"Take me to your leader," the alien said.
"I have none," said the cat.
"Are you the leader?"
"Nah. Go bother some humans instead."
"But your kind is a higher life form than them!"
"So what makes you think you have the right to impose on me?" the cat said, and sauntered off.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
A reminder to STOP RUNNING versions of bitcoin affected by CVE-2018-17144 A.S.A.P.: these are:
- 0.14.0 to 0.16.2
- 0.17.0rc1 to 3
Upgrade to 0.16.3 if possible!
A patched 0.14 version is underway, v0.17.0rc4 and v0.15.2 have been tagged, binaries are coming—for now use the branch or apply one-line patch https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/commit/4b8a3f5d235f40be8102506ab26caad005cc40d6
Any altcoins/forks based on this code should also apply the above patch ASAP and do a release! The importance of this cannot be overstated.
Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 was released:
Contains a vulnerability fix, please upgrade as soon as possible
apparently, the last non-open source part of the code running on the SiFive Unleashed #riscv board has been open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license! great news
(props ndrchvzz on )
Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 release candidate 3 available
TIL: "Although best known as the bankers lamp today, it was originally called the Emeralite, a combination of emerald and light.
... green was and still is, thought to be psychologically soothing, enhancing concentration and focus.
This belief was prominent in detailed-oriented occupations such as accounting, auditing, and budgeting, all of which are banking activities. Actually, this is the same reason why bankers and accountants often wore those green eyeshades/visors back in the days."