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Why does bitcoind say “error: couldn't connect to server” for the first few minutes of boot-up?

After starting bitcoin from the command line, with: ./bitcoind -daemon I immediately run the followup command: ./bitcoind getinfo which gives me the following error: error: couldn't ...
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What is the minimum investment for Bitcoin?

I'm interested in how much money do I have to invest if I want to buy Bitcoins? Is there any minimum?
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What is the most common use of Bitcoin?

I'm a total newbie here, and I've read a bit on Bitcoin. I get that it's a cryptographic currency, and that it can't be directly "cashed", etc. I'm interested in the common purchase using Bitcoin - ...
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Bitcoin network synchronising with network

When I first installed the program I noticed that it was synchronising with the network, and whilst it was doing so it was downloading blocks. I wanted to know if these blocks will be saved on my hard ...
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Is wallet.dat linked to the blockchain file?

Just started using bitcoins today and since i needed them rather urgently I hastily bought them and transferred them to my wallet before actually setting up my wallet.The client is downloading the ...
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A “Bitcoin for dummies” guide?

I would like to introduce a number of people that are not necessarily tech-savvy to Bitcoin and instruct them how to make their first payments. Is there some "Bitcoin for dummies" guide that I could ...