2nd TUESDAY of the month at 11:45 AM
The format for our meetings is that about noon the speaker begins the presentation, after being introduced by Bob Kirby. About half an hour later lunch is served, which doesn't stop the presentation. Questions for the speaker are during the presentation or after it, depending on the wishes of the speaker.
Lunch costs $12.00 and is served family style. There is no charge for showing up if you don't want to eat lunch.
***** Note that the May TASC luncheon is being held on the first Tuesday *****
Everything you wanted to know about Bitcoin
Cary Peters, President of Coinage LLC, a Mountain View based company that owns and operates Robocoin ATM kiosks, recently installed a bitcoin ATM in the lobby of the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, to offer a convenient way to instantly send cash, and to buy or cash out bitcoins.
Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer payment system introduced as open source software in 2009. The digital currency created and used in the system is alternatively referred to as a virtual currency, electronic money, or a cryptocurrency because public-key cryptography is used to control its creation and transfer.
Cary will give an overview of the bitcoin payment system and currency in layperson’s terms, describe the security features of bitcoin ATMs, and offer his views on the debate about the future of bitcoin as a valid currency.
March 7th, 2006 Gender
February 28th, 2006 Using
your voice to unleash the power of the internet.
December 13th, Ocean Restoration
November 15th, Biomimicry
October 18th, Growing
One's Own Sustainably in Russia
September 20th, Advances in Public Safety Technology
2005 Internet Powered Citizen Journalism
July 26th, 2005 The Growing E-Waste Crisis
2005 Scientists & Engineers in Labor Unions? -- Yes
June 28th, 2005 BART to San Jose?
June 14th, 2005 Water Privatization
May 31st, 2005 The History of Moffett Field
May 3rd, 2005 Earthquakes: Preparation and Prediction
April 5th, 2005 Clocks, Culture, Contrast
March 22nd, 2005
Challenging U. S. Human Rights Violations since 9/11
February 22nd, The Role of Information Technologies in Emerging Economies
February 8th, 2005 Empowering Lives in the Developing World Through Innovative Products
January 18th, 2005 The Space Elevator - Climbing the Sky
December 7th, 2004 The Coming Energy Famine
October 26th, 2004, The Science of Political Polling