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Bitcoins and the homeless.

#1occonoPosted 12/9/2013 8:18:39 PM
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/09/bitcoin-homeless/

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-12/09/bitcoin-homeless-redux

A two-part story.
#2LordSeiferPosted 12/9/2013 8:30:56 PM
i dont think the 6 cents is really contributing much
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#3JenfromwinPosted 12/9/2013 9:14:54 PM
Opened the first link seen the picture and faceplam... If this is homeless if America everyone with lap tops cell phones and piggy backing off public wifi its just a shame.

Just goes to show you that there are people that WANT to work and people that just wanna live off someone else

Wished America would do away with all this welfare
#4ThundarPosted 12/9/2013 9:19:13 PM
Funny article. Yep, I see homeless with laptops and smart phones all the time. Well, not really. Usually all they have on them is a cardboard sign. Unless......that sign is a disguise for the laptop!! Jenkies!
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#5occono(Topic Creator)Posted 12/9/2013 9:35:02 PM
Jenfromwin posted...
Opened the first link seen the picture and faceplam... If this is homeless if America everyone with lap tops cell phones and piggy backing off public wifi its just a shame.

Just goes to show you that there are people that WANT to work and people that just wanna live off someone else

Wished America would do away with all this welfare


Used computers are much more easily attainable than permanent accommodation.
#6Incendia_IntusPosted 12/9/2013 9:37:57 PM
Jenfromwin posted...
Opened the first link seen the picture and faceplam... If this is homeless if America everyone with lap tops cell phones and piggy backing off public wifi its just a shame.

Just goes to show you that there are people that WANT to work and people that just wanna live off someone else

Wished America would do away with all this welfare


Some people truly need welfare. I just wish that they monitored who they are giving it to and had better requirements.

Giving tons of teenagers free healthcare and money because they decided to not use a condom or other forms of birth control is stupid.
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#7LazyyAmericanPosted 12/9/2013 9:41:17 PM
Yea....as if this is any indication of what most homeless people have available to them....
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Quite the dilemma....to coexist in a world that ostracizes you into obscurity
#81337toothbrushPosted 12/9/2013 10:24:57 PM
Works as a great heater.
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#9wildog2006Posted 12/9/2013 10:32:38 PM
I live in Pensacola, downtown used to be hell to walk through with all the panhandlers. They passed an ordinance to stop it and now they mine bitcoins instead. No one here has any problems with it. I just wonder if they're going to start arresting them for stealing power?

http://jalopnik.com/man-arrested-for-stealing-0-05-of-electricity-to-cha-1476332214
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#10LordSeiferPosted 12/10/2013 6:08:14 PM(edited)
how are homeless people mining bitcoins?

on a laptop you are going to generate like a dollar per week. including free electricity.
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