It is really simple: make bitcoin mining more democratic. Confused? Let me explain. While I personally think, a deflating bitcoin can be used as an investing community, but not as a real currency, the proposed change not only deals with deflation, but also with centralization of power. If you need introduction to deflation and why [...]
Can it ever rise that high? Count with me. There are over 20M bitcoins.
There are roughly 9 000 000M dollars in M1 and M2 money supplies. There are other currencies. Let’s assume there is about 30 000 000M of dollars (or equivalent) in the whole world. If bitcoins capture just 1% of current money market, each bitcoin will be worth 30 000 000/20*1% = 15 000 USD.
When I logged in to my AdSense account today, I could not believe my eyes: “AdSense for Domains – Get Started”. Is this some kind of joke? Apparently not.
Why am I so mad about it? It is because I like Google. And it hurts when someone or something you fancy turns to the dark side.
Some people say, there are no stupid questions, just stupid answers. I disagree. Some questions are stupid. Repetitive questions, questions with obvious answers, questions the questioned could not possibly know the answer to. When a person asks a stupid question, maybe they just want to interact and that’s OK. But what if a computer software asks a stupid question?
It is almost 4 years since my first application was released and there is a threat on the horizon. The threat of feature bloat. Becoming the dreaded bloatware. How to deal with it? Here are a couple of approaches.
How to define “the power” of a software application? From time to time, people on discussion boards use the adjective powerful (or best) in conjunction with software. What does it actually mean? It may seem obvious, but as many obvious things, it is actually quite foggy.
- It won’t hurt, I promise. – But you are invading my privacy! – Not at all, it is just a probe, it is not like if I used my bare hand or such. This red light will tell me if there is something shitty inside your computer. That’s all. – Should I take your [...]
Let’s pick Google as a representative of a “free” search engine. Despite providing a free service, Google’s value has been rising rapidly and today it is comparable with IT industry giants like Microsoft. How does a search engine make money? It’s really quite easy…