Use Bitcoins? Dish now accepts them for payment

That's pretty neat. I've not had the nerve to buy any bitcoins...I think I"m afraid of some rogue hacker stealing them all!! Have you bought or mined any?
:) I have seen a number of "Bitcoin mining" computers available on EBay and other sites here in the past few months...I've alway wondered if you mine a bitcoin if that is "free money" or if you are defacto taking it from someone else!


I have never used bitcoins. Do you think that they are safe? They can be really helpful, without a doubt. Still, something has held me back till now.