I’m basing my ocean boiling on the fact that running millions of hashes a second just to luck out with at least enough zeros is one of the stupidest and least useful things on the planet. At best it’s a cute waste of energy so some people can play drug lord or MLM marketer. At worst it’s one of the largest distributed attacks against one of our key cryptographic hash functions speeding up the loss of security on the internet.
Go preach elsewhere.
I love merkle trees. I use git nearly every day. I absolutely don’t trust git to back a payment system. It is a good storage tool, but I also know the problems a rebase-only strategy to git creates and I’ve yet to see a “blockchain” solve rebase/merger satisfactorily. Proof of Work is an idiot’s lottery and so far none of the other Proofs have cleared the hurdle of solving basic math proofs to their consistency, much less economic game theory.
@nolan It reads like he watched Silicon Valley and thought it was a documentary. Of course, I can’t believe he’s serious until he signs the Tethics pledge.
There doesn’t exist a working Blockchain that isn’t Proof of Work, or just a fancy dumb name for 60s data structure concept Merkle Tree. To Blockchain anything is either evil in the first case or disingenuous marketing in the latter.
@michel It reads exactly like a rant from the HBO show Silicon Valley and that’s pretty much exactly what I think about it. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so sad. Maybe Jack should start by taking the Tethics pledge.
Our terrible work VPN refused to work at all on Monday and some of Tuesday. Every couple of days it locks my account in the domain as if I’d entered a couple wrong passwords despite it isn’t supposed to be caching credentials. Our IT knows this is such a problem because they added a script to unlock accounts after 15 minutes. Reporting all this time this shit is costing me on my time sheet every week. Security theater at its miserable finest. 🤬
@taweret This is Whills erasure and I’ll have none of it
Transfelinism was a radical, sometimes funny or interesting blogger I had previously been following for a while on Mastodon. They published a “game” to DriveThruRPG, and then manufactured a huge outrage over it (more so on Twitter) that ultimately led to one of the owners of DTRPG getting doxxed and harassed while out of the office at PAX Unplugged.
If there were, none likely have survived computers. As a part of Unicode standardization they’d always have at least one defined order: the order the Unicode committee accepted.
Before that the big forces ordering alphabets were things like libraries and phone books. Probably lots of cultures never thought to order alphabets without such needs.
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