The mysterious creator of bitcoin revealed

from The Telegraph

Bitcoin, the very popular digital currency used internationally between individuals and businesses, has always had its origins clouded in mystery. The creators of bitcoin were not some large corporation like IBM or Intel.   They were a loose nit, secretive group of tech geeks from all over the world.  Each contributed their own piece of code to the project, refining and revising and perfecting the code until it became the phenomena we know today.  But the group was so secretive members did not even use real names to address each other. The founder/creator of the source code Satoshi Nakamoto has remained a mystery until today.

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DC Rebirth brings the death of Superman

Hollywood Reporter


Look’s like DC’s new Rebirth will be the end of a New 52 character. The rebooted Superman is getting the boot. According to Hollywood Reporter, in the current issue of Superman (no.51) the man of tomorrow learns he is dying. There had been some speculation that this might be happening. The last run of Superman issues entitled “Truth” (which I have not followed cause I kinda never liked this new Superman) has the hero loose his powers and regain them in a rather unorthodox way.

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Fans petition for and against Snyder


Director: Zack Snyder (left) on set with Batman/Bruce Wayne: Ben Affleck (right).
Director: Zack Snyder (left) on set with Batman/Bruce Wayne: Ben Affleck (right).

The rage over the financially successful, but critically bankrupt Batman v Superman has reached lol territory.  According to Newsarama, audiences who loved and hated the superhero movie have started a petition for and against  director Zack Snyder.

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DC Rebirth taped event


Things are a changin’ at DC Comics.  Now that they have settled in their new Burbank location, Dan Dido and Jim Lee are beginning to address the problems the comic book publisher has had since the New 52 reboot.

Those problems have been well documented by  Newsarama and yours truly since the debut of the altered story lines.   DC tried and failed to some expect with Convergence last summer.  But if at first you don’t succeed try, try again.

Expect more in depth analysis soon…


My take: The plight of the white working class

Trump rally

An interesting thing is happening on the conservative right in the era of Trump. Conservatism and its ideology are under attack, but not from the left but from the right. The establishment that promotes trade, tax cuts for the rich, gutting the social safety net in order to save it and more military spending is being rejected from the body politic like an organ after a failed transplant.

Trump has decided we are not touching social security, Medicaid and Medicare, he rejects George Bush and the wars in the middle east, he is pro Planned Parenthood (but against abortion), he wants to start a trade war with China and Mexico, he wants to raise taxes on the rich (although exactly how that happens is debatable).   And guess what? He’s winning.  And, after today, Donald J Trump is likely to be the Republican nominee.

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The Herpes Alzheimer’s link

pic of Alzheimer’s in the brain

A number of scientist, doctors and experts in dementia, are sounding the alarm that the Alzheimer’s disease may be caused by herpes virus.

The worldwide team of 31 senior scientists and clinicians, which include specialists from Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Manchester Universities and Imperial College, have written an editorial which suggests that microbes are the major cause of dementia.

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