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John Ratcliff
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An active member of the software development community, software engineer, game designer, and blockchain activist
An active member of the software development community, software engineer, game designer, and blockchain activist

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SSE2NEON Bug Fixes and new Intrinsics supported


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The Problem with On-Chain Scaling is there are too many people
While the internet rages on with pointless debates about a 1mb block size limit, or a 2mb blocksize limit, or maybe even a, gasp, 4mb blocksize limit, nobody seems to be seriously addressing the scaling elephant in the room; which is the number of people on...

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Should you buy a used Tesla Roadster sports car? The definitive answer blog post
In today's blog post I will definitively answer the question "Should you buy a used Tesla Roadster sports car?"  Rather than burying the lead, let me get the answer out of the way right up front.  The answer to that question is, "Maybe" Any car purchasing d...

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That Fun Period of time when you get to think about "Your Next Exotic Sports Car"
Ever since I was a young man I have been driving sports cars.  I have either had a sports car as my daily driver, or I have maintained a third 'pleasure' car for fun in the sun.  Since the day I owned my first Mazda Miata, I became a huge fan of convertible...

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The Lightning Network Glass is Half Full Post
About three weeks ago I wrote a post titled ' The Lighting Network is go Great that it Has all Kinds of Problems ' that spawned a lot of discussion.  The purpose of that post was to express my belief that even though the ' Lightning Network ' is a very cool...

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The Lightning Network is so Great that it Has all Kinds of Problems
I wanted to make a quick post about the Lightning Network for the community.  Let me begin by stating that I think the idea behind the Lightning Network is brilliant.  It is a truly incredible application of ‘smart contracts’ that is capable of achieving a ...

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The Lightning Network Explained Simply
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article that was highly critical about the Lightning Network.  Most of the criticism in that article remains valid  The Lightning Network still does not exist today, the scaling factor claimed by some proponents are off by m...

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The Lightning Network Reality Check
Do you ever feel like you are in a conversation with someone and they are not really telling you the whole truth?  That is how I feel when I try to listen to what proponents of the Lightning Network .  It sounds great at first, until you try to nail down th...
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