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Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 release candidate 2 is available for testing

lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipe

Preliminary release notes for the release can be found here:

github.com/bitcoin-core/bitcoi

An issue has been opened on github to report experiences while testing:

github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/iss

cool, TIL there's going to be a new revision of the HiFive1 RISC-V board w/ built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth crowdsupply.com/sifive/hifive1

Every FOSS video editor's release notes:

- Fixed lots of crashes.
- Fixed other crashes but only on Windows.
- Those crashes still happen on Linux.
- Added an obscure color-space conversion someone read in a white paper.
- Initial work on actually enabling video editing (separate branch).

- Massive effort to switch to a new build system. This will really simplify development going forward.

- We've decided to refactor the entire codebase so the next release will be delayed eight months.

is incremental CD/DVD burning still a thing ?

i have a use-case where i need to be able to add files to a medium, but ideally, modification/removal of files would be protected against in hardware

(could use a new disk every time, but seems so wasteful)

If you want to help mozilla create more diverse and open datasets for voice interfaces voice.mozilla.org/en

Blockchain: decentralisation centralised on my coin.

Hint: the core of decentralisation isn’t about having a billion copies of the same database. It’s about a billion people each having their own, unique database.

PS. In a truly decentralised system, no one makes a billion dollars. *watches all the right libertarians make for the door*

PPS. A venture capitalist would never invest in a truly decentralised system. Why? See PS, above.

#blockchain #VentureCapital #bullshit

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Can't find any emoji anymore but there's now 50 Shades of Cop
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why should you write CLI & terminal software in 2019?

well, there are plenty of reasons, but a really good one is that desktop computing is in a state of relentless decline (backed by megacorp fiat that it be murdered ASAP) and the terminal will still be cockroaching along decades after it's impossible to use any of the GUI paradigm stuff that worked just fine in like 1998-2010.

In case you have connection problems in Joinmarket, you might find this brief note helpful (pls share if you know a place it might be helpful, thanks):

old.reddit.com/r/joinmarket/co

The year is 2019 and I can’t buy a good majority of consumer technology because we lack privacy legislation and consumer protections. Example: it’s absurd that my TV came with spyware that can’t be turned off or avoided; I had to stop it from phoning home at the network level. It also came with an arbitration clause and a clause waiving the right to a class action lawsuit.

#Debian folks: What's the recommended way of installing language packs with firefox-mozilla-build?

#Linux is a good privacy-conscious alternative to Microsoft Windows. It's free, fast and easy.

-Modern forms of Linux (such as Ubuntu or Linux Mint) are as easy to use as Windows or Mac. They're well supported, with popular apps like Spotify and Steam.

-If you're having trouble making an installation USB stick, you can order them online: osdisc.com/

-You can buy PCs with Linux preinstalled from a wide range of shops:
linuxpreloaded.com/

#AlternativesAtoZ #DeleteMicrosoft

just upgraded linux kernel to 4.20 on my laptop to and everything seems a lot smoother
I think because the driver for the onboard AMD GPU was improved since 4.15

Terrifying/appalling chart from kraken - exploding volume of LE data requests ... US is dominant. twitter.com/krakenfx/status/10

I've asked on IRC; the server had database corruption during the holidays so it takes somewhat longer to fix, but it will be back.

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