Tornado Cash Illustrates Crypto’s Decentralization Problem

Crypto has a decentralization problem. And it’s not that it’s too decentralized. Nor is it that the decentralization de facto is non-existent due to the mining power being centralized at a few players. It’s that crypto fundamentally is not decentralized, which creates some interesting, potentially unsolvable problems. Crypto is the “money” of choice for crime. […]

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2 songs 1 hook

So, here’s a fun(?) interesting(?) thing. Old people believe that music comprises lyrics and melody, written by the same or different people. In the 90s that changed with the Swedish music machine (Denniz Pop, Max Martin, etc.), which instead split it into hook and track tested by focus groups, where the hook is the ear […]

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The Great Online Activist Experiment

In many places in Europe, there’s talk about introducting 2G measures against Covid. At least, 2G is the Dutch name (short for genezen (recovered), gevaccineerd (vaccinated), as opposed to 3G, genezen, gevaccineerd, getest; 75% of all Dutch words begin with ge-, so we can make neat abbreviations like that). The crux of these measures is […]

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The Disney+ User Interface Sucks!

I don’t really watch TV, so while I’ve had Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions in the past, they provide too little value for me for the price. Disney+ is a pretty good compromise. The price is low and it has low-intelligence content I can watch while biking. I also have an AppleTV+ subscription (free with […]

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