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May 12, 2011, 07:31:47 PM
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a bitcoin miner's lament

all day long i generate,
my room's so hot, there's no debate -
if it continues at this rate
i will be baked like a sweet potat-

o, how hard it is to make a block!
everyone wants one, there's limited stock.
difficulty rising, gotta fast get a lock
on that precious fifty-bitcoin block!

GPU is crunching but average time
has grown so fast my hash rate's hardly worth a dime
room is toasty, like a tropical clime
but i persist - a fresh block is sublime

i'm gonna have to take a dip, a dip in the pool
a mining pool, the greatest tool
a small miner's friend, for only a fool
would keep solo mining as if it's cool

when difficulty's up so high, sky high,
what's a fellow gonna do but wait to die
of old age while you hash, hoping for a tie
with a hash target so low you want to cry

so i mine in a pool, getting bitpennies a day
hundreds of miners joining that fray
building that block like a brick out of clay
it's the only game a small miner can play

but pennies ain't enough, i want more
i drop by mtgox to see what it's got in store.
i see that price and sweat out of every pore
it's shot up to the moon, way up from before

and i patiently sit, and wait for a dip
refreshing mtgox, with every sip
of my cup of tea, but at this clip
i'm only missing out, and i lose my grip

i plunk down some fiat, a few grand
no time for limit orders, i grab all the outstand-
ing asks, and behold here i stand
thousands of bitcoins in my hand!

now i live in trepidation
waiting for bitcoin appreciation
it has thus far been a total sensation
part of me wants to dump, but i'm patient

now i start to develop some cunning
i decide to start a business and get it humming,
helping get that bitcoin economy running!
i now realize it's never been about the mining

a newbie comes by on IRC
"i clicked generate coins, and nothing - see?"
i share my wisdom through my PC
which now is deep as is the sea.

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i envision a great hit song from these lyrics Smiley

If you like - feel free to throw some coin at 1CrmbXC3HBZszFhDDLJMCsTkaWG2EJo6gD
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May 12, 2011, 07:36:06 PM
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awesome, should put it to something like Ratatat -- Beats -- One

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May 12, 2011, 08:12:50 PM
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Good job.  This could be a great song.
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May 12, 2011, 08:19:47 PM
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a newbie comes by on IRC
"i clicked generate coins, and nothing - see?"   Grin

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May 12, 2011, 08:50:20 PM
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For some reason I had the tune of an Irish folk song running through my head while reading that. Nice job.

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May 13, 2011, 12:36:04 AM
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Youtube version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4brwX97a3NU



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May 13, 2011, 07:05:00 AM
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Youtube version:

http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=8069.0



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May 13, 2011, 07:09:21 AM
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DOH!  Huh  fixed.
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May 13, 2011, 07:36:32 AM
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DOH!  Huh  fixed.

Aww.  It was a nice infinite loop while it lasted.  Wink
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May 13, 2011, 08:53:31 AM
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Beautiful.
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May 13, 2011, 01:47:56 PM
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LanceRushing:

hehe good work! Smiley

now, to see if someone will rap this Smiley because i am not sure the synth-voice does the verse justice Smiley

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May 14, 2011, 12:20:53 AM
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Ballin. Still suggesting a rap to a ratatat beat.

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May 14, 2011, 11:11:27 PM
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Rap would be great, or "slam poetry" style, or spoken word, or like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQlJ3vOp6nI

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May 28, 2011, 03:58:23 PM
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Found this through YouTube.  Enjoyed it, thanks!
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May 28, 2011, 07:21:05 PM
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now i start to develop some cunning
i decide to start a business and get it humming,
helping get that bitcoin economy running!
i now realize it's never been about the mining



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June 05, 2011, 04:48:10 PM
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still no rap version? a little disappointing. Smiley

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