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July 18, 2011, 03:19:48 PM
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I was reading up on lulzsec hacks a few months ago and there site said they accepted Bitcoin donations...it all started with a google search from there
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July 18, 2011, 03:21:28 PM
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Exactly the same for me...

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July 18, 2011, 03:43:01 PM
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Read about it on Ars Technica.
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July 18, 2011, 03:50:32 PM
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I'm a bored retired software engineer looking for something interesting to fill my twilight years.

After perusing all the various open source software projects available on the Internets, I decided Bitcoin was the most interesting, and the most likely to cause disruptive change to the world as we know it.



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July 18, 2011, 04:00:08 PM
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Same here. About 2 months ago, max, I either caught a glimpse of the word Bitcoin on Google News or saw a link/article on some website. I Google Bitcoin, and for the next two days I read my ass off before becoming hooked and a believer. With the exception of a couple posts on a poker forum, I've never engulfed myself in this type of medium before, although I've read my fair share of posts covering a myriad of topics. I'm a Twitter guy, not doing much on Facebook and nothing with MySpace, although I'm exploring Google+. I was 16 years old when I caught my first chicken and... Oops! Wrong forum. (I hope you folks enjoy my humorous posts as well as the ones that add value to this fine community--excluding those MF'in TROLLS)
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July 18, 2011, 04:07:57 PM
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https://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=10100.msg145613#msg145613

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July 18, 2011, 04:13:11 PM
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A friend of mine told me about it, I spent a good 1 week solid (not sleeping till 4am) reading up and researching bitcoin, from the forum to the wiki.

It's kind of taken over my life since then   Cheesy

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July 18, 2011, 05:06:56 PM
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A coworker sent an email regarding Bitcoin to everyone in the office month and a half ago. The market was around $7.00.

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July 18, 2011, 05:08:28 PM
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"whats trending", CBS
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July 18, 2011, 05:09:05 PM
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i saw a thread in a forum about some individuals that got busted by the police for Bitcoin mining.
It was a mistake, the police thought they were growing pot.

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July 18, 2011, 05:10:59 PM
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Slashdot article stating Bitcoin exchange was trading at 1BTC to $1
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July 18, 2011, 05:34:37 PM
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I read the infamous "Silk Road" article on Gizmodo.  Not so interested in the drugs, but the BTC part struck me as interesting.

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July 18, 2011, 05:47:50 PM
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A friend of mine told me about it, I spent a good 1 week solid (not sleeping till 4am) reading up and researching bitcoin, from the forum to the wiki.

It's kind of taken over my life since then   Cheesy

^ This  Grin  Happened for me in early May. Would that it were a couple months prior, but how fortunate that it was not a couple months later!
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July 18, 2011, 05:52:34 PM
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Wow I'm glad I'm not the only one who turned into full bitcoin addict after hearing about it.

I found out about it from someones paper that blew on the floor in a coffee shop in new orleans.  never really registered.  Then someone posted about it on Above Top Secret.  It got a negative response, but not from me.  Been hooked ever since.
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July 18, 2011, 05:59:58 PM
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Now this is a story
all about how my life
got twisted upside down
and id like to take a minute
just sit right there
ill tell you how i became a creator
of a currency called Bitcoin

In west Japan
born and raised
on the playground my momma said
most of my days
chilling out, maxing
and relaxing all cool
and all mining some hashes
outside of school
when a couple of bankers
they were up to no good
started printing fiat in our neighborhood
i got in one little bubble and my mom got scared
she said your moving
your fiat in to bitcoins

i whisted for a server and when it came near
the license plate said MtGox
and had bugs in the server
if anything i could say that this server was rare
but i thought nah, forget it
yo trade some coin!

i-pulled- up tp a exchange about seven or eight
i yelled to the Gox yo home, hack you later
looked at my kingdom i was finally there
to sit on my throne as the prince of Bitcoin
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July 18, 2011, 06:21:55 PM
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Heard about it in an IRC chat a few months ago.
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July 18, 2011, 06:32:56 PM
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Hacker News in May.
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July 18, 2011, 07:33:15 PM
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I was searching for a way to exchange my cpu cycles into money.. something like fold@home and other BOINC projects. firs i hit the www.cpushare.com which was a good idea until it got closed for legla issue and i guess most of you here did not even hear about it. then from a rented server broweser (data center in uk) i searched again and i hit bitcoin (i do not remember articles or the forum).

The funny this is that i wasted like 100 btc in the first 2 months .. playing with it. (mostly of lost wallet files) as i did not think it will actually have any value back that day. Cheesy
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July 18, 2011, 07:35:19 PM
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i found out about it when bitcoin started to flood every computer-related forum

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July 18, 2011, 07:38:47 PM
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Heard about it on the Hive45 podcast in mid-late may. Did some tireless reading. Bought in at $29.50 (damn, now i could get almost triple the coins!)

Back in November/December I asked on the finance stackexchange if anyone knew of any online monetary systems, and unfortunately no one there knew of bitcoin yet.

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