I don’t like to write about anything political on my blog site. I keep this to my investments and such. Blogging lets me collect my thoughts and file them systematically. My Twitter account is insane. I admit it. It’s me being an electronic Jackson Pollack, 280 characters at a time. This thread is my NRA twtr rant. I thought it would be fun to keep…
the petro has intrinsic value because it’s backed by oil, ok, but what does backed by oil actually mean?
The only way any currency, fiat or crypto, is “backed” by any real-world commodity is if the currency is convertible into the commodity on demand, that is, the currency can be exchanged for the commodity at a transparent published conversion rate.
Altered Carbon is sci fi without an operating system. It’s all hardware, no instructions.
Uber released financial data this week, showing full year 2017 GAAP operating losses of $4.5 billion, and an operating margin of negative 61%.
Uber knew that reporters on deadlines would not do forensics.
I’ve got time…
Softbank is a publicly traded company and that requires visibility into earnings and everything on the periphery. The clever path around transparency is to make ‘transparent’ undecipherable by using complexity.
And then there’s Uber
…customers will have to make compromises to accommodate technology This create opportunities for a premium service, Human Truck Drivers
What happens when we are vulnerable to problems that we can no longer afford to solve. And what happens when the population becomes disaffected.
Bitcoin was not the big bang, something came before. In the ’80s, David Chaum, a cryptographer, devised a means of payment that protected personal data from financial institutions and merchants, eCash…
…there are no Ponzi or pyramid schemes still running from the 1800s, or the 1920s, or even from 2001. And so bitcoin goes…
Will robots pay income taxes?
Is it possible to digitally replicate the features of a bill of exchange?If an exchange could be built, how legal would it be for individuals to take over the role of money creator, transmitter, and verifier? I think this will happen. Maybe the future of money is the past
Can worthless things circulate and be accepted in trade? If so, how? And can this state of affairs continue indefinitely?
The origin story of bitcoin is an expression of an antistatist ideology ‘tyrant free’ and ‘non-state money’. This was essential not only for Bitcoin’s initial value, but also for its survival.
Electric Dreams. A NO BS review
1/8 I like sci fi. Movie pick? hm, Mr. Nobody. I watched 5 epis of #ElectricDreams I had no good/bad expect. ‘Uh oh’ in open montage.Fancy schmancy,bad! Twilight Zone opening = ordinary stuff/strange setting, disorienting.Imagination works, scary, great!
Bitcoin is the best and worst parts of a convenience yield, speculative demand and temporarily limited supply, plus a temporarily limited supply of substitutes, limits on short-selling and asymmetric information to spur trading.and prices have to go up
Imagine, for a moment, that you are a scientist with an idea. Go on, just a little supposition. What is it that you do in order to test whether your idea conforms to the restrictions of reality? You do an experiment of course. First you just try it out. Then you try to construct further tests to disprove what you think you’re seeing. What you…
I like sci-f. There are lots of good movies, some great and some greater. It’s a hard thing to write, and watch, because small script, directing and acting mess-ups cause damage to the whole thing. Also hard because many times the writer wants to embed too many little coded references to other things, it makes for good blogging but oftentimes compromises the movie, it devalues the audience intelligence by creating complexity and clickbait. People are much more forgiving with romantic comedies, dramas and the like.
Black Mirror. A No BS Review…
I’m not gonna give a whole analysis or the forensics of how I figured it out, it doesn’t matter. Either something happens or it doesn’t. This is a list of all the next presidents, in order. Timestamped
I usually start reading a TV review at its end and sometimes work my way backwards. My own simple rating system is DON’T SEE IT, SEE IT, WHATEV
This bunch of my reviews is only SEE IT. It my TV list, and I could be wrong for you, but it is right for me
…preview of a paper (under peer-review) that does forensics on how ambulance use rates changed when Uber began operating in US cities, and looks at data from 2013 to 2015….
…compared to the six previous expansions since 1970, this recovery is unusually balanced, with all growth rates within 2.5 percent of each other.It is a healthy recovery, with export growth at the top, and housing and government spending growth at the bottom. This is a balanced expansion