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1  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: [WTS] Hackintosh built-to-order on: September 05, 2013, 11:00:44 AM
Doesn't seem to be that much interest.
2  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: [WTS] Hackintosh built-to-order on: September 03, 2013, 10:51:41 PM
joeventura: Yes, everything works: sound, network, USB, HDMI, DVI, SATA. Be aware that PCI-E cards may not work for lack of an OS X driver. No, the install is not a "non-hacked OS X." The hackintosh install process involves several pieces of software that tweak OS X so it will run. So strictly speaking yes it is a "hacked OS X."

For the $529 Core i3-3225 build, the ethernet works best if the link is working on boot up (so, plug the ethernet into a router or something on boot up). If the link is not working on boot up, the OS struggles to initialize the ethernet correctly every time, so sometimes the ethernet appears to ignore you when a cable is plugged in. Then you would need to reboot with the cable plugged in to resolve the issue. But if the cable was plugged in on boot up then you can plug and unplug the cable without any problems.

Beastlymac: Yes, I install OS X. I've updated the top post to make this more clear.

Please PM me for detailed information.
3  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] Hackintosh built-to-order on: September 03, 2013, 05:33:17 AM
Here goes my first attempt to sell! I can build to order and I will check that Mac OS X 10.8.4 runs correctly, including iTunes, iMessage, and the Apple App Store. Please PM me with your order. We will need to agree on the BTC price and I will submit the newegg order when I have 6 confirmations of BTC payment. I will ship UPS Ground (or any UPS if we agree) when all the parts arrive, plus 2 business days for testing.

Here is an example build for a budget hackintosh:

A Mac Desktop for BTC equalling $529 (as of right now, 3.70 BTC). I'll build it for you and include a step-by-step PDF of what I did. Compare that to the cheapest Apple product -- $699, or you can downgrade to 4GB for $599 but that significantly limits the machine's abilities.

Here is my wallet address: 1221iZanNi5igK7oAA7AWmYjpsyjsRbLLZ


One of the best things about a Hackintosh is - standard parts! I don't supply the monitor, keyboard, webcam, and speakers because you will want to get the ones that you like the most. Please consider ordering a DVI or HDMI monitor, keyboard, webcam, or speakers. You may already have ones you can use. For less than $100 you will be able to use the hackintosh right away.

Here are some upgrade options, with the price difference:

The Install Guide PDF

Take control of your hackintosh. I ship the computer with everything installed and working. But Mac OS is distributed by Apple as a digital download, so please consider dedicating a USB key as a backup, storing Mac OS and the additional bits needed to make the hackintosh work. Then you can reinstall, upgrade, dual/triple/quad boot as you wish.

Everything Tested

This is what makes it all worth it. I have the experience building hackintoshes and know where problems might pop up. I'll write everything down for you.


This is why it's called a hackintosh. I can't guarantee the machine will work with Mac OS into the future. If you have specific questions about things you need it to do, I can point you to the right places to start searching.

But the software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. The hardware has been powered on and works when it ships, but there are no returns/refunds/exchanges. If you want to try to negotiate case-by-case I may be able to help you, but NO GUARANTEE.

I also cannot do escrow because I need to use the funds to buy the equipment. I am as open and detailed above, showing exactly what I do with the funds, so that escrow concerns are minimized.
4  Economy / Speculation / Re: The Crash Then and Now - 2011 v 2013 how big are the differences? on: April 13, 2013, 08:30:35 AM
Adrian-x: excellent post.

I admit, I was only lurking during the 2011 crash, so I can't speak with authority...

I think you're right about the increased trade volume. It is essential to finding the optimal exchange rate.

In 2011 there weren't enough bids (buys) and asks (sells) to meet the demand, so a relatively small number of coins made too much of a change in the price.

And that leads directly to the infrastructure problem: Gox claims they got flooded with the volume of orders. The infrastructure problems have their effect on the price. I think it would be better if the infrastructure scaled before the volume arrived, but I can understand that sometimes the growth is surprising or erratic.

But if Gox doesn't pick up the slack they're just leaving money on the table for someone else to take.
5  Economy / Economics / Re: The whole idea of the deflation aspect of bitcoins being bad because of loans.. on: April 13, 2013, 03:58:16 AM
I say the same thing, often:

If you need an inflationary currency, you sell your BTC for fiat.

Until BTC was introduced, however, there was no other choice. Now there is: if you need a deflationary currency, you sell your fiat for BTC.
6  Economy / Speculation / Re: How can you be optimistic short term at this point? on: April 12, 2013, 03:57:04 AM
I suggest obtaining BTC for their purchasing power, not their exchange rate into USD.
7  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 12, 2013, 02:08:42 AM
how are you guys getting actual pricing updates? clarkmoody and bitcoinity aren't reporting anything, they are frozen basically

I have to refresh mtgox to see anything.  NOthing else is really working. bitcoinity has 11K connected.
And then we wonder why the mtgox server dies. That poor hamster is getting poked by 11K people refreshing.

Or, you know, they could have tested the load in cooperation with the other sites that people use for price updates... NOT!
8  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 12, 2013, 02:00:25 AM
Gox lag on 120s

"The lag is dead." Long live the lag.
9  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 12, 2013, 01:59:17 AM
Just for fun, I placed an order. It took 10 seconds just to "queue" it.  Shocked
10  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 10, 2013, 05:13:20 PM
Agree with DougTanner: gox should halt trading, this is exactly what the big exchanges do in situations like this.

No sane person is trading into 30 minutes of lag (just FYI, gox is headed into 1800 s of lag).

And also, gox won't shut down. They're raking in the fees on this.
11  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 10, 2013, 05:09:35 PM
Definitely holding my coins I bought for low double digits.

I was holding my fiat for a moment such as this. I just thought it wouldn't come so soon.

Bitcoins are being transferred from the weak to the strong.
12  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 10, 2013, 01:56:13 PM
I'm only worried for Gox's hamsters.

They really need a nice vacation, get some gerbils to run the server for a week.
13  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 10, 2013, 01:53:19 PM
Made a nice profit by selling at $265 and buying back at $247.

The run up to $265 breezed through $250 too easily. Someone had to try to manipulate it, whoever that is, thanks for the easy bitcoins!
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: The Australian Cyprus Begins, Opposition LEADER Calls it "shades of Cyprus" on: April 05, 2013, 08:57:55 AM
Australia races Canada, Italy, and Spain to see who can steal from the helpless masses fastest.

Bitcoin: not affected Smiley
15  Economy / Goods / Re: !!! [SOLD ~300 Bitcoins] 2007 PORSCHE CAYMAN S - 8200 MILES !!! on: April 05, 2013, 08:39:45 AM
This is good for bitcoin as a whole.
16  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 05, 2013, 08:36:15 AM
So why the rally London time? Hitting $139.8 again...
17  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Mtgox should explain the failure now! on: April 03, 2013, 10:13:08 PM
Please read what they have said --
18  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 03, 2013, 09:47:40 PM
Peer2Peer, decentralized exchange is the way to go
That doesn't work for an exchange: who does the USD transfers to settle trades?

If only USD was irreversible and trustworthy like bitcoin Smiley
19  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer - MtGoxUSD wall movement tracker on: April 03, 2013, 09:44:29 PM
I'm someone who could fix Gox, it would take work but the result would be an actual industrial grade exchange.

The only thing is, I'm plenty busy making money at my day job. As much as I'd like to work for Gox, I don't believe they hire people like me.

Just sayin
20  Economy / Speculation / Re: So I was hoping to have these for yesterday... on: April 03, 2013, 07:25:16 AM
Due to the recent USD inflation relative to bitcoin, can you post a version with two benjamins side by side? Grin
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