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March 21, 2011, 11:46:41 PM
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March 21, 2011, 11:55:17 PM
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Heh - that might attact a few bots potentially, but the prize is small enough not to matter.

I had a laugh yesterday. While in SuperCheap Auto some guy was yacking loudly on the phone about some stock he was buying that didn't seem likely to move from $31. (Meanwhile I was looking in vain for some strip LED lighting for the headlights so I would be more visible when the lights were off - bronzeish coloured cars hard to see - looks like eBay's where I'll have to shop.)

Anyway when he hung up I swung by and asked. "You seem to be into financial stuff. What's your opinion on BitCoins" to which the answer was "What's a BitCoin" and I said "It's a new Peer to Peer currency that's been invented. It could be interesting to read about." and we went our own way.

He almost assuredly thought I was a wierdo - Clippy personified perhaps? (And he'd be right.) But nonetheless I was curious to see what his reaction would be. Most likely he's forgotten the name even before he got to the checkout.

Anyone got similar stories?

Edit: Peaches.
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March 22, 2011, 12:01:17 AM
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Heh - that might attact a few bots potentially, but the prize is small enough not to matter.

I had a laugh yesterday. While in SuperCheap Auto some guy was yacking loudly on the phone about some stock he was buying that didn't seem likely to move from $31. (Meanwhile I was looking in vain for some strip LED lighting for the headlights so I would be more visible when the lights were off - bronzeish coloured cars hard to see - looks like eBay's where I'll have to shop.)

Anyway when he hung up I swung by and asked. "You seem to be into financial stuff. What's your opinion on BitCoins" to which the answer was "What's a BitCoin" and I said "It's a new Peer to Peer currency that's been invented. It could be interesting to read about." and we went our own way.

He almost assuredly thought I was a wierdo - Clippy personified perhaps? (And he'd be right.) But nonetheless I was curious to see what his reaction would be. Most likely he's forgotten the name even before he got to the checkout.

Anyone got similar stories?

Edit: Peaches.

I have mentioned Bitcoin to some gold junkies and pseudo-libertarian types. They eat it up. I don't know how far they act on it though. : P

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March 22, 2011, 12:07:50 AM
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This game is very simple. You have fruitful conversation with your fellow bitcoiners and whoever reaches post 9,999 wins 5 BTC.
Careful with the wording! That means that even if I am post #10,000, #10,001 or even #100,000 I would meet your criteria.

The question is, how long until this thread becomes a resource blackhole?

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March 22, 2011, 12:15:19 AM
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This game is very simple. You have fruitful conversation with your fellow bitcoiners and whoever reaches post 9,999 wins 5 BTC.
Careful with the wording! That means that even if I am post #10,000, #10,001 or even #100,000 I would meet your criteria.

The question is, how long until this thread becomes a resource blackhole?
Whoever reaches post 9,999 first?
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March 22, 2011, 12:19:10 AM
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It is doable - see this Australian thread (NSFW possibly) thats up to 17,086 posts... http://www.zgeek.com/showthread.php/9800-Random-Picture-Thread!/page1140
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March 22, 2011, 12:23:51 AM
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:/ No need. It is possible though pointless.
You could rename the thread title to something like: Lounge [Bounty inside]

I put 1 BTC down for the one who reaches the post number 99 first and it is only valid for 72 hours from timestamp of this post.

Now, lets see, who wants to share music?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAKdck1OOM0

@Board admins/mods: Any way to insert videos on the post? Like [youtube]VIDEO_ID[/youtube]

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March 22, 2011, 01:35:32 AM
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The slower it goes, the more valuable the award.
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March 22, 2011, 02:00:56 AM
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Award increased to 6 BTC. Feel free to pledge and I'll put it in a dedicated pot.
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March 22, 2011, 02:18:22 AM
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I have mentioned Bitcoin to some gold junkies and pseudo-libertarian types. They eat it up. I don't know how far they act on it though. : P



My picture is me with a cowboy hat and shotgun. I wouldn't say that I'm a "pseudo" libertarian, but I'm certainly not a techie person.

Although, my time has been so consumed lately by Bitcoin and learning more about it that my girlfriend has become quite annoyed at how much energy I devote to it. We just took a trip to south Florida the past couple of days, and she was amazed (misleading euphemism?) at how I could always bring the conversation back around to Bitcoin.

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March 22, 2011, 02:28:41 AM
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Award increased to 6 BTC. Feel free to pledge and I'll put it in a dedicated pot.

There is little incentive to lenghten the thread then. You should let the pot sweeten. make an address, send the 6 btc to it, and publish it here.

Then not only can anyone see the prize by just checking it on blockexplorer, anyone can sweeten the pot! Smiley

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March 22, 2011, 12:08:00 PM
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I have mentioned Bitcoin to some gold junkies and pseudo-libertarian types. They eat it up. I don't know how far they act on it though. : P



My picture is me with a cowboy hat and shotgun. I wouldn't say that I'm a "pseudo" libertarian, but I'm certainly not a techie person.

Although, my time has been so consumed lately by Bitcoin and learning more about it that my girlfriend has become quite annoyed at how much energy I devote to it. We just took a trip to south Florida the past couple of days, and she was amazed (misleading euphemism?) at how I could always bring the conversation back around to Bitcoin.

You are my new hero Smiley
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March 22, 2011, 01:47:15 PM
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I have mentioned Bitcoin to some gold junkies and pseudo-libertarian types. They eat it up. I don't know how far they act on it though. : P



My picture is me with a cowboy hat and shotgun. I wouldn't say that I'm a "pseudo" libertarian, but I'm certainly not a techie person.

Although, my time has been so consumed lately by Bitcoin and learning more about it that my girlfriend has become quite annoyed at how much energy I devote to it. We just took a trip to south Florida the past couple of days, and she was amazed (misleading euphemism?) at how I could always bring the conversation back around to Bitcoin.

You are my new hero Smiley

Yeah I think my friends are getting pissed off about talking about btc too.

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March 22, 2011, 02:25:18 PM
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It's almost like a religion....

Or Amway.

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March 22, 2011, 04:21:37 PM
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Heh - that might attact a few bots potentially, but the prize is small enough not to matter.

I had a laugh yesterday. While in SuperCheap Auto some guy was yacking loudly on the phone about some stock he was buying that didn't seem likely to move from $31. (Meanwhile I was looking in vain for some strip LED lighting for the headlights so I would be more visible when the lights were off - bronzeish coloured cars hard to see - looks like eBay's where I'll have to shop.)

Anyway when he hung up I swung by and asked. "You seem to be into financial stuff. What's your opinion on BitCoins" to which the answer was "What's a BitCoin" and I said "It's a new Peer to Peer currency that's been invented. It could be interesting to read about." and we went our own way.

He almost assuredly thought I was a wierdo - Clippy personified perhaps? (And he'd be right.) But nonetheless I was curious to see what his reaction would be. Most likely he's forgotten the name even before he got to the checkout.

Anyone got similar stories?

Edit: Peaches.
Well, I only ever mention Bitcoin to people when talking about financial stuff, how awesome the internet is, or when I know the person very well and they may possibly care. It feels like how I used to talk about private bittorrent trackers to my friends. They're either amazed or they look at me funny.

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March 22, 2011, 04:30:46 PM
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Till we get close to the target post this isn't a competition but a colective effort towards a shared goal.

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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March 22, 2011, 04:32:11 PM
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Btw, you probably should add a rule stating people can't post twice (or more) in a row, whoever posts the post just before the target can't win.

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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March 22, 2011, 04:47:54 PM
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Well, I only ever mention Bitcoin to people when talking about financial stuff, how awesome the internet is, or when I know the person very well and they may possibly care. It feels like how I used to talk about private bittorrent trackers to my friends. They're either amazed or they look at me funny.

I have mostly been trying to skip the whole "how it works" since well...  I am one of those geeks where the first thing I did to understand it was go and read the spec. It still took me a while to get all the details straight. Its very easy to look at bitcoin and think "ok so I need to mine coins".... and I think thats actually a hinderance once people see how hard that actually is.

That said, it seems to be a split between people who really, truely don't care, and people who go "hell yes! Fuck the fed! I need to get into this". Not an even split, but a split. Most people don't care, or worry about "how do you get the money back out".

Course, I can't imagine wanting to buy dollars with my precious bitcoins. Why regress?

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March 22, 2011, 05:24:36 PM
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That said, it seems to be a split between people who really, truely don't care, and people who go "hell yes! Fuck the fed! I need to get into this". Not an even split, but a split. Most people don't care, or worry about "how do you get the money back out".
There are also people who think it's a cool idea, but probably a scam.

I haven't told many people, so these statements of mine don't come from much of a sample set.

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March 22, 2011, 05:27:42 PM
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That said, it seems to be a split between people who really, truely don't care, and people who go "hell yes! Fuck the fed! I need to get into this". Not an even split, but a split. Most people don't care, or worry about "how do you get the money back out".
There are also people who think it's a cool idea, but probably a scam.

I haven't told many people, so these statements of mine don't come from much of a sample set.

There is also a fair share who like it for the ease of transferring and speed / safety. Then a good portion like it for everything involved with it.

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