Note archive: February 19th, 2021

Replying to a post on adactio.com

The story “Button, Button” by Richard Matheson describes a stranger delivering a box with a button to a struggling couple. If you press the button, you get money. But someone you don’t know will die.

I think Satoshi Nakamoto read it.

Replying to a tweet from @mikeindustries

It’s incontraverible. Proof of work deliberately wastes copious amounts of energy …by design.

It’s like someone heard about the trolley problem and thought “yeah, that’s let’s do this!”

Replying to a tweet from @tomkiss

Imagine how architects feel about the David Brents going around calling themselves “solutions architects.”

Reading Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor.

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