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361  Bitcoin / Meetups / Re: Look at a pirate, eye to eye if you dare. on: July 31, 2012, 08:11:32 PM
Thanks to all of you that came and sorry I couldn't spend more time with everyone.  I know a few of you were there and didn't get a chance to meet you.

Here is everyone that showed up.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/53757294/thecrew.png

We will do it again!!!

Uh oh. Now there is a picture of me and a bunch of other people with pirate.

Does this prove that maybe we should all take off our tin foil hats for a minute?  Roll Eyes
Shooped. You heard it here first, folks. Grin
362  Economy / Goods / Re: Windows 7 Professional 32bit OEM DVDs - UNOPENED 10 btc OBO on: July 31, 2012, 07:58:20 PM
the 32 bit part is a real buzzkill. you won't find many buyers who will sacrifice their > 4GB ram just to save some money.

I believe the serial will work with a 64-bit copy. Just download the trial from ms and use it to activate.
[citation needed] also, there's no such thing as a windows 7 "trial" from Microsoft.
All windows versions will work for 30 days x3 with the slmgr.vbs /rearm trick, which is plenty "trial" enough for me.

Here are direct genuine MS downloads for ISOs that should work:
(SP1 integrated)
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24280.iso (x86)
http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/X17-24281.iso (x64)
363  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Cryptobuy - New BTC Only Business on: July 31, 2012, 05:33:54 PM
Checkout completed, with a small spelling error Wink "This order has been validate "

Now I just wait for my items.
364  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Cryptobuy - New BTC Only Business on: July 31, 2012, 05:30:58 PM
OK, now I got to the end where it should present a bitcoin address, but the space for the address is blank.

EDIT: The email that came did have the address in it though.
365  Economy / Marketplace / Re: Cryptobuy - New BTC Only Business on: July 31, 2012, 05:04:36 PM
SSL is now active on the website
Your form actions are all http:// still. Entering an email to register an account didn't work for me.
EDIT: Actually almost everything is a full link with http:// - perhaps you might want to use relative links for everything.
366  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Statement about the suspect of recent Bitcoinica hack on: July 31, 2012, 04:08:39 PM
It looks like Zhou Tong has a pantent. Quite a feat for a 17 year old.

Quote
US 8,213,196 B2   

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT WITH PROTECTING CIRCUIT HAVING SWITCH ELEMENT FOR PROTECTING PULSE WIDTH MODULATION CIRCUIT
He-Kang Zhou, Shenzhen (China); and Tong Zhou, Shenzhen (China)
Assigned to Innocom Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Shenzhen (China); and Chimei Innolux Corporation, Miaoli County (Taiwan)
Filed on Dec. 29, 2008, as Appl. No. 12/317,865.
http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/patog/week27/OG/html/1380-1/US08213196-20120703.html
"Zhou Tong" is like "John Smith" around here, from what I gather, so that could be pretty much anyone.
367  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: [closed] [WTS] Riser cables/extenders (15 total, a few different kinds) on: July 31, 2012, 03:51:20 PM
Last 3 cables sold to testerx, as soon as I get coins and a shipping address. Grin
Since I've never heard back from testerx after a couple PMs, these last 3 x1-to-x16 cables are still available.
368  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: [WTS] 1300w Rosewill Lightning, 910w PCP&C Silencer, Cooler Master GX750w, Cords on: July 31, 2012, 03:50:09 PM
Rosewill Lightning held pending sale to ssateneth, other stuff still available!
369  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: BTC-e Trading Resumed on: July 31, 2012, 03:03:58 PM
Hehe, I like your grammar. Either you are extremely overtired, or you have been working with some Russians via a machine translator, or both. Grin
370  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: PrismCoin: 3d etching BTC address in Crystal on: July 31, 2012, 02:37:32 PM
Well it seems my bitcoin folder is fragmented/and or redundant  Tongue

The most secure method would probably be sony HD-MD if that weren't discontinued. MO-Drives are more reliable than DVDs, but for any reasonable effort that is probably the best thing.
I have dozens of these. Wanna buy? Only problem is that they are extremely slow when writing data, and limited to 1GB each. I also have an enormous box full of SD-MD discs, and some even have music on them.
371  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: Pictures of your mining rigs! on: July 31, 2012, 02:14:30 PM
Epic Power Strip.
I have one too, somewhere. I have no idea how old it is, probably at least 10-20 years old. MASSIVE thing.
372  Other / Off-topic / Re: Small farms - how do they survive? on: July 31, 2012, 01:54:30 PM
If you're going to be a small time farmer, you need to carve out a niche and grow something unusual or uncommon, and market it as such. I have friends in Indiana that have a tiny (less than 1 acre) backyard plot, and grow at least 5 varieties of tomatoes, and several less-common varieties of other vegetables. They put them on a roadside stand with a donation box, and instructions as to the recommended cost per pound, and regularly pull in much more than the value of the vegetables. Of course, there are those that will take the produce and walk, but that is outweighed by those that overpay for what they do get.

It's not sustainable and wasn't meant to be, but it could easily be if they felt like putting additional effort into it. Right now it's just a hobby that pulls in several thousands per month.
373  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Brain Wallet standardization on: July 31, 2012, 04:17:10 AM
I really don't like how Electrum won't let you make your own passphrase.

Is the argument really along the lines of "You're too stupid to create your own password."?
Yes, because entropy is hard for most people to understand.
374  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: First post! on: July 31, 2012, 03:42:22 AM
new here too
I'm sure you will have no trouble explaining why you are using a trusted member's -otc rating in your signature, and a slight variation on his name?

I demand that you sign a message using the key ID 357F695B9F0E529C or the bitcoin address 17QAPwXnqXX771j2CB7y2ahuoX76X4aipv saying that you are the same user as https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=33781 and that you have a damned good reason for showing up with a similar name.
375  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: Bitmit - Bitcoin shopping mall (Translators wanted) on: July 31, 2012, 02:30:54 AM
Bitmit is currently saying that "1 BTC =19.29 USD "

While that would be lovely, it's not matching up with the current MtGox rate.
They are probably pulling data from BTC-e, which seems to have been hacked or something.
376  Economy / Marketplace / Re: ["WAIT LIST"] BFL Singles Order Date / Ship Date on: July 31, 2012, 02:30:01 AM
wanna sell one or two of those newly delivered coffee warmers? pair for 1500? anybody?
None have been delivered, and it will be a while before any are.
377  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: 4 dead PSUs, there HAS to be a commonly failing component on: July 31, 2012, 02:14:06 AM
There are a number of possibilities, including dirty power at your location as the most likely suspect. Transients, harmonics and brownouts will reduce the lifespan of PSUs, and such anomalies can be caused by a number of factors including under-spec wiring, large motors being started, unfiltered VFD/inverter drives, other inductive loads such as UPS units, and more.

It's also possible that some component in your systems is causing an issue, such as component(s) with inordinately high leakage causing out-of-spec power draw and additional heat.
378  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Membergroups; or: Why do some users get colored coins under their names? on: July 31, 2012, 01:54:43 AM
Also, all staff have the ability to whitelist newbies. I think they also get access to the donator forum.
Updated to include this info.
379  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Interesting conversation with a retailer who formerly accepted Bitcoin on: July 31, 2012, 01:38:35 AM
PS:  To the Bitcoiners in this thread - this is how merchants feel.  We should be doing more listening and less arguing.  He already had a challenging experience, and we aren't going to convince him that it is actually simple and easy (it isn't).  We are lucky to have a merchant with the patience to wade through all these replies, most would have given up already.
^ THIS
We need to do less theorizing and arguing, and start creating more solutions.

Some ideas for a collections of little tools for merchants to use, that I don't think are available yet:
  • A script to pull a pre-generated address from a database table, and present it to the user when ordering. Should be able to trigger an email to the admin when the number of remaining addresses is reduced.
  • A script to securely generate new addresses in bulk, and dump the keys to a wallet format while adding the addresses to the aforementioned table. Used for occasional ("quarterly"?) maintenance. For merchants that want it, it could instead store everything in the database for instant transactions.
  • A script to instantly create a transaction from a zero-confirm incoming transaction that forwards to another wallet (the exchange, or maybe the cold wallet first). It could have the ability to split the payout between 2 or more addresses by a percentage or other factor. Whether this script actually sends coins would be determined by whether the merchant wants to keep all of its private keys online, or whether it wants to run the transactions in a batch occasionally on a different box. This script would ideally interface with a separate hardware device that has yet to be designed.
  • A script to pull data from several exchanges in order to calculate an exchange rate. It should also consider depth, especially for expensive items. This could also interface with the previous point in order to determine which exchange to trade on.
  • A script to perform a simple trade on an exchange. It could optionally perform a trade upon receipt of a zero confirm transaction, using funds stored on the exchange already, in order to lock in the rate.

I'm sure there are other tools that should be available, but some kind of reference implementation of each of the above in various languages would be ideal for merchants and such as a starting point.
380  Other / Meta / Re: Automatically save outgoing PM's in outbox on: July 31, 2012, 01:05:00 AM
Actually I think it would be useful if the forum software would enable that automatically upon account creation, although that could lead to ballooning disk space.

If you made it the default, you'd need to set up a system which alerted users when their PM box was getting close to the limit. Someone's inbox being constantly full is more annoying than them not having PMs enabled and it leads to a shitload of "empty your inbox" threads.
Well, I've used forums where there is a limit on the number of PMs, and frankly it is downright annoying. I'm not sure if there is a limit in the current system, but I haven't hit it and I keep all my communications.

If there was going to be a limit, I would like a way to export PMs to a .csv dump file, and possibly even have the export signed by the forum for safekeeping.

Also on a slightly off-topic-ish tangent, I also use a feature of the current software extensively - that of Labels. They can be used as folders by adding a label and then removing the inbox label. So for instance, you could set up labels for "processed" or "hardware sales", and then add one or more labels to a message. Once you remove the Inbox label, it disappears out of the Inbox, but remains accessible in the other label sections. Unfortunately, this can't be done with outgoing sent messages.
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