I think is was computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra who once said that human language was designed for making statements the nonsense of which is not obvious (and this is why human language will never be suitable for programming computers).
Back when I lived in a Chicago suburb, radio talk show host Steve Dahl would often joke about a ritzy country club there called "Cambrini on the Green." If you go there, "take lots of money and flash it around so you get better service."
This explanation makes it sound like blockchain not only depends on every human being having astronomical computing power, but astronomically increasing astronomical computing power. I'm also wondering how well this works in an environment where identity theft is rampant and cybersecurity is in such a state of decrepitude that even most CPUs in common use are compromised. Blockchain (whatever it is) is only of interest if it solves the problem of nonexistent cybersecurity—as opposed to depending on cybersecurity that we don't have.
I once read a physics book, intended for the general public, that tried to explain string theory. Blockchain seems to be in the same category.
(A) IN GENERAL.The term broadband internet access service means a mass-market retail service by wire or radio that provides the capability to transmit data to and receive data from all or substantially all internet endpoints, including any capabilities that are incidental to and enable the operation of the communications service, but excluding dial-up internet access service.
So they define "broadband" to include non-broadband. A few days ago I read something elsewhere about this technical mistake. I assume this is what they were referring to.
We often joke about Republicans and Democrats being equally idiotic. Hi-tech is one area where this is literally true.
Even if one disagrees with the prohibition of adult beverages, one has to have a certain amount of respect for those who got the 18th Amendment passed. At least they understood that, without an appropriate amendment, the federal government has no power to regulate consumable substances within any state.
Most of the time you will see management looking out for management and doing things that have the immediate impact of making management look good, but are or no benefit (usually a detriment) long term.
About a decade or two ago, I saw a remark in an electronics trade magazine that Intel's success was dependent on the ability of its engineers to override management.
The Dirty Mary Crazy Larry car chase ending was the most surprising I have ever seen. The first time I saw it I just sat there with my mouth open and thought What the heck just happened?
The DVD commentary explains why the movie has no musical soundtrack. They originally commissioned one; but what they got turned out to be something in cutesy Smokey-and-the-Bandit-style. This was completely out of character with the tone of the movie; so it was decided to just do without it. If they had kept the soundtrack, the ending would have been even more surprising.