Buckminster Fuller once said, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” This is exactly what Satoshi has done. Calling Bitcoin a “disruptive technology” is an understatement. Money unmoored from any central authority is the new model. As the old money that political structures depend on becomes obsolete so will the political structures themselves.
The Dark Web, accessible through Tor web browsers, is a very rich Bitcoin economy, in particular when it comes to drug transactions. Over its two-year run at the top, Silk Road made over US$1.2 Billion in bitcoin, according to the FBI, and that was just one site.
According to Infogr.am’s infographic on the subject, BitPay, Bitcoin’s global leader in mainstream merchant transactions in bitcoin, produces US$435,000 in daily transactions. Meanwhile, the top 6 Dark Web marketplaces were doing as much as US$650,000 daily through 2014. According to QZ.com’s article on The Dark Web, the number of vendors has grown from 1,400 to well over 9,000 in the two years since the Silk Road closure.
The DarkNet or Dark Web is the Dark Underbelly of the Internet, and it is lot like the Wild Wild West where anything goes.
“A hundred dead terrorists,” a news presenter on Russia’s No. 2 network announced early Thursday, just hours after the bombing of what Putin has called “evil-doers” began. She then cut to a correspondent in Syria who lauded the precision of the strikes as aerial footage of the attacks supplied by the Defense Ministry aired.
“Russia is halting World War III,” Vladimir Zhirinovsky said. And it does look that way to many.
Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) discussing “lone wolf terrorism”:
“In World War II, if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put them in a camp. They were prisoners of war. So, if these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States, as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”
"mastering the human domain" = thinking computers making military command control decisions (taking ACTION without human regret or ethical consideration). Interment camps will the least of our problems.
Max Maverick breaks down everything we know, don't know, and should be asking about this mainstream media 'circus' that has become of the Snowden NSA Leak Disclosure.
Is Snowden a patriot and a hero, yes I think he is. I like to hear him speak, and educate people on the Constitution and False Authority...However, after watching this video you start to understand why he has become little more than the controlled opposition... a mere tool in the Matrix "DIS-INFO" Operation.
but now it simply acknowledges one’s cultural compliance and familiarity with pop trends. The art of irony has lost its vision and its edge. The rebellious posture of the past has been annexed by the very commercialism it sought to defy.
Everyone is intelligence, but some people like mockery more than others. Yes, being ironic has limits as does anything., Good read.
Now they will need to decide: did they want libertarianism, where property is used to divide everything? Or did they want anarchy, where it’s our inherent human nature that gives us freedom, not our property rights.
If these libertarians would be good enough to grow the hell up and become anarchists like normal people, then perhaps they would start to get serious about controlling centralized authorities rather than fantasizing that they will cease to exist.
The Rockefellers have been one of the largest financial backers and drivers of the eugenics and the depopulation agenda for over a century now. Check out these newspaper clips we came across in research from 1915.
The 21 Computer includeds a Raspberry Pi 2 and combines the 21 mining chip and 21 micropayment server with the 21 Command Line interface for one comprehensive Bitcoin-optimized machine. Other standard goodies include a WiFi adapter, USB-to-laptop cable, and 128GB SD card, and an installed copy of the blockchain, allowing you to run it as a full node.
The 2016 Westworld, described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," is inspired by the eponymous 1973 Michael Crichton film that starred Yul Brynner and is produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. The star-studded cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Jeffrey Wright.
Remember the original West World ??? I do. Loved it.
Edward Snowden, the whistleblower and fugitive who exposed the mass-surveillance practices at the National Security Agency, is now on Twitter, and he already has way more Twitter followers than the NSA. His account, which has been verified by Twitter as authentic, isn't hard to find: It's @Snowden....
looking 7-8 times as many followers (as the NSA) the funny part is Snowden is only follow one person/group himself, now guess who that is ???
The brains of high-achieving individuals are wired up differently to those of people with fewer intellectual or social abilities according to one of the first studies to find a physical link between what goes in the brain and a person’s overall lifestyle. An analysis of the “connectivity” between different parts of the brain in hundreds of healthy people found a correlation between how well wired-up some individuals were to their cognitive abilities and general success in life, scientists said.
A group of researchers have designed an alternative to the Tor network capable of blinding speeds.
the team claims their system "provides stronger security guarantees than existing network-level anonymity systems" as the system does not store per-session states. Instead, Hornet offloads session states to end hosts by default, encrypting each packet to reduce the risk of data leaks.
For the past six years, low-key Osterhout Design Group has been building heavy duty smart glasses for the military. But after seeing the kind attention heaped onto gadgets like Google Glass, the small San Francisco-based company is looking towards the consumer market and thinks it has something better to offer the [...]
An anonymous reader writes: Torrent site isoHunt appears to have unofficially resurrected The Pirate Bay at oldpiratebay.org. At first glance, The Old Pirate Bay seems to be just a commemorative site for The Pirate Bay, which went down this week after police raided its data center in Sweden. Upon fu...
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