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March 19, 2013, 10:52:47 PM
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Thank you for this post and hard work,very informative reading.

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March 19, 2013, 11:54:41 PM
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Speechless.

Bitcoin is going to be something really positive and remarkable in the history of humanity. Wheter it stays the same or evolves, I think there's no doubt about that reached this point. Thanks for your contribution and for helping to shape a better future.

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March 19, 2013, 11:55:52 PM
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Hal, you are awesome.

I'm truly grateful for sharing this story.

Variance is a bitch!
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March 19, 2013, 11:57:32 PM
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Thank you for sharing your story.  You have helped enable possibilities for the future of humanity that we can only begin to imagine.  Smiley

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March 20, 2013, 12:03:45 AM
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Wow, Hal, thank you for that.  I hear about you all the time on Steve Gibson's podcast.  It's an honor to have you around here.
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March 20, 2013, 12:06:48 AM
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Very inspirational and interesting to hear your story Hal, thanks for sharing!

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March 20, 2013, 12:25:11 AM
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I'm comfortable with my legacy.

Indeed, you've helped to make the world a freer place.  Thank you.

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March 20, 2013, 12:30:37 AM
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Inspirational.

Thanks for fighting the good fight Hal.

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March 20, 2013, 12:37:42 AM
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Hal,

In addition to the Bitcoin related efforts, I really want to thank you especially for your earlier work.  The cypherpunks related work of you and others (for lack of a better description) is, in my mind, one of the highest ranking achievements in the history of developments impacting social structures.  We'll not know for a while, if ever, what the full impact will be but I am confident that they have been and will continue to be a positive force shaping things as we evolve.


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March 20, 2013, 12:38:49 AM
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Thank you for what you have done.

Thanks at least partially to you I believe mankind will be helped greatly in the coming years as corruption world wide is curbed by Bitcoin.

Bitcoin has advanced my own ideas and business perhaps a decade. I am much indebted.

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March 20, 2013, 12:58:09 AM
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I'm very touched about your post Hal, I didn't know you have ALS..
I recently discovered that I can even write code. It's very slow, probably 50 times slower than I was before. But I still love programming and it gives me goals. Currently I'm working on something Mike Hearn suggested, using the security features of modern processors, designed to support "Trusted Computing", to harden Bitcoin wallets. It's almost ready to release. I just have to do the documentation.
I am curious about what software you're currently using for eye tracking and text input, is your IDE adapted in some way for auto-completing and navigation?

Thank you and I hope you the best.

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March 20, 2013, 01:06:01 AM
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Beautiful. Thank you for sharing that touching story, Hal.
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March 20, 2013, 01:18:40 AM
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Hal,

Thank you for sharing! We Bitcoin enthusiasts are often captivated by those involved in the earliest days, and you appear to be right next to Satoshi! You will have a place in history like the first scientists sending messages over the Internet, or those first words spoken over a telephone from Alexander Graham Bell to Mr. Watson: "Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you."

You, sir, are Satoshi's Mr. Watson and I salute you! Thank you also for the work you continue to do.
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March 20, 2013, 01:28:33 AM
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Very moving and inspirational story, Hal. You know what? I somehow envy you, many of us working in academia have the dream of seeing our pet projects go big and become something truly beneficial to the human race, you have such privileges.

Best of luck and may the force of cryptography and bitcoin be with you.

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March 20, 2013, 01:51:59 AM
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Hal, amazing story, thanks for posting this here.

Let's keep one thing in mind: Stephen Hawking was 21 when he was first diagnosed with ALS.  At the time doctors gave him a life expectancy of two years.

He's now 71, and apparently has accomplished quite a bit since that diagnosis.

Don't let it slow you down either.

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March 20, 2013, 02:18:57 AM
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Thank you, Hal. As a new member of the Bitcoin community, I'm standing on the shoulders of visionary pioneers like you. Your story is an inspiration, and I do think your legacy will be remembered many years from now as the history of this technology is preserved and celebrated.

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March 20, 2013, 02:32:56 AM
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Thankyou for sharing your story Hal.

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March 20, 2013, 02:40:16 AM
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Thanks for sharing.
It's a touching story.
Blessings.

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March 20, 2013, 02:42:09 AM
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For those who haven't made the connection the "Finney Attack" commonly referenced on this forum is named after the OP who first theorized this double spend attack vector.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Double-spending#Finney_attack

Thank you for sharing Hal.  I have sometimes wondered what would have happened if nobody had responded to Satoshi's idea.  Would it have simply died on the vine and vanished into the pages of history?
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March 20, 2013, 02:47:29 AM
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Great post. I'm happy for you and that you were fortunate enough to be involved in the early days.

I'd keep quiet about the bitcoins that you own however and maybe remove any references to how or where they are stored. These forums are public, with the bitcoin price increasing daily it could be a wise move.
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