Month: November 2019

Bitcoin Cash Double Spend Statistics Invoke 0-Confirmation Debate

On November 28, the creator of doublespend.cash, a web portal that tracks and collects double spend attempts on the Bitcoin Cash network, explained that only 1 out of 1,105 double spends succeeds when they broadcast one second after the first...

/ November 29, 2019
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Why TikTok is Now the No. 1 Social Media App

CORRECTION - I stated that TikTok was the most valuable private company, that’s incorrect, it’s the most valuable startup. Sorry about that. TikTok has come out of nowhere and may take many people by surprise. In this episode, we'll explore...

/ November 29, 2019
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Technologies to manage climate change already exist – but UK needs to scale up efforts urgently

A geothermal power plant in Iceland. ShutterstockWhen it comes to tackling climate change the UK is still taking baby steps. A lot more needs to be done – and fast – to hit the 2050 net zero carbon emission targets,...

/ November 29, 2019
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The World’s Fastest Roller Coaster!

I took my mates to ride the fastest roller coaster in the world! This video has been sponsored by Ferrari World Abu Dhabi https://www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com Find that #FerrariFeeling #FerrariWorldAD Check out my friends on: @aylissab @dvlzgame Follow me on: https://www.instagram.com/supercarblondie https://www.facebook.com/supercarblondie...

/ November 29, 2019
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A Fabulous New Play Stages the Stormy Relationship Between Impressionist Masters Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt

When we meet Mary Cassatt in playwright Chris Ward’s new production, The Independents, playing now off Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theater, she is at her studio awaiting a visit from Edgar Degas. A fervent admirer of his work, Cassatt is eager to...

/ November 29, 2019
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See 11 Powerful Artworks From a New Book Celebrating the Greatest Women Artists in History

When the art historian Horst Waldemar Janson’s History of Art was first published in 1962, the book—which has since become the definitive art history textbook in the West—did not name a single female artist. The omission was not rectified until the 1986...

/ November 29, 2019
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Virtual reality won’t make cows happier, but it might help us see them differently

Can virtual reality reality improve a dairy cow's life? Moscow Ministry of Agriculture and FoodEarlier this week, Russian farmers announced they are testing virtual reality (VR) for dairy cows. Conducted at the RusMoloko farm near Moscow, the trials supposedly use...

/ November 29, 2019
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Is Plustoken to Blame for Bitcoin’s Sell-Off?

Armchair theorists love postulating the reasons behind bitcoin’s latest price rise or sell-off. From China FUD to exchange hacks, anything and everything is fair game for blame. Plustoken is the latest bitcoin bear-maker that’s being credited with the last three...

/ November 29, 2019
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On the Battle of Seattle’s 20th anniversary, let’s remember the Aussie coders who created live sharing

Twenty years ago, a group of Australian activists invented open source online publishing, by creating a website that went on to be pivotal in the Battle of Seattle protests. The violent clash, which took place on November 30, 1999, between...

/ November 28, 2019
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The five corrupt pillars of climate change denial

Don't let the green naysayers drown you out. Component/Shutterstock The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change - where none exists. The latest estimate...

/ November 28, 2019
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Climate refugees: why we can’t yet predict where millions of displaced people will go

gregorioa / shutterstockIn the near future, global warming is expected to create millions of climate refugees, and individuals and organisations are already searching for ways to help them. Some ideas are obvious, such as improving conditions in refugee camps. But...

/ November 28, 2019
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See 10 Striking Photos of a Young Patti Smith Taken by Her Friend and Collaborator, Lynn Goldsmith

The four-decade friendship between musician Patti Smith and rock’n’roll photographer Lynn Goldsmith has led the pair to collaborate on a new limited-edition photo book, published last month by Taschen. Released in an edition of 1,300, each $700 volume is signed...

/ November 28, 2019
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The Postwar Period Saw an Explosion of Female Painters at the Art Students League. A New Exhibition Celebrates Their Achievements

What do Elaine de Kooning, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Helen Frankenthaler, Louise Bourgeois, and Faith Ringgold have in common? They all studied at the Art Students League of New York—and they are all featured in a new show at the school highlighting...

/ November 28, 2019
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The case of the pirated blueberries: courts flex new muscle to protect plant breeders’ intellectual property

Not all blueberries are the same. A variety called Ridley 1111 is at the centre of an important lawsuit for intellectual property and plants. ShutterstockA few weeks ago, the Federal Court of Australia ordered a farmer in New South Wales...

/ November 28, 2019
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4 steps the Indonesian government can take to ensure locals help put out forest fires

Forest fires break out in Indonesia every year from land clearing using fires. www.shutterstock.comA massive forest fire broke out in Indonesia in 2015, burning at least two million hectares and killing 19 people. It also resulted in an estimated 500,000...

/ November 28, 2019
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Attorney Fees Stack up as Craig Wright Fights Court Order

During the last week, court documents stemming from the Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit show that the Kleiman estate is now pursuing roughly $658,581 for attorney fees and expenses. Additionally, self-proclaimed Bitcoin inventor Craig Wright has filed a motion to fight...

/ November 28, 2019
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A surprisingly big black hole might have swallowed a star from the inside out, and scientists are baffled

A recently discovered black hole -- found by the way it makes a nearby star wobble -- is hard to square with our understanding of how these dark cosmic objects form. NAOC, Chinese Academy of SciencesAbout 15,000 light years away,...

/ November 27, 2019
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The internet’s founder now wants to ‘fix the web’, but his proposal misses the mark

Tim Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium, an organisation which aims to develop international standards for the web.  On March 12, the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, the internet’s founder Tim Berners-Lee said we...

/ November 27, 2019
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Fish kills and undrinkable water: here’s what to expect for the Murray Darling this summer

Dry conditions will make for a difficult summer in the Murray Darling Basin. AAP/Dean LewinsA grim summer is likely for the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin and the people, flora and fauna that rely on it. Having worked for sustainable...

/ November 27, 2019
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Devs Discuss Formal Specification Project for Bitcoin Cash

On Monday, Bitcoin ABC’s lead developer Amaury Séchet explained in a blog post that Bitcoin Cash will be getting its own formal specification from Bitcoin Verde programmer Joshua Green. Séchet noted that although a slew of developers have written documentation,...

/ November 27, 2019