Home » Posts tagged "money"

Steam 停止使用 Bitcoin 購買遊戲

Steam 宣佈停止使用 Bitcoin 購買遊戲:「Steam is no longer supporting Bitcoin」。

官方提到的原因是因為交易費用太高 (雖然是讓使用者付):

In the past few months we've seen an increase in the volatility in the value of Bitcoin and a significant increase in the fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network. For example, transaction fees that are charged to the customer by the Bitcoin network have skyrocketed this year, topping out at close to $20 a transaction last week (compared to roughly $0.20 when we initially enabled Bitcoin).

另外一個原因是波動問題:

Historically, the value of Bitcoin has been volatile, but the degree of volatility has become extreme in the last few months, losing as much as 25% in value over a period of days.

所以這樣推測,Steam 不是直接換成法幣?我記得他們合作的交易所 (BitPay) 可以馬上換成法幣...

新墨西哥州禁止因為學童付不起營養午餐,就要求他們以勞力付出

禁止這類變相的羞辱行為:「New Mexico Outlaws School ‘Lunch Shaming’」。

In some schools, children are forced to clean cafeteria tables in front of their peers to pay the debt. Other schools require cafeteria workers to take a child’s hot food and throw it in the trash if he doesn’t have the money to pay for it.

法案包括了所有有接受補助的學校:

On Thursday, Gov. Susana Martinez signed the Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights, which directs schools to work with parents to pay their debts or sign up for federal meal assistance and puts an end to practices meant to embarrass children. It applies to public, private and religious schools that receive federal subsidies for students’ breakfasts and lunches.

Stack Overflow 做的 Developer Survey 2016

Stack Overflow 對開發者發問卷後把結果整理出來了:「Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016 Results」,約 56k 個樣本數:

This year, 56,033 coders in 173 countries answered the call.

整個問卷分成五塊區域:Overview、Developer Profile、Technology、Work、Community,其中 Overview 的部份是給時間不多的人看的,整理了一些比較特別或是有趣的重點:

Most developers prefer dogs to cats. (But not developers in Germany.)

(唔?)

要注意的是,問卷只有英文版本,所以這份問卷明顯對於英文非母語的開發者會有比較低的填寫意願,會造成統計偏差問題,所以在讀之前要注意到:

Surveys aren’t perfect. While our large sample size helps offset some biases, it’s still biased against devs who don't speak English, or who don't like taking English-language surveys.

另外是有女性對這份問卷表示不滿:「Stack Overflow’s developer survey analysis hurts women」,尤其是 Stack Overflow 標示了只有 5.8% 的女性,這會導致女性樣本數在答案細分族群時的統計偏差的問題會很嚴重。

另外這篇文章的作者也對 Stack Overflow 裡的結論很不滿意。

回到原來文章,有些東西還蠻有趣的:

其中 Salary 這段應該是很多人都有動力去讀一讀了解的,裡面還包括了各地區與麥當勞的大麥克指數的相對數值分析,讓你有個參考值可以感覺。

中國富豪搬移財產的方法

中國因為一年只讓國民帶五萬美金出國,於是中國的富豪就想到各種方法搬移財產,其中 Boing Boing 介紹的這個方法真的頗棒的 XDDD:「Chinese millionaire sues himself through an offshore shell company to beat currency export controls」。

先成立一家空殼公司,然後再用空殼公司告自己的公司,藉由法院的賠償程序,避開了個人財產的轉移限制:

But there's a better way: for a small sum, you can just set up an offshore shell company, direct it to sue a Chinese company you own, throw the lawsuit, and then, oh well, I guess there's nothing for it but to send a bunch of cash to your shell company, exempted from export controls, in the form of court-ordered damages.

這方法 XDDD

WordPress.com 支援 Bitcoin...

昨天 WordPress.com 宣布支援使用 Bitcoin 購買服務。印象中這應該是第一個大型商業網站支援 Bitcoin 付款:「Pay Another Way: Bitcoin」。

WordPress.com 是跟 BitPay 合作,實際上會依照匯率收到美金,不太需要承擔 Bitcoin 匯率不穩的問題。即使如此,這也是很大的進展... 第一步是有兌換商願意出來收 Bitcoin 付美金,以及有商業公司願意使用這些服務。

Archives