"The best way to tell stories in this world, where so much information is coming at us, actually is video," Mendelsohn said. "It conveys so much more information in a much quicker period. So actually the trend helps us to digest much more information."
Video is a waste of time. You can't effectively skim video, like you can with text. If the "author" can't spend the time to transcribe their idea, why should I waste MY time listening to their verbal tics to get to THEIR point?
Nice jihad, asshole
Don't you mean: "Nice veS quv", asshole?
Then play any changes to the plan by ear, insuring the primary concerns are always... primary.
The Universe is only about 26 Billion Light years in diameter.
Here, let me fix that for you:
The Observable Universe is only about 26 Billion Light years in diameter.
There ya go. We don't actually know if the universe is infinite or not. We do know the Universe is Euclidean, my layman's understanding of that concludes that we live in one of two universes:
From skimming the same article about him I see no reason that his opinion on bitcoins should carry any more weight than mine, or anyone elses. An we all know how much my opinion on bitcoins mean, jack and shit. Which is what Charles Stross opinion means on the subject.
All I know about your opinion on bitcoins is what you've posted about it in this comment (that you think it's worthless).
Charles Stross, on the other hand, has posted more than merely his opinion: he's also posted a cogent rationale for that opinion - one that contains details (with specific citations) that many a technically qualified geek may not have yet considered.
Taken in the context of his demonstrable interest in and fondness for the idea of decentralized societies and you have a critique that's worth considering - particularly by his reasonably large fan base (many of whom are slashdot readers, as evidenced by many of the above comments).
A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work by being declared to work. -- Anatol Holt