Jun 8, 2016
Distributed Ledger Technology doesn't have this problem. There is no need for a central data base. There is no need for reconciliation between what you tell someone and what is the truth. Processing, recording and auditing of sensitive financial information can be done better with block-chain technology than central databases. With Bitcoin now equal to 11.5 billion it is equal to approximated 1/4 of Canadian's current currency in circulation.
Most of us trust our banks to have the correct figures of our wealth. I guess I need to mention here that my bank had a different amount of contribution room left in my TFSA. Trusting antiquated technology for finding the truth can be costly. Who knows if this distributed Ledger Technology catches on maybe there is hope for open social networking software.
Dec 21, 2015
Our newly elected NDP government says we need to have 30% of our electricity generated from renewable resources by 2030 (right now we are at 9%) Currently only 1104+ households in Alberta have a grid-tie solar system and right now 10% is coming from wind and 0% from solar. Most rooftop solar systems, even though they are grid-tied, use their electricity on site. In Alberta the distribution and transmission fees cost 60% of your total electrical bill. So even though we can buy electricity for 7 cents / kwh by the time we get it to our door it costs us 18 cents / kwh. I for one am hoping that the Tesla powerwall makes rooftop solar financially more feasible for Albertans. Not having to pay for power line losses (5%) and other infrastructure costs will help Albertans be more green.
Nov 12, 2015
I downloaded Windows 10 and put it on a usb stick thinking I might have to do a fresh install. Who knew Microsoft now gives their OS away for free. Mind you with critical updates not working it can see why.