I've deleted all Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram apps, and this is why you should too. πŸ‘‡
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RT @WolfieChristl
Update, FB received personal data on me from 1573 apps and websites over the last 6 months, up more than two-fold from January 2020 when it introduced its 'Off-Facebook Activity' tool. twitter.com/WolfieChristl/stat
twitter.com/WolfieChristl/stat

I'm so thankful to be raising my young children in a town that didn't feel the need to cower indoors for 12 months.

It's devastating to think about the many children in isolation whose social development was delayed for a virus that doesn't affect them πŸ˜”

twitter.com/supremehadid/statu

thecritic.co.uk/mutant-variati

Good writeup on how universal lockdown is probably breeding resistance to lockdown in the same way that antibiotic overuse breeds antibiotic resistant diseases.

Self hosted dashboard
Updates:
- dropped plex media server, moved to jellyfin
- dropped zerotier, using openvpn with a view to move to wireguard

Maxis praising BNB because they hate ETH disgust me. You can attack ETH for being a centralized shitcoin without propping up an even more centralized shitcoin. Rather than rightfully cutting down Binance for trying to profit from creating a shitcoin they own 90% of, we celebrate?

Since when did bitcoiners become so concerned about pumping the price that they're willing to prop up the enemy just to make a quick profit? I'm absolutely convinced that most of the influential "libertarian" bitcoiners would vote for big government if it meant number go up.

twitter.com/APompliano/status/
twitter.com/pierre_rochard/sta

Despite the many claims made this week, btc mining is wasteful & really bad for the environment. But money printing enables big govt & modern warfare, which are far worse (for the env & so much more). If BTC even sort of stands a chance at replacing fiat, then it's so worth it.

I'm guessing that blog will be a difficult one to digest for many people. Let me try to explain one aspect of it: something which I personally found somewhat confusing (especially from reading BIP119, the OP_CTV proposal), but it's really important and useful to grok it: the "hash circularity problem".

So, remember the basic idea of transaction hashing: we sign a hash of the main info. that makes up the transaction, and we sign that hash using the private key of the utxo we're spending.

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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

Twitter's "Trending" algorithms are way more dangerous than Trump's account ever was. They're only ever used to incite hatred and build mobs.

RT @davidburkett
Re January Progress:

Improved how we handle stealth addresses thanks to the "MingleJingle" proposal (

Cleaned up tx history UI and other wallet improvements.

Initial code will be complete and ready for review March 15th!πŸš€

Details: gist.github.com/tevador/f3a66a litecointalk.io/t/mimblewimble twitter.com/DavidBurkett38/sta #Crypto #Litecoin #LTC #Bitc..

"Our ideals are rooted in fairness, equal access..."

Stirring words from Robinhood co-founder Vlad Tenev.

Which wallet is everyone using to store their $GME? I don't want to leave it on an exchange.

get the bitcoin whitepaper directly from the utxoset. This works on a pruned node:

seq 0 947 | (while read -r n; do bitcoin-cli gettxout 54e48e5f5c656b26c3bca14a8c95aa583d07ebe84dde3b7dd4a78f4e4186e713 $n | jq -r '.scriptPubKey.asm' | awk '{ print $2 $3 $4 }'; done) | tr -d '\n' | cut -c 17-368600 | xxd -r -p > bitcoin-test.pdf

@stephanlivera @pox @ibz @lukedashjr @Mandrik @verretor @TallTim @zlok @nvk FYI, if you have a personal website that people might know (e.g. like Stephan), you can put a rel="me" link on it that points to your Mastodon profile, which the default Mastodon software will verify for people viewing your profile. E.g., here's mine.

If the US government sent an intimidating letter to Bitcoin Core
to remove or change a piece of code, is this the guy you would trust to say no? twitter.com/orionwl/status/135

"Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology" state.gov/fact-sheet-activity-

_Very_ strongly worded, official US government document. Makes crystal clear that they believe:

1) Researchers got sick with COVID symptoms, in autumn 2019
2) Chinese bio labs have had leaks
3) China is stonewalling investigation
4) They were doing gain-of-function research on the closest known relative to covid
5) The Chinese military may be involved (!!!)

People got banned on social media for saying this...

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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RT @Policy
Ahead of the Ugandan election, we're hearing reports that Internet service providers are being ordered to block social media and messaging apps.

We strongly condemn internet shutdowns – they are hugely harmful, violate basic human rights and the pr…
twitter.com/Policy/status/1349

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