It’s now the third week of the local Coronavirus lockdown here in Israel, and while Israel has not been not hit as hard as other places, namely Italy, Spain, and the USA, the story that unfolds shows that our true society is not covered by the glam of advertising and business-as-usual jet trips.
For the past 150 years or so, we’ve been living in mostly a capitalist democratic culture, or at least that’s what we thought we were doing, or told. Despite the fact that up until a few weeks ago we could order practically anything off of eBay, Amazon…
Say you want to send someone a digital asset. Bitcoin for the sake of conversation.
Say you want to send a value of half a million US Dollars.
How would such an exchange work? Let’s assume that you’re both on opposite sides of the world, and you have textual communication, fully encrypted (but using software that you didn’t audit yourself).
You’d agree on the amounts, on the methods, be it fiat vs crypto, or asset vs asset, or payment for a service or a product. You’d agree on the final amounts to be transferred. …
We’re here. You’re here. We’re fine here, sort of. We like it the way it is, sort of.
Some things need to change. Like pronto. I mean we like it the way it is, but we need to change so much. And if we don’t, we’re expecting a rough ride, to say the least.
We have some problems. I love you, all of you, I really do. But we have some shit we need to start taking care of.
I know some of you are worried about the abortion laws, some are worried about immigration laws, other still have inflation…
You and I are 3D object existing in a three spatial dimensions universe with an additional time dimension.
For the past century or so we’ve become accustomed with this idea so much so that our entire physical model relies on the works of Einstein and co. that envision the universe as such a 3+1D universe.
We have two very successful theories that describe our existence in our universe pretty well, and when I say that they’re describing existence pretty well I mean that they are successful in predicting what will happen to objects provided a set of initial conditions.
The world of financing is changing and with it the employment structures, which are shaping to new methods that would seem no less than bizarre just a couple of years ago. That poses the question: how do we adapt?
The Initial Crypto Offering (ICO) financing for blockchain projects is a new kind of beast challenging entrepreneurs and workers (not to mention the investors, but on that in a different post) to come up with new compensation schemes that defy the “old world” employment methodologies, and we need to adapt.
This weekend I had a chance to work on a personal side project, Project Banner for Atom Text Editor, and as it usually goes, I often try new things or experiment with stuff I’m not that familiar with.
This time I focused on a tiny animation feature, the
transition-delay property. Using it you usually delay the animation of a transition a few milliseconds or seconds depending on what you’re trying to achieve.
transition: background 120ms ease-in-out;
In the example above, an element with the class name
I find it pretty awesome that an asset worth over 16 billion dollars is being controlled and kept at a price of $777.77 (approximately) for several days.
The value of a single Bitcoin is a direct result of the price people are willing to pay for it. Investors, opportunists, business transactions, all supporting the price of Bitcoin at this peculiar price that we don’t see any other asset on earth behave similarly.
And the current price is nothing new in the Bitcoin world. Previously we’ve visited and stayed at $666 for a few days, a number of occasions, and lower…
Hey you, that one over there, reading these very words right now, do you feel that emptiness? That unsatisfiable urge to do something different? To change something? In you, in me, and all of us?
I’m not even talking about an existential crisis, not that hollow thought that leads to no where. I’m talking about your passions, your drive, your understanding of how the world works and how you should behave now that you understand all those things. You know what I mean?
I’ve been working for a living for a decade, do what some consider one of the best…
“Do we tell them?”
“What good would it do?”
“Well, they could perhaps live their lives differently”
“This universe is dying Jen. We can’t continue pumping more matter — it’s all gone”
“I get that, Jerry, I get that. But maybe they …” She was cut off by Jerry
“No, no maybe! We’re going to be the last two watching our universe decay into a vast simmering emptiness endlessly expanding through space. We’re going to watch it happen Jen. It’s our burden, not theirs.”
A long silence took place when Jen considered Jerry’s point. She hated the fact that he…
I cant say I’m going to be a millionaire as a result, it’s only about ~$6 USD, and it’s not some PR hungry Fortune 500 company, but rather a github issue that requested this article.
It’s funny, I know — if you do know what a github issue is you wonder how can a github issue ask someone to write an article, and if you don’t know what github issue is, and you googled for such a thing, you’ll also be baffled trying to figure out what it is exactly that asked me to write this.
I don’t blame you…