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January 19, 2013, 06:33:22 PM
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Article with nothing new, other that autostraddle is a lesbian Site. Usual facts, misunderstands, etc. the writing stile is nice, though.

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Virtual Currency Bitcoin is Fascinating, Terrifying, Maybe The Future

Welcome to the thirteenth installment of Queer Your Tech with Fun, Autostraddle's nerdy new tech column. Not everything we cover will be queer per se, but it will be about customizing this awesome technology you've got. Having it our way, expressing our appy selves just like we do with our identities. Here we can talk about anything from app recommendations to choosing a wireless printer to web sites you have to favorite to any other fun shit we can do with technology.


Wouldn't it be nice if you could invent money? When one of my co-workers told me about bitcoin, my jaw hit the floor. Because basically, that's what bitcoin is. A programmer or team of programmers who goes/go by the name Satoshi Nakamoto did that in 2009. He wrote a program that would create and mine a virtual currency and bam, money invented. What's so special about this virtual money? It's entirely virtual – bitcoin is completely unattached to anything. No government. No gold. No nothing. These virtual coins are entirely anonymous and untraceable, like cash, which means they're frequently used to commit crimes. The software is open source, so anyone can view it to make sure it's not doing something nefarious, like starting the Robot Revolution.

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Source: http://www.autostraddle.com/virtual-money-bitcoin-is-fascinating-terrifying-maybe-the-future-154234/

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January 19, 2013, 09:02:00 PM
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which means they're frequently used to commit crimes
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January 19, 2013, 09:11:41 PM
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which means they're frequently used to commit crimes
Lol

There are even better ones in the full article, like:

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The thing I find scary about bitcoin – it's basically run by one guy: Nakamoto.

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As you know, I'm a huge fan of government. I generally believe that the government, and not the private sector, should be regulating our money.

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January 19, 2013, 09:21:00 PM
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Fail is over 9000
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January 19, 2013, 10:53:38 PM
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Im confused! I thought lesbians are better people. Now I have to rethink my take on the world. ...
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January 20, 2013, 10:34:57 AM
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Fail is over 9000

Yep, fail meter is never wrong.


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January 20, 2013, 03:05:15 PM
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As you know, I'm a huge fan of government. I generally believe that the government, and not the private sector, should be regulating our money.

To be fair the author notes Bitcoin is different in that it isn't controlled by the government or the private sector.

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January 20, 2013, 04:52:36 PM
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The comments too are epic fail. The girl that tought it was only a Good Wife thing, the girl who is "little scared", lol  Roll Eyes
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January 20, 2013, 04:58:50 PM
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As you know, I'm a huge fan of government. I generally believe that the government, and not the private sector, should be regulating our money.

To be fair the author notes Bitcoin is different in that it isn't controlled by the government or the private sector.

Year, I have put this one a little out of context. Quoting Michael Moore stile.  Grin

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January 20, 2013, 06:41:31 PM
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Well, the article kinda sucked, but on the plus side, just think of the marketing possibilities if this takes off, we'll have unbeatable appeal in the 13-29 male demographic, with all the right keywords:

Bitcoin: Drugs! Gambling! Lesbians! Guns! Fast Cars!
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January 20, 2013, 06:49:08 PM
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Well, the article kinda sucked, but on the plus side, just think of the marketing possibilities if this takes off, we'll have unbeatable appeal in the 13-29 male demographic, with all the right keywords:

Bitcoin: Drugs! Gambling! Lesbians! Guns! Fast Cars!


You got me at bitcoin, lost me at gambling but got me back with lesbians  Cheesy

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January 20, 2013, 06:56:06 PM
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The comments too are epic fail. The girl that tought it was only a Good Wife thing, the girl who is "little scared", lol  Roll Eyes

Seem like pretty normal reactions to me.  I was "a little scared" when I did my first transactions too...
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