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David Orban
Re: Why secessionism is on the rise in Europe - http://forumblog.org/2014...
"There is also a strong technological basis for the emerging separatist movements. From energy via photovoltaics, to education with online learning, and most recently in finance through Bitcoin, new networked decentralized and distributed systems are changing the topology of our social relationships. The hierarchical centralized nation state is under pressure to adapt, but its bureaucracies and political systems have little change of letting it do so at a degree it should." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: App Constellations - http://avc.com/2014...
"Re: 1Password on Mac You can install the Safari extension which allows you single click login without any copy and paste in all of your password protected sites. https://agilebits.com/browsers..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Weaving Is A Better Metaphor for Bitcoin, Instead of Mining - http://bitcoinmagazine.com/12311...
"I'd love to watch that video, and could not find it rapidly. Can you paste its URL here?" - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Weaving Is A Better Metaphor For Bitcoin, Instead Of Mining - http://bitcoinmagazine.com?p=1...
"I'd love to watch that video, and could not find it rapidly. Can you paste its URL here?" - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Weaving Is A Better Metaphor for Bitcoin, Instead of Mining - http://bitcoinmagazine.com/12311...
"Feels like you are trolling to me as this has nothing to do with the article. Flagging your comment as inappropriate." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Weaving Is A Better Metaphor For Bitcoin, Instead Of Mining - http://bitcoinmagazine.com?p=1...
"Feels like you are trolling to me as this has nothing to do with the article. Flagging your comment as inappropriate." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Weaving Is A Better Metaphor for Bitcoin, Instead of Mining - http://bitcoinmagazine.com/12311...
"Thanks for your nice words, and the great way with which you are describing the challenge. The path dependence of human discovery is less constraining than biological evolution, and we can indeed jump over more fruitful branches of ideas if we collectively decide to do so. Spread the word! The article is also on Reddit, if you want to upvote it: http://redd.it/234rhv On Bitcointalk there are some pretty funny pictures and comments associated, but positive: https://bitcointalk.org/index...." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Weaving Is A Better Metaphor For Bitcoin, Instead Of Mining - http://bitcoinmagazine.com?p=1...
"Thanks for your nice words, and the great way with which you are describing the challenge. The path dependence of human discovery is less constraining than biological evolution, and we can indeed jump over more fruitful branches of ideas if we collectively decide to do so. Spread the word! The article is also on Reddit, if you want to upvote it: http://redd.it/234rhv On Bitcointalk there are some pretty funny pictures and comments associated, but positive: https://bitcointalk.org/index...." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Orban: “Così Bitcoin aiuterà gli emigrati e le loro famiglie” - http://www.chefuturo.it/2014...
"Nessuna piattaforma è fuori dalla legge, quindi, sì, la denuncia è la cosa giusta. In ogni caso si stanno progettando anche sistemi distribuiti dove la solvibilità dell'azienda sia possibile dimostrarla algoritmicamente." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Orban: “Così Bitcoin aiuterà gli emigrati e le loro famiglie” - http://www.chefuturo.it/2014...
"> Come faccio ad acquistare bitcoin ed in base a quale cambio? Ci sono tanti sistemi. In contanti il più semplice è LocalBitcoins, https://localbitcoins.com/, con conto corrente bancario Bitcoin.de, https://www.bitcoin.de/it. Il cambio è in ogni caso stabilito dal mercato, l'incontro di domanda e offerta. > Vanno bene i vantaggi dell'assenza di una autorità > di emissione,meno bene i sistemi di crittografia alla > base della sicurezza.Chi ha decifrato Enigma può > andare oltre. Il codice aperto di Bitcoin permette agli esperti di esaminarlo per vedere come migliorarlo e la sua evoluzione è già stata rapida nei suoi quattro anni di esistenza. Al momento non risulta che la cifratura di Bitcoin possa essere compromessa in alcun modo. > Alla fine non capisco i miglioramenti rispetto > alla volgare moneta elettronica che potrebbe > tranquillamente sostituire il contante, da subito > e senza inutili complicazioni. Chi promuove Bitcoin non lo fa solo perché elettronico, ma perché esce dagli..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Orban: “Così Bitcoin aiuterà gli emigrati e le loro famiglie” - http://www.chefuturo.it/2014...
"L'oro è stato usato per migliaia di anni come base per la moneta. Diamo alle valute algoritmiche qualche decennio almeno! La fungibilità arriva con la diffusione di internet che per me già oggi è più fondamentale dell'oro. Quando tutti e 7-9 miliardi di persone accederanno a internet quotidianamente, questa sarà presa per naturale e garantita." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: We now support Bitcoin as a payment option - http://blog.dotsub.com/2014...
"Thanks for your comment. We do not have plans at this time to support other digital currencies." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: CryptoTransactions - http://blog.davidad.net/post...
"The perfect, frictionless convertibility of one cryptocurrency to an other is similar to the possibility of writing a program in one language or an other. Mostly a question of stylistic preference, legibility, and ease of maintenance, once complier effectiveness is accounted for. The speed of our psychological adaptation to the reputation economy developing rapidly from the current state of imperfect proxy that pre-digital currency represents is going to matter in the turbulent transition times. The arriving point of 7 billion currencies, endowing each individual with her tradable, securitized dynamic reputation asset base will allow a much richer expression of needs, wants, and opportunities for individual, collective, and global action." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Alexander Torrenegra - http://torrenegra.com/post...
"I find your analysis of the consequences of the venture-capital model and it's downstream application to Angels, accelerators, and incubators spot on. There is an entire world of distorted values and education to be un-learned by scores of first-time entrepreneurs. As far as the solution you are proposing is concerned, it would appear to possibly work. However, I am not sure that the term royalty is the best, as this is typically associated to a license agreement in exchange of intellectual property of some kind. Since what the company is receiving is money, and it is paying interest to the holders of the note, the simplest way to call it is "convertible loan". Traditional sources of growth capital are private equity companies, but these are able to invest typically only larger amounts because of their own model, not what startups need. The reason of course is the perceived risk of the investment. So we are back to the beginning, closing the circle: it is up to startups to raise their..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: (mis)adventures of a CrowdFunding Campaign - http://www.federicopistono.org/blog...
"Very funny. I turned it into a 256x12000 PNG https://plus.google.com/photos..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Wishes for the year 2013: “Going with the Flow” - https://192.168.1.21/2012...
"> aren't Remorse and Regret swapped? Each of these is somewhat arbitrary, and subjective. In the way I use those words they are like this: "I regret not having done x. I did y, and now I am remorseful." etc. > I'm working as a personal mental training to avoid any "negative" connotation You are certainly familiar with the practice of mindfulness. I am reading Chade-Meng Tan's "Search Inside Yourself" and it is a lot of fun. If you have not seen it yet, you can take a look at his Google talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: Wishes for the year 2013: “Going with the Flow” - http://www.davidorban.com/2012...
"> aren't Remorse and Regret swapped? Each of these is somewhat arbitrary, and subjective. In the way I use those words they are like this: "I regret not having done x. I did y, and now I am remorseful." etc. > I'm working as a personal mental training to avoid any "negative" connotation You are certainly familiar with the practice of mindfulness. I am reading Chade-Meng Tan's "Search Inside Yourself" and it is a lot of fun. If you have not seen it yet, you can take a look at his Google talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v..." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: La Network Society: la mia presentazione a TEDx Bologna - http://www.davidorban.com/it...
"Grazie per avermi fatto leggere lo scritto di Spezza che prima non conoscevo. Ottimo! Sicuramente si tratta di una co-evoluzione uomo-macchina, con il vantaggio di entrambi." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: La Network Society: la mia presentazione a TEDx Bologna - https://192.168.1.21/it...
"Grazie per avermi fatto leggere lo scritto di Spezza che prima non conoscevo. Ottimo! Sicuramente si tratta di una co-evoluzione uomo-macchina, con il vantaggio di entrambi." - David Orban
David Orban
My weight this morning was 102kg (224 lb), which is a personal record. Decided to go the way of @lessig and @joi: vegan.
Not too successful, apparently: my weight now is 103kg - David Orban
(Even if in 2008 I lost 15kg in 8 months...) - David Orban
David Orban
Re: How To Turn A Very Unsatisfied Customer Into A Very Happy Customer - http://www.lucaleonardini.com/en...
"It is great that you took your time to document your positive experience. Often it appears easier to complain, or to report negative facts only. But when something good happens, we tend to take it for granted, or are less pushed to report about it. Well done! (And of course kudos to the TechSmith team too.)" - David Orban
David Orban
"Thanks for reading the dotSUB newsletter, and for your positive remarks. Let me know what other subjects could interest you in our future monthly issues. By the way, the detailed data about the language views of video I mention is publicly accessible on our website: http://dotsub.com/view/01ad271... then click on the number of views on the right side of the video. There are more than 2.4M views on it today in total." - David Orban
David Orban
Re: The Beginning of Infinity, a short film by Jason Silva - http://blog.dotsub.com/2011...
"You wrote your comment on Oct 30, and the presentation was on Oct 15. So you definitely missed it, but of course you can watch the video itself. :)" - David Orban
David Orban
"Thanks! The two links ran together... Here is the dotSUB link again: http://dotsub.com/view/731510a..." - David Orban
David Orban
"Thanks! The two links ran together... Here is the dotSUB link again: http://dotsub.com/view/731510a..." - David Orban
David Orban
"I made a video for BE ON FIRE. Hope you like it, and if you do, share it, or mash it up... It is on dotSUB, if somebody wants to translate it in other languages, and from there I published it on YouTube, including the captions http://dotsub.com/view/731510a..." - David Orban
David Orban
"I made a video for BE ON FIRE. Hope you like it, and if you do, share it, or mash it up... It is on dotSUB, if somebody wants to translate it in other languages, and from there I published it on YouTube, including the captions http://dotsub.com/view/731510a..." - David Orban
David Orban
John Thackara: Ten ways to redesign design competitions (via Summify) - http://smf.is/1uVHAz
from Maria Popova, Venessa Miemis, and 1 other - David Orban
David Orban
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - http://www.unoosa.org/
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. - David Orban
David Orban
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs - http://www.unoosa.org/
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is the United Nations office responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. - David Orban
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