camden was the author of a principle that says anything the state (or a state agency) does must be expressly authorised in law - but an individual may do anything except that which is forbidden by law.

Is bitcoin transacting expressly forbidden by the law?
1062  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: [ANNOUNCE] 'MineCoin': Minecraft-based Bitcoin 'mining' tournaments. on: June 24, 2013, 12:05:58 AM
Undecided
Wtf kinda reply is that that a yes? A no?

Just a placeholder ... the best one to fit was undecided.

You should be happy  Smiley  that I'm even watching this thread.  Wink , it means it has a smidgeon of relevance.
1063  Other / Alternate cryptocurrencies / Re: [ANN] NEW - Namecoin-QT with integrated Name Registration (v3.63) on: June 23, 2013, 11:57:53 PM
Hey OP, any way we could apply some sort of extra fee/penalty to people who just horde .bit domains without using them?  I strongly believe this would aid in the adoption rate of .bit, because sofar everything i have looked up has been taken but isn't in use.

not something you should be asking me.. i'm a tiny part of the puzzle Smiley

best thing is to post your thoughts on the dot-bit forum
there is on going discussions about fees etc.. and things like this will hopefully be addressed sooner rather than later (maybe a renewal fee would help your problem)

it may also be possible to send a message to the owner of a domain that you are interested in (i believe Khal has a none released version which has the ability to do this).. could be wrong..

Yes, I think there is a sendmessagetoname facility that will end up in the wallet client of the current owner of the name you are interested in .... I'm sure you can buy any name you wish for the right amount of NMC Wink? Also, many names that are parked have email contact details associated with them in the database.

EDIT: I was actually thinking of the "sendtoname" facility in namecoin. You can attach a comment to these transactions that will show up in owner of name's wallet.

Code:
sendtoname XX d/<name> "Hey is this name for sale?"

where "XX is some token amount above dust tx limit ...

snailbrain ; good work with the namespace JSON forms. Also someone noticed that people are registering names with upper-case letters that are not recognised so maybe a filter on that for the existing  QT "Manage Names" form also?
1064  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BitCoins for Edward Snowden. on: June 23, 2013, 11:48:55 PM
are you guys all still worrying about some criminal that broke his oath? Huh

General Keith Alexander's oath to uphold the Constitution?
1065  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: [ANNOUNCE] 'MineCoin': Minecraft-based Bitcoin 'mining' tournaments. on: June 23, 2013, 01:42:38 PM
 Undecided
1066  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Are the NSA behind bitcoin and just who is Tatsuaki Okamoto? Read the NSA report on: June 23, 2013, 12:49:51 PM
These protocols all include a "Bank" (third-party) with blinding signature schemes, so are nothing like bitcoin. They are however like the Open Transactions layer that is proposed to go on top of bitcoin and provide privacy and instant clearing settlement via off-chain transactions.

Not Satoshi, on this evidence at least.
1067  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BitCoins for Edward Snowden. on: June 23, 2013, 10:46:43 AM
USA is at a cross-roads. Snowden is the signpost, he clearly points out in no uncertain terms that if America wants to go down this path facism, tyranny, authoritarianism and lots of well-known bad things will come from it ... and also points to the another way.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06/general-keith-alexander-cyberwar/all/

From here on, there can be no excuses, no-one can say "we didn't know". The devil is sitting at the cross-roads too, deal in hand waiting for America's signature. Do you want to sign off on this? The choice is now crystal clear and no abdication of responsibility can be had from what happens from here on in.

Choose wisely.
1068  Economy / Services / Re: Namecoin.com is back! Now with Bitcoin, Litecoin and Namecoin support. on: June 23, 2013, 02:52:07 AM
Cool, that's good news ... this could be really important for namecoin/.bit.

Wonder if there is a path towards getting into default firefox/chrome packaging?
1069  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BitCoins for Edward Snowden. on: June 23, 2013, 02:46:45 AM
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Update 2: He claims to have a ton more super seekrit NSA files held in some sort of escrow if he's shot in the face/ricin poisoned/polonium spiked drink lol spies.

I think is just about a given ... a spook learns early to keep an ace up their sleeve. It is how the corruption proliferates, they all hold the goods on each other. It is why secret societies, secret govt. is incompatible with open, liberal democracies since you never really know what the agenda of any individual or sect is behind the public actions.

The off-hand comment he made in his first interview about analysts being able to monitor anyone, including the president is maybe a message that he has something on Obama .... drone spike absurd?
1070  Other / Alternate cryptocurrencies / Re: [ANN] NEW - Namecoin-QT with integrated Name Registration (v3.63) on: June 22, 2013, 01:38:18 AM
Have a problem compiling it on Linux:

Code:
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_system
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_filesystem
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_program_options
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_thread
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_chrono
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ldb_cxx
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lssl
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcrypto
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [namecoind] Error 1

All needed .so files are installed and are located in /usr/lib (Boost is version 1.50). Tried to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /usr/lib but no success. Bug or am I doing something wrong?

oh lord, I've had that problem so many times with compiling bitcoin as well. I forget what I did, but I recomend following a bitcoin compiling tutorial that specifically addresses this issue- the boost problem is always driving me crazy.

Yes I had searched a bit here in the forums and the suggestion I read was to install all -dev / -devel packages (what I did) or set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to the directory with the required libs. But I had no success with this Sad If someone knows a tutorial addressing the issue, I would be happy with a link Smiley

It is most likely platform specific and perhaps related to the way that qmake produces the linking commands for the compiler in Makefile ... so very difficult to debug for someone not on your machine without more info than ... "it doesn't work".

First things first, what OS are you one? (linux is too broad an answer ... also post your Makefile that should be in same dir as namecoin-qt.pro and produced when you run "qmake").

NB: if you went on #namecoin irc and asked for help to get it debugged in real-time is much easier than a painfully extended back and forward on forum which is most likely going to end up in "Forgot" or "Who-Cares?" baskets.
1071  Other / Alternate cryptocurrencies / Re: [ANN] NEW - Namecoin-QT with integrated Name Registration (v3.63) on: June 22, 2013, 12:19:09 AM
snailbrain : just discovered a nasty bug ... linux mint 64-bit ... I tried to "Backup Wallet" and selected the destination file I had used for a previous namecoin-qt wallet back-up. It crashed immediately and left following error message.

Code:
Qt has caught an exception thrown from an event handler. Throwing
exceptions from an event handler is not supported in Qt. You must
reimplement QApplication::notify() and catch all exceptions there.



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EXCEPTION: N5boost11filesystem316filesystem_errorE      
boost::filesystem::copy_file: File exists: "/home/noone/.namecoin/wallet.dat", "/home/noone/Documents/nmc_wallet.dat"      
namecoin in Runaway exception      

Segmentation fault

Edit: if this happens to anyone else be V. careful about what you do next or you may lose all your namecoins. The file wallet.dat left in data dir should be in a current state but the back-up wallet file in the destination dir may not contains keys of the current wallet. Proceed with extreme caution or you could easily lose namecoins ... I noticed that my total wallet balance was left in a state of "sent to a now non-existing key". I had taken precaution of making manual back-ups before this occurred so no harm done ...

"It happens if an old Boost version is used (< 1.40.0) and you're backing up the wallet into an existing file. Old Boost did not have overwrite file option. I looked in the Bitcoin source, they do not specifically handle this (file overwrite), but make it show an error (instead of full crash). So I guess we'll just copy Bitcoin approach."

https://github.com/namecoin-qt/namecoin-qt/commit/dd3cfe49295e9bc0531b213f3ac0102448945d13

Good work. I'll test that in the next day or so (doing some back-ups right now).

I noticed a couple of other boost errors (might be related to older version) but they are not major (one on shutdown for example) and will post them when I isolate them better.
1072  Economy / Economics / Re: The end is near on: June 21, 2013, 11:27:27 PM
I think we are getting close to the precipice again ...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-21/chart-scared-bernanke-straight

... the last two time fails-to-deliver spiked was the Aug '07 credit market seizure and Sep '08 money market seizure ... either of those two events, if allowed to run their course naturally, would have been "the end".

The US treasury market is the big pole in the main tent and the rest of the circus is looking pretty tatty, basically it is the last thing holding it all up ... and the entire capital market 'sentiment' is now hinging on utterances from the lips of fed chariman on whether he will be buying or not buying in this market. After the recent sustained buying to prop this market up the Fed now holds over 25% of the outstanding treasury stock.

The big problem that is out there, and has been for over a decade is the billions in ghost treasuries that are in the electronic form that do not exist in any legal reality. No one is quite sure where all these ghost treasuries come from but think it is mostly naked short selling of treasuries that went into the system, possibly from now defunct institutions, or even just simple criminal treasury counterfeiting. When fails-to-deliver spikes it means that the treasuries market is no longer clearing/settling. It would be like if transactions on the bitcoin network stopped getting confirmed into blocks.

Imagine that the treasuries are the money stock (bitcoin) of global commerce and they have no legitimate mechanism for verifying creation (coinbase) transactions and no reliable means of clearing/settling transactions in such a way that you can prove there are no bad actors gaming the system.

That is what they are trying to stabilise and the fails-to-deliver spike whenever they lose control.
1073  Bitcoin / Press / Re: 2013-06-19 National Review: So-Called Bitcoin Life on: June 21, 2013, 11:12:05 PM
I can see why this article got exactly zero comments ... but gawd, what an airhead.

It had to be said.
1074  Economy / Speculation / Re: Gold collapsing. Bitcoin UP. on: June 21, 2013, 10:43:27 PM
Buying local gold soon Cool

Wife is a happy wife.
I recommend you print a paper wallet and give her some XBT, that will help too. (Every time she wants to sell it, make sure and if push comes to shove start preaching about security and how technical it is and how in trust worthy the exchanges are ...

She has more btc than most people on the forum. She also bought asic miner stock at .85 and she is only cashing out the dividends. However she likes to show off so whatever. She makes me happy so i try to do the same.


Sounds like she has everything she needs ... give her some children?
1075  Other / Alternate cryptocurrencies / Re: [ANN] NEW - Namecoin-QT with integrated Name Registration (v3.63) on: June 21, 2013, 03:43:00 AM
snailbrain : just discovered a nasty bug ... linux mint 64-bit ... I tried to "Backup Wallet" and selected the destination file I had used for a previous namecoin-qt wallet back-up. It crashed immediately and left following error message.

Code:
Qt has caught an exception thrown from an event handler. Throwing
exceptions from an event handler is not supported in Qt. You must
reimplement QApplication::notify() and catch all exceptions there.



************************
EXCEPTION: N5boost11filesystem316filesystem_errorE      
boost::filesystem::copy_file: File exists: "/home/noone/.namecoin/wallet.dat", "/home/noone/Documents/nmc_wallet.dat"      
namecoin in Runaway exception      

Segmentation fault

Edit: if this happens to anyone else be V. careful about what you do next or you may lose all your namecoins. The file wallet.dat left in data dir should be in a current state but the back-up wallet file in the destination dir may not contains keys of the current wallet. Proceed with extreme caution or you could easily lose namecoins ... I noticed that my total wallet balance was left in a state of "sent to a now non-existing key". I had taken precaution of making manual back-ups before this occurred so no harm done ...
1076  Economy / Speculation / Re: Gold collapsing. Bitcoin UP. on: June 21, 2013, 01:53:38 AM
relevant,
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100641133

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Many gold producers will struggle to stay afloat if the gold price slumps below $1,200 analysts have told CNBC, potentially putting the gold mining industry at severe risk beyond 2017, according to Goldman Sachs predictions.

This is the same signal I use to buy bitcoins and gold, silver, copper (zinc and nickel also) ... when price get near, at or below cost of production monetary goods are a steal Smiley .... dyodd.

how far below $1200 in your estimation is a steal?

Well, at $1180 it is 10% bargain, at $900 it is 25% off bargain, at $600 it is a 50% c.o.p. off bargain ... pretend you are buying that latest pair of shoes you have always wanted and go shopping for money in that frame of mind. Money is a deferred purchase of a real good that you want/need so try to put yourself into the future when turning that money into real goods when buying the money (deferred purchase) itself, and you might get a bargain at both ends, i.e. twice the bargain Smiley.
1077  Economy / Speculation / Re: Gold collapsing. Bitcoin UP. on: June 21, 2013, 01:06:47 AM
relevant,
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100641133

Quote
Many gold producers will struggle to stay afloat if the gold price slumps below $1,200 analysts have told CNBC, potentially putting the gold mining industry at severe risk beyond 2017, according to Goldman Sachs predictions.

This is the same signal I use to buy bitcoins and gold, silver, copper (zinc and nickel also) ... when price get near, at or below cost of production monetary goods are a steal Smiley .... dyodd.
1078  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BitCoins for Edward Snowden. on: June 20, 2013, 02:44:30 AM
The chains of your enslavement seem to rest comfortably around your mind. What's curious is why you feel the need to try so hard to convince others that it should be the same for them?


Edit: in other news DuckDuckGo private search engine sees 33% rise in usage since widespread secret govt. surveillance revelations. http://www.cnbc.com/id/100825956
1079  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Holy Grail BOUNTY on: June 19, 2013, 08:50:25 PM
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BTW: What I never quite understood is: why not do the holy grail (= price finding) in Namecoin, too. Should be quite simple. Maybe one could even use atomic transactions to match orders. Kiss Speed and order volume might be limited but I think that is the case with Bitmessage, too.

Because it would grow the namecoin blockchain for what? ... price quotes and bids? Namecoin is not a good idea for messaging. Bitmessage only holds a 2.5 day cache in a secured state.

People need to think a little harder about the cost implications of carrying around an ever-growing data load on thousands of machines. Quickest way to kill a blockchain would be to make it unusably unwieldly.
1080  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: BitCoins for Edward Snowden. on: June 19, 2013, 08:45:05 PM
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Encryption itself seems safe, but the problem is that for SSL/tls the centralized certificate authorties which are subject to government coercion, hacking and the like. Meaning fake certificates and man in the middle attacks. Plus some centralized vulnerabilities in tor.

Without some type of working peer to peer CA (perhaps tied to bitcoin or namecoin) this is a big vulnerability as Moore's law marches on because it becomes easier and easier to monitor more and more. (Or save more and more for use later).

Namecoin project has recently got TLS (https) working for names in the namecoin blockchain, "NAMESEC" ... i.e. TLS without CA's is now possible using namecoin blockchain and .bit domains.

http://dot-bit.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4285#p4285

.... the "NAMESEC" protocol Smiley
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