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Mike Hearn
Works at Vinumeris
Attended Durham University
Lives in Zurich, Switzerland
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    Engineer, 2006 - 2014
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I fix things when they break, and break things when they're fixed.
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lol. best advert for a programmers tool ever! Well done github.

That said, I'll stick with IntelliJ.
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+Dr. Professor Papa Murdoch PhD in Severe Internet Retardation Might as well use Sublime or Notepad++, or any other from the "notepad with syntax highlight" category.
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The BBC is using an example from my talks on Newsnight :) Though the overall story is pretty garbled. Also .... "what is block chain"? What happened to the "the" ??!
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The tutorial talk given at DevCore 2015, "How to build a timestamping app in under 30 minutes" is now available on YouTube and GitHub:

https://bitcoinj.github.io/document-timestamp-app

It covers how to use the bitcoinj wallet-template app to build a cross platform, Tor supporting, decentralised, peer to peer, 3D accelerated, block chain based document timestamping app ...... from scratch. Is that enough buzzwords for you? Then check it out!
Tutorial: Building a document timestamping contracts app in under 30 minutes. Document timestamping is the process of proving that a document existed at a certain time, usually, without revealing the contents of that document to the entity doing the timestamping.
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Good web design summed up in one page
This is a motherfucking website. And it's fucking perfect. Seriously, what the fuck else do you want? You probably build websites and think your shit is special. You think your 13 megabyte parallax-ative home page is going to get you some fucking Awwward banner you can glue to the top corner of ...
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Both the design and encoding of this site are excellent:

http://zguide.zeromq.org/page:all

A tour-de-force of how much content can be encoded in how little space, The ZeroMQ Guide is a 450+ page guide, exceptionally well written, in just 2.7 tml. the images add only another 725 KB.

Rendered, the guide takes up 98.7 MB in Chrome (compare vs. ~245 MB minimum for a typical G+ page on load, growing to 2+ GB).

The page is largely self-contained with inline JS and CSS.

(Via HN: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9633921)
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I'll be doing an Ask Me Anything tomorrow on zapchain.com, starting in the morning Central Euro Time and checking back throughout the day. If there's anything you ever wanted to ask me but never got around to it, why not try out this new tipping-integrated discussion forum along with me?
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I think politicians should blog more often
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My take on the Lightning network, and why it's not a solution to Bitcoin's impending capacity crunch.
And why we can’t use fancy tricks to avoid it
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I would argue that they generalized the concept, which is a major advance. Plus they made it trustlessly relayable, another major advance, particularly for those concerned about the centralizing effects of simple channels.

It's roughly the jump between Chaum blinded centralized e-cash, and bitcoin.
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Probably one of the most epic AI blog posts I've read in years.
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This is an excellent visualisation of the #bitcoin  block size crunch, by +Tom Harding 
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We're not running with a constant backlog, though. So it still seems accurate to me. I guess I still don't understand why it seems confusing.
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I wrote an article about post-inflation #bitcoin  hashing assurance contracts. It's an attempt to provide an answer to "we need small blocks to create fee pressure to support mining".
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I was asked to do an AMA on ZapChain and here it is. I'll be answering questions throughout the day.
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Some people think nothing bad will happen if Bitcoin enters an overload situation. I think they are wrong.

In this article I explain what I expect to happen, the day Bitcoin runs out of capacity.
What not to do
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The transactions won't go away until they get mined, even if most miners are demanding more fees, yes. The idea is that the least-valuable transactions get knocked out first as in the people making them give up and go away. If Bitcoin actually runs out of capacity entirely though, the people giving up and going away will be some random subset of all ordinary users .... we don't want that!
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A fantastic location right opposite a beautiful park. The guide books are free and the receptionist was very helpful.
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We had to wait a long time for our food, and the waitress forgot to bring various things we ordered and had to be reminded several times. However, when the food came, it was pretty good - the portions were exactly the right size, and it tasted great. The tables have wooden benches that make it easy to squeeze more people on, so it's a good place to go if you aren't sure how big your group will be.
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Simple and straightforward, Sams is one of the few places that serves deep dish pizza. If you like American style pizza, give it a try. Most pizzas are around 25 chf, though they serve other food too.
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Food-wise, the pizzas and subs they sell aren't the greatest ever - but the staff are cheerful, the decor is nice, and most importantly they are open practically all the time. No closing at 7pm for these guys! They provide newspapers for people to read, TV to watch, and also sell subs and fajitas. Be warned though, they only take cash - visit the cash machine just down the road (towards Bahnhof Weidikon) if you are short first.
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