Jazz on a Summer's Day

First an aside. I have struggled to find reasons for posting movie reviews, but such is the way of human wizards.  I can't figure 'em out sometimes.  Moving pictures?  Seriously?  And to make matters worse, it is - invariably - moving pictures filled with lies.  Actors.  Fakery.  WTF?  One enjoys to be tricked, apparently?  It's...

Introducing Coin-Vote

This post is available as a pdf file at [1] [2] Coin-Vote Version 0.1 Sunday, 21 June, Year 7 funkenstein the dwarf Abstract: Coin-vote is a voting system for establishing opinion and resolving disputes amongst willing participants. Rather than using a traditional method of trying to tally one vote per person, it relies on a...

The Stagularity Cometh

As you have undoubtedly noticed, the pace of advancement of knowledge, technology, and ability of mankind has shrunken to almost nil.  When the rate drops to dead zero itself, this is popularly known as: The Stagularity At this point, progress stops.  Time continues, but in a way difficult for us to contemplate. Lets look at...

Negative interest rates

Echonomists have been very busy lately talking about how somehow, somebody now has negative interest rates and how OMFGWTFBBQ!!!111!!! this means something or other and has totally surprised someone or other.  If you are confused by any of this, allow me to spell it out for you. In point of fact, all fiat currency is...

Satoshi on academia

The list of things we can learn from bitcoin appears neverending.  This is a reflection not just of the genius of Satoshi or the current state of affairs, but also of the holographic nature of the world (or at least, of the tonal model of it).  In other words, we could learn almost anything about...