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New way to help fund my work, for the folks who are boycotting Patreon but would still prefer to contribute in fiat currency.

(GitHub also *doesn't* have Patreon's 10% fee, and will even match contributions for a while!)

github.com/users/luke-jr/spons

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- The Overview tab now has the ability to hide private information. This is still an experimental feature, and suggestions for how the new "privacy mode" should look can be made on the related Core PR:

github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pul

- PSBT support has been experimentally expanded to include the new version and proprietary fields, as well as easier usage from the GUI for watch-only wallets.

New features of particular interest:

- BIP157 (Neutrino) can be enabled to serve compact block filters to peers. This requires both the `-blockfilterindex` and `-peercfilters` options enabled, and can also be turned on in the GUI settings under the Network tab.

bitcoin.stackexchange.com/ques

A very old post from @lukedashjr, with a clever way to create an auction using payments.

Seems even more relevant now, PSBTs would make this a lot simpler to implement.

I just published a disclosure for CVE-2018–20586, a log injection vulnerability affecting Core/Knots v0.12.0 through v0.17.0 (fixed in v0.17.1, released 2018 Dec 22nd)

medium.com/p/cve-2018-20586-di

Published a disclosure for the details of CVE-2017–18350, fixed in Core and Knots v0.15.1

medium.com/@lukedashjr/cve-201

TFW "Jesus is King" is trending (on Twitter), but it's just about some rapper, rather than changing governments and Constitutions to recognise the real kingship of Christ. 😑

If you can compromise the user via monitor firmware hacks, imagine what you can do in GPU firmware.

"A Monitor Darkly: Reversing and Exploiting Ubiquitous On-Screen-Display Controllers in Modern Monitors"

recon.cx/2016/resources/slides

New way to help fund my work, for the folks who are boycotting Patreon but would still prefer to contribute in fiat currency.

(GitHub also *doesn't* have Patreon's 10% fee, and will even match contributions for a while!)

github.com/users/luke-jr/spons

Since apparently @[email protected] intends to abandon the old Core PPA (or already has?), I've created a new one here for people who still prefer this method of builds/packaging:

launchpad.net/~luke-jr/+archiv

So this apparently would mean everyone with any CPU is therefore liable for paying taxes on 1800 BTC per day of income...

Actually, even if you *don't* have a CPU I guess... If not having software doesn't matter, why would not having a CPU? 🤦‍♂️

That is to say, future mined bitcoins are all anyone-can-spend until mined. Therefore, every 10 minutes, everyone with any CPU *could hypothetically* be spending those bitcoins. Whether or not such a person is mining is irrelevant based on the IRS guidance's reasoning.

Since the considers airdrops to be "received" the moment you have the *ability* to get them... does that mean since everyone with a CPU (including smartphones) *could* be mining cryptocurrencies, everyone has a tax liability for hypothetical mining profits? 🤔😰

Hmm, that was $20 in the 18th century, or 20 × 321.25 grains of silver. So you may want to use silver instead? (Valued about $235 today)

Silver is well-known for having medical value, so I wonder if it would actually be safe to implant somewhere...

Note this is not intended as a very serious suggestion.

Obviously your rights are worth more than $20 (I would say depriving you of them *inherently* makes the case criminal in nature!).

And considering how CPS act illegally anyway, they'd probably disregard

(That being said, if there's a non-invasive and reversible-only-by-you way to do it, it can't hurt to prepare just in case and try it if CPS attempts to attack your family...)

I wonder if there's a way to explicitly tie $21 to your children.

Would one need to surgically implant a few paper bills? Can that be done without medical risk?

Is there a less-invasive approach? Maybe setting up a legal entity in the child's benefit or something?

According to US "Child Protective Services", you have no right to a trial by jury or to remain silent because they're removing your parental rights without filing criminal charges.

Note you have the right to a trial by jury for civil cases >$20.

Having issues with updating the Ubuntu PPA, and Gentoo's added some new hurdles to work through, so those are delayed for the moment.

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