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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2016, 12:20:05 pm »
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Bitcoin QT wallet, this pinnacle of modern software engineering by irreplaceable Core Devs, doesn't clear expired txs. That's right.

So if a user sent a tx with locktime set and it expired, he is basically... how to say this politely... screwed.

The transaction is stuck there forever, your balance is also incorrect now.

So, yeah, marvelous engineering job! Of course we absolutely can't replace these wonderful developers!

Argh...
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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2016, 01:25:18 pm »
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So the QT wallet isn't just a slow slug, but it is capable of worse issues too!

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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2016, 01:35:08 pm »
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In any commercial product this would be a show-stopper. Are you kidding me? User sends tx, it's not confirmed, he loses his money.

And these people tell everyone that they are irreplaceable experts...

No, this is all a joke. Cryptos won't get mainstream until this amateur BS ends.
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2016, 01:42:23 pm »
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That's why we need something simple, fast, reliable and effective!

Simplicity - less is more!

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Re: Bitcoin
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2017, 06:56:27 pm »
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Nice article "It’s Not The Censorship Resistance, Stupid":

https://medium.com/@johnblocke/its-not-the-censorship-resistance-stupid-59a95e5f9b51
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Re: Bitcoin
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2017, 12:39:30 pm »
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The bitcoin code that has been inherited from Core is a mess. When I saw that the latest assert was failing at line 5706, the first thing I thought was "Oh my God a file should never be 6000 lines long. That's a sign of undisciplined programmers generating an unreadable mess."

The ProcessMessage function alone is more than 1,300 lines long and there are plenty of other multi-hundred line functions throughout the code. Code in this state is very unpleasant to read and almost impossible to spot bugs in.

What's needed is a proper code review process but the code in its current state is not even suitable for code review because you can't look at a part of the code and understand everything that you need to understand in order to say whether there's a problem.

The only people who have a decent chance at spotting a problem are those who are intimately familiar with the code already - namely the authors. The code deters newcomers because of its complexity.

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/60wyr9/a_proposal_to_improve_bitcoin_unlimiteds_code/
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2017, 08:03:07 am »
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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2017, 06:02:44 am »
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2017, 10:57:51 pm »
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Re: Bitcoin
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2017, 06:04:03 pm »
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Stolfi is usually full of it, but occasionally he hits it right on the head:

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Like RBF, CPFP, and fee estimators, SegWit is the typical "incompetent hacker solution": an ugly and faulty hack that is added to the system to pretend to fix some problem that was created exclusively by previous ugly and faulty hacks.

A hard fork solution to the ML bug would be much simpler and could take effect immediately after the fork is activated, which could be as early as two months from now.

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/6rqpyw/viabtc_on_twitter_bcc_network_was_under/dl74yw1/
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Re: Bitcoin
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2017, 06:47:45 am »
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Why you should oppose the opti mind results Segwit2x:

https://forums.prohashing.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1687

Where do you guys see bitcoin going from here? It's quite pricey.

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Re: Bitcoin
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2017, 06:54:05 am »
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Where do you guys see bitcoin going from here? It's quite pricey.

Good money drives out bad money, so after things settle down, I think, BTC will enter slow decline and BCC - slow growth (after the massive dump which I'm still waiting for...).

So I plan to sell BTC gradually and buy me more BCC :)

P.S. Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Bitcoin
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2017, 05:54:59 pm »
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A program that requires 3 days to re-index a 100 Gb dataset is retarded.

No if's, no but's. Re-tar-ded.

It's a myth that Bitcoin Core developers are irreplaceable geniuses. They are not even competent.

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