Exactly 14 years ago , Satoshi Nakamoto designed the most pathetic / inefficient system ever invented by humankind : the blockchain.
Today, it weights 60 000 tons, wastes constantly 10 gigawatts (more than Belgium or Chile) to process less than 7 transactions per second :
Less than a 33 bps modem from 1990.
This could be a joke if it didn't have such gigantic environmental impact, wasn't enabling billion dollars ransomware industry and was not crushing thousands of lives in the process.
Watching language models become content-producing machines. Wondering how the web will feel after we flood it with GPT-X articles, tweets, toots, and tiktoks
Feels like we're heading into an ever darker forest. Wrote some tips for signalling you're human
the media is strange. mastodon is "too complicated" because you choose a server but otherwise it's basically the same as twitter… but, somebody just lost millions in bitcoin because of they didn't check the PGP hash on a server software update (or something) and yet that thing was supposed to supplant fiat currency? 😂
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I think it’s important to repeat: you don't "have something to hide" when you put blinds on your windows or close the door when you're on the can or wear clothes.
Privacy isn't about having something to hide. It's not about keeping secrets. It's about you being the person who chooses what you reveal about yourself, and when, and to who, and the other word we have for that is "dignity". Your inherent dignity, as a human being.
Your privacy is the agency you have over your dignity.
He talked about electric cars. I don't know anything about cars, so when people said he was a genius I figured he must be a genius.
Then he talked about rockets. I don't know anything about rockets, so when people said he was a genius I figured he must be a genius.
Now he talks about software. I happen to know a lot about software and Elon Musk is saying the stupidest shit anyone's ever said, so when people say he's a genius I figure I should stay the hell away from his cars and rockets.
Merry Christmas.Twitter APIs have been abused and data is now being sold. Consider your account security. Especially if you are coming from Twitter and maybe… just maybe… don't have the best security practice there. I doubt this is the last we see of these types of events.
The data is now being sold online.
Twitter data breach: +400m users. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34125843
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