Thursday, January 14, 2016

Link roundup

1. "Sherman Oaks Notre Dame unveils new weight training facility"
$300,000 worth of new equipment
2. "despite knowing that Bitcoin could fail all along, the now inescapable conclusion that it has failed"
Why has the capacity limit not been raised? Because the block chain is controlled by Chinese miners, just two of whom control more than 50% of the hash power.
if the Bitcoin network got more popular, they fear taking part would get too difficult and they’d lose their income stream. This gives them a perverse financial incentive to actually try and stop Bitcoin becoming popular.
3. "Japan To Redesign Its Pictograms to Be More Foreigner Friendly" (no more swastikas to mean "temple").