"How many hashes did this take to produce" is not sufficient to the security unless with the additional knowledge "how much energy a mining rig need to consume to calculate one hash" which is a public knowledge but not well-known outside of bitcoiner...
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12,093 viewsNovember 28th, 2018 by fergish
Simpleton says, "We go a bit geeky on this one, but in a way that should be very accessible to most anyone."
Our guests on this episode are Josh Wilson and Gabriel Viganotti. Both are front-end developers for MaidSafe, working with Resource Description Framework (RDF) in a number of forms, to enhance the uses of the SAFE Network.
We really get down to what RDF is, how it relates to Linked Data and the Socially Linked Data (SOLID) project, and other use cases that are creating a real revolu...Read More
9,431 viewsNovember 21st, 2018 by fergish
Paul Rosenburg is a man of many interests and talents, with a lot of real-world technical experience. A principal author of fiberoptic installations standards and a founder of CryptoHippie (industrial grade internet privacy solutions), he is also the author of Freeman's Perspective, with both free and subscription newsletters.
In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground, both technical and philosophical, surrounding the strategy of advancing human progress, not by fighting what doesn't work...Read More
9,623 viewsNovember 14th, 2018 by fergish
Our guest today is Spandan Sharma from MaidSafe. We go over the results of the second community testing of Crust, the automated peer-to-peer connection library being developed by MaidSafe for the SAFE Network, and available for open source use by other P2P projects as they find useful.
In looking at all that the upper network layer needs the Crust connection level to do, we get a peek at the Routing level, which is the heart of the SAFE Network structure.
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4,296 viewsNovember 7th, 2018 by fergish
A rather historical event in the United States gives us an interesting opportunity to examine a bunch important dynamics through the lens (or "Looking Glass") of Technology and Choice as a tool.
There may never have been a time, not only in the United States but the rest of the world, when we have been so connected and yet so polarized at the same time. Whether you hold to the old Chinese curse ("May you live in Interesting Times") or not, there is no question that we do live in interesting t...Read More
7,323 viewsOctober 30th, 2018 by fergish
In this episode we catch up on some of the things that have been going on in SAFE Network development, where it's been and what's coming down the line now, including the roll out of public testing of the automated peer-to-peer connection library, Crust (standing for "Connected" "Rust").
How do you ensure all the nodes of an ever-morphing P2P network get and stay connected, even past firewalls and routers? How do you do it when most nodes are being run by non-technical people using their spare...Read More
4,609 viewsOctober 24th, 2018 by fergish
Semantics has to do with meaning. What if we could tie information together on the web by meaning, rather than by webpage?
In this conversation we find out a bit about how this is beginning to be achieved, and how it is creating vast new horizons for how the internet will soon be used.
4,353 viewsSeptember 4th, 2018 by fergish
As the creator of something, do you give it life? As a fiction writer, does a story acquire a life of its own? As a software programmer, do you sometimes feel that what you're creating has something to teach you? Is your creation of any sort just something you do and have done, or do you nurture it and query it about what it needs to succeed?
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5,570 viewsAugust 4th, 2018 by fergish
Jonas Smedegaard has been part of the central team that maintains the Debian operating system for many years. Debian is a very important part of the open source ecosystem with a core team of about a thousand, with tens of thousands of contributors. Many other projects benefit from the work done by the Debian community.
In this conversation, we discuss open source i...Read More
7,754 viewsJuly 18th, 2018 by fergish
In late May, MaidSafe released the whitepaper for PARSEC (Protocol for Asynchronous, Reliable, Secure and Efficient Consensus).
This week MaidSafe published the open source code for implementing PARSEC so that it can be used by any other projects which would find it suits their needs.
This episode, we talk to Bartłomiej Kamiński, a developer who works on the MaidSafe team in the Routing section, and a co-author of the whitepaper.
We cover a lot of relevant concepts that should a...Read More
12,657 viewsJune 4th, 2018 by fergish
My old friend and sometimes co-host, Robert Worstell, returns and we explore the topic of research, especially from the angle of learning how to write fiction, and writing in general.
Over the years Robert has rolled up his sleeves and plunged into many subject areas to establish for himself what the underlying principles are that allow one to master the subject or action, used what he learned to be effective in the field, and then shared what he learned with others. In the process he has pub...Read More