Nearly 10 years on, and avoiding people you don't like (and still liking the people you do) is still the pressing problem of social software: https://www.oblomovka.com/wp/2011/09/10/rss-died-for-your-sins/
Interesting blog post from Russell O’Connor about soft fork activation methods and consensus surrounding Speedy Trial.
Highly recommended read.
I almost never psuedo-RT stuff from Twitter, but I very strongly agree with the anti-forced-tender position in this thread. https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1405660809024393221
C.f. "Art. 7. Every economic agent must accept bitcoin as payment when offered to him by whoever acquires a good or service." https://freopp.org/el-salvadors-bitcoin-law-full-proposed-english-text-9a2153ad1d19
New release of Joinmarket: v0.8.3
It fixes a lot of things and adds a few features too (e.g. custom change addresses).
For the first time in my life, I feel like I've done something productive using Zoom[*] and I don't feel like a narcissist after using a selfie stick.
I wanted to inspect part of my roof near a window where I keep hearing birds but my expanding ladder takes a long time to setup and break down, plus I'm a dork, so I put my phone on a selfie stick at maximum extension and video called my tablet.
[*] No, I didn't really use Zoom for this; I used Jitsi. 'Cause what's roof inspection without E2EE?
Bitcoin Optech newsletter #153 is here:
- celebrates the lock-in of the taproot soft fork
- describes a draft BIP for improving transaction privacy by varying the fields used to implement anti fee sniping
- features an article about the challenges of combining transaction replacement with payment batching
- announces Rust Bitcoin 0.26.2, Rust-Lightning 0.0.98, LND 0.13.0-beta.rc5
Aaron van Wirdum has a nice tweet thread with the articles he's written about taproot, all of which are very approachable. https://twitter.com/AaronvanW/status/1403701310352920576
If you want more after reading that, @bitcoinoptech tracked almost every stage of taproot's development, writing about it over fifty times as listed here: https://bitcoinops.org/en/topics/taproot/ (and we're not done yet: now we get to write about what people actually build with taproot!)
It's been eight years since Aaron Swartz took his own life. Aaron had been charged with 13 felonies under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for violating the terms of service on the JSTOR database of scholarly articles.
Prosecutors Stephen Heymann and Carmen Ortiz didn't dispute that Aaron was allowed to access the articles he retrieved. Rather, they said that the WAY he accessed them (using a script instead of clicking on links) was a terms-of-service violation and hence a crime.
Important to note: do not celebrate the leader of El Salvador, who has displayed authoritarian behavior.
Celebrate the action, which will, over time, reduce the control that his or any following government has over the citizenry. https://twitter.com/cnbc/status/1401282405877563394
I wrote this on 1st Feb 2020, probably a week or two after I first heard about the virus:
Apparently the "lab theory" is not nonsense (who woulda thought it!), but that's not the story, the story is that well over a year later, most of our friends are still using the cancer that is corporate/SV social media, that would indeed, and regularly did, "cancel" people for expressing this opinion.
Twitter announces "Blue", a subscription service for a monthly fee, that unlocks a bunch of extra features.
Editing tweets is among them apparently.
Why that is a horrible idea: