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September 10, 2012, 02:14:27 PM
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The guy at the service counter said, you know this company just lost 250G right?  He said he looked it up on Google.  LOL.  I told him that someone may have lost money but Bitcoin is not a company and people runs scams just like they do with USD.  He seemed interested and kept asking me questions.  I tried to answer his questions but then he became busy and had to leave. 

Just another day and another misled Bitcoin soul.  Or is he...   Lips sealed

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September 10, 2012, 02:20:46 PM
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The guy at the service counter said, you know this company just lost 250G right?  He said he looked it up on Google.  LOL.  I told him that someone may have lost money but Bitcoin is not a company and people runs scams just like they do with USD.  He seemed interested and kept asking me questions.  I tried to answer his questions but then he became busy and had to leave. 

Just another day and another misled Bitcoin soul.  Or is he...   Lips sealed

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great!  what city?

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September 10, 2012, 02:22:24 PM
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yup, almost everybody I've met (outside of this community) who's "heard of" Bitcoin didn't "get" the message about its decentralized nature, that there is no company behind it.

Maybe that's because the concept of P2P is also new to some, and they just can't wrap their heads around it.

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September 10, 2012, 02:51:03 PM
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yup, almost everybody I've met (outside of this community) who's "heard of" Bitcoin didn't "get" the message about its decentralized nature, that there is no company behind it.

Maybe that's because the concept of P2P is also new to some, and they just can't wrap their heads around it.

I know the next time I wear the bitcoin polo shirt, someone will come up to me and say "I heard of you guys, aren't you the ones blackmailing Mitt Romney?"

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September 10, 2012, 02:57:05 PM
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The guy at the service counter said, you know this company just lost 250G right?  He said he looked it up on Google.  LOL.  I told him that someone may have lost money but Bitcoin is not a company and people runs scams just like they do with USD.  He seemed interested and kept asking me questions.  I tried to answer his questions but then he became busy and had to leave. 

Just another day and another misled Bitcoin soul.  Or is he...   Lips sealed

Hahah.

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NYC.  Man, Bitpay has a great logo.  Wink
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September 10, 2012, 02:58:05 PM
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The guy at the service counter said, you know this company just lost 250G right?  He said he looked it up on Google.  LOL.  I told him that someone may have lost money but Bitcoin is not a company and people runs scams just like they do with USD.  He seemed interested and kept asking me questions.  I tried to answer his questions but then he became busy and had to leave. 

Just another day and another misled Bitcoin soul.  Or is he...   Lips sealed

Hahah.

Thanks for the first hand account. What are your thoughts on the magazine?
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September 10, 2012, 03:02:42 PM
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I recently had a friend send me an IM saying nothing more than "I heard the news Sad", upon asking what news she linked to an article on BBC news about the bitfloor theft:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19486695

I think she thought that bitcoin == BitInstant and she was trying to express her condolences over the business failing or something.

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(10:59:50) Gareth: it's sad, but this kind of thing happens when people setup exchanges with poor security - bitcoin itself remains pretty damn secure
(11:00:05) Gareth: problem is that these news stories give the impression to people that bitcoin itself is insecure

We then moved onto the important issues of whether or not Summer Glau turns women into lesbians just like John Barrowman turns men gay, in other words serious business - I get the impression that people outside my circle of friends would not "get it" that quickly and be able to move onto the question of the sexual attractiveness of sci-fi actors.
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September 10, 2012, 03:09:24 PM
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Glad to hear some good news on the BM front.

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September 10, 2012, 03:20:13 PM
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The guy at the service counter said, you know this company just lost 250G right?  He said he looked it up on Google.  LOL.  I told him that someone may have lost money but Bitcoin is not a company and people runs scams just like they do with USD.  He seemed interested and kept asking me questions.  I tried to answer his questions but then he became busy and had to leave. 
Awesome. A good analogy to use might be to compare Bitcoin to the Internet and these scams to Nigeria scams.

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September 10, 2012, 03:31:19 PM
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NYC.  Man, Bitpay has a great logo.  Wink

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September 10, 2012, 05:08:07 PM
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The guy at the service counter said, you know this company just lost 250G right?  He said he looked it up on Google.  LOL.  I told him that someone may have lost money but Bitcoin is not a company and people runs scams just like they do with USD.  He seemed interested and kept asking me questions.  I tried to answer his questions but then he became busy and had to leave. 

Just another day and another misled Bitcoin soul.  Or is he...   Lips sealed

Hahah.

Thanks for the first hand account. What are your thoughts on the magazine?

Haven't had a chance to look thru it yet but I will post my thoughts later tonight after I take a peek!   Grin
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September 10, 2012, 05:13:18 PM
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Is this the magazine that Matthew started?

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September 10, 2012, 05:16:58 PM
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Is this the magazine that Matthew started?

Please do not turn this into another Matthew discussion. We already have about 10 of them.

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September 10, 2012, 05:18:09 PM
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Is this the magazine that Matthew started?

And which he now has nothing to do with as is my understanding.

When a business has a badly behaving member of staff in a key position, yes it looks bad on that business if they keep that person on - but that hasn't happened here. Matthew got kicked out.

Refusing to support a valuable product (bitcoin magazine) due to a former staff member misbehaving is short-sighted.
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September 10, 2012, 05:23:53 PM
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Refusing to support a valuable product (bitcoin magazine) due to a former staff member misbehaving is short-sighted.

+1

Bitcoin Magazine is still an awesome Produkt.

I really want it to succeed. I can't wait for the day when I will see it in Kiosk in my country as well.

This will be one of this cool "Yes! We have done it!" Moments.

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September 10, 2012, 05:29:15 PM
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Refusing to support a valuable product (bitcoin magazine) due to a former staff member misbehaving is short-sighted.

Exactly.  The Bitcoin Magazine is one of the best tools we have to educate new people. 

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September 10, 2012, 05:30:31 PM
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I can't wait for the day when I will see it in Kiosk in my country as well.

Working on it. The hit order is: USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, EU wide, NZ, OZ.

Need to prove interest in USA for further expansion there. Then in October we launch with WH Smith in UK and Ireland. If UK goes well our partners will get very excited and there will be big push to NZ, OZ and EU.

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September 10, 2012, 05:32:12 PM
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Is this the magazine that Matthew started?

I think you're confusing it with the New Testament.
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September 10, 2012, 05:33:21 PM
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I can't wait for the day when I will see it in Kiosk in my country as well.

Working on it. The hit order is: USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, EU wide, NZ, OZ.

Need to prove interest in USA for further expansion there. Then in October we launch with WH Smith in UK and Ireland. If UK goes well our partners will get very excited and there will be big push to NZ, OZ and EU.

Great job!
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September 10, 2012, 07:35:04 PM
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Matthew was just another lame Pirate offshoot so I didn't follow that drama much.

As I understand he was fired from the magazine soooooooo OLD NEWS.  Yes???

Let's discuss positive things about Bitcoin!!!  Cheesy
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