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#1 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » All things Bitcoin! » 2013-10-23 21:02:48

Hi Diet,

Just wanted to give a thumbs up to bitcoin  big_smile . I have posted on here a couple of times before about it. I don't mine (think I got in the game too late to make that worthwhile). I hold a reasonable quantity of bitcoin because I strongly beleive it will become a major currency in the future and so hope my holdings will become worth a lot (greed, plain and simple). So far this has worked out well and I have more than doubled my money in well under a year (haven't cashed out yet though and don't plan to any time soon). But also I hold a small amount to use occasionally for transactions such as donating to various websites and crowdfunding campaigns, buying things such as humble bundle and even bought server space with them.

While I hold some for pure financial speculation I am much more interested in them as a concept. The whole bitcoin thing utterly fascinates me and I think that it ranks as one of the smartest inventions in history. Time will tell, but I find it hard to see why it (or someting very like it) won't become a major global currency. It just has so many advantages over any other currency or payment system.

I love the idea that an open source peer to peer technology can work so fantastically as a means of curreny and that it is immune to the meddlings of any political power.

Still one of my favourite posts on bitcoin is this.

#2 Re: News & Announcements » Making Donations » 2013-08-14 20:08:09

cdub wrote:

I'd love to see a Bitcoin donation option. I think Bitcoin and open source software go hand in hand! PayPal really sucks!

I fully agree. In fact I posted about this before but not much interest. Fair enough if Corenominal isn't interested but If he'd like some help in how to set this up I'd be happy to offer some advice.

#3 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Recommend me a good, free email service. » 2013-08-11 17:59:28

stim wrote:

Mailpie looks interesting, but is the writing on the wall for server-based e-mail?

I think the idea of mailpile is that you would run it on your own VPS or even on your home machine. What are the problems for server-based email you refer to and would it still be the case if you run it on your own servers?

Note also that mailpile is building user friendly encryption right  into the main app, so if it takes off in a big way we might finally move to a system where the norm is to send encrypted email (I like to dream  wink ).

#5 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » Watching Youtube without flash » 2013-08-05 18:31:51

Just came across this post and thought people might be interested in this greasemonkey script which I just installed. Offers lots of options to watch videos from many different sites. Pretty neat!

#6 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Which are your favorite Firefox/Iceweasel addons? » 2013-08-05 14:12:32

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#7 Re: WM/DE Talk » Simple question()s about #! desktop [Solved] » 2013-08-01 11:20:46

Just realised you actually meant you wanted the text brighter. Doh!

Again, just edit the .conkrc file. Find the bit that says

default_color 656667

(the number may be different) and change the colour code. If you want bright white just delete the numbers and type "white", then save. If that is too bright then choose a colour code from somewhere like here and enter the number and save.

You see how nice and easy it is to configure stuff in #!  smile

#8 Re: WM/DE Talk » Simple question()s about #! desktop [Solved] » 2013-08-01 11:07:13

Hope I can help you:

1. The stuff you see down the right hand side is part of Conky. It is a highly configurable program which you can do some really cool stuff with. To change the settings (as with many things in #!) you need to edit a text file. To access the text file go to the menu and select Settings -> Conky -> Edit .conkyrc. Now find the bit that says

xftfont Liberation Sans:size=9

and change the number at the end to whatever font size you want. Hit save and it should automatically update to that font size. There are many more cool things you can do with Conky, have a look at "the monster conky thread" to see what other people are up to.

2. The key bindings can be set by going to Settings -> Openbox -> Edit rc.xml. Some instructions for doing this can be found here. When you have set new key bindings you can edit the text in the .conkyrc file so that reminders of your new key bindings appear on the desktop too!

#9 Re: Feedback & Suggestions » Accept bitcoin donations? » 2013-05-30 14:17:26

shengchieh wrote:

http://investorplace.com/2013/05/homela … -exchange/
http://seekingalpha.com/article/1446171 … rency-scam

If you are in USA, definitely no.  If you are in Europe, I would worry about scam.

I want to try to avoid a bitcoin rant here, but I am really excited about it so I'll try to keep this brief wink

Firstly, I'm sorry to say I wholeheartedly disagree with your cherry picked articles and your reasons to not accept bitcoin. If you do not want to keep bitcoin then once you have received it you can simply sell the coins (on somewhere like localbitcoins.com) and just get the cash value for them. Even easier than that, you can just use a service such as bitpay which is as easy as including a paypal link on your page and people can pay in bitcoins and you will directly receive the cash equivalent, you don't even have to handle the bitcoins. The main advantage is that the fees are much lower than paypal and flattr.

But I would go further than that and encourage corenominal to download a simple bitcoin wallet like electrum, post a receiving address on the donations page and allow people to send him bitcoins as thanks for all the great work. He can then keep the bitcoins, which at the moment are probably the fastest growing investment you can have, or happily and easily spend them at the increasingly many online places which accept them. Bitcoin is the ultimate easy way for people to make online payments and donations - no fees, instant transactions from anywhere in the world and no third party skimming off the top. And lets not forget we are talking about donations here, why restrict the possibilities for people to send you cash.

For people who are into open source and decentralisation, bitcoin is a project you should really get excited about! For people who use the web a lot, it is the ultimate way to make online payments.

Finally, in response to the first link posted above: "Homeland Security Seizes World’s Largest Bitcoin Exchange" is just a totally inaccurate piece of reporting. As the article goes on to explain, they simply seized their Dwolla account because it weren't properly registered, the exchange (Mt Gox) is still fully open and carries on doing millions of dollars worth of business. I don't want to use up space critiquing the second article which I think is just missing the point entirely, but for a positive and easy to read article on why bitcoin is such a good currency try: http://evoorhees.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05 … money.html

Personally I think bitcoin as an invention is a stroke of genius and I think it has huge potential to become a positive and very practical part of our lives.

#10 Feedback & Suggestions » Accept bitcoin donations? » 2013-05-28 15:57:40

marmalade
Replies: 4

Have been using #! for over a year now and love it. Exactly what I want in a distro for both my desktop and netbook. I have just finished my physics phd using it and it worked perfectly throughout using mathematica and writing the thesis in latex.

I would love to donate to corenominal for all the fantastic work. Do you support bitcoin donations? If so, let me know an address and I'll happily send over a donation. Would also be nice to have this as possible donate option on the donate page.

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