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1  Bitcoin / Hardware / Re: [Announcement] Avalon ASIC Ships on: January 20, 2013, 09:37:41 PM
Hi,

I believe that connecting such many pins to ground is just "good engineering practice". If you need one power pin, one ground pin and 8 data pins, what do you do with the rest? I usually ground them if it is possible (if they are for example IO pins set for input). You never want to have floating pins for many reasons (in this case mechanical, but may be they'll act as an antenna and will introduce some noise into the circuit if not connected somewhere).

(Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm just an amateur engineer :-))
2  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: BTCJam forum name verification on: December 02, 2012, 05:26:19 PM
I want to link my Bitcointalk name with BTCJam's. Verification code: 44e05fb6-7c99-438b-b2a0-0b056ce404ff
3  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: VirtualMiner 2.0 - Running! on: June 25, 2012, 09:17:43 PM
To fully simulate bitcoin, you need to make use of the infinitely lowering reward and transaction payments, together with limited money supply. It will create new dynamics, so that it may be efficient to mine a popular chain while the reward is low, since the chain is used frequently for buying stuff and thus has some income from transaction costs.

You can also imitate lost coins by requiring 0.3% fee on all transactions, but giving the miners only .15%...

Another thing would be to implement device classes, to simulate GPU and CPU chains like bitcoin vs. litecoin, so if someone will buy a lot of vASIC devices for bitcoin, he'll not be able to mine scrypt chains since his hardware just isn't capable; CPU would mine really slow on sha256 chains, but would be realatively quick on scrypt chains and someone could think of scrypt vASIC.

And a lot more. This is probably far to the future, but is worth doing, since the simulation now is just missing something...
4  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: VirtualMiner 2.0 - Running! on: June 25, 2012, 04:45:23 PM
Is the ability to spend coins for something coming? Currently there is no liquidity, I know, but you could always use the minimum marker price or the last month average if sufficient proportion of users were active on exchange..

I think it would improve the liquidity a lot and even if someone would choose to cheat, he'd be paying the fee. You could always put top exchange for cases when the price will go higher, you'll use the limit. Example: you could say that one EAR is not worth to your mining company for more than .01 BTC and let users shop for this price at most (so if I'll cheat and drive the price to 10 BTC, my rig upgrade would still cost as it would at .01 BTC, but when the price falls down to .001 BTC, I'll pay ten times more EAR.

You'd be required to watch markets and make some tuning, but it's worth the time!
5  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [605 GH] Eligius: Decentralized, 0Fee SMPPS, no reg, BTC+NMC on: June 24, 2012, 12:01:11 PM
I have no problem with rejects and stuff on my crappy connection.

Btw. how much in debt is the buffer? I just summed the balances and credits from balances.json and got 2400 (400 without credit). Is it right? It seems to me that we had not THAT bad luck.
6  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [605 GH] Eligius: Decentralized, 0Fee SMPPS, no reg, BTC+NMC on: June 21, 2012, 07:02:19 PM
Sorry, I completely missed it. It's clear now, thanks!
7  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [605 GH] Eligius: Decentralized, 0Fee SMPPS, no reg, BTC+NMC on: June 21, 2012, 06:38:35 PM
Hey,

One question. I looked at the algorithm and it seems that you'll get paid extra credit even if you stopped mining. Is it right?

If it is so, is there a variant that miners that ceased their activity (did not submitted share for given round) will be paid last? I'm thinking of this because if the majority leaves the pool (honeslty, almost 200GH left the pool when bad luck broke in full), the others will be mining and paying them, and in the end it will take longer to get to positive numbers, leading to more miners leaving and sending the pool to grave.

If you'd delay those payments until every active miner has zero extra credit, those who are mining will more likely stay on the pool, since they'll be getting at least the expected PPS.

Also, isn't this problem in ESMPPS? The veteran miners might be motivated to mine under new address to get paid sooner.

I'm sorry if this is answered somewhere, as I haven't actually studied more to it than what is on eligius wiki. RTFM-like answer would suffice :-)
8  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [605 GH] Eligius: Decentralized, 0Fee SMPPS, no reg, BTC+NMC on: June 20, 2012, 02:02:33 PM
Thanks for the explanation Krakonos.
I'm still unclear on whether the existing shares I've contributed really will increase in reward over time, or if it's just that in theory my 'luck' will get closer to the pink area in the end.

Well, current shares would not (I think). But future shares would have higher value to compensate. Unfortunately I don't remember the correct math with extra credit, so I can't be sure.

You can see this when we hit more blocks in row, that your reward per share is significantly higher than expected with average luck. That's the pool repaying you extra credit :-).

(The Edit is because my browser decided to post in mid-sentece.)
9  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 19, 2012, 10:43:36 AM
Thank you, I missed that.  Did you send along any info to identify yourself or did he give you a claim status based on the email you sent the request from?

I sent it from email that belonged to my account and gave the login I used on bitcoinica.
10  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [605 GH] Eligius: Decentralized, 0Fee SMPPS, no reg, BTC+NMC on: June 19, 2012, 09:34:40 AM
I seem to be getting an extremely low return for the current 400MH or so I'm throwing at eligius.
0.28BTC total over about 4 days (from mining calculator I expected about 0.25 per day)

I'm no expert, but I think it's the extra credit stuff. The pool recently has very bad luck and does not have coins to pay everyone in full. It will give you some and remember the extra credit for your address. When the luck will get better, you'll get more coins per share.

On the graphs, you can see the blue line what has been paid a the pink area what should have been paid.

The explanation of the reward system is here: http://eligius.st/wiki/index.php/Shared_Maximum_PPS
11  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [605 GH] Eligius: Decentralized, 0Fee SMPPS, no reg, BTC+NMC on: June 19, 2012, 09:27:46 AM
I've got a good mind to restart my miners and mine for a couple of days, just to reach the ~0.67 level and clear my remaining balance now. Damn the temps here!  Grin
Mining until you were owed ~.67 wouldn't get you paid much faster (if at all), you still have to wait for enough blocks to be found to catch up everyone with older balances than yours.

It seems his balance is pretty old (he's not mining for weeks), so it would be paid very soon.
12  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 19, 2012, 09:25:13 AM
There aren't enough hours in the day to give a meaningful response to the emails sent to verify@bitcoinica.com

We do however use the information sent to it when checking a claim

Any and all information you have should be sent there, but hold off on MtGox codes for now as we are working with them to get that information (with the users consent of course).

Ok.  I thought I had read that we could request our claim status through that email, and so I had sent a couple request but hadn't heard anything; and now it sounds like we won't get responses through that address.  Is that right?  Is there any way to check on our status?

Genjix offered you can write to his own address (genjix@riseup.net) for claim status. I did and got answer the next day I think.
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [ANN] Cheaper In Bitcoins | Giving out prizes at 12pm PST! | Beta Phase on: June 16, 2012, 06:42:05 PM
Hey, one more bug. I've noticed when I go to http://cheaperinbitcoins.com/browse?category_id=5 , the Roku 2 shows price $10.9..., but actually its the price in BTC. This only happens in the category, on main page it's ok.
14  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: [605 GH] Eligius: Decentralized, 0Fee SMPPS, no reg, BTC+NMC on: June 14, 2012, 09:54:58 AM
Hey,

first of all, I want to thank you for the good work and quick temporary solution that worked. Thanks!

Next thing is: the stats are broken. I can see some blocks were mined (the graph says so and my reward added from estimate to unpaid several times during the night), but they're not visible in Artefact2's block stats -- it still says we're mining one huge 65hr block...

The hash rate and estimate/unpaid reward seems fine. List of contributors seems fine. That leaves only the block stats.

Keep the good work!
15  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 13, 2012, 01:58:22 PM
I just sent an email to verify@bitcoinica.com and my email said the address does not exist. anyone else try emailing them?

here is what i get after emailing verify@bitcoinica.com:

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 8:48 PM

Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

<verify@bitcoinica.com>:
No MX or A records for bitcoinica.com

Seems like dns problem. I've checked the logs from a week ago and the MX records were the same (at least the one my mail server used is the aspmx.l.google.com, like I posted above). No idea why you can't list MX records.
16  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 13, 2012, 01:52:43 PM
I just sent an email to verify@bitcoinica.com and my email said the address does not exist. anyone else try emailing them?

Hey, I have and email seems to exist. I even checked the logs of my email server and it seems ok:

Code:
Jun 13 14:36:27 ibex postfix/smtp[26887]: 5ADE53E092: to=<verify@bitcoinica.com>, relay=aspmx.l.google.com[173.194.70.26]:25, delay=0.83, delays=0.02/0.01/0.47/0.33, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1339590987 gy19si1512239bkc.20)

Code:
krakonos@muskox ~ $ dig MX bitcoinica.com
...
bitcoinica.com. 1800 IN MX 5 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
bitcoinica.com. 1800 IN MX 10 aspmx2.googlemail.com.
bitcoinica.com. 1800 IN MX 10 aspmx3.googlemail.com.
bitcoinica.com. 1800 IN MX 1 aspmx.l.google.com.
bitcoinica.com. 1800 IN MX 5 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.

In case bitcoinica is in posession of bitcoinica.com (and I think there is no reason why thay should not be), it looks good to me. Maybe you have a typo or your mail client doing something nasty?
17  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 11, 2012, 09:26:11 AM
Looks good. I only google genjix and all I got was some wiki results, "email protected" and bitcoinmedia which I can imagine someone could fake easily (for example sending them email with faked message and hope they'll publish it, modifying wiki and so on).

Sorry for that. It seems we have payouts then. Unfortunately, no payouts for me.
18  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 11, 2012, 08:53:44 AM
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of genjix@riseup.net designates 204.13.164.18 as permitted sender) client-ip=204.13.164.18;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of genjix@riseup.net designates 204.13.164.18 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=genjix@riseup.net
Received: from fulvetta.riseup.net (fulvetta-pn.riseup.net [10.0.1.75])
   (using TLSv1 with cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA (256/256 bits))
   (Client CN "*.riseup.net", Issuer "Gandi Standard SSL CA" (verified OK))
   by mx1.riseup.net (Postfix) with ESMTPS id 86AE05397D
   for <ME YO@guruvan.net>; Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:23:52 -0700 (PDT)

Yeah, and what is the riseup.net domain? It does not belong to genjix, nor to bitcoinica, ZT or someone I know of. It seems to be some generic webmail. Sorry to be suspitious, but I'd expect official communication to be at least from well known address and gpg signed.

Maybe somebody can confirm that it's genjix' email.

[ignore this if the email above is fake]If it is true and payouts are really starting, there should be announcement on the bitcoinica.com saying "first 10% of claims has been verified and asked for payment methods. Payments will be processed tomorrow" or stuff. Do you know how this one cheap sentense (with a few trusted people sayit it's true and their accounts are the ones that are paid) would have helped your reputation?[/ignore this if the email above is fake]
19  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [Payout Updates] Bitcoinica site is taken offline for security investigation on: June 09, 2012, 03:45:48 PM
Hey,

I just went to  http://www.bitcoinica.com/ and found some marketing stuff, the one you usually find on expired domains that someone registered for advertising purposes and quick gain on people, that came for the old site.

Does that mean that the domain expired?
20  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: [ANN] Cheaper In Bitcoins | Giving away prizes! | Beta Phase on: June 08, 2012, 09:12:29 PM
Hey,

seems a lot better. I'm still missing:

 - password change (I chose really bad one I can't remember)
 - empty categories should not be shown
 - shipping costs.
 - shipping address in profile.

Keep the good work!
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