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June 30, 2012, 01:45:34 PM
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High IQ + christian = paradoxum  Grin

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June 30, 2012, 01:53:54 PM
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High IQ + christian = paradoxum  Grin

Prove it.

Waging on popular consensus is not proof. but I know that's why you posted the big grin, because you know people generally agree with that statement.
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July 02, 2012, 11:54:31 AM
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High IQ + christian = paradoxum  Grin

Prove it.

Waging on popular consensus is not proof. but I know that's why you posted the big grin, because you know people generally agree with that statement.

With lower IQ comes lack of reasoning.

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July 02, 2012, 11:59:00 AM
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I am relatively new to Bitcoin, but already it has enabled me to meet loads of nice people, and opened up a career(not really a career, its in my spare time) in writing, and even writing for Bitcoin Magazine Smiley
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July 02, 2012, 12:06:59 PM
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How has Bitcoin changed your life?

Simple. Before Bitcoin, I was running an international college preparatory school in South Korea and constantly pressured to use my talents someplace outside the education field. I was ending my long work days by trying to spend some of my creative juices on Youtube videos and develop a few sites so that I didn't lose my development skills from childhood. I was slipping further and further away from the life I had dreamed of and becoming a corporate shill obsessed with materialism, buying the next new car, bigger house, etc (the exact same reason I -left- California) was starting to look like my destiny in the ass-backwards and simple minded country of Korea.

Developing a social network, I researched online currency models and discovered Ripple first. Then I fell upon Bitcoin. 2 months after I fell into Bitcoin, I had decided to sell my school of 3 years to my partner and work entirely in Bitcoin. Since then I have tried:


  • Building the UABB (United Association of Bitcoin Businesses) which was intended as a solution to eventually eliminate scammers from our community; it wasn't received well and some community members (but mostly SA trolls) perceived it as some sort of power play in the community. After hearing the pro-decentralized ideals and anti-OTC rants, I agreed that anything that gives accreditation would be frowned on by the entire community and gave the source files of the entire site to the Bitcoin Police for use with Bitcoin OTC as they saw fit. The UABB eventually evolved into the UABCI, then into the DCAO (Digital Commerce Advancement Organization) which now has over 60 members. There are currently numerous proposals that mimic my original proposal and it seems the UABB was a good idea afterall, just poorly represented by an overzealous newbie.  Wink
  • Showing the community how easy it is to be Bruce Wagner by creating BitTalk.TV (http://www.youtube.com/user/bittalktv) and posting regular news and specials for the entertainment and education of the community. Ironically, what started out as a troll of Wagner ended up being taken quite seriously and eventually evolved into Bitcoin Magazine (which is vewy sewious!)
  • Showing the community how to keep high standards for visuals by making sites like DialCoin (http://www.dialcoin.com). One of my personal pete peves is a complete lack of visual sense from this community. I understand there are not a lot of graphics designers, but why someone doesn't just sell some bitcoins and hire even a mild professional once in a while is beyond me. What a joke.


My life has changed because of Bitcoin in a most extreme way-- since July 2011 I have not worked any jobs or run any businesses outside of the Bitcoin economy. I have paid my rent, bought my food and built business after business thanks to Bitcoins. I am a true success story for everyone interested in claiming Bitcoin can change the world, and a good argument against people saying "you can't find work in bitcoin". All it takes is some talent, devotion, and willingness to raise standards yourself.

I've also learned quite a lot about economics, politics and cryptography and I think my path in life is pretty well decided for the moment thanks to influence from Bitcoin. I won't be leaving any time soon (not going to pull a Zhou Tong on everyone) and I can't wait to blow everyone's minds in 2012 and 2013 with what I'm planning, so that everyone will finally understand why I'm always late.   Wink

Thanks to Bitcoin, I'll be a multimillionaire in a few years. That's how Bitcoin has changed my life.

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July 02, 2012, 03:55:15 PM
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I live in Venezuela = socialism cubanism, disguised dictatorship, exchange controls, inflation of 33% and any other anti-imperialist yankee stupidity that you can think of the ill government of my country, so you can imagine how happy I am with the BTC  Grin
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July 02, 2012, 04:04:54 PM
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Epically  Smiley

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July 02, 2012, 04:09:48 PM
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Epically  Smiley

LOL!  Well played pirate.  Well played.  Hey, when you gonna let me in your club?
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July 02, 2012, 04:13:15 PM
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Paid a hooker in bitcoin, no longer a virgin...       Grin

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July 02, 2012, 04:20:53 PM
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Paid a hooker in bitcoin, no longer a virgin...       Grin
Really and actually? Because if so, that needs to go on the list of firsts....
And I hope you mean an actual hooker, not a cam session.

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July 02, 2012, 04:23:06 PM
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Paid a hooker in bitcoin, no longer a virgin...       Grin
Really and actually? Because if so, that needs to go on the list of firsts....
And I hope you mean an actual hooker, not a cam session.

Ahhhh... that was funny, I was just joking around.. Smiley
Thought that was obvious by the "No longer a virgin" part


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July 02, 2012, 04:25:14 PM
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Paid a hooker in bitcoin, no longer a virgin...       Grin
Really and actually? Because if so, that needs to go on the list of firsts....
And I hope you mean an actual hooker, not a cam session.

Ahhhh... that was funny, I was just joking around.. Smiley
Thought that was obvious by the "No longer a virgin" part


On these forums, you never can tell who is the virgin and who is bluffing. Grin

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July 02, 2012, 04:29:13 PM
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^ Is a virgin


Oops, wrong thread.

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July 02, 2012, 04:33:19 PM
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Back to topic, Bitcoin caused me to spend 70% of my online time over this forum. Not to mention the lulz gained = priceless.

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July 02, 2012, 05:07:00 PM
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Having changed a thing.

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July 02, 2012, 06:09:17 PM
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^ Is a virgin


Oops, wrong thread.

This is one of those lulz for me Cheesy

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But on a serious note, thank you every who has shared so far, this thread has turned out to be way more intriguing than I had originally anticipated.
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July 02, 2012, 06:53:19 PM
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well its almost a year since i stumbled bitcoin on one forums.. been hooked  sinced then.. invested most of my savings to mining rigs..

Total time logged in: 18 days, 19 hours and 38 minutes.

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July 02, 2012, 09:19:29 PM
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Before Bitcoin:

Rural lodgings, national business, big government in front of me.

After Bitcoin

Rural lodgings, world business, big government behind me.
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July 02, 2012, 09:39:26 PM
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Before Bitcoin:

Rural lodgings, national business, big government in front of me.

After Bitcoin

Rural lodgings, world business, big government behind me.



Before bitcoin..

Local lodgings in small cages, small case of local lab domination...


After bitcoin..

No cages, tv show and a strong urge to take over the world nightly

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July 02, 2012, 09:50:20 PM
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It's changed my life immensely,
Well everyone besides my lover thinks I am a nut considering I closed all my Bank accounts  and every time I mention some critique that is economical or a bank related topic, I hear a snark about Bitcoins in a negative fashion being brought up eventually.

When I talk about Bitcoin I get big smiles with a response of "How much are they worth again?" and when I respond with the amount they are worth in USD, they are talking under my voice saying "Basically nothing, heheh snarf snarf".

You'd be surprised how difficult it really is to buy anything with BTC and think about "Trust" in the back of your mind.

Every Bitcoin directory site is out of date more then half of links are not accepting BTC or are offline or showing up those advertisement search engine pages.

How ever, I do like that the value of Bitcoin goes up daily considering I believe their will be a slow increase in value all the way up to decemeber where it will level off. So even if I spend Bitcoins the way I see it the increased in value tomorrow will just pay me back more in the long run then next time I get paid. So that is a plus but still....

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