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October 27, 2012, 12:15:26 AM
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Hello,

I began bitcoin mining about a week ago.

I originally bought a massive gaming rig thinking I would play a lot of games, but after trying most of the games that are available right now I found that there wasn't really anything that held my interest.

Most of the games out there involve either a lot of killing people (which isn't any fun for me) or doing what amounts to busy work like collecting X roots and killing Y orcs for hours on end in exchange for some woo-woo sounds and a flash of pretty graphics.

So I put my machine to work mining bitcoins while I'm at work and when I'm sleeping.

I have two Radeon 7970's, both liquid cooled and a Core i7, also liquid cooled, all three running on GUIminer. The two Radeons are using poclbm with vectors at around 550Ghash/s each and the CPU is using uasoft at around 24.7Mhash/s.

Interestingly even with both GPU's and the CPU water cooled with three radiators and 12 fans the PC still works quite effectively as a space heater. I have to keep a fan going and a window open or my apartment heats up to about 85F.

I realize it's pretty pointless to hash with the CPU since it's probably costing me more in electricity than I'm earning at 24.7Mhash/s.

The CPU runs at about 85C (tjmax is 150C) and the GPU's run about 50C.

Mining bitcoins and learning about the currency and the community has been a lot of fun.

So far I have mined 5.45 BTC since I started mining 6 days ago, which means I'm mining about .9 BTC per day.

However, I ordered 2 ASIC units, one BFL SC Single (preorder) and one btcfpga bASIC miner (also preorder), because I wasn't sure which would ship first and I wanted to get as much hashing in as I could before the difficulty goes through the roof.

The only problem I've had so far is figuring out the best way to exchange bitcoins for actual fiat currency (in the form of USD).

The available methods seem pretty hokey. It seems like everyone wants to buy bitcoins but there's no established, formal system for it.
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October 27, 2012, 12:31:46 AM
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October 27, 2012, 01:07:13 AM
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Hi,

I got curious about Bitcoin after reading an article about it in the IEEE Spectrum. So, here I am...

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October 27, 2012, 01:30:27 PM
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Hi,

My name is Jacob and I'm here to learn more about bitcoins. Also, I registered in order to be able to contact some members here Smiley .
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October 27, 2012, 03:38:52 PM
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I've come to bitcoin after hearing about it on a NPR "Planet Money" podcast.  Yes it was an old podcast and I'm late to the show!  The bitcoin story has a little bit (no pun intended) of all the things I like to read about.  I'm probably equally facinated by the technology and economic implications.
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October 27, 2012, 04:34:56 PM
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I'm just registering just because.


In Cryptography we trust.
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October 27, 2012, 07:35:56 PM
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Hi guyz!

I registered because I'm looking to develop and finance my business ideas
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October 27, 2012, 08:06:17 PM
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Hi all

Sounds like I've registered for a similar reason as most others here.  Find bitcoin quite a fascinating concept. 
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October 28, 2012, 12:36:00 AM
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Someone had problems with the CoinDl ?
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October 28, 2012, 02:47:49 AM
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My first day of heavy bitcoin buying, and the price was down around $10. My dive into the future of global finance has flown off to a magnificent start. I ended up spending 15% more than I had budgeted. When I saw that the price had dropped, I couldn't resist
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October 28, 2012, 02:53:47 AM
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My first day of heavy bitcoin buying, and the price was down around $10. My dive into the future of global finance has flown off to a magnificent start. I ended up spending 15% more than I had budgeted. When I saw that the price had dropped, I couldn't resist

congratulations are in order. Welcome to our little club Wink.

It sounds like you're a bit like me when it comes to trading: too emotional. So be careful, don't loose your coins! Just being long and staying long is a good option imo, and very easy to manage, too Wink
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October 28, 2012, 08:08:11 AM
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optional plotz says to frobnicate the bizbaz.  (sorry, that had to be in my first post Wink will write a proper intro after some Zzz's)

python++

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October 28, 2012, 11:32:13 AM
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Andrew here! Serious drug abuser!
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October 28, 2012, 01:00:37 PM
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hi

just making friendly posts in the hope of being upgraded so i can announce my new music for bitcoins web service

buy and sell music for bitcoins
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October 28, 2012, 01:08:41 PM
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Aloo! Bartholomew here, i won't say anything more.  Wink

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October 28, 2012, 02:24:08 PM
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Hi - Great Forum for learning about BTC.

Looking forward to chatting with you guys on the forums.

Cheers

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October 28, 2012, 04:20:51 PM
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Weyhey nearly done my four hour 5 post sentence. 
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October 28, 2012, 04:21:48 PM
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I must say, this is a good fourm for everything Bitcoin.  Learning loads here - thanks to the guys who run the place.
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October 28, 2012, 04:32:03 PM
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Love the bitcoin community. hope to be having fun on here soon!
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October 28, 2012, 04:40:10 PM
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Hey everyone. I am the newest member of the BTC community! I have an ever-so not vast education of BTC. I'm excited to learn a little something something browsing the forums and hope that you guys might be able to learn a little something something back.
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