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41  Economy / Economics / Re: my argument against the so called deflation problem on: May 25, 2011, 08:39:55 AM
"That [deflation] is considered very destructive in today's economies, mostly because when it occurs, it is unexpected," says Roberts. But he thinks that won't apply in an economy where deflation is expected. "In a Bitcoin world, everyone would anticipate that, and they know what they got paid would buy more then than it would now." - Russ Roberts, professor of economics at George Mason University.
42  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Bitcoin as a wallet server on: May 22, 2011, 09:07:03 PM
So if someone wanted to serve their own bitcoins, would they have to run separate client and server software?

No, the "server" version would be standalone as it is now.

I would think that a blockchain server would be more useful.  This would allow phone clients to have a local wallet.dat, and query a blockchain service to serve up the blocks necessary to validate a receiving transaction without needing a local copy of the blockchain.  A network drive might be able to do this decently well, but would result in a lot of network traffic for a smartphone.

Well, why not have both wallet and blockchain servers and let the user pick.
43  Other / Meta / Re: No HTTPS on: May 22, 2011, 02:57:42 PM is on and they don't support https.
44  Other / Meta / Re: No HTTPS on: May 22, 2011, 02:45:52 PM
We have a StartSSL certificate now.
45  Other / Meta / Re: Forum is broken on Chrome on: May 22, 2011, 02:45:07 PM
We now have a valid certificate.
46  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Bitcoin as a wallet server on: May 19, 2011, 04:49:48 PM
What do you think about adding wallet server functionality to the Bitcoin software? It would help establish a wallet protocol standard and make it easy for anyone to start a wallet server. People could then use their mobile and other lightweight clients to manage their account on any server. I believe the average user would rather use a 3rd party wallet service than download and store the block chain and worry about backups. Just like most people don't want to run their own email server, but the paranoid guy still has the option to do so.

We already have support for separate accounts, they just lack authentication. Another useful and user-friendly feature would be the address scheme proposed by Genjix.

TL;DR Bitcoin should have clients and servers like the email protocol.
47  Other / Meta / Re: Why is the forum broken and forwarding me to on: May 18, 2011, 06:04:52 AM
& all my bookmarks to old domain name are now broken should redirect to Doesn't work?
48  Other / Meta / Re: So the respect feature is back... on: May 18, 2011, 06:03:34 AM
Is it?
49  Other / Meta / Re: "The last posting from your IP was less than 5 seconds ago." on: May 17, 2011, 08:46:35 PM
Theymos, how did you fix the problem last time? Maybe it reappeared with the server relocation.

IP detection is broken for some reason. It's seeing everyone as being from the same IP. I removed the restriction for now.
Which IP? Could it be an inverse proxy or MITM attack?

Edit: we should really switch to https-only, with a real certificate. The financial incentive to mount these kind of attacks is increasing every day.

I'll be looking into the certificate thing soon.
50  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: You are threatening Bitcoin’s security on: May 17, 2011, 05:20:22 PM
Is there any open source pool software yet? Might help if anyone could easily set up their pool.
51  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What are you going to do, when (if) bitcoin hit $1000/BTC? on: May 11, 2011, 05:18:26 AM
Buy the government and turn it off  Smiley
52  Other / Meta / Re: Huge amount of moved-thread spam on: May 09, 2011, 02:14:15 AM
People can find their posts from their profile. I think better not use moved-threads.
53  Other / Meta / Re: [applaud]/[smite] system? on: May 04, 2011, 11:46:51 PM
Should we upgrade to the Advanced Reputation System?
54  Other / Meta / Re: We need a "meta" board on: May 04, 2011, 09:42:46 PM
55  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Video: What Is Bitcoin? from on: April 30, 2011, 06:18:36 PM
Maybe link to should be added to the getting started page?
56  Economy / Economics / Re: Anarcho-capitalism, Monopolies, Private dictatorships on: April 29, 2011, 03:23:15 PM
Well, you can have a perfect competition of violence, a kind of every man for himself situation, which will inevitably become an oligopoly of violence, warlordism basically, which would eventually may become a duopoly of violence before finally settling into a monopoly of violence.

Free competition doesn't mean that everyone is a producer of the good.

Most people prefer at least an oligopoly of violence, because then they don't have to worry about violence as much and can get on with gazing at the stars and wondering what's out there, studying pond-life under microscopes, building and growing stuff and thinking up new ways to buy and sell things in shops or whatever.

You don't want to worry about the complex process how the materials for your computer are gathered from all over the world, turned into components, assembled and finally delivered to you. You don't need to, you just buy it. Granting a violently enforced monopoly to computer production would ruin the industry just like state has ruined justice.
57  Economy / Economics / Re: Anarcho-capitalism, Monopolies, Private dictatorships on: April 29, 2011, 01:38:59 PM
All I'm saying is a monopoly of violence will always end up forming, anarcho-capitalistss and anarchists both seem to not get that.

The state monopoly of legal violence is there only because enough people accept it. It's not like the state (or a private company) could violently keep all the citizens under its power.
58  Economy / Economics / Re: Anarcho-capitalism, Monopolies, Private dictatorships on: April 29, 2011, 01:07:15 PM
In a free market society you might not even see very big pools of capital (corporations) forming. People handle capital much more efficiently when it's their own, not shared with everyone or owned by some distant capitalist. It's just taxation and other state bureaucracy that makes distribution of ownership less practical in some cases.

Big corporations tend to have management problems similar to those seen in communist countries. Instead of a mega-corporation like Siemens, you'd have a lot more efficient network of private entrepreneurs who own their personal means of production, or perhaps pool resources when bigger machines and tools are required. People would more often sell the results of their work rather than working hours. Idle days spent at the office only because of hour-based work contract would be history.
59  Economy / Gambling / Re: Bitcoin Poker Room on: April 27, 2011, 11:27:56 PM
The front page should display how many players are online.
60  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Should pr0n be listed at on: April 27, 2011, 10:49:18 PM
Porn could be moved to its own wiki page if we want to clean up the list.
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