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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i hope one day i can live to see communities that let us flourish into our greatest human potential, and i don't mean in terms of like technological progress; i want us to grow as emotional and creative beings

@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.

Example video:

Mothership Connection: May 30, 1995, Sydney, AU

Really good video about "The consequences of your code". If you write code, you should take this advice to heart. /via @deBaer

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Speaking of masterpieces, I have been shown this on twitspace and feel many of you will appreciate the page layout genius on display (page of a book)

Walt Mossberg feels he can no longer use any facebook products.

Pic for those like me who won't visit the site (at least not without using the Tor browser)

@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."

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This is my very own instance just for me. My rules. Get off my land and stuff. πŸ˜† This new home opened Thursday, August 16, 2018. I've just moved from mastodon dot social because independence is fabulous.