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James Howells of Wales is sad. Really sad. You see, James threw away a hard drive containing the 7,500 Bitcoins he purchased back in 2009. Now those Bitcoins are worth $7.5-million. If I were James I would be on top of a bridge right now. Show More Summary
Bitcoin mining just became physical when English man James Howells decided to go “mining” for his lost hard drive worth $7.5 million in Bitcoins. But as the Bitcoin gold rush begins some people are raising warning signs. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the US Senate recently held a hearing on whether the virtual Bitcoin... Show More Summary
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Just installed a new battery in my MacBook. Kind of wish I’d bought a new hard drive too. / on Instagram http://ift.tt/18hJYqt via Tumblr http://cameronreilly.tumblr.com/post/67361131032
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Creeds installed an old hard drive into a new machine as a second drive. The PC froze at the Windows logon. So Creeds unplugged and replugged the drive. Now the PC boots, but it doesn't see the newly-installed old drive. When you installed the old drive, your BIOS probably decided that that was the first drive--the one that boots. Show More Summary
A hard drive worth millions of dollars is now believed to be sitting in a landfill in the UK, and its previous owner is trying desperately to find it. Why is the hard drive worth so much? It contains $7.5 million in Bitcoins in a virtual wallet. Show More Summary
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James Howell, a tech geek in the UK, made the painful realization that he had literally thrown away $9 million when he tossed out his computer hard drive. That hard drive stored 7,500 in bitcoins - an alternative currency that recently soared in value. But Howells' folly is a good opportunity to talk casualty loss deduction: when can bad luck result in a tax deduction?
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Backing up your hard drive is always good advice and this story should drive the point home. Do not let this happen to you. British IT professional James Howells mined 7,500 Bitcoins back in 2009. Then…
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Another year, another report on the ineffectiveness of social media advertising.
James Howells wishes he could turn back time after throwing away a hard drive containing a fortune in Bitcoin
James Howells threw away laptop hard drive, forgetting it contained 7,500 Bitcoins - now worth $1,000 each.