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Array 2018 LtBarclay 12/27/2017 (Wed) 06:07:08 No. 415 [Reply]
>>39719

Alrighty, space banditos. We've had the poll up for awhile, and had lots of responses. I'm going to go through them one by one and explain the pros and cons..then, you guys talk about it for a few days. We're coming up on a magical 100,000 posts, let's make sure we make the right choice on the array for that milestone.

Perks Model 31.5%: The most popular choice, unfortunately this model instills a "someone else will contribute" mentality. As I've seen in the past, when you give the user the choice between contributing or not, they will choose not most of the time. I don't believe this option has any chance of long term success. That's not to say I won't try it if that's what you guys want, but hear me out: no one is a hard-core user of the array. People pop in, they pop out. Having perks -sounds- nice until you realize very few people stay in the channel enough to fully utilize those perks. I don't think miners/donators would get enough 'value' to make their computing power 'worth' it to them compared to the standard user experience.
Freemium model 18.8%: The second most popular choice. This model ensures that at a minimum, half of the database requires contribution of some kind in order to request it. I think this model has a decent, if somewhat low, chance of success. It would definitely be a slow burn acquiring miners/donators, as they know all they have to do to get what they want is wait a week for the list to rotate their desired videos to free.
Keeping the array as it is 14.6%: The third most popular choice. This is definitely the easiest thing to do. Only having the array run for a couple of days once or twice a month max doesn't really impact our hosting costs, but it also doesn't utilize the array to it's fullest site-supporting potential. It does end the debate on whether the array should be able to support itself, or the site for the matter.
Minimum-mining model: This option strikes a nice balance between keeping everything free to request, and making sure the array generates a minimum amount of return. We could start off small, something like the equivalent of just two 1070's worth of hashrate at any given time, and the array would remain online 24/7.
Figure out an easier way to donate 6.1%: Not going to happen. Staying anonymous ain't easy.
It's time to stop 4.5%: I will admit I have thought this many times. While this option was only a small portion of the results…. it stands out.
Single use model 1.3%: Appears to be wildly unpopular, and ruins the original purpose of the array
Allow donations in XMR: Done. Added address to donation page.
P2P: No. The array was created to free ourselves from the risk of P2P.
Simple ads on the site 0.3%: Tried it. No ad service that pays in cryptocurrency pays anything decent. We once ran an ad campaign for 3 weeks and made 38 cents.

My missive on the current state of filesharing:

https://bbw-chan.nl/arrayfaq.html

The poll in question:

http://www.rkursem.com/poll/view.php?id=585a694260010afce
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I know the thing with anonymity, But for me the biggest obstacle which causes me not being able to support the array is the Cryptocurrency part. I don't use any of those, have zero experience and feel those are way too unpredictable and complicated things.(Plus all the scams related to those)

If there was more simplier way to support I would definitely do it.
>>452
Nah, this pay-to-play BS will never fly. Esp not subscription stuff. The board is the lifeblood of the array. You shunt everything into the array, and the board will die, guaranteed.


>>453
I get it, what with all the malware bitcoin hostage shit, but you have to admit: we've paid our registration and hosting costs with bitcoin for an entire year.

Yes, the price has fluctuated. But the ability to pay our costs, 100% anonymously, to a company in another country, isn't uncertain. That ability has kept us up and running, with no fear, for over a year. How do you feel about directly mining that currency? Are you still opposed to that?
>>454
>How do you feel about directly
>mining that currency? Are you still
>opposed to that?

No, I could mine in theory if it's not too complicated to set up, but the problem probably is that my computer is 5 years old and not very powerfull even back then. And what I've understood you would need atleast powerfull modern GPU for mining.
>>455
I make around $70 USD a month mining but as you point out, I already happened to have a good gpu. The other problem is that I technically currently have Ethereum, but my Mist wallet shows empty so I can't donate any of it here yet.
>>456
Been saying that for some time, I'd be worried if I were you.

Ok explorers, I need a few good men to test the new system. Hit me up in discord and I'll arrange access. We're moving forward with a hybrid mining + link shortener system. I want to see if the new system feels right before I release it to the general public.

Here's what happens: instead of mining and accumulating a balance which you can then deduct from when you request videos, all mining is done when the link is clicked via coinhive's proof-of-work system. That means that, everyone who clicks the link (the requester, anyone in the channel, and anyone who does so from the past list) will have to perform a certain amount of hashing, directly in their browser. That way, we can keep using an embedded IRC client (though Kiwi seems to be broken atm) without having to run the coinhive scripts/API on the page itself, which generates adblock/security software messages because so many sites are abusing the miner.

It also further simplifies the process: there is no requirement to identify by irc name who is mining what or what their balance is, and gives extra value to the array by requiring all downloads to provide POW, rather than just the requester. Hashes required have been adjusted to compensate, but I want to hear from the testers if it feels "fair".

Why coinhive again? Well, we actually made about $30 the last time we tried. Not enough to withdraw, but I feel this implementation may actually get us to the minimum required balance for payout.

Array support discussion LtBarclay 06/08/2017 (Thu) 09:23:56 No. 333 [Reply]
Regarding the new information posted here: https://bbw-chan.nl/arraysupport.html

Please discuss thoughts, concerns, etc.

Edit 6-13-2017: Miner support page and package has been updated. CPU Mining has been removed. Package now mines to a wallet address I use for mining with my own hardware, to prevent small transaction spam from what will almost certainly be a fairly small amount of users.

In addition, mining is now required to use the array. I know this is going to be contentious. In fact, I'm betting it's the death knell of the whole system. I simply don't think the 30+ constant users of the array will comply with it. We have about 2 and a half weeks to see if users can swallow actually having to contribute to get the array to tirelessly work for them.
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>>333
These days BTC are all mined with dedicated hardware so asking people to use their CPU/GPU to make BTC seems a waste of resources.

Is the issue traceability? Perhaps you'd be able to put all donations through a bitcoin mixer? Would that help?
>>368
No advertising network that pays out in bitcoin, pays any kind of decent money.

>>369
We were mining alt-currencies and trading for bitcoin, which is still pretty lucrative on consumer hardware.

Tracebility is a pretty huge concern. Running through a mixer wouldn't help much, because the traditional donations would still be received through traditional means first (paypal etc), which would be identifiable.
>>370
https://99bitcoins.com/buying-bitcoins-with-paypal-a-practical-guide/

Are any of these options attractive? Users could send their new traceable BTC to a per-user private address on bbw-chan.nl and then you could send them to a mixer to generate unlinked coins for paying the host.
I was wondering if this site or domain is technically a part of the deep web if anyone knows?
>>371
After looking through these options, I don't think any regular person would be willing to go through those kinds of hoops for BTC to donate. It's just too much work.

>>372
No, not really. At best, we are obfuscated: domain is registered in iceland, hosted by a company in the netherlands, from a server off the coast of africa. That's pretty deep, but not exactly deep web.

Ads & support the site discussion. LtBarclay 12/20/2016 (Tue) 15:58:41 No. 374 [Reply]
Edit: Alright, I think I've found a happy medium. Instead of adfoc.us, which advertises what can only be described as grayware, and adbit.co, whose banners paid for shit unless they were bid on, we're trying out coinurl for both link redirects and banners. All mab.to and files.fm links will automatically be redirected if clicked, though you can still copy and paste the link if you don't like redirects. Coinurl seems to be much more tame, for instance the redirects so far have linked to things like T-shirt hell and the like instead of shitty browser extensions. Let me know what you think. This seems like a good way to help the site support itself, while being generally low-key and easy to avoid if you don't want to participate.

Attached some stats for reference. Alright, so, let's continue the old site's thread on ads, and supporting the site.

As you can see, it's quite clear the majority of users are using adblockers. I get it. I do the same basically everywhere. If we had adblockers that worked on TV/radio we'd use those too. Nobody wants to see ads. No one is interested in their products/services. That's fine, even if you all magically found it in your hearts to disable your blockers, the ads pay for shit. So, effective soon(tm), there will no longer be ads on the site.

Now, to the matter at hand. Site continuity, and supporting the costs that go into it. I had an epiphany. Please gets you nowhere. Please disable your adblockers, please use the faucet, please donate. Please is a dead word with a userbase like this. I could say please until I'm blue in the face, but the vast majority will ignore me. So here we are.

Effective this weekend, the array will give out links that are through a link shorterner. These kinds of sites pay out 100x more than a fully-utilized faucet or banner ad network ever could. Is it scummy? Fuck yes it's scummy. Beyond "profiting" (I'm really just looking for break even on costs) from other's copyrighted material, these sites advertise shitty browser extensions and things I never wanted to expose anyone to. I NEVER wanted to do something like this. I could have done this 6 months ago and made fucking bank.

I'm grasping at straws here. I get that you guys don't donate BTC directly, the vast majority have no clue about bitcoin or how it works, how to get it, how to send it. I get that you block banner ads, it's eye-rape and doesn't provide any additional value to you. I get why you don't use the faucet on the array, no one is forcing you and there are no penalties for not doing it.

So, beyond the change to the array, I'm also looking at a change to the site that might aggravate some of you. You might have heard of Lynxchan, another imageboard software. The developer has been in contact with me and I have to say, I really like the features he's implemented, plus the extra security it provides. But the real kicker, is he developed an extension for it that would allow me to dynamically run any links posted here through this new link shortener's api. That would mean in addition to the array giving passive revenue, ALL links posted here would do the same. This is about all I can come up with. It's the only way I can force you guys to support the site.

Could someone use this to direct to malware or other nefarious plans? Possibly. However the developer assures me he can make the original link viewable in a hover popup or title, so that you could see the original link before clicking the referral link. Could you still just copy and paste the link to get around the referral? Yeah, probably, but what I've learned so far is that our user base almost always goes the path of least resitance, so for those that are just die-hard not wanting to support the site at all, you could still do that, while the vast majority will just click the link and wait the 5 seconds to get to the content.

Please discuss.
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I'm pretty sure I just read the whole thread and couldn't find a solid explanation as to why it's a hard limit on BTC for donations - I just find that entire situation sketchy and do not want to give my CC or god-forbid banking information to what is a tongue-in-cheek drug money ring. Would Paypal not suffice? Stripe?
>>407
It's complicated, but at the same time, pretty simple. To enjoy the complete DMCA-freedom we have, I run this site in permanent-paranoid mode. Hosting costs are paid for in bitcoin, and the provider has never seen my real cc/banking/identity info. So that's the prime reason. If I accepted donations in regular currency, I'd still need to convert that to bitcoin to pay for hosting costs. On the flip side, I don't want any donator's personal info anywhere in my paypal/venmo/etc in case I ever get breached. So the situation arises where you have anonymous benefactors contributing to an anonymous cause. In such a transaction, only bitcoin fills the void. I can't just give out my paypal address publicly on the site, even privately, I risk a "plant" asking for my paypal address on IRC / discord only to forward it to content creators to start litigation once they know my real name from the paypal transaction. It sucks, I know, but privacy has a cost.
>>408

Ahhh, yeah, that should've been obvious…damn. I'll try to find some other way to get BTC…
Well, I donated. Or at least I think I did. I hope it goes to the right place. XD
>>410
Confirmed, two separate $5 donations in the past few days. Thank you.

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BOBERRY (no hero trash, no derailiing) 12/13/2016 (Tue) 04:24:26 No. 2383 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]

all about this wonderful goddess.
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>>71027
There aren't printers enough big XD

Why humans exist?!
If they could be replaced by robots?
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Since it seems like we may be waiting a while, here is a series of Boberry photo sets from 75-201: https://we.tl/t-A11MlnGIYe
Does anybody have the questions and answers video?
Does anyone have the latest set?

Array 2018 LtBarclay 02/05/2018 (Mon) 12:05:22 No. 459 [Reply]
**** DAY 1 NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO PROOF OF WORK ON MULTIPLE FILES AT ONCE. At best, your total speed will be halved for each you add, and at worst, some systems may lock up. JUST DON'T DO IT. RESIST THE TEMPTATION.

**** As requested, there is now a way to just "mine for the site in general". Nothing to do with the array, it's a pure CPU power donation on your part. https://bbw-chan.nl/minersupport.html

So, after some testing the array is back up. There is now a channel limit of 25 users at a time (including the bots and admins).
https://bbw-chan.nl/arrayfaq.html

If the channel is full, try again later.
The array now reboots and gets a new IP every 250 files added the to the queue, for maximum uptime.
Because the proof-of-work mining system is at a set difficulty, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE ARRAY WITH PHONES OR LOW POWER TABLETS. Due to the way the javascript miner works, an i3-i7 is essentially required.
The proof-of-work required is weighted: smaller files require very little, larger files require a sizeable chunk.

This is just another test, don't expect 100% uptime and hash requirements may change.
The old KiwiIRC web client we had seems to be broken, so you can access the array via https://rizon.net/chat : enter #fodarray as the channel name.

IRC Newb tip:
Don't just type one letter or some common word in the nickname box. Rizon is a popular network and your name is likely to already be taken, which will cause issues when the server renames you to Guest#####. Just mash your hand on the keyboard for a bit and save yourself the hassle of figuring out why the array won't respond to you.
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>>475
I'm with this so much. Don't ever change!
The array is offline for maintenance until further notice.
just wanting to say thanks for all the hard work to share this passion, thank you so much
is the array ever coming back
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FodArray Test 3: Anti-hog edition LtBarclay 04/20/2018 (Fri) 05:08:24 No. 484 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
THE ARRAY IS: [OFFLINE] as of 4/22. Because still, still, even after making anti-hog measures, some asshat is going out of their way to hog the system. So that's it. Thank this selfish asshole for getting the array shut down, AGAIN.

Learn more about the array here: https://bbw-chan.nl/arrayfaq.html
Talk about the new system here: >>>/gen/3679
Do you like the array? Do you want it to continue? Please use the miner support page if possible (https://bbw-chan.nl/minersupport.html) thank you!

This version of the array interacts directly with the board.
No IRC layer, no imgur, no paste.ee, no mining. Simply issue commands (foduploada#### or foduploadb####) as replies to this thread.
This is just a test.
Expect bugs, glitches, and extended random downtime. Do not use this thread for ANYTHING except fodupload requests or you may be banned.

Changes:
+Array ignores attempts to queue-hog. I won't go into too many specifics because that just gives assholes something to work from. Suffice to say, anyone systematically trying to "scrape" the array will find that very few of their requests fill. Make your requests count, because you never know how long it will be for the array to respond to your next one, regardless of post ID / IP. ALSO< YOU ARE A SHITSTAIN JO/PEAR AND YOU OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED. YOU'VE BEEN AT THIS FOR DAYS. GET. A. FUCKING. LIFE. DUDE.
+Requests with no preview now embed a youtube video, because reasons.
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Phase 2 Testing LtBarclay 03/28/2018 (Wed) 01:28:31 No. 1185 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
This test is complete, see the new thread to continue testing

Learn more about the array here: https://bbw-chan.nl/arrayfaq.html
Talk about the new system here: >>>/gen/3679

This version of the array interacts directly with the board. No IRC layer, no imgur, no paste.ee, no mining. Simply issue commands (foduploada#### or foduploadb####) as replies to this thread. This is just a test. Expect bugs, glitches, and extended random downtime. Do not use this thread for ANYTHING except fodupload requests or you may be banned.
+If you make a second request before your first one is finished, the second request will be silently ignored. Make too many requests before your current ones finish, and you will be banned.
+Be patient! Do NOT make the same request multiple times. Larger files may take upwards of 15 minutes or more to upload!
+There is still a queue: depending on how many requests were made before you and how large they were, it may be 30 minutes or more before your request is filled.

Fixes:
+Properly prioritizes earlier requests over newer ones
+Now keeps track of files uploaded, gets a new IP at 95GB instead of arbitrarily at 250 files.
+Files too short to preview or without previews no longer cause the upload to silently fail.
+Case sensitivity problem fixed
+Lists no longer show files over 700mb because you fuckwads just can't stop yourselves from requesting them
+Thread post cycle limit increased to 700 for this board.
+Replies to this thread no longer spam the recent posts page
+Now checks the thread once every 45 seconds instead of running continuously to prevent memory allocation errors when the thread gets very large
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FodArray EX 2 Plus Alpha LtBarclay 03/26/2018 (Mon) 17:32:45 No. 1886 [Reply] [Last 50 Posts]
This test has completed. See the new thread to continue testing.

Some notes on this version:
+You can no longer request individual previews (though you can still request the folder's 00previews.zip), however each upload will come with a preview after the fact.
+If you make a request for a file over 700MB, you will be silently ignored. Request a handbrake of the file in discord.
+If you make a second request before your first one is finished, the second request will be silently ignored. Make too many requests before your current ones finish, and you will be banned.
+As it still uses mab, every 250 files it will reboot to get a new ip, and there may be 10-15 minutes of not responding to the queue.
+The reupload command is no longer supported. All requests for files that have been uploaded in the past 72 hours are silently ignored, even if the upload has cycled off the thread and is no longer viewable.
+I have tried to setup messages directing users to the model's paysite in an attempt to not seem like so much of a sleezebag. If you see an upload that does not have the model's site in the post, let me know! I'll add it!
+There is only one command now - fodupload. There is no foduploadlist, foduploadpast, fodpreview, fodrandom, etc etc.
+Be patient! Do NOT make the same request multiple times. Larger files may take upwards of 15 minutes or more to upload!
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Phase 2 Array Test LtBarclay 10/03/2017 (Tue) 08:12:10 No. 297 [Reply]
Scaling enabled, reboots once a day to get a new IP (3AM CST) to get around mab limit, deducts hashes on file completion instead of request, and a few other fixes. Get testing! This phase will go the entire week, unless any issues are found that require taking the array down to fix.

https://bbw-chan.nl/newfodarray.html

Just a reminder, if you don't use the array but want to support the site, feel free to leave name box blank and mine when you can.
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So, I was trying to use the array today like all the other times before, but my AVG anti virus stopped and warned me about some kind of JS coinhive malware thing (don't remember the actual name)

Is this some DEFCON 1 stuff I should be worried about or is AVG just a little too worried this time ;)
>>326
I got a virus warning too.
>>327
>>326
This is a 'tralse' positive. True, if a website embedded the miner and ran it automatically without you knowing, that would clearly be malware. In our case, it's false, as we clearly advertise it and you must opt-in and start the mining process yourself.

Sorry about the downtime today, not sure what happened. Both bots were running but not connected. Still, they made it over a week just fine, so that's really good.
oh no array is closed;( i mined almost 80c in a few days and downloaded few vids and now it's closed. please can we have another testing later. what we can't have 50$ per month. I can stop unplugging my pc at all and mine
oh no array is closed;( i mined almost 80c in a few days and downloaded few vids and now it's closed. please can we have another testing later. what we can't have 50$ per month. I can stop unplugging my pc at all and mine

New array system test LtBarclay 09/21/2017 (Thu) 08:14:01 No. 269 [Reply]
You might have heard the thepiratebay is doing a trial of a web-based mining system in order to support themselves. Like us, because of their illicit nature, no traditional advertisers will touch them, and those that will, well, suck (popunders, malware, etc).

To revive the array once more, we are going to try the same. Our previous mining system was clunky and excluded old devices and phones, while this system is easy and works on everything.

*** Edit
So I have some initial results for everyone to chew on. The array ran from 9/21 to 9/22, for about 40 hours before hitting the 100GB limit on mab. At which time, it would have needed to log off vpn and log back on, in order to continue. I felt we got enough testing in.

672 files uploaded. 85.46 Million total hashes submitted, of which the accepted hashes netted us 0.01329 XMR. So roughly $1.20 generated. This is actually a decent result. If that were to continue, *edit fucked up math $21/month would cover the array's costs and a little extra. I feel the overall response was good to the experience, there are a few things to fix like deducting shares upon file completion instead of request and other quality of life things.

The array still struggles to scale well with more than 20 active users. It's simply a limitation of the design. This probably limits the overall potential of the mining system, and at the current rate wouldn't come close to paying for the site's cost, which is where all the content on the array comes from in the first place.

An idea I had was the scale the required hashes to the size of the file. After all, it's doesn't seem quite fair that a user can jam the queue with a 650mb video for just 25 shares, and just means those with more powerful devices can outpace others and lock down the uploads. Anyway, thread is unlocked and we can talk about this whole thing.
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Soon I have made 10 000 accepted hashes. How much is that in dollars?
Thanks everyone for your input. Phase 2 test this weekend, will introduce scaling hashes to size of file, grabbing a new IP when the 100GB limit is reached, and deduction on file upload instead of request. Stay tun3d!
>>293
40 cents, but thanks. :)
can i gpu mine i got 10 rx 480 cards and i can dedicate 1 card
oh no array is closed;( i've mined almost 80c in a few days just downloaded a few and now it's offline. please can we have another testing phase later. was such a great idea

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