web3, digital & decentralized finance, AI/ML

San Jose, CA
Joined April 2009
My wife and I had always planned to move back to Texas at some point. Gov. Rick Perry lived next door to my parents house for a few years. He was a buffoon but not outright evil like @GregAbbott_TX who seems intent on turning TX into a #maga fascist fantasy camp.
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Vote for @BetoORourke and/or send him a campaign donation if you can.
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In the past I bought a Tesla, because they were (more than anyone) trying to advance a transition to electric vehicles. But they have become the company of an attention seeking blowhard, so I can no longer support them and will buy GM. Now, watch their fanboys come at me ...🍿
In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold … 🍿
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Key mismanagement is probably the most common way people lose access to their assets in web3/defi. These new tools reduce the risk without users having to delegate custody to another entity.
1/ Earlier this week, @Coinbase launched a web3 browser built directly into its main mobile app, powered by MPC tech that eliminates the need for you to manage your own keys. 🧵🧵🧵Here's why it's a big deal. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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These new COVID variants are a mess, nearing measles-level contagiousness. Double-boosting won't keep you from getting it, but helps prevent severe COVID. China's zero COVID policy simply not sustainable; going to be a sh*t show if they don't shift towards vaccination.
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The $UST / $LUNA debacle is fascinating. Algorithmic "stablecoins" are fundamentally in an unstable equilibrium. Large enough adversaries may be capable of pushing them out of that, and can be financially incentivized to do so. Rumors abound that Blackrock/Citadel did just that!
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These are all rumors for which I've personally seen no evidence or authoritative corroboration/confirmation. But I don't think the recent market volatility alone could have been a sufficient trigger, so a well-capitalized adversary being involved would make a lot of sense.
Heh.
When someone writes the crypto history book on this, they should call this chapter "The Reign of Terra" ✍️
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Google regularly put bright engineering/research ICs into managerial & leadership roles they were ill equipped to handle. This kind of thing is the result. Dealing with people is a special skill set. I think I did OK at it, but realized I'm better at tech. nytimes.com/2022/05/02/techn…
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Now that I'm 6 months out of Google I plan to reminisce a bit about my experiences there. They were overwhelmingly positive, BTW. But plenty of things still left me shaking my head. Like the above.
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Google Spaces still has a bit of a way to go, but at this point I find it much preferable to Slack, particularly with now it cleanly integrates with Gmail. If your org isn't already all in on slack (like mine unfortunately is) I recommend it.
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Roberto Bayardo | bayardo.eth retweeted
Replying to @0xstark @TimBeiko
Would love to see a coherent and self contained exposition on all the Eth scaling work. Right now it's so very scattered and rather inaccessible to all but those who are deeply engrossed. We need to bring more people into the developing vision which is coming together.
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re: "allow whatever is legal": who gets to determine legality of a given tweet? Any random joe content moderator? Anyway, fine, Elon can do what he wants with his new toy and that's his prerogative. But I'm guessing it won't be worth sticking around here if he goes that route.
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Elon thinking that "making the algorithms open source" while at the same time wanting to "defeat the bots" shows he knows nothing about content ranking. The problem is inherently adversarial. Content moderation is as well. Any algo you reveal will be immediately gamed.
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I suppose he could just say "screw it, all feeds are purely chronological!" ... and frankly I'd probably be OK with that. Social media ranking algorithms tend towards manipulative and exploitive as a consequence of attempting to maximize "engagement".
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Ignoring the fact that sentence 2 is demonstrably wrong, I don’t understand what people think they are going to “see” here.
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