Month: July 2014

The Uncanny Valley

Have you ever read/heard the term “The Uncanny Valley”? It refers to the way the human brain perceives the slight differences between real human beings, or real living creatures, and the not-quite-there facsimiles created with rubber plastic and clay or in computer generated 3d animations. The small differences in looks, or movements, or even behavior, …

Bitcoin Outlawed

Bitcoin being outlawed is not a new thing. The new-ish digital currency had many bumps on the road since it’s inception back in 2009. One of the first that actually outlawed it, was Iceland which used an existing legislation made in 2008 to protect the local currency (Krona) against value loss. Bitcoin is illegal to …

HYIP dry/crash season

As you may know, I’ve been doubling with HYIP Websites for the last few months. Just as the name implies, these are risky programs and are close neighbors (for the most if not the whole part) of the Ponzi Scheme. And, as it turns out, the summer months (June-July-August) are the dry and riskiest season …

Why are computer/video games in movies always so much better?

I don’t know why, but somewhere on the way from mind to reality, computer games never turn out as cool as they do appear in films. It may be budget constraints, lack of technological advancement, or simply lack of imagination, but somehow the films that depict games always make them look super-cool! The photo above is …

Drops and Bits of Bitcoin

On the regulation front, Wallstreet Journal reports that France is planning to implement new rules for financial institutions (like banks, investment houses, money exchanges, and any other possible bitcoin distributor) that will force them to collect and verify the identities of their users before opening any accounts for them to trade/buy/sell Bitcoin. These new rules …