Have you seen my video on The Republic

I made it as an “easy read” version and with subtitles.


Video  —  Posted: October 12, 2016 in Philosophy
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No thanks

I just find it funny how they wrote “appear massively popular online.”

When I see this kinda stuff I just shake my head.
But what’s the difference between this and using the official ad campaigns on say Twitter, FB, or YouTube? Read the rest of this entry »

Empire Kred

We’re nearing the end of Day 2 of World Exploration Weekend. Do you have both of these achievements for today?

If not, you still have time! Log into Empire.Kred and check out SQRL’s mission(s). You’ll get Kon-Tiki for logging in, and Endeavour for correctly answering any of the questions posed in the 5 active SQRL missions for today!

It’s important to collect these achievements, as after the weekend’s festivities are complete, we will award a special World Explorer achievement, with a boatload of eaves, to every Empire.Kred explorer who receives all of the in-event achievements!

Tomorrow, Day 3, we will have another set of SQRL missions to lead you to another Explorer achievement. On Day 4 we will have two Explorer achievements, one of which will be awarded the same way as on the first 3 days, and the other one which will be, we think, extra EXTRA difficult. It will…

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Gallery  —  Posted: October 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

From a few places on Earth where the atmosphere is just right you might see the Milky Way and some of the local group galaxies – including the Large and Small Megallenic Clouds.

This panorama shot by Amit Kamble is one of my new favorites. LMC and SMC (bottom & top, left), and our milky way galaxy with its shiny center.


Photo / Amit Kamble – Night Sky Above the Māori site Opotaka, New Zealand

The arms of the galaxy encircle us at an incredibly far distance. It’s impossible to fully behold it all at once, and to get a perfect photo of it from Earth or anywhere.

Some other panorama shots flatten the galaxy arm to a straight line; but then the ground is not straight. From Earth we only see about 180° of the arm; so neither panorama is any “more correct” of a way to do it, I’d say. Read the rest of this entry »

A script I wrote back in the day, when Yahoo pipes worked, might use it again some day. It can take something like an RSS feed and replace some strings.

The script (Javascript, AJAX, HTML):

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It’s pretty interesting, but do you think many will use these? I’ve only really seen the heart used.


via Pinterest

Maybe in the future?

“Branding for Manifest explored the line between internal culture and external appearances with the creation of a 40-character glyph language

You should look at this whole deal.”

With today’s technology we can get a pretty decent virtual reality experience. How far away are we from making believable alternate realities that could have a person fooled?

We can emulate walking, with a treadmill like Virtuix Omni. We can get a pretty realistic visual experience of a computer world, with a device like Oculus Rift.

 It’s fun to imagine adding as many of these augmentations and gadgets as possible. It will get expensive, but you can interact in these 3D worlds in many ways.
Obviously it will get clunky as well. Which is why I’m excited about many other steps in technological augmentations too.

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If you’re not ready to start using Bitcoins yet, or not sure if you’ll understand it, try getting a Dogecoin wallet.
On dogecoin.com you’ll find apps for android and iOS.
It’s very similar to bitcoin wallet apps. And easy to use.

The app makes a wallet for you, now you have an address where people can send dogecoins. Also a scannable QR code, send payments,and check the value of your dogecoins in Dollars or other currencies.

People who love Dogecoin really love Dogecoin. It’s to the point where aficionados of the meme-themed cryptocurrency will hand out dogecoins to pretty much anyone on the off cha..

I got my first few Dogecoins from some of these faucets. Faucets are websites/services that give out dogecoins daily or in intervals, now while the value is still low.

You can also mine for Dogecoins or join mining pools, just like with the Bitcoin.

And earn them by completing tasks and surveys: Earncrypto.com Earn Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin and more for completing tasks

Some trading, freelance projects and such on reddit.

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You’ve probably noticed the Bitcoin has been increasing in value lately. A whole lot actually.


Chart by Mt.Gox

November 1st it was worth $212; today, 18 days later it’s worth $600. (See the green dots there)

I won’t be the one to suggest you go buy Bitcoins now. As they say, it’s still a somewhat new thing, and new things are always fairy risky investments. I just wish I had bought bunches more of them when I first did.

For those who are new to Bitcoins heres a quick summary. (Video: What is Bitcoin)

  • A Bitcoin Wallet is a software on your phone or computer.
  • Your Wallet has an address for receiving Bitcoins – A unique sequence of letters/numbers is your address.
  • This is the address you tell people to send your Bitcoins to, when you buy or earn them.
  • From your wallet you can send and receive Bitcoins, it also tells you the current value of your BTC in any currency you want.
  • Alternatively, you can buy an actual, physical Bitcoin some places.
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Physical Bitcoin by Casascius

The current value of the Bitcoin and how to keep your wallet safe is the most important thing (for a layperson like myself) to know. How Bitcoins are generated, and how to mine for them (which many will say is pointless) is interesting to learn as well. Bitcoins are said to be a better alternative than regular money.

Instead of Buying, Why not Earn Them?

If you have a website with Google or Amazon advertisements, or similar, you could try using something that pays you in Bitcoins instead.

It’s less risky than buying, right now.

Google Ads pay you pennies each time they’re clicked, so do Bitcoin based ads, but pennies of Bitcoins sounds better right now as they’re growing so fast.

CoinUrl – The Smart Way to Monetize your Content


Banner and text ads for your site. Monetized shortlink urls for your social networking.

Cons: Very low pay-per-click until your site grows in “trust level”.

CoinAd – a PTC (paid-to-click) that pays you in Bitcoins

Seems to only have gambling based advertisements thus far. Pays up to 1.2mBTC per click

(1 mBTC = one thousandth of a Bitcoin. About 60 cents in USD.)

I’ll add some more of these as I find them.

Not many types of banners and ads to choose from yet. As more of us start using them they’ll attract more advertisers.
(They mostly just accept bitcoin related sites for now)

Other Cryptocurrencies
Dogecoin, Litecoin, Peercoin, and Namecoins are all types of virtual currencies growing in popularity. Might be worth checking out, especially while the value is still low.

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