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May 01, 2012, 05:24:58 AM
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May 01, 2012, 05:29:40 AM
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I want to know how you made 78 BTC in 6 hours. Smiley
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May 01, 2012, 05:34:19 AM
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I want to know how you made 78 BTC in 6 hours. Smiley

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May 01, 2012, 07:05:48 AM
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After you get this resolved, if you can, use an online wallet like blockchain instead.
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May 01, 2012, 07:34:38 AM
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ITT a skiddie lost 78 bitcoins that took him 6 hours to steal because he deleted his windoze user account while trying to cover his tracks...

classy!

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May 03, 2012, 02:18:16 PM
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78 coins in 6 hours?  If he had the technical expertise to get that going on a bunch of systems, seems like he wouldn't have made such a silly mistake.  Also, how can you not have time to back up wallet.dat. 

1.Insert thumb drive.
2.Copy wallet.dat on to said thumbdrive
3.Eject said thumb drive

Maybe 2 minutes at maximum if you are having a problem finding wallet.dat.
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May 03, 2012, 09:13:55 PM
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If it is gone forever...
Congratulations, you have just made Bitcoins more rare.
So they should then be worth more.

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May 03, 2012, 09:49:46 PM
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If it is gone forever...
Congratulations, you have just made Bitcoins more rare.
So they should then be worth more.
So we should thank him?

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May 04, 2012, 12:45:14 PM
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Immediately stop using the hard drive. If you must have a working system, make a disk image of the drive and use the image (use software like ghost 11); pull the drive and stop using it. Every disk write is a chance that the area of the drive that held the bitcoin private keys will be overwritten.

The private keys of bitcoin addresses can be recovered off the hard drive after the files are deleted. However, Windows Vista/7 defrags once a week and will quickly overwrite unallocated areas if you don't yourself.


A wallet where you memorize 101 51-character private keys?

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May 04, 2012, 02:41:50 PM
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A wallet where you memorize 101 51-character private keys?

You memorize a mnemonic.

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May 04, 2012, 07:09:36 PM
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A wallet where you memorize 101 51-character private keys?

You memorize a mnemonic.
Let me help you understand the joke: http://rodneyolsen.net/2009/12/r-i-p-the-real-rain-man.html

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May 04, 2012, 07:14:23 PM
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You really should backup!
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May 04, 2012, 10:20:59 PM
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I have a related question. If his bitcoins are lost forever, does that mean we are going to end up using smaller and smaller fractions of bitcoins in the future as this continues to happen (and it will I am sure)? What is the theoretical smallest fraction bitcoins could handle? Is there anyway to tell how many coins are offline and/or lost compared to how many are floating around in the PtP network?
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May 04, 2012, 10:36:48 PM
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If his bitcoins are lost forever, does that mean we are going to end up using smaller and smaller fractions of bitcoins in the future as this continues to happen (and it will I am sure)?

That is correct, for a different reason than what you might expect. Deflation from 'losing' Bitcoins is negligible; what really causes deflation over time is increased demand for Bitcoins and not many new Bitcoins being mined.

What is the theoretical smallest fraction bitcoins could handle?

0.00000001 Bitcoins (1/100,000,000 of a Bitcoin) is the smallest unit that it the current system can handle.

Is there anyway to tell how many coins are offline and/or lost compared to how many are floating around in the PtP network?

Not really that I know of. No one knows if you have deleted the wallet file - only that the Bitcoins contained in that wallet have not been spent yet.

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