TIL: There's a caterpillar, which, after shedding its exoskeletons, carries around all its previous heads, stacked on top of each other. It is called the Mad Hatterpillar.


It's been a few years since I last fiddled with iptables. Now there's a new kid on the block:


Should I switch? Will I regret trying? I'm only doing basic stuff like NAT and port forwarding.

Banks are reverse ransomware.

Ransomware locks you out of your data and requires a payment to release it.

Banks lock you out of your money and require your private data to release it.

In both cases, there is no guarantee that they will honour their side of the contract, and sometimes, they just don't.

OMG! I can't believe my @ManningBooks@twitter.com book Grokking was just sent off to printing! Expect release in about four weeks! 🍾🍸🥳manning.com/books/grokking-bit

Very interested thread on "quantum resistance". Pretty much common sense, but needs to be said.
RT @JSmith_Crypto@twitter.com
I've recently noticed an uptick in claims of "quantum resistance" from cryptocurrency projects. This thread explains how to differentiate which are BS and which are legit.

Seems like my old contraction timer for Android is still around. Never give birth without it! play.google.com/store/apps/det

80's country music is indistinguishable from 80's pop.

Change my mind.

You often hear that the blockchain is 's database. I'd say that the UTXO set is the database. The blockchain is just the history of all database update commands (BTC transactions = DBMS transactions).

RT @bquittem@twitter.com
Take a deep breath.

10 years ago, some guy released some code & a 9 page whitepaper.

This code bootstrapped itself into the most powerful computer network in history.

Casually redefined money.

Then slurped up 100s of billions of dollars.

Oh and it’s 100% self funded.

RT @garybernhardt@twitter.com
This tweet made me wonder: if we actually printed the dependencies of a "hello world" create-react-app app, how tall would the stack of paper be? Let's calculate. twitter.com/thomasfuchs/status

Re unit naming proposals: You can't centrally control language. Let it emerge.

RT @thomasfuchs@twitter.com
Legendary Apollo project programmer Margaret Hamilton, next to a printout of the node_modules directory listing for her first Hello World react app

RT @hrdng@twitter.com
This. Consider showing respect for Nakamoto not by naming things after him but by using the name he gave to the currency he created: bitcoin.

RT @Codiox@twitter.com
These beauties are worth $0.0002 each. 1 year ago this was Venezuela's higher denomination bill.

Någon som begrep frågan om i @svt@twitter.com På Spåret? Inte jag, men svaret var tydligen "blockchain".

Remember: Always select the least voted option of @pwuille@twitter.com's quizzes. Easy. The hard part is finding that option without answering.
RT @pwuille@twitter.com
Assuming the Bitcoin hashrate is perfectly constan@pwuille@twitter.comll blocks have exact timestamps (corresponding to the time they were mined). Which of the options below is closest to the expected time retargetting periods will take?

RT @WhalePanda@twitter.com
This is both hilarious, scary and the perfect example of why we need Bitcoin. Venmo worried about the word "Cuban".
h/t reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/

RT @pwuille@twitter.com
Assuming the Bitcoin hashrate is perfectly constant, and all blocks have exact timestamps (corresponding to the time they were mined). Which of the options below is closest to the expected time retargetting periods will take?

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Kalle Rosenbaum's choices:


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