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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / BTC vs Paypal: Propaganda Warfare on: July 15, 2011, 02:08:19 PM
Something is happening right now that I want to bring to everyone's attention. Maybe it's already out there so if it is please alert me.

You are all probably aware of the PayPay road trip? There's an excellent story linked from Bitcoin Watch here: http://www.bitcoinmoney.com/post/7542341527/paypal-digital-currency-challenge

PayPal is attempting to trump Plato's road trip in an egregious yet subtle way. I didn't put much thought into it initially until I realized they were using the words "digital currency". Obviously this is propaganda warfare and therefore we must pick up our axes (or any other weapon of choice, mine's the keyboard!).

If they can get enough media attention directed towards this (and you know the "establishment" will support them) they can bump Plato's story down the list significantly on any major search engine out there.

Anyone who types "digital currency" in Google will find Paypal, not BTC. I think this is their goal.

We need to support ideas like this http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=28397.0 and get Plato's story out there a little more. Hey maybe we create a Pilgramage Route for others to follow!!! Tell me that wouldn't get news!! Cheesy

Basic action items:

Plato Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/therealplato

Google this over and over for now: The World's First Bitcoin Road Trip edit: please read post #3

Google this: PayPal Attempts Its Own "Bitcoin RoadTrip"‬‏ edit: that's not working well, any help? edit: please read post #3

Ideas, suggestions?
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / We need some perspective....macrocosm on: June 22, 2011, 03:20:03 AM
Being a silver guy I thought I'd check in with my old sources. I devote much time now to BTC as I believe it's valid but I must admit I've been "out of touch lately"..... So I thought I'd check in. I must say  I was slightly alarmed....

Here's a small sample of what's going on in the outside world. The world looking in on us.....

From Ed Steer at Casey Research:

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Inside the Mega-Hack of Bitcoin: the Full Story

A number of readers were kind enough to send me various stories about what happened to Bitcoin during the previous week.  I told the first two or three readers that sent me stories on it, that I wasn't going to run it...but changed my mind when this more in-depth piece showed up.

I posted a story about this virtual currency last week...and I considered it to be right up there with the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny.  Since that story last week, there have been major troubles for Bitcoin...

"The storm had been building for over a week now.  Last Monday at around 5 p.m. 25,000 Bitcoins were transferred from 478 accounts on the currency's largest exchange -- Mt. Gox.  But that was just the beginning.  Now Mt. Gox is admitting to a major breach and has shut down, in an unprecedented action.  In all, approximately $8.75M USD worth of Bitcoins appear to have -- at least temporarily -- been stolen in the intrusion."

Wesley Legrand sent me this story about it that's posted over at dailytech.com...and the link to all the gory details are here.

Italics emphasis mine.

Link here http://www.dailytech.com/Inside+the+MegaHack+of+Bitcoin+the+Full+Story/article21942.htm

I must admit it's ironic that a silver guy, Ed Steer, would push an article where one of the main complaints about BTC is "volatility" but there it is.

Stay focused. The Mt. Gox situation has many stressed but Mt. Gox is NOT BTC. If they disappeared tomorrow BTC will carry on. A visionary knows why he is doing what he is doing and ignores petty obstacles. A lesser man will stop and complain incessantly about the gum on the bottom of his shoe.......as the bus approacheth to run him over!!!!!
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Idle Miner Issues.... on: June 08, 2011, 07:13:22 AM
edit:

Regarding the idle miner issues:

Here's what I found: I found a Bitcoin directory in two locations. One in the roaming profile and one in C:\Program Files (x86)\Bitcoin.

When I put my bitcoin.config file in the (x86) directory and started the gui, voila!!!! It worked. I then started another gui for my second device and they both crashed 

Closed them both out. Opened one gui and am currently running only one device. Need to figure out how to modify config file to get both running. Feedback?

I should also note that I had to put the following flags in or it kept crashing: -v -f30 -w256

I don't know if that's optimal but I need some sleep now. Check in later.
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