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1101  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Advertise Bitcoin on every single banknote ( and make a new game ? ) on: February 29, 2012, 01:59:51 AM
I've started working on this site but I had a concern. Yesterday, I received some brand new bills from a convenience store and noticed the sequentiality (sequence-ness? sequence-nicity?) of the serial numbers.

If all you needed was the right serial number to unlock an account, how easy would it be to create a bot to do it? Would a captcha help?

I know you could write a code on the bill along with the url, but I was kinda excited about using even an unmarked bill as an advertisement for bitcoin.
1102  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 28, 2012, 05:43:53 PM
edd,

i know you worked hard on this and it may not have turned out as big as you wanted it but thank you and keep up the good work.

It has definitely been a roller coaster ride of emotions the last couple of months! From the intital excitement and potential sponsors' extravagant promises, to the waning interest and non-communication from the same potential sponsors; a resurgence of support and funds...that was unfortunately very short-lived and not enough to secure the convention center space along with the lack of rooms reserved at my preferred hotels; and then finally locating what was probably the best size venue for this event all along and the shedding of the apparent procrastination that is indicative of bitcoiners.

I can tell you that I wouldn't wish this on anyone, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat for the good of Bitcoin and its community.
1103  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 28, 2012, 02:56:29 PM
I am planning on coming.

I'll be showing FreeMoney around my fair city during his stay and I'd be happy to play tour guide for anyone else who plans on arriving before or staying after the event.
1104  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 28, 2012, 12:07:26 PM
Great! Think I should be able to make it.

I'll need to figure out a way to get from SF to Texas + a place to stay.

If you can find a room within walking distance, and if you can afford it, I highly recommend it. As I mentioned above, parking will be the biggest issue, I fear.
1105  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 27, 2012, 06:30:29 PM
I can now confirm that ceptacle.com will be conducting a tutorial on how to code and build new tools for bitcoin using libcoin at the Convention, Saturday afternoon, March 17.

Here's what we got so far:

When: March 17 & 18, 2012
          8am - 5pm both days
Exhibitors may set up one to two hours early.

Where: Hilton Palacio del Rio - Downtown San Antonio
           North Section of the Salon del Rey Ballroom - Mezzanine Level

Map:

Quote
DIRECTIONS TO THE HOTEL
From San Antonio International Airport:
Take Interstate 281 South to Commerce Street.
Continue west on Commerce Street to Losoya Street, turn left.
Losoya becomes Alamo.
The Hilton Palacio del Rio is located at 200 South Alamo Street

Exhibit space will be 1653 square feet but there is room to grow. (See highlighted area.)


The Hilton is also located right on the Riverwalk. I found plenty of images that were obviously "tweaked" to emphasize the presence of the building but it really is literally just a few steps from the water. Here's a good image that gives an honest look at its proximity (the arrow is pointing at the Hilton, obviously):



Littleshop and I are putting together a bag to hand out to visitors with gifts from bitcoin businesses. Anyone who would like to have their product included or their name displayed on the bag, please contact Littleshop or me.

I'm still working on getting wireless internet for the room and all attendees.

Parking is going to be your biggest hurdle. This will be St. Patrick's Day weekend and the entire downtown area will be bustling with activity and parking prices will most likely be higher than normal. The Hilton does have a parking garage but they are anticipating to be sold out and may not have any space available for non-guests. In any case, parking at the Hilton isn't free and you would probably save a few dollars by finding a spot somewhere else and walking a block or two. Exhibitors will be able to unload at the front drive, but don't expect to be allowed to park there for more than 30 minutes.

Just about every potential speaker and presenter has been waiting for me to confirm that this event was actually going to occur, so unfortunately, I don't have a program put together yet. Anyone who is interested in speaking, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I would still like to meet up with anyone who will be in Austin for SXSW during the week prior to this. Please PM me if you are going to be there.

Any other questions?
1106  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Book or Blog? on: February 27, 2012, 04:28:19 PM
A book couldn't possibly be as up to date on the developments of bitcoin and its relationship to business, politics, economics, etc.
1107  Economy / Auctions / Re: Advertise on this forum - Round 23 on: February 27, 2012, 04:04:20 PM
8 @ 1.5
1108  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 27, 2012, 03:42:27 PM
Here's what we got so far:

When: March 17 & 18, 2012
          8am - 5pm both days
Exhibitors may set up one to two hours early.

Where: Hilton Palacio del Rio - Downtown San Antonio
           North Section of the Salon del Rey Ballroom - Mezzanine Level

Map:

Quote
DIRECTIONS TO THE HOTEL
From San Antonio International Airport:
Take Interstate 281 South to Commerce Street.
Continue west on Commerce Street to Losoya Street, turn left.
Losoya becomes Alamo.
The Hilton Palacio del Rio is located at 200 South Alamo Street

Exhibit space will be 1653 square feet but there is room to grow. (See highlighted area.)


The Hilton is also located right on the Riverwalk. I found plenty of images that were obviously "tweaked" to emphasize the presence of the building but it really is literally just a few steps from the water. Here's a good image that gives an honest look at its proximity (the arrow is pointing to the Hilton, obviously):



Littleshop and I are putting together a bag to hand out to visitors with gifts from bitcoin businesses. Anyone who would like to have their product included or their name displayed on the bag, please contact Littleshop or me.

I'm still working on getting wireless internet for the room and all attendees.

Parking is going to be your biggest hurdle. This will be St. Patrick's Day weekend and the entire downtown area will be bustling with activity and parking prices will most likely be higher than normal. The Hilton does have a parking garage but they are anticipating to be sold out and may not have any space available for non-guests. In any case, parking at the Hilton isn't free and you would probably save a few dollars by finding a spot somewhere else and walking a block or two. Exhibitors will be able to unload at the front drive, but don't expect to be allowed to park there for more than 30 minutes.

Just about every potential speaker and presenter has been waiting for me to confirm that this event was actually going to occur, so unfortunately, I don't have a program put together yet. Anyone who is interested in speaking, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I would still like to meet up with anyone who will be in Austin for SXSW during the week prior to this. Please PM me if you are going to be there.

Any other questions?
1109  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 27, 2012, 02:28:29 PM
Rassah has joined the impressive list of current Satoshi Superstars contestants.

Only three spots left and I'm waiting to hear back from two applicants so you better hurry if you want to participate in the first season!
1110  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Win 100 BTC by becoming the first Satoshi Superstar! on: February 25, 2012, 06:33:20 PM
Only four slots left for the first Satoshi Superstars contest and once the two individuals I'm waiting on finish the application process there will only be two!

Current list:

Tuxavant
squidroe
LoupGaroux
Phinnaeus Gage
The Founder
chris200x9
cablepair
Matthew N. Wright

http://www.satoshisuperstars.com/contestants/

1111  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Advertise Bitcoin on every single banknote ( and make a new game ? ) on: February 25, 2012, 04:24:31 PM
I fell asleep thinking about this game and the domain I registered a few months ago, searchingforsatoshi.com. Here's how I envision it:

  • At the website, anyone can anonymously open an account and deposit any amount of BTC as a donation and incentive for the bitcoin uninitiated.

  • The user assigns their banknote serial number as the password to unlock the account for withdrawal.

  • The Bitcoin advocate passes the note to someone they want to introduce to BTC and directs them toward the website to unlock the account and receive their funds. Alternatively, other bitcoin enthusiasts who find the bill may increase the amount in the account and then pass the bill along to make the game more exciting.

  • Members may log in and share their "Searching for Satoshi story," e.g. "I paid my friend back the $20 I owed him with 0.25 BTC interest by depositing it in the bill's Satoshi account!" or "I had never heard of bitcoins before I searched for this website. The URL was scrawled on the dollar bill I got as a tip and when I opened the account, there was 5 BTC in it!"

Since we want anyone to be able to retrieve the bitcoins associated with any banknote as easily as possible, I'm thinking the "username" field for all accounts should be pre-populated with the name "Satoshi."  Cheesy

So, anyone mind if I run with this?
1112  Economy / Gambling / Re: Ver. #1 Feeling lucky? - "Heads or Tails" Experiment - Need 2 "Contestants" on: February 25, 2012, 03:00:52 AM
I'll go first.

Guess: Tails

Wager: 4 BTC
1113  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin clothing on: February 25, 2012, 02:53:04 AM
95% of sites on thebitcoinlist are defunct. Some of which still owe customers refund.

95% is a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think?

Unfortunately, I don't have the time or resources to check every link on a regular basis. I'm relying on the community to leave reviews and keep each other informed of their experiences with the sites listed.
1114  Other / Politics & Society / Re: FBI: buying coffee with cash = terrorist on: February 25, 2012, 02:44:03 AM
Nobody here should be affected. Support your own!  Smiley

www.bitbrew.net

that guatemala-joe looks good.

Aha! I found the reason for today's spike in page views.  Wink

"BitBrew - The Non-Terrorist's Choice"
1115  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin clothing on: February 25, 2012, 02:04:11 AM
Here are a few: http://www.thebitcoinlist.com/shopping/apparel/
1116  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Separating Bitcoin's Legitimate Business's on: February 25, 2012, 12:53:10 AM
I'm sure this idea has been played about before here but to lazy to search around on here but what if there was some sort of Bitcoin Business Insurance?  In other words, the bitcoin business front's a certain amount of bitcoins to insure he/she is serious about doing bitcoin business in this community. In other words, some new bitcoin company comes along and doesn't know how to "gain any trust"  ( looks overwhelming) can at least rest assure anyone he does business with that he has enough coins to compensate them for whatever happens. So it would be transparent - a certain amount of coins for the public to see against their business - if they decide the run and there are people effected by this people can issue claims and have funds released. I don't know just trying to see how we can introduce more trustworthy business to our ecosystem!  Grin

obviously, by my handle here I'm interested in this stuff! haha

Who would you trust to hold the coins and verify claims?
1117  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 25, 2012, 12:06:35 AM
Good news, everyone!

I've finally found a venue for this event: the Hilton Palacio del Rio, located directly across the Convention Center in downtown San Antonio on the Riverwalk.

We'll be located in the Salon del Rey Ballroom on the Mezzanine level of the hotel. The best part is, they've given me a great rate for the space so the funds I've collected from exhibitors and sponsors already have it covered. In addition, there's room to grow, if necessary.

Rooms are already scarce, however. If you plan on attending and have been putting off making a reservation, I suggest you make one now.

I'm off to update the site with this information, just wanted to let any of you monitoring this thread know that this will, indeed, be happening.

Start advertising this. If anybody needs a ride in the Austin area, PM me.

Speaking of advertising...

Looks like it will still be happening on the original dates, but probably on a smaller scale, unless someone thinks of a good (cheap) way of promoting it at SXSW.

Just show up in Austin during SXSW. There's no need to spend money on the admission badges to their show.  There are plenty of free opportunities around town for bitcoiners to meetup, and talk with thousands of other people in town.

I am planning to be in Austin for the first few days of SXSW, probably Tuesday-Wednesday.



Anyone else going to be in Austin during SXSW? I'm thinking we could have some flyers printed up to distribute...tactfully, of course.
1118  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: February 24, 2012, 11:49:16 PM
Good news, everyone!

I've finally found a venue for this event: the Hilton Palacio del Rio, located directly across the Convention Center in downtown San Antonio on the Riverwalk.

We'll be located in the Salon del Rey Ballroom on the Mezzanine level of the hotel. The best part is, they've given me a great rate for the space so the funds I've collected from exhibitors and sponsors already have it covered. In addition, there's room to grow, if necessary.

Rooms are already scarce, however. If you plan on attending and have been putting off making a reservation, I suggest you make one now.

I'm off to update the site with this information, just wanted to let any of you monitoring this thread know that this will, indeed, be happening.
1119  Other / Meta / Re: BitcoinTalk Free Cycle - one mans trash is another mans treasure on: February 24, 2012, 07:10:37 PM
Sounds great...I'll give you some toilet roll holders which i made into a sculpture, and you give me your HDD's
Yeah, thats not how it works.

Heres an example:
I have a spare HDD. Its only 20GB, not worth any money, yet still useful enough not to throw away.
I list it on the forums, somebody on the forums wants it and pays the shipping (or collects it off me in person).

That somebody is then encouraged to give something away, its not necessary, but if he asks for something else thats free, the person giving it away may pick someone else because he's hogging the free stuff.

It shouldn't be too hard to configure a list of users ordered based on the number of "free" items received and possibly cross-referenced by the amount of time since registering. That way, the longer you've been a member the higher up on the list you are, but once you get something, you're moved to the bottom and you start over.
1120  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: Bitcoin Dispenser - Inspired by the Faucet. on: February 24, 2012, 03:51:17 PM
Sent 1 BTC.

By the way, Operation Fabulous is another way to earn BTC through advertising space.
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