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manu3d
@emanuele3d
That's an interesting twist on what I had in mind. Rather than distributing the tokens to known addresses and then working some kind of encryption magic from that starting point, you'd distribute the addresses at random. The distribution of addresses/keys needs to be done out of ethereum though, by a central authority rather than a smart contract, right?
phalexo
@phalexo
It doesn't matter who or what distributes as long as it cannot be tracked.
phalexo
@phalexo
Is it synced up?
,697 here
700
manu3d
@emanuele3d

Well, if I (central authority) distribute the addresses/key manually (paper envelopes or via email) I can track things. It'd be good if a contract did it, but how can a contract distribute addresses and keys without being tracked? Wouldn't these addresses and keys be part of a transaction that gets stored in the chain?

Regarding your question, the last block-related output line is still the same as before:

INFO [08-29|23:24:14] Imported new block receipts count=159 elapsed=311.017ms number=4217561 hash=1467fd…eb08c0 ignored=0

After that there are about 40 lines "Importing new state entries".

Current last one:

INFO [08-29|23:50:41] Imported new state entries count=380 flushed=465 elapsed=5.404s processed=12477 pending=12367 retry=4 duplicate=0 unexpected=23

phalexo
@phalexo
A contract would vote on your behalf.
manu3d
@emanuele3d
You are being very synthetic and honestly with my lack of experience with smart contract I am struggling to connect the dots.
phalexo
@phalexo
In a physical setting, one can print QR codes for each vote and put in a box.
manu3d
@emanuele3d
Good point. And then people just extract the codes at random.
phalexo
@phalexo
You come in, pull a vote at random and vote.
But they all have to be pre-stored so the person can check the vote after the fact on line.
manu3d
@emanuele3d
So, thinking from a voter perspective: you get an envelope from a box with a QR code. You then go home and the QR code leads you to... a smart contract in which you can choose your vote? The smart contract then sends the token to the account corresponding to your choice? Did I get the workflow right?
phalexo
@phalexo
Or you vote on the spot. Keep the QR code card, and check at home if your vote was cast correctly by looking up the blockchain transaction.
manu3d
@emanuele3d
Certainly you have given me some interesting food for thought.
phalexo
@phalexo
Is geth stuck?
manu3d
@emanuele3d
It continues to output "Imported new state entries" type of line. But I haven't seen a block-related type of line since the one I mentioned earlier.
Is that not normal?
phalexo
@phalexo
,743 block here
manu3d
@emanuele3d
The last one for me still seems to be ,561.
phalexo
@phalexo
I wonder where NTP gets its time. Whether it is from NIST.
manu3d
@emanuele3d
There must be a config file somewhere? /etc?
phalexo
@phalexo
What about locale, is that set correctly?
manu3d
@emanuele3d
Hmmmm.... it depends on the definition of "correctly".
manu3d
@emanuele3d
Oh, I know how to do that and I just re-synced the clock just in case. I'm not seeing any different behaviour. And I have three devices in sight that are all telling me the time on my system is correct.
phalexo
@phalexo
Ok.
It is often the problem.
Can you restart geth with a small cache? I wonder if Windows 7 is not flushing buffers.
manu3d
@emanuele3d
How small is small for you? =)
phalexo
@phalexo
What it would allow as a valid argument.
Is it a landline by the way or wireless?
manu3d
@emanuele3d
You mean how my computer is connected to the LAN or how my LAN is connected to the web?
phalexo
@phalexo
Either. I wonder if the stuff gets buffered and the blockchain runs away.
Your geth node.
manu3d
@emanuele3d
The laptop I'm running geth from is connected via WiFi - Win7 tells me at 144 Mbps. I then have about 100 Mbps bandwidth (fiber) to my ISP.
phalexo
@phalexo
The geth node is on your laptop?
manu3d
@emanuele3d

I restarted geth with the command line:

geth --fast --cache 1 --ipcpath C:/temp/gethTmp/geth.ipc

I do not see much improvement. Seems to have gotten a few blocks initially but we are back at "Imported new state entries".

Why would it be strange for a geth node to be on my laptop?

phalexo
@phalexo
It is not strange, just considering different possible problems.
manu3d
@emanuele3d
ah, ok. yes, I confirm it is on my laptop.
phalexo
@phalexo
Can you restart without --fast flag?
manu3d
@emanuele3d
Ok.
What's your last block?
I have ,807.
phalexo
@phalexo
809
manu3d
@emanuele3d
Does that mean I'm nearly synced?
phalexo
@phalexo
So it appears.
manu3d
@emanuele3d
Yay!
phalexo
@phalexo
810