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Fedi is the most strange thing in the world.

On normal social media, you write a message and people just ignore it forever.

Here, you write a message, it stays ignored for 1 or 2 years, and then all of a sudden, for no reason, with no explanation, someone finds it somehow, boosts it, and it gets 200 likes and 120 boosts.

What the fuck.

I'm sure someone will boost this message in 2021 or 2022.
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Simon Williams suggests companies pay speaker fees to maintainers of open source software the company relies on. This seems like an interesting idea.


If you only count listening nodes, it becomes 52%, 11%, 21%, 14%, 2%. azure.erisian.com.au/~aj/tapro

That suggests getting to 60% node support should be easy (it's just a minor upgrade), but also that about 15%-30% of the network is running unmaintained versions of the code.

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Tweaking @lukedashjr 's taproot-support javascript gives: 50% of nodes supporting taproot, 10% running 0.21.0 who could easily upgrade, 11% running 0.20.x or 0.19.x, 28% running unsupported software (0.13.1-0.18.x), and another 1% running random stuff.

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People making jokes about the Facebook services going down make me sick. Anyone who was using an Oculus headset at the time is currently trapped in VR, and if they die there then they die in real life.
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We (Sequoia, sequoia-pgp.org) are looking to hire a devop engineer to maintain and expand our CI, setup some benchmarking infrastructure, keep our web services running like dump.sequoia-pgp.org, etc. You should care about privacy and free software. We'd prefer someone living in or near a European timezone. Salary is 43 kEuros/year for 20 hours/week. Salary is not negotiable. Hours are (salary scales linearly). If you are interested, mail me: 8F17777118A33DDA9BA48E62AACB3243630052D9 .

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the bitcoin-core-dev@linuxfoundation.org (not bitcoin-dev) mailing list is now officially an announcements list

it was already *effectively* an announcements list for a long time—no discussion ever happened on it—but it is set up as moderated now

so if you are interested in a low-traffic list for notifications of releases, release candidates and security warnings, subscribe to:


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I've never seen a supposed "right wing extremist" remind me so much of the insane hippie lefties I knew in art school. 😂

Maybe it would be good to think about how to get more post-merge PR review in bitcoin. That way you don't have to trade off against delaying the merge or rebase issues, and it's not like problems found after merge shouldn't get fixed.

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I once thought I too could protect the data of a lot of users.

I ran a machine learning company that analyzed social media data.

Unlike competitors I made this a free public search engine.

Investors demanded I turn it into a political propaganda machine.

I ultimately quit.

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Did I post this here yet? This article contains more useful information about mitigating personal virus transmission risk than anything else I've seen so far. Includes math for the mathies, and easy to understand conclusions for the non-mathies. medium.com/swlh/so-youre-going

@waxwing listening to the slp podcast seems like accumulating most of the change into a single output that's an eltoo channel factory would make cross input sig aggregation pretty effective for coin joins. Something like all inputs > x, all outputs bar one < x, and the remaining output a channel factory. Could have some atomic lightning txs implied too I think.


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