Thank you so much to the awesome people at @OpenInfraOrbit for organizing! You made speaking really comfortable :)
Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Is Now Armed
linus is not having it today https://lore.kernel.org/ksummit/CAHk-=wiB6FJknDC5PMfpkg4gZrbSuC3d391VyReM4Wb0+JYXXA@mail.gmail.com/
The EU should stop blocking the proposed patent waiver on Covid vaccines.
Die Vereinigten Staaten gegen Tillie Kottmann
Einer Luzerner Hackerin und Anarchistin drohen in den USA über 20 Jahre Gefängnis. Sie hat Daten der Firma Intel und Sicherheitslücken von Überwachungskameras publik gemacht – und dem Überwachungskapitalismus den Kampf erklärt.
linux kernel dev, qa in foss
Critically researching QA practices in FOSS projects is good. Purposefully submitting bad patches is sabotage.
#LucaApp: CCC fordert Bundesnotbremse
Hopefully the @fsfe will take a long hard look at the situation and come to the correct conclusion. The impactful work they are doing in Europe with campaigns like publiccode.eu is not worth putting in jeopardy over their American sister org's inability to evolve. cc @kirschner @email@example.com
I know it's unlikely that they will fully emancipate themselves ideologically from Stallman and the FSF, but... i can dream, Harold!
Confirmed: the FSF's sole purpose is to serve as RMS's amplifier.
Taken as is, this is a complete slap to anyone who directed the FSF in RMS's absence. If the organization is so rudderless as to be cast adrift without one man then the bus-factor of that organization is too great for long-term survival.
The FSF needs to consider what their mission is, because right now their mission is in jeopardy and the folks willing to carry water for the FSF are vanishing.
Reading about Nano on Wikipedia and chuckling.
"On 9 February 2018, the Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail announced its shutdown after being hacked"
Well, of course!
"In January 2019, the Court of Florence found Firano liable for the losses after discovering that the exchange had failed to implement any meaningful safeguards to ensure the safety of their customers' funds"
And exactly how viable is your "currency" if you need exchanges to do anything?
But then we get to the substance...
"Consensus is reached through an algorithm similar to proof of stake named Open Representative Voting (ORV). In this system, the voting weight is distributed to accounts based on the amount of NANO they hold"
Rich people get more votes. Because they're rich. Who could have predicted this!
But wait, there's more.
"In the event that two contradictory transactions are broadcast to the network (as in a double spend attempt), nodes vote for one of them and broadcast their vote to the other nodes. The first transaction to reach 51% of the total voting weight..."
So there's a problem right there, in that there is an incentive for the richest people to engage in double spending and then "vote" in support of their double spend. The vote is stacked in their favor.
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