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Shelly Banjo: Adding to their list of woes, Greeks can no longer use their PayPal accounts. Limits on how much money Greeks can take out of banks put in place by their debt-stricken government as it negotiates with lenders have effectively crippled the online payment service, which relies on traditional banks and credit cards to transfer money. According to a PayPal spokesman: Due to the recent decisions of the Greek authorities on capital controls, funding of PayPal wallet from Greek bank accounts, as well as cross-border transactions, funded by any cards or bank accounts are currently not available. We aim to continue serving our valued customers in Greece in full, as we have for over a decade. Except that they can't serve their valued customers. So, why does it matter? PayPal’s shutdown in Greece reminds us how difficult it is to disintermediate banks from the flow of money. Well duh. Did you think it was all going to bitcoin? As the above shows, good luck with that.

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The Future of the Web Looks Like Bitcoin http://t.co/bmxJPwqa6k — adam m. douglas (@adamemdouglas) July 1, 2015

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Apple Music launched yesterday across all iOS devices. Trent Reznor, who came to Apple after the software giant acquired his employer, Beats, played a key role…

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Blog: 'The Myth of Scaling: Discontinuous Transition in Process and Architecture'

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Check out @jonasrosland's comparison of #Container OSes. Very interesting:

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Crow Rides On The Back Of An Eagle In Once-In-A-Lifetime Photos | Bored Panda

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The Steve Jobs trailer is very good:

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Okay, I swear, this is the last thing on Apple Music and DRM I’m writing. No, it doesn’t add DRM to songs on your Mac

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sez @graydon_pub "Well-known things I'm very proud that rust shipped 1.0 w/o:null pointers, array overruns,..." yay!

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This chart is a bit of a bamboozler, to be honest. Since it’s getting faster with each run I can only conclude that V8 is being a smartypants and optimizing things on the go, ruining a perfectly good test. It’s interesting (and good!) that it seems able to do that with my plain old Vanilla JS, but it doesn’t seem to get as far with React. That makes sense since my code is super simple, and React, very necessarily, is not.

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posted: costs and benefits to understand if you're thinking of using microservices

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Possibly the nerdiest joke ever..

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today i learned that a snail spent years glued to a card in the british museum before they realized it was alive

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∞ How to properly use “Likes” in Apple Music

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This is literally the best thing I've ever seen happen on Twitter

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An alliance of women's rights orgs, digital rights groups, and others have signed onto this letter to ICANN. #ICANNt

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iCloud Music Library adds DRM to your matched files

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Make sure you get the WHOLE story.

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Great font combinations to try http://designmodo.com/great-font-combinations/

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A robot has killed a worker in a VW plant in Germany

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