@nicstheses agree that nodes have unequal weight and that exchange nodes probably have more weight than many other nodes, but the weight corresponds to the ability of that node to get the people paying it to conform to a particular set of consensus rules. To the degree that exchanges are interchangeable, any single exchange has minimal weight---people who don't like an exchange's policies will just find another exchange that's more amenable to them.

@6102 @waxwing @stevenroose Note that SNICKER proposals don't need to be encrypted (and there are anti-spam advantages to keeping them unencrypted). See discussion starting at 15:41 here: gnusha.org/joinmarket/2019-09- and continuing to the next day

If proposals aren't encrypted, then you don't have this class of problem (although I agree with @stevenroose that the check is really easy to make).

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #80 is here:

- requests help testing the next version of LND
- summarizes a discussion about soft fork activation mechanisms
- describes a few notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure software


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A very old post from @lukedashjr, with a clever way to create an auction using #bitcoin payments.

Seems even more relevant now, PSBTs would make this a lot simpler to implement.

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@stevenroose @freemo I'm suspect of your conclusion. According to this site's[1] tracked polls, fewer than 10% of registered republican voters---upon who there's no party pressure---supported the impeachment. If that's accurate, then it seems plausible to me that many republican congresspeople, who are perhaps more likely than an average voter to interpret the impeachment as partisan politics, could vote against the impeachment in good faith.

[1] projects.fivethirtyeight.com/i

@waxwing It's something about the list configuration. The From: field's email address is replaced with the list address. It keeps the sender's name, but appends "via bitcoin-dev" to it. It also sets the Reply-to: field to the sender's correct email address.

I wonder if you aren't seeing names sometimes because Thunderbird is trying to guess the name to use from the From: email address.

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Bitcoin Optech newsletter #78 Year-in-Review Special is here:

- summarizes developments in Bitcoin during 2019
- major releases of infrastructure projects
- notable technical conferences / events
- new open source infrastructure
- Bitcoin Optech efforts


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@stevenroose It would be the Senate's choice to decide whether or not an impeached president could ever again hold public office.

Article 1, section 3: "Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law."

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@htimsxela I don't know if anyone has every actually attempted, but you definitely want to read this amusing (and very geeky!) post by Andrew Poelstra: bitcointalk.org/index.php?topi

@htimsxela you still need to trust software to generate the correct corresponding pubkey (although you could in theory do the math by hand). Any bias in the dice could be highly exploitable. HD seeds generated using standard diceware methods are more useful IMO as they give you unlimited addresses and the hash function eliminates bias from your keys (though, obviously, your seed would still be weaker for the bias). Also, it's easy to get vetted 6-sided casino dice.

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@raucao @TallTim sure, their directional speed is much, much slower than a spacecraft---but they both pitch and yaw essentially randomly, constantly requiring significant changes to the angle of their directional satellite dishes.

@raucao @TallTim I suspect satellite-tracking transceivers on cruise ships and executive jets have a much more difficult problem and yet manage to work pretty well. I think the real deal-breaker is that the Blockstream feeds only cover a subset of Earth's land-area and almost none of the oceans, so most of the time the ISS is probably not along the signal path.

@stevenroose @jon @waxwing @emil @FreePietje I have the browns and like them, but I haven't experimented with the others, so I don't know how they compare.

@FreePietje @jon @waxwing @emil some of the world's fastest typists use dvorak, although I type the same speed on it that I did on qwerty (80 wpm) and I doubt I'll ever get any faster (except to do transcription work like Bryan Bishop, I don't think typing faster would help me much).

So, for me, it's all about preventing RSI.

One nice side benefit, though, is that it makes shoulder-surfing my passwords harder. E.g. "password123" on qwerty is "ra;;,soh123" on modified dvorak.

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