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Title: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on November 29, 2011, 05:15:27 PM
I know nothing about this show..  but sounds cool!

http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/11/good-wife-episode-313-finding-mr.html


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Coinabul on November 29, 2011, 05:19:33 PM
Seriously?
This is awesome if it's real!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on November 29, 2011, 05:23:52 PM
Seriously?
This is awesome if it's real!

Yeah.. I'm not sure if it's real.  I don't know how that site works, it could be a post by a random fan for all I know.
I'm hoping someone can shed some light.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: ineededausername on November 29, 2011, 05:27:44 PM
This guy seems to be real; he's posted tons of other "casting calls"
http://twitter.com/#!/b3rt4
edit: 13 million viewers... airs January 8th, unless I'm mistaken.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Gabi on November 29, 2011, 05:37:46 PM
Interesting, if it's true it will be like epic


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: weex on November 29, 2011, 06:05:35 PM
Can't wait to see what Satoshi's lair will look like...also can I suggest that some where in the show it says "No! It's in the blockchain!!"


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: istar on November 29, 2011, 06:08:28 PM
Thats awesome. Because of the anonymous nature there will definitely be more of these.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442462/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLN6Dp1Gi-8


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: ALPHA. on November 29, 2011, 06:09:18 PM
UP UP UP


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: dvide on November 29, 2011, 06:15:30 PM
The Good Wife is pretty big. My... *cough* erm... sister... watches it. No seriously.

If this is a real episode, that's huge!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: dunand on November 29, 2011, 06:44:48 PM
This guy seems to be real; he's posted tons of other "casting calls"
http://twitter.com/#!/b3rt4
edit: 13 million viewers... airs January 8th, unless I'm mistaken.

I just don't want them to show it during the superbowl. BTW Bruce W. could play the role of Dylan!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: meanig on November 29, 2011, 07:29:11 PM
This could be the "You've got mail" moment for Bitcoin. Its hard to believe that email was once novel enough to be the plot driver of a romantic comedy.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: deepceleron on November 29, 2011, 08:08:16 PM
Don't go to the source site http://www.actorshelper.com/#!casting-calls (http://www.actorshelper.com/#!casting-calls) unless you want to be stuck in a 1999 geocities myspace flash hell.

If you want to know the stereotype of a Satoshi:

[BAO] 26 to 35, a Chinese, male individual, brilliant but painfully shy, easily embarrassed, and quick to develop crushes, he's an econophysicist from Nankai University who may or may not be the true inventor of Bitcoin...GUEST STAR. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ASIAN ETHNICITIES


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: ALPHA. on November 29, 2011, 08:12:52 PM
It's pretty clear that Satoshi is not Asian culture-wise. Bitcoin was never offered directly in an Asian language. Whatever. TV has never been canonically correct to reality.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on November 29, 2011, 09:46:12 PM
It's pretty clear that Satoshi is not Asian culture-wise. Bitcoin was never offered directly in an Asian language. Whatever. TV has never been canonically correct to reality.

  Aye, but it better fits what the stereotypical American views as the face of someone that his insanely smart with math..


  Never heard of the show either, though to be fair i don't watch much t.v.  I will definetly tune in for an episode about Bitcoin however!  Did they have a plot drawn out for the episode?  And, anyone here thinking about casting for the parts? =)


  Cheers


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: kgo on November 29, 2011, 10:15:47 PM
This surely has the potential to be worse (or better) than the CSI furry episode...



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: edd on November 29, 2011, 10:23:54 PM
My wife watches this show and so, consequently, I've seen a few episodes. It's not bad, per se, just not my cup of tea. It will probably be as effective at turning people onto bitcoin as a commercial on the Lifetime channel.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: mokimarket on November 29, 2011, 10:55:18 PM
I watched most of the first season while on a 14 hour international flight. It's a pretty decent show. Nice!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: JeffK on November 30, 2011, 02:42:43 AM
OH GOD, it's really going to be on a CBS drama series that some people watch?!?!


PEOPLE WILL TAKE US SERIOUSLY!


Boys and girl, our time has come. We will be kings of the new world order.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: JeffK on November 30, 2011, 02:43:46 AM
Do you think we could get Bitcoin mentioned on 30 rock now too I really like that show.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: stick_theman on November 30, 2011, 04:23:30 AM
This is HILARIOUS.  Someone please tape it!!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: LightRider on November 30, 2011, 05:14:36 AM
Well if anything, maybe more actors will look into bitcoin in order to get into their roles...


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: HostFat on November 30, 2011, 09:18:04 AM
[conspiracy]
They are trying many ways to get him out :o
[/conspiracy]


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: finway on November 30, 2011, 09:40:34 AM
Holly #@#$
Is this true ?

This show is popular in China,
just like Prison Break.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: fastandfurious on November 30, 2011, 10:29:18 AM
I see that the Bitcoin community is buying up the price, now it is about 45 % over its low if you look at the couple of months back. My target of 2-3 dollars that I had when Bitcoin was at 6 dollars is now fulfilled.

So what will happen now? Two things I think, first it will get back to lower levels after this buying optimism is gone, it will happen within 1-2 weeks. After that, let see it this show will get some new interest in, the up side is still pretty small, the main reason is the high level of inflation that still is in the system. At today's rates the inflation level in USD is around 20 000 USD/day, a pretty big sum with the Bitcoin community that have around 400 active users (top number for this month) on its biggest forum.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on November 30, 2011, 10:33:40 AM
... a pretty big sum with the Bitcoin community that have around 400 active users (top number for this month) on its biggest forum.

That would be 400+ online *at one time*  - not the total active for the month.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: fastandfurious on November 30, 2011, 10:41:31 AM
Ok, lets say 800, or even 1000. 1000 active members, that is still not that of a big number if you think about the inflation numbers, it is 7500 USD/person for a year ((7200 x 2,86 x 365) / 1000). I don't think that the average user will put that type of USD in to the Bitcoin Economy per year. As an example this thread have 600 users looking at it for the last two days.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: repentance on November 30, 2011, 10:48:57 AM
Ok, lets say 800, or even 1000. 1000 active members, that is still not that of a big number if you think about the inflation numbers, it is 7500 USD/person for a year ((7200 x 2,86 x 365) / 1000). I don't think that the average user will put that type of USD in to the Bitcoin Economy per year. As an example this thread have 600 users looking at it for the last two days.

Page views don't indicate how many people have looked at a thread, just how many times it's been loaded.  I've loaded it at least five times today to read the latest responses and I'm sure that others have too.

A lot of message-board software uses the number of members who've logged on in the last 30 days as the figure for "active users".


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: fastandfurious on November 30, 2011, 10:55:53 AM
That means that the 1000 number probably is a bit lower. But even it you calculate with the higher number of 1000, 7500 USD /person is still a hugh number. My guess is that the average investor maybe puts in more like 1000-2000 USD /year.

As a conclusion, the interest have to pick up again, if not it will trade at 2 dollars within 1-3 months. The chance of that is very high as I see it. Sustained prices at 4 dollars is very unlikely as I see it for the nearest months.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on November 30, 2011, 10:58:52 AM
Ok, lets say 800, or even 1000. 1000 active members, that is still not that of a big number if you think about the inflation numbers, it is 7500 USD/person for a year ((7200 x 2,86 x 365) / 1000). I don't think that the average user will put that type of USD in to the Bitcoin Economy per year. As an example this thread have 600 users looking at it for the last two days.

I agree in general with your sentiment that there are a lot of new coins available for a relatively small number of people - but I suspect your idea of 'active members' is on the low side.

There were over 1900 new members this month - plus I would guess a fair few thousand existing members who check in at least a few times during the month.

There have been over 200K page views per day for many days this month.
You can't look at the 'average page views per day' figure in the general statistics - as it presumably calculates for the entire period the forum has been running - and many of the older values are zeroed.

Anyway - I don't know what the real figure for how many 'active users' there are of the forum - but I strongly suspect it's more like 10K or more.  
1K sounds way too low based on the available forum stats.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: fastandfurious on November 30, 2011, 11:04:49 AM
Ok, lets say 800, or even 1000. 1000 active members, that is still not that of a big number if you think about the inflation numbers, it is 7500 USD/person for a year ((7200 x 2,86 x 365) / 1000). I don't think that the average user will put that type of USD in to the Bitcoin Economy per year. As an example this thread have 600 users looking at it for the last two days.

I agree in general with your sentiment that there are a lot of new coins available for a relatively small number of people - but I suspect your idea of 'active members' is on the low side.

There were over 1900 new members this month - plus I would guess a fair few thousand existing members who check in at least a few times during the month.

There have been over 200K page views per day for many days this month.
You can't look at the 'average page views per day' figure in the general statistics - as it presumably calculates for the entire period the forum has been running - and many of the older values are zeroed.

Anyway - I don't know what the real figure for how many 'active users' there are of the forum - but I strongly suspect it's more like 10K or more.  
1K sounds way too low based on the available forum stats.



10 000 is to high, maybe 1000 is to low, but as I see it at this high inflation environment Bitcoin needs at least 3000-4000 active users to sustain the price at this levels.

It would be interesting if someone could show that number, total active users the last month.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on November 30, 2011, 11:09:19 AM

10 000 is to high, maybe 1000 is to low, but as I see it at this high inflation environment Bitcoin needs at least 3000-4000 active users to sustain the price at this levels.



Looks like at least 5Million page views in November -   take 5M / 1K people - you'd get an average of 5500 page views per person.  Now sure - some people do a lot of clicking around in a forum - but I don't think an average of 5500 per person is anywhere near reasonable.   10K people and 550 page views per person on average?  Well I'm still guessing wildly - but it passes my sniff test a bit better.

(and I guess there would be a number of hits from non forum members of course)

I think at least 3000-4000 active users is *easily* what we have now.


It would be interesting if someone could show that number, total active users the last month.

Agreed.. I hope someone has a better estimate.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: fastandfurious on November 30, 2011, 11:15:13 AM

10 000 is to high, maybe 1000 is to low, but as I see it at this high inflation environment Bitcoin needs at least 3000-4000 active users to sustain the price at this levels.



Looks like at least 5Million page views in November -   take 5M / 1K people - you'd get an average of 5500 page views per person.  Now sure - some people do a lot of clicking around in a forum - but I don't think an average of 5500 per person is anywhere near reasonable.   10K people and 550 page views per person on average?  Well I'm still guessing wildly - but it passes my sniff test a bit better.

(and I guess there would be a number of hits from non forum members of course)

I think at least 3000-4000 active users is *easily* what we have now.


It would be interesting if someone could show that number, total active users the last month.

Agreed.. I hope someone has a better estimate.

Your point of view is probably right, 1000 active users are to low, but still, what number is it, is it 2000-3000, or is it double of that.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on November 30, 2011, 11:22:30 AM
Well back to the topic..  even if this show does hit millions of eyeballs, I'm not expecting that to translate to sudden Bitcoin interest.

Judging by the casting notes - it looks like Bitcoin will be covered as some sort of shady,risky,illegal thing.
Is there an uptick in cocaine use when a major TV crime show features cops and lawyers chasing users?
I'm guessing not, and similarly - I don't expect this to bring the hordes to bitcoin.

It might get a few people intrigued, or at least make them more likely to read when they later come across the word bitcoin online, so in a way it's still a good bit of publicity (I hope!)



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: fastandfurious on November 30, 2011, 11:29:36 AM
Well back to the topic..  even if this show does hit millions of eyeballs, I'm not expecting that to translate to sudden Bitcoin interest.

Judging by the casting notes - it looks like Bitcoin will be covered as some sort of shady,risky,illegal thing.
Is there an uptick in cocaine use when a major TV crime show features cops and lawyers chasing users?
I'm guessing not, and similarly - I don't expect this to bring the hordes to bitcoin.

It might get a few people intrigued, or at least make them more likely to read when they later come across the word bitcoin online, so in a way it's still a good bit of publicity (I hope!)



If it airs to 13 million people, and if Bitcoin is mentioned many times in the episode it will bring some interest, the problem is that it can be a short term thing. The positive part is that it is at a time when the Bitcoin Economy is shrinking and desperately needs something like that. It can give it a boost, no question about it, but how long time that will endure is a hard question to answer. As a risk/reward point of view, 3 dollars looks to be a to high price for the moment and it reflects the short term optimism.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: FreeMoney on November 30, 2011, 11:43:00 AM
Well back to the topic..  even if this show does hit millions of eyeballs, I'm not expecting that to translate to sudden Bitcoin interest.

Judging by the casting notes - it looks like Bitcoin will be covered as some sort of shady,risky,illegal thing.
Is there an uptick in cocaine use when a major TV crime show features cops and lawyers chasing users?
I'm guessing not, and similarly - I don't expect this to bring the hordes to bitcoin.

It might get a few people intrigued, or at least make them more likely to read when they later come across the word bitcoin online, so in a way it's still a good bit of publicity (I hope!)



If .0001% knew about cocaine a show about it would probably increase use by 10x.

Probably many will think it's a made up for the show thing. Later they'll be like "wait what, that's real what am I missing?"


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on November 30, 2011, 11:58:57 AM
Well back to the topic..  even if this show does hit millions of eyeballs, I'm not expecting that to translate to sudden Bitcoin interest.

Judging by the casting notes - it looks like Bitcoin will be covered as some sort of shady,risky,illegal thing.
Is there an uptick in cocaine use when a major TV crime show features cops and lawyers chasing users?
I'm guessing not, and similarly - I don't expect this to bring the hordes to bitcoin.

It might get a few people intrigued, or at least make them more likely to read when they later come across the word bitcoin online, so in a way it's still a good bit of publicity (I hope!)



If .0001% knew about cocaine a show about it would probably increase use by 10x.

Probably many will think it's a made up for the show thing. Later they'll be like "wait what, that's real what am I missing?"

Yeah.. well honestly I don't know what to expect.  Perhaps cocaine was a bad example - maybe better would be some new designer drug X that nobody has heard of. I don't think it'd make people suddenly hunt for that, except for a few people already into drugs. So maybe this show will just push a few more of the IT savvy people towards bitcoin.
I recently encountered a young bloke studying IT at university who'd never heard of it - so the awareness is still pretty patchy despite all the coverage. What really pushes people towards something is if your peers are using it.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on November 30, 2011, 04:28:17 PM
Dudes, do some research before jizzing yourselves. Good Wife season 3 only has 12 episodes.

  i did, and don't hurt yourself. ;p


  Season 2 had 23 episodes. Season 3, Episode 12 does not even have a name yet and has not aired for season 3. So it is quite plausible that episodes 13+ just arn't on those lists you are looking at yet....

http://www.tv.com/shows/the-good-wife/season-3/


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: proudhon on November 30, 2011, 04:35:51 PM
This is HILARIOUS.  Someone please tape it!!

Ok, I'm ready...

http://i42.tinypic.com/j8egzc.jpg

But I wonder if there's a better way.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on November 30, 2011, 04:46:46 PM
 Season 2 had 23 episodes. Season 3, Episode 12 does not even have a name yet and has not aired for season 3. So it is quite plausible that episodes 13+ just arn't on those lists you are looking at yet....

http://www.tv.com/shows/the-good-wife/season-3/

I'm pretty sure that if CBS had renewed that show for 23 episodes it would show up on tv.com.

CBS is currently casting season 3 episodes of ‘The Good Wife’ which  stars  Julianna Margulies. The an hourlong drama for CBS is about the wife of a politician who returns to her law practice after her husband goes to jail.

Filming of season 3 will be on going until about early April 2012. Casting directors are seeking men and women, any ethnicity, ages 18+ for principal roles and background extras. AFTRA preferred but not required.

If you are interested in working on this show please forward your headshot and resume to: Mark Saks, 270 Lafayette St., Suite 200, NYC 10012.

Background extras should forward color photo snapshot or/headshot and contact info to: Comer Casting, 336 W. 37th St., Suite 315, NYC 10018 or email comercasting@gmail.com.  Please put ‘The Good Wife Background Extras’ in the

http://www.leadcastingcall.com/cbscasting-season-3-episodes-of-the-good-wife/

  While, it is certainly possible the Bitcoin thing was made up, I see no reason to believe CBS only ordered 12 episodes this season. Unless you have a link to info stating such, I have to belive otherwise.
  


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on November 30, 2011, 04:56:16 PM
Touche. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

 waiting sucks. Hopefully by the time they get the Dec.4 episode out the next few will be announced.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on November 30, 2011, 06:26:07 PM
This is HILARIOUS.  Someone please tape it!!

Ok, I'm ready...

http://i42.tinypic.com/j8egzc.jpg

But I wonder if there's a better way.

This is the best I could do on short notice:

http://www.businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/betamax1.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: MatthewLM on November 30, 2011, 07:39:59 PM
Looking at that machine, no wonder VHS beat Betamax.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on November 30, 2011, 08:52:40 PM
Looking at that machine, no wonder VHS beat Betamax.

Yep!

http://www.mediadump.com/post/hottest-gadgets/VHS-player-1985.jpg

I'm looking forward to viewing the Bitcoin episode.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Jonathan Ryan Owens on December 01, 2011, 06:06:32 AM
CBS will go from 13,000,000 viewers to 13,000,100!

This is great news for Bitcoin.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: JeffK on December 02, 2011, 02:34:24 AM
CBS will go from 13,000,000 viewers to 13,000,100!

This is great news for Bitcoin.


and CBS!

Now advertisers will see a new, untapped market of viewers with $0 in real money, but literally millions in spergdollars and will this start advertising services in Bitcoin!

This may actually be Bitcoin's moment, brb finally buying in.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Atheros on December 03, 2011, 02:05:57 AM
I like you.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on December 03, 2011, 02:24:35 AM
I like you.

My favorite "I Like You" videos, bar none (you won't be disappointed): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDZy_uyZe4c


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on January 09, 2012, 04:50:32 AM
New promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BwzF7nhq48

Hmm.. looks that sweetener is not being paid in bitcoins - damn.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: damnek on January 12, 2012, 05:32:48 PM
Maybe I've been watching too much Max Keiser but it struck me that perhaps this The Good Wife episode could be Hollywood's gift to the US government for SOPA.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: beckspace on January 12, 2012, 07:58:28 PM
Me too.

I'm wondering how many times the word "Bitcoin" will be heard at the episode. My guess is: one.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: adamstgBit on January 13, 2012, 03:27:58 AM
Me too.

I'm wondering how many times the word "Bitcoin" will be heard at the episode. My guess is: one.

i will be taking a shot of rum evertime the i heard the word bitcoin

i can only hope i don't die b4 the end of the show!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: giszmo on January 13, 2012, 04:22:25 AM
Me too.

I'm wondering how many times the word "Bitcoin" will be heard at the episode. My guess is: one.

i will be taking a shot of rum evertime the i heard the word bitcoin

i can only hope i don't die b4 the end of the show!

Oh yeah I'm in for the rum ;)
Not that I were a big fan of g+ hangouts but for the lack of bitcoin-fan-denisty somehow I guess it would be fun to watch it with a hangout at the same time.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: LightRider on January 13, 2012, 06:39:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBou4h0t5-A

Seems that Bruce Wagner of the Bitcoin Show got a good get. 2 1 of the actors from the episode and an extra the dude behind www.Praxgirl.com.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: bb113 on January 13, 2012, 07:14:59 AM
This is pretty terrible.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: bb113 on January 13, 2012, 08:04:49 AM
Wow, bruce is dropping the ball.

Actor: What is the advantage of bitcoin over gold in a libertarian society?

Bruce: Well the representation of value....


Right answer: It is easier to store and transfer.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: beckspace on January 13, 2012, 12:48:54 PM
i will be taking a shot of rum evertime the i heard the word bitcoin

i can only hope i don't die b4 the end of the show!


Oh yeah I'm in for the rum ;)
Not that I were a big fan of g+ hangouts but for the lack of bitcoin-fan-denisty somehow I guess it would be fun to watch it with a hangout at the same time.


Be careful you two! Last month (06-12 or 07-12) every time the price passed 3 I had a beer. The manipulator beat me.


But, nevertheless, I'm in too, I'll not let my fellows drink alone.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: RodeoX on January 13, 2012, 03:59:25 PM
i will be taking a shot of rum evertime the i heard the word bitcoin

i can only hope i don't die b4 the end of the show!


Oh yeah I'm in for the rum ;)
Not that I were a big fan of g+ hangouts but for the lack of bitcoin-fan-denisty somehow I guess it would be fun to watch it with a hangout at the same time.


Be careful you two! Last month (06-12 or 07-12) every time the price passed 3 I had a beer. The manipulator beat me.


But, nevertheless, I'm in too, I'll not let my fellows drink alone.
Gentlemen, I also will be taking a shot for each mention of bitcoin. Let's go on line here during the show and post our drunkenness reports.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Elwar on January 14, 2012, 02:41:38 AM
Was this show supposed to be on tonight? Did anyone see it?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: giszmo on January 14, 2012, 03:09:42 AM
Was this show supposed to be on tonight? Did anyone see it?

As far as I got it it was Sunday. I actually watched another episode and checked the figures and my conclusion is this is really a well done, fast paced series with, according to wikipedia, 13,000,000 watchers. The interview Bruce did with some of the actors sounded absolutely not like the minds behind the script were up for a plot against bitcoin itself, so I expect it to be really a mayor boost in popularity.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: bb113 on January 14, 2012, 03:11:14 AM
Its sundays 9/8c. So: 8pm, Jan 15th, US central time on CBS.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/photos/80780/season-3-episode-13


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: rjk on January 14, 2012, 03:11:53 AM
As far as I got it it was Sunday. I actually watched another episode and checked the figures and my conclusion is this is really a well done, fast paced series with, according to wikipedia, 13,000,000 watchers. The interview Bruce did with some of the actors sounded absolutely not like the minds behind the script were up for a plot against bitcoin itself, so I expect it to be really a mayor boost in popularity.
*rjk mines and hoards furiously* Let me know when we hit $100, mmkay?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Littleshop on January 14, 2012, 03:12:20 AM
It will be on Sunday night.

http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies/EP011583840061

The Good Wife : Bitcoin for Dummies
NEW

S03, E13 (First Aired: January 15, 2012)

Alicia defends a lawyer (Jason Biggs) who was arrested for not revealing the name of a client who illegally invented a new online currency.
TV-14 (L)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: giszmo on January 14, 2012, 04:02:14 AM
illegally invented

*sick*


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 14, 2012, 04:29:27 AM
It will be on Sunday night.

http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies/EP011583840061

The Good Wife : Bitcoin for Dummies
NEW

S03, E13 (First Aired: January 15, 2012)

Alicia defends a lawyer (Jason Biggs) who was arrested for not revealing the name of a client who illegally invented a new online currency.
TV-14 (L)

After the successful airing, there'll be a spin off show starring William Shatner entitled "Shit my Father Hashes in the Basement".


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Littleshop on January 14, 2012, 05:34:01 AM
Yes, really, how can something even be 'illegally invented'?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Elwar on January 14, 2012, 02:55:24 PM

You guys realize this show is fiction, not a documentary.


Whhhhaaaa???!!!!??!?

 :o


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: ineededausername on January 14, 2012, 02:55:50 PM
One day left.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: phelix on January 14, 2012, 04:14:02 PM
[...]
Let me know when we hit $100, mmkay?

It will be on Sunday night.
[...]

this... looking forward  ;D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: rampone on January 14, 2012, 04:19:21 PM
Hope its not posted, new preview for the good wife I have not seen before: http://www.tvgrapevine.com/index.php/cbs/378-the-good-wife/13837-the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies (http://www.tvgrapevine.com/index.php/cbs/378-the-good-wife/13837-the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Hawkix on January 14, 2012, 05:57:21 PM
GUEST CAST:

....

Brendan Titley     (Crypto Barker #1)
Jeremy Beiler     (Crypto Barker #2)
John Patrick Doherty    (Crypto Barker #3)

LOL! I guess we all will be surprised.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 14, 2012, 06:09:28 PM
Hope its not posted, new preview for the good wife I have not seen before: http://www.tvgrapevine.com/index.php/cbs/378-the-good-wife/13837-the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies (http://www.tvgrapevine.com/index.php/cbs/378-the-good-wife/13837-the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies)

good one, m8.

and pretty cool to see Jason Biggs in there.


cheers


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: coretechs on January 14, 2012, 06:57:04 PM
I actually watch this series regularly.  Personally I'm looking forward to the episode, but I think the hype is ridiculous and I don't think it will have any real impact on Bitcoin growth aside from speculators with high hopes.  Publicity is good, but nobody is going to see this episode and go "ZOMG what is that bitcoin thing, it's real, wow!  Let's dump lots of money into it without having a clue about what it actually is!"

It usually takes a few hours to sufficiently explain bitcoin in enough depth to tech/econ savvy people, and even then most exhibit a healthy skepticism before bothering to look into it any further.  Expecting some kind of massive boost from an inaccurate fictional portrayal in a TV drama is silly.  I think the segment that appeared on Fox News "Freedom Watch" with Napolitano was much more important.  They actually explained what it was to an audience of folks that would have genuine interest in it.

All that said, greed doesn't necessarily follow logic, so I could easily be wrong.  Place your bets.  :) 


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: zby on January 14, 2012, 07:14:46 PM
I actually watch this series regularly.  Personally I'm looking forward to the episode, but I think the hype is ridiculous and I don't think it will have any real impact on Bitcoin growth aside from speculators with high hopes.  Publicity is good, but nobody is going to see this episode and go "ZOMG what is that bitcoin thing, it's real, wow!  Let's dump lots of money into it without having a clue about what it actually is!"

It usually takes a few hours to sufficiently explain bitcoin in enough depth to tech/econ savvy people, and even then most exhibit a healthy skepticism before bothering to look into it any further.  Expecting some kind of massive boost from an inaccurate fictional portrayal in a TV drama is silly.  I think the segment that appeared on Fox News "Freedom Watch" with Napolitano was much more important.  They actually explained what it was to an audience of folks that would have genuine interest in it.

All that said, greed doesn't necessarily follow logic, so I could easily be wrong.  Place your bets.  :) 


It will not make people jump into trading bitcoins - but it will be the first exposure to many and it can also lead to more media in a snowball effect.  But I agree that this will play out in a much longer time frame than most speculator expect it now.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: LightRider on January 15, 2012, 01:36:06 AM
Jim Cramer (Himself)

Great, now we're going to be associated with some type of weird crazy market loon. Just what bitcoin needs...


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on January 15, 2012, 02:05:20 AM
If this article ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/13/the-good-wife-graham-phillips_n_1200021.html ) is anything to go by, it looks like regular watchers of the show will be more engrossed by the ongoing soap-opera story arcs and ignore the 'bitcoin' stuff as mere filler.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: payb.tc on January 15, 2012, 07:24:01 AM
soooo... how long should i wait before searching for a torrent?

(i'll make a donation to CBS once they start accepting bitcoins)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: payb.tc on January 15, 2012, 07:27:37 AM
soooo... how long should i wait before searching for a torrent?


I would probably wait until after the show airs, at the very least.  ;)

ah, no leaks? :D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Daily Anarchist on January 16, 2012, 12:53:14 AM
No livestreams?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cbeast on January 16, 2012, 01:26:32 AM
I'm doing a shot every time they say the word bitcoin.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: chsados on January 16, 2012, 01:42:42 AM
The.Good.Wife.S03E13.HDTV.XviD-LOL.avi

here you go guys download at any one of these hosts:  http://www.multiupload.com/OWLNUYHHTJ (http://www.multiupload.com/OWLNUYHHTJ)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Mushoz on January 16, 2012, 01:45:51 AM
Torrents are up as well, please seed after you've finished downloading, so we can all start watching sooner :)
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6958542/The.Good.Wife.S03E13.HDTV.XviD-LOL.%5BVTV%5D.avi


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitPay Business Solutions on January 16, 2012, 02:12:45 AM
I'm doing a shot every time they say the word bitcoin.

You still alive bro? I lost count at 20.

I'm switching to beer.  jeez they are mentioning Bitcoin left and right!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cbeast on January 16, 2012, 02:14:02 AM
I'm doing a shot every time they say the word bitcoin.

You still alive bro? I lost count at 20.
Umm... *hic* yep  ;D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 16, 2012, 02:14:51 AM
haha, love how weaselly the judege makes Bernanke out to be. ;p


and hmm, the charge for 'creating a currency' is 10-30? weird stuff.


Guess I will hold anything else in case you have not watched it yet and find some suspense in this tv junk...

cheers


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 16, 2012, 02:15:41 AM
I'm doing a shot every time they say the word bitcoin.

You still alive bro? I lost count at 20.

I'm switching to beer.  jeez they are mentioning Bitcoin left and right!

the little commercial on bitcoins she was watching was pretty neat. Does that exists some place or did they whip something up for the episode?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: niko on January 16, 2012, 02:19:43 AM
It's funny how people in this forum were hoping this soap opera will make Bitcoin more prominent/valuable, whereas so far only obvious effect is that more people will be watching the TV show.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: beckspace on January 16, 2012, 02:21:33 AM
Out of beer
I'm doing a shot every time they say the word bitcoin.

You still alive bro? I lost count at 20.

I'm switching to beer.  jeez they are mentioning Bitcoin left and right!

Out of beers.  :-\

All I have left is Baileys, yuck! Whatever..


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: the joint on January 16, 2012, 02:22:04 AM
I'm doing a shot every time they say the word bitcoin.

You still alive bro? I lost count at 20.

I'm switching to beer.  jeez they are mentioning Bitcoin left and right!

the little commercial on bitcoins she was watching was pretty neat. Does that exists some place or did they whip something up for the episode?

That was a joke, yes?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cbeast on January 16, 2012, 02:22:49 AM
Ms Bitcoin? Can Satoshi be a girl's name?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 16, 2012, 02:24:35 AM
I'm doing a shot every time they say the word bitcoin.

You still alive bro? I lost count at 20.

I'm switching to beer.  jeez they are mentioning Bitcoin left and right!

the little commercial on bitcoins she was watching was pretty neat. Does that exists some place or did they whip something up for the episode?

That was a joke, yes?
actually no... ;p  They seemed to have scraped a LOT of the ideas for the episode from 'real' things online. So, it is a real quesiton. ya never know.  I have a neaky feeling they got the self representing client/lawyer thing from michael piscuzzy...


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: gmaxwell on January 16, 2012, 02:28:53 AM
Kudos to the writers. I think they covered the subject matter pretty reasonably.

The parody of the weusecoins video was a riot. Can we get a copy of that?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 16, 2012, 02:29:22 AM
Is there a way to track the number of searches on Google after the show? Or a way to compare before, during and after the show, the search results for 'Bitcoin'?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: btcx on January 16, 2012, 02:30:43 AM
wow!  Surprisingly well done.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: teflone on January 16, 2012, 02:40:04 AM
I'm doing a shot every time they say the word bitcoin.

You still alive bro? I lost count at 20.

66, better call an ambulance....


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitcoinBug on January 16, 2012, 02:48:50 AM
Amazon accepts Bitcoin. How cool is that!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: pirateat40 on January 16, 2012, 02:52:22 AM
Well it was fun to watch anyway. :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cbeast on January 16, 2012, 02:57:40 AM
"I went out and bought a Bitcoin"
Run tell dat!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: dunand on January 16, 2012, 02:59:46 AM
I was amazing. Better than I imagine it would be.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Steve on January 16, 2012, 03:03:08 AM
Not too bad…my favorite line… "real is gonna change"   ;D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 16, 2012, 03:03:51 AM
Not too bad…my favorite line… "real is gonna change"   ;D

+1


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: pandemic on January 16, 2012, 03:06:56 AM
I wonder if the value is going to go up now :P


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on January 16, 2012, 03:09:24 AM
Wow.. the part about bitcoin being 'incorporated' was a bit weird, but it was entertaining and way better than I thought it would be!



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitPay Business Solutions on January 16, 2012, 03:11:45 AM
Not too bad…my favorite line… "real is gonna change"   ;D

Yep!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cypherdoc on January 16, 2012, 03:11:52 AM
do we have Robert Taylor to thank for this?  he was impressive the other day.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: rampone on January 16, 2012, 03:12:35 AM
so far nutting on the Release front... but soonnn ;)
 RALLLY ;)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: coretechs on January 16, 2012, 03:13:13 AM
I'm impressed.  The writers did a great job and the episode was very entertaining.   I loved the parody of the weusecoins video too.

I got calls and txt messages from friends the whole time it was on... I guess I talk about bitcoin too much.  :D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: FlipPro on January 16, 2012, 03:19:15 AM
PURE PWNAGE

GREAT JOB CBS!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: dunand on January 16, 2012, 03:20:11 AM
Not too bad…my favorite line… "real is gonna change"   ;D

Someone posted that scene already! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SohEf5dF45g


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sgravina on January 16, 2012, 03:21:22 AM
Mr. bitcoin is hot!

Sam


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitcoinBug on January 16, 2012, 03:23:21 AM
Ms. bitcoin is hot!

Yes she is!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 16, 2012, 03:25:08 AM
Not too bad…my favorite line… "real is gonna change"   ;D

"real's gonna change"

Fixed!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: ineededausername on January 16, 2012, 03:25:22 AM
PURE PWNAGE

GREAT JOB CBS!

+1.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: simonk83 on January 16, 2012, 03:25:31 AM
So it wasn't too negative on BTC?   I haven't seen it yet (not in a huge rush), but I wasn't expecting too much.   Do you think it'll help at all, or will people still just assume it's all fiction?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: FlipPro on January 16, 2012, 03:27:28 AM
So it wasn't too negative on BTC?   I haven't seen it yet (not in a huge rush), but I wasn't expecting too much.   Do you think it'll help at all, or will people still just assume it's all fiction?
Biggest thing to happen to Bitcoin since the July rally...


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: simonk83 on January 16, 2012, 03:28:10 AM
So it wasn't too negative on BTC?   I haven't seen it yet (not in a huge rush), but I wasn't expecting too much.   Do you think it'll help at all, or will people still just assume it's all fiction?
Biggest thing to happen to Bitcoin since the July rally...

Sweet :D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: chsados on January 16, 2012, 03:29:59 AM
i really enjoyed the show.  i liked how they ended it too.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitcoinPorn on January 16, 2012, 03:31:34 AM
We have more users than that show has viewers I bet  :D     A really great episode, definitely a file to throw on a usb stick and pass around to people.   Enjoyed the show enough too, not my style, but respect for the nighttime drama show that involves something like Bitcoin, and in such a specific and real way


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sgravina on January 16, 2012, 03:32:14 AM
1/3 of Mr. Bitcoin:

http://gravina.x10.mx/jennifer_ferrin.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: simonk83 on January 16, 2012, 03:33:20 AM
We have more users than that show has viewers I bet  :D    

It's actually quite popular.  Everyone go here and rate it a 10 - http://www.tv.com/shows/the-good-wife/bitcoin-for-dummies-1741481/

Probably won't help, but it can't hurt right? :D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: FlipPro on January 16, 2012, 03:35:09 AM
We have more users than that show has viewers I bet  :D     A really great episode, definitely a file to throw on a usb stick and pass around to people.   Enjoyed the show enough too, not my style, but respect for the nighttime drama show that involves something like Bitcoin, and in such a specific and real way
Really we have 10 million users?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: notme on January 16, 2012, 03:35:40 AM
We have more users than that show has viewers I bet  :D   

It's actually quite popular.

Average US viewership is around 10 million.  There are viewers outside the US.  With only 8 million BTC, do you really think the average user has less than 1?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: rampone on January 16, 2012, 03:41:27 AM
Damn, just how many times was the name bitcoin heard today during the episode? Its like BITCOIN BITCOIN BITCOIN. I feel bullish


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: beckspace on January 16, 2012, 03:42:03 AM
"The Good Wife" Executive Producers:

Ridley Scott (Bladerunner)
Tony Scott (Top Gun)



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: simonk83 on January 16, 2012, 03:44:55 AM
It'll be interesting to watch the Google Trends over the next few days.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: FlipPro on January 16, 2012, 03:45:26 AM
"The Good Wife" Executive Producers:

Ridley Scott (Bladerunner)
Tony Scott (Top Gun)


Ridley Scotts best movie was Gladiator IMO.

THIS IS AMAZING.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: chsados on January 16, 2012, 03:48:59 AM
just in case if you were confused about the ending at first...  it made sense once i looked up Round Robin
Quote
The modern use of the term dates from the 17th Century French ruban rond (round ribbon).[2][3] This described the practice of signatories to petitions against authority (usually Government officials petitioning the Crown) appending their names on a document in a non-hierarchical circle or ribbon pattern (and so disguising the order in which they have signed) so that none may be identified as a ringleader.

This practice was adopted by sailors petitioning officers in the Royal Navy (first recorded 1731).


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sgravina on January 16, 2012, 03:49:27 AM
I present to you Mr. Bitcoin:

http://gravina.x10.mx/jason-biggs.jpg + http://gravina.x10.mx/jennifer_ferrin.jpg +http://gravina.x10.mx/Rob_Yang.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: jothan on January 16, 2012, 03:51:02 AM
I loved the episode.

I especially like how they redid the "What is Bitcoin ?" video, it was quite funny to see a "rip-off" for the purposes of dramatization.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sgravina on January 16, 2012, 03:52:18 AM
Reminds me of the old TV show the Mod squad except the black dude is now Chinese.

Sam


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: FlipPro on January 16, 2012, 03:52:43 AM
Sexy lol.

Satoshi prob is multiple people you guys... I have always contemplated this, glad that the show went with this theory.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: simonk83 on January 16, 2012, 03:54:12 AM
Well, coincidence or otherwise, the price is rising a bit :)   Won't be new people buying BTC this early, more likely existing holders being bullish.   Either way... yay :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Sitarow on January 16, 2012, 03:56:09 AM
Sexy lol.

Satoshi prob is multiple people you guys... I have always contemplated this, glad that the show went with this theory.

Sa*  To* Shi***
Sam Tom Shiala

Who knows?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Tuxavant on January 16, 2012, 03:58:16 AM
Just like my tag line says... ALL PUMP NO DUMP. That was HOT SEX. RELEASE THE BULLS!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: FlipPro on January 16, 2012, 04:05:35 AM
Sexy lol.

Satoshi prob is multiple people you guys... I have always contemplated this, glad that the show went with this theory.

Sa*  To* Shi***
Sam Tom Shiala

Who knows?
Ahhh, the write-up did seem to have a womens touch now that I think about it :D.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 16, 2012, 04:09:17 AM
It'll be interesting to watch the Google Trends over the next few days.

Twitter's abuzz with #TheGoodWife and #Bitcoin, albeit most not in the same tweets.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Phinnaeus Gage on January 16, 2012, 04:10:59 AM
Did you also know it hasn't hit the West Coast yet? The tweeps there are waiting for it.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Digigami on January 16, 2012, 04:12:11 AM
It starts in ~50 minutes here.. but, already downloaded it and watched it myself. Two more timezones of the masses have yet to see it though.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitPay Business Solutions on January 16, 2012, 04:15:25 AM
it took exactly 23 minutes after the show ended for a merchant sign up for Bit-Pay after doing a google search after the show.  Once he is up and running, I will tell you who it is :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Sitarow on January 16, 2012, 04:16:56 AM
it took exactly 23 minutes after the show ended for a merchant sign up for Bit-Pay after doing a google search after the show.  Once he is up and running, I will tell you who it is :)

Sweet! I have some bitcoin's to test with! :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: genjix on January 16, 2012, 04:31:31 AM
Review of the Good Wife episode for those who want the rundown :)

http://bitcoinmedia.com/good-wife-episode-review/


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: the joint on January 16, 2012, 05:02:32 AM
it took exactly 23 minutes after the show ended for a merchant sign up for Bit-Pay after doing a google search after the show.  Once he is up and running, I will tell you who it is :)

Amazing post.

Keep us updated.  You should start your own thread for this if more join up in the coming days.

Keep in mind, it could have also been due to your appearance at CES.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: bittenbob on January 16, 2012, 05:03:58 AM
it took exactly 23 minutes after the show ended for a merchant sign up for Bit-Pay after doing a google search after the show.  Once he is up and running, I will tell you who it is :)

This is very good news. One has to wonder if a deluge of other companies will follow. Amazon and newegg would be great.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Crypt_Current on January 16, 2012, 05:04:02 AM
it took exactly 23 minutes after the show ended for a merchant sign up for Bit-Pay after doing a google search after the show.  Once he is up and running, I will tell you who it is :)

Excellent


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: theymos on January 16, 2012, 05:05:11 AM
This looks like a boring series that I will probably never watch again, though I liked their Bitcoin coverage. My favorite part was the implication that Bitcoin is something that all young people are familiar with. Like it's an integral part of Internet culture. Not really true yet, but I like the idea.

The real Satoshi story is way more interesting than the story in the show, though.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Yankee (BitInstant) on January 16, 2012, 05:32:25 AM
I wonder what the real Satoshi thinks of this episode. 

He definitely watched it.  ;)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitPay Business Solutions on January 16, 2012, 05:41:19 AM
Keep in mind, it could have also been due to your appearance at CES.

Well, this particular merchant, on his application, specifically said he heard about Bitcoin on the Good Wife and googled it :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: payb.tc on January 16, 2012, 05:46:18 AM
Keep in mind, it could have also been due to your appearance at CES.

Well, this particular merchant, on his application, specifically said he heard about Bitcoin on the Good Wife and googled it :)

G. Zeus.

i wasn't expecting that to happen... let's hope it's mcdonalds or coke/amatil.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: the joint on January 16, 2012, 05:48:13 AM
Keep in mind, it could have also been due to your appearance at CES.

Well, this particular merchant, on his application, specifically said he heard about Bitcoin on the Good Wife and googled it :)

G. Zeus.

i wasn't expecting that to happen... let's hope it's mcdonalds or coke/amatil.


Haha unfortunately I'm sure McDonald's and Coke have heard of Bitcoin long before this episode.  That's why they're business experts.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: bittenbob on January 16, 2012, 05:48:43 AM
Keep in mind, it could have also been due to your appearance at CES.

Well, this particular merchant, on his application, specifically said he heard about Bitcoin on the Good Wife and googled it :)

And we have the smoking gun. Please keep us posted in the short term of merchants who apply due to good wife.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: chrisrico on January 16, 2012, 05:52:15 AM
This looks like a boring series that I will probably never watch again, though I liked their Bitcoin coverage. My favorite part was the implication that Bitcoin is something that all young people are familiar with. Like it's an integral part of Internet culture. Not really true yet, but I like the idea.

The real Satoshi story is way more interesting than the story in the show, though.

Let's hope they don't trace his IP address from one of the encoded blocks!

I actually like the show, my girlfriend got me hooked on it a couple of seasons ago. There's some good drama, and it is a story from an interesting perspective, that of the wife of a cheating, dirty politician.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: payb.tc on January 16, 2012, 06:02:37 AM
Keep in mind, it could have also been due to your appearance at CES.

Well, this particular merchant, on his application, specifically said he heard about Bitcoin on the Good Wife and googled it :)

G. Zeus.

i wasn't expecting that to happen... let's hope it's mcdonalds or coke/amatil.


Haha unfortunately I'm sure McDonald's and Coke have heard of Bitcoin long before this episode.  That's why they're business experts.

yeah, it's probably something more like Shoelaces 'r' Us.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: the joint on January 16, 2012, 06:03:49 AM
Keep in mind, it could have also been due to your appearance at CES.

Well, this particular merchant, on his application, specifically said he heard about Bitcoin on the Good Wife and googled it :)

G. Zeus.

i wasn't expecting that to happen... let's hope it's mcdonalds or coke/amatil.


Haha unfortunately I'm sure McDonald's and Coke have heard of Bitcoin long before this episode.  That's why they're business experts.

yeah, it's probably something more like Shoelaces 'r' Us.

Which is terrible when Velcro is clearly more efficient.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Trader Steve on January 16, 2012, 06:30:56 AM
Great show! Amazed at how much they addressed many of the issues -  ie., "digital commodity vs. currency". Although I think most of the Occupy Wall Street are clueless to bitcoin (contrary to what was said in the episode), but many of them will now know about it. And then there was Kramer...shocking that an establishment insider like him called it a "commodity" vs. a "currency" (of course this is only an acting role). Perhaps the banksters don't fear bitcoin and I'm not sure if that's good. ???


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: the joint on January 16, 2012, 06:32:31 AM
Great show! Amazed at how much they addressed many of the issues -  ie., "digital commodity vs. currency". Although I think most of the Occupy Wall Street are clueless to bitcoin (contrary to what was said in the episode), but many of them will now know about it. And then there was Kramer...shocking that an establishment insider like him called it a "commodity" vs. a "currency" in his role. The banksters must not fear bitcoin and I'm not sure if that's good. ???

I bet Kramer invested in it at $30.

Retracted for stupidity.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: FlipPro on January 16, 2012, 06:39:11 AM
Great show! Amazed at how much they addressed many of the issues -  ie., "digital commodity vs. currency". Although I think most of the Occupy Wall Street are clueless to bitcoin (contrary to what was said in the episode), but many of them will now know about it. And then there was Kramer...shocking that an establishment insider like him called it a "commodity" vs. a "currency" in his role. The banksters must not fear bitcoin and I'm not sure if that's good. ???

I bet Kramer invested in it at $30.

Retracted for stupidity.
:D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: The-Real-Link on January 16, 2012, 06:41:07 AM
Just heard about it and checked out about half of it.  Interesting discussion in the courtroom about how to treat the concept of Bitcoin.  Never been into drama shows though and don't watch much TV but I thought it was pretty interesting.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Astro on January 16, 2012, 06:47:55 AM
I thought the episode was excellent.

BUT from my perspective, this show, and every other mass market publicity for bitcoin is a double-edged sword.  On one hand, it will cause thousands of people to Google bitcoin and learn more about it, thus helping the economy grow.  On the other hand, some of those people will find these forums when they Google, and see what a load of pedantic aspergians we have around here, and it will frighten them away.  Speaking of, does Atlas still post?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: the joint on January 16, 2012, 06:49:48 AM
I thought the episode was excellent.

BUT from my perspective, this show, and every other mass market publicity for bitcoin is a double-edged sword.  On one hand, it will cause thousands of people to Google bitcoin and learn more about it, thus helping the economy grow.  On the other hand, some of those people will find these forums when they Google, and see what a load of pedantic aspergians we have around here, and it will frighten them away.  Speaking of, does Atlas still post?

Aspergians make for good businessmen.

Retracted for stupidity. 


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: mc_lovin on January 16, 2012, 07:05:25 AM
Watched the episode today--twice--and it was fantastic!  Even my 65ish year old parents, which had previously been totally uneducated with bitcoin, were fascinated and learned a lot.  It's a lot more interesting when people on TV are talking about something, I suppose.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: jwzguy on January 16, 2012, 07:06:54 AM
That was pretty great!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: zer0 on January 16, 2012, 07:18:02 AM
lol DecodeaCon

satoshi is assange


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: LightRider on January 16, 2012, 07:38:31 AM
The crowning moment of writer stupidity was when they actually said an IP address that was incoherent.

Otherwise, not terrible. They seemed to imply that bitcoin is incorporated, closed source and somehow subject to identity verifying code injection. Hopefully they talk about it more with that newly formed love interest. I was stunned at how many times they actually said the word. Looking forward to that montage on youtube soon.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: vuce on January 16, 2012, 07:44:01 AM
The crowning moment of writer stupidity was when they actually said an IP address that was incoherent.

That is usually done on purpose, especially with phone numbers.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: P4man on January 16, 2012, 07:52:08 AM
And now for the impact this is having on google searches... drumroll...

http://www.google.com/trends/?q=bitcoin&ctab=0&geo=all&date=mtd&sort=0

So far, none.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: vuce on January 16, 2012, 08:01:59 AM
And now for the impact this is having on google searches... drumroll...

http://www.google.com/trends/?q=bitcoin&ctab=0&geo=all&date=mtd&sort=0

So far, none.

how about this:
https://www.google.com/trends/hottrends

:)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: kjj on January 16, 2012, 08:02:29 AM
The crowning moment of writer stupidity was when they actually said an IP address that was incoherent.

That is usually done on purpose, especially with phone numbers.

They used 127, the 555 of IP addresses.  They didn't need to make it 5 octets long.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: vuce on January 16, 2012, 08:04:21 AM
The crowning moment of writer stupidity was when they actually said an IP address that was incoherent.

That is usually done on purpose, especially with phone numbers.

They used 127, the 555 of IP addresses.  They didn't need to make it 5 octets long.
I haven't watched the episode yet so I have no idea what they actually used. In that case it is a bit absurd :) Usually it's using numbers larger than 256.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: SgtSpike on January 16, 2012, 08:05:53 AM
I missed it.  :(  Anywhere to watch it online that doesn't involve breaking the law?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: kjj on January 16, 2012, 08:15:15 AM
The crowning moment of writer stupidity was when they actually said an IP address that was incoherent.

That is usually done on purpose, especially with phone numbers.

They used 127, the 555 of IP addresses.  They didn't need to make it 5 octets long.
I haven't watched the episode yet so I have no idea what they actually used. In that case it is a bit absurd :) Usually it's using numbers larger than 256.

~29:40 on my copy.  "127 zero nine zero one"


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: notme on January 16, 2012, 08:31:41 AM
I missed it.  :(  Anywhere to watch it online that doesn't involve breaking the law?

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/video/2186658794/the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies

If CBS doesn't hate you/your country.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Serge on January 16, 2012, 09:06:57 AM
I missed it.  :(  Anywhere to watch it online that doesn't involve breaking the law?

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/video/2186658794/the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies

If CBS doesn't hate you/your country.

thank you for the link!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: ptshamrock on January 16, 2012, 09:50:57 AM
Anyone pm me please with an hint where do DL an HD version ! thx


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: notme on January 16, 2012, 09:53:46 AM
Torrents are up as well, please seed after you've finished downloading, so we can all start watching sooner :)
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6958542/The.Good.Wife.S03E13.HDTV.XviD-LOL.%5BVTV%5D.avi

There are others around page 4 or 5


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: genjix on January 16, 2012, 09:55:48 AM
Share ratio: 5.90 ;D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: ptshamrock on January 16, 2012, 10:04:59 AM
Torrents are up as well, please seed after you've finished downloading, so we can all start watching sooner :)
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/6958542/The.Good.Wife.S03E13.HDTV.XviD-LOL.%5BVTV%5D.avi

There are others around page 4 or 5

of course ! habe 50mbits upload :)  but first thing i will forward it to the usenetz!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: deepceleron on January 16, 2012, 10:31:15 AM
Spoilers:

-Bitcoin is still an illegal currency,
-It is too much of a hassle,
-It was created by a lawyer who needs a lawyer,
-Super-cryptologists can embed secret messages in the bitcoin "code" using other people's computers remotely, and the IP addresses used are easily traceable for anyone who wants to look,
-In a world where you have a moderate stack of cash to plunk down, you can get a whole law firm's undivided attention and a one-day trial in a well decorated courtroom with a jovial judge and no jury when charged with a crime by the federal government.
-Software coders are fidgety asian dweebs who would proclaim they love a snoopy lawyer they just met.

and
- when you are accused of giving a bribe, you get ineptly questioned by a pretty investigator at whatever location you specify, instead of being woken up at 3am by g-men with guns.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: waspoza on January 16, 2012, 10:40:32 AM
And now for the impact this is having on google searches... drumroll...

http://www.google.com/trends/?q=bitcoin&ctab=0&geo=all&date=mtd&sort=0

So far, none.

This page is updated every several days. Need to wait for new data.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Matthew N. Wright on January 16, 2012, 10:43:12 AM
Spoilers:

-Bitcoin is still an illegal currency,
-It is too much of a hassle,
-It was created by a lawyer who needs a lawyer,
-Super-cryptologists can embed secret messages in the bitcoin "code" using other people's computers remotely, and the IP addresses used are easily traceable for anyone who wants to look,
-In a world where you have a moderate stack of cash to plunk down, you can get a whole law firm's undivided attention and a one-day trial in a well decorated courtroom with a jovial judge and no jury when charged with a crime by the federal government.
-Software coders are fidgety asian dweebs who would proclaim they love a snoopy lawyer they just met.

and
- when you are accused of giving a bribe, you get ineptly questioned by a pretty investigator at whatever location you specify, instead of being woken up at 3am by g-men with guns.

+1


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: deepceleron on January 16, 2012, 10:47:14 AM
And now for the impact this is having on google searches... drumroll...

http://www.google.com/trends/?q=bitcoin&ctab=0&geo=all&date=mtd&sort=0

So far, none.

This page is updated every several days. Need to wait for new data.

This one is updated quickly:
http://we.lovebitco.in/images/20120116034548_googletrends_bitcoin.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: waspoza on January 16, 2012, 11:07:26 AM
Wonder what Napoleon Dynamite doing on hot trends.

Vote for Pedro!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: notme on January 16, 2012, 11:08:38 AM
Wonder what Napoleon Dynamite doing on hot trends.

Vote for Pedro!

New cartoon


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: waspoza on January 16, 2012, 11:13:47 AM
New cartoon

Ah thx, dint knew that.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BTCurious on January 16, 2012, 11:25:47 AM
Spoilers:

-Bitcoin is still an illegal currency,
-It is too much of a hassle,
-It was created by a lawyer who needs a lawyer,
-Super-cryptologists can embed secret messages in the bitcoin "code" using other people's computers remotely, and the IP addresses used are easily traceable for anyone who wants to look,
-In a world where you have a moderate stack of cash to plunk down, you can get a whole law firm's undivided attention and a one-day trial in a well decorated courtroom with a jovial judge and no jury when charged with a crime by the federal government.
-Software coders are fidgety asian dweebs who would proclaim they love a snoopy lawyer they just met.

and
- when you are accused of giving a bribe, you get ineptly questioned by a pretty investigator at whatever location you specify, instead of being woken up at 3am by g-men with guns.
What, are you shorting or something?

Spoilers:
-They explain Bitcoin by having the actors watch a clone of the weusecoins video.
-One of the witnesses later explains "Bitcoin has no central bank to regulate it, it's digital, and functions completely peer-to-peer."
-They mention bitcoin being $3 now, and being $33 earlier "because people were hoarding".
-All the hip young people in the series know about bitcoin.
-Bitcoin is on the protagonist side, painted with hip techy people, in contrast to the antagonistic federal reserve treasurer, an old grumpy man.

-The best quote, at the end of the episode, I won't tell here. Just watch it already.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: payb.tc on January 16, 2012, 11:45:48 AM
Spoilers:

-Bitcoin is still an illegal currency,
-It is too much of a hassle,
-It was created by a lawyer who needs a lawyer,
-Super-cryptologists can embed secret messages in the bitcoin "code" using other people's computers remotely, and the IP addresses used are easily traceable for anyone who wants to look,
-In a world where you have a moderate stack of cash to plunk down, you can get a whole law firm's undivided attention and a one-day trial in a well decorated courtroom with a jovial judge and no jury when charged with a crime by the federal government.
-Software coders are fidgety asian dweebs who would proclaim they love a snoopy lawyer they just met.

and
- when you are accused of giving a bribe, you get ineptly questioned by a pretty investigator at whatever location you specify, instead of being woken up at 3am by g-men with guns.
What, are you shorting or something?

Spoilers:
-They explain Bitcoin by having the actors watch a clone of the weusecoins video.
-One of the witnesses later explains "Bitcoin has no central bank to regulate it, it's digital, and functions completely peer-to-peer."
-They mention bitcoin being $3 now, and being $33 earlier "because people were hoarding".
-All the hip young people in the series know about bitcoin.
-Bitcoin is on the protagonist side, painted with hip techy people, in contrast to the antagonistic federal reserve treasurer, an old grumpy man.

-The best quote, at the end of the episode, I won't tell here. Just watch it already.

also, it turns out he's luke's father, and leo dies in the end.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on January 16, 2012, 12:07:47 PM
..and (apparently thanks to gmaxwell), the message 'embedded' in the blockchain as shown in the show - is really there!

use something like: 'strings -n 20 blk0001.dat' to see it.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: notme on January 16, 2012, 12:11:34 PM
..and (apparently thanks to gmaxwell), the message 'embedded' in the blockchain as shown in the show - is really there!

use something like: 'strings -n 20 blk0001.dat' to see it.


Also this:
"FFS Luke-Jr leave the blockchain alone!"


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on January 16, 2012, 12:20:34 PM
..and (apparently thanks to gmaxwell), the message 'embedded' in the blockchain as shown in the show - is really there!

use something like: 'strings -n 20 blk0001.dat' to see it.


Also this:
"FFS Luke-Jr leave the blockchain alone!"

Well yeah..  the Len Sassaman tribute and the Good Wife addition are awesome.. 
pity about Luke-Jr's superstitious vomit in the middle, but in a way even that is a testament(no pun intended) to the freedom granted by decentralization.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sgravina on January 16, 2012, 12:32:29 PM
Spoilers:

-In a world where you have a moderate stack of cash to plunk down, you can get a whole law firm's undivided attention and a one-day trial in a well decorated courtroom with a jovial judge and no jury when charged with a crime by the federal government.

This show had the same problem that most any other movie or TV show has.  It presents a universe where space and time bend to the whims of the story.

Really, the guy hires a lawyer, get 2 working full time, goes to trial, gets arrested, has a bail hearing, goes to trial again, gets acquitted, goes to the bank and spends 20 minutes getting a cashiers check, and returns to the law office all in 72 hour period.  72 hours because the lawyers kid sees his girl friend three times.

Meanwhile the clever lawyer changes from one sexy outfit to another dozens of times, perhaps indicating the passage of time but more correlated with the change of scene.  She meets twice with another sexy investigator to conduct business in a bar, never really consuming a drink or paying for one.

One thing I really liked about Star Trek was it's vision of a future in which women didn't age, had great bodies, perfect makeup and whore skin tight outfits with short skirts.  This lawyer world shares that same vision.

In the original Star Trek women caused most of the problems yet in the end did what they were told, all the while providing an interesting romantic relationship to the main guy.  I could see a little of that in this lawyer world.

Sam


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sgravina on January 16, 2012, 12:36:55 PM
..and (apparently thanks to gmaxwell), the message 'embedded' in the blockchain as shown in the show - is really there!

use something like: 'strings -n 20 blk0001.dat' to see it.


Just checked:

Quote
(WKwQv0/////Stack is innocent/////KaZMl82

That is cool.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: P4man on January 16, 2012, 01:05:43 PM
I just saw the show.
I dont remember who it was, who promised to drink one shot of rum (was it?) for every time the word bitcoin was used. Do we have the address of the hospital he is in to send him flowers :D.

As a bitcoin "commercial", I guess it was much better than I had hoped for. At the same time, I dont think it will do much. I dont think Id get the urge to google bitcoin after seeing it. If you had never heard of it, youd probably still think it was purely fictional. The only way for this to have an impact, is when its combined with some actual bitcoin news, so people understand it really exists. Then people may remember the term from the show and look in to it, but if you only heard of it by watching this show, slim chance I think.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Technomage on January 16, 2012, 01:45:27 PM
I dont think Id get the urge to google bitcoin after seeing it.
Well, a lot of people did. Apparently search word "bit coin" spiked to 6th in the hot trends list. Currently it's not in the top 20 anymore but it was there for a good while.

The following review of the show will contain SPOILERS.

Personally I was REALLY FUCKING IMPRESSED by the show. Well, the episode itself was quite boring and I think a lot of regular viewers didn't like the episode too much, but simply the fact that the word "bitcoin" was said so many times makes it awesome.

And I don't think that there is any doubt that Bitcoin is a real thing. It could've been a bit shady if not for the ending where the *main character of the show stated that she actually bought a bitcoin online* !!!. That and the comment Biggs' character made afterwards. It's highly unlikely that after that viewers thought that it's all just made up.

Of course there were a lot of issues with the technicalities but that's entirely irrelevant. The beginning was awesome where the main character's kid and his girlfriend basically explained the thing to the main character and then the ending was gold as well. Also the actual mystery of "who is Mr. Bitcoin" was solved in an interesting way, it's possible that the show is close to the truth regarding the real life Mr. Bitcoin.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Mike Hearn on January 16, 2012, 02:35:10 PM
Er, the premise of the show is that creating private currencies is illegal, except that's not true. I wasn't able to see it (not in the US), but that doesn't sound really that great to me.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Koekiemonster on January 16, 2012, 02:38:06 PM
Er, the premise of the show is that creating private currencies is illegal, except that's not true. I wasn't able to see it (not in the US), but that doesn't sound really that great to me.

Just watch the episode, you'll see they did a great job!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: fivebells on January 16, 2012, 02:40:49 PM
Just checked:

Quote
(WKwQv0/////Stack is innocent/////KaZMl82

That is cool.
 Could someone please identify the block which contains this so those of us who don't have a full copy of the blockchain can verify it online?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: dvide on January 16, 2012, 03:14:02 PM
Here's the weusecoins inspired section:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jetGyk_fkMI


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitcoinPorn on January 16, 2012, 03:19:04 PM

also, it turns out he's luke's father


The guy who is trying to stop SolidCoin and kill 'other' coins has his dad involved too?  What a soap opera


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Astro on January 16, 2012, 03:20:01 PM
Can you ridiculous autistics stop complaining about the ip address being wrong?  That's the kind of shit that causes SA to create a 600 page thread about you.  


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 16, 2012, 03:23:05 PM
Can you ridiculous autistics stop complaining about the ip address being wrong?  That's the kind of shit that causes SA to create a 600 page thread about you.  
If only you could see the irony in what is implied by people making a 600 page thread to complain about someone elses 'obsession'.....


but, I agree. and no one has said much of it after it was pointed out that it was a similar use as the 555 phone numbers....


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BadBear on January 16, 2012, 03:28:23 PM
Can you ridiculous autistics stop complaining about the ip address being wrong?  That's the kind of shit that causes SA to create a 600 page thread about you.  

It's kinda funny, I saw the complaints about that before I saw the show, so I wouldn't have noticed otherwise. But after he says the IP address, which admittedly is something weird like 187.32.4 she just stares at him (rewatching it, she's looking over his shoulder) so I was half expecting her to berate him for a bunk IP.  But she just said "Oh I know that IP!"

Edit:
Oh found it on youtube (clip of IP address part)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QObtw7uAb4I


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: nelisky on January 16, 2012, 03:36:34 PM
Can you ridiculous autistics stop complaining about the ip address being wrong?  That's the kind of shit that causes SA to create a 600 page thread about you.  

It's kinda funny, I saw the complaints about that before I saw the show, so I wouldn't have noticed otherwise. But after he says the IP address, which admittedly is something weird like 187.32.4 she just stares at him (rewatching it, she's looking over his shoulder) so I was half expecting her to berate him for a bunk IP.  But she just said "Oh I know that IP!"

Edit:
Oh found it on youtube (clip of IP address part)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QObtw7uAb4I


1270901 so, 127, as in the private class A? os is it 1.27.09.01? 12.70.90.1?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 16, 2012, 03:38:51 PM

1270901 so, 127, as in the private class A? os is it 1.27.09.01? 12.70.90.1?
I was under the impression it was 127.0.90.1  ;)


ahh, imagine that. listed as a Japanese addy here; http://iplocation.pythonclub.org/127.0.90.1.html


edit; before you get all autisticy on me. I know the 127 block is reserved for loop-back.....  still weird that entry is there with a recent date of jan. 4th 2012 apparently on that site, all 127.*.*.* are in Japan. =)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: P4man on January 16, 2012, 03:40:27 PM
But she just said "Oh I know that IP!"
Which of course, it the slightly more fundamental problem, the idea people would recognize IPs and be able to match them to individuals.  Then again, this wasnt a show about TCP-IP, so who cares.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: rjk on January 16, 2012, 03:42:57 PM

1270901 so, 127, as in the private class A? os is it 1.27.09.01? 12.70.90.1?
I was under the impression it was 127.0.90.1  ;)


ahh, imagine that. listed as a Japanese addy here; http://iplocation.pythonclub.org/127.0.90.1.html
Wait what? Oh stupid me, I thought 127.0.0.1 was in a /8, I guess it is not.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Matoking on January 16, 2012, 03:58:06 PM
Just checked:

Quote
(WKwQv0/////Stack is innocent/////KaZMl82

That is cool.
 Could someone please identify the block which contains this so those of us who don't have a full copy of the blockchain can verify it online?
https://blockchain.info/tx-index/14358031?show_adv=yes

It's in the CoinBase.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Steve on January 16, 2012, 04:08:00 PM
https://blockchain.info/tx-index/14358031?show_adv=yes

It's in the CoinBase.
Awesome!  I'm guessing all the pools we're racing to get that one in.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: giszmo on January 16, 2012, 04:46:40 PM
Share ratio: 5.90 ;D

I would brag about 79.8 if I were such an unlawful criminal that did file sharing ...


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: rjk on January 16, 2012, 05:06:46 PM
Share ratio: 5.90 ;D

I would brag about 79.8 if I were such an unlawful criminal that did file sharing ...
Amateurs. Over 400 ratio on an 11GB file, beat that.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Koekiemonster on January 16, 2012, 05:17:41 PM
Share ratio: 5.90 ;D

I would brag about 79.8 if I were such an unlawful criminal that did file sharing ...
Amateurs. Over 400 ratio on an 11GB file, beat that.

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/200/420/BRTky.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: giszmo on January 16, 2012, 05:25:23 PM
Here's the weusecoins inspired section:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jetGyk_fkMI

What does she say in the end? "I feel so ... dated"? outdated? sedated? I'm no native speaker. Could somebody please tell me :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Koekiemonster on January 16, 2012, 05:34:15 PM
Here's the weusecoins inspired section:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jetGyk_fkMI

What does she say in the end? "I feel so ... dated"? outdated? sedated? I'm no native speaker. Could somebody please tell me :)

She says dated, as in 'old'.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: bbit on January 16, 2012, 05:40:19 PM
Can you ridiculous autistics stop complaining about the ip address being wrong?  That's the kind of shit that causes SA to create a 600 page thread about you.  

+1


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: giszmo on January 16, 2012, 05:44:44 PM
She says dated, as in 'old'.

thanx :)


Title: got this hit via google in the LA Times
Post by: kiko on January 16, 2012, 06:21:44 PM
It seems to have had the desired effect.

From the article:

Quote
Apparently, Bitcoin is actually a real thing, invented by someone with the possibly pseudonymous name of Satoshi Nakamoto. I was totally ignorant of this phenomenon until I googled it after the show, and the discovery makes me sympathize with Alicia when she tells Zach, “This stuff makes me feel so dated.” Executive producers Robert and Michelle King must have anticipated this response from their audience, because the episode does, in fact, play rather like “Bitcoin for Dummies.”

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/the-good-wife-recap-alicia-versus-the-internet.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/the-good-wife-recap-alicia-versus-the-internet.html)


Title: Re: got this hit via google in the LA Times
Post by: farfiman on January 16, 2012, 06:33:47 PM
It seems to have had the desired effect.

From the article:

Quote
Apparently, Bitcoin is actually a real thing, invented by someone with the possibly pseudonymous name of Satoshi Nakamoto. I was totally ignorant of this phenomenon until I googled it after the show, and the discovery makes me sympathize with Alicia when she tells Zach, “This stuff makes me feel so dated.” Executive producers Robert and Michelle King must have anticipated this response from their audience, because the episode does, in fact, play rather like “Bitcoin for Dummies.”

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/the-good-wife-recap-alicia-versus-the-internet.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/the-good-wife-recap-alicia-versus-the-internet.html)

"I wonder why the writers didn’t bother to come up with a fake name for “Bitcoin,” the way they’ve done with “FaceBranch”and “FactSwim” in the past."

maybe one of the writers has 1000 bitcoins.....


Title: Re: got this hit via google in the LA Times
Post by: FlipPro on January 16, 2012, 06:40:22 PM
It seems to have had the desired effect.

From the article:

Quote
Apparently, Bitcoin is actually a real thing, invented by someone with the possibly pseudonymous name of Satoshi Nakamoto. I was totally ignorant of this phenomenon until I googled it after the show, and the discovery makes me sympathize with Alicia when she tells Zach, “This stuff makes me feel so dated.” Executive producers Robert and Michelle King must have anticipated this response from their audience, because the episode does, in fact, play rather like “Bitcoin for Dummies.”

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/the-good-wife-recap-alicia-versus-the-internet.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/the-good-wife-recap-alicia-versus-the-internet.html)

"I wonder why the writers didn’t bother to come up with a fake name for “Bitcoin,” the way they’ve done with “FaceBranch”and “FactSwim” in the past."

maybe one of the writers has 1000 bitcoins.....
Lol are you kidding me?


Title: Re: got this hit via google in the LA Times
Post by: SgtSpike on January 16, 2012, 06:56:00 PM
I missed it.  :(  Anywhere to watch it online that doesn't involve breaking the law?

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/video/2186658794/the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies

If CBS doesn't hate you/your country.
Thanks.  It wasn't on there when I looked, but I got sleepy and went to bed instead of continuing to look for a place to watch.  I'll check it out this evening though!


It seems to have had the desired effect.

From the article:

Quote
Apparently, Bitcoin is actually a real thing, invented by someone with the possibly pseudonymous name of Satoshi Nakamoto. I was totally ignorant of this phenomenon until I googled it after the show, and the discovery makes me sympathize with Alicia when she tells Zach, “This stuff makes me feel so dated.” Executive producers Robert and Michelle King must have anticipated this response from their audience, because the episode does, in fact, play rather like “Bitcoin for Dummies.”

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/the-good-wife-recap-alicia-versus-the-internet.html (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/01/the-good-wife-recap-alicia-versus-the-internet.html)

"I wonder why the writers didn’t bother to come up with a fake name for “Bitcoin,” the way they’ve done with “FaceBranch”and “FactSwim” in the past."

maybe one of the writers has 1000 bitcoins.....
Probably because Facebook and whatever the equivalent of FactSwim is are trademarked, and can't be used without corporate authorization and all that BS.  No one owns a trademark on "Bitcoin", and let's hope it stays that way!


Title: Re: got this hit via google in the LA Times
Post by: sadpandatech on January 16, 2012, 07:02:16 PM
Probably because Facebook and whatever the equivalent of FactSwim is are trademarked, and can't be used without corporate authorization and all that BS.  No one owns a trademark on "Bitcoin", and let's hope it stays that way!
Amen to that.

I did wonder why they bothered to change the logo on the bitcoins for the spoof commercial they had though. Likely just to avoid any 'potential' issues in case there ever were to be any? Which at this point, there are not.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: mc_lovin on January 16, 2012, 07:08:03 PM
Anyone know which pool got the legendary "stack is innocent" block?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 16, 2012, 07:11:04 PM
Anyone know which pool got the legendary "stack is innocent" block?

it was signed via Eligius

edit; CoinBase
456c6967697573 4a20 fabe6d6d42bc45eb873fa0ca75350b8278fd082b011a02958f04a40fd2a52f3fd398cbd10800000 000000000 574b775176302f2f2f2f2f537461636b20697320696e6e6f63656e742f2f2f2f2f4b615a4d6c383 2
(decoded) EligiusJ ,�mmB�E�?��u5 �x�+���ҥ/?Ә��(WKwQv0/////Stack is innocent/////KaZMl82


edit2; If I am reading right the IP to first relay it was Deepbit's.


edit3; It appears to have been 'found' by Deep's IP as well. So Luke signed the transaction but deep found and relayed it? really not sure here.


Title: Re: got this hit via google in the LA Times
Post by: herzmeister on January 16, 2012, 07:31:34 PM

Probably because Facebook and whatever the equivalent of FactSwim is are trademarked, and can't be used without corporate authorization and all that BS.  No one owns a trademark on "Bitcoin", and let's hope it stays that way!

+1

in the same vein they use the word of the actual "internet" and not something like "interweb" or "worldnet".


Title: Re: got this hit via google in the LA Times
Post by: SgtSpike on January 16, 2012, 07:38:52 PM
Probably because Facebook and whatever the equivalent of FactSwim is are trademarked, and can't be used without corporate authorization and all that BS.  No one owns a trademark on "Bitcoin", and let's hope it stays that way!
Amen to that.

I did wonder why they bothered to change the logo on the bitcoins for the spoof sommercial they had though. Likely just to avoid any 'potential' issues in case there ever were to be any? Which at this point, there are not.
Because technically, the person who first posted that image can lay claim to copyright in court if they want, unless they specified an open license type.  But without a license specified on release, and without anyone having applied for a copyright license, it can be argued that the first person to publish the image is the copyright holder.  More than likely, they thought it would be easier to just make their own logo than to find any license/copyright information on the existing one.  But IIRC, the current orange logo was released under an open license for anyone to use however they like.

TV shows make quite a lucrative target for people to sue over, so they definitely take every precaution they can in protecting themselves from using IP they aren't entitled to use.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cypherdoc on January 16, 2012, 07:58:48 PM
did we ever figure out who is Robert Taylor who gave that interview to Bruce Wagner last week?  he never actually said he was an actor did he?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitcoinPorn on January 16, 2012, 08:26:47 PM
did we ever figure out who is Robert Taylor who gave that interview to Bruce Wagner last week?  he never actually said he was an actor did he?

I've read his name I think about three times from you, I now believe you are Robert trying to promote yourself  :D   jk, I checked the episode of the Bitcoin Show earlier when you had posted and I did not immediately recognize that guy either, but I will be rewatching The Good Wife tonight.  I didn't hear the whole interview, so I didn't catch his relation to the show or cast or anything, I just figured he might be one of the writers friends and does walk on parts or something.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: PrintCoins on January 16, 2012, 08:42:11 PM
I missed it.  :(  Anywhere to watch it online that doesn't involve breaking the law?

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/video/2186658794/the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies

If CBS doesn't hate you/your country.

Apparently the US is hated. It is no longer available.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: SgtSpike on January 16, 2012, 08:45:16 PM
I missed it.  :(  Anywhere to watch it online that doesn't involve breaking the law?

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/video/2186658794/the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies

If CBS doesn't hate you/your country.

Apparently the US is hated. It is no longer available.
I just tried it, and it started just fine for me...


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: notme on January 16, 2012, 08:46:32 PM
I missed it.  :(  Anywhere to watch it online that doesn't involve breaking the law?

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/video/2186658794/the-good-wife-bitcoin-for-dummies

If CBS doesn't hate you/your country.

Apparently the US is hated. It is no longer available.

Must be the other option... they hate you :P.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitcoinPorn on January 16, 2012, 08:46:49 PM
Apparently the US is hated. It is no longer available.

Watching in another window right now from that link, try again.    I am not sure if I am surprised or not that a full tv show, not just clips, is put online on their own website after the show airs that quickly, but maybe that is a commonplace now in days?   Smart of CBS to do it on their own site rather than cough up money to Hulu I guess.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Explodicle on January 16, 2012, 08:49:10 PM
One of my co-workers came up to me today and said "Bitcoin went mainstream! I saw it on TV last night."

I was all like "mainstream? Then it's soooooooo over."

Now I need to learn how to use Open Transactions in order to remain hip.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: SgtSpike on January 16, 2012, 08:50:01 PM
Apparently the US is hated. It is no longer available.

Watching in another window right now from that link, try again.    I am not sure if I am surprised or not that a full tv show, not just clips, is put online on their own website after the show airs that quickly, but maybe that is a commonplace now in days?   Smart of CBS to do it on their own site rather than cough up money to Hulu I guess.
All the major networks do (except Discovery, and I rue them for it).  I often watch shows I am interested in on the web now, instead of on their timetable.  I think the last major network show that I didn't find hosted at their own website was American Idol, and for good reason (no voting allowed after 2 hours after the show ends, IIRC).  Not that I watch American Idol or anything.... *ahem*


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitcoinPorn on January 16, 2012, 08:56:00 PM
All the major networks do (except Discovery, and I rue them for it).  I often watch shows I am interested in on the web now, instead of on their timetable.  I think the last major network show that I didn't find hosted at their own website was American Idol, and for good reason

Amazingly, even though the download link was ready for The Good Wife right before air, I went ahead and watched it on TV.  So weird, as I'm like you, I've switched to online watching only, with my laptop ready to be docked to my tv and sound system for big viewing of anything on the laptop in the living room.  It was neat to have breaks in between the show, these things called 'commercials' I forgot about lol, it allowed me to check Bitcointalk before hearing the show was back on in the other room. 

I still prefer just having shows running non stop on a laptop next to me and I just work and do things around that then it be the focus, but it was very retro to watch a tv show with commercials again.   I feel a shift in the way media is distributed is going to be forced sooner than later, I have already got two friends to purchase TB external hard drives to watch shows off of.  It isn't hard to convince them of commercial free, when you want, just plug it in your PS3 or 360.   


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on January 16, 2012, 09:08:04 PM
Probably because Facebook and whatever the equivalent of FactSwim is are trademarked, and can't be used without corporate authorization and all that BS.  No one owns a trademark on "Bitcoin", and let's hope it stays that way!
Amen to that.

I did wonder why they bothered to change the logo on the bitcoins for the spoof sommercial they had though. Likely just to avoid any 'potential' issues in case there ever were to be any? Which at this point, there are not.
Because technically, the person who first posted that image can lay claim to copyright in court if they want, unless they specified an open license type.  But without a license specified on release, and without anyone having applied for a copyright license, it can be argued that the first person to publish the image is the copyright holder.  More than likely, they thought it would be easier to just make their own logo than to find any license/copyright information on the existing one.  But IIRC, the current orange logo was released under an open license for anyone to use however they like.

Lots of times companies are reluctant to "casualy" use even open licensed artwork because verifying the license can be difficult and tracing back the work history can be next to impossible.

For example say I make Bitcoin logo and license it creative commons for for non-commercial use only (or offer no license).  Someone copies my work (unknown to me) makes a small change to it and releases it public domain, or creative commons, etc.  Now the TV company uses that license. They even do some do diligence and "verify" the image & license is valid.  The show hits the air and I go "WTF that is my artwork?".   The show thought they were using a lawfully licensed original creation but my copyright is still valid.  If I convince a judge that the derivative work is similar enough to my own well I might end up with a million dollar pay day.  

Just the chance of that happening and the difficulty in verifying work product makes companies very reluctant to use work which could be unlawful derivitive work.   Unless the artwork is essential to the story companies don't even want to take the chance.  Given 99.999% of the audience hadn't heard of Bitcoin uses an alternate created in-house artwork bypasses the whole legal issue and has no real effect on the story.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: payb.tc on January 16, 2012, 11:45:54 PM
i hope someone at CBS releases the original full copy of that parody video, not just as filmed on a laptop screen... you can tell by the episode that not all of what was created was shown, like when the laptop screen is hidden from view but you can still hear the video playing.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: ShadowOfHarbringer on January 17, 2012, 01:00:44 AM
I just saw the episode and it is absolutely INCREDIBLE !

I mean, of course it had a lot of usual stupidities and simplifications so average american is not bored (like "Mr. Bitcoin is such an awesome haXX that only he can change the bitcoin code and embed something in the blockchain" - LOL), but overall, the episode was much much better than I thought.

What i mean to say is I expected it to be far more foolish and inaccurate. They actually got about 90% of the important details **right**, except for that creating currency is not illegal in the US. They even included the currency vs commodity dispute which is often brought up on the forums.

I am also impressed by the number of times they actually used the word "Bitcoin" in it. It was like they were really trying to advertise it !

I may consider actually watching "The Good Wife" after this, even though i don't like the "law-drama" genre very much.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: beckspace on January 17, 2012, 01:09:01 AM
Quote
"The Good Wife" Executive Producers:

Ridley Scott (Bladerunner)
Tony Scott (Top Gun)

And I forgot to mention, also executive producers:

David Zucker - Airplane! and Top Secret! (Thanks ZAZ,  :D :D :D )

Charles McDougall - The Office


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Crypt_Current on January 17, 2012, 03:50:07 AM
I am currently watching this right now.  First episode of this show I've seen.  I got a little angry when the stupid old fuddy-duddy judge got impatient and ruled BTC is a currency.  Me more watch now...


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: mc_lovin on January 17, 2012, 04:20:50 AM
I love it how they also kept using the word 'bit' as well, just in everyday conversation.  Also, when they used the word 'difficulty' a few times there made me feel like they custom tailored the episode just for us! :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Crypt_Current on January 17, 2012, 04:29:22 AM
I just saw the episode and it is absolutely INCREDIBLE !

I mean, of course it had a lot of usual stupidities and simplifications so average american is not bored (like "Mr. Bitcoin is such an awesome haXX that only he can change the bitcoin code and embed something in the blockchain" - LOL), but overall, the episode was much much better than I thought.

What i mean to say is I expected it to be far more foolish and inaccurate. They actually got about 90% of the important details **right**, except for that creating currency is not illegal in the US. They even included the currency vs commodity dispute which is often brought up on the forums.

I am also impressed by the number of times they actually used the word "Bitcoin" in it. It was like they were really trying to advertise it !

I may consider actually watching "The Good Wife" after this, even though i don't like the "law-drama" genre very much.

I know, right??  Everything you said!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: EhVedadoOAnonimato on January 17, 2012, 08:21:23 AM
I also liked the episode. This is the only episode of this series I've watched, and I don't expect to be watching any other. But the "bitcoin aspect" of this one was done better than I expected.

Also, interesting to note how much the writer of this story was inspired by that New Yorker article of Joshua Davis. That was really a good article.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BTCurious on January 17, 2012, 09:26:40 AM
Do the writers or the producers have a bitcoin donation address?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 17, 2012, 11:59:03 AM
Do the writers or the producers have a bitcoin donation address?

You know, I was thinking about that. Maybe we could whip together a little 'care package' from Bitbrew to their office.  I believe Edd was working on some Bitcoin coffee mugs for a package we are sending out to the folks at Archive.org.  I'd give a coin or 2 for that, if there is interest.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BTCurious on January 17, 2012, 12:02:20 PM
Do the writers or the producers have a bitcoin donation address?

You know, I was thinking about that. Maybe we could whip together a little 'care package' from Bitbrew to their office.  I believe Edd was working on some Bitcoin coffee mugs for a package we are sending out to the folks at Archive.org.  I'd give a coin or 2 for that, if there is interest.
I'd add some too, those people have been great. I'd want it to reach the person/people responsible though, which I guess is one of the writers, but for all I know the janitor could be a bitcoin whiz with enough charisma to convince everyone.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Technomage on January 17, 2012, 12:03:54 PM
I'll donate something toward this package as well. We just need someone to organize it.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BTCurious on January 17, 2012, 12:09:48 PM
Someone doing this should make sure it's for "displaying Bitcoin in a technically accurate way", and not for "blatant promotion of Bitcoin". The latter might look awkward ::)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: EhVedadoOAnonimato on January 17, 2012, 12:13:58 PM
I would contribute to a similar gift to Joshua Davis as well. I'm pretty sure it was his article that inspired the producers of Good Wife to make this episode. It was a good piece that he wrote.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: edd on January 17, 2012, 12:32:22 PM
Do the writers or the producers have a bitcoin donation address?

You know, I was thinking about that. Maybe we could whip together a little 'care package' from Bitbrew to their office.  I believe Edd was working on some Bitcoin coffee mugs for a package we are sending out to the folks at Archive.org.  I'd give a coin or 2 for that, if there is interest.

I'm more than happy to put together another package for the producers at The Good Wife. Do you think they have a seperate office just for that show?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 17, 2012, 12:40:18 PM
Do the writers or the producers have a bitcoin donation address?

You know, I was thinking about that. Maybe we could whip together a little 'care package' from Bitbrew to their office.  I believe Edd was working on some Bitcoin coffee mugs for a package we are sending out to the folks at Archive.org.  I'd give a coin or 2 for that, if there is interest.

I'm more than happy to put together another package for the producers at The Good Wife. Do you think they have a seperate office just for that show?

We'll have to do a little research to find out. Were you able to have some coffee mugs made already?  And if you'd like to start us an addy for The Good Wife, that'd be awesome.

You're like the messiah of coffee. Just say your name and Bitbrew in one sentence. And Poof!


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: paraipan on January 17, 2012, 12:41:44 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=59908 could be related... ?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 17, 2012, 12:51:01 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=59908 could be related... ?

~20k hits in just the past day or so? That's insane. highly probable, that it's related?


Good Wife info;  According to Wiki, Robert King and his wife, Michelle King are the creators of the series. Not sure if they would be the writers of each episode though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Wife_(TV_series)
http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/


You know who would likely know how to contact them? The casting agent, whose info is all over the net from the last episode... *hunting*


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BTCurious on January 17, 2012, 01:12:15 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=59908 could be related... ?

~20k hits in just the past day or so? That's insane. highly probable, that it's related?


Good Wife info;  According to Wiki, Robert King and his wife, Michelle King are the creators of the series. Not sure if they would be the writers of each episode though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Wife_(TV_series)
http://www.cbs.com/shows/the_good_wife/


You know who would likely know how to contact them? The casting agent, whose info is all over the net formt he last episode... *hunting*
I've left a comment on their Google+ page. Their facebook page is spammed by hundreds of comments daily, but the Google+ one is very silent. I'm hoping the PR person monitoring that can give me some information on who to contact.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: phatsphere on January 17, 2012, 01:19:02 PM
I've left a comment on their Google+ page.
You can also try to send a short DM (not a tweet) via twitter.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 17, 2012, 01:41:36 PM
I've left a comment on their Google+ page.
You can also try to send a short DM (not a tweet) via twitter.

Sounds good. I called up CBS and was sent over to the 'publicity' department where I left a message for Steve. There is one other number for 'Audience Services' I am going to try. I found it here; http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/info_faq_personalities.shtml
Strangely The Good Wife is not listed, which leads me to think it may be handled directly through Scott Free Productions(Ridley Scott). Will keep hunting until I can say for sure.

edit; 10AM office time. I want to work in that office. ;p

cheers


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BTCurious on January 17, 2012, 01:44:09 PM
I've left a comment on their Google+ page.
You can also try to send a short DM (not a tweet) via twitter.
I don't have twitter. Maybe someone else could try this? Don't know how many DMs they get on twitter though.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 17, 2012, 01:49:32 PM
I found some very interesting info here; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/21/robert-and-michelle-king-inside-the-good-wife-writers-room.html

"The Good Wife—this season moving to a new night and time (Sundays at 9 p.m.)—is hard-hitting drama at its best. So it’s all the more surprising that the writers’ room appears almost serene, even as the clock ticks away. This is not your typical writers’ room, a litter-strewn battlefield where exhausted scribes butt heads, argue, and quaff vast quantities of coffee. Here, on a quiet studio lot in Culver City, supervising producer Corinne Brinkerhoff—who runs the @GoodWifeWriters Twitter feed with Meredith Averill—stands at a whiteboard"   8)


From the best I can gather it all appears to be overseen by the King's in an office in CA..  Might want to DM to the twitter feed listed there, @GoodWifeWriters

I will see if I can track down company info on that studio.

edit; nice list of writers names here in the listing for the WGA award they are nominated for this year; http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2901688/awards


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: edd on January 17, 2012, 02:18:35 PM
Do the writers or the producers have a bitcoin donation address?

You know, I was thinking about that. Maybe we could whip together a little 'care package' from Bitbrew to their office.  I believe Edd was working on some Bitcoin coffee mugs for a package we are sending out to the folks at Archive.org.  I'd give a coin or 2 for that, if there is interest.

I'm more than happy to put together another package for the producers at The Good Wife. Do you think they have a seperate office just for that show?

We'll have to do a little research to find out. Were you able to have some coffee mugs made already?  And if you'd like to start us an addy for The Good Wife, that'd be awesome.

You're like the messiah of coffee. Just say your name and Bitbrew in one sentence. And Poof!

I haven't had the mugs made, yet. Been busy and haven't really found a something I'm enthusiastic about putting my name on. I'm going to try a local guy today and see how soon I can get that package to archive.org out.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: SkRRJyTC on January 17, 2012, 02:56:34 PM
My co worker just had a very excited conversation with me about the Good Wife and he is thrilled that BTC is a real thing.  If I tried to talk to my co workers about BTC before they thought I was crazy.  Now its real to them.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 17, 2012, 03:18:01 PM
I believe I've narrowed it down a bit. Atleast, I am fairly certain the office the writers are located at is some place inside Culver Studios, in Culver City CA. It is like 6AM there so later this afternoon I will see if I can get some better details on which office is theirs and hopefully find a public number for them.  Anyone with an IMDB acct may be able to pull the proper contact info.. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2148561/fullcredits#writers


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: teflone on January 17, 2012, 03:38:02 PM
FWIW..

After the show, several friends of mine on facebook contacted me about bitcoin, as I post bitcoin related stuff from time to time.
All of them what to know everything about it, how to get it, how to mine it, where to use it, and so forth.

These friends of mine all heard the word "bitcoin" before, but only took action to find more about it AFTER the show..

Like someone posted earlier, Its now "real" to them...

Food for thought.. :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Maged on January 17, 2012, 04:35:10 PM
You know, instead of trying to hunt these guys down, you can just ask Bruce...


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: teflone on January 17, 2012, 04:51:42 PM
You know, instead of trying to hunt these guys down, you can just ask Bruce...

Bruce who ?  ::)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 17, 2012, 05:18:09 PM
You know, instead of trying to hunt these guys down, you can just ask Bruce...

What leads you to believe he would have connections to the writers in California? I know he had access to some of the cast members in NY, but was not aware of anything else...


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: DeathAndTaxes on January 17, 2012, 05:32:35 PM
I'll donate something toward this package as well. We just need someone to organize it.

+1 I will throw in a coin.  This episode could have been very bad for Bitcoin.  I am glad they stayed "neutral" and presented it facutally (granted in a fictional setting).


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: RodeoX on January 17, 2012, 05:48:09 PM
I was going to take a shot of whiskey every time they say Bitcoin. I watched it at a friends house and just before the show I remembered I had my CC weapon on me, so no drinking.  :-\


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: SkRRJyTC on January 17, 2012, 06:16:19 PM
My co worker just had a very excited conversation with me about the Good Wife and he is thrilled that BTC is a real thing.  If I tried to talk to my co workers about BTC before they thought I was crazy.  Now its real to them.

Real friend tells you about Bitcoin. Friend is crazy, Bitcoin is fake money.

Fictional show tells you about Bitcoin. Bitcoin is real, and I need it!

A quote from the show, "Only in America is greater abstraction more desirable."

Ha.

So fucking true.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 17, 2012, 07:36:04 PM
I'll donate something toward this package as well. We just need someone to organize it.

+1 I will throw in a coin.  This episode could have been very bad for Bitcoin.  I am glad they stayed "neutral" and presented it facutally (granted in a fictional setting).

Rock on, that makes what, 6~ of us then, so far?

 Just as soon as I can get a concrete delivery address for them I will either start up a pool for us or see if Edd will.  I've got some work here at the office but will try to sit at the phone to call a few more places this afternoon and get back with some info.

cheers,
  Derek

p.s. Did someone say 'abstraction money?'
http://www.colourbox.com/preview/2637373-453632-abstraction-money-circle.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: trouserless on January 17, 2012, 11:08:00 PM
I'll donate something toward this package as well. We just need someone to organize it.

+1 I will throw in a coin.  This episode could have been very bad for Bitcoin.  I am glad they stayed "neutral" and presented it facutally (granted in a fictional setting).

+1 I'll throw in a couple also.  D&T states it eloquently - the more positive/neutral exposure BTC gets, the less digging out from under FUD we have to manage in the future (and it will come commensurate with the rise in popularity/success)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: sadpandatech on January 18, 2012, 01:19:45 AM
I'll donate something toward this package as well. We just need someone to organize it.

+1 I will throw in a coin.  This episode could have been very bad for Bitcoin.  I am glad they stayed "neutral" and presented it facutally (granted in a fictional setting).

+1 I'll throw in a couple also.  D&T states it eloquently - the more positive/neutral exposure BTC gets, the less digging out from under FUD we have to manage in the future (and it will come commensurate with the rise in popularity/success)

Much agreed, and thanks. =)

Stalker Update; UGGG, I would make one horrible stalker. Culver Studios informed me that the King's office did not have an extension and they were unable to give out any other contact information. :/
 midEdit;  I was able to track down their home address and a phone number. I feel creepy calling them and would be happy to have someone else do it. ;p  I will not post the info here so PM me if you are interested...

cheers,
  Derek


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: pent on January 18, 2012, 01:51:33 AM
Mr Bitcoin created a block with signature from IP address 127.0.90.1


$ ping 127.0.90.1
PING 127.0.90.1 (127.0.90.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 127.0.90.1: icmp_req=1 ttl=64 time=0.096 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.90.1: icmp_req=2 ttl=64 time=0.068 ms
64 bytes from 127.0.90.1: icmp_req=3 ttl=64 time=0.073 ms

OMFG - he is online!

... or it is a localhost address ))


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: ineededausername on January 18, 2012, 03:17:56 AM
Keep in mind, it could have also been due to your appearance at CES.

Well, this particular merchant, on his application, specifically said he heard about Bitcoin on the Good Wife and googled it :)

hmm any news on this merchant?


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: edd on January 18, 2012, 01:04:01 PM
I'll donate something toward this package as well. We just need someone to organize it.

+1 I will throw in a coin.  This episode could have been very bad for Bitcoin.  I am glad they stayed "neutral" and presented it facutally (granted in a fictional setting).

Rock on, that makes what, 6~ of us then, so far?

 Just as soon as I can get a concrete delivery address for them I will either start up a pool for us or see if Edd will.  I've got some work here at the office but will try to sit at the phone to call a few more places this afternoon and get back with some info.

cheers,
  Derek

I'm sure we'll eventually find an office to send some coffee to, so I'm going to post an address now to take advantage of this momentum: 1DBn9P7cUbJL3RAstEw5sG7skeJgHg1Xg6

I'll send some high end coffee, some decaf, tea, and a mug or two with a tactful card saying thank you and that these products were bought using bitcoins.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: trouserless on January 18, 2012, 10:19:49 PM
I'll donate something toward this package as well. We just need someone to organize it.

+1 I will throw in a coin.  This episode could have been very bad for Bitcoin.  I am glad they stayed "neutral" and presented it facutally (granted in a fictional setting).

Rock on, that makes what, 6~ of us then, so far?

 Just as soon as I can get a concrete delivery address for them I will either start up a pool for us or see if Edd will.  I've got some work here at the office but will try to sit at the phone to call a few more places this afternoon and get back with some info.

cheers,
  Derek

I'm sure we'll eventually find an office to send some coffee to, so I'm going to post an address now to take advantage of this momentum: 1DBn9P7cUbJL3RAstEw5sG7skeJgHg1Xg6

I'll send some high end coffee, some decaf, tea, and a mug or two with a tactful card saying thank you and that these products were bought using bitcoins.

2 BTC is yours...please take care of these good folks


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Reecek on January 19, 2012, 11:08:34 AM
saw the show. I dont like tv but liked this one.
bitcoin getting popular and rumors are that its soon going to be an available payment option at amazon.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Technomage on January 19, 2012, 11:13:32 AM
rumors are that its soon going to be an available payment option at amazon.
This will stay as a rumor. It was only a clueless support person, they are not really planning on adding Bitcoin as a payment option.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Technomage on January 19, 2012, 11:17:34 AM
I'm sure we'll eventually find an office to send some coffee to, so I'm going to post an address now to take advantage of this momentum: 1DBn9P7cUbJL3RAstEw5sG7skeJgHg1Xg6

I'll send some high end coffee, some decaf, tea, and a mug or two with a tactful card saying thank you and that these products were bought using bitcoins.
I sent a coin to support this.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: apetersson on January 19, 2012, 11:39:54 AM
This will stay as a rumor. It was only a clueless support person, they are not really planning on adding Bitcoin as a payment option.

Interestingly, in the Good Wife episode, it was testified in court that Amazon accepts Bitcoin. Amazon Execs should watch it :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on January 19, 2012, 12:57:37 PM
So many of the usual Good Wife fans and reviewers didn't seem all that enthused about the bitcoin subject,
but judging by the 3 articles I linked to sequentially here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1958.msg701747#msg701747
it might be that the show gave bitcoin a fair bit of exposure to various legal professionals.
That's a pretty good outcome in itself I reckon.



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Piper67 on January 19, 2012, 01:54:44 PM
Just a thought for cascasius maybe... how about a batch of coins with the phrase Verus Mutator, which in English means: Real has Changed :-)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: elux on January 26, 2012, 04:59:41 PM
CBS News: Are you targeting the wrong audience? (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-48540837/are-you-targeting-the-wrong-audience)

Quote
With 60% of its audience over the age of 55, the hit CBS show The Good Wife (11.51 million viewers) is able to charge advertisers a CPM of only $25. (Disclosure: BNET is owned by CBS).


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitPay Business Solutions on January 26, 2012, 05:02:21 PM
So many of the usual Good Wife fans and reviewers didn't seem all that enthused about the bitcoin subject,
but judging by the 3 articles I linked to sequentially here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1958.msg701747#msg701747
it might be that the show gave bitcoin a fair bit of exposure to various legal professionals.
That's a pretty good outcome in itself I reckon.

For the regular viewers interested in the soap-opera storylines of the show, there wasn't much drama for them.

For the legal enthusiasts and techies, it was great!



Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitcoinBug on January 26, 2012, 11:37:14 PM
it took exactly 23 minutes after the show ended for a merchant sign up for Bit-Pay after doing a google search after the show.  Once he is up and running, I will tell you who it is :)

Is there anything new on this merchant?  :)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BitPay Business Solutions on January 27, 2012, 12:00:32 AM
it took exactly 23 minutes after the show ended for a merchant sign up for Bit-Pay after doing a google search after the show.  Once he is up and running, I will tell you who it is :)

Is there anything new on this merchant?  :)

retrettably, no.  I just sent another email to them to follow up and see if they have any questions. 


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cbeast on January 27, 2012, 06:17:13 PM
Can someone please make a meme with the dialog at the end starting with the "I bought a bitcoin" line? TIA
If not, I'll do it tomorrow when I have time.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Koekiemonster on January 27, 2012, 06:17:59 PM
Can someone please make a meme with the dialog at the end starting with the "I bought a bitcoin" line? TIA
If not, I'll do it tomorrow when I have time.

When you add that last line everyone will just wait for you to make it ;)


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: SgtSpike on January 27, 2012, 07:01:48 PM
Can someone please make a meme with the dialog at the end starting with the "I bought a bitcoin" line? TIA
If not, I'll do it tomorrow when I have time.
I didn't understand what you meant, and I'm horrible at making funny memes, so I made one anyway.

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/1/27/f131ec82-fd91-49dd-9053-a09a3b8b2838.jpg

Here's the source image:

http://i.imgur.com/Nic3z.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: rjk on January 27, 2012, 07:13:48 PM
I didn't understand what you meant, and I'm horrible at making funny memes, so I made one anyway.

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/1/27/f131ec82-fd91-49dd-9053-a09a3b8b2838.jpg
http://b.static.memegenerator.net/cache/instances/500x/13/13396/13718485.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: fornit on January 27, 2012, 07:30:48 PM
rotfl, excellent  ;D


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: payb.tc on January 27, 2012, 10:19:17 PM

http://c.static.memegenerator.net/cache/instances/500x/13/13403/13725418.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cbeast on January 28, 2012, 05:17:10 AM
LOL


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: BkkCoins on January 28, 2012, 09:15:57 AM
http://i.imgur.com/F58my.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Matthew N. Wright on January 28, 2012, 12:46:43 PM
Made it for you.

http://memegenerator.net/Goodwife


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Matthew N. Wright on January 28, 2012, 12:48:16 PM
http://e.static.memegenerator.net/cache/instances/500x/13/13420/13742892.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: Explodicle on January 28, 2012, 07:36:29 PM
http://d.static.memegenerator.net/cache/instances/500x/13/13430/13752346.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cbeast on January 29, 2012, 11:49:50 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6785631583_4f964597b0_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6785631829_fb7d2222e6_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6785632069_0a87c3f6aa_z.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6785632297_d3d98ef7fd_z.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: paraipan on January 30, 2012, 12:07:00 AM

nicee, i really liked what they did

edit: stitched into one pic


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: deepceleron on January 30, 2012, 02:12:20 AM
I present to you Mrs. Bitcoin:
http://gravina.x10.mx/jennifer_ferrin.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: FreeMoney on January 30, 2012, 03:27:08 AM
I didn't take any pictures, and there were no real dolls involved. I was telling a friend I hadn't seen in a while about my poker site and bitcoin, and another guy overheard us and said "Bitcoin?! That's real?". Lol. He'd seen it on The Good Wife.

This is what I'm talking about. People gunna hear over and over till it's in their minds.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: 420 on August 21, 2012, 10:56:25 AM
http://alfixturedesign.com/420/mrbitcoin.jpg
http://alfixturedesign.com/420/boughtone.jpg


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: HostFat on September 20, 2012, 02:26:15 PM
We will see the EP13 on 24 september in Italy.
They changed the title from "Bitcoin for Dummies" to "Girotondo".
Girotondo in italy means the "Ring Around the Rosie" game. It's a totally meaningless title.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: 420 on September 21, 2012, 10:28:32 PM
We will see the EP13 on 24 september in Italy.
They changed the title from "Bitcoin for Dummies" to "Girotondo".
Girotondo in italy means the "Ring Around the Rosie" game. It's a totally meaningless title.

thats stupid. you know english and italian? tell us what they change about the episode


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cablepair on September 23, 2012, 12:37:11 AM
I know nothing about this show..  but sounds cool!

http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/11/good-wife-episode-313-finding-mr.html


LOL

where the hell were you guys when this aired?

It was HUGE then.

Jim Cramer from MadMoney was even on the show "testifying" about Bitcoin




Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: cypherdoc on September 23, 2012, 12:46:25 AM
I know nothing about this show..  but sounds cool!

http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/11/good-wife-episode-313-finding-mr.html


LOL

where the hell were you guys when this aired?

It was HUGE then.

Jim Cramer from MadMoney was even on the show "testifying" about Bitcoin




no kidding, considering it was all over the forum.


Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: julz on September 23, 2012, 02:11:44 AM
I know nothing about this show..  but sounds cool!

http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/11/good-wife-episode-313-finding-mr.html


LOL

where the hell were you guys when this aired?

It was HUGE then.

Jim Cramer from MadMoney was even on the show "testifying" about Bitcoin


What's LOLsworthy here?  I created this thread well before it aired and it looks to me like this thread was reasonably necro'd because the ep is only now being televised in Italy with a different title.

I find it peculiar that the Italian TV execs chopped 'Bitcoin' from the title - as the episode seems to be known in English by 2 titles, both containing the word Bitcoin.
'Bitcoin for Dummies' and 'Finding Mr Bitcoin'






Title: Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin
Post by: 420 on September 27, 2012, 03:50:12 AM
I know nothing about this show..  but sounds cool!

http://www.spoilertv.com/2011/11/good-wife-episode-313-finding-mr.html


LOL

where the hell were you guys when this aired?

It was HUGE then.

Jim Cramer from MadMoney was even on the show "testifying" about Bitcoin


What's LOLsworthy here?  I created this thread well before it aired and it looks to me like this thread was reasonably necro'd because the ep is only now being televised in Italy with a different title.

I find it peculiar that the Italian TV execs chopped 'Bitcoin' from the title - as the episode seems to be known in English by 2 titles, both containing the word Bitcoin.
'Bitcoin for Dummies' and 'Finding Mr Bitcoin'



looks like cablepair forgot to check the date :)

I'm a frequent thread neco'er