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May 29, 2014, 01:12:12 PM
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I've been trying to figure out myself how a virus could be hidden in open source code. It would have to be some very well crafted logic error that would occur only under certain conditions and that every coder would be unable to detect when simply reviewing the code.  It could also perhaps be something hidden in the blockchain and currently encrypted, but once the key is revealed, it will be decrypted and the virus will be readable.

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May 29, 2014, 01:12:24 PM
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I've been trying to figure out myself how a virus could be hidden in open source code. It would have to be some very well crafted logic error that would occur only under certain conditions and that every coder would be unable to detect when simply reviewing the code.  It could also perhaps be something hidden in the blockchain and currently encrypted, but once the key is revealed, it will be decrypted and the virus will be revealed.

This is one of the reasons Bitcoin is not Turing complete.

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May 29, 2014, 01:14:29 PM
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I've been trying to figure out myself how a virus could be hidden in open source code. It would have to be some very well crafted logic error that would occur only under certain conditions and that every coder would be unable to detect when simply reviewing the code.  It could also perhaps be something hidden in the blockchain and currently encrypted, but once the key is revealed, it will be decrypted and the virus will be readable.

algorithm != source code


Yeah, source code is A implementation of the algorithm.

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May 29, 2014, 02:15:41 PM
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The first two quotes are so wrong it hurts my head.
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May 29, 2014, 04:12:32 PM
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May 29, 2014, 04:17:19 PM
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The psychic predicted something will happen in Japan?

With that level of accuracy and specificity I am wondering why we have not all sold our bitcoin after reading this.


 
 
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May 29, 2014, 04:20:36 PM
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NEWS FLASH: someone bought sushi today: IN JAPAN.

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May 29, 2014, 04:54:50 PM
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NEWS FLASH: someone bought sushi today: IN JAPAN.
Panic selling!!!!


 
 
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May 29, 2014, 05:38:28 PM
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What are you stupid OP?
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May 29, 2014, 05:46:04 PM
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NEWS FLASH: someone bought sushi today: IN JAPAN.
Panic selling!!!!

reports coming in that the scare was caused; as this person (buying sushi for lunch), used bitcoin to purchase it.
prepare for a crash.

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May 29, 2014, 05:46:48 PM
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Psychics make living on everything illogical, mystical, and unprovable. Bitcoin is a promise of converting every aspect of our life to provably fair, realistic and logical. If I'd be a psychic, I'd be actively trying to destroy bitcoin before it destroys my job Smiley

PS However if I'd be a good psychic, I'd see the futility of the attempt and go grab some coins lower...

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May 29, 2014, 06:37:04 PM
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physicists, if you look throughout history, can be narrow-minded people who are entrenched in their old ways of thinking. the great ones usually come along and challenge the convention, like an einstein or newton. all of the best theoretical physicists are usually artistic-minded people too. einstein plays musical instruments, and i think sean carroll does as well.
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May 29, 2014, 07:10:13 PM
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Because psychics are skeptical in all new things, they think they know everything, and everytime they encounter with some new and innovating topic, they try to stop it.

Internet of things.
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May 29, 2014, 07:25:41 PM
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A much more pertinent question is - why didn't psychics buy every single bitcoin in 2009?

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May 29, 2014, 07:31:50 PM
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physicists, if you look throughout history, can be narrow-minded people who are entrenched in their old ways of thinking. the great ones usually come along and challenge the convention, like an einstein or newton. all of the best theoretical physicists are usually artistic-minded people too. einstein plays musical instruments, and i think sean carroll does as well.

The thread is about psychics, not physicists...  Grin

I've been trying to figure out myself how a virus could be hidden in open source code. It would have to be some very well crafted logic error that would occur only under certain conditions and that every coder would be unable to detect when simply reviewing the code.  It could also perhaps be something hidden in the blockchain and currently encrypted, but once the key is revealed, it will be decrypted and the virus will be readable.

It's most likely nonsense of course, but I wonder if you could create a virus (external, not hidden in the source code) specifically designed to affect the operation of miners somehow, to screw with the blockchain; though I suppose it would have to infect a substantial portion of them to have any real effect.

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May 29, 2014, 07:35:00 PM
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physicists, if you look throughout history, can be narrow-minded people who are entrenched in their old ways of thinking. the great ones usually come along and challenge the convention, like an einstein or newton. all of the best theoretical physicists are usually artistic-minded people too. einstein plays musical instruments, and i think sean carroll does as well.

The thread is about psychics, not physicists...  Grin

I've been trying to figure out myself how a virus could be hidden in open source code. It would have to be some very well crafted logic error that would occur only under certain conditions and that every coder would be unable to detect when simply reviewing the code.  It could also perhaps be something hidden in the blockchain and currently encrypted, but once the key is revealed, it will be decrypted and the virus will be readable.

It's most likely nonsense of course, but I wonder if you could create a virus specifically designed to affect the operation of miners somehow, to screw with the blockchain; though I suppose it would have to affect a substantial portion of them to have any real effect.

I think that the people who invented bitcoin, already tought about that.. with criptography theres no really a virus that can do that. It will just take millenias triying to get some free bticoins

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May 29, 2014, 08:04:02 PM
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shit, i noticed the word was psychics.. didn't know we're crazy enough to talk about what psychics think about bitcoin.
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May 29, 2014, 08:07:14 PM
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I read the title as "Why are psychotics bearish on bitcoin?"

And then I thought, yep... sounds about right.  Herp derp.
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May 29, 2014, 08:09:45 PM
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Wow, so you are saying bitcoin is risky?


Jesus christ this hasn't crossed anyone else's mind ever. We all thought this was #1 sure thing.
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May 29, 2014, 08:13:19 PM
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Maybe they figure since it is so newfangled and unproven, there is a high probability that it will fail. Kind of like a start-up venture or something. Cheesy

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