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June 24, 2011, 10:32:45 PM
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What exactly is Slashdot?

Here's my point in started this thread:

Apparently I'm very, very isolated. Apparently big things could be going on and I wouldn't have the first clue. What else am I missing and clueless about? Up till now, I only kept tabs on ONE message board, and that forum only covers religion/philosophy. So (surprise, surprise) I didn't hear about Bitcoin there.

I'm just worried that I'm out of touch to a large degree -- how could something as major as this be sitting out there, out of my sight for so long? I spend literally 10 hours on the 'Net each day; sometimes more.

I used to keep tabs on CNN.com, CNNmoney.com, I'm subscribed to TechRepublic (which has all sorts of articles about technology), and I visit a few other places.

Apparently I need to frequent Slashdot?

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June 24, 2011, 10:46:03 PM
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What exactly is Slashdot?

You really must have just not done any surfing. I'm almost 40 with a full time job that doesn't require internet access and a family and even I've heard of Slashdot.

Still around.
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June 24, 2011, 10:48:06 PM
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What exactly is Slashdot?

Here's my point in started this thread:

Apparently I'm very, very isolated. Apparently big things could be going on and I wouldn't have the first clue. What else am I missing and clueless about? Up till now, I only kept tabs on ONE message board, and that forum only covers religion/philosophy. So (surprise, surprise) I didn't hear about Bitcoin there.

I'm just worried that I'm out of touch to a large degree -- how could something as major as this be sitting out there, out of my sight for so long? I spend literally 10 hours on the 'Net each day; sometimes more.

I used to keep tabs on CNN.com, CNNmoney.com, I'm subscribed to TechRepublic (which has all sorts of articles about technology), and I visit a few other places.

Apparently I need to frequent Slashdot?

Matthew


Slashdot is like a prehistoric reddit, I think. I don't go to it though.
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June 24, 2011, 10:58:24 PM
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Apparently I need to frequent Slashdot?

Maybe not... 99% of Slashdotters think Bitcoin is scam/pyramid/stupid idea.

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June 24, 2011, 11:19:13 PM
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I can't remember where I first saw it, but I sure wish I'd paid more attention. I was aware of BTC when they were only < 0.05 each, and did not act.
Same here  Sad
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June 24, 2011, 11:27:01 PM
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I love the fact slashdot hates bitcoin.

They are notoriously bad at making calls on technology trends. Most of their "will never make it" predictions end up being the most successful things of the year, if not decade. Hate on it all you want, slashdotters - just means something is going right.

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June 25, 2011, 01:37:34 AM
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I think I was looking up Cryptography on google.. was looking for things like gpg or something..
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June 25, 2011, 01:47:50 AM
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Around April of 2010.  I was looking into anonymous banking on Wikipedia, and this was in the list.

I was going to put in $1000 just for lolz, but never got around to it.  I had the money, and was thinking "This probably won't take off, but if it does, if you don't invest you will be kicking yourself in the arse".  And just as predicted....
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June 25, 2011, 01:49:47 AM
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I heard of slashdot, I just never go there. So it's like a Reddit of sorts?
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June 25, 2011, 01:52:33 AM
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I heard of slashdot, I just never go there. So it's like a Reddit of sorts?


I think so... it's like the ancestor of reddit, just worse in general. But the users have been there a while.
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June 25, 2011, 02:00:51 AM
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I wish I could share my story. I will take it to grave. Sorry.

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June 25, 2011, 03:05:43 AM
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Apparently I need to frequent Slashdot?

I stopped reading Slashdot about the time that I mined those two blocks of bitcoins back on July 12, 2010.  The main problem with Slashdot was that its primary moderator biased the chosen articles to what in retrospect seems to be a fairly narrow scope, e.g. anti-Microsoft, pro-open source, scruffy and so forth.

Each day I now rapidly scan the 60 most popular headlines on Hacker News http://news.ycombinator.com/news, and then also rapidly scan the 500-600 headlines posted on the New section overnight.  Hacker News is operated by the famous Y Combinator, i.e. Paul Graham, startup incubator, and anyone can post a headline there that roughly fits the interests of people who might form or otherwise participate in a startup company - namely the same sorts of people who love bitcoins.

Needless to say, there is some mention of bitcoins nearly every day, and my attention was drawn back to bitcoin mining after a 10 month hiatus by the continuing stream of Bitcoin articles on Hacker News.

Give it a try.  Its a sort of firehose, and most articles will be in some narrow tech area not of interest - but you probably will not miss out on the next big thing.  By the way that next big thing might very well be a new wave of startups involving the growing bitcoin economy.
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June 25, 2011, 03:55:38 AM
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I read an article about making money on your pc. I ran the program for about 10 seconds then thought it was stupid so I turned it off. Now I realized that I'm stupid and I wish I could turn me off.
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June 25, 2011, 04:08:26 AM
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I'm so pissed I didn't find it back in 2010...ahh well, it's never too late. But I did find it in 2011, if anyone cares, through Digg.

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