The weird thing is that the mainstream media celebrates when property prices go up and moan when property prices go down; but they also celebrate when rents go down and moan when rents go up. Putting the two together, the media seems to want property prices high but rents low - which makes no economic sense. The only thing I can figure is that the media figures that more of their readers/viewers already own than are looking to buy, and more readers/viewers are renters rather than landlords. I guess that logic makes sense in a cynical kind of way - the media is playing both sides of the fence to increase their own market share and profits - like a military arms manufacturer that sells to both sides of a conflict.
So use one of the many open-source wallets that support encryption.
A Trezor bitcoin safe:
Encrypt the wallet before making backups. All major bitcoin wallets offer this option.
Not an arrest yet, but:
"The Court's judgment permanently enjoins Shavers and BTCST from future violations of Sections 5 and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder; orders them to disgorge, on a joint and several basis, $39,638,569, plus $1,766,098 prejudgment interest thereon, for a total of $40,404,667; and orders Shavers and BTCST each to pay a $150,000 penalty. "
That's gotta hurt.
From the paper, here are the links to Google Earth KMZ files to view the whole earth results:
The new data is very cool, and a clear improvement from Google Earth's standard data. They've got all the world's water, even lakes. They only missed a 2000 km radius circle centered on the north pole. To see the difference, after opening the KMZ files in Google Earth, select and unselect the check boxes in the Temporary Places folder.
What surprises and disappoints me is that Intel has sided against net neutrality. Here's a link to the letter signed by Intel and other anti-net-neutrality companies:
I guess some commercial routers and network equipment have Intel chips in them, so Intel might just be doing what their router manufacturing customers have requested, but this has to be a bad move from a public relations point of view. Intel is a household name and lots of consumer products have "Intel Inside" stickers on them.
Wow, that was really interesting. I think I read your entire website! Thanks.
Mining is doing that bank teller work (increasing and decreasing other people's balances when transactions are requested), and the tellers (miners) are paid for that work with small amounts of the same virtual coins for each transaction they process.
The brilliance of the bitcoin protocol is how it automatically prevents both the bank tellers (miners) and bank customers (bitcoin users) from embezzling virtual coins or inflating the virtual coin supply.
The article quotes him as responding when asked about bitcoin, "I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it,
I imagine that he will now have to move and hire round-the-clock security for his own protection.