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41  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: DEA Agents in Silk Road Case Face Fraud Charges on: July 03, 2015, 12:21:53 AM
Silk Road: Undercover agent admits stealing Bitcoin:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33364349
42  Other / Off-topic / Need a new LCD for a Samsung Galaxy S5 on: June 25, 2015, 05:02:47 PM
Broke the screen and LCD on a Samsung S5... had no idea Samsung parts were so expensive! 99.99 for a new lcd on ebay/amazon! Does anyone here have a good source for smartphone parts?
43  Other / Off-topic / Re: What was BTC price? on: June 19, 2015, 11:19:40 PM
BOught my first bitcoin at about 8.40. Probably heard about them a month or so before that.
44  Economy / Collectibles / [WTS] UK Collectable Coins - Sovereigns, Commemorative Coins, 20 Coins etc. on: June 19, 2015, 03:56:24 PM
Just wondering if there is any interest here for UK collectable coins.

I have in stock:

  • 2015 Gold Sovereigns (22ct Gold, 370 a peice)
  • 20 Pure Silver Coins (legal tender, 20 each)
  • 5 Royal Baby Coins (pure silver, 80 each)


I have other coins if anyone is interested. These are just the ones I don't mind parting with.

Drop me a message or post here if anyone is interested. More coins to come.
45  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: [WTS] iPad Air 64GB - Still with warranty - Starting at 2btc. {PRICE UPDATED} on: June 18, 2015, 03:45:22 PM
I have updated the price (lowered it) after looking at other listings around the web. Seems I was a little greedy  Roll Eyes
46  Economy / Computer hardware / [WTS] iPad Air 64GB - Still with warranty - Starting at 2btc. {SOLD} on: June 18, 2015, 03:06:30 PM
SOLD

The iPad still has warranty until the 25th August so you can replace for a new one for free at any Apple Store Wink

Proof of warranty:


Pictures of the iPad coming soon... I would post them now but the only camera I have at the moment is the iPad itself. I trust you know what they look like anyway!

SOLD

I will consider any bids starting at BTC2 (315).

Full escrow can be used and tracked shipping (to UK) is included in the price.

Please note I do NOT have the box for the iPad anymore.

Thanks for looking!


Listed on cryptothrift: https://cryptothrift.com/auctions/computer-tablets/ipad-air-wifi-64gb-blackspacegrey-143653/
47  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Where is Amir Taaki? on: June 16, 2015, 01:21:21 PM
He did appear on the Dark Web Movie... He seemed pretty 'radical' to me. Ranting about our fascist government and whatnot.
48  Other / Politics & Society / Snowden files hacked... Brute force attack? on: June 13, 2015, 11:57:14 PM
Fresh news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33125068

It doesn't have an awful lot of detail but from what I know he used PGP...

So is this a brute force hack do you think? It's wouldn't be out of the question for a country like China to run his encryption through one of their super computers  to brute force.
49  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: 175 Quadrillion Zimbabwean Dollars Now Equals 0.02164502 BTC on: June 13, 2015, 12:29:46 AM
Yes R.G was democratically elected, and commands maybe 65% approval.

This is really confusing. A 91-year old dictator enjoying close to 65% approval, despite wrecking the economy? It will be interesting to know the reasons why he still enjoys so much support from his citizens. Did he gave free land to the people (from the farmland which he confiscated from the white commercial farmers) ?

Well, glad you asked,  i'll try to be short and keep my opinions out of it.

Initially, when we got independence , the brits agreed to help us buy the land from the white minority. There was a change in government there and they abandoned the effort. On the local front , war veterans (who still commanded a lot of respect and military power) were becoming more insistent on getting resources , land and government benefits. As if that is already not a powder keg we participated in the DRC war at great expense.

The war vets started taking land violently before R.G could resolve the issues and so to avoid local unrest and maintain power, a hurried land reform programme was carried out. What R G and his party (ZANU PF) managed to do, is deliver on the promises that most african liberation struggles failed, he got the people land. Our entire war was based on this premise...land for the people. So this gave him not only local legitimacy, but regional as well.

Remember him speaking out against the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq? We were watching our leader speak in defense of smaller nations against the aggression of larger more powerful ones, he inspired the currently and next generation of African leaders (hence they elected him to be AU Chairman). He also spoke out about foreign countries forming opinions without real information and influencing others to follow their lead regardless of the truth. Western leaders and western values are different, and trying to impose those on us resulted in the general population becoming distrustful of them. R.G on the other hand is more worried about impressing his people, than the rest of the world.

As the economy slipped deeper into the abyss , and the pressure of western sanctions increased, we all witnessed the effects. He did not wreck the economy. Yes he could have handled things differently, and maybe we could have a different situation, but we do not blame him for the economy, we blame the west's sanctions. Even now, we feel their grip every time we try to work with the international community.

If the west had used and pursued diplomatic solutions only without the threats of military intervention and/or the sanctions, i doubt R G would still be in power. I guess what they did not anticipate was that rather than forcing regime change, their actions and attitude towards us made us support our leaders more....much like they did in Cuba, Iran and now Russia.

And please don't refer to it as free land, it's OUR land. And many of the white farmers who applied for land actually got some, i myself (once i get a job) want to apply for some. Many of my white friends' parents have farms and enjoy a peaceful life.

It's cool to hear your perspective. One of my oldest friends is a Zimbabwean, boy does he have some stories to tell about his life growing up there.

His father was a very powerful man when he was young, he owned multiple gold and diamond mines and was close to RG and his cronies. He had servants and security guards, and a driving license when he was 11 years old. He witnessed their chef murder one of their security guards in front of the whole family when they were eating dinner, he stormed in and slit his throat in front of everyone! And he was executed the next day! He's seen one of his cousins get eaten by a crocodile! Needless to say his mother exiled him to the UK for reasons he would never, ever tell me. All I know is that he hated his father. Hell, he was actually left a diamond mine in his fathers will. He was his only son you see and wanted him to take care of his business. I will never know why he refused so much to accept it... But I have begun to understand why he wouldn't the more I learn about the country and its government. It ended up in the hands of RG, man how I tried to get him to do something about it before the government took it. "Just sell it!" I used to say.

His story has always fascinated me.

So far away from my upbringing and western lifestyle!
50  Economy / Securities / Re: Will get about 50 btc to invest, looking for great investment oppurtunities on: June 12, 2015, 09:28:03 PM
dude, just hold them or you will probably lose all. good luck.  Roll Eyes

Thanks, if i don't find a great investment, i will hold the coins 100% don't want to ever repeat the same mistake ever, had so many sleepless nights.

Glad I'm not the only one. I wish you all the best in your investments. You seem to understand the risks that you may be getting yourself into. That knowledge is invaluable.
51  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: 175 Quadrillion Zimbabwean Dollars Now Equals 0.02164502 BTC on: June 12, 2015, 01:41:57 PM
When I was in Vietnam all I used was USD. Even ATMs dispensed USD (which I don't think is legal). It's a good tactic for most out there because conveniently everything you buy is rounded up to the nearest dollar. Can of coke? 1 Dollar. Crappy souvenirs? One dollar. Everything was priced in whole dollars. On the off-chance you  do get change - they give it to you in Vietnam Dong, which of course is far too hard to work out the exchange rate so you just take it. Same for Cambodia too.
52  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: So I guess people are using bitcoins for takeaway on: June 11, 2015, 07:55:42 PM
Takeaway.com is probably (for me) the most regular and fequent way that I use bitcoin. I used to have so many wallets/accounts with 0.xxx bitcoin in them... before I converted them into pizzas and burritos Wink
53  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Who is "Variety Jones"? on: May 31, 2015, 11:26:49 PM
You know what, I fucking love Variety Jones. I hope we never find out who he is and we just keep hearing about him for years to come. The mystery just keeps going... Gold mines in Ghana? Saving the millions of lives and bringing down Dow and Monsanto?!

If he is LE then he sure doesn't sound like one.

You go vj/cimon/POM/Thomas Clarke...?
54  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Should Satoshi return? on: May 29, 2015, 10:43:42 AM
I don't see any real reason why he should come back. But that doesn't stop me from wondering about it...
55  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Satoshi is Tupac Shakur on: May 27, 2015, 04:55:13 PM
Can we move this topic to off-topic or delete it? Please. It is just hard to read topics like that *facepalm*.

Why? Tupac is Satoshi Nakamoto... This is big! Waiting for coindesk to pick this one up  Grin
56  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Satoshi is Tupac Shakur on: May 27, 2015, 04:51:10 PM
Also, Satoshi signed up at p2pfoundation on Feb 11th, Tupac was supposed to come back on Sep 13th. If you subtract 13 and 11, you get 2, and that signifies that the two people, Tupac and Satoshi, are interconnected.

That has to mean something, that Tupac is Satoshi Nakamoto.

Seems legit.
57  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Ross Ulbricht Jailtime Poll on: May 26, 2015, 07:45:43 PM
I'd say from 50 years to the life in prison...

I had to go with you that is exactly what I think. He will never be released, kind of unlucky where he decided to set up shop, some parts of the world he would be put of of his misery, other places he would not go to jail after paying out others ten to twenty years. Lets see what he gets.

True. My jaw hit the floor when I found out it was an American - on American soil that was running the show. I mean fuck, come on! Why didn't he relocate to a mansion in a country where he could be protected?!? He'd be the 21st century pablo escobar ftw.
58  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Ross Ulbricht Jailtime Poll on: May 26, 2015, 05:20:28 PM
I voted for life because of the whole paying to have people killed thing!

This is a very grey area and I think those charges have been dropped since. It was pretty much a setup, apart from the fact he stated he has had other hits done 'for cheaper'. Read into the Carl Force case...
59  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Ross Ulbricht Jailtime Poll on: May 26, 2015, 05:19:02 PM
Drugs are bad. Hell I nearly fucked my life over with some of the shit I used to buy off SR. Without SR I would never have had access to any of it. Honestly I can trace back to where everything started going wrong - it was precisely when I discovered the Darknet. Am I going to pass the blame to someone else? No. I'm the idiot that didn't know better and actually ordered the things I ordered, nothing too heavy, but I slipped into a real bad place because of all the repercussions.

Neither Ross nor Silk Road is to blame for any of your troubles. If you don't know how to take care of yourself, then it is your problem. I had an account with SR for a long time. But I never ordered any of the "shit" from there. That said, SR had a lot of vendors who dealt with useful items, such as cash-on-mail and bullion.

If you read the rest of the post instead of just the first sentence you'll see that he isn't blaming anyone but himself for his troubles.

Thank you. Yes I had some genuine life problems at the time, and was prescribed medication by my doctor, to help with sleep. When I couldn't get any from my doctor I bought them off SR. They were totally legal (prescription) meds, albeit from a very illegal source. Never touched anything worse than a bit of weed otherwise.

Like I said - I'm all good these days. And yes I am an idiot, I learnt that the hard way Wink
60  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Ross Ulbricht Jailtime Poll on: May 26, 2015, 02:50:12 PM
Drugs are bad. Hell I nearly fucked my life over with some of the shit I used to buy off SR. Without SR I would never have had access to any of it. Honestly I can trace back to where everything started going wrong - it was precisely when I discovered the Darknet. Am I going to pass the blame to someone else? No. I'm the idiot that didn't know better and actually ordered the things I ordered, nothing too heavy, but I slipped into a real bad place because of all the repercussions.

(I'm doing absolutely fine these days. Clean as a whistle, and never felt better!)

It's a very tough decision on how much I think they should blame Ross for. I do not think those 6 overdoses should hang over his head at all. He didn't sell the drugs to them nor does he even know who they are or what they ordered. At the end of the day it's your body, you should be allowed to whatever you want with it in the confides of your own home. You should also know your limits. It's another matter when addicts start affecting society by robbing/stealing for drugs. But still, not the dealers fault. Addicts need help not punishment.

However, Ross is guilty of a number of crimes though, crimes that he will be punished for. I just really hope for him that he doesn't get life. I think a life sentence is reserved for a very small portion of criminals. Which Ross does not belong to IMO. 20 years is mandatory minimum, but I think they will give him more than that.

That's just my 2 satoshis.
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