Bitcoin Basics for Beginners: a new workshop for Vancouver and Victoria

March 8, 2014

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Bitcoin Neon

First new lectures in two years! Our courses are capped at a dozen participants to ensure maximum personalized attention and conviviality. We feature BOTH online and in-person workshops. See them all on our Google calendar. Register securely with Paypal. Thursday, March 20th in Victoria: Bitcoin for Beginners. 2-4 pm (a second session from 7-9 will […]

Inside The Billion-Dollar Hacker Club

March 2, 2014

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cryptocurrency

Interesting background on a hacker group with commercial leanings. Which came first?

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MtGox Meltdown: causes and conspiracies

March 2, 2014

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Dr Evil, by contrast, does NOT have an alibi

Shortly after I took to the airwaves to tell everyone the fears about Bitcoin being iffy were overblown, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges went belly-up in very sketchy circumstances. Hey, I was in the rainforest. I have an alibi! MtGox, which started out in this world as an online exchange for Magic, the Gathering […]

The Rush with Fiona Forbes: Talking Bitcoin

February 13, 2014

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Fiona Forbes, host of The Rush

It’s finally up: here is me on The Rush with Fiona Forbes, talking about Bitcoin basics. Note to self: de-um my speaking voice and wear more makeup next time. I told her before the cameras rolled that I would be nervous, except I see her on FB every day, so it was just like talking […]

Jobs: London Calling!

February 9, 2014

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Not quite as many hansom cabs as in the Sherlock Holmes stories

I’m relatively sure I know which company this is for, but don’t quote me. Got it from Eric Weaver’s FB posting. Gad, why do they always quadruple-space these things? and make them a thousand lines long? Are HR managers and headhunters paid by the word??? JOB OPENING – Content & Community Manager in London, UK […]

2013 in review

January 28, 2014

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wordpress pingback attack

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see […]

Big Data is illuminating the murky world of porn

January 28, 2014

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Originally posted on WordsByNowak:
Lisa Ann is apparently the most popular porn star in the world, according to Pornhub searches. We hear a lot about Big Data, but we don’t usually get many easy-to-relate-to examples of it. Well, look no further: it’s the porn world to the rescue. Montreal-based Pornhub recently released some thoroughly engrossing…

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How to Access Banned WordPress.com Blogs

October 29, 2013

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Reverse Pirate

Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress:
As discussed in WordPress.com Banned Again: Why Aren’t You Concerned?, WordPress.com continues to be a target for censorship and blocking from various countries and groups around the world attempting to penalize the whole for the “wrongs” of the few the courts or governments decide to penalize, those cutting off…

Job: Three Jobs at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

October 18, 2013

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EFF fighting for your rights since before you were out of diapers

All ye digital do-gooders have just found your most exciting blog post of the week, right here, because here are three hands-on jobs for one of the most badass units at the intersection of the internet and personal rights. They’re looking for an international project coordinator, a web developer, and a finance director. None of […]

Beware the ToS Rights Grab of Headliner

October 8, 2013

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Spammy spam spam

Originally posted on Memoirs of an Underwater Photographer:
This is just a warning folks…. This came to my attention recently, wordpress.com has integrated a new 3rd Party Service into its post blogging panel (you know, the panel that comes up after you publish a post). I wondered about it – ostensibly it looks like a…

Jobs: Automattic is hiring!

October 6, 2013

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wordpress pingback attack

Very clever, guys! They messed with the search function on the Support documents so that no matter what you search for WORK WITH US comes up first. But if people have to search the Support docs, are they really the people you want to hire? Oh well, here are the specs, and one thing you […]