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May 17, 2016, 09:01:23 PM
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OK we can assume our coins are lost. How much did you guys lose? I lost ~1 BTC.
I would bet 0.25 BTC that SatoshiDice will be back online within 5 days Smiley

A casino is a perpetual money printing machine. It would be foolish to throw it away, despite the >5000 BTC that are invested.

SatoshiDice should hire a second admin/dev who is experienced with high availability scenarios and DDoS migitation (if that is the problem right now).

I have about 1.5 BTC invested myself but I'm confident. SDice tackled and solved many problems in the past. It's only going to get better.

The cold wallets are untouched:
https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC/address/1DmqFgYfKMT1F8B3tGhVMFf82vdgdSsjNV
https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC/address/18e5jpfn9zo9GQov1Ks9Pzh6Yam2SvFqqo

It's sound logic, and reassuring, but if so why have they not announced this here?

I'm more than happy for a small fraction of my profit to be invested in even a rudimentary level of cybersecurity. BitDice's CloudFlare is always checking me: can SD just employ CloudFlare?

Viz. those wallets: is there blockchain evidence that transactions to deposit addresses end up there?

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May 17, 2016, 09:03:42 PM
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C'mon, SD! Get your shit together and keep the site running. Allow users to log in with the secret URL if they wish, even after you force them to create the email based accounts.

Actually, I think the idea of converting the accounts from secret url to emal is one of the worst ideas ever. The very thing that made SD different from other betting sites was exactly the possibility of complete anonymity. The number of bets /day is now so low that is a shame for the oldest bitcoin betting site in the history.

Fix it and fix it asap!

I wrote this exactly 1 month ago. WTF are you doing, SD?

Check your IQ! Send any amount to this address:
1GoodBTCiGyd1J1LkDhCThfTHG8n9WJnNn
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May 17, 2016, 09:11:23 PM
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C'mon, SD! Get your shit together and keep the site running. Allow users to log in with the secret URL if they wish, even after you force them to create the email based accounts.

Actually, I think the idea of converting the accounts from secret url to emal is one of the worst ideas ever. The very thing that made SD different from other betting sites was exactly the possibility of complete anonymity. The number of bets /day is now so low that is a shame for the oldest bitcoin betting site in the history.

Fix it and fix it asap!

I wrote this exactly 1 month ago. WTF are you doing, SD?

They're AWOL; the lights aren't on and nobody's home.

Happen the United States Government has seized the site?

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May 17, 2016, 10:46:28 PM
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C'mon, SD! Get your shit together and keep the site running. Allow users to log in with the secret URL if they wish, even after you force them to create the email based accounts.

Actually, I think the idea of converting the accounts from secret url to emal is one of the worst ideas ever. The very thing that made SD different from other betting sites was exactly the possibility of complete anonymity. The number of bets /day is now so low that is a shame for the oldest bitcoin betting site in the history.

Fix it and fix it asap!

I wrote this exactly 1 month ago. WTF are you doing, SD?

They're AWOL; the lights aren't on and nobody's home.

Happen the United States Government has seized the site?

The sites based in the UK, not the US... not sure what good seizing a web domain would do either.

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May 18, 2016, 06:36:50 AM
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OK we can assume our coins are lost. How much did you guys lose? I lost ~1 BTC.
I would bet 0.25 BTC that SatoshiDice will be back online within 5 days Smiley

A casino is a perpetual money printing machine. It would be foolish to throw it away, despite the >5000 BTC that are invested.

SatoshiDice should hire a second admin/dev who is experienced with high availability scenarios and DDoS migitation (if that is the problem right now).

I have about 1.5 BTC invested myself but I'm confident. SDice tackled and solved many problems in the past. It's only going to get better.

The cold wallets are untouched:
https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC/address/1DmqFgYfKMT1F8B3tGhVMFf82vdgdSsjNV
https://www.blocktrail.com/BTC/address/18e5jpfn9zo9GQov1Ks9Pzh6Yam2SvFqqo

it is known that admins communicate poorly, and they have been down 24 hours before, I think they come up again soon and all Bitcoins are safe.

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May 18, 2016, 11:04:00 AM
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C'mon, SD! Get your shit together and keep the site running. Allow users to log in with the secret URL if they wish, even after you force them to create the email based accounts.

Actually, I think the idea of converting the accounts from secret url to emal is one of the worst ideas ever. The very thing that made SD different from other betting sites was exactly the possibility of complete anonymity. The number of bets /day is now so low that is a shame for the oldest bitcoin betting site in the history.

Fix it and fix it asap!

I wrote this exactly 1 month ago. WTF are you doing, SD?

They're AWOL; the lights aren't on and nobody's home.

Happen the United States Government has seized the site?

The sites based in the UK, not the US... not sure what good seizing a web domain would do either.


feels a bit too far-fetched, if it has been seized they would probably said something earlier.
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May 18, 2016, 02:37:44 PM
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Why don't they just put a page, "Temporarily out of order"?

I still hope it's just a problem with their MySQL server. I imagine over 350,000,000 table rows can be tricky to manage efficiently.
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May 18, 2016, 03:47:25 PM
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Why don't they just put a page, "Temporarily out of order"?

I still hope it's just a problem with their MySQL server. I imagine over 350,000,000 table rows can be tricky to manage efficiently.

Is this for the "provable fair" component? Because they definitely don't have that many members

Also, one must bear in mind they are still a comparatively small business, but when they are handling >$2 million worth of others' funds, they have to tread with some degree of integrity.

Has anyone had an email back from the support address, or at least tried to do so?

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May 18, 2016, 04:22:45 PM
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Why don't they just put a page, "Temporarily out of order"?

I still hope it's just a problem with their MySQL server. I imagine over 350,000,000 table rows can be tricky to manage efficiently.

Is this for the "provable fair" component? Because they definitely don't have that many members

Also, one must bear in mind they are still a comparatively small business, but when they are handling >$2 million worth of others' funds, they have to tread with some degree of integrity.

Has anyone had an email back from the support address, or at least tried to do so?
It's the number of bets they have stored.

Anecdote: A few months ago I noticed my old SatoshiDice account got slower and slower. I assume because the betting code accessed database rows from far back, and load it from disk.
SatoshiDice optimized the code a few weeks ago. Old accounts are not slow anymore. I don't think they even mentioned the improvement.
I imagine there still might be corner cases that lead to heavy database stress.

These are all just guesses, because the web server currently reports a MySQL error:
https://session.satoshidice.com/userapi/useraddress/
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May 18, 2016, 05:18:01 PM
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Why don't they just put a page, "Temporarily out of order"?

I still hope it's just a problem with their MySQL server. I imagine over 350,000,000 table rows can be tricky to manage efficiently.

Is this for the "provable fair" component? Because they definitely don't have that many members

Also, one must bear in mind they are still a comparatively small business, but when they are handling >$2 million worth of others' funds, they have to tread with some degree of integrity.

Has anyone had an email back from the support address, or at least tried to do so?
It's the number of bets they have stored.

Anecdote: A few months ago I noticed my old SatoshiDice account got slower and slower. I assume because the betting code accessed database rows from far back, and load it from disk.
SatoshiDice optimized the code a few weeks ago. Old accounts are not slow anymore. I don't think they even mentioned the improvement.
I imagine there still might be corner cases that lead to heavy database stress.

These are all just guesses, because the web server currently reports a MySQL error:
https://session.satoshidice.com/userapi/useraddress/

That's a good point, equally it could be because they've simply ran off and turned the machine off, and nothing serves to explain the lack of correspondence.

Also, what is the sense in maintining such a large MySQL database? Surely all you need now is secret URLs/emails/deposit addresses and account balance that can be updated? Keep summary stats about previous bets to populate the leaderboards/etc. If it's for transparency purposes, a tape backup would suffice, given we (presumably) can't access those SQL records anyway.

Betting is slow, so some code needs to be tidied up somewhere. Slow bets frustrate, and frustrated customers leave and stop placing bets (=bad)

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May 18, 2016, 06:39:17 PM
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Satoshicircle is still online and functioning. A good sign. Still getting a bit anxious...
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May 19, 2016, 07:01:50 AM
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tried to send an email to the master of coin email address on randianhero's website, it bounced.
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May 19, 2016, 07:41:07 AM
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satoshidice is still down? how can they be down without even giving a notice to their users. at least announce maintenance time in this thread or on website.

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May 19, 2016, 10:17:39 AM
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still seems to be down, hopefully the admins will sort it soon =(

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May 19, 2016, 12:29:01 PM
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Some Accounts are empty, so is down or is hacked ?!

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May 19, 2016, 12:34:21 PM
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Some Accounts are empty, so is down or is hacked ?!

There isnt anyway to check the balance of accounts at the moment.
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May 19, 2016, 12:44:42 PM
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Some Accounts are empty, so is down or is hacked ?!
not some account every account is empty it is not accessible at the moment. i hope they are not hacked.

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May 19, 2016, 01:00:19 PM
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Some Accounts are empty, so is down or is hacked ?!
not some account every account is empty it is not accessible at the moment. i hope they are not hacked.

if u check on blockchain u will see some acounts (deposit addresses) with balance before the site was down, now same addresses have some transactions (after the site was down) and the balance is 0 !!!

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May 19, 2016, 02:15:16 PM
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Some Accounts are empty, so is down or is hacked ?!
not some account every account is empty it is not accessible at the moment. i hope they are not hacked.

if u check on blockchain u will see some acounts (deposit addresses) with balance before the site was down, now same addresses have some transactions (after the site was down) and the balance is 0 !!!

How would you know anyone else's deposit address other than your own? Its more helpful if you post a link to the transactions rather than just yelling at the sky.
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May 19, 2016, 03:50:40 PM
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Some Accounts are empty, so is down or is hacked ?!
not some account every account is empty it is not accessible at the moment. i hope they are not hacked.

if u check on blockchain u will see some acounts (deposit addresses) with balance before the site was down, now same addresses have some transactions (after the site was down) and the balance is 0 !!!

How would you know anyone else's deposit address other than your own? Its more helpful if you post a link to the transactions rather than just yelling at the sky.

Better check your deposit address on blockchain and pray to be intact... one example is with over 30 BTC : 1XemPRB9kTKELdhQ3igoaJyqTkxUDg3zU

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