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May 26, 2011, 05:13:55 AM
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Ok, which one of you is spamming all the craigslist postings around the US for giving out 5870's to be used by people in exchange for their electricity?

It's already being discussed on lots of tech forums, people are trying to figure out what it's all about - speculating mass botnets, cracking md5 passwords, and other lollerskates subjects.

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May 26, 2011, 05:20:25 AM
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I didn't do it, but it's an awesome plan.

"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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May 26, 2011, 05:24:49 AM
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There was a funny ebay post someone put up (here? cant remember) where a guy claimed to be the one who was doing that on craigslist, and he was selling a broken 5870 for $250 just because it had been "touched by him". Haha. See if you can track that down, might find your man.
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May 26, 2011, 05:35:23 AM
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I wonder what kind of model could be used to make this work.

You have to figure that most people interested in the card are going to want to log some significant hours playing games with it so 24/7 hashing probably won't be agreeable.

I'm thinking you write up a contract that for the recipient to hash for at least 18 hours per day and upon completion of 800 (or whatever) hours of hashing they get to keep the card. Maybe take it a step further and offer to pay them some an hourly fee for continued hashing.
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June 09, 2011, 06:46:10 PM
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You could have found me just by searching these forums for craigslist Smiley

http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=8200.0

I got chewed out for that ebay auction, and they told me to never do it again. Here is the text from it:
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Radeon HD 5870 AS-IS (support free video cards!)

Yes, I'm selling this damaged 5870 for $210. There is a story here . . .

If you've been checking your local Craigslist site looking for this video card, you probably already know that some weirdo is reimbursing people who purchase a 5770 or 5870 if they let him use the card for parallel computing when the PC isn't in use. Well, that weirdo is me!

I've been paying people to buy these cards left and right, and as a result, I'm now famous. My famous/weirdo self having owned this card makes it extremely valuable, and makes up for its busted-up state.

I bought this card used, and when I got it home and it didn't work, I knew I had been ripped off. I was so angry that I took a baseball bat and beat this video card to death. This card is CRACKED, DENTED, and IN MORE THAN ONE PIECE. You should NOT expect the card or any component of it to work in any way.

By buying this video card, you will enable me to give more working 5870 cards away. You'll be supporting my generosity, and you'll get this broken card which is EASILY worth $210 since it was owned by me.

But wait, there's more! If you buy it, I will sign the video card and write a brief note on it, congratulating you on your keen sense of value.

Please DO NOT contact me asking how to get a free 5770 or 5870 video card. I want to continue to give working 5770s and 5870s away to other people, but I want YOU to pay $210 for this destroyed one.

Q: Hi, Interesting story but I was wondering if are you willing to sell this for $30? I have no intention of low balling you but I mean for a non working card its not that bad of a deal. Can you please indicate which company is it from? Thanks. Feb-21-11
A: $30?! I should say not! This card is not worth one penny less than $210. As for the manufacturer, I believe it is a Sapphire card, but it is difficult to tell. This card has been beaten so badly it may not be identifiable other than by dental records.


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