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August 04, 2011, 03:42:06 AM
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hello all,

learned much about bitcoins in the last few months.
And I am very intrigued, would love to learn more and be able to post on other
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August 04, 2011, 04:05:14 AM
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August 04, 2011, 04:07:07 AM
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Newcomer to the BC market here. Already mining   Grin and lovin the concepts behind it. Interested in trading with me? message me!

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August 04, 2011, 05:34:10 AM
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Whelp...  I've been lurking the forums for quite a while and need to get my newbie posts somehow.  Cheesy   Hi all.

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August 04, 2011, 07:05:09 AM
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Hi guys, I learnt about bitcoins only this year. I was active in distributed computing projects like Folding@Home earlier on. I thought to myself there must be a way to make money for myself instead of donating cpu power to helping humanity, the selfish person that I am. At the time there was nothing like bitcoin, and I had only a Celeron M on my laptop and was getting left behind in the dust by people who had just started using their PS3s and GPUs for distributed computing projects. So I gave up and forgot about it as I could not invest in a new computer with a powerhouse GPU just for donations sake. Being out the loop because of my discouragement, I missed the early Bitcoin train!

After I learnt of bitcoin, I began toying with the idea of investing in a mining rig for the purposes of making money. I am wondering if it is still possible for someone without any electricity costs (University situation) to earn at least the cost of hardware back? I realize that the difficulty levels are rising exponentially, the USD/bitcoin rate has been trending downwards since June.. All of this makes me wonder whether or not if it is worth it or not?
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August 04, 2011, 07:13:09 AM
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Hi ))) Cheesy
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August 04, 2011, 08:24:46 AM
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Welcome aboard  Smiley

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August 04, 2011, 08:25:27 AM
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Hi all!

Been mining for a little over a month with a 5770, 5870, and 2 6950's.

Started with a 5770 and used mybitcoin .com luckily/unluckly I lost my first 1.4 bitcoins there when mtgox got hacked.

Hence I switched my passwords and  never went back to mybitcoin.com.

Now that I have sold coins ,traded items, and basically made back my investment I am happy I did not return too the now cursed/erased mybitcoin.com.

Good thing I did not get in this earlier and get thousands zapped!

Best to be a middle adopter and avoid catastrophic wipe outs Smiley

Bitcoin address Smiley 17dRbUDc9qL7YM2CUn5knbLVBMsWtJW
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August 04, 2011, 08:45:43 AM
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Bitcoin rulez !!
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August 04, 2011, 08:56:34 AM
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Good morning all
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August 04, 2011, 09:15:55 AM
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Hello, I'm the social bonobo, trying to get acquainted with digital coins... and with this forum.
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August 04, 2011, 01:28:33 PM
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Hello,

I am interested in understanding bitcoin as I am keen to start accepting them.

Currently I am lost... I have a bitcoin client with a few coins in, it works, I just don't understand how.

yesterday i found a guide on here, today i can't find it?
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August 04, 2011, 01:30:18 PM
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Hi

Mining with 4x6870. Since almost all electricity comes from oil shale in Estonia, I guess I'm turning sedimentary rocks into bitcoins Cool

5830 mining for life
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August 04, 2011, 02:15:41 PM
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Hi friends!
Good luck to all those who believes people but does not believe the state!  Cool

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August 04, 2011, 02:24:58 PM
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Lurker turned poster ...

So a couple of weeks ago, I met up with a friend I hadn't talked to in a while.  He gave me a gold bitcoin (not sure where he got it?), and went on to explain what bitcoins were.  Of course, I had all of the usual reactions.. "Sounds like a scam!"  "I now declare that grass grown on my property is worth $20 a blade"  "Who on earth buys them?"  "What are they good for?"  etc.. etc..  Being a true geek, I started asking about how to mine them.. and, well, to make a long story short, I ordered 2 6970's, and another 10 which show up today. 

My rough plan is to keep half, and spend and/or sell the other half of coins mined.  I think spending them at retailers which accept them is an important way to keep the economy going, so I'm definitely all about that.   I'll consider this whole experiment a success if the amount I spend and sell add up to the amount I spent on hardware.  From what I'm reading, GPU mining won't be viable for too much longer, but hopefully that point is far enough off to make this hardware investment worthwhile.

From a newbie's perspective, the biggest problem is reliably converting bitcoin to USD.   I need a good way to do that.  I know about mtgox, and dwolla.. and/or liberty reserve.  But all of that seems rather fragile, and I can't find any good alternatives.  Ideally I'd like a good solid way to convert a portion of bitcoins to cash and deposit the proceeds into an internet bank account with bill pay (so I can pay my electric bill, among other things).

For work I'm a unix admin.  Planning on helping people with linux stuff on the board here, once I'm released from newbie jail Smiley

I guess that's about it!





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August 04, 2011, 04:08:48 PM
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Seriously, my name is Steve (anenome) and am new to this concept and don't really know where to start. Suggestions would be much appreciated (no smart-ass obvious answers!!! lol).
Actually, I'm in the midst of doing some design work for someone I met and he turned me on to this site (we seem to think a lot alike).
So anyway, I'm broke, on disability, was a writer/designer for over 20 years and now I freelance part-time.
I would love to find out the basics behind this if someone would be willing to volunteer a few minutes and shoot me an email to explain. In the meantime, I'll mindlessly wander around looking for answers to questions I have of yet to come up with.
So, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this have something to do with being able to trade (or barder) services and goods from one person to another using bitcoins? Or better yet, maybe trading services? Am I close? If so or if not, please correct me and explain.
Like I said, I have no money to buy anything, but I'm a well-equipped writer and graphic designer with all the necessary graphic software from Adobe i.e. PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Acrobat, etc. to do a lot of design whether it be: flyers, stories, logos, press releases, page/brochure layout and design...pretty much anything. The only thing I got out of was designing websites for personal reasons.
I'm a major music freak, but not the usual. I'm more old school punk/alternative/indie/ambient etc. from the 70's on. Although the newest band I have in my collection is: Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols...early 90's. All newbies suck pretty much after that.
Would love to trade my services for other services or music or movies or bitcoins, etc.
Please help get me started.
Thanks to all.

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August 04, 2011, 04:21:20 PM
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hey all,

i just learned about bitcoin last month and got instantly hooked. im a student and wanted to earn some easy cash, it lead to mining btcs.
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August 04, 2011, 05:21:14 PM
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Hi!

I've lurked this forum for a few months and I've come to like the amount of debate and discussion that goes on so I figured I'd join in on the growing community.  Bitcoin was really intriguing for me when I first heard about it, since I've studied a bit of econ, business, and computing.  I'm not one to trust on blind hope that bitcoin works and I don't like to leave any stones unturned if I don't fully understand something, so I'd like to think I know more than the average newbie about bitcoin.

I've since discussed bitcoin with people on other forums, but never really made an account here because I saw that newbies had restricted access.  I haven't looked at the source code or contributed any services to the bitcoin community, or even used bitcoin at all at this point, but maybe that will change in the near future...
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August 04, 2011, 05:31:53 PM
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Hi, I have been reading the forums for a while.
decided to join to learn more
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August 04, 2011, 06:04:38 PM
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Introduced to bitcoins several months ago, currently mining on a dual 5870 gaming rig I built for college.
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