Interesting Posts On Steemit Curated 4

 

Would The Father of Economics Invest in Bitcoin?

Would The Father of Economics Invest in Bitcoin?

 

Considering the current turmoil in the crypto markets, I thought it would be a fun Idea to imagine ourselves in the shoes of the father of modern economics – Adam Smith – and decide if he would be willing to invest in Bitcoin.

Before we start this little adventure, I must inform you that I am not the ghost of Adam Smith, nor am I a reincarnation of him, and I do not possess the means of communicating with his soul, so I would advise you to treat this post for what it is – speculative thinking that I hope has some rationale at its epicenter.

Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptographic achievement and the ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value. Eric Schmidt

I believe R. G. Collingwood wrote in An Autobiography that a book is a set of answers that were given based on a set of questions that the author had at the time of writing the book. Since we start our Bitcoin investment analysis from The Wealth of Nations, we should consider that the book was written in a certain historical context, where it had the goal to deal with particular circumstances and conceptual particularities that were present at that time. So we cannot just extrapolate the teachings from The Wealth of Nations to the world of Bitcoin, but we can infer certain attitudes, principles, paradigms, and “decide” if Adam Smith would invest in Bitcoin if he was one of our contemporaries.
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DTube 0.3: This update contains so many new features I could not find a good title for it

DTube 0.3: This update contains so many new features I could not find a good title for it

 

Things are starting to settle down here for the DTube project. Many of the networking issues seem to be resolved with the automatic gateway system and viewing videos seems to be comfortable as long as the video bitrate is lower than the connection max speed. Issues are clear now, some are easy to fix, some are harder, but overall the minimum viable product seems to be viable. I believe it’s now about time to introduce some features that will improve the user-experience this time around in 0.3.

I’ve been regularly browsing DTube, and it’s clear that the huge majority of the content is in English. While the USA discovered the Internet before any other nation and got a culture boost out of that, that doesn’t fully explain the super low number of videos in other languages. SteemIt has a lot of Korean or German content and I don’t want to leave some countries/languages out of the loop for the development version of Dtube.

DTube will detect your favorite language from your browser settings, and if the translation exists, it will download it and update all the texts in the UI. In order not to increase the app size, these translations are currently stored inside the STEEM blockchain (example). STEEM is amazing for translations, as SteemIt/ChainBB can be used as a UI to correct mistakes or add new translations.

Maybe hosting these translations on IPFS would be faster to load in most cases, but in the design of DTube I would rather use the blockchain for text, and only IPFS for ‘bigger files’.
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Turn everything you touch into gold!

Turn everything you touch into gold!

 

Hustling brings a dollar for today. Mastering you craft brings wealth for a lifetime. -Unknown

I think that’s a good balance too. Knowing that you need to work really hard in the initial phases of things, but knowing that not only will the work payoff in some ‘instant’ results, but also longer-term benefits.

Have you ever noticed those people who just don’t achieve much? Okay, wait. That’s a bad example. Let’s rather flip the situation around. Have you ever noticed those people who are just able to make anything a success. Anything they try, it just works for them. Well, this is the concept.

It’s about the mentality of taking what you’ve got, and making something great out of it.
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Animal Camouflage – how does it work?

Animal Camouflage - how does it work?

 

Although we as humans may often feel as if we want to camouflage ourselves and hide in a crowd, animals often have to camouflage themselves from their predators. Camouflage is mostly used for protection purposes, and it is an absolute wonderful sight to see animals blend into their environment.

In the wild it is often a very challenging task to stay alive. If an animal is small and slow, then it is quite possible that it might have difficulty to survive. Their predators are often larger and faster and this is where camouflage comes in. Animal species have evolved so much over time and developed in different ways that with each generation they camouflage themselves better. This is due to natural selection and we all know that is where only the strongest will survive.

Baby animals often have more patterns to camouflage themselves better. The young animals often needs to be left alone while the parents are out hunting for food and the young needs to be able to hide themselves from other predators.

Every season birds change their feathers to make them more adaptable to their environment. Often the color or the pattern on an animals allows them to blend in so perfectly with the environment.
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HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOGRAPHS OF DANGEROUS ANIMALS

HOW TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOGRAPHS OF DANGEROUS ANIMALS

 

For me, even though the capabilities of technology are incredible, it still can’t always produce the best results. The zoom feature on a camera is provided to give the effect of being closer to the subject being photographed. However, I believe that for the best results, actually being closer is better.

In my opinion, a photograph looks better when it was actually taken up close, rather than from far away with the camera lens adjusting the image to make it appear like it was closer. Others may have their own ideas about this, but that is how I feel about it

If you are able to understand exactly what is the “safe range” around a dangerous animal, then you can understand how close your camera can actually be. This will allow you to have to zoom much less, which may enhance the quality of your photographs.

Hopefully this answers the rest of those questions about how I get the photographic results that I do. I don’t consider myself to be a “photographer” and if I am, I’m an amateur. However, I think that each of us have the opportunity to take some amazing photos as we live our lives, so why not make them the best that we can?
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Steemit More Info 0.9.1 – Chrome Extension + Firefox Extension

Steemit More Info 0.9.1 - Chrome Extension + Firefox Extension

 

If you use steemit.com, you may have notice that it is lacking a lot of functionalities. That’s why you need to use tools like https://steemd.com/, https://steemdb.com/, https://steemstats.com/, https://www.steemnow.com/, … A lot of tools!

So why another tool???

Because this is a Chrome and Firefox extension that you install on your browser, and then all the informations you need will be available to you directly on steemit.com!

Please take into consideration that this is a new project that I just started, and the features are limited to just a few so far! I’m planning to add more and more features in the next versions. Every suggestion and idea is very much appreciated!
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eSteem server upgraded

eSteem server upgraded

 

This is short notice of recent upgrades on notifications, image upload and other services running behind the scenes.

These servers slowed down due to growth and increase in concurrent operations from eSteem.

To give you better mobile experience with eSteem, this weekend worked on server code to separate logic between notifications and other services. It will allows each service to grow separate from each other and eSteem to stay performant on backend. You probably will notice upload times and bookmarks, images, drafts faster than before as of today.

Next release of eSteem has also improvements for better usage and performance. Before we roll out upcoming release, we had to fix major hiccups so we can continue to scale and allow more users to enjoy their eSteem experience.
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Will The Concept of Jobs Be Obsolete In The Future?

Will The Concept of Jobs Be Obsolete In The Future?

 

One of the perks of being an intelligent species is that we can take the matter of evolution in our own hands. Both biological and of our civilisation.

From hunters and gatherers to the modern humans, our journey has been a long one and it has entailed countless evolutions of all the different aspects of our civilisation like, societal, economic, political, technological and so on.

Perhaps technological advancement has had the most profound and wide reaching impact on our species, catalysing major shifts just in the last few centuries alone, so much so that someone from 100 years ago, wouldn’t even recognise today’s world.

Well, it seems like we are on the cusp of yet another major shift as we begin to traverse deeper into the 21st century. And this one is about how we work. This shift in particular has always been happening, but this time, it might make it obsolete altogether.
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My 5 crypto picks for the next 12 months! #2 LBRY!

My 5 crypto picks for the next 12 months! #2 LBRY!

 
The full name of the currency is LBRY Credits, short for LBC.

There’s a quick video description on LBRY. Just thought I would add it in, because why not..

So from what I know so far, the concept is like a mix between Fiverr and Steemit. It relates to content creation, but you set your own prices. There are also less rules than the traditional sites, much like Steemit is compared to Facebook. Seems quite interesting.

I think the currency has quite a long way to go, but it shows great potential!
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Reputable Means Profitable: Blockchain Turns Human Value into Cash

Reputable Means Profitable: Blockchain Turns Human Value into Cash

 
Famous as a first mover was Steemit, a social network rewarding users in tokens for valued contributions, these being convertible to fiat. When the Blockchain startup scene emerged in an instant this year, creating value was the key motivation.

Being able to spread that value across as many potential users as possible was the driving force behind BMCHAIN’s move to create a Blockchain-based platform for monetizing practically anything a human being has to offer the world.

The profitability of Blockchain-powered goods and services is already well-known, and monetizing it has spawned a giant industry in record time.

The ways of doing so are endless, and generation of capital is a particular preoccupation of Blockchain businesses, investors and even regulators.
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How Sndbox Will Use Delegation Power – A Request

How Sndbox Will Use Delegation Power - A Request

 
Sndbox is a global incubator project striving to integrate STEEM and other blockchain resources into creative, organizational and entrepreneurial efforts.

Today, we will make a case for why we are requesting delegation power and how we would potentially use the support to achieve Steemit-oriented goals.

We believe that delegation support will accelerate our programming and impact in real-world communities.

In this post we will outline how we will effectively support goals of the community with both upvote power and Sndbox engagement.
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Steemit Wall: Multifeed for Steemit.com

Steemit Wall: Multifeed for Steemit.com

 
I met a former coworker a few days ago and while I was raving about steemit.com he was very enthusiastic about Vue.js and told me that I should definitely try it. I did.

Although I still have some problems here and there, it is very clear to me that Vue.js is what I expected Angular to be.

Angular was a bit to much for me at the time and I found Vue.js to be a much better startpoint in the field of reactive javascript frameworks. So, for everybody having a hard time with Angular, try Vue.js!

Start with creating a new html file and let the guide walk you through the basic concepts step by step.
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