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41  Other / New forum software / Re: The 1.5 million dollar (5067 bitcoin) new bitcoin talk forum. on: May 04, 2015, 02:14:45 AM
It's better to have signatures turned off by default and the user would have to explicitly turn them on if they wanted to see all that junk.

First thing I do when I sign up for a forum is turn off signatures.

I disagree. People put useful things in their signatures too like PGP key, Bitcoin address etc... Signature should be enabled by default. If you don't like specific signatures, hopefully, what BadBear suggested will be added.

I'm not denying that people put useful things in their signatures. But there's no need to enable them by default. You can view a persons signature from their profile page. There's absolutely no information in a signature that is needed to be displayed every post. It's purely a vanity move (or advertising). Any information that is important in a signature can be viewed from the profile page when it's needed.

For those people that like to see signatures, they could enable them. There's no reason to have signatures enabled by default and it would solve the divide between those who don't want advertising in signatures and those who do... that way, you can have whatever you want in a signature and only those people that decide they want to be subjected to them will be.
42  Economy / Gambling / Re: SwCpoker.eu | No Banking, Only Bitcoin | Bitcoin Poker 2.0 LIVE NOW! on: May 04, 2015, 02:09:46 AM
To put it in another context, everyone here seemed to be perfectly OK with Micon playing on SwC before the charges. To me playing on his own site is a much more serious thing to worry about.
Maybe now he needs the money. He might start playing on his own site against the players, through another account . You guys might want to be careful while playing now.

He's scammed people on SwC all along, do people not really know about it? It's been proven a long time ago the RnG in SwC is rigged and Micon skims off the top. He's a serial scammer, stop supporting him.
43  Economy / Gambling / Re: SwCpoker.eu | No Banking, Only Bitcoin | Bitcoin Poker 2.0 LIVE NOW! on: May 04, 2015, 02:08:52 AM
Seems Micon started playing on Stars only back in March after leaving US , and just because he played on Pokerstars, doesn't mean he just blew it up on a gamble. He seems to have good stats on PS, specially in the last 2 months as well. He might just find poker +EV for himself, if he considers himself to be a good player, and might consider that a way to raise his funds through that .
I don't see anything wrong with that.

That's the problem, he thinks he's much better than he actually is. That's why donating any money to him or bankrolling him is one of the dumbest -EV moves you can make.
44  Economy / Gambling / Re: SwCpoker.eu | No Banking, Only Bitcoin | Bitcoin Poker 2.0 LIVE NOW! on: May 03, 2015, 05:41:21 PM
Bryan Micon is a serial scammer. Anyone "investing" in him is a rube and deserves to lose their money.

Why would anyone trust Bryan Micon? he's shown time and again that he's a shitty poker player and has scammed people all his life.
45  Other / New forum software / Re: The 1.5 million dollar (5067 bitcoin) new bitcoin talk forum. on: May 03, 2015, 05:26:18 PM
It's better to have signatures turned off by default and the user would have to explicitly turn them on if they wanted to see all that junk.

First thing I do when I sign up for a forum is turn off signatures.
46  Other / New forum software / Re: The 1.5 million dollar (5067 bitcoin) new bitcoin talk forum. on: April 29, 2015, 05:46:43 PM
Members that I've talked to for years have either vaporized or post very infrequently.

That's the way most online forums are.  Rarely do you see users who maintain a high level of involvement year after year after year; either they tire of the forum or of whatever hobby that forum is supporting.  This is hardly the fault of signature campaigns.

I would say my opinion is biased as well, since I participate in a sig campaign, but it's no more biased that those who don't participate and don't like it.  I actually see more spammy posts/posts that make no sense/bad google translation posts from people without ad signatures than those with.

Support the little guy, both advertiser and avertisee, keep paid signature campaigns around.

When a forum is properly curated and moderated, you see people sticking around for a long time. When you have a free-for-all like you have here, the trolls and other anti-social people are allowed to run rampant and it chases away the intelligent people that are here for proper discourse. It's not a surprise and happens all the time with unmoderated or lightly moderated forums. Without moderation, a forum will decend to the lowest common denominator, which is that of the trolls and anti-social element and that's exactly what we've seen here.

The problem is keeping a good moderator staff that has the ability to fairly and more importantly CONSITENTLY moderate a forum. Right now, this forum lacks any sort of real moderation and the moderation staff are inconsistent in their applications of what few rules there actually are. So if you want a forum that's useful and maintains users for a length of time, you need to a) start moderating heavily and properly and b) get a good moderation staff. Both of those things are incredibly difficult to do, unfortunately and even money can't buy a good, consistent staff. That takes time to build.

47  Economy / Speculation / Re: The Price Is Right on: April 27, 2015, 02:40:56 AM
There are lots of ways. One giant way is a critical bug is found that kills bitcoin.

But assuming no technical issues, you have an ever increasing supply at a steady, known rate and an erratic uptake of the ecosystem with a sporadic demand. Couple that with the fact that miners will immediately sell their coins to pay for their costs and you have a lot of coins going into the market and not many coming out. Most merchants do not hold or use their bitcoins, they convert them to fiat.

That is only two of the ways the cost of a bitcoin could go down in the next few years. How likely is that? I don't know. There are many other scenarios where it could go down (and likely will go down) as well.

Bitcoin being used as a secure method of value transfer, but not storage would see the price plummet quite a bit as well, since it would be considered to have no utility beyond a secure transfer mechanism, so the price would stabilize right around what it costs to create and/or store one, which is very little once you take initial hardware costs out of the equation.
48  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [Guide] Dogie's Comprehensive Manufacturer Trustworthiness Guide [27th Feb] on: April 23, 2015, 04:33:35 AM
[All the questions seem to be directed to Guy, if I've missed any then please requote.]

If you have answers to any of the questions, and can answer them honestly, I am sure I am not the only one that would be interested in your input.... but it sounds like you are not allowed to speak on certain subjects and I'd rather not be given half answers or PR statements that I need to decipher

Nothing is NDA'ed but it gets a bit messy. tldr its not Guy's story(ies) to tell. Unless his sources want to go public, there isn't anything anyone can do with the information. ... If that makes sense?

I guess I understand where your coming from but I'm not sure I agree with it... I feel like once the information made it to you, you should reveal it. It sounds like the stories come from Guy, through his sources, but now its been given to you (or you had the knowledge prior) and I would expect you to let the community know about it. Regardless, I really don't know all of the information so its pointless speculating what I might do in your shoes, I guess we'll have to leave it at that.  Undecided   Only time will tell!

I'll explain as best I can.

Guy posts on the forum: "I know a secret, and I think you know it too."
Guy doesn't want to reveal the secret in public, so tells me privately.
I didn't 'know' the secret, nor is it public knowledge.
Guy can't yet reveal to anyone what the secret is because the sources aren't public.
Outing his sources would likely damage those sources.
While I could reveal the secret, it would damage both Guy and his sources.
The actual secret is relatively unimportant for everyone and unless someone sues someone else, isn't even an ethical violation.
There isn't any reason for me to force the issue of revealing it.

The end result of what Guy said is that it makes it out as if there is some big conspiracy when its a very minor thing we don't actually care about. But now no one can confirm, deny or explain. It wasn't a good idea.

So basically, everyone involved is still in the 5th grade playing a game of He-Said, She-Said, NYA NYA I HAVE A SECRET and that secret carrys aboupt as much importance as the secretes of a 5th grader? Does that about sum it up?
49  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: [Beta][Seedbox] Free "cloud" seedbox on: April 17, 2015, 01:14:33 AM
That can't be right..  Undecided


Damn, you discover our secret high speed hack Shocked ..... It has been fixed, thank you Smiley .

The torrent was in a paused state (and no way to put it into an "ended" state), so the Download link was not there.  Now that (I presume you?) it has been put into an ended state, the download link is there.

But downloading large files over HTTP is not the most efficient thing in the world... would be better if there was an (S)FTP type option.

We will look at this, but we have to code our own ftp server, we can't use traditionnal one such as vsftpd or proftpd.


While I have the download link, I'm unable to download the torrent. Clicking the download link says "Contacting the server" in the browser, then it eventually times out to Cloudflare.

Sometimes it will say zipping, but that never goes away. In all cases, it eventually times out and I am not able to download the torrent.


Time out is really not normal, can you tell me where are you located in order to see if it could be the reason of a bad peering ?
We have experienced some downloads issues, we will try to reduce these bugs but their origins are a bit obscure with the information we receive.
We are doing our best actually.

While I have the download link, I'm unable to download the torrent. Clicking the download link says "Contacting the server" in the browser, then it eventually times out to Cloudflare.

Sometimes it will say zipping, but that never goes away. In all cases, it eventually times out and I am not able to download the torrent.


Have you tried right-clicking the download link? (not a guaranteed fix, it worked for me earlier for some reason) Smiley
Right-click has nothing to see with it, it's just because you give enough time to the server to prepare the download when you did it Smiley
Some updates has been done in order to reduce this bug.

I am located in New York... it's not letting me download it at all. It will either say Zipping and then time out or just time out. I am unable to retrieve the file.
50  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: [Beta][Seedbox] Free "cloud" seedbox on: April 16, 2015, 05:00:31 PM
The torrent was in a paused state (and no way to put it into an "ended" state), so the Download link was not there.  Now that (I presume you?) it has been put into an ended state, the download link is there.

But downloading large files over HTTP is not the most efficient thing in the world... would be better if there was an (S)FTP type option.

We will look at this, but we have to code our own ftp server, we can't use traditionnal one such as vsftpd or proftpd.


While I have the download link, I'm unable to download the torrent. Clicking the download link says "Contacting the server" in the browser, then it eventually times out to Cloudflare.

Sometimes it will say zipping, but that never goes away. In all cases, it eventually times out and I am not able to download the torrent.
51  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: [Beta][Seedbox] Free "cloud" seedbox on: April 16, 2015, 03:12:36 AM
The torrent was in a paused state (and no way to put it into an "ended" state), so the Download link was not there.  Now that (I presume you?) it has been put into an ended state, the download link is there.

But downloading large files over HTTP is not the most efficient thing in the world... would be better if there was an (S)FTP type option.
52  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [1200 TH] EMC: 0 Fee DGM. Anonymous PPS. US & EU servers. No Registration! on: April 15, 2015, 11:36:16 PM
It's a smaller pool so payouts sometimes take longer but you get more, unless you are using PPS then you just get paid regularly.
53  Economy / Securities / Re: THE AMHASH INCIDENT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, IN SUMMARY... on: April 15, 2015, 10:27:29 PM
Am I the only one who keeps reading the title as the "AMISH INCIDENT IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER" and thinking "WTH are the Amish doing with bitcoin miners?"
54  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: [Beta][Seedbox] Free "cloud" seedbox on: April 15, 2015, 09:55:35 PM
There doesn't appear to be a way to retrieve the torrent once it's downloaded. What's the point of that?
55  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: We Need To Stop This NOW!!!! [DEVS AND USERS PLEASE READ] on: April 11, 2015, 06:10:55 PM
People should stop mining and supporting shitcoins, thats the only solution.

So what coins are not shitcoins?
Shitcoins are usually premined, clones, forks etc well you know better than me  Roll Eyes

That's like 99% of them.  Smiley

What do you think of NEM and NXT?  Are they shitcoins?



Of course they are shitcoins. What purpose do they serve?  Absolutely nothing. Nobody takes them for goods or services. The only thing you can do with them is trade them for other shitcoins or bitcoins or sell them for fiat currency. That is the very definition of a shitcoin.
56  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: We Need To Stop This NOW!!!! [DEVS AND USERS PLEASE READ] on: April 11, 2015, 06:08:49 AM
A shitcoin is any coin that isn't BTC or NMC. Until a coin comes out that serves a purpose beyond being a proxy for BTC, it is by definition a shitcoin. NMC is the only coin other than BTC that serves a useful purpose.
57  Other / Politics & Society / Re: PAINTBALL MARKER FOR HOME DEFENCE. on: April 11, 2015, 05:03:58 AM
Fill the paintballs with skunk juice, set up a remote turret with laser guidance.

P.S. I love eau de skunk.

He would be better off with the paintballs loaded with tear gas, etc.  But I think we have concluded a marker is not proper home defense.  

I understand some countries are very very strict on their gun laws.  I personally love the US as a target shooter.  I was able to order in bulk 5.56 online much cheaper the my local stores and have it delivered to my door.  Local stores just don't compete compared to online bulk when on sale.  It does not get much better then that for target shooting.
I would still consider the paintball marker as a useful accessory during a less lethal situation - to get rid of unwanted gatherings around your house, one or 2 shots would do, if you can use cover of darkness to conceal identity.
I know of a man who got mugged to death by teenagers, just because he left his house unarmed to investigate the source of noise outside his house in the evening. The gang of yobs had no firearm, they were just drunk trouble makers.
Sometimes a warning shot from a distance is much better than face to face confrontation.
Not every country is as GUN CRAZY as the USA, there are places and situations where the marker would be effective.

Since we don't know your country we really cannot make comparisons. We get that you are very anti-gun, and anti-US. But it does not change the fact a marker even cranked up very high will chances are welt or make cause bleeding, but has very little stopping power.  You do not get to pick if a situation is lethal or not.  The "bad guy" is part of the equation so you would never know if its lethal force or what force will be used.

One example of someone killed is not a case study or even a large pool of data.  I still say pulling a paintball marker will escalate the situation.   No matter what you use.  Most companies have policies of turning money/product over to robbers as you do not want to escalate the situation, and it's not worth dying for.

With "one or 2 shots would do, if you can use cover of darkness to conceal identity."  It makes me question your age.   So you charge at someone at night in cover or darkness to fire with a marker?  Do you actively patrol your yard with your marker?  Fact is get a good flood light, chances of scaring them off with lighting up the area is much greater then your army of one with a marker.

There is something better then a gun or paintball marker.  That would be a alarm system.

Or a dog.

Or go buy one of these... I can guarantee this will work 99% of the time... though you'd probably have to clean up shit stains now and again as the bad guys shit themselves prior to or during their escape.

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=338869

Or if you're feeling really frisky, get a Baboon. Baboons will fuck you up like no other animal when they want to. Unleashing an angry baboon is a terrifying end of the goddamned world scenario for anyone nearby.


58  Other / Politics & Society / Re: PAINTBALL MARKER FOR HOME DEFENCE. on: April 05, 2015, 02:42:45 AM
Does anyone have any opinions about the usefulness of consumer-available, hand-held lasers for self-defense?
The closest I can get to this is a HUGE HAND HELD RECHARGEABLE FLASHLIGHT TORCH  Huh
Lasers are illegal for civilian use in many countries, so are tasers and pepperballs/pepperspray

This all sort of reminds me of all the cautions against using a low caliber weapon such as a 22LR for defense.  Stories are many where a homeowner sunk a dozen of those little bullets into the bad guy, and he kept coming.  That's why a key phrase is "stopping power."

Unfortunately, that's also how come cops kill a lot of people.  They've got some optimized "stopping power."

Note that non lethal is not a priority.  Yes it should be with cops in appropriate circumstances.

As for the home invasion I am of the opinion non-lethal should not be a priority (or even an issue) for the invader.  Remember there may be more than one.

I'm more interested in blindness and flames.

Powerful lasers are bad under pretty much all circumstances. One stray reflection and you are instantly blind. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. People don't realize how dangerous a laser really is... it's not lethal, but it will blind instantly and from the most innocuous of circumstances. A shiny object that you don't even notice could be the source of your blindness. Reflection off a watch, a handle in the kitchen, bathroom mirror, car headlight... really anything.

You'd be far more of a danger to yourself with a 5W laser in a tense situation than you'd be to any attacker.

I would hand a loaded firearm to a toddler before I'd hand them a 5w laser if I had to choose.
59  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: could not verify my sign message Please help me on: April 01, 2015, 04:41:18 PM
Yes, the message verifies from address 1CaA193iposK68mD6uGkweTWZqnMhQSbNv

You are probably cutting and pasting with HTML or some other extra characters in the paste. Try opening Notepad, paste the text into a new note, then cut from Notepad and paste it into brainwallet and it should work.


60  Other / New forum software / Re: The 1.5 million dollar (5067 bitcoin) new bitcoin talk forum. on: March 31, 2015, 10:42:15 PM
... And it is passed another month (from their deadline February 2015). What do you think guys, will the new forum software be finished before the end of April? I think yes and you?

If you think it will be done before the end of 2015, you are crazy. 2016 isn't looking too hot, either.
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