Had to drive an hour south to a different county to escape lockdown and have a meal out... but worth it!

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SLP242 @_jonasschnelli_ Maintaining Core: Contributions, Consensus, Conflict

Jonas and I chat:
- How contribution happens
- Review
- Decisions as a maintainer
- What is rough consensus
- Taproot
- Privacy
- Lightning
- Mining


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"Fact Sheet: Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology" state.gov/fact-sheet-activity-

_Very_ strongly worded, official US government document. Makes crystal clear that they believe:

1) Researchers got sick with COVID symptoms, in autumn 2019
2) Chinese bio labs have had leaks
3) China is stonewalling investigation
4) They were doing gain-of-function research on the closest known relative to covid
5) The Chinese military may be involved (!!!)

People got banned on social media for saying this...

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Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec

BREAKING: The United States has determined that the Wuhan Institute of Virology engaged in classified research, including laboratory animal experiments, on behalf of the Chinese military since at least 2017


Source: https://nitter.snopyta.org/JackPosobiec/status/1350303845516275713
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@lccmv I was hit with my first warning to be banned. For this...

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@pete That's the hill I'm prepared to die on, yes.

FYI for any users: "Signal is experiencing technical difficulties. We are working hard to restore service as quickly as possible.
8:33 AM · Jan 15, 2021·Twitter Web App"

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in case you're wondering: yes i sent the release mail from [email protected] instead of [email protected] this time, PGP key is the same

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I don't care if you think Trump is as bad as Hitler (spoiler he isn't) if you think you're safe using Big Tech products in the long term when a sitting US President isn't safe you are signing up to agreeing with everything Big Tech thinks from this point onwards. That includes what is best commercially for Big Tech. Whatever is dear to you (Bitcoin decentralization, open source contributions, starting a business) be ready to throw it out at a moment's notice if your Big Tech gods dictate.

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Have a feeling Austin bitdevs next Thurs is going to be lit. Rumors that out of town guests like @sahil @martybent @americanhodl will be there, @Brittkelly still holding out but everyone is going to be there. Use it as an excuse to come look at houses! Texas is going to have more bitcoin than any other citadel, come one, come all meetup.com/Austin-Bitcoin-Deve

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@jimbocoin It isn't a consensus rule as it is only an encoding and a checksum. Nodes don't care how wallets handle human readable addresses. Nodes only care about scriptPubKeys and scriptSigs in hexadecimal. SegWit 1-16 version rules aren't defined yet. v1 rules will be defined on the network when Taproot is activated. But as I said nodes don't care about encodings/checksums anyway

For anyone interested in what the BDK project (bitcoindevkit.org/) 🧙 is up to, we're having our bi-weekly team chat in ~30 mins.. @20:00 UTC on Discord: discord.gg/ZFF4jbg

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RT @bitcoinmagazine
The @HRF & @gladstein have announced the latest beneficiaries of its ongoing Bitcoin Development Fund: Bitcoin developer @_benkaufman of @SpecterWallet and @remyers_ of @GlobalMeshLabs will each receive grants of $25,000.


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Join us for our next online meetup on Thursday, January 21st, 8pm CET, for a "light Socratic" when we review the year 2020 in Bitcoin. With Sebastian van Staa, @emzy, and more!


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


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