Opt out of the Panopticon: Running grapheneOS on a Google Pixel 3

whatchukno about dat burner? Ironically, the first time I ever laid eyes on the word “panopticon,” was on facebook back in college- some French-Canadian pop-tart (who I oddly never met in person) posted a picture of an early schematic; conceptually, it was as foreign to me as the word itself: basically, it was an English philosopher’s creative approach to imprisonment… Read more →

Stereotype Threat Redux: A Random Walk with Thomas Sowell

“I’m truly colorblind; I don’t see race but I do see class.” Stephen Colbert In my opinion, stereotypes are somewhat of a paradox, which may sound completely naive, perhaps even obtuse, coming from a middle-American, white male in Tech.  Thus, it is impossible for me to empathize with stereotypes but I can certainly sympathize.  On one hand, I recognize that… Read more →

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GoldenEye: Running Bitcoin from Space with Blockstream

Briefing: Why is this Blog-Post Entitled “GoldenEye”? Well, without spoiling arguably the best James Bond film ever made, GoldenEye was a remarkably prescient movie at the time of production (1995) (let’s face it, folks- Pierce Brosnan was the best James Bond ever; not only that but the film also launched one of the first wildly successful gaming franchises).  One of the… Read more →

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Running Lightning on a Raspberry Pi with RaspiBlitz

There is a contingent of Bitcoin-rogues (some falsely claiming to be the prophet Himself, Satoshi Nakamoto) who argue that “Satoshi’s Vision” was designed to be a decentralized peer-to-peer cash system and because Bitcoin does not currently scale as quickly at 7 transactions per second as centralized payment systems currently processing 24,000 transactions per second, like Visa and Mastercard as reported… Read more →

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How to Set-up a Tor Bridge with a Raspberry Pi using Ubuntu Server

The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed “The Onion Routing Protocol” (Tor) to securely relay intelligence online via layered encryption. This tutorial demonstrates how to build a Tor-Bridge relay with a Raspberry Pi 2, which is essentially a decentralized node relaying a constituent layer of encrypted-data that is ultimately combined with the entire layer of data processed in part… Read more →

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How to Run a Bitcoin Full Node on a Raspberry Pi 3/B+

Parts List Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Please note, this demonstration does require at least a Raspberry Pi B + (also note, as of this tutorial release date (08/25/19) there is no stable Ubuntu distro available for Raspberry Pi 4 models). Samsung 512GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC Evo Select Memory Card with Adapter (MB-ME512GA/AM). Mouse and Keyboard. HDMI monitor. CAT-5/6E cable. MicroSD… Read more →

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How to Create an E-mail with a Decentralized Identity Sent over the Ethereum Blockchain

Part 1: Set-up a Metamask Wallet on Firefox or Google Chrome Go to https://metamask.io and download the plug-in for your corresponding web-browser, presumably Google Chrome or Firefox. After installing the metamask plug-in, create a username and strong password for your new ethereum wallet- this will be accessible via the Google Chrome or Firefox extension; store these credentials with a secure-password… Read more →

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Healthcoin

“Why does a one-month supply of insulin cost over $1,000.00 in the USA whereas a six-month supply of the very same insulin, produced by the same Big-Pharma manufacturer, cost less than $100.00 in Tijuana, Mexico? Shouldn’t a product like insulin cost the same all around the world- or at least be priced in the same unit of account, like Bitcoin,… Read more →