Over the first weekend of 2015 the second-largest bitcoin exchange, Slovenia-based Bitstamp, was victim of a hack to the tune of some $5 million U.S. dollars’ worth of the digital currency. As the tech press were quick to point out, it was a worrisome start to the year for a digital currency that Quartz had already declared “the worst investment of 2014.” And if you look at its performance between Jan 1, 2014 and Jan. 1, 2015, that’s not wrong: bitcoin ended the year at 39% of the value it started with.
The latest government figures were a big jump from data in mid-December, when1,200 people were said to have left or are seeking to leave to battle alongside jihadists.
Fast & Furious 6 helped place two other actors high on our list: Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker. Diesel lands in fourth place with $887 million. Fast & Furious 6 earned $789 million at the box office worldwide. The third movie in his Riddick franchise hit theaters just a few months after. It only pulled in $98 million, but that was enough to put Diesel ahead of his co-star Walker on our list.
它被广泛误解为一部关于小说家大卫·福斯特·华莱士(David Foster Wallace)的传记电影，其实庞索特的这部影片是一部关于新闻的坏方法的喜剧，以及对文学名誉机制充满了解的辛酸讽刺。杰西·艾森伯格(Jesse Eisenberg)与杰森·西格尔(Jason Segel)使用“男人老友电影”(buddy movie)的传统方式，完美地呈现出一个新的子类：亦敌亦友电影。
Addressing the environment is Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, CEU Professor and Director of the Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy, along with Luis Gómez-Echeverri, Senior Research Scholar at IIASA. Taking on the economic angle is CEU Visiting Professor Dora Piroska and Matthias Thiemann from Sciences Po.
This discussion will be moderated by Andrew Solomon, former head of natural history and history at ORF, and editor of UNIVERSUM.
Since February 2019, CEU’s Borderless Knowledge series features CEU professors, leading Hungarian experts and well-known public figures discussing recent scientific findings and their direct impact on contemporary life. Previous talks from the series have covered topics of the pandemic’s preventability, imminent financial crisis, archeological mysteries, global warming, networks and research on childhood cognitive development.