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Comment Re:Are the bursts periodic? (Score 1) 50

why they would choose such a crude and limited form of communication

Actually that's pretty easy to explain. It depends on your audience. If you are targetting primitive civilizations like ours, you're not going to use an advanced type of communication, but some sort of alien Morse code (or something even simpler).

Comment You are doing it wrong (Score 0) 296

I understand that BC is not a "widely accepted" currency and odds are that you have to cash-in eventually, but the point of Bitcoin is to become an alternate way to ease the trade of goods and services, and it should be used like that. Trying to convert it into "real" money misses the point completely. I think that if people have bitcoins, they should use them only to replace conventional currency in their transactions, not to try to convert them.

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