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Thunder Badger, mon guide pour installer son propre nœud Bitcoin et Lightning, a désormais son propre repo :
À l'origine un fork des super guides de Stadicus, mais nos versions commencent à diverger sérieusement et cela devenait difficile à maintenir.
Vous êtes libres de l'utiliser, le copier, le modifier ou de faire ce que vous voulez avec sans me demander l'autorisation (tant que vous conservez la licence attachée et que vous vous ne l'appropriez pas)

I have been very busy recently with life and stuff. Next week, I'm getting back to Bitcoin by doing a presentation about Schnorr / Taproot using the material from the recent code review (thanks @waxwing for taking so much time to explain some of this stuff to me)

I don't agree with everything greg maxwell says about non-technical topics, but this is so spot on I had to quote it:

"New things attract weirdos because normal people are more content with whatever they've already got going on in their lives. Often the weirdos are weird in good or at least benign ways. Sometimes they're weird in bad ways. I've been involved early on in a number of big impactful things and each one of them had a disproportionate share of weird people early on...." (1/2)

@jon @waxwing @emil In case you want more info, here's an article I wrote about it a decade ago (not much has changed):

For laptop keyboards, I find that I'm ok if I use a full-sized keyboard (e.g. laptops with 14-inch or larger screens) and I'm careful about my hand position. That said, I have a split keyboard[1] for desktop use that allows me to get ideal positioning.

I've never tried foot peddles for shifting keys; that's interesting.


RT @[email protected]

We just released a new episode of the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast where we talk about "The Second Realm": Is more liberty possible? Parallel systems, conflict management, TAZs, and The Sovereign Individual.

Hosts: @[email protected] & @[email protected]

Nouvel article tiré de mon intervention à Liège il y a deux semaines, "Bitcoin, champignons et cryptoanarchie" (oui je suis assez fier du titre)

So this is where the term *#scam artist* is applicable.

- You get random phone calls by an unknown number.
- You think you're smart so you google the number.
- One of the hits is a website that appears to be broken because it shows an error message with a database dump containing a username and password.
- When you use the credentials, you find a #Bitcoin mining account.
- The account is actively mining and has 4.9 BTC in it, but payouts only happen at 5 BTC.

Malicious Python libraries stealing OpenPGP and SSH keys:

– Look for python3-dateutil, and jeIlyfish.
– Both modules try to exfiltrate SSH/OpenPGP keys and send them to an IP address.
– This is the third time the PyPI team intervenes to remove typo-squatted malicious Python libraries from the official repository.

#python #malware #pypi #infosec #security #cybersecurity

I Ditched #Google for #DuckDuckGo. Here's Why You Should Too

> It’s not a fair fight, but it is one, oddly, where the small guy can compete. It might seem ludicrous—DuckDuckGo has 78 employees and Google 114,096—but often the outcome is the same. For the majority of your searches, David, it turns out, is just as good as Goliath.

Check this out, scam-ception:

This question describes the plight of a victim of a investment scam; they're asking what can be done to recover funds.

A bunch of answers pop up, and then eventually one that links to a sketchy 'recovery site' is posted, and quickly marked as accepted.


So the whole Q appears to be a set up: The scammers are trying to scam people that are distressed.. because they were just scammed! Terrible.

RT @[email protected]

Our schnorr/taproot workshop notebooks are now available on Google Colab so you can play with taproot without having to clone and build a bitcoind locally:

Thanks to @[email protected] for setting these up!

Pretty long session today. At some point I had another meeting and needed to quit but it was still fun and as always I learnt something from it :)
RT @BitcoinCorePRs
Meeting log from today's meeting is now up:

Thanks @amizi and everyone who attended. Today was a lot of fun!

Next week's meeting will be on #16426 Reverse cs_main, cs_wallet lock order and reduce cs…

"The INSEE (french institute of statistics) is lying to you
4 to 6% of inflation /year"
Seen tonight in Paris subway

Why not stay home this Black Friday with some awesome indie creator content instead?

✅ pyjama-wear appropriate
✅ no crowds
✅ relaxing
✅ discover something new
✅ supporting people not corporations
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Indie content: the civilized way to enjoy your Friday.

Creators, please reply with your digitally available books/games/comics/TTRPGs/anything people can enjoy from home on Friday! Sales not necessary. :boost_ok:

Ce mardi 3 décembre après-midi se tient à l'ENS de Lyon une demi-journée d'étude «Utopies, résistances, pratiques concrètes et théoriques face au numérique», avec @felix (auteur de «L'utopie déchue», éd. Fayard) et @pyg (directeur de

Infos :


Just figured out that John Perry Barlow is a former member of The Grateful Deads.

Industry insiders say China -- which has already bought
some of the most powerful equipment available, from
U.S.-based Cisco Systems Inc. and Sprint International,
a unit of Sprint Corp. -- ultimately aims to create a
monolithic Internet backbone, centrally administered,
that minimizes the threat posed by the Internet's
amoeba-like structure. mailing-list-archive.cryptoana

Taproot review moving to week 4. There's a section on resource limits that I will actually try to read, since this is a difficult area I haven't had a chance to get on top of yet.

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