Following the last primer on the digital currency, prices have somewhat stabilized (despite the ongoing efforts of TPTB to regulate it out of existence). The following infographic provides a step-by-step illustration of how a bitcoin transaction occurs.
(h/t Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev via True Economics blog)
Last Shop Standing is a film about independent record shops and independent record stores. It charts the rise the fall and the rebirth of the independent record shop. Last Shop Standing has gained 5 star reviews from Q magazine and, 4 stars in record collector magazine and a half page spread in the sunday observer. Last Shop Standing is made by vinyl record fans, for vinyl record fans. Blue Hippo Media are an independent film company and they are the creators of the film Last Shop Standing, which is based on the book of the same name by Graham Jones who is a huge vinyl record collector and has the claim to fame of visiting the most independent record stores in the world. If you love vinyl records, 7″ singles, CD’s tape cassettes but most of all music, you will love the movie, Last Shop Standing.
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently living in space aboard ISS as Commander of Expedition 35, posted this photo on Twitter.
Today the New Zealand Parliament voted 77-44 to approve marriage equality in its final reading, making it the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. This marks the first time a marriage equality law explicitly defines protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity — rescinding requirements that trans people divorce before they can change their gender marker on their birth record.
Some clever and decent people (over at boston.com, I think) have quickly set up a housing helpline using Google Docs. Also, read this story: Bostonions extend kindness to runners. UPDATE! Now, Google Docs are also used for crowdsourced detective work!
This went viral after the earthquake hit Japan 2 years ago. Just wanted share it to give you a perspective.
1. THE CALM
Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.
2. THE DIGNITY
Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
3. THE ABILITY
The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.
4. THE GRACE
People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.
5. THE ORDER
No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.
6. THE SACRIFICE
Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?
7. THE TENDERNESS
Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.
8. THE TRAINING
The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.
9. THE MEDIA
They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.
10. THE CONSCIENCE
When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left quietly!
[via Adam Car on Google+]