What is a blockchain?

2018 is poised to be year when cryptocurrencies become mainstream. The original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, has entered the common jargon of the modern world last year as its valuation hit record a record high of nearly 20k USD/BTC, and stayed in the news as its valuation dropped to more reasonable levels. Ethereum is also gaining recognition

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For audiophiles only

Ever wondered what it’s like to put a pair of $55,000 headphones on and listening to your favorite tracks? This guy has experienced the Sennheiser Orpheus.

Gender bias?

An interesting article in the New Yorker raises the question: do gender stereotypes let some murderers get away with their crime(s)?

Good riddance to 2017

Welcome 2018. And as for the annus horribilis that was 2017, well, I’m perfectly happy to see the back of it. Honestly, it was just awful, despite a pleasant start with family. This year we’ve had one of the girls involved in a shockingly severe accident on her scooter, I have reportedly fought the mumps

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The best of Marty Feldman

Marty Feldman was not as well-known in North America as he was in the UK, and many here may think that his bulging eyes made him a bit of a one-trick comic but he was a comedy genius.

Seen in the Rideau Centre

Yes, that’s an Apple Store across the way from a MAC store.

At the Disney Store

The Disney Store at Rideau Centre, which as a parent I am contractually obligated to visit. They own pretty much 100% of the entertainment industry at this point, but I can’t help but notice how little stuff they have related to films and shows they did before 1990, which is a shame.

Brrrr

I know that Ottawa can be cold but ice *inside* a hotel window?

Haircuts for kids

If you’re going to get your child’s hair cut this is the place to do it! Chiquicuts on Clyde in Ottawa.

Dream final?

Oh boy, FIFA’s gone and done it again. Its own site proudly trumpets “Dramatic semis produce dream final“, and the article goes on to proclaim that a Japan-USA rematch is “the gold medal match fans the world over were hoping to see”. Well, it’s the final that FIFA was hoping to see, clearly. When you put

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