Several of my friends started asking me again about Bitcoin. This happens whenever the value spikes. Recently it reached USD 1,700+ per 1 BTC.
It was 4 years ago I last wrote about Bitcoin in my blog explaining the basics. Much has happened since. Here, I would like to summarize some of the key points I feel are important to know about when it comes to the developments in the crypto currency world.
There are many reasons people are uncomfortable with modern conceptual art:
Conceptual art is meant to be uncomfortable
The very objective of this form of art is to move you out of your comfort zone and give you new, yet unexplored avenues of thought. One must understand this idea, and appreciate the effect conceptual art makes on them. If a piece has a strong effect: it is good. If it has no effect or the effect is "eh": its fails.
People nowadays are eager to make fun of folks who are obsessed with their mobiles. Memes criticize social media addicts on social media (!) by showing people in public places completely immersed in their devices, instead of talking to each other.
The theory of multiverse in short means that besides our own universe there are multiple universes that are similar but different from ours. But how and why do we think this is the case? Short answer is math predicts it like it predicted the theory or relativity and the idea of the expending universe, which were both later confirmed experimentally.
I find the 'Buy American!' (or replace American with any other country) campaigns irrational and counter productive for several reasons.
Buying stuff from local people made sense a hundred of more years ago when helping out the neighbour with some business made him richer and this resulted in higher chances of him making a purchase of your products later on. This may still make some sense in developing regions of the world that are cut off from our global civilization.
The title of the video below suggests the interview with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss is about the movie Unbelievers and atheism, but in fact the discussion is mostly about science and what it means to them.
Starting at 24:38 the interviewer asks whether they really meant to suggest that science can be spiritual? In their answers they confirm that they do in a non supernatural way and talk about their personal spiritual experiences in the sense Carl Sagan used the word.
Currently Facebook is undeniably the leader in traffic generation, but this may not last forever. On older sites with well established Facebook and Twitter following, Google+ has little chance of taking over simply because the blue social networks have been around longer. However, on new sites Google+ does have a chance.