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"[ots-dev] Stamp/Beacon Trees for Secure, Precise, Trusted Timestamping and Clock Synchronization" -

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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@pete The other posts about BSV by the same author are of the same level of disillusionment.

ZDNet journalist repeats Craig Wright's claims about stolen funds hook-line-and-sinker.

This either means that journalist is truly incompetent - one google search would raise so many red flags about Wright it's ridiculous - or they accepted something from Wright in exchange for publishing lies. Quite possibly the article itself...

It's no wonder Israel is trying to effectively make getting vaccinated mandatory... Anyone with a clue looking at the actual top-level stats would be skeptical.

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Brian Rose has been fined and banned from "campaigning for mayor of London" because he went outside to campaign.

This is like saying you were "seconds away" your house being without electricity for months because a fuse blew.

Yes, if the fuses failed, permanent damage could be done. But literally every single piece of equipment on a competently designed distribution grid is protected by fuses.

The grid has got to deal with lightning storms and all kinds of shorts after all.

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Your Smartphone Doesn't Have To Be Glued Shut!

The #librem5 was recently featured in a hardware tear-down video by @iFixit

#privacy #freedom

While the Texas blackouts aren't solely to blame on wind power - natural gas production has been affected too - I don't think people realize how much *worse* the situation would be if we had a grid run on renewables only.

There's no way to reliably generate power from wind and solar alone in regions that can get snow. And as we're finding out, pretty much anywhere can get cold. Backup batteries are far too expensive.

A carbonized civilization needs nuclear and hydro.

Anyone know what these alleged code-of-conduct violations by Isis Lovecruft's former boyfriend, and current Zcash employee, Henry de Valence actually were?

Valence is one of the people who knows first hand that Lovecruft fabricated assault allegations against me...

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Great writeup on how fraudulent modern journalism has become.

tl;dr: there's not enough money to pay for real reporting, so we get fabricated SJW grievances and cancel culture. It's cheaper to falsely claim someone used the word "retard" to get them cancelled than take on the NSA (actual example in the article!).

IMO simplest way to fix this is via defamation laws. But that won't fix the funding problem: either way there's going to be a lot less mainstream journalism.

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The domestic robot's lidar has detected evidence of a mirror universe.

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TIL computers have become so complex that NVME interface SSDs now have drive-level namespaces:

brb, putting some data in a namespace in a namespace in a namespace in a namespace in a namespace...

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I like how sourcehut converts email replies into inline review comments

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