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June 28, 2012, 05:34:41 AM
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For me, I made a 3D wallpaper of the Arch Linux logo and an admirer from #archlinux asked me if I had a bitcoin address. I didn't know what it was, so I asked. I ended up making a bitcoin wallet and he gave me 0.20 BTC. Ever since then, I've loved bitcoin.

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June 28, 2012, 06:08:07 AM
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I'd heard about it a year or more ago but never really had any desire to mess with it. I've been on a 2 month holiday and got bored one night and wanted to see what my laptop could mine so I fired it up. If I overclock the GPU, I can push maybe 40mhs, which is far too low for any real use. Since I'm on holiday, I'm not paying for the light, so I'm gonna let it run.

Once I get back home, I've been debating getting a 7970 or a Geforce 680 for a while now to upgrade my old Geforce 470. 7970 it is since I can mine on it too. I might even X-fire them. I game too so it's not a total loss. Where I live has mild 40-50F winters, so I can use the PC in place of heat then. i7 3930K with a 1200W antec power supply, so with the CPU and if I crossfire the gpus it should keep the room warm.

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June 28, 2012, 06:33:59 AM
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The wired article on the Silk Road is what put me onto bitcoin,  I have always been AMD/ATI fan so when I discovered my gaming hardware could turn a profit instead of just sitting there, I jump in with both feet and a Crossfired pair of 6870s.  the rest is history.
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June 28, 2012, 11:11:40 AM
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A friend told me about Bitcoin, the ideas behind this concept and its awesome properties.

At first I was sceptical, started thinking about potential flaws or how it could be corrupted. Read some docs, and once I fully understood it, I fully support Bitcoin and tell anyone interested how brilliant and ingenious it is. A very welcome alternative to old fashioned, government controlled, bank supporting fiat money.

In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
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June 28, 2012, 04:58:48 PM
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Not sure really.

Like most things, it sounded like a good thing at the time.
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June 29, 2012, 01:26:50 AM
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The Austrian Economic principles of sound money and crypto-secure programming Wink
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June 29, 2012, 01:40:51 AM
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I heard about it about a year ago and forgot about it, and then watched adam kokesh discussing it along with Silk Road which sparked my interest again!

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June 29, 2012, 06:23:58 AM
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I heard about it awhile ago I think '10 on This Week in Startup.

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June 29, 2012, 06:27:46 AM
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Definitely the money. Transferring it. Verifying it. Anti-money-laundering it. What a silly question.

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June 29, 2012, 07:36:35 AM
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It's fast, secured, free, it's decentralized, has excellent community, people are friendly, so I decided to try it.
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June 29, 2012, 08:12:37 AM
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Something new, different, exciting, and you can or might be able to make money, get paid etc.
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June 29, 2012, 10:40:38 AM
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I became interested in Bitcoin when I realised that, at last, here is a way to gently, non-violently subvert and alter the old world order based on fear and greed, and have fun along the way.

It is futile to speak of liberty as long as economic slavery exists.

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June 29, 2012, 05:25:33 PM
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Had already heard of it a few times in news articles etc, and a friend introduced it to me Smiley.
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June 29, 2012, 05:31:31 PM
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=90126

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June 29, 2012, 05:37:08 PM
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Honestly, I can't remember how I stumbled upon bitcoin several years ago.  But I can remember thinking, "this has got to be some kind of elaborate scam, but then why go to all this trouble?"

It took me about two weeks of reading, dismissing, and then rereading the white paper before I really 'grokked' the idea; but once it hit me, I was hooked.  I understood the real world implications of such a possibility early on, it just took me a while to trust that it was for real.  It was still eight months or so before I bought my first bitcoins, for 6.5 cents apiece.  I spent those long ago.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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June 29, 2012, 06:08:44 PM
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I started off following a bit of history about the federal reserve in the US. This led me to start looking into precious metals. Along the way, I discovered a youtube member who happened to do a lot of videos on bitcoin and precious metals. Ultimately, I took up the bitcoin experiment and have been growing ever since.
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