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At this point we are trying all angles. Looking more like an IRQ  lock issue. It could just be the driver. The SFP is another idea I had.
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I remember some of the early Linux kernel debates; they were pretty heated, too.  But this #blocksize #bitcoin debate is qualitatively worse; at least in Linux, Linus kept debates centred upon engineering questions: how could we do XYZ with minimal suckage?

I wrote a roadmap for what technical issues we'd need to solve to enlarge the bitcoin blocksize while minimizing centralization risk.  But I haven't published it because I fear the debate has gotten too polarised and toxic for meaningful contributions, and I'm better off ignoring it and keeping my head down.

Hey, I'm just a minor code contributor, says right here on the label!
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+Rusty Russell but then we have a martyr! Just don't mention the 100 virgins you'll get to Alex :)
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I'm going to lose this battle, but dammit, I'll fight to prevent my code from ugly hacks:

https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=66425
Yes, a repeat of 2005's https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=25509 The world, especially glibc and the Linux kernel, have adopted __wur with a passion, taking it well outside the "must" case (basically, realloc and nothing else) into the "should" case. For better or worse.
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"I am not forcing you to do anything. You (or others) are forcing yourself..." - it's sad that somebody presumably speaking on behalf of gcc developers is using that cop out instead of listening to arguments :(
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Spent last night putting the finishing touches on the #lightning channel open prototype. Was pretty happy when bitcoind finally accepted my pair of transactions.

Spent today writing code trying to get my 500 test bitcoins back :)

Next time, I'll stick with -maxconnections=0.
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This week has been random blockchain corruption week. New laptop, new Ubuntu. No other symptoms of bad ram. Full disk encryption seems a suspect, as does suspend. But bad SSD also possible...
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For testing for memory problems at JOB[-1] we gave up on memtest86 entirely when we could run memtest for days and not see a single error, but crash the machine in under 10 minutes running this shell script: http://people.redhat.com/dledford/memtest.shtml and make the problem go away by swapping out DIMMs.
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Eulogy text for +Christopher Yeoh. Having gone to University with Chris (eulogized so beautifully by Susie Hopton and Iain Lockyer), and brought him to work at Maptek, then Linuxcare, it fell to me to describe his work, such a large part of his life.
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Chris was an engineer. A good one. He was also a fan of Star Trek, a
show built on the premise that engineers make and fix the world we
live in, and a faith in what humans can do with technology.
That attitude is was what made him so valuable on every project he
joined. He was quiet, humble, and determined to fix stuff: to get it
Right. He never sought glory or the pinnacle of success, yet he always reached the summit of any group he joined. He did everything, as long as it was hard, and he never complained. Chris worked on projects around the world; he held his own among the best of the best, and all the time having far more humility than most.
He worked on software, and he worked on standards, critical stuff
which we take for granted. His work is all around us; he truly
engineered the world we live in. The majority of the internet's
servers meet the standards he helped set. He worked on message passing performance: if you're running a supercomputer these days, you're almost certainly running his code. If you're one of the 1 billion people walking around with an Android phone in your pocket, you're carrying a little bit of Chris' code with you.
Yet he was so polite and undemanding, he never blew his own
trumpet. Iain said he didn't even have a trumpet. So it might
be easy to miss his dedication or the breadth of his achievements,
but I worked with him for 20 years and I saw it every time we spoke.
One story I want to share today; a legendary programmer and friend
"Tridge", needed a haircut. He was horrified by the prices charged at
the nearby salon. The result was that we got to see Tridge with a
plastic salad bowl over his head, and Chris cutting his hair with
stationery scissors. Chris did mention that it was harder than it
looked, but he was an engineer, and always willing to try to fix
something.
When I visited Chris on Sunday night, one of the first things he said
to me was "I'm going to have to find someone to do my presentation
at CBIT next month". Chris loved his work, loved sharing it, and
didn't want to let anyone down.
You didn't let anyone down Chris. You were a stellar engineer,
admired and respected by the hundreds of people you have worked with
around the globe.
And I'm proud to have been your friend.
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It was beautifully said Rusty.  Thanks (again) for sharing your view of Chris' life and contribution to all our lives.
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Thanks to +Joel Stanley I've now backed
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dingbikelight/ding-bike-lights

In Adelaide, too.  Weird!
Design Brains is raising funds for DING Bike Lights on Kickstarter! DING IS THINKING DIFFERENTLY. LIGHTING UP YOUR PATH AHEAD AND AROUND YOUR RIDE AT THE SAME TIME. BE SAFE, BE SEEN, GO DING
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I'm still a fan of MagicShine MJ808U(Cree XM-L2): around $80 USD for light + Li-Ion battery pack. It weighs more than DIng but offers ~700 lumens for forward lighting and much longer run time. Works well for both on and off-road. I'm still happily using the older MJ808E (Cree XML -> ~600 lumens) almost 3-4 years after I bought them.
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Job titles are hard; I thought about this one for a while.
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Rusty Russell: copyleft, rotateleft.
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Papers please! Or something...
 
So apparently the LCA CFP went out yesterday.  I guess this needs a wider distribution?

https://linux.conf.au/cfp
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First week home after joining Blockstream. I'm working on implementing #Lightning for #bitcoin ; it's a big project, but I've decided to do it in the open even before I've got anything working. You can follow along the fun on the new mailing list [EDIT: moved to https://lists.blockstream.io/listinfo/lightning-dev ]
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Huh, CCAN got kinda pretty
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Last day at IBM after 13 years; over half my career.  I hacked on the kernel continuously, but took fascinating side trips into other areas as well.  OzLabs remains a beacon for Australian FOSS hackers, and I can recommend it to anyone who finds this kind of work fascinating.

At the end of this week I reach San Francisco, to ramp up at https://blockstream.com.  What an adventure!
We transform global systems of value exchange that, by design, make it possible to trust anyone. Sidechains. Blockstream's core area of innovation is sidechains, a technology focused on improving on the blockchain, the most powerful public utility for distributed trust systems.
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Welcome to California! I moved here 2 weeks ago to join Amazon after 15 years on the US East Coast. Good luck with your new job!
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