"[ots-dev] Stamp/Beacon Trees for Secure, Precise, Trusted Timestamping and Clock Synchronization" - https://lists.opentimestamps.org/pipermail/ots-dev/2021-January/000106.html
tl;dr: My new merkle tree construction combines the precision of NTP, and the security of Roughtime. And unlike either, it can be scaled arbitrarily with untrusted servers.
Added to the #OpenTimestamps protocol, it'd allow one service to provide both high accuracy, trusted time, and trustless, low-accuracy, Bitcoin timestamps. A one-stop-shop for all your timing needs.
There are now two different Taproot activation paths embedded in Bitcoin software clients. Here’s what this could mean for the Bitcoin protocol.
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Apple to let Parler back on App Store ahead of anti-trust hearing https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/4/19/apple-to-let-parler-back-on-app-store-ahead-of-anti-trust-hearing #News
At 5:25 sounds like they invented spin coating: "Finally someone tried pouring the paint out of a cup. The disk coated itself."
the minimum bar for live sets is now set: you have to be more entertaining than the acid randomizer:
"Fearing" coronavirus surge, families of Toronto FC players relocate to team's base in Florida, a state that hasn't had lockdown since September.
Great writeup on why it these blood clots were 1) so alarming, 2) definitely caused by Astra Zeneca.
"So four people out of 132,000 who received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine developed the normally exceedingly rare combination of thrombocytopenia with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. All had received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine seven to ten days earlier."
"It’s so uncommon that only a handful of cases have been reported in the entire medical literature. Up to now, that is."
COVID-19 location tracking app/tracking fob turns out to have zero privacy, while the company behind it lobbies to make using it mandatory.
Supporting covid tracking in any way shape or form was a massive mistake. The idea that we could get privacy preserving versions of it rather than a panopticon was always a pipe dream.
Resistance is the only option.
CCC | Luca App: CCC calls for an immediate moratorium
Nothing wrong with that, if you live in a dictatorship.
NEW: Ontario gives police authority to stop vehicles, ask people purpose of travel
Ontario extends stay-at-home order, restricts interprovincial travel as province loses battle against COVID-19 | CTV News
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