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Everything's still quite up in the air. A lot of usage details will vary from one implementation to another, and there are some implementation details that need to be standardized right away. Let us know if you'd like to get involved! many of these are +adorable. the artist doesn't seem to have a proper website though.

also their attempt to chain the entire comic together in one twitter thread are a total failure.

I think I might stop answering questions about what camera I'm using. A kind of aged-grain from using shit old lenses aside, the only pics it makes a difference with is the birds, the rest it's inconsequential. The constant focus on equipment instead of understanding I have a good grasp of light and composition is frustrating. Some of my best photos this year were taken with a 3yo mobile phone. It's not the camera.

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You should not be able to get a blood moon on Eventide Island. This just feels unfair.

We're trying to introduce new ways for people to support each other online.
Can people help us validate our sense of how people _want_ to pay for access to websites?

This survey just asks about your experiences with advertisements, pay-walls, ad-blockers, and crowd-funding services. It seems to take people about three minutes.

kinda excited for the next Alexandra Quick book.

If the series ever complete's it'll be over fifteen years in the making. The existing four books were excellent.

@ashfurrow not necessarily

if the object is undefined or false or empty string or zero instead of null, it will actually cause your computer to set itself on fire

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Boosts very much appreciated.

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It's kinda neat to realize that the difference between a partially-blind and fully-blind signature scheme is (in this context) just a performance concern. We certainly want to figure out a (elliptical or bilinear or lattice) partially-blind solution, but that won't be included in version-0 of the 402-Receipts standard, and that's fine.

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For the first version of the standard, we're going to keep this as simple as we possibly can, given that no out-of-the-box solutions seem to exist: a fully-blind RSA signature:

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With the debate over #Microsoft #Windows vs #GNU #Linux raging on, I look at why Windows is unquestionably the top choice in the foreseeable in terms of ease, #accessibility, and #ethics. Noble as #FOSS advocacy is, can it really compete, especially among #women, going forward?

Tim Berners-Lee: 'Stop web's downward plunge to dysfunctional future'

(submitted by pmoriarty)

‽ True or False ‽
There are three serious families of cryptography maths, with similar capabilities but trade-offs in different kinds of performance and strengths against differently-abled adversaries:
- Elliptic
- Lattice

@fennifith @DMN @ashfurrow Totally agreed on whoever is willing to host such services for the community deserves a big thank you.

Another open problem: Is a pure-javascript 402Receipts client possible?

The basic idea is that a "trusted" party would host the javascript, and _that_ js, served at _that_ address, would have access to its own secure user-data no matter which site it was requested from.

Depending how dynamic Wallets end up being, maybe the only thing that would need to be stored in that "database" would be credentials for connecting to the Wallet. But I think it'll be better for the wallet to be flatter than the client.

A lot of free and non-track-you-and-data-mine-you-to-hell software on the internet::
A. Refuses to implement features that would make usage skyrocket.

B. See that just because a solution already exists means it doesn't have usage flaws.

C. Caters to technical experts, rather than focusing on a user-friendly experience of non-technical folks.

And this is why Google and Facebook win.

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