Disney+ Hotstar VIP releases the trailer of OK Computer , India’s first-ever sci-fi comedy series starring Radhika Apte, Jackie Shroff and Vijay Varma. Helmed by Anand Gandhi, Pooja Shetty, and Neil Pagedar, the 6-episode series presents a near future where for the first time the Homo-Sapiens meet the Robo-Sapiens. The year is 2031. On a quiet, smoggy night in a quaint coastal town in North Goa, when a self-driving taxi crashes into a human pedestrian, killing him instantaneously, a vexing question presents itself to the authorities - who is to blame? Is it the CEO of the taxi company? Or the supervising programmer on the night shift? Or could it be the car itself? While the law scrambles to ascertain culpability, cyber cell agent Hari Kundu (played by Vijay Varma in fine form) discovers that this was no accident, it was a premeditated murder, only to be counter questioned by the feisty Laksmi (played by Radhika Apte) who leads a private organization for … [Read more...] about Disney+ Hotstar Releases Trailer Of OK Computer, India’s First-Ever Sci-Fi Comedy Series Starring Radhika Apte
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Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong once tried to recruit help in building the crypto trading platform now worth $60 billion—but was batted aside. In a comment posted to the HackerNews forum in 2012, Armstrong, posting via an anonymous throwaway account, detailed an "awesome prototype" he was working on that he thought "has a good shot at changing the world." He said he believed credit card fees to be too high, and that in the coming years the solution would prove to be digital currency "like Bitcoin or some derivative of it." "Digital currencies show some early promise but are way too difficult to use for normal people. To me this is an opportunity, and I'm in a position to start laying the groundwork for this new platform." Armstrong's suggestion was largely dismissed. One user wrote: "I'm gonna call it right now: bad idea." Another said: "Because Bitcoin worked out so well. Have fun with that, dude." Others doubted the future of cryptocurrencies more widely. Armstrong's idea … [Read more...] about Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Told Platform ‘Bad Idea’ in 2012. It’s Now Worth $60bn
The price of meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin may continue to rise and could eventually hit $1, its creator and co-founder Billy Markus has said. The one-dollar mark has long been the aim of some members of the Dogecoin community on Reddit , and is becoming a real possibility as this week the price shot up from around $0.13 Thursday morning to around $0.29 Friday morning. At the time of writing, a single dogecoin was worth $0.25, up more than 80 percent in the past 24 hours according to CoinMarkCap data. It was not entirely clear what sparked the surge, but the cryptocurrency was mentioned online this week by some high-profile users, including tech billionaire Elon Musk , the "Wolf of Wall Street" stock trader Jordan Belfort and meat snack company Slim Jim. The boost also came as cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase became the first of its kind to go public in the U.S., shining a spotlight on the fintech industry. Markus, who founded Dogecoin with fellow software … [Read more...] about Will Dogecoin Hit $1? Creator Billy Markus on How It’s Possible As Price Goes Up
Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has made global headlines after soaring in value on the back of its stock market debut on Wednesday. Co-founder Brian Armstrong told CNBC he hoped the event would be seen as "a landmark moment for the crypto space." Coinbase shares closed at $328 after its first day of trading, giving the company a valuation of more than $85 billion. The news has spurred an increased interest in digital currency, and more specifically in what it means to mine cryptocurrency, as Google search data shows. In the most basic terms, cryptocurrency mining means using a computer to create new cryptocurrency coins, such as bitcoin . To mine bitcoin, one needs to download the free bitcoin software. It very quickly gets complicated after that. What actually happens during bitcoin mining is that a computer performs mathematical calculations to solve number puzzles. By solving these puzzles, the computer helps keep the entire Bitcoin network up and … [Read more...] about Mining Cryptocurrency Explained After Coinbase’s ‘Landmark’ Nasdaq Debut
I. It’s 1995, and I’m in seventh-grade keyboarding class. The school computer lab has clunky greige Apple computers loaded with Mavis Beacon software. We dutifully practice placing our fingers on the “home row”: the left hand on ASDF , right on JKL; . We practice typing short words, then sentences, aiming for accuracy and speed while keeping those fingers on the home row. This goes on once a week for three months. The class is easy. I get a decent grade. Then we switch to Health class, which is much more exciting because it talks about s-e-x. Because it’s 1995, health class spends a lot of time teaching about contraceptive foam and the sponge. Neither the sponge nor the home row method will serve me in my adult life. II. It’s the week that vaccines become available to New Yorkers age 30+, and I’m venting to friends in a group chat that I haven’t been able to book an appointment online yet. “That’s because Katie is probably typing in that she lives in BROKOLYN NWE … [Read more...] about Why Am I Sp Bad At Typign?