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Venture capitalists Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are the latest thrill-seekers to sign up for seats on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, and true to form, they have paid for their tickets in Bitcoins. "Since their inceptions, Bitcoin and Virgin Galactic have been writing the next chapter in our history books," Tyler …

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  1. Ketlan
    Devil

    Bye, chaps

    "Winklevoss twins say their Bitcoins will take them to SPAAAAACE"

    Good.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Pint

      Re: Bye, chaps

      A one-way ticket would be better.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        and take Branson as well

    2. Elmer Phud Silver badge

      Re: Bye, chaps

      At this rate the Bitcoins won't bring them back again.

      And PLEASE take that fake peoples champion with you, please.

      (And Please leave Hawkins behnd)

    3. JDX Gold badge

      Re: Bye, chaps

      The people the world would be better off without are the pathetic internet wags who are so keen to rid the world of everyone they don't like (which is normally anyone who has done better than them).

      Get lives, little dweebs.

      1. apjanes

        Re: Bye, chaps

        "...so keen to rid the world of everyone they don't like (which is normally anyone who has done better than them)..."

        Hmmm.... pots and kettles spring to mind!

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Bye, chaps

        So what have the Winklers done for this world?

        They won a court case and got some money.

        1. JDX Gold badge

          Re: Bye, chaps

          I think I can say with some certainty that no matter how little the Winklevii have done for the world, it is more than you or I.

  2. frank ly Silver badge

    Symmetry

    The photographer should have got that light fitting directly above Branson's head. Maybe rearrange the furniture as well .....etc.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Cameron: Hey Tyler give them bitcoins to Sir Richard

    Tyler: Er what bitcoins Cameron?

    Cameron: You know the ones I gave you to look after...

    Tyler: Oohhh those bitcoins... Don't worry they are in MtGox I just need to sign in and send the money across....

    Sir Richard: Err I do take payments by cheque as well boys...

  4. Chewy

    I'd prefer them to be fired into the sun instead

  5. Ken Y-N

    Pah, near space with BitCoin?

    Dogecoin is going to the moon!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDTG6THP330

  6. DougS Silver badge

    Would it be wrong to hope

    That all the real wanker "celebrities" like them who are of no redeeming value to the human race all end up on the same flight, and it blows up on the launch pad?

    1. Elmer Phud Silver badge

      Re: Would it be wrong to hope

      Douglas Adams had that sussed a while back -- they will be on the first spaceship.

      1. TitterYeNot

        Re: Would it be wrong to hope

        "Douglas Adams had that sussed a while back"

        Took the words right out of my mouth. There's never a B Ark around when you really need one...

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  7. Anonymous Coward 101

    Interesting...

    Using fake currency to buy a space flight from a fake space flight company. Are both parties saying "SUCKER!" here?

    1. James Hughes 1

      Re: Interesting...

      Intrigued - in what way is VG a 'fake' space company?

      1. Khaptain Silver badge

        Re: Interesting...

        >Intrigued - in what way is VG a 'fake' space company?

        Have they actually ever been to space or are they just selling a pipe dream ?

      2. Anonymous Coward 101

        Re: Interesting...

        "Intrigued - in what way is VG a 'fake' space company?"

        When Virgin Galactic gets a paying customer into space, they will become a space travel company.

        1. Richard 120

          Re: Interesting...

          Optimistic, I was thinking "If" instead of "When".

    2. b0hem1us
      Pirate

      Re: Interesting...

      BFLabs takes hard cash, generates BCs, never ships a product on time... Then VG takes that BC and never flies... When has dirty laundry became so sophisticated??

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Tossers.

    1. Def Silver badge

      Winkletossers, in fact.

  9. Amorous Cowherder
    Facepalm

    Last time I saw three twats that close together, I was on a website I shouldn't have been on!

    1. Def Silver badge
      Coat

      The Hanson official fan site?

  10. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    Hey, wait a minute!

    I didn't found Facebook, either, can I be famous too?

    (Admittedly, my biceps, and particularly my chin, are not up to their standards.)

  11. Don Mitchell

    Winklevi

    Write Facebook: $billion idea

    Claim to have invented Facebook first: $60 million idea

    1. proud2bgrumpy
      Alien

      Re: Winklevi

      Actually, by any reckoning the Winkle brothers (Bull & Peri) did pretty well on that. $60M just for having an idea - thats like 240 Virgin Galactic Flights (which is enough for anyone) - thosee last few flights are going to be feeling pretty samey. Zuckerberg with 1$Bn is looking at 1333 VG flights - sounds like a new kind of hell to me ;-)

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