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Jonathan Overend: Davis Cup review must not paper over cra Decoding the Enigma of Satoshi Nakamoto and the Birth of Bitcoin Photo It is one of the great mysteries of the digital age. The hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive creator of Bitcoin, has captivated even those who think the virtual currency is some sort of online Ponzi scheme. A legend has emerged from a jumble of facts: Someone using the name Satoshi Nakamoto released the software for Bitcoin in early 2009 and communicated with the nascent currency’s users via email — but never by phone or in person. Then, in 2011, just as the technology began to attract wider attention, the emails stopped. Over the last year, as I worked on a book about the history of Bitcoin, it was hard to avoid being drawn in by the almost mystical riddle of Satoshi Nakamoto’s identity. This video is not currently supported on your browser. Continue reading the main story Video Many in the Bitcoin community told me that, in deference to the Bitcoin creator’s clear desire for privacy, they didn’t want to see the wizard unmasked. Mr. At that event, Mr. But Mr. Mr. After Mr. Mr.

The Embedded Librarian | Exploring New, Embedded Roles for Librarians in Organizations of All Types Andy Murray ( | The Official Andy Murray Website The Machiavelli of Maryland: adviser to presidents, prime ministers – and the Dalai Lama | Thomas Meaney People contact Edward Luttwak with unusual requests. The prime minister of Kazakhstan wants to find a way to remove ethnic Russians from a city on his northern border; a major Asian government wants a plan to train its new intelligence services; an Italian chemical company wants help settling an asbestos lawsuit with a local commune; a citizens’ group in Tonga wants to scare away Japanese dolphin poachers from its shores; the London Review of Books wants a piece on the Armenian genocide; a woman is having a custody battle over her children in Washington DC – can Luttwak “reason” with her husband? And that is just in the last 12 months. Luttwak is a self-proclaimed “grand strategist”, who makes a healthy living dispensing his insights around the globe. Luttwak believes that the logic of strategy contains truths that apply to all times and places. But his work is not limited to armchair theorising. But only in America was the career of Edward Luttwak possible. “I want them today.”

Surviving Cataloging Class Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Tracy Wasserman Many LIS students dread cataloging/classification class, a required course in some library schools. I found the class piqued my interest enough to take advanced cataloging/classification, a road travelled by few judging by the small class size. First, I believe cataloging/classification is an integral part of the value of librarians to society, as there is more information to organize than ever before. Use online cataloging tools: Understanding MARC fields and the RDA cataloging code can be a lot easier with the online help tools published and maintained by the Library of Congress. *Introverts—Vocational guidance (May Subd Geog)Here are other subject heading finds:*Boating with cats*Cattle – Housing – Odor Control*One-leg resting position*Plants – Effect of prayer on For more cataloging humor, read Radical Cataloging: Essays at the Front edited by K.R. Like this: Like Loading...

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