I reckon it's right about time to start boycotting Google. With the recent AMP and anti-URL crap, it's clear to see they are abusing their monopoly.
Let's stop using and recommending Chrome by default and set your default search engine to DuckDuckGo (or similar). Turn on your adblocker to starve them of income (Better Blocker is good as heck).
The best way to send a message to a corporation is to take their income from them, so do whatever you can to do that.
Of the 86 countries where we have identified mass public shootings, the US ranks 56th per capita in its rate of attacks and 61st in mass public shooting murder rate. Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Russia all have at least 45 percent higher rates of murder from mass public shootings than the United States.
ok heres a guide on how to run your mastodon instance over cleartext and over TOR.
According to mainstream media coverage of Mastodon, some left wingers are *also* moving from Twitter to Mastodon because "their twitter timeline is invaded by nazis".
I think we're going to end up right wing instances and left wing instances, like the different internet forums people used until Twitter and other platforms tried to fuse everything into one huge explosive soup.
#2 are low income, crony states that rely on capital controls and brutally enforced legal tender laws to give their shitfiat value, allowing the government cronies to sell their local shitfiat for stronger, less shitty shitfiat like USD, GBP, CHF and hoard wealth outside the country. Shitfiat is like a premined altcoin backed with kalachnikovs.
I was recently thinking about which states (!= populations) have the most to lose from Bitcoin adoption.
#1 is the good ol' US of A, which uses its exorbitant privilege of minting the world's reserve currency to finance its debt at low rates and to censor financial transactions it doesn't want between countries it doesn't like.
By allowing capital to move globally at a mouse click, and by taking monetary decisions out of the hands of political cliques, Bitcoin will connect many low/middle income countries to the global financial industry.
It will be possible to invest in countries that currently receive little or no capital at all (due to capital controls or fears of currency instability).
This will be massive.
Presidential candidate of Brazil promises to make Bitcoin (BTC) a legal currency in Brazil
@hubert wait till Governments around the world realise they've been scammed by blockchain analytic businesses
TL;DR of Pay-to-Endpoint:
Alice wants to send X Bitcoin to Bob's address A1 (eg she bought a hoodie on Bob's website). Bob sends 100 transactions containing various inputs that he sends to A1; *only one* tx among those contains inputs he actually controls.
Alice adds her input of X Bitcoin to these txs, signs her input, and re-send all those txs to Bob; who only signs the one containing his inputs.
=> invalidates coin analysis software's assumption that all inputs of a tx belong to same user.
Just read @Blockstream 's post about "Pay to End Point" (https://blockstream.com/2018/08/08/improving-privacy-using-pay-to-endpoint.html).
Nice way to increase fungibility AND allow frequent receivers (eg merchants or exchanges) to consolidate their UTXO set at the same time.
P2EP are also indistinguishable from non-P2EP transactions, which makes *all* transactions (including non P2EP ones) more private.
Mastodon is just censorship free in that you can run your own instance without censorship.
Every owner of their instance can decide to censor whoever they want for whatever reason.
I actually like this approach because it's compatible with my libertarian worldview:
Everybody can exclude anybody they want, but everybody is free to interact with anybody they want.
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