Verisign is the sole-source supplier of .com domain names at the wholesale level, giving them an effective monopoly. When you register or renew a domain name through your registrar, such as GoDaddy or NetworkSolutions, $7.85 of your registration or renewal payment goes to Verisign. The actual cost to Verisign to provide the expensive infrastructure and the management of the registry has…
We’ve been talking about electric cars and renewable energy sources for decades, and the volume of that conversation (and number of participants) has grown dramatically in the last decade. Chances are good most people in your circle could name at least one fully electric or hybrid electric car coming from the major auto manufacturers.
The names likely to come to mind include the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, and of course the company and car that injected the momentum into the electric car industry — the Tesla Models (S/X/3).
Not likely, though, that they’ll mention names like Evelozcity, Karma Automotive, Fisker…
There’s a short application form, a €100 (£84) fee, and with a few clicks of a button you could be a digital resident of a country you’ve never set foot in.
Estonia’s e-residency initiative — offering foreigners the chance to base their business and finances digitally in the tiny Baltic state — is proving as easy as it is popular.
With just 1.3 million citizens Estonia is a small country. Of that number only 650,000 citizens are of working age, a figure expected to plummet in the next decade due to an ageing population and emigration.
And while e-residents are…
There is a lot of confusion about this newfangled idea called cryptocurrency. A lot of people consider it a scam while others believe. Well, the same was said about the banknote 160 years ago when it was introduced by Abraham Lincoln. He figured people were tired of carrying coins everywhere so he authorized a piece of paper with some ink on to be worth the same as the coin. It took a while, but it was eventually accepted as merchants accepted as payment. …
I was recently invited to the Beta of Google Drive File Stream feature. It seems to be a direct response to Dropbox’s Smart Sync feature (formerly Project Infinite).
What is it about? It’s the ability to sync a folder to the cloud, then disconnect it thus having your data in the cloud but not stored locally. You can access it as if it’s local, but take up little to no space on your hard drive.
It’s basically the Pied Piper technique.
I’ve always been fascinated by different type of cloud storage and advocating for how files should behave as if…
I had an interesting discussion with a good friend the other day. It started with a simple comment: “I feel like we can only choose to join a community that we like, because collective action of a group of people in the same geographical area is the same.”
“Human community is actually like nature, everyone thinks they are an individual, but collectively, they actually find ways to make one common thing.” …
I recently achieved 775 milliseconds to 0.9 seconds load time for Emily Labs’ corporate site. It’s super optimized for security and speed.
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The server is in central US, and I load the website from Vietnam. It’s near instant!
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