Mike Ashley

23aug2015

August 23, 2015

ACM Classic Book Series
Good list although seems short on distributed systems and databases.
Top 10 Worst C# Features
This is Erik Lippert's list. Interesting mix of both syntactic and semantic issues and highlights tradeoffs in language design.
Bitcoin XT
Bitcoin is forking, because the community is divided on how to handle limits in the current protocol. Bitcoin XT is the proposed solution. Pretty neat that the vote will be in the blockchain.
Sidechain Elements
Interesting approach for extending Bitcoin's capabilities in a backwards-compatible way.
Hackers Post Ashley Madison Data
Huge privacy breach, possibly more disruptive than the larger breaches at Target, etc. The data includes credit card transactions and personally identifiable information. What role could Bitcoin have played in anonymity and security?
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