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"[ots-dev] Stamp/Beacon Trees for Secure, Precise, Trusted Timestamping and Clock Synchronization" - lists.opentimestamps.org/piper

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 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.

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There are now two different Taproot activation paths embedded in Bitcoin software clients. Here’s what this could mean for the Bitcoin protocol.

Written by @AaronvanW:

bitcoinmagazine.com/technical/

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Finally listened to stephanlivera.com/episode/268/ where @pete offers what I think is an excellent analysis and summary of the whole #Signal shitcoin situation from a technical perspective.

The only thing missing is mentioning #XMPP when @stephanlivera asks about federated messaging protocols. But we still have work to do, to make that a viable alternative for a mainstream audience IMO.

youtu.be/tFRBD2uN9PY

At 5:25 sounds like they invented spin coating: "Finally someone tried pouring the paint out of a cup. The disk coated itself."

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the minimum bar for live sets is now set: you have to be more entertaining than the acid randomizer:

vitling.xyz/toys/acid-banger/

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"Fearing" coronavirus surge, families of Toronto FC players relocate to team's base in Florida, a state that hasn't had lockdown since September.

FTFY

cp24.com/mobile/sports/fearing

sebastianrushworth.com/2021/04

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."

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Saw this and downloaded it before Twitter disappeared it from my timeline. Wishing our Canadian friends good luck with with what their leaders are pushing on them.

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I don't think there's ever been that many people who completely distrust "authorities".
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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
ccc.de/en/updates/2021/luca-ap

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