Before I download the whole thing, what format is it in? csv, sql, etc
It's tab-separated values.
First couple of lines:
ID_MSG ID_TOPIC ID_BOARD ID_MEMBER posterName posterTime ID_MSG_MODIFIED modifiedTime modifiedName icon smileysEnabled subject body
28 5 1 3 satoshi 1258913068 28 0 xx 1 Welcome to the new Bitcoin forum! Welcome to the new Bitcoin forum!<br /><br />The old forum can still be reached here:<br />http://bitcoin.sourceforge.net/boards/index.php<br /><br />I'll repost some selected threads here and add updated answers to questions where I can.<br /><br />FAQ<br />http://bitcoin.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?page=FAQ<br /><br />Download<br />http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/<br /><br />
29 6 1 3 satoshi 1258914704 29 0 xx 1 Repost: Bitcoin Maturation --------------------<br />bitcoinbitcoin:<br />Bitcoin Maturation<br />Posted:Thu 01 of Oct, 2009 (14:12 UTC)<br /><br />From the user's perspective the bitcoin maturation process can be broken down into 8 stages.<br /><br />1. The initial network transaction that occurs when you first click Generate Coins.<br />2. The time between that initial network transaction and when the bitcoin entry is ready to appear in the All Transactions list.<br />3. The change of the bitcoin entry from outside the All Transaction field to inside it.<br />4. The time between when the bitcoin appears in the All Transfers list and when the Description is ready to change to Generated (50.00 matures in x more blocks).<br />5. The change of the Description to Generated (50.00 matures in x more blocks).<br />6. The time between when the Description says Generated (50.00 matures in x more blocks) to when it is ready to change to Generated.<br />7 The change of the Description to Generated.<br />8. The time after the Description has changed to Generated.<br /><br />Which stages require network connectivity, significant local CPU usage and or significant remote CPU usage? Do any of these stages have names?<br /><br />--------------------<br />sirius-m:<br />Re: Bitcoin Maturation<br />Posted:Thu 22 of Oct, 2009 (02:36 UTC)<br /><br />As far as I know, there's no network transaction when you click Generate Coins - your computer just starts calculating the next proof-of-work. The CPU usage is 100% when you're generating coins.<br /><br />In this example, the network connection is used when you broadcast the information about the proof-of-work block you've created (that which entitles you to the new coin). Generating coins successfully requires constant connectivity, so that you can start working on the next block when someone gets the current block before you.<br />