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June 29, 2011, 06:19:44 AM
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Wake up people. I see many of you falling into a classic Stockholm syndrome. MtGox has had your money and bitcoins captive for over a week and longer for some. Stop defending your captor and leave MtGox. MtGox has trouble getting the simple things like css right the first time, what makes you think they will get the complex things done correctly the first time? Those that dont try to escape enjoy the suffering they are going through.

Stockholm syndrome is when a captive begins to feel loyalty to their captor and sides with them or defends them.

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June 29, 2011, 06:30:07 AM
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June 29, 2011, 06:31:24 AM
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June 29, 2011, 07:10:40 AM
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June 29, 2011, 07:33:17 AM
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June 29, 2011, 08:19:04 AM
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Hey, I live in Stockholm, where does that leave me?  Huh
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June 29, 2011, 08:21:58 AM
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Rob... it leaves you GOX'd

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June 29, 2011, 08:54:12 AM
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June 29, 2011, 09:03:29 AM
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It is difficult enough running your own business.  Running a bitcoin exchange is even more difficult, because in addition to the normal crap a startup has deal with, you are taking a personal (not just financial) risk.

It's something I would never be capable of.  Exchanges provide a vital service to the bitcoin community in the bootstrapping phase. Every exchange operator (not just mtgox) is a hero in my eyes.  

I am thankful for mtgox, despite their mistakes and screw ups.  I have no reason to believe that their intentions are dishonest.   That's why I will keep supporting them (and other exchanges).

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June 29, 2011, 09:28:16 AM
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Someone needs to hack and clean out tradehill or they will never shut up...

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June 29, 2011, 09:36:54 AM
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It is difficult enough running your own business.  Running a bitcoin exchange is even more difficult, because in addition to the normal crap a startup has deal with, you are taking a personal (not just financial) risk.

It's something I would never be capable of.  Exchanges provide a vital service to the bitcoin community in the bootstrapping phase. Every exchange operator (not just mtgox) is a hero in my eyes.  

I am thankful for mtgox, despite their mistakes and screw ups.  I have no reason to believe that their intentions are dishonest.   That's why I will keep supporting them (and other exchanges).

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There is absolutely no evidence of malicious intent or dishonesty on the part of mtgox - you can criticise their security for the obvious fact it was compromised, but it's hardly right to criticise their honour.
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June 29, 2011, 01:20:32 PM
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5 star thread.

How about the Apple Stockholm Syndrome?  Buy overpriced computer.  brag about it.  love it.  bend over and take it when you have to take it to the "geniuses'' and have them charge 50% of the value to fix something that shouldn't be broken.  Or in my case, continue using the iphone while knowing that superior phones are available..
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June 29, 2011, 01:49:53 PM
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for people with lots of coins/cash in mt gox it takes awhile to get out, in some instances maybe months
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June 29, 2011, 01:52:05 PM
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People love to be slaves!  Grin
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June 29, 2011, 02:18:40 PM
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I'm getting sick of new threads about Mt. Gox, especially when there is no new conversation to be had. There should just be a subforum for each exchange.

Also, it's one thing to not trust Mt. Gox fully (which nobody should do, as good practice), it's another thing to make the terrible assumption that other exchanges are any safer, just because they haven't been hacked yet. That's like the ever-pervasive claim that Macs are really secure computers, when much of the security they have only comes from them being lesser targets.

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June 29, 2011, 02:46:20 PM
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I hate people who used the overused "Wake up" phrase. Wake up people, wake up America, wake up this and that... Just be honest and say "Look here, dumb-ass!"

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June 29, 2011, 02:49:31 PM
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I'm getting sick of new threads about Mt. Gox, especially when there is no new conversation to be had. There should just be a subforum for each exchange.

Also, it's one thing to not trust Mt. Gox fully (which nobody should do, as good practice), it's another thing to make the terrible assumption that other exchanges are any safer, just because they haven't been hacked yet. That's like the ever-pervasive claim that Macs are really secure computers, when much of the security they have only comes from them being lesser targets.

OS X is based on a BSD kernel these days, which is provably more secure than the windows NT family of kernels and has been targeted with various attacks for literally decades.
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June 29, 2011, 02:54:13 PM
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Wake up people. I see many of you falling into a classic Stockholm syndrome. MtGox has had your money and bitcoins captive for over a week and longer for some. Stop defending your captor and leave MtGox. MtGox has trouble getting the simple things like css right the first time, what makes you think they will get the complex things done correctly the first time? Those that dont try to escape enjoy the suffering they are going through.

Stockholm syndrome is when a captive begins to feel loyalty to their captor and sides with them or defends them.

Wake up troll, I see you falling into the classic troll syndrome - assuming people care about the troll-topic you post about. Get back to making YouTube comments, we don't need your simple-simon idiocy here.

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June 29, 2011, 02:59:49 PM
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most of the time, those captors have strong reasons why they do this ... e.g. big wealthy person did a lot of harm and some victims try to get money from him, etc.

maybe that's a possible explanation?

apart from that, MT has carefully anti-goxed each line of code because he has starred at each one at least for 10 seconds.
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June 29, 2011, 03:07:50 PM
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5 star thread.

How about the Apple Stockholm Syndrome?  Buy overpriced computer.  brag about it.  love it.  bend over and take it when you have to take it to the "geniuses'' and have them charge 50% of the value to fix something that shouldn't be broken.  Or in my case, continue using the iphone while knowing that superior phones are available..

I am not sure how applicable the "Apple Stockholm Syndrome" is to Bitcoins, but boy is the term applicable in its own right. 10 +

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