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james_in_denver writes "Seems like bitcoins are subject to the same vulnerabilities as keeping gold stored at home on your kitchen table.

PC-World reports the first virtual robbery of Bitcoins.

Apparently all a thief requires is to gain access to a single file wallet.dat on your local computer. After that? all you can do is sit back and watch as your virtual currency is transferred to some other anonymous person, in some other currency. Who here hasn't been hit by a virus, or knows someone that has? Are you willing to risk your investments to a single file?

Is there an ETF fund for Bitcoins that I can short?

Are Bitcoins nothing more than a commonly agreed upon hallucination of their intrinsic value?"

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by james_in_denver (#17517200) Attached to: Acer May Be Bugging Computers

My laptop came with M$-Win, whacked it, installed Linus (funny how he can fit into such a small box eh?), then SIMH available here: and 'lo and behold? I've ALSO got a VAX 11/780 running at nearly 30 VUPS....Linux and VMS running on the same box? what could be better???.....(yep, the VMS install disks work just fine)....Now if I could just get my IMSAI 8080 running again.........

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