NIST's answer to the question "do you need a blockchain?"
tl;dr: usually no, use a database instead
Well, this is interesting...
Yesterday my laptop began refusing to charge, and also began exhibiting a variety of other symptoms that (mostly) seem to be related to USB I/O. It's a pure USB-C device, so this makes me think that the problems isolated there.
Backing up now, and then I'm going to try resetting the hardware, and if that doesn't work then a wipe-and-reinstall as a Hail Mary. And then... I get to see if I can get warranty work done on it for a reasonable price. 🤬
"Anonymous 4chan Poster" gets credited as first author on a math proof, giving us further evidence that reality had a stroke and never fully recovered.
Every generation thinks that their challenges are greater and present more of a mortal and existential crisis than anything that came before.
I used to think that we were all just self important narcissists but maybe the conservatives asking us not to play god have a point.
Human agency has increased exponentially while maturity has increased linearly at best.
We have never been more vulnerable to our own unintended side effects.
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3 to the Elves
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7 to the Dwarf lords
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9 to the race of Men
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But they were all of them, deceived. For another ring was made.
I imagine that some day, effectively everything will be created by autonomous machines. Humans will be the intended consumers of the machines' wares. In the machines' quest to know how well they did, they will enslave all of humanity as forced labor focus groups, who endlessly participate in A/B tests until they die of exhaustion.
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