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+Sean Roberts talking about +Rackspace in the +MongoDB office in London.

Very interesting to see how much Rackspace focuses on customer support, or how they call it, Fanatic Support.
He even mentioned +Robert Scoble. 

MongoDB did a very good job at having us and getting us interested in their product. 
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Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Internet

This is when we need to start worrying. 
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In case you want to see for yourself in a legal way, I've set up a #heartbleed  demo server - click and see what data it spits out: http://heartbleed.insign.ch/ (it does a self-attack using the widespread ssltest.py exploit and returns its output). 
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Did Newsweek found the true identity of #Bitcoin's Satoshi Nakamoto?
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Why Hoarding Actually Improves the #Bitcoin Ecosystem Instead of Damaging It

Hoarding is often considered as damaging for Bitcoin and many people argue that spending is more important. Bitcoiners are often pushed to spend more instead of hoarding their coins.

This article claims the exact opposite and it really has a lot of good arguments for it. If you care about Bitcoin, it's definitely an interesting read! 
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It's a pretty interesting, how the currency of "free markets" will do in the long run. Being the opposite of the current centrally-controlled monopolized Ponzi currencies, finally the "aware" people have the opportunity to make them obsolete.

At the age of information, having connections is essential and that's how the goods started moving quickly; via trading. Having a truly global means of exchange helps a lot in breaking the barriers.
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Well, one more reason why I'll never own an iPhone. A curated appstore isn't necessarily bad, but I don't like Apple's take on it and they can't stop reminding me again and again. 
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Macro Energy Shares Soar on Australian Stock Exchange Following #Bitcoin Deal

How often do you see a share gain 42% in a single day? (Except for IPOs maybe) 
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Overstock CEO about the Battle of Overstock versus Wall Street

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Some words to my friends
Letter from Erik Voorhees to everyone affected by Mt.Gox's disappearance.

Hello friends,
MtGox is gone. So let's prepare ourselves.
On Tuesday, and for the rest of the week, all hell will break lose in the media. It will be blamed on MtGox, it will be blamed on Bitcoin, it will be blamed on the "bug," and it will, more than anything, be blamed on the "lack of regulation." Pundits and "experts" of all types will weigh in on the calamity. It will be world news in a matter of hours.
Get ready, because it will be an ugly week.
For all of you who lost money, my heart goes out to you. Some people lost a little, some lost a fortune. It will make people sick, and depressed, and full of grief. Personally, I had over 550 BTC in Gox. I will never get any of that back. If misery loves company, then we'll be enjoying a grand feast today.
I should have known better, of course. I take responsibility for leaving those funds with an entity that had proven incompetence repeatedly. I chose to ignore even my own warnings, for nothing more than the sake of convenience.
Gox is still at fault, to be sure, but I have learned the lesson. I hope it is not such an expensive lesson for others. And for all you observers, please take a moment to consider it as well.
Be mindful, however, that the wrong lessons are not learned, for that would be the true tragedy, indeed.
Let me suggest that the lesson is not that Bitcoin is broken. Bitcoin is fine.
Similarly, the lesson is not that security is impossible. Those who know what they are doing, can achieve it and help others to do so.
The lesson is not that nobody can be trusted. There are countless good men and women in this community who are worthy of trust, and some of the very best people I've ever met.
And finally, the lesson is not that we ought to seek out "regulation" to save us from the evils and incompetence of man. For the regulators are men too, and wield the very same evil and incompetence, only enshrined in an authority from which it can wreck amplified and far more insidious destruction. Let us not retreat from our rising platform only to cower back underneath the deranged machinations of Leviathan.
The proper lesson, if I may suggest, is this: We are building a new financial order, and those of us building it, investing in it, and growing it, will pay the price of bringing it to the world. This is the harsh truth. We are building the channels, the bridges, and the towers of tomorrow's finance, and we put ourselves at risk in doing so.
We are at risk from accidents. We are at risk from fraud, from corruption, and from evil. We are at risk from journalists seeking headlines and from politicians seeking power and glory. We are at risk from the very market we are trying to build - a market which cares not about our portfolio, our ambitions, or our delicate sympathies.
For all these risks, devastation will befall us repeatedly. Some of us will be discouraged. Some will be ridiculed and insulted. Some will be tricked, or swindled. Some of us will be crushed or caged. We will be set upon by all manner of antagonists, repeatedly, for a long time.
So why do we do it? Why do we build these towers that fall down upon us? Why do we toil and strain and risk our precious time, which is the only real wealth we possess?
Because the world needs what we're building. It needs it desperately. If that matters to you, as it does to me, then hold to that thought. You will see through the smoke, and your wounds will heal.
So shake it off, brothers, for this won't be the last calamity endured before the win.
Tonight, my heart is with you all.
Tomorrow, my head is down. My eyes are open. And I am building.
Toward peace and freedom,
-Erik Voorhees

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Flappy Bird has been averaging around $50,000 per day in ads revenue

"Interestingly, it seems the developer didn't spend all that much time coding the game. It was said he spent a few nights coding after work."
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The only way you can look at this is for example if you hear the latest Miley Cyrus song -> is this song original? No. Is it complex? No. Is it widely popular? Yes. - Do I worry about how a Miley Cyrus song can be popular by analyzing the song? No. I already realize it's well 'produced' but it's not the content but other factors that are mostly in the psychological realm that propel it to popularity and revenue.
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I'm a Belgian engineering student in Computer Science with great interests in all forms of technology and the internet.
Because of my strong love for nature, I'm also interested in and concerned about our planet, and more specific about climate change. I do my best to contribute as much as I can to raise awareness of the problem and advise people how to participate to a solution.
Apart from technology, I love physics and in fact science as a whole. I also like to read books about almost everything. But most of all, I love the beauty of nature and how can be so powerful yet vulnerable at the same time.
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    Engineering, Computer Science, 2010 - present
  • Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege te Malle, Belgium
    Math & Latin, 2004 - 2010
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