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August 20, 2011, 11:25:30 AM
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It reminds me that episode from "The Big Bang" where they brought Penny to the comic book store for Justice League of America competition.


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August 20, 2011, 11:31:36 AM
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It's nice to see live Bruce's chat with people you know by reputation. Great stuff.


Yeah, I really enjoyed that too!
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August 20, 2011, 12:59:34 PM
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I thought onlyonetv was going to carry bruce's opening speech live... can't seem to get it anywhere
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August 20, 2011, 01:04:43 PM
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Yeah.... I too see "Off Air" on their Live Video link...
Was waiting for the kick off speech... Sad

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August 20, 2011, 01:12:34 PM
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Apparently, there are no plans to stream the kick off.
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August 20, 2011, 01:26:40 PM
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is anyone blogging live then?
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August 20, 2011, 01:33:09 PM
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is anyone blogging live then?

Not that I've been able to find.  I really wanted to find some content to aggregate through the mobile app, but people seem pretty closed off. Even Bruce's responses to my requests have slowed to a standstill.

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August 20, 2011, 01:54:40 PM
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Here's some pictures from last night, I'll make an effort to live tweet it as much as possible today I guess.

http://bitnavigator.info/?p=126

also follow our effort on twitter @bitnavigator
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August 20, 2011, 01:59:16 PM
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It's not that BitCoin is unreliable, it's that it is still a currency in its infancy.  It cannot be used to value things on its own, yet.  No matter how much Bruce would like to have a set price in BTC that stays from the start of ticket sales to the end, it won't change the fact that there is still a good deal of volatility in the value of bitcoins.  Volatility = a huge amount of risk when you are talking about playing with money you are borrowing (which is essentially what is happening when you accept payments up front for expenses in the future).

You keep saying how Bruce has malicious intentions to mislead and speculate, when that simply isn't true.  Now, you seem to have backed down to a statement regarding the volatility of Bitcoins, which I think everyone here can agree with.  Just don't blame Bruce for Bitcoin's volatility.

And yes, I agree, the media probably will latch on to the fact that most things for the conference are being paid for in USD.  So?  Is there anything that could be done about that?  Not really...

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August 20, 2011, 02:00:36 PM
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The opening has been delayed for 1.5 hours. It's starting now...

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August 20, 2011, 02:00:51 PM
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It's not that BitCoin is unreliable, it's that it is still a currency in its infancy.  It cannot be used to value things on its own, yet.  No matter how much Bruce would like to have a set price in BTC that stays from the start of ticket sales to the end, it won't change the fact that there is still a good deal of volatility in the value of bitcoins.  Volatility = a huge amount of risk when you are talking about playing with money you are borrowing (which is essentially what is happening when you accept payments up front for expenses in the future).

You keep saying how Bruce has malicious intentions to mislead and speculate, when that simply isn't true.  Now, you seem to have backed down to a statement regarding the volatility of Bitcoins, which I think everyone here can agree with.  Just don't blame Bruce for Bitcoin's volatility.

And yes, I agree, the media probably will latch on to the fact that most things for the conference are being paid for in USD.  So?  Is there anything that could be done about that?  Not really...

actually, for the record our bill last night was ~600(total) dollars at the Hudson Eatery, only ~250 was paid in cash/credit.

the real issue was there was and still has a certain amount of money needed to cover the venue due in the "future" and you can't really predict the market in the sense to accept bitcoin now and hope it'll hold the same value you accepted them at few weeks ago, this is why the ticket has been changed to 26 dollars as oppose to 2 bitcoin, (which at the time of the original writing, were the same price).

now to pay instantly e.g. Dinner at Hudson Eatery this is not really a problem since you simply pick the lowest price enough to meet your volume and make an transaction, then it's up to the merchant / restaurant to keep bitcoins or sale them instantly and get dollars.

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August 20, 2011, 02:09:41 PM
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The opening has been delayed for 1.5 hours. It's starting now...

Still not started?

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August 20, 2011, 02:30:44 PM
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Apparently, there are no plans to stream the kick off.


You can always download the Bambuser app and stream live from your mobile. Smiley
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August 20, 2011, 02:33:00 PM
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Apparently, there are no plans to stream the kick off.


You can always download the Bambuser app and stream live from your mobile. Smiley

Yeah, I'm surprised no one has downloaded the ustream app and started streamin it...

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August 20, 2011, 02:38:31 PM
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I for one am not streaming because Internet service here is TERRIBLE! I've dropped 20 callsand can barely check my email. I thought being in manhattan it would be amazing connectivity but for me it's the opposite.
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August 20, 2011, 02:44:35 PM
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Stream status from OnlyOneTv / conference organizers please?  Smiley
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August 20, 2011, 02:54:51 PM
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It's not that BitCoin is unreliable, it's that it is still a currency in its infancy.  It cannot be used to value things on its own, yet.  No matter how much Bruce would like to have a set price in BTC that stays from the start of ticket sales to the end, it won't change the fact that there is still a good deal of volatility in the value of bitcoins.  Volatility = a huge amount of risk when you are talking about playing with money you are borrowing (which is essentially what is happening when you accept payments up front for expenses in the future).

You keep saying how Bruce has malicious intentions to mislead and speculate, when that simply isn't true.  Now, you seem to have backed down to a statement regarding the volatility of Bitcoins, which I think everyone here can agree with.  Just don't blame Bruce for Bitcoin's volatility.

And yes, I agree, the media probably will latch on to the fact that most things for the conference are being paid for in USD.  So?  Is there anything that could be done about that?  Not really...

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Would the same hold true if: this same sized conference; at this venue; held in August of 1998; change the word Bitcoin to Euro in the above quote?      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro (link only supply for quick reference)
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August 20, 2011, 05:07:03 PM
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Why can't I see the Conference on OnlyOneTv.com? Huh
I'm cryeing.

 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Angry

GOOOOOOOOOOO BITCOINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edit: Oops. Just fixed a typo. It should be GO (like GO TEAM!) and not GOOB
Edit2: Just checked the dictionary and goob is not a word
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August 20, 2011, 05:08:30 PM
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Why can't I see the Conference on OnlyOneTv.com? Huh
I'm cryeing.

 Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Angry

Here's a taste of the tables.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/16770286
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August 20, 2011, 05:36:24 PM
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I thought being in manhattan it would be amazing connectivity but for me it's the opposite.

Have you never been in Manhattan before? Honestly, should generally be better today (weekend) than normal work hours. But yes, especially if you are on AT&T you are gonna have difficulties in NYC and San Francisco.
 
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