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Of course the government has an official list of crucial professions, as well as vital processes: rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/c

You'll be relieved to know that IT is on that list, as well as "toonbankbetalingsverkeer", which is a new word to me, but I guess it means point-of-sale-payment-flow. So I'll consider myself part of that 🙂

Not that being on this list has any bearing on me.

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🔁 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Retweeted:
Stefan Gasic @NonMeek

Today’s #Offshorecomic. A #RWRI Sunday strip with @nntaleb & @financequant & Raphael Douady.

This strip is included in my newest mini-book Nr. 3 available here: gum.co/IJgDY 

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Last count was 60 people on intensive care and a max capacity of about 1100 beds. Assuming that doubles every 4 days, it means you run out of beds in 2 weeks. But if the measures work, perhaps the new infection rate drops right before that happens, and we're clear (for now).

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All bars and restaurants to be closed 30 minutes from now. Schools closed, except for children of medical staff, etc. Population is asked to keep 1.5 meter physical distance.

One recent problem is that people from Belgium were going to Dutch bars, and people from the Dutch outbreak epicenter (Brabant) were going north.

We'll know in ~2 weeks if this was actually enough. But can't really think what else you can do; I'd rather not have the army in the streets.

"Naive Probabilism" - Harry Cane

For the less mathematically inclined I recommend this essay. It may save your life, as it tells you which pundits and policy makers you should assume are dangerously incompetent.
researchers.one/article/2020-0

UK Policy is a speculative lunacy.

Playing with the toy standard epidemiological SIR model. We have no idea how model parameters cause a yuuuge variation in ourcomes.
We don't even know the central parameters/whether stochastic.
Try to add perturbations for "herd immunity".

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The bird site just locked my account and censored my tweet. In case anyone wants a statement (you never know):

"If Twitter apparatchiks are OK with a call to global genocide by negligence, in order to boost the stock market, but is not OK with asking someone to try their own advice first, then go fuck yourself."

Also note how I didn't say "I hope you and your family get infected", so it's not even actually a violation of their policy. But whatever, now I have time to read Talebs new book.

Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.

Developer Community: wut?

Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?

Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! 🎉

Trump: Thou shall not use US services.

Developers: Where's my code? 😭

I wrote a Swift library today for output descriptors. It only has one feature at the moment: calculate the checksum.

Porting the Python checksum code from the Bitcoin Core test suite was fairly easy, except for one thing: Swift is very stubborn about strings, and doesn't believe in character count: "hello"[0] will not compile! I had to jump through a bunch of hoops with ranges. But it works.
github.com/Sjors/output-descri

Testnet blocks have been arriving at a crazy pace during the last ~36 hours. More than one block per minute and lots of stale ones: tbtc.bitaps.com

In case you ever need to rename a variable across multiple (e.g. 10) git commits:

git rebase -i HEAD~10 --exec 'git diff --name-only --diff-filter=AMC HEAD~ | xargs sed -i "s/BEFORE/AFTER/g"; git commit -a --amend --no-edit'

To edit commit messages:
git filter-branch -f --msg-filter 'sed -e "s/BEFORE/AFTER/g"' HEAD~10..HEAD

Based on: stackoverflow.com/a/39608848/3

I needed this for (and dozens of commits on top later): github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pul

Apple's increasing requirements (now notarization) are making it more and more difficult to distribute binaries for open source software

if this requires proprietary tools running on MacOS, this is the end of the gitian deterministically built binaries for that platform

New way to help fund my #Bitcoin work, for the folks who are boycotting Patreon but would still prefer to contribute in fiat currency.

(GitHub also *doesn't* have Patreon's 10% fee, and will even match contributions for a while!)

github.com/users/luke-jr/spons

@sjors lol I was going to make the exact same post you just did on twitter; Laura Shin's just released podcast with Joerg Platzer placed an ad for cyphertrace (ridiculous dystopian 'crypto must be clean' drivel with robotic inhuman voice to match) right in the middle of Joerg explaining that fungibility and privacy are essential properties of money 😂

traffic.libsyn.com/unconfirmed

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