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If I combined all of Raoul Pal's "once in a lifetime opportunities" I would have 38 Raoul Pals.

My dog understand several human words. I don't understand any dog barks. He
may be smarter than me.

I've summarized my work on Userspace, Statically Defined Tracing support for Bitcoin Core in my Coinbase grant half-time report.

Bitcoin Optech newsletter #164 is here:

- describes a new web-based tool for decoding and modifying PSBTs
- links to a blog post and proof-of-concept implementation of an eltoo-based LN payment channel
- continues the 'how to prepare for taproot' series: LN with taproot

So I'd never stopped to consider that if a chain splits, any NFTs on that chain will exist in duplicate on the resulting forks.

So which one becomes the 'true/original NFT'? The one on the chain that wins the name (eg ETH vs ETC)? The one that ends up with more economic value? Does the minter get to decide?

I suppose that both copies would exist and hold some amount of value (whatever value an NFT holds, at least). No clear social consensus here, maybe just a case-by-case basis.

> #SourceHut is #hiring #FOSS software engineers
> at #SourceHut, you work on free and #OpenSource software, on the projects you want, on the schedule you want, and with the independence of judgement that respects you as an experienced, knowsome #engineer. […] However, you receive a meager base #salary, [...] This is an arrangement which cannot suit everyone, but if it suits you, we’ll be pleased to have you along.

#2506 Projecting 

This is something we all need to work on, but especially you all.

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#Bitcoin Tech Talk #254

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.



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 with free software entrepreneur Max Hillebrand. We go deep on how all this bitcoin lightning stuff works. An outstanding board meeting!

"Back to the Future with RSS!" by Nicky Case

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

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