Rik's Ramblings

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Star Wars Exhibit - Stunning Revelation

Hey, I really enjoyed the Star Wars exhibition at The Tech Museum in San Jose recently.

But I have to say, the thing that gave me the biggest kick, was discovering that the Six Million Dollar Man was the guy driving the landspeeder around Tatooine.

Steve Austin on Tatooine

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Inventor of bitcoin denies being inventor of bitcoin

Given That Bitcoin Is A Thing Of Value It Was Always Going To Be Taxed As A Thing Of Value

I've been wondering for a while exactly when the IRS would realized there is revenue to be made from this Bitcoin thing.

In fact I suggested a couple of weeks back that Satoshi Nakamoto mainly needs to deny being inventor, to keep the IRS off his back.  He has $600million worth of Bitcoin to liquidate and won't want to pay half the value to the government.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

10 Beautiful and Affordable Places to Retire Abroad

10 Beautiful and Affordable Places to Retire Abroad

Well, well, well.  Looky here.  Belize.

Best Places to Retire 2012

Awesome, California came in their top ten ... but wait a minute, this is bullshit! In their other list of toughest states to retire in California came in second. Can't be both top ten and bottom ten!!

But this is an AARP list.  They probably have dementia and forgot.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Getting Started with Spark Core

Vimeo Video

I really need to get started!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

You Get The Boss You Deserve

"never forget that your boss and you are mutually dependent on one another. He needs your support to succeed ..."

Some good points in this article.

Of course, it's easier to manage your boss when :
  1. you know they like you already, and
  2. your company is in the "hiring" not "firing" phase.  When your worried about loosing your job, you're less likely to speak-up.