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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Let them hate Lynn, it keeps the
      difficulty lower.<br>
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      On 09/04/2013 12:42 AM, Lynn Dixon wrote:<br>
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      <div dir="ltr">Mike,
        <div>Those one armed bandit machines have made myself a shit ton
          of cash.  All of the intial investement I made several years
          ago, I have recovered multiple times over.  I have made five
          figures in the last year alone on this "scam" as you call it.
          Since it has been so good to me these past 2 years or more, I
          have been faithful in investing a small portion of my profits
          back to keep up with the difficulty, but thats only been a
          SMALL portion of my profits.  Again, I have lost aboslutely
          zero in the past 2 years.  I can show a positive and ever
          steady gain in the high 5 figures. </div>
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        <div>I have recently invested in the new technology since its
          increasingly effecient and I like having little boxes in my
          closet that poop out money. </div>
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        <div>Call me a sucker, a fool, and poke fun all you care to.
           The fact is, I am substantially more "richer" because of my
          mining operation. At this point, $5000 is not serious money to
          me, its just a business expense like any other.  Especially
          since it was money earned by bitcoin mining.  </div>
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        <div>I honesly don't see how I am being "suckered" when I have
          made $250 - $275 since Saturday morning, and I only paid
          $1350-ish for this little gem.  Even if we examined the
          time-value of that money invested over the last 14 months, I
          can't see any better returns on any other investment. </div>
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        <div>Now, excuse me while I dive into my pool of BTC that is
          flowing from my little data closet. :-)  (Sorry for the
          ditribe, but I couldnt resist).</div>
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          On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 12:23 AM, Mike Robinson <span
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                    mining has largely become a matter of getting your
                    hands on the newest<br>
                    miners [[ early enough to generate a profit (barring
                    another bubble). ]] There<br>
                    are [[ very few ]] [[ technical ]] barriers to
                    mining other than cash. Right now, that<br>
                    requires a minimum $5K [[ investment ]] and [[ may
                    ]] not deliver returns [[ any time soon<br>
                    (if at all). ]] [[ That is, barring another bubble.
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                          </span>"There are none so blind as those who
                          will not see."</div>
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                    <div style="word-wrap:break-word">YES, "there are NO
                      technical barriers to 'mining.'"  Other than the
                      O-N-E ... T-H-I-N-G ... that actually matters to
                      the clever mathematicians who conceived of it:  </div>
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                    <div style="word-wrap:break-word">UNITED STATES
                      DOLLARS.</div>
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                  </span>You're paying $5,000 USD for "a magical money
                  machine," and it's S-L-O-W-L-Y dawning on you that the
                  words which I have enclosed in [[ double brackets ]]
                  can be omitted entirely from these sentences.</span></div>
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              <div>You're being very cleverly suckered.  It's as simple
                as that.  And, you're pouring serious money ( >=
                $5000 USD ) into "the same damn con" that has been
                foisted upon "clever, smart" (sic) people, well, since
                time began.</div>
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              <div>"Public-key cryptography" is designed around a
                truly-intractable (so far as we know ...) mathematical
                problem. Whereas "bitcoin" is designed around a
                =difficult= problem (at least, "difficult" in the way
                that all of you have been taught to approach it ...),
                yet "not so difficult that it cannot be, by sheer brute
                force, periodically solved."  A quarter has to drop out
                of the one-armed bandit now and then, just to keep the
                suckers going.  Obviously, there IS a "private key" to
                this puzzle, and, equally obviously, you don't have it.
                 All of this is plenty good enough to enable people to
                sell you(!) these mathematical one-armed bandits for
                $5,000 USD a pop.</div>
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              <div>There is no "bubble."  There is only:  "sucker."</div>
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              <div>" ... and two to take him."</div>
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