"Why Ada is the language you want to be programming your systems with."
@jon That makes perfect sense.
Buzzwords and technobabble lobbied at VC's that don't understand tech. Add famous autistic geniuses, the right packaging and you got investments.
@livestradamus Perhaps he went into Ethereum, alts and ICOs like many other VC and business types.
As an aside, Vitalik's high-concept story packaging and calm off-beat genius vibe seems to work wonders with that tribe. Witness Fred Wilson angrily rant about Eth progress and how the entire foundation should be fired, only to be calmed and soothed like a puppy by Buterin's smooth, detached reply.
@livestradamus Masayoshi Son should have not only invested in Bitcoin by buying it but also by funding open source Bitcoin R&D. At least, if I was in a position to do so, that would be at the top of my list.
Tomorrow's Bitcoin Core PR review is on ajtown's PR 16939 "Delay querying DNS seeds if addrman is populated (p2p)", hosted by John Newbery. We also discuss merged PR 15558 by sipa -- is there a bug to fix? Full details, notes, and questions are up at
Great session of Bitcoin #pr-review-club hosted by @jon today, besides the technical aspect (tbh honest I still feel a bit short on that) I have been particularly interested to hear Jonas Schnelli (is he here btw?) making his point about the benefits of P2P encryption, even if tbf I'm still not entirely convinced, Eric's arguments still looks quite strong to me. I still need some time to make my mind.
I set up a little bot that toot quotes from the Cypherpunks old mailing list : @Cypherpunks_mailinglist
And guess what? They demand a phone number to give it back to me 😂
So yeah, it will be Masto only 🖕
At tomorrow's Bitcoin Core PR review meeting, we will be looking at PR #16202 "Refactor network message deserialization" by Jonas Schnelli. It's been a high-priority PR for some time. Please review the PR and prepare the notes and questions before the meeting if you can. See you tomorrow!
@nicstheses i would say, from what i can tell, that bitcoin core is optimising for decentralisation/censorship resistance, safety/security, and privacy. it takes time though.
@waxwing that color coding is a nice touch
@Sosthene @waxwing @orionwl @FreePietje i reckon self interest is a perfectly good reason to contribute (to learn, collaborate with interesting people, protect one's investment, gain recognition, be valued, sense of accomplishment, enhance life meaning, et al)... self interest seems a pretty good complementary motivation to that of activism for freedom and privacy
Working on Bitcoin. INSEAD/Harvey Mudd. Wrote pro games in 6502 assembly as a kid (Quasimodo, Meteor Storm). Assembly C C++ Lisp Ruby Linux Emacs
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