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Derek has given up Time Travel.
Derek has given up Time Travel.

Derek has given up Time Travel.

Derek has given up Time Travels for reasons of practical expedience and to devote more time to a particularly important project. Episode #1 of an intermittent series on Surrealism, Technology, and Science.


MyCryptoOutlook2022: How DOGE will become the single most important Cryptocurrency for a day or two

22 Jan 2022 4 minute read 1 comment Hubert Huzzah

  Why have a title all about DOGE and then start talking about NFTs straight away: is there something going on? The reality of NFTs is that they are incredibly open to criticism because they are incredibly open to misuse. An NFT - Non Fungible Token...

Non Fungible Tokens and Art Forgeries

23 Nov 2021 5 minute read 0 comments Hubert Huzzah

  Have you ever stopped and wondered if that shiny new Non Fungible Token is worth it? Not,  "Will that shiny new NFT will make money?", nor, "Is that shiny new NFT a good investment?" but "Is it worth it?". The question of value for an NFT has two p...

The Role of Culture in Cryptocurrencies.

16 Nov 2021 9 minute read 0 comments Hubert Huzzah

  Shariah is a prescriptive system based on the values, ethos, and principles communicated from a Lawgiving Deity to humankind. There is no obstacle to an Unbeliever understanding what those values, ethos and principles are. Embracing them as the tru...

Dereks Time Travel Note Books: VII The Structure Of Data Is Not The Same As The Metrics Of Data

19 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Hubert Huzzah

  Demonstrating the importance of visualising data is difficult in a digital world. For a variety of reasons. There are people who suppose that graphs, charts, tables and diagrams are just pictures. These are people who suppose that statistics and me...

Derek Takes Up Time Travel: A Foreword.

6 Oct 2021 7 minute read 0 comments Hubert Huzzah

Derek sometimes wrote essays about things that seemed tangential, but were germane to his obsessive commitment to Time Travel. Sometimes the words bordered onto fiction: The concept of electromagnetic waves, first proposed in 1864, was met with scept...

Derek Really Has Given Up Time Travel.

26 Sep 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Hubert Huzzah

Derek claimed to be quoting someone when he wrote, "The Very Powerful and the Very Stupid have it in common that they alter facts to fit their viewpoint. That is a problem when you are a fact that needs altering." It may have been someone important,...

Dereks Time Travel Note Books: VI A Short Surprise Robbery.

25 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Hubert Huzzah

Derek made some notes on a problem he thought relevant to Cryptocurrency Investors. The problem is that Cryptocurrencies fluctuate in value. A perennial worry is such things as the theft of Cryptocurrency and market crashes. Which amount to the same...

Dereks Time Travel Note Books: V The Trolley Problem and Metanarrative.

24 Sep 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Hubert Huzzah

Derek liked to go down the Pub. Drink Beer. Smoke fags. Talk shite. In 2020, when he first entered that Caravan in Wales, Derek spent quite a while considering the ethical problems of Blockchains and Time Travel. One of his favourite problems was tha...

Dereks Time Travel Note Books: IV Prisoners' Dilemmas With The Grandparent Paradox

23 Sep 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Hubert Huzzah

Time Travellers Diaries are confusion. You might read a Diary linearly from the first to the last of a month in a year. Only later does it occur to you that actual sequence of events was 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13... not 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,... - the key wit...

Dereks Time Travel Note Books: III Zero Knowledge Proof Paradoxes

21 Sep 2021 4 minute read 0 comments Hubert Huzzah

For reasons not entirely clear, Derek had a rake of notes about Zero Knowledge Proofs. The notes began in the 1986 Diary, in January, and ended in the 1987 Diary in December. January 1st 1986 read as follows: A Zero Knowledge Proof has three strict r...