Does anyone understand the advantage of complex proof-of-work algorithms for cryptocurrencies?
I stumbled upon "cuckoo cycle" the other day. It was supposed to be ASIC-resistant but it turns out it isn't.
So why use it instead of a simple and well-studied hash? The *only* point of POW is to prove you own expensive hardware and you have wasted a lot of electricity, right? So why waste any code and create potential vulnerabilities? Genuinely interested in answers if anyone has more insight.
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Includes news that the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller -- leading the investigation into Trump / Russia -- and minority groups like PoC and LGBTQIA were also a direct target of the Russian troll farm.
@darius and the Aussie one has a tape glitch too. IDK man but this project has many layers of fun to me. But I did spend a long career in record stores!
I made a new bot! It grabs a random radio show from the Hip Hop Radio Archive and excerpts a random minute for your listening pleasure. You can follow the bot at @hhra!
Shout out to @laze for the metadata dump.
Mothership Connection: May 30, 1995, Sydney, AU https://hiphopradioarchive.org/show/437
@darius he sounds so hilariously POSH for a hip hop radio show
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@silverspookgames did you see this news last week? https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/dec/14/new-union-video-games-workers-launch-uk-game-workers-unite
@June makes me want to puke.
Bringing it to my network's attention.
@June Thanks so much!
@June WTH!! Is there somewhere I could read more about this?
@igeljaeger please read the article..
"So these are the three browser engines we have: WebKit/Blink, Gecko, and EdgeHTML. We are unlikely to get any brand new bloodlines in the foreseeable future. This is it."
This is my very own instance just for me. My rules. Get off my land and stuff. 😆 This new home opened Thursday, August 16, 2018. I've just moved from mastodon dot social because independence is fabulous.