Off to Dubai! with @british_airways

Picture from weburbanist.com. I’m off to Dubai today, and enjoying (for the first time) my Silver status with British Airways. I’m writing this from the BA Lounge at Heathrow. Dubai had only one skyscraper in 1990. Now they have more than 900! It’s amazing what can happen in twenty years. This is my second trip […]

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Why I Take a lot of Vitamins & Supplements (Or: Ignoring Poor Reporting & Doing Your Own Research) #biohacking

There’s a growing list of stories that say vitamins and supplements don’t really do anything for you. It’s being seen more and more in the news. Despite this, I continue to take quite a number of vitamins and supplements every day. Why would I do such a thing when the evidence is pointing against it? […]

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A Real Problem with #Bitcoin: #Spam #BitcoinSpam @gavinandresen @pwuille @jgarzik #Satoshi #BTC

A picture of the email I received showing me the failed transaction. I’ve been receiving a lot of Satoshis lately. Satoshis, being the smallest divisible unit of a bitcoin (so far), are therefore currency, even if they’re really small. One would think that receiving money, no matter how small, would be a good thing. However, […]

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Is the Glorious Agorist Future Peer-to-Peer? #P2P #PeertoPeer #Peer2Peer #DarkWeb #Agorism #Agorist #gloriousagoristfuture @rosenblumtv

Picture from codeproject.com. As an agorist (spell-check changed that to “amorist” originally, but I’m going to leave that one alone) it seems to me that things will eventually move from the centralised model of interaction to the more localised model. Having a 500+ person centralised government in a country of millions makes no sense when […]

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Book Review: Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened @alliebrosh

Allie Brosh has changed the internet, and all for the better. Her blog, Hyperbole and A Half, is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to internet humour. By combining acerbic wit and wonderfully ‘amateur’ MS Paint drawings, Brosh has created some of the best comedy on the internet. If you’ve ever seen […]

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