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Gavin Andresen
Husband, father, geek.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 14
Wouldn’t surprise me if the chaum token system they invent to pay for watchtowers works better than lightning, so it ends up getting used for payments instead.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 14
I shouldn’t be so snarky; YES, I understand most people can probably live with the risk of running without a watchtower for a little while. Maybe in a few years wallets will just make it all happen automagically.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 14
... so I just need to already have a channel open and funded before I can pay a watchtower that I need before I open a channel. Okey dokey.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 12
I admire simplicity, but that means I tend to overestimate its value. I use lots of inefficient, baroque, old-and-crusty-layered systems every day without even noticing.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 10
Replying to @udiWertheimer @kanzure
Code review process gets my thumbs-up. Wallet is wasted effort, should be separate effort. No discussion of high transaction fees or increasing tx throughput I could see in a quick skim.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 10
Kudos to for this window into current ‘core dev’ thinking. I think their priorities are wrong (too much crypto gee-whiz, too little tackling actual problems), but maybe I’m wrong.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 7
Replying to @gavinandresen
To be clear: I’m for legalizing everything for adults. I just find it interesting the natural products are being legalized first; I bet there are synthetic drugs that are even safer.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 7
I think we’re seeing the “if it is natural, it must be OK” fallacy here; we’re de-criminalizing the plants first. If you want your favorite drug legalized, market it as natural, organic, free-range, cruelty-free....
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Gavin Andresen Jun 5
Replying to @Melt_Dem
Don’t talk to lawyers. Don’t manage anybody (except myself). Don’t do things that might send me to jail.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 4
If the criminal funds cannot be returned to the crime victims, then having them go to charity is a moral second-best option in my humble opinion.
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Gavin Andresen Jun 2
I’m happy to see news organizations declining to name mass shooters. I’ll be unfollowing/muting anybody who does refer to them by name.
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Gavin Andresen May 26
Replying to @MindyForMA
I agree; modern day aristocrats spend a lot of time and money making sure they live in a neighborhood with good schools. I’d like to see much more school choice and competition.
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Gavin Andresen May 25
Replying to @zahari_bgr
I’d rather live in a community that follows Adam Smith than one that follows Ayn Rand. More power to you if you want to go Galt’s Gulch, though, either would be better than the status quo.
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Gavin Andresen May 24
Replying to @zahari_bgr
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Gavin Andresen retweeted
Bjorn Lomborg May 24
Many young people are not saving for their pension, because they think climate change will end the world They will be astonished when they realize they will not only survive climate change but thrive
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Gavin Andresen May 23
Replying to @dizzycrush
Follow the links in this essay:
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Gavin Andresen May 23
I donated blood today; yay me! (I usually avoid bragging, but there is some research that bragging about altruism helps inspires others to be altruistic)
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Gavin Andresen May 16
Replying to @AllergyKidsDoc
Natural experiment maybe? Survey staff in areas with lots of people claiming gluten allergies versus places where that fad isn’t as common? And/or test for allergens in food served after informing staff of an allergy.
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Gavin Andresen May 16
Replying to @AllergyKidsDoc
But do more requests make food service people more or less aware and/or careful? I’m not sure how you could study that (is there research?), and could imagine the effect going either way (‘practice makes perfect’ versus ‘repetition is boring’).
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Gavin Andresen May 16
Replying to @AllergyKidsDoc
Are you sure it makes it harder? I can imagine more requests making restaurants better at handling special requests. But I can also imagine more makes them less careful. Do we actually know?
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