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RT @lopp
Bitcoin node signature verification is going to get yet another speedup of 15%. This will offset almost all of the computation required for the new data that will be added to the blockchain over the next year. medium.com/blockstream/a-forma

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.

Why are so many people in my timeline shouting (using all caps)? What meme did I miss this time?

BuffyCoin: Users receive BuffyCoins for slaying vampires; the more dangerous the vampire, the greater the payout. Vampire-slaying is verified through...wait for it...proof-of-stake.

Banned because: SEC controlled by vampires

-- astralcodexten.substack.com/p/

Ex-Girlfriends should be called Near Mrs.
-JoelMB98, Jun 2015

if you care about external signer support—hardware wallets and such—in bitcoin core's wallet please help review github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pul

RT @SomsenRuben
Andrew Poelstra just published part 2 of his "CAT and Schnorr Tricks" blog post. A must-read if you're interested in covenants for Bitcoin.

wpsoftware.net/andrew/blog/cat

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #135 is here:

- links to the summary of last week’s taproot activation meeting
- announces another scheduled taproot activation meeting for next week
- describes recent progress in discreet log contracts and a new mailing list for discussing them
- "Only support compact blocks with witnesses" Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

Brink.dev has received U.S. IRS approval for 501(c)(3) non-profit status, allowing it to accept tax-deductible donations that fund its research and development mission: brink.dev/blog/2021/01/21/501c

Oh holy crap I found the culprit!

#Firefox came with this Widevine DRM extension by #Google. That was overriding uBlock Origin. As soon as I disabled the YT ads were gone. TIL.

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#b4 is a handy tool for managing code review via emailed patches. It was designed to work with #publicinbox archives but it works on arbitrary #mbox's as well. #sourcehut supports pulling the mbox for a thread so it works there too!

lists.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/public-i

who needs github...

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shut off the high volume of daily github email notifications in favor of this new terminal tool, let's see how it goes. thanks @orionwl!

github.com/bitcoin-core/bitcoi

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #134 is here:

- links to a blog post about how a small change to the Script language after taproot activation could enable increased contract flexibility
- includes our regular sections with notable changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-co

CDC got caught lying about the vaccines, claiming they provided a benefit to those already infected. A message tons of people have been pushing - probably because of an attempt to discount natural immunity.

In fact, while the Pfizer trials excluded people with prior infections, 1,300 managed to get included anyway. Of that subset, the % infected was identical in both vaccine and placebo groups.

I've personally caught the CDC lying about masks. So I'm not surprised.

@jimmysong Also, this bit is not quite right. Green used presigned transactions with nLockTime, not CLTV. In fact, they started using nLockTime before BIP65 CLTV was even added to the network.

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@jimmysong I'm confused by this in your latest newsletter. I'm not a trader and haven't followed the Gamestop thing closely, but isn't it possible to innocently lend more than 100%? E.g., Alice owns $FOO, lends $FOO to Bob, who sells it to Carol, who lends it to Dan, who sells it to Edith, etc.

@tuckerc
There's also f-droid.org/en/packages/de.wes on @fdroidorg

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This app finds incomplete and extendable data in your vicinity and displays it on a map as markers. Each of those is solvable by answering a simple question to
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