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G. Andrew Stone
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My take on the Bitcoin Testnet Fork
Bitcoin Unlimited signals compatibility with BIP109 because it accepts a superset of what BIP109 allows.  It accepts larger blocks and more signature operations.  So essentially BIP109 is a "soft fork" of what Unlimited is capable of.  Unfortunately there i...
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The Bitcoin On-Chain Scaling Landscape
This post summarizes the proposed options for scaling Bitcoin on-chain.  While a simple block size increase to 2, 8 or even 20MB has been claimed by some engineers to be possible, these techniques are either proposed to scale beyond those sizes or simply ma...
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  Today the library of congress adopted exemptions (or here ) that recognize consumer's rights to modify (jailbreak) their owned devices regardless that device's use of copyrighted software.  In recognition of this event, here is a document I wrote in 2002 ...
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Orange PI Plus Ubuntu 14.04 FAQ
The OrangePI Plus is a RaspberryPI-like piece of hardware that has awesome features at a great price point .  I bought a few of them to create a small ARM cluster.  Unfortunately the software needs some help (as is expected for a $39 board), but the open so...
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Network Neutrality and Bitcoin
Allowing the internet to provide different services for different applications is a more efficient use of existing resources and will result in higher quality of experience for end users.  Unfortunately telephone/video/internet service to the home is often ...
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Advanced Software Language Design Concepts
Minimal Specification A minimally specified program is the idea of describing exactly what is needed to accomplish an algorithm and nothing else.  For example, extraneous statements are often added to software and include inefficiencies (conceptual mistakes...
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My Network Neutrality Comment
I have been a telecommunications engineer for the past 20 years, building equipment for data, cable and wireless networks. Network Neutrality is an absolutely critical component of the modern internet and the great innovation that we have seen in the last 2...
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