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September 18, 2021, 03:15:27 PM
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Have any of the Namecoin camps, either the main group or Trade Runner, been in contact with this lady?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Elbakyan
Thanks for sharing! Anyway, I haven't had any contact, and to be honest: I'd prefer not to support intentional copyright infringement. Generally Namecoin would be the solution for such scenarios, but on the other hand it would harm Namecoin's reputation as well.

Everyone who knows me knows that I don't want to get involved in any politics and just want to develop tech.  But let me clarify two things:  First, I've not been involved in any edits of the Namecoin wikipedia page in at least the last year or two; I am contributing to Wikipedia only under my typical username "domob".  Second, I have personally not received any of the Handshake funds and won't in the forseeable future either.
Thanks for clarifying, I totally trust you! Regarding the Handshake airdrop, I'm wondering as a multisig-wallet was used for the donation, as requested by the (involved) Namecoin contributors. You, as the main Namecoin dev, would without doubt be entitled to get most of the airdrop. I don't know what's going on behind your scenes, and I don't want to urge you to lift the curtain - but as I've said several times, it would be time to distance from "J.R." aka biolizard89 as soon as possible, otherwise you'll end up in the line of fire, as it happened now. My next step will be a fork of the Namecoin GitHub repo anyway, and guess who won't be contributing there...

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September 19, 2021, 03:00:15 AM
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Right well anyways.

Good to see there's still active development in this coin even though the trade volume is almost nil. Given what just happened with Counterparty (XCP) recently, anything's possible for one of the first, functional altcoins. Here's hoping it enjoys some sort of renaissance.
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September 19, 2021, 03:05:17 AM
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Right well anyways.

Good to see there's still active development in this coin even though the trade volume is almost nil. Given what just happened with Counterparty (XCP) recently, anything's possible for one of the first, functional altcoins. Here's hoping it enjoys some sort of renaissance.

We need more people willing to sell Namecoin for any price and people willing to buy Namecoin for whatever price.

That's what makes a market!  Thankfully, Namecoin has several different arenas to choose from even now.

https://freebitcoins.com/xchange/market/Namecoin

It's just unimaginable to me that we live in a world that values NFT Punk MS Paint drawings more than Namecoin... it has to be short-lived.  I expect big things for Namecoin still.


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September 19, 2021, 09:55:25 AM
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Have any of the Namecoin camps, either the main group or Trade Runner, been in contact with this lady?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Elbakyan
Thanks for sharing! Anyway, I haven't had any contact, and to be honest: I'd prefer not to support intentional copyright infringement. Generally Namecoin would be the solution for such scenarios, but on the other hand it would harm Namecoin's reputation as well.

You have been doing good work which I'm glad somebody is doing, but that's as silly a comment as I've seen recently.

She is supporting open access to subscription science articles/journals.

At present it is expensive for amateurs to get some material. A lot is available at sites like PubMed https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ and other specialty sites, but a lot of material is hidden from easy access by financial barriers.

This is an extension of colonial attempts to maintain power in the melting pot, and prevent tribal entities and smaller countries from getting on equal footing.

If you live in a remote part of Vietnam, and your kid asks you for a way to access a $30 article you could say "okay, lets go without food for three days'.

In the U.S. a poor person would tell his kid '$30??? are you crazy? That's almost three packs of cigarettes. Go cut grass for an afternoon and make the money yourself'.

A two tiered system is best, where people with plenty of money can simply log in to a site with no worries and get whatever articles they want for an amount of money that is trivial, and people in less moneyed places or situations can take a trivial risk to get equivalent access.

The alternative, if people want to force a single tier, is zero subscription services after things shake out.

That girl's objective is open access to science information, and anybody should support that.

There are a lot of things a developer could do to promote her project. Create a Namecoin clone/fork with a small premine and give it to her to create a network containing only science journals, she could use the premine to buy long term server space, and supporters could use her coin. She would have more real regular users on her network then most coins have, if it were a secure network. If her coin were completely interoperable with Namecoin browser extensions and a person could flip back and forth between 'networks' without regard to 'currencies' it would give a practical touch to the pathetic digital economy.
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September 19, 2021, 12:27:53 PM
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You have been doing good work which I'm glad somebody is doing, but that's as silly a comment as I've seen recently.

She is supporting open access to subscription science articles/journals.

At present it is expensive for amateurs to get some material. A lot is available at sites like PubMed https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ and other specialty sites, but a lot of material is hidden from easy access by financial barriers.

This is an extension of colonial attempts to maintain power in the melting pot, and prevent tribal entities and smaller countries from getting on equal footing.

If you live in a remote part of Vietnam, and your kid asks you for a way to access a $30 article you could say "okay, lets go without food for three days'.

In the U.S. a poor person would tell his kid '$30??? are you crazy? That's almost three packs of cigarettes. Go cut grass for an afternoon and make the money yourself'.
Ok, it seems so we need a little legal and political excursion here. Copyright is the right to determine when, where and how an intellectual property may be distributed under which conditions. Now a Robin Hood of the internet like you comes and says: “No, I’m gonna determine this from now on. Because readers from Vietnam (and Africa and from wherever) are so poor, they (and, by the way, of course everyone from everywhere in the world) obtain now the permanent right of free and unlimited downloads – even though the original publisher charged a fee for downloading because he, his wife and his kids need a place to sleep and something to eat (which, by the way, is much more expensive in his country than it is in Vietnam, but that doesn't matter to me either). And because we have such a nice distributed network like Namecoin (and good working browser add-ons thanks to Trade Runner from Bitcointalk, who brought Namecoin finally back to life), we gonna use this network for the free distribution of everything. I think even movies and music should be distributed for free because other people in this world are so poor, and so we leverage the principle of capitalism using Namecoin, which as you know is backed by the powerful Bitcoin network.”

Well, that's not how things work! A scientist working on which study ever has to know and to accept that some scientific material is not for free. What you also didn't consider is that the scientist from Vietnam also needs even more a regular income after his publication – but according to your argumentation, his work would also have to be provided for free download as well, even though this scientist would need every single penny to survive. With Namecoin, in your opinion, a parallel society is to be built according to the principle of socialism, everyone gets everything for free, but also nothing for their work. History has shown us impressively that this doesn’t work. And hopefully Namecoin will never be used to build such a parallel universe!

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September 19, 2021, 12:50:02 PM
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Ok, it seems so we need a little legal and political excursion here. Copyright is the right to determine when, where and how an intellectual property may be distributed under which conditions. Now a Robin Hood of the internet like you comes and says: “No, I’m gonna determine this from now on. Because readers from Vietnam (and Africa and from wherever) are so poor, they (and, by the way, of course everyone from everywhere in the world) obtain now the permanent right of free and unlimited downloads – even though the original publisher charged a fee for downloading because he, his wife and his kids need a place to sleep and something to eat (which, by the way, is much more expensive in his country than it is in Vietnam, but that doesn't matter to me either). And because we have such a nice distributed network like Namecoin (and good working browser add-ons thanks to Trade Runner from Bitcointalk, who brought Namecoin finally back to life), we gonna use this network for the free distribution of everything. I think even movies and music should be distributed for free because other people in this world are so poor, and so we leverage the principle of capitalism using Namecoin, which as you know is backed by the powerful Bitcoin network.”

Well, that's not how things work! A scientist working on which study ever has to know and to accept that some scientific material is not for free. What you also didn't consider is that the scientist from Vietnam also needs even more a regular income after his publication – but according to your argumentation, his work would also have to be provided for free download as well, even though this scientist would need every single penny to survive. With Namecoin, in your opinion, a parallel society is to be built according to the principle of socialism, everyone gets everything for free, but also nothing for their work. History has shown us impressively that this doesn’t work. And hopefully Namecoin will never be used to build such a parallel universe!


There are different classes of 'things'. Some are properly controlled and restricted, some not.

It doesn't really matter whether anybody can download a movie or music for free. If you can't download one movie or music then download another.

Things like food are on the other end of the spectrum from movies. It is fine to take measures to increase a stranger's access to food, if you feel charitable, but restricting their access to food is proper grounds for war.

Scientific information is like digital food. If you restrict a group's or person's access to scientific information you are impeding their future survival.

Your comparison to socialism is asinine. There are no scientists worldwide, zero, who need income from articles to survive. Much less any in Vietnam. If a scientist claims he will starve if people don't buy his or her articles, he or she is lying and should be working at some other job anyway.

I don't really care whether that person uses Namecoin, it seems like an appropriate use of Namecoin, but it isn't my business what somebody else does to further their idea.

Your defense of copyrights as applied to science articles paints you as a corporate hack. You should re examine your philosophy in that regard or return to developing when you are a little older and less prone to the influence of corporate propaganda.

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September 19, 2021, 12:52:11 PM
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Right well anyways.

Good to see there's still active development in this coin even though the trade volume is almost nil. Given what just happened with Counterparty (XCP) recently, anything's possible for one of the first, functional altcoins. Here's hoping it enjoys some sort of renaissance.


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September 19, 2021, 01:15:49 PM
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Your comparison to socialism is asinine. There are no scientists worldwide, zero, who need income from articles to survive. Much less any in Vietnam. If a scientist claims he will starve if people don't buy his or her articles, he or she is lying and should be working at some other job anyway.
Notification: Abcdefghijklmnzzz from Bitcointalk has spoken that from now on, all the scientists in the world will no longer get an income from the digital distribution of their work. You all need to find a new job from now on! Everything you have already published will be distributed for free now with help of the Namecoin network, thanks so far, we don't need you anymore, you may back up!

Your defense of copyrights as applied to science articles paints you as a corporate hack. You should re examine your philosophy in that regard or return to developing when you are a little older and less prone to the influence of corporate propaganda.
Yeah, I know I'm a capitalistic ashole, I promise to come back after the next three decades of coding at the earliest...

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September 19, 2021, 08:29:27 PM
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The community wants to thank ...

The community also wants to thank...

You have zero friends Kip.

There is no community outside of your imagination.

And I'd rather have small real books with hard work than big fake books with big fake volume.  It's funny you think you can hate on me for being honest + hard working.

You clearly have a screw loose.  Back on the ignore list you go fuck face!

The community wants to tell you to go fuck yourself Kip!

Put me on your ignore list too please.

thanks

No thanks, you'll need to earn that.

I try to only ignore people that bring absolutely nothing to the table conversation wise or extortionist or people that think Craig Wright is Satoshi! Tongue

If you are banning people who bring nothing to the table then you are going to have to ban yourself.

At least TradeRunner is making substantial improvements.
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Last edit: September 19, 2021, 09:57:08 PM by BayAreaCoins
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If you are banning people who bring nothing to the table then you are going to have to ban yourself.

You're welcome to check out what I (we) contribute at:  https://freebitcoins.com/xchange/market/Namecoin

It's free to try (if you use the faucet) and see how it works.  Withdrawals are instant for most transactions.  Miners are welcome to mine directly to their Namecoin account on FreeBitcoins too.

Our bitcointalk thread can be found here:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5111785

At least TradeRunner is making substantial improvements.

Wtf are you talking about?  I can't even fathom what you are smoking! Or maybe I'm missing something about TradeRunner besides the fact that he's an extortionist nobody who is actively breaking laws to attacking my websites SEO (lol, loser!), do you have a link to these "substantial improvements"?

Your account was created in 2021 and you're just casually talking about Mikhai Sindeyev in your post history! ... sure Wink Tongue  Bahaha you have got to be an alt!!!  Get on your main account and talk.  Thanks.  


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September 19, 2021, 10:26:08 PM
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If you are banning people who bring nothing to the table then you are going to have to ban yourself.

You're welcome to check out what I (we) contribute at:  https://freebitcoins.com/xchange/market/Namecoin

It's free to try (if you use the faucet) and see how it works.  Withdrawals are instant for most transactions.  Miners are welcome to mine directly to their Namecoin account on FreeBitcoins too.

Our bitcointalk thread can be found here:  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5111785

At least TradeRunner is making substantial improvements.

Wtf are you talking about?  I can't even fathom what you are smoking! Or maybe I'm missing something about TradeRunner besides the fact that he's an extortionist nobody who is actively breaking laws to attacking my websites SEO (lol, loser!), do you have a link to these "substantial improvements"?

Your account was created in 2021 and you're just casually talking about Mikhai Sindeyev in your post history! ... sure Wink Tongue  Bahaha you have got to be an alt!!!  Get on your main account and talk.  Thanks.  

I have dozens of accounts and they will all say the same thing, you contribute nothing useful. You are the typical coin whore with no ideas except how to make money.

Snailbrain and Domob and Biolizard are slacking a bit but they have worked for years on this coin. TradeRunner is developing alternate paths meanwhile and if a Namecoin browser extension ever gets mainstreamed and easy to use people will start making .bit websites seriously.
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I have dozens of accounts and they will all say the same thing, you contribute nothing useful.

It's not shocking that dozens of accounts would say the same thing when they have a single operator. Tongue  Roll Eyes

Snailbrain

I'm not a Snailbrain fan.  I feel like I lost +60 BTC trusting his word he wouldn't give up on HUC.  I wouldn't trust or touch that Xayan stuff if you gave it to me for free.  It's quiet clear that Snailbrain leads the pump n dump crew of the Namecoin dev circle.  He has a new project every other month to raise funds or earn more premined coins.

I don't think Snailbrain is a scammer, but I wouldn't involve myself with anything he's heavily involved in.  He had a shitty attitude, didn't bring much to the table, and didn't do what he said he would do quite blatantly with Huntercoin.

Domob and Biolizard are slacking a bit but they have worked for years on this coin.

Yes, Domob has always been quality and Biolizard has done a good job as far as I'm concerned.  That's why letting them be attacked by TradeRunner and his alts is absolutely unacceptable.

TradeRunner is developing alternate paths meanwhile and if a Namecoin browser extension ever gets mainstreamed and easy to use people will start making .bit websites seriously.

How do you know this?  Can you provide a link that shows some code?

The only thing I've seen is Namecoin.pro and it looks like a 3rd world 11th grade student made that website... the website offers no online tools and offers sketchy download links.

It would be amazing if he actually was doing something positive or coding something that could help the future, but all I see is him bringing discord to this forum, promote a fake telegram that he rules with some iron fist, attacking users/developers, and attacking services that use Namecoin with automation (which is unlawful)....


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September 19, 2021, 11:41:43 PM
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I have dozens of accounts and they will all say the same thing, you contribute nothing useful.

It's not shocking that dozens of accounts would say the same thing when they have a single operator. Tongue  Roll Eyes

Snailbrain

I'm not a Snailbrain fan.  I feel like I lost +60 BTC trusting his word he wouldn't give up on HUC.  I wouldn't trust or touch that Xayan stuff if you gave it to me for free.  It's quiet clear that Snailbrain leads the pump n dump crew of the Namecoin dev circle.  He has a new project every other month to raise funds or earn more premined coins.

I don't think Snailbrain is a scammer, but I wouldn't involve myself with anything he's heavily involved in.  He had a shitty attitude, didn't bring much to the table, and didn't do what he said he would do quite blatantly with Huntercoin.

Domob and Biolizard are slacking a bit but they have worked for years on this coin.

Yes, Domob has always been quality and Biolizard has done a good job as far as I'm concerned.  That's why letting them be attacked by TradeRunner and his alts is absolutely unacceptable.

TradeRunner is developing alternate paths meanwhile and if a Namecoin browser extension ever gets mainstreamed and easy to use people will start making .bit websites seriously.

How do you know this?  Can you provide a link that shows some code?

The only thing I've seen is Namecoin.pro and it looks like a 3rd world 11th grade student made that website... the website offers no online tools and offers sketchy download links.

It would be amazing if he actually was doing something positive or coding something that could help the future, but all I see is him bringing discord to this forum, promote a fake telegram that he rules with some iron fist, attacking users/developers, and attacking services using automation (which is unlawful)....

In the past Snailbrain was usually the person in front of Huntercoin, an easy target for anybody who wanted a person to criticize. A lot of people have made money with coins but nobody has ever become popular for long by being the public face of a coin. "Satoshi" wasn't stupid. Domob and biolizard are more polite and don't try to be too visible.

TradeRunner is actually doing things, and he appears to be working mostly on his own. If you want him to do the work of three people or ten then pay some developers to help him if he wants.
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In the past Snailbrain was usually the person in front of Huntercoin, an easy target for anybody who wanted a person to criticize.

Lol, no I spoke to Snailbrain on Skype and I feel that he didn't do what he said he intend on doing.  His account was always set to "tired".  I believe he lived at his grandmas (or whatever) house.  I think some of it is just their culture across the pond, but things like that... just bothered me.  It's none of my business frankly, but it's stuff I base investments off and projects I think will do well.

So my opinion is based on actual interactions and such... Not just "ooo I did bad in HUC, boohoo, I hate you!"  I don't cry over spilled Bitcoin, but it does annoy me when someone doesn't follow through, however, I understand not wanting to beat a dead horse.

TradeRunner is actually doing things, and he appears to be working mostly on his own. If you want him to do the work of three people or ten then pay some developers to help him if he wants.

How do you know?  Are you guys offline besties?  Can you provide any links?  (I've asked this multiple times now)

Maybe he'd be able to raise some donations if he was doing something other than being an extortionist!  (It pays better to help than to hurt usually!)


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For the Record the Only people with any credibility are DoMob AND BioLizzard..............


https://github.com/orgs/namecoin/repositories



Attacking people personally using a likely set up as BioLizzard showed here


https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=6017.msg57334158#msg57334158



Trade Runner you are running talking of Forking DoMobs and J.R.'s and others work after they get it set?  Only a fool would follow you, but I did think the website video was a nice try..........namecoin.pro



Jeremy Rand is the one doing all the work to make integration possible within Tor Browser?Huh  WTF are you gonna DO?Huh?  Where is your Browser plugin Repository at so I can look at it?HuhHuh??


Domob and Jeremy Rand have a real WORK history on Github.........where is yours?Huh?

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Trade Runner you are running talking of Forking DoMobs and J.R.'s and others work after they get it set?
I don't intend to fork their repo as they do useless work and useless code revisions. With each "update" they make it even more complicated and the blockchain becomes more and more inconsistent. Instead of making a real implementation of the name tab, they are once again making a GUI within the qt framework that is just a graphical integration but in fact just an external command line interface that accesses the wallet via the RPC interface, which is of course designed for external accesses. Brandon Roberts has already done that with beta version 0.13.99. And the user will now be able to mark multiple names for renewal? Wow! What an achievement! There is now a "Buy Names" tab giving the impression of being a domain trading tab, but it's just about starting the new name operation? An additional tab for that? Really now? Awesome! I would definitely need a donation of € 50,000 to code that. In addition to the huge handshake airdrop over 1 million USD of course! You want to know how yanmaani programs the 12 block time buffer between the new name operation and the first name update? He needs over 200 lines of code for this ridiculous task. And even after I explained to him that writing the block height to the database for counting is the worst idea, because in case of a computer crash the database could be in an inconsistent state and the data would be gone, he insisted on doing it right. I mean, that's really ridiculous. I could show him how to do it with two lines of code and a temporary txt file or something like that. But I'm certainly not going to need up to 300 lines of code and tens of thousands of donations to get the job done! Just read the IRC logs. Of course, if I make a fork, I'll take the original Bitcoin repo and rework it from scratch.

Where is your Browser plugin Repository at so I can look at it?
Domob and Jeremy Rand have a real WORK history on Github.........where is yours?
You really think I would be so incredibly stupid to publish the source code while it's in the code review? Sometimes reading might help:

To get Namecoin finally back to life, I've created a new Namecoin website at namecoin.pro. Furthermore, I coded two browser add-ons for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox for the blockchain domain resolution, which I'll submit to the Google and Mozilla code review shortly. In the meantime, you may take a look at the screen-captures out of the video intro:


By the way, just as additional info: even though you can't see it from the outside, the site behind namecoin.pro is a highly scalable community website with integrated personal email accounts, personal webspace, community- and wiki-pages and so on. What you can see is just the tip of the iceberg. But I know that's beyond some people's intellectual capacity...

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Lol, no I spoke to Snailbrain on Skype and I feel that he didn't do what he said he intend on doing.  His account was always set to "tired".  I believe he lived at his grandmas (or whatever) house.  I think some of it is just their culture across the pond, but things like that... just bothered me.  It's none of my business frankly, but it's stuff I base investments off and projects I think will do well.

So my opinion is based on actual interactions and such... Not just "ooo I did bad in HUC, boohoo, I hate you!"  I don't cry over spilled Bitcoin, but it does annoy me when someone doesn't follow through, however, I understand not wanting to beat a dead horse.


He does his work, whether with Huc or Nmc or Xaya and is not your personal account manager.

If something changes in his plans for a coin then he is not obligated to give you first notice.





How do you know?  Are you guys offline besties?  Can you provide any links?  (I've asked this multiple times now)

Maybe he'd be able to raise some donations if he was doing something other than being an extortionist!  (It pays better to help than to hurt usually!)


I've never had any contacts with anybody on this thread on any other forum nor anywhere else, aside from possibly twitter exchanges with biolizard long ago and maybe with the Vancouver bitcoin guy.

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For the Record the Only people with any credibility are DoMob AND BioLizzard..............
https://github.com/orgs/namecoin/repositories

Attacking people personally using a likely set up as BioLizzard showed here
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=6017.msg57334158#msg57334158

Trade Runner you are running talking of Forking DoMobs and J.R.'s and others work after they get it set?  Only a fool would follow you, but I did think the website video was a nice try..........namecoin.pro

Jeremy Rand is the one doing all the work to make integration possible within Tor Browser?Huh  WTF are you gonna DO?Huh?  Where is your Browser plugin Repository at so I can look at it?HuhHuh??

Domob and Jeremy Rand have a real WORK history on Github.........where is yours?Huh?

It isn't clear what you mean by linking to that previous comment by biolizard.

DNS is a very crooked field, and has immense implications politically. There are lots of players/actors with vast sums of money and complicated experience who are dedicated to preventing any threat to the current DNS system.

Biolizard appears to be pointing out that unless I am misinterpreting.

As for TradeRunner forking Namecoin code or whatever, what do you think is the point of decentralizing? If somebody wants to make a private code repository and hide their work from people who don't pay then Github is the wrong place to do that.

The main Namecoin crew, Domob, Biolizard and others, have done an immense amount of work, with a vast state apparatus working against them.

Nobody would minimize their work.

TradeRunner is one person with minimal financial resources trying to clean up the field as he sees it. He'll either succeed or he won't, but either way he is not a threat to any real work that has been done, and he is the only person stirring things up at the moment.

You are picking the side which you think is more powerful, nothing wrong with that, but you never know how things will shake out.

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By the way, just as additional info: even though you can't see it from the outside, the site behind namecoin.pro is a highly scalable community website with integrated personal email accounts, personal webspace, community- and wiki-pages and so on....

Empire building conflicts with decentralization obviously.

You are making a Namecoin website which has subsections which let people make websites on your website?
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I've never had any contacts with anybody on this thread on any other forum nor anywhere else, aside from possibly twitter exchanges with biolizard long ago and maybe with the Vancouver bitcoin guy.

So then you don't know because you've never seen any of TradeRunners code?

That's what I thought.  Roll Eyes


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Empire building conflicts with decentralization obviously.
I love your post! Cheesy I don't intend to create an empire, but I just wanted to note that the visible website at namecoin.pro is just the front end for anonymous visitors. On the backend are SQL servers, cache servers, mail servers and so on. But of course I didn't build this infrastructure just for the Namecoin project, there will soon be published a domain trading platform (for both ICANN domains and .bit blockchain domains), finally my Namecoin blockchain explorer (which has been running for a long time already and is accessible to members of my network) and various community websites, blogs and wiki projects.

You are making a Namecoin website which has subsections which let people make websites on your website?
I don't know yet, at the moment I plan to open a public community section (forum) first. I'm still thinking whether to open it separately under namecoin.pro or as a subsection of another community portal. Creating pages/blogs will of course be possible. But at the moment I don't plan to offer full hosting services for .bit websites. But a .bit mail system is on my to-do list.

By the way, I appreciate it that SinbadGuthrie is finally back, even though he deleted all of his posts...  Grin Grin Grin

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I don't know yet, at the moment I plan to open a public community section (forum) first. I'm still thinking whether to open it separately under namecoin.pro or as a subsection of another community portal. Creating pages/blogs will of course be possible. But at the moment I don't plan to offer full hosting services for .bit websites. But a .bit mail system is on my to-do list.



A forum about all decentralized dns projects, including namecoin, would be good, and could hit it big if there is ever some surprize news regarding centralized dns. It would probably never happen, but having a site set up awaiting such an unlikely even would be like holding a smart lottery ticket.

Still, it seems the big roadblock is that the cost is denominated in nmc, and the second roadblock is simplicity since the process has to be very simple to ever catch on, and a third roadblock is that social things like web networks need to reach a critical mass of genuine users before most people have any interest.

The third issue is always solved in the crypto community by building fake user bases and incentivizing them with cash. That works well with shitcoins that are designed to disappear once the dev can cash out, but most people spot that kind of fraud.

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