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16 languages library of education about different topics related to cryptocurrency:

https://www.binance.vision/playlists

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Binance is really good at this game. Information, education, events and conferences, promos and competions, charity, venture capital, innovation (such as the DEX) and, of course, their main product, the exchange itself. They explore so many different angles around the same general topic. There’s much to learn from these folks.

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Rust is the “most-loved” programming language for the 4th year in a row:

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Anonymity Trilemma: Strong Anonymity, Low Bandwidth Overhead, Low Latency — Choose Two

This work investigates the fundamental constraints of anonymous communication (AC) protocols. We analyze the relationship between bandwidth overhead, latency overhead, and sender anonymity or recipient anonymity against the global passive (network-level) adversary. We confirm the trilemma that an AC protocol can only achieve two out of the following three properties: strong anonymity (i.e., anonymity up to a negligible chance), low bandwidth overhead, and low latency overhead.

We further study anonymity against a stronger global passive adversary that can additionally passively compromise some of the AC protocol nodes. For a given number of compromised nodes, we derive necessary constraints between bandwidth and latency overhead whose violation make it impossible for an AC protocol to achieve strong anonymity. We analyze prominent AC protocols from the literature and depict to which extent those satisfy our necessary constraints. Our fundamental necessary constraints offer a guideline not only for improving existing AC systems but also for designing novel AC protocols with non-traditional bandwidth and latency overhead choices.

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Bizarre - Craig Wright is suing people who’ve said he’s not Satoshi.

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One has to be a real obnoxious idiot to piss off the only people who stand between him and what’s literally the most powerful government on earth right now.

It would be very easy to prove he’s Satoshi if he really is. Should he fail to do so, this case is in the bin in no time. Or, that’s what should happen in a sane world. But Trump is president, so what can I say…

Not smart, but I’m guessing some of these spoiled brat stories are exaggerated so they can be used as an excuse for the arrest.
But indeed in this case one should not focus too much on the actions of (the president of) Ecuador and more on the future actions of the UK and the USA: It Could Be Years Before Julian Assange Steps Foot In The United States.

They needed no excuse to stop harboring him. I have no idea why they did in the end. Maybe they just got fed up with him, but even if it was “high politics” between Ecuador and the US, it would’ve taken more convincing to give him up if he had behaved more like a human.

Yes indeed, the actions of a desperate man. He should see his Psychiatrist rather than his lawyer. Reminds me of these apparently intelligent men who turn around and say they are Jesus, either they snap out of it or it does not end well for them in the long term. Except those people do not usually send out legal demands. Its not really anything a court of law could effectively decide upon except to say no one else is claiming to be that person so named Satoshi.

EDIT: Having read the legal document it is a very smart move. Wright will waive legal action if they publicly acknowledge Wright is Satoshi. This is Wright’s way of using a legal hammer to throne himself as Satoshi without proof that he is Satoshi.

There’s more to this than you seem to be aware of. A new president of Ecuador who has a different political position wrt Assange and the USA, who seems corrupt and trying to curry favour with the USA, on the one hand. The legal position on the other: Ecuador have broken their obligation to Assange under international law.

Whatever we think of the man or his actions, the UK, the USA, Ecuador and I think Sweden have all acted badly and I think the debate I see (not just here) is more about who people want to side with than looking at the law, or indeed the facts.

There’s a principle we should all be careful to preserve, that if someone we don’t like has their basic rights denied, nobody can rely on their rights being worth anything. The attack on human rights in Western democracies troubles me a great deal, not least in the UK. It puts all of us at risk.

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Hi @happybeing I get an error when cloning the branch: fatal: repository 'https://github.com/theWebalyst/solid-plume/tree/solid-auth-client-smalinin/' not found

EDIT: looks like you need to grant permission https://help.github.com/en/articles/error-repository-not-found

EDIT 2: looks like someone found a solution https://forum.solidproject.org/t/solid-plume-simple-blog-app/1681/12

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I may have given wrong instructions - maybe you can’t do that at all thinking about it!

Can you try:

git clone https://github.com/theWebalyst/solid-plume
cd solid-plume
git checkout solid-auth-client-smalinin

I shall go and update the instructions as I think that’s the only way. Thanks for reporting it.

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Yes those instructions work

Tada!

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Better Markets Research Study on Ongoing Crime Spree by Wall Street Mega Banks Gets News Blackout: Here’s Why

Better Markets Releases In-Depth Study on Bailout Dollars and Crime Spree of the Wall Street Mega Banks on April 9, 2019

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International law is cute and fuzzy, it just doesn’t actually matter. What will happen to Ecuador or to the UK or the US? Nothing, absolutely nothing.

That train has long gone. I have no illusions about the state of human rights around the world, Western democracies included. If you’re poor and powerless, keep a low profile because few will care or dare to care. Make sure your disputes are with the likes of you or else you’re f*cked.

If you have power, you can pretty much pick which laws apply to you. There may be cases when it seems like this isn’t the case but, should we dig deep enough, it would quickly turn out that the guy was just thrown in the arena by his buddies either to please the masses or because he messed up and wasn’t friend anymore.

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Say what? Our fourth ammendment reads… “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.”

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It’s truly amazing how well all these are being kept.