Microsoft Now Accepts Bitcoin

Saturday, 13. December 2014 9:47 | Author:

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Microsoft, the famous multinational corporation that powers much of the world’s computing infrastructure with its Windows OS, now accepts Bitcoin online for its digital products. Microsoft users, in America only for now, can even fund their Microsoft/Windows Live or XBox Live accounts using Bitcoin, at the current exchange rate. Once Microsoft’s Bitcoin acceptance is at 100%, businesses and end users alike can pay for services such as Azure or even Windows Phone apps.
Once Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin worldwide, the frictionless transactions will truly begin to flow. With $86.63 b in annual revenue and $172.38 b in total assets, Microsoft is the new largest company in the world to accept Bitcoin. Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates has previously admitted that “Bitcoin Technology is key.”

Source: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/microsoft-now-accepts-bitcoin-bitpay/

Microsoft has started to accept Bitcoin payments, allowing customers to buy apps, games and videos from online stores with the crypto-currency.
The new feature, which was quietly added to its website last night, has been enabled by a partnership with payment processing startup BitPay.
Customers can now use Bitcoin to add money to their Microsoft account, but not use it to pay for goods directly. Once you add money to your Microsoft account you can use it to buy apps, games and other digital content from the Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music and Xbox Video stores.
“Most Bitcoin transactions should process immediately. If it doesn’t, please wait up to two hours for the transaction to complete before contacting support,” says a support page on Bitcoin on Microsoft’s website. “Money added to your Microsoft account using Bitcoin cannot be refunded, so make sure to review your transaction before paying with your digital wallet.”
Currently the feature is limited to the US, and those customers here in the UK are not able to add funds to their account with a Bitcoin payment.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11286998/Tech-giant-Microsoft-accepts-Bitcoin-payments.html

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Acoustic Two

Friday, 28. November 2014 0:34 | Author:

My second all acoustic beat:

All live instruments, no sampling.

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Acoustic One – my very first acoustic beat

Friday, 21. November 2014 23:36 | Author:

Here it is. It sounds crappy. The mics are bad. The piano needs tuning. I need practice.
But it’s a dream come true: my first all acoustic beat! No editing, no sampling, nu cuts, just me playing all the instruments live. I’m uploading this as a try out. I want to perfect the studio and the recording quality, and then make all acoustic beats. The picture is the Roland VS-1680 I used to record the tracks.

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Careful with these videos now!

Monday, 17. November 2014 2:38 | Author:

UPDATE: HMMM BOTH VIDEOS “REMOVED BY USER”?

This seems legit and will fire up most viewers:

“SYRIA! SYRIAN HERO BOY rescue girl in shootout”

And yet it’s all FAKE:

The Syrian ‘hero boy’ video was faked by Norwegian film crew…:

CAREFUL WITH THESE VIDEOS NOW

A video that appeared to show a young Syrian boy running through sniper fire to rescue a young girl is a fake, it has emerged.
The boy was hailed a hero after the one-minute clip, thought to be filmed in Yabroud, a countryside town 50 miles from Damascus, was posted online earlier this week.
But a group of Norwegian filmmakers have today revealed that the footage was in fact shot on location in Malta using professional actors.

Millions of YouTube viewers have been captivated by the ‘Syrian hero boy’ who manages to rescue a little girl while under gunfire. Now a group of Norwegian filmmakers have told BBC Trending they are behind it. They say it was filmed on location in Malta this summer with the intention of being presented as real.

Lars Klevberg, a 34-year-old film director based in Oslo, wrote a script after watching news coverage of the conflict in Syria. He says he deliberately presented the film as reality in order to generate a discussion about children in conflict zones.

“If I could make a film and pretend it was real, people would share it and react with hope,” he said. “We shot it in Malta in May this year on a set that was used for other famous movies like Troy and Gladiator,” Klevberg said. “The little boy and girl are professional actors from Malta. The voices in the background are Syrian refugees living in Malta.”

Were they comfortable making a film that potentially deceived millions of people? “I was not uncomfortable,” Klevberg said. “By publishing a clip that could appear to be authentic we hoped to take advantage of a tool that’s often used in war; make a video that claims to be real. We wanted to see if the film would get attention and spur debate, first and foremost about children and war. We also wanted to see how the media would respond to such a video.”

In fact the film received funding from the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) and the Audio and Visual Fund from Arts Council Norway in October 2013. The filmmakers say their application for funding made clear they wanted to upload the film to the internet without making it obvious it was real or fiction. They also claim that those who financed it were aware of, and supported, these intentions.
“The children surviving gunshots was supposed to send small clues that it was not real,” said producer John Einar Hagen. “We had long discussions with the film’s financiers about the ethics around making a film like this.”

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The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic

Sunday, 16. November 2014 16:11 | Author:

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Wheat harvest protocol in the United States is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields as withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest

Pre-harvest application of the herbicide Roundup or other herbicides containing the deadly active ingredient glyphosate to wheat and barley as a desiccant was suggested as early as 1980. It has since become routine over the past 15 years and is used as a drying agent 7-10 days before harvest within the conventional farming community.

Here’s what wheat farmer Keith Lewis has to say about the practice:

I have been a wheat farmer for 50 yrs and one wheat production practice that is very common is applying the herbicide Roundup (glyposate) just prior to harvest. Roundup is licensed for preharvest weed control. Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup claims that application to plants at over 30% kernel moisture result in roundup uptake by the plant into the kernels. Farmers like this practice because Roundup kills the wheat plant allowing an earlier harvest. A wheat field often ripens unevenly, thus applying Roundup preharvest evens up the greener parts of the field with the more mature. The result is on the less mature areas Roundup is translocated into the kernels and eventually harvested as such. This practice is not licensed. Farmers mistakenly call it “dessication.” Consumers eating products made from wheat flour are undoubtedly consuming minute amounts of Roundup. An interesting aside, malt barley which is made into beer is not acceptable in the marketplace if it has been sprayed with preharvest Roundup. Lentils and peas are not accepted in the market place if it was sprayed with preharvest roundup….. but wheat is ok.. This farming practice greatly concerns me and it should further concern consumers of wheat products.

Roundup significantly disrupts the functioning of beneficial bacteria in the gut and contributes to permeability of the intestinal wall and consequent expression of autoimmune disease symptoms.

Read the full story: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/real-reason-for-toxic-wheat-its-not-gluten/

Thanks for bringing this up: https://twitter.com/LorieMeacham

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Mr. Memoir & Drico – Rendezvous

Thursday, 6. November 2014 19:57 | Author:

Introducing the first collaboration from vocalist Mr. Memoir & producer Drico, working towards their upcoming EP ‘The Turn’

And no, the white guy is the vocalist :-)

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Breez

Sunday, 26. October 2014 1:37 | Author:

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