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January 09, 2012, 03:16:02 PM
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The Bitcoin Guy just sent a tweet to @ChicagoCabbie, informing Rashid Temuri that I'm heading his way later today with the hope of having dinner with him and to discuss his Bitcoin options.

Stay tuned for further adventures of The Bitcoin Guy: Spreading an Idea Worth Spending

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January 09, 2012, 05:27:29 PM
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It's set up! I just got off the phone with speaking to Rashid. Dinner at 4:00 PM at Sabri Nihari Restaurant, 2502 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL. I think I'm going to order the Chicken Masala.



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this ^^  Grin
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January 09, 2012, 06:20:47 PM
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It's set up! I just got off the phone with speaking to Rashid. Dinner at 4:00 PM at Sabri Nihari Restaurant, 2502 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL. I think I'm going to order the Chicken Masala.



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Nice! Next time Im in Chi-town let's grab a drink!

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It's set up! I just got off the phone with speaking to Rashid. Dinner at 4:00 PM at Sabri Nihari Restaurant, 2502 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL. I think I'm going to order the Chicken Masala.



~Bruno~


Nice! Next time Im in Chi-town let's grab a drink!

Drop me a line, and it'll happen. I'll be the guy donning the cape and a evoorhees-like mask. Shit! Let's go for broke. I want a Bitcoin suit, too, that looks similar to this:



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Great to hear! Thanks for taking the ball and running with it, Bruno!
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Great to hear! Thanks for taking the ball and running with it, Bruno!


You're welcome, thomkaufmann.

Who else had Chicken Masala for dinner, enjoyed with a great guy?

To answer the question on everybody's mind--it's a done deal!

Look for the next post in a few minutes, outlining what transpired and what needs to be done next.

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I'll penned what transpired in the morning. Shutting down now. Very Tired!. Rashid should be registering soon. If anybody sees ChicagoCabbie or Chicago Cabbie tonight, make sure you do everything in your power to get him whitelisted. This is important. He is a tad under the weather, therefore may not get a video ready till Wednesday or Thursday to be in the video loop at CES.

The following is important.

Does anybody live in Chicago or just outside the city limits that's an avid user of Bitcoin interested in being the first person ever to take a cab ride and pay the fare using Bitcoin? This has a high chance of going viral, albeit no promises, but all will be done to try to make it so. I have read tweets of radio stations wanting him to do interviews. Not sure of the status, but can continue the story of the first cab driver to use social media to aid his business--now accepts Bitcoin. (too tired to edit--sorry--you get the gist)

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(still belching masala--yumm!)
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I'll penned what transpired in the morning. Shutting down now. Very Tired!. Rashid should be registering soon. If anybody sees ChicagoCabbie or Chicago Cabbie tonight, make sure you do everything in your power to get him whitelisted. This is important. He is a tad under the weather, therefore may not get a video ready till Wednesday or Thursday to be in the video loop at CES.

The following is important.

Does anybody live in Chicago or just outside the city limits that's an avid user of Bitcoin interested in being the first person ever to take a cab ride and pay the fare using Bitcoin? This has a high chance of going viral, albeit no promises, but all will be done to try to make it so. I have read tweets of radio stations wanting him to do interviews. Not sure of the status, but can continue the story of the first cab driver to use social media to aid his business--now accepts Bitcoin. (too tired to edit--sorry--you get the gist)

~Bruno~

(still belching masala--yumm!)


I go to school in the city.  He can take me to Potbelly's.  It's ordinarily about a mile walk.  But that's 15-ish minutes, and I'm constantly late for class.

FYI no smart-phone.  Could be an issue.  How does he address the non-smart-phone user?  With...cash?  Hell no.

But, it could be in the UIC newspaper.  When I tell them about it.
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January 10, 2012, 07:46:07 AM
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Usually the only time I take a cab is drunk... and don't want to be on video doing that. I will call him next time I need one though. I haven't used any smartphone wallets yet though. How exactly did you pay?
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January 10, 2012, 07:51:49 AM
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If this all pans out, this cabbie will be in the history books of bitcoin.

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FYI no smart-phone.  Could be an issue.  How does he address the non-smart-phone user?  With...cash?  Hell no.

You could really confuse him and give him a physical bitcoin and have a paper QR for him to send the change, or just leave the change for a tip.

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January 10, 2012, 05:46:02 PM
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If this all pans out, this cabbie will be in the history books of bitcoin.


You think?  Smiley

You're on fire Bruno! Good work. You should sell Amway door to door.

I've done that in my early 20's. From that experience, I've learned about MLM's. To this day, I still admire Amway products. I also learned that one could sell anything provided their compassionate about the product.

Usually the only time I take a cab is drunk... and don't want to be on video doing that. I will call him next time I need one though. I haven't used any smartphone wallets yet though. How exactly did you pay?

I didn't use Rashid's cab to go anywhere. We simply met at Sabri's, an Indian Restaurant. I paid for the meal with cash. I meant to keep the receipt, but forgot it. Since he drops off his cab daily, he needed a quick ride home and asked if I would do it. I had to refuse him because all he had on hand were those nasty smelly dollar bills.  Grin Okay! You called my bluff. I give a ride home only a few blocks down from the restaurant--for free. Pretty ironic, eh?

I'll penned what transpired in the morning. Shutting down now. Very Tired!. Rashid should be registering soon. If anybody sees ChicagoCabbie or Chicago Cabbie tonight, make sure you do everything in your power to get him whitelisted. This is important. He is a tad under the weather, therefore may not get a video ready till Wednesday or Thursday to be in the video loop at CES.

The following is important.

Does anybody live in Chicago or just outside the city limits that's an avid user of Bitcoin interested in being the first person ever to take a cab ride and pay the fare using Bitcoin? This has a high chance of going viral, albeit no promises, but all will be done to try to make it so. I have read tweets of radio stations wanting him to do interviews. Not sure of the status, but can continue the story of the first cab driver to use social media to aid his business--now accepts Bitcoin. (too tired to edit--sorry--you get the gist)

~Bruno~

(still belching masala--yumm!)


I go to school in the city.  He can take me to Potbelly's.  It's ordinarily about a mile walk.  But that's 15-ish minutes, and I'm constantly late for class.

FYI no smart-phone.  Could be an issue.  How does he address the non-smart-phone user?  With...cash?  Hell no.

But, it could be in the UIC newspaper.  When I tell them about it.

This is perfect, the joint! This issue is easily solvable via prepaying. He'll give you the quote, and you pay via your usual means. The funds will be settled long before he arrives to pick you up. In fact, anybody could do it this way. For instance, over-send bitcoins, and once the fare is calculate, Rashid could refund the difference (don't forget to tip). No need to wait for conformation on your end, for it'll be based on trust from that point forward. He runs a business and the last thing he'll desire is being dissed for cheating a customer.

For this work, the joint, you and or him would need to provide a video recording of the transaction. A third person may be needed. Forget about not having a smartphone. Prepay by over sending the quoted amount as I described, and on film we'll see Rashid sending the change.

Another way to do it is Rashid recording that he has a fare to pick up and that they have already prepaid. He records picking you up and dropping you off. Either way, or some other way, it'll be a factual transaction without it being a staged event, short of staging the event for prosperity.



Now, who's working on my outfit, cape and mask?  Grin

~Bruno~

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January 10, 2012, 07:01:32 PM
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Phinnaeus...what about a split-screen video recording?

Here's what I'm thinking:

On my end at my place, I have a video camera of me making the call to the cab company and sending the Bitcoins on my computer.

On the cab drivers end, he can have a video of him receiving the phone call (obviously, we would just arrange a time for me to call and have the cameras set up beforehand).

Then, the video tape of the cab ride and the rest of it.

You could split-screen the video of the call to show both the caller and receiver to show how the entire transaction works.

I have classes on Tuesday and Thursday.  If you want to set something up, let me know.  I'm down to do it.
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Phinnaeus...what about a split-screen video recording?

Here's what I'm thinking:

On my end at my place, I have a video camera of me making the call to the cab company and sending the Bitcoins on my computer.

On the cab drivers end, he can have a video of him receiving the phone call (obviously, we would just arrange a time for me to call and have the cameras set up beforehand).

Then, the video tape of the cab ride and the rest of it.

You could split-screen the video of the call to show both the caller and receiver to show how the entire transaction works.

I have classes on Tuesday and Thursday.  If you want to set something up, let me know.  I'm down to do it.

Interesting concept. I like it! Probably the best shot is Thursday, thus giving time to get the ducks in a row. Unfortunately, CES ends Friday, but that doesn't matter. If it's done before then, it'll be available for Friday. If not, there's plenty of opportunities down the pike. I'll tweet this post to him. Thanks again, the joint.

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Phinnaeus...what about a split-screen video recording?

Here's what I'm thinking:

On my end at my place, I have a video camera of me making the call to the cab company and sending the Bitcoins on my computer.

On the cab drivers end, he can have a video of him receiving the phone call (obviously, we would just arrange a time for me to call and have the cameras set up beforehand).

Then, the video tape of the cab ride and the rest of it.

You could split-screen the video of the call to show both the caller and receiver to show how the entire transaction works.

I have classes on Tuesday and Thursday.  If you want to set something up, let me know.  I'm down to do it.

Interesting concept. I like it! Probably the best shot is Thursday, thus giving time to get the ducks in a row. Unfortunately, CES ends Friday, but that doesn't matter. If it's done before then, it'll be available for Friday. If not, there's plenty of opportunities down the pike. I'll tweet this post to him. Thanks again, the joint.

~Bruno~


No problem. Thursday can work for me.  PM me if necessary, we can hash out the details.
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...me making the call to the cab company and sending the Bitcoins on my computer....

how will you know his bitcoin address... I hope you wont have him spell out the address on the phone!

here is my solution:
http://www.thebitcoinreview.com/site.php?site_id=825

I'll need his company phone number & bitcoin address. I'm sure there is lots of other information he will want to put up on this listing. like his exact location or service area, I could throw in a google map.

i know it looks shitty... thebitcoinreview.com is in desperate need of a make-over, and its coming soon! In the mean time any publicity is good publicity  Wink  


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January 10, 2012, 10:34:59 PM
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...me making the call to the cab company and sending the Bitcoins on my computer....

how will you know his bitcoin address... I hope you wont have him spell out the address on the phone!

here is my solution:
http://www.thebitcoinreview.com/site.php?site_id=825

I'll need his company phone number & bitcoin address. I'm sure there is lots of other information he will want to put up on this listing. like his exact location or service area, I could throw in a google map.

i know it looks shitty... thebitcoinreview.com is in desperate need of a make-over, and its coming soon! In the mean time any publicity is good publicity  Wink  



Or http://www.thebitcoinreview.com/site.php?site_id=731

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...me making the call to the cab company and sending the Bitcoins on my computer....

how will you know his bitcoin address... I hope you wont have him spell out the address on the phone!

here is my solution:
http://www.thebitcoinreview.com/site.php?site_id=825

I'll need his company phone number & bitcoin address. I'm sure there is lots of other information he will want to put up on this listing. like his exact location or service area, I could throw in a google map.

i know it looks shitty... thebitcoinreview.com is in desperate need of a make-over, and its coming soon! In the mean time any publicity is good publicity  Wink  



It could also be nice if the cabbie had a website. He could even have the cab request made right from the website. The site could even show if he is available and what area he is in. Through the ride request page on the site a msg is sent to his phone stating your location, destination and time of pickup. He replies to confirm the time and sends back a total, btc address and QR code.  There are a miriad of options that can be given to make it more convenient for either party.

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January 11, 2012, 12:09:05 AM
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...me making the call to the cab company and sending the Bitcoins on my computer....

how will you know his bitcoin address... I hope you wont have him spell out the address on the phone!

here is my solution:
http://www.thebitcoinreview.com/site.php?site_id=825

I'll need his company phone number & bitcoin address. I'm sure there is lots of other information he will want to put up on this listing. like his exact location or service area, I could throw in a google map.

i know it looks shitty... thebitcoinreview.com is in desperate need of a make-over, and its coming soon! In the mean time any publicity is good publicity  Wink  



It could also be nice if the cabbie had a website. He could even have the cab request made right from the website. The site could even show if he is available and what area he is in. Through the ride request page on the site a msg is sent to his phone stating your location, destination and time of pickup. He replies to confirm the time and sends back a total, btc address and QR code.  There are a miriad of options that can be given to make it more convenient for either party.

woo, let's go nice and easy on him, he just started tweeting few weeks ago  Cheesy


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woo, let's go nice and easy on him, he just started tweeting few weeks ago  Cheesy

edit: lol my 1000 post, i'm not a "virgin" nemore

lets make 100% sure he dosnt get burnt!
setup him up nice and secure!
if he gets burnt we all get burnt!



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woo, let's go nice and easy on him, he just started tweeting few weeks ago  Cheesy

edit: lol my 1000 post, i'm not a "virgin" nemore

lets make 100% sure he dosnt get burnt!
setup him up nice and secure!
if he gets burnt we all get burnt!


No need to go that easy on him. He's been tweeting for awhile, facebook, and a website. Did I forget to mention he already does that GPS service, too? He creates his own video, also. Trust me, he'll be up to speed in no time. I'm sending him a PM in a few minutes (almost done penning it). I'm going to post that PM here and you'll all now what to do upon reading it. He basically understands the risk, and he, along with our help, will minimize that risk for him, as well as anybody else who comes on board. I'm sure it's less risky accepting Bitcoin than carrying around a wad of cash, don't your think?

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Yeah, I realized the issue of the address.  

For the sake of this first transaction, I don't think that needs to be an issue.  I think the main point is just showing the simplicity of the transaction (i.e.  customer calls, customer sends Bitcoins, customer suddenly has a cab ride).  He could just email me or text me his BTC address and that would be fine for this first transaction.

The cabby's Bitcoin address appearing on a website would be nice, but even a card would be fine.  After all, once you send your BTC once, that address will be saved in your address book and you won't need to enter it again.  This is great for repeat customers.

Flexcoin would also be a great option in this case.  I have a Flexcoin account, and if I could send my coins to "BitcoinCab" or something, it would be really nice and easy.

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woo, let's go nice and easy on him, he just started tweeting few weeks ago  Cheesy

edit: lol my 1000 post, i'm not a "virgin" nemore

lets make 100% sure he dosnt get burnt!
setup him up nice and secure!
if he gets burnt we all get burnt!


No need to go that easy on him. He's been tweeting for awhile, facebook, and a website. Did I forget to mention he already does that GPS service, too? He creates his own video, also. Trust me, he'll be up to speed in no time. I'm sending him a PM in a few minutes (almost done penning it). I'm going to post that PM here and you'll all now what to do upon reading it. He basically understands the risk, and he, along with our help, will minimize that risk for him, as well as anybody else who comes on board. I'm sure it's less risky accepting Bitcoin than carrying around a wad of cash, don't your think?

~Bruno~


This would be an angle I would like to spin for the college newspaper.  There are many crime alerts issued because so many UIC students  get mugged or assaulted near the campus.  Having Bitcoins can reduce or eliminate the need for students to carry credit/debit cards or cash.
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woo, let's go nice and easy on him, he just started tweeting few weeks ago  Cheesy

edit: lol my 1000 post, i'm not a "virgin" nemore

lets make 100% sure he dosnt get burnt!
setup him up nice and secure!
if he gets burnt we all get burnt!


No need to go that easy on him. He's been tweeting for awhile, facebook, and a website. Did I forget to mention he already does that GPS service, too? He creates his own video, also. Trust me, he'll be up to speed in no time. I'm sending him a PM in a few minutes (almost done penning it). I'm going to post that PM here and you'll all now what to do upon reading it. He basically understands the risk, and he, along with our help, will minimize that risk for him, as well as anybody else who comes on board. I'm sure it's less risky accepting Bitcoin than carrying around a wad of cash, don't your think?

~Bruno~


This would be an angle I would like to spin for the college newspaper.  There are many crime alerts issued because so many UIC students  get mugged or assaulted near the campus.  Having Bitcoins can reduce or eliminate the need for students to carry credit/debit cards or cash.

Great idea! One thought, though. If I were a mugger, and a muggie claimed to not have any cash, even if true, that would piss me off and may become violent. I'm not sure how this really works in the real world when a mugger encounters such a situation. Just an obscure thought I wanted to share.

The following is the PM I just sent to Rashid:

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Let's see how simple I can make this.

First go to the Other category and click the Newbies tab. Click the Introduce yourself  tab of which this is the link that will take you directly there: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15672.0

Pen your first post, introducing yourself. Don't worry about being formal and all that. In fact, this is not even a requirement, but I opt to have you do this to help accelerate the whitelist process of which I've already got that ball rolling. I just felt that at least one post would help.

Once you're whitelisted, I suggest starting two threads. One in Marketplace https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=5.0
and the other in Off-topic https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?board=9.0

I'll assume you know how forums work. When you pen a new post, that thread gravitates to the top.

Your Marketplace thread will be the place where you advertise your cabbie service. Each day (or 2-3 times a day) you post your latest special. I do suggest that at first do it in USD and BTC (which stands for Bitcoins). You'll get accustomed to it after awhile. Don't worry about making mistakes. You can always go back and edit your post(s) at any time, unlike Twitter. May I suggest the following to title your thread?: ChicagoCabbie: First Bitcoin Accepting Cabbie. No need for Chicago in the tagline, and purposely left off the word taxi, for somehow I felt you folks have adopted the term cabbie opposed to using taxi driver, cab driver, etc.

The other thread in Off-topic is just as important for several reasons, which I'll explain. Again, I suggest titling it ChicagoCabbie Asks Questions. This will be the place where you, personally, will ask any question, no matter if its ever been asked before, therefore there'll be no need for you to hunt down your questions/answers on this board even though they've all been addressed. We will all take the time to answer your specific questions to help you get up to speed. Moreover, this will be a place where you'll send your fellow cabbies too, or anybody else you may introduce to Bitcoin, allowing them to find most of their questions already answered in one place.

These couple of steps should get you started for now. Chances are, you won't be able to start those threads I've mentioned yet, unless you're whitelisted. Therefore, simply make sure you post a hello in the Introduce Yourself thread here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15672.0

I already have your first customer lined up for Thursday: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=57301.msg684553#msg684553
After reading that post, read the ones that follow. Should be a quick read unless a bunch of posts have been added or someone went on a diatribe since I've sent this PM to you.

Feel free to call me if you have any difficulties.

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Yeah, I realized the issue of the address.  

For the sake of this first transaction, I don't think that needs to be an issue.  I think the main point is just showing the simplicity of the transaction (i.e.  customer calls, customer sends Bitcoins, customer suddenly has a cab ride).  He could just email me or text me his BTC address and that would be fine for this first transaction.

The cabby's Bitcoin address appearing on a website would be nice, but even a card would be fine.  After all, once you send your BTC once, that address will be saved in your address book and you won't need to enter it again.  This is great for repeat customers.

Flexcoin would also be a great option in this case.  I have a Flexcoin account, and if I could send my coins to "BitcoinCab" or something, it would be really nice and easy.


Boy, it would be great if Rashid had a vanity address: 1Cabbie1........  or 1WCcabbie...... (windy city)   or 1FlashCab.......
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January 11, 2012, 03:21:17 AM
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Great idea! One thought, though. If I were a mugger, and a muggie claimed to not have any cash, even if true, that would piss me off and may become violent. I'm not sure how this really works in the real world when a mugger encounters such a situation. Just an obscure thought I wanted to share.
This happened to me once. The mugger just walked away.
But then this was in Canada and maybe in the US they see it more as a birth right.

I think Cassacius (sp.?) should offer a custom key Coin service. People already trust him to destroy private keys. So he should have a premium where he creates a custom FirstBits address tied to a key embedded in a physical coin. I bet people would go nuts for a Personalized Physical Coin. But how much premium would they pay?

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January 11, 2012, 04:47:22 AM
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Ok, I have my pickup and drop-off locations selected, as well as a time.  I have a webcam available to record footage of a phone-call and Bitcoin transaction. 


Phinnaeus, I'm not sure that I will have immediate access to a video camera outside of the webcam though.  Will this be a problem for when the cabbie comes to pick me up?  I'm sure I can rent one or something if I'm in a bind.  At the very least, I think my buddy has a digital camera with some meager video capturing capabilities.  Otherwise, do you know what kind of filming he plans to have on his end?  If you don't need any footage from me at all, that's fine too, just trying to be as helpful as possible.

Also, he could post his BTC address in his signature, or at least in his marketplace advertisement.  That would make payment a breeze.

If there's anything else you can think of, let me know Smiley
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January 11, 2012, 05:37:24 AM
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Ok, I have my pickup and drop-off locations selected, as well as a time.  I have a webcam available to record footage of a phone-call and Bitcoin transaction. 


Phinnaeus, I'm not sure that I will have immediate access to a video camera outside of the webcam though.  Will this be a problem for when the cabbie comes to pick me up?  I'm sure I can rent one or something if I'm in a bind.  At the very least, I think my buddy has a digital camera with some meager video capturing capabilities.  Otherwise, do you know what kind of filming he plans to have on his end?  If you don't need any footage from me at all, that's fine too, just trying to be as helpful as possible.

Also, he could post his BTC address in his signature, or at least in his marketplace advertisement.  That would make payment a breeze.

If there's anything else you can think of, let me know Smiley

He has video equipment. I see no real problem there. How the hell did I forget to show him how to get a BTC address. The easiest off the bat is Instawallet. He is fighting the flu today, so he's a tad behind in posting his first post, I believe.

Great idea! One thought, though. If I were a mugger, and a muggie claimed to not have any cash, even if true, that would piss me off and may become violent. I'm not sure how this really works in the real world when a mugger encounters such a situation. Just an obscure thought I wanted to share.
This happened to me once. The mugger just walked away.
But then this was in Canada and maybe in the US they see it more as a birth right.

I think Cassacius (sp.?) should offer a custom key Coin service. People already trust him to destroy private keys. So he should have a premium where he creates a custom FirstBits address tied to a key embedded in a physical coin. I bet people would go nuts for a Personalized Physical Coin. But how much premium would they pay?

This gave me an idea.

Mugger: Give me all your money.
Muggie: I don't carry cash! All I have is this USB stick with close to $1,000 USD on it--cash that's totally untraceable. Here. Take it! (And hand the mugger a useless USB stick. In fact, you can make and sell fake USB sticks just for this purpose. Think about it!)
Mugger: (of course in a hurry takes the stick, looks at it, and puts it in his pocket--then leaves)
Muggie: (whistling Dixie with a shitty grin on his face all the way home)

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January 11, 2012, 01:08:56 PM
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Mugger: Give me all your money.
Muggie: I don't carry cash! All I have is this USB stick with close to $1,000 USD on it--cash that's totally untraceable. Here. Take it! (And hand the mugger a useless USB stick. In fact, you can make and sell fake USB sticks just for this purpose. Think about it!)
Mugger: (of course in a hurry takes the stick, looks at it, and puts it in his pocket--then leaves)
Muggie: (whistling Dixie with a shitty grin on his face all the way home)


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January 11, 2012, 01:42:21 PM
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Won't be able to post until later today after I get off work.

Hopefully he will have posted by then Smiley

I'll check back in later.
 
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January 11, 2012, 09:45:39 PM
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Won't be able to post until later today after I get off work.

Hopefully he will have posted by then Smiley

I'll check back in later.
 

The main goal (CES) may be DOA, due to Rashid being under the weather. We'll see what happens in the next few hours, though. This is by no means a lost cause, the joint. I have a Bitcoin commercial in mind, among other ideas, but you being the first person to pay a cab fare should happen. Do you have two geek friends willing to play parts in a commercial? And what's you're interest in the Adler Planetarium?

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January 11, 2012, 11:15:00 PM
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Won't be able to post until later today after I get off work.

Hopefully he will have posted by then Smiley

I'll check back in later.
 

The main goal (CES) may be DOA, due to Rashid being under the weather. We'll see what happens in the next few hours, though. This is by no means a lost cause, the joint. I have a Bitcoin commercial in mind, among other ideas, but you being the first person to pay a cab fare should happen. Do you have two geek friends willing to play parts in a commercial? And what's you're interest in the Adler Planetarium?

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I have some geek friends but I'm not sure how busy they are.  The first that came to mind was studying for some ridiculous physics test to get his PhD.
  But actually, come to think of it my girlfriend's dad is an actor and he owns an theater company.  He knows tons of actresses and actors.  They're pretty damn good, too.  I saw their performance of Steven King's Misery.  It was very impressive.

My interest in the Adler Planetarium?  Well, I like thinking about the Universe and I like Astronomy, so my vague answer would be that I simply have interest in it, and it would be fun to go there.  I don't think I've been there in a very long time.

I have a guitar lesson to teach in an hour.  I will check back again after then to see if there are any updates on the cabbie.  Hope he feels better!
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January 12, 2012, 05:04:01 PM
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Won't be able to post until later today after I get off work.

Hopefully he will have posted by then Smiley

I'll check back in later.
 

The main goal (CES) may be DOA, due to Rashid being under the weather. We'll see what happens in the next few hours, though. This is by no means a lost cause, the joint. I have a Bitcoin commercial in mind, among other ideas, but you being the first person to pay a cab fare should happen. Do you have two geek friends willing to play parts in a commercial? And what's you're interest in the Adler Planetarium?

~Bruno~


I have some geek friends but I'm not sure how busy they are.  The first that came to mind was studying for some ridiculous physics test to get his PhD.
  But actually, come to think of it my girlfriend's dad is an actor and he owns an theater company.  He knows tons of actresses and actors.  They're pretty damn good, too.  I saw their performance of Steven King's Misery.  It was very impressive.

My interest in the Adler Planetarium?  Well, I like thinking about the Universe and I like Astronomy, so my vague answer would be that I simply have interest in it, and it would be fun to go there.  I don't think I've been there in a very long time.

I have a guitar lesson to teach in an hour.  I will check back again after then to see if there are any updates on the cabbie.  Hope he feels better!

The Adler idea stemmed from here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=57809.msg686041#msg686041

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The commercial consist of ChicagoCabbie picking up 3 geeks that need to go to the Adler Planetarium. While in the cab, they're discussing technical shit related to the universe. They're excited. The cabbie is seen as someone that's interested in their conversation, but doesn't say a word until the end after the lads pay their fare with Bitcoin. Prior to the lads departing, the cabbie relays to the boys a set of coordinates they should look into while at the planetarium. The Joint, looking puzzled, says we'll do that.  The real set of coordinates could be of Planet X. Then a tagline or voice over: Cabbies hear everything! Pause. But this advert/ad/commercial is not about cabbies. Fade in the Bitcoin Logo (with a link).

This is great info you just provided. Available actors and actresses. This commercial idea doesn't have to be at the Adler Planetarium. Just 3 geeks in a cab having a deep discussion about something they're familiar with. At the end, they pay with Bitcoin. Upon leaving, the cabbie volunteers a piece of info that they may have overlooked. The tagline and/or voice over: Cabbies are in the know more than you may think. But this advert is not about cabbies. It's about Bitcoin. Fade out/then in with the Bitcoin logo.

That said, what subject matter are you and two other of your geek friends passion about? And where in Chicago would be a good place to drop you guys off that may go hand-in-hand with passion? (boy, I hope the answer isn't beer and pussy). As far as the geek reference is concern, it's not meant toward you and your friends, but meant as roles played in a commercial.

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January 12, 2012, 05:44:11 PM
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The commercial is likely very doable.  I'm sure I can round up some people.
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January 12, 2012, 06:02:17 PM
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The commercial is likely very doable.  I'm sure I can round up some people.

OK! First question. What geeky subject are you and couple of your friends passionate about besides Bitcoin?
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The commercial is likely very doable.  I'm sure I can round up some people.

OK! First question. What geeky subject are you and couple of your friends passionate about besides Bitcoin?


Haha you could do the science vs. religion debate.  "Since when did science become Godly?"  (Enter Bitcoin logo).

I dig metaphysics but I can't say for the others.  It depends who I can find.
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January 13, 2012, 02:30:20 AM
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The commercial is likely very doable.  I'm sure I can round up some people.

OK! First question. What geeky subject are you and couple of your friends passionate about besides Bitcoin?


Haha you could do the science vs. religion debate.  "Since when did science become Godly?"  (Enter Bitcoin logo).

I dig metaphysics but I can't say for the others.  It depends who I can find.

Perfect! Simply have the others smoke a doobie and listen to Kitaro, and they should be golden.

We might as well add Plato to play a cameo role. Wait! Plato is in every commercial, somewhat like that black guy and in those Aflac duck commercials.
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January 13, 2012, 02:39:53 AM
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I love where this is going  Grin

Just let me know when you're ready for the next step (applying to both the cab ride and the commercial).  I may put a casual message on my facebook to see who wants to be in a commercial. 
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