Is there a name for the "we know what kind of person you are, we're just haggling over the price" fallacy?

That is, the (false) idea that the only two philosophically consistent ways to behave are to hold to a principle infinitely strongly or to not have that principle at all.
So I guess we still haven't figured out how not to give large-scale murderers and thieves unlimited opportunity to become the primary topic of public conversation...

We really need better edgelords.
EIP-1559, the merge and wallet upgrades have _drastically_ improved the UX of sending ethereum transactions since 2020.

Now I can just send a transaction, not fiddling around at all with wallet settings, and usually see it included within a few seconds.
Experimenting with using GPT3 to learn Spanish.

It's not perfect, but also... not that bad!

Hablantes nativos de español, qué errores cometió el GPT3?
The notion of "governance rights" as a narrative for why a token should be valuable is pathological. You're literally saying "I'm buying $X because later on someone might buy it from me and a bunch of other people to twist the protocol toward their special interests"
Q1: have you skied, snowboarded, surfed, sailed, dived or done a ≥ 10km walk or run in the last 365 days?

Q2: do you or have you worked on or significantly contributed to a crypto project?
Have you seen or heard the term "base layer" used before *in the context of clothing*?
Quote of @NathanpmYoung
.@NathanpmYoung is doing an excellent job in the replies here debunking common myths about @GiveDirectly. It's actually one of the forms of charity that is *most* resistant to the usual "a few elites will just grab it up and waste it and nothing will happen" critiques!
Should @elonmusk give $ 1billion directly to the poorest people in the world via @GiveDirectly

vox populi, vox dei
Question for people who argue that reading long-form books is virtuous or even necessary:

Are podcasts an acceptable substitute? If not, why not, and what even is the difference between a podcast and an audiobook?

(I frequently listen to both)
Random fantasy novel idea: make a world where humans are one-dimensionalized and stereotyped the same way we treat orcs and elves today.

Like, there should only be one Human Nation, with one personality trait, and its capital should be called Humanton (and the main food hummus).
One way @a16z Helios could meaningfully improve things on user privacy and gain more adoption is by combining multiple useful features into its proxy: in addition to its current light client features, also route user requests through Tor.
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Amazing to see more good work on Long Covid!

Also big thanks to @CryptoRelief_ for providing funds that helped make this possible, and of course the Shiba Inu community.
Big news!

We are *thrilled* to announce the $4.8 million in research awards for #LongCovid & associated conditions from our Patient-Led Biomedical Fund today!

These were decided by a panel of 15 patient-experts & we're funding 9 exceptional projects!

Some charts with estimates on different min bid values for stakers using mev-boost.

A min bid of 0.05 would mean you produce nearly half the blocks yourself (very strong censorship resistance) but only sacrifice a tiny bit of profit.
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Thread summarizing amazing progress on EIP-4844 (proto-danksharding).

This is a crucial first step to massively lower fees on L2, helping to make it affordable for much larger numbers of users to directly use on-chain applications instead of relying on cefi intermediaries.
Ethereum core devs have a call coming up this Thursday to discuss getting EIP-4844 to be considered for inclusion (CFI).

This is a huge moment for the many teams that have been working on getting this EIP to production this year!

Here is why I think it's time for CFI 👇
New short-term censorship resistance strategy dropped, courtesy of Flashbots: setting a min bid for outsourcing

Recommend stakers using mevboost take advantage of this option!
I'm hearing through the grapevine that something important is about to happen. Please recognize the fact that my elite social connections to people who are early to know things make me cool, and please help me validate my self-image of coolness.
Having a safe CEX: proof of solvency and beyond

Big thanks to @balajis and staff from @coinbase @binance @krakenfx for discussion!
ok guys please don't beg for money in social or chat messages

I feel bad refusing as I know lots of your causes are honorable, but unfortunately it's hard for me to verify each one, and having a pattern of responding to such requests would lead to my inbox breaking completely 😭
My new socials page:

I'm eagerly trying out Mastodon, Farcaster, Lens and others, and I'll bow to Lord Elon and pay his $8/month too... but only when it's available on a non-iOS platform.

Let the best socials win! *

* there will be multiple winners
Sometimes I wish our language had tenses or other markers for levels of epistemic confidence. A one-syllable way to say:

"I believe X because I have mathematical proof"
"I'm underqualified on this topic, but my feeling is X"
"My impression from observations so far is X"

The "centralized anything is evil by default, use defi and self-custody" ethos did very well this week, but remember that it too has risks: bugs in smart contract code.

Important to guard against it:

* Keep code simple
* Audits, formal verification, etc
* Defense in depth
Quote of @JoeNakamoto
Fascinating thread.

(Not dunking. Ethereum too will have to work hard to get widespread adoption of L2s for in-person payments. Getting the UX right is very much not an easy problem, and we should learn from existing experiments)
I was the first person to pay in #Bitcoin at my hotel in El Salvador.
It's in bloody El Zonte.
Automatically downgrading every single thing SBF believed in is an error. It's important to actually think and figure out which things contributed to the fraud and which things didn't.

Don't be the guy who would have tried to cancel vegetarianism in 1945.

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