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November 19, 2010, 08:44:41 AM
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https://lwn.net/Articles/414452/

Somebody of us should go there and answer questions/resolve issues asked in the comments below the article.
LWN.NET is read by some important figures in the geek world, so it would be probably good for Bitcoin PR if we do that.

Perhaps it should be even Satoshi himself or Gavin Andresen, because they have the best understanding of the Bitcoin algorithms.


Founded by Jonathan Corbet and Elizabeth Coolbaugh and published since January 1998,[2] LWN was originally a free site devoted to collecting Linux news, published weekly.

At the end of May 2002, LWN announced a redesigned site.[3] Among the changes was a facility for readers to post comments about stories.

On July 25, 2002, LWN announced that due to its inability to raise enough funds through donations, the following issue would be its last.[4][5]

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LWN caters to a more technical audience than other Linux/free software publications. It is often praised for its in-depth coverage of Linux kernel internals.[1]

The acronym "LWN" originally stood for Linux Weekly News. However, that name is no longer used because the site no longer covers exclusively Linux-related topics, and it has daily as well as weekly content.

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November 19, 2010, 10:44:42 AM
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Wow, this website looks like it hasn't been changed since the day it was started 1998. It has a very retro feel to it.  Smiley

But I thought the article was a good read. It's refreshing to see an external piece on Bitcoin that isn't based on gross misconceptions.  The author did his research and actually bothered to understand how Bitcoin works before criticising blindly.  Substance over style.

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November 19, 2010, 11:07:38 AM
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This would make for a good Wikipedia source. Dunno if good enough for republishing the article though.

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November 19, 2010, 08:58:24 PM
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Wow, this website looks like it hasn't been changed since the day it was started 1998. It has a very retro feel to it.  Smiley


Yeah, it has that feel on purpose, because it's fast.  No eye candy to gum up the bandwidth or tax the webserver.  But it has changed somewhat since 1998, as I was once a regular reader of the site, before Slashdot.

EDIT:  They even use frames now!  Oh, the humanity!

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November 19, 2010, 09:58:16 PM
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Good article!

And good job jgarzik on answering questions!

How often do you get the chance to work on a potentially world-changing project?
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November 20, 2010, 12:28:30 AM
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I don't understand why people get so hung up on scaling as if 1 billion people are going to access Bitcoin directly.  Does every Joe Sixpack access the ACH to make a transaction?  No, they use third party banks and online processors.  There's other solutions than one solo uber robust network.
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