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The Illusion of Scale in Segregated Witness

Money gains value through use. As a limited quantity of money chases a set value of wealth, we see the price increase linearly with the velocity of the system. The more use, the higher the price. Likewise, as use cases are limited we can expect a decline in price. This effect can be coupled together with scarcity. 

The Impact of Internet Intermediary Liability

To consider look at the effects of legal liability as it pertains to Internet Intermediaries. Such examples would include defamation and copyright violations on ISP's where a subscriber has breached their legal obligations as well as the hosting of illicit materials (such as child porn).

The Irrationality Defense of Paternalism

In this paper, we investigate the challenges associated with the competing approaches of utility theory and behavioural economics. It has been become commonplace to argue that humans act irrationally. This fallacious argument provides the foundation for paternalism. The fallacy of course is the error in determining objective value and absolute measures of rationality.

The Odyssey: An Endless Story of Reaching Home

In Ulysses, we see a strong empathy and sense of duty but at times seems to develop a coldness and indifference to others outside of his desired goal. While this could create a less human character and not endearing, the paradoxical nature of his responses to those he seems to love or care for creates a more human portrayal.

The Philosophy of Time

Einstein noted that time is relative while considering the perspectives of different observers. However, I argue that it is mathematically possible to have a more Newtonian concept of time. While the perception of time differs for each individual, the underlying time related to the universe as a whole can be modelled mathematically as an individual concept.

The Scene and the Unseen

In this paper, I argue that the original Antigone is of Sophocles promoted strong powerful woman, not in Antigone but her sister, Ismene. It can be argued that power comes from radical change but equally, the stronger position can be the person who stands like a rock against the Tempest and refuses to act childish and irrational

There’s Nothing but Data Out There

In this article, we are going to step away from the present and try for a moment to think forward into the world of 2020, 2030 and beyond. This is a world of data. It is a world where little more than data matters. We have moved to a world where we print the items we need, that has hologramatic images of people delivered to us, that delivers all we need and which relies on data form everything.

Those Who Are Left Behind

The creation of human capital is a crucial concern in both public policy and moral thought. Ensuring that our youth gain the necessary intellectual tools to be able to reason, to understand and comprehend ideas even when they disagree with them is an essential part of building a strong and vibrant society. 

Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterised through the expression of extreme anxiety and was introduced into the DSM-III-R (APA, 1980). Vilazodone, researched by Zareifopoulosm and Dylja (2017) has been recognised as a possible treatment for GAD. This paper investigates alternative treatments including CBT that provide the ability to treat GAD without the requirement for drugs and provide suitable long-term benefits must be considered alongside the side effects of drug-based treatments. 

Turing Complete Bitcoin Script White Paper

Bitcoin scripts currently do not enable loops. Therefore, they are commonly considered to be not Turing Complete. This limits the types of algorithms the Bitcoin scripts can execute to linear or tree-like instructions.

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