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#Bitcoin Tech Talk #254

jimmysong.substack.com/p/reali

RT @niftynei
i'd really like to get more people helping out with c-lightning as a project, if you've been looking for a way to contribute to lightning but haven't taken the time to jump in, let me know in the comments what it'd take to get you off the sidelines 🗨️

There seems to be some chatter out there about "Bitcoin is violence" (currently listening to citadel dispatch).

There's an old pattern here - see how public key crypto was treated as munitions in the 90s. The problem I have is that no one ever points out the obvious - use of cryptography is 0% violence and 100% defence - it's like armor, not in any way like a weapon.

#bitcoin

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My projections show that by 2050 the number of podcasts will be greater than the number of humans.

My imaginary kids a few years from now: daddy, what's the name of that continent nobody ever travels to?

Me: Antarctica

Kids: no, the other one

Me: oh, Australia

"People... come out of the experience with something like religion, because Free Software is all about the practices, not about the ideologies and goals that swirl on its surface."

-- From the preface to Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software

benefit number 141 of cooking at home: if there's a hair in your soup it's just "ah I'm bad" instead of "AGH GROSS"

Podcasting 2.0 Episode 50: Max Boost Time
Adam & Dave discuss the week's developments on podcastindex.org with free software entrepreneur Max Hillebrand. We go deep on how all this bitcoin lightning stuff works. An outstanding board meeting!

adam.curry.com/html/PC20502021

"Back to the Future with RSS!" by Nicky Case ncase.me/rss/

RSS is still the best way to consume internet media IMO. Let's hear it for RSS.

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #161 is here:

- follows up on a previous description about fidelity bonds in JoinMarket
- summarizes the 'Prefer to use txindex if available for GetTransaction' Bitcoin Core PR Review Club meeting
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: multisignature nonces
- announces C-Lightning 0.10.1, Bitcoin Core 22.0rc2

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

Important adjudications going on here:

oracle.suredbits.com/

like:

Cat Lady : The weight of my Burmese cat in grams on 7 May 2021 : 2021-05-07 00:00:00 : 3600

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #160 is here:

- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: multisignatures
- announces C-Lightning 0.10.1rc2
- notes changes to popular Bitcoin infrastructure projects

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

I bought a house about six months ago. Kinda feeling like a mope now though because it looks like they want to make it impossible to evict anyone ever again, so I could've rented a mansion until it fell apart for a lifetime cost of just the first months rent plus a security deposit.

(Seriously, I predict renting is about to get a lot more expensive and harder to access for people without steady jobs. Basically lots more people are headed to the projects---or the streets. 🙁)

#2496 Mine Captcha 

This data is actually going into improving our self-driving car project, so hurry up--it's almost at the minefield.

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #159 is here:

- includes our regular sections with the best questions and answers of the past month from the Bitcoin Stack Exchange
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: learn taproot by using it (Optech Workshop)
- announces Rust Bitcoin 0.27.0, C-Lightning 0.10.1rc1

bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/

We donated 4 of the 6 existing mainnet Pay-to-Taproot outputs (currently anyone-can-spend) to brink.dev.

Thank you f2pool.com and @satofishi for including the non-standard transaction in a block!

b10c.me/blog/007-spending-p2tr

RT @0xb10c
We donated 4 of the 6 existing mainnet Pay-to-Taproot outputs (currently anyone-can-spend) to @bitcoinbrink.

Thank you @f2pool_official and @satofishi for including the non-standard transaction in a block!🐟

b10c.me/blog/007-spending-p2tr

Update: well, fuck. I Dunning–Kruger'd myself. Turns out the problem I blamed on the ISP really wasn't their fault---it was the fault of my third-party wifi router.

I guess the appropriate clothes to wear the next time I need the tech is a clown costume.

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SLP292 @achow101 Output Script Descriptors for #Bitcoin

Andrew and I chat:
- seeds
- sometimes you need more than just keys
- industry approach vs Core approach
- backups
- output descriptors approach
- lightning
- taproot
- miniscript

stephanlivera.com/episode/292/

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