On a Silly-O-Clock plane to Amsterdam, en route to Brussels to speak on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament on behalf of @Mastodon and small technology (small-tech.org/about#small-tec) tomorrow.

Preview (slides): small-tech.slides.com/aral/dea

#eu #mastodon #regulation #freedom #HumanRights #democracy

RT @woonomic@twitter.com

Bitcoin is the first invention of something on the Internet that cannot be copied. When something is scarce, it can store value, fine art and gold are some examples.

RT @RainDogDance@twitter.com

Greg Maxwell's explanation on why he's not on Twitter goes pretty deep, and makes some good critical points about the pitfalls of (purposefully) limited communication space:

old.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comme

Welcome @enrique! Some Bitcoin people to follow (my memory certainly misses several): @waxwing @openoms @harding @orionwl @jon @lukedashjr @FreePietje @htimsxela
@Sosthene.
But check out the hashtag as well.

Welcome @xmpp, the official Mastodon Account of the #XMPP Standards Foundation!

RT @SomsenRuben@twitter.com

I think I see it:
- timelock to A, 1000 minutes from now
- timelock to B, 100 blocks from now
- If hashrate goes down, A happens first
- If it goes up, B happens first

I think with 2 transactions you could even make the payout depend on how fast the condition is reached. Nifty! twitter.com/JeremyRubin/status

Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.

Developer Community: wut?

Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?

Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! 🎉

Trump: Thou shall not use US services.

Developers: Where's my code? 😭

Location of my favorite student restaurant when I was at uni: "slot apart upon glory"

where39.com/

@fribbledom
gajim is a nice #XMPP Client for Windows and #Linux. Conversations is a client for #android. This week #conversations is free.

More Information: xmpp.org/getting-started/

If you need help, you can find public rooms here: search.jabber.network/rooms/1

Stratum V2 has been published!
Inspired by Matt's BetterHash, V2 aims to make mining more decentralized!

stratumprotocol.org/

We released #PeerTube v2 yesterday!
Improvements on federation, instances presentation and a brand new JoinPeertube.org !
We're talking about live-streaming for the v3... more info here framablog.org/2019/11/12/peert

RT @Snowden@twitter.com

The Chinese edition of my new book, , has just been censored. This violates the publishing agreement, so I'm going to resist it the way I know best: it's time to blow the whistle. You can help. Here's how: (THREAD)

Always a good laugh when visiting r/btc...

> is on its last case of beer. The party will be over soon. You can not deny is now merchants crypto of choice worldwide. .1 sats by end of Dec

reddit.com/r/btc/comments/dutr

Apple no longer sells general purpose computing devices. It sells you the equivalent of a TV that only plays one channel, the Apple-approved channel. With "notarization" now becoming a mandatory requirement for any application to run on macOS, you are not allowed to run any software or see any content that the Big A has not collected its own fiscal cut from.

RT @jjvincent@twitter.com

here's a marketing image from Hikvision, the world's largest security camera company, that speaks volumes about the brutal simplicity of the techno-surveillance state. han ✅, uyghur ❌ipvm.com/reports/hikvision-uyg

(h/t @CharlesRollet1@twitter.com, a great follow on surveillance tech)

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