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Question: Have You lost any bitcoins to the great black hole
No, I consider myself lucky - 43 (72.9%)
No, actually some of my coins were stolen - 4 (6.8%)
yes, <5 - 5 (8.5%)
yes, <10 - 0 (0%)
yes, <20 - 1 (1.7%)
yes, <40 - 1 (1.7%)
yes, <80 - 0 (0%)
yes, <160 - 3 (5.1%)
yes, too many... - 2 (3.4%)
Total Voters: 58

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February 03, 2012, 06:03:48 AM
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I have about 5 btc on a corrupt usb drive  Sad



see this thread for the story about 250BTC lost https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=62310.0

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February 03, 2012, 06:05:18 AM
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February 03, 2012, 06:32:42 AM
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Someday, when quantum computing becomes an everyday thing, those BTC will be re-discovered.  Of course, they will also likely be worthless.  And neutron-annihilation type weapons that make nukes look like pea-shooters will also ... blah blah blah, far future blah

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February 03, 2012, 06:36:56 AM
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Someday, when quantum computing becomes an everyday thing, those BTC will be re-discovered.  Of course, they will also likely be worthless.  And neutron-annihilation type weapons that make nukes look like pea-shooters will also ... blah blah blah, far future blah

yes and the worlds traffic problems will be solved by the invention of the flying car  Wink

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February 03, 2012, 06:43:42 AM
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Someday, when quantum computing becomes an everyday thing, those BTC will be re-discovered.  Of course, they will also likely be worthless.  And neutron-annihilation type weapons that make nukes look like pea-shooters will also ... blah blah blah, far future blah

yes and the worlds traffic problems will be solved by the invention of the flying car  Wink

I just happened to remember about this so-called "neutron annihilation" power, that's supposedly on par with or surpass anti-matter -- matter annihilation as far as power output.  I was introduced to the concept by a book I read about a year ago:  "The Physics of Christianity" by Frank Tipler.  It's a sequel to his (much better, IMO) masterpiece "The Physics of Immortality".  The second one reads like crazier than any science fiction I've ever read / seen / heard...  Like Da Vinci Code + Star Wars + Star Trek TNG on crack+meth+steroids+LSD+DMT.

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February 03, 2012, 07:19:17 AM
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I've got so many backups there would have to be a second big bang for me to lose any coins to the black hole
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February 03, 2012, 10:50:04 AM
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Someday, when quantum computing becomes an everyday thing, those BTC will be re-discovered.  Of course, they will also likely be worthless.  And neutron-annihilation type weapons that make nukes look like pea-shooters will also ... blah blah blah, far future blah

yes and the worlds traffic problems will be solved by the invention of the flying car  Wink

I just happened to remember about this so-called "neutron annihilation" power, that's supposedly on par with or surpass anti-matter -- matter annihilation as far as power output.  I was introduced to the concept by a book I read about a year ago:  "The Physics of Christianity" by Frank Tipler.  It's a sequel to his (much better, IMO) masterpiece "The Physics of Immortality".  The second one reads like crazier than any science fiction I've ever read / seen / heard...  Like Da Vinci Code + Star Wars + Star Trek TNG on crack+meth+steroids+LSD+DMT.

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February 03, 2012, 12:03:10 PM
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I've got so many backups there would have to be a second big bang for me to lose any coins to the black hole
Same for me, I've got multiple backups even for my mobile wallets which don't have a lot of BTC in them. The poll sucks because not losing coins to the black hole has nothing to do with being lucky, it's a question of making stupid decisions and not making stupid decisions.

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February 04, 2012, 08:17:58 AM
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I have about 5 btc on a corrupt usb drive  Sad


see this thread for the story about 250BTC lost https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=62310.0

I am curious as to how many bitcoins are lost in a given year.

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February 04, 2012, 12:23:05 PM
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Back when I was mining for a bit, the pool apparently let itself get SQL injected. WTF, SQL injection in 2011, seriously? I don't remember them admitting or denying it, but the passwords or their hashes were leaked in one way or another, which is a massive blunder either way. Then again, Gox also let that happen, so I guess Bitcoiners just didn't care about security then. That, or the pool just took the BTC themselves, I can never tell the difference.

www.bitcoinpool.com <-- debtor of ~2.8 BTC who never intends to pay. It didn't take long until I noticed, so the losses are on a level I can live with. Tongue

Destroyed BTC... I think someone locked 0.1 BTC into one of those crazily unstable Schildbach Wallets on one of these vendor-controlled phones without backup capability. I've been able to restore them when I made the same mistake with around 100 BTC. I had properly made a backup after generating the private key for Bitcoin. Yay for discipline, and yay for Nexus One vs the TPM-legacy crapware that are >90% of mobile phones. Cool

Bottom line: Stolen < 3 BTC, endangered but recovered ~= 100 BTC, destroyed by people I know = 0.1 BTC. I think that's an acceptable record so far.
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