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#bitcoin has the convenience of other digital money but bc it is peer to peer - has no central authority - it's very difficult to censor or control
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As a result of inflation, the purchasing power of a unit of currency falls. For example, if the inflation rate is 2%, then a pack of gum that costs $1 in a given year will cost $1.02 the next year. As goods and services require more money to purchase, the implicit value of that money falls.
09/25/17
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#bitcoin is a digital, peer to peer, cryptographically secure, deflationary money
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Digital currency (digital money or electronic money or electronic currency) is distinct from physical (such as banknotes and coins). It exhibits properties similar to physical currencies, but allows for instantaneous transactions and borderless transfer-of-ownership.
09/25/17
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I'm not even going to go into the terrible effects the drug war has had on medical research around #marijuana, #psilocybin, and #MDMA.
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Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is cannabis and cannabinoids that are prescribed by doctors for their patients.[1][2] The use of cannabis as a medicine has not been rigorously tested due to production restrictions and other governmental regulations.[3] Limited evidence suggests cannabis can: reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms.
10/02/17
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this means that unless one is sure that government action has a high return, when faced with a problem it is often better to do nothing
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taleb talks about the costs of medicine incurred because the body is often better at self-healing than imperfectly informed doctors
09/24/17
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humans use higher order ideas to overcome their lizard instincts.
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chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate, which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus, a reason to continue living.
09/16/17
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and he cried because he had found his superior...
09/13/17
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#bitcoin is a digital, peer to peer, cryptographically secure, deflationary money
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Cryptography or cryptology[a] is the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties called adversaries.[2] More generally, cryptography is about constructing and analyzing protocols that prevent third parties or the public from reading private messages;
09/25/17
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#bitcoin is a digital, peer to peer, cryptographically secure, deflationary money
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Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers. Peers are equally privileged, equipotent participants in the application. They are said to form a peer-to-peer network of nodes.
09/25/17
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As usual, it will be a dead end bc it pits the identity of one American tribe against another despite their agreement on many of the issues.
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Despite agreement on several of the proposals, Americans can't get past their tribal identification to actually get them enacted.
10/02/17
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it will allow them to merge their wetware mind and their digital mind
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it will allow them to merge their wetware mind and their software mind
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08/04/17
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The drug in question, metformin, costs about five cents a pill. It’s a slightly modified version of a compound that was discovered in a plant, Galega officinalis.
08/02/17
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Through this interface, you will be asked to move your Bitcoin Cash to your Bitcoin Cash address (with a different BIP44 path), safely splitting the addresses.
07/31/17
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figure out a position on the abstraction grid then recommend reading in vertical abstraction dimension or horizontal events dimension
10/15/17
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this means that unless one is sure that government action has a high return, when faced with a problem it is often better to do nothing
09/24/17
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the Redmond, Washington, giant is working with Blockstack Labs and ConsenSys to leverage their current Bitcoin and Ethereum-based identity solutions, Blockstack and uPort. Through this open source collaboration, Microsoft and its partners intend to produce a cross-chain identity solution that can be extended to any future blockchains or new kinds of decentralized, distributed systems.
06/05/17
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google fired james damore for violations of their code of conduct for "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" citing the examples of biological gender differences he used.