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 reminder: activation can't really begin until N months after software is released with the activation parameters. That N months needs to be enough time to be sure enough of the community has upgraded to it.

The quicker the community upgrades to 0.21 (or the upcoming 0.20.2 backport), the clearer it will be that a shorter timeframe can be used for activation!

The Qualys Research Team has discovered a critical vulnerability in , which allows an unprivileged user to gain root privileges in its default configuration.

activation meeting on

Tuesday 2nd February 19:00 UTC

- BIP review (2 PRs)
- Code review (1 PR)
- Discussion of activation params & making a formal proposal (if we have time)

Apparently thinks this violated their rules lol

Got a 12 hour ban out of it

(Removed on appeal, but still)

Core PPA updated for 0.21

Now also including support for @Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)

A new user on this instance was reported for scamcoinery, specifically regarding DXY (dollar index).

Is DXY a scamcoin? Should it be allowed here?

Please select "no opinion" if you don't want to look up what DXY is.

BeagleBoard just announced an affordable (rumored around ~$120) RISC-V board with Linux support

that would be nice

Why is the example used by Mastodon docs on how to block an entire server???

What are some instances that I can recommend to non-bitcoiners?

(Would prefer to be able to browser toots of users on other instances via my own instance's web interface too...)

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How can I follow a user on another instance, if their instance's web interface doesn't have a follow button? :/

Is there a way to turn off browser notifications for toot favouriting?

What is with people moving to Parler? Seems like it's just as bad as Twitter... Why not here to Mastodon???

Preliminary analysis on the GCC 9 & 10 memcmp bug suggests it CAN affect Core & Knots, but does NOT affect the Bitcoin consensus code (phew).

If yours was compiled with GCC 9/10, use caution for now (or rebuild with GCC 8).

Affected: p2p & PSBT

Note that gitian builds use GCC 7 and LLVM, so should be unaffected.

PPAs for Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal) and 20.10 (Groovy) are affected (and will not be fixed immediately).

IMO if you're spending $849 for a dedicated full node machine, you should expect a POWER9 CPU in it.
Just saying.

(You should also make sure you're only buying node hardware made by reputable developers... But that's another topic.)

Reminder that part of the reason *fake* conspiracy theories are so common, is because the real conspirators are using them to help obscure and dismiss when people find out about their *real* conspiracies.

Not all conspiracies are fake.
Not all claims are unfounded.

"It’s not getting a lot of coverage, but there is a rash of miscarriages and stillbirths among mothers with COVID. My wife if a labor and delivery nurse in LA and has been absolutely devastated by the number.

She came home the other night crying that she delivered three dead babies in two days. She used to go a month or more between stillbirths."

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