Enraged Bitcoin Fans Smash iPhones Over Apple Snub

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  1. Greg. macrumors 6502

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    http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2014/02/watch-working-iphones/

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  2. Prise macrumors regular

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    What's bitcoin? Wasn't that on some kind of TV show? The something Wife or another on NBC.
     
  3. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    This is the first I've heard of it too. Bitcoin?
     
  4. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

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    Sarcasm? Or do you live under a rock?
     
  5. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Neither.
     
  6. Prise macrumors regular

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    Is this some kind of fiat currency you win in a game (like world of warcraft) or or some kind of online community, something along those lines?
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If you're not being sarcastic and you've never heard of Bitcoin, then yes, you live under a rock.
     
  8. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    So they destroy the device because they don't like a move the manufacturer made? The human capacity for stupidity never ceases to amaze me.
     
  9. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Hardly.
     
  10. cynics macrumors G3

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    Right? And you know a lot of then will eventually just get another iPhone. Lol
     
  11. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, and then smash that one the next time they disagree with something Apple does. Some people lack the ability to learn from their mistakes.
     
  12. Chris7811 macrumors newbie

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    Bitcoins are stupid as ******* go get a life people you do not need that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry for you people that like BITS*** why do you do this instead of selling the phone and getting another type of phone!!!!!!!!!!?
     
  13. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Not sure what these idiotic videos will prove or accomplish. I'm worried about the human race. seriously.
     
  14. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Or a tinfoil hat. ;)

    For my part, although I've heard of bitcoin, I really don't understand it.
     
  15. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

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    Bitcoin = a really, really stupid digital currency with a value only in its anonymity. For most people there is roughly zero reason to give a toss about it, and I feel like these idiots are throwing temper tantrums because they want to pretend they're being revolutionaries as opposed to actually caring about currency.
     
  16. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Understanding it is another matter altogether. Either way, it's an interesting idea and I fully support the people involved with it and the ideas behind it.
     
  17. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    So how do you earn this money?
     
  18. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    you go mining for it on the internet. Stupidest thing I've ever heard and I hope the government puts the kibash on these idiots quickly.
     
  19. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I've never been to a site that ever mentioned this stuff so I'm not going to start now.
     
  20. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    I don't care about bitcoin myself, but curious as to why you hope the government 'puts the kibosh' on it? Is it harmful to the global economy in some way?
     
  21. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It has been mentioned on Macrumors several times(a site you apparently visit). WSJ has had articles about it. It has been written about several times on Forbes.
     
  22. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Well I don't read WSJ or Forbes and yes, I visit this site but I don't read everything posted here, only what sounds interesting.
     
  23. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, because what we really need is more government intrusion in our lives.
    You do realize government doesn't solve problems right?

    Not saying these people aren't stupid. However it is their iPhones and they are getting exactly what they want, attention.
     
  24. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    In all honesty.. it's kind of dumb. It would have been great if these people sold their iPhones and and used all the money to donate to some starving children or families. You shot a phone? What a hero.

    The whole production is almost as useless as people wanting the 16 trillion dollar in debt government to shutdown Bitcoin because they like it when Americans have to pay interest on their own money back to the Fed.
     
  25. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I assume these are phones they've already paid for?
     

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