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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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No issues getting into Mallorca. They didn't even check that I'd actually done a covid test (Spain itself doesn't care).

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When the Indian govt created unique health IDs, it said they were optional.

However, individuals are now being issued health IDs without their consent or the option to opt out.

Read more from @cis_india 👇

Amsterdam Schiphol airport seems relatively lax re: covid. Decent number of people not wearing masks without a clear excuse and they don't seem to get hassled.

Of course, the customs officals weren't wearing any, including one standing out in the open in front of the automated passport lines; authorities get to do what they want.

Hopefully Spain is the same...

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At Burlington GO train station in Ontario, on my way back to Toronto from the US side of Niagara Falls.

I think the higher end transit services are paranoid about losing their passengers to private vehicles, so are pulling out all the stops to maintain a "clean" image.

"Data released by the Health Ministry on Thursday suggested that people vaccinated in January were said to have just 16% protection against infection now, while in those vaccinated in April the effectiveness was at 75%"

16%!!! Worthless.

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HMO: Early vaccinees are twice as likely to catch COVID as later recipients | The Times of Israel

Health authorities failing to explain why these novel mRNA vaccines are failing so fast could lead to some serious skepticism of vaccines in general... Traditional vaccines, made with the actual infectious agent, usually provide many years if not a lifetime of protection.

It's not variants: it's a loss of immunity to the same thing.

Also makes risk/reward very different...

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My parental monitoring app notified me of a strange adult soliciting my 12-year-old son via text in an attempt to recruit him into an interstate drug ring.

Should I notify the authorities?

Oh, wait. It *was* the authorities. Guess I'm out of luck.


There should be ZERO unsolicited unsupervised contact between children and the state. ZERO.

#COVID19 #COVID #Corona #CoronaVirus #Vaccination #Vaccine #VAX

"The leaked data – covering all NHS trusts in England – show that, as of last Thursday, just 44 per cent of patients classed as being hospitalised with Covid had tested positive by the time they were admitted.

The majority of cases were not detected until patients underwent standard Covid tests, carried out on everyone admitted to hospital for any reason."

That data shouldn't have been public all along; covering that up was fraud.

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This is where the CDC loses all credibility.

"“As recently as last week, an agency spokesman said that the C.D.C. had no plans to change its guidance, unless there were a significant change in the science,” the New York Times reported."

Backtracking on masks sends the signal that the vaccines DO NOT WORK!!! This proves everything that has been said by the anti-vaxxers and puts the Biden Admin (and all the state governors) in the worst possible light.

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Speakers corner in London closed due to queue at the police’s registration office.
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Australia are going full on CCP.

Australians will need to submit 100 points of identification to use social media. 👇🏼

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3 vaccinated people at my CrossFit gym tested positive for COVID and now they are requiring proof of vaccination next month, I will not be returning.

They want me to submit online to: (aka the renamed vaccine password).

Bye SF, I am officially moving.

#sf #covid #vaxholes #vax #passport #woke #sheep

Creepy: Chicago O'Hare's Global Entry booths can now figure out who you are purely by facial recognition, without you providing your passport at all.

I remember being told by a govt official in a consulting gig a few years ago that the Australia/New Zealand corridor was actually 100% facial recognition, with the requirement to show passports was just for show...

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Exclusive-U.S. will not lift travel restrictions, citing Delta variant -official

"The Delta variant, which was first found in India, now comprises more than 80% of new cases nationwide and has been detected in more than 90 countries."

The science says you've completely and utterly failed to keep the Delta variant out so wtf are you staying closed?

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Adelaide, South Autralia

I know this CCTV footage and bank details are being used to capture people who were at 'exposure sites' that didn't check in using QR tracing, take them from their homes and place them in 'medi-hotels' quarantine (which are guarded by police).

I live here.


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