Simon Van Gelder

Joined May 16, 2018

"For the world is hollow, and I have touched the sky."

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Simon Van Gelder
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FUBAR-BDHR
Exactly my point..."Why use crypto when there are so many other "safer"/"easier" options?" If you want lossless (FLAC/OGG/WAV), a torrent's still the way to go.
Simon Van Gelder
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Simon Van Gelder
If applied to crypto, it would take 1-2 whales ending up in prison for evasion (and all-over the news), and that might be enough to keep people from entering the ecosystem out of fear.
Simon Van Gelder
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I think MANY people stopped torrenting because 1-2 people were made an example of. NB - They were targeted for piracy, but people fear Torrents entirely now as a result.
Simon Van Gelder
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It wouldn't be for the 1K, it would be for the optics. Squash one bug, and make it very visible, and the others scatter. Fear works, unfortunately.
Simon Van Gelder
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They just need to make an example of one of them, and others will be likely to shy away from the practice in the future.
Simon Van Gelder
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I didn't think the RIAA would sue individuals for > $50,000 per song, but sometimes making an example is worth the extra work. People are still too scared to torrent.
Simon Van Gelder
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Synchronicities only: coincidences with which to increase ones leverage. It's also sweeps week and politics/finance are now our entertainment: anything that happens will be magnified.
Simon Van Gelder
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Bad feels @ US market tomorrow.
Simon Van Gelder
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Same, Yubikey or similar would be A++
Simon Van Gelder
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Same for any network.
Simon Van Gelder
226d · memo
@joey - here's what I used: https://docs.rainmeter.net/tips/webparser-tutorial/ , but you'll have to find an SLP endpoint that you can parse w/ REGEX
Simon Van Gelder
227d · memo
It's alive.... #rainmeter
Simon Van Gelder
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White men are people too
"Very real" in the sense that observed phenomenon are sometimes more "real" than those that are not observed: Puppets usually have an audience.
Simon Van Gelder
237d · Greta Thunberg
Puppets are very real.
Simon Van Gelder
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Fix conjestion by multiplying TXs by 2? Interesting idea, but I doubt it will act as intended when it hits a live fee market.
Simon Van Gelder
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If the connection is encrypted, the ISP can't see the content, just that there is a connection (until they go full MITM for "National Security" reasons).
Simon Van Gelder
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Use the local node for reading posts, submit the signed TXs to someone else's node (or use on online TX Push service).
Simon Van Gelder
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I forgot that was still buried in there...I usually end up streaming C-SPAN.
Simon Van Gelder
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If it's coming out of a TV, it's entertainment.
Simon Van Gelder
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Simon Van Gelder
Breaking an addiction is an inherently violent process (you must destroy part or all of "yourself"). People tend to shy away from violence.
Simon Van Gelder
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You can only quit if you want to quit. If you want to quit, it is disorienting, but not all that difficult. The wanting is the hard part.
Simon Van Gelder
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Should be -- but you'd 100% be relying on user's trust in the oracle.
Simon Van Gelder
243d · Music
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243d · Music
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Simon Van Gelder
Also, a Oracle that generates random #s (signed w/ combination of the random number and some nonce included in the Smart Contract) would work.