I’m always astounded by how little interest Australia takes in technology.
As a country we are uniquely situated to not only pump resources into new technologies but take advantage of said technologies. With recent backlash regarding the lackluster FTTN #FRAUDBAND roll out of fiber across the country to the sudden and almost impromptu embracing of regional schools and technical teaching aids such as tablets and electronic whiteboards it was starting to look like Australian’s were ‘getting’ it.
However the TPP is a clear sign we don’t ‘get’ it. In fact our bumbling, yokel conservative ‘well I don’t know bout that there thingy but I likes me some porn’ approach to the internet is going to leave the whole world reeling. Is that you, or someone you know more interested in how fast and free they can download illegal movies or pornography than securing the internet as a resource for the generations to come. Shame on you.
Hi, you might know me from such video games as everything that was released ever, and you’ll know I simply love video games. All of them, even the one’s that aren’t very good. So when I say I fucking hate video games so much I could scream you might wonder what kind of bi-polar point I’m trying to make.
I always loved the science shows on TV. I don’t see them anymore. Fortunately they are still about, clever, funny and totally awesome for the ‘kids’.
I like the idea of people who over share things that really should be over shared. understanding the creative source of some people comes from that over share and although I don’t know that I’d call Tomska a media genius I do love some of his work. So, lets all share a little extra for no other reason than to salve the ungrateful masses of the internet and give them something else to bitch about for a few more hours. Something other than… Milley Cyrus (I’m not sure how to spell it and won’t justify looking it up).
I’m not the kind of person to place my “personal” life onto the internet however with the previous few weeks behind me I’d like to leave this somewhere to remember Grandpa Ridgwell.
I’ve always been a fan of Kevin Smith’s film since my introduction back in 2001 (Thanks General Forehead you know who you are.) I must say I couldn’t get through his audio book and I lost interest in his podcasts for a while (a lot of material being rehashed) but I’d be happy to watch another Clerks film.
Two weeks travelling across Australia (a good time despite the circumstances) is a great opportunity to put my new Xperia Z Case to the test. I’d like to thank the people over at MobileZap my review unit of the Zenus Prestige Minimal Diary for Sony Xperia Z.
First impressions where good, a solid leather case with minimal extra’s. My phone fit perfectly with no need to force it into place and no fear of it slipping out unexpectedly. The leather has a fine texture making the unit as a whole easy to grip and stylish. Robust enough to take a few falls while protecting the phone inside and easy to clean.
CoinDesk has reported that the German ministry of finance has given Bitcoin official recognition.
“The German Ministry of Finance does not classify bitcoins as e-money or as a functional currency, they cannot be regarded as a foreign currency. Nevertheless they have to be subsumed under the German term of ‘Rechnungseinheit’ as a financial instrument,” Martin Chaudhuri, of Bundesministerium der Finanzen, told CoinDesk.
It is an amusing idea to think that Bitcoins aren’t an e-money, still we should be thankful that one of the state’s has finally made some movement regarding crypto-currencys. For those wanting states to stay out of their cultural revolution this may appear as bad news but as an individual considering crypto-currancies as a technology to assist my business it’s great.
Among my colleagues we refer to these alternate currencies as “units of value” which is exactly what Germany’s financial regulator BaFin decided they were what else could they be?
“Greiner believes these developments will raise the standards within the bitcoin space significantly as the companies involved are now regarded as financial services companies and must fulfil strict standards of operation. For example, companies are required to have an initial capital of 730,000 euros, certain professional qualifications of management and must report to BaFin.” Stefan Greiner, of German law firm Xenion Legal
With Germany leading the field (in term’s of governments) we may see State’s across the globe offering some legitimacy and stability to those businesses interested in the future of crypto-currancies and peer to peer online transactions.
This might be behind the current price boom in Bitcoin’s. Glad I have a few crypto’s stashed for keeping.
Original Article Here.
I’m not sure what people had against the last Muppet movie. It tugged all sorts of heartstrings and left me sharing an experience with my kids that I imagine is similar to what my parents shared with me. Bring on the sequels, all the corny and childish humor that the critics didn’t get in the last movie. Probably never got, maybe they lack the ability to let go and laugh, perhaps we should smack them in the naval with a bowling ball.