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June 20, 2011, 06:05:47 PM
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Maybe because things like this thread are going on.

You know what would get bitcoin good press, contacting newegg and apologizing on behalf of the honest part of the bitcoin community.  I've already contacted them and told them what's going on, and why they should not waive any shipping or restocking fee for anything ATI graphics cards. Why? Because this shit is getting stupid, you know the "I lost $10k to bitcoin because my investment didn't pay off in an hour!" and all the people who want to pull out with no cost, even though the mining and newbie areas are filled with threads about the profit of mining bitcoin and how it's not a get-rich-scheme.

Guess what? Bitcoin and bitcoin mining is an investment, as in a risk. If your investment doesn't pay off, then too bad. It's not our fault, it's not mtgox's fault, and it is far from newegg's, or any other company who's getting ATI card's back in mass RMA. Take some responsibility... oh wait, this is the internet. How foolish of me to think that there's such thing here.

If this whole mass RMA thing ends up giving bitcoin more bad press, I'm fine with it. I know there's a lot of nice, honest, and helpful people here trying to push the idea to be more mainstream, but sadly it's not going to happen if shit like this continues to occurs. To all of those honest people: I'm sorry. You're clearly not in the wrong, but you have to put up with this, and be associated with it.

Maybe this is a great time for the bitcoin community to show the honest side of this. Lets point these assholes trying to take advantage of hardware suppliers out. Lets not let companies take the investment risk, but rather have the correct person (hint: the investor) take the investment risk like all of the honest people have.

Good press doesn't make itself, something good needs to happen first.

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June 20, 2011, 06:08:57 PM
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Maybe because things like this thread are going on.

You know what would get bitcoin good press, contacting newegg and apologizing on behalf of the honest part of the bitcoin community.  I've already contacted them and told them what's going on, and why they should not waive any shipping or restocking fee for anything ATI graphics cards. Why? Because this shit is getting stupid, you know the "I lost $10k to bitcoin because my investment didn't pay off in an hour!" and all the people who want to pull out with no cost, even though the mining and newbie areas are filled with threads about the profit of mining bitcoin and how it's not a get-rich-scheme.

Guess what? Bitcoin and bitcoin mining is an investment, as in a risk. If your investment doesn't pay off, then too bad. It's not our fault, it's not mtgox's fault, and it is far from newegg's, or any other company who's getting ATI card's back in mass RMA. Take some responsibility... oh wait, this is the internet. How foolish of me to think that there's such thing here.

If this whole mass RMA thing ends up giving bitcoin more bad press, I'm fine with it. I know there's a lot of nice, honest, and helpful people here trying to push the idea to be more mainstream, but sadly it's not going to happen if shit like this continues to occurs. To all of those honest people: I'm sorry. You're clearly not in the wrong, but you have to put up with this, and be associated with it.

Maybe this is a great time for the bitcoin community to show the honest side of this. Lets point these assholes trying to take advantage of hardware suppliers out. Lets not let companies take the investment risk, but rather have the correct person (hint: the investor) take the investment risk like all of the honest people have.

Good press doesn't make itself, something good needs to happen first.

 /rant

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June 20, 2011, 06:11:56 PM
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Sure Bitcoin is having a torrid time at the moment, but that's just some hackers spoiling the party. The fundamentals of what bitcoin great haven't changed one bit, and so neither has my resolve to invest more in them.

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June 20, 2011, 06:31:58 PM
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The bitcoin network could benefit from that whats happening to mtgox.. Other markets get their chances to establish themselves. It's just one market with problems, i cant see why people lose faith in bitcoin at all.
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June 20, 2011, 06:38:01 PM
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There are certain posters in these forums(the one you linked to one of the prime suspects) that have a apparent life mission of destabilizing/demonizing Bitcoin.  It's sad but expected, as P2P cryptocurrency is a huge paradigm shift over centralized currency and the ones who enjoy the status quo are very rich and powerful. 

It's just something Bitcoin will have to survive through, people just have to be smart enough to see who's posting what before drawing conclusions off the content that is posted.
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June 20, 2011, 06:39:57 PM
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There are certain posters in these forums(the one you linked to one of the prime suspects) that have a apparent life mission of destabilizing/demonizing Bitcoin.  It's sad but expected, as P2P cryptocurrency is a huge paradigm shift over centralized currency and the ones who enjoy the status quo are very rich and powerful. 

It's just something Bitcoin will have to survive through, people just have to be smart enough to see who's posting what before drawing conclusions off the content that is posted.

Hey man, as long as my Gubmint paycheck keeps coming in you'll keep hearing from me in one form or another.

They don't pay us for nothing, y'know.
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June 20, 2011, 06:43:57 PM
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Because it is easier to discredit a concept than it is to break out of old molds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUeenH9P6Y

Let's see what CNBC has to say.

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June 20, 2011, 06:47:36 PM
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There are certain posters in these forums(the one you linked to one of the prime suspects) that have a apparent life mission of destabilizing/demonizing Bitcoin.  It's sad but expected, as P2P cryptocurrency is a huge paradigm shift over centralized currency and the ones who enjoy the status quo are very rich and powerful. 

It's just something Bitcoin will have to survive through, people just have to be smart enough to see who's posting what before drawing conclusions off the content that is posted.

Hey man, as long as my Gubmint paycheck keeps coming in you'll keep hearing from me in one form or another.

They don't pay us for nothing, y'know.

I don't know who writes your check to troll bitcoins forums all day, but whoever it is they are getting their moneys worth.

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June 20, 2011, 06:47:36 PM
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Because it is easier to discredit a concept than it is to break out of old molds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUeenH9P6Y

Let's see what CNBC has to say.

HAHA,

Oh man that guy is such a dumbass.

He doesn't know a goddamn thing about bitcoin, and is just an agent provocateur.

Nothing to see here everyone, this guys youtube videos are just bullshit.
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June 20, 2011, 07:58:52 PM
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Because it is easier to discredit a concept than it is to break out of old molds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUeenH9P6Y

Let's see what CNBC has to say.

HAHA,

Oh man that guy is such a dumbass.

He doesn't know a goddamn thing about bitcoin, and is just an agent provocateur.

Nothing to see here everyone, this guys youtube videos are just bullshit.

I'm sorry but the guy sounds like a douche. Yes, a real douche.

Here's the NBC snippet. Not sure what we can make out of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCy6mw39nrA

EDIT: Okay I think it's mostly negative but whatever.

The TheWeeklyTelegram's logo is a morph of NBC's. Interesting.

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June 20, 2011, 08:01:38 PM
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Because it is easier to discredit a concept than it is to break out of old molds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUeenH9P6Y

Let's see what CNBC has to say.

HAHA,

Oh man that guy is such a dumbass.

He doesn't know a goddamn thing about bitcoin, and is just an agent provocateur.

Nothing to see here everyone, this guys youtube videos are just bullshit.

I'm sorry but the guy sounds like a douche. Yes, a real douche.

Here's the NBC snippet. Not sure what we can make out of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCy6mw39nrA

Oh man, what a bullshit biased report. Fucking bullshit.
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June 20, 2011, 08:05:07 PM
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Let the mass scare.  Buy low.  Keep buying low.  Put back into the markets.

Or sell high.

Either way the coin isn't dying, so keep putting money in BUT secure yourself people Smiley

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June 20, 2011, 08:06:43 PM
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Let the mass scare.  Buy low.  Keep buying low.  Put back into the markets.

Or sell high.

Either way the coin isn't dying, so keep putting money in BUT secure yourself people Smiley

Thanks man, we need more guys like you here.  Seems like it's nothing but haters lately.
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June 20, 2011, 08:08:06 PM
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Let the mass scare.  Buy low.  Keep buying low.  Put back into the markets.

Or sell high.

Either way the coin isn't dying, so keep putting money in BUT secure yourself people Smiley

Thanks man, we need more guys like you here.  Seems like it's nothing but haters lately.

No offense, but aren't you a hater 6 times out of 10?
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June 20, 2011, 08:10:37 PM
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Let the mass scare.  Buy low.  Keep buying low.  Put back into the markets.

Or sell high.

Either way the coin isn't dying, so keep putting money in BUT secure yourself people Smiley

Thanks man, we need more guys like you here.  Seems like it's nothing but haters lately.

No offense, but aren't you a hater 6 times out of 10?

No, no way.

WTF man, you must have me confused with someone else.
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June 20, 2011, 09:00:15 PM
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Because it is easier to discredit a concept than it is to break out of old molds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IUeenH9P6Y

Let's see what CNBC has to say.

HAHA,

Oh man that guy is such a dumbass.

He doesn't know a goddamn thing about bitcoin, and is just an agent provocateur.

Nothing to see here everyone, this guys youtube videos are just bullshit.

I'm sorry but the guy sounds like a douche. Yes, a real douche.

Here's the NBC snippet. Not sure what we can make out of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCy6mw39nrA

EDIT: Okay I think it's mostly negative but whatever.

The TheWeeklyTelegram's logo is a morph of NBC's. Interesting.

Biggest in UK? Is there any truth in that? Though it was bigger in US than Europe...

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June 20, 2011, 09:23:02 PM
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There are certain posters in these forums(the one you linked to one of the prime suspects) that have a apparent life mission of destabilizing/demonizing Bitcoin.  It's sad but expected, as P2P cryptocurrency is a huge paradigm shift over centralized currency and the ones who enjoy the status quo are very rich and powerful. 

It's just something Bitcoin will have to survive through, people just have to be smart enough to see who's posting what before drawing conclusions off the content that is posted.

Hey man, as long as my Gubmint paycheck keeps coming in you'll keep hearing from me in one form or another.

They don't pay us for nothing, y'know.

I don't know who writes your check to troll bitcoins forums all day, but whoever it is they are getting their moneys worth.


I understand why people spend so much time promoting Bitcoin here.  They're excited by the prospect of financial privacy, financial decentralization, personal profit, and the technical beauty of Bitcoin.

I don't understand the apparently equal incentive to demoralize Bitcoin supporters.

Maybe because things like this thread are going on.

You know what would get bitcoin good press, contacting newegg and apologizing on behalf of the honest part of the bitcoin community.  I've already contacted them and told them what's going on, and why they should not waive any shipping or restocking fee for anything ATI graphics cards. Why? Because this shit is getting stupid, you know the "I lost $10k to bitcoin because my investment didn't pay off in an hour!" and all the people who want to pull out with no cost, even though the mining and newbie areas are filled with threads about the profit of mining bitcoin and how it's not a get-rich-scheme.

Guess what? Bitcoin and bitcoin mining is an investment, as in a risk. If your investment doesn't pay off, then too bad. It's not our fault, it's not mtgox's fault, and it is far from newegg's, or any other company who's getting ATI card's back in mass RMA. Take some responsibility... oh wait, this is the internet. How foolish of me to think that there's such thing here.

If this whole mass RMA thing ends up giving bitcoin more bad press, I'm fine with it. I know there's a lot of nice, honest, and helpful people here trying to push the idea to be more mainstream, but sadly it's not going to happen if shit like this continues to occurs. To all of those honest people: I'm sorry. You're clearly not in the wrong, but you have to put up with this, and be associated with it.

Maybe this is a great time for the bitcoin community to show the honest side of this. Lets point these assholes trying to take advantage of hardware suppliers out. Lets not let companies take the investment risk, but rather have the correct person (hint: the investor) take the investment risk like all of the honest people have.

Good press doesn't make itself, something good needs to happen first.

 /rant

You go boy!

I am ashamed, ASHAMED at my behavior...
Based on this, I can't say I believe you're here full-time to protect people from making risky investment decisions, like you claim.
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