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November 05, 2010, 02:13:25 PM
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November 05, 2010, 03:11:38 PM
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I installed 0.3.14 real quick, wanted to test on the testnetwork with a really old P4 laptop.

Well.... rofl.... wait for it....

Sorry, I'm still chuckling to myself. Way back in April of this year, I generated two blocks on the laptop! I installed the new version, opened it up, and it started downloading the current block, and the two blocks instantly became confirmed (laptop closed out before they were confirmed) So I just got 100 BTC that I forgot about haha.

Thought it was kind of funny. Think about how often that happened though, especially back when bitcoin was getting started. 100 BTC then was worth at most 50 cents. Now that same amount is worth $20 USD. Happy Birthday me! Cheesy

Anyone else have forgotten bitcoin stories? Story would be much happier for me if it was like 10,000 BTC haha.



Imagine if you had sold that laptop to somebody...$$profit! 

I dont know about forgotten bitcoins my problem is forgotten bitcoin addresses.... Cheesy
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November 05, 2010, 03:48:04 PM
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Happy Birthday me! Cheesy
Yeah that's great! Unfortunately, your P4 laptop is unlikely ever again to generate a block, with the difficulty rises since then.

My own story goes the opposite way. I arrived at this forum when Bitcoin was featured on slashdot, and wanted to generate some coins. But then I discovered that the Linux client didn't work on Fedora Linux, so I wasn't able to start generating until later - by which time the difficulty had shot up by the maximum increase of four times.

A while after that, my family and I visited relatives for a few weeks. I left my computer generating at home on all cores, at 4500 kHash/sec, expecting to find some juicy bitcoins awaiting when I got back three weeks later. Can you guess what went wrong?

Yep, the day after I left my house, the overflow vulnerability was discovered in 0.3.9 and my computer spent three weeks and many kilowatt-hours generating a nice bundle of worthless coins.

Then, I suggested to my wife that we buy some BTC. Up till then I had just dabbled with very small quantities. She decided to think about it for a week, after which she agreed, but in the meantime the BTC price had doubled.

Despite those setbacks (and also some minor hassles with PayPal that increased the cost of one of my deals), I count myself lucky to be one of the early adopters.
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November 05, 2010, 03:54:38 PM
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That sucks, Ribuk. Did you know the whole time or were you not even checking the forums?

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November 05, 2010, 04:13:47 PM
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Did you know the whole time or were you not even checking the forums?
It was a disappointing surprise when I got home. But I can see the funny side of it.
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