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“Thor is the God of War. Yet Thorium can't be used for nuclear weapons. It's a complete scam.” @giacomozucco

All regulations are backed up by the threat of acute lead poisoning.

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mindblowing new discovery in Conway's Game of Life: any buildable pattern in Life can be constructed from the collision of 15 gliders.

btm.qva.mybluehost.me/building

the key principle: distance itself can be used to encode information. by determining the correct starting [x,y] coordinate for each glider, any future state of the Life universe can be created, with effectively unbounded complexity. 🤯

(via @OscarCunningham @danstowell)

It's better for everyone if you run my full-rbf branch, as that makes for a stronger, decentralized, set of interconnected full-rbf peers. But if you just want to use the new 'mempoolfullrbf=1' option in the upcoming v24.0 release, that's ok too.

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If you want to run full-rbf, and don't have any full-rbf peers, you can connect to these nodes:

full-rbf1.tbtc.petertodd.net
full-rbf2.tbtc.petertodd.net
full-rbf3.tbtc.petertodd.net
full-rbf4.tbtc.petertodd.net

...and for testnet:

full-rbf1.tbtc.petertodd.net
full-rbf2.tbtc.petertodd.net
full-rbf3.tbtc.petertodd.net
full-rbf4.tbtc.petertodd.net

I've also made a branch of Bitcoin Core v24.0 with preferential peering, to auto-connect to full-rbf peers:

github.com/petertodd/bitcoin/t

One reason why you should set 'mempoolfullrbf=1' on your nodes, and especially, mining nodes: insane people like Craig Wright would love to find excuses to sue miners for mining double spends.

Better to set the standard now: unconfirmed means unconfirmed.

Peter Todd boosted

the apple studio display (which of course has an Ax chip in it and standard iOS-style secure boot/update with personalized-to-serial updates) cannot be purchased in-person with cash if you want the VESA mount. you need to provide payment card info (identity) to get the serialized device. even our monitors are trackable now.

TFW when you block and report someone for spamming every repo with identical code of conduct requests. 😂

Finally got around to fixing my Mastodon node. 😂

Seems like an interesting time for mastodon!

Geothermal's Path to Relevance: Better Heat Transfer and Heat Engines
austinvernon.site/blog/geother

“The fracking revolution has driven a massive shift in the industry away from scientists like geologists and toward practitioners that are often engineers. … Partly this is because there is no need to "discover" shale formations since they have been known to the industry for 100+ years. And partly because the engineering-based learning model has thumped the scientist model recently.”

Interesting.

Neat! Someone put the entire "What Is A Woman" documentary on lightning.video: lightning.video/ee65bf6230290a

I would actually like a legit way to pay for a download of this movie. With Lightning of course.

Texas Wind Power Is Failing Right When the State Needs It Most
finance.yahoo.com/news/texas-w

“A scorching heat wave is pushing the Texas grid to the brink. Power demand is surging as people crank up air conditioners. But meanwhile, wind speeds have fallen to extremely low levels, and that means the state’s fleet of turbines is at just 8% of their potential output.”

Over reliance on unreliable renewables will literally kill people.

The best solution to the compiler bootstrapping problem when writing a new language is time travel.

"Surprisingly, Tail Emission Is Not Inflationary"
petertodd.org/2022/surprisingl

tl;dr: Due to lost coins, a tail emission/fixed reward actually results in a stable money supply. Not an inflationary supply.

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