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LBRY - Decentralized content freedom

With the ever more growing demand for knowledge and content transfer by means of videos, this wiki is not the best place to host and share them. After following the progress of LBRY for the past two years and with the recent move of the LBRY team to have a fully functional web platform as well (next to the desktop and android app), it was time to make a move and create a channel for Apollo-NG there. The next Starlink Orbit visualizations will be hosted on LBRY as well.

When you are curious and want to try it out, you can simply create a free account here

This will also help the Apollo-NG channel to be able to stake more LBC into videos. If you are quick enough, you can also get some additional starting LBC by opening your “Rewards” panel and enter the following custom code: neumannwasrobbed

More and more creators, many of us still watch on YouTube - like Dave from eevblog, are moving over to LBRY as well, since YouTube has become an authoritarian, ideology driven censorship regime which should not be supported anymore.

Of course LBRY is still young and in heavy development, so it's sometimes slow and there might be dragons. That's ok. Slow is still better than full of ads (there are no ads in lbry.tv or the apps when you are logged in - you can tip creators for the content that you like) or being censored and not available at all.

Watch the full development progress of LBRY over the last 4 years:

For those who already are lbryrians: please follow, share and repost :)

2020/05/03 11:31 chrono 0

Patreon killed itself (behind the scenes)

TRANSCRIPT OF CALL BETWEEN MATT CHRISTIANSEN AND JACQUELINE HART OF PATREON, 12.20.2018

JACQUELINE: So I wanted to reach out to you - we’ve had a lot of creators on Patreon with concerns. And there was obviously a lot of concern last week, so I wanted to follow up with creators on the platform. So even though you didn’t reach out to us, we had others that reached out, so I wanted to make sure that we heard directly from creators about what their concerns would be and so that’s really the reason I set up this call.

MATT: Sure. I’ve definitely got a lot of notes and a lot of questions that I’d like to ask. I wanted to begin by just noting the scale of the loss on my account, if you’re comfortable with that.

JACQUELINE:: Yes. Yes.

MATT: I did the numbers this morning. I am down 39% of my total patrons, 42% of the money on my account. I’ve been on Patreon 2 years and 3 months now, so over 2 years of work on Patreon at stake here. I don’t know for sure - I’m estimating that roughly an entire year’s gain has been wiped out. Everything that I was able to grow over 2018 is gone now. I just hope everyone at Patreon understands the scale of the damage that the decision that they made has caused to uninvolved creators. And I hope you would understand why almost half of my patronage would leave given the decision that you made.

JACQUELINE: Yes. And that’s obviously one of the reasons that I wanted to set up this call, because - sorry, one small thing. I just wanted to make sure that we’re not recording. Like, I’m not recording on my side.

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Rocket Launch-A-Palooza

Today is a special day, since we can expect up to 5 launches over the next 24h window:

Agency Vehicle Payload ETL Stream Status
ISRO GSLV-F11 GSAT-7A 2018-12-19 10:10 UTC Report Launched
ESA Soyuz CSO1 2018-12-19 16:17 UTC LIVE Launched
Space X Falcon 9 GPS III-2 2018-12-20 14:03 UTC LIVE Investigating
ULA Delta IV NROL-71 2018-12-21 01:31 UTC LIVE Investigating
Blue Origin New Shepard NASA Experiments 2018-12-21 14:30 UTC Investigating

Updates:

  • SpaceX: Scrubbed due to Falcon-9 abort → slated 20181220
  • Blue Origin: Scrubbed due to ground infrastructure issue → slated 20181221
  • ESA: launch postponed by 24 hours due to unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions
  • ULA: scrubbed due to high ground level wind conditions → slated 20181219
  • ULA: scrubbed again due to indications of elevated hydrogen concentrations within the port booster engine section → slated 20181220
2018/12/18 12:54 chrono 0

PiGI goes TTN - IoT Radiation Monitoring

At this point, 12 PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface nodes are in active deployment at TDRM, helping to monitor the environment independently and so far reliably. Additional 12 nodes are on the current roadmap. That is a great success story and just in the spirit of the idea, development and open-source model of it.

Now the TDRM Working Group at Karel-de-Grote Hogeschool, Campus Hoboken in Antwerp pushed it even further and developed a LoRaWan based TTN (The Things Network) Adapter for the PiGI, to have it connected to the Internet of Things:

TTN PiGI Node TTN PiGI Node

This project was never intended to generate profit, but to free people from having to rely on government/military based radiation monitoring data. The incidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima showed very clearly how this data is suddenly unavailable or if presented, showing only measurements which can't be trusted, to calm people down.

PiGI was meant to be a cheap, available and easy to replicate solution, serving educational as well as practical monitoring purposes. Something to copy, not encumbered by old “intellectual property” ballast and secrecy. To spread and inspire new developments. Congratulations to the TDRM Working group, for succeeding admirably.

Fully assembled PiGI kits available

Christmas came a little early: The guys over at TDRM are extending their monitoring network and ran a small scale PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface production batch with a little surplus, in the hope to find more people, who would like to get a pre-assembled, ready-to-fly module for themselves.

If you're one of them, go and check out comment_70982ca4d6f076c8990ebe773023f72c

PiGI PCBs are now available on pcbs.io

Nordrunner produced and shared PiGI - Raspberry Pi Geiger-Müller Interface PCBs on pcbs.io, which are now available for everyone. If you haven't had a chance to get PCBs from fehlfarbe or shipping from Germany wasn't an option for you, you can check it out on https://pcbs.io/share/r1Dq6.

Happy Hacking and tick counting.

Blockchain based Micro-Grids

Here is a great story about the beginnings to autonomously produce, share and manage local energy harvest and consumption in blockchain based micro-grids:

The pilot program was successful enough that the microgrid will go live later this year. The next phase of the project will involve 300 households or small businesses that have signed letters of interest, along with 50 generation sites—all solar except for one small wind turbine. In total, those producers generate about 1.5 megawatts of electricity, still just a small portion of the needs of Brooklyn’s nearly 3 million residents. But the point is not to replace the whole grid, but to show that small grids can serve local communities.

Politico Magazine - Brooklyn’s Latest Craze: Making Your Own Electric Grid