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August 04, 2011, 08:07:06 PM
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I saw this all mentioned on the Something Awful forums, and while they're making a good bit of fun of bitcoins, it seems like a better idea than they're giving it credit for. I figured that with the recent market crashes, it's basically become affordable to outright buy bitcoins again, and I can't be the only one thinking that way. So I'm here to give it a shot, and see what it's all about.
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August 05, 2011, 03:23:22 AM
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Ok then. I just got into this in July after the flurry of news articles around Chuck Schumer etc. I started mining with a GTX260 @ ~50/mh, and a week later was running two 5770s on a cheap mobo with a sempron 140 : ) I was able to find a 5850 on craigslist, so I have 4 cards going and humming around 750mh/s. I still watch my movies through my gtx because id rather be mining 24/7 with the other cards.

I decided early on that even if I lost money on this it would be worth it. It's just plain fun. I like projects. And there's the possibility that the bitcoin/USD exchange rate will climb into 3 figures someday. Getting in now might still be considered early adoption a decade from now.

The depth of analysis, opinion, and technical details available about bitcoin and bitcoin mining is inexhaustible. So I can dig in and play with my rigs to eek out another 5% of performance, or just let them spin and read optimistic articles about the impending economic revolution, and fantasize about my small handful of bitcoins someday becoming a beach house. All generated from electricity paid for by my landlord.

Aside from any significant financial gain, which I have no firm conviction one way or the other on, and aside from the pure fun of getting the gear working and being a part of something very new, Bitcoin has led me to the following activities:

  • Researching available GPU technology and its relevance and application to BTC mining
  • Having an excuse to build a new machine
  • Learning more about linux and installing a few distros
  • Learning about video card bioses, flashing them, their editable elements, etc
  • Trying to wrap my head around the proof-of-work and the mining process
  • Learning the meaning of and tweaking command line flags in various mining kernels
  • Setting up a VNC server/client
  • Learning about CUDA and OpenCL
  • Learning about fiat currencies and macroeconomics in general
  • Building a personal online reporting page using my mining pool's API and jGraph to show my daily average hash rates, bitcoins earned, USD earned at current exchange rates, etc
  • Learning about disk encryption, truecrypt, live CDs, dead man's switches, and other interesting stuff
  • Babbling to my friends about this new cryptocurrency thing, its ramifications, and the culture surrounding it

If the bitcoins drop to $0.04 each and I have sunk $600 or so dollars into mining gear, well, I have some sweet ass video cards, and I've had fun, and I for sure won't have to look back in 4 years wishing to god that I had gotten in when BTCs could still be mined by individuals and were trading at less than $50 USD.

And although I can't claim to have any idea what will happen with all this, for the record: I don't think bitcoins will fall back to 4 cents. And if they do, I'm buying.
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August 05, 2011, 09:16:31 AM
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Hi all,
New member!

Am interested in BTC in general, but the trading API's for MTGox and other exchanges interest me more....

Hello!


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August 05, 2011, 09:36:53 AM
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greetings,

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August 05, 2011, 01:12:50 PM
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Hi,

I have dealt with bitcoins since right before they went up by ~3000%. Unfortunately I didn't have enough spare cash to take the risk and invest at that time. I know all the basics about bitcoins and am always open to learn more.
The main reason I joined the official forum - I am going to be honest here - is that for someone living in central europe it still is a pain to easily obtain bitcoins in a reasonable time. I guess it takes about a week, which isn't too bad but if I want a certain amount and in that week the price of 1 BTC goes up by a couple of $ my calculations are all wrong again. (SEPA transactions with MTGOX are not working atm as well and "worst case til friday" is already the case)
So I was looking for easier ways to obtain some BTC (preferably with Paypal) and stumbled upon this forum again.

Looking forward to trading with good people on here and if you have some advise on how to get some BTC quick and reliable let me know.
Thanks

Regards

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August 05, 2011, 02:41:05 PM
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Hello,
I enjoy bit coins very much thank you.

Help me fulfill the BTC pledge! Donate to: 17VBgC5q7SfytSpsKLU4x6gf9MpjhzaZKn
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August 05, 2011, 06:24:24 PM
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Allow myself to introduce .... myself!

Hailing from Canada, I am smiles.

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August 05, 2011, 10:42:59 PM
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why hello there!

obviously i'm new, i'm from the netherlands and my name is the result of my fingers randomly hitting the keyboard(omglol so random...)...

so i did encounter my first problem... i'll be making a new thread for this in well i guess the newbies section...
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August 05, 2011, 11:22:59 PM
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hey guys i am new here trying to learn more about the bitcoin thing going on.  Been reading alot of post and it seems kinda confusing and i cannot really grasp the concept of how it really works.  I would be most appreciative if someone could explain it from top to bottom one what it is and how it works.  I am usually a silent investor on things people want to start, usually small mom and pop shops, seems to work for me these days.  Though i am a Systems Admin for a living. 

Would trade knowledge with anyone, you explain this bit coin to me and i can help you out understaning systems and how they work in a large enterprise environment.

I guess my goal here is to learn the bit coin so i can make some coin myself.  SO how long am i a newbie again?
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August 06, 2011, 01:58:25 AM
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I've been aware for a while. I'd like to make some Bitcoin connections and reduce my reliance on dollars. Nice to meet you all.
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August 06, 2011, 03:07:35 AM
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I've been reading the forums for quite a few months. Didn't have the need for a account, but decided to join recently.
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August 06, 2011, 03:23:22 AM
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I'm laydum. That's basically it!

Xbox for Sale!

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=34715.0
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August 06, 2011, 05:15:26 AM
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I'm greenbee. I'm green & bee.
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August 06, 2011, 06:07:04 AM
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Just learned about the whole concept of bitcoins and man, am I full of questions and energy to participate!
 
How safe is it, can I study the code, is it legal to use (high grade crypting & de-monopolizing money locally, how about tax?)

I would specifically like to work on perhaps some translations into Dutch, since that is my mother language, or anything else I could do for the community. I support the idea of getting rid of the 'banking' layer greatly.

I am printing the http://www.bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf first, to get a general overview of the principles at work, and then I will inspect the topics on this forum to see if any or all of my questions will be answered there.
 
Cant wait to build some website that accepts bitcoins!!



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August 06, 2011, 07:47:50 AM
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Hey everyone,

Im Wes, just getting into the bitcoin game. Started pool, not published yet due to still testing in alpha stage and ironing out bugs with system.

Cheers,
Wes.
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August 06, 2011, 09:17:11 AM
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Hi, I'm just here making some of the obligatory posts before being allowed into the arena Wink

I'm Sepp (yes, it's my real name) and I have been studying to understand money systems and finance for over two decades.

Silvio Gesell's "The Natural Economic Order" makes a lot of sense to me. I would like to see whether his work and bitcoin can somehow be connected. There is a string of discussion about this, but with newbie rules and all, I can't (yet) participate.

Patience.
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August 06, 2011, 11:38:00 AM
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Let me know How you are a BAT? Because I'm human Kiss

Article researching and various web marketing expert. I’m seeking technology news actually newest one.
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August 06, 2011, 02:08:03 PM
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Hi All,

Heard about bitcoin on Radio 4 in the UK a week ago. It was a passing comment made by someone at the close of an interview.

Since then I've researched, purchased bitcoins and registered a domain name for future use (no idea what yet).

So here goes. I'm up for the ride and only wish I'd caught it when the value floored a few weeks ago.

Cheers,

ebitcoin
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August 06, 2011, 02:48:28 PM
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Hello
I know about bitcions from 2 months, but have no reason to join until now.
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August 06, 2011, 03:00:17 PM
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Hi there,

I'm new around here, i  heard about bitcoin on hardocp.com, and am now joining the train Smiley

Best regards all.

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