Blockchain scalability by blockchain clustering

DRAFT. Not yet to be published. 8 Nov 2017. AfterEther Foundation. Summary: Blockchains do not scale. But cluster of blockchains will. Lets use cluster of blockchains with Ethereum. The problem Since its invention, blockchain technology was submitted to numerous tests, and finally became adopted. But with the adoption, in Bitcoin, Ethereum and other high demand currencies a new problem was discovered, the problem of congestion. When everybody started to use cryptocurrencies in their daily life and build businesses on top of them, transaction fees during peak hours skyrocketed . For…

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Filtering Images Using Web Audio API – Statuscode – Medium

Some experiments with arrays of sound and vision While messing with canvas and web audio api, remembering Signals and Systems classes and listening to David Bowie I did some snippets to show how filters works with all songs and images. Here we go: Let’s say we create an HTML file with a canvas element there. You can load an image to it by doing: Now, imageData has a data property which is a typed array that looks like [211, 118, 103, 255, 209, 116, 101, 255, 207, …] Each group of four…

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Privacy Pass: A browser extension for anonymous authentication

Today we are releasing a new browser extension for Chrome and Firefox named Privacy Pass. Privacy Pass uses privacy-preserving cryptography to allow users to authenticate to services without compromising their anonymity. This is joint work with George Tankersley, Ian Goldberg, Nick Sullivan and Filippo Valsorda. Summary Privacy Pass aims to make the internet more accessible for users with strict anonymity constraints. Authentication is usually handled via performing a log in for each of the different services that a user interacts with. However, there are some services where a log in…

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Bionic office (Joel Spolsky, Sept 24 2003)

Well. That took rather longer than expected. We have, finally, moved, into the new Fog Creek office at 535 8th Avenue, officially ten months after I started pounding the pavement looking for a replacement for my grandmother’s old brownstone where we spent our first few years, working from bedrooms and the garden. Most software managers know what good office space would be like, and they know they don’t have it, and can’t have it. Office space seems to be the one thing that nobody can get right and nobody can…

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Silicon Valley’s ‘car people’ push homeless crisis to the brink

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper that she parks on the street. She concedes it’s “not a very nice living situation,” but it also is not unusual. Until authorities told them to move, more than a dozen other RVs filled with people who can’t afford rent joined Saldana on a tree-lined street in Mountain View, parked between a Target and a luxury apartment complex. Homeless advocates and city officials say it’s outrageous…

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After online outrage, Logitech will now replace Harmony Link devices for free

reader comments 53 Share this story Customers were rightfully outraged when Logitech announced it would end service and support for its Harmony Link devices next year. Now, Logitech is attempting to right some of the wrongs of this situation, even though its plans to end the life of all Link devices hasn’t changed. According to a Logitech blog post, the company will now provide all Harmony Link users with a free replacement Harmony Hub before service and support to Link devices ends in March 2018. When Link users were notified…

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Driverless bus gets into an accident on its first day at work in Las Vegas

A vehicle similar to a driverless shuttle that started running in Las Vegas recently. (Courtesy of Navya) A driverless shuttle in Las Vegas made its official debut on public streets. Two hours into the job, it got into its first crash. As it turns out, you don’t have to be human to have a bad first day of work. To be fair to the shuttle, the fender bender Wednesday was caused by the other driver — in this case a delivery truck that backed into the front of the shuttle, which stopped…

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DOJ: Strong encryption that we don’t have access to is “unreasonable”

Enlarge / US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivers remarks at the 65th Annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall October 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. reader comments 174 Share this story Just two days after the FBI said it could not get into the Sutherland Springs shooter’s seized iPhone, Politico Pro published a lengthy interview with a top Department of Justice official who has become the “government’s unexpected encryption warrior.” According to the interview, which was summarized and published in transcript form…

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In Amazon’s game engine, voice actors can now be replaced with robots

Enlarge / There’s nothing creepy about this disembodied head used to demo a robot-powered voice service, Amazon. Nothing creepy at all. reader comments 82 Share this story Want to add voice acting to your next epic video game but don’t want to deal with those pesky real-life actors to populate your virtual towns and castles? Amazon has your money-saving back. The company’s Lumberyard game engine now supports a full text-to-speech pipeline in its 1.11 version, which is now live for any of its developers. A demonstration video shows how built-in…

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“I am writing to share some alarming signs of Bitcoin price manipulation.”

[Note: below is a note from a friend, Bob, who is a former attorney turned tech entrepreneur who closely follows the cryptocurrency world.  This was published with his permission.] Hope all is well.  I am writing to share some alarming signs of Bitcoin price manipulation. Bitcoin price is about 10 times of what it was a year ago. The exchange that decisively sets Bitcoin price is Bitfinex, a secretive institution with unknown beneficiary structure and place of organization. Source Bitfinex had its wire services suspended by Wells Fargo in April.  To resume…

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20 People who took it all too literal

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo Nobody likes it when our requests are ignored. But some people fulfil all the tasks with a precision enviable. Sometimes even more helpful than necessary. Great.guru is surprised with the literal that decided these people fulfill some orders. “Our daughter fell asleep in the car. Upon arriving home, I asked my husband to take her to the bed. Made it as-is.” When you ask for a half pint of beer. “Mom asked that you only take rolls for dinner.” “I bought a necklace to my wife.…

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22 Photos that show that sometimes the world is against you

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo All we sometimes have days in which it seems that the traffic in the street does not exist, we get to work on time, and our children receive the best grades possible in school. But sometimes the opposite. In Great.guru put together for you 22 photos of errors epic that convey all the pain of the situation. “At first, I thought that I had touched a nut huge. But no, it was a nut”. Ok, Google, how do I remove the brincolín of the tree? “Almost…

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20 business Cards so great that the names of their owners do not care about

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo Create a business card fabulous that will help your company to stand out from a crowd of competitors is an art. Great.guru brought together 20 cards original presentation that can even be useful in the household chores. A cheese grater is very handy. Cosmetic surgery: before and after. This personal trainer guarantees you a stretch perfect. A tattoo is temporary and a business card for a salon, tattoo. A yoga mat little and you’re ready to exercise. The business card of a true sommelier. The divorce…

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20+ Pictures of what happens on the other side of the screen

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo Sometimes it seems that the creators of the film are magicians. And just looking over behind the cameras we can to make sure that what happens on the set has nothing to do with magic. It’s all about high technologies, lots of energy and talent. Great.guru collected 28 photos that will show you the beautiful world of cinema to the other side of the screen. We hope that you enjoy them! Peter Jackson, the Galadriel and Gandalf: what a group so nice! Bruce Willis resting on…

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10 ideal Solutions for apartments small

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo Often, starting the repairs on the house, we don’t know how to use the space, what colors to choose or what type of furniture to buy. It will be even more complicated if the apartment is small and we want it to be comfortable, cozy and cute. Today, Great.guru tells you some secrets to do so. Choose light furniture When choosing furniture, pay attention to that look lighter. They can be transparent, semi-transparent, and have fine legs, or an elongated shape. Light shades Despite your love…

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Only if you and your husband fail this test in China, can divorce

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo According to the latest statistics, in Europe, for every thousand people there are at 1.9 divorces. In China the index rate goes down, but not much: are of 1.8 divorces for every thousand inhabitants. Among other things, because this trend is so sad, in the chinese province of Sichuan couples can’t be divorced without fail the examination, the judge Wang Shiyu. In Great.guru tell them how it is this test and why in general this idea is not as good as it might seem. Proof for…

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15 Photos that show errors epic designers

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo Designers are human too. They have their bad days, or experiments failed. And some want so much to stand out that create these works memorable. In Great.guru we made a selection of the errors of designers more epic and ridiculous. At the end awaits a proof that these problems do not only occur with the clothes. What is it that I was thinking of the manufacturer? A push-up bra very affectionate. Perhaps not the best idea to get this sweatshirt tied at the waist. It is…

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18 Students who showed a lot of creativity making their notes hidden

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo If the Oscars do not just be turned over to the actors and creators of movies, but also to the students for their ingenuity in the creation of notes hidden, we’d all be nominated even once for these awards. Great.guru brought together 18 pictures that prove that the notes hidden give much room to the imagination. 18. Manicure intelligent. 17. When you make the most of your situation. 16. Who could know that until the bandages can be so helpful? 15. To quench the thirst of…

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14 Dialogues great with customer service representatives

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo It turns out that those who work in customer service and technical support are people brave and strong: don’t just think of the questions that have that answer! Great.guru made a compilation of questions and answers that leave no doubt of the creativity of these specialists and of the folly of their customers.

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10 Types of people who were born, not to be able to form a normal relationship

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo There are several types of people with which it is difficult to create a healthy relationship. Great.guru shares with you the types of individuals that it is almost impossible to form a normal couple. 10. Critical eternal These people do not like absolutely anything: from the style of clothes to table manners. And there are always going to want to criticising yourself and telling to switch to your way. Many times the “critics” believe that this way you take care of your partner, but in reality,…

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7 Survival Lifestyles Hacks That Might Save Your Life

1. Need some light in a pinch and a candle alone won’t cut it? Grab a soda can and cut open the sides, fold them out and place the candle in. This will reflect your light and give you some decent protection from the elements. 2. If you ever find yourself without a clean water source grab a piece of cloth and 2 containers. Put the dirty water in one container and run the cloth from it to the empty glass. After a short while you will have filtered, muck…

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