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June 25, 2013, 09:24:11 AM
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http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/06/britains-bitcoin-pubs-let-you-binge-drink-yourself-unconscious-in-complete-anonymity/
The Pembury Tavern in Hackney and its three sister pubs in the south east are under the management of Stephen Early, who is a former computer scientist. Now we understand. Stephen purchased a chunk of Bitcoins a couple of years ago, leaving the virtual cash to languish in his virtual wallet (and appreciate in value by a factor of 20) due to not being able to find anything to spend them on at the time.

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June 25, 2013, 11:31:03 AM
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Talk about scare tactic title! 

I thought these bars had sold too many pints to some people... nope.

I think your shortening of the title to drop the "in-anonymity" part changes the meaning...

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June 25, 2013, 12:03:23 PM
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Talk about scare tactic title! 

I thought these bars had sold too many pints to some people... nope.

I think your shortening of the title to drop the "in-anonymity" part changes the meaning...

Agreed, but there's a size limit to the title box that probably affected OP's options.

The full title is absurd though, as it invites a contrast to cash, where you can also blah blah in complete anonymity.

The article seems to be a clumsy unfocused slash at Bitcoin - "imaginary cloud money".

I always wonder why these media hit pieces appear - who requests them and why.
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June 25, 2013, 04:51:10 PM
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Gizmodo has always hated Bitcoin, even way back. It isn't any surprise that if there isn't something to write about bitcoin that can be cast in a bad light, they won't be posting it.

Just part of the mouth-breather network they have, including Gawker, etc..

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June 25, 2013, 07:14:46 PM
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If you can still manage to send bitcoins from your wallet to the bar, I say that you're still able to drink!  Grin

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June 25, 2013, 07:57:40 PM
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Gizmodo has always hated Bitcoin, even way back. It isn't any surprise that if there isn't something to write about bitcoin that can be cast in a bad light, they won't be posting it.

Just part of the mouth-breather network they have, including Gawker, etc..

Thanks. I knew nothing about them, but I'm beginning to get it after looking around a bit.

"Gawker's Nick Denton Explains Why Invasion of Privacy Is Positive for Society"

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/gawkers-nick-denton-explains-why-526548

Their livelihood appears to depend on their ability to "crack" people's privacy - BTC would not be their friend.
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June 27, 2013, 01:07:43 AM
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I say we help our BTC friends in the UK get shnockered.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=243366.0

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