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Looked at Twitter seriously for the first time in over a month and was quickly reminded how all that site seems to do any more is make me mad. So I decided on a late New Year's resolution.

If a pizza has radius 'z' and a thickness of 'a', then its volume can be
defined as Pi(z*z)a
-aFPOON, Jan 2015

In response to block #682170, mined by MARA Pool, I'm announcing a project I've been working on. I hope this brings transparency into mining pool transaction selection.

This compares block templates generated by my node to the blocks mined by pools.

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #147 is here:

- encourages miners to start signaling for taproot
- describes continued discussion about closing lost LN channels using only a wallet seed
- announces Bitcoin Core 0.21.1
- announces BTCPay 1.1.0

might be interesting: a new process isolation method was just merged into the #linux kernel, landlock, that does not itself need special permissions to use, and has object instead of syscall granularity

docs here:

patch set:

RT @bitentrepreneur
Poolin found a mining machine firmware that lacks the ability to signal, this is the reason why we have not fully signaled through ALL our nodes.
Poolin tech team is assisting the firmware team right now to get that firmware upgraded - thanks.

the (not bitcoin-dev) mailing list is now officially an announcements list

it was already *effectively* an announcements list for a long time—no discussion ever happened on it—but it is set up as moderated now

so if you are interested in a low-traffic list for notifications of releases, release candidates and security warnings, subscribe to:

Losing 200 pounds is a lot better in the US than in England.
-Widesense, Jan 2016
The surface of the Moon resembles the front yard of a redneck; complete with
an old car, random junk and an American flag
-cujo8400, Oct 2016

Some great advice in this article on @conservancy's site by @sagesharp:

"When you apologize, invest substantial time and consideration to determine what part of your behavior caused harm, and what similar behavior might also cause harm."

YouTube deletes an Italian channel with 14 years of history, half a million subscribers and two thousand videos.

In less than 24h it receives from its followers more than €150,000 needed to buy a national TV channel to broadcast throughout Italy.

#Byoblu's #DavveroTV will be the first case in the history of a YouTube channel that has become a TV channel completely crowdfunded:

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #142 is here:

- describes a paper and a short discussion about probabilistic path selection for LN
- links to an updated article about payment batching
- lists popular questions and answers from the Bitcoin StackExchange
- encourages upgrading to BTCPay Server

@bitcoinmagazine congratulations to all the brilliant devs building great open source bitcoin software ! And a big thanks to Brink and Kraken for supporting @afilini and the mission of the BDK project.

.@bitcoinbrink Awards Three Bitcoin Development Grants.

Awarded to @jesseposner’s work on adaptor signatures and the FROST threshold signature scheme, @afilini’s work on the Bitcoin Developer Kit & @hhebasto’s work on Bitcoin Core development and review.

.@bitcoinoptech #142: Lightning Network Path Selection And Bitcoin StackExchange.

This week’s newsletter provides a short discussion about probabilistic path selection for LN, notable changes to Bitcoin infrastructure software and more.

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