Deadpool, explained Deadpool is getting a sequel. That's impressive, given that the movie — which is led by an actor who hasn't had a box office smash since 2009 — earned a follow-up film before it was even released, and thus before it made a single penny on American soil. On the surface, it sounds like blazing insanity on Fox's part. Consensus 2016: Making Blockchain Real In May 2016, CoinDesk presented its 2nd annual blockchain technology summit, Consensus 2016, in collaboration with Digital Currency Group (DCG), the blockchain industry’s most active investor, and Coin Center, the industry’s leading public policy research and advocacy center. The sold out event defined what is "real" in blockchain technology and focused on how to mainstream real-world applications for consumers and enterprises alike. The 1,500 attendees featured professionals from leading industry startups, investment firms, financial services institutions, academic and policy groups. Receive updates on future CoinDesk events Lawrence H. Summers
Season 3 of Comedy Central's Broad City Makes You Wonder: Are Abbi and Ilana Starring in a Rom-Com? In an early scene of the new season of Broad City, premiering this week on Comedy Central, Ilana, carried away by her love for best friend, finds herself making a suggestion that is as awkward as it is totally appropriate. “Let’s get married!” she tells Abbi. The two have just had a series of traumatic experiences: Abbi has had a run-in with a runaway porta-potty, and Ilana has gotten stuck, via a magnetized bike chain, to the back of a delivery truck, and they’ve each been totally scared, and ... well, the context doesn’t really matter.
White Paper · ethereum/wiki Wiki A Next-Generation Smart Contract and Decentralized Application Platform Satoshi Nakamoto's development of Bitcoin in 2009 has often been hailed as a radical development in money and currency, being the first example of a digital asset which simultaneously has no backing or "intrinsic value" and no centralized issuer or controller. However, another, arguably more important, part of the Bitcoin experiment is the underlying blockchain technology as a tool of distributed consensus, and attention is rapidly starting to shift to this other aspect of Bitcoin. Table of Contents
After the Transgender Tipping Point Visibility is the currency we use to judge how much and whose lives are valued, but it's not everything. "What do we open ourselves, and our communities, up to when we seek out visibility?" activist, writer, and artist Reina Gossett has asked, concerning trangender lives in particular. "I feel it's urgent to think about what we risk losing when the state, and pop culture, seem to be inviting us in." She isn't placing blame; she's speaking of history. Gossett is an activist who works in the archives.
Decentralized Apps for Beginners - What is a dApp? What is a dApp? Decentralized apps are a new type of software program designed to exist on the Internet in a way that is not controlled by any single entity. Where bitcoin is a decentralized value exchange, a decentralized application aims to achieve functionality beyond transactions that exchange value.
how social media is making us all body positive Last week the internet was awash with stories about Topshop, and their really, really, ridiculously thin looking mannequins. Put off by their emaciated legs and thigh gap so wide you could drive a truck through it, Laura Berry took to Facebook to call the high street giant out. "Young women aspire to the somewhat cult image your store offers..." she wrote, "Yet not one mannequin in your store showed anything bigger than a size 6." 7 Cool Decentralized Apps Being Built on Ethereum Imagine a company or service that isn't controlled by any single individual, board or other central entity. Known as a decentralized application, or 'dapp' for short, the concept has been one of the more novel ideas to emerge from the blockchain community. Armed with self-executing smart contracts, proponents of the technology have envisioned ways to replace everything that today requires a centralized leadership, from businesses and services to governments.
a-brotally-depressing-example-of-how-bad-press-releases-spread-misinformation Science of Us has noted, on multiple occasions, that university press offices often publish inaccurate or overhyped press releases to try to gin up interest for new research findings, and that media outlets then pick up on these releases in an uncritical manner, exacerbating public misunderstanding about science. And now we have brotally depressing — but telling — example on our hands. I use that stupid pun because the stories in question are about, well, bros. Take the Washington Post’s headline: “Study: ‘Bromances’ may help buffer males against stress.” Or the Huffington Post’s: “Scientific Evidence Proves Bromances Are Good for Mens’ [sic] Health.”
untitled Ahead of tomorrow morning’s expected hard fork of the Ethereum network, the #2 cryptocurrency technology after Bitcoin itself is already attracting plenty of added attention this week. Coinbase CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong sounded off on the looming hard fork with a tweet: Aside from Coinbase star power, Ethereum is likely to benefit from a positive news cycle as a major $50,000 coder competition or “hackathon” focused around the technology launched this morning. depressing-study-finds-gender-stereotypes-havent-changed-since-the-1980s In the early 1980s, psychologists published a study examining the gender stereotypes held by American college students. Thirty years later, a different team of psychologists was curious: So much has changed since then. How have young people’s ideas about gender changed along with the times? The depressing answer: They haven’t. The new study, published online this week in the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly, found that the college students they studied in 2014 “perceive strong differences between men and women on stereotype components today, as they did in the past.” Despite all that’s changed — for example, women now make up 47 percent of the workforce, compared to 38 percent in the 1980s — gender stereotypes have held steady for three decades.