> “There’s nothing we can do for you” is an aggressive posture, when someone has a legitimate dispute.

Could someone on twitter inform Vlad that he misspelled "dismissive"? Couldn't possibly be intellectual dishonesty.

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Decentralized product: "Its very easy to deploy this on amazon cloud!" ... okay, could we consider this a decentralization antipattern of sorts?

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92.5% of packages in Debian Buster on amd64 is build reproducible :D


Found via

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This might well be the creepiest #Google page ever: All the purchases a user has ever done. If the user receives a confirmation email for a purchase they made, the user is not notified that Google collected and displays this piece of information in this page. There is no explanation why they are collecting all the purchases in one page, and apparently there is no way to opt out of this or even delete the purchases from the list.

Anyone know of any LN wallet apps published on @fdroidorg ? I can't seem to find any.

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Just got in a discussion on slack and realised that it'd really be worth itemising specifically that set of fungibility techniques in Bitcoin that could at least theoretically have as anonymity set the whole blockchain. This is what I came up with, any thoughts?

2. LN **
2. scriptless script swaps **
3. Coinjoin Unlimited (coinjoinxt + dual fund)
4. Pay-to-endpoint style coinjoin
5. Regular 'Coinswap' without scriptless script **

** all need either (1) or Schnorr for goal.

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I came up with a single pass O(n) sort algorithm I call StalinSort. You iterate down the list of elements checking if they're in order. Any element which is out of order is eliminated. At the end you have a sorted list.

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So the academic behind the 'is bitcoin really untethered' paper that got so popular in the media also runs an anon, demented, anti-bitcoin twitter account. this delegitimizes the entire tether fud cottage industry imo.

"[Eth conf organizers] try to squeeze me into their conferences last minute while bitcoin events look for excuses to reject my talks. And I'm not even an ether dev. I'm just saying there's a big problem here."

i wonder how long it'll take him to realize the big problem is the eth confs trying to piggyback on what's left of the credibility of his name

All I did was follow someone who made an interesting post. They apparently immediately assumed bad faith based on my avatar and instance (blocked in less than a minute). Kinda feel sorry for them that they feel so harassed that they needed to preemptively block and ridicule me, but, well, part of the game I guess.

So "block -> screenshot out of context" is the pleroma meta or something?

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PSA: yesterday, binaries were released for Bitcoin Core 0.14.3 and 0.15.2. These are backport releases that fix the CVE-2018-17144 consensus vulnerability. If you're running a vulnerable version but are not ready yet to upgrade to 0.16.3, these can be useful.

Has anyone reached out to The Tor Project to ditch Bitpay for BTCPay? Their bitcoin donation page still states "Due to the current state of the Bitcoin market, our payment processor, Bitpay, will not allow us to accept donations of less than 5 USD."


Someone is now trying to claim responsibility for discovering CVE-2018–17144, but the proof they provide isn't sufficient (not necessarily their fault, the timestamping service they used is not precise enough).

Can anyone who has access to the [email protected] inbox share if the original discloser signed their message?


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Do we have a good term for the opposite of FUD? E.g. when BCH proponents go on about how safe 0-conf is, unhindered by technical insight?

If not, I propose FOT; faith, overconfidence and trust.

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