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So...Tidal... another streaming music source though with apparently a wrinkle - one owned, managed and for the benefit of artists and their audience. 

Sounds promising and certainly worthy of support.

It'll be a challenge cutting through the frey... I already have Apple, Google, Sonos, FM and Pandora and probably a few other services I'm forgetting but the idea of dealing direct with the artists, they getting a larger share of the deserved pie and with hopefully as good if not better players and curation???? Worth seeing I think.

If Jack White has their back then I'm interested.

One catch though is its $20 a month. I love the artist getting more but that seems steep. Humm... Need to ponder it.

What do you think???

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Storj represents an interesting and potentially powerful new tool for storing information much more securely, permanently, and without centralization risk. Moreover it should be much cheaper than commercial offerings and even potentially a means of making a few dollars to make available excess storage locally on your machines for securely storing others data.

The api's additionally provide a powerful new cloud storage device where one can build apps and store data without the risk of having a central party (Google/Amazon) monitor let alone potentially seize or otherwise control or monitor your data.

I'm setting up the storage client now, in alpha, to try some DApps, I hope to build. Possibly a great compliment to the Ethereum platform (for application and DA logic).

As I learn and experience more naturally I'll share but it looks very encouraging. Transferring some BTC to STORJ's internal currency unit SJCX via counter wallet. Yea, a bit too complicated for normal folks but it'll get simplified - learn and build by doing! Though its fun watching the digital currency flow between wallets so easily and seamlessly... its all getting there!
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great notes but eight months old (an eon in internet time). i cant attest that all the issues or concerns have been addressed or even discovered but they appear to have  made solid progress. there is a paper that to my eyes seems on the right path. For me the biggest real indicator in all these projects is real code, real apps, rapid iteration, good support and participation in an open community. There is a lot of new ground to figure out here and a lot of work needs done. Reminds me of the early browser days... early ones blazed the trail and learned a lot.
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Not a bad article though with little or no new insight. Title is awful and misleading, in fact the issue the author I think has is the internet is far too effective an economic engine, more to the point is it has not benefited workers and is actually accelerating the centralization/accumulation of wealth.
But the gist is correct, albeit misstated, technology in general with the internet being but a part is well underway to enabling a small few (and potentially almost no) humans to create most the wealth (defined as production of goods and services) in our economy using machines.
Thus we need new social mechanisms, and possibly refinements to our political systems, to figure out how to develop functional, beneficial and effective societies going forward.
 
"To date the Internet has been much more effective at eliminating jobs than creating new ones."
It’s destroyed a lot more jobs than it’s created.
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I recommend using http://donotlink.com for such links so faulty reporting doesn't get clicks for people just checking your facts.
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As if there aren't enough things to worry about... but a good survey of the risk and eventuality of a major impactful volcanic explosion.
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Really interesting as well as well produced video on Bourbon.
Learn your ABC's...

Nice job Wynns!

Must say I'm partial to Makers Mark though of late I'm most fond of our local Park City Distillery and High West Bourbon.
We wanted to learn all about bourbon which set the small town of Bardstown, Kentucky in our crosshairs! This is where we where we go from being bourbon virgins to virtuoso's!
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I started playing with hydro last year... it is quite amazing and I love it!
 
Lavington farmer does green wonders using hydroponics
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Have you ever thought of starting a vegetable garden in your backyard but you do not have enough space? The answer to your problem is hydroponics.
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Blockchain technology will be as important to the world as Gutenberg’s printing press - Nic Cary, cofounder of Blockchain.info.

Perhaps some hyperbole but I think the point being made is with the invention of the blockchain we now have a wholly new information storage and delivery methodology that enables us to store data not in one fragile location but securely across a network (or the entirety of the internet) in a irrefutable and unblockable way. Ponder that and you'll see why more and more deep technical thinkers are getting really excited, and in some cases uncomfortable with, the rapidly emerging blockchain technology.

And the reference to the printing press I think is apt, since blockchain is now a means by which we can collectively begin to document and publish in a perfectly verifiable incorruptible and unblockable way all the information known to us. No longer will information be held hostage by a single source and thus 'truth'... rather information can become wholly defuse and available to all. Its imaginable that we may have some 3d holographic storage trinket storing all our known facts and records on every device attached the the internet and eventually InterPlaNet (yep, thats a thing). With this source information - being both data and processes ala active smart contracts - everything, everyone, everywhere all the time will have the same reference point to operate from.

To say this changes, well, everything, I don't think is an overly hyperbolic impulse. 

Granted the change won't happen overnight, but it will happen, if it is to happen, much faster than one might think. The nature of digital technology is it permeates into our lives far faster than physical technology has in our history. It spreads nearly at meme speed, which is to say as fast as one of us thinks it it can spread to us all. Not quite that fast, but you get the point.
GuestBlockchain technology could enable everything from unbreakable contracts to reliable electronic voting and more. Here’s a look at its big potential beyond handling Bitcoin transactions.
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Great, sensible article. Thanks, +Rick Heil !
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Entanglement-Based Machine Learning on a Photonic Quantum Computer in principle and if scaled would show exponential speed up

For the first time, physicists have performed machine learning on a photonic quantum computer, demonstrating that quantum computers may be able to exponentially speed up the rate at which certain machine learning tasks are performed—in some cases, reducing the time from hundreds of thousands of years to mere seconds. The new method takes advantage of quantum entanglement, in which two or more objects are so strongly related that paradoxical effects often arise since a measurement on one object instantaneously affects the other. Here, quantum entanglement provides a very fast way to classify vectors into one of two categories, a task that is at the core of machine learning.

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Funny. 

He and other Republican Legislators do seem shockingly unaware how much has changed in the last few years. It is not longer tolerable to be intolerant of others though ironically they are so isolated they believe they are the ones being untolerated.
Ironic and sad.
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Satire is funny.
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As a supporting real-world reference for the importance and potential of blockchain, and issues/challenges around figuring out how to use this new tech, a great forum for seeing it evolve is the distributed virtualized storage solution known as Storj. 

A potentially revolutionary new way to store and share information.

And the main website for background - http://storj.io/
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I like that sentiment - "“Liberty Parent of Science & Industry”.

We ought to go back to that as our official governmental motto. Much better than simply trusting in an indefinable entity upon which man has such trouble even agreeing upon its existence let alone meaning.
 
~ The first U.S. penny touts science, not God ~ [Why Evolution Is True] :: The interesting part is the motto on the coin: “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry”. Now we all know that the “In God We Trust” motto is a relatively recent innovation, but I was surprised to find (although I shouldn’t have been) that the founders rated science as one of the boons of liberty. And nary a mention of the creator. Just another little nail in the coffin of “America founded as a Christian nation.” ::  #atheism
Reader Will called my attention to a new piece in CNN News describing the auction of the first U.S. one cent coin for a cool 1.2 million dollars. Now that's a pretty penny! It's the famous "Birch C...
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Facilitator & Data / API Standards Developer for Insurance and Financial Services
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    Standards Director, 2010 - 2014
  • Insured Retirement Institue
    Director, Facilitator, Standards Developer, 2010
  • Executive Insurance Agency, LifeLink, Allfinanz, ACORD, BlueFrog
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    VP Product Deveopment
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