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  1. Apr 2019
    1. I like the spirit of proof-of-stake because it tries to solve the problem, but I’m going to point out two things: Proof-of-stake is not yet proven, and, prior to proof-of-work, nobody was sure that decentralized consensus was possible. When proof-of-work gained acceptance, computer scientists were running naked in the streets with excitement. Therefore I default to extreme skepticism - but I’ll keep my eye out for any nerdy-looking streakers. Anybody who’s been involved in crypto-currencies for more than a year who smoothly transitions from “PoW is a great revolution” to “obviously PoW was never the long term solution” deserves a hard poke in the eye for the duration of my choosing.

      by Paul Frazee

  2. Nov 2017
    1. Chrome OS defenders can come up with some janky web or Android apps that roughly emulate some of these use cases, but none of them are the kind of industry-defining programs you get on other platforms. This is the third generation of these premium Chrome OS flagships, though, so Google must be happy with the presumably low-volume sales of a device like this. If you liked the other Chromebook Pixels, you’ll like this one, but nothing here closes the gap between Chrome OS and other laptop OSes.
  3. Feb 2017
    1. True criticism is a lib-eral and humane art. It is the offspring of good sense and refined taste. It aims at acquiring a just discernment of the real merit of authors.

      Surely we are urged to follow in the steps of Roger Ebert (at least when critiquing movies). To find kernels of value in artistic works, to appreciate them, to learn from them, ought that not be the goal of a critic?

      We ban Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn from schools! Is there really no artistic merit of which we ought discern?

  4. Jul 2016