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August 04, 2011, 04:27:33 AM
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This stuff is getting ridiculous. In this thread we all congratulate ourselves and laugh from our high horses.

Let the circlejerk begin!
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August 04, 2011, 04:30:12 AM
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I'm in! I win! So Far So Good!   Grin Grin Grin

Got in after Mt Gox debacle, got Dwolla in before closing gate to tradehill, got bitcoins transferred safely. Well, not all of them. But so far, so good.

I never considered for a second anything as dumb as placing my coins with Mybitcoin. (Sorry Bruce)
Never desposited more than a few hundred at a time, either. Did not get them for the best price, but not the worst either. I would say i'm still winning.


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August 04, 2011, 04:31:23 AM
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Everytime I loose coins my nuts shrink.. Undecided

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August 04, 2011, 04:33:08 AM
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This stuff is getting ridiculous. In this thread we all congratulate ourselves and laugh from our high horses.

Let the circlejerk begin!

I wish I had... don't care for the idea of a circlejerk.

To be fair... you can't really loose what you don't have... I have generated only a few coin using my minimal setup.

In fact the whole bitcoin thing was an elaborate excuse for me to get a new graphics card... so Huzza!



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August 04, 2011, 04:37:39 AM
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I believe in the 5 P's. Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. Or, in this case: Proper Preparation Prevents Pirates from Plundering. Although I did lose the .02 I sent to my original MyBitcoin account to test their service!

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August 04, 2011, 04:41:47 AM
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I believe in the 5 P's. Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. Or, in this case: Proper Preparation Prevents Pirates from Plundering. Although I did lose the .02 I sent to my original MyBitcoin account to test their service!

If bitcoins ever go up to $1 Million per coin, i'll bump your post here for us to laugh at. That's make your lose at about $20,000, correct?

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August 04, 2011, 04:49:39 AM
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Haven’t lost any since February or so, when I lost ~30 BTC to a virus. I’m glad I learnt my lesson early and with little loss of money (at the time 30 USD).

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August 04, 2011, 05:30:04 AM
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I've never lost 1 bitcoin yet.  (knock on fake wal mart wood desk)
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August 04, 2011, 05:31:52 AM
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Haven't been scammed yet - but that's because I moved coins out of MyBitcoin after numerous sketchy postings about it's reliability.
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August 04, 2011, 05:39:19 AM
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I've never lost 1 bitcoin yet.  (knock on fake wal mart wood desk)

knock off wal-mart desk? tsk tsk them walmart cops are gonna be after ya Wink j/k
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August 04, 2011, 05:41:52 AM
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Never been scammed, never lost a coin, I have GIVEN coins to friends, and they have lost them carelessly never bothering to do their research and backing everything up properly lol... Lesson to be learned is don't give any Bitcoins to your friend unless they are giving you money Smiley.

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August 04, 2011, 05:59:49 AM
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Not me. I lost either $100 in the postal service or 140 odd BTC in a scam called bitcoin4cash.com, take your pick. What a welcoming way for my first Bitcoin transaction to go, way back in April. I tried contacting the guy, the only solution he could come up with was effectively "wait for it...wait for it..." until the order got "cancelled" by an "automated system" and he started ignoring my mail. It would have been worth resending for me, but how can I resend to a guy like that? I believe his alias is "Mad Hatter" on the forum.

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August 04, 2011, 06:52:59 AM
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Neither for me.

So far I've only bought from bitcoinexchange.cc and the designated trader for Mt. Gox (sent a money order, got BTC after almost 2 weeks...)

I currently keep a few BTC with Instawallet, for quick smartphone spending. I expect to eventually lose those, so I won't be keeping a significant amount with them, or any online service.

I've been looking at the smartphone apps that handle bitcoins. Haven't actually tried any yet (would greatly appreciate updates on how well those are working at this point.)

I keep a good chunk encrypted but readily accessible, offline. But the bulk are kept in "cold storage."

My only regret so far is the bitcoin donation I made to a radio show that shall remain unnamed, after hearing one of the hosts admit he got burned in this mybitcoin thing and lost their donations. You'd think he would have learned after getting burned with Mt. Gox (after which a co-worker, on air, chided him for taking a decentralized currency and basically centralizing it.) I wanted to slap the guy. That's just ridiculously lax.

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August 04, 2011, 07:30:45 AM
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August 04, 2011, 07:43:10 AM
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No losses so far. Even despite the MTGOX email release of my password hashes. We are all responsible for our own security. Strong passwords are the rule of the day. Avoid any single point of failure.
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August 04, 2011, 07:49:29 AM
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Haven't lost anything or been scammed. Protect your passwords and your wallet.dat and you should be good.
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August 04, 2011, 08:24:04 AM
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I'm perfectly intact. But then again, I do my due diligence and understand risk. I guess that comes with having experience trading and managing finances.

Waiting for the next scam artist to claim they 'lost' X coins by looking at transfers in the blockchain. That is always priceless. Its all in vain, though, eh?

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August 04, 2011, 09:02:39 AM
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Hm,

i actually "lost" around 0.1 btc on mybitcoin.com, but i kind of expected that and didn't care.
So, i don't really feel scammed  Grin

Yeah, well... I'm gonna go build my own blockchain, with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the blockchain!
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August 04, 2011, 09:08:48 AM
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Never been scammed, never lost a coin, I have GIVEN coins to friends, and they have lost them carelessly never bothering to do their research and backing everything up properly lol... Lesson to be learned is don't give any Bitcoins to your friend unless they are giving you money Smiley.
Same here. The friends I gave testing money to usually kept them in online services and the ones that didn't just lost their wallet files. I think one of the problems here is that we, as people of Earth, don't know how to make computers do our bidding. It seemed easy to most people that computers could be regarded as magical things and we should be made to memorize separate instructions to have them do the things we were told that we would want. So, in the current picture, most users have a repertoire and can't even reason about things outside of that. Furthermore, many things computers could do for us aren't even on the table. Only benefit is, I guess, everyone uses at least one computer now, and therefore they are cheap.

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August 04, 2011, 09:36:02 AM
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Lost my original wallet with a small deposit from the faucet: lost 0.05BTC
Lost my mybitcoin password in a password-reset frenzy and conversion from KeePass1 to KeePass2: lost 1BTC
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