I hate base 10

"Money is only worth anything if you believe it is worth anything"


I recently discovered this "new" thing called BitCoins. it is a virtual currency that is based on p2p networking and cryptography trickery.

The idea behind Bit coin is that there is a finite number of coins that can ever exist, this is hard coded in to the system. the second is that new money is made by solving complicated sah256 cryptography calculations: you will receive 50 BTC (Bitcoins) if some conditions are met.

are they worth any thing?

why yes as of this moment the current trading rate for BTC is 0.8 EUR/BTC or 1.5 USD/BTC

The good


It is anonymous.

It solves some Cryptography calculations.

There is no central "bank" to speak of.

You can use it to day.

The bad

There is no central bank.... bubbles can burst an no one can stop it. Eco crime will become impossible to track.

Deflation problem. Due to the fact that there only ever can be a finite number of coins the "Deflation Spiral Effect" can start to make the markets unstable and collapse. (That is why on one use gold-, silver-, or copper standard any more.)

The not so good and not so bad

The rate of the coins exchange is a market, you can sell and by it like if it was stock, and play the market. This makes it a good currency, but it also creates a uncertainty among the dealers.

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Finding the hidden

"if it is not on google it does not exist"
-- Some marketing guy at a company in Sweden who got booted from google.

A proposal for the W3C

I have been looking at different search engines and found that the king of kings is still Google, but there is a problem with Google: no one knows how it works, and they have a total control over the web, b/c "if you can not be found on google you are dead".

This seems OK for most of us, but some see it a big problem. So do I.

The proposal

I propose that the W3C put together a working group for "the federated search engine".

why you ask?

b/c it is more ethical to have a distributed web then a static one, the web we have is so static that it hurts to think about it.

There are already many meta search engines and open p2p engines. but they falter in that they are a) using the same old engines that are the "kings" of the web or b) they are unmoderated, and prone to manipulation.

What I propose is something radically different: a federated search engine, consisting of web crawler nodes that run on the engines, then the nodes can subscribe to other engines to got updates or query them for answers.

The thing with this is that you could use simple, already in use tech to do this. and the engines can blacklist and white list results according to patterns or methods.

each engine could have different methods of doing there crawl and prioritising of results. and different nodes can do different things, some only index universities an other only forums and so on.

and if a site wants to be indexed they can send an API request to the nodes to show that they exist. and if nodes decide that the request is spam or malice they can get blacklisted, but only on that node.

Full node search

Now then, how do we do queries without causing mayhem on the web? awnser: Full node search.

the full node search will query all the (known) nodes for an update, then do a regex of the data, and build a response to the query.

the full node search can (if wanted) send queries to the different nodes for them to pull the latest priorety list, count, black/white list, and meta data from the the node that requested the full node search update.

the white listing and black listing of sites can be done by the users, flagging and proboting.

the Process of flagging should be simple and not to complicated: just hit [flag] button by the link and you get asked "why?" and there is a drop down list of answers ("offensive" should never be on such lists), then you will be asked for your e-mail (this should not be mandatory) then the flag request is of.
to prevent the flagging from being exploited the node should track the flaggings and if there is a spike of flaggings of one site bar flagging of the site and SysOps are noted to look into the matter.

the same goes for whitlisting, or promoting, but here you have to log in, with OpenID or simmilar to shaw that you are a real porson, then you will be asked for your e-mail and then an e-mail is sent to confirm the request.
Same spike logic applies here as in the oxamplo of flagging.


just saying.

they promote FLOSS and have a big role in the fight against OOXML in the ISO. even if it phaild it was a good effort that we all are grateful for.

The SOC projects are a grate initiative, and relay pushes FLOSS to become more friendly with to the devs.

Thank you Goggle.


nathing now.

"And that is why we do not let him out, Jim"
Sam Harris Puts It Straight

Since I have troubled coming up with any real content I will just post this video here....

The full speech: http://2tu.us/3b4e


I can not eat that! it is Pi(e)

I am Just leaving thin here.

Original Video:

TinyOgg video: http://tinyogg.com/watch/9SFvY/

The tau manifesto: http://tauday.com/