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I think the 5.75% return is over the 48 month vesting duration, on the extra money you would have earned (and invested). So, the excess (per year) would be something more like (50(1.0575^3)+50(1.0575^2)+50*(1.0575^1))/4. (Though it seems I'm a little off, so maybe they do the calculation monthly or biweekly).

Edit: Search http://www.tejusparikh.com/projects/equity_calculator/js/app... for bigCoInterest.

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Ah, that's pretty cool. Otherwise you can use things like vanitygen to create a similar address. I just created https://duckduckgo.com/?q=1NhLgwwuiyVsBuk3NgJHDztZZ6ejBySbsj

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If you keep track of either the short URL or the long URL somewhere on your end, you can get the other part using bitly's link API: http://dev.bitly.com/links.html and the associated metrics with the link metrics API: http://dev.bitly.com/link_metrics.html -- Once you have that, you can write a simple app (or use any of the free ones out there) to provide the same service.

Or honestly, just pay the $700 if it's not worth the dev investment and provides a significant value to your service.

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I was wondering the same thing. Perhaps "\r\n" is more friendly to Windows or Telnet users?

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Alice or Bob have to sign the fee (in addition to the rest of their transaction) with their private key in order for the miner to spend it later.

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Except that now the power is in the hands of the manufacturer, who can now execute Sybil attacks.

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I would suggest reading through the Express (or any popular project) source code to improve yourself as a JavaScript developer. As you do, there will inevitably be things you notice that should be fixed. E.g. typos, edge cases, refactoring[0]. Fixing those will help you familiarize yourself with the project, the process, and will eventually lead to bigger contributions.

[0] Though be careful with that. Only refactor stuff if you're pretty confident about how it works, and that your changes don't decrease performance or readability.

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500 million of 10 billion is 5%.

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benmanns 94 days ago | link | parent | on: Dead Man's Switch

Wow! I had no idea. According to http://www.idanalytics.com/news-and-events/news-releases/201...

> More than 15 percent of SSNs are associated with two or more people. More than 140,000 SSNs are associated with five or more people. Significantly, more than 27,000 SSNs are associated with 10 or more people.

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GeneralMayhem 93 days ago | link

That article is referring to corporate records, though, and leads with the fact that many people have multiple SSNs if you track all their commercial accounts as gospel truth. Does social security actually hand out duplicate SSNs, or is this all caused by people not remembering theirs/bad typing?

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steveklabnik 94 days ago | link

Yup. It was stated over and over again that SSNs were not supposed to be a form of ID, but nobody pays attention...

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jimktrains2 94 days ago | link

I've always wondered how the SS administration deals with this. SSN _should_ be unique, but in practice they're not, so how do these people deal with taxes and _gasp_, social security?

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chid 94 days ago | link

If I were to guess I'd say they use other ID factors such as name/dob

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But when everyone has a $20 USB stick capable of mining 10k coins a month on today's difficulty, that difficulty will go up dramatically. Mining will always be expensive to everyone but those with early access to next generation hardware.

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