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intuitive processes deliver stored conclusions from memory. We can’t introspect to see how memory retrieves information; it just serves it up to consciousness.
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The cognitive scientist Thomas Landauer calculated that humans can only retain about 1 gigabyte of information
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It's often said that good currencies have inherent utility. Bitcoin has no inherent utility. There's nothing useful about some bits on your computer with a bunch of leading zeroes. Nobody can turn that into food unless there's an economy that has decided to add value to said bits. And this works pretty well, but it would be better if we could turn those bits into food without needing an economy that recognizes those bits as valuable.
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There is no actual coin. Just information about who sent how much to who. For any given person the balance is derived from their transaction history.
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bitcoin is simply a list of transactions, eg. tx1: Alice sends 10 btc to Bob. tx2: Bob sends 5 btc to Carol. We now know that Bob has 5 btc.
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there is no actual digital coin!
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bitcoin allows you to send and receive digital money like email to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
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bitcoin allows anyone to run software and participate in cryptographically securing a distributed global ledger of transactions which is almost impossible to alter or censor.
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There are big advantages, to having a currency without a central authority: gold, btc, without limits on uses: btc, or without limits on participation: btc.
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The claim that Russia hacked the DNC is being made while FBI and DHS never examined the DNC servers. The examination was done by a private company called Crowdstrike.
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“The FBI and the DNC had been in contact with each other months before about the intrusion,” he continued, “and the DNC did not feel it needed DHS’s assistance at that time.”
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The bureau made “multiple requests at different levels,” according to Comey, but ultimately struck an agreement with the DNC that a “highly respected private company” would get access and share what it found with investigators. “We’d always prefer to have access hands-on ourselves if that’s possible,” Comey said, noting that he didn’t know why the DNC rebuffed the FBI’s request.
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to let up would give an opportunity for a potentially compromised administration to smother any investigation. #sub
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we only got this far by exerting all possible political and public pressure #sub
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#counterargument
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could be focusing on the really messed up things that we can already prove.