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April 13, 2013, 06:43:07 PM
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Hal, I hope I'm half as strong as you if I ever come down with something like this.

Truly an inspiration.

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April 13, 2013, 08:30:08 PM
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I never browse this forum, and today, the first time I did, I'm very lucky I read your message that enlighten me and teaches me about life.
I admire your strength.

Thank you, and keep thinking and writing.
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April 13, 2013, 08:50:59 PM
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Great story. IntrIguing. Thanks for sharing. Your attitude inspires.

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April 13, 2013, 11:29:57 PM
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Life, is a sexually transmitted, terminal disease.

I wish I can make mine as interesting as yours.
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April 13, 2013, 11:56:35 PM
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Truly inspiring.

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April 14, 2013, 12:50:54 AM
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I love reading "I was there when" stories, and this one ranked up at the top of that list.  Hal, you are a true inspiration and your list of accomplishments is very impressive.  The very best of luck to you and your family and here's to you beating the odds.
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April 14, 2013, 12:51:47 AM
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I'm grub hung, but I just wanted to say thanks for the story Hal and you're the man. I bet it wasn't as much luck as you say that you happened to be bitcoin's first user, but rather a result of your own ingenuity and eye for good ideas. I wish all the best to you.
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April 14, 2013, 08:21:24 AM
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thank you Hal for a beautiful and intriguing sharing, Bitcoin is already becoming epic.

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April 14, 2013, 06:00:05 PM
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very inspirational and you put things back into perspective.

i've enjoyed reading your posts from the early days and found them highly educational.  

thanks for your help in getting Bitcoin off the ground.


+1 thank you Hal

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April 14, 2013, 08:58:50 PM
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I am humbled to even share this board with you, Hal.

So many times I've felt excused not to get stuff done because of personal issues or just tiredness. This put things in perspective. You are an inspiration.

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April 14, 2013, 09:43:53 PM
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I was really moved by your LW post, suddenly the problems I had at that time appeared very insignificant.
I am happy for you that you're still able to do the things you love.

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April 14, 2013, 10:08:43 PM
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Thanks for sharing your story Hal. I'm wishing you the best of luck.
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April 15, 2013, 02:30:07 AM
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Great post , I really enjoyed reading about your background and your early experience(s) with bitcoin.  Thanks for sharing this story with us, it made my day.

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April 15, 2013, 07:15:40 AM
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Thanks for sharing your story. Nothing but respect for you. Must have been incredible being one of the first and only to work with satoshi.

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April 15, 2013, 03:55:00 PM
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Hal, I just read your heartwarming post over at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=155054.msg1643833#msg1643833, and due to restrictions on this forum, find myself unable to post a response on that thread. Thus, I am posting here on the newbie forum.

I hope, but do not expect, that you will eventually read this thread, if for no other than the inhuman effort required to create it.

I am familiar with your story, as I read it in the LessWrong forum a year ago or so. I was not familiar with your work on bitcoins, although in retrospect I could have taken a clue from your work in cryptography.

Hats off to you, sir, for you have helped through your continuing work with Open Source to make a better world.

As yourself, I am a member of the Stupid Club, of people diagnosed with ALS. As you do, I am relegated to communicating with the world with my eyes, in the form of a Tobii eye gaze tracker and Dasher. Also like yourself, I have and continue to contribute to Open Source Software, although it is in the form of Drupal, a content management system used to publish websites.

The proud father of two young children, I was surprised to learn just two years ago that my life expectancy had taken a plunge. Unlike many well-intentioned hopes in the thread you started, I understand the harsh prospects that you and I face, which is why I won't point to Stephen Hawking as inspiration; unless you're Stephen Hawking, there's little chance you'll survive the decade, and kudos to you if you do. I also won't urge you to rush out and try an experimental treatment; for you and I are not welcome to try them, as they don't want patients more than two years beyond diagnosis, for they don't want us throwing off their numbers with our likely deaths.

I wonder, though, about your thoughts about cryonics. I posted about my intention to seek cryonic preservation on a private ALS support group on Facebook, and was shocked by the angry responses I received, everything from I should trust in the eternal life promised by my Lord and savior, to I am stealing resources from the future and present generations by seeking immortality.

I have received a more welcome response from the cryonics and Open Source communities, but I did not expect the vitriol that I received from my fellow patients with a terminal illness. In retrospect, I guess that the one is self-selected, where the other is thrust onto us against our wills. It is perhaps, of course, wishful thinking, but I would have hoped for if not something along the lines of me too, where do I sign up, at least something a bit more supportive.

In any case, I do not expect to learn of your plans or even thoughts about cryonics, because I don't suspect you'll chance across this thread. But if you do, and you are planning for it, then I hope we'll meet on the other side. And if you, like me, have instead found yourself blindsided by the life insurance companies' unwillingness to chance on a terminally ill patient, then here is the link to the Society for Venturism http://www.venturist.info/, the organization responsible for the cryonic preservation of Kim Suozzi, and the charity which has taken up my similar cause.

Stay strong,

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April 15, 2013, 07:27:21 PM
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It is strange to seek cryonic, and stranger still the opposition to cryonic.

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April 17, 2013, 12:02:03 PM
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It is strange to seek cryonic, and stranger still the opposition to cryonic.

This is so inspirational. Even if bitcoin doesn't make it, this story will live on forever! Satoshi changed the world! Everyone is talking about money now!
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April 21, 2013, 08:06:43 AM
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I just read this thread coming from The Well Deserved Fortune of Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin creator, Visionary and Genius.

For some reasons you remember me one of my best friends and as said by someone before me this is so inspirational. I will pray for you and I wish you the best.

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To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

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April 21, 2013, 08:39:21 AM
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Wow, wasn't expecting this when opening a random thread.
Respect for what you have done and how you are still able to handle the severe difficulties thrown in your path.

The foundation of Bitcoin has characters befitting of an entry in history books.
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April 21, 2013, 03:32:25 PM
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Here, here...

Thank you for writing us Hal.  I wish you well and would love to see you continue to help steer the Bitcoin.


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