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June 12, 2011, 10:24:43 PM
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Who CPU-mined a few thousand a year ago, then forgot about it, then formatted his hardrive. Keep your eyes out on tall buildings!

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June 12, 2011, 10:35:17 PM
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Who CPU-mined a few thousand a year ago, then forgot about it, then formatted his hardrive. Keep your eyes out on tall buildings!

it would be interesting to datamine the blockchain and see if there are any wallets with large sums sent to them, but have not had any activity in more then 60/90/180/365 days.

see how many "dead" BTC are floating around out there

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June 12, 2011, 10:47:05 PM
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I lost a wallet with about 15k BTC in it, mined last year. Formatted HDD.

Don't mind though (or even feel bad) because there was no indication whatsoever of bitcoin taking off so fast.
I only mined for the novelty factor just as people are now doing with namecoin. Bitcoins were literally worth nothing back then, or at most, had similar "funny money" factor comparable to zimbabwean dollars.

Only got relatively re-interested once I heard the price was up to 10 cents, and started mining again.

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June 12, 2011, 11:56:59 PM
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i find it hard to believe that you don't feel bad about losing 300,000$.

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June 13, 2011, 12:40:42 AM
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i find it hard to believe that you don't feel bad about losing 300,000$.

back in the early 80's when gold crashed last time, I sold off $10,000 in shares of a gold mutual fund.
at the time there was no good indication it would go back up anytime soon.

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June 13, 2011, 09:40:48 AM
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i find it hard to believe that you don't feel bad about losing 300,000$.

Would you feel bad about using toilet paper to wipe your ass if it was deemed a rare commodity 20 years later due to all the forests being cut down?

That's how I feel because there's no way to get it back.
Besides, that long ago people were using thousands of BTC for fun on bitcoin blackjack sites, or even that famous 10k pizza. It was more like a fun game and less of an actual currency.

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June 13, 2011, 09:46:23 AM
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i find it hard to believe that you don't feel bad about losing 300,000$.

Would you feel bad about using toilet paper to wipe your ass if it was deemed a rare commodity 20 years later due to all the forests being cut down?

That's how I feel because there's no way to get it back.
Besides, that long ago people were using thousands of BTC for fun on bitcoin blackjack sites, or even that famous 10k pizza. It was more like a fun game and less of an actual currency.

Indeed.

I had 3 computers at home and was mining with the least powerful one, an Intel Atom I have as home server, and at reduced speed because I did not want it to consume too much energy and slow other server tasks. I was doing it just to collaborate with the project. And when the "GPU revolution" arrived I just stopped mining because the Intel Atom grahpic card did not had opencl and I did not want to keep the other computers on. If only I had known...

I actually gave a friend 50 bitcoins when they where like $2 each, and now its a $1000. I have been giving bitcoins away to get people onboard all the time. It was different back then.
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June 13, 2011, 10:10:44 AM
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i find it hard to believe that you don't feel bad about losing 300,000$.

Would you feel bad about using toilet paper to wipe your ass if it was deemed a rare commodity 20 years later due to all the forests being cut down?

That's how I feel because there's no way to get it back.
Besides, that long ago people were using thousands of BTC for fun on bitcoin blackjack sites, or even that famous 10k pizza. It was more like a fun game and less of an actual currency.

Indeed.

I had 3 computers at home and was mining with the least powerful one, an Intel Atom I have as home server, and at reduced speed because I did not want it to consume too much energy and slow other server tasks. I was doing it just to collaborate with the project. And when the "GPU revolution" arrived I just stopped mining because the Intel Atom grahpic card did not had opencl and I did not want to keep the other computers on. If only I had known...

I actually gave a friend 50 bitcoins when they where like $2 each, and now its a $1000. I have been giving bitcoins away to get people onboard all the time. It was different back then.

And anyways it was because people actually used bitcoins back then that we now have this prices. Because they were somehow useful.

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June 13, 2011, 01:44:06 PM
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good thing you can't suicide by jumping out of a basement window
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June 13, 2011, 05:52:27 PM
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good thing you can't suicide by jumping out of a basement window

Suicide? Who would make sure my miners don't overheat?

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June 13, 2011, 10:48:42 PM
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good thing you can't suicide by jumping out of a basement window

I lulled.

I'll keep my politics out of your economics if you keep your economics out of my politics.

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June 14, 2011, 12:48:37 AM
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June 14, 2011, 02:20:56 AM
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i find it hard to believe that you don't feel bad about losing 300,000$.

Would you feel bad about using toilet paper to wipe your ass if it was deemed a rare commodity 20 years later due to all the forests being cut down?

That's how I feel because there's no way to get it back.
Besides, that long ago people were using thousands of BTC for fun on bitcoin blackjack sites, or even that famous 10k pizza. It was more like a fun game and less of an actual currency.

Data recovery anyone? It's possible you may still be able to get them.
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June 14, 2011, 10:35:39 PM
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i find it hard to believe that you don't feel bad about losing 300,000$.

Would you feel bad about using toilet paper to wipe your ass if it was deemed a rare commodity 20 years later due to all the forests being cut down?

That's how I feel because there's no way to get it back.
Besides, that long ago people were using thousands of BTC for fun on bitcoin blackjack sites, or even that famous 10k pizza. It was more like a fun game and less of an actual currency.

Data recovery anyone? It's possible you may still be able to get them.

Only if he hasn't really used the hard drive since the reformat. But it could be worth a shot anyway.
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