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Bitcoin mining: a huge waste of time?


I admit. I got sucked in. I read the glowing article in last month’s Wired about bitcoin. Thus far, I’ve been pretty oblivious. Future of currency, blah blah blah, whatever. The way it’s been built on open source software is interesting, though, the value is, of course, appealing, and that there are more PayPal-like services to… (read more)

You’re a body of light!

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Timeless Me

Module 4 is about changing your perception of your body. Typically, we think of ourselves as slabs of meat. Maybe not in those terms exactly, but we generally have the idea that our bodies — those things that house our brain and our thoughts and pretty much every we are — is a physical thing,… (read more)

Persistence of time

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Timeless Me

The third module (I’m just going to call them modules, since that’s what Pluralsight calls them) is about time. Specifically our perception of it, which is all that really matters. It leads with this quote by Albert Einstein explaining his theory of relativity: If I burn myself on a hot stove, that fraction of a… (read more)