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November 12, 2012, 03:12:59 AM
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I watched the entire video and it never mentioned bitcoin once.

Other than that, there are some problems (which I suppose can be overcome):
1. The video said that in order to be connected to the network, you need there to be a few people on every block with one of these cards. How long will it take for the card to become that popular?
2. I don't want to be tracked.
3. I don't want to be bombarded with ads.

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November 12, 2012, 04:08:03 AM
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I watched the entire video and it never mentioned bitcoin once.

Other than that, there are some problems (which I suppose can be overcome):
1. The video said that in order to be connected to the network, you need there to be a few people on every block with one of these cards. How long will it take for the card to become that popular?
2. I don't want to be tracked.
3. I don't want to be bombarded with ads.


Yea, it's a marketeers wet dream (time spent at a store shelf? wtf?) I'm sure many large corporations would love to tag us and identify us when we walk down the street or into a store (Seen Minority Report ?)

I don't see anything I really want to have over the Android phone I've already been using for nearly 2 years.

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November 12, 2012, 04:44:01 AM
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S.S. Failboat Go!!!
Im sorry, I love the idea, But its not going to work in This manner....
In the wallet? Good idea.
Solar recharge panel? <-What the fuck is that doing there for an in wallet/pocket device, Green energy recharge? I'd rather buy a connectable solar panel!

Initial cost is going to be nuts. like, $~1,300 per unit.
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Even still to this day we dont have good meshnets, We keep trying!

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November 12, 2012, 06:47:48 PM
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nerds....
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November 12, 2012, 08:13:14 PM
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S.S. Failboat Go!!!
Im sorry, I love the idea, But its not going to work in This manner....
In the wallet? Good idea.
Solar recharge panel? <-What the fuck is that doing there for an in wallet/pocket device, Green energy recharge? I'd rather buy a connectable solar panel!

Initial cost is going to be nuts. like, $~1,300 per unit.
Daaaaaaayumm
Even still to this day we dont have good meshnets, We keep trying!

Bitinstant reviewed some prototypes. The company says $10-$25 per unit.

Seems too good to be true. I guess we'll see in January 2013 (release date).
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November 12, 2012, 08:15:57 PM
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I don't think the major hurdles for bitcoin right now is hardware.  Any cellphone can use a browser wallet.
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November 15, 2012, 05:10:49 PM
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S.S. Failboat Go!!!
Im sorry, I love the idea, But its not going to work in This manner....
In the wallet? Good idea.
Solar recharge panel? <-What the fuck is that doing there for an in wallet/pocket device, Green energy recharge? I'd rather buy a connectable solar panel!

Initial cost is going to be nuts. like, $~1,300 per unit.
Daaaaaaayumm
Even still to this day we dont have good meshnets, We keep trying!

Bitinstant reviewed some prototypes. The company says $10-$25 per unit.

Seems too good to be true. I guess we'll see in January 2013 (release date).

Whups, Meant to say $~300

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November 15, 2012, 10:04:44 PM
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I might do it if it's simple enough to do.
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December 03, 2012, 11:34:28 AM
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Conceptually Great idea, would love it to work.  If it takes off will definitely start trying to get my local stores to accept BTC.  But I don't think hardware issues are the only constraint to getting this tech mass market.  Will be watching with interest though Cheesy

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December 03, 2012, 08:36:41 PM
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This is an awesome idea! Although to me it seems like the card would become unnecessary because everyone is already carrying around cell phones and would only be a matter of time before phones would incorporate this technology.
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December 03, 2012, 09:18:42 PM
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Seems to be a promising device/technology but being tracked for your actions/patterns/habits is a sure deal-breaker. A typical smart-phone can be more than enough. I don't see any significant reason for this idea to re-invent the wheel.

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December 04, 2012, 12:17:27 AM
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Seems to be a promising device/technology but being tracked for your actions/patterns/habits is a sure deal-breaker. A typical smart-phone can be more than enough. I don't see any significant reason for this idea to re-invent the wheel.

You are already track with your cell phone BTW

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December 04, 2012, 12:25:35 AM
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Seems to be a promising device/technology but being tracked for your actions/patterns/habits is a sure deal-breaker. A typical smart-phone can be more than enough. I don't see any significant reason for this idea to re-invent the wheel.

You are already track with your cell phone BTW

Not only that, your cell phone can track you globally, and report that data to anyone over your data service.  The bitcoin card can only track you relative to it's base stations within a store, and can only report those movements to those base stations until it's beyond the reach of that store.  This makes tracking a particular individual rather difficult, unless your goal is to actually tail a particular person who has a bitcoin card number that 1) you know and 2) you have a mobile base station to track them with.  The bitcoincard doesn't have the capacity to track using GPS, nor the ability to transmit that data beyond a couple of blocks.  The street cameras in London can track your movements better than a bitcoin card could.

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December 04, 2012, 12:28:04 AM
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This is an awesome idea! Although to me it seems like the card would become unnecessary because everyone is already carrying around cell phones and would only be a matter of time before phones would incorporate this technology.

Well, that is already happened, and I have such an android phone capable of doing exactly that.  However, I still want a bitcoin card.  Maybe several.  Give one to each of my kids, and buy a base station for my house, and I could track them within a couple of blocks.  The ability to use it as a bitcoin client as well might be entirely secondary.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

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December 04, 2012, 01:31:04 AM
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This is an awesome idea! Although to me it seems like the card would become unnecessary because everyone is already carrying around cell phones and would only be a matter of time before phones would incorporate this technology.

Well, that is already happened, and I have such an android phone capable of doing exactly that.  However, I still want a bitcoin card.  Maybe several.  Give one to each of my kids, and buy a base station for my house, and I could track them within a couple of blocks.  The ability to use it as a bitcoin client as well might be entirely secondary.

Cool, which app do you use? I haven't investigated them too much.
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December 04, 2012, 02:26:53 AM
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This is an awesome idea! Although to me it seems like the card would become unnecessary because everyone is already carrying around cell phones and would only be a matter of time before phones would incorporate this technology.

Well, that is already happened, and I have such an android phone capable of doing exactly that.  However, I still want a bitcoin card.  Maybe several.  Give one to each of my kids, and buy a base station for my house, and I could track them within a couple of blocks.  The ability to use it as a bitcoin client as well might be entirely secondary.

Cool, which app do you use? I haven't investigated them too much.

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December 05, 2012, 02:43:44 AM
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This is an awesome idea! Although to me it seems like the card would become unnecessary because everyone is already carrying around cell phones and would only be a matter of time before phones would incorporate this technology.

Well, that is already happened, and I have such an android phone capable of doing exactly that.  However, I still want a bitcoin card.  Maybe several.  Give one to each of my kids, and buy a base station for my house, and I could track them within a couple of blocks.  The ability to use it as a bitcoin client as well might be entirely secondary.

Cool, which app do you use? I haven't investigated them too much.

BitcoinSpinner

Will check it out. Thanks!
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