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1  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Ported bitcoin 0.8.5 to VS2012 and QT5 to help learn internals on: December 11, 2013, 07:33:49 PM
Question here to Bitcoin Dev Team.. if this can be stabilized and shown not to affect the build capability on other OSes/build configs, would you consider merging into master at some point?  I'm pondering joining in here, but don't want to spend a lot of time on something that will ultimately always be a one-off.

2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: NVC giveaway !!! Trade it, use it, enjoy it. Only 2nd after BTC by price on: April 10, 2013, 04:55:27 PM
I'd love some free NVC... 4MRwKRi4hBsG94WkQAwo6FtA9bCUJsDjaL

3  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Re: Best OS for mining? on: April 10, 2013, 04:21:43 PM
OS really doesn't matter that much for mining. Just use whatever you are most familiar with. I would recommend windows or a Linux distro because those have most of the mining software first.

Many Linux distros are considered to be more stable, but I would think that the gpu drivers are way more likely to crash than the OS when mining.

I've read a lot of complaints about Linux AMD drivers crashing, can anybody comment on that point?  Quite frankly, the Windows drivers crash too so it might be an empty comparison, just curious.
4  Economy / Micro Earnings / Re: FREE BITCOIN Sites *and* Free Newbie Lotto on: April 10, 2013, 04:17:21 PM
Lotto me as well... 17XqZ3HM1zaamKbcnwH6DZ76yfHu9EARmA

5  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: cudaminer - is it mining? on: April 10, 2013, 04:15:57 PM
Btw anyone else used Cudaminer for nvida cards? Going to look to test on a pair of quatros next and see what that can get me...

Just so you know, Quadros are performance tuned in a different direction, and none but the most current (Kepler) generation are likely to be as good as the gaming-class card for the same money.
6  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: HELP WANTED - Agent Positions are now Open on: April 10, 2013, 04:13:54 PM
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Possiblities of Counterfiet Bitcoins and EMP Attacks? on: April 10, 2013, 04:13:22 PM
An EMP is actually an interesting point. Makes me consider a lead casing for one of my wallet file backups. However, counterfeit BTCs or any sense of wiping out ALL BTCs is highly unlikely. An EMP targeted at one specific location would disrupt the mining network and potentially destroy some people's wallet files but in no way could destroy every single BTC or stop the peers in the network from continuing.

It makes me wonder, what happens to the BTC infrastructure if, say, a country is completely cut off from the outside internet? For example, Egypt during the Arab Spring? If there were enough peers inside that country would they come to a consensus about a particular block and continue the blockchain forked from the rest of the world? Or would the peers in the country not be able to "access their funds" because all transactions would be unconfirmed?

Interesting thought about the EMPs.. what if an EMP wiped out a significant portion of the wallets (and thus currency).  With a decent sized chunk, value probably further increases because of supply reduction, but if the chunk were huge, it might crash the currency because of a loss of liquidity.

This brings up an interesting point too, would there be value in a currency which required establishing ownership of coins every X days/months/years.  Think of it as a required proof-of-stake, where failure to prove actually means the coins are "reclaimed" by the network and the network parameters are rolled back an appropriate amount.  This could allow recovery of "lost" currency.  For instance, early in the Bitcoin lifespan, I created a wallet and mined a block or two (when they were still virtually worthless), but then lost my hard drive and forgot about BTC for quite some time.  It would be nice if those coins could be recovered and not lost forever...
8  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Interesting opinions on BitCoin from a cutting edge, inside scoop financial blog on: April 10, 2013, 04:06:02 PM

Written like a true finance person.. interesting idea though, could you all see the Feds trying to blow it up?
9  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Motherboard with Multiple PCIe Slots on: April 10, 2013, 04:03:38 PM
The general consensus I believe is that you don't need a full-width PCI-Express bus to get the most out of the cards.  I know I've seen plenty of people running at x8 with no problem.  The only thing you've got to be concerned about is connectivity, you may need an x4 to x16 riser to allow them to connect.
10  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: 100% offline wallet - how to get blockchain? on: April 10, 2013, 04:02:01 PM
or create a new partition on you pc with linux and use a wallet like Multibit or Electrum (both dont need to download all blocks).
boot that partition when you need to use your wallet

Planning on using my Raspberry Pi to hold my wallet.

Now that's forward thinking.. make sure you have a good backup
11  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Building Ufasoft's bitcoin-miner on Windows with MSVS on: April 10, 2013, 04:01:01 PM
What kinds of errors are you getting?..
12  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: ASIC worth it's cost or not? on: April 10, 2013, 04:00:25 PM
If you had one today, absolutely, the problem is if you bought one today you likely won't have it for 3-6 months and by that time the difficulty will adjust such that it might not pay off.  I'd suggest waiting until either Avalon or BFL gets mostly up to date on their shipments and reassess the situation then.
13  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: yay 10 mins on: April 10, 2013, 03:59:08 PM
Congrats.. look forward to seeing you!
14  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: ButterFly Labs SCAM OR NOT??? on: April 10, 2013, 03:58:35 PM
So, basically BFL will ship the hardware when it's nothing worth anymore (for mining)
And they will use it in the meantime for mining themselves.

So that makes them a LEGIT SCAM. Or a half-scam, what you wanna call it!
So should I then get a GPU Miner? Or just give up?

GPU mining is not particularly profitable at this point unfortunately, might be best to sit on the sidelines (or mine with existing hardware) until the "next gen" of ASICs come out and try to get in on those.
15  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Why I will never buy from again on: April 10, 2013, 03:56:39 PM
I think they've got serious throughput problems right now, it's difficult for them to keep up with the rapidly moving prices.
16  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: CUDAminer problem on: April 10, 2013, 03:55:51 PM
Speaking of which, how can I get out of "newbie" mode. Already messaged in the appropriate thread, but still no word. Bleargh.

Got to get to 5 posts and then you'll be auto-promoted when the next cycle runs (typically every 15 minutes I believe)
17  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: SatoshiDice - 73 confirmations, no dust or win/lose on lookup? on: April 10, 2013, 03:53:11 PM
I have had some take as much as 12-16 hours with very little explanation as to why.. if you still don't have it this time tomorrow, come back and let us know.
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application [Windows/Linux] on: April 10, 2013, 03:48:20 PM
Who's using the Linux Client now?

What features are people interested in the most? Pool failover? Stratum? More CUDA optimization?

CUDA Optimization would be #1, followed by Stratum support then failover in my opinion.

By the way, this thing is rock-solid for me since the 4/6 update, been running non-stop with no crashes.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] cudaMiner - a new litecoin mining application for Windows on: April 06, 2013, 02:18:51 AM
How much VRAM is on your Card? What model is it? Do you have Drivers above 304.something? (required for CUDA 5.x)


Card is a GTX 560 Superclocked, here

1024MB of RAM, and yes, using the 306.97 driver stack.  Windows 8 is the OS.

20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: [BTE] 1bte givaway, post your addresses gents on: April 06, 2013, 02:04:34 AM

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