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build impossible programs by Julia Evans – Deconstruct
(Editor's note: transcripts don't do talks justice.
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What is Plasma, where is it going, and when? Last month, my colleague Ben Edgington wrote an article called “State of Ethereum Protocol #1”. He dives into the past and present progress of sharding and general changes in the base protocol.
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PegaSys: Pantheon Demo - Zoom
Skip to main content Recording Playback setting Playback Range Range - to Daniel Heyman 22:30 Thanks! We're excited to have you here! chaals 27:16 :thumb: Thorsten Krug 28:16 Can we talk about in public? Share a screenshot? Daniel Heyman 28:52 We'll be announc
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Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web?
In 2001, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, published an article in Scientific American. Berners-Lee, along with two other researchers, Ora Lassila and James Hendler, wanted to give the world a preview of the revolutionary new changes they saw coming to the web.
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Connectle: Conversations on Connected Work. by Connectle on Apple Podcasts
Connectle is the community cocreating a new way of working. Bringing together diverse perspectives in real conversations.
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Controlling Your Cartoon: Nike and the Art of the Meme - Epsilon Theory
The key to political and commercial success in a widening gyre? Controlling your own cartoon. By now you’ve seen this Nike/Kaepernick ad everywhere, along with the knock-offs and the jokes and the protests.
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The Secret History of Dune - Los Angeles Review of Books
FRANK HERBERT’S Dune (1965) is a science-fiction classic in part because it’s such brilliant pastiche.
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6 days ago by nildram
Who This Site Is For // Think Like (a) Git
"Advanced beginners" with Git. You should know how to create a repository, add and commit files to it, and you should probably have some idea of why you might want to use a branch. If you're still struggling with what version control software is for, this site may not be that useful to you.
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7 days ago by nildram
Git - Git Basics
So, what is Git in a nutshell? This is an important section to absorb, because if you understand what Git is and the fundamentals of how it works, then using Git effectively will probably be much easier for you.
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7 days ago by nildram
Org Syntax (draft)
This document describes and comments Org syntax as it is currently read by its parser (Org Elements) and, therefore, by the export framework. It also includes a few comments on that syntax.
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Smart Contracts, Performance and Trust – Stephen Palley – Medium
Blockchain-based platforms are often touted as removing the need for human trust from transactions. Traditional contracts, we’re told, can’t be trusted. Cryptographically secure peer-to-peer platforms make trust moot and guarantee performance. That’s the claim.
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7 days ago by nildram
Sign in - Google Accounts
Sign in with a different account Create account One Google Account for everything Google
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8 days ago by nildram
Government Terrorist Trackers Before 9/11: Higher Ups Wouldn’t Listen - HISTORY
The road to 9/11 was littered with opportunities that the United States missed to cripple al Qaeda and to avert the attacks of September 11, 2001.
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8 days ago by nildram
Should Users Care About Blockchain Attributes Such as Trust and Decentralization? - Education - CONFLUX
Um, dude. People have lives. Nobody has the time or interest to curl up in bed with the blockchain for a good read . " ... The data in itself is not immutable, rather the history is immutable .. " Yes, for news, financial services, and anything where provenance is important this is a good thing.
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9 days ago by nildram
Sass Import Resolve
Conformance requirements are expressed with a combination of descriptive assertions and RFC 2119 terminology.
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10 days ago by nildram
Let's ditch "decentralized"
A couple weeks ago, I interviewed Myles Snider about EOS. My role in the conversation: EOS skeptic. Over and over, the question “is EOS decentralized enough” came up, but nobody could define “decentralized enough.
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12 days ago by nildram
Smart Contracts
More recent papers and essays on smart contracts, commercial controls and security. Smart Contracts Copyright (c) 1994 by Nick Szabo permission to redistribute without alteration hereby granted Glossary A smart contract is a computerized transaction protocol that executes the terms of a contract.
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13 days ago by nildram
The History and Science Behind the Color Blue
Blue is the color of the sky, large bodies of water, probably more than one wall in your office, and perhaps even a number of your outfits. This ever-so-popular color has not always been so common. In fact, much of the science and history of blue might surprise you.
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15 days ago by nildram
Twitter
Two short stories from the 19th century that teach us more about investing than any white paper. New on ET In Brief.
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16 days ago by nildram
Contract upgrade anti-patterns | Trail of Bits Blog
A popular trend in smart contract design is to promote the development of upgradable contracts. At Trail of Bits, we have reviewed many upgradable contracts and believe that this trend is going in the wrong direction.
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20 days ago by nildram
The 30 Second Habit That Can Have a Big Impact On Your Life | HuffPost
There are no quick fixes. I know this as a social science junkie, who's read endless books and blogs on the subject, and tried out much of the advice -- mostly to no avail. So I do not entitle this post lightly.
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25 days ago by nildram
Life as a Grand Strategy – RyanHoliday.net
I used to carry a lot of fear. What if I lose this? Or, ‘I have to monitor that in case something bad happens.’ Worse, I would be unsure of how to act in certain situations, whether to advance or maintain or do whatever else somebody asked me to do right away.
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28 days ago by nildram
The Most Successful People Are The Ones You’ve Never Heard Of (And Why They Want It That Way) – RyanHoliday.net
The vast majority of successful people who ever lived are people you’ve never heard of. If we are to drill down further and consider happy successful people, it’s almost certain that we haven’t heard of them. The reason for that is something called the survivorship bias.
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28 days ago by nildram
Layer 1 Should Be Innovative in the Short Term but Less in the Long Term
One of the key tradeoffs in blockchain design is whether to build more functionality into base-layer blockchains themselves (“layer 1”), or to build it into protocols that live on top of the blockchain, and can be created and modified without changing the blockchain itself (“layer 2”).
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29 days ago by nildram
Gravity – LaurentMT – Medium
In the last years, a lot has been written about the “huge waste of energy” resulting from Bitcoin’s Proof of Work (PoW).
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29 days ago by nildram
She(256) Mentorship - Mentor
She(256) Mentorship aims to match up young female-identifying individuals with professional mentors. (All genders are welcome to be mentors.) Finding direction within any space can be intimidating, even more so in the blockchain space.
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4 weeks ago by nildram
How a hacker network turned stolen press releases into $100 million - The Verge
At a Kiev nightclub in the spring of 2012, 24-year-old Ivan Turchynov made a fateful drunken boast to some fellow hackers.
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4 weeks ago by nildram
Shtetl-Optimized » Blog Archive » Rosser’s Theorem via Turing machines
(Thanks to Amit Sahai for spurring me to write this post!) The Background We all remember Gödel’s First Incompleteness Theorem from kindergarten.
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4 weeks ago by nildram
Danger's Deliverance - Quillette
We encounter dangerous things and seek to get rid of them, often for good reason. But what about when doing so makes the world more dangerous? While these behaviors are very different from one another, they stem from a view of danger as something to be eliminated rather than utilized.
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4 weeks ago by nildram
Abandoned Footnotes: A Simple Model of Cults of Personality
(Apropos of nothing in particular, though this article on Gaddafi’s cult of personality and this article on the indoctrination of children at a school in Libya probably had something to do with it.
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4 weeks ago by nildram
How to BUIDL a Mesh Network of Human Beings – Gitcoin – Medium
Hands down, my favorite feature of Gitcoin is the network of participants. Everyone in our network is a 3-dimensional human; with their own skills, personality, and vision for the world.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
Twitter
1. Today I am going to make a tweet storm explaining the history and state of Ethereum's Casper research, including the FFG vs CBC wars, the hybrid => full switch, the role of randomness, mechanism design issues, and more.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
I Was Wrong About Speed Reading: Here are the Facts
Seven years ago, I read some books and articles on speed reading and started practicing some of the methods.
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Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language, neuroscientists find -- ScienceDaily
Brain structure plays an important role in this "sensitive period" for learning language, which is believed to end around adolescence. The young brain is equipped with neural circuits that can analyze sounds and build a coherent set of rules for constructing words and sentences out of those sounds.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
Non-Module File Paths Are Relative To The "Working Directory" In Node.js
In my post yesterday about calculating module-relative file paths with require.resolve() in Node.js, I drew a distinction between "module paths" and "file paths". In Node, modules are loaded using a well documented algorithm that accounts for both relative and non-relative paths.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
How to Disable Your Webcam (and Why You Should)
Once a concern that was the province of the paranoid, years worth of reports and revelations have made it readily apparent that people really can spy on you through your webcam. Here’s why you should disable or cover yours.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
Pi-hole®: A black hole for Internet advertisements – curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash
Our code is completely open, but piping to bash can be dangerous.  For a safer install, review the code and then run the installer locally. Known ad-serving domains are pulled from third party sources and compiled into one list.
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5 weeks ago by nildram
Google Docs - create and edit documents online, for free.
Sign in with a different account Create account One Google Account for everything Google
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6 weeks ago by nildram
The Economics of Inheritance – Econlib
Todd Buchholz, author of Rush: Why You Need and Love the Rat Race, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book. Buchholz argues that competition and striving for excellence is part of our evolutionary inheritance. He...
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6 weeks ago by nildram
Owen on Parenting, Money, and the First National Bank of Dad – Econlib
Russ: The book ends with a rather, what seems to be a little bit of a change of pace, a little bit off the topic; but I saw it as you did, very much in the same theme. I would describe it as the best investment you can make in your kids and for your kids.
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6 weeks ago by nildram
One File for the Price of Three: Catching Cheating Servers in Decentralized Storage Networks
The world has an insatiable hunger for storage. We're , and we're doing it much faster than we can build more But tons of storage devices—laptop and desktop hard drives, standalone storage systems, flash memory on mobile phones, and more, and more, and more—are sitting idle.
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6 weeks ago by nildram
Solidity pitfalls: typecasting and fallback functions
When writing Ethereum contracts, it’s often necessary to send messages to contracts elsewhere on the blockchain.
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Psychedelic Psychotherapy Forum – Presenters
Dr Carhart-Harris moved to Imperial College London after obtaining his PhD in psychopharmacology from the University of Bristol in 2009. At Imperial, he led a […] Anthony P. Bossis, Ph.D.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
ungleich Blog - Mozilla's new DNS resolution is dangerous
With their next patch Mozilla will introduce two new features to their Firefox browser they call "DNS over HTTPs" (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR). In this article we want to talk especially about the TRR. They advertise it as an additional feature which enables security.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
Markets, enterprises, and data: blockchains and the role of disintermediation
The Buttonwood Agreement established the New York Stock Exchange as a P2P network between brokers by cutting out the auctioneer middlemen. It also set a 0.25% fee. Today the NYSE is a subsidiary an Atlanta-based IT company which runs exchanges.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
Pediatrics | Michigan Medicine | University of Michigan
The over 250 clinical, research, and instructional faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan's C.S.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
That One Privacy Site | Simple Email Comparison Chart
Green = “Generally good”, Yellow = “Something of concern”, and Red = “Something major of concern”. See how these fields are calculated here.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
Bash scripting cheatsheet
Getting started Example #!/usr/bin/env bash NAME="John" echo "Hello $NAME!" Variables NAME="John" echo $NAME echo "$NAME" echo "${NAME}!" String quotes NAME="John" echo "Hi $NAME" #=> Hi John echo 'Hi $NAME' #=> Hi $NAME Shell execution echo "I'm in $(pwd)" echo "I'm in `pwd`" # Same
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7 weeks ago by nildram
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To see an example of a Merkle Tree in action check out this article on BTC Relay!
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7 weeks ago by nildram
A Very Fragile Gift
It's almost certain that I'll be a father by the end of the month. I'm mentally and emotionally ready. Eager, even. I'll admit, it's taken 8 months of both selfish and selfless thought.
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7 weeks ago by nildram
The Tyranny of Stuctureless
The earliest version of this article was given as a talk at a conference called by the Southern Female Rights Union, held in Beulah, Mississippi in May 1970. It was written up for Notes from the Third Year (1971), but the editors did not use it.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
Hobson's Choice - Epsilon Theory
What do you mean you don’t make side orders of toast? You make sandwiches, don’t you? Would you like to talk to the manager?
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8 weeks ago by nildram
Thoughts on a Black Swan
“Father once measured some thirty grown Yahgan men. The tallest of them was five feet five inches and the shortest just under four feet eight, the average height being five feet two and a quarter inches.
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Thoughts on a black swan 2 — the Hadza and honey
This relates to the sugar question and was raised by Stephan Guyanet (a year and a half ago) in his not surprisingly negative review of my sugar book.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
How to Make Marijuana Butter - Stovetop and Slow Cooker Methods
Why is marijuana butter such a popular way to make cannabis edibles?  THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana is fat soluble, making butter an ideal way to bond it to food.  Likewise cannabis infused butter or margarine (for vegans) are the backbone of many medicated foods.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
Cat's Cradle - Epsilon Theory
You know, I’ve written a lot of notes over the past three years. As I figure it, about three novels’ worth and just over the halfway mark of War and Peace. But in all that time and across all those notes I’ve never felt so … resigned … to the fact we are ALL well and truly stuck.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
arbtt: the automatic, rule-based time tracker
There are lots of time-tracking programs out there that allow you to collect statistics about how you spend your time, which activities are your biggest time-wasters, and so on.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
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This primer is written with the intent of encapsulating the information that exists in forums, Medium posts and github into a coherent primer on what the current most mature version of Plasma Cash is (mature being: coded to be put into practice).
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8 weeks ago by nildram
The Minsky Moment Meme - Epsilon Theory
There’s a wonderful commercial in heavy rotation on American television, where three women of a certain age are discussing one of the friend’s use of Facebook concepts such as “posting to a wall” or “status updates”.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
Virtue Signaling, or … Why Clinton is in Trouble - Epsilon Theory
Hillary Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president. Donald Trump would be a catastrophe.
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8 weeks ago by nildram
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UPDATE: I’m now selling ready-to-use buttons at Buttonjoy.com! New parents are constantly learning how to care for their growing and changing baby, but it can be a challenge because your baby can’t talk to you.
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9 weeks ago by nildram
Dash Button with Raspberry Pi — Nathan's Blog
I set up my Raspberry Pi to listen for Amazon Dash Button presses recently. Raspberry Pis are excellent devices for monitoring Dash button presses because they use very little electricity, so can be left running. 1.
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9 weeks ago by nildram
George Soros | Fallibility, Reflexivity, and the Human Uncertainty Principle
Introduction I am honored that the editors of the Journal of Economic Methodology have created this special issue on the subject of reflexivity and have invited me, as well as a distinguished group of scholars, to contribute. Of course I did not discover reflexivity.
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9 weeks ago by nildram
Did we win the War on Poverty? - The Washington Post
“Based on historical standards of material wellbeing and the terms of engagement, our War on Poverty is largely over and a success.” That’s from a new report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Naturally, the announcement triggered a certain amount of incredulity.
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9 weeks ago by nildram
Python post-Guido [LWN.net]
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9 weeks ago by nildram
Introduction to Bubbles: August 13, 2017 Snippets – Social Capital – Medium
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10 weeks ago by nildram
How to Make Weed Butter Without Ruining Your Entire Saturday
Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form. While we’re still a long way from total legalization, enough of our fellow Americans can legally get high, so it’s well past time our culture stops being so precious about weed.
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10 weeks ago by nildram
ThinkPad X1 Carbon | Gen 6 | New 2018 Model | Lenovo Canada
Consumers Only: Lenovo.com sells and ships products to end-user customers only. Lenovo may cancel your order if we suspect you are purchasing products for resale. Limits: Limit 5 per customer. Lenovo may increase or decrease these limits, from time to time, for certain offerings.
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10 weeks ago by nildram
Adversaries, Distributed Ledgers & Decentralization · Field Notes
A number of alternative structures for distributed ledgers have been proposed in recent years. All of these solutions offer better decentralization, faster and more numerous transactions serving a larger number of nodes.
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10 weeks ago by nildram
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