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Joseph Lui commented on Joseph Lui's blog post The Next Killer App
"Interesting, Dan! I've always assumed it was a taxable asset with gains realized in a year or less taxed at your income tax bracket, and gains realized after a year treated as capital gains. Didn't realize the $600 limit. The real pain is…"
Mar 25
Mike King commented on Joseph Lui's blog post The Next Killer App
"@Nishi: I just read about that this morning on Bloomberg. The Bloomberg article went in to a bit more detail on how the capital gains would actually be…"
Mar 25
Daniel Nishimura commented on Joseph Lui's blog post The Next Killer App
"Looks like the IRS is going to treat BTC as taxable property: http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/25/technology/innovation/irs-bitcoin/index.html?source=yahoo_hosted"
Mar 25
Joseph Lui commented on Joseph Lui's blog post The Next Killer App
"Yeah, Mike, decentralization is inherent to most crypto architecture. Simply preventing merchants from accepting it though can be a real drag or even showstopper on adoption.  Fascinating article you posted... Windows XP will be end-of-life-d…"
Mar 24
Mike King commented on Joseph Lui's blog post The Next Killer App
"Authorities will only be able to regulate legal businesses in my opinion. I don't think any government has the means to regulate individual usage of BTC anymore than they have the ability to regulate usage of Bittorrent and all of the copyright…"
Mar 24
Joseph Lui commented on Joseph Lui's blog post The Next Killer App
"Thanks Dan!  Regarding regulation, the stereotypically authoritarian Russian government has banned BTC outright. The less authoritarian Chinese government has effectively strangled conversion between BTC and yuan, but still allows for its…"
Mar 23
Daniel Leuck commented on Joseph Lui's blog post The Next Killer App
"Great writeup! I agree that the single largest challenge is the seemingly inevitable association with criminality, and the likelihood that shortsighted politicians will react with stifling regulation."
Mar 23
Joseph Lui's blog post was featured

The Next Killer App

I was twirling the thought of Chaum's Protocol in my head, its intricacies filling the gaps between my synapses. Impressed by its cryptographic properties, I could not at the same time escape a nagging sensation in another part of my brain: DigiCash.... is ... tooooo..... faaaar... ahead...  of its...…See More
Mar 23
Joseph Lui posted a blog post

The Next Killer App

I was twirling the thought of Chaum's Protocol in my head, its intricacies filling the gaps between my synapses. Impressed by its cryptographic properties, I could not at the same time escape a nagging sensation in another part of my brain: DigiCash.... is ... tooooo..... faaaar... ahead...  of its...…See More
Mar 22
Joseph Lui commented on Daniel Nishimura's blog post Secure Your Digital Life
"Scaaaaaaaryyy"
Mar 19
Joseph Lui commented on Daniel Nishimura's blog post Secure Your Digital Life
"Good advice. It's amazing how people don't check for https anymore, and browsers don't make a big fuss pointing out non-encrypted sites anymore. It's also amazing how people might be cognizant of security on their desktop and…"
Mar 17
Joseph Lui commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Adobe Creative Cloud Experience - Alternatives?
"Groan~ The SASS subscription model is mutually beneficial to vendor and user when the software is subject to a lot of churn and maintenance, and/or if the SASS includes hosting. This move seems like a one-sided benefit for Adobe."
Mar 17
Joseph Lui commented on Kurt Olsen's blog post Kickstarter for The Amperage Pedal
"Best of luck!"
Mar 12
Joseph Lui and Michael Crouch are now friends
Mar 12
Joseph Lui commented on Kurt Olsen's blog post Kickstarter for The Amperage Pedal
"Your Kickstarter link is wrong..."
Mar 11
Joseph Lui commented on George Lee's blog post Empowering People
"Free food is a pretty powerful incentive. :) Throw some btc or xbr in for max incentive. :D"
Mar 7

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Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Web Application Architecture, Design, Development

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The Next Killer App

I was twirling the thought of Chaum's Protocol in my head, its intricacies filling the gaps between my synapses. Impressed by its cryptographic properties, I could not at the same time escape a nagging sensation in another part of my brain: DigiCash.... is ... tooooo..... faaaar... ahead...  of…

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Posted on March 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Six Sigma Web Servers

Many of you have heard of Six Sigma as a methodology (primarily for large organizations) for quality and process improvement. One early success story was that of Motorola in the early 2000s, who attributed $17 billion in savings due to…

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Posted on February 25, 2014 at 5:30pm

Node.js versus Rails Shootout

versus

I decided to hit 2014 running, and whipped up another shootout experiment; this time…

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Posted on January 4, 2014 at 3:30pm

SQL v. NoSQL Shootout in the Cloud

VERSUS

Ok, ok admittedly it's not really a "shootout". We all already know SQL-based data sources are generally less performant and less scalable than their NoSQL counterparts, but they are also generally more robust and…

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Posted on October 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

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