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321  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Has the NSA already broken bitcoin? on: September 06, 2013, 09:54:14 PM
This thread seems quite related to this one:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=288738.20

I'm interested to know what peoples thoughts are about my thoughts on that post regarding Coverity...as it seems like the real question isn't did they break it...it's did they leave a door open within sha-256 and/or within the open source code of QT.  Did QT use Coverity or similar closed source code-checking programs which have been influenced or owned outright by the NSA and/or Homeland Security?
322  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Is Ripple dead? on: September 06, 2013, 08:40:45 PM
Also...XRP is only one piece of this puzzle, Ripple as a concept is pretty cool...but then again same could be said of communism and such.  I just think it's a project worth keeping up with, as it could very well unfold into something greater.

It was dead the day it was announced.

I'm really surprised and confused that anyone at any point ever thought it would work or was even a good idea.  If you were one of those people, shame on you.

All I know is I've made free money from being an active part of it from early on...haters gonna hate, but I am so far at least a grand ahead without spending a dime on it.  Always participate in the free giveaways on this forum...you'll be richer for it!
323  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Is Ripple dead? on: September 06, 2013, 08:34:51 PM
As an active ebay seller, I believe reversible transactions to be a rather good thing in certain circumstances, and having both BTC and XRP as options is actually better than having just BTC imho.  But with backers like Google, and ongoing development and secondary markets like Justcoin...I believe Ripple is still in its infancy, more-so than BTC.
324  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: [GIVEAWAY] Free devcoin faucet - 20DVC per person! on: September 06, 2013, 06:47:13 PM
Well I certainly haven't posted here for a while...maybe I'll get lucky and get to 100th post...

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325  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: Coinbase cancel "high risk" buy - now seeking agent in Los Angeles on: September 06, 2013, 06:41:15 PM
My friend got whitelisted because of a bad transaction which gave him immediate buy and sell privileges that made me quite jealous while I was waiting for my account to mature because my other transactions went through successfully.  Whitelisting is their version of Sorry we F-ed up, here buy and sell faster and easier from here on, yada, yada, etc.

Send another support message...they are in San Fran and have offices...which also means they can be sued if shit goes south...you will be fine.

Is "faster" less than 1 week for coins to be delivered?  So far its been:

Buy coins... wait a week, transaction not processed.
Submit support request,
Get no feedback from support
Post to forum and get advice to try again
Buy coins... wait a week, transaction not processed.
Submit support request
Get a promise to process the two previous transactions and be white listed (yay!)
First transaction gets promised (a couple weeks late)
Second transaction .... still waiting
Submit a third buy transaction, pending, money withdrawn from account, with a commitment to deliver coins in a week (this is the same as the first two which were then reversed, but one was re-reversed).

So far its been completely unpredictable and not something I can rely on for business purposes.  I really wish it were, even with the limits it could be very useful for keeping more of the cash on hand in bitcoin.
I would love to be able to be helpful to them to get their act together, but there isn't much interaction...


Bitpay on the other hand...  VP arranged a meet, bought me drinks, talked through all the issues, and seems to be top shelf.
Everything takes time, and I appreciate that, life is long.  But we aren't at the "I told you so" stage yet.  Still looking forward to that.


Fair enough.  Hope your issues are resolved swiftly, Coinbase is a pretty big player now in this arena.  I do know the longer you sit in their database and the more you message them, the more your account status goes up...or at least that's been my experience...had one issue with them that had me pissed for a week, but then it was resolved admirably and I've had no issues since, with my account fully vested and able to issue instant buys.  Sells still take a week or so to get paid out, but that seems to be the name of the game unless you live near a BTC ATM or a local seller.
326  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: NSA might be behind weakening of Android Random Number Generator problem on: September 06, 2013, 06:29:39 PM
NSA most certainly reviews software -- open and closed source -- to find bugs they may exploit at a later date.
The public would never know if this tool reports everything it finds, or if it keeps certain bugs to itself:

https://scan.coverity.com/

Quote
Coverity Scan™ was initiated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2006 to help improve open source software quality and security. Coverity now manages the project as a free service to the open source community.

Correct me if I'm wrong...but this page seems like Coverity is overwhelmingly closed source...->

http://www.coverity.com/end-user-licenses/index.html

Which would indicate to me that the post above could very well be accurate...the checks and balances program has no open source checks and balances, thus the directives given could have built-in loopholes that a developer wouldn't even be aware they were introducing.  Reminds me of that movie...the net, except smarter than being the anti-virus company...it's the anti-virus company's anti-bug company, a wholly owned subsidiary of HS/NSA.  Which to most people means shit-all...which is the point.
327  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: Coinbase cancel "high risk" buy - now seeking agent in Los Angeles on: September 06, 2013, 05:31:42 PM
My friend got whitelisted because of a bad transaction which gave him immediate buy and sell privileges that made me quite jealous while I was waiting for my account to mature because my other transactions went through successfully.  Whitelisting is their version of Sorry we F-ed up, here buy and sell faster and easier from here on, yada, yada, etc.

Send another support message...they are in San Fran and have offices...which also means they can be sued if shit goes south...you will be fine.
328  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: Coinbase cancel "high risk" buy - now seeking agent in Los Angeles on: September 06, 2013, 05:11:38 PM
Well they sent my btc through after I posted my support ticket id on their Twitter . So that seems to work.

They process high volumes...it may take some time...but see, they seem pretty legit.  Resolved my issues also.

Coinbase support is on the case, it may be resolved perfectly after all.

I am happy to report I told you so on this one...nice to see Coinbase standing by their core foundations.  They
have done right by me and my friends with both buying and selling.

Now if only we could get them offering Litecoins for USD.
329  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Is Ripple dead? on: September 06, 2013, 04:29:31 PM
dead for me, my account got hacked and ripples stolen, had a secure password too. Im sticking with bitcoin and alts

Sorry to hear this, you should attempt to get in touch with Joel Katz...as far as I can tell, he would be interested in hearing this, and can probably make it right for you, unlike a bitcoin transaction.
330  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Is Ripple dead? on: September 06, 2013, 04:26:24 PM
People harsh on Ripple all the time...but the fact remains they have created a pretty amazing system, with some rather large backers waiting in the wings while they make it better and test the code.  I would not presume they are dead until BTC has no trading value against it whatsoever, and I highly doubt that will happen.
331  Economy / Games and rounds / Re: *FREE* 100 BTC Raffle by Coinroll.it on: August 27, 2013, 10:33:31 PM
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332  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: Coinbase cancel "high risk" buy - now seeking agent in Los Angeles on: August 22, 2013, 12:08:44 AM
My friend experienced a cancelled transaction on Coinbase, contacted tech support, and within a day or so had his BTC funded (I believe with like 0.1 extra for his troubles), so if you haven't yet contacted them, you absolutely should.
333  Other / Meta / Re: [Feature added] Color besides usernames for Ignored by % of established members. on: August 12, 2013, 09:51:37 PM
So...am I highlighted?  I just see between 16-33, working my way up to Scottish Rite ignore rate! 

I don't think I actually caused many if not most of the ignores...it was a hacker who usurped my account for a day.  I was able to regain control, but the damage had been done with him pissing on every thread he could find that day.

334  Economy / Computer hardware / WANTED: Block Eruptor Coupons on: August 12, 2013, 08:36:24 PM
Purchasing Block Eruptor Coupons ASAP

PM me immediately if you are interested in selling your Block Eruptor coupon.

Serious replies only kids, and I'm happy to use escrow with John K.
335  Economy / Digital goods / Re: [WTB] Block Eruptor USB Coupons on: August 06, 2013, 12:10:24 AM
PM me if interested in selling a coupon!  Looking to buy up to 5.
336  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: July 19, 2013, 03:16:56 PM
DevCoin + OpenSim...I love the possibilities...it'd be like Devtome in a virtual coffee shop where people actually get together to discuss things they care about, and more...use Devcoin to buy things like art and more in sim things which could have real life counterparts waiting to ship...you could do a virtual art tour, then buy the artwork with devcoins and have it shipped, but it would be more like going to a gallery than a site like ebay, because you could even interact with the other visitors and you could bid against other real world art buyers, in real time.

I'm sure that's just the tip of the iceberg, but I fully support this idea and will be happy to try it and report bugs, hell, I should open a virtual hemp store (sorry no thc in industrial hemp...that would be cool too though...a TOR protected part of the SIM for the less above ground stores, I don't know if that's at all possible, but this is a network of computer engineers here....ready, go).
337  Economy / Goods / Re: almost free electricity ($0.0223 per KWh) ALMOST FREE! on: July 18, 2013, 12:23:35 AM
So, anyone want to help me draft a phytoremediation bill that we can use to take back our constitution with regard to hemp?

If you are not familiar, phytoremediation is the process whereby a plant can be used to clean toxins out of soil simply by growing it on that land.  Industrial Hemp (or cannabis that is breed specifically to have less than 0.3% thc...to put that in perspective Viceroy is helping to grow a crop specifically breed to generate 25%+ THC) has been proven to be remarkably effective at this task, and is in fact currently being used in Russia at Chernobyl to clean up it's radioactive soil.  The most amazing part is, it works.  The roots suck in the radioactive metals and render them harmless (though the hemp is still disposed of as radioactive waste).  After a few growing cycles, the land can be reclaimed.

We need to impress this into the minds of the older voting population of the country, and pass a federal bill that permits cleaning up things like 3 Mile Island, and the oil spill in the Gulf, via Cannabis based phytoremediation.

Why would this help marijuana?  Look at Colorado...six months prior to the legalization of recreational pot, a phytoremediation bill was passed.  If we could figure out how to pass this on a federal level, it would put a hole in the damn (pun intended) that is the controlled substances act, and then we'd watch the rest crumble as people begin to think...wow hemp is pretty amazing, why is it illegal?  If we just had more intelligent people seeking the answer to this question...the towers will fall and we will gain full on legalization, and the end of marijuana prohibition.

On a lighter note...someone needs to start a comic about the superhero created from smoking phytoremediated radioactive bud.
338  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: July 17, 2013, 07:58:08 PM
Pretty sure I need the devcoin font...how awesome is that.  

I'm the kind of geek that thought the documentary Helvetica was interesting.  How many signs have you read today in Helvetica?
339  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: July 17, 2013, 07:29:58 PM
I'm game...might try the "Write for Devcoins" stuff as well!  I am totally down to write about them...though I know very little technical stuff about cryptocoins.

Has everyone seen the LTC/DVC option at Cryptsy?  Seems like an arbitrage opportunity in there somewhere when combined with BTC/LTC, and BTC/DVC on vircurex.
You don't have to write about devcoins. Have a look at www.devtome.com - work in progress but should give you a better idea.
On the dvc/ltc arbitrage - if you want to save some coin I recommend you run through it on paper first...

Yep...on paper first with a calculator handy.  Also noting the exchange fees and withdrawal fees would be wise.

Sweet...so I just pick a topic and write about it...sort of the Wiki of Cryptos in that regard!

Very nice...looks like I should dust off some of my hemp papers from my college course!
340  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [DVC]DevCoin - Official Thread - Moderated on: July 17, 2013, 07:22:50 PM
I just need to post more in the forums to get smart people to do the math for me more often!

It's just quoted the other way round. dvc/ltc = (dvc/btc) / (ltc/btc) = where it's priced on cryptsy

I mean... what I did is take:

LTC/BTC = 32 (it was 0.031 or so the last time I checked)
DVC/BTC = 1.2 mil when I checked
DVC/LTC*32 = it was like 2 million
That would work, except 1.2m implies a dvc/btc of 0.00000083

Basically you just convert it three times to something different, if it comes back that you've lost money on a calculator...reverse the direction...if the spread is better than the fees for withdrawal and exchange transaction fees combined any overage is how much you will make by playing coin leap frog.

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