Bitcoin terminology explained by aantonop

The following terms explained by Andreas Antonopoulos: private / public keys, hash functions, elliptic curve, addresses, and signatures. How can you create an address offline? How does the Bitcoin network “find out” about the address?

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in Bitcoin. He is the author of “Mastering Bitcoin,” “The Internet of Money” series, and “Mastering Ethereum.”

Teza socialistului Igor Dodon despre capitalism!

       Odată cu apariția în atenția publicului larg suspiciuni legate de plagiere a tezei de doctor a economistului Igor Dodon, care după cariera sa economică fulminantă (de la diferite poziții în cadrul Bursei de Valori a Moldovei, ajungând în poziția de Ministru al Economiei) a luat-o pe drumul politicii cu viziuni socialiste, cu care de altfel, ajunge președintele ales al Republicii Moldova, să tragem o privire asupra lucrării sale de doctor în economie.
După cum ne arată titlul lucrării dlui Igor Dodon, leaderul socialiștilor și-a luat titlu de doctor pe o temă destul de capitalistă pe care o promova pentru implementare la nivel național – “Managementul tranzacțiilor cu titluri financiare derivate și implementarea acestora în Republica Moldova“, 2002, după cum a menționat și însuși autorul – “o temă foarte serioasă”. Materialul complet îl găsiți aici.
Câteva notițe asupra lucrării: (more…)

Emergence of the culture. Lesson to Moldova

Or how the culture interacts …

Axelrod’s Model

Similar regions emerge, but then you get multiple cultures, and then the boundaries between those cultures are thick. The reason they are thick is that if were not thick, people would interact across those cultures and they would become similar.

So, thick boundaries: people near each other will either be exactly the same or differ by a lot.

If the people interact across these cultures the boundaries disappear.

How Culture Varies and where Moldova is?!

The research is made by The World Values Survey which is a global research project that explores people’s values and beliefs, how they change over time and what social and political impact they have.

There are two major dimensions of cross cultural variation in the world:
1) Traditional values versus Secular-rational values and
2) Survival values versus Self-expression values.

Traditional values emphasize the importance of religion, parent-child ties, deference to authority and traditional family values. People who embrace these values also reject divorce, abortion, euthanasia and suicide. These societies have high levels of national pride and a nationalistic outlook.
Secular-rational values have the opposite preferences to the traditional values. These societies place less emphasis on religion, traditional family values and authority. Divorce, abortion, euthanasia and suicide are seen as relatively acceptable. Industrialization tends to bring a shift from traditional values to secular-rational ones.
Survival values place emphasis on economic and physical security. It is linked with a relatively ethnocentric outlook and low levels of trust and tolerance.
Self-expression values give high priority to environmental protection, growing tolerance of foreigners, gays and lesbians and gender equality, and rising demands for participation in decision-making in economic and political life.

Life satisfaction and GDP? sau Aduc banii fericirea?

Cum influenţează banii fericirea? Influenţează creşterea economică sau un PIB mai mare fericirea?

Higher GDP, higher growth give us happines?

Life satisfaction

Odată ce ridici oamenii de sub nivelul sărăcii, aceasta îi face fericiţi.

Odată ce sunt bogaţi, mai bogaţi nu are acelaşi efect.

Lifting people out of poverty, clearly makes the people happy.

When you already rich, a little more doesn’t make you happy so much.