Chameleon by Pinkesh Patel
The drama around systemd, as I understand it, is largely between people who want a given set of functionality and feel that systemd provides it now so there is no point in using anything else, versus people with certain design/philosophy preferences who feel that systemd’s design is “bad” and would rather use another solution, even if it is missing nice features from systemd.
— ParadigmComplex @ Which distros are still commited to NOT using systemd?
Bitcoin is just one of the cryptocoins. We are now witnessing a battle of epic proportions because the internet has decided to take on the banking industry. When the internet took on the travel industry, it decimated it. The internet took on the music industry and now the major record labels have also been devastated; there is very little profit from printing CD`s or DVD`s anymore.
How is this battle going to play out? I do not know. However; using the internet`s track record as a guide we can be assured of one thing. The world`s financial industry is going to be shaken to it`s very core. Grab some popcorn, this is going to be fun.
One of the often overlooked components of the cryptocoins is that it takes the seigniorage away from the cabal of globalist bankers. Right now to create a new Canadian dollar all a private bank needs is your signature on a debt contract. (refer to Bank of Canada; Implementation of Monetary Policy in a Regime with Zero Reserve Requirements) Each new dollar in circulation represents someone else`s debt. There is a structural imbalance in this system because no new dollars are created to cover the interest on this debt and as a result bankruptcy (and bankers repossessing your stuff) is a required component of our existing financial system.
The cryptocoin `miners`are getting the seigniorage in the new financial system. They are getting this for investing in the internet`s infrastructure to process financial transactions. So each new coin in existence embodies the electricity and processing power that was needed to keep the whole system going at the time of it`s creation. Wonder of wonders! We are moving away from debt based money.
Gold is the money of kings.
Silver is the money of gentlemen.
Barter is the money of freemen.
Debt is the money of slaves.
— Bitcoins by amroyounes
Sports Illustrated, 1984 cover - The Soviet boycott
Please help outlaw the barbaric practice of routine infant circumcision in the United States.
Click here for a list of reasons parents choose to circumcise and why they are invalid.
And here for a list of complications that actually happen to living human beings that are supposed to have rights.
Click here for the petition. We need 100,000 signatures to bring this issue to the White House directly. No matter how it is addressed by the oval office, this petition will bring this issue into the larger public and make people aware of the dangers and superstitions regarding male genital mutilation.
Snowmen line the trunk of a car as cold weather descends on Mobile, Alabama, on January 29, 2014. (Reuters/Lyle Ratliff)